HOW TO HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS… and MAKE IT EXTRA ORDINARY !

GET THE “HOLIDAY HIGHS”

Avoid The “Blue Blue Christmas”

Everyone wants to get into the “spirit” and feel the feelings of the happy holidays and giddy childlike fun. Many remember the anticipation of a beautiful Christmas with family, food, yuletide cheer, gifts for all, holly and mistletoe and joy permeating the air.

You can overcome the the “holiday blues”and the lonely poor me, no one cares syndrome. Get rid of “doobe,  doobe, down down blues”. Here are a few words to make your Christmas the very best imaginable.

HAVE AN EXTRA ORDINARY CHRISTMAS

Think out of the Box

 

SELECT SOMEONE YOU DON’T KNOW WELL

Do something nice, unexpected, thoughtful and generous for them. Surprise them with a small gift of love or service or visit or coffee/dinner treat. Invite them into your home or go to an event together. Think about what would bless them at this time of year. Maybe they are alone or facing some difficulty. Give some time to them and you will reap the blessings of a extra ordinary Christmas.

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WRITE A CHRISTMAS LETTER OF APPRECIATION

Perhaps the best gift you could give family or friends is a note of gratitude for what they mean to you. Everyone relishes appreciation and acceptance and adoration. Give the gift of a love letter to them. Write about their character  qualities and the blessings you received from them. You can deepen your relationships by expressing your love in this way. Communicate your words of thanks and joy for them being in your life. This will give you an extra ordinary Christmas too.

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GIVE A GIFT TO A MISSIONARY

They live each day trusting God to let them bless others. You can be a blessing to them with a gift of love to meet their needs. Missionaries make many sacrifices. They sacrifice time and money and material things we take for granted. Don’t forget about your missionary friends this Christmas. Bless them and you will have an extra ordinary Christmas too.

THANK GOD FOR GIFT OF LIFE ITSELF

These happy children live in utter poverty in Haiti. But you would never know their desperate situation. Their joy is not what you think but it is a simple life with the Lord of all creation. We have so much to be thankful for in our world of wealth and prosperity. We are surrounded by so many good conveniences that go unappreciated. This Christmas why not make a list of all things we have for which to give thanks. You may want to offer that gratitude list back to the Lord as your Christmas gift to Him. When you do you will have a very extra ordinary Christmas also.

HOW TO HAVE AN EXTRA GREAT CHRISTMAS

RECOGNIZE THE TRUE REASON FOR THE SEASON

The babe in the manger was born to become the Savior of the world… full of people. “Oh come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord” You will have an EXTRA ORDINARY CHRISTMAS when you take time to adore, worship and bow down to follow Him.

HERE IS THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS

Jesus gave everything as a sacrifice and service to humanity. Now the ultimate for us is to give everything back to Him. “Dear Lord I offer myself, my work, my house, my car, my money, my resources, my family, my material possessions back to you as a love gift for life you have already given me.”  Would you dare to make this your ultimate Christmas gift this season.

HIS PROMISED GIFT TO YOU

Jesus promised to give to all who totally offer everything to Him this gift. He will return 100 times over all which we offer back to Him. Matt. 19:29  That is the ultimate Christmas gift.  We can never out give God. “Give and it shall be given you, pressed down, shaken together and running over” “For God so loved us that He GAVE”   Would you dare give Him everything this year?

Merry Christmas

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CYCLOPEAN HORRENDOUS FIERY TRIALS IN PARADISE, CALIFORNIA

Thursday Nov. 8th the most destructive fire in California history hit Paradise

7600 + homes and businesses destroyed in over 100 thousand acres.  “Paradise Lost” 48+deaths

The holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas is here and  many thousands of people lost homes and are evacuated.

HOW TO BE THANKFUL IN FIERY TRIALS ?

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THIS APPROACHING CLOUD OF SMOKE COVERED PARADISE AND CHICO

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HIGHWAY 99 WAS CLOSED and traffic was put on tiny farm roads

Cars were bumper to bumper creeping 3mph for 10+miles and many frustrating hours

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SKY BECAME TOTALLY DARK AND NO SUN ANYWHERE IN HEAVENS

HOW CAN ANYONE SURVIVE THE FIERY TRIALS OF LIFE?

