Special Song By Bob Bennett

Typically I save music for Saturday night.  However, I came across this powerful song by Bob Bennett as he sings about his son going to Iraq.  The first two minutes are Bob sharing, but the song is well worth the viewing.  This is dedicated to all of our men and women who are in harms way as they seek to serve their country and the families they leave behind as they put their lives on the line.  Allan

Prayer Requests & Praise Reports- October 31

John 14:1  Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in Me.
John 14:2  In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
John 14:3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, so that where I am, you may be also.
John 14:4  And where I go you know, and the way you know.
John 14:5  Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You go, and how can we know the way?
John 14:6  Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me.

New Prayer Requests

Okie Preacher–  Please see my blog (okiepreacher.blogspot.com) for the latest update on Carolyn.

Shannon Kent–  I need your prayers, so much!! My husband is suffering from extreme anxiety. He was just able to share with me on sunday that he’s been dealing with issues for 18 years, but has always kept it inside. He is fixating and worrying obsessively about trivial things. For the past two days, I haven’t been able to get him to function, he sleeps a lot, and doesn’t feel well. His sister and father have generalized anxiety disorder, and this appears to be what’s going on with him.

He’s agreed to see a doctor and counselor, and is paralyzed to do anything about it, so I am going to make the phone calls. My prayer request is, we are living in a new area, and I am grasping at straws at who to call. I have a suggestion from a friend for a general practitioner, but am concerned about the knowledge they may posses, dealing with anxiety medications. I would love prayer for strength, for my ability to help him through this, of course for his healing, and for our little boys who are watching him crumble. It’s very difficult, and rough.

Thanks for your prayers, any advice or ideas are also appreciated.

Love, Shannon

Erunner–  Our brother-in-law David is home and he now has cancer cells in his spinal fluid.  The family is not giving up and are praying for a miracle.

Past Requests

Erunner–  Please pray as we begin a search for a new church home.

Dusty–  God help me………………….I feel like I am drowning. I am feeling so tormented by my thoughts and fears and the enemy…I don’t see any way out of this………. Continue to pray for Dusty as she battles this deep depression.

briwd200g– two things:

1. I have a job, and doesn’t look like we’ll get laid off anytime soon; so you can change that in the prayer list. But, it’s something that potentially could go down some day, and I need to prepare myself AHEAD of time.

2. I also need a second job (okay, that’s THREE things) )

Erunner–  Our brother-in-law David is now home from the hospital.  He is on very high doses of chemo and radiation.  Everyone is still praying for a miracle.

Erunner–  Please keep Jessica in your prayers. She is struggling with depression.

Dusty–  Her depression is very deep right now.

Erunner–  My wife is beginning to interview for a new job.  Please pray that she isn’t too nervous interviewing and lands a job that will be perfect for her. Thank you.

Erunner–  Our nephew’s wife has multiple sclerosis. She has been on the prayer list for some time. She is in her 20’s and has two young children (11and 8.) This past Friday she had an MRI and the results showed the disease is very aggressive. She has new lesions on her brain and spine.

Erunner – Our brother-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4, non-small cell Lung Cancer on March 18,

kept-by-the-King- Thank you so much for praying, my brother sends me bizarre text messages about every other day…. he is so tormented….please pray for conversations I can have with him and that he would get the specific help he needs. Right now he is in a drug/alcohol rehab center …..

Rachel–  please continue to pray. my family is really under attack right now, and i’m having a hard time coping with it. i feel it starting to drag me down, just the stress of it and the emotional upheaval of everything. i’m worn out!

may God bless all of you richly.

Okie Preacher–  Please pray for my friend Ralph and his wife Carolyn. She has been diagnosed with cancer again and this time it appears to have spread throughout her body.

Sandy–  Sandy left this post in response to an article Rachel had written.  Pray that Sandy would see God work powerfully in her life.   “I have spent many hours in the last weeks on the web and stumbled across this site yesterday. Trust me when I say it was a Godsend for a Christian who has suffered bouts of panic, PTSD and sometimes agoraphobia while trying to be a single parent for many years. Well meaning family members have consistently equated my problems with some sin or other they see in my life – to the point that I now just hide my problems from Christians to avoid the guilt trips. It only makes someone suffer more to keep hearing that it’s their own fault for not being somehow holy enough. Thanks for your message.”

Linnea–  Would you all pray for my friend, Rebecca, who is ending her marriage. Her 16 year old son has been diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension and she has a genetic predisposition for schizophrenia. Please pray that she get the help she needs, that her son be made whole and that their marriage be healed.

