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Thursday, December 29, 2016

A New Years Letter To Jesus Poster





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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Let Us Seek The Saviour



Let Us Seek the Saviour

The wise men were wise men because they followed the light.
They traveled in the night time, then day after day.
They traveled from afar in the light of a bright new star.
An adventure as they followed in the way.

The wise men were wise men because they followed the way;
Seeking Jesus, Son of God, Saviour of the World.
A new born King foretold in the pages of scripture.
An infant, born of a virgin, like never before.

The wise men were wise men  because they were led by God.
God sent worshipers with gifts to the Saviour.
They were scholars' of astrology, educated;
Perhaps, answers to Mary and Joseph's prayers.

They, examples,  for us today  to follow the light;
for  we know that the light of the world is Jesus.
 The light of the Word is the Truth of the Word.
As we follow in it's wisdom , it's light leads us.

As we look at the book, it is the star, that leads us;
Leads us to the Saviour! To the King of kings!
The Lord of Lords! The Way! The Truth! The Life!
Christmas child!  Emanuel! To whom angels sing!

And as they sought to worship and adore the Christ child.
Let us seek the Saviour, and worship Him each day.
Let the Christ of Christmas bring joyfulness to our hearts.
Knowing He is the Gift that gave us Christmas day.

Susan Nikitenko
December 11th, 2016
A Reading

Psalms 119:2
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Acts 17:27
That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.



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Christmas Miracles





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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Novembers End Greeting - To Friend




Susan Nikitenko
Novembers End



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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Greeting





Susan Nikitenko
Greeting

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Sometimes It's Hard to Feel Thankful





Sometimes It's Hard to Feel Thankful


Sometimes it's hard to feel thankful especially when we know injustice towards good has taken the lives of just people or when injustice has caused grief where happiness was flourishing,  but as Christians we know to fail to praise God would be like holding up a surrendering flag to the enemy.  I think of the actions of Job who did not surrender in his heart to Satans' temptation of  bitterness towards God.

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Job had great loss, the death of his children in tragedy  and abandonment of his wife through the  great health problems that had befallen him.   He had no one, even his friends judged him wrongly and were not true friends, but yet Job blessed the Lord.  He did not surrender to bitterness towards God, but rather continued to believe in the goodness of God.  His faith was tried and He remained faithful.

God blessed Job after the worst tragedy of his life had become the past  and Job learned to live again.  God blessed Job more at the later part of His life than He had before tragedy hit his life.  God gave him another wife, more children and more riches.  He continued to trust God and to dream again after losing all His dreams.

Job is one of the greatest examples of praise to the Lord in scriptures... even through great suffering  He blessed the name of the Lord and did not curse the Lord God.  God was moved to bless Job more at the ending of his life than His beginning.

Short Devotional:
Susan Nikitenko

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.



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Thursday, November 17, 2016

For All





This Is The Tune I Gave The Poem

My daughter arranged the song on her piano.





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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Keep On Being Everything God Wantscha' To Be








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Let Your Light So Shine




I accidently put the wrong date  - Nov 16th, 2016

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Have You Ever Felt......?



Have You Ever Felt......?


Have you ever felt threatened in a way that someone has made it very hard to prove. You want to give people the benefit of the doubt because you could wrongly accuse someone. Anyway, if what was felt was true, I had to ask myself why would someone be threatening me and if they were threatening me what would I do?

I got to thinking, what if I was threatened to vote a certain way or threatened because I had some influence I was unaware of? Or what if I was being threatened because someone wanted to take something from me and I was in their way? Or someone had done something wrong and they felt they needed to get the upper hand on me in order to keep what they had done hidden?

Through the past years in raising my children I noticed in many of the television shows it gave the kids the know how on playing dirty tricks on their competition in order to outdo them. Lying, cheating, stealing, destroying their efforts.

Blackmail is also a way to frighten someone to back down in their efforts. I asked myself, what would I do if I felt someone was trying to blackmail me? First of all, I know, I've done some wrong things in my life and if someone was going to blackmail me, I would have to stand up and continue. If people can die for our country, I guess if I have to suffer embarrassment for my country that's the least I can do. I would stand up to make sure they would not get by with it for the sake of others.

My life is in God's hands and if God be for me, I'm in good standing.

Susan Nikitenko
November 7th, 2016

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Little Dream - Lullaby






Little Dream

Little dream- how do you do?
All of us sure do love you.
Wonder if your eyes are green'
Or if they are seaside blue.

