Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Promises





"I do set my bow (rainbow) in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth" Genesis 9:13
Everytime I see a rainbow, I think of God's Promises. He promised Noah and us, that he would never flood the earth again. I think of this but I also think of all of his promises to us. I love rainbows.

I do not really like to fly. Once, I had to fly by myself to Cincinnati and I was literally in full panic mode on the plane. I was praying for God to protect me and to mainly take away the fear that had overtaken my body. I looked out of the window and we were flying over a rainbow. I was amazed. I knew that this was him saying "HERE'S YOUR PROMISE". The bible is full of God's promises to us and the awesome thing is, he does not break his promises! People will break promises, even if unintentional, but God never will. He never fails. I have been so "full" lately. By full I mean, full of joy and feeling so overwhelmed by the blessings God has given me. I have two healthy children, thank you God, I have a husband who loves me (even though he is at the moment fussing because he has to constantly pick up after me), thank you God, I will FINALLY graduate with my master's degree after 5 years, I am just happy and extremely aware that GOD IS GOOD! I catch myself thinking "things are just too good, when is the valley coming?" These thoughts were running through my mind as we were on the way home and I saw a beautiful rainbow . The husband and I were amazed at how clear it was and we could see the entire rainbow. I just knew that God was reminding me of these promises. A few minutes later, I got out of the car to take a picture and noticed that there were 2 rainbows (look closely at the picture). I said to myself "Ok God, I hear you".

One of the promises that we talked about today in Sunday School was the promise of the Holy Spirit. I wrote the first part of this post yesterday, studied this lesson today in Sunday School, and then watched the end of Armageddon tonight and had a come apart as I was overwhelmed with how much I miss my dad and how next Sunday will be 5 years since he has been gone (note to self......no more Armegeddon) I am clinging to the promise of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16- 26) Where Jesus tells us that though he will be crucified and in heaven with the Father, he will "pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever"..."I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you"...."Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid".

Thank you God for your comfort and peace. Thank you for the Holy Spirit that fills me and calms my fears and anxieties. I love you, I praise you, and I am thankful God that you love me. Thank you for your PROMISES!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Some pictures and the word




14Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14





Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Psalms 103: 1






How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you. Psalms 139:17-18




For I the Lord your God holds your right hand; I am the Lord, who says to you, Fear not, I will help you. Isaiah 41:13

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Beautiful Christian Sister

BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN SISTER
By Maya Angelou
'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.
'When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,' I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.
' When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong. I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.
When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success. I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect, My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain... I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou, I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It Just Got Serious!!!

So, our preacher has been preaching about Amercia's Place in Phrophecy. He believes that the United States is not mentioned in the bible. He believes that America is in trouble. Now, I have not taken the time to really research this and form my own opinion but it I truly respect and trust my pastor. He is obviously so deeply burdened by the direction that America is headed. I know that God is totally in control of our future and I know that God is a loving God but even God has his limits. Americans have turned thier back on God, so why do we expect him to continue and bless us. I don't know what the future holds but I know that God holds our future and that in order for things to change we must cry out to him. We, as a nation, must repent and ask for his forgiveness. It is a known fact that people turn to God when there is a big tragedy (ex: 9/11) but then turn away when things level out. What is it going to take to truly make America turn to God and stay there? It is serious to me because I have two precious children that will grow up in the great country and I don't want God to give up on us. Christians must quit tip toeing around unbelievers and being scared of offending them. I am offended that they have turned thier back on God and are just living the life that they want to live. Everyone complains about the economy and so on but sit back and think a minute......we have done this to ourselves. He has blessed us with too much for us to just think that we don't need him. The bible completely tells us how to live a good life but we seem to ignore and go against everything in it. So, I will pray for America and its future, I will ask that you do the same, and I will pray that God will not turn his back on us as we have turned our back on him. This is not a fun subject for it is a subject that needs to be addressed. Please pray for our country, the country that our children will grow up in.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Just a Swingin'



This is how we sometimes like to watch t.v.



Thursday, February 5, 2009



Headed to church! I figure the earlier you get them in there the better!



This shot is to show off baby girl's hair! Yep, that is a bow and a spiked do!



Baby girl (4 weeks old)



K watching cartoons upside down.



still upside down.

So, the two children above have been keeping us VERY busy! K loves his new little sister. Sometimes he loves her too much and is a little rough but that is better than he not liking her, I guess! I have already begun praying that these two will love one another as my brother and I do. Two is certainly a new challenge but we are making it. We are still waiting for things to run smoothly................still waiting. We are are so blessed to have 2 healthy babies! I am so thankful. I am also thankful for a husband who does so much to help.

I am also thankful for a mother who looked at me this week and decided that I was a mess and provided me with a chiropractic visit (where things were popped back into place) a massage and a carwash. She knows that I would never do these things for myself. I thoroughly enjoyed the massage but did not realize that a massage would leave me feeling so sore. I guess I should have spoken up when the girl told me to tell her if she was too forceful. Oh, well, it was still a wonderful, peaceful experience. Thanks mom!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A gift from God


"charis"-It is the Greek word for grace. One of the meanings of the word is a gift that brought pleasure to another. It can also refer to the thankfulness felt for a gift or favor. The most significant way we use the word is in speaking of God's salvation. We are saved by grace...GRACE-God's Riches At Christ's Expense.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Peace on Earth

I recently read an email that talked about some sort of yellow shirt and a mother and daughter passing it between them and in the end it talked about how the daughter realized what her mother had given her after her death. I can't remember it word for word and have deleted it into internet space but I remember the jest of it.

It talked about the peace that the daughter was left with after her mother died because she knew that she was in heaven and that she would see her again. I have experienced this peace. I believe that the best gift that my dad could have given me, he did. He left me with the peace of knowing that his heart belonged to Jesus Christ and that he would live eternally with him. He left me with the peace that I would one day see him again. He left me with a peace, which I often cling to in times of sadness, that although he did not get to experience my children here on this earth that he will one day meet them. I truly believe that he already knows them. Thank you Jesus for offering you perfect peace to us in so many ways!

This is what "Peace on the Earth" meant to me this year. Because my heavenly father sent his son to die on a cruel cross for me I will see my earthly father again. I have a peace on this earth!