N.W.BOYER…Christian Author

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Just Checking In

Do you ever wonder if God would talk with you in an  audible way, how the conversation would go?  Some people have had the rare experience.  I never have, but just the same I do talk with Him.  It is usually in the shower or in bed at night.  We are told, however, to always be in a prayerful state. praying hands

Since He knows all languages and the odd expressions that most cultures have when carrying on a conversation, I’m certain that it would be the same with us in this generation.   No Thee or Thou, as in the Bible…for King James didn’t realize that in our times we would be far beyond these expressions.  He probably would be mortified to think that a conversation with God could be on such a “common” level.  He would probably think our conversations were disrespectful! old man praying

Recently a friend sent me this video.  He called it “moving.”  I call it “Relevant,” for God will definitely meet us where we are…regardless of who we are. The next time you pray, think about this particular conversation.

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Enjoy it now…and be moved!

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Just Checking In

 


Peaceful Music

May you be blessed this day with some beautiful music as you listen for the quietness of God’s presence in your heart.

Seeking God in a quiet place

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”   2 Chronicles 7:14

Video of beautiful, relaxing background music with nature photography:

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LIGHT YOUR CANDLE

While we try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, most feel a sense of isolation.  This may be from family and loved ones or from neighbors with whom we usually have close contact.   Now, things are different.

This blog is an idea blog.   Let’s all pull out the Christmas candles that go in our windows; light them up at dusk and bring a message of hope and faith to our neighbors or those who may ride by our homes.  We’ll light the candle each night until this virus has been conquered.  How wonderful if, as we look out our windows, we see lights throughout the neighborhood!  It will be a sign of courage, hope, and prayers for all.  We also remember the medical personnel who are literally “burning the candle from both ends.”  Hold them close in your prayers. 

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We can start with our neighborhood.  As you pass the message around and Boyer Writes readers from around the world light a candle of hope, we could look like this from space!

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Thinking too big?!   I think not.  All things start with an idea.  This is mine!  Unpack those candles and make things brighter for all.  Blessings from Boyer Writes

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Music for your Relaxation

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  Phillipians 4:6

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HOW TO HEAL A NATION…a WORLD

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

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Individuals do terrible things. Groups of people do terrible things. Nations do terrible things.  The numbers of attacks on people of the United States speak for themselves. (chart below)  Throughout the world, it is even worse where men, women and children, including Americans, were brutally attacked as they went about their everyday life.  Sandy Hook Elementary School was an attack on little children and teachers. Columbine was a high school filled with young people. VA Tech also had young people.   Again, the Scriptures warn us: “And whosoever shall offend one of [these] little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone was hanged about his neck, and he was cast into the sea.”  Mark 9:42

Attacks on people in USA

Victims from 1999-2017 Chart from BBC

We, who claim the name of Christ, must humble ourselves…pray…and ask for the healing that this world needs.  If we don’t, who will?

  • We, here at Boyer Writes, ask that you send  a prayer request if you would like prayer…write to  boyerwrites@yahoo.com
  • Use only first names in anything you write and the State or Country where you live.
  • We will pray for each one of the requests.  That is our promise.

WE ASK EVERYONE IF YOU READ A COMMENT TO PRAY A SINCERE AND FERVENT PRAYER.  MAY ALL THESE PRAYERS COME FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO OUR LORD IN HEAVEN THAT WE MAY HAVE THE HEALING SO DESPERATELY NEEDED. 


For your weekend pleasure: Sounds of Peace

The sounds of a waterfall….. There is nothing more in this video but  sounds…so close your eyes and relax. It may be the best few minutes that you have spent this week for it is in the “small still voice” that God speaks.

 


Is the American Thanksgiving Holiday…and giving thanks… going away?

boys watching woman prayingThanksgiving has always been a wonderful holiday for our family and friends.  It is not only about the turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and other good foods, but also about remembering how grateful we are to God for all our many blessings.   I was shocked when I went to some local stores and asked about Thanksgiving decorations.  I found one floor mat that said  “Give Thanks” and a few Fall colored place mats.   Two different, well-known stores said, ” We don’t order many Thanksgiving things because the public demand seems to be turning toward Halloween.”

The new special day is called “Black Friday”, when stores advertise great bargains and sales.  Even this is not enough for stores have now begun to open not only on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, but on Thursday, which is the day of Thanksgiving. Some people were asking “Why?!” Do employees not want to be with family on this national holiday?  The answer was that a few stores tried it and found that the public came…even if it was on Thanksgiving.

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I ask myself, “Are these examples of America turning away from God?”    Some even call Thanksgiving the “National Nap Day …along with a full belly and football.   Nothing wrong with tradition and a nap can be a great thing.  Gathering around the  TV to watch a football game has its place and is a great deal of fun to many families.

Stores that eliminate the theme of”Thanksgiving” in favor of Halloween is  difficult to understand…unless we look at everything from a monetary viewpoint. It could also say something about our present-day values in America.  This leads me to say to parents and family…”Put an emphasis on Thanksgiving….and before that first bite,  ask those around the table to give one thing that they are really thankful for.  Make it a real Thanksgiving meal.”  Otherwise, we may be moving our pumpkin pie into bags for the “trick or treat” kids.

