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My Baby's Having a Baby ~ Poem

My Baby’s Having a Baby by Dianna Carroll

My baby’s having a baby, Oh, how can this be?
It seems like only yesterday,
 We were counting one, two, three.

My baby’s having a baby, such joy fills my heart;
How can I begin to tell you? 
I know not where to start.

The doctor said, “A little one’s coming!”
A surprise for Papa and me;
We rejoice in knowing God’s perfect plan will bless our family.

My baby’s having a baby, and in this I do delight.
Such love and hope, perfectly unfolding;
God’s greatest joy is just in sight.

My baby’s having a baby, a wonderful gift of love,
Sweet jubilation, and entrusted care 
For this child conceived in love.

Yes, my baby’s having a baby, to love and hold so tight.

Are You Committing Spiritual Adultery?

Are You Committing Spiritual Adultery?
Proverbs 5:3-5 “For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.  Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.” Proverbs 23:27-28 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.”
Prostitution So often, prostitution is referred to as the "oldest profession” in the world. It has always been a common way for women to make money, even in Bible times. The Bible teaches that prostitution is immoral, a deep pit, a narrow well; and the prostitute lurks as a robber to lure the hearts of men. To fall into her trap, should be as frightening as falling into a deep pit or well where there is no escape.
God forbids such involvement with a prostitute because He knows this attachment is harmful to both men and women. Satan’s work of seduction begins wit…

Satan, the Enemy of God

Satan, the Enemy of God
Revelation 12:10-12 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.  Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Heart Wrenching: I attempt to work with women in addiction, and visually see how hard Satan works to deceive, destroy and kill those that have been captured by his lies. My heart was moved as I entered a courtroom this week to see twenty to thirty men and women restrained by chains around their hands and feet, shuffling across the crowded room to their seats. Their joy was go…

The Conscience

The Conscience
Acts 24:16  And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
Introduction:
Recently, I found myself feeling guilty for no apparent reason I knew of and immediately went to the Word of God for instruction and comfort. “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23,24).Examining guilt feelings in the light of Scripture, along with prayer, is definitely the cure for a guilty conscience. A person who conceals his sin will not prosper, but the one who confesses and forsakes sin, will have compassion (Proverbs 28:13). After I had spent time searching my heart through prayer and reading God’s Word, I realized that Satan, known as, “the accuser of the brethren” (Revelation 12:10), tried to discourage my heart with lies (John 8:44). Christians need to understand that guilt appears when sin is prevalent in the life of…

"Will You Forgive Me?"

“Will You Forgive Me?”
Matthew 18:21,22 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. [Read: Matthew 18:21-35.]
True story of Corrie ten Boom
As I watched the movie, “The Hiding Place” again, my heart was stirred to think about the ten Boom family and their strong desire to rescue Jews from the shocking Holocaust of WWII. Their home became a refuge for fugitives hiding from the Nazis. Casper ten Boom and his two daughters, Betsie and Corrie, risked their lives by protecting these people. They built a hiding place located in Corrie’s bedroom, a secret room, no larger than a small wardrobe closet behind a false wall. The space could hold up to six people, all of whom had to stand quiet and still. A crude ventilation system was installed to provide air for those in waiting. When security sweeps came through the neighborhood, a b…