Helen S. Rice said: “BLESSINGS COME IN MANY GUISES.” When troubles come and things go wrong. And days are cheerless and nights are long. We find it so easy to give in to despair. We find it so easy to give in to despair by magnifying the burdens we bear. We add to our worries by refusing to try to look for the “rainbow.” In an overcast sky… And the blessing God sent us In a darkened disguise. Our troubled hearts fail to recognize, not knowing God sent it not to distress us. But to strengthen our faith and redeem us and bless us.
HELLO MORENO VALLEY
Moreno Valley and the Inland Empire, the Inland Empire Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Association, will be unveiling plans to have a bronze statute of the Buffalo Soldiers at the Riverside National Cemetery, themed “Heart Of A Buffalo Soldier” on Saturday, February 14, 2009, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Hap Arnold Club March Air Reserve Base. This is the first black tie event with entertainment by One Plus One featuring Richard Mooring. You must show a valid Driver’s License, Registration and Insurance at the gate. Tickets $75.00 per person, $125.00 per couple or sponsor a table of eight for $ 500.00. Contact (951) 679–0577, (909) 957–3982, (951) 353–2367 or (951) 657–7088.
Today in my reading I read that Alan Riley “BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED ME.” This week we observe Valentine’s Day. The more cynical among us would suggest it is a holiday perpetuated by florists and greeting card companies to sell more stuff. Some among us would take theological exception to it, declaring it to be a pagan holiday that pays homage to evil so we should avoid it. But the vast majority of us will use it as an opportunity to do what we should all do more often anyway… to tell and show the one we love how we feel about them. Throughout history, the love of a man for a woman (or vice – verse ) has inspired us to reach for the heights of our creative abilities in search of a way to express that love. Look at all of the songs that have been written, the words that have been penned, even the monuments that have been erected. They say that the majestic “Taj Mahal” in India was built to express a man’s love for a woman. In like manner, man has gone to great lengths throughout history to express praise, adoration and love to God. But all of our efforts seem to fall short of the mark. While we can find words to express human love, we find it hard to comprehend, much less express or return the agape love of God. Wrestle with the concept of God’s love because much of the time we have a hard time loving ourselves, if we can’t love our brothers and sisters in Christ.
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