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Is Your Faith Being Tested? - 04/29/11 08:07 PM
James 1:2-3 (GOD’S WORD Translation) When You Are Tested, Turn to God 2My brothers and sisters, be very happy when you are tested in different ways. 3You know that such testing of your faith produces endurance. Pain Loves Misery! We all we go through different testing of our faith, and succumb to certain temptations from time to time. The result of our sins will cause much pain and suffering to develop along life's path or journey and we will heap this pain and suffering upon our loved ones as our sins are uncovered, or discovered. Sin can only be covered up (4 comments)
Joy Or Sadness - Your Choice - 04/28/11 08:34 PM
Joshua 24:15 (GOD’S WORD Translation) 5But if you don’t want to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Even if you choose the gods your ancestors served on the other side of the Euphrates or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live, my family and I will still serve the Lord.”
Even in sadness there can be joy! God provides rain and sunshine, storms and blessings. Often times sadness and happiness can run parallel. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack. God gives us rain and roses. When (1 comments)
The Haircut - 04/28/11 07:27 PM
The Haircut A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car. His father said he'd make a deal with his son: 'You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible, and get your hair cut. Then we'll talk about the car.' The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he'd settle for the offer, and they agreed on it. After about six weeks his father said, 'Son, you've brought your grades up and I've (3 comments)
OFallon, Shiloh and Mascoutah IL Real Estate Market - 04/27/11 07:46 PM
you are moving to Scott AFB Illinois or looking for a home for sale near Scott AFB in O'Fallon, Shiloh, or Mascoutah Illinois, then you will find many homes for sale near Scott AFB. Currently there are 438 Homes for Sale at an average listing price of $235,382 including 76 New Construction Homes for Sale in the Scott AFB area. Displaying matches 1 through 51 of 51 So the total of ALL homes that have sold so far this year near Scott AFB has been 166 homes. The average sales price for Re-Sale homes has been $170,643 and for New Construction (1 comments)
Searching for Homes near Scott AFB Illinois - 04/26/11 08:33 PM
Are you in the market for a new home near Scott AFB, Illinois? At this present time there are many homes to choose from. In fact there are a total of 5082 Homes for Sale in our MLS database.
Displaying matches 1 through 1880 of 1880 So last year we was closing on 16.20 homes per day. Also you will note that home prices have also declined this year. Last year the average sales price was $122,805 as compared to $118,120 so far this year, along with the average days on the market has gone for 144 DOM in (0 comments)
A Worthwhile Read - 04/25/11 10:16 PM
This is from an e-mail that I received today from a friend of mine! It is certainly worth your while to read!
Worth your time!Guess our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton , Colorado , was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every (4 comments)
New Website to Search for Homes in St. Clair County Illinois - 04/24/11 06:22 PM
I am promoting Louie McCoy's new website. Louie has been an Realtor since 2003 and a life long metro east resident. He came to Realty Executives of Metro East, 1109 Hartman Ln #200, Belleville IL 62221 just over 3 months ago. He had never had his own website, and Realty Executives of Illinois pays for every agent to have a new Superlative website. So it is free for agents who work with our company. Not a bad deal! Louie's new website URl is http://www.stclaircountyillinoishomes.com/ Please check it out and let us know what you think! Many Thanks,
Paul WalkerLouie McCoy (2 comments)
Happy Springtime Sphere? Huh? Happy Resurrection Day!!!!!!!!! - 04/24/11 04:03 PM
Happy Resurrection Day! Jesus lives and no matter what the world wants to try to call it (Springtime Sphere =Easter Egg) or to try to take away from us. As Christians we will continue to say Happy Easter, Christ is Risen! The more persecution that is shed against Christ, the more truth is spoken, seen and is spread. Light shines the brightest when it is dark! Darkness cannot overtake the Light, but Light can spread and overtake a dark room. In other words if a room is full of light, you cannot fill the room with a "dark whatever". Therefore (1 comments)
Silence - The Valley of Dry Bones - 04/23/11 06:19 PM
Day of Silence - A Valley Of Dry Bones Ezekiel 37:1-14 (GOD’S WORD Translation) Ezekiel 37 1The power of the Lord came over me. The Lord brought me out by his Spirit and put me down in the middle of a valley. The valley was filled with bones. 2He led me all around them. I saw that there were very many bones at the bottom of the valley, and they were very dry. 3Then he asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I answered, “Only you know, Almighty Lord.” 4Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones. Tell them, (2 comments)
Paid In Full - 04/22/11 11:18 PM
Romans 4:25 (New Century Version) 25 Jesus was given to die for our sins, and he was raised from the dead to make us right with God. Do you believe in the One that was raised from the dead? There are many religions in this world, but only Christianity teaches that God loved the world so much that He sent His one and only begotten Son to die a death a cross and was raised from the dead. This is the basic tenet of Christianity--that Christ is Alive, by the power of God to raise the dead to life. There was a (5 comments)
School of Trials - 04/21/11 08:53 PM
1 Peter 4:12-13 (GOD’S WORD Translation) Share Christ’s Sufferings 12Dear friends, don’t be surprised by the fiery troubles that are coming in order to test you. Don’t feel as though something strange is happening to you, 13but be happy as you share Christ’s sufferings. Then you will also be full of joy when he appears again in his glory.
