Sunday, March 29, 2009


I think as christians it is important to really love to laugh and remember. I have presented two comedians and a performer of Women of Faith. This first video is Chandra Pierce, she is so funny. I hope that you will enjoy and make sure you thank the Lord for these awesome people who love the Lord.

Oh my, this guy is so funny. We have one of his DVD's and our kids love to watch it over and over. I believe sometimes we need to just laugh and have a great time. enjoy

I remember being in the audiance when Nicole Johnson did this skit. I cried and I felt just like this with my family. But the message behind this is so amazing. I bought the DVD and every once in a while I sit down and I remember what she said. It amazes me how God uses people to touch my heart.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Beth Moore and Liz Curtis Higgs

For Christmas this year, a friend of mine gave me these cards by Beth Moore. They are amazing and they give you scriptures for ever strong hold in your life. Right now I am going over all the scriptures on Over eating. They also have card full of scriptures for Pride, Unbelief, Guilt, Idolatry, Addiction, Deception, Insecurity of Feeling Unloved etc. It even comes with a little stand that you can place all the cards in. I had always wanted a set of these, but I thought they were kind of expensive. I could not believe that this friend just gave them to me. I felt so blessed. I really encourage you to look into them. They are amazing. I have had this book sitting on my shelves for months now. I was not sure why I did not pick it up sooner. It is called "Bad Girls of the Bible," by Liz Curtis Higgs. Oh my is she so funny and I am relating more to the bad girls then I ever did with the good girls of the bible. Like for instance, I always related to Jezebel more than Ruth or Esther. And Liz explains why we relate better and how we can take that to further God's Kingdom. I am so loving this book, not to mention that Liz is so real. These are two items I highly recommend. I will tell more about the book as I go on. Love all of you and talk at you later.

Love from,

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Our Gideon

Well, it has been a long week. Our little Gideon here pictured with Luke started showing some signs of neurological problems last week. He could not move his back legs. Then Thursday Luke called him and he got up pretty slow and limped on his left back leg. We took him to the vet and our vet said that he probably had some calcium build up on his spin and it was probably effecting is walking. Dr. Houston gave Gideon a cortisone shot and some pain meds and rest. By Saturday his neck swelled up and he sounded like his lungs were filling up with water. I called the vet and he recommended benadryl and chicken noodle soup. Saturday, Gideon took it well, by Sunday he was throwing it all up and refused to eat or drink. So on Monday, Melanie and I took him back in. Dr. Houston was really concerned and kept him for two nights. The only change was that he was actually eating a little and holding it down. So today, Jeff, Luke, Mel, Gideon and I went to the vet in a local town and Gideon went through some test. Gideons thyroids were low, diabetes and a bad back. We brought Gideon home and he seems pretty happy to be home. He has to be down for four weeks. Vet wanted him to be in a kennel for four weeks, but Jeff and I have kept him on his big pillow and have not allowed him off the pillow. I sat in our home on Sunday and just cried out to God about this little dog. I placed Gideon in His hands and just sat and trusted Him. I have noticed lately that trusting God is hard, but when you start it is such a blessing. He has so blessed us this week and I mean even the bad news seems like such an awesome blessing. I am so glad that I have such an awesome Savior who really loves me and wants the best for us, even our pets. Thank you so much Lord. I pray that all of my blogger friends will place their trust in you, Amen

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Last night Red Oak and surronding areas were hit by high winds, lightening, thunder and rain. Some areas even got a tornado. I have really never been a spring kind of gal until I moved to Iowa. I love the storms, now my kids hate them. But I love them, it reminds me of the storms of life that I go through. When I walk into a storm I know God is with me and when I come out of the storm I will not be the same person I was going in. The cleaning of my heart and mind and the directions that I will start to go through with God as my guider.

Storms are not a bad event, it is an awesome one. James talks about finding it all joy through our trials. James is an awesome book to go through. I remember one time I was struggling with something and I spent the whole time in the book of James. It really changed my life at that time. The bible is so awesome and it really helps me grow. I will always go through something, and change with God's help. So, storms will always be in my life. At least I will not go through them alone. God will never leave me nor forsake me.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sorry and other news

If you read my last post and could not comment, I am sorry for that. I added something to my blog and it did some damage and I had to change my template and everything. Well in order to add the item I had to turn off my comments. I deleted it and forgot. If you would like to comment, I hope that this one does it. So, I am really sorry about the inconvenience.

