Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WOW IT HAS BEEN A MONTH

It is so hard to believe it has been over a month since I posted on my blog, time sure gets away from me these days.
Much has happened since then, my husband had back surgery, and is still hurting quite a bit, but walking really helps. I had a Colonoscopy yesterday, all is well with me, had a mammogram a few weeks ago and that came back good too, I am one blessed woman. God has been so good to me and my family, except for a few minor things wrong we are all in really good health.

The weather has become warmer here in the South again, lovely warm today, sun shining and love this weather in between winter and summer, called Spring, all things become new, all the new greenery on the trees all the wild flowers in bloom, it is just gorgeous around here. It is 70 right now, very nice. Below is a few of our wild flowers in bloom, just an awesome site to look around see all these.




















Chuck has preached a few times since his surgery too, and Sunday he will preach again in Blackshear, GA looking forward to Sunday.

Well that is it for now, will try and be more current, hope to have a few friends left to read this blog, hugs to all who do.
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Friday, February 14, 2014

♥♥♥ Have a very Happy Valentine's Day ♥♥♥

We know all hearts turn to love in this month, it is valentine month, mostly we talk about love in association with our mate, our love, but here we are going to talk about it concerning Brotherly love, and Love of God. Sit back relax , and pray that God will open your heart to this message as we read his words, and all about love. 

I started this lesson on love, many years ago, I have used it to teach various ages throughout the years, now I am using it for this devotion today. Visuals always help us to understand better, make us more aware of things being said, I pray you all enjoy it and let the words of God speak to your heart, my purpose is to show how mighty love is, the real agape love God talked about in his words. With each on of my little hearts there is a scripture, but I am condensing it for here, it was an hour lesson in person, so cutting back here and there, but in all it will explain the love of God for us, our love for him, and for each other. 

1. God is love: 1 John 4:8 "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."

Those are some strong words here, and we see so many schisms in the church, that is not love, and that is not of God, we see here if we love, we are of God, where is your heart, search deep, find a place and time you accepted Christ and asked him into your heart. That is the very first step to find true love.

2. God Loved us: John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave, his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life." 

We see just how much God loved us, now are we going to love him? you say how? Well by being faithful to him, what he says to do, where he says to go, being obedient to the word of God.

3. Love God: Matthew 22:37 " Thou Shalt Love the Lord they God with All thy heart." 

This is a commandment, and just one of the two Christ give us in the new testament. Let us keep it, let us cherish its meaning, let us love the lord thy God with all that is with in us, that is the agape love he put in us, other wise we could not love him with all our heart. We would love self, and all things concerning us.

4. Love One Another: John 13:34 " A new commandment I give unto you that ye love one another. As I have loved you, that ye also love one another." 

I do believe this is what lacks in most of our churches today, loving one another, for some reason everyone wants the attention, they want to be the head of all, they want to in the spot light, this is of the flesh ladies, it is not of God, he wants us to be humbled and to care and love for others as he always did, you never seen Jesus wanting the attention, he was always giving, giving and then he gave everything he had for us, how can we not be giving to each other, when Christ give so much for us. 

5. Love Our Neighbor: Matthew 22:39 " And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love they neighbor as thy self." 

This is still talking about loving each other, who is your neighbor, everyone around you, not just the family next door, but everyone in your community, love them, reach out to them, and most of all talk to them about your Jesus, let them experience the love of God first hand through you, Lord help us to be all like Jesus, may every one we meet see him in us, reach out and touch some one, tell them you love them, and care for their soul, it will touch them, even if they do not accept it, it will reach the heart.

6. Give Jesus Your Heart: Romans 10:9 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." 
                                            
First you have to give Jesus your heart, then he pours 
love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. So let us LOVE one another. May we go away from this lesson saying, wow the love of God truly is something wonderful, marvelous, and I have it. May we show other love daily, and love the lord first and foremost. 

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Monday, February 10, 2014

There's a roof up above me, I have a good place to sleep; There's food on my table, and shoes on my feet; You gave me your love lord, and a fine family; Thank you lord for your blessings on me, Oh thank you lord, for your blessings on me. 

