Saturday, January 5, 2008

Ok.... It's just a Passing Mood...........

I feel pretty, Oh, so pretty,
I feel pretty and witty and bright!
And I pity Any girl who isn't me tonight.
I feel charming, Oh, so charming
It's alarming how charming I feel!
And so pretty That I hardly can believe I'm real.
See the pretty girl in that mirror there:
Who can that attractive girl be?
Such a pretty face,
Such a pretty dress,
Such a pretty smile,
Such a pretty me!
I feel stunning And entrancing,
Feel like running and dancing for joy,
For I'm loved By a pretty wonderful boy!
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Ok, it is 1:15 a.m. and I am at my puter...... I need to be in bed asleep but no... here I sit. I was wondering what I could post today and all of a sudden that song from West Side Story popped into my mind....... Now why is that? Anyway... the Internet is a wonderful thing and with one little Google search I had the words...... You youngsters might not remember it but I bet there are a few of you that do.......... We live in such a skinny world and those silly gals in those silly magazines are not real and they really do not look like that......... Come on......... We are beautiful ! Each of us are beautiful........We all have different qualities and talents and gifts to give the world. OK, my hair is thinner and the grey peeks out from time to time and that two piece bathing suit has been retired many a year ago.... but I am beautiful.
Our Father God looks at us with the eyes of a lover...... He thinks we are the cats meow......... He is jealous over us......... He rejoices over us with singing... He laughs with us and sings with us............ He thinks that each and every one of us is so beautiful........
I have to get up soon and go paint and clean a rent house so I will be long gone before most of you stop in.... BUT....... all together now.............
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I feel pretty, Oh, so pretty,
I feel pretty and witty and bright!
And I pity Any girl who isn't me tonight.
I feel charming, Oh, so charming
It's alarming how charming I feel!
And so pretty That I hardly can believe I'm real.
See the pretty girl in that mirror there:
Who can that attractive girl be?
Such a pretty face,
Such a pretty dress,
Such a pretty smile,
Such a pretty me!
I feel stunning And entrancing,
Feel like running and dancing for joy,
For I'm loved By a pretty wonderful boy!

He even thinks our feet are beautiful!!!!!! So there!!!!!!! You are beautiful from head to toe...
Be blessed this Saturday
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And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Romans 10:15


Thursday, January 3, 2008

FOR JUST A SONG AND DANCE..........


Ephesians 6: 10

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11) Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13) Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
.....Ok it says stand, but having done all, dance sounds pretty good also.When you have prayed, believed, gone before the Lord. When you have made your petitions know to the Father:
Heb 4:16
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
...When you have rebuked, resisted, taken authority, loosed and bound. When you have put on the breastplate of righteousness, the sword of the spirit, the shield of faith and your feet are ready to go and spread the good news of the gospel, it is time to stand.

.....When there is nothing left for you to do, do nothing. Heaven seems to be sealed over and God is far away. At least that is what the flesh is saying; it is time to set those feet to dancing. God delights in our praise. He will dance with us, He rejoices over us with song.
Zep 3:17
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing
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...Praise and worship brings the presence of God into our midst. I do not know about you but I need God and His presence near me. It is astonishing how a song and dance can wash away our fears and doubts. How the simple act of singing to Him will calm the cares of the day and cause us to enter into a place where there is no want. I own a red tambourine, now that should tell you something about me.
....Having never met me, many of you should pick up on that one bit of information and have a better understanding of the person behind these words. There have been times in my life that tambourine has been set on fire. I love to play that thing. There have been times in the most recent past that I have taken that tambourine and headed for my garage, fire up my CD player, and danced away the blues. Just the acknowledgement of His mercy toward me, and the awareness of the grace He pours into my life, causes me to want to dance before Him. What a wonderful release of “the cares of this world”. My red tambourine is scriptural, just in case you wondered……
Ps. 149:3
Let them praise His name in the dance :let them sing praises unto Him with the tribrel and harp..
....We fail to understand that He created us to fellowship with Him. We all too often fail to come before Him just to chat. He wants to be a friend to laugh and play with us as well as a God to run to when times are bad. If you have never danced before Him, then you are missing out on one of the most powerful forms of praise that we have. There are times when there are no more words to say, the prayers have been prayed. Deep within our Spirit man is a hunger to find a deeper place in God. Then I suggest that you dance.

..... He stands ready at any given moment to touch out lives and make us whole. He sees us through the blood of Christ and there is no longer any condemnation from Him. He longs to fellowship with us, He longs to bring rest to our spirit that only His presence can bring. The word of God tells us that God inhabits the praises that we offer up to Him.
Ps 22:3
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

....... Imagine, the God of the universe will come and live with us in the midst of our praise. He will be present amid our praise. What a powerful statement, what a powerful thought.Dance before the Lord and give Him the praise and the honor that He alone deserves.