Linnea–  Could I ask a prayer of you all?

My sons, ages 16 and 18, are now both in residence at schools away from home. I am confident that they both have a better understanding of the gospel and of who they are in the Lord, but I worry that they will not make time for the Word and for fellowship with other Christians. Would you pray that God would move their hearts to make time with Him each day and to seek out the fellowship of other Christians? Thanks

Linnea– Could you pray for my doctor, his son Patrick and his wife? They are struggling with him and they need prayer for their marriage.

Philbert–  “I am a 58 year old man and have suffered from depression and Borderline Personality Disorder all of my life. I cannot remember anytime that I did not have suicidal thoughts, it continues even today. I visualize how and where I would do “it” never frees me.”

Jan– Has been extremely depressed with thoughts of dying entering her mind.  Pray that God would bring her to a place of peace and that these thoughts would become a thing of the past.

Jesus Freak 4 Real– Prayer for her mental health and for God to lead and guide as she and her husband  seek to serve Him.

Anne – To overcome the “ feeling like it is my lack of faith or not being the “right” kind of Christian or believer that prevents my having “victory” or even immunity from depression. I also struggle with maintaining prayer when in the deepest parts of depression and grief.”

Nene – Prayer for her father to be saved and to come to a place of peace. Father and brother have been  estranged 27 years.

Cash – That God would continue to heal and lead him as he battles PTSD.

Cash– Hello, friends. I am not doing well at all. Please pray for me and my family. Thanks.

Maryellen – Please pray for my daughter Jennifer and her daughter Avery, who was born with Down’s Syndrome. Strengthen the family as they enter into therapy for Avery that is very demanding. Pray also for their 2 and a half year old son during this time. Pray that the family will not be overwhelmed and that God will strengthen and guide them.

Praise Reports-

Okie Preacher–  I start my new job on the 20th of Oct; we have started a Calvary Chapel home fellowship and God is blessing; Rachel has moved in with us and is doing great; we are so thankful for all He has done!

Erunner–  Our brother-in-law who had passed out twice has been cleared to go back to work.

Rachel–  PRAISE REPORT: i got the job!! t hank you Jesus! t hank you all for your prayers. ) the move also went very well this weekend. now i just need to strength to finish cleaning out the apartment, and for all my furniture to sell quickly. )

Rachel– PRAISE REPORT: i am finally feeling better. i thought it might just be a fluke but it seems to be lasting and to be more than just a swing into hypomania. ) praise the LORD! He is good beyond measure and expression. and i’m off all of my meds, which is really odd. my therapy helped more than all the meds put together and in a fraction of the time. thank you all so much for your prayers.

i am still coveting your prayers on the oklahoma situation. there’s more to say, but i can’t make it public now. i do still need prayers though that things will fall into place and that God would shut any and all doors that He doesn’t want me walking through.

Erunner–  Our nephew returned home safely from his 2nd and last tour of Iraq yesterday!

Erunner– Erin’s dog, Peety, is doing much better and it looks like he can live a productive life, although he will require a doggie “scooter.”

Dusty– Thanks for keeping me on the list. Still not quite myself, but I think I am starting to see some improvement.

I think the medicine is starting to kick in . The counseling is helping a lot though it has been only a few weeks. I am surprised at all the things I did not know how to deal with…I just stuffed it deep down so I would not have to feel it or think about it…

Still not sleeping well but am managing with that for now.Still keeping to myself a lot but working on overcoming that as well.

Thanks for the prayers.

Nene–  My dad brought up the name of Christ today, with a positve tone. It was as if was hearing things. He has been befriended by a trucker/preacher. This man has been telling my dad about “being saved.”
I really am in a more skeptical mindset as to who this man is. There are many “characters” out there in his area. I hope I am not sounding as I am not trusting. I am only being honest. I pray this is a normal preacher. May Gods word go forth, and into my dads soul.

Note….. As I compile this list I am eliminating those requests or praise reports that have been answered. I am also shortening the requests that are not new while trying to keep the essence of the request intact.

A Child Learns

I saw this gem on Looking For Truth's blog
and she gave me permission to reproduce it here.
It contains a whole lot of truth. 
Pray for LFT as she is not doing well physically.  

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule,
he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame,
he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance,
he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise,
he learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness,
he learns justice.
If a child lives with security,
he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval,
he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance, and friendship,
he learns to find love in the world.

