Ten Tips For Dealing with Fibro

Ten Tips For Dealing with Fibro

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1. Let go of any guilt

2. Recognize the contradictions of fibromyalgia

3. Manage your expectations of yourself

4. Manage the expectations of others

5. Allow for rest

6. Pace yourself

7. Understand the illness

8. Forgive

9. Exercise and move around

10. Don’t give up

Christian Theme Memes

Christian Theme Memes

These are Christian themed memes or word pictures. Feel free to use these Christian memes for free. CallahanWriter retains the copyright, the memes on this blog are free to use without modification. The various text used in these Christian memes or pictures comes from the Bible, some from Christian writers (credit is given when such is the case) and some of the text is written by CallahanWriter.  These  are public domain use for non commercial purposes.

 

 


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Living Sermon by Edgar A. Guest

Living Sermon by Edgar A. Guest


 

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Behold, I have engraven thee upon the palms of my hands


 

 

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Bless The Lord who bears us up.

 


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Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the places you can. All the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as you can. John Wesley


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Do what you can and pray for what you cannot do.

 


 

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God gave us mouths that close and ears that don’t. That must tell us something…


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Stress makes you believe everything has to happen right now…Faith reassures you that everything will happen in Gods Timing.

 


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Footprints In the Sand


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The first to forgive is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forgive is the happiest.

 


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Forgiveness: For if ye forgive men their trespasses, you Heavenly Father will forgive you. CallahanWriter.

 


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Please forgive us our trespasses as we forgive others their trespasses against us.

 


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Forgiveness allows you to stop carrying the burden and pain associated with whatever hurt you.

 


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Forgiveness is more important to the victim than it is for the victimizer.

 


 

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When God speaks and a man that men will always will be right. Thomas s. Monson.


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Everything happens for a reason. Oh really? Everything happens for one of two reasons…Consequences or because God wills it so.

 

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Trusting God’s plan for your everyday life is equally  as important as trusting God’s plan for your eternal life.

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A Christian is someone who believes Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the light, and the only way to gain salvation.


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Jesus Is My Hope

Jesus Is My Hope

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Lessons Learned From the Parable of the Prodigal Son

Lessons Learned From the Parable of the Prodigal Son

It is no secret to any Christian that Jesus taught frequently in Parables. He used the Parable style of teaching so that those who heard Him teach, but were not ready to receive the message, wouldn’t be condemned. He taught in Parables so that those who had eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts to know and feel the message, could by taught important saving principles The Savior had to offer.

Parables are a symbolic way to teach. Like a metaphor, the symbols give us something to compare the teachings with which can greatly aid our understanding. With Parables you can learn lessons beyond what a superficial reading can teach you. In that vein, we will look at the Parable of The Prodigal Son.

The primary message is about repentance, mercy and forgiveness. Luke 15 begins with begins with the Parable of The Lost Sheep which is followed by the Parable of The Lost Piece of Silver. The Parable of The Prodigal Son brings up the rear with a little more detail about forgiveness than what is found in the first two Parables. The clear lesson to the first two Parables is the joy that the Father has when we repent and He forgives us.

The Parable of The Lost Sheep found in Luke 15: 3-7 is best summed up in verses 6-7. The Shepherd leaves the ninety and nine and goes after the one lost sheep. When he finds that sheep he says to his friends, “Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.”

Then The Master goes on to teach, “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.”

The next Parable, The Lost Piece of Silver, emphasizes the joy the woman had in finding her lost piece of silver. She wants to share the joy with her friends. Then comes the punch line in verse 10: “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”

The recurring theme in Luke 15 is about sinners that were lost, then repented and were found through repentance by The Lord. Luke 15 teaches us also about the very great joy that our Savior and our Father in Heaven have when we repent and are found again.

Parable of The Prodigal Son

To drive the point home, the Master Teacher uses The Parable of The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). The lesson of repentance and forgiveness through God’s mercy is illustrated in this Parable, but there is more to learn from that Parable.

The great Parable tells of a man with two sons. One son was faithful and stayed with his father. The other son asked for and received his portion of his inheritance. He left his father and brother and went off to a far country and spent his inheritance over many years of riotous living with harlots. After the prodigal son had exhausted his resources, there arose a famine in the land and he had nothing to live on.

He went to work for a farmer and was given the job to feed swine. All that the prodigal son had to eat were the husks that were fed to the swine. This indicates the prodigal son was as low as he could get. After a while he “came to himself” realizing that even his father’s servants had more than enough bread to eat.

The thought occurred to him that he could return to his father and be a servant and have plenty to eat in return for his labor. He realized that he was no more worthy to be called his father’s son. He knew he had sinned greatly both before his father and against Heaven.

lessons_learned_from_prodigal_sonHe journeyed back to his father’s house. While he was yet along way off his father saw him returning. The father of the prodigal son had compassion upon his returning son. The loving Father ran to met his son and wrapped him up in his loving arms and kissed him.

The prodigal son confesses to his father “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.”

The loving father of the prodigal son instructed his servants to clothe him in the best robe and put shoes on his feet and a ring on his finger.

In celebration of the prodigal sons return, the Father’s household killed the fatted calf for a feast and they were merry. Rejoicing, the father said, “For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.”

Lessons Learned

Lessons learned from this Parable are emphasized in the preceding two Parables. The Lord our God rejoices in the sinner that humbly repents and seeks forgiveness. The father of the prodigal son celebrates the return of his lost son, restoring him with clothing and food in a joyous celebration.