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MANY PARADISE RESIDENTS FACED CATASTROPHIC FLAMES

Tears, Fears, Death, Anger, Homeless, Missing Persons

Your Fiery Trial May Be Something Else

Cancer, Bankruptcy, Loss of Loved One, Divorce, Loss of Limbs, Home Destroyed

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ALL FIERY TRIALS ARE REAL AND DEVASTATING

HOW CAN I POSSIBLY GIVE THANKS IN A FIRE STORM?

DOES GOD WANT ME TO BE THANKFUL?!

1Peter 4:12

“Think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you,

as something strange has happened to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you are partakers of the sufferings of Christ, and when His glory may be revealed you may be glad also with exceeding joy.”

OK… I AM THANKFUL TO SOMEHOW  BE ALIVE AND SHARE HIS SUFFERING.

Fiery trials are not strange but part of everyone’s life

I will choose by faith, to thank God for fiery trial and rejoice,

 even though I don’t understand and it hurts so very much.

I CHOOSE TO GIVE THANKS IN A FIRE STORM BECAUSE:

God Has Good Results Out of Bad Circumstances

GOOD RESULTS ARE COMING FOR YOU !

“All things work together for Good” … even though I don’t see it immediately

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REMEMBER PAST RESULTS….PREVIOUS FIRE STORMS

I Can Be Thankful Because God Delivered Me in the Past from Great Problems.

“When you walk through the fire you will not be burned, the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD YOUR GOD, the Holy One of Israel, your SAVIOR”

Count Your Past Victories and Apply Them to the Present Problems.

THIS IS POWERFUL

Yes, God did it before and HE will do it again

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God Asks Us to be Thankful in Good Times and Tragedy

“In everything Give Thanks for This is the Will of God in Christ”

We Must Let Our Faith be Greater Than Our Fear

SHADRACH, MESHACH, ABEDNEGO …. IN FIERY FURNACE

THEY SAID

“The God we serve will deliver us from it… but even if He does not , we will not serve your gods”

 Just Like Them, God is Your Deliverer Through Every Fire

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WE WILL BE THANKFUL AT THANKSGIVING DINNER

Inspite of the Fire Storm

“Be Thankful for Trials Throughout the Day

Victories will surround you in every way”

 

EVERYONE HAS TRIALS OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN

You can see I am well connected to my trials

I was recently tested for  heart problems and blood clot in lungs . I was worried that it could be something serious. My trial was the fear of some big issue. I struggled with anxiety of the unknown and several possible panic attacks. My past includes, cancer stage 4 and TIA mini-stroke with a brain fog.

 I have not suffered through PARADISE LOST, but “fiery Trials” come in different ways. You may be in a fire storm today and wondering where is God. Let me encourage you to choose faith. It is not a feeling but a choice. Then give your life, body, family, home, everything to HIM.

Test results showed that my heart and lungs are normal and consequently my symptoms quickly subsided. It was Panic Attacks. Thank God He knows how to solve major problems. My next test is still ahead, a colonoscopy. This time I am being tested for any cancer cells running around in the colon near previous surgery. This not a “fiery” trial but certainly a very real trial for me to…… rest, wait and believe once again that God is in charge of this not so young body. This is what I do…….

I Tell Him…. “I surrender everything to you, please heal me”

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TRIALS CAN BE VERY BIG …WITH UNKNOWN RESULTS

They are frightening and scary and worrisome.

That’s why they are called “trials”

Even the great Apostle Paul  was  scared to death at times. He said

“I despaired even of life”

“If we want our faith to be Stronger…then welcome trials that are Longer”

TODAY

I am THANKING GOD for help and embracing my NEXT trial  welcoming what lies ahead

I TRUST

MY GREAT POWERFUL FATHER

AND

I invite you to join me in embracing the trials of your life also.

 

We offer many prayers and encouragement to residents of Paradise and surrounding communities. Their loss is great. Many have even died and thousands have lost everything and their homes. We sorrow with them and pray they will feel God’s love delivering them even as He did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego so long ago.

