My table is set for Fall, and I have a some Fall Decor set around already, you ask why so early, Well as you know I am having surgery the 20th of September, and I may not feel like putting up my things after that, so thought I would get a head start on it, I took a few photos and thought you may enjoy looking at them, I love my new table cloth and place mats, they are unique and say it all. Hope you enjoy and see how wonderful the lord is in all he puts in our path.
This was a Paper Mache Pumpkin my dear husband made for the bus Ministry back in the 80's
he give out candy and had quite an experience too, he had his hands inside of this pumpkin, and was
holding a plastic pumpkin full of candy, well some of the older kids spun him around, and took his candy, lol it was too funny, not much he could do being inside this huge pumpkin, he could barely see, we still laugh
about this to this very day.
Have a really blessed weekend, and know Jesus loves you, and so do I..
Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psalms 119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
Wow I have so very much to be thankful for, I have lead a blessed life, It seems God has poured out his blessings on me since I can remember, from the time he sent a wonderful young couple to adopt me and love me as their own, to now when he holds my hand daily in all I do, oh me Lord God you have been so good to me, I know I can trust the lord, he has never failed me or let me down one time in 67 years, whewwww what a track record he has, mine for him is sure not that good or any where near, I am ashamed to say I have let my precious lord down before, I have turned my back on him, and gotten mad at him, but he did correct me, and used the rod of correction upon me, I can honestly say, He is in my life forever, my earnest prayer is that he will keep me close by his side, in his will for ever, if I start to have a pity party, I think now my lord sure went through a lot more hurt, rejection, and pain than I ever had, and he carried out the will of his father, he went all the way to the cross for me, how can I quit half way through on him.
Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Luke 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Now please lord give me the zeal, and the will keep on going for you, telling every one in my path what you have did for me, and just what you can do for them as well. God is no respector of persons, he is always just waiting to help one of us in need, he is always just a prayer away, many time we do not have what we want because we simply do not ask, Jesus said ask and ye shall receive, so that tells me if I do not have, it is because I have not asked, just as we give gifts to our children our heavenly Father is ready and waiting to give his children the gifts of love, obedience, faithfulness, and the assurance that we will one day be with him in heaven.
WOW he is so awesome, and one day I will sit at his feet in awe, and let him speak to me in person, and not only through his written word, oh I am so ready for that day, but my father still has a word for me to do, and I will be the obedient child and go about my fathers business while I can. Now let me ask, will take the message God has given you to the world around you, will you be an obedient child?
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.
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.
I had such a wonderful weekend, first the ladies Jubilee was fabulous, such great speaking at the Jubilee, the drive was such fun, and we had sweet fellowship all the way, the speakers were so precious, and had such a sweet Spirit they spoke with such a peace of God on them. It was great, we ate such good food too, them of that church fixed and served us ladies, now tell me isn't that just too sweet. The long trip really bothered my legs, and by evening I was in severe pain, so I went to bed early, and got up early for church on Sunday. I still was in much pain, and suffered most of the day, but God was so good and he showed me that the pain I go through was nothing compared to what my Saviour went through. That did make me feel better, knowing that Jesus took my sin upon himself, and went through such agonizing pain, for me.
Read Isaiah 53, and this verse 5 "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."
This really tells all he did for us, the day we accepted Jesus Christ as our Saviour, he wrote our name down in the lamb's book of life, God has my name, as he has everyone that has accepted Jesus Christ written down in that book. We sang this song last night at church, and it touched my heart, and really got me thinking on how God knows my name, he knows every hair on my head, and he knows my heart. Look at the words to this song, and let it touch your heart the same way it has touched mine, God sees an importance in names, and he sees an importance in writing things down, Just look at the Chronicles whew all those names, we hurry over them at times, and say, I sure wish God would of named them something easy, but just think, every one of those names is a soul, a soul that Jesus died for, and that God wrote in his lamb's book of life. Now do you think differently about all those funny names, maybe we will not skim over them so fast next time we are reading, and lets think how we would feel if God took our name off that roll, so lets know God has a purpose, that in our little minds we may never figure out, but He is almighty God, an Omnipotent and what he writes really counts, and I am so happy that my name is written down in his book of life. So here are the words to:
I know My Name Is There
My name is in the book of Life, Oh, bless the name of Jesus; I rise above all doubt and strife, And read my title clear.
I know, I know, My name is there; I know, I know, My name is written there.
My name once stood with sinners lost, And bore a painful record; But by His blood the Savior crossed, And placed it on His roll.
Yet inward trouble often cast, A shadow o’er my title; But now with full salvation blest, Praise God! it’s ever clear.
While others climb through worldly strife To carve a name of honor, High up in heaven’s book of Life, My name is written there.
Did that touch your soul, praise God my name is there, and I know that I know my name is written there, God himself wrote it down, and no one can ever erase it. Thank you for sharing with me today, and seeing the wonderful importance in a name.
God bless you and your efforts to serve him, and have a glorious day.
I am a Born again Christian Woman,Preacher's Wife, Mom to 5 grown children, Nana to 11, and great grandma to 8. I love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul and mind.
I just want to be all he wants me to and to live a simple and very peaceful life serving him daily. I want to be a blessing to those around me, and let my lord shine through me. We use the KJV Bible only, we believe it is the holy word of God, written by inspired men of old, filled and being led by the Holy Spirit of God.