Thursday, November 26, 2009

Praise Song: "Still Here"

Sorry all, this week's Praise Song is a lot late!!! But, this week's song is The Williams Brothers' "Still Here". This song reminds me that no matter what, I'm here for a reason! God has kept me inspite of myself and despite of the things I've faced! May we all take this song & be encouraged. Know that you're here for a reason--God keeps keeping us! © Lisi P, 2009

[Leader:]
Heartaches I've had my share of heartaches But I'm still here
Trouble I've seen my share of trouble But I'm still here
Bruises I've taken lumps and bruises But I'm still here yes I am
Loneliness I've had my share of loneliness But I'm still here listen

[Background:]
Through it all
I made it through another day's journey God kept me here
I made it through another day's journey God kept me here

[Leader:]
Lied on many times I been lied on But I'm still here thank you Lord
Burdens I had to bear so many burdens But I'm still here
Dark days I had my share of dark days But I'm still here yes I am ya'll
Disappointments I've had so many disappointments But I'm still here yeah
Through it all

[Background:]
Through it all
I made it through another day's journey God kept me here
I made it through another day's journey God kept me here

[Leader:]
Let me tell you what it was ya'll listen
It's by the grace of God that I'm still here today
He was always there no matter what came my way
A very present help in my time of need
Standing right there just to see about me

[Background:]
I made it through another day's journey God kept me here
I made it through another day's journey God kept me here

I made it yes I made it I'm still here [x5]

Through it all [leader]
Through it all [background]
I'm still here [leader]



Thank you, God!!

Until next time.

Blessings,

~Lisi P.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! May you & your family be blessed today & always!!

Thanksgiving Prayer

O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;

When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;

When I have a home,
help me to remember
those who have no home at all...

Help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help,
by word and deed,
those who cry out
for what we take for granted.

-Samuel F. Pugh

Our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. -I Chronicles 29:13

May we count all blessings and take nothing for granted! Pray for those who are less fortunate and keep God first.

Until next time.

Blessings,

~Lisi P.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Daily Scriptures 11/24/09

Scripture: I Samuel 15:24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

Nugget: Saul was explaining to Samuel the reason for his disobedience - he feared the people. The fear of man is a snare. It is the challenge most of us face in various areas of our lives - fear of man aka peer approval aka people pleasing. We need to get to a point where we are freed from what people think of us, or what we feel they can do to us. The same God who has commanded you to do X, is more than willing and able to keep you.

Quote: "Your self-potrait determines your self-conduct." - Mike Murdock

From I&A

Monday, November 23, 2009

Daily Scriptures 11/23/09

Scripture: I Samuel 15:17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?

Nugget: God promotes the humble. When Saul was "little in his own sight", God lifted him and made him King. But the minute he became King, he started seeing himself in a different light - he became unstoppable; and God who made him King became expendable. It's easy to be humble when you don't have much to brag about; but can you remain humble when God has really blessed you?

Quote: "Your reaction to greatness reveals your humility." - Mike Murdock

From I&A

Friday, November 20, 2009

Daily Scriptures 11/20/09

Scriptures: I Samuel 15:3,9 3Now go and smite Amalek, and UTTERLY DESTROY all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. 9But Saul and the people spared Agag (the king of the Amalekites), and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.

Nugget: Saul chose to interpret God's instruction according to his own wisdom. God said utterly destroy; Saul chose to utterly destroy the vile things, but "preserved" the good things - and later said (v 15) he spared those things to sacrifice unto the Lord. Partial obedience is still disobedience. Did God not know those things were "good" before he commanded they utterly be destroyed? Like Saul, our challenge is getting into reasoning - trying to adapt God's instructions so that it makes sense for us. God help us be obedient, and not "pick and choose" what part of his instructions are "okay" for us.

Quote: "God will never advance your instructions beyond your last act of disobedience." - Mike Murdock

From I&A

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

For My Singletons, Pt. 11

I haven't spoken to my Singletons in a while! My single friends and I have been having various conversations about relationships and all that comes with them. Everyone wants that person God has for them, it's the waiting that tests all patience! LOL

Anywho, during these conversations we came up with some things! I think one of the #1 things is to think outside-of-the-box and to try new things. Get out, do something, and not to live life waiting. There's so much to enjoy in the meantime! For instance, take that trip, go to that game, enjoy that concert! You never know who you'll meet out there :)

My friends and I recently went to BB Kings Blues Club and Grill! What a great time: live performances, good food, and good company! You definitely should see if there's one in your area. You're guaranteed to enjoy it. Next up, a few plays to enjoy! And the list continues.

