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What The Site Cross
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Showers Of Blessings
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Thoughts For Today: Greatest Blessing
by Christina Farris

The hope of Christ is the greatest blessing> Are you really ready to meet Jesus. As a believer I ask myself this same question, if tomorrow I die, will I be ready to go home. Have I accomplished all that I desired to do? Have I done the task God laid before Me to do to the best of my ability to allow Him to work fully in my life in every circumstance? And most of all have I rest assured in the promise of God's salvation through Christ Jesus, through repentance of sin, and receiving Him as Savior and Lord? The blessing of salvation is the greatest blessing God gives the believer. Knowing when death comes, we will live with God and Christ forever more.

Remember it is clean up week for many areas check with where you live
Cleaning Up God's World
by Christina Farris 4/1/2015

Earth Day is a time to reflect on God's cleansing process of fire, flood, and storms of all kinds, to simple taking care of our of earth. God commanded us to take care of the world and all the animals. Are we doing just that. Are we taking Care of God's beauty.

Genesis 1:27-31 KJV
(27) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
(28) And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
(29) And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
(30) And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
(31) And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Turtle30cshell Music Pics
by Christina Farris

Just pics of songs I enjoyed online

by Brandon Health
Give Me Your Eyesclick here
by Laura Story
I Think Of You click here
by Casting Crowns
Courageous click here
by Jamie Grace
You Lead click here
by Kari Jobe
Steady My Heart click here
by Kari Jobe
We Are click here
by The Crabb Family
Please Forgive Me click here
by Mandisa
Broken Hallelujah click here
by The Greenes
Because He Loved Me click here
by McKameys
I'm Bound For The Promise Land click here
Thought For Today:Learning to Pray In The Battle Field
Christina Farris 4/6/2015

Learning to pray in the battle field, is learning to put your thoughts on God first. Putting Christ before you as you carry His torch of hope and peace.

It is not about running on empty or half full, but running with a full tank of fuel for Jesus. Knowing despite what comes He is on the throne.

It is about learning to listen to God even when we want the steering wheel to do it our own way, instead try it God's way.

It is about studying God's Word if it is available to know what is of God and what is not. To know the difference through prayer and mediating on God's Word. Not everything in scripture is about God, but it is about life and how people react. HOw you react depends on where you are in your faith.

It okay to breakdown, It okay not to have everything line up everytime there is a problem.

Yet it not okay to quit. Do not give up when the battle is in the fore front of your life, get up and take a stand for Jesus. Stand and bow before Christ throne of mercy and grace. Press on.

The Blessings of God
Thoughts For Today:
by Christina Farris 4/1/2015

Count Your Blessings

April is the month of fresh rain. April showers are said to bring forth May flowers. Yet I am also reminded of the song Showers of blessings. How many blessing can you count. How many blessings can you name one by one. The simple fact is the blessing of God begins with God's grace for each of us. God's love for each one of us. God's mercy for each one of us. As we celebrate Easter the first of the month let us thank God for our blessings begining with our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.

Hardest time to thank God for blessings is going through a crisis, but with each hardship, comes its own blessings. If one can learn to see the blessings in hardship, one can find strength of God through the journey of life.

Just a Few Easter Cards
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Easter/Resurrection Day
by Christina Farris 4/03/2015

What is Easter/Resurrection Day. Everyone loves bunnies, and chickens. Everyone loves the idea of celebration of new life. Recently an uncle died and his daughter had picture of a new baby lying in her arms on facebook. A symbol of the next generation coming along, as well as new life entering this world.With death comes life. Not necessarily, but we know if a tree has a seed and it becomes covered with earth, eventually a new sampling will appear in time. The seed though dead, but with nutritance from the ground and water it comes alive.

Christ came up from the grave. A symbol nof not only victory over the grave, but the life of the word of God that springs forth when covered for a time. If we are baptized in Christ burial we will be resurrected with Him in life. If we bury our sins with Christ upon belief, then the hope of victory beyond the grave is reality, through Christ resurrection of hope to all that believe.

Easter has become a global tradition of faith, but it represents more then one faith. Pagans celebrate new birth without Jesus, the ritual of pagan origins comes from the belief in the goddess of fertility or old Babylon Astrothe. As a Christian merged into the pagan world they changed the pagan celebration to mean new life and rebirth through Christ Jesus, something that was already celebrated among Christian people. Symbolism of fertility is celebration of spring as well. Nothing wrong with celebration of new life, but let us hold to the tradition of what it means for the believers in Christ. Up from the grave Christ arose to newness of life from the grave that is to come for those that are not raptured to meet Jesus before their death.

