Saturday, December 8, 2007

I Was Hungry and You Fed Me



.... Just a real quick post this morning... I need to get over to the rent house and help my precious husband... but......... here is my Be a blessing this Christmas....

...While out and about the other day I ran into an old friend that I have not seen in several years....How strange it is that we live in a small town (25000 people) and do not see people for years... Anyway, I lived with her several years ago when I had no home and no money..... Hard times they were... She rented me one of her bedrooms and it was such a life saving time for me... I had bought a business and I was working 7 days a week and most of those days were 12-14 hour days..... Making ends meet was tough at the least... Anyway, she took me in.........

..... Come to find out she has had a bad car wreck, laid in a coma for months and then had to have complete hip replacement... She is now on disability as she can hardly walk and lost her car and the finances to replace it........... she owns her own home thank God but had to have the phone turned off........ (and I complain about the work I have to do in my shop) .. To make this long story short I asked her about her meals and what does she do about cooking... She cannot stand for long periods of time..........

......Soooooooooooo I will go to my local hospital that offers a hot meal every day right to your door for handicap persons or shut in elderly... My husband and I will pay for her meals on wheels each month for as long as she needs that service. She will get a hot meal delivered to her home each day at noon and I will know that she is at least getting the nourishment that she needs......... AND.......... I will take time to go see her and take her shopping or whatever she needs..........

.......... I will deliver her first meal early next week with a little Christmas gift to put under her tree......

....... It does not take too long to look around us and find out that we are blessed beyond measure... and the blessing is not in the things but in the heart of each of us the believers... an new heart that sees a need and responds.........

.........help us Lord to ALWAYS be listening for that still small voice that directs our path to those that need a touch from the Lord............

.......... We are His hands that can touch.......... we are His feet that can go........... we are His heart that can love..........

have a great day...


Friday, December 7, 2007

Blogger Buddies are the Best

... No time to blog today or yesterday.... My son Chris is sick ........ did not get to go out to dinner with him yesterday for his B-day............ He leaves for Vegas on Saturday so dinner will have to wait...........Dad is sick again tonight and Dennis and I just got home from being over there.......

........ I am blessed to have such a wonderful husband that is right there beside me through thick and thin..........We have only been married 8 years......... he is a gift from God............. He is all I need under my tree on Christmas morning......

......... My shop is so busy and this day has been so long........... I am headed to bed............... I will blog latter...........

Love to all my blogger buddies........... I think I will create a BB graphic to give to all my blogger buddies.............. but that is for another day.............

good night


Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Prodigal Son


.....No time the past two days to blog and I can tell you that I really miss it... I have a small embroidery business at my home and this time of year it can get a bit busy........ I have one more day tomorrow to finish up some orders and then I will be finished for this holiday... I love my business and I love the fact that it is at my house..... but it can take the joy from Christmas if I let it.....

... The holidays are a bit hard on me anyway and I will let you in on the reason. I have two son's, the older one will turn 42 on Monday the same day as my Dad turns 90. The other younger son is Chris and he will turn 38 tomorrow. The oldest son married 22 years ago and he has not been in my home for one Christmas since then. The three of us were very very close and spent most of our years just the three of us....... We had some bad times but the good times really out weighted the bad......... He married a gal that refuses to share and over the years it was just easier for him to stop trying and succumb to what she wanted. They have three beautiful children that do not even know what a wonderful grandmother I would have been.. They live only 4 hours from me but I will spend another holiday without my son... Some days I think it is getting easier but it does not.... his children are 16 , 14 and 8..... I would love to have known them....

..... Then there is Chris.... he is a blessing in my life and he is the son that every mother would want. He has never married yet, (but I pray and I look) .. hahahah . He is in law-enforcement and has seen so many homes in turmoil and children in abusive situations. It has kind of put him off........ but I am hopeful that one day that beautiful woman will walk into his life and sweep him off his feet......... He too misses his brother...... It is like we do not exist... I am not sure how a person does that but it seems that it happens more than I would like to know...

...... I know that the Lord can bring the prodigal son home... I know that, but I would like to ask the Lord to bring him home soon........... I miss my son................. I will cry again this year as I do each year..... Wonder why it is the holiday that always turn us into a big ball of emotions?

.........Here is a picture of my son Chris on the left and his brother on the right...... I will take Chris out to dinner tomorrow night for his birthday and let him know how much his mother loves him..........


Monday, December 3, 2007

Monday Memory Verse


......Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. Zechariah 4:6
... When we study the story of Zerubbabel we find a task that was far bigger than any man....Go and rebuild the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. A task that could not be altered by all the kingdoms of the earth.
.. We must always keep in our minds and hearts that it is by the Holy Spirit of God that we accomplish any task asked of us....... It is when we set aside any thought of our strength that the Holy Spirit makes provision..
.... Over the years the Lord has had to remind me that it is by His Spirit that our mountains are moved...


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Bible Study



...........I have a great web site that I am going to share with you gals....(and guys) The web is called Blue Letter Bible. I found it a year or so ago, my husband and I listen to bible study every night on the ION TV channel and we started learning Greek translation. In my search for help I found this web site. I just went in and found a bible study that is great.....
..... It is through the bible in one year and you can pick the translation that you want. You can then pick the way that you read it, from Genesis to Revelation or you can read through by history or you can read through in chronological order, or you can read through with the Old Testament combined with the New Testament. What is so great about this, when you sign into your account it will open up the scripture that you are on....... you read it right there then click on OK when you finish and they will load your next day study...........
......Now!!!!!!!!!!!!! if that is not great enough I just found that I can LISTEN to the reading of the word right there... they offer the written text or the spoken text............... YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I have just plugged in my ear buds and I am beginning with my first lesson........... I have done this before but you can never read through the bible too many times.......... Now I am listening to the word and my spirit man is being fed...... I think that we need to hear the word spoken........

..... If you are interested, just click on the link for the BLB web site and click on Devotionals and follow that to the translation that you want and the method that you want......... It is wonderful.
........ I have the bible on tape and on CD but this is so much easier... A wonderful way to hear the word................ I wonder if I can listen in Hebrew or Greek? I will have to go and see..
..........My Sunday was busy, I decorated my Mom and Dad's deck... Put up lights and made a big wreath for them... Tomorrow we will put up their tree........... They would have loved to help but they came to the door a couple of times and just gave me a big grin....... When I finally finished and went in to let them know, Dad was so sweet.......... He was so appreciative of me doing that.............. WELL of course I wanted to do that........ It helps them with their well being and sense of purpose.......... It is Christmas time and although there are no longer little children running around and paper being thrown everywhere they enjoy the season as much as anyone.... It was fun...... I love doing things for them..............
......... I will take pictures soon and let you see where the little folks live...............
I pray that your Sunday was peaceful and you are well rested...........(we can dream)
........I finished cleaning my shop and now I have several jobs to start on tomorrow... I have created another blog on this one called SEW THE WORD......... That is the name of my on line store if I can ever get it open........ I do primitive embroidery and am trying my hand at some primitive dolls.......... I think I will give something away this week on that new blog............ BUT ... I will let you know in pleanty of time to be involved.........BE WATCHING.......................
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