Wednesday, September 1, 2010

♥Happy Birthday To Me♥

Well 67 years ago today a little girl was born, now this little girl grew up to be a woman, she married her high school sweetheart, they had 5 children, and now have 11 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. But the most important date was not September 1, but July 18, 1974, that was the day I was born again, and I have never been the same sense.

So with all this said, I am here to tell you I am too old to die young now... So I will choose to live for Christ all the days of my life, no matter how long that may be, 10 years or 50 we never know the time God will call us home. But thanks to Jesus Christ I am ready to meet God, and ready pass from death unto life eternal, and to be with him eternally. So today my B-day, I have a few scriptures to share with you, so read with me this holy word God has given to us women of age.
 Psa 71:9 "Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth."
 Psa 92:14 "They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;"
 Isa 46:4 "And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.
The lord has promises here, and he is still blessing me at 67, I
know he will continue to be my constant companion on this  journey of life God has so graciously given to me, he is with my every step, and he upholds me with his right hand.
Our dear lord talks many times about the aged, just like in Titus 2:3 "The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;"
Titus 2:4 "That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,"
Titus 2:5 "To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. "
We aged women have an awesome responsibility to the younger women, God tells us to teach them in his ways, to show by example how to be Godly women, and how to serve the lord,  how to take care of our own husbands and children.
My children are all grown, and I must admit I messed up many times in raising them, but God leads and we must as parents follow his leading, if not, we end with unruly and wild children; we need to show them the love of God, we cannot be unloving and expect them to be loving, children are what they are taught.
So as I leave you today, just think on these things, what are we teaching and training our children today? Is it to be modest, and well clothed, to be loving and care for others, to be keepers of the home and family instead of the bread winners? I never worked outside the home, until my children were grown, we never had much money, but we lived within our means, and that made it possible for me to stay home and train my own children.
It is rough these days, but if you keep within your means you still can do it, keep your eyes on Christ, and let him lead you, when you see that new dress think do I really need that, the answer is usually no, most of us have very full closets and do not need another piece of clothing.  So I will close with those thoughts.
Today is the first day of September, 2010, wow, fall is here, and so many wonderful things will happen in this season. The leaves
will start to change soon, and the animals will be trying to put up the nuts and acorns for winter, we can take a few lessons from them, to prepare our own homes for the winter, to put up things we can and to have our homes comfortable to begin our long winter struggle. Have a wonderful day, this day the lord hath given me breath, made it possible for me to touch so many lives in the years I have lived, one thing I hope is said of me, and that is that others could see Christ when they looked at me. I
never gained lots of money or fame, but to my family I am the core, so are you. Lots of hugs and blessings.

Pumpkin Crisp

15 oz. canned pumpkin
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
12 oz. can evaporated milk
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1 pkg. Yellow cake mix
3/4 cup margarine
1 cup chopped nuts

Mix first 5 ingredients. Pour into a buttered 9x13
pan. Sprinkle DRY cake mix over top of mixture. Melt margarine and drizzle on top of cake mix. Sprinkle on nuts.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Serve warm or cold.
Top with ice cream or whipped cream.

Yummy for the tummy indeed
Hugs ♥ Blessings Photobucket


Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dear friend! What a beautiful post and great wisdom to share with the younger women of today. I pray that they will hear and take to heart your guidance.
May God bless your day and grant you joy!
Hugs and Birthday Blessings,

Sandra said...

HAPPPY Birthday!!!! guess what, I will be 66 on Sept 5th, this coming Sunday. I other born again birthday was in 1952 at age 8. we share age, and 2 birthdays. thanks for reminding me.
all of this is really good advice and is all so true. love the verses you found and I might use a couple of the age related on my HB to me on Sunday.

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Happy Birthday you dear sweet lady!
Which I could bake you a cake~if only you lived closer I would. You are a such a blessing and encourager to all those who visit here often.
You have a wonderful day and do something fun just for you.
I loved this post!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Barbara. Best wishes for a wonderful day! I like the recipe that you shared. It looks like a good autumn dessert. I added it to my "Barbara's Bakin N Bits recipe collection".

