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April Issue Vol. 18 No. 10 The Christian Online Magazine™
Welcome to our Magazine!
Quotes and Short Teachings
by Darlene Osborne
Welcome to our April Issue. I trust that your health is good and your life is going well.
I want to share an article I wrote years ago. I hope it will be an encouragement to you.
>>>>Though it is not God’s will, many are walking around beat down. The devil digs a pit; they fall in and just lie there, not even trying to get out. We all have seen people like this. I guess if we all, truly, would be honest, most of us have been in a pit at some point in our Christian walk. You, yourself, may even be in a pit right now. Good news! You don’t have to stay there. The Word tells us that we are more than conquerors through Christ, and I think it’s time we started acting like it. Let’s use the power God has given us. Click here to read More Than Conquerors
~Thought for the Month~
The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
Joy Through the Storm
by L. Joy Douglas
Do you ever feel lost? Does it seem that no matter how hard you try or how long you search, you just can’t feel God’s presence anywhere? That is how it has been for me the past few weeks. I hear myself offering encouragement and council to hurting friends, but the words ring hollow when I attempt to apply them to my own life.
The Bible has so many passages that speak of finding God. Matthew 7:7 says “Seek and ye shall find.” Jeremiah 29:13 says, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” In Proverbs 8:17 we read, “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.”
If Scripture indicates repeatedly that we will find Him, why does connection with the Almighty seem so elusive at times? Read more
Leigh's Spiritual Garden
by Leigh Moran
The pain, I wrote about in February is a REALLY big rock and it is still there, slowing me down. When I say slowing me down, it is really a “snails” pace as I have to get around with a walker right now.
I am writing this so anyone else who finds those “rocks” in their path, need to stop and rest upon one a bit. Surely, as in my life, you must have a really big rock as well. One that can support you, sitting upon it weeping, as I do. Read more
—bigger than all your problems!
by Shelley Pierce
The people are everywhere. We pass each other and I nod my head in a "hello" sorta way. The nod is returned, along with a smile. My eyes are round and blue. Some have eyes that are mere slits. Others look back at me with oval, brown eyes. But the smiles.
The smiles are the same.
Our skin is not the same color. Some are onyx black, deep and beautiful. Others are hues of olive tones, earthy and rich. I scan the crowds and see white skin too. Milky white like me. Our skin is not all the same color.
But the smiles are the same. Read more
VISIT AGAIN SOON!
by Suzanne Sunday
Well, did that thing a gal has to do, at least once a year after a certain age. Yep, gotter done!!!
Now, I am an eleven-year Breast Cancer survivor and that is really a great big deal for me! I give all Praises, Glory and Honor to our Father in Heaven for this true Blessing!
Usually, my husband does not go with me, but he did this time.
Scripture of the Month
by Darlene Osborne
Are you sick? If so, God doesn’t want you to be sick. God doesn’t want anyone to be sick. I don’t care what the devil says or what other people tell you; our Heavenly Father is not a cruel God that withholds healing from His Children. I know there are many skeptics out there that believe God picks and chooses who He will heal. That it isn’t His Will to heal everyone thus He allows many to continue to suffer.
They think this because many of our brothers and sisters in the Lord are sick and suffering, and many have died. Although this may be true, we simply can not base our faith on what we see going on around us, we must base our faith on the Word of God. Remember when Jesus was walking on the water and he bid Peter to come to him. Peter started out walking on the water too, however he began to sank when he took his eyes off Jesus and started looking at what was going on around him. We must keep our eyes on Jesus. (Matthew 14:29-31)
If you’re sick, God wants to heal you. He sent His Son to take the stripes on His back for your healing. (1st Peter 2:24) Yes, your healing. Your healing has been bought and paid for by Jesus Christ, so now all you have to do is reach out and receive it by faith. For example, let’s say you place an order for a product of some kind. After your order is processed, it is then packaged and shipped to you. When your package arrives, it is delivered to your door by your mail carrier. When your doorbell rings it is then up to you to open the door and reach out and take that package. God ordered healing and Jesus paid for it. All you have to do is open your spiritual door—so to speak—reach out and take your healing by faith. Read more..