Living for Others

Life is not just about is!
People go through Depression!
It’s a real thing. There could be someone going through something that they haven’t shared with us! We should focus on being more observant, having more compassion for the needs of others.

Today people look at how they can have better lives. They look at how they were wronged. How they were treated unfairly. Sometimes we look at only our struggles. We think about me, myself and I. Instead of who we should focus on. She, He, or them.

Today people are going through a lot. We just came through a pandemic that we’ve never experienced before. People are and were afraid. They didn’t know what to expect. They didn’t know what tomorrow held. People were separated from their loved ones. People went into hospitals without their loved ones and many died. Faith was tested! Now we are coming through the pandemic but many are facing other trials, crises, hardships, health issues, emotional issues and problems. Satan is attracting us on every level.

Today we need to help are neighbors. Be more supportive, caring. When we make it through our trial, than we ought to be able to help someone else make it through theirs.

  1. call them and listen, some times the best thing is to listen. Show them that you care.
  2. Visit someone if you know they have been sick
  3. Offer your help if you can.
  4. Be a friend.
  5. Pray for one another.

  6. We are family. our family isn’t just our mother, brother, kids. Family is our church, our neighbor, our coworkers, the homeless man, the beggar, the sick.But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. – 1 John 3:17, 18. Luke 12: 22-30- And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. – Luke 12:22-30
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Enduring the Pain


If you have ever experienced pain, it is hard to endure. The stronger the pain the harder to endure, BUT, the stronger you become and are able to endure more. The same thing applies to enduring trials in our lives (pain). Yes, sometimes things in life are hard as pain to endure. Have you ever noticed a older couple goes into surgery with less anxiety than a younger person, because they have learned to endure their situation. If you are struggling with health issues that life has thrown you, at the time, they are not pleasant. I have been dealing with my own health problems. One issues is resolved, another one comes. I had to ask, “Why Lord?” I wondered if it was something that I had done wrong. Why was I going through this trial? Sometimes in life, trials are not caused from things we have done, but it is to make us stronger. Sometimes it is God’s way of getting our attention. Ask yourself this? Is there something that I have done or am doing, that I need to change or get rid of.

Sometimes pain doesn’t last a day but several days. Sometimes our trials last a while. At the time of our trial, we don’t like it one bit. It is hard to endure. We wonder why am I going through all of this. My sister, my friend, my coworker isn’t going through what I am. We look around at others and think, Does God still care about me? We need to look at God’s word for his guidance and assurance that he does care. 1 Peter 5:7 says: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Trials not only come to us, but to others. They come to every man in every size and shape. It is what the Christian man endures to make him more Christlike. This might seem like a crazy thought, but even Christ died on the cross. He endured much for us. Job was a godly man and lost much; his children, cattle and had health issues as well. James 5:11 says: Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. But, Job was given much after his trial was over, because he did not curse God, like his wife and friends said to do. He held on to his Love for God and said, Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. Which simply means, whatever happens to him, he still will trust in God. He still will hold to his beliefs and maintain his character and his ways before God.

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What does Easter mean to Me?

Tracy's Writing Commentary


Hello everyone. Today I am going to do something different. I usually post about writing, marketing, editing and so on but today this post is dedicated to Easter. I challenge everyone to take a close look at what Easter is all about. Easter is recognized all over the world but is usually celebrated by Christians. Easter marks a celebratory time because it marks the date Christ rose from the grave. It is usually the time when Christians will make an extra effort in attending church. Easter is celebrated because of the miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. Some people have made up fables telling children about the Easter bunny and decorating eggs. In Western cultures, Christians celebrate a period of 40 days prior to Easter called Lent. This is when they go through a time of discipline, fasting and repentance.

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Poem: The Wedding

The Wedding Day is quickly approaching,

To Celebrate a new bride and groom.

Invitations have been sent,

Free to attend with plenty of room.

The stage is set with decorations,

Many new faces and people to meet.

Many are dressed in their very best.

God is present on his thronely seat.

The preparations are already underway,

For the wedding of God’s son.

A Heavenly atmosphere is all around,

A New City with many mansions.

Angels are singing in one accord,

Peace and Love is in the Air. 

Smiles and laughter can be heard. 

Wedding party in formal wear,

A beautiful bride is adorned for her husband.

The Groom is waiting patiently on his bride.

A union of love that will never end.

To live eternally by God’s side.

Helping her through her trials and fears,

Christ has spent many days by her side.

He knows her weaknesses and shares her tears,

For his love will always abide.

A crystal river can be seen,

A kingdom with streets of pure gold. 

With Jesus our Lord and forever friend.

Happiness forever, never growing old.

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Do You Believe Jesus Is the Christ?


According to the Scriptures, you must believe on Jesus Christ in order to go to Heaven. There is no other way into Heaven or no other way to receive eternal life.

1 John 5:1-15-Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

If you don’t know how to receive Jesus as your Lord, here is more information.

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Learn To Love One Another

So many things has happened in the last few months that breaks my heart to see. The Lord tells us to love one another. If we truly loved one another, there wouldn’t be things happening in the world that are unrighteous. Lately I have seen things on social media sites where people are rioting, fighting against one another, cursing one another, killing, stealing, etc…. As a Christian, we need to learn to truly love one another. Learn compassion, learn to forgive others of their trespasses against us.

