Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas arrived so slow and was over so fast. I am so glad that God does not go on vacation after its all over. He is still here with us and guiding us on our journey. The kids had a wonderful Christmas and got things that they all enjoy, the highlights was a scateboard for Alex(does anyone have any bubble wrap), rollerblades for Megan and Emily got some cooing utensils and play food. They did receive other things too but those were the favorties. Alex is already trying to do tricks, and Megan is close to mastering her rollerblade with only a few falls. As for me, I recieved some nice flannel pj's, and a cake decorating cookbook. Maybe I will learn some new skills in that area, has anyone every worked with marzipan, well anyways. I am a long ways form professional and barely a novice. I had a few other chirstmas surpises one of which my oldest sister found out she is expecting a child. Please remember her in prayer this will be a high risk pregnancy, due to past history. I am very excited for her. I will try to post pics later.

Remember, Jesus is not only the reason for the season, he is the reason to look forward to a wonderful year ahead.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Well, I can say life is busy. Somedays I feel as though I can hardly keep up with it. Don't get me wrong, I like Christmas. Its just that instead of me being consumed with Christmas, I am consumed by it. It chews me up and spits me out a bedraggled mess. Sometimes I wish I could be simpler, less of Hallmark and more of meditating on the what it really means. I am not big on shopping at anytime, yeah I know, I am a women its genetic right. I am supposed to have my GPS set on the mall at times, wrong. I stear clear of the mall at all cost, only making necessary trips there. If it wasn't for my kids I would stay at home most of the time. I get stressed easily when there is too much going on, I always feel a step behind everyone else. Now don't despair and get depressed with me, I always struggle to pull myself out and find what I need for this time of year. I look for the message God want's to give me. There is a passage of scripture that I love, John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. Then skip down to verse 14 and the first part, And the Word became flesh and dwelt among . . . How beautiful is that. Without Jesus coming to earth and becoming flesh, we could not celebrate Christmas, there would be no salvation, redemption, holiness and so on. This is my way of getting through the holidays, depending on Jesus and his written word to lift me out of my valley so that I can be a blessing to someone. I do love Christmas and what it means. I hope you remember the true meaning of Christmas and also enjoy your time with friends and family. Merry Christmas.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

With your help we might be able to overturn this presidential election yet. Here is a link to a petition for Obama to present an authentic birth certificate which he has failed to do. If he is not a natural born citizen he would not be elegible to be our president. Pass this on to everyone your know and more.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Motherhood was never promised to be easy, I never expected it too be but does it have to be so hard. Like every mom I know, it is a continual learning process, but there are those who make it seem so easy. I have to admit I am not very organized, I have struggled with this my whole life. My lack of organized does not come from my mom, or dad. They both always seemed to have it together, and could follow a list and get it done but me, you give me a list and I just about hyperventilate. I feel so much pressure that I probably won't be able to accomplish much on the list, or I start one thing and the will begin another before one is complete. It must be ADD. I have said this to say this, since I can't be organized I am learning to delegate. Maybe if I teach my kids how to do the things I struggle with at least someone will get it done or it will free me up to do those things I don't always have time to get too. For instance, Megan has shown a real interest in doing laundry, she likes to load the washing machine and dryer and I am teaching her how much soap and softner to put in. She is being very handy at this. It is amazing how much something little like that helps me out. The girls also like to clean the bathroom, well I say go at it. Tonight, Emily and Alex, washed some of the dishes for me and put them in the dishwasher. Yes there was squabbling involved but they did make a dent in the pile of dishes for me. Megan, cleaned her room(without arguing) and swept it, what a huge help this was. I must say that the Lord is helping me in how to raise my children and teach them the necessary things in life. I also want them to learn the importance of obedience and serving Jesus. This learning process, for everyone involved, is not easy. It has its ups and downs, and rough spots throughout any given day, but I know that putting my trust in the Lord will keep me going and he will give me the necessary tools to teach my children.

Alex always has something funny to say, but there are times when he is more profoundly funny.
This morning we were walking up from the basement and Alex commented on how the basement needed cleaned(an on going project), and I agreed with him. he quickly toldme that he is not a cleaner. I laughed and almost asked him what he was, but decided to wait and see what he would say. After a few moments he looked at me and said, "i'm a player". Yes he is, he plays harder than any child I know. He would go out to ride his bike as soon as its light outside if he was aloud. He is constantly using his imagination in his play. Yes,my little boy is a player, but if I have anything to do with it, he will be a cleaner too.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Here is our new truck. We are all so excited to get it. I do want thank God for this truck, my husband looked high and low to find the right one. He had to drive about 280 miles one way to get it, but it was worth it. I am so thankful that we now have a more dependable car to drive, our other one always kept us guessing.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Another election has come and gone and many are still in shock at the outcome. When I heard the news that night my stomach felt sick, the future began to look bleak. So many people voted blindly not really knowing who this man is or what he represents. I do have one assurance and that is God is still running this world. He has not left us alone. At just the mention of his name he is there to comfort and guide us in the days ahead. I am so thankful that God knows exactly what he is doing. We can simply put our hand in his and he will lead the way.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Driving down the expressway they sat their discussing the strange gray haze hanging over the city, if only their eyes could see what that cloud held, fear would have overtaken them.
Hoards of angry and petulant imps flew over the city, their presence so thick that a gray cloud could be seen by those who beheld it. The world was watching this great nation, another election day was here and Satan was working hard to get his man in the White House. One who would be in a position to change the very moral values of legislation, beginning a new era. An era of darkness for those who opposed evil. These evil beings flew in and out of polling stations, even having the audacity to follow many into the voting booth itself, whispering into the ears of many suggestive thoughts of changing there mind on who to vote for. Telling lies and giving them visions of granduer if this man, who appeared so smooth and promising, was the next leader of the country they loved. So many were already fooled into thinking he would save this country from utter ruin.
Another vision this couple could behold would bring them comfort, if only their eyes could be opened to see beyond the unseen.
Millions, maybe even billions of glorified beings were hovering about sheilding the righteous from evil, it was at every turn. The Son, who is the light of the world, was mounted on his pure white stead, brandishing the Sword of Truth, The Holy Word of God, his father. The evil beings did not dare approach, if they came to close to his presence they were forced by his power to acknowledge his as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. They knew they were allowed out of the fiery pit by his own permission. He is all powerful, and in complete control, there is nothing he has not planned to the most perfect detail. The promised Holy Spirit was felt by the righteous as they voted according to the will of God, trying to keep the voice of evil from leading their country to ruin. Heavenly beings gaurded them from the the attacks and screams of satans forces. Satan himself was not on the scene he was hiding in a cave, in a far east corner of the world. The presence of the Almighty was too strong, he could even feel it now just thinking about. His thoughts turned proud and haughty when he thought of how he would be the conqueror, he would win the battle, the war, entire thing. He started lauphing at the visions he had of Jesus cowering before him, before he killed him once and for all. All of a sudden a bright light shown in the cave, so bright it blinded him with its pureness. The Presence was there, the one who made turned him into a sniveling, whining imp. He groaned with the force of it. Suddenly a book was put before and it was turned to the last page, the story was there, it spelled it all out, he would lose. In defiance Satan turned away and ran into the desert. Noooo, he screamed, I will win, you will see. Out of knowhere a peircing light touched his right hip, he stumbled and screamed in pain. Limping he continued running trying to get away.
Back in the US the evil demons continued their meddling and the Heavenly host stood by waiting their instructions. Darkness was falling across the city, time was closing in, what would happen, who would win this battle. Prepare your hearts and minds for the decision that could change the way we live, what our freedoms are, but remember God is in control, nothing is out of his control and he will give us grace to go through whatever we must. Pray . . .