We look forward to the day;
We see you for the first time.
When we hold you in our arms;
Sing to you this gentle rhyme.

Because you're such a blessing;
With our hearts we stand expressing.
We are so thankful today;
That little dreams  do come true.

Little dream- how do you do?
One day soon our eyes will meet.
We'll  hold your little warm hands;
And kiss both your tiny feet;
Hold you close and smell your hair;
rock you to and fro with care;
In words spoken  soft and sweet;
Speak your name in ev'ry pray'r;

A tiny life all brand new;
So much to learn, So much to do.
Precious one, we are so glad;
That little dreams do come true.

Susan Nikitenko
Lullaby 
November 3rd, 2016





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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tears Of Abortion




Clinton Is For Abortion

Psalms 22:10
I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.

Isaiah 44:2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.

 Isaiah 44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;


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Monday, October 24, 2016

As The Sun Shines Through



 Malachi  1:11  (Prophecy Of Jesus As A Pure Sacrifice)

For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.


As The Sun Shines Through

The last time I talked about sunflowers I told you how the sunflowers face the arising sun.  This time I want to talk about the reflection of the light from behind the sunflower as the sun is setting.  It's a most beautiful scene to see a field of sunflowers as the sun is setting in the distance.  We can enjoy seeing the sunflowers as the reflection shines from the back of its pedals.  
I am reminded that each setting of the sun is a reminder that Christ died and every arising of the sun  is a reminder that Christ arose from the dead.  All nature speaks of Christ and is a revelation of His majesty and power.  I believe God gave us nature to enjoy and to love, but not to worship.  Nature is another reason to praise Him, another way for us to explain to others  how loving God is and how He operates in our lives.  Every living thing, every moving power of nature and every rock formed all point back to God our creator.   
One of the things God expresses to us in scripture is to let our light shine.  He's talking about the light that He shines through us while we are trusting and living for Him.  We cannot shine the light that Christ is talking about until we have trusted in the death of Christ for us and also in His resurrection.   As I think about  the setting and the arising of the sun, I think of the beautiful  field full of sunflowers  lit up by the light of the sun.  
There are times in life as Christians we can feel alone even when there are many other  Christians around us.   There is one that we can always count on, one love we can always count on in life and in death.  See Christ can light up our lives even when the world seems so dark around us.  He can shine through us at our darkest moment.  Sometimes in our darkest moment is the very moment another sees the light shining from us the most.  
I think of Steven at his stoning, his darkest moment.  He never shined brighter than moment He cried out to God for those stoning him.  He never shined brighter than the moments his eyes looked up to heaven right before he died.   The Spirit of Christ shined from His life and also at his death.  
The bible teaches us, those without Christ are living in darkness and their eyes are blinded.  Once we know Christ, He comes into our hearts and lives and the light of Christ begins to shine from our lives as we follow Him.  As we look to the light of His Word, seek the light of truth and live in the light of His Word, Then His light reflects from us in a dark world.  Just as the light reflects across the horizon as night falls and lights up a sunflower field. 
Hopefully God will open your eyes this very day to the light He is shining for you.  God's desire is for you to come to the light.  The light is this,  Christ died for sinners like you and myself.  We didn't deserve it, nor could we ever repay it, it is a gift from heaven above, given in His sweet, sweet,  love for all mankind.  He arose and now we know , He can bring light to our own hearts as we believe upon Him, as we trust Him as our Saviour, as the one who paid what we could not pay, the debt for our sin.
Let us look to the light as we seek Him each day and as we bow our heads each night to pray.  That others may see us shining in this dark, dark world and follow our Jesus as their Saviour and Lord. That they may find life in His marvelous light and be pulled from the powers of unrighteous night.
Won't you trust Him today?

Susan Y Nikitenko
October 24th, 2016
Sunflowers
Lesson/Devotional 



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Saturday, October 22, 2016

We Want to Know You More



We Want to Know You More

Lord, we look to you,  we want to know  you more.
Lord, we speak to you,  we want to serve you more.
Cleanse our hearts, purify our minds, heal our hurts;
Help us to be better,  not bitter in this world.

Each day has a yesterday of memories ;
Some with tears, because of hurtful years;
Some with joyfulness ,we're not comfortless.
Because you have come to live and dwell in us.