May you have a blessed Easter/Resurrection Day. Management Christina Farris

National Administrative/Secretary Day
by Christina Farris 4/23/2015

To all you secretary and administrative personal, I want to thank you for being people who keep our nation's businesses functioning. I did not mean to slight you or myself in this grand day of yesterday but,simply missed it on the calendar. How could I forget you, simple, it is called paperwork and left off the main calendar. You know those things everyone suppose to go by and do not. That one calendar that gets changed in every office by everyone but the person that suppose to be keeping track.

Now I did not mean to slight you any, because of your important work of keeping every business inline. However your role is so important it gets listed in the gifts of God for the church. Consider if it is important to God and the church world it is important also to the business world to make things function as they should. A secretary or boss can not be every part of business successfully, unless it is a small business. If you run it on your own, you know there days you wish for extra hand or foot or even a human presence to help carry the load. If you work independently you know it hard to keep track of everything. I realized today I do not have secretary cards unless they got deleted, I am going to have to do some checking. By next year we will have some new cards up for you to enjoy. But hospital stay earlier this month and out for lunch this week so to speak, i have not had any time. So it is with every thing in life, God is good when He allows business to strive to be able to afford an extra hand. Stive to include many and not just a few. God's business always has always room for one more. Business world always as a job for someone brother in law. The work force. Enjoy your week. And remember you have a special part in the world of business.

1 Corinthians 12:4-31 KJV
(4) Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
(5) And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
(6) And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
(7) But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
(8) For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
(9) To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
(10) To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
(11) But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
(12) For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
(13) For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
(14) For the body is not one member, but many.
(15) If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
(16) And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
(17) If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
(18) But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
(19) And if they were all one member, where were the body?
(20) But now are they many members, yet but one body.
(21) And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
(22) Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
(23) And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
(24) For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
(25) That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
(26) And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
(27) Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
(28) And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
(29) Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
(30) Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
(31) But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

Religious Freedom Restoration Acts:Religious intollerance or Religious freedom

by Christina Farris 4/3/2015

Religious Tolerance is simple really. What the problem is. It is the question of do you go after dark into certain neighborhoods because of crime rate, whether you are a pizza delivery person or not this is a question you ask local businesses. Are you only the baker, or the one doing hosting as well? Are you the flower arranger and need beyond thirty minutes to an hour before things get underway for the wedding or party. Let us think for a minute and think as we must. There are things in business that is a must. One must show courtesy to all customers, even when you like to tell them off. Customers are suppose to be always right even when they are wrong, only if they break the law are they in error. It is like someone trying to sneak out the door with items they have not paid for, only to say whoops I forget my wallet in the car and was trying to get it. What said the sales clerk at the door, "you can not leave the items in the store?" Definitely a crime in progress.

Here is the point there will always be catering that does not imply hosting, there always will be service that does not imply staying. People deal with nudist colonies, and people that have orgy type parties, that will not participate or even host them but might set up and supply decoration or the catering of food before activities of any kind begining. Homosexual wedding means money not shunning. Yet set up some guidelines for business activity. Give some rules, after all membership clubs do. If you are hosting for someone you disagree with, why not consider supplying unless it something that breaking government laws. By setting your ground rules in place that effect all. They are protection with the law.

Can you refuse to marry someone, that is a right of every minister. It is right not based on sexuality, but on choice to say no. If they marrying under God and do not feel they can ordain the wedding, then they have right to refuse. There are to many alternatives to groups that are not Christian to choose from that those that are Christians that want to segregate their business can do so with following the laws. Even laws that seem injust to faith. Businesses make legal standard for all occassions except friends and family, or things you be willing to do for extra fee. Businesses have been doing this for a long time. It nothing new to mainstreams business world so why should it be to the religious business sector. It called money. It called ethical behavior,and it keeps hatred in check. If you make a law of no kissing while doing business, then you don't have to worry about the sign on the door that says shirts and shoes required. Think again and you will see, that these issues of intollerance are easily handled. Do not let your faith wreck your business, let your faith in God shine throughout your business practice of equality for all.

Indiana and the rest of the good Old USA's Christian Businesses, God bless you and your efforts to keep God on the throne even in business. Remember our mission is to share the love of Christ to all.

April Fool's
group together by Christina Farris 4/1/2015

Admitting of A Fool:
King Saul First king to admit he was a fool for chasing David for David saw King Saul as precious in his eyes. David chose not to kill king Saul

. 1 Samuel 26:21-22 KJV
(21) Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.
(22) And David answered and said, Behold the king's spear! and let one of the young men come over and fetch it.

