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Phone: 402.991.2492
E-mail: dee@reachingthebroken.org

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P.O. Box 390003
Omaha, NE   68139-0003

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.  Psalm 34:18

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    Sunday
    Dec212014

    New Christmas newsletter

    Hi Everyone

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL....We here at Reaching The Broken just want to wish you a very merry Christmas. Christ is the reason for the season! Blessings on your families from us here. This is also a reminder to check out our new Christmas Newsletter which you will find on the welcome page on the right side as you scroll down.

    Many Blessings

    Love Dee

    Monday
    Dec012014

    Have you ever felt lost?

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    Morning Everyone

    Thank you for joining me this morning and welcome to "Dee's Thoughts". I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I enjoy doing them. please pass them on to your friends. For your information, I have just completed and published a new thirty day devotional called "Let The Heart Rejoice".

     It is currently at Parables book store, stop by and take a look. you will find it in the local authors section. Also, there are others materials on our website as well at www.reachingthebroken.org. I am including the link for you to go directly to the publishing site (blurb) if you want to order the devotional for a Christmas gift. it is:

    http://www.blurb.com/user/store/deejohnston 

    I think we have all felt lost at one time or another and have you noticed it really doesn't matter if we are around others or not does it?  In fact, being around people or crowds seem to make it worse instead of better. Why is that? It is because it is a condition or state of the heart. There is no medicine that will make it better or any one person who can fix it.

    What we need is not met with more things or more relationships, what we need is to know are loved, accepted and have a purpose in life and these things are only met through the heart.

    In many cases, we are lost and don't even realize it, we are just going through life not really knowing where we are going or why. We are desperate to be found, for someone to rescue us, protect us and comfort us. The problem is, we always look to places that cannot feel this empty place or change this condition of our hearts. 

    But, there is hope and Jesus is the one who will fill us up, all we have to do is ask!  He will bind up that which has been broken in our lives; reviving, restoring, conforting and giving us his peace and joy once again.  

    If you are feeling lost and alone especially now during the holidays, know that we are never totally alone and that we have a loving God who desires to draw close to us. If it is difficult at this time for you to reach out, reach up, He is waiting for you... 

    Blessings, Dee

    We are a non-profit ministry that operates on the donations/gifts of others. If you would like to help us as we reach out to the hurting and broken please send to: 

    Healing Hearts Ministry; P.O. Box 390003; Omaha, NE 68139-0003

    Website Address: www.reachingthebroken.org

    Dee's email address: deejohnston1@live.com

    Monday
    Dec012014

    Have you every felt lost?

     

     

    Monday
    Nov242014

    Days Past

     

    Morning Everyone

    Thank you for joining me this morning and welcome to "Dee's Thoughts". I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I enjoy doing them. please pass them on to your friends. For your information, I have just completed and published a new thirty day devotional called "Let The Heart Rejoice".

     It is currently at Parables book store, stop by and take a look. you will find it in the local authors section. Also, there are others materials on our website as well at www.reachingthebroken.org. I am including the link for you to go directly to the publishing site (blurb) if you want to order the devotional for a Christmas gift. it is:

    http://www.blurb.com/user/store/deejohnston 

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope your thanksgiving this season is filled with love of family and friends at your table. Give thanks to God for all that he has given us.. past, present and future. Here is a thought for the day:

    Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you.  Deuteronomy 32:7

               It seems to me that there was a ‘time’ in life when our memories of the past consisted of both good feelings and perhaps sometimes not so good.  In fact, if we are honest with ourselves we probably thought more on the bad memories rather than the good.

               But as we get older, it appears that the majority of our memories seem to turn to the happy times of life and not the bad as much. Have you ever wondered why that is? When we tend to focus on the negative parts of our past it is usually because we have been either wounded, neglected or used rather than loved.

               There is nothing wrong in looking back to the past, but overall it is not healthy nor does it benefit us to stay there for too long. Isaiah 43: 18-19 says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? When we keep looking back to the past we fail to see the new things that are happening right in front of us.

     The past is meant to teach us and move us forward into the future. Romans 15:4 says, For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

     So, let us learn from the past, take the lessons from the good and the bad and let it move us into our future with hope and encouragement. Press forward with endurance and keep your eyes on the blessings of God.

     HAPPY THANKSGIVING

    Blessings, Dee

    We are a non-profit ministry that operates on the donations/gifts of others. If you would like to help us as we reach out to the hurting and broken please send to: 

    Healing Hearts Ministry; P.O. Box 390003; Omaha, NE 68139-0003

    Website Address: www.reachingthebroken.org

    Dee's email address: deejohnston1@live.com

     

    Monday
    Nov172014

    The weight of our 'words'

    Morning Everyone

    Thank you for joining me this morning and welcome to "Dee's Thoughts". I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I enjoy doing them. please pass them on to your friends. For your information, I have just completed and published a new thirty day devotional called "Let The Heart Rejoice".

     It is currently at Parables book store, stop by and take a look. you will find it in the local authors section. Also, there are others materials on our website as well at www.reachingthebroken.org. I am including the link for you to go directly to the publishing site (blurb) if you want to order the devotional for a Christmas gift. it is:

    http://www.blurb.com/user/store/deejohnston 

    Most of us are too casual, or ignorant, about the importance of what we say, or don't say. It was Jesus Himself who warned, "For every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment." He continued, "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned" (Matthew 12:36-37 NKJV).

    There is a weigh that comes with our words whether we recognize it or not. Our words have a spiritual impact (power) to impact those who receive them. Jesus said His words were "spirit and [they] are life" (John 6:63). The substance in Christ's words is eternal life, and believing His words transforms us.

    If I wrote with words that contained profanities, blasphemies and curses, would not the uglyness of such words, at least temporarily, have an affect on your soul? Our words, can actually become weapons the enemy uses to destroy us and wound others, as Job challenged his so-called friends: "To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit was expressed through you?" (Job 26:4).

    When we slander or gossip, we must ask ourselves: Whose spirit is being expressed through us? You see, satan seeks to use our words against us and others. With our words, we can easily criticize and judge if we are not careful. These things immediately affect our future. Satan knows the power of the tongue.

    God's Word says; "The tongue...sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by Hell" Jamees 3:2-6).

    The devil can take our careless, insensitive words and literally crush others. Our words can become an unbearable burden on a person's soul, especially a harsh word spoken in anger. It can actually destroy another persons life. 

    Are we getting a feel of how impacting our words can be? We are living in times where our values and morals are being attacked and degraded every day to the point to where everything and anything is permissable. We have a choice to either be light or darkness to another. Our enemy (Satan) is out to kill and destroy all he can through our relationships, families and in the body of Christ.

    Gossip brings death to all of these areas. Our words carry life or death as we speak them. We have a choice, to lift up or tear down, to encourage or defeat, to love or hate. Let us speak words of hope and life.

    Have a great day

    Blessings, Dee 

    We are a non-profit ministry that operates on the donations/gifts of others. If you would like to help us as we reach out to the hurting and broken please send to: 

    Healing Hearts Ministry; P.O. Box 390003; Omaha, NE 68139-0003

    Website Address: www.reachingthebroken.org

    Dee's email address: deejohnston1@live.com