Saturday, January 22, 2011

Who God Uses

(NOT WRITTEN BY ME - sent to me in an e-mail)

God, grant me the Serenity to accept the people I cannot change,

the Courage to change the one I can, and the Wisdom to know it's me.

The next time you feel like GOD can't use you, just remember...
Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old

Isaac was a daydreamer

Jacob was a liar

Leah was ugly

Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
John the Baptist ate bugs
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer

Lazarus was dead!

No more excuses now. God can use you to your full potential.
Besides you aren't the message, you are just the messenger.

Holy Spirit Inspired...

So rhyming has always been fun for me, but even more so with the inspiration of Holy Spirit...

Here are a few lil' poems that were God-breathed. Enjoy!


Finding the faith to believe
A mountain can be moved
Is easier than we think
Trust God & it will be proved
Hope is more than wishing,
   ... for things you want & more
   Have FAITH in God & trust in Him
   He has great things in store!


Trust in the Lord with all your heart
Respect Him and His ways
Understand we can't do it alone
So as the Bible says
Then He will make straight our paths,
    ...when we acknowledge Him
    He promises to light our way
    His light will never dim.

Give Him the Time
God has not given a spirit of fear
He has promised us His Spirit is near
We call on God, in Jesus' name
Father, Son & Spirit the same.

God the Father in Heav'n resides
Jesus the Son is at His side
God the Spirit was sent to earth
To empower us in our second birth.

The Spirit is our comfort & guide
He helps us become God's precious bride
He speaks the Truth, that's what He knows
When we seek His help, God's love we show.

God can speak to one and all
Yet we need to heed His call
Just like Samuel in days of old
We need to obey what we are told.

Listen for that still, small voice
He will help you make the right choice
God can even make it rhyme
Just listen and give Him the time.

~Mitzi Hall, November 1, 2010

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Don't just read... Apply!

I'm so thankful to Holy Spirit for His insight and wisdom throughout the day at work... funny thing was I was sitting on the toilet when it happened. (I guess 'cause that's pretty much the only time there's peace and quiet for more than a minute.) LOL!

He was telling me about 'applying the Word'...

The Word is like Sunscreen or Sunblock... I could have a bottle of sunscreen (which I have tons, as I still have the stash that we won with our 'Ultimate Summer Package' in the summer of '08 from GRACE FM {now INSPIRE FM :(} - hence the picture above of me and Mark.) and if I just pull it out every now and then and read the directions, but never apply it to myself, then I'm gonna get burnt. If we just leave the Bible on the shelf (or in the drawer of our hotel room) and maybe read it on Sundays with Pastor, or not at all... then we can never apply it to our lives, and we are gonna get 'burnt' in the eternal flames of hell's fire.

Pretty cool eh?

So, go read a Scripture today and APPLY it to your life! (Start today with Proverbs 24:10 found in the MESSAGE translation --- WOW!! It cuts right in deep, especially if you are 'doing nothing' or falter in times of trouble. "If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn't much to you in the first place.")


Saturday, January 15, 2011

'A Woman of Faith' - A NEW Devotional

Since I have begun 2011 with a NEW devotional, I thought I would let my 'followers' here in on it too... I am going to start another ADVENTURE here this year as well, like the 30-Day Makeover, but haven't decided what yet.

So here's my devotions on 'A WOMAN of FAITH' (and I will continue to update as I write them).

DAY #1 - A Woman of Faith ~ Matthew 21:21
DAY #2 - He Heals the Broken-Hearted ~ James 1:12
DAY #3 - Living Righteously ~ 1 Peter 1:15-16
DAY #4 - Giving Thanks to the Giver ~ James 5:13
DAY #5 - Comforting Others ~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
DAY #6 - Solving Life's Riddles ~ James 3:17
DAY #7 - Your Great Expectations ~ Proverbs 13:12
DAY #8 - Faith That Works ~ Romans 1:17
DAY #9 - Finding Fulfillment ~ John 16:24
DAY #10 - God's Attentiveness ~ 2 Chronicles 16:9
DAY #11 - Embraced by God ~ Lamentations 3:22
DAY #12 - His Strength ~ Psalm 27:1
DAY #13 - Still Growing ~ 1 Corinthians 13:11
DAY #14 - Joy Is... ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
DAY #15 - And the Greatest of These ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

EACH ONE WILL HAVE IT'S OWN LINK... but for now, just click this link to view them all in the order of your choosing.


Check out 'THE ME I WANT TO BE'/'MONVEE' Intro Video By John Ortberg

I WRITE LIKE... (Click the link below and 'Analyze your writing')

I write like
Anne Rice

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Two are better than one...


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