Saturday, March 1, 2008

I've Got a Mansion ....... Just Over The Hill Top






Jhn 14:1
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Jhn 14:2
In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Jhn 14:3
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.


......Trouble not your hearts gals........ If you believe in God then believe in Jesus........... and if He went to fix us somewhere to live........... then He will come and get us and show us our new home......... He is not a man that He can lie............ He is coming........... and I am going back with Him........... Are you?


Friday, February 29, 2008

Soggy Bread............



Luk 6:38
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Ecc 11:1Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

I was up pretty early this morning..... OUCH my back!!

.....While doing around out in my shop trying not to wake my precious DH I decided to read a few posts and see who was up..... I went to one of my favorite blogs just to see what she was up to......... and there it was...... She is a giver!!!!!! I love givers, don't you......... I am a giver and have always been and sometimes to a fault...... Cannot help it..... it is just there....... You may have not seen that side of me yet but hang in there it is coming........ anyway, back to my point........ We are only asked to give...... that's it, just give......... Give of time, and give of understanding and give of love....... give of food, give of money if needed, give of gifts. A listening ear is a gift, give it... . Give of your strength to those that are struggling and give without expectation..... Where there is a need you stand on that shore line and you toss that bread......
... Now ... It is not our job to keep that record straight..... that belongs to the Father God...


BUT .......... if after having cast that bread you are standing out there and shielding your eyes from the sun.....and staring out the same shore line where you tossed that bread you need to just head to the house..... The word does not tell us that our return is coming from that same body of water........ but it is coming....... I have stood and looked toward the horizon of my body of water where my bread was tossed for far too long, only to realize that God will bring the return and it might be in the neighbors pond across the street or it might be from the shore line in a distant land.......... Am I making sense to you......
...We are asked to do and to give and to work and to share and to toil..... sorry hated to use that word..... but that is the Jesus in us....... Ever seeking out those that are in need or ever asking us to stretch and toss that bread......... but we must not expect that return from the same source that we gave........When we expect back from those that we have blessed we are setting our self up for disappointment........... That bread was intended for someone else and it is not ours...........
.........I am guilty guilty of that..... Standing out there and watching for that little morsel to come floating my way.......... Just the other day I was whining about a situation in my life to another blogger ....... (cry baby) looking for even a crumb..........!!!!!!! It ain't gonna happen............
.... The Father knows of our need and He has watched us throw that bread out there and He keeps perfect record......... sooooooooooo when the time comes that I need the bread of understanding or the bread of help, or the bread of comfort......... you get the picture........... He will speak to another believer that has bread in their hand and that believer will toss that out and you had better believe that it will float right up to my dock........... That is a spiritual fact and it cannot be dismissed any more that the law of H2O............ It is a law and He will watch over His word to perform it in that day........
....... So I was very convicted this morning early as I read the other blog, oh not by her words of course but by my comment to her post.............. I need to practice what I preach and in the commenting on her blog the Holy Spirit told me to go inside and quit looking for the bread that I was casting out.............. He has bread that I know not of right now.......... but bread it is and it is headed my way...................
.......... So I will continue to give....... I will do and I will serve........ and I will do those things AS UNTO THE LORD........ not expecting the praise of man........... I will continue to cast it out......... I will walk away from the edge of that water with the calm assurance that I have not gone unnoticed by the Father.. and is that not what we are all in this for.................. To please the Father.................
Load up your giver basket and toss it out there................


Soggy Bread............

........... That's right....... Soggy Bread...... coming today!!!!!


Wednesday, February 27, 2008


:) I am thankful for the fact that I have all those silly jackets finished and the shirts for the Sheriff department are neatly folded and ready to go out the door ......whew!!!!! it has been a week with those things........

:) I am thankful that I have a loving husband that is helping me out around the house so much since my back problems..... He cleans and folds and sweeps and runs the vacuum...... He cares for me like a loving husband that I wish for everyone...........

:) I am thankful that my Father God has led me to the right Dr's in order to avoid surgery on my back......... I am thankful for a Christian Dr that has helped me find just the right specialist.........

:) I am thankful that my DH is off this week and we are getting that rent house about finished and will be able to put it on the market this weekend..........

:) I am thankful to my Father God that He is ever teaching me that to just be a woman is ok and that He will give me strength where strength is needed and He will give me time to rest in Him and that is ok....... I am allowed..

:) I am thankful that I have had a good visit with my son Chris this week and we chatted about the Lord and the relationship that the two of them share.........I am thankful that the Lord let me have that time with Chris................

:) I am thankful that the Lord has brought into my life women of like faith here in these blogs.. Women that I can share the word of God with and learn of the Jesus in them as I share the Jesus in me.....It is causing me to grow in the Lord and that is a good thing.............

:) I am thankful that when I sin I have an advocate with the Father.........


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Swim With The Dolphins........


He Would Swim With The Dolphins .......

