Saturday, July 16, 2016

Poem: Salvation Came to Me

Saturday, July 9, 2016


 Image result for giving a shoulder to cry on
What is this thing
that opens our hearts to others
Choosing to be caring
when others walk on by.

What is this thing
that resembles something of love
showing pity and kindness it brings
when nothing else can suffice.

It is giving food to a stranger,
stopping when someones hurt
Removing them from danger
Lending an ear or shoulder to cry

Jesus helped those in need
full of compassion for others
Showing many a thoughtful deed
An example for all to see

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Love of the Savior

For God so loved the world that he gave,
Jesus his only begotten son came to save,
Men of all nations, any skin or race,
His love bestowed, full of grace,
Our sins needed a blood covering
The Heavenly Father sent him lovingly.
He chose his only body as a sacrifice,
No other lamb would suffice.
Jesus stretched out his arms upon a tree,
To die so men could be set free.
His life was ended on a cross,
His blood shed, came at no loss.
Redemption came from our Savior,
Without him is no judgment waver.
Tears and joy were shed that early morn,
For with him all men can be reborn.
Death couldnt hold in the grave,
Only Jesus Christ can save.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Redemption Came from Our Savior

For God so loved the world that he gave,
Jesus his only begotten son came to save,
Men of all nations, any skin or race,
His love bestowed,  full of grace,
Our sins needed an atonement
From the Heavenly Father he was sent
He chose his only body as a sacrifice,
No other lamb would suffice.
Jesus stretched out his arms upon a tree,
To die so men could be set free.
His life was ended on a cross,
His blood shed, came at no loss.
Redemption came from our Savior,
Without him is no judgment waver.
Tears and joy were shed that early morn,
With him all men can be reborn.
Death couldn’t hold in the grave,
Only Jesus Christ can save.

Copyright Tracy Kauffman 2016
Free to use on any blog. 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Its Harvest Time

From sky to stream and flowers that bloom,
Your presence everywhere I see.
A God of beauty from above,
Far above the highest tree.

When the wheat is gathered from the tares,
Your lovely face I'll see,
Sitting upon your throne in glory.
Your holiness will set me free.

You said the harvest  is great,
For we have work to bear,
Before the reapers work is done,
In the heat of the noon-days glare.

Today the morning is bright and fair,
Time to spread God's word,
The harvest is truly coming,
When the stillness of the night is heard.

Copyright- Tracy Kauffman- 2016

Friday, December 25, 2015

One Christmas Morn

In a lowly stable, Jesus was born,
With the angels close by,
Early that Christmas morn,
They sung praises to the king.
Oh what a gift to give,
than your only begotten son.
So others one day can live,
free from all their sins.
Jesus was born in a humble stable,
the Bible tells us the story.
It is not some made up fable,
But the truth of God’s word.
As a child of the King,
sing unto the Lord a new song,
With all your heart, you should sing,
To show praises to the Savior.
Jesus, son of God, light and King,
in Heaven the choir will sing.
Praises to the Shepherd and Lord,
With worship and voice in one accord.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Are you a 'IF' Christian

Today I heard a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King on the “If” Christian.  The “If’  Christian is one who has decided to follow Christ only when everything runs smoothly.  They are willing to serve Jesus Christ when it is easy and considered the “In” thing.  Often they bargain with God and agree to follow him “If” everything is easy; if they don’t have to endure sufferings or persecution.  They follow the Lord when it makes sense for them; if they receive something in return, such as: a good job, a nice family, plenty of money and great health. When bad things start to happen to them, then their faith is tested.  They do not want to do anything that will make their life uneasy.  They don’t want to lose friends, family or their great lifestyle, so they often compromise on their beliefs.  They choose to be silent when people oppose their beliefs or their faith.  Dr. Martin Luther King wasn’t a “If” Christian but a minister who stood against those laws that were evil.
In this sermon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr preached on three Christians that refused to bow down and worship the image of gold.  Daniel Chapter three tells us that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego stood against the evil of the land.  They had a faith greater than that of man.  They believed on the God above and took a stand against King Nebuchadnezzar and his law.  They knew that God would deliver them out of fiery furnace that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.  They said, “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”

