Thursday, March 13, 2008

Change of Heart

... It has been a busy week and I am here to tell you that I am now working in Windows XP and it is wonderful...... My DH is great with the PC and he had it wiped out and back to me by Wednesday ............... YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!

........My week has been full of jobs for my customers and designs to finish and shirts to be ordered..... I have three large jobs in my shop right at this moment and I did get the designs ready for print......... I love my job and my customers but some days I just want to sit in my swing and ........... swing...........

.............A few things have happened this week and I want to share a couple of them with you.......... I have finally given up most of my TV....... The Lord has been trying to get me to do this for some time now but as in everything else in my life I have not released those things with ease....... I grew up in front of the TV..... we were never encouraged to read so it was many many years into my adult life that I even discovered books........ I now have books everywhere and I do want to take the time to read........ My husband was raised with a library card..... what the heck was that! He did not sit and watch TV sooooo he is accustomed to sitting in the quiet reading in the evening and I am programed to sit and stare at the TV... I am thankful that the Lord has finally removed the desire......... I find it just amazing that the Lord has changed my heart..... How does He do that.......... How does he take a heart that longs to be obedient to His word and His teaching and mold it and change it in order for that purpose to be revealed.... is that just tooooo wonderful or what.............. There is a favorite saying that I have been using for a very long time now....... I have no idea where I heard it or who said it............ but it is worth sharing tonight........... I cannot change my heart but I can change my mind..... The Lord will not change my mind but he can change my heart......... so when I change my mind, the Lord will change my heart........... that is sooooooooooooo true...........

........... I have had to change my mind this week regarding a personal issue........ and now I have to trust Him to change my heart.......... I so need a change of heart in this matter............ The week brought about my vision being turned inward to my heart and the parts of my life that I still have not surrendered to the Father..... who knew.. seems that the more I think that there is nothing left to give up He finds dark spots in my heart.......... I need to surrender all......... how hard it is to let go of things that we have held on too for so long....... We have a death grip on some areas in our lives and He is trying to pry our finger loose in order for Him to show us that He is Lord of our lives, even the dark parts............


There is another thing that was decided this week but I am going to wait just a few weeks to share it....... but it will be worth your wait!!!!!!!!!!!!

:)


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Bye Bye Laptop
















Bye Bye laptop.... You are leaving today
I hope that you return much better
because Vista is just not the way..
and I think Microsoft deserves a letter....

I have fussed and fussed and fussed some more
when you have failed to do your magic
So now my DH has to take you away
and wipe you out and that is truely tragic...

but I trust in my DH to fix you good
and return you to my comfy chair table
cause there are friends in there that I must keep
so when you come home, be ready and willing and able..

ahahhaahha


Ok ok... I can't write poetry... but I bet you smiled....

See you sometime after the weekend... :0(


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Friends Are Angels In Disguise...

Thank you Mary.............. You are a dear sister in the Lord.... I am so glad our PC's have crossed paths...ahahhahhh.....Just a quick note before I start my day... (mother has two Dr. appointment back to back whew!!!) anyway... Just wanted to let you know that with Mom and Dad out here my life has changed so much and there is really not much time for me to be out and about much... People are so busy thus I do not have any of my old friends from a few years ago.... I prayed a year or so ago for a friend that I could chat with and share with... We all need adult conversation and laughs and giggles.... I have found my laughs and giggles here and I meet new ladies every day... How great is our Father God that knows just how to answer our prayers... You each are very special to me and I just wanted you to know that......

I will be scarce for a few days.... My DH is taking my laptop to work with him and clearing the hard drive of this terrible Vista.... and installing Windows xp... I will be soooooo glad.... I do have a computer in my shop where I can answer email and read my blogs.. but it is out in the shop and I do not sit out there at night, and it is usually at night that I do my blogging.... Soooooooo I am going to take this opportunity to get some things finished and when I get back sometime this weekend I will have a couple of surprises... It will be fun....

Love and giggles to you ladies... You are as near to me as any friend I have ever had...

(now enough of that and see you in a few)

Friends are Angels in disguise...


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sealed With The Earnest Of The Holy Spirit



Eph 1:13
In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Eph 1:14
Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.


.....Sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise...... Which is the earnest of our inheritance...
... this may not be a good example of this scripture but here is what I see... When we go out to purchase a home.. We put down earnest money on that house which seals up that contract so that others cannot come in for any reason and cancel that contract unless we go back on our word...

... Jesus said that after that we believe He sends the Holy Spirit and seals us until He comes to claim us as His own... How precious are the promises of God ... How secure we should be in our faith in Jesus Christ.... He has marked us... He has put His seal of ownership upon our hearts and He will not go back on His word.... As long as I stay in Christ...

Rom 8:38
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Rom 8:39
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

...... Let us rejoice and be glad.... !!!!