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Pray for those in need!

October 19, 2017

    

 

Brothers and sisters in Christ, 

The past few weeks have been pretty devastating. Between the hurricanes, forest fires, mass shootings, and earthquakes, we have lost many loved ones and so many are still suffering. If there was ever a time for us to pray, this is it! We have never needed Jesus more than we need him now. The hearts of men have grown cold, selfishness is at an all high, and if we don't show our true Christian hearts in what we do and say, those who are sitting on the fence, may fall on the wrong side.

Let us band together and show our true Christian attributes! As in the words of our Lord Jesus, "Love one another, pray for those who persecute you, be perfect even as your Father in Heaven is perfect!" Surely, we cannot be absolutely perfect, but strive for it! If we all tried to be the very best we can be, if we put our selfishness aside, if we loved the way we're supposed to, this can be a better world! When natural disaster hit, we can help each other. When evil strikes, we can combat it with love. Fightback with goodness, kindness, faithfulness. 

I believe in Love. I believe that true Love can conquer all. Let's be there for each other, if not in person, than in prayer. Remember, where two or more are in agreement in prayer, Christ will hear us! Pray for healing, pray for salvation, pray for love to conquer all! 

Thank you!!

Yours truly, 

Adriana

What is Love?

February 15, 2017

     

  What is love? 

We can take a good guess at what love is. Love is our spouses, our families, our friends and even our pets. We love our houses, our cars, our clothes and maybe even our jobs. We love music and movies, books and our smart phones. We love pizza!

Love has become a word that is used so often, we've watered down it's meaning. What about loving those that are not so easy to love?

You see, God tells us to not only love our family and friends, but he challenges us to love our enemies. To even go as far as to pray for our enemies. Got ya, there! Didn't He?

Love is not easy. Love is not a feeling. Love is a choice. It is making a decision to continue to Love ... no matter what. To love so much, that you would even sacrifice your life -- not only for those you love and who love you in return, but even for those who reject you and persecute you. Sound familiar?

That is what LOVE is.

In the words of St. Paul to the Corinthians,

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

I love these verses! They speaks volumes and volumes on what LOVE really is!  

It's the Holiday Season.....

December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas 

and a

Blessed New Year!!

Don't forget to keep Christ in Christmas!!

Temptation to Sin

September 26, 2016

We are all called to holiness.

We are all called to be 'perfect' as our Father in Heaven is perfect.

But what happens when you want to take control of a situation that is out of your hands?

What happens when you try to do what is right, and fail at nearly every turn?

What happens when the person you love the most may be in harms way and the only way to help is to step above the law. Not just the laws of man, but the laws of God?

In 'Temptation to Sin', Laura, Tony, and Nonno Nino, find themselves asking these same questions. Find out what happens, in the continuing saga of, "The Fathers' Sins"

Star Wars vs Spirit Wars

January 19, 2016

 

Let's face it! We come to this same spiritual battle every single day. It's no wonder the movie, "Star Wars" is such a hit. For sci-fi, it sure 'hits' home. Do you choose to fight for good . . . or evil. God gives us a choice. He doesn't force us to stay on His side (the Good Side). He allows us to have free will. It is then, up to us.

What we should keep in mind, as we go about our days, is that the evil one is ever waiting for us to make even the smallest mistake. So that, then, through guilt, he has ensnared us. Don't be fooled! The pathway to "the dark side" doesn't always appear "dark". The evil one has a way of manipulating us, tricking us, and slowly luring us in. 

As one once said, "What can men do against such reckless hate?" (King Theoden--Lord of The Rings.) :) We must put on the armor of God!! 

 

Ephesians 6:10-18New International Version (NIV)

The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God,so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Are we living in the End Times?

September 17, 2015

Hello Friends, 

With all the crazy, whacked out, unimaginable things happening in our world today, it is no wonder that so many of us are wondering if Jesus is around the corner, returning for the Second Coming. For the most part, I try to live my life like the 5 virgins who kept their lamps burning throughout the night, waiting for the Bridegroom to return. I don't want to be caught off guard. No, no one knows the time of Christ's return, but what we do know is that he gave us a heads up and told us what to look for. I can't help it! But, I'm looking for those signs and I'm seeing them in the headlines of the news daily.


