Monday, March 19, 2007


What Makes You Strong??

How would you answer that question? Would you say working out and building up your muscles will make you strong? Or maybe you think that wisdom and knowledge is what makes you strong. Well, God’s Word says that FAITH makes us strong.

Acts 3:16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

I find that so comforting. Even when I am an old, out of shape, weakling (we won’t mention I already am two of those things) I can be STRONG.....because of my faith.

What a great thought to start my week off with!!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Are you glad???

I pray that all of you reading my little blurb here today had the same feelings as David did in the verse above – that you were glad when it was time to go into the house of the LORD.

Too many times I have heard people say, “I HAD to go to church today.” NO – you didn’t HAVE GOT to!!!! What a privilege, honor, and joy it is to be able to go to church. There are people in other parts of the world that risk their lives for something that many others take for granted or consider a burden.

Personally, I have no reason to do anything but be glad.....I am saved, I have a wonderful husband and family, and I have been blessed with a church family that I can serve the Lord with, and through it all God is with me each and every day.

Have a wonderful day......I know I am!!!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

What a week!!!!

Talk about a week of change!!!! I started a new job this week.....on top of wife, mom, and preacher's wife......I am working for a worldwide company by the name of Unisys (and I think I'm going to really enjoy it.) The best part of the job is that I am home before 1pm every day!!!

I love that I can help contribute financially to our families needs, yet still spend most of the day at home taking care of my family. Since my family doesn't even usually get up until 9 or 10am it feels like I'm not really missing anything. Dad does breakfast and the kids get their rooms done and within an hour after that I am home. I can't believe that God blessed me with such a great opportunity!!!

Other changes in our home is that my oldest son (almost 21) has moved out on his own. (Okay, so he only moved two blocks away, but it's a start.) Now ~ although he has moved, I haven't seen a change in our grocery bill.......maybe that's because he is currently taking the lasagna out of the oven as I'm typing this!!! I don't think he's missed a dinner here since he moved.

I must say I feel truly blessed. It doesn't matter how hard times get, or what may be going on around us, God always lets me know He is right there directing my path. How wonderful is that?!?!?!?!?!?!?

I could go on and on with Praises to God (and we all should do that every day) ~~ but dinner is done and I must close for now.

Pray for me when you think about it. I'm having to do some schedule adjusting mainly with getting myself to bed at an earlier time to be into work by 4:45am. I'm a morning type person, so it isn't too bad, but I just need to work out a couple of changes to have everything flow smoothly.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

As I was reading a book last night, Hebrews 6:1 was mentioned in it. God really spoke to my heart about the phrase “let us go on” used in this verse.

As Christians, God does not want us to stay in one spot regarding our relationship with Him. He expects us to get a firm foundation ~ built on the doctrine of Christ. But that isn’t our final goal. That is just our beginning.

Have you ever seen a house built? The first thing they build in the foundation. Could you imagine a homeowner telling the contractor, “That’s good enough. We’ll just live on the foundation, we don’t need the rest of the house.” Over course not, that would be crazy.

The same should be for us though. Once we have the firm foundation....LET US GO ON UNTO PERFECTION. Don’t ever stop improving upon and building upon your faith. Our life is a journey and a journey involves motion...that “going on” to the next thing that God have for us to draw us closer to Him.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Who Is Your Favorite?

Take a minute to think about all the people in the Bible. Now take a minute and think about one that you might consider your favorite – the one you’re most interested in, or drawn to.....outside of the God and the Lord. Who would that be in your life....and why??

For me, it has always been Peter. In so many ways I can find similarities between my walk with the Lord and with Peter’s. In Peter’s early days of following the Lord he was always quick to speak or react, but not so quick to take time to think before doing that.

Over my years of serving the Lord I have found myself doing those same kinds of things.
I feel like there have been so many times that the Lord has had to reign me in and tell me to take some time and think a situation through but acting on it.

Even when Peter denied the Lord three times, he never completely turned away from Him. No, he followed from a distance; knowing the sin in his own heart, but still so drawn to the Lord that he couldn’t completely leave him. I have been there too.

And when I read the passage in John (my favorite passage in the entire Bible) I can feel the emotion of Peter as he had that conversation with the Lord.

John 21:15-19 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
(16) He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. (17) He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
(18) Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
(19) This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

I could go on and on about this topic ~ but today I want to hear from others ~ so share with me, either by leaving a comment, or posting it on your own blog for others to read too. If you do that, drop me a comment to let me know so I can read what you have to say.

Have a great day everyone!!!!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

My Whole Heart

Below here is a list of 13 verses that show a good, important point ~~ that point is God wants our WHOLE HEART. Not just part of it, half of it, almost all of it – but ALL OF IT!!

A person can’t live with only part of their heart; God didn’t design us that way. And a person can’t truly serve the Lord with only part of their heart. If that were the case, the remaining part of the heart would be serving something else and God says in Matthew 6:24 ~ No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Ladies, take time today to make sure you are giving God your whole heart – and serve Him with all diligence.

Psalms 9:1 <> I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

Psalms 111:1 Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

Psalms 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

Psalms 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

Psalms 119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Psalms 119:58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.

Psalms 119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

Psalms 119:145 KOPH. I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.

Psalms 138:1 <
> I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

Isaiah 1:5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Jeremiah 3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 24:7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.

Jeremiah 32:41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Where Did February Go?

To my few readers, I apologize for dropping off the face of the earth last month. I won't even begin to go into the month I had - but I will say that God is so good, even when I don't deserve it. He stands beside me, holds me up, and give me exactly what I need, exactly when I need it.

One thing I will say is that February was a time for me to admit that I am NOT Superwoman. I cannot do it all, fix it all, and control it matter how much my mind says I can. I have used these last few weeks to remind myself that God is the only one Who can do all those things and that I was wrong to even try to do His job.

I have apologized to those I needed to apologize to, I have repented and asked the Lord to forgive me, and most importantly...HE DID.

Now I am moving forward with a new purpose; and purpose I thought I had before but didn't really because I wouldn't let God be the One in control - that purpose is to TRULY follow the Lord, submit to Him in all ways, and set a good example to all those around me. That means to take each day and give it completely to the Lord, follow His will, and not worry when things don't go as I had planned for them to go.

Superwoman is gone now - and all that is left is the Lady that God intents for me to be. I can't even put into words how freeing that is. I am no longer in bondage!!!

Galatians 4:3-7 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:

(4) But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

(5) To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

(6)And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

(7)Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.