.....For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved,When we worship Him in Spirit and Truth it fills the nostrils of God with a sweet savour.It is our sacrifice to Him. Go ahead and dance, what have you got to lose except your worries and your fears. You will find an inner peace and strength that you did not know you had. The joy of the Lord will fill your hearts and minds and from that joy will be a strength that the world knows nothing of.
.....Go and dance, sing, make a joyful noise unto the Lord and see if what I say is not true. He will meet you in the middle of your dancing, in the midst of the songs that you sing. He will joy over you with singing, and if you are still and open your eyes, you may even see Him dance, and remember this one thing………..the presence of the Father God is available for just a song and a dance.
.......Be blessed today and find a place within your busy day to go before the Lord, asking nothing, always giving thanks and during that time of fellowship just between you and the Father………………………… I hope you dance.

In Christ Denise


Thankful Thursday

Mom and Dad's house that we moved in this summer.. How cute is that.......

....Going to stop in just for a minute and say good morning to all the ladies here... Hubby has been home until this morning, so my days have been out of the normal routine. I love having him home ..... we love kicking around together... I still have my Christmas tree up and still have the decorations on the house... Weather is cold cold and I guess there is some sleet coming. Sooooooo the decorations on the house will have to wait.
........... I have been so down in my spirit the past couple of days and not sure why... Trying to be my normal self but I am sure that each of you know how hard that is....... Tell you the truth, I cannot share too much here about me as my Dad reads my blog and to sit down and really share would possibly upset him..... sooooooooooooo guess I need to make a ghost blog so I can just talk......

........ I have decided to keep my shop open one more year so I need to get my days in order so that my house work will not overwhelm me. With Mom and Dad right out beside my house it is easy just to drop what I am doing and go there........(that is the picture of their little house) That is the nice thing about them being so close.......... I had wanted to retire this year but we have only been in this house 3 years and it was built in the 70's so there is a lot of upgrading to do......... We have finished a lot but now the kitchen/dining room needs work and new heating and air system put in the house. Thus, I will work toward that and hopefully by the end of this year we will have those things finished. I hope to post a few of my projects on my Sew The Word blog so that you can see what I do.... maybe next week.........

......... I am just finishing up a book called Blue Like Jazz and I must say it is the most down to earth book about Christianity that I have ever read. If you get the time pick it up and read..... but please be prepared he is very colorful in his writing, nothing like any other christian book you will read.

.... busy day today and still the rent house to finish up..... I think we can get it on the market by the middle of the month... and good riddance I say...... We have flipped 5 houses in the past two years (and not because of want to... had to) long story......... this will the 6th one. I pray that there will not be anymore for a few years..... I need to spend time on mine. AND we are tired of painting!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahhaha. I will be over there most of the weekend finishing up the painting in the house and cleaning the hardwood floors......

..........BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so thankful that I am able to work like this and I am so thankful that I have Mom and Dad close in order to help them... I am thankful that even in my 60 years I still can run with the best of them. I am thankful for my husband of 8 years, he is such a gift from God and I am thankful that the Lord is going to bring my youngest son Chris, his soul mate. (that is a by faith proclamation) I have been praying for him a wife for years and years and years and by faith she will come on the scene this year... He is 38 and has waited long enough I think........... He is ready to settle down but she has just not shown up yet.....

.......... I am thankful for all the promises of God that we can grab hold of when life gets in our face...... I heard a saying once that bears repeating...

............... Things in life are a fact of life........... but the Truth overwhelms the facts....... for Truth is greater........ I like that....... It is a fact that I am tired but the truth tells me that the Joy of the Lord is my strength...............
............ Today I will joy in the Lord...................and I will dance..............





Tuesday, January 1, 2008

ADORATION

As the year of 2008 begins, I cannot think of a better way to usher it in as to say thank you to the new friends that I have made in the past few months. Each of you brings a certain dynamic to my life and each of you share stories of your life in your blogs that encourage me, make me laugh, make me sad, and for that I find myself going outside my circle and am praying more.
.......... We live in a closed world so to speak with only a small circle of people around us and we forget that there is a whole world out there and there is much need.. There is also much talent and much caring... I am blessed in abundance to have met each one of you and I look forward to the new year of learning more of you and and adding to my list of friends... I am grateful to the Lord for each of you... I am thankful to the Father God for sending His Son..
... Click on the song....... Adoration

This song is recorded by my cousin Tisha Todd... she is a very special person in my life whom I love. She is the influence that lead me to be born-again September 10, 1977.
ENJOY

ADORATION

Praise praise praise praise praise to the One who sent us His son.

Praise praise praise praise in one accord we praise you oh Lord.

There is no other name above you.. Blessed be your name…

God of Jacob Shepherd of Israel Holy unto your name..

Holy unto your name…

Praise praise praise praise praise to the One who sent us His Son…
praise we praise praise praise in one accord we Praise you oh Lord.

Glory and honor and power, unto the Lord our God

God of Abraham faithful and true Holy Holy are you…

Holy Holy are you.

Son of righteousness and the Lamb who was slain

You’re the Lilly of the valley you’re the bright and morning star

You’re the beginning and the end you’re the Everlasting Father

You’re God the God of all glory you’re my healer and the King of Kings.

My deliverer and my friend. You’re the Sweet Rose of Sharon,

You’re all love and you’re all power

You’re merciful and you’re are mighty,

You’re are the redeemer of all mankind

You’re the Lion the Lion of Judah,

You’re ruler of this whole universe

You're the most high Messiah

You’re the soon coming King..

Holy Holy is your name.

Holy Holy is your name.