When you are facing a trial in your life are you also counting it all joy? Just as a young tree that has just been planted our roots are not very deep until we have matured. A young tree needs to be (3 comments)
This is the best analogy yet! Leave it to Maxine to come up with a solution For the mess that America is now in economically.
I bought a bird feeder. I hung It on my back porch and filled It with seed. What a beauty of A bird feeder it was, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a Week we had hundreds of bird s Taking advantage of the Continuous flow of free and Easily accessible food. But then the bird s started Building nests in the boards Of the patio, above (3 comments)
Learning to Give God all that is His - 04/21/11 12:02 AM
Acts 5 Ananias and Sapphira 1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet. 3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t (5 comments)
A Mission For God - 04/15/11 06:49 PM
Are you on a Mission For God? John 5:16-27 (GOD’S WORD Translation) The Son Is Equal to the Father 16The Jews began to persecute Jesus because he kept healing people on the day of worship. 17Jesus replied to them, “My Father is working right now, and so am I.” 18His reply made the Jews more intent on killing him. Not only did he break the laws about the day of worship, but also he made himself equal to God when he said repeatedly that God was his Father. 19Jesus said to the Jews, “I can guarantee this truth: The Son cannot do (6 comments)
Human Traditions vs Following Christ - 04/13/11 11:16 PM
Colossians 2:8 (GOD’S WORD Translation) Beware of Requirements Invented by Humans 8Be careful not to let anyone rob you of this faith through a shallow and misleading philosophy. Such a person follows human traditions and the world’s way of doing things rather than following Christ. Jesus never approved of putting the traditions of men above the Word of God (see Mark 7:1-13). What about you? Are you willing to change your life in order that God may use you, or had you rather hold onto your traditions? There are three qualities I believe every Christian should exhibit: availability, expendability, and adaptability. We (3 comments)
Unmeasurable Forgiveness - 04/10/11 10:32 PM
Matthew 18:10-14 (GOD’S WORD Translation) 10“Be careful not to despise these little ones. I can guarantee that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father, who is in heaven.
The Lost Sheep—Luke 15:1–7 12“What do you think? Suppose a man has 100 sheep and one of them strays. Won’t he leave the 99 sheep in the hills to look for the one that has strayed? 13I can guarantee this truth: If he finds it, he is happier about it than about the 99 that have not strayed. 14In the same way, your Father in heaven does not want (3 comments)
Christ Crucified Again? - 04/10/11 08:02 PM
Hebrews 6:6 (GOD’S WORD Translation) Yet, they have deserted Christ. They are crucifying the Son of God again and publicly disgracing him.
