Showing posts with label creation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label creation. Show all posts

Saturday, July 13, 2019

"Walk With Me" in the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens - Steve Martin

Photos by Steve Martin at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, NC July 12, 2019

"Walk With Me" in the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens - Steve Martin

July 13, 2019

What beautiful creations our Creator, Jesus Christ, does daily!

Walk with me in the Belmont, North Carolina area gardens.

Thank you, Lord!

Steve Martin
Love For His People ministry
Charlotte, NC USA

Published on Jul 12, 2019

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Uniqueness - Now Think On This by Steve Martin

Now Think On This
Steve Martin

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” (Psalms 139:14, NKJV)

People are indeed unique, and each person brings something especially different into the lives of those around them. Because we are all created in the image of God, His vastness and glory in creation knows no bounds. And thus each one of us, found throughout every tribe and nation, has a specialty about them that only they can bring to this world to share. This truly is amazing.

Working at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, specifically in the gift shop called Ruth’s Attic (after Billy’s wife Ruth) has given me a real opportunity to observe people, as often I stand behind one of the three cash registers to handle the product being purchased by the visitors. From foreign countries, from around the city of Charlotte, from all the states of the USA they come to see a glimpse into the life of the one who was known by many as the “World’s Pastor” during his 60 years of ministry, Billy Graham.

Whether they come alone, with a family or family reunion, in a church group, or as part of the many youth groups, school or camp, (we had over 120 kids come through one day this week alone), it really is a joy to see the many aspects, and creative ways, that these arrive for the “Journey of Faith” tour, walk through Billy’s youth home, or pay their respects at the gravesites.

I am convinced that in addition to the attire each decorates themselves with – be it in a fancy outing dress, a sports coat and tie, t-shirt and shorts – you name it, they show up in it. I am still deciding which t-shirt style is the most represented overall, such as the ones wearing their favorite sports team logo, the college logo of choice, or the ones donning a wide variety of sayings and images splashed across both front and back. The tally is ongoing.

Not only are the threads and feet coverage so varied, but especially also are the hairstyles. Each gender has a multitude of color, length, and specifics, and when adding to the mix the many various cultures, there seems to be no end to how each one prepares, or has paid to be prepared, the many hairs that sit atop their heads. When I asked a young black girl how she got the blue and pink strands braided into her full length, she looked at me and just smiled. This was a truly masterful, artistic endeavor by someone. She surely stood out amongst the others.

Only the Lord knows how many strands of hair rest on your head at any given time. (What you do with them is quite a story that many could share!) Each life is indeed, and has, a remarkable story in themselves.

“Why, every hair on your head has been counted! Don’t be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:7, Complete Jewish Bible)

Being the children of God, known fully by Him, should bring rest and comfort to us, as each has His uniqueness encased within us. Those who know His only begotten Son, Jesus (Yeshua), can most assuredly be confident of His everlasting peace and rewards that He gives, on earth and then in heaven. For we have been made for His glory and honor as part of His universal family.

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” (Psalms 139:14, NKJV)

Shalom and ahava (peace and love in Hebrew).

Now think on this,

Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.

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Now Think On This #349 - in the year of our Lord 07.24.18 –Uniqueness”, Tuesday, 2:45 pm

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Uncovering the Greatest Mysteries (Day 6) - Jonathan Cahn on the Jim Bakker Show

Watch here: Uncovering the Greatest Mysteries (Day 6) - Jonathan Cahn on the Jim Bakker Show

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
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    Every time you choose the higher road, and sometimes it’s harder, choose the higher step, it’s going to lift you not only higher, but closer to the destiny that God has. – Rabbi Cahn
    What do you see at the end of the Bible? The marriage. What happens after the marriage? The 2 become one. Us and God. It begins now. – Rabbi Cahn


    I John 2:2 NIV He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
    II Corinthians 5:21 NIV God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
    John 5:1 NIV Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals.
    Isaiah 9:10 NIV “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.”
    Isaiah 9:10 KJV The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
    Isaiah 9:18 NIV Surely wickedness burns like a fire; it consumes briers and thorns, it sets the forest thickets ablaze, so that it rolls upward in a column of smoke.
    Leviticus 23:2 NIV “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.
    Matthew 11:15 MEV He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
    II Timothy 3:4 MEV traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God,
    Revelation 21:4 NIV ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
    Joel 2:25 MEV And I will compensate you for the years the locusts have eaten— the larval locust, the hopper locust, and the fledging locust— My great army which I sent against you.
    Matthew 18:20 KJV For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.


    ‘Temple of Baal’ to go up in New York, London

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Dogs - Now Think On This by Steve Martin


    Now Think On This
    Steve Martin

    “Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind"; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:24-25, NKJV)

    For a long time I considered writing about dogs, but didn’t think it would be a good Now Think On This message. My thought was, “Why would the Lord have me write about dogs?” But now I feel so led. (Sorry cat lovers. I probably will never write about cats. Just not my cup of tea.)

