Do not judge and you will not be judged.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and it will be given to you.
Luke 6: 37-38

23 August 2016

Miraculously Healed while reading the Bible

All of a sudden, things looked very odd to me. I looked at my fingers like this, and I could see some fingers and others I couldn’t. ‘Am I having a stroke or what is this? What’s going on?’”
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Sue Wynn was twenty-eight years old with a promising career when the first symptoms appeared. After several trips to the emergency room she got disturbing news. “The ER doc said, ‘I must tell you, you have a fifty percent chance of having MS.’ I just dismissed it. I said, ‘I don’t have time for that. This can’t possibly be that. I feel fine.’”

She moved on with her life and career. But one night at homShe moved on with her life and career. But one night at home with her husband, her symptoms erupted. “I was sitting watching the evening news with Jeff. And Jeff has a tendency to like to jiggle his foot, and so I said, ‘Jeff, stop jiggling.’ He said, ‘I’m not but you are.’ And I was going like this (head shaking), and then it started going like this (intensity of shaking increased), and then it started to go like that (It grew progressively worse.), and I was scared to death because I didn’t know and I couldn’t stop. It just kept going like that.”

Her family doctor confirmed her fears. “She says, ‘I think this is MS’. My breath just went out of me I couldn’t breathe, you know. ‘How could this be? What? How can this… my whole life is before my eyes and I’m just saying everything is gone.’”

Sue’s husband, Jeff was affected by the diagnosis. “There was a complete darkness in our lives; a complete depression in our lives.”

Her neurologist found lesions on her brain and immediately started treatment for Multiple Sclerosis. Her condition deteriorated quickly. Within a few months she was forced to retire on disability. “It was just continuing on with this relentless attack. There was no helpful branch to grab on to. I couldn’t slow it down. The tremors started in April of 1996, and by August I needed forearm crutches to walk.” Jeff watched as Sue’s health deteriorated. “I was losing her.”

Sue joined an MS support group to cope with the disease. She made friends with a woman there who invited her and Jeff to church. “We were very skeptical at first. I mean me; I was New Age, Buddhism, Hinduism all that mixed together. Here Jeff is an atheist. So what are we doing sitting in a pew?”

Jeff had his reasons for joining Sue in church. “I was agreeing only because I thought it will distract her from the pain and the agony of MS.”

“But, they were so nice to us. And we just decided we wanted to go back again. Then we went back every Sunday.” Sue remembers, “It stirred us – we were being stirred – we were being touched by God. I wanted to commit myself to Him.”

They met with the pastor to find out more. “He took us through a membership class, and I learned about grace. And so we got up in front of the whole church and said,’We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God.’ It was life changing – life changing.”

As Sue grew spiritually, her health was deteriorating. The doctors were out of options and offered her chemotherapy in an attempt to slow down the disease. “I got so sick. I just said to Jeff, ‘I can’t – I don’t think I can do this anymore. I really want to stop.’ Within just a few weeks of stopping the chemotherapy everything intensified, everything went downhill. That was very difficult – a very difficult time.” One Sunday her pastor shocked the congregation. “He was standing in the pulpit and said, ‘I’m going to stick my head out. I’ve had a vision and in it Sue, you are healed.’ And I didn’t believe healing was for today and yet my face lit up and I smiled.”

Sue’s doubt didn’t stop her pastor, and he met with her and Jeff regularly for Bible study. “He says, ‘The first thing we need to do is go to Hebrews 13:8. Read it out loud.’ The minute I said, ‘Jesus Christ is the same – the same yesterday, and today and forever’, I was immediately convicted that I had limited God. I was saying He doesn’t do that, and this Word was telling me, ‘Oh yeah, He does.’”

She began reading healing scriptures and with each visit from their pastor, Sue’s faith for healing grew. “I had faith and I’m saying, ‘Oh yeah, yeah, He’s gonna do it.’ I go to bed this one night and a wave of doubt – ‘Who do you think you are? MS is incurable. You’re fooling yourself. You’re not worthy.’ On and on… and I was crushed. All my faith, it seemed, went right out the window.”

“I heard in my heart, ‘You’re sinking in a sea of doubt.’ And I knew it was the Lord. I knew it was His voice.” Sue went downstairs and read her Bible. “All of a sudden, I felt a sensation that I had not felt before. I had felt maybe little tiny touches, nothing like this. It was like oil was being poured on my head from the inside, and was slowly diffusing down through everything, out to the fingertips, down to the toes – everything. And I knew that as it was happening, it was Jesus, and He was healing me. Everything wrong sat right just right down through my body. And I knew I was healed.”