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Emily and Isaiah, she loves little kids and babies.

Emily, Alex and Jaelyn playing with extra pie crust. What fun. Alex even had some on his forehead.

Here is Megan ready to go to a play with her cousins and grandma. Isn't she pretty, my little girl.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Does Jesus really accept us as we are? This thought keeps running through my head. What would Jesus say about this subject. Can we really come to him for salvation or claim salvation if we say well Jesus loves me as I am, even if I am willful, or still doing things that the Bible(God's Word) tells us are wrong. There is a big movement in the "new" form of worship in churches which says come as you are. Yes I think we have to love people even if they are sinners but we cannot let them think they will get to heaven just believing that Jesus loves us as we are. The Bible says, God does not hear the sinners prayer, but we know that does not include the truly penitent heart. We come a sinner to him begging his forgiveness and mercy, and leave a changed person. Can you have light on something at one point in your life and then ten years later say well, I realized that is not necessary in my christian walk. Several years ago I turned my back on God and severed many relationships because I felt everyone would judge me if I didn't follow the "rules". What I didn't realize was that I was losing out on so much. It took much misery to get my attention, even still I thought I could do on my terms. I went to a church where I felt accepted, no condemnation was felt because anything went. They accepted you in your sinful state, you did not have to profess anything to be active in the church. But God in his infinite mercy slowly and gently led me out of there and showed me a more excellent way. He taught me the sound of his voice in some very distinct ways. He is still speaking to me, he is guiding me and I am learning to put my hand in his and just trust him. I hope that you will do that too. He is so wonderful. Do not resist him, or try to reason your way around what he wants of you. I also want to remind you not to look neither to the left nor to the right, do not compare yourself with others to gauge your christian walk, but look to the master. We should only use God's Rule Of Measure, and then can we only be sure of truly following him. Give him your all.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A true story:

This is a story I read in a small publication that my chiropractor keeps in her office, "Voice For Health", by Matthew Hamer, D.C.

It was friday after Thanksgiving and my receptionist told me that one our patients, Kaye, wanted to speak to me on the phone about her sister.

We need to get Brenda in for an adjustment and I wanted to explain what happened to her. We all went to her house for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. Brenda was doing a top-notch job at preparing the feast. Knowing how gullible my sister is, my mom decide to play a trick. She told Brenda that she needed something from the store and asked if my sister wouldn't mind going out to get it.

When my sister left the house, my mom took the turkey out of the oven, removed the stuffing, stuffed a Cornish Hen, and inserted it into the turkey. Then my mom restuffed the turkey and put it back into the oven.

When it was time for dinner, Brenda pulled the turkey out of the oven and proceeded to remove the stuffing. When her serving spoon hit something, she reached in and pulled out the little bird.

With a look of total shock on her face, my mom exclaimed, 'Brenda, you've cooked a pregnant bird!'

Horrified, my sister believed my mom and started to cry hysterically. She way over-reacted and carried on so much that she threw her back our and can barely walk. We'll have to help her get in to see you."

"Alright, Kaye", I said, "bring her on in and we'll get her eased up. I guess the funniest pranks can really backfire!"

"We have one other favor to ask of you," added Kaye.

I wondered what was next. "Sure, whatever I can do", I answered.

"Brenda has always valued your advice and opinion..."

"Thank you that means a lot", I said still wondering what was coming.

"While your checking her, could you see if you can convince her that turkeys lay eggs?"

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Make Sure You're Out Just Before Safe-Light

Make Sure You're Out Just Before Safe-Light

Monday, October 20, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Her lips moved in silent prayer as she went about her day. The forces of darkness were trying to break through the divine barrier. The heavenly host stood on either side making as angelic tunnel for her to work through. Satan's dark forces screamed and yelled in anger, they twisted and turned trying to find a way in. When they got close they would find themselves eliminated with a singel peirce of the sword. They would at times be content to yell at her, trying to play mind games by making her recall a sinful past, or working through others to interrupt the serenity she found in Christ. Satan himself stood before her Saviour grovelling and whining, "please just let me touch her one time, with peircing eyes that seared satan with just a look he replied "NO, she is mine". Sulking, the evil one went to a corner of the room trying to think and devise another plan of attack. The Lord could see she was becoming weary. Her eyes filled with tears, but she kept on praying, finding the strength to go on from the only one who coul give it. He stood by lovingly watching her, His child, he motioned for one of the heavenly beings, who moved to his side carrying a chest made of pure gold and polished to perfection. As she continued to pray the Son of God started placing peices of armor on her, equiping her to fight against Satan and his evil hord. As he came to the last peice, The Helmet of Salvation, the devilish throng tried to throw out hurried taunts, and rushing to break through the angelic gaurd in an attempt to stop the intercession. As the helmet was placed on her head she stood up straighter and her face lit with joy as she noted that Satan's demons were no longer able to break through to her thoughts. she went about the rest of her day in joyous praise and wonder at God's power to defeat the enemy. Praise God!

