Sunday, March 29, 2009
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
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
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
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
"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.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
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
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
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.
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.
Well this is the list. Glenn has set up a new website called www.912projecttest.com. 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
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
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
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
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.