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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Please Help Us, Loving Father

Lord, hear my prayer,
listen to my cry for mercy;
in your faithfulness and righteousness
come to my relief.
Do not bring your servant into judgment,
for no one living is righteous before you.
Psalm 143: 1-2

Loving Father, I cry out to You on behalf of myself and my fellow man.

This world is in terrible turmoil.
There is war, oppression, discrimination, torture, greed, and all the sins that man can think of.

One country is testing nuclear weapons with the goal of bombing the United States.

There are wild fires in many areas of our country.
There are 2 major, devastating hurricanes in other parts of our country.

Our leaders are dividing our country, discriminating against people because of the color of their skin and their country of origin.
Many groups of people are being treated badly.

Our country was based on tolerance and freedom for all.
It was based on You. Even our money is printed with “In God we trust.”

We may disagree with each other.
Some of these groups may believe things we disagree with, even some that are against Your Word.

But You love us and You love them too.

We desperately need to find ways to deal with each other in loving, Godly ways.
We desperately need Your divine guidance.
We cannot do this on our own.

Please help us to use our hands, feet and tongue spread Your word and Your way.
Please guide us to do whatever we are able to help those in need.
Please guide us to treat all people as Your creatures who are loved dearly by You, regardless of their beliefs.

Guide us to reach out to our politicians to let them know how we feel and what we want.
Please guide all politicians and leaders to You and Your way, to make decisions based on Your Word.

Guide us to bring relief to others to the best of our ability.

Please teach us, guide us each and every day to spread the essence that is You and to bring peace to this world that is in so much turmoil.
Please teach us to pray before we act so all that we do is Your will, Your way and in Your time.

Please help us or we are lost.
I ask this in Jesus most precious name.

                   Our days may be so dark and foreboding.
                Fear and worry may fill our minds and hearts.
       When we turn to You, our Loving Father, You are always there.
            You are the light shining through the darkest clouds.
                              You will never desert us,
             regardless of what we have done or not done.
            You regard us just a little lower than the angels
           and desperately want us to spend eternity with You.
                          You are Love incarnate.
   I will turn to You, repent of my sins and rest safely in Your Loving arms.

"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."  2 Chronicles 7:14

                           Pictures of the brook near my house.
                   Our Loving Father will lead us to the still waters  
                         in the midst of life's worst turmoil
                                    - if we let Him.
             What will you choose? Where do you put your trust?
                                    Think carefully.


Knapps Station Community Church will have their Annual Chicken Pie Dinner on 

Thursday September 21, 2017.

Time:  Takeouts may be picked up starting at 4:30
     Call (315)244-3159 or (315)212-9771 to preorder
           Dining In starts at 5 pm

Prices:  For a dinner:
            Ages under 5 and over 90   FREE
            Ages 5-12                         $4.00 each 
            Ages 13 to 89                    $8.00 each 
            For a whole chicken pie      $10.00
{Whole chicken pies must be preordered by Sept 19 by calling   (315)244-3159 or (315)212-9771}

          Chicken pie, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, green beans, cranberries, rolls, apple crisp OR pumpkin pie.  Also coffee, tea, lemonade or water.

Is your mouth watering yet?  Mine is!

May you be blessed, my friend, in the knowledge that you have an incredible Loving Father who is watching over you.
May you have the faith to know that He will guide and take care of you through the most difficult times - if you let Him.
And may you have confidence that He will do all things for your ultimate good - regardless of how it appears at the time.

Please pray, my friend, for all the disaster victims in our country and all those suffering all over the world. Please pray for yourself and for me that we will keep to the straight path, stay the course and not give up. Satan is working hard to get our souls.  God is infinitely stronger. He is our strength but we must do our part and never give up. 


All photos taken by Debbie and Tim McEwen unless otherwise noted-          
     used with permission.
All bible reference from the NIV
     unless otherwise noted.

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I post every other Saturday.
The next post will be September 23, 2017.

          Live each day as if it is your last 
        and tomorrow, you meet your Maker!


  1. Excellent as always. Wish we could join you for the dinner. See you tomorrow!

  2. Debbie, in your Scripture, poetry, prayers, and photos you have captured both our desperate need and God's heart of love. Thank you!

    1. I'm humbled by your words. You have such a wonderful way of expressing your thoughts. Your words are always a breath of fresh air, grace and godliness.

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you. My heart aches for the tragedies that are taking place.

  4. Good words, Debbie. May your readers be challenged to look to You for guidance for their lives.

    1. We need to look to our Loving Father for guidance and then do whatever we are able to alleviate our brother's problems.