Showing posts from December, 2012

You Are Not Alone

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell  "Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have.  For God has said, "I will never leave you.  I will never forsake you."  That is why we can say with confidence, The Lord is my helper, so I will not be afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me?"  ~ Hebrews 13:5-6 ~ Whether your day started out good or bad; or you are having a day filled with unanswered questions, rest assured that Almighty God, the One Who created the morning is with you.  Let us intentionally make ourselves aware to His presence that is already with us by triumphantly and victoriously reminding ourselves of Who He is and what He has promised. Remember, although we may leave others, and others may leave us; whether it be due to severed relationships, relocation or even death; we can know beyond every knowing that HE promised HE would never leave us or forsake us...HI

'Twas The Morning of Christmas

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell Merry Christmas! As you read this poem I wrote this evening, it is from the likely perspective of our 12 year old daughter.  She is excited to awake in the morning as it will be our 6th year of doing a scavenger hunt with her gifts.   ‘ Twas The Morning of Christmas By: Teresa Criswell ‘Twas the morning of Christmas When all through the house The dishwasher was running And the laundry spun about. The hunt was being planned As the scavenger was me; The clues were being written So they could be placed so carefully. Mom turned on the coffee As daddy awoke To the aroma of French vanilla As I heard the spoon clang about. Daddy sipped on his coffee As mom cheerfully said, “Tristin it’s time to go gift hunting” And I shot out of bed. I can’t believe it is Christmas As I waited so long But now that it’s here I don’t want this day to be gon

Growing Opportunities

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." ~ Psalm 51:10 ~ I love the GROWING opportunities that life throws our way. You know...those moments when people are influenced to think they can pull one over on you; or perhaps those who are talking badly about you behind your back; maybe there are those who are even trying to convince you that things are happening when they're not; even those who complain about how they would do things differently or 'better'; O how the list goes on. Unfortunately I have done everyone of those things as well.  After I have been convicted, God's loving mercy leads me to repentance.  Not just 'saying' I'm sorry...but truly repenting...that action of turning toward God and turning away from the old.  Today, I am truly grateful for His merciful love by His Holy Spirit that must constantly f