Author Daneille Snowden

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When I was 7 years old I was born again! Five years later, the Lord filled me with His Holy Spirit and called me out to serve in full time service in the ministry. My heart is missions and a longing to love people into God's Kingdom.
I love to teach God's Word, pray with people and write. 
Soon, we are hoping our Jesus opens amazing doors to walk into mission endeavors.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy 2013


"But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides." (Matt. 6:33)

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)

[Cartoon by my father Rev. Paul F. Gray.]

Thursday, December 20, 2012

WE CAN'T BE SANTA....BUT WE CAN BE JESUS TO OTHERS!

My son had been playing music over his computer as we all were baking cookies the past few days. He put on the Muppet's and I heard; 'I Wish I Could Be Santa Clause'. Of course it was cute: Fozzie and Gonzo were singing! 
The song is written by  Paul Williams and here is look at some of the lyrics:


"I Wish I Could Be Santa Claus.

For just one day.

I'd fill a bag with kindness.
And I'd give it all away.
I'd make the world a better place.
I'd do that if I could
I love the way it feels inside.
When I do Something good.

We know that love.

Can bless the heart.

When tears begin to fall.
We know that love is the
 message of the season.
                                           The greatest gift.
                                     And yes, One size fits all..."

Bring the Gift of Jesus to all!
We can't be Santa...but we can do one a WHOLE LOT better! We can be Jesus to the world and still bring kindness, help, strength, hope and even provision in countless ways. {Being Jesus-i.e. being 'like' Jesus.}  Mark 16:15 "And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race]". When we preach, we reach out carrying Christ to the entire world. 
We shall feed the hungry, visit the sick and in prison. Take care of our elderly and love as Christ loved one another. Remember the 'Sheep & the Goats' illustration that Jesus taught (Matt. 25:31-46)? Clothing ones, give to drink the thirsty (& feed the hungry), comfort those who need comforted and be a listening ear. 
This is better than being Santa wouldn't you agree? 
I read this little story and thought that it apply's well to the Body of Christ during the holiday season. Please read on and enjoy this nugget from our history books and be touched with the morsel of truth it brings. 
"Christ has no hands but ours."
"During World War II when the Nazis were bombing London, there was an Anglican Church that had a statue of Jesus on their lawn with his arms outstretched. The caption below the statue read, “Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden.” As the bombs fell, the Anglican Church was destroyed and the statue was blown up. When the members started to rebuild the church and replace the statue, they discovered the arms and hands were so pulverized from the bombing they could not be salvaged. They could have chosen to manufacture new hands and arms for the statue, but they chose not to. 
 Today, the statue of Jesus Christ stands outside the London church with no arms, and the caption has been changed to read, “Christ has no hands but your hands. And Christ has no arms but our arms.” We are the body of Christ, and if the body of Christ is going to move, it is going to be by our feet. If the body of Christ is going to hug, it is going to be by our arms. If the body of Christ is going to speak, it is going to be through our mouth. We are the body of Christ." [http://www.horizonsmagazine.com/Links/No_Hands_But_Ours.html]
So, let's be Jesus and sure we can carry a bag of goodies to children as well as dress in funny colorful clothes. Just share Him and bring true hope and life as you give Jesus out to all!
Merry Christmas to all my readers across this entire world. May you be filled with Christ's Joy bubbling over!