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Ministry Highlight – Jabez Blanket Ministry International

Jabez Blanket Ministry International – Backpacks of Hope

I have blogged about this ministry in the past – here – I just want to bring more attention to this ministry and the efforts of so many who have made it a successful ministry to orphans worldwide – of course giving the Glory to God!

This poem is such a well articulated summary of what this ministry does and what they are about – I felt it needed to be shared. ** I did NOT write this – I give full credit to Sharon James, Co-founder of Jabez Blanket Ministry International “Backpacks of Hope” **

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Posted by on June 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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My Father…

Loves me… John 3:16  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Cares for me… Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Forgives me… Psalm 103:12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Is compassionate... Psalm 103:4-5 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Is giving… Romans 8:32  He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

Is understanding… Psalm 139:1-2 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

Is accepting… Psalm 139:1-6 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Satisfies… Psalm 107:9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

Persistently persues me… Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

is Reason… Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

Pardons… Psalm 103:3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

Heals… Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Redeems… Job 19:25 I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.

is Loving-kindness… Psalm 86:15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

Renews… Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Is Righteous… Jeremiah 9:23-24 This is what the Lord says “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.

Is Gracious… Ephesians 1:7-8  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the richesof God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,

Is Sovereign… Psalm 103:19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Whoosh! Time Flies – Almost 1 Year Already!

Is it possible? Almost a whole year has gone by already – my beautiful, precious grandson is almost ONE!

I didn’t “get it” that whole “Grandma” thing. I heard about it, I was warned that it was a feeling like no other, the love you have for your grandchild…NOW I get it!

I love this little boy so very much. There aren’t adequate words to describe how much I love him.

He is…….

Adorable

Precious

Captivating

Beautiful

Sweet

and so much more.

I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone – he is walking and communicating – not exactly talking but he gets his point across. He is so much fun and I just love him so much.

Please let the next year go by slower!

 

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Dear Lord….

(by: Anonymous)

Dear Lord, I thank you for this day.

I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning.

I’m blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God.

You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me.

Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you.

I ask now for Your forgiveness

Please keep me safe from all danger and harm.

Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.

Let me make the best of each day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.

Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over.

Let me continue to see sin through God’s eyes and acknowledge it as evil.

And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrongdoing, and receive the forgiveness of God.

And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus’ example — to slip away and find a quiet place to pray.

It’s the best response when I’m pushed beyond my limits.

I know that when I can’t pray, You listen to my heart.

Continue to use me to do Your will.

Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others.

Keep me strong that I may help the weak..

Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those who are lost and can’t find their way.

I pray for those who are misjudged and misunderstood.

I pray for those who don’t know You intimately.

I pray for those who don’t believe. But I thank you that I believe.

I believe that God changes people and God changes things.

I pray for all my sisters and brothers.

For every family member in their households.

I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.

I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God.

Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight.

I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly..

This is my

prayer.
In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

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Posted by on March 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

Golden Lake, Ontario

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks to God for my Redeemer,
Thanks for all Thou dost provide!
Thanks for times now but a memory,
Thanks for Jesus by my side!
Thanks for pain, and thanks for pleasure,
Thanks for comfort in despair!
Thanks for grace that none can measure,
Thanks for love beyond compare! 

Thanks for roses by the wayside,
Thanks for thorns their stems contain!
Thanks for home and thanks for fireside,
Thanks for hope, that sweet refrain!
Thanks for joy and thanks for sorrow,
Thanks for heavenly peace with Thee!
Thanks for hope in the tomorrow,
Thanks through all eternity!


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Posted by on October 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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LIVE LIFE

IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER – by Erma Bombeck  (written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, “Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.” There would have been more “I love you’s” and more “I’m sorry’s.”

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute, look at it and really see it…live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!!

Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or who’s doing what. Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

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Posted by on August 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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July 1st – Happy CANADA Day!

CANADA’S PRAYER – by Chris Robertson

I’m dreaming of Canada tonight.
A country where mountains and hopes touch the sky
A country where an ocean of kindness fills all hearts
A country where ideas are a forest of wisdom
Oh God let me wake up in Canada!

I’m dreaming of Canada tonight
A country where compassion is as tall as a douglas fir
A country where understanding is as deep as a great lake
A country where confidence grows like grain
Oh God let me wake up in Canada!

I’m dreaming of Canada tonight
A country where happiness flows like the water of a river
A country where love is a breath of fresh air
A country where peace covers the land like snow
Oh God, please let me wake up in Canada, tonight.

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Canada’s Prayer Poem 

Anyone may reprint the Canada’s Prayer poem with conditional permission as long as the following notation appears at the bottom of the poem.

Canada’s Prayer was written by Chris Robertson. Chris Robertson was the first person in history to travel from bottom of mainland Canada 6,520 kilometres to the top under their own power. Enroute he challenged over 5 million Canadians to make Canada better by answering the question: “What will you do in your life to make Canada a better country than when you found it?”

 

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Posted by on July 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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