What love, what joy, can fill our hearts today;
Because you live, you heal, each hurt away.
When we forgive in love, just go on each day;
With each step a prayer along life's way.

We know we have power in you our Christ;
For in you we can shine forth your great light.
Bring us to where we need to be, dear Lord;
That our lives may be blessings, in this world.

Give us grace to believe, not be deceived;
By the subtlety that sin works to weave.
Keep our feet from stumbling  in the way;
Bless our efforts each and every day.

Susan Y Nikitenko
Prayer Song
October 22nd, 2016










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Our Now



Our Now

God has shown us many times, many ways; 
That he is occupied with us, always on his mind.
He wants us to  direct our hearts his way;
By making Him the crucial part of our day.
By making Him our goal in both our life and soul;
By making Him our choice and His words our voice.
By making Him the tool with which we plow;
By making Him our strength, our joy, our now.

Susan Y  Nikitenko
Poem / Chorus 
October 22nd, 2016

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Don't Forget Him - Poster








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Don't Forget Him



Don't Forget Him

Just around the corner, just around the bend;
Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here again.
Little angels costumes will need to be made;
And we all need to practice for the Christmas play.

Oh me, Oh my, there is just so much to do;
The tree needs put up and decorated too.
Look at my  list, it reaches down to the ground;
These storage boxes are standing in a mound.

All the Christmas boxes, all the Christmas bows;
All the lights and garlands strung across the floor;
It's time to deck the halls and hang Christmas bells;
It's time to decorate for Christmas once more.

Thanksgiving is coming and the food needs planned;
Will we have both turkey  and Thanksgiving ham?
Who needs our assistance at this time of year?
I'm sure the Lord will lead us to whom and to where.

Just around the corner, just around the bend;
Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here again.
Whatever we need to do to get there, don't forget
That Christmas is all about Jesus, don't forget Him!


Christmas Song/ Poem
Susan Y Nikitenko
October 18th, 2016



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Monday, October 17, 2016

There Are No Simple Thank-Yous






There Are No Simple Thank-Yous


If I could tell you thank-you:
With words, just fabulous.
Not so simple, but with scolar;
Worth thousands of dollars.

I would talk to you all day;
Give thanks in an unusaul way.
Genuine, with my heart in line;
Because you have been so kind.

Thank-you, Thank-you, it's true;
My heart is thinking of you;
And ev'ry'thing  you've done;
Not just for me but ev'ry one.

Though my words are mostly simple;
My love for you is more than real;
I just want to let you know;
Just how you've made me feel.

There are no simple thank-yous;
When the thanks belongs to you;
It's hard to do them justice'
Because I'm inlove with you.

Thank-You



A Love Thank-You...Sweetest Day

Susan Y, Nikitenko
October 15th, 2016 ©
Written For Sweetest Day






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Sunday, October 9, 2016

And Such Were Some Of You




 And Such Were Some Of You

Have you ever heard the bible story about Saul in the new testament?  Saul believed himself to be righteous in living for God as he went about persecuting and killing Christians.  He was a religious man, a Pharisee who had the authority of the Sanhedrin to persecute anyone who  did not uphold their beliefs.  The Christians feared  him and fled at his appearing , but something happened one day that changed  Saul's whole life.  
There was  great persecution against the Christians.  In fear they  scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.  Saul went house to house threatening to kill Christians and persecuting families throwing them into prison.  This was very soon after the stoning of Steven who was stoned to death,  but prayed for those stoning him.   
Christians must have been praying for their deliverance and help from God because God himself confronted Saul on the road to Damascus.  It was the day that Saul's life was changed forever.  Saul believed He was serving God, but instead He was working against God.  Saul was deceived into a wrong religion.  He needed to know Jesus.  Saul was blinded to truth already and  God also blinded him physically  on the road to Damascus.  We are all blinded to truth until God opens our eyes.  Many people believe they serve God and know God but, they are not alive to God. They are still dead in their trespasses and sins.   See Saul (Paul)  thought  He was doing the work of the Lord, but instead He was serving Satan in the name of God.  God was merciful to his children and also to Saul.  
God spoke directly to Saul and asked him why He was persecuting Him.   

