Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Look at what i got!

My birthday was Monday and a dear sweet online friend (hi Carol) sent me this for my birthday. The card is really special cause right now she knows I am working on a Noah's ark quilt!

Thanks again Carol! I think I have finally decided where to hang the penny rug lol.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

A new blog!

Today I started a cooking blog. I will post (when I remember lol) pictures of what I am having along with a recipe or two.

Let me know if you try any of them!

Here is the link to the new site.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


I was challenged by Babblings of Mere to write about what family means to me.

hmmm, that is hard let me tell you. Cause family means so very much to me.

I come from a broken home. My parents divorced when I was 6 years old. So growing up it was mostly my mom and I. I do have an older half brother and half sister. And for a long time we were very close. I haven't spoken to my brother in over 15 years or my sister in about 14 years. sigh. But that is their choice. My parents are both gone now and have been for a long time.

I have always tried to have a close family with my husband and our 4 children. And now with their families. We have 4 grandchildren now and they are such a blessing.

My favorite family time? When we are all sitting around the table eating and chatting. I love that even though our children sometimes don't agree with each other, they will be there for one another if the need arises. That is what family does. They don't look the other way, or refuse cause of a misunderstanding. They love each other no matter what. They help each other no matter what. And they take up for each other no matter what. To me that is family. Unconditional love.

Remember His wonders

Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually. Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels, and the judgements uttered by His mouth. (Psalm 105:45 NAS)

Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels, and the judgements uttered by His mouth

Recall what the Lord has done in the past. Remember the miracles He performed that are recorded in the Bible and know that He'll do it again.

What miracle has God done for you? Need one now? Remember the same miracles that He did in the Bible, and the ones He has done for you or someone else in the past, He can still do. God hasn't changed. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.

But we are required to do something too. We must ask, believe and not doubt. And we have to remember that sometimes the answer is no.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Seek His face

Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually. Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels, and the judgements uttered by His mouth. Psalm 105:45

Moses face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord

Exodus 34:2934:29
It came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the testimony {were} in Moses' hand as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him.

Moses had been in the presence of the Lord and was reflecting His glory.

Wow seek His face continually. When Moses did it showed in his face. What is showing in my face? Am I showing His glory, or my bad attitude?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Seeking the Lord

"Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually. Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels, and the judgements uttered by His mouth." (Psalm 105:45 NAS)

Seek means to try to find; to ask for. No one could be easier for us to find than the Lord, no strength more readily available. It is ours to use in every situation of the day.

"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13 NIV) No greater power is available to us than that which the Lord provides.

So as I start my journey anew to learn about my Lord and Savior I can be assured that He will provide me the strength I need to do just that.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


I am sorry to say weeds have really taken over our garden. I spent about 30 minutes this evening when it started to cool off some weeding. I got a small area done, and will try to do a little more each day.

Normally hubby is in charge of things outside and I take care of things inside. But as much as I love the man, he is a procrastinator. Big time. He has great intentions, and does awesome for awhile, then not so much. I usually try to pick up the slack but with all the things going on in my life and the stress involved from all of that I regret to say I let the garden get totally out of control. I tied up tomato branches tonight (I never do that lol) and pulled weeds that I for awhile thought I would never get to come up by the roots.

Now let's compare that gardens condition with my spiritual condition right now. Or better yet, let's not. Sigh. Just as I have neglected the gardens weeds, I have neglected a few (well hopefully just a few) in my life lately. For instance, I have neglected my bible reading. I have been doing it on a hit or miss basis lately. And I don't know about you but when I neglect bible reading, well everything else goes down hill. Yes I have been attending church, and yes I have been listening to worship and praise music. But that isn't enough. Just like I have been going out and watering the garden faithfully every morning. That does nothing for the weeds in the garden, except help them to grow stronger and longer. Why do I do that? Neglect my bible reading I mean. I know I need to spend time in the word. I enjoy spending time in the word. I have found time to do other things so I can't say it is lack of time. It is me letting the devil plant weeds in my spiritual life. I don't want that to happen, yet just like the garden I allow it to happen. It is a decision I make. Daily.

Now I know none of you struggle with that right? You are faithful every day to read the Word of God, to spend time in His presence. I do pray throughout the day, praising Him, etc. But again He wants more then that from me.

So I am gonna start back at the beginning. The beginning of my relationship with my loving Father. I will read about all He did to show His love for me. And to find the first love again where nothing keeps me from reading in His word to me.

What about you? Do you have weeds growing in your spiritual life? If so what do you plan to do about them?