A Deceivers Death
Act of deception to deceive was Abner. Joab took him to gate and killed him.

2 Samuel 3:33-34 KJV
(33) And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth?
(34) Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest thou. And all the people wept again over him

.Say There is No God
Some to ignore such a great Salvation given by God by simpling believing in His Salvation is consider a fool.

Psalms 14:1 KJV
(1) To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Leaves An Inheritance
Money is a necessary evil, but those that hoard to never share, never learn to love another. The greatest gift being love.

Psalms 49:10 KJV
(10) For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Because One Thinks They are God
The one that thinks there no God fines they have sinned too.

Psalms 53:1 KJV
(1) To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

No Knowledge of God
The depth of God’s knowledge is not understood by unbeliever, do not be deceived into thinking he will understand the depth of God.

Psalms 92:5-6 KJV
(5) O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
(6) A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

Trapped Man
Man is trapped as a dog to a food bowl or the addiction of chocolate or alcohol. Man is trapped by women is consider a fool if he only allured by her enticement.

Proverbs 7:22 KJV
(22) He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

Price of disobedience has it own reward/punishment. A wink

Proverbs 10:8 KJV
(8) The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 10:10 KJV
(10) He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

Liar is called a fool.

Proverbs 10:18 KJV
(18) He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

Servant To Wisdom
Fool serves a wise heart. His inheritance is slavery to another because he causes trouble. Kind of a like criminal that steals from his home to only land up in jail.

Proverbs 11:29 KJV
(29) He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Anger of Fool Is Known
Does Not Seek Godly Counsel
A fool does not seek Godly counsel, but the counsel of wicked or his own.

Proverbs 12:15 KJV
(15) The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

It is better to hold your anger in front of the world, and cover it behind closed doors.

Proverbs 12:16 KJV
(16) A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

Proverbs 14:16-17 KJV
(16) A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
(17) He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Proverbs 27:3 KJV
(3) A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

Fool Mistakes Are Known
Fool is often made fun of for his errors that are laid out before the world.

Proverbs 13:16 KJV
(16) Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

Depiser of Parental Instruction
Only time counsel of a parent is wrong is if it is not godly counsel.

Proverbs 15:5 KJV
(5) A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

Just saying something to a wise person is all that is needed for correction. A fool learns by other means of correction.

Proverbs 17:10 KJV
(10) A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

Meeting A Bear
No one wants to meet a bear not even a man. But better a man then a fool who’s first reaction might be his last.

Proverbs 17:12 KJV
(12) Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

Waste of Knowledge
It cost a man time and money who has to gain knowledge at a price. Yet it is a waste to those that have no heart to learn it.

Proverbs 17:16 KJV
(16) Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

Proverbs 28:26 KJV
(26) He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

Proverbs 29:11 KJV
(11) A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

Proverbs 29:20 KJV
(20) Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

A Fool might Discover

Proverbs 18:2 KJV
(2) A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Fool Should Shut His Mouth

Proverbs 18:6-7 KJV
(6) A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
(7) A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

Proverbs 19:1 KJV
(1) Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

Proverbs 23:9 KJV
(9) Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Proverbs 24:7 KJV
(7) Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate. Proverbs 29:20 KJV
(20) Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 KJV
(2) Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
(3) For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.

Wealth is not for foolish man, neither should he rule.

Proverbs 19:10 KJV
(10) Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Ecclesiastes 2:14-15 KJV
(14) The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.
(15) Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.

Fool Remains In Argument

Proverbs 20:3 KJV
(3) It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

Two Things Do Not Mesh

Proverbs 26:1 KJV (1) As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

Type of Summary
If you could conclude what Proverbs said about Fools this would be the chapter.

Proverbs 26:1-12 KJV
(1) As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
(2) As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
(3) A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.
(4) Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
(5) Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
(6) He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
(7) The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
(8) As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
(9) As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
(10) The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
(11) As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
12) Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

A Fool eats even the very think that is used for employment

Ecclesiastes 4:5 KJV
(5) The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

Jesus Sums It Up Best

Matthew 5:22 KJV
(22) But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Today Is April Fools Day: Many pranks are played to make someone look silly. Yet Jesus says to call no man a fool. Fact we all do silly things to make us look foolish to each other from time to time. Even when we have all are ducks in a row. The problem is when the world is laughing and you are not. Then you are playing the fool to the world. Fact is laughing at ourselves is part of understanding our imperfections has human beings. We laugh when we see a polar bear or a penguin slip on ice, because they are born in ice country, but for some one to slip and fall and break a leg it has lost its humor.