“I woke up the next morning and I felt like I had been plugged in to a super charger. I mean I’m like, ‘There’s power in me that I have never felt before. I mean this is a whole new thing. Oh my goodness, what has happened?’”

At her next visit to the neurologist the doctor confirmed her miracle. “He looked in my eyes first and there was damage in my left eye that was visible with an ophthalmoscope, and it was gone. And he said, ‘This is God.’ He tested my whole body, did all the usual neurological tests, and there was no evidence of any neurological problem.” 
For more than a decade, Sue has been free of MS. She and Jeff have started a ministry, using her miracle to share Jesus with others.
“What I really want is for others to know Him – intimately. I pray that when I speak to them and when I give them my testimony it makes them hungry, and that they want to pursue God. He is just endless, and what He does is endless. And with Him nothing is impossible.”

7 August 2016

Luke 9:23



As Jesus spoke these words, everybody knew what Jesus meant. In the Roman world, before a man died on a cross, he had to carry his cross (or at least the horizontal beam of the cross) to the place of execution.

i. When the Romans crucified a criminal, they didnt just hang them on a cross. They first hung a cross on him.

ii. Carrying a cross always led to death on a cross. No one carried a cross for fun. The first hearers of Jesus didnt need an explanation of the cross; they knew it was an unrelenting instrument of torture, death, and humiliation. If someone took up his cross, he never came back. It was a one-way journey.

iii. In the real-life crosses of the Roman world, no one took them up (suggesting a voluntary action). Instead, crosses were impressed upon people, quite apart from their willingness. Here Jesus said that those who follow Him must voluntarily take up their cross.

iv. This isnt to suggest that we can choose our way to die a living death as followers of Jesus; but as the unchosen circumstances come into life, we choose to bear them as a way to daily die for Jesus glory.

Denying yourself means to live as an others-centered person. Jesus was the only person to do this perfectly, but we are to follow in His steps.

Immediately after telling his disciples of his coming suffering and death, Jesus told them they had to be prepared for similar treatment. The disciples of Jesus are those who have given their lives to Jesus, and they will be obedient to their master even if it leads to hardship, persecution and death. 
They will no longer rule their own lives, but will deny themselves personal desires in order to please Jesus. In sacrificing the life that puts self first, they will find the only true life. 
On the other hand those who live for themselves may gain what they want in the present world, but they will lose the only life of lasting value, eternal life ( Matthew 16:24-27).

Sources : David Guzik

31 July 2016

A tornado in Suffolk!!


Reinhard Olbrich took this remarkable picture of the twister from The Dolphin Inn pub garden in the village of Thorpeness, Suffolk
Reinhard Olbrich for the Daily Mail

He captured the waterspout snaking through the sky flanked by two quintessential English Tudor-style homes.

A photo taken by chef Phil Hannam of the tornado in Suffolk last night while he was on a break from his work at a restaurant



30 July 2016

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Fixing our eyes on Jesus!

At the interval, in the church of Vaussais


The audience, during the break Vaussais

Why do we focus on Jesus-Christ solely?(a) Why do we keep our eyes on Jesus-Christ?
Maybe because our trust is in Him who walked on earth and was perfect! So, Jesus-Christ obeyed his Father and went to the cross, giving his life to save ours! He practised what he said!

When I talk to people about being a Christian or christianity, some will mention wars started because of religious leaders, i.e. crusades ...
I have been going to the choir Sinfonia since March and it's great fun. Some members of the House church attend it too. Tonight, after our concert, somebody, let's say R mentioned that so many wars started because of religion and religious leaders, i.e. crusades, the world wars..I just replied that Jesus asked us to love our enemies and I realised that there was a surprised look in R's eyes. 
I quoted Luke chapter 6 verse 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
My friend agreed and mentioned that he couldn't think of many people who turned the other cheek!

Let us run in perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus. 8 by 10 print.:

28 July 2016

Good news to the poor!

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
Luke 4: 18-19

19 July 2016

To forgive!! Not that easy!


Forgiveness


You must make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians 3:13



16 July 2016

Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Minds

A. God expects us to be radically transformed.

God expects that, when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we will be radically changed. 
In Romans 12:2 he tells us, "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed (metamorphoo) by the renewing of your minds." This transformation is to be a metamorphosis, of a magnitude at least comparable to that by which a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. He expects us to become totally different.

Scripture uses many different images to express the change that should occur:

We become "a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come" (2 Cor 5:17). It is almost as if we become a new species. Scripture speaks of the "first Adam" who was earthly and fell into sin, and the "second Adam" (Jesus Christ) who was sinless and holy (Rom 5:12-19; 1 Cor 15:44-49).

We are "made new in the attitude of your minds" (Eph 4:23).

We "put off your old self" and "put on the new self" (Eph 4:22,24; Col 3:9-10).