Mrs. United States Educates America about Mental Illness

Dr. Gariane Gunter, Mrs. United States

Dr. Gariane Gunter, Mrs. United States

I openly admit I am not a fan of beauty pageants.  Things changed when I came across this article about Dr. Gariane Gunter.  This is another public figure (no pun intended) who will work hard at getting the word out about stigma and Mental Illness.  I came across a few things stating her child is autistic but I couldn’t find an article to link to.  If you happen to find one, please post the link.  Allan

This article is reproduced with the permission of NAMI.

Dr. Gariane Gunter, a psychiatrist in South Carolina, recently was crowned Mrs. United States and will dedicate her reign to raising public awareness about mental illness.

Gunter, who witnessed her own mother’s struggles with bipolar disorder, never expected to pursue a career in psychiatry. Instead, for much of her life, she envisioned herself as a pediatrician.

While Gunter was working towards her degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, she found encouragement in the voice of a young girl.

“During my third-year clinical rotations in medical school, I fell in love with psychiatry, especially working with children and adolescents,” Gunter said. “There was a patient who inspired me, guiding me to my decision, and I never looked back.”

The Mrs. United States National Pageant, founded in 1986, celebrates and rewards married women of beauty and intelligence from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Contestants, who must be a married U.S. citizen and at least 21 years of age, are judged on personal interviews, as well as swimsuit and evening gown competitions.

What does Mrs. United States want Americans to know about mental illness?

First, she wants everyone to understand that mental illness is a biological, physical illness, just like diabetes or high blood pressure.  It’s an illness of the brain, instead of the heart or liver.

While Gunter is committed to sharing a message of hope that early diagnosis, treatment and recovery are possible, she understands the challenges of stigma.

“Many of the patients we see have not told their families about their illness,” she explained. “They make these psychiatric appointments in secret, for fear of being ostracized within their own families. This makes the world a scary place for them. There’s a fear of being turned away.”

Gunter is fighting this isolating stigma with education in her home state and across the country.

“Much of the stigma associated with mental illness is a fear of the unknown. People don’t understand that medication works, that those living with mental illness are our families, friends, neighbors and coworkers. I want to make people more comfortable talking about mental illness, and encourage those who need help to reach out and get it.”

As part of her campaign, Gunter has joined forces with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In April, she spoke at the NAMI Mid-Carolina Walk during her reign as Mrs. South Carolina.

“There were so many people– people living with mental illness, families, friends, physicians– fighting for the same cause. It was very powerful and inspiring to know we’re not alone in this fight. It gave me extra motivation. I feel the change in the future of mental health and I can’t wait until next year.”

At the Walk, Gunter first learned of NAMI’s Breaking the Silence (BTS) curriculum, which is designed to educate students in upper elementary school, middle school and high school about mental illness. The program was created in 1999 by the NAMI-Queens/Nassau Education Committee.

Impressed with the BTS program, Gunter contacted the principal of an elementary school in her hometown. She will teach the course to all fifth grade classes starting in September and recently joined the South Carolina Breaking the Silence committee, which is working to bring BTS to all schools in the state.

“I want to teach students about mental illness now, so that in the future they can understand others living with illness,” she said. “And if they need help themselves, they won’t be afraid to reach out and get support.”

Gunter hopes this education will endure for “the rest of their lives.”

“It’s wonderful that Dr. Gunter has chosen mental illness as her platform,” said Bill Lindsey, executive director of NAMI South Carolina. “It’s great to see her breaking the silence about stigma in our communities.”

Dr. Gunter is a third-year psychiatry resident in Columbia, South Carolina and will begin a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship next year. She lives with her husband and two-year old daughter in Batesburg-Leesville and will emcee the NAMI South Carolina state conference on October 24-25.

This article is reproduced with the permission of NAMI.

This article can be found here.

New study says being anxious boosts blood pressure

Gods beautiful creation can calm an anxious soul.

God's beautiful creation can calm an anxious soul.

At the heart of anxiety

Michelle Magnan, Calgary Herald

Published: Tuesday, October 28, 2008

People with anxiety disorders are at much greater risk of developing high blood pressure, or hypertension.

That’s according to new research presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2008.

“People with anxiety disorders are four times more likely to develop high blood pressure (hypertension) over one year than those of us who are anxiety-free,” said Dr. Simon Bacon, a Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher with the Montreal Heart Institute, in a press release.

“Hypertension is a leading risk factor for stroke and heart disease.”

Anxiety disorders affect about 12 per cent of the population and include general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Not only can anxious behaviours raise blood pressure, but they can factor into negative habits such as eating poorly and smoking.

Those bad habits can also increase someone’s risk of developing heart disease and stroke.

