Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Birthday Gift

When I opened my birthday card from Josh on last Tuesday a big piece of paper fell out, when I opened that piece of paper it was to let me know that he had bought me a keyboard! Josh knew that I was really wanting to pick up my piano playing again, but had no piano to do it with. I love my new keyboard, it plays wonderfully!!!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Wonderful Day...Now Back to Work!

I got to spend the whole day yesterday with my SWEET husband, he took the day off of work for the occasion of my 21st birthday. We had such a nice day just walking around town, shopping, getting ice cream and then came home to dinner and a movie.

When I woke up yesterday morning to a "Happy Birthday" phone call it really hit me as to how fast time flies by. It really doesn't seem possible that I turned 21, but then I think back through all the wonderful memories that I have and it seems like I have enough for an entire lifetime. God has been so good to give me 21 awesome years here on this earth. Life is so short and passes us by way too quickly, it makes me think about how much I'm not doing for the Lord, and how much I need to be doing. I don't want to waste my life by not witnessing and by not being a witness to others. For me...wow, what a thought that brings to my mind!!!

Today- I get back to the real world of house work and laundry! I thank God I have all of it to do, that means I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, shoes on my feet and food to eat!!! Thank God for BLESSINGS! I don't like to call them chores, but blessings because, I have been blessed with them. Josh is back at work today and the sun came out yesterday, but went back into hiding today. There has been SO much rain here lately...one day of sunshine in almost 2 weeks....whew, I'm ready for the sun to come back!!! I thank God for the much needed rain though.

Monday, September 14, 2009

There's Too Much Hitting, Cutting, and Piercing Going On.

Let me say first off that this post is not aimed towards anyone. I know there are people who are going to read this and think that, but it's not. It was something that the Lord gave me while I was doing some of my reading and studying. I had never taken the time to look at this verse quite like this before, I hope it helps you as much as it helped me.


Proverbs 25:18
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Maul (Hammer or Mallet)
Sharp Arrow

Gossip and lying in this verse is compared to hitting with a hammer, cutting of a sword and piercing with sharp arrows. As far as I know, these are all very painful things when done to a human being. Not a very pleasant experience I can assure you. Getting hit, cut or pierced by just ONE of these would be painful enough, but if you go back and read that verse again you will see that it says a man that bears false witness against his neighbour (by the way, EVERYONE is your neighbour) is a maul AND a sword AND a sharp arrow.
So when you are out there gossiping and lying about someone you are beating, cutting and piercing them all at the same time with your words. How painful and hurtful it is for that person being gossiped and lied about.
Most of the time we say that it's okay, that person will be okay, they'll get over it. It may seem that way to you, and they may even tell you they're fine once they hear what has been said and who all it was said to, but deep inside they are beat up and cut to pieces over what has been said.
Gossip and lying are very, very, very hurtful things and are very wrong. Gossip and lying has destroyed many relationships, both family and friends.

Oh God, help us to all to not gossip and lie!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

"But God"

Romans 3:10- As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 3:14-18- Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes.

Romans 3:23- For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23- For the wages of sin is death...

Romans 5:8- BUT GOD commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Ephesians 2:4-5- BUT GOD, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Eve when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace are ye saved;)

Josh and I were talking about our testimonies and other peoples testimonies, where they'd come from, when and how they got saved. As we talked about it Eph. 2:4-5 popped into my mind and I couldn't help but remembering where my family was and what direction we were headed in, we were possibly only weeks away from my parents being divorced and my siblings and I having to share weekends with our parents...BUT GOD!

Ephesians 2:4-5
BUT GOD, who is rich in MERCY, for his GREAT LOVE wherewith he loved US, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by GRACE ye are SAVED;)

Never forget where you would be if it hadn't been for God!

We Have Internet

I am so thankful to FINALLY have internet again! We got our internet through Verizon and I must say I am impressed as to how good it works and how quick it is. I love it! I will be doing a lengthier post later...right now I have dinner going while the hubby cuts the grass.

Have a blessed Labor Day!