There has been a "falling away" from God, as described in the Bible, like never before. The love of men, has grown cold, just like Jesus described. The rise of the anti-christ (anything that leads you away from God) is at hand. Things that the Bible describes as good is now considered evil and visa-versa. It's NUTS! If we don't take a stand as Christians, we will be held accountable.

I know it's scary to stand, it seems, alone for our faith. But we must persevere. Jesus promises us crowns in Heaven for standing up for his truth. Yeah, we may be ridiculed. We may even be persecuted for believing in the Holy Word of God. Just remember, that's exactly what happened to Jesus, when He died on a cross for us. His death, was our salvation. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this subject. Please leave me a comment!

Have a blessed day and Stand Strong For Christ!!

REVIEWS

October 27, 2014

If you've read . . . 

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Available for Purchase

July 23, 2014

 

 

 

The Fathers' Sins

 

Now available at . . .

www.adrianaparrinello.com

and at fine book stores near you!

 

 

"The Fathers' Sins" Available for Purchase

July 8, 2014

Currently available at all

online bookstores. 

Coming soon . . .

my new website: www.adrianaparrinello.com

 

COMING SOON!!

May 22, 2014

 

SUMMER 2014!!

 

 

How I came to believe in Jesus Christ

May 3, 2014

Have you gone to see

"God's Not Dead?"

 This movie inspired me to witness to all my family and friends what happened to me as a young 16 year old. It's not uncommon for Christians to have to defend their faith in public schools. My advice? Stand firm in your faith and ask God to reveal Himself to you. It may not be how you expect it . . . so hold on to the seat of your pants! Expect the unexpected.

Spring!!

March 20, 2014

Welcome Spring!

So happy to be exiting this retchedly long winter. With so much to look forward to this summer, I ask God to bless you and watch over you. Enjoy the warmer weather! 

 

Happy New Year 2014!!

January 4, 2014

 

 

 

 

God Bless your New Year with His love! May He guide your daily walk, hear you every prayer, be your dearest friend!

 

A Happy New Year to all!

Ready for Publishing!

October 14, 2013

'The Fathers' Sins' Ready for publishing!!

I know . . . it's about time! But by the Grace of God, in just a few short months, I will be holding a copy of my first novel in the palm of my hands! I cannot contain my excitement at the thought that my novel will be out there for anyone interested to read it. I just want to thank all of my family and friends who have supported me in advance. I will let you know when and where it will be available. Thanks again for believing in me and encouraging me! God's blessing to you all!
 

Don't Lose Your Muse!

July 9, 2013

 

What inspires you?

Life can sometimes make you lose your muse. I know this because it's happened to me more times than I can count. The most important thing is staying focused on what's most important. When God's timing is right, He will give you what you need to follow your dream. I'm counting on that.

Stay focused!

Don't lose your muse!

 

Following your Dreams

October 9, 2012

Listen to your heart!

There is nothing like pursuing the one thing you love to do most in your life. It brings you the greatest satisfaction and the purest joy. Only then do you know that it comes from God--when His blessings are overflowing and above what you ever dreamed they could be.


Feeling hot hot hot!

July 31, 2012

Summer is smokin'!

Summers like this don't come around too often in  Michigan...so enjoy it!

We sure are!

Prayers Please

February 16, 2012

You know those old folks I'm always writing about????

Please, pray for my mother-in-law Josie.

She needs your prayers!

Christmas

November 28, 2011

 

May the Spirit of Christ

be with you this Season

and always!!

Back to Business

August 8, 2011

When you pick up a cross

you have to drop everything else!

Summer fun

June 21, 2011

Summer, Summer, Oh so fun!

Just don't forget God . . .  

Who gave his only Son!

 

Winter Blues???

January 24, 2011

Feeling tired? Feeling Sad?

How do you shake the Winter Blues?

 

Merry Christmas!

November 23, 2010

   

What does the Spirit of Christmas mean to you?

Why do we give gifts?

What is Christmas really all about?


To Treat or Not to Treat?

October 26, 2010

Halloween is so much fun for kids!

But is it appropriate, as Christians, to participate in this Holiday that promotes witches and goblins and ghosts.

What is your opinion on this?

Leave me a post!

Can Parents be Friends to their Children?

September 13, 2010

Can Parents be Friends to their Children?

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think parents can be both disciplinarians and friends to their kids? Leave me your thoughts and comments. Let's have a discussion on this important matter.

Hope to hear from you!

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