Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Things I love about April

Yoga Pants
My Birthday...
Lake Junaluska at Spring Time

Friday, July 23, 2010

The strong and Mighty Jehovah

"Who is the King of glory? Jehovah, strong and mighty, Jehovah mighty in battle."

Is thy heart faint? Thy strength but utter weakness? Behold thy Lord---Jehovah-- a soldier, a warrior, with sufficient power to break down every opposition. Hear Him say, " My presence shall go with thee to conquer every foe." Strong and might Jehovah, give me victory over all the power of the enemy this day. Let it be so...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jehovah, Mighty in Battle

"Who is the King of Glory?
Jehovah, mighty in battle."
Psalm 24:8

No life can be lived for God in these difficult days without terrific conflict. Foes within and foes without assail each saint continuously. Principalities and powers are arrayed against the child of God who seeks to serve His Master. We have no might with which to meet "this great host that cometh out against us," but JEHOVAH, MIGHTY IN BATTLE, is our Savior, our Intercessor, our Elder Brother, our ever-present Friend. ' Sure, I must fight if I would win: increase my courage, Lord." This is where I am at today...Let it be so Lord. Let it be so.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Definition of Lent: The period leading up to Easter. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer — through prayer, repentence, charity and self-denial — for the annual observance during Holy Week of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events linked to the Passion of Christ and culminates in Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

You do not have to be Catholic to observe Lent. I try to use this time to just spend more time reading my Bible and praying. Especially because Jesus being raised from the dead is THE basis for my faith. It's an interesting thing to think about....

If Jesus didn't rise from the dead, my life is a sham. I've invested everything in, staked everything on, entrusted everything to the historical fact of the empty tomb of Jesus. If his body and bones are still buried somewhere in Palestine, or have long since disintegrated under the force of time and the laws of physics, nothing has meaning for me, nor do I have meaning for anything or anyone else. -Sam Storms

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

1. Who is your man? Richie, Rich, Richard,
2. How long have you been together? 18 years.
3. How long dated? 2 yrs
4. How old is your man?40...Holy cow that is old
5. Who eats more? Him
6. Who said “I love you” first? Not sure

7. Who is taller? He is... that would be WEIRD if I was taller. *grin*
8. Who sings better? Me
9. Who is smarter? me book smart ,him street smart
10. Whose temper is worse? Probably me. :)
11. Who does the laundry? Both
12. Who takes out the garbage? We both do.
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? HIM
14. Who pays the bills? me
15. Who is better with the computer? me
16. Who mows the lawn? both
17. Who cooks dinner? HIM ALWAYS
18. Who drives when you are together? It's all him... he's the man... he does the driving.
19. Who pays when you go out? Either... depends on which one has better access to their wallet. :)
20. Who is most stubborn? Unfortunately we are BOTH stubborn but in different ways.
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Me
22. Whose parents do you see the most? Mine,
23. Who kissed who first? I kissed him on our first date.... he was SPEECHLESS.
24. Who asked who out? HE ASK ME OUT
5. Who proposed? Him.
26. Who is more sensitive? Me.
27. Who has more friends? HIM
28. Who has more siblings? Me.
29. Who wears the pants in the family? He does
30. How did you meet? BLIND DATE

Monday, March 9, 2009

Consider the Love.

I came across this post at riggsfamilyblog.com and fell in love with it. Enjoy!

Consider the Love Psalms 8. 3-5: When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.Stop. Earnestly consider with me for a few moments what great and wondrous love God has shown to us as His children.

Job 37. 14 "Listen to this, O Job; Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.

Consider the love of God that creates us, draws us, empowers us, secures us and blesses us… then rewards us as if we did this by our own strength and ability.

Consider the love of God, who in eternity past knew that we would reject Him, deny Him, mock Him, shame Him and curse Him… and created us anyway that He might shower His love on us.

2Pet 3.14-15 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation…

Consider the love of God that gave His own Son to suffer and die because of us, then blesses us with eternal life because of Him.Heb 12.2-3 …looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.

Consider the love of God that waits on us in great mercy and patience, forgiving our pride; enduring our repeated failures; blessing us despite our most certain return to sin.Rom 11.22 Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.

Consider the love of God that is deeper than our love of sin; consider the love of God that is more powerful than our love of self; consider the love of God that is more enduring than our lack of faith.

Consider the love of God that grants us everything required to live a life pleasing to Him (2Pet 1.3), and then blesses us as if we met those requirements by ourselves.

Consider the love of God that transforms and molds us into the image of His Son through no ability of our own, and then rewards us for what only He could have done.

Consider the love of God who has given us all we have (1Cor 4.7), from our very first breath to every talent we possess and then blesses us when we use those same God-granted gifts for His glory.

Consider the love of God that is preparing unimaginable eternal rewards (Jn 14.2)… a reward that we could never earn, being the opposite of what we truly deserve.

Consider the love of God that makes every day entrusted to Him a day of guiltless peace and joy in spite of circumstances (Phil 4.7)... even when those circumstances that befall us are caused by our own sinful choices.Rom 8.18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Stop. Be still. Know God. Consider His love for you at this very moment.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day 2 ~ Love is Kind
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. -Ephesians 4:32
Kindness is love in action. If patience is how love reacts in order to minimize a negative circumstance, kindness i show love acts to maximize a positive circumstance. Patience avoids a problem, kindness creats a blessing. On is preventive, the other proactive. These two sides of love are the cornerstones on which many of the other attributes we will discuss are built.
Love makes you kind. And kindness makes you likable. When you're kind people want to be aroudn you. They see you as being good to them and good for them.
Kind people always seem to find favor wherever they go, even at home. Kindness is broken down into 4 basic core ingredients:
~ Willingness
~ Initiative
Wasn't kindness one of the key things that drew you and your spouse together in the first place? When you married weren't you expecting to enjoy his or her kindness for the rest of your life?
Even though years can take the edge off that desire, your enjoyment in marriage is still linked daily to the level of kindness expressed.
The Bible describes a woman whose husband and children bless and praise her. Among her noble attributes are these: "She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue" (Proverbs 31:26). How about you? How would your spouse describe you on the kindness meter? Do you wait to be asked or do you take the initiative to help? Don't wait for your spouse to be kind first.
It is difficult to demonstrate love when you feel little to no motivation. But love in its truest sense is not based on feelings. Rather, love dtermines to show thoughtful actions evven when there seems to be no reward. You will never learn to love until you learn to demonstrate kindess.
Today's Dare and questions to think on at your completion of your dare:
In addition to saying nothing negative to your spouse (day 1 dare) again today, do at least one unexpected gesture as an act of kindness.
What discoveries about love did you make today?
What specifically did you do in this dare?
How did you show kindness?
*The Dare posts are excerpts taken from The Love Dare written by Stephen and Alex Kendrick