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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Answers to the Bible Challenge

 

1. Melchizedek

2.Eliakim

3.Leviticus

 

 

don’t forget to come back next Thursday!

Blessings

Friday, February 26, 2010

Pixel Perfect Before and After

Hello all.. Monica over at Pixel Perfect does a before and after photo showcase. I tried to get this done yesterday but my computer would not cooperate. So this morning I thought I would try again.. and it was behaving it self. Woo Hoo

 


S0 here is my before photograph:

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Here are my three after photos.. could not decided which one I liked the most

 

oil painting

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bible Challenge Thursday

 

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Ok I know I have not done this in a while either… Bible Challenge Thursday..

I wish I could give prizes to winners.. but the best gift I can give you is more knowledge of the scripture.

Have fun!! And may our Lord bless you as you search for the answer.

  1. Who Blessed Abram?( hint he was a priest and a king)

 

      2.   On the shoulder of what earthly man was laid “ the key of the house of David.”  a position central to the king’s administration?

     3.Which old testament book provides detailed instructions for holy living?

 

Answers will be posted Saturday!! Come back and see if you were right…

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Giveaway- to Victoria Botkin web conference

 

Jasmine over at Joyfully at Home and Life in a Shoe  is giving away a ticket to a Web Conference with Victoria Botkin.

 

These are the things she will be speaking on

 

  • All about Eve
  • All about Sarah
  • The Proverbs 31 wife
  • About love
  • How to help your husband love you
  • How to become a wise woman

     

    I have never heard her but anything that will make me a better wife, mother, and friend is worth my time.

  • Monday, February 22, 2010

    1000 gifts…

    holy experience

     

    Ok it has been a while since I have participated in the One thousand gifts Monday.. I am hoping to get to 1000 before 2011-

    I am truly thankful for these things…

    I left off at 56..

    57: great praise and worship

    58: peace

    59: restoration

     

    60: friendship

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    61: the signs of spring

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    62: for sunny days, and warm air

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    64:  for  finished projects

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    65: for special memories

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    Friday, February 19, 2010

    my heart song this morning

    Angie over at By Faith Posted this song on her site. It spoke straight to my heart this morning, so I thought I would share the song here:

     

    I desire to be an instrument of peace and love. I desire to manifest the gifts of the spirit in my life, so others can see of the hope that lies within!

     

    Lord use me!

    Thursday, February 18, 2010

    Natural Science Museum

    Since my sister’s arrival we have been taking a “break” from schooling, Just enjoying her company. But of course we had to squeeze in 1 school field trip while she was here so we went to the Natural Science Museum and to the Butterfly Museum. We had fun…

    Here are some photos for our day…

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    Last few days in review…

    Well the last few days have been busy since my sister has arrived.

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    Amazingly the day went quickly.

    Friday we went shopping for the weekend. With all the places we stopped, it literally  took us all day. 

     

    On Saturday, my sister spent the day cooking, she made fresh sushi, sweet and sour chicken and fried rice, all in Celebration for Paul’s Graduation.  We had no intention of doing anything graduation due to many things, but one being we are taking a big trip to PA in June. Everything extra is going towards that trip. My sister would not have it that way, so with the heart the size of Texas, she worked all day to make the day a GREAT success.

     

     

     

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    Sunday was full of another celebration.. Honor’s 12th Birthday. She took the children to black light miniature golf, while my beloved took me out to dinner for Valentine’s day. We met back in the evening to have ice cream cake and open presents for Honor.

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    This was my gift to Honor:

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    Monday- we spent the day playing games- we were going to go to the zoo, but it was way too cold and windy out there.

     

    As you can see my days have been full. I pray you have had some blessed days.

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010

    another month…

    Another month has come and gone.. and I am typing this truly broken inside… why because it is another reminder that I will not be holding a little one in my arms any time soon.  The reality of that hits me about the same time every month- most months, I handle it with grace, just placing my hope on next month, but not today.

    I have come to this realization- that we humans fool ourselves in believing we can make things happen and truly God is in control. I was fooling myself in thinking that if I kept track of everything, right times, dates, etc. I could make it happen. But I am the one wearing the Dunce hat now..

