Saturday, March 04, 2006
Verily, these actually come from the warmest corner of said inbox!
Read on and you shall see why... once again!
God Said No
I asked God to take away my habit.
God said No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary
I asked God to grant me patience.
God said No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations;
It isn't granted, it is learned.
I asked God to give me happiness.
God said No. I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.
I asked God to spare me pain.
God said No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares
And brings you closer to me.
I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said No. You must grow on your own!
But I will prune you to make you fruitful.
I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.
I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said... Ahh, finally you're beginning to get the idea.
If you love God, send this to ten people and
Back to the person that sent it.
THIS DAY IS YOURS DON'T THROW IT AWAY
May God Bless You,
"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world"
"May the Lord Bless you and keep you,
May the Lord Make his face shine upon you,
And give you Peace.....Forever"
"Good friends are like stars...You don't always see them,
But you know they are always there
Friday, March 03, 2006
Thursday, March 02, 2006
On this other site where my blog here -TLB Prime exclusively, and none of the other ones- is "transmitted" via a RSS feed, I was told, after yesterday's blog, that news of "what miracle would happen to me the next day, at 11 AM" were eagerly anticipated... with baited breath as well as healthy skepticism, I am sure! Well, here then is what I received around 11 AM today...
Thursday March 2, 2006
"May God always hold you in the palm of His hands."
Today In Bible Verses:
Read Through the Bible in a Year
Living in The Fear of the Lord
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord.
Acts 9:31 NIV
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:1,2 NIV
(Renew your mind - Memorize Scripture!)
Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.
1 Peter 2:1-3 NASB
Thanks be unto God for His wonderful gift:
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God
is the object of our faith; the only faith
that saves is faith in Him.
Read Through the Bible in a Year
March 2: Matthew 9:1-17, Leviticus 3-4, Proverbs 20
My Soul Thirsts for Thee
God--you're my God! I can't get enough of you!
I've worked up such hunger and thirst for God,
traveling across dry and weary deserts.
So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open,
drinking in your strength and glory.
In your generous love I am really living at last!
My lips brim praises like fountains.
I bless you every time I take a breath;
My arms wave like banners of praise to you.
Psalm 63:1-4 The Message
CEV - Contemporary English Version
ESV - English Standard Version
KJV - King James Version
MSG - The Message
NASB - New American Standard Bible
NIV - New International Version
NKJV - New King James Version
NLT - New Living Translation
RSV - Revised Standard Version
Oh... yeah. There were a few other things too. Such as a few thorns in my side were extirpated and eradicated (dare I hope) permanently too. My arch-foe, he whom I often referred to as "the ELL", has vanished into thin air too... And all that transpired without me having to even lift a finger! This is nothing short of a miracle indeed!
Only Believers get them though - or recognize them for what they are! ;)
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
This is awesome!
At the end of this story, it gives you two options. I think you will
figure out what option I chose.
A cold March wind danced around the dead of night in Dallas as the doctor
walked into the small hospital room of Diana Blessing. She was still
groggy from surgery. Her husband, David, held her hand as they braced
themselves for the latest news.
That afternoon of March 10, 1991, complications had forced Diana, only
24-weeks pregnant, to undergo an emergency Cesarean to deliver couple's
new daughter, Dana Lu Blessing.
At 12 inches long and weighing only one pound nine ounces, they already
knew she was perilously premature. Still, the doctor's soft words dropped
"I don't think she's going to make it," he said, as kindly as he could.
"There's only a 10-percent chance she will live through the night, and
even then, if by some slim chance she does make it, her future could be a
very cruel one."
Numb with disbelief, David and Diana listened as the doctor described the
devastating problems Dana would likely face if she survived.
She would never walk, she would never talk, she would probably be blind,
and she would certainly be prone to other catastrophic conditions from
cerebral palsy to complete mental retardation, and on and on.
"No! No!" was all Diana could say.
She and David, with their 5-year-old son Dustin, had long dreamed of the
day they would have a daughter to become a family of four. Now, within a
matter of hours, that dream was slipping away.
But as those first days passed, a new agony set in for David and Diana.