Psalm 66:20 "Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me".

God has been so gracious to us, Chuck is doing so very well, His surgery went so good, and he was able to come home the very next day, that was such a blessing, I do not like being alone out here in the wilderness. God has blessed us abundantly and then some, thank you for all your prayers. He is able to sit for a while now, and the pain down his legs are gone, the only sore part is the actual incision. 
We stand amazed once again, how our lord loves us, and how he works behind the scenes, to give us all he can, to protect us from all harm, and pain..Thank you lord for all the blessings on me.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Awesome Sunday



We had an exceptional day, great singing, excellent preaching. So happy our Pastor was back with us today.
Went in to Hilliard House for dinner, was really good too, now home resting before our return for Training hour, and service.

How was your service today?

 It is such a blessing to be able to go into the church and worship God with so many wonderful people.

Our Temperatures reached 55 today, yeah, warmest in a time, here, but not as cold as last week.
I am ready for Spring, any one else ready too??

You have a great day, and know God loves you, he gave the best he had for you.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Magnificent Monday 











We had an awesome day at church Sunday, brother Mike/Youth Director, filled the pulpit and preached a much needed message, how will young Christians ever grow and learn how to live a separated life if they do not hear it from the pulpit?? Wonder why the Christians blend in so well with the world? Ask yourself when is the last time you heard a good message on apparel or men having short hair, or no body piercings or not to destroy your body with tattoo's??? Yeah that is all part of living a separated life, being Christ like, I cannot imagine Christ with tats all over his body, or with rings in his body, friend, let us come out from among them, 2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,:. THUS SAITH THE LORD...

Good day, the weather is as changeable as a woman, lol (*giggles*)after almost 80 it was 60 yesterday, and today about that too, we had two awesome messages yesterday, and all about the same thing, separation as a Christian, can the world tell you apart from the world? Can they look at you and see the way you are that you have something different? Good questions to ask our self, I know it really got me thinking, how some times I really need to work on my attitude, and wonder if Christ would react the way I do at times, more than likely he would not. 
Today, I have a strange pain in my stomach, on the way to church yesterday I had a bad cramping in the muscle of my side/stomach area, it hurt so bad and I could not work it out, had to stop the car get out and walk around a tad, now today it is hurt in that same spot. I mean if it is not one thing it is another, this old age is not so fun, I am wondering if the Magnesium I am taking now is effecting those muscles, think? 

I keep thinking on these scriptures and just cannot get it out of my head..

1Jo 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 
This is a promise with a condition, sometimes we forget that with some promises there are conditions, the if we keep his commandments and do things pleasing in his sight...We must be pleasing to him, or we can just forget all these promises, we cannot live the way WE want and expect God to bless us, we often wonder why things are not coming to past, well maybe we need to check our motives out, and see if it is pure and honorable in the sight of God. Just my thoughts here, and maybe now the verses will stop. ; 
Be blessed sisters you are a blessing to me.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

My heavens it is the 10th of January already, been on the go so much, been sick, and starting to feel better today, just got my hair washed and showered and kicking it back the rest of this day, looking forward to church tomorrow. We had a soul saved last Sunday so praying more will be saved tomorrow, it is so good to be able to go worship freely and openly still, it may not always be that way. 

My husband had the MRI and we are waiting for the hospital to call with times for Pre-Opt stuff, then the surgery, will be in a couple weeks I imagine, waiting is always the hard part. Keep him in your prayers please.

I fixed an awesome dinner last night, and the first I could actually taste in a while, with this cold of over 2 weeks, went from my chest to my head, backwards, right. None the less it was yummy, Scalloped Potatoes and center Cut pork chops in it, then had fresh turnip greens from the garden, and of course Apple sauce, pork is not good to me without apple sauce. 

What was some favorite verses you have read lately? Please share them with us, also are you reading through the bible this year? I have read through it several times, but just wanting to pick and choose now and really study as God lays something on my heart. I love Isaiah and study it intensely. 

