Group active since Mon, Dec 20, 2010
After reading some of the comments on other discussion groups I thought it would be a great idea to have a group dedicated to a prayer chain. This group would be an outlet for those in need of support, love and prayers during difficult times in their lives. This way they can come to one place, and other members will have their names and be able to add them to their prayer list. In these troubling and difficult times that we are all facing I think it is needed.
11 Hours Ago
We don't need to fear the storm with Jesus as our anchor.
15 Hours Ago
I started to turn the channel but the words I had heard made me stop for an instant. I looked at the speaker of them. He couldn't have been more than eighteen years old, but already he was writing off his life as a useless waste.
I wanted to yell back at him: "You're not dead yet!"
It is so sad that so many people cannot get beyond their pasts and live in the present. There are so many people like that talk show guest. There are people still in their teen years thinking that their lives are over. There are people in their twenties who already feel like they have missed the boat to success and happiness.
There are people in their thirties and forties who sit around moaning that life has passed them by. I want to shout to them all: "Wake up! You're still alive! What have you done today?"
If you want a happy life you can't dwell on your past mistakes. If you want joy and love in your life you have to choose them today. God gives us a new chance at life every time we wake up in the morning. It is up to us to seize it.
Today can be the beginning of a new life for each of us. We can choose joy right now. We can share love today. We can live in delight starting at this moment. It doesn't matter how miserable our past has been. Our present can be full of joy and our future can be full of happiness. It doesn't matter if we are eight or eighty, we can still make our lives wonderful. Life isn't over until your last heartbeat. Start today, then, to make your heart beat with joy, love, and light.
Joseph J. Mazzella
Yesterday at 9:21 AM
Gratefulness is the heart's response to God's undeserved love.
Monday at 7:51 AM
There are times when I may feel alone or afraid. When I am in a state of fear I may not be able to see the resources available to me. In these times I turn within to the presence of Spirit. I pause and take in a gentle breath. Slowly exhaling, I let go of all concerns. Remembering God’s presence in my life clears my mind. I am able to feel the love of Spirit when I affirm: I am one with God.
As I recognize that I am never alone, I begin to open my mind to God’s good. The truth is that infinite possibilities are available to me in every moment. I rest in the assurance that I am an integral part of God’s family. All manner of support is available to me from my friends, family, and of course from Spirit. I remain steadfast in the truth that wherever I am, God is and all is well.
God is our refuge and strength.—Psalm 46:1
Sunday at 9:31 AM
One of the greatest gifts that you can give to another I have found, though, is to simply touch them. I can't tell you the surge of joy that I feel in my heart each time that one of my children gives me a hug. It is a heart raising, mind uplifting, and soul inspiring experience. Getting a hug sends the electricity of love straight to my heart and brightens my day in every way.
It doesn't end with just hugs either. A gentle kiss, a pat on the back, a touch of the hand all provide love, joy, and delight as well. Even the simple act of petting my dogs or cats can bring me peace, happiness, contentment, and oneness with life that I can't get on my own.
The truth is that we need to touch each other. It lets the souls we carry in these bodies connect with each other in love and joy and that is what we are here for. Don't be afraid to touch someone then. God in His wondrous love didn't just give us this skin to hold our bones and muscles together.
Hug someone you care about. Show them you love them with a gentle squeeze, a pat on the back, or a touch of the hand. If they are not there to touch physically then touch them mentally, emotionally, or spiritually instead. A letter, a card, or a call can still carry the love and joy within you and touch the heart and soul of another. Just remember, though, that God put us here to love each other, care for each other, help each other, and to touch each other.
Joseph J. Mazzella
Saturday at 7:52 AM
I can tell others that I have faith, but actions speak louder than words. If I continually question and doubt everything, I am not reflecting a person who has faith. When I live a faith-filled life, I will find greater peace, joy, and love in all that I think, say, and do.
If I have a health challenge, I pray with faith that I am whole and well. If I have important decisions to make, I have faith that I am being guided to my good. I listen to Spirit within and step out in faith based upon the guidance I receive.
Praying for a particular need is easy. Absolute trust in the power and presence of God takes faith. I live my life with that in God—the Source and Creator of all.
Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?—2 Corinthians 13:5
Friday at 9:14 AM
Sometimes the best witness is kindness.
Friday at 8:24 AM
Nature reminds me that there is a season for everything. Bright red or yellow apples began as a compact bud of potential, unfolded into a beautiful springtime blossom, and then matured into a luscious and nutritious fruit ready for harvest. Each stage of the apple’s development was orderly and essential for fulfillment.
Order is also active in my life. I am inspired with ideas that follow an orderly path toward fulfillment. I give my ideas time to develop, nourish them with thought and consideration, and then take constructive action. I seek God’s guidance and align my efforts with the divine order of the creative process. I experience a divinely ordered flow as I grow in spiritual understanding.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.—Ecclesiastes 3:1