Because Dana's underdeveloped nervous system was essentially 'raw', the
lightest kiss or caress only intensified her discomfort, so they couldn't
even cradle their tiny baby girl against their chests to offer the strength of their love. All they could do, as Dana struggled alone beneath the ultraviolet light in the tangle of tubes and wires, was to pray that God would stay close to their precious little girl.
There was never a moment when Dana suddenly grew stronger. But as the
weeks went by, she did slowly gain an ounce of weight here and an ounce of
At last, when Dana turned two months old, her parents were able to hold
her in their arms for the very first time. And two months later, though
doctors continued to gently but grimly warn that her chances of surviving,
much less living any kind of normal life, were next to zero, Dana went home from the hospital, just as her mother had predicted.
Five years later, when Dana was a petite but feisty young girl with
glittering gray eyes and an unquenchable zest for life. She showed no
signs whatsoever of any mental or physical impairment. Simply, she was
everything a little girl can be and more. But that happy ending is far
from the end of her story.
One blistering afternoon in the summer of 1996 near her home in Irving,
Texas, Dana was sitting in her mother's lap in the bleachers of a local ball park where her brother Dustin's baseball team was practicing.
As always, Dana was chattering nonstop with her mother and several other
adults sitting nearby when she suddenly fell silent
Hugging her arms across her chest, little Dana asked, "Do you smell that?"
Smelling the air and detecting the approach of a thunderstorm, Diana
replied, "Yes, it smells like rain."
Dana closed her eyes and again asked, "Do you smell that?"
Once again, her mother replied, "Yes, I think we're about to get wet. It
smells like rain."
Still caught in the moment, Dana shook her head, patted her thin shoulders
with her small hands and loudly announced,
"No, it smells like Him.
It smells like God when you lay your head on His chest."
Tears blurred Diana's eyes as Dana happily hopped down to play with the
Before the rains came, her daughter's words confirmed what Diana and all
the members of the extended Blessing family had known, at least in their
hearts, all along.
During those long days and nights of her first two months of her life,
when her nerves were too sensitive for them to touch her, God was holding
Dana on His chest and it is His loving scent that she remembers so well.
You now have 1 of 2 choices. You can either pass this on and let other
people catch the chills like you did, or you can delete this and act like
it didn't touch your heart like it did mine.
IT'S YOUR CALL!
"I can do all things in Him who strengthens me."
This morning when the Lord opened a window to Heaven, He saw me, and He
asked: "My child, what is your greatest wish for today?" I responded:
"Lord please, take care of the person who is reading this message, their family and their special friends. They deserve it and I love them very much" The love of God is like the ocean, you can see its beginning, but not its end.
This message works on the day you receive it. Let us see if it is true.
ANGELS EXIST but some times, since they don't all have wings, we call them
Pass this on to your true friends. Something good will happen to you at
11:00 in the morning; something that you have been waiting to hear. This
is not a joke; someone will call you by phone or will speak to you
about something that you were waiting to hear.
Do not break this prayer; send it to a minimum of 5 people.
Netscape. Just the Net You Need.
Aw - NOW I know that this message is of Divine Origin - it got to me thanks to Netscape! ;)
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Short blog today - since I am in way over my head in virtually ALL aspects of existence... and I need to focus on that instead of blogging!
It is pretty darn good already that I feel not like updating The Lugubrious Blog instead of TLB Prime here...
Monday, February 27, 2006
As Black History Month rolls to an end, we can be thankful for political correctness nowadays reaching far and wide - making forked tongues curb their venomous spewing. When even "Black Manta" was rechristened "Devil Ray" in a recent episode of "Justice League Unlimited"... We know that respect is being enforced! I doubt that the new name was an homage to Ray Charles though... (Just like DC to get out of the frying pan - and propel itself straight into the fires of controversy! I was glad to contribute in that today! :)
Better late than never though in tipping one's hat to the annual event celebrating the rich cultural heritage of African descendents - especially in the light of reported crimes still happening today that are tainted with racism and that we shall talk about soon - here, on TLB Prime!
Sunday, February 26, 2006