Bacon tracked 185 patients with normal blood pressure for one year; 16 per cent had an anxiety disorder and 14 per cent had a mood disorder such as depression.

At both the beginning and end of the year, researchers assessed patients’ physical health and psychiatric states.

At the end of the study, only four per cent of people without an anxiety disorder developed hypertension, while 14 per cent of those with an anxiety disorder developed hypertension.

Mood disorders had no effect on blood pressure.

“It is very common to be depressed and anxious,” said Bacon. “But our study separated them out and found, at least over one year, that anxiety is a major culprit in hypertension.”

Bacon said that doctors need to be aware that patients with anxiety disorders are at higher risk of hypertension.

“While we still need more understanding about how anxiety is associated with sustained high blood pressure, it is important that blood pressure is regularly monitored in people with anxiety disorders and that therapy — including anxiety management — is considered.”

He stressed that people with disorders should seek help immediately, and that treatment will do more than just boost mental health.

“One of the main messages here is that it is important to look after one’s mental health as much as one’s physical health,” said Bacon.

“If you have chronic anxious feelings, this could lead to worse heart health. There is no need to suffer — there are very good treatments out there.”

Help My Unbelief

I decided to share all three accounts of the same story that is related in Scripture.  It helps me to better understand things.  I believe one can get by with reading just one account though!

It seems when I read Scripture, stories like these cause me to immediately think on how they might relate to mental illness.  In trying to do that in this article I pray I haven’t done harm to the text.

We all wrestle with unbelief on one level or the other.  Some of us have gotten quite good at it!  The point of all of this is to try and show us that as we struggle with a mental illness we can look to Scripture and not be condemned.  There are examples of people all through the Bible who struggled with various things, unbelief being one of them.  The twelve disciples didn’t exactly catch on immediately to who this Jesus was, even after witnessing so much.  How often did Jesus use the words “Fear not?”  He used them because folks were afraid.  Our God doesn’t beat us up for our failings.  He sent His Son to die for them.  There is NO condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus….  I pray I have communicated in a way that might be used of God to bless even one of you.  Allan

Mark 9:14  And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them.
Mark 9:15  And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him.
Mark 9:16  And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?”
Mark9:17  And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute.
Mark 9:18  And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.”
Mark 9:19  And he answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.”
Mark 9:20  And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth.
Mark 9:21  And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood.
Mark 9:22  And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”
Mark 9:23  And Jesus said to him, “If you can! All things are possible for one who believes.”
Mark 9:24  Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”
Mark 9:25  And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.”
Mark 9:26  And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.”
Mark 9:27  But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
Mark 9:28  And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?”
And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”

Luke 9:37  And it happened on the next day, they coming down from the mountain, a huge crowd met Him.
Luke 9:38  And behold, a man cried aloud from the crowd, saying, Teacher, I beseech You, look on my son, for he is my only-born son.
Luke 9:39  And lo, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out. And it throws him into convulsions, with foaming, and with pain departs from him, bruising him.
Luke 9:40  And I begged Your disciples to cast him out, and they could not.
Luke 9:41  And answering, Jesus said, O unbelieving generation, one having been perverted, how long shall I be with you and endure you? Bring your son here.
Luke 9:42  And as he was still coming, the demon violently convulsed and tore him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the child and delivered him again to his father.

Matthew 17:14  And when they came to the crowd, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying,
Matthew  17:15  Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic and grievously vexed; for oftentimes he falls into the fire, and often into the water.
Matthew  17:17  Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him here to Me.
Matthew  17:18  And Jesus rebuked the demon, and he departed out of him. And the child was cured from that very hour.
Matthew  17:19  Then the disciples came to Jesus apart, and said, Why could we not cast him out?
Matthew  17:20  And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief. For truly I say to you, If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Move from here to there. And it shall move. And nothing shall be impossible to you.
Matthew 17:21  However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.

The above story, repeated three times, tells us of a father who brings his child to Jesus.  His son was possessed by a mute spirit that would cause the child to do things that would put fear in the heart of any parent.  It turns out that the disciples were not able to cast the demon from the boy and now the desperate father was asking Jesus to do what His disciples could not.

The story takes place immediately after Jesus, Peter, James, and John had come down from the Mount of Transfiguration where Jesus had been revealed in all of His glory.  No sooner had they come down from the mountain, they were greeted by a huge crowd, including disciples who had been arguing with the Scribes.  I imagine the Scribes were giving them the once over about this “character”  Jesus.  🙂

That conversation ended immediately upon the crowd seeing Jesus and the three disciples.  The story immediately zeros in on a father whose only son was possessed by a mute spirit that caused him to do harmful things to himself.