Famous Thanksgiving painting by Norman Rockwell

Famous Thanksgiving painting by Norman Rockwell

From the National Library of Congress: Thanksgiving is for Americans to give thanks for the Fall harvest, good fortune and blessings from God. The idea of celebrating the harvest pre-dates the Pilgrims with origins that can be traced back to Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Even Native Americans annually celebrated their harvest long before Europeans or the Spanish ever arrived on the North American Continent. In America, we recognize the Pilgrim’s three day feast at Plymouth  in October of 1621 as the first Thanksgiving in the new world.

On September of 1863 Sarah Hale wrote to then President Abraham Lincoln, explaining that a “national feeling of Thanksgiving” would benefit the country in the midst of the Civil War. Hale wrote in part:”The influence of these state seasons of sacred remembrances, high aspirations, and tender . . . rejoicings would not only be salutary on the character of our own citizens, but the world would be made better . . . . If the germ of good feeling be ever so deeply buried under ‘the cares, and riches, and pleasures of this life,’ it may be brought out by sympathy and vivified by culture and effort.” Sarah Hale’s letter led President Lincoln to his October 3, 1863 proclamation that the last Thursday of November be Thanksgiving Day.    (Other Presidents tried to change the date causing some confusion.)  Congress introduced legislation, signed by President Roosevelt, that would establish the fourth Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day, making it the last Thursday five out of every seven years. The legislation took effect in 1942 and would ensure that future presidential proclamations could not impact the scheduling of the holiday.
 

We at Boyer Writes pray for a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.  Enjoy the football, nap, the food and remember to give thanks to the One Who has showered us with many blessings.  

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COMFORT…in the TIME OF TROUBLE

boston marathon ambulancesPsalm 46: 1-3

God is our hope and strength,
a very present
help in trouble.

Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be
moved,
and though the hills be carried into the midst of the
sea;

Though the waters thereof rage and swell,
and though the
mountains shake at the tempest of the same…

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medical boston marathonPrayer for Comfort and Hope

Grant unto us, Almighty God, in all time of sore distress, the comfort of the forgiveness of our sins. In time of darkness give us blessed hope, in time of sickness of body give us quiet courage; and when the heart is bowed down, and the soul is very heavy, and life is a burden, and pleasure a weariness, and the sun is too bright, and life too mirthful, then may that Spirit, the Spirit of the Comforter, come upon us, and after our darkness may there be the clear shining of the heavenly light; that so, being uplifted again by Thy mercy, we may pass on through this our mortal life with quiet courage, patient hope, and unshaken trust, hoping through Thy loving-kindness and tender mercy to be delivered from death into the large life of the eternal years. Hear us of Thy mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord – Amen.

Prayer written by George Dawson

Concert Music in Honor of those whose lives were taken.


BOYER WRITES Celebrates 300 Writings

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Having started to write Boyer Writes  in 2009, I have found it to be a wonderful medium for my thoughts and creative expression.  Sometimes I look for interesting and funny things, but mostly I want to inspire and encourage those who may read.  It is also important to me that I can connect with people. Someone who lives in another country may write a comment about what has been meaningful.  Words have power and we may not know this side of heaven how powerful.

A love for music and art has influenced me to include at the end of each writing a  concert videos or art from around the world.  There is great beauty and talent in the world and we are blessed that we can hear and see so much of it through the internet.

Today Boyer Writes is celebrating a mile-stone of  300 writings, and I would like to share a beautiful song from a most talented young girl.    She sings a prayer better known as  The Lord’s Prayer.

“Our Father Who art in Heaven.  Hallowed be Thy name.  Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors…and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.. for Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory. Amen”


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WORLD’S GREATEST RESCUE EFFORT.   THANK GOD FOR ANSWERED PRAYERS AND MUCH HARD WORK

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While we move around…riding…walking…even climbing….there are those who are confined.  They don’t know if this buried hell will end…whether they will find the way to the top… to breathe the fresh air; to see the sun once again; to hold loved ones in their arms.  Prayer is needed for all these men pictured here.  

The Miners of Chile

They range from teenager to men in their 60’s.    Their families wait on top of the earth; in prayer, in agony, but with hope. 

A Grandchild writes letters to her Grandpapa.

The danger has not passed until all have reached the surface.  Some are not in good health.  This has, for all, been a frightening experience…one that they will hopefully be able  tell their grandchildren for years to come.   

It is a real story of real people whose lives will never be the same.   What changes will they make?   Have they learned to pray?  Has their faith sustained them through this terrible ordeal?  Life will certainly have more meaning!

Hope is a beautiful word.  Life is has so much value, but never more so than when one thinks he may lose it!    How casually we spend our days…hours…minutes without a thought that it could be our last.    For most of us, the true  enjoyment of every minute is only when we truly dwell on it.  

Bibles for the trapped miners

Some on the surface understood the spiritual and physical conflicts that were happening in each of these men.  As shown here,  small Bibles were prepared for lowering into the long shaft.   There has been  time to reflect, to read, and to think of what means the most in life.

Now, as of today, the last drilling has broken through to the area where the men are buried. 

Night and day, the workers have continued to use every technical and mechanical help available to reach these men.  

The scene above the miners

Now, we…in the comfort of our homes…need to pray that all will go well with the rescue.   God be with them.