Rocky Mountain Homemaker said...

Barbara, Blessed birth to a lovely Titus 2 woman. You bless others tremendously by encouraging women to be keepers at home.
Thanks for the great pumpkin recipe. I'm ready for some "fall cooking".
Love from....Denise

Deborah said...

Happy birthday Barbara! I'm so glad we met through this world of blogging!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day :-)

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday, Barbara! True to who you are, you have blessed ud with gifts today, the gift of God's word and the gift of encouragement to women no matter our age. I hope your day is full of the joy and love you so readily share with others.

Blessings and love,

P.S. I'll be making that recipe soon! Thank you for sharing it.

Barbara said...

WOW this is so awesome, it just warms my heart at all the wonderful birthday wishes each of you have wished me, I have come to love you all, and look forward to seeing what each of you say on your blog, and what you comment on mine, praise God for all the wonderful friends I have met though this blogging world, hugs my dears, and be blessed to day as you have blessed me♥

Peggy said...

Happy Blessed Birthday!!! Enjoyed your post and can't wait to try the yummy recipe. Hugs my friend

HOPE said...

Happiest of Birthdays to you many have said are indeed a blessing and encouragement to us all!

You are a testimony of the years of blessing in obedience to God's Word.

Thank you for sharing the verses..

I was gloriously saved the same year as you! Praise GOD for the good work he has done in our lives since that blessed day!

God bless you in a very special way today!


Anonymous said...

Oh HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sister Barbara! You are such and caring women of God, and I thank you for continually encouraging me with my Blog!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Barbara!
Thank you for being a great example of a Titus 2 Woman and for taking your responsibility seriously.
Birthday hugs to you :)

~~Deby said...

Happy happy Birthday dear Barbara...your blog, your sweet spirit are all encouraging to so many of us. I love the wisdom you shared today about doing without when you stayed home when the kids were at home...oh friend, do women need to hear that today..they are so pressured to go work for the "toys"....none of it all will matter one day, you cannot take it with you...your scriptures were so great too..I hope you have a great day.

Mari said...

Beautiful Blog...Happy birthday Barabara. May the Lord bless you with many more years of health, happiness and joy.

Thanks for sharing the recipe of pumpkin crisp.

God bless,

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday Barbara.... You are one year younger than I am... But---I only have 3 children --and 5 grands (the oldest being 16)... No greats yet thank goodness. ha

Sounds like you have had a fabulous life, thanks be to God... God Bless YOU on your special day, my friend.

Thanks for the Pumpkin Crisp recipe...

A Blessed Life said...

Goodmorning barb Happy Happy irthday to you.As I look about me at 61 I do not see some of my friends anymore as they are seated on the right hand of our Heavenly Father, so many are dying so young it is heartbreaking,so it is an honour to be too old to die young and what a blessing that although we aspire to be with HIM he is letting us stay a little longer to share the word.Thank you Barb you are always an insperation. Carolexx

Kris said...

Happy Birthday dear friend! Thank you for the shared wisdom and encouragement!

I haven't worked (a paid job) outside of my home since my marriage either, and as of late that decision has really come under fire by my oldest daughter. Your encouragement really touched my heart today. Thank you!

Have a wonderfully blessed birth-anniversary!

Terri said...

Happy Birthday, Barbara!

Out Back said...


Hope you have a lovely day.

Thanks for the reminder through this post.


Kateri said...

Happy birthday and many more blessings to you!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday, my sweet friend! I loved your post and the scripture verses. God bless you. Hugs ~

Ruth said...

Birthday greetings from across the world!

Thanks for sharing this beautiful birthday post. You've blessed many hearts through all the years. May God bless you more wonderful years and more opportunity to share you example and wisdom to younger women.

It's a joy to share tea with you at Tea Talk.

Grammy Blick said...

Happy Birthday. Sorry I didn't get her yesterday to join in the fun, but better late than never. That recipe sounds like a keeper, too. Will try it with our dominoe group next opportunity.

Anne said...

Happy Birthday, Barbara. May God continue to give you the desires of your heart.

Love and blessings,
Anne (your fellow Tea Talk(er) with Ruth) :)