God tells us in 1 John 4:7-17-Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.  In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.  No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.  Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.  And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.  Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.  And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.  Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

If you can’t love your brother who you can see, how can you love God, whom you haven’t seen. 1 John 2:9-11-He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.  He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes. 1John 4:20-If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Love goes a long way. It isn’t just showing kindness but helping others in need. If you can, give to others that are in need. If you don’t have money to give, give your time. Take someone to the store or doctor appointment if they need a ride. 1 John 3:17-But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

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God Can Accomplish the Impossible

Some in this world might try to tell you that something is impossible.  They may tell you that you won’t recover from your illness or disease.  They may tell you that it is beyond their control.  Well maybe it is.  But let me tell you that Nothing is impossible with God. Never try to put limitations on what God can do.  God was able to create the world in 6 days.  God was able to part the Red Sea.  God was able to help Sarah conceive when she was past age.  God was able to raise Lazarus from the dead.  God was able to feed the multitude with five loaves and two fishes.  God was able to help David defeat the giant with a slingshot and stone.  God was able to prepare a whale to keep Jonah alive until he was ready to obey him.  God was able to deliver the Israelites to the promise land.

Miracles still happen today too.  God has given children to people that the doctor said couldn’t have any.; including my niece.  God has healed many people that the doctors said had no hope; including my dad.  God has and still performs many miracles today.  God has helped people out of financial difficulties when they thought they would have to file bankruptcy. God is able to cleanse the drug addict from their addiction.   The greatest miracle I can think of is that God is able to save the lost person from their sins; including me. He can create a new creation in us. We are not able to change our vile thoughts and actions without the help of God.  God loves us and wants us to live a holy life and a life of peace and happiness.

So many things that God is able to do, but we often put restrictions on him .  If the doctor says it is impossible, we believe him.  Let me say again that nothing is impossible with God.  Let me tell you that God knows best though.  Sometimes things happen that we wish God would change for the better, but God is in control.  He may answer your prayer with a No, because he knows that something will not be good for you.  I am thankful for No’s in my life.  I would not be married to my husband if I hadn’t received a no.  I thought I knew best, but God knows best and he will take care of us.  He has a special plan and purpose for our lives, but we need to rely and trust in him.  Don’t forget to pray for your needs and wants, because God is able.  If you are not a Christian, I urge you to pray to God and ask him into your life.  Repent from your sins and become a new creation in Christ.  You will not regret this decision.

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Overcoming Depression

Its hard not to become overwhelmed, depressed, saddened by things going on in the world today.  Things look chaotic, bleak, uncontrollable.  You may wonder why God is allowing these things.  Let me tell you that God has a specific plan in place.  He knows what he is doing.  I try not talk about politics and such on this blog.  I do, however, want to talk about things that are happening in our world that can bring us down.  If we watch the news, read Facebook post, blogs, etc.. We see nothing but chaotic things that are happening around us.  It has been my experience to limit your access to these things that could upset you or depress you.

Satan is having a field day right now.  He wants nothing more that to Depress you, Suppress you, Oppress you and rob your joy. I heard a sermon the other day on: Philippians 4:8; which says:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

This simply means to think on good things.  Don’t get wrapped up in the chaos.  Keep your hearts pure and holy. Philippians 4:7 says: And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

We, as Christians should learn to rely and trust in Jesus for our peace and protection.  Many fear this Covid 19, but I tell you this. God is in control.  You will not die unless God permits.  He has a perfect time for you to spend eternity with him. Hebrews 9:27-
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

More resources: about Dealing with Depression can be found here:  – Depression is Serious -The Truth about Depression

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Are You Waiting for the Coming Kingdom

Mark 15:43 says that Joseph of Arimathaea was waiting on the kingdom of God.  He took the body of Christ from the cross and laid it a sepulchre after his death.  He was an honorable man that went to Pilate and begged for the body of Jesus, so he could bury him.  Then on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they (Mary Magdalene and Mary – the mother of Joses) came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre (Mark 15).

By this time, Jesus had already risen from the dead.  He later returned for a short while to show others that he had risen before he returned to God’s side. John 21:14-
This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead. Acts 10:40- Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.  He was seen by over 500 men, 1 Corinthians 15:6.

One day shortly. he will return: Revelation 1:7 says: Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.  Revelation 21 tells us of his coming kingdom: And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Revelation 19:11-16-And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

Revelation 22:12-17- And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

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We are the Church


Recently I heard two separate sermons a day apart talking about God’s people being the church.  Yes we should worship God in his precious assembly and listen to a God called Preacher.  But, this virus has closed a lot of church buildings.  Some are having their sermons online so people can hear about God.  Some are ministering to people that don’t even go to their church.

I heard a young man say that since we can’t go to church, we must become the church.  Sitting in church once or twice a week and not ministering to the outside world, is not what we need to be doing right now.  We need to get filled by God’s word, whether reading your Bible, listening to a sermon online or praying, but we need to share the gospel to the dying world.  Yes, those that don’t know Christ are dying and will not enter the kingdom of God.

We need to be the church for them.  Some will not enter a church building but they might listen to their friends or loved ones telling them about the love of God.  They might learn who Jesus truly was.  He was the son of the perfect God.  He sacrificed his own body on a cross for the sins of mankind.  He is a God of love.  He is a God who will forgive you of any sins, as long as you turn from them.  Repent of your sins and ask God to forgive you.  He can change your life.  He can give you a life of happiness and peace.

God is a healer too.  He is in control of every aspect of your life.  He knows what he is doing.  He wants to bring people to him.  He wants to mold us into better people.   He wants to humble us so we can love others; have compassion for others and so we will come to him in our darkest trials and tribulations because he is our answer.  He can bring us out of darkness into his glorious light.

The house of God is the temple and it is a house of prayer and should never be disrespected at all.  But we are God’s children.  We are his church.  Jesus said he would build his church and he would be the chief cornerstone.  He is our rock and our Salvation.

Think of this!  Is God pleased with you!  Have you lived a life for him.  Have you witnessed, shared the gospel, tried to live a holy life, tried to separate yourself from the world, taught others about Christ, worked in the church in some capacity, had great faith.  Have you said, “Here am I lord, Send me.”

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