Backyard Beans Coffee Company – Christmas Gifts!

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Made from responsibly sourced coffee beans, remarkably roasted.

https://www.backyardbeans.com/

“And when they were come into the house, they saw the young Child and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” Matt 2:11 (KJV).

Purim, “As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.” Esther 9:22 (KJV).

 

Speak Life, again

Prov 4:20-22 (KJV), “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.”

Hate the sin, love the sinner, right?

In the name of Jesus, right now I rebuke every filfthy, distasteful, rude, mocking word said to or about myself and everyone who reads this.

We are children of God, He says who we are, not _______!  We are loved, forgiven, righteous, blessed, planned and hoped for.  We have the Holy Spirit, the oil of gladness, love, joy, peace, faithfulness, truth, and purity.  God the Father’s on our side, who can be against us?

 

Prodigal Daughter

“But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”  Jesus in Luke 15:23.

Proverbs 31:

“Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.” Proverbs vs. 25.

“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” vs. 28.

“What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor.” Psalm 8:4-5 (NKJV).

Psalm 45:13, “The king’s daughter is all glorious withing: her clothing is wrought with gold.”

“A man’s gift makes room for him & brings him before great men.” Proverbs 18:16.

“And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.” Job 42:15.

“For You, Lord, will bless the righteous; with favour wilt Thou compass him as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12.

“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” Job 23:10.

“The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them.” Psalm 34:7.

Joshua 1:9 (NIV), ” Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Isaiah 50:7 (NIV), “Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.”

Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the LORD.”

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV).

“Keep company with God, get in on the best.  Open up before God, keep nothing back;

    He’ll do whatever needs to be done:” Psalm 37:4-5 (The Message).

Psalm 63:7 (NIV), “Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.”

Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV), “But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”

Jesus in John 14:27 (NKJV), “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you, Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

City of Refuge

http://www.ciudadrefugio.org/

It´s not too late to sign up a group from your local church or organization to visit Ciudad Refugio in 2018.  Contact us at info@ciudadrefugio.org for more information.

We are gearing up for the Ciudad Refugio annual summer missions spree.  In April, May and June we received teams from Christ for the Nations in Medellin, United Life Academy and Adventures in Missions as well as a group of chiropractors who came to attend individuals in Medellin, local prisons and the Manantiales community.  In the coming Summer months we will receive additional teams from churches in Florida and Puerto Rico. We will be receiving a group of 20 chiropractors in June coming to bless more than 2,000 individuals in Medellin.  We are also looking forward to individual volunteers coming to serve from Summit International School of Ministry and Asbury Seminary.

 

 

 

EL VISTO BUENO
After nearly two years of praying, waiting, petitioning and document filing we have been given the Visto Bueno (government approval) for our new building project.  This is a major victory!!  We are now in the final layer of the approval process which will be completed in less than three months.  We are projecting project demolition in early fall, 2018.  Thank you for continuing to pray with us!

GERMAN VOLUNTEERS   Ciudad Refugio will be saying goodbye to our current group of German volunteers who will be returning to Germany in July after completing their year of volunteerism.  Thank you Celia, Lydia and Daniel for your service!  Following close behind them is a group of 7 Colombian volunteers from a variety of churches and Christian organizations in Colombia that Ciudad Refugio is training to send to Germany to serve for a year in social service projects working with refugees, children and the elderly.

I Woke Up

…at 5:55 this morning, O Lord, and You were there, the sunrise giving a warm, orangey, golden glow, this is the day You’ve made, bless You Lord, my Love, this is Your day, Father, Jesus.

Psalm 118, “this is the day, the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.”           Genesis 1:1, ”

John 17:5, “And now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence with the glory I had with You before the world began.”

Genesis, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”                                  Psalm 146:6, (NIV) “He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them-He remains faithful forever.”

Psalm 24:1, (NIV), “the earth is the Lords, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.”

Isaiah 45:18, “For this is what the Lord says—He who created the heavens, He is God;
He who fashioned and made the earth, He founded it; He did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited—He says: “I am the Lordand there is no other.”

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Again!

May we awaken & say everyday, “Again! we resubmit our lives to God & Christ, glory to You, Lord.”

Luke 9:29, “And He said to all, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”

Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Ephesians 4:23, “and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind…”

Isaiah 40:31, “Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.”

 

Glory!

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Bless You Lord, Jesus, Lord God!  You fill me with Love, Wisdom, Words, Blessings, there’s so much of You & Your Presence, I can never learn all of You!  You always give more to learn, more to climb toward, I have enough, my cup overflows!  I am full oh Lord, almighty Lord – and I haven’t time for others’ schemes, thoughts or tricks.  I give You my thoughts Jesus!  Thoughts of thanks!  Praise!  Wonder! Honor! Love! Joy!

Dear Lord, please bless my enemies with this joy, freedom and take them out of darkness.

Ps 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”  Ps 104:33, “I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”  “Almighty, most holy God…” Wayne Watson.