Consider it Joy…

24 02 2009

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

I have trials in my life right now and am asking God for a joyful spirit.

Vote Them Out!

20 02 2009

Okay, we just two months into the Presidency of Obama but I have had it with congress.  They yell at the CEOs of the three big auto makers and then the Speaker of the House goes to Italy on a private jet and in air time alone spends $200,000 according to CNN and the airport where she got the plan.  This does not include expenses while there.  I think it is funny that the CEOs got yelled at and they stayed in the US while three congressional trips are going on right now and using our tax payers dollar.  Do you think they really care about what is going on?  I heard Sam Brownback, US Senator in Kansas, on the radio yesterday.  He is staying here and working.  I think they need to cut costs on these trips if they are important but not $10,000 an hour flying….Just my commentary.



18 02 2009

I have joined this study up at WFC and to say the least it has really been a rich time in God’s word.  Each session has a statement It’s Tough being a woman…(you can see all the scenarios on my other page) but I would encourage you to listen to some if not all of the lessons and get the member book.  The times in the word during the week is rich.  For example, these are some of the statements in my homework (I am careul not to say to much because I want the women reading this to do this study!!!).

“Haman launched psychological weapons against the Jews, and we find ourselves in the crosshairs of the same weapon in the hands of our enemy who is trying to get back at God by attacking us.  Because Satan has a limited leash where believers are concerned, his most powerful tactics are psychological.  Though he can’t possess our minds, he profoundly and destructively influence our thoughts.”

A comforting thought…”The beutifully frustrating part of Satan’s insatiable bloodlust is that ultimately he cannot have what he wants.  In reality, he cannot destroy even one of us who belongs to God through Christ Jesus.  Satan is bereft of the power he wants most.  Even if he succeeded in murder, only our earthly bodies could be harmed.  In a metaphorical sense, we’d simply unzip them and walk free of their encumbrane and, in perfect health and vitality, step straight into the lives we were saved to live.   Gather this into your soul: When all is said and done, Satan can’t win and you can’t lose”

Wow!   I could go on but I really would like others to do this study and hear for themselves what God wants them to learn!  He truly has a destiny for all of us —-I will blog next Wednesday about what stood out this week in my homework.

A very smart dog

12 02 2009

I got this video at work.  Enjoy the dry retriever….

Father’s love letter

11 02 2009

I saw this recently and wanted to share…

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Thought of the Day

11 02 2009

Drive the mean girls or the mean guys nuts in your life with your kindness towards them…

Thanks Beth Moore and Dan Southerland for this message twice this week!

A Song that is hitting me

10 02 2009

This is a song that has really captured my heart lately…

Every Man by Casting Crowns:

I’m the man with all I’ve ever wanted
All the toys and playing games
I am the one who pours your coffee, corner booth each Saturday
I am your daughter’s favorite teacher
I am the leader of the band
I sit behind you in the bleachers
I am every man

I’m the coach of every winning team and still a loser in my mind
I am the soldier in the airport facing giants one more time
I am the woman shamed and haunted by the cry of unborn life
I’m every broken man, nervous child, lonely wife

Is there hope for every man
A solid place where we can stand
In this dry and weary land
Is there hope for every man
Is there love that never dies
Is there peace in troubled times

Someone help me understand
Is there hope for every man

Seems there’s just so many roads to travel, it’s hard to tell where they will lead
My life is scarred and my dreams unraveled
Now I’m scared to take the leap
If I could find someone to follow who knows my pain and feels the weight
The uncertainty of my tomorrow, the guilt and pain of yesterday

There is hope for every man
A solid place where we can stand
In this dry and weary land
There is hope for every man
There is Love that never dies
There is peace in troubled times
Will we help them understand?
Jesus is hope for every man

Where do you find your hope?