You Need Someone to Teach You! It is so easy for us to become lazy in our faith or to go back to our "old ways of life" of trying to work for our salvation, rather than living by faith in Christ. In this way, we are deserting Christ and making Him die on the cross all over again. This is a public disgrace to the gospel as we fall back into our sinful habits. We need to (2 comments)
Connected to Each Other - 04/08/11 06:45 PM
Romans 12:3-8 (GOD’S WORD Translation) 3Because of the kindness that God has shown me, I ask you not to think of yourselves more highly than you should. Instead, your thoughts should lead you to use good judgment based on what God has given each of you as believers. 4Our bodies have many parts, but these parts don’t all do the same thing. 5In the same way, even though we are many individuals, Christ makes us one body and individuals who are connected to each other. 6God in his kindness gave each of us different gifts. If your gift is speaking God’s word, (0 comments)
Getting Pierced By a Sword - 04/07/11 08:01 PM
Luke 2:21-35 (GOD’S WORD Translation) Jesus’ Parents Obey Moses’ Teachings 21Eight days after his birth, the child was circumcised and named Jesus. This was the name the angel had given him before his mother became pregnant. 22After the days required by Moses’ Teachings to make a mother clean had passed, Joseph and Mary went to Jerusalem. They took Jesus to present him to the Lord. 23They did exactly what was written in the Lord’s Teachings: “Every firstborn boy is to be set apart as holy to the Lord.” 24They also offered a sacrifice as required by the Lord’s Teachings: “a pair of (1 comments)
Chosen By God Before the Beginning of Time Ephesians 1:4 (GOD’S WORD Translation) 4Before the creation of the world, he chose us through Christ to be holy and perfect in his presence. Though election is a divine mystery, we know that God knows all things, and is in control of all things. There is nothing that happens that He does not pre-ordain, or that comes as a surprise to Him. It's been said that God had to choose me before I ever came into this world, because He wouldn't have chosen me afterwards. But even more than that we cannot (2 comments)
Total Reliance Under Stressful Times - 04/04/11 11:38 PM
T.R.U.S.T. is having Total Reliance Under Stressful Times. Psalms 56:11 "In God Have I put my trust; I will not be afraid what man can do unto me"Isaiah 26:3-4 "You, Lord, give true peace to those who depend on you, because they trust you. So, trust the Lord always, because he is our Rock forever. Is you life full of fear today? We live in a stressful world! We stress over our next real estate deal, getting a home under contract, getting the sellers to reduce the price, appraisals, home inspections, finding buyers, getting everything done on time, gasoline prices, and (3 comments)
Local Scott AFB | Metro East IL Real Estate Guide Metro East & Scott AFB Illinois Homes StoreBe The First To Find Your New Home Local Homes For Sale. Scott AFB - Metro East - St. Clair County, Illinois real estate website to search for all homes for sale surrounding Scott Air Force Base and military family housing. So if you are considering selling your home or buying a new home, please use this website to find all homes for sale and the information you need, and if you don't find it here, please contact me. You will find homes for sale listed (4 comments)
Father, Forgive Them - 04/03/11 05:41 PM
Luke 23:34 (GOD’S WORD Translation) 34Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them. They don’t know what they’re doing.” Meanwhile, the soldiers divided his clothes among themselves by throwing dice.
Jesus knew that we (mankind) remain so blind (crippled) to our sins, that He was teaching us that God is a God of mercy, compassion and grace. God is slow to anger and abounding in love towards us, His creation. Psalm 103:8 says that "The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Just as King David asked... "Is there anyone left in Saul's family to whom I can show (4 comments)
Living Beneath Your Privilege - 04/02/11 02:25 PM
Psalm 92:4 (GOD’S WORD Translation) 4You made me find joy in what you have done, O Lord.I will sing joyfully about the works of your hands.
Are you living the victorious life? Why not! Don't you know that God has won the victory for every Christian believer!Not just in the hereafter, but in the here and now. 2 Corinthians 2:14 says... 2 Corinthians 2:14 (GOD’S WORD Translation) 14But I thank God, who always leads us in victory because of Christ. Wherever we go, God uses us to make clear what it means to know Christ. It’s like a fragrance that fills the (1 comments)
Words of Life - 04/01/11 08:58 PM
John 6:63 (New Century Version) 63 It is the Spirit that gives life. The flesh doesn't give life. The words I told you are spirit, and they give life. John 1:1-5 1 In the beginning there was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.3 All things were made by him, and nothing was made without him.4 In him there was life, and that life was the light of all people. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it. God's Word is alive and (1 comments)
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