Their faith was deep enough and real enough that nothing was going to compromise their faith; nothing was going to get them to forsake their true God for a false god.  They had enough faith that they trusted in God to deliver them; but if not, they would die with their faith intact.  What about you?  Are you willing to take a stand against injustice or evil laws.  They are coming and coming soon.  We have a president that is writing his own laws.  We have a Roman Pope that is writing and changing laws into what is evil.  Hitler changed laws and they were considered the law of the land.  Are you willing to die for your belief in God?  Are you willing to stand up against those things you know God hates?
Judge Roy Moore of Alabama is taking a stand against “gay marriage” in Alabama.  He says that his God is against it and he will not support anything that his God is against.  He is willing to lose his job, where he was making a lot of money and held for years, for his beliefs.  He is willing to take a stand against evil in this land; which shows his faith.  He doesn’t have a “If” faith but a true faith in God.  He is suffering persecution now and has in the past, when he lost his job for refusing to take down the “Ten commandments” statue.
Soon there is coming a law that will require everyone to bow down and worship an “image of the beast.”  One will be required to take a mark in their right hand or forehead in order to buy or sell (Revelation 13).  Those that refuse to take the mark or worship the image will suffer on this earth.  They will be persecuted, perhaps thrown in prison for their refusal.  Those that worship the beast or take his mark will receive judgment of God (Revelation 20).
Jesus told us that we might have to face persecution and sufferings of this life, but he said he would never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).  God will walk with you and will help you in everything you do.  You do not have to walk alone.  You can trust in the Almighty God and believe on his son, Jesus Christ. If you are a Christian, God promised you eternal life (John 5:24).  If you are not, I urge you to accept Christ before it is too late.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Giving of Thanks


Let us all give God thanks for all that he has done for us, especially during this Thanksgiving holiday season.  1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 

Psalm 92:1 says,  It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High:

Psalm 118:29 says,  O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lead Me to Success in Publishing by Melissa G. Wilson

Book Description:
The world of publishing is changing, and you’ve already begun to realize it. While there are still the same authors on the same tables at your local bookstore, there are other names that are showing up online and in your email inbox. But how are they getting attention if they’re not doing publishing ‘the way it’s always been done’? For a thought leader like you, you already have bigger ideas about how the world should, rather, how the world COULD work to support the cutting edge thoughts you want to share. You’re not interested in simply doing the same old things because you’re not interested in the same old results. In the past year, you’ve noticed how social media has changed the way we interact and the way we share information. You’ve seen Facebook turn into a sort of gathering place and Twitter become the first place where thoughts are born. But you want to publish. You want to take your ideas a step further and you’re not interested in spending a lot of money or sending out hundreds of proposals. “Lead Me to Success in Publishing: 101 Ways” is the book for you.

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Book Excerpt
Social media is ever expanding and there are always new options you can explore in terms of creating awareness of your book and your ideas. That said, it could also seem a little overwhelming when your
first starting out.

Instead of trying every possible social media outlet, it’s often a better idea to find a few that you find simple (i.e. Facebook and Twitter), and then when you have a following there, thenmove onto new options.

Tip #42: Google+
Like Facebook, Google+ is a place where you can set up a profile and share information with others who are in your circles.  This service is unique as it allows you to create different levels of engagement, depending on what you want to do.

If you want to share certain pieces of information with friends, you can by placing them in your friends circles. Or you can create other circles that allow you to target your ideas to the audience you feel will benefit the most.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Living with Passion: A Young Woman Living With Huntington's Disease Journey to Truly Live with Passion

Author Biography

I am a young women who is passionate about every thing I do in my life. I was born to be a teacher but because of my Huntington’s Disease, I had to quit my job as a teacher. I now teach the world about my disease and will forever have a teacher’s heart. I use writing to deal with what I have been dealt and it’s very therapeutic for me.

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Can you imagine what it would be like as a 23 year old woman being diagnosed with Huntington's Disease? The answer to that question is yes, yes you can Imagine but you will Never understand what it is like as a person to know this path your life is about to take. There is this woman I am lucky enough to call my cousin and friend who is sharing her story about her life with Huntington's Disease. Alexandra is a true inspiration to so many people and with her big heart she is taking on this disease with her head held high and a smile on her face. Although she wasn't diagnosed until a couple years ago she still lived knowing she had a 50% chance her life could change if she inherited this horrific gene from her father who fought the battle of Huntington's Disease. Everyday Alexandra worried "Do I have the gene?" She has an amazing support team with her Mother, Step Father, sisters and family and friends to walk by her side in her journey. Alexandra is a brilliant, strong, big hearted beautiful woman whose story will touch your heart and introduce you to someone who has no control of this disease but took full control of what she could, her life as it was given to her.


 Alexandra Boothby is publishing her memoir, Living With Passion. It is about her journey living with Huntington's Disease.She is a 24 year old woman who was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease 2 years ago. She is a beautiful, compassionate, smart woman, who is coping with this disease with a very positive attitude and grace. She is an HD advocate who is working to bring awareness for HD and hopefully for better treatment and a cure for this horrible disease. HD is in my family, her Dad was my brother, and I admire Alexandra so much. A day visiting with her always make my day better.She continues to inspire everyone everyday, and if you read her book you will also be inspired! Highly recommend this book.