Saturday, January 12, 2008

Home Again

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... Mom is home again and doing good.. She has to go to Gastroenterologist on Monday and another blood test on Tuesday... they need to find out if her blood is holding..... If not she is loosing it somewhere...... So thanks for the prayers and I will let you know when the rest of the test are finished.....
.. Hubby and I worked on the rent house all day until the hospital called.. so we cleaned up and headed out to pick Mom up and take her home............ Life is fast...... I have to listen close to the voice of the Lord on a daily basis or I get loaded down........... I have had days that I melted down and after I finally get a grip I understand the need for the support of like believers....... It matters not if they be right in your presence or if they be miles away......... it a support group as the world has no idea of......

.........Prayer knows no distance or time... I wonder sometimes how people that do not have the spirit of the Living God dwelling in them survive the trials........ I know for a fact that prayer reached around the world and back again in the twinkle of an eye............

.....We have access to the Holy of Holies and we are invited in to make our petitions made known to the Father...... what an honor we have to speak the name of a friend,father, mother, brother, sister, husband or child, and we have the attention of the Father of all creation.

.....We can speak the name of a friend that we have never ever met or heard their voice, we can speak their name to the Father and even if there is a million ladies by the name of Deena the Father God turns His head toward our friend at "Can I Be Pretty In Pink" . We can speak the name of Denise and that precious lady at Shorty Bears Place has the attention of the maker of the universe......

..........What a privilege and what an awesome responsibility to speak the living word of God to a hurting world.. It will bring peace to a mother in distress, it will bring rest to the weary. It will bring comfort to the broken and healing to the sick...........

.......More and more in my spirit man I am being stirred as to the power of the word of God.. In the book of Isaiah 55: 11 is one of the most powerful verses in the bible for me........... it reads

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.

It shall accomplish that which it was sent to do....... What a powerful gift was given to us......... We can open our bibles, find a verse that applies to any situation of our life or the lives of others.......... We can speak that word and it will not return void...........

What a promise......... what a promise......... soooooooooooo ladies..
Speak Up!!!


Friday, January 11, 2008

Mom in Hospital


Mothers Day 2007



I think she is 19 here. She was beautiful then, she is beautiful now.


... Just say a little prayer for Mom..... we had to take her to ER tonight.. She is has chronic anemia and we have to watch her pretty close........ found out today she is very low on blood and had to go to ER and get her admitted........ We just got home and she is resting fine.. They will give her three pints tonight and if all goes well we will be able to bring her home tomorrow... She is such a dear and never complains about anything... Takes everything in stride........ She is 88 and in pretty good health except for having to keep an eye on that anemia..........
Long day so no post today........ blessings to each of you.............


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Unctions

.......... I have unctions from the Holy Spirit............ after all He was sent to be our guide.. and who better to show us the way than Him..........

1Jo 2:20
But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

Jhn 14:16
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

Jhn 14:17
[Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

Jhn 14:26
But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.


.. So He has been sent to live in us and He has been sent to council with us and He has been sent to guide us................. He has been sent to remind us of the words of Jesus......... He has been sent as a helper........... Oh my.......... He has been sent ............
Jesus did not want to leave us along in this world so the Holy Spirit was giving to keep us company.... today He is nudging me to pray... Oh I pray but do I really pray? I remember many years ago soon after being born again , I was living with my cousin Tisha and her husband Harold. She was and is a prayer warrior to the max...
There were terrible issues in my life and every morning after the kids were gone off to school and Harold was gone off to work we would begin to pray......... Eyes wide open, bibles in hand and up and down the hall and across her kitchen floor... Being new at all that I watched in wide eyed amazement.......... I say things happen in those times that only God could do and it all came back to that kitchen and hallway prayer room..........
We prayed the word over all the situations of the day and I can tell you that there were days when I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there were angels attending...standing ready to respond to the command of the Father as these two young women fought the good fight.... Even as I speak this to you my spirit man responds to the prompting of the Holy Spirit....... He so wants to go to war for me and fight the things that come into our lives.........
How too often I have spent a few minutes in prayer for many of you ladies and sat at my table with my bible and prayed , but I have not gone to war
with the word of God...I need to begin doing that.....
I think in the next few days I will relate to you ladies some of the stories of those days.............
I repent today that I have not drawn my sword of the truth and
battled the things that my family so needs.
James 5:16
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
PRAYER: IT IS FERVENT EFFECTUAL FAITH FILL WORDS TO BRING GOD ON THE SCENE................ I need God on the scene in my life.................


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Some Fun Pictures

Thank you Shorty Bear.......... how sweet are you....... I love being a part of
such a wonderful web of ladies..... I will pass this along tomorrow morning!


My two sons Chris on the left and Darryl on the right.. Taken Easter Sunday

Morning 1975... Why do we mothers dress our boys like that? ahahha

Ok,,, that's me............!!!!!!!!!!! what a hoot!!!!!!!!!


Grandmother at 50..... She was a snappy little lady..

She had come to Florida to tend to me and my older brother

We were sick in the bed with the mumps!!! YUCK...



You have got to click on this picture

and see that face!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Grandmother Potts with Aunt Lucy

Grandmother was 93 when this was taken........... She was a hoot!!!