Friday, October 10, 2008

While I had a few minutes I wanted to write a little more about my trip to Florida to see my mom. We had a wonderful time relaxing and enjoying each others company. I arrived at the Orlando Int'l Airport Friday around 1pm and mom was there to pick up me up. Unfortunately there is not an airport close to her so it is always a drive to get there, it was about 2 hours to this airport. We did have a nice drive to her house catching up on the news(after we found the car in the confusing parking garage LOL). Moms house is so quiet and relaxing, I almost felt guilty for leaving the kids and my hubby, but I made sure I enjoyed every minute. Friday evening we just enjoyed sitting out on her patio, talking and watching for the deer that like to come by and eat the corn mom feeds. They decided not to show up that evening, the mosquitos did though. I went home with several bites too. The next morning, saturday, we ate sausage gravy, scrambled eggs and biscuits, outside on the patio. It was so surene and beautiful. The palmettos and wildflowers and other trees make you think your out in the middle of nowhere. That day we also went to Istakpoga Lake. Wow, it was so picturesque. In the picnic area where we ate our lunch there were Live Oaks with Spanish Moss hanging from them. I could envision a southern plantation right in the middle of it all, and myself sitting on the large front porch having tea and crumpets(whatever those are). It was abolutely beautiful. The lake was also a vision to behold, I have never seen a lake with some much plant life. Next time I want to take a boat ride out onto the lake. We also walked down this one trail that took you breath away. It was a sight to behold with its Live Oaks and green grassy floor. One had to just look in any spot to see God's wonderful handiwork. Its a place where you could just go and meditate and pray in the stillness with beautiful nature sounds all around. Well that evening at mom's house we ate supper, on the patio again and continued outside on the swing and were excited to see the deer had come for an evening snack. They are so graceful, beautiful and ever watchful. Sunday dawned bright and clear and we had wonderful services. I enjoy the church there, the people are so wonderful and always ready to let the spirit move. I already mentioned what we did on Monday in my previous post but I did not mention my mini shopping spree. This time of year is a great time to get some really good deals in Florida at the malls. I bought, at one store, 3 shirts, a jacket and 2 jumpers for the girls, 6 things total, I think it cost me about 29.00 dollars. One of those shirts had a price tag for $50, that was marked down to $3. I went to another store and found 2 more shirts for $10. If I had, had more time there are many other stores with great deals like that, but I am thankful for what I got it is really hard to find nice shirts with 3/4 sleeves. The Lord always supplies my needs. Well I could ramble on some more but I that is all I will right for now. I have some things I should be doing. I had a wonderful time with my mom. I really do appreciate her, my only regret is that I did not learn to fully appreciate her sooner. Thanks for the nice time mom.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Trip To Florida

Time has come and gone and on October 6th it was a year since my dad died after battling cancer for 7 years. We all miss him but knowing he is in the Heavenly Fathers care makes it much easier. I had not been back to visit my mom in Florida since and so I made the trip, by plane, to spend some time with my mom. While I was there we also went to Dads grave. Walking through a grave yard is a very solemn experience, especially when all the people there except for a few spouses had spent time in active duty protecting our country. While we were there, there was a grave side service going on, it brought back so many memories. After we spent some time there we went over to the hospital and up to the oncology unit where dad spent many hours receiving chemo and many hospital stays. My mom was able to reconnect with the nurses who had provided his care and a few tears were shed amongst us. We also went over the Bay Pines Memorial Park and had a picnic lunch, something mom and dad did often after going to Bay Pines VA Hosp. I miss my dad so much but I would not wish on him going through chemo and the sickness it often brought on. I learned so many lessons from dad and the most important was to put God first no matter what. He was not afraid to stand up for what he believed and did comprise under pressure. He lived what he believed, and as is on his grave stone, "He walked with God".

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The "huge" slideshow below is of Alex's birthday. my baby turned 4 yesterday. It makes me sad to think it has been four years since I have held him in my arms as an infant. He is getting to be so big and keeps me hopping with his antics. His hugs are wonderful and sweet kisses, I hope he never out grows the hugs. If he thinks I might be sad he will give me a hug, he hugs me when he is sad too. I love my little boy so much. He got some great things, clothes, a new football, a bike that looks like a motor cross bike, it even has shocks. I will have to post a picture of that I forgot to do that. He also got some lego's. Grandma Holloway, who is so far away in Florida, sent some money, money is a big thing for him now.

I have to tell you this. Saturday morning when Alex woke up and I was telling him that he was four now, he just couldn't beleive it. He kept asking me, right now, and I said yes right now. His first response, I have to see how big I am. Its funny how as children we want to grow up and then as adults we wish we could back in time. Well, as we all know time keeps marching on whether we it to or not. My advice is, enjoy the time while we have it and trust God to get us thorugh the hard spots for there will be many.

Photobucket Album

Friday, September 19, 2008

Life has been happening in a crazy whirlwind, literally, around here. I barely get through one and then another hits. Let me begin with the wind. Well we were hit with hurricane Ike on Sunday, and I don't mean a few puffs of wind, it was a lot of big wind blowing all around for about 3 or 4 hours. It was hurricane force winds, I heard from various people that it was about 70-100 MPH winds. trees uprooted, roofing materials picked apart, and power lines down. After the storm at stopped in the tri-state area there was only about 40,000 homes and businesses with electricity. If you ran out of gas there was none to get. The few gas stations with gas quickly ran out. Grocery stores were closed and the ones who did open did not have anything cold. Anyone who has lived their whole life in this area will tell you they have never seen anything like it. Was it predicted? I do not recall hearing about it until it did hit. I had heard that we could get some of hurricane Ike and I figured liked most that it would be some rain, it rained softly for about 1/2 hour or so. Many were without power for days following the storm, some may be without still. We were blessed in the fact our lines are connected with the City Building, and that is first priority due to emergency services need to be up and running quickly. I think our power was out about 4 hours all together. Unfortunately I do not have pictures because the days following the storm included cleaning up and making sure my mother-in-law was taken care of, her electricity did not come on until tuesday afternoon. Other then a some tree limbs and a bunch of leaves and little branches we did not have much storm damage. I feel blessed that God would take care of us, even though others may have had worse in this area none of us are going though the devestation in Texas. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

The next whirlwind is the dentist, we have all been going through our bi-annual checkups the kids are all good, Randy had a tooth cracked all the way down and had to get a crown. He had a lot of trouble eating until the tooth was fixed, thankfully he did not need a root canal. I have to have some work on some teeth that have been giving me problems, one was this week. I am not good the dentist chair, I squirm and sometimes cry. Its a whole big mess so I now take a little pill to help me be calm before I go to the dentist. It has made a world of difference, the only problem is I am pretty wiped out for the rest of the day from the medicine.

