The Miracle Card

“ The Lord bless you and keep you!  The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look                                             upon you kindly and give you peace!”                                          The Holy Bible  |  Numbers 6:24 Gratitude is often considered the cornerstone of  Thanksgiving. But I contend that it is even more important at Christmas and Easter… So I have to ask: do you have your Miracle Card, yet? Abundance of Miracles Some time ago, in prayer, it occurred to me that I have had an abundance of miracles in every aspect of my life, all unexpected, against all odds—Physical healing, healing of depression and anxiety, protection from harm, healing of broken relationships, financial blessings, healing of memories relating to childhood trauma, etc…. Though I can’t list them all here, I will tell you that when I started my Miracle Card, I was surprised to learn that my list of lifetime miracles is quite extensive… And I am sure yours is too! Power in the Name of Jesus There is such power in the name of Jesus, so much in fact, that repeating His name alone, when not taken in vain, can be your fervent, frequent prayer. No need for eloquent speech when praying. Are you ready to have the Christmas spirit all year long in a way that will radically change your faith experience forever? If so, then...

The Generous Homeless Man

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill http://www.theinspirationcafeblog.net/blog  “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope, by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13   Something wonderful happened this week, at the Soup Kitchen/Community Outreach where I volunteer once a week. It involved a woman with special needs named Vicki, and a generous homeless man. So Many Blessings, So Many Gifts! The woman who leads our clothing ministry brought in gifts for all 100+ guests in attendance to select from. Before our guests came, she carefully set the gifts out along 6 long tables in the back of the room, and eagerly anticipated the arrival of our guests. Shortly after we opened, a homeless man named Charlie, came over to talk with me as he does each week. He and his wife live in a camper with no running water, no bathroom facility, no electricity, but they say they feel blessed to “have a place with a roof over our heads.” Though they are homeless, Charlie is a hard worker, and has held down a full-time job for some time now. By the grace of God, they are soon moving into an apartment. Great Joy, Little Christmas Tree You can imagine how surprised I was when Charlie approached me at the Christmas celebration that day, and handed me a small, live, 10 inch small Christmas tree, a spruce, with the pot wrapped in burlap that he had just gotten from the gift table. “This is for you for helping me and my wife.” “Thank you” I said,...

Blessed Beyond Measure

******************************************************************************************************** NOTE: This Christmas season, I am collecting donations of toiletries, underwear, socks, and hand warmers for the local homeless at the Manna House Outreach, and the Epi-Center in Edgewood. >>> Donations will be accepted until December 15th. If interested in donating any of these much needed items, please email me at: adelemgill@gmail.com or IM to arrange a time for drop off.  Thanks! ******************************************************************************************************** Blessed Beyond Measure [Jesus said]: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:1-12   |   The Beatitudes Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ certainly has blessed, and continues to bless his flock beyond measure. For He freely gave His life in atonement for the sins of humanity. He did this not for just a few, but for all people. But do we recognize his unconditional, pervasive love, and care, in our lives? Today’s Holy...