Acts  9:4   And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

 He needed to understand that He was wrong and hurting Christ by hurting his people.  Saul was blinded and needed to be lead by the hand.  
Saul believed God and prayed. Then God sent Him Ananias, who was a Man of God.   Ananias called Saul brother, which means He became part of the family of God.  Saul's eyes were opened spiritually to God for the very first time.  He was still blinded physically but his eyes were spiritually opened to the truth of Christ.  Ananias was there to pray over Saul , to restore his site and that Saul would be filled with the Holy Ghost.  Saul became a preacher of God that day.
Saul had problems at first being accepted by Christians because they feared him.  He was known for persecuting Christians.  Many people are known for something before they become faithful to Christ but, because of God's great  forgiveness we are given a new start .  Saul was accepted and forgiven  and was received into the family of Christ.  He became a great hero of the faith that we read about in the scriptures.  God has changed the life of many who once were fooled by false religions or ideas that kept them blind to God and his love.  
We are all guilty of sin and if we remain without Christ, we will be held accountable for our sins.  The payment for sin is death, meaning an eternal death, an eternity in hell.  God does not want that for anyone.  He desires that all people be saved.  
We become righteous in God's sight when we accept Christ.  See true belief will give birth to good works and a desire to please God with our lives.  
In the following verses I especially want you to take notice of verse 11 where it says, " And such were some of you".   

1Corinthians 6:9-11
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?  Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Saul was a violent man who had killed Christians
The Christians didn't believe Saul was saved  and they had to be persuaded to accept him into the family of God.  They had to forgive someone who hurt their families and friends.  They prayed and made a decision to forgive.  They did forgive him and He became a great leader of righteousness.

Are you someone who thinks God wouldn't forgive someone like you, someone who wants to know if your trusting in the right things, believing the right things?  Maybe this is your wakeup call.  Saul had a wakeup call and He believed and became a great man of God.  He was given a new name.  Paul, the Apostle of Christ.

Are you someone who has not continued in the faith of Christ, someone who has wandered away from right living.  You're a believer, but you've messed up.  If you were truly his child, He will not leave you alone, He will not let you live at peace with your sin, He will chasten you until you are sorrowful over what sin does.  He chastens those he loves.  He spanks us so to speak, only sometimes worse than that.  It all depends on what it takes to get you home.  It may be a gentle reminder or a near death, a wake up call.  See if you were once his child you are always his child.  He will never leave us nor forsake us. We are sealed until the day of redemption, Once you are born into the family of God, you don't get aborted, The only thing that blots you out of the book of life.  Is the rejection of Christ, because it's what Christ did that saved us and it's what he did for us that keeps us saved.


Devotional: Susan Y. Nikitenko ©
October 9th, 2016
Acts Chapter 9

 2Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Devotional: Susan Y. Nikitenko
October 9th, 2016
Acts Chapter 9



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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

I Love You, I Love you






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Saturday, October 1, 2016

I Can Always Depend On You - Text



I Can Always Depend On You

I praise you because of the great love you have shown;
You gave your all, you gave yourself.
Your love moved a mountain that could never be moved.
Your love to me is much more than wealth.

The world goes around without making a sound ;
The sky is blue and always new;
But still your love is the greatest gift I have found;
The greatest miracle is you.

The stars can sing, we see them twink-le-ing;
Upon a midnight dark and clear.
Hear the waterfall in forests thick, so tall.
But you are the greatest gift of all.

We can hear the hoot of a hoot owl call;
Nature's sounds of all creation.We can hear the wind, as it is whistling by;
Lord, you are my habitation.

When a storm passes by on a cold dark night;
I know I can find rest in you.
Because you are the rock of my salvation;
I can always depend on you.

The world goes around without making a sound ;
The sky is blue and always new;
But still your love is the greatest gift I have found;
The greatest miracle is you.

I can always depend on you.

Susan Y Nikitenko
Praise Prayer To God
October 1st, 2016








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I Can Always Depend On You




 Psalms 71:3
Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sprinkle Them With Healings Of Love









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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Are You The Kind Of Friend That Job Had?




Are You The Kind Of Friend That Job Had?

 Are you the kind of friend that Job had, when they couldn't understand;
Why such heartache and sickness fell his way; one unexpected day?
Are you the one to judge when you do not know the half of it, nor will;
While upon the one you have cast your judgment, is not mentioned when you pray?

So easy it is to think you know them ole so well;
As you wait nearby in hopes that they will utterly fail.
"Let's write a little poem and say a word or two;" You say.
Cause you do not believe them when they say,  "I'm not feeling well. "

Be very careful, you may not know, as much as you think you do;
Before you throw your darts of knowledge, with a heart of doubt, contempt.
When the one you judge may be learning something just before you do;
So they will have compassion when it's your turn to learn it too.