Ok, whirlwind #3, a fieldtrip. Yesterday we went to a firedepartment for a field trip with a group from out church. It was fun for the kids. They got to get in the fire trucks and ambulance and ask question. They were given a firesafety talk and also got the see where the firemen eat and relax between emergencies. I think the kids enjoyed it. I don't have my pictures yet but when I get them I will post them so you can enjoy. As for whirlwind #4, I am waiting on that one but when it hits I can face it head on knowing that Jesus is beside me to help and guide me through. Recently a women doing political campaigning for Obama knocked on the door of a house and started talking to the man who lived there and asked who he would vote for when he told her McCain and Palin, her responce was,"aren't you afraid of the next four years", he smiled and said, "As long as I have Jesus what do I have to be afraid about". That is how I want to face each day. As long as I have Jesus what do I have to be afraid about?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

We are apt to forget that a man is not onl committed to Jesus Christ for salvation; he is committed to Jesus Christ's view of God, of the world, of sin and of the devil, and this will mean that he must recognize the responsibility of being transformed by the renewing of his mind. Oswald Chambers.

When I read this it reminded me of how so many are getting the worlds view and not God's view but yet claiming to have a real relationship with God. There is a rush to evangelize the world according to its own perception and not a true biblical perception. Many say but I don't think God expects this or that. We are to renew our minds in Christ so that our former thoughts are put away and we have a whole new way of thinking. Everything we do should be governed by the will of God, even what we think.

I hope you all have a good day in Christ and remember to do as God would have you do.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

This squirrel decided to steal some flower seeds. There was not much in the feeder but it would stick its little paws in under the glass and reach what it could. It was also very bold, even when we knocked on the window it would just look at us and keep on eating. Usually we have to go outside to get it off and then of course it comes right back.

Here are various photos of us enjoying summer, labor day and nature. The last picture is a hummingbird pirched on Max's guide wire. I tried to open the screen to get a better picture but it flew away. The kids love any excuse to get outside and especially they love going to the different parks in the area. Any excuse for a picnic is a good excuse. Enjoy the pictures.

Friday, August 29, 2008

As most of you well know children can be quite facetious at times. The other day one of two(Emily or Alex) got into something, of which I cannot recall at this time, and neither would own up to it. We were eating lunch at the time and they kept blaming each other. Alex in all inocence looked at me and said "mommy why don't you ask Jesus who did", then started a discussion about whether God talks to me or not and how that might happen. Well, Alex insisted I pray to get an answer so I prayed but instead of asking for an answer I prayed that the one who had done the wrong would feel that they would need to confess and learn to be obedient and not lie. After praying Alex immediately wanted to know what Jesus said to me. I tried my best to explain that we don't always get an answer right away and that they needed to tell me who had done the wrong because they need to understand that it is wrong to lie. I never did get an answer from the kids but I am depending on God's wisdom in dealing with these frequent episode of "he said, she said, or he did it or she did". They certainly keep me busy creating ways to explain and give answers that they can understand.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Here is a picture from back in the summer.
The kids were trying out little rocking chairs
outside of Cracker Barrel.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Well, we have made lift off. The school year has begun and it went ok, we a had few rough moments when the school rules had to be reiterated. We are incorporating some fun things into our day this year. We are going to read the book "A Hive Of Busy Bees", starting with Bee Obedient, we need a lot of that. I thought this would be a good way of teaching them good Biblical character traits along with scripture memory verses. Megan is doing ACE this year and seemed to like the way paces started. She even told me thought this would be a good year. Emily is doing Abeka, and I am praying that she will progress well with this. Alex is also doing some Abeka K4 and some other things I have. He loves to trace his letters on a dry erase mat. I know that every day will not be perfect but God's grace is enough to get me through each one. Please pray for me and the kids as we embark on this journey for knowledge, and also as satan seems to be fighting on all sides with so many different ways to try to undermine my existence in the Lord. Well I must go and prepare for tomorrow.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I have recently been reading, "Foxes Book Of Martyrs", and it really makes you amazed at how these people died for the sake of the Gospel and sometimes watched their own young children die all the while with a smile on their face. I also began to think and wonder if we have such a fervour for Jesus that we could die without fear. They had a true commitment to Jesus, they were not fair weather friends. I am not only questioning you but myself also. They faced things that we could not even imagine and at the same time attempts made to force them to worship false god's and renounce Jesus Christ. With the advantages we have today and the freedom we have I find it difficult to deal with the ingnorance(I do not say that with meaness) and lack of proof of the desire to serve Jesus as the Bible indicates. I get frustrated when told I just don't think like you. I want you to know I don't think, I believe. I want a relationship with God that is worth dying for, I want to be able to live my life so completely in the will of God that every word that comes out of my mouth is what he wants to be said, every step I take to be the step he wants me to take, every thought, every detail, to be God's idea. I have to admit that is not always the case, I am human in nature and have failed God many times but he is always faithful to pull me out and give me a renewing of my mind, he cleanses me, he purifies me again and again. He fills my cup to overflowing he never lets me down. What I am saying is that each new day gives me a new set of circumstances that must be given to God, because somewhere in the darkness of night satan puts his mind to work and says what can I put in her pathway today. The Bible says, He goes to and fro seeking whom he may devour, and devour you he will if you let your gaurd down, if you put your armor off just for a minute. I have had days when it is a constant battle of the mind to just believe and hold onto what God has promised, because Satan is sitting right on my shoulder trying to filibuster his way into my thoughts. I pray and pray over and over again the name of Jesus and letting him know that I believe he is able to help me. Somedays the darkness is so thick but yet the light of God's love shines through. He is a faithful and constant friend. He will never leave or forsake his own. I want you to know that I have determined in my heart that know matter what, I will make it to heaven. A little phrase I heard and this is what I want Satan to think of me each new day, "Oh no, she's awake". If ever I am told either renounce Jesus or die I want to happily choose the latter with Satan realizing he has lost the battle. If you have the breath of life in you its not too late to make a life changing decision and commit you life to God. He will change you inside and out and make you a new creature. He wants you for his pwn and will reserve a crown of life when you make it to that Mansion in the sky. Give him your whole heart, today.

