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March's Archives





What The Site Cross
Means To Me
Christian Holidays in March
St Patrick's Day - 17th
Passion Sunday - 22
Palm Sunday - 29
Woman's Passage

Proverbs 31:10-31 KJV
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

The Spring Thaw
By Christina Farris
2/27/2015

March wind blowing across the rolling deep light blue mountains of Appalachian hills is only another reminder that time is about to spring forward, with spring revival for many church fixing to begin anew. Hoping for new converts, and new faces to teach and get to know. Each ministers praying as the wind begins to blow. As the season of fasting is soon coming to an end in celebration of the risen Lord.

Yet we have another month to get through first, beginning with the celebration of St. Patrickís Day reminder of the four leaf clover which is hard to find representing the message of the Gospel and then the three leaf clover(shamrock) representing the blessed Trinity. St Patrick was a Catholic Evangelist to the Irish people. Sharing the Gospel was his call and he found a ways to explain it through clover, and pots of gold. Fact is there might not be bundles of money for those on this side of eternity, but a promise of streets of gold for the here after. In truth if you follow the Spirit of God you will find a home in heaven if you receive Christ as Savior and Lord. The rainbow being the bridge to God, because of the Spirit of Christ intercedes to the Father for us. Christ being the word that carries the sacred promise of the seal that marks each believer with His Spirit. Saying each of us is a child of God. Each of Godís children cry out Abba Father.

Spring is ushering in the waving of Palm leaves for the Triumphal entry of Christ ride into Jerusalem and walk down memory lane as Passion week is remember and retold to commemorate the day leading up to Christ paying for each of our sins, through His death on the cross and victory won with His resurrection. Let us not forget what Christ has done for the world, if people will only believe and receive Jesus Christ as Lord. Repent of your sins cries the evangelist across the revival pulpit calling for each sinner to repent and come be in fellowship with Christ and others believers.

A Short Interview With Member Of The Episcolpian Church In Northern Virginia,
by Christina Farris
3/10/2015

John Crouch I asked John maybe I should ask you about the traditons of lent. After all you are Episcolpian. Yet few people I know study lent. I know about forty days of fasting to commemorate the time of Christ fasting. Yet is not a tradition I grew up with.

John replied"We do a little bit. The episcopal a have a long thing called the great litany from the 1500s. Once a year we have a procession around and through the church led by the priest who reads it and everyone else injects the Amens or other responses. For Ash Wednesday and Good Friday we have services that are solemn but still geared toward kids. They get to ask questions, answer questions, and hold props, but they still have to be respectful and often silent."

Thank you John for your help.

The Lectionary:
A traditional Reading for the Third Sunday in Lent B RCL can be found Here. From St. Peter's Episcopalian Church in Arlington VA

Keep Christ's Light burning.
Turtle30c Thoughts for Today: From A Couch Cushion

by Christina Farris 3/4/2015

My thoughts today are reflection of the world we live in behind a computer desk or office. It is easy to get closed in from the world from behind a desktop or laptop computer. Media is great, but it does not get one out to be more adventurest.Until one gets beyond the couch cushion you can not see the rest of the world. Techno gadgets, Ipods, Ipads, cellphones and so forth are shaping the way people consume information. Only to find that they are carrying that screen they rely on to text and message without communicating in person anymore. In fact unless you get beyond the couch you find yourself in a bubble of texting, and media with flashing lights and images that are superficial of human life that created them. Only one solution, leave the couch and go beyond the front door at the mail box.Leave the machine at home except for emergency situations, and do not use this technology unless it going to save gas by picking up that loaf of toast at the store, or save the child you forgot.

Local Singing for Food Pantry

Second Sunday Evening In April,(unless otherwise announced)at Calvary Messenger Ministries will be having a singing for their food pantry.

Revival April 24-25 at 7:00PM

Revival speacker Johnny Grey. He should be a real treat along with good singing. Come and join Calvary Messenger in this two night revival in Bluefield WV.

Annie Armstrong
Baptist Missionary

by Christina Farris 3/26/2015

Annie Armstrong a woman of faith believer in the support of missions. God gave her a drive to write many churches asking for financial support for missionaries.I do not ask for money. However mission work around the world and in America is needed. Easter Sunday is often a time when money is collected for US Missions in Baptist churches. Yet what it supports is mission work to supply missionaries with goods and services needed for their work. Those barrels of supply are often a much needed blessing. The lack of supply means dependency on God's provision. Annie Armstrong start writing because of her desire to help missionaries that needed help.

