Monday, April 24, 2017

Pray4America (part 20) - Australia still has our back!


Anne Graham Lotz, the chairperson of the National Day of Prayer, invites us to pray for the healing of America on May 4th, 2017.

And one of the themes  comes from from Daniel 9:19

Lord, listen! 
Lord, forgive!
Lord, hear and act! 
For Your sake, my God, do not delay,
 because Your city and 
Your people bear your Name.

And down under, in Australia, Warwick March announced their National Day of Prayer and Fasting team has set aside  this April 30 - May 4. 2017, to intercede for America.

And they continue with the theme, II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, 
who are called by My Name, 
will humble themselves and pray 
and seek My face and 
turn from their wicked ways, 
then I will hear from heaven, 
and I will forgive their sin and 
will heal their land.

For we have this promise...

Therefore confess your sins to each other 
and pray for each other 
so that you may be healed. 

The prayer of a righteous person 
is powerful and effective.

James 5:16 (NIV)

God bless Australia!
And God bless America!



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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Nostalgia (part 8) - April Showers

April Showers/

April showers
Bring May flowers

Learned that as a child.

Still true.

And one of my nostalgic memories is when my dad took me to Disney movies in the drive-in as a kid. One of those movies was Bambi (1942). And he laughed at Thumper and Bambi more than I did.

But one of the scenes was Bambi experiencing his first spring - April showers.

As I look out my window, 
I see the April showers
come and go. 

But the wet weather doesn't last. The sun comes out.

The grass is greening up. The buds bursting on trees. Birds are nesting. And yes, the deer and the bunnies are frolicking in the meadows. Like Bambi and Thumper.

Bambi was awed by nature. Like the young ones born in spring find all things new and wonderful.

And Disney tapped into our inner child. So as we get older, we may still wonder, too.




Photo from: April Showers/