The kids decided to have a Kool Aid stand yesterday afternoon. They managed to make $4.00, they told me they were going to give it to charity. Sometimes they really surprise me. I guess we will see what charity they choose. What they really mean is for it to go to the church offering or something like that. They enjoyed having the Kool Aid stand, they even had people stop in their cars to get a drink.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

My mom's pets.

My moms cat, miss muffin

Deer in mom's back yard

More deer and the babies

My mom loves to feed the deer in her back yard and she is getting quite a crowd coming. I thought you might enjoy these pictures. They are such beautiful creatures, God's wonders to behold.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

More pictures of Discovering Kentucky

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Discovering Kentucky #3

Before the bees

Rain, rain and more rain.

Chocolate waterfall.

Chocolate Flood.

Ok, you might ask why three parts to this trip. Well by doing this I can break up our trip by subjects and it keeps me organized and to the point. This part focuses on what could have ruined our trip beyond the no fishing. Monday, when we went to the falls the day started out sunny hot and humid, ok I can handle that I just wanted to doing something fun with the kids. #1 problem, the kids. They whined and whined about well anything and everything. If they weren't happy about one thing it was another. I felt like we would get one issue settled with would be something else. Arguing over seating was the main thing at first, and then it was I'm bored. When are we going to be there at least a "million times". I can handle this I really can. Finally we are there. I'm hungry, hot, tired you name, it started again. Well went to see the falls just so they could see the drive was worth it and then off to the picnic area to each lunch, or so I thought. It was a beautful shelter and could be used in the winter,and maybe we should do that sometime, because it had a fire place on all sides of the center chimney. The first sign of troub le was the fact that the picnic tables were infest with spider webs and many egg sacks underneath. We noticed a picnic table up the hill a little ways out in the open and seemed fairly spider free. So the food is gotten out and drinks are opened and we discovered some other not so appealing friends stopping by to share our meal, bees. Several in fact which started pandamonium in the ranks, complete mutiny the girls screamed and screamed, well I could keep repeating that one. Now I am not so fond of bees and I could have handled them except the girls were so paniced that I had to try to difuse the situation. Let me interject that Alex and I my husband sat calmly at the table with the bees and ate, the girls and I never did eat much at that time and when my husband finished eating we left and the screaming stopped. No one got stung but unless all the bees become extinct, I don't think the girls will ever go back there, at least not willingly. Situation #2, can it get any worse? As we are loading everything back up a storm rolled in with some low thunderings and drops of rain. We figured it would pass by quickly(we were wrong) so we went to the lodge to get out of the rain. We stayed there for a while playing checkers and having a generally relaxing time. Emily decide we were going to stay there because it might be to rainy to drive home. She always has great ideas like that. After about 30 minutes the rain appeared to be stopping so we loaded back up to go back to the falls to walk some trails. As soon as we got back, it started raining again and proceded to rain for the next hour and half, or somewhere around there. This really could ruin our day, but it turned out to be very relaxing just watching the rain, going into the gift shop and little museum. Randy bought us all a candy stick and we waited out the rain. The kids at first did not think of going out in the rain, but then puddle jumping started even with my warning of wet socks and shoes. Kids will be kids. Ok, now it has finally stopped. We went back to the falls, and then proceded to follow a path down to the river, which proved tricky due to the rain with does not soak into rocks it turns into waterfalls, one particular one we called a chocolate water fall because of the mud it had in it, this one was covering most of the path except for a skinney space to the side, determinedly we kept on, more wet shoes but oh, so much fun. The kids enjoyed this so much, I would do it all over again. Well, I don't think there are anymore noteworth catastrophes to mention. The rest of the day was nice and we got back to the house without a problem.

I might add that if you should ever want to buy a second home close the Lake Cumberland, now would be the time. Property values are way down because of the problem with the dam. I hope you have enjoyed our trip.

Discovering Kentucky #2

I wanted to write more of our trip which actually we are still on but Randy took the kids with him for a while so I get some time of quiet. First of all, some friends of ours bought a beautiful home here by Lake Cumberland as a vacation home and we are staying there. I believe they bought if for much less because of the condition of the lake and tourist activity has dropped significantly. It is a three bedroom home with a nice big kitchen and 2 full baths, very open and spacious. It is a mixture of elegant and country living due to a farm nearby with all the sounds and smells that go along with it(which I enjoy). Megan heard a cow bawling and decided it was upset about something.