See, those little insinuations, those little hurtful taunts, could be;
Just what satan needs to cause someone already hurt more grief.
Without love you are nothing and your voice will not be heard;
Because you are just a noise without love, but so full of words.

Susan Nikitenko
September 25th, 2016


 1 Corinthians 13:1 
Though I speak with the tongues of men
and of angels, and have not charity, I am 
become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Job is pronounced Jobe
in the Bible


Job was sick and lost his family but never cursed God.
His friends felt he must had done something
wrong to be going through his suffering and great loss.
His friends added to his grief by casting judgement.

Read About Job In The Bible

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Your Promises Keep Me Strong - Poster






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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Draw Nigh To God



Draw Nigh To God

It must be very soon, we will see Jesus in the sky:
The trumpet must be warming up, to call us home.
The world is growing darker and sin just seems to prosper;
Many Christians  have wandered way on their own.

Confusion, disquiet, illusion and persecution;
Dangers to the Christian, in this spiritual fight.
The double minded are blown two and fro in this dark world;
That's what happens when you wander from the light.

( Chorus)
Draw nigh to God, believe, believe, all things are possible.
All things are possible to those who believe.
Praise His name, His holy name, don't let anger fret your heart;
Jesus is our lighthouse in the dark night of the sea.
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Let not your heart be troubled, discouraged, dismayed;
When Jesus speaks or whispers peace, the storms obey.
Draw nigh to God, believe, believe, all thing are possible;
Oh, let your faith, chase ev'ry fear and doubt away.

Not tossed by the howling storms, that tempt the peaceful sea;
Let our hearts be assured and at peace like a dove.
Like a ship in the midnight, seeking guidance from above.
Let us look to the compass of God's  written love.

( Chorus)
Draw nigh to God, believe, believe, all things are possible.
All things are possible to those who believe.
Praise His name, His holy name, don't let anger fret your heart;
Jesus is our lighthouse in the dark night of the sea.

Susan Y. Nikitenko
(Song)©
September 11th, 2016

 James 4:8 
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

 Hebrews 10:22 
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.


Draw Nigh To Ged + Get Close With God



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Monday, August 29, 2016

God Speaks Of Himself Through His Creation



God Speaks Of Himself Through His Creation

 When I was a child about 7 yrs old,  my dad used to take us once in a while, to a little feed store that was in another small community.  I'm not sure why we were there or what all they sold there, but it may have been around the time that we were raising a pig. So it could of been that he was buying some supplies to put up a pig pen or maybe he needed some parts for his lawn mower. 

  I obviously was not paying attention to what he was buying, because something else got my attention.  An incubator full of eggs hatching and baby chicks chirping, little baby chicks, so cute.  I found myself, even as a little girl, thinking about God.  I guess I wanted to understand God.  So while I looked down at the little chicks and the light bulb that kept them warm.  I thought of God.  I thought to myself, those little chicks are like people, though they weren't people.  I was comparing them to people.  I looked at the light bulb, I thought to myself,  that light bulb is like the sun that shines down and keeps us warm.  Then I thought to myself, Just like God watches over us,  I am watching over these little chicks.  God takes care of us, loves us and provides for us.
 
     The bible teaches us about God and is the number one resource, It is Holy and is inspired by God, but God also speaks of himself through nature.  Nature itself is a witness and testimony of a living creator who forms life from the dust of the ground, as He did with Adam and Eve.  God created all of creation from nothing and gave them the ability to reproduce, just like the little chicks in the eggs.

Thank the Lord God for speaking to our hearts through his creation, because it is through his creation that we may understanding Him more. 

Susan Nikitenko ©
August 29th, 2016 
Little Note About My Life

 Psalms 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.




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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Changes In Life That Change Us





Changes In Life That Change Us

I was thinking today about my failure to use the right settings on my new camera lens.  Sometimes things happen that can cause us to look foolish.  Maybe that's one way to keep us humble.  It doesn't seem like a blessing when we have to go through a little failure.  Even if it is because someone caused you to fail by sabotaging something you might have had your heart set on.  Not to say, that's what happen to me in this case.  Sometimes when we are used to something, like my old camera lens, but trying out a new one, it takes some adjustment and practice until we are used to something new.  

