Friday, October 24, 2014

The Contest

An Excellent Children's Book
Written By: Robin McKinley
Illustrated By: Carrie Kingsbury

The Contest is a fabulous book teaching children about the Fruit of the Spirit. The story line is easy to follow. The artwork is wonderful, colorful and will capture the a child's imagination. 

The Contest is great gift idea for parents, grandparents, teachers, or anyone who loves children and wants God's good fruit growing in their lives.

You can hear the story by going to:

Feel free to e-mail me if you would like special prayer.

Cindy Mckinley at:

426 Laurelwood Road ~ Pottstown, PA 19465

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100% A Miracle
Undercover Boss

Monday, August 18, 2014

Worry or Peace

Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.    Philippians 4:6,7  THE MESSAGE

Anxiety seems to be a natural part of each of our lives, but according to scripture it doesn't have to be that way. When we were younger we worried about very little. Now that we are all grown up worry seems to come about more frequently.

When it comes to the truths of God's Word a godly man once said, "Either you believe or you don’t." After praying he would then say, "Now thank God for the answer."

The problem with worrying about tomorrow is you never run out of tomorrows. We must learn to live life one day at a time. God only gives us help we need for today. He doesn’t give us tomorrow’s help today. 

So don’t worry about what you are going to do tomorrow, because when you get to tomorrow, God’s grace will be there to meet you and give you what you need.

God's answers are expressed in his love for us. When we put our faith in trusting God and his Word we soon find ourselves exchanging our worry for peace and that is a wonderful feeling. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Endurance and Encouragement

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.. Romans 15:5

Sometime people don't always think the same way we do or treat us the way we want to be treated. God gives us patience and encouragement to love people where they are.

Love that is based upon performance, good behavior, or "right" thinking does not teach the love of God. It is the Holy Spirit who teaches us to love others where they are with the same love God loves us with. 

Are you trying your best to change someone by with holding your love rather than loving the person completely? Does God love you the same way?

426 Laurelwood Road ~ Pottstown, PA 19465

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A Living Miracle
Cranky Old Man

Stories To Tell

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story - those he redeemed from the hand of the foe...  Psalm 107:2

What a great feeling it is when we come to realize we have been redeemed by the Lord Jesus Christ. These are so many blessings that come from God, blessings we do not deserve. Those who have been redeemed truly have a story to tell. Each story has a way of uplifting others as they are able to relate to our personal experiences. Some of the greatest Bible heroes recounted the blessings of God for all to hear.

If you have experienced the redeeming power of the Lord Jesus use your story to encourage others who are struggling on their journey.

426 Laurelwood Road ~ Pottstown, PA 19465

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A Living Miracle
Cranky Old Man

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Blog Leads To A Miracle

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:13-16

I just received a call that our dear friend, Karen, went home to be with her Lord in December. (That explains why she did not return my call nor answer me emails.) Karen lived in Wells, ME. She and I first connected via email because of a blog I had written for the Pottstown Mercury, titled 'Cranky Old Man'. Our love for Jesus quickly drew our hearts together. However, I never told her anything personal about my family. We talked about MIRACLES and how God was able to do anything, because nothing is impossible for Him. Karen had struggled with cancer and was declared cancer free. She knew about miracles. We talked about intercessory prayer and how God would find the oddest times to call upon us to pray.

Intercessory prayer is a prayer prayed by someone who has a heavy burden on their heart for another person or situation. They may or may not know whom they are praying for, which was the case in my story.

Karen knew nothing about the upcoming birth of our grandson. However, the night of his birth (6 weeks before his due date). God spoke to Karen and told her to pray for an unborn grandson. She asked God, "Is it my grandson?" Her daughter-in-law was expecting a son and was having the same difficulties my daughter-in-law was having. God said, "No, but it is someone's grandson. Get up and pray." Arguing with God, Karen insisted that she didn't know anyone who was having a baby boy, except her daughter-in-law.
Karen told it this way, God said, "I SAID, 'GET UP AND PRAY NOW!'"

At 11:30pm, in Wells, Maine, Karen got out of bed and began to pray for an unborn grandson, some where out there. She prayed: 

"Father, God, please take care of your little one somewhere and help him during his difficulty and help him to be a wonder for your service, whether he be a preacher or a teacher and let him always know that YOU took care of him during his time of need."

What Karen didn't know was that, in PA, my unborn grandson's heart rate dropped to 40 and his mother was rushed into the operating room for emergency C-Section. The time...11:30pm.
At 12:50 my grandson came into the world.  

When the doctor opened the mother she was shocked at what she found. The cord was wrapped around his neck three times and the cord was not attached completely to the placenta. The cord had grown tiny blood vessels, at the end, and attached itself to the outer wall of the placenta. The placenta was completely dead and black. 

Our grandson was quickly taken to the NICU where he spent the first 24 hours of his life. To everyone surprise he was perfectly healthy!

After finishing the surgery, the doctor left the operating room and placed a phone call to a research firm, who requested that the placenta be sent to them.

Upon returning to the operating room the doctor declared that our grandson was totally100% a miracle baby. She proceeded to tell the parents, "Only one percent of all pregnancies are like this and every baby that has gone full term is stillborn."

Words can't express the love I have for my heavenly Father for watching out for my precious grandson and for bringing Karen into my life...through a blog of all things.

Today, Karen is enjoying the splendor of heaven and my grandson is doing wonderful. 

426 Laurelwood Road ~ Pottstown, PA 19465

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Monkey Golf

When the British colonizers first came to Calcutta, India, they wanted to keep planing the game they loved, golf. So, they decided to build a course. What they didn't count on was the monkeys coming out of the trees and having a good time picking up the golf balls during their game. 

The players might tee off with a nice drive down the middle of the fairway, but before he could reach the ball, a monkey would scoop up the ball and drop it into a sand trap or behind a tree.

The golfers tried trapping the monkeys, but to no avail -- others quickly arrived to take their place. They even went to the expense of erecting a fence around the course, which only entertained the monkeys all the more; they loved jumping over it. 

Finally, there was no other choice but to make a new rule for this particular golf course: The new rule...Play the ball where the monkey drops it.

That's how it can be in life. We can work so hard at trying to make the perfect shot in this thing called life. We set the goal. We shoot for the goal. And just when we feel we have the make the perfect shot, some monkey is bound to come along and move the ball. 

Things may not always go the way we wish. We may not always have everything we need. However, like the golfers, we can't give up. We must forge ahead regardless of how many times the ball is moved. 

426 Laurelwood Road ~ Pottstown, PA 19465

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A Living Miracle
Cranky Old Man

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Plans For Prosperity

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

We can ALWAYS trust that God knows what He's doing.

He ALWAYS has a plan;
He ALWAYS cares
He ALWAYS sees, and
He ALWAYS understands.

Are you trusting Him to work out His perfect plan for your life, or are you trying to do that yourself? Godly wisdom would tell us that we cannot "go it alone" here on this earth. We need a Savior. I'm thankful Jesus is mine!

By the way, each Sunday, I hope it is your "plan" to get up and go to a Bible Believing, Bible Teaching church. That WOULD BE His plan for you.

Feel free to e-mail me if you would like special prayer.

Cindy Mckinley at:

426 Laurelwood Road ~ Pottstown, PA 19465

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100% A Miracle
Where the Monkey Drops It

*Scripture was taken from the NIV Translation