Well it did not take long to bring you up to day, so until next time, be blessed and be a blessing.

Put all your eggs in one basket, then give the basket to God.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Have a blessed Friday

We spent a wonderful New Years Day with the folks at Peoples Baptist Church, it was a really good service and brother Chuck even got to preach for a while, I felt right at home, and my cup was filled. 

Yesterday...January 2nd, 2014 hummmmmm I know I have to go get my medication the doctor called into the pharmacy, it seems my RA is acting up again, and is flaring, so he called in a prescription, I also need to get some dog food, these dogs are sure eating a lot these days, they have ordered a new computer for our car too, ugh..yeah a 2012 Jeep and the computer went out on it, shows we have engine trouble all the time, not sure about this automobile at all, wonder what it will do down the road, I shudder to think, guess soon as we can we will trade it in on a newer model. I am happy the warranty is still coving bumper to bumper.

Today January 3rd...Chuck has an appointment Tuesday with his back surgeon, I covet your prayers for him, and that same day will take the car in for its new computer, praying it has no problems before then. I am still stuffed up, but some what better, I am going to make some Chocolate Chip Cookies, I just have to have some cookies around, I got the nick name cookie monster when I was younger, well I still am.
It dropped into the low 30's here last night, I know compared to the Northern parts of the country that is warm, but not here in the damp SE Georgia area, very cold and very damp. Not staying though I love that about this area, it gets  cold then gets warm, that is why I stay sick I think too.

Both my dogs are cozy as can be inside, cute as can be. Zoie Michelle, and Goldie Lee


How about some scripture to start this year off with..Today's scripture: James 2:23 "And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God."




It would be so nice if we could go to the beaches and everyone looked like this, what ever happened to modesty? Okay I hope you have a very blessed day.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS


I was in bed by 10 pm just too tired to stay up until midnight, I knew the new year would come in if I was up or not. 
I am up now, cinnamon rolls in the oven sipping my freshly brewed coffee. 
Now I have beans on and planing, lima beans over rice, with mustard greens and cornbread, yummy, sounds really good to me. 

So what will you do this first day of the new year? 
We will attend church tonight, and praise the lord for another year to serve him.

Yes Christmas 2013 is a thing of the past now, and nothing left here but memories, looking forward to this new year, and seeing what God makes me marvel at this year. His abundant love and patience just overwhelms me at times, I am so thankful for such a loving Saviour. Have a very blessed New Year.


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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Busy Weekend

We had an unusual Christmas Eve and Christmas, but really good and made some new memories. Chuck had his MRI yesterday and had my blood drawn for my doctor the 11th. Stopped by my daughters and it was good to spend some time with her, I sure do not see my family enough. My son Jim having the PET scan today at 10 am so I ask you to keep that in prayer. Pray for us as we will be traveling Sunday to Blackshear where Chuck will preach all services. I appreciate all the prayers you all have prayed for me and my family, it sure makes a difference, I could not live from day to day without my lord taking such good care of me, even in the times of storm he is there, he is my help, he is my shield, he is my strength, thank you lord for being my friend, constant companion and lord of my life. 

Just got home from the Vet, Zoie was itching bad and has an ear infection, she got her allergy shot and some stuff put in her ears, it is suppose to adhere to the ear and heal, not to be washed out for two weeks, hope it helps, she sure been scratching her ears. 

Getting things ready to go for the day tomorrow, will not be on at all, will be an awesome day and I am always thrilled to hear my sweet beloved preach, we will sing too, and I am coughing some, had a nose bleed earlier, so pray for me too, always something here it seems. 


So have a very blessed day, and wonderful day of worship.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

MARY'S SONG

(Luke 1:45-55) 
45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. 
46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, 
47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. 
48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. 
49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. 
50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 
52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. 
53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. 
54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; 
55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

As I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, I just want to take time and tell each of my friends how important Jesus is, He is the reason for the season, he is the best gift you will ever receive. John 3:16 " for God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him, should not perish but have everlasting life",Make this Christmas the one you will always remember, accept him now.

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