When Melanie was born, I was so delighted. She was my little angel and we grew so close. Lately, she has changed so much and I could not figure out where the attitude was coming from. I was so upset and I cried. I thought to myself, I am loosing my little girl. Well, this morning my little girl became a women. Which totally explains her ups and downs last week. I had prepared her and told her about it, I forgot to prepare myself for it. In one week she changed and I even thought that she did not need me anymore. She still does, but now it is in a different way. She is a women and therefore she needs me to treat her differently. Wow, I do not remember what it was like for me. This is so weird going through it with someone else. She is a special gal, and I love her alot. Please pray for her and thank you for all the prayer, I think this would of been different if I did not have Jesus in my life.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Planted Seeds

I have been kind of focused lately on working on the yard. So the study I did Wednesday in Beth Moore is kind of appropriate.

"Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience."

I was doing the morning study with Beth Moore when she started to talk about this scripture. She stated the different sinerios of the planting of the seeds. She came to a word picture of a christian who will listen to a powerful sermon or doing the Breaking Free study. This Christian will be so moved by the study or sermon and yet go home and keep falling into the same patterns of temptation or sin. This really hit me. I have had those spiritual spankings and then go home and do it again. I will struggle with it, or justify it. I will give it to God and turn around and do it again. So I believe that I am the seed on the rocks. Because I will walk away with it stuck in my head and then I let temptation pull it away. I love God and I do believe I am saved. I just think for me there are certain sins that I know I need to change and I do not. God is clear in His Word even about these and I keep them. I think this time I am going to listen. It is amazing how God uses people to touch others with their view on scriptures. I am so glad that I have been praying on my face like she asks. I think I am more humble to see these things. God bless all of you and have a great day.
Love from,

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

making hard decisions

Have you ever had something in your life that seems to cause you to question your faith? Something that seems to hold you back? I have been going through some things lately and it is really causing me to question my faith. I think that I am going to have to make some decisions and really be in some deep prayer about it. I hope that when you go through something you go to the throne before you go to the phone. I have really gone to God in the last couple of days and He has really shown Himeself to me. It is so true about Him being a covering for me and fighting for me. I have realized that He wants me more than anything that will confuse me or direct me into another direction. But, I also have gone to Him and yeilded to Him. The scriptures have really conforted me and fed me. I really want to share this with, but I probably will not share the outcome. Just pray for me and I will pray for you. And when something negative comes your way, run the other way right into your loving Father's arms. Because He is waiting for you and me. Love ya.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Praise Him any where!

We have to praise Him anywhere we are. This video is so good. Awesome.

A couple of Christmases ago, I asked Jeff for the movie "Amazing Grace". When I opened it I immediatly watched it. It was so moving to me and I love Chris Tomlin's version of Amazing Grace. Of course my first pick would always be the song played by bagpipes, that the Irish in me.

When I listen to this song, I throw my hands to heaven and just praise Him. It is so awesome to be able to be that close to Him. I hope that you enjoy these awesome songs. They are dear to my heart and I love music. Love all of ya!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Nine Principals/12 Values

Yesterday, I watched the Glenn Beck program and I am more determind to day to follow through. I have been asked by a couple of people to do some out reaches and I have resently felt very lead to go bake a bunch of cookies and take them to the kids who hang out on the square.

We have a park and water fountain in the middle of town. Around the gazebo all these kids hang out and they never have anywhere else to go. I have really felt lead to just bake cookies and sit on a bench. To be ready to what ever happens next. Pray for me in this adventure. Any ways, I want to post the Nine Principals and the Twelve Values. Even if you did not see the Glenn Beck show or you were not sure you wanted to, these are really important.

Nine Principals

1. America is good.
2. I believe in God and He is the center of my life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the uptimate authority, not the govenment.
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of qual results.
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government can not force me to be charitable.
8. It is not un-American for me to diagree with authority of to share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them they answer to me.

Twelve Values

Hard Work
Personal Responsibility

Well this is the list. Glenn has set up a new website called So many people visited the site at once that it crashed the site. So it may be up by Monday. If you want more information go to here. Love all of you and I hope that you have an awesome weekend.

Friday, March 13, 2009


I have to be honest, I love America. I love the America that was founded by out forfathers. The one that government worked for you and not against you. I love listening to stories about John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Ben Franklin was so fascinating to me. Lately, I have enjoyed watching Glenn Beck on Fox News Channel. The guy really cracks me up on how serious he is about America. About a month ago I noticed him talking about the Nine Principals and the 12 Virtues. I looked into this and I was in total agreement to it. If you would like to see the Nine Principals and 12 Virtues, please go here. Tonight, Glenn Beck is going to unite all the Americans who believe in these and he is hosting a town meeting. If you go and view these Nine Principals and 12 Virtues and you agree with even seven of them, he ask that you send your picture to the thousands of people who have submitted. If we want to perserve our America, then we are going to have to unite. Unity is what needs to be strong in our America, it was founded for us. We can have a say, but in an orderly way and still preserving our Christianity and honor to God. I really hope that you will take a chance and just view the Nine Principals and 12 Virtues. Thanks for all the wonderful comments so far, and I love meeting new people. I hope to get to know you more Real Gal and Sandy thanks for the awesome comments. God bless all of you who always post, I do love you.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Is God really on my side?