The family... Mom and Dad with brother Paul to the right

and brother Larry center and me on Mothers lap... Look at that curly hair!

My older brother Paul and me in 1973... He was

single so I was going with him to his prom.. ( not his senior prom)

He was art director at Sulphur High School and he and his art

class always hosted the prom.............. !!!


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Help Me Pray




........ Such a busy day yesterday and this morning I am pretty tired... I have much to say but need to be up and around again this morning.. Just thought I would stop in and ask for prayer for my younger son Chris....... I cannot write here in the blog the need but God knows the need...... I know that there are praying women out there and if you would just mention his name to the Father I would so appreciate it....... Today I will fast and pray and if you will pray I will watch to see the Father move in Christopher's life....... It is not his health, it concerns another situation that will effect his entire future..... I have prayed about this for several years now and I have seen God move....... but here we are again and this time I need reinforcements...... I will say thank you in advance and I will let you know the minute that God answers.........For you see........ God will answer......

.... I think it was sometime last summer that I stood here in my kitchen and asked the Father to send me a friend... I was in need of a friend and had no idea how He would answer.. We live in the country with very few people around and all of the ladies work except one and she leaves everyday to care for her elderly father... So with Mom and Dad out here and working at home , the circle of my life all of a sudden got very small... Then.... my Hubby said one day,, you need to learn about blogging... and I did .. and here you are... Who says that our God is not current with the times........ You were here all along, He answered before I prayed........ He was just waiting for me to learn to blog.......... How wonderful is that........

Matthew 6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.


Monday, January 7, 2008

God and Me and Potpourri





...I have this wire basket of such that I bought at an auction years ago and

I love to fill it with potpourri during the year...

A couple of days before Christmas I filled it full with my Christmas potpourri. It was great....... The fragrance filled the house and as each of my family

came through the door their first comment was about the beautiful aroma

that filled the room. As I passed by it yesterday I noticed that I no longer could smell the sweet aroma.

I did not hesitate a minute and I reached down and stirred it up a bit...

tumbled it in my hands and tossed it over and around and rolled it over and over until the bottom potpourri was on top and the inside was outside..........

and what do you know..... there was that beautiful fragrance once again.

I headed to the sink to wash my hands when low and behold the

Lord used that potpourri for a sweet savory lesson.


When I was first born again and for a few years after I was full of the flavor of God.....

If there was not someone to share the gospel with I would talk to a rock.

When I entered a room with people it was not very long but the knew

who I was and who I served........ I prayed like a warrior, I read my bible like a starving woman with only His words to satisfy...

I danced and sang and worshiped my Father God and He used me in such a mighty way to see others healed or comforted or born into the kingdom.............

but............

as with my potpourri I sat a little too long somewhere along the way and my sweet smelling savor faded.......... I took a bit longer to pray about something instead of worrying, I read lots of good christian books but failed to read the word of God as

I should and it was no longer a priority first thing in the morning.

I was still out and about but maybe filled with the cares of the world and the "things that I placed in order of importance" not ever even giving a thought to the fact that my fragrance had faded...........

I have been feeling lately that my fire is becoming lukewarm and I do not even

remember when it began to grow lukewarm.........

How easy it is to allow life to drain the very life out of us and not even realize it until we wake up one morning and our relation ship with Him is lacking................

sooooo the scripture that He spoke to my heart yesterday morning was.........

2 Timothy 1:6

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. ...

Stir it up ladies... The fragrance is still there........ We need to stir up our lives so that the fragrance that was ours when we first believe will fill the house with the sweet smelling presence of our Lord...........


Have a very sweet smelling day!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Daily Dose Award

What a sweet award ....... Thank You Connie... I am enjoying meeting all of you wonderful women here in blogland..... It has changed my life..........

This little award is called The Daily Dose.And here is all the important info. Because you know you want to know what it is about and where it came from. Here's to all the blogs that you've discovered that you can't possibly live without. They make you laugh, cry, think and feel connected every time you read a post. They give you a thrill as you see them loading into your browser and you get an equally satisfying thrill when you see that they have commented on your blog".

From Xandra: creator, The Daily Dose Award.

Now.... I pass this along to

To...Mary at Mary's Writing Nook.. She inspires me to write
To ...Deena at Can I Be Pretty in Pink She shows me the face of real courage.
To Edge ...at Edge of Design... She shows me how a transparent heart is the only way to really see God
To... Sharon at Quiet Reflections.. She gives me food for thought and causes me to dig deeper into my word
Pea at Pea's Corner... She makes me want to get up and do something... She is a creator
To ...Karen at Karens Korner she shows me a heart of a Christian mother so in love with her children and her husband...
and Sharon at Sit With Me A While... She gives us a look at the most common things of life and points us to Christ.
To Dee at Dee's Weight Loss Journey... She is my food counselor....... I am learning...
To Denise at Shorty Bear's Place .. She has great contentment in the face of trials...

And back to Connie at Little Red Hearts From God... She writes and I see pictures of angels.

There are many more that I visit and so enjoy reading each and every one........ I so look forward to the New Year with all you ladies..........