By faith

I rejoice in trials

until next time

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LIVING DANGEROUSLY EACH DAY

WE LIVE IN DANGEROUS WORLD

Life Is Precarious,    It Is Worrisome,    Bad Things Happen

Catastrophic Disease Happens

Epidemic Flu Season Kills

Deadly Auto Accidents

Internet Identity Theft

We live in a dangerous society. What should we do? Where should we turn? How can we cope and win? Can we survive the “push over the cliff” ?

HOW TO THRIVE WITH DANGEROUS COURAGE.

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I love the expression “dangerous courage”. It comes  from Bob Goff who speaks of facing courage in danger. He says “without risk we cannot grow”. “God didn’t promise a safe life” Take a look at courageous victory inspite of danger.

HOW TO DEVELOP DANGEROUS COURAGE

WELCOME THE RISK YOU FACE….. God in me insures the Victory and conquers every Enemy.    Embrace the risk with God as your protection.

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DON’T BE INTIMIDATED FROM BAD NEWS…..Bible says “He will have no fear of bad news because his heart is steadfast trusting in the Lord.”   so just go ahead and TRUST !!

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PRESS AHEAD INSPITE OF FEELING FEAR…the MASTER is Here so give Him your Fear.

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ACCEPT SETBACKS AS A CHANCE TO GROW….wisdom and maturity happens through  failure.  So get up and start again.

TRUST WITHOUT KNOWING “WHY ME”….faith in action brings satisfaction.   God may never tell us why it happened. So don’t press the issue.

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BE CONFIDENT THAT EVERY PROBLEM HAS A PURPOSE….trials grow our faith”so let it grow and don’t try to squirm out of your problems”  “If we want our faith stronger then welcome trials that are longer”

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PRAY AND ASK FOR HELP… “ask and you shall receive”  When we pray help is on the way.

HE’S IN CHARGE AND HE IS LARGE

Let Him Handle All the Danger

Believe Him Enough to Face

the Unknown with

“DANGEROUS COURAGE”

I am praying for you to have dangerous courage. I know some of you are facing huge problems to overcome. Life is not easy and God has not promised us a safe easy bed of roses. My prayer is that you will be confident in the midst of danger and let Him give you VICTORY. “Thanks be unto God who gives us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus”

Let me know how I can encourage you and ask our Great Heavenly Father to be your problem solver.

until next time

praying you will survive

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COME COSTA RICA IS CALLING YOU

10 REASONS YOU MUST COME

A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE

 

YOU WILL SEE BEAUTY LIKE NEVER BEFORE

 

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YOU WILL SEE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN WITH GREAT NEEDS

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YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT BEAUTIFUL WATER FALLS

 

YOU WILL GET TO INTER-ACT WITH REAL MISSIONARIES WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

YOU WILL GET TO VISIT PEOPLE IN THEIR HOMES AND

CARE ABOUT THEIR LIVES AND SHARE THE GOOD NEWS

 

YOU WILL GET TO WORK WITH YOUR HANDS AT OMEGA TASK MISSION

 

YOU WILL GET TO USE YOUR SKILLS AND TALENTS TO HELP OTHERS

 

YOU WILL GET TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND ANOTHER CULTURE

 

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE BLESSING OF SERVING

AND SACRIFICING FOR OTHERS

 

GOD WILL OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE FULFILLMENT, REWARDS

AND JOY OF GOING ON FAITH TO BLESS OTHERS

 

“FAITH IS AN EXCITING WAY TO LIVE

JOY COMES WHEN WE SERVE AND GIVE”

YOU CAN JOIN OUR NEXT TEAM….. serving in Grecia Costa Rica. ..reaching children of coffee fields, constructing new coffee shop, landscaping, painting, cooking, sewing, prenatal clinic, going to park and neighbor homes with Bibles, music, puppets, etc.

