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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on August 10, 2019 – 5:20 am -

 

Philippians 2:3-5 “(3) Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; (4) do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. (5) Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,”

CS Lewis said it like this: “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less”.
Let not obsess with our own issues and self-image. May we always strive harder to keep our focus on God.

Many people are hurting. I challenge you to reach out to them and be Jesus in their life today.

Happy Weekend Everyone from SGN Scoops!
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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on August 3, 2019 – 9:09 am -

Vonda Easley and her mom, Margaret Turner

Vonda Easley and her mom, Margaret Turner

Hi friends,

I’ve been in Alabama this week visiting my Mom. When I first arrived to see her, I noticed she was crying. One of her friends, Mr. Sanders had passed and she was very sad.

My mom is in the nursing home in Heflin, Alabama. Mr. Sanders “took a liking” to Momma and always was so kind to her.

He never missed an opportunity to smile or tell her she was pretty when he saw her.

I think we could all learn a lesson from Mr. Sanders. A lot of people are going through things. In fact, I think if we knew the struggles others face, everyone would be a little more kind to one another.

I love the message in this song. It simply says everybody’s going through something……

And I sure love the sweet lady singing it!

Happy Saturday!

Let’s Be Kind!

#belikemrsanders

Vonda

 


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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong- Divine Appointments

Written by scoopsnews on July 6, 2019 – 8:04 am -

John 4:28-29

28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,

29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

 

As a child I went to the altar during revival service one night. I repeated after the man that was there to greet me and later was baptized. I had been in church most of my life. But later on, as an adult, something happened!

It was a typical Sunday morning. The preacher began to preach a message I had heard before. It was the one I heard that same night as a young girl in revival. When the invitation came and I began to pray these words, “Lord if there is one that don’t know you, I pray that today would be there special day.” That’s when the Lord spoke to my heart.

He said , “It’s You.” That day was a divine appointment made just for me. Something happened that day. It was something beautiful. I felt Love. The real kind. The kind that that covered every wound from a young girl to a young woman’s heart. I couldn’t wait to tell my friends and family.

In the verse above, we find another woman who was wounded. Jesus meets her at noon-time at the well and asks her for a drink of water. He knew about her wounds and He showed her real love. That was her divine appointment.

I love what she did. She didn’t wait to share her story! And…. Lives were changed.

When we share our story, parts of it will resonate with hearts that long for the same thing.

Are you sharing your story? Perhaps this day God may give you an opportunity.

Have a blessed weekend!

Until next week…… Bye Ya’ll!

 

Vonda

 


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Weekend Word – Right From The Heart

Written by scoopsnews on June 29, 2019 – 6:11 am -

 

“I say to you, that many shall come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 8:11

Years ago, more than one generation often lived together in the same house, or at least close to each other. Family reunions, as we know them today, were pretty much an every day event for those folks. But, as time moved on and families became fractured and scattered, the family reunion became a popular way for families to come together once a year and catch up with one another, eat good food, and watch all the kids play.  Today, for those of us fortunate enough to still have close family ties, family reunions can be a lot of fun. (Or they can be total misery!) Whether they’re good or bad depends on you, members of your family, or both.

But today, I want to talk about the ultimate family reunion – one that we will all want to attend! I’m speaking of what happens when Christians die. Not only do we get to be with Christ, we also get to be with those who have died in Christ before us and are enjoying the eternal family reunion in heaven – a reunion where everyone gets along. Won’t that be something? Well, it won’t be if you miss it!

The good news is that we can be sure we make the ultimate family reunion by believing and knowing Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. And when we step over from this life to the next, He’ll welcome us home with the greatest family reunion we can imagine.

I’m looking forward to that ultimate family reunion. I hope to see you there one day.

From (Right From The Heart Ministries)

 


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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on June 22, 2019 – 6:58 am -

Hello Friends,

I trust you have had an amazing week and about to step into an even greater weekend.

Each week as I prepare For  “The Prayertalk Show”,  I invite folks to send in their prayer requests. Last week, in just a few minutes, I had over 80 requests in comments and private messages on Facebook. One request sticks out in my mind even still today as a young lady wrote, “I just want to be loved and I feel like no one loves me.”

Remember the old saying, Love makes the world go around? I believe I truly understood that statement when I got saved.  I’ve learned that things are not always gonna be good. Sometimes life is just hard. But knowing JESUS cares and loves me just the way I am with a “Special Love” makes everything better. He didn’t promise it would always be easy, but He said He would never leave.

Here are the lyrics and a video to a beautiful song written by Gerald Crabb and performed by Karen Peck & New River. I’d like to dedicate it to my new friend I met last week on Prayertalk. I’m praying for you girl!

