Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Flicks and Friends

A few flicks from the races in Daytona yesterday, hubby took. My son likes the Petty's and my husband like Joey Lagano.

It is going up to 79° here today, and another gorgeous sunny day, oh I do love the warmth, I do not do well in the cold either ladies, old Arthur takes over.

Chuck had a wonderful time yesterday, took about 200 photos with drivers, and the place, and all the excitement there, he and Jim had a good time, he looks like a walking advertisement for Home Depot, Jim bought him a shirt and hat with the Home Depot car, Joey Logano # 20 is the driver he like, I like one called Go Daddy, Mark Martin #5 it is a green car, I call my green apple, lol it is fun, I am not into it like my son, but I did enjoy watching it yesterday.

I am feeling good once again, yeah, thank you lord, it was a very long battle, and it feels good to feel good.

I made lasagna yesterday, did not have mozzarella cheese so used the fine shredded Cheddar, it was different but very good. I also made blueberry/oatmeal and oatmeal/raisin cookies, no bread again.

I stripped beds and washed them and did 2 other loads of laundry, so stayed busy most of the day. Honey came in about 11:30 safe a one tired man, it was a good day, for us all, and I thank the Lord for that, now what is going on in your world, I have monopolized this conversation, heehee sorry, must be feeling better, even my fingers are busy.

Not doing too much today, did a  little yard clipping and picking up, other than that not much.
Hope your day is blessed, Barbara 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things". Galatians 6:6

Yes, there are those who take advantage of God's flock and misuse God's money.
This is tragic because many of God's servants minister with few economic resources or financial support. While God never promised ministers of the Word great wealth, he does remind us of the importance of caring for them. Let's use this time to make sure those who share God's word with us are supported in ways that enable God's ministry through them. Let's also remember that sharing "all good things" means much more  than money! Let's keep our missionaries, our ministers, and our teachers in our prayers. Let's commit to send them regular notes of specific encouragement so their ministry will be a blessing not only to us and the Lord, but also to them! Prayer is indeed one of the best methods to convey to God their needs, God knows and he will provide.

I really think we as Christians fail in the matter of prayer, it is not important how long of prayer you can pray, or how grand a prayer you can pray, it is that you pray out of a loving and pure heart, God will hear, God loves us to talk to him, especially when we are praying for others, many times we pray so selfishly, lord help me, thank you. Well we need to be specific and ask on behalf of some one else, pray for your Pastor, he has so much more on him than you would ever realize, his daily needs are innumerable, he and his family more than likely have given up many things to come be your pastor, let us pray for him on a daily basis, let us revere him, and let us let him know we love and appreciate him, and all he and his dear family do for us.  

I hope you all have a wonderful prayer meeting tonight, and that God will bless you in all ways, in all you do for him.

Lots of love and plenty of Hugs, Barbara

Sunday, February 13, 2011


We know all hearts turn to love in this month, it is the month that Valentines Day falls in. Mostly we talk about love in association with our mate, our loved one, my beloved has been with me for 53 years on this valentines day, praise God for this love and devotion. But now we are going to talk about Brotherly love, and the 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 His love. I started doing 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 February devotion. Visuals always help us to understand better, make us more aware of things being said, I pray you all enjoy it and let the word of God speak to your heart, my purpose is to show how mighty love is, the real agape love God talked about in his word. With each one of my little hearts there is a scripture, but I am condensing it for the blog, 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." That is 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?
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. ♥

Well that is it for our love devotion, hope you enjoyed it, and remember this is condensed, if you want to use it for a SS lesson, and add your own words, and extras to teach your style then you have my permission to do so, I made the graphics, and did the work, but I praise God if it will help one other soul. I can do nothing without him.

God bless you every one, Have a wonderful day, Barbara