HeartFeltDevotionals

Messages from the heart for daily living

Conversations

Dare I mention our conversation?? Women speak about 5,000 words per day and men about 2,000. The current thinking is that men just can’t get a word in. Now if men just paid attention when we spoke the first time, women might be able to keep that extra 3,000 to themselves

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Looking Forward to….

Me and Tea at at Edmison Heights Bible Chapel, 939 Hilliard Street, Peterborough, ON. April 30th, 2-4 pm. Tickets are only $2.00 and include goodies, prizes for fanciest headwear and the speaker. (me!) So if you will be in the area…Tickets are available at victoria.mcphail@gmail.com

 

 

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Say “Thanks for telling me about Jesus”

Have you ever thanked the person who let you to Christ? That’s my topic today on  hopestreamradio.com

Remember the programs loop continually throughout the day…wait a few minutes and your favourite program will show up OR check out our personal pages for the topic of the day.

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What Language Do You Speak?

Hebrews 1:1-2-God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world (NASB). Christ, Creator, God, Heir, High Priest, Jesus, King, Lion of Judah, Mediator, Risen Lord, Shepherd, Son of God, Ruler, Holy One of Israel, Life Source, Saver from Sins.

No matter the name, it is all the language of ‘Son’ and when we search for him, we will find him. LIONOFJUDAHCHRISTCREATORHEIRGODHIGHPRIESTJESUSKINGRISENLORDSHEPHERDSONOFGODLIONOFJUDAHJESUSMEDIATORRISENLORDSONOFGODKINGJESUSCHRISTHOLYONEOFISRAELRULERSHEPHERDLAMBOFGODRULERLIFESOURCESAVERFROMSINSREDEEMERKINGGOD

Prayer: Oh God, help us understand this wonderful new language of ‘Son’ and then please fill our lives with his presence. Amen.

about the author: Brenda Wood http://heartfeltdevotionals.wordpress.com “I believe Jesus is the answer to every question.”

Brenda Wood is a motivational speaker, writer and author of Heartfelt, 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living. She is also a recovered bulimic who has gained and lost several 1000 pounds over the years! She understands the pain of overweight and the agony of life with an eating disorder. Brenda is known for her common sense wisdom, sense of humor and quirky comments.

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Choose Life

And I’ve been having a pity party for the last two. That’s why you haven’t seen me here.

“Get out of the house. ” I heard this from three separate people in three different countries. I choose not to listen. It felt good to cry…so I did. And then I added a widget to my blog that tells my topics. The larger the letters the more times it’s been mentioned. Check for yourself…it is Common Sense… And I thought I’d better get some.

Then someone reminded me that even in laughter the heart may ache —-but you can decide which side of the ache to stand on. (Oh,who said that? Let me think! It was me!) I found the scribbled words I added at the last minute to my message at Ron’s going home to Jesus Celebration.

And I decided to stand on the side of joy for Ron’s sake. Because I don’t have to feel happy to put a smile on my face. Because God is faithful and true no matter what. Because God will tell me day by day what to do. Because my needs are being provided for in a myriad of ways. Because I choose to choose life…..

Oh and did I tell you? Just after I posted the note I found from Ron about “being ready to tell the world of my God and my love for you”…I got a call for a speaking engagement. God is working his plan in his way…. and I am going along for the ride.

Brenda J Wood

http://heartfeltdevotionals.wordpress.com

 

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Rise Above

Ever had one of those days when everything is your fault? No one wants to hear what happened but they all want to judge the result? Isn’t it fun? Ever want to tell them all what for?

But then you read your Bible verses for the day and they say something like this.

He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, as a sheep before his shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. (Isaiah 53:7)

How did Jesus ever do it? Keep his mouth shut, I mean.

Well, He is God, and God can do anything He wants.

Unfortunately, you and I are not God. However, if we have asked Jesus into our lives,  we do have the Holy Spirit living in us. That means we have the power to do what God tells us to do.

James 1:26 says that if we consider ourselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on our tongue, we deceive ourselves and our religion is worthless.

Drat! Just when I’d decided to defend myself too!

Here is the truth of the matter. God is our defender. He is strong and He will take up the case against us. (Proverbs 23:11)

Note my huge sigh of relief here!

Now if I can just find that roll of masking tape…….

Brenda J. Wood

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How To Live Like A Princess When Your Life Is The Pits

HOW TO LIVE LIKE A PRINCESS WHEN YOUR LIFE IS THE PITS– Brenda Wood

The Bible says that even in laughter the heart may ache. That is true, but we can decide which side of the ache we will stand on.  Brenda Wood is a recovered bulimic that speaks with common sense, a sense of humour and a zest for life.  Her latest book is called “Heartfelt, 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living”.

This is the blurb used to describe my presentation at the Fall Festival Retreat

at Malvern FM Church on October 16…

Contact info is Flora at 1 416 283-9757

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Congratulations to Pastor Cliff Fletcher!

Pastor Cliff Fletcher received honourable mention as Pastor of the Year in the Crossings Book Club Contest
Yes he was nominated by yours truly…

Check your Crossings Book Magazine for more information!!

Brenda J. Wood

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About Me

About Me

Just a regular gal, a recovered bulimic with a sense of humour, and lofty ambitions about writing great stuff that encourages people to fall in love with God.

I often speak for women’s’ retreats, church functions and Stonecroft Ministries.

Contact information: brendawoodauthor@yahoo.ca

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Secrets

Don’t you just hate having to keep a secret for someone? Me too. I have a post scheduled for September 7 and I can’t tell you what it is.. Now will I be able to keep my mouth shut until then? Bets anyone?

The trouble with secrets is that we keep the ones we should be telling. You know the ones.  The ones that sound like this: I was abused as a child, my boyfriend hits me, I have an eating disorder, I take drugs,I am a senior and my children are cruel to me. I could go one but there really is no need.

Speaking out on secrets like that means that we have a chance to get well.

When I confessed to an eating disorder, over time I was able to recover. That brought out another layer….childhood abuse.. and I am well on my way to health. Choose life, dear friends. Sometimes that means telling secrets.

Brenda J. Wood at:

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