So fellow Singletons, "get out and do something". Don't put life on hold for anything or anyone. Enjoy living and see what comes your way, you never know :) Make a list of things you'd like to do and have been putting off and get started!

There's a lot to do and a lot to enjoy! And when that special someone comes along, you can just expand your list :)

Until next time.

Blessings,

~Lisi P.

© Lisi P, 2009

Daily Scriptures 11/18/09

Scriptures: Proverbs 4:21-22 21 Don’t lose sight of them (God’s Word). Let them penetrate deep into your heart, 22 for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. (NLT)

Nugget: There’s so much power in God’s Word, but if you don’t know them, then where does this get you? Daily, we must take the steps to learn the Word and to utilize them in our lives. This is where the power comes from! Not just knowing God’s Word is there, but studying them and knowing them for ourselves.

Quotes: “Reading the Bible without meditating on it is like trying to eat without swallowing.”-Anonymous

“The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.” -Patrick Henry

© Lisi P, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Daily Scriptures 11/17/09

Scripture: Psalm 40:4 Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. (NIV)

Nugget: You either trust God or you don’t. There’s no middle ground. One cannot say that he/she trusts God and also puts his/her trust in other things.

We must hold fast to what God has promised us; there are no gray areas in His promises and His word!!

Quote: “All that I have seen teaches me to trust God for all I have not seen.” -Author Unknown

© Lisi P, 2009

Next Movie: "The Blind Side"

The next movie I plan to see is "The Blind Side". I love "based upon a true story" movies that show triumph and overcoming obstacles, no matter the situation. This movie stars Sandra Bullock (who I think is a great actress), Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates, and Quinton Aaron.

From the previews, you can see this movie will tug at your heart strings and want you to do better; you will want to see others do better. I am looking forward to seeing it! And for us football lovers out there, you'll see the story of a football player on his journey.



Until next time.

Blessings,

~Lisi P.

© Lisi P, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Praise Song: "Love Him Like I Do"

This week's Praise Song is Deitrick Haddon's, "Love Him Like I Do" featuring Ruben Studdard and Mary Mary. This song is one of my cousin's favorites! I can see why: catchy beat, good artists, a good message, & praising the Lord. Enjoy!!

Love him Like I do
Love him Like I do
That’s why I love him like I do

[Deitrick]
Once again
Baby Dub, Mark Block, Deitrick,
Big Rue, Mary Mary

Verse 1:
[Ruben]
Givin’ honor to first
The pastor, the church
My folks and friends
Listen to words
See God save me (yeah)
From myself when no one else was around
And it was only by his grace
His mercy, his favor
Cause I know I don’t deserve
All the love he show me (oh)
How he let me know (oh)
he never gonna leave my side

[Chorus]
That’s why I love him like I do iiiii (x2)
That’s why I love him like I do
iiiii (x3)
That’s why I love him like I do iiiii
I love him like I do iiiii
That’s why I love him like I do
iiiii (x3)

Verse 2:
[Deitrick]
Dee Dee
See I gotta testimony
How to save my soul (soul)
When I was just a sinner left in the cold (cold)
Gave me a second chance
Save me from myself
Came to my rescue when I need help
Do you wanna know why I love him like I do (like I do)
Cause when my enemy said I was through
He took me from the bottom
And put me on the top
He laid his hands on me
And now I can’t be stopped

That’s why I love him like I do iiiii (x2)
That’s why I love him like I do
iiiii (x3)
That’s why I love him like I do iiiii
I love him like I do iiiii
That’s why I love him like I do
iiiii (x3)

Bridge
[MaryMary]
Somebody told me
That we over come by our testimonies
But you wouldn’t believe
How doubt and fear
Used to paralyze me
But God hands lead me through a test
And he brought out the very best in me
And now I’ll never forget
To tell the world
What you mean to me
(yeah yeah yeah)

That’s why I love him like I do iiiii (x2)
That’s why I love him like I do
iiiii (x3)
That’s why I love him like I do iiiii
I love him like I do iiiii
That’s why I love him like I do
iiiii (x3)

That’s why I love him like
I do Love him like I do (x7)
Love him like I (x4)
That’s why I




Until next time.

Blessings,

~Lisi P.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Trying to Catch Up with Time!

Okay, so I know this isn't possible, but I'm trying to catch up with time, LOL. This year continues to pass us quickly by! There's still so much I have left to do. Hopefully, I can get it done in "time".

