I was in HEB grocery store last night.. Very tired.. not feeling well. .it was cold and rainy… oh yeah and i was hungry.. i get my groceries, the place is so crowded. I get in line to check out and a little elderly lady wearing a HEB shirt and hair net gets in front of me with a balloon a frog a valentines bag and goodies.. I started to make conversation and say that she would have some happy grand children when she got home , like i said i was tired… and hungry.. and ready to just get outta there.. Then the very young cashier says… You have a special Valentine?? The lady kinda laughs and i thought please don’t have some weird story about your boyfriend.. She goes on to say No.. i am buying this for the Lady at the diner, she just been so nice to me.. i just love visiting with her.. i have been going there for years and she is just so nice i wanted to make her day.. The cashier says how sweet, I know she will love it.. The lady say’s i know it would make me smile if someone bought me a big green frog on valentines day.. I felt God tugging at my heart .. he wanted me to get out of line go purchase the same stuff she bought for the diner lady and leave it there for her to find today.. I could have give it to the cashier to give to her.. but i was hungry, tired and ready to go home.. I went on about my way.. home to eat and bed.. Well guess who i woke up thinking about this morning? yes the sweet lady in front of me that bought the nice lady at the diner a valentines present.. So at lunch i went and bought a singing red frog a balloon a bag and put some goodies in it, my favorite thing I put in the bag was a pink sparkly key chain that said God’s Princess with a crown.. I noticed it at the check out and it was like that was the message she was suppose to hear from God through this whole thing… So i take the bag to HEB, i can not find her.. and i ask a manager.. We found another lady that knew her and find out that she is off.. i am sad at this point..thinking i should have obeyed God last night and just did it when he first told me…. Then she says i will see her tonight.. and i can take it too her.. YAAAAY.. i didn’t miss my chance to bless this wonderful lady.. on Valentines Day… so today and everyday.. listen to God when he asks you to go out of your way to bless someone who may be alone, missunderstood, living on the street, at the lowest point of their life.. etc… Share the Love .. Share the Jesus in you.. let them see him through you.. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY…
I am a strong believer in reading scripture in different versions of the bible.. I heard Romans 8:32 on 91.9 KAVX (our sister station) for the first time today and it really grabbed my heart. So of course I look it up in all versions.. I hope to encourage to do the same with scripture that catches your heart or curiosity. If you don’t understand it try a different version.. the message bible is a easier version.. i actually like the King James Version but don’t always understand it so I look at scripture in them all. I even have a bible that has all four versions across one page.. to compare and study… so let this encourage you to read more scripture..
King James Version Passage Romans 8:32:
32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
This is from the New Living Translation Passage Romans 8:32:
32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?
This is from the Message Bible Passage Romans 8:32:
31 -39So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one. None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.
Amplified Bible Passage Romans 8:32:
32He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?
- TV chef was disgusted to discover ammonium hydroxide was being used by McDonald’s to convert fatty beef offcuts into a beef filler for burgers
- ‘Why would any sensible human being want to put ammonia-filled meat into their children’s mouths? asked Jamie Oliver
- McDonald’s denies its hand had been forced by TV campaign
By Jill Reilly
Last updated at 11:05 AM on 27th January 2012
After years of trying to break America, Jamie Oliver has finally made his mark by persuading one of the biggest U.S fast food chains in the world to change their burger recipe.
McDonald’s have altered the ingredients after the Naked Chef forced them to remove a processed food type that he labelled ‘pink slime’.
The food activist was shocked when he learned that ammonium hydroxide was being used by McDonald’s to convert fatty beef offcuts into a beef filler for its burgers in the USA.
The filler product made headlines after he denounced it on his show, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
‘Basically, we’re taking a product that would be sold at the cheapest form for dogs and after this process we can give it to humans’ said the TV chef.
Jamie showed American audiences the raw ‘pink slime’ produced in the ammonium hydroxide process used by producers named Beef Products Inc (BPI).
‘Pink slime’ has never been used in McDonald’s beef patties in the UK and Ireland which source their meat from farmers within the two countries.
Now after months of campaigning on his hit US television show McDonald’s have admitted defeat and the fast food giant has abandoned the beef filler from its burger patties.
US Department of Agriculture microbiologist Geral Zirnstein agreed with Jamie that ammonium hydroxide agent should be banned.