Basically if you in a Baptist Church on Easter Sunday consider donating money for missions for the spread of the Gospel and helping missionaries in poor areas.

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Passion Sunday, Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter
by Christina Farris 3/18/2015

Passion Sunday, Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter all have sufficant meaning. Passion Sunday the last Sunday of Lent before Palm Sunday. Passion Sunday is about suffering of Christ on the cross and His love for mankind. Jesus' willingness to lay His life down for us despite our sin, to show us how to live. Palm Sunday,is a reminder of the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem when the people were ready to crown Jesus as King. Good Friday is the day that Christ is crucified and then Easter Sunday is the third day in which Christ arose. Daily Devotions will be covering this time frame. This month Daily Devotions have been following the women that knew Jesus. Reruns are available, in both Update and Rerun or Daily Section of the website. Thank you. management

Education Reform
by Christina Farris 3/19/2015

Education reform or education overhaul, or is it just a new way to promote the need for higher education. The need for education just to work in even the fast food industry, hoping to get more people out of fast food and into better skilled and better paying jobs by sending them to school and peeking their interest in new subjects never taught in high school or vocational school.

Is schooling any more cost efficent then prior years, I think in reality, is it only helping lower the extreme cost of higher education has become. What this really means is the government looked into ways to help people pay for their education, at the same time people finding out that fast food was just simply fast food. Yet those who are not learning the new technology that effects the global economy is at a loss.

However I still have to wonder if the world in one day lost all that technology where would the economy and people be. What about the hunting and gather skills of ancients and the bartering skills and items of trade, that exist in the ancient world. All in good business management skills, or only if it is seen has a comodity. Can computer skills needed in today's world be learned still in the works force perhaps for employees willing to train, but certification will help perhaps in higher pay and wages. It like a sunday school teacher verse a minister who is paid. One with skills and education usually with a degree and one without but may be just as educated without the degree. Bottomline is this, do you want the pay with the certification or without.

March is also Women's History Month.
by Christina Farris
3/2/2015

No doubt women have influenced men for centuries ever since God took the rib from Adam and formed Eve. Women were created to be a help mate and have no doubt taken on more leadership roles then men rightly could stand. For centuries men have tried to figure how to shut women up and yet women continue to make progress whether in the lime light or behind the scenes.

If I could name the most influencial woman in my life it have to be my mother. My mother is a leader in her own right as well as teacher. Yet she chose the more motherly, wifely and independent role in society. Doing her own creativity with her sewing, and her talents, as well as being the well rounded homemaker, minister wife and teacher.Working both inside and outside the home and church for years. Until she retired. Yet I do not think of my mother really retiring but maybe slowing down from the 9 to 5 life style.

As we head into woman's month, I will try and leave some articles available. However there is also a Bible Study called: Women in the Bible, in the Bible Study section of the website. So go explore. I too will hopefully be exploring and looking for new articles through out the coming weeks.

Help for Abuse of Women
by Christina Farris
3/10/2015

Seeing a friend in trouble often leaves you feeling helpless when you realize there is little you can do but pray. Yet God's intervention is sometimes your responsibility, it is called stepping up to the plate and showing the person the abuse in their life. It might not always be smart to interfer, so sometimes you have to be creative. Sometimes creativity is only seen by helping with awareness of abuse. First take time to pray, and then start asking yourself why do you feel this person is abused and does it meet the guidelines of abuse by the government. Then consider how you can help. First thing you need to do is research and second you need to listen and consider as a friend how you can be most helpful. Until a person wants out of abuse they will probably not hear you. Yet you might be the only link to their outside world. You might be the only life line, a person has. If the person life ends in death, then you know you at least had an open door. Many women are killed each year due to abuse. Some are only batter and stay because they thinking it will not be killed, not knowing that death is around the next punch. Some staying because it is their only financial support and means of survival they think they have, because they have gotten closed off from the world around them. Is there help. Well you can not yank them out of their situation, they have to want to help themselves. Yet you can do something by providing information and friendship. I have left a link for government helpline for those with inquiries:

Click here For Information on what you can do to help.

Remember sometimes you can only pray, but other times you can do something. This site will help you with your search on what you can do and how you or a friend can get help from abuse.