    How prideful am I to think that I could “make” anything happen? Or that I have control over any area of my life including bringing a child into this world?

    Am I any different from Eve- who thought if she ate of the tree that she would be Like/as God? No.. because I honestly thought that if I did certain things I would get pregnant.

    I am exposing myself to all of you- and sharing with you the deepest darkest innermost gaping hole I have in my heart… I know Christ is the healer of all things. I know He gives and He takes away.. but alot of what is taken is based on our own decisions, right?

    Am I reaping consequences from my decisions I made long ago? Am I “suffering” of the wrong that I did??

    Maybe or maybe not. Maybe, it is another thing I must completely and utterly surrender to HIM.

    So Lord I surrender all to you

    Tuesday, February 9, 2010

    what does my blog mean to me??

    You know it is so easy to get sucked into the blogging world. You look at some of these VERY large blogs, and you think boy I would like to be that big.

    Geez I sure would like to have as many followers/ readers as she has.

    I think back, or even look back at the beginning, why did I start blogging? My motivation was not for others, but for me. My motivation was for a place to share a piece of myself, my heart, my prayers, my life… It was never to get a lot of followers or to be considered some profound blogger. NO- it was to leave a legacy of myself to my children. My words for them to read on every situation, or occasion in my life/ our lives. In hopes that every word, they see Christ emulating forth.

    It is so easy in the “world of blogging” to lose our focus on what it is we are doing, and why we are doing it… but for me it is not to bring people flocking to my blog. For me it is to be me.. for me to share what I love, My Lord Jesus, my beloved and my absolutely wonderful children. What more could I really want??

     

    For those of you are faithful- thank you for your words of encouragement, for your prayers and for those of you who are new.. well I do hope you find my heart here.

    Ok- that was on my heart…

    My sister is coming this week.. the children are so excited. I am excited of course to see my sister. I sure do miss her and those girls of hers. They arrive by the end of this week and already she is planning a fun filled week for the kids. For Honor’s birthday the are going black light miniature golfing.. will share photos, and Monday we are going to the zoo.. I love the zoo.

    In the meantime, the reason you have not heard from is because I have been diligently working on Honor’s birthday present. Her quilt. It is a lot of work, but I have the face done, now on to the border, and sandwiching it together.( I will post the finished results)

    Hope to hear from all of you out there!

    Wednesday, February 3, 2010

    Monday, February 1, 2010

    God’s Gift

    This morning I have been burden with a word to share so here it goes:

    First I read: Acts Chapter 11: 1-18

    Then, I read Mathew Henry’s commentary on Acts Chapter 11- Verser 1-18

    “The imperfect state of human nature strongly appears, when godly persons are displeased even to hear that the word of God has been received, because their own system has not been attended to. And we are too apt to despair of doing good to those who yet, when tried, prove very teachable. It is the bane and damage of the church, to shut out those from it, and from the benefit of the means of grace, who are not in every thing as we are. Peter stated the whole affair. We should at all times bear with the infirmities of our brethren; and instead of taking offence, or answering with warmth, we should explain our motives, and show the nature of our proceedings. That preaching is certainly right, with which the Holy Ghost is given. While men are very zealous for their own regulations, they should take care that they do not withstand God; and those who love the Lord will glorify him, when made sure that he has given repentance to life to any fellow-sinners. Repentance is God's gift; not only his free grace accepts it, but his mighty grace works it in us, grace takes away the heart of stone, and gives us a heart of flesh. The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit.”

     

    How are we as “godly people” displeased that the Word has been received- is it because it was done in a way we disapprove of?

    How many of us shut out those on the street, homeless, or those who do not fit our criteria of a Christian?

    We must be careful not to withstand God, we are to reach out to those, to give them the “gift” that has been so graciously bestowed upon us.

    Repentance is a gift from God,let us all seek to bring all to repentance, not for self glory, but to bring Glory To God!!

    Thank you Lord for your Word.. Continue to speak in me and through me!

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