Sixth Sunday After Pentecost… 7/1/2018 *push/click*

beyond me… NOT BEYOND US…

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O God, you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond understanding. Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire: through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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i WANT TO BEGIN THIS POST BY TELLING YOU THAT “faith” is a journey…

It is awesome to see God’s will come to fruition in our lives…

I WILL BE HONEST, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY A LOT OF CHURCHES WILL BE SHARING THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES; however, I am still sharing them with you…

beyond me… NOT BEYOND US…

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

Lamentations 3:22-33 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,[a]
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul that seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.
27 It is good for one to bear
    the yoke in youth,
28 to sit alone in silence
    when the Lord has imposed it,
29 to put one’s mouth to the dust
    (there may yet be hope),
30 to give one’s cheek to the smiter,
    and be filled with insults.

31 For the Lord will not
    reject forever.
32 Although he causes grief, he will have compassion
    according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
33 for he does not willingly afflict
    or grieve anyone.

lam·en·ta·tion

ˌlamənˈtāSH(ə)n/

noun

plural noun: lamentations

  1. the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping.

    “scenes of lamentation”

    synonyms: weeping, wailing, crying, sobbing, moaning, lament, keening, grieving, mourning

    “the survivors’ lamentation”
  2. a book of the Bible telling of the desolation of Judah after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC.

    singular proper noun: Lamentations; singular proper noun: Lamentations of Jeremiah; noun: Lamentations 

and then we READ…

2 Corinthians 8:7-15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you[a]—so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking.[b]

I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others. For you know the generous act[c] of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. 10 And in this matter I am giving my advice: it is appropriate for you who began last year not only to do something but even to desire to do something— 11 now finish doing it, so that your eagerness may be matched by completing it according to your means. 12 For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have. 13 I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between 14 your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance. 15 As it is written,

“The one who had much did not have too much,
    and the one who had little did not have too little.”

YEAH… Let’s GO!!!

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(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

6/26/2018 –

i went to the Gym and the library today… I LIKE THAT HOUSE THAT IS FOR RENT ON COCOA AVE.

ANYWAY…

Here is what i read to get my day started:

CHANGE OF SUBJECT…

Do you know??? WHY IS THE United States of America NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE WORLD CUP???

beyond me… NOT BEYOND US… 

LET’s GO2 THAT TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR MEETING…

6/27/2018 –

TODAY, I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THIS READING WITH YOU…

Wanna Hear???

Wanna See???

6/28/2018 –

I AM HAVING FUN… I wish that backdrop for our EXHIBIT comes back from the print shop TODAY… IT HAS BEEN THERE FOR 2 WEEKS.

HERE IS A COOL MORNING PRAYER…

My Lord, a new day has arrived filled with possibilities, both known and unknown. I know that you have blessed me with both the courage and strength that will enable me to face those possibilities. I shall confidently step out into the world, to experience all that it has to offer, and to do so with grace. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

i WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU ONE OF THE PSALMS I WILL BE READING TO MY CONGREGATION TONIGHT…

Psalm 30

I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up,
    and did not let my foes rejoice over me.
Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
    and you have healed me.
Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol,
    restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.[a]

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones,
    and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger is but for a moment;
    his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may linger for the night,
    but joy comes with the morning.

As for me, I said in my prosperity,
    “I shall never be moved.”
By your favor, O Lord,
    you had established me as a strong mountain;
you hid your face;
    I was dismayed.

To you, O Lord, I cried,
    and to the Lord I made supplication:
“What profit is there in my death,
    if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise you?
    Will it tell of your faithfulness?
10 Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me!
    Lord, be my helper!”

11 You have turned my mourning into dancing;
    you have taken off my sackcloth
    and clothed me with joy,
12 so that my soul[b] may praise you and not be silent.
    Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.

NOW… LET’S GET THAT DAY STARTED…

6/29/2018 –

TODAY, I AM DOING MY THING… GOING TO HERSHEY…

i AM MANAGING AN EXHIBIT FOR OUR HISTORICAL SOCIETY…

GOLF IN HERSHEY

GOING TO MY PART TIME JOB AT HCW. (ordering that cake for my God-Daughter’s Birthday)…

BUT FIRST…

I READ…

WILL YOU???

TILL TOMORROW…

6/30/2018

I MADE A PROMISE TO MYSELF TO HAVE THE GOLF EXHIBIT UP BY JULY 1ST…

GOLF IN HERSHEY II

HENCE, I AM GOING TO THE MUSEUM BEFORE WORK…

OOO…  & I read…

Mark 5:21-43 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed

21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat[a] to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23 and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.” 24 So he went with him.

And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 25 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. 26 She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” 29 Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 He looked all around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

35 While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to say, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing[b] what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. 38 When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 When he had entered, he said to them, “Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cum,” which means, “Little girl, get up!” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. 43 He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

THANK YOU!!!

Thank you 6.30.2018

beyond me… NOT BEYOND US…

 

 

Author: Humility is Beautiful... (Kevin Schafer)

Hi… I’m Kevin and I love seeing God in everything! Yes… I believe He is in you! Life has handed me a lot of lemons over the years… But you know what??? I think lemonade tastes great!!! Things happen… DO YOU ADJUST WELL??? I never thought that I was going to be involved in a near fatal car accident… I never thought that it would take me countless hours in the Gym to relearn how to walk again… I never thought that I would obtain a Master’s Degree… I never thought that I would work for our US Navy… After working for the USN, I never thought that I would be back in my hometown of Hershey… I never thought that I could help inspire people to be their best… BUT, You Know What??? Things happen… I want to help… Please contact me for some encouragement… 🙂 kschafer137@gmail.com

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