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Happy Monday!I wanted to pass on to you from Ephesians 4:16, Unity in the Body of Christ: "From him the whole body, joined and held together by every ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." Together we continue to grow in Christ, we grow in love. When we bond together in prayer we are strong! Join me daily for encouragement, prayer and love. I pray for a spirit of inner peace and that Christ may dwell in your hearts! Blessings, Kathye
MARCH 4, 2010:IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY THURSDAY HERE IN MENTOR, OHIO, HOPE YOUR DAY IS SUNNY! I AM SITTING HERE SETTING UP INTERVIEWS FOR NEXT WEEK AND I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT I AM STARTING OVER AT AGE 50 LOOKING FOR A JOB, BUT I KNOW GOD IS GOOD. I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING MY LIGHTHOUSE WORKSHEET IN THE 40 DAY REVOLUTION AND PRAYING EVERYDAY FOR HOPE, HEALING AND DIRECTION. I WAS READING 1THESSALONIANS 5 AND I CAME ACROSS VERSE 5:11, "THEREFORE ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER AND BUILD EACH OTHER UP, JUST AS IN FACT YOU ARE DOING." WE NEED TO BUILD EACH OTHER UP, NOT TEAR ONE ANOTHER DOWN. DO WE WANT OUR WORDS TO BLESS AND ENCOURAGE OR HURT AND BELITTLE? JUDGMENTAL PEOPLE ENGAGE IN CRITICAL, FAULT-FINDING ASSESSMENT OF ANOTHER'S BEHAVIOR. WE OFTEN JUDGE OTHERS BY THEIR ACTIONS, BUT WE WANT OTHERS TO JUDGE US BY OUR INTENTIONS. ARE WE SHOWING AN INTEREST IN ANOTHER'S CONCERNS, OR ARE WE MEDDLING? OR ARE WE GOSSIPING? LETS STOP THE NEGATIVE TALK AND BLAMING ONE ANOTHER."DO NOT LET ANY UNWHOLESOME TALK COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTHS, BUT ONLY WHAT IS HELPFUL FOR BUILDING OTHERS UP ACCORDING TO THEIR NEEDS, THAT IT MAY BENEFIT THOSE WHO LISTEN." EPHESIANS 4:29.SOMETIMES FOR ME IT'S HARD TO LIFT OR BUILD UP THOSE WHO HAVE HURT ME BUT GOD DID NOT ASK US TO LOVE OTHER'S HE COMMANDED IT! I PRAY THAT I WILL LOVE OTHER'S EVEN WHEN I DON'T LIKE THEM VERY MUCH. I PRAY THAT WE AS A CHURCH FAMILY WE WILL BUILD ONE ANOTHER UP, PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER, LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND BE UNITED AS ONE IN THE BODY OF CHRIST. BLESSING'S, KATHYE