Showing posts from June, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell We were so young.  My sisters and I playing so freely in the park, while the brand new, large Minolta camcorder was in dad's hand, and mom by his side.  This particular memory is so vivid as I so happily remember dad declaring, "Girls, you will look back at this 20 years from now and appreciate this."  All the while, we were just having fun! Another rich memory was coming home from church on Sundays in the old Volkswagen bug, being able to see the road below us as we traveled; parts of the floorboard of that old, yet faithful bug exposed. I even remember those moments while in that memorable old car of seeing dad's right hand holding onto mom's left hand; fingers intertwined with such love for one another.  I reminisce of dad's cheerful, yet deep voice saying, "Ok girls, are you ready?  Let's memorize..." This seemed to happen every Sunday as I so vividl

Don't be afraid or dismayed!

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell Photograph from Google  "Don't be afraid, for I Am with you.  Do not be dismayed, for I Am your God.  I will strengthen you, I will help you.  I will uphold you with my victorious right hand." ~ GOD, as recorded in Isaiah 41:10 The Lord God is with you! He is your God! Almighty Lord God is your Strengthener! The Lord is your Helper! He is our God, Who is Truth! In Truth, we must remember that He is the Upholder; upholding us with His victorious right hand! Notice Who is on the Right Hand of the Father...JESUS! JESUS UPHOLDS US WITH WHO HE IS! As we remind ourselves Who God is, there is a very little chance to be afraid or dismayed. Can you imagine when we begin to practice and exercise such Truth? The circumstances, tests and difficulties of life become afraid and dismayed of the incredible Faith in our God that squashes any attempts of those defeated

Mind boggling amazement!

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell Mesmerized, awestruck and elated by the incredibly powerful, Majestic, God of all! I am profoundly shaken as I read Second Chronicles 6:18 and the conclusion of the Gospel of John 21:25. The phenomenally beautiful proclamation is this: "And I suppose that if all the other things Jesus did were written down, the whole world could not contain the books." Reading the conclusion over and over again, I shake my head quickly as I feel my eyes crossing and spinning in my head as I am not capable to imagine the many things Jesus did that weren't recorded. I look at it this way, "Have I documented in writing every moment of my own life?"  Of course not. Do I journal?  Yes, I journal, but in my journaling they are only glimpses of my life, not the wholeness thereof. I have unknowingly limited God based on this amazing book I get to read and study called The Bible.  I laug