SERVING GOD IS MOST FUN … “enjoy every hour by serving in His power”

PLAN TO JOIN OUR TEAM…this is your invitation. Contact me at ronpamaloha@gmail.com    short term opportunities in spring of 2019

until next time

see you in jungle of

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SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT KIDS…OPEN, UNIQUE, TRUSTING, SIMPLE

MORE FUN…LESS WORRY…NOT COMPLICATED …BIG HEART…REAL … HONEST…CAREFREE

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KIDS ARE AWESOME, LOVING, GENUINE, BEAUTIFUL, TRANSPARENT

JESUS SAID WE SHOULD “BECOME LIKE CHILDREN”  Matt. 18:3

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CHILDREN HAVE A SIMPLE JOYFUL FAITH… FULL OF CONFIDENCE

They Love Easily

They Forgive Quickly

They Obey Innocently

They are Loyal Faithfully

Jesus said we should be like them    OK,  I CHOOSE CHILDLIKE FAITH

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CHILDREN REST WELL,    THEY SLEEP EASILY,    THEY TRUST ALWAYS

Jesus Said We Should be Like Them

OK… I Choose Child Like Faith

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CHILDREN BELIEVE IN MOM AND DAD

They are Devoted and Committed and Sincerely Trusting Them

Jesus said … Practice This Kind of Devotion to God,   like a child

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CHILDREN HAVE A BEAUTIFUL TRUST

IN THEIR HEAVENLY FATHER

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CHILDREN DO NOT DOUBT, WORRY OR FEAR  THE FUTURE

Where Will I Sleep Tonight ?

What Will I Eat Tonight ?

What Will Happen Tomorrow ?

OK…I Choose to Be Like a Child

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CHILDREN HAVE A CAREFREE, WORRY FREE,      SECURITY PEACE AND JOY

My Mom Will Love Me

My Dad Will Protect Me

My Parents Will Provide for Me

Jesus said to be like them…Trust Your Loving,

Protective,    Powerful,    Heavenly Father

In the Very Same Way… OK I Will Do It !

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EVERY CHILD IS WONDERFULLY DIFFERENT, UNIQUE, SPECIAL,

INDIVIDUALLY LOVED BY GOD OUR FATHER

We are children of God, individually created, gifted, honored, destined for His glory. We can live like a member of the family of the King of Heaven and be members of His Royal Household by Faith.  We can live like the King’s sons and daughters. Practice “childlike faith” each and every day.       OK… I Will Do It !

 

GIVE UP SOME OF THE ADULT THINGS like…….  “I’m in control”  “I don’t need you”  “Don’t boss me around”  “I will do what I want”

START BEING MORE CHILD LIKE…..  “My Father in Heaven will take care of everything” “He promised to provide, protect, honor and guide me all day and every way” “I trust Him and believe Him and I stop worrying because He loves me and said so”  “I don’t hesitate to call, for He does it all” for me.  “My Father makes me strong all day Long”

THAT IS CHILD LIKE FAITH …. and that is what you and I really want in life.

until next time

this is jungle ron

acting like a child

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GIGANTIC PEACE IN TROUBLE OR TRAGEDY

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THESE WORDS WERE WRITTEN MANY YEARS AGO

“When Peace Like a River Attendeth My Soul”

Horatio G Spafford, 1873

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HIS FOUR DAUGHTERS DIED AT SEA

 When Steamship, Villa du Havre

Collided with another ship bound for England

THEN HE WROTE THIS HYMN

“When Peace Like a River Attendeth My Soul”

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“When Sorrows Like Sea Billows Roll”

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“Whatever My Lot You Have Taught Me to Say”

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“It is Well , It is Well with My Soul”

Only His Wife Survived that Tragedy at Sea…. But Still

He found Peace in the Face of Death !

WHAT KEEPS PEOPLE FROM PEACE?

So Many Enemies Seek To Destroy Peace…… Anger, Bitterness, Fear, Unforgiving Spirit,

Critical Spirit, Anxiety, Life Out of Control, … Loss of Life

 ANYONE STRUGGLING TO FIND PEACE TODAY?

Look and then Listen

Look at this Peace

 

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LISTEN TO THE PRINCE OF PEACE

“My Peace I Give to You”

“Take My Peace”

Fruit of Spirit is “Love, Joy, Peace”

“Now may the Lord of Peace Himself give you His Peace

at all times and in every situation”

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HOW DO I ENJOY THAT SUPERNATURAL PEACE?