In football there are times kids have to say goodbye to one coach, and hello to a new coach.  It take's time to get used to the new coach.  Maybe he has a new style of coaching, but even so, you need to listen to your coach.  

There are times change is needed and God will allow things in order to teach us something new.
None of us like to lose, but maybe, it will help us know how not to lose next time. 

So sometimes failure could be a blessing in disguise.  There are times we just have to accept the fact that  there's just  some failures we cannot fix.  Those are the ones we have to put in God's hands and move on.  Learn from our mistakes.  Ask God to give us grace to keep going, keep giving our best and just plain trust Him.

These are things any establishment will at times go through, including a church.  It's hard to say goodbye to a pastor you love and say hello to a new pastor.  The new pastor will have new visions for the changing church.  He will need the love and patience of God's people.  He will need to know He does not have to compete with any other pastor.  He is the overseer.  He is the under shepherd and the mouthpiece that God uses through Christ.  He is to be prayed for, respected and honored, even if He's not perfect.  None of us will be perfect until the day we meet in heaven.  Part of honoring the pastor, is praying for his family consistently, honoring his wife with cooperation, in the ministry that God has given her.  She is helping her husband be successful in the ministry.  She is his help mate.  To dishonor her is to dishonor him. 

No matter what we go through in life, win or lose, we have to hold onto this fact.  If we are indeed, in Christ Jesus, a saved individual, we will not lose in the end.  This is our blessed hope.  When we love God, by living for Him,  God will work out things in order to accomplish His will for us.  He does not start a work and not finish it.  He has begun a good work in you and He will perform it until the very end.  This is God's promise to his faithful children, to those who seek him, to those who love him.  He's not finished with us yet. 

Susan Nikitenko
Devotional: August 27th, 2016 ©

Philippians 1:6 
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:








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Monday, August 22, 2016

Just a Little Note -



Just a Little Note

My 75 year old mother is very sick, she's been sick for a very long time.  She has lung disease from smoking, but no longer smokes. She also has c.o.p.d. , she coughs all the time.  Recently, she dropped her dentures on the ground while she was in the Walmart parking lot.  I'm not sure why she didn't have them in her mouth, but my step father, who is also been very sick, accidentally ran them over with their car.  She told me the cost for new dentures would be $1,100.00 dollars, but they have no insurance.  Please pray that they'll be able to get the dentures she needs as soon as possible.  

Thank-you for the prayers for our older daughter who broke her leg while we were on vacation.
She has been a real trooper.  She broke both her tibia and her fibula, she had to get 10 screws put into her leg.  During the time she was healing, I consistently brought meals to her and her husband's home and helped with the house chores.  My other daughter and my Son In laws mother also helped with  the food and chores. The  only things that didn't survive were her garden flowers.  I could not be their enough to keep them watered and they died. She is nearly recovered now, praise God.  The cast has been removed and she no longer is wearing the boot.  She's been able to walk, but still has a limp.  She is going through therapy until she is fully healed.

My daughter had her annual garage sale, which was made up of about 15 families.  She and my other daughter worked very hard with the organizing and pricing.  This kept my wounded daughter busy during her recovery from her broken leg.  By God's grace they were able to have another successful year, even though the location of the sale was moved from my home to their home this year.  I helped  on the inside of the home, preparing lunch and helping keep the house presentable, which is very hard to do when having a very large garage sale.  I also helped with the refolding of the clothes to keep organized.  I didn't put very much in the sale.  I made about $100.00.  I'm thankful for our three men who helped lift and move things.  Both my daughters and myself were not to do excessive heavy lifting this year.

One good thing about having the garage sale every year is that the tithes go up at our church. Our people are faithful tithers thank the Lord   We have been blessed and have been able to support three missionary families on a regular basis.  Pray that God will continue to supply that need.

My younger daughter and her husband are pregnant with our first grandchild.  The baby had the hiccups last night.  It is the first movement that she has felt since the baby was conceived. I cried when I saw the baby's ultrasound, just feeling grateful for another little one in our lives.  We are calling the baby "Baby Bean" at this time, which is humorous  because the baby actually jumped when getting his first ultrasound.  We are not sure if  the baby is a girl or a boy, I hope we will know before the garage sales are over for this year.  

Susan Nikitenko
Just A Little Note
August 22nd, 2016  ©


Philippians 4:19
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus



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