Vonda

 

❤️Special Love Lyrics

I really hate to bother you but Lord,
I’ve gotta whole lot on my mind
I know that you’ll real busy but I promise
I won’t take much of your time
but Lord I need a little grace
To help me make it through
I need to feel that kinda love that only comes from you
if you’ll just squeeze my hand
let me feel you by my side
you said you’d never never leave me
you’d always be my guide
but the storms of life some times
won’t let the sunshine through
Lord I need to feel that kinda love
that only comes from you
yes I need to feel that kinda love
that only comes from you
As a child I heard the preacher say that you
where a sinners friend
I remember when I came to you with a heart
a heart so black with sin
the night you turned my life around
it seemed you made me over new
the mercy that you showed me Lord
kept me coming back to you.
if you’ll just squeeze my hand
let me feel you by my side(feel ya by my side)
you said you’d never never leave
you’d always be my guide
but the storms of life some times won’t let the sun shine through
Lord I need to feel that kinda love
that only comes from you
yes I need to feel that kinda love
that only comes from you
love comes from you.

 

 

 


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Weekend Word-With Vonda Armstrong “ Integrity”

Written by scoopsnews on June 15, 2019 – 9:05 am -

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. — Proverbs 22:1

In a business world where large profit seems to be the only objective, a commitment to having a good name is most commendable. 

The temptation to seek gold or silver (profit) as our top priority is the same today as it was in Solomon’s day. Greater profits may come by way of dishonest weights, selling a sick animal, falsifying records, and more. But when you get caught, your business will also be ruined.

Too often our testimony is negated by the way we do business. Too often we put a Christian symbol on our business card and yet deal dishonestly. Our good intentions and promises must be followed up with actions of integrity—in all we do. Christ’s name is at stake, not merely our reputation.

Jesus calls us to honesty. Honor­ing him, we can sing, “Lord, I lift your name on high,” and mean it. Are you honoring God in all you do?

 

Lord Jesus, empower us with your Holy Spirit so that we may live lives of integrity in all our relationships. We ask this in your name. Amen.

 


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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on June 8, 2019 – 5:33 am -

 

To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds…In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.”

Daniel 1: 17, 2

How can you live in faith while respecting a society that wants nothing to do with God? Remember Daniel went from Hebrew captive to an influential advisor to kings in both the Babylonian (modern day Iraq) and later Persian (modern day Iran) empires.  God used the life of Daniel to demonstrate how we too can live a life of influence and faith, even when worlds views clash.

How can we  live a faithful life in a world walking further away from Biblical beliefs and values? (Straight From The Heart Ministries)

Live Like Daniel!


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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on June 1, 2019 – 6:07 am -

 

“The LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him. Rejoice in the LORD
and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!” Psalm 32:10,
11

God controls and allows every detail of our lives. Nothing happens without His knowledge and approval.

Every day, little changes in schedule or small irritations occur. Everyday, we can
choose to let these obstacles upset us, or we can rest in the knowledge that God lovingly ordained them as small irritants to help us look to and rely on Him.

For example, we can grumble about the frustrating traffic jam that is keeping us from getting somewhere on time, or we can remember that God knows about our deadlines and view the time sitting in traffic as an opportunity to pray. We can complain, or we can rejoice.

May we allow the knowledge that we are continually surrounded by God’s
unfailing love to permeate our lives and chase away our complaints and fears.

(Christianperspective.net)

Until Next week, Jesus loves you and so do I. Have a great weekend!

Vonda


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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong- A Day To Honor Life

Written by scoopsnews on May 25, 2019 – 6:57 am -

“We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.” 1 John 3:16

In scripture and in military service, the willingness to give up one’s life is not dependent on the worthiness of the people who benefit from the honorable act.  Memorial Day is an important holiday that remembers those that died for our country, and serves to remind people of the costly price of war.

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:8

We are blessed to be living in a free society. May we honor our American soldiers for the liberty we have in this country. May we also give thanks to Almighty God for the freedom we have to spend eternity with Him because of His gift of forgiveness through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Do You KNOW HIM?

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! You know I always like to leave you with a song so I couldn’t find one more appropriate than Triumphant Quartet  singing “Let’s All Stand For America”

Until next week, Jesus loves you and so do I!

Vonda

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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on May 18, 2019 – 5:22 am -

Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God.

David experienced trouble. He survived by trusting in the Lord.

David also wrote. “Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still” (Psalm 4:4)

Many of us have lost the ability to meditate on God.

When we lay down at night, we toss and turn and worry about our problems instead of calmly meditating and trusting God.

We need to trust God. Trusting Him gives us strength to face each day with confidence…

Until next week, Jesus loves you and so do I!

Vonda

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