Discovering Kentucky

How many times do you go on vacation only to leave your state of residence without realizing the wealth of beauty it may hold. So many people talk about wanting to go overseas to visit another country, "why, I'm not sure maybe its discontent with what we have right here, wanderlust or some other reason". Out state of Ky holds a wealth a history and scenery that unless you go see it you might never know its there. Randy the kids and I went to Somerset, Ky to see some of the sights, mainly to go to Lake Cumberland to fish. Unfortunately that did not happen, because the dam which is badly in need of repair could burst at anytime and cause mass flood, so, they have lowered the water level of the lake to a point that the only way to fish is to go out in a boat. The banks are very steep and there is no dock fishing at this time. Megan, I might add, was disappointed to tears because she was calling this our fishing trip and she loves to fish. Since Kentucky holds so much other beauty we were not kept down very long. My husband stopped by a travel center and asked some questions and was given advice on what to do so instead of fishing we drove 36 miles to Cumberland Falls. Randy and I have been there before but not the kids so away we went. We had an enjoyable time time for the most part. The falls were beautiful and the nature around filled me with joy at being God's child and having an understanding that this was created by him. I was able to explain that what we see around us in nature is God's finger prints of beauty that he gave to us to enjoy. The above are some pictures of what we saw.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My kids say many funny things to me, and between Alex and I, we have this running joke that he just happened at our doorstep, or we found him on the highway ect. Well last night I was telling him what a nice little boy he was and I thought I might keep him for my own. Well, this time he played along instead of saying your just joking. He turned and looked at me and said, "what will you give me", I had to lauph and started naming some of his favorite toys and he was saying "oh, boy" and getting excited about it, then he said, "what about food". So I started telling him different things he liked to eat. It was really funny, probably one of those, you had to be there to really enjoy it. He has such a sense of humor which I think is so important for children to develop because it can help smooth out the rough spots in life if you can look at the funny things that happen. I have many Aunts and Uncles and especially on my mom's side of the family they all would joke around and tease, in a fun way, and to this day my Uncle Phil can catch me of gaurd and make me lauph. When you realize how God designed each of us in our own special way you have to be amazed that he thought that humor would be something good to add the human mind. I have learned that you get much further in dealing with difficult people if you throw in some humor or maybe just a smile of understanding. A soft word turns away wrath, as Solomon once said. Have a blessed weekend and remember the Lords Day to keep it Holy.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

When God says he will provide all of our needs he means it. I had another blessing today that I just had to share with you. I have been searching for canning jars the least expensive way I could possibly get them. I have been looking on and finally I saw a yard sale with canning jars listed and it was maybe 3 miles away. I went and sure enough there they were. 144 canning jars the price at $75 for all, I was hesitant because I really didn't want to spend that much money I questioned the sellers about them and they said they just wanted to get rid of them and that they would take $50 I couldn't believe it. I called my husband to see what he thought and he agreed. So I came home with 12 dozen canning jars. I am so elated that God in his infinite mercy would bless me in such a way. I have never canned before, if anyone has any great canning recipes for tomato sauce, or anything you can think of just let me know. I am not sure how much canning I will get done this year, since my garden is quite small, I will have to expand for next year. I know that God will supply my needs I need to fear for he has proven himself true over and over again. Just so you know If I had bought those canning jars new it would have cost me about $150-$200. The Lord is good.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Aren't these raspberries beautiful, this is another of God's blessing to me. I purchased three flats of raspberries for $13.00. That was a steal. I was so excited that I made freezer jam and froze some of them and then I am saving some to make a pie. I can tast it now. Yum.

Emily and Alex are "helping" me cook supper. It sure made for an interesting experience in the kitchen. And don't worry if you should ever come to eat at my home, I do disintfect my countertops. They always teach you to wash your hands when working in the kitchen but no one said anything about washing your feet. :>}

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I have been having a rough few days between just not feeling as eneretic as I would like and the kids seems to be in rare form so I got out my book of Bible answers for every need and started to look for something with reference to frustration or dealing the kids and just couldn't find what I wanted. The book did open to Thankfulness and I started reading there and then I went to the subject of Praising God and I found these verses. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised. Psalms 113:3 This is not a request or a suggestion but a directive, telling us this is what we are to do, there is also this verse; Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord. Psalm 150:6 God is so good and I have much to be thankful about and I want to always praise the Lord even in the time when I don't feel so great or am having a rough day with cranky kids. I want to always be ready to praise God no matter what.

Praise the Lord, praise his Holy Name
He is merciful and gracious
He is almighty
He is bigger than our problems
He will never let us down
Lets just praise the Lord

Monday, July 14, 2008

God's Many Blessings

Everyone can look around them and see the many blessings that God has given us, even in the midst of a time when things look bleak with inflation of gasoline, food, or anything you might need to buy. God has given me such a peace during this time of having less, but in reality he has given me so much more. He supplies my every need, he even gives me the desires of my heart. This summer the Lord has helped me to try and see the ways I can lessen the financial burden on our family and he has given me resources that I would never have come across without his intervention. Recently a friend of mine called me and told me she had someone with flats of strawberries very inexepensive, I was able to get 2 flats and make strawberry freezer jam, now I don't have to buy the expensive store strawberry jam. Another blessing is the how God is making my garden to grow and start to produce wonderful vegetables. I picked a cucumber(a favorite) longer than my forearm, I also had a wonderful zucchini that long also and I lost no time making 2 loaves of delicious zucchini bread out of half of it the rest will be delicious with our supper. If you want to try something really good grill your zucchini, oh so delicious and healthy. My garden also is holding the promise of many tomatoes and peppers. I am so thankful for what the Lord is doing for us. I took some pictures to show you the blessings God has given.
I should not fail to mention the Lord has opened doors for me to find ways to get the kids school curriculum at a discount and free shipping, this is also something he destinctly promised to me that he would take care of this for me. In the past I have been someone who would fret and worry about everything. I would worry about my kids all the time, when I was with them or away. I felt I had to push to what I wanted or needed because if I didn't it would never happen and now with God in control I can relax and no that when the time is right he will let me know and give me a peace I could never have understood before. The Lord is wonderful and his ways are beyond my understand but always right on time. Praise the Lord for his many blessings.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

The following slideshow has some pictures of the kids at my Aunt Charlene's having fun dressing up as a clown. Also some pictures of Megan's b-day. Another fun day was at the Creation Museum with their friend Korty Frankenberry. I hope you enjoy. Oh, yeah also our afternoon with Tim and Christal.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth of July

We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalianable right; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness . . .

This is such a great day in our history to remember when our forefathers of this country came together to take a stand and declare their independence. It was not only political freedom they desired but freedom to serve God as they so desired. As we all know those freedoms are so precarious to us at this time as the changes in our government and the evil forces out their who do not want the Church of Jesus Christ to florish and proclaim the Gospel of the One Who Died for our sins. As it says in Romans 8:35-39 "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Therein lies our true freedom. Our freedom is in Christ and without Him we have no freedom.

Not only celebrate in merriment and festivities but also pray for our country and thank him for the freedoms we have at this time.

