It’s Father’s Day in the USA Today so we are honoring my hubs aka my babies daddy.
He is a wonderful daddy to our twins.
Enjoy this cute song honoring Daddy’s.
He is Risen!
He Is Risen Indeed!
Now in Christ we too have that same resurrection power living in us.
Enjoy this great song by Elevation Worship called Resurrecting.
Listen to the Bridge about half way through for these amazing lyrics:
By Your spirit I will rise
From the ashes of defeat
The resurrected king
Is resurrecting me
In Your name I come alive
To declare your victory
The resurrected king
Is resurrecting me
Happy Easter! ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom
But Sunday’s a-comin’!
It’s Saturday, but don’t let that get you down. Remember, Sunday’s a-comin’!
It’s Saturday and Jesus has gone to the cross, but never-you-mind.
That’s not the whole story.
For more encouragement come connect with us on our Facebook Pages
~ XXOO Michelle Bollom
Today let us celebrate not just moms but also celebrate the foster moms, step moms, mentor moms, dad’s that stepped in as moms, single moms and spiritual moms.
May we also not alienate or forget those women hoping for a child, mourning for a child, chose to give up a child, regretfully aborted a child, or never ever wanted a child.
Just because you may not be a “Mom” as the world defines a Mom, you are no less celebrated or loved today.
~ XXOO Michelle Bollom
My hope is that today while spending time with family and loved ones, you will reflect on the following scripture:
John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friend.”
This scripture tells us the greatest love of all is that we would be willing to give up our own lives for others. This scripture is very deep. Christ’s life was all about sacrifice- he gave up his life so that we could have freedom. Just like Christ, many men and women gave up their lives so that we could experience freedom. How Christ like is that?
I want to personally thank all of those whom gave up their lives so that we could have basic liberties.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Enjoy your day with your family…and love so deep, that you would be willing to give up your life for others!
Have a blessed week.~ Lereca Monik
Arise, Jerusalem, and shine like the sun; The glory of the Lord is shining on you! Isaiah 60:1 (GNT)
The Israelites had a rich history with the concept of God’s presence being synonymous with light. During creation, ‘God said “Let there be light”; and there was light’. (Genesis 1:3) Later, they lived it first hand during the plagues brought upon Egypt by God. At God’s instruction, one of the plagues Moses called for was complete darkness for three days…but there was light in all the places where the Israelites lived. (Exodus 10:23) Later, when the Israelites left Egypt, God led them with a great cloud during the day and a pillar of fire to light their way at night. Pharaoh pursued them with his great army. When the Israelites began to panic at the thought of being hunted down and taken back, God then moved His great, tall cloud to the rear of their group. In this way, the cloud stood between the Egyptians and the Israelites. There was darkness for the Egyptians, but there was light for the Israelites. (Exodus 14:20)
So, in Isaiah’s day, God gave him a message of incredible hope for his fellow Israelites. They had returned to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon and were now under Persian rule. Things looked pretty bleak. Jerusalem was a shell of its former glory. The people were wondering if, as we tend to do today, God was alive and still cared about them and if He was still with them as their God. They wondered if miracles were a thing of the past. Then, as now, God still answers even the questions we dare only speak aloud in our hearts. It’s as if He is reassuring them and us: “Yes, Beloved, I’m here. See? My light is shining upon you and this generation. It’s now your time to be confident and shine in the glory of My love and my presence. Your particular history with Me awaits.”*
For us today, the message of hope is even more incredible! We have experienced what the Israelites of the past only dreamed of. The reality of Christ, the Messiah and Promised One, living inside us. If we believe in Him, we receive His light and His spirit to permanently dwell within us, not to keep to ourselves- but to share with the world. Jesus always says it best:
Jesus spoke to the Pharisees again. He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will have a life filled with light and will never live in the dark.” John 8:12 (GNT)
“The people who live in spiritual darkness have seen a great light. The light has shined for those who live in the land that is as dark as a grave.” Matthew 4:16 (ERV)
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not defeated it. John 1:5 (ERV)
*The Voice translation commentary used as reference
Before we dive into that turkey or ham or whatever else may tickle our fancy- let us all take a moment to think of all the things we are Thankful for. Just stop and take a deep breath and remember to enjoy all the little moments of today. No need to stress over the meal or shopping deals.
Let us remember to say Thank You for all the amazing people and things we are so richly blessed with.
Thank Him for the big & small-
Thank Him for it ALL!
Restored Ministries wants to Thank all of our followers and fans! We appreciate you ALL!
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
A little turkey day music to get you in a Thankful mood! ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom
Thank you for the summer
And thank you for the rain
And thank you for the pleasure
Thank you for the pain
Thank you for the flowers
That bloom in early may
And thank you for the winter
That washes fall away
I want to say thank you
Thank you for it all
Thank you for the deserts
Thank you for the trees
Thank you for the failures
And for the victories
Thank you for the pruning
That gives me room to grow
Thank you for the seasons
Where I learn to reap and sow
So come, let us worship
Let us release a joyful sound
Let us enter his presence
Let us all bow down