We "live by the Spirit" and not by the flesh (Gal 5:16; Rom 8:13).

We become "instruments of righteousness" rather than "instruments of wickedness" (Rom 6:13).

We have "been buried with him through baptism into death" in order that "we may live a new life" (Rom 6:4).

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me" (Gal 2:20).

We have "been set free from sin and have become slaves to God" (Rom 6:22). We are no longer "slaves to sin, which leads to death", but have become "slaves to ... obedience, which leads to righteousness" (Rom 6:16).

We are rescued ("translated" KJV) from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God's son (Col. 1:13). Our citizenship and our allegiance has been changed.

We have become adopted sons of God (John 1:12-13; Rom 8:15-16).
We are "born again" (John 3:3,5); born from above, of the spirit and not the flesh.


Each of these metaphors, in a different way, emphasizes the magnitude of the change that is expected. Each is dramatic and astonishing in itself; their cumulative effect is even more powerful. We are talking about a tremendous transformation. It should be visible to others, but its internal effect should be far greater than what others can perceive.
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9 July 2016

Day of rest

Good evening my friends, I hope that you've had a lovely day. We went to Ruffec for a drink and also check the market. Somebody told us that they'd sell some lovely honey there. However after celebrating our neighbour's 60's birthday last night we woke up so late this morning, after 10...we went to bed at 1:30 so no wonder!
So by the time we get to Ruffec, the market store are empty. We managed to get a bunch of carrots and very nicely the farmer gave us a bag of mixed salad leaves, cabbage and carrot tops for the rabbits, we appreciated his kindness. Steven recognised him and told me that they do go to Civray market too!

26 June 2016

The Book of Nahum

The Book of Nahum: Tucked away among the Minor Prophets is the relatively unknown book of Nahum. Why is it in the Bible and what message does the prophet Nahum have for us today?

5 June 2016

Be on your guard and stay alert!

31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. 32 But as for that day or hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on your guard and stay alert! For you do not know when the appointed time will come.…

Mark 13: 31-33


Fabulous worship



Steve and I went to our bilingual house church this morning. It was at Steve and Sarah in Sauzé-Vaussais and we had a fabulous time there praising the Lord and it was followed by a bring and share. If you are an expat and you would like to attend, leave me a comment and I will send you the details. 

At 6:30 p.m. we went to worship in the Upper Room in Civray by the catholic church. I did not realise that there would be a music ensemble. Another great time of worship and praise!

3 June 2016

Waiting for the end of the flood in Paris

Tonight I phoned my cousin Georgia who lives in Bordeaux to ask her if her children were safe in Paris and I was so pleased to hear they are safe, One lives in Montreuil and the other one in Versailles!
the Alma bridge by the Zouave statue 

Residents evacuate their home in Nemours, south of Paris
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28 May 2016

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27 May 2016

She thought she saw...



One morning as Kathy Inman got up and walked out to her front porch, she glanced out of her door window, and thought she saw a dog laying there.
But, when she knocked on the window the "dog" turned around and showed itself...to be a mountain lion!

24 May 2016

Brownies made with honey!

Yes I had to look up some recipes because Steven's bought some honey last week and I ran out of sugar. I thought I had some brown sugar but I must have used it.
Anyway for the recipe, click here  ; it says put rum of vanilla, in  the end, I put some gingerbread flavour syrup.
You may want to know what was the occasion. Well our friends Dave and Marylin usually host a bible study and prayers and as they've gone to England for a family wedding, we hosted it.
We talked about Habakkuk and added that we can have a conversation with our Father God, thanks to what Jesus did on the cross for us, how wonderful that is!
The Sovereign Lord is my strength;(AT)
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.(AU)
Friends, have a blessed evening in the name of Jesus-Christ our saviour and redeemer. Amen.




Pursue righteousness



2 Timothy 2:22 


“Flee the evil desires of youth,

 and pursue righteousness, 

faith, love and peace,

 along with those who call on the Lord 

out of a pure heart”

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I was born in France and brought up as a catholic. After the traumatic divorce of my parents, I moved to England and became a lost sheep. However I was convinced that I was 'a good person' until I fell in a muddy pit in July 2005 after taking decisions without seeking God's Word for guidance.  I cried out to the Lord and He heard me. I was rescued and redeemed by Jesus-Christ my saviour. He has turned my life around. 
I live blissfully with my husband Steven,  a c.o.e. vicar, near Stafford (UK). We are the proud parents of three loving daughters, I am also a step-mum, I have an amazing family including a step mum, two brothers and two sister and a dear sister-in-law and her children and grand-children, lots of cousins and eleven nephews and nieces. We live near Stafford in the UK.