Saturday was a busy day for me.....My DH was busy with the new computer table and chair.........Chris my son was here helping with the Chickasaw Jackets...... It takes using a heat press machine and I can no longer use that machine......... thus I needed help............ We worked through the morning and then into the early afternoon when Chris shared with me that he needed to leave around 2:00 or so.......... He was headed to the Elks Lodge, no not to party, to help set up a benefit auction and sit down dinner for one of the local fire fighters here in town.........The young man is Bryan Manuel........... Now Bryan is the cousin of Trevor Manuel and Trevor Manuel is Chris's very best friend..... they have been buddies for 25 years...... so needless to say this was very personal to Chris....... You see Bryan is 45 and has two young son's, a wife and long standing in his church for years........... His Mom says that he was the perfect son and never drank or smoked or got into any trouble..... Married young and has provided for his family........... Bryan has been given 30 days to the end of his life.
...... I could see that Chris was visibly shaken and I expressed my sorrow at that news......... Six weeks earlier Bryan was just a bit tired and not feeling too good.......... after couple of weeks of not getting any better..... the tests............ There it was..... cancer in his spinal fluid and spreading into his bones......... Nothing to be done.......... go home........ spend what time he could with his wife, kids, Mom and Dad........
....... Now Chris is my son and you mothers out there know how the heart of a mother beats for her children......... I raised my two boys in church and taught them of the Lord and the love that the Father God has for them.......... but......... I take EVERY occasion to reinforce that truth with Chris.......... We stood and talked and I asked Chris a few things about Bryan and did not use the usual clich├ęs ........ What I did ask was......... "Chris....... what would you do if you went to the Dr and he sent you home with only 30 days to live, would you need to spend time with the Lord to make sure that you heart was right before the Lord.? " No Mom was his response " I would not need to do that, I know where I will spend eternity......... I would take you and Dennis and we would go to Hawaii and swim with the dolphins." I gave him a hug and told him how very much I loved him and sent him on his way to help with the auction preparations........... I tell you this story for two reasons........ First we raise our children the best we can and we pray for them but they are never too old for us to reinforce their faith in the Living God....... They are never too old for us to question them as to their heart and are they keeping their eyes upon the Lord ........ They are never too old...............Chris is 38......... and second, pray for that precious Bryan and his family as they face his last few weeks of his life in this a most devastating storm.........

The only comfort that had for Chris was my favorite scripture in the entire word of God for times like these.........

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ and him crucified.

I have no other answer............

In Christ
Denise


Monday, February 25, 2008

Great Give Away!!!!!!!!! Check It Out


Stephanie the Mississippi Songbird is having a great give away also. She is a Watkins Associate and has a basket just full of her products to give away! This is what she had to say about it:


I have decided to have a Watkins Easter Gift Basket Giveaway!Above is a photo of the gift basket. This is a $43.63 VALUE!Here are the contents:(1) Watkins Cinnamon Cocoa (6.7 oz.) (1) Watkins Lavender Firming Lotion (11 fl.oz.)(1) Watkins Gentle Facial Cleanser (3.4 fl.oz)(1) Watkins Peppermint Room Freshener (4 fl.oz.)(1) Menthol Eucalyptus Room Freshener (1 fl.oz.)(1) Watkins Roasted Garlic Snack & Dip Seasoning(4.2oz)(1) Watkins Shortbread Cookie mix (12oz.)This giveaway is open to all U.S. Residents!~Here is what you do to enter:1.Post This Giveaway on your Blog .2.Leave me a comment that you have posted this on your blog 3. E-mail me your e-mail address.(mine is emeraldrose63@yahoo.com)
I want to win this one!!!! :o)


A Poem


While working in my shop this weekend (pictures to follow tomorrow) I found a folder in a big box of stuff!!!!! When I was very young in high school I would write poems in class instead of listening to the teacher.... (maybe that is why spell check is my best friend) Anyway I found several that I had written back then and now the paper is brown with age but thought it might be interesting for you to see into the mind of a sixteen year old........ I would write them in just a few minutes with no thought.... Not sure that is good not sure that is bad..... but here is one that was published in the school paper ........ 1964...................



HIS DEATH
The once bright and shiny sparkle within his eyes are gone
The sweetness of this tender smile faded with the coming dawn.
His cheerful and his joyful laugh within the halls have ceased.
And for the emptiness left his love,
in the night shall find no peace.


For it was his laughter and his charm
which kept their hearts combined.
But now his breath has left his soul, and a better place he'll find.
For in the night while he lay in bed, t'was then his life was taken.
And not a sound did his heart put forth and thus no one was awakened.


And now his gone and no one knows the reason for his death
perhaps it was that his heart was broken,
started by a hidden cleft.
So now he is walking toward a throne, down a golden street,
For it was for his God he lived and died and now has gone to meet.


Denise Walsh
October 28, 1964


I cannot imagine what was in the mind of a sixteen year old girl to write that!!!!!!!!!


Just thought you would get a kick out of that.............
I am still so busy in the shop....... no time to write a post......... I have one on my heart...... maybe tonight...................