"Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands!
Know the Lord is God!
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
For the Lord is good:
"Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, Rejoice. Let all know your forebearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18:
"Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
What are your thanks and praises?
I'm thankful to be back in college after doing the work thing for a number of
years. Completing a college has been a life-long dream of mine. I'm also
thankful for my health, and for God sending encouragement and help my way
when I'm feeling down. Oh, and I'm very thankful for Candace's hard work in
creating and maintaining this excellent site! Candace, may God renew your
strength like the eagles and send you help so you don't have to do it all by
I am dating a non-Christian and I finally got him to go with me
to church he loved how enthusiastic I was and he was raised Catholic. He
had never been to a Baptist church before but I saw God opening him up to
me and that next day I dropped to my knees and thanked God that He gave me
such a wonderful man to share my life with. I am not the most extraverted
person on earth but with him I feel I can say or do anything something I
can't say about anyone else. What I'm trying to say is that God is both
working in my life and his and He is bringing us closer together meanwhile
God and I are becoming closer also because I know God provided someone I
can talk to when everyone else does not want to listen and I am proud to
call myself a Christian, because God knew what I needed and provided
it. Too often we forget that God does care.
Praise the Lord Our God for leading me out of strife...that I might regain life!
He led me out of the darkest part of my life and allowed me to rebuild
my life and relationships (one in particular).
I am thankful this year that I found a church home after over 10 years, at Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, IN. Broadway is very sincere about their mission statement of being "A multi-cultural Christian community that seeks, welcomes, and values all people." There are many gay and lesbian people at Broadway as well as many straight folks, but it's never an "us-and-them" feeling there--gay or straight, at Broadway it truly doesn't matter. We are all there for the same reason--to praise God.