Turtle30c Thoughts for Today: Be Content In How God Is Molding You

by Christina Farris 3/4/2015

My thoughts today is on how greatly God's word molds and shapes our lives into what He wants us to be and not who we necessarily dream of being.Yet God's molding is always perfect. I guarantee we will fit the clay mold God built for only each one of us. There will not be another you, nor another me. There is only one Savior whose name is Jesus

Turtle30c Thoughts for Today: Keep Busy
by Christina Farris 3/22/2015

One thing for sure and two things for certain, keeping busy despite one's ability is necessary evil/benefit. The fact is one thing I have learned over the years is with God on your side you can not fail. Yet you have to be willing to reach out and do something. Of course there is time when prayer is all you can do in life, yet there times you have to get busy. When I was in so much pain before my healing, i would get up do my housework, not because I wanted too, or felt like it, but because I knew if I did not I would find myself feeling as enable to be productive. There is something about working or doing something besides nothing. It called productivity to living and it helps take depression away, it is keeping focus in life, and it reaps the benefits of living. Whether you are 16 or 90 there is something you can do, if the only thing is the ability to pray or rise up with the morning sun then do it.

Seeing others accomplishing more then you, can cause depression, but it should not, do what you are able to do, despite your limitations. Make goals and work to see them fulfilled.

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Local Singing for Food Pantry

Sunday Evening at 6am on March 8, 2015 at Calvary Messenger Ministries will be having a singing for their food pantry.

Historical Faces Of Women On Money
by Christina Farris 3/5/2015

Article in the Washington Post states a women's group is wanting to change the face on the twenty dollar bill, Andrew Jackson, because he took Indian land. However, what women are on U.S. Currency: Susan B. Anthony, woman sufferage movement is on the One dollar coin, along with Sacagawea, an indian woman who helped Lewis and Clark was on the gold dollar coin, let us not forget the disable/capable Helen Keller a blind and deaf woman was place on the reversed side of the Alabama state quarter and the most famous first lady Marth Washington was on the USA One dollar bill and the US stamp.

It is not that women have not been on American currency, it is just the men out number the women. I know nothing about this group that want to change the twenty dollar bill. However for more information about woman wanting to change the twenty dollar bill to createt more knowledge of women that have helped shape our American history, check it out by clicking here. However in all truth no matter whose face is on the bill it is still spent the same way.

Bloody Sunday Remembered by our President
commentary by Christina Farris

Yahoo News reports on President Obama reflects on the age of four at the March in Selma across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Alabama, Obama might of been four, but I was not even born yet and probably not thought of by either of my parents at the time this march took place. Yet the racial tention of this day is only a reflection on our nation history of the struggle any group of people to rise above oppression can have.It is not a black issue,though in 1965 it was a black issue. It should not be remember as over coming of race but a fight for all people knocked down, put down, and strive to over come in this world. A group of people having a choice to either be about their particular heart ache or be a world class leader over discrimination. To see the bigger issue of survival for a purpose.

One might ask what is the reason for our nation to see a group of people overcoming, but to remind us we all have things in life to overcome. We all have battles. Discrimination has no place black, white, hispanic, oriental, American Indian, and so forth in our nation.A reflection on a people that desire and fought for change. only to see after forty years later the result of reaching the top in the political field and many other fields due to hard work through the legal system. What are those results, to have the issue of racism peak to say we have a lot more places yet to win the racial battle, never recognizing that the battle is not about race, but overcoming obstacles in life. I am white. And when I look at history of those oppressed by whites I do feel sorrow, because without white suffrage movement it would of been a different type of war that would have eventually come. To reflect only on black leaders and not both black and white, it becomes once again a segregated mess, angering whites and others alike. Instead of shouting together as one united force in our country with no bigotry lines.

Tention in the south is not new to any southern state in the union, but a part of life that for some seem more like a dead issue and for others that marched and the fight still a wound.Click Here on the article for Bloody Sunday by Yahoo.

Michigan County School district Is Having to Change How They Hire their Chief In There Schools
commentary by Christina Farris 3/5/2015

Article in the Washington post states A county In Michigan School district because of the ACLU is having to change their qualification from strong Christian leadership to non discriminatory based on religion. What if there is no one in that district that disagrees with those qualifications should the ACLU be allowed to but in. In truth it angers me to a point, yet at the same time, I know it is to protect future generation of those living in that county in Michigan if religion of that area ever changes. Yet does it hurt for an area that disagrees to require certain religious values if they teach tolerance of faith otherwise? I think sometimes our nation needs to ask why are these prefenses important to both parties in a situation. For More information click here.