Well, the Professor in me is doing well. I'm enjoying instructing and the students are good. There's definitely a continuous learning cycle for me going on. It's an exciting experience. My daily job is going well too. I can't believe it's been 10 months already on my job! I might as well say, it's almost a year. I'm continuing to learn there & am enjoying it. :)

With Thanksgiving on the horizon and Christmas around the corner, there's a lot left to do! I did buy my first Christmas tree for my new place. I cannot wait to decorate it. I already have the spot picked out where I want it to be.

Black Friday is coming!! I'm looking for some good deals. There's nothing I particularly need, but maybe a few things I want. I think I'll browse around for things for my family & friends. Can't wait to see what deals are out there!

Okay everyone, let's buckle down & hang on for the ride. 2009 is ending sooner than later. Let us get things in order, move things out of the way that don't need to be around us, & continue to be better & do better than we have the day before! 2010 is coming & we want a great start!

Until next time.

Blessings,

~Lisi P.

© Lisi P, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Daily Scriptures 11/13/09

Scripture: Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Nugget: Don't be frustrated, your child is not crazy! Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child. It comes with them "for free"! Your role is to drive it far from them - not with abuse, not with anger, not with frustration, but with correction. Correct with love and get the message across. Children must be "trained" to be wise and you are the trainer.

Quote: "Divine joy is the reward for determining the divine purpose of the immediate moment." -Unknown

From I&A

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Daily Scriptures 11/12/09

Scripture: Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Nugget: It is not being mean to correct/discipline your child; it is actually showing them love. In fact, not just children - but anyone; if you love someone, you will correct them if you think they are going off-track. Obviously, your manner of correction (tone, style, etc.) should be appropriate so your message gets heard. "A child left to himself....". No child should be allowed to define their own rules.....they should be guided.

Quote: "What you repeatedly hear, you eventually believe." - Mike Murdock

From I&A

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Daily Scriptures 11/10/09

Scripture: Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler hearkens to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Nugget: Your followers are a reflection of the values you espouse. Culture change does not start from the bottom, it starts from the top. It starts by the leaders defining what behaviors get rewarded, and what behaviors don't. Think on it.

Quote: "Behavior is a mirror in which everyone displays his own image." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

From I&A

Monday, November 9, 2009

Daily Scriptures 11/9/09

Scripture: Proverbs 25:19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

Nugget: The only way to not have unfaithful people around you during times of trouble, is to choose not to have them around you period. You can't say, "I know this person isn't trustworthy, but we are not so close" or "I just need them for xyz but won't bring them so close" or "we just do business together and that's it". Yeah, whatever. If you keep such jokers around you during the good times - you will have only yourself to blame when in times of trouble you have a "broken tooth and a foot out of joint". Nothing is inconsequential. We like to think that. But our outcomes, our current situations (miracles or tragedies; happiness or sadness) are merely outcomes of a series of "little inconsequential" decisions.

Quote: "Never complain about what you permit." - Mike Murdock

From I&A

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Praise Song: "You Covered Me"

This week's Praise Song is Donald Lawrence's, "You Covered Me" (featuring Hezekiah Walker). With so much going on (the shootings in Ft. Hood and in Central Florida), we must remember to stay prayed up and know that we are continually covered by God due to His mercy and grace.

May we continue to pray for each other, stay uplifted, and be encouraged. In the midst of it all, we must not lose focus on God! May the families of the lost and injured be uplifted through our prayers and His strength. © Lisi P, 2009

I could’ve lost my mind, wanted to give up so many times,
but God was my anchor, a consisted way maker
Hez I’m grateful God covered me (Go on and sing the song pastor)

Well the enemy came against me; attack my body and my ministry (You call me a lie)
but what God ordains he will maintain
I’m grateful he covered me

Choir:
(Come everybody let’s sing the Song)
You covered me Hand of protection all around
If not for your grace and your mercy,
Thank you Lord you covered me

Repeat Verses 1 & 2

I failed so many times, but loves is so divine
You took this soul of mine and restore me.

Choir Repeat 1

(Talking Part)
Oh God we thank you for your covering grace
We thank you for your covering us
We thank you for your hand of protection all around us
We know that when the enemy comes in like a flood, you’ll lift up a standard
No weapon formed against me us shall ever, ever prospers.

Come Pastor let do this together (Choir Verse)
you cover me hands of protection around me your grace and mery covered me

Choir Repeat (5x)

You covered me
repeat 4x


You Covered Me - Donald Lawrence

The song can be found on Donald Lawrence's, "I Speak Life", and/or the Wow Gospel 2005 CDs.