    Because I believe the Lord will have us enjoy His creation of creatures also in heaven, how appropriate that we can share that love for them while on this earth. After all, He created them even before He created mankind, so it wasn’t an afterthought of His. All of His creation of birds, fish, reptiles and mammals are quite a feat. But it seems that dogs have been especially helpful, loyal, and the favorite of most people.

    For a long time our family did not have a dog. A few stray cats had made their way into our lives over the years (for the kids’ sake, not mine) and even a white rabbit was a wholesome pet. Finally, ten years ago, as a fulfillment of a promise I had made to my good wife Laurie, our Dachshund Zoe was the hit Christmas present of the year. She remains a joy in our home yet today – a few inches longer and a lot of pounds heavier.

    Zoe on a car ride

    I am fascinated by dogs. As I watch them in their daily motions, one of which is how they respond when seeing a friend or family member, it brings delight. With the tail wagging, the eyes lit up, and even a playful bark in greeting, their expression of love does the spirit good. Even the wet licks of love, another kind showing of affection, keeps spreading more of their own joy to the other.

    One can learn patience from them. Waiting at the front door for the home arrival of the family member, it seems that time does not deter them as the clock ticks by. They will wait as long as it takes.

    They are content with the simple things they have – a favorite toy chased after during playtime; a tossed bone after the dinner table is cleared; a treat given to them once they have returned from the morning outing. For some it is the words, “Want to go bye-bye?” which brings a run to the door, knowing a ride in the car with the window down, and head out of it, is coming. It doesn’t take a whole lot to please a dog.

    A dog is a true companion when one is sick, or lonely, or just wanting to share a time on the path walkway with another. Their presence seems to bring the peace of the Lord. Their protective nature guards the home and family in a way no other sense of duty can. With a keen nose and sensitive ears, they are ready at all times.

    With an attitude of thanksgiving, I am glad we have a dog. She is yet another demonstration of the Lord’s love for us, and His display of His vast and amazing creativity.

    Now think on this,

    Steve Martin
    Love For His People, Inc.

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    Thursday, January 14, 2016

    Levi Zachary - Hebrew "Attached - Remembered by God" - Our 7th Grandchild! (01.16.16 - added photos)

    Levi Zachary - Hebrew "Attached - Remembered by God"

    Our 6th grandson, 7th grandchild, was born to Hannah Elizabeth (Martin) and Jonathan Avalos on January 13, 2016 around 12:30 pm in Charlotte, NC. He came out "weighing in at" 5 lbs. 6 oz. and 20" long. 

    We are so blessed, knowing that Hebrew origin names have been given to this little boy, chosen by the living God of Israel to do mighty exploits in the life the good Lord has planned for him. 

    Little Levi was born with no radius bone in either arm, having what is known as the TAR syndrome. (See below). We will be amazed at how the Lord will give much grace to Levi and his family as He demonstrates His creative wisdom and full understanding of all things.

    Both Laurie and I were able to hold this newborn joy of our hearts just hours after coming forth. We look forward to seeing him grow in the faithful and believing care of his parents, brother Payton, and all of his extended family surrounding him, all in the wisdom and understanding of our Lord Jesus (Yeshua) in his time on earth.

    Bless you little Levi Zachary - attached to us now and remembered by God!

    Steve Martin
    Proud Grandpa
    Love For His People

    Levi Zachary (Martin) Avalos!
    (a few hours and just beginning...)

    Mama Hannah and sister Christen one week before delivery

    Levi with father Jonathan and big brother Payton.

    Levi's Grandmother Grace Avalos holding him.
    Also pictured - Grandma Laurie Martin, 
    Uncle Ben, brother Payton, Dad Jonathan

    Little Levi - He will  make it!

    Jan. 16, 2016 - 3 day old photos of Levi

     Mama Hannah & Grandma Laurie 01.16.16

    What is TAR syndrome?
    Thrombocytopenia-absent radius (TAR) syndrome is characterized by the absence of a bone called the radius in each forearm. Affected individuals also have a shortage (deficiency) of blood cells involved in clotting (platelets). This platelet deficiency (thrombocytopenia) usually appears during infancy and becomes less severe over time; in some cases the platelet levels become normal.
    Thrombocytopenia prevents normal blood clotting, resulting in easy bruising and frequent nosebleeds. Potentially life-threatening episodes of severe bleeding (hemorrhages) may occur in the brain and other organs, especially during the first year of life. Hemorrhages can damage the brain and lead to intellectual disability. Affected children who survive this period and do not have damaging hemorrhages in the brain usually have a normal life expectancy and normal intellectual development.
    TAR syndrome is unusual among similar malformations in that affected individuals have thumbs, while people with other conditions involving an absent radius typically do not. TAR syndrome is also associated with short stature and additional skeletal abnormalities, including underdevelopment of other bones in the arms and legs. Affected individuals may also have malformations of the heart and kidneys. TAR syndrome is associated with unusual facial features including a small lower jaw (micrognathia), a prominent forehead, and low-set ears. About half of affected individuals have allergic reactions to cow's milk that may worsen the thrombocytopenia associated with this disorder.

    How common is TAR syndrome?

    TAR syndrome is a rare disorder, affecting fewer than 1 in 100,000 newborns.
    Source: TAR syndrome