  1. Surrender your plans and selfish demands …. put your desires into His hands

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     This fire dancer is totally focused dedicated and surrendered to one task

Our one task

Surrender our plans and selfish demands

find your peace in his hands

 

2) To Enjoy Peace….Accept His eternal, boundless, over the top, LOVE.

“Walking hand in Glove

Embracing all His Love

Brings peace from Above”

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His LOVE is: Deeper, Wider, Longer, and Stronger

Than the Great Vast and Expansive Depth of the  Ocean.

Focus on that Love

Center on that Love

Immerse into that Love

Delight in that Love ….. and you will encounter Peace.

3) To Enjoy Peace…Welcome the unknown …in the twilight zone.

“Welcome the unknown in the twilight zone

Trust by faith and do not groan

Take His peace, He owns the Throne”

 

4) To Enjoy Peace…Make you focus in the right direction.

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LOOK AT OTHERS AND BE DISTRESSED

Look within and be Depressed

Look above and be at Rest

Jesus said…. “My peace I give to you not as the world gives give I to you”

His peace is supernatural,

perfect,

permanent,

persistent

and practical………. Take His peace

5) To Enjoy Peace…Dare to say yes to Him every time He asks !

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“He will fulfill your greatest dream when you let Him reign supreme”

When we obey the Master

We get Peace much Faster

until next time

enjoying peace like a river

jungle ron

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WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A STROKE IN MY BRAIN?

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OK…YES… I HAD ANOTHER EMERGENCY

MINI-STROKE IN MY LITTLE PEA BRAIN

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I SURE DID….. A FAST TAXI RIDE TO WILCOX HOSPITAL… INCLUDING SIRENS!

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I RECEIVED ALL KINDS OF TESTS

CT SCAN, MRI BRAIN TEST, SONOGRAM FOR HEART, SONOGRAM FOR CAROTTED ARTERIES, HEART MONITOR AND MORE!

DR. SAID….. YOU ARE FINE NOW GO BACK TO NORMAL LIFE

It was a small stroke. Only lasted short time. I have totally memory back again.

I feel fine. I can go back to exercise, running, vigorous activity, etc.

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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO AFTER HAVING A STROKE ?

Remember the name of President… they ask you every 5 minutes.

Remember your own name they ask every 2 minutes

Don’t say “I can’t remember”  then they order more tests and think you are in denial or faking it so nurse will hold your hand.

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YOU SHOULD ALSO ORDER MORE COFFEE

Certainly the next will taste better than what you just drank.

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AFTER A STROKE …. BE NICE TO NURSES

They can get you extra food, desserts, and stuff you should not

have or eat in emergency room !

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AFTER A STROKE…. STAY COVERED UP IN “HINDSIGHT”

It could be “embarr ass ing “

ALSO MOST IMPORTANT

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PRAY AND GIVE YOUR BODY TO GOD

I did this in ambulance while speeding down Kuhio Hwy.

“Lord I give my body to you, you can do whatever you want, if you want me to go to

heaven OK. But please heal me and take care of my dear Pam. I don’t want her to have to go through this thing.”

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WHEN HAVING A STROKE…. THANK GOD FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL WIFE

Thank God for many prayers, loved ones, friends, phone calls, texts

“In EVERYTHING give thanks… for this is God’s will concerning you”

Be thankful even though it does NOT make any sense at all

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REMEMBER GOD IS IN CHARGE OF EVERY EMERGENCY

He never panics, stresses, fears. So don’t you do it either!

He is loving, powerful, organized, planning the best no matter what happens.

Trust God in the crisis and it will become a great blessing in a short time

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WHEN THE CRISIS COMES

“Embrace the Race and Run with Grace”

Embrace the Race…. accept what is happening without complaining

Run the Race….. give whatever it takes to persistently endure the hardship

Embrace His Grace….. lean on His abundant love, eternal, unending, impowering

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I HAVE ALSO LEARNED THAT GOD TAKES US TO NEW DEPTHS

OF FAITH WHEN WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY

“Faith will make us strong all day long”

“No such thing as Disaster when we trust the Master”

“Give me a faith that knows no bounds

I want to live a life that astounds”

Thanks for your many prayers

God has a good purpose for even bad things that happen to us

until next time

out of the jungle of a stroke

to excellent miraculous health

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