Until next time,

Blessings,

~Lisi P.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Daily Scriptures 11/6/09

Scripture: Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Nugget: There are levels and levels. Some people might not like you; can't stand you. That is one level. Others might envy you - be extremely jealous (for reasons you can't even understand) - that's another level. Discern envy amongst those around you and disconnect; in fact flee/disassociate from those who envy you for whatever reason.

Some of us are actually flattered when people envy us. What a pity. Also, manage your behavior and disclosure. Some of us actually promote envy by the way we act, stories we tell, etc. The extent to which envy can go has no limits - "wrath is cruel; anger outrageous; but who can stand before envy??????"

Quote: "Jealousy is believing another received what you deserved." - Mike Murdock

From I&A

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Daily Scriptures 11/5/09

Scripture: Proverbs 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Nugget: Most of us dread conflict, confrontation - but at times confrontation is the ultimate test of true love. When you get to the point where you are compelled to confront a loved one about their behaviour or about something you think is putting them in danger, even if it costs you the relationship, but at least you give them the opportunity to face the reality. May God give us the confidence and boldness to speak the truth in love to those we love, even when we know the truth hurts.

Quote: "Confrontation is the attempt to preserve a relationship."

From I&A

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Daily Scriptures 11/4/09

Scriptures: Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

Nugget: Who are the people you tend to seek out for counsel? Identify them, and treasure them. Value them - Those are your true friends. Also, identify people you call "your friends", but you would never, I mean even in your worst nightmare, you would never ask them for their opinion or advice. Re-evaluate those so called friends - they probably should not be defined as such.

Quote: "When wrong people leave your life, wrong things stop happening." - Mike Murdock

From I&A

Monday, November 2, 2009

Daily Scriptures 11/2/09

Scripture: Jeremiah 33:3 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.' (NIV)

Nugget: God was telling Jeremiah to come to Him for help. In the midst of what was going on, God still offered help in Jeremiah’s situation. That’s how God is with us! He is always there, no matter what we get ourselves into. We must know that we can seek God continually!

Are you seeking God for the situations and circumstances in your life? He’s there & understands us better than we can ever imagine. Go to Him.

Quote: “Listen to God because it's not what we say but what He says to us.” –Unknown

© Lisi P, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Praise Song: "God in Me"

This week's Praise Song is Mary Mary's, "God in Me". This song had to grow on me, but I had to see what they were talking about!! The song refers to someone having something that you may want or may be trying to figure out how he/she got it. The truth is, we don't know what a person went through to get to where he/she is now; they had to cry sometimes, pray a lot of times, & hold fast to God most of the time!!! God is good. All we have is because of Him. Continue to show the "God in you" & give Him all the glory & praise.

You're listening to The Sound

I just wanna tell the truth mayne
I just wanna tell the truth mayne
I just wanna tell the truth mayne
I just wanna tell the truth mayne

You're so fly, you're so high
Everybody 'round you trying to figure out why
You're so cool, you win all the time
Everywhere you go, man you get a lot of shine

You draw like a magnet, better yet I have it
Everything you wear people say they gotta have it
From the sweat suit to the white tee to the Gucci
You can probably say people wanna get like me

But what they don't know is when you go home
And get behind closed doors, man you hit the floor
And what they can't see is you're on you're knees
So the next time you get it just tell 'em

It's the God in me, it's the God in me
It's the God in me, it's the God in me
It's the God in me

You think I'm so fresh, you think I'm so clean
You think I'm so sweet
It's the God in me, it's the God in me
It's the God in me

You see her style, you think she nice
You look at her whip, you say the whip tight
You look at her crib, you thinking she's paid
You look at her life, you think she's got it made

But everything she's got, the girl's been given
She call it a blessing but you call it living
When it come to money she can be a hero
She writes them checks with a whole lot of zeros

But what you don't know is when she get home
And get behind closed doors, man she hit the floor
And what you can't see is she on her knees
And if you ask her she'll tell you

It's the God in me, it's the God in me
It's the God in me, it's the God in me
It's the God in me

You think I'm so fresh, you think I'm so clean
You think I'm so sweet
It's the God in me, it's the God in me
It's the God in me

What is it you think you see when you see me, you see me?
You don't know how much I pray
Don't know how much I gave, don't know how much I changed
I'm just tryna explain

It's the God in me, it's the God in me
It's the God in me, it's the God in me
It's the God in me

You think I'm so fresh, you think I'm so clean
You think I'm so sweet
It's the God in me, it's the God in me
It's the God in me, It's the God in me

You think I'm so fresh, you think I'm so clean
You think I'm so sweet
It's the God in me






Until next time.

Blessings,

~Lisi P.

© Lisi P, 2009
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