Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Motivation

Yet He knows the way I have taken...He will certainly accomplish what He has decreed for me...

Job 23:10, 14

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday!! I do not have any pictures to post from Thanksgiving Day because I left my camera at our first stop and did not take pictures there and did not have it the rest of the day :(

We had a great day of eating too much food and spending great time with family. We have much to be thankful for every day of the year!!

I am going to list my 'ABC's of Thanks'.

A- Amazing Grace. Thankful for the amazing grace that I get from God.
B- Bible
C- Children. Taylor. Aubrey
D- Dogs and my sweet Maggie :)
E- Energy. I'm thankful for the energy I have most days to be the mom and person I need to be.
F- Food :)
G- Grandparents
H- Homeschooling. I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to homeschool my girls.
I- Ice Cream - my favorite is Peppermint at the moment :)
J- Jokes. I love things that make me laugh.
K- Kindness. So thankful for kind people and kind friends. Just kind things in general. :)
L- Love. The love of my Savior. my husband. my kids. my family.
M- Mommy necklaces. I think they are so cute. I have been looking at them today on baby half off. I'm tempted to buy one, or two for myself as a Christmas gift.
N- Nieces and a nephew
O- Ocean. One of my favorite places to be!!
P- Parents
Q- Quiet time.
R- Rainbows the colors. They still represent one of God's promises
S- Smiles
T- Thanksgiving Day
U- Understanding.
V- Van. I'm thankful for a vehicle to drive.
W- Water. To drink. to bathe. to swim.
X- x'tra comfy blankets
Y- You!
Z- Zany. I'm thankful for the zany things in my life that makes it perfectly fun and zany.

Sanctus Real - "Lead Me" the song

Sanctus Real - "Lead Me"

Jody and I have been blessed with a great marriage. We have been married for 17+ years and been friends for more years. It has not been a marriage without conflict. We have had struggles and we have had disappointments in each other.

However, through all the years, Jody has been the rock in our marriage. He has guided our marriage. He has been the leader we needed in our home. For that, I feel blessed.

I know not all marriages are like this. I hear too many times of marriage ending in divorce or marriages where the couple does not seem like they like each other at all. I pray for people who are in marriages like this. I pray that you will seek Christan counseling and find help to resolve any conflict that may be between you and your spouse.

Listen to the story behind the song "Lead Me" in this post. I will post the song video in the next post.

Jesus, You Are All To Us

♪ ♫ Let the glory of Your name be the passion of the Church
Let the righteousness of God be a holy flame that burns
Let the saving love of Christ be the measure of our lives
We believe You're all to us ♫ ♪

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'll Say Yes

To your will Lord, where You lead me...I'll say yes.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Motivation

The Lord will send His faithful love by day; His song will be with me in the night...

Psalm 42:8

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chick-Fil-A video

Proverbs 17:22 "A cheerful heart is good medicine".

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Motivation

Here is a place near Me. I will put you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with My hand...

Exodus 33:21-22

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Putting God Back in the Holidays"

I just received "Putting God Back In The Holidays" by Bill and Penny Thrasher (Bill is a Professor at Moody Bible Institute)in the mail! I am so excited to start reading it. The author challenges us to rest in the midst of the busyness that comes with holidays.

This book covers all the holidays, from New Years to Easter to Mother's Day and Labor Day, and it is filled with practical and spiritual ideas to make each holiday special.

Thrasher says this is how we will know if we had a "successful" Christmas : "If you have a better relationship with the Lord at the end of the holiday celebrations, you have had a very successful holiday."

With our to-do list for the holidays, I find it extremely difficult to have quiet time with the Lord. How can my relationship with God be better at the end of the holidays?

Feeling closer to God at the end of the holidays is a challenge for me. This will be my December challenge. I will share with you more about what I learn in the book during the month of December.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Let The Waters Rise

I am thankful that God is with me always. When the waters rise, He is there with me.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

All Things New

I really enjoy listening to music. One of my favorite singers is Nicole Sponberg. She has recently released a new album and I can't wait to get it on my nano so I can listen to it all the time!!

Here are some words from one of the songs that I really like "All Things New":

So we watch and we wait and we hope and we pray
You will come and make all things new
And we won't be afraid as we long for the day
You will come and make all things new

The bridge carries this promise:
Our struggles here cannot compare to what we have to gain

All things new. No more pain, no more death. The chorus is a reference to Revelation 21, which talks about the Lord returning to rule on the earth.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My verse

"Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart my fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever"
Psalm 73:25-26

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Prayer

Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me

Break my heart for what breaks yours
Everything I am for your kingdoms cause
As I go from nothing to Eternity

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Motivation

Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot
save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear...

Isaiah 59:1

Monday, November 1, 2010

Give Me Patience

I have been praying a lot lately for patience. I need to remember that everything that touches my life is sifted through the hands of my loving God. I must understand that He is complete control and when I have to wait, it is just for God to say "now" and what I am praying about can be taken care of. I just need to learn to wait on God!!

Psalm 40:1-3:
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
and put their trust in the Lord.

Monday Motivation

But You, GOD my Lord, deal kindly with me because of Your name; deliver me because of the goodness of Your faithful love.

Psalm 109:21