God Bless America!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Something has been mind lately and it starts with the thought that this world is not going to last forever, no matter what activits do to save some endangered beatle, we all go to solar power to save resources(then we would just use up the sun them), gas prices can sky rocket to whatever price they think we will take and so on, God said the earth was going to be destroyed and there I will get to the point. Wise Solomon said, "Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit be a fall. Lets look at the first part,

1. Pride- our world is so immersed in pride of its accomplish, personal or group. Lets give an award for just about anything, well of course except being a Christian, I have never heard of that award yet. Mohammed Ali won many fights and always proudly asserted him as unbeatable, The Titanic was unsinkable, Big Brown(race horse) without a doubt would win the Triple Crown, something not done in 30 years. Pride overcomes people and they make astounding speaches inregards to their capabilities but not once is the Glory given to God.

2. Destruction- On its maiden voyage the Titanic sank to the bottom of the ocean before everyone could be saved. Why, you say. Poor design, water filled the hull of the this vast ship and quickly sank it. Mohammed Ali for all his boasting(yes he won many fights) probably could not raise his arm high enough to high five someone due to parkinsons. Big Brown, destined to win the big race came in LAST all because his shoe was loose. You want to know who won, the horse who was set to be last. The Bible says, "The first shall be last and the last shall be first". Prophecy in action. God has said our world will be destroyed, with all the pride that is going around you have to wonder, is it soon.

Now on to the last part. God said, every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. No matter how high and mighty or determined a person may be, they will fall at Jesus feet and admit he is Lord.

Something I heard and I like, "You can boast and you can brag but you better do it right" Psalm 34:2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear therof, and be glad. There it is, our boast should be in the Lord. Brag on what God has done in your life, not on what you accomplished. I want to continually sing his praises, because I know when I do that my heart is joyful and he blesses me continually.

I hope you seek to have God in your life, his blessings will surely abound.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Megan.

My oldest baby turned 8 yesterday the 19th. I can still remember holding her the moment she was born. She screamed for about 2o minutes, that should have been the first warning of a difficult baby. Now she is eight and has gotten past a lot of rough stuff in her life and she is turning out to be a wonderful helpful child. I know that God has a wonderful plan for her life.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Here's the kids ready for church. Alex wasn't hip on getting his picture taken. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Hello everyone. My blogging has been sparse lately. I do not have any new pictures right at this moment and not much is happening. I had a rough week last week, I did not feel good most of the week. very exhausted and a sinus cold was waring me thin. I finally came out of the fog and now I am feeling better. I blame part of my malaise to not taking vitamins. My mother in law had given me some liquid vitamins, which is great because I hate to swallow pills, and these vitamins made me feel so good. They had vitamins, herb and minerals in them. The problem is they are somewhat out of my budget, in the meantime I had seen similar vitamins at Sam's. I finally told my husband I needed to go to Sam's and get them, they were only $11 for a months supply, a 1/4 of the cost of the others, so I bought #2. I hope to be in better health and more energetic now. The Lord really does know our needs, everysingle one of them. He promised to provide for us and I have found that so true.

On the other hand satan has been putting been battles in my way, I would appreciate your prayers for these things. I know that if I stand strong on the promises of God he will not fail me. Satan has no power over me.
I hope you all have a nice day. My prayers go with you.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Today's sunday school lesson was on Heavena and Hell. Wow, when you compare the differences why would you want to skirt around the edges of what the Bible tells us what we must do to be holy and heaven ready. I can only go by what the Bible says about heaven and I am sure that is just a small glimpse into the reality of it. I am not sure we could even comprehend the full understanding of it in our earthly bodies and minds. I know that when the presence of the Lord comes to me and fills me with his fullness, the joy I feel knows no boundaries. I think God gives us those little tastes of heaven here on earth so that we know it is worth it to live our lives exactly how God wants us.
Do not delay, make sure you are Heaven ready and enjoy the fullness of His glory here on earth. It will be worth it all.

Friday, May 23, 2008

If you have ever eaten to much of diabetic candy and know the results because of that you may find this a little funny or have sympathy.

Today the kids and I went to the store and the girls brought their own money so they could buy candy. At the checkout Megan picked skittles and Emily chose Ice Breakers Sour Fruit. I really never gave it any thought that it had artificial,don't eat all of it at once, and she said "ok". Yeah right, a kid with candy and not eat all of it. Well later she had a hurried trip to bathroom, I won't go into much detail, but everything pretty much went right through her. I didn't think much of at that time, until later she made another rushed trip to the bathroom, I then asked her did you eat all of those Ice Breakers her answer was "yes", and then investigated and saw the ingredients and realized what was happening to her. To much maltitol and maltodextrose acts like a laxative. Needless to say she has been very hungry because her food does not stay with her long and she is a big eater anyways. Hopefully the night will be not filled with trips to the bathroom and my help needed.

We live and learn don't we. I don't think I will be letting her by Ice Breakers anytime soon. Ha ha ha.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Today marks a great day in my life for me. One year ago today I followed God's leading and went back to Burlington Bible Methodist Church. Prior to this I had been searching for a church but avoiding that church specifically. I didn't want to feel pressured to be one or the other but God gently led me and showed me his plan for my life.

I remember as clearly as if it was today. I was hungering for a deep relationship with the God and I wanted to know what his voice sounded like. The church I was attending(sort've) was featuring a women's book study in regards to discerning the voice of God. I desperately wanted to attend. I though for sure this would give me answers I needed and I check my schedule. I prayed for the Lord to work it out for me but it just never did. I was really dissappointed and thought how am I to know how to discern the voice of God if no one tells me how to do this. Strangely enough I was raised in a holiness family were do the will of God was paramount but because of the fact I had strayed so far and so long I had forgotten how. I continued to pray for guidance and would'nt you know God answered my prayer. I had decided to find a church more suitable to my needs and believed a deeper relationship than the one I was attending. I felt impressed to attend a Nazerene church here in town and for some reason I felt that I was going to learn something about friendship, in what way I did not know. I didn't realize God was already speaking to me. In the meantime a women I know invited me to attend her church, another Nazerene church in the same little town, at first I said yes but then I started thinking that maybe I should not go because I really felt like I was supposed to go the other church. I called her back and explained to her why I could not go with her. She was understanding, to say the least. I though, people are going to think I am just plain crazy especially if this does not turn out the way I felt it would. Well, Mother's Day dawned bright and clear and me and the kids set out to go to church. I had already decided that if we were going to do this we would go for sunday school too and so we went. I helped the girls get settled in their class and Alex wanted to stay with me. I women in the church showed me to a class she recommended for me. Everyone was very and greeted me warmly. The sunday school teacher preceded to start the lesson and explain what we would be talking about, " past friendships", did you see that. Friendship, I was about blown out of the water. God was speaking to me, I didn't need to take a class on how to discern the voice of God. If you are willing and truly desire a close walk the Lord he will lead and guide you. That following week I was driving down the road and plain as day, I heard, "now I want you to go back to Burlington". My response, "ok". One year ago today driving to the church was wonderful and a little fearful too. What would people say? As I turned into Rogers Lane the presence of the Lord was overwelming tears ran down my face. I felt as if I was returning home. I will never forget that day. Sis. Stetler saw me sitting in the back when she came and with tears in her eyes she told me I was an answer to prayer. I remember telling her that a lot of prayers had been answered for me to be there.