"Regardless of how long we've been Christians and how deeply we've studied God's word, most of us don't really believe down in the marrow of our bones that God is entirely, whole heartily, and unwaveringly on our side." quoted by Beth Moore

This was brought up this morning in my study of Psalms of the Ascent by Beth Moore. This really struck me hard. See for a couple of years now, I have noticed my attitude towards God. It seems like a wall had been thrown up between God and I.

I have known for sometime that something was holding me back in my walk with the Lord. When Susan suggested another Beth Moore study, I started to pray that God would open doors that no man could open and close doors that no man could close. Change my heart, make me uncomfortable.

I think sometimes that the view point I have towards people effects the way I look at God. We are human and we do hurt each other. Sometimes I wondered if God was upset with me or left me behind. And of course the pulse of guilt that I carried, and I am not going there.

But, this morning I changed my view point of Him. And it was not until she quoted the scriptures from Romans 8:28-39 that it became more clear. That whole section of scriptures is awesome, but only one scripture came flying off the page.

"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us."

At that moment I realized that there is so much blessings, the wall broke down and I am free to renew a fresh relationship with God. I can view Him as God, who will always be there fulfilling His truths for me and He will never leave me and He is by my side right now.

The bible is full of truth that I need to apply to my heart. I need to live in the word and know that when things happen, that all those truths will keep me safe. God will never leave me, nor forsake me. He loves me or He would of never created me, this is truth, and the more that I learn, let go of deceit and apply the truth, the more I will grow and know Him.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Who I was, am and are

I joined Face book not to long ago and have reconnected with some school mates. A couple of my school mates posted some pictures of me and I about fell over when I seen them. The top one is of me at Godfather's pizza during a Christmas party. The other one is a group of us signing yearbooks. I am the one at the end in the red. I sat and looked at these pictures and I started to think about who I was. I remember somethings and not others things, but do I really know who I was? Other people could tell me who I was, but at that age did I really take note. I remember causing some problems and being a little rebellious. But, not everyday living comes to my mind.

Then after I married my sweet hubby, I still did not remember who I was. I remember thinking that maybe it is wrong to place all my life and thought into one man. I loved him so much and I never felt so loved by someone else. Is this wrong to feel so happy, then the honeymoon wore off and the relationship became so strained. I remember wanting to leave Jeff and move back to Seattle with my parents. It was not until, I rededicated my heart to my awesome Savior that I realized the awesome marriage that I had with Jeff. I started to ask Jesus to show me why Jesus loved me, what is it that He wanted to do with me. I realized that I am completely blessed with a God who loved me enough to create me, give me an awesome husband and two beautiful children.

I am not the same person from High School. I have been taught how to love others because of God and God set me free from all the abuse that I had held onto through the years. I have also tried to be obedient to God and His word, I do fall and I am human. But, I try to follow. I know who I am and what I want, I am a child of God, I want Jesus and I strive to further His kingdom every day. And most of all, I am a teacher by example. I hope that all my actions and my verbs glorify my Lord on a daily basis. This is so important to me. Truth is so important, if I did not have a basis to follow, I would be reckless and rebellious. I am saved and Thank God for Jesus and His dying for me. Amen.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I looked upon His eyes

"Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dewellest in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress: so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us." Psalm 123:1-2

Imagine for a moment that you are a slave and you are kneeling before your master. In your view is his hands. All you can see right now is his hands. As you kneel there, you are urning to look up and catch a glimps of his eyes. After all, the window to the soul is his eyes. You kneel there, the urning getting to much for you and finally you look up and catch his eyes. At that moment, the reverence that you have for your master turns to love, urning more to follow him. You can not at the moment stop looking at his eyes, his face, his expression.

Well, this is how I felt this morning as I did my study in Psalms. I was able to close my eyes and glance at Jesus's hands and I took the moment to steal a look at His eyes. I think for years I have been kneeling before His throne and looking only at His hands. Not daring myself to look any further. This was an extreme moment for me. I was just on the floor this morning praying out to Him, "I want to know you more, Lord."

I know in my heart that Jesus loves more than me, He has lots of children that He loves. But is it so wrong to believe for one moment that I am the only child that He has attention for? We need to love each other and we need to tell the lost of Him. But, I realized that for a moment it is okay to just imagine that Jesus and I are the only one stealing that moment.

I really just wanted to share this moment with the ones that I love, I hope that what ever moment you have with our Savior, it is a moment that will imprint on your heart forever. I will not ever fully know my master, but each moment is one step closure.