He had brought his son hoping that the disciples would heal him.  I’m sure he must have heard of all of the mighty miracles Jesus had done as well as the twelve disciples.  There is no indication the disciples here were of the twelve.  He related to Jesus that the disciples were not able to help his son and now he was counting on Jesus to do away with this foul spirit, which Jesus proceeded to do.

As the disciples were later alone with Jesus they asked Him why they were not able to cast out the unclean spirit and Jesus responded that it was due to their unbelief.  He then told them if they had faith like a mustard seed nothing would be impossible for them.

The father had presented to the disciples a son who had been afflicted for a long period of time.  The physical appearance of this son must have shocked the disciples as the mute spirit had caused the child to do things that harmed him physically.  This must have intimidated the disciples and they had not the faith to cast out the demon.

Despite the shortcomings of all involved, Jesus rebuked the demon and commanded it to never return. The faith of the father was built up and the disciples learned a valuable lesson.  We also realize there were Scribes present who stubbornly refused to believe and Jesus soundly rebuked them for their unbelief.

Matthew 17:17  Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you?

In reading these accounts I thought of myself and my journey with mental illness.  In the story I see the child as an innocent victim.  When I became sick I saw myself as an innocent victim.  Instead of going straight to Jesus, the father went elsewhere.  Instead of going to Jesus, I read books and tried to reason my way out of my affliction.  The father and the disciples were told of their unbelief.  Unbelief was the root of so much of my illness, to the point I quit God and relied on myself.  I did this all while being a “dutiful Christian.”

As I read more and more about mental illness and the stories of those whom I care for who have been afflicted, it challenges my faith.  When I see those who love God suffer emotionally I relate to their pain and wonder why the Godly suffer.  Who hasn’t wrestled with that?  What I pray for is that none of us will become like Solomon who declared all was vanity and vexation of Spirit.  God doesn’t abandon us or leave us to a life of vanity.

John 14:15  If you love Me, keep My commandments.
John 14:16  And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, so that He may be with you forever,
John 14:17  the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive because it does not see Him nor know Him. But you know Him, for He dwells with you and shall be in you.
John 14:18  I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you.

In the story the father cried out “I believe, help my unbelief “in response to Jesus saying all things are possible to Him who believes.  The father, in honest humility, stated the condition of his heart and Jesus responded.  Further, when the disciples asked why they couldn’t cast out the demon Jesus told them it was because of their unbelief.  But…..  He told them if they had faith like a mustard seed all things were possible to them.

We don’t read about Peter, James. or John in this story and I confess to wondering how they reacted to the situation.  Peter didn’t exactly show himself a spiritual giant on the mount!  It does show me though that although unbelief is nothing to be proud of, God doesn’t smite us because of it.  He longs to fill us with His Spirit so that we might be able to stand against the attacks of the enemy as he continually seeks to bring us down.

1Peter 5:6  Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
1Peter 5:7  casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1Peter 5:8  Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1Peter 5:9  Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

Praise God there is more than one lion on the scene!  He was also a lamb!  Go figure!!  🙂

Revelation 5:1  Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals.
Revelation5:2  And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?”
Revelation 5:3  And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it,
Revelation 5:4  and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.
Revelation 5:5  And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Revelation 5:6  And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
Revelation 5:7  And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne.
Revelation 5:8  And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
Revelation5:9  And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation,
Revelation 5:10  and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”
Revelation5:11  Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,
Revelation5:12  saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”
Revelation5:13  And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
Revelation5:14  And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Nothing will EVER separate us from the Love of God.  EVER!!

Saturday Night Live- Beautiful Christian Music

I hope you find something here you enjoy.  My favorite is # 7, although each song is excellent!  The final selection is a song I’ve liked for quite some time.  The artist, Michelle Shocked, is now a believer.  God Bless!  Allan

Play List

1.  John Waller-  While I’m Waiting

2.  Carolyn Arends-  Seize The Day

3.  Jennifer Knapp-  Undo Me

4. Rebecca St. James-  Quiet You

5.  Darrell Mansfield-  Bible Study

6.  Maranatha Music-  You Are My Hiding Place

7. Kari Jobe-  Revelation Song

8.  Chris Tomlin-  Made To Worship

9. Todd Agnew-  My Jesus

10.  Oh!  Happy Day-  CGC & Sylvie Desgroseilliers

11.  Michelle Shocked-  Anchorage