God has been so good to me this year and I look forward to many more to come doing his will. Has the road been hard, does satan fight me, you better believe it. I have days when I am down and days when my cup runneth over. The Lord has given be salvation and sactification to keep me going on the right road. With out the Holy Spirit I would have given up months ago. I know there are many women who are in my same situation having an unsaved husband. Only God knows the extent of the pain we bare. My husband was not raised in a Christian home so he does not even know what it is that has happened, I hope he can feel a difference in the spirit of our home. Our life is much more peaceful on one end but satan uses my husband to try and bait me to turn back to the old carnal ways. God's grace is sufficient, I am so thankful for that.

I ask that you pray not just for me but think of all the women out there who are trying to pray in unsaved husbands and fight against satan's weapons, lift them up in prayer. God will help and I am trusting him that my husband will oneday realize the beauty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I will not be pampered
But I will be pampering
I will not receive breakfast in bed
But I will serve those in bed
I will count it all worth it to give of my time
I will hear many whines and complaints
But I will pray for God's grace
It will be a day of reflection
A day to realize where I have been
and where I am going
I am a mother, not just to my children
but I carry my mother's heart everywhere I go
God made me a woman so that I could mother all
those who have need.
Whether small or big,
young or old
They all need a mother
and if I am there a mother I will be

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Church

Today in our Sunday School lesson the topice was the The Church. No, not the building were we sit and listen to the preacher. The Church is the body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, the true Christians. This evening I was thinking on our way back to church and I had this thought . . .

In the Bible it refers to the church of God as spotless, without wrinkle and when I thought of this, I also thought how a bride on her wedding day is usually spotless without any wrinkle in her gown. Now picture this, the bride has planned everything, and has done all the decorations herself. The flowers are beautiful, the church is a sight to behold. There is an arch at the altar with lace and flowers to enhance its beauty. This bride has thought of everything, she has worked very hard, her labors are note worthy. The wedding decorations could be illustrated in a magazine. Sometime later, the guests are here the attendants are coming down the aisle in dresses the bride designed and made all herself. It is spectacular. The first strains of the Wedding March begin the guest standup to watch what would most likely be the most beautiful bride, as the doors swung open the there is heard a loud collective gasp as the bride, not looking beautiful at all. Her gown looks like it was thrown together and what is that, a coffee stain down the front. Her hair is, well, did she even brush it, and what are those flowers, dandelions. The groom looks astonished as it dawns on him she is not ready to be his wife. She was focused on all the wrong things. Her efforts went into the decorations but she left out the one thing that mattered she was not perpared to be a bride. With loud cries, and begging the groom to wait and reconsider as he walked out the door. But look at the all the work I did. I made everything myself, i'm sorry, I just didn't have time to prepare myself. But it was too late, he was gone.

There are so many out there who will experience this when it comes their time to stand before God. Yes they are busy, they are working to build numbers in their church and have a goal set as to how many people they want to lead to Christ, but what about the debth of a whole hearted realtionship with God. We should always be prepared to meet the Bride Groom, he is preparing to meet us and we have to have our wedding clothes always without spot or wrinkle.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

She could not see the heavenly host around her ready to do battle when the Master gave the word. She seemed to be walking under a cloud, but what she did not know was that satan had sent his imps to try and weigh her down with so many little things that she felt like she couldn't see through the haze to the light. Their claws dug deeper into her shoulders has her burden seemed heavier. The heavenly host looked to the Master as if to say, "now". With tears in his eyes he shook his head and whispered " the time is not right". The young mother of three drove to church still heavy with burden but she knew that so man times God had lifter her burden here at this wonderful place where his presence was welcome. As she unloaded her children the devilish foes hung on tighter they hated this place, but they would fight till the end just to win her soul back. If they could only make her feel hopeless enough it just might work. She walked into church with a tremulous smile on her face trying to appear brave, greeting those she met along the way. They found their seat, her and her three children, as the demons were seething in hatred for this "House of God". Their beady little eyes scanned the room, and began trembling in fear as they saw the heavenly host accompanying each of the righteous. There were so many, they brandished there double edged swords which glinted in their brighteness. Church began, the songs were sung with fervour, a few testimonies were given and then it happened, she stood to her feet with tears in her eyes praising God even in the midst of her trouble. Their evil claws dug in even deeper but began to tremble as swords were draw in a stance for battle. "Let us pray for this one", the preacher said. So around the altar they gathered beseeching God in the name of his Son, the Light of The World. The heavenly host looked again to the Master and at his nod of approval they began to battle. Swords clashed, some bright and shiny and the others gray and jagged. The evil ones fought dirty, trying to injure the beautful shining beings who fought for this young women. Some of the angels even surrounded her to provide protection. Then she did something the demons were not expecting, "I plead the blood of Jesus", they heard her say. Oh, no they groaned this was not good. The heavenly host parted as the Master walked towards her and laid his nail peirced hands on her shoulders. The light of his glory shown round about her. The demons fell back screaming as the brightness touched them searing them with its force, and with the wave of his hand they were sent back to the deep dark pit from which they came. Suddenly she felt the light of God's love around her and praises rang forth from her lips. She could face another day. The battle had been won.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A sleepy little boy


Beautiful Blooms

Day at the park