Food for thought  23rd December 09

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." Author unknown

The Word of the Lord Ministries

The Lord is saying: I have borne you up and carried you and kept you for such a time as this. Sharpen your senses, hone your skills, get strong upon my word and be ready. Do not be asleep and be distracted with the cares of the world for suddenly shall I be calling upon you to act and to act skillfully. Be ready in and out of season, like an athlete trained up and ready to run. I shall call upon you suddenly. Be ready, be sharpened, be honed.

2 Timothy 4:2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction

Matthew 24: 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

"Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you. 1 Timothy 4:14

"Do you not know in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. (I Corinthians 9:24-27—NIV) .




Adventures in India

Anita diligently kept a journal. Which I've adapted to share with you some of our experiences.

After two long flights we arrived in Chennai to be met by Brother Raju. After 7 years of correspondence it was a strange experience to meet him in person. One of the kindest humblest people I have ever met.

Although Gudrun had been before. The shock of setting eyes on India for the first time for me was almost overwhelming. I couldn't believe that in the middle of the night that the streets were teeming with people. All eyes seemed to be on us. We must have looked like aliens.

As we raced through the streets in a taxi every driving law in England was being breached within the space of 5 minutes. I screamed out as two vehicles looked like they would collide and make a sandwich out of us. I soon got used to this way of travel where there were no lanes but everybody weaved in and out. Even on dual carriageways it didn't seem to matter which way you travelled if the traffic was too bad.

We stayed in a hotel for a few hours, but even though we'd arrived there in the early hours of the morning Gudrun was up bright and early at 8.O'clock, knocking at our door. I replied when she asked if we were ready that I wasn't even awake never mind ready!!

As we took two rickshaws to do some shopping, I was concerned we had lost the others, but we found them and I soon started enjoying this new way of travelling. It was like the dodgems without the collisions (By the grace of God.... Phew!!!) Everyone hoots constantly in India, which took a bit of getting used to, but its probably the only way they survive!!!

The train journey that afternoon to Tenali seemed to go on forever. Anita spent most of the time sitting at the open door cooling down and watching the amazing Indian scenery. People in rice fields waving at her. Mud huts and dirty rivers.

Brother Raju assured me that he would look after us until he handed us over to Joshua and Caleb when we returned to Chennai on the last few days of our visit. I had no need to be afraid. I was to find that he was as good as his word and he must have run himself ragged looking after us all making sure we had enough of everything which certainly wasn't easy in the primitive town of Tenali.

We arrived in Tenali train station in the dark to a crowd of people throwing petals on us and decking us with garlands of flowers around our necks. I have never experienced anything like it. We felt like film stars. Everywhere we went we caused a stir. Children running up to the car wanting to shake hands. Even in the streets people were wanting prayer and getting converted. Amazing!!




Written Agreement on the covenantal promises for our children ......

.Notes concerning the promises

Prescription: -

God's word to be spoken orally three times a day. Then once a day as preventative measure. If symptoms worsen - double the dose. Note:- There are no harmful side effects.





Ha Ha Ha??

"What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? Claustrophobic."
Author Unknown (I'd have kept it quiet too)!! Shirley

The Word of the Lord Ministries

Katey Moreland

Last five minutes or so of "Little Drummer Boy." Lamb is run over and they go to see "the kings" to save him.

Little drummer boy


The Star of Bethlehem.

How brightly you twinkle in the firmament,
so like a many-faceted diamond,
set in the plush velvet of the Jerusalem sky,

Kings are gazing your way in wonderment tonight.
The vault of heaven holds you securely clasped to her bosom,
you who's assignment is such a precious one,

Your shafts of silver light cut through the murky darkness heralding
the onset of a new age,
An age of great love between the God-head and mortal man.

You who dance about the heavens
in glorious raiment foretell
the task of the great builder.
The time is nigh for the bridge
to be constructed
The strong stout bridge
between heaven and earth
God and man,
between father and children.

You, whose beauty causes
one to gasp with awe
for you it is accomplished.

Star of hope and promise,
you fill us with joy and gladness.

Catherine O'Halloran.

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Joseph Prince

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