The message of God’s mercy and grace is demonstrated in the act of forgiveness and also reinforced with the other two Parables in Luke 15. Again, Luke 15:7 in the Parable of the Lost Sheep we learn “Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.” And in the Parable of the Lost Piece Of Silver the woman finds the lost piece of silver and seeks to rejoice with her friends. Then in verse 10 it says, “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”

The sinner who humbles himself and repents will be forgiven. Our Lord and Savior is anxious to forgive and does so through His tender mercies. Along with His angels, He celebrates in the return of the lost sinner. It is deeply moving that not only does the Lord want to forgive but also celebrates and finds great joy in forgiving the humble sinner. These Parables, especially the Parable of the Prodigal Son teaches us of humility, sorrow for sin, repentance, mercy, forgiveness and the joy that Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ has in forgiving us and bringing us back into the fold.

There are more lessons to be learned from the Parable of the Prodigal Son that highlight other important concepts than the Lost Sheep and the Lost Piece of Silver.

The father had two sons. We have discussed the prodigal son but there is another son who at the beginning of the Parable was the righteous son. He stayed with the father (keeping the commandments) while the prodigal went off in living.

The faithful son was tending to the fields while the drama of the return of the prodigal son took place. He comes back to the house and hears music and sees dancing. He asks one of his servants what was going on? The servant responded “Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.”

The faithful son refused to join in the celebration. After a while, noticing that his other son was not in attendance, the father went after the “righteous” son. After finding the faithful son the Father asked him what was troubling him?

The faithful son replied “Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.” (Luke 15:29-30)

lessons_learned_prodigal_sonFrom a natural man standpoint one can see his point. He was faithful and the sinner comes back after “sowing wild oats” and gets a big celebration. Perhaps we should make sure to rejoice in the good living of the faithful.

The father responds by saying “Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.” (Luke 15:31-32)

In a sense, this Parable of the Prodigal son is a story of two prodigal sons. The second faithful son showed signs of not wanting to forgive. He showed a symptom of pride. But the good father taught him of the importance of finding the lost sheep and having joy in finding the lost sheep.

The Prodigal Son tells of a son who was rebellious and goes on to live a sinful life. Thankfully the son came to realize his sin and was humbled and sought forgiveness at his fathers hand.

The first two Parables talk of the joy of finding a lost sinner. The Prodigal Son takes it a step further and talks of a rebellious sinner. The Prodigal Son knew what he had and chose to take his inheritance and go after a worldly life of sin, lust, greed and riotous living. A sinner who has lived a life of sin and becomes humble and desires to repent needs to be saved from his sins through the mercies of the atonement of Jesus Christ. A rebellious sinner is a little more grave because they sinned against a greater light. Nevertheless, they can be, like the Prodigal Son, forgiven. The Lord rejoices in his repentance just like any other sinner.

We, like the faithful son, need to be willing to forgive the “sinner” just like our Savior is willing to forgive. That may not be as simple as it seems on the surface. After all, we are humans living in a world ripening in iniquity. Pressure abounds everywhere. Just trying to withstand the temptations we are faced with is a challenge.

Obviously we slip and fall from time to time and we are in need of The Lords’ forgiveness. The scriptures teach us to forgive others or to “forgive all men.” The Lords Prayer talks about “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.”

The Prodigal Son speaks of Gods mercy and joy in forgiving his lost sheep. It also speaks to us to forgive others their trespasses against us.

Troy Wagstaff © Copyright. All rights reserved.

Free Christian Social Memes

Free Christian Social Memes

Use theses free Christian Social Memes freely. Just refer back to this site when you do. Thanks and enjoy.

Jesus Christ The Greatest Man To Live!

Jesus Christ The Greatest Man To Live!


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Ten Commandments

Ten Commandments


 

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Wings As Eagles


 


Ten Commandments

Ten Commandments


 

Trust Jesus Meme

Trust Jesus Meme


 

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Ten Commandments Meme


 

Virtuous Women

Virtuous Women


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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled


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Christian Meme

Christian Meme

 


 

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Condemnation or Mercy?

stand_in_aweOur Father in Heaven is more anxious to bless us than condemn us. He’s more anxious to forgive us than to cast us away. But this is no excuse to live a life at odds with His commandments. God cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance. We have to show God we are trying to obtain His mercy and grace.  we can do this by trying not to sin and repent when we do.  Pray or commune with the Lord and seek Him in your everyday life.

Choices and Consequences

Choices and Consequences

Choice brings with it consequences. Every day brings a plethora of choices and our lives are the sum of the consequences of those choices. (Callahan)

It seems that it is becoming politically correct in our society to deny the reality of consequences to our actions. It is a Christian principle that for every action results in a consequence. This is taught in the Bible as what you sow, that shall ye reap. The consequence of planting a field of barley is a harvest of barley. If you wanted wheat, you should have planted wheat.

If you don’t want to go to jail then you shouldn’t commit crime. If you want to go to heaven then you should live by the words of the prophets and apostles contained in the Bible along with the everlasting words of truth taught by Jesus Christ in the four gospels.

We have a choice to forgive others or not. The consequence of forging others is that The Lord will forgive us. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the teachings of actions and consequences. We are granted agency to choose for ourselves. We have never be granted the freedom from consequences. We can choose for ourselves but we cannot choose the resulting consequences.

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