Food for thought  17th August 10.....

"Religion survives by telling us we need to fall in line
or some horrible fate will befall us."

Lifestream Ministries


I will restore

I heard this song at Ellel Grange this weekend. The words are beautiful!! ... and so encouraging.



Only in the King James Version and the ASR among 21 versions of the Bible is the Hebrew shuwb, Strong #7725, translated 'render' in Zech. 9:12. That word appears many hundreds of times in the Hebrew Old Testament, and in those appearances it is represented in the KJV about fifty different ways. Five translations read "restore double"; two read 'return' double; two, 'recompense'; two, 'compensate,' of which Jerusalem Bible is an example--"In compensation for your days of banishment I will give you back double." Four versions use other words which promise a blessing. Not included in the ones numbered above are the following four clear indications of the meaning of the Hebrew text of Zech. 9:12: "restore double your former prosperity to you"-- Amplified Version; "recompense two-fold (good) unto thee"--Leeser; "grant you two-fold reparation"--NEB; "repay you twice over with blessing for all you have suffered"--Good News.


"Blessed are the poor in spirit"

Shielded by the mists of merciful tenderness
We find ourselves in posession of vast and awesome wealth, intangible wealth, beyond all earthly recompense.

The great and glorious future that is ours at such great cost to Him,

Who loved enough to lay down his life for His friends

The quiet still waters where he leads rise and overflow from His heart, the spring of mercy, the fountain of joy and love divine.

Priceless are the gifts he bestows on us His children, heavenly and glorious gifts flow gently to our hearts.

Unlocked are His arms to tenderly carry His weary lambs along his road of peace,

Kindness and gratitude He shows in abundance to those who love him.

The weary find rest, the fearful a refuge. The broken-hearted find solace and are cherished.

Sing praises to our God who waits to receive our many burdens, who waits with such inordinate patience to effect our healing.

The sheer expression of his love is gloriously boundless.

Below the fathomless depths of ocean, above and beyond the vault of the skies reaches your love my God.

O, how we need you my God, o, how we need Your love. Bless our need.

Catherine O'Halloran.

Inspirational moments

More beautiful poems by Catherine

Watch of the Lord

Gudrun Brewster






Ellel Grange

I'd like to share what happened to me this weekend at Ellel Grange. The work they do there is really amazing. People who are broken and unable to function receive ministry and find new and wholesome lives.

I went along because a friend of mine has been saying for a while that I could benefit greatly from their teachings. I had actually paid for their online 365 day course about a year ago and never got round to studying it, for one reason and another.

After Trish said she thought I should attend the Accident and Trauma seminar, I thought "Why on earth would I need to go to that"?

A couple of days after she asked me to think about it. I had a bad experience in a lift of claustrophobia......scary.... So decided that this probably was the seminar for me. Looking back my childhood was one traumatic experience after another.

Well after that, I had a few more instances of getting locked in places and the first night I slept at Ellel Grange, I heard them say how they locked all the doors at night. In the dormitory I was sleeping in, the long windows had massive shutters on them, about 7 or 8 feet high... and the ladies in that room had shut them even though we were in the middle of August. I became claustophobic in the night, wanting to just run out into the fresh air, and frightened that if I was desperate I wouldn't be able to get out...

The next night was ministry night. I was asked to write down any trauma I had had as a child. I wrote down the terrible experience of being held down while the dentist gave me gas and how I struggled in great terror.. Months after that experience I became agoraphobic, and wasn't fully free of that until I met Jesus at age 24. A spirit of fear had entered in through this traumatic dentist experience.

On this ministry night at Ellel two people led me to face this incident and took me back to that day in the dentist chair. They asked me to forgive the dentist and my Mum for not being with me, and they took the trauma off of deep regions of my subconscious mind in the name of Jesus. I still felt that something was holding me down, they prayed for this feeling to leave me.

That night as I lay in that bedroom at Ellel Grange I felt as free as if I was right out in the grounds, as though there were no walls to hold me in. Praise the Lord. I have been set free from claustrophobia!!!


Here's another of my new songs....

I'm dancing with Jesus




Sound of Mercy

And I'll be posting other new songs over the next few updates.





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17th August 2010

The Lord is saying: How come your not rejoicing? Have you not yet comprehened what I have done and what I am doing in your life. Rejoice for the work continues and there is an opening about to happen and you need to be ready to take take the opportunity presented to you. Stop feeling glum. Things are happening that will change the course of your life for the better. Keep walking....keep rejoicing.


House of Bread

Sunday meeting - 3.30

Danum Hotel

High St


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The Word of the Lord Ministries Int'l

Katey Moreland



Just Joking

When I was a young minister, a funeral director asked me to hold a grave side service for a homeless man with no family or friends. The funeral was to be at a cemetery way out in the country. This was a new cemetery and this man was the first to be laid to rest there.

I was not familiar with the area and became lost. Being a typical man, of course, I did not ask for directions. I finally found the cemetery about an hour late. The back hoe was there and the crew was eating their lunch. The hearse was nowhere to be seen.

I apologized to the workers for being late. As I looked into the open grave, I saw the vault lid already in place. I told the workers I would not keep them long, but that this was the proper thing to do. The workers, still eating their lunch, gathered around the opening.

I was young and enthusiastic and poured out my heart and soul as I preached. The workers joined in with, "Praise the Lord," "Amen," and "Glory!" I got so into the service that I preached and preached and preached, from Genesis to The Revelation.

When the service was over, I said a prayer and walked to my car. As I opened the door, I heard one of the workers say, "I never saw anything like that before and I've been putting in septic systems for twenty years."



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