Friday, December 12, 2008

Tim MC Graw ....... and Country and Western Music


Wanted to share with you ladies , while I sat in that little room waiting for my wonderful Dr I heard a song on the radio. They listen to country and western music. Now I do not listen to C& W music but that day I was a captured audience. The song was by Tim McGraw and the title was "Live Like You Were Dying." Not really something that you want to hear while sitting in a Dr office. Anyway he is singing about a man in his early 40's that has had bad news about loosing his life and when asked what he did with that news, here is one of his answers ....."I gave forgiveness I'd been denying" and he said someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying"

It was a combination of words that so touched my heart and I was a bit surprised at my reaction to the song. Isn't is strange how the Lord sometimes uses what HE can to reach us? HIS spirit knows neither time or space or music and if in the words of a C&W song then so be it. HE is a very resourceful God. As I sat there the rest of the song slipped past me with not a thought but those few words kept resounding in my mind. "I gave forgiveness I'd been denying." How profound and it almost caused me to cry. I sat there and reflected on some people that I have withheld forgiveness.
Oh yes, it is that bright light that shines in our hearts by the Holy Spirit that goes into the dark places that we think we have hidden. It is that sudden intrusion of the Holy One , the third person of the Trinity that comes in an instant when least expected and shines HIS light, a light that we cannot ignore. It is the TRUTH that comes, and when in that instant we only want to spew the fact of why we have not, HE brings the TRUTH, and in that truth there is no escape. In that correction by the Holy One comes repentance and the repentance turns to adoration because of the LOVE in HIS correction.
Never an accusation, only correction followed by LOVE, and in the moments that follow, HIS forgiveness I sough for withholding from them what HE so freely gives. How we hold in our hearts things that cause us pain, we hold tight thinking that we have a right some how to withhold from others what HE gives to us freely.
As we come together this season to celebrate the birth of CHRIST, while we wrap the gifts and trim the trees help us LORD to first forgive those to whom we have withheld forgiveness.
It is the very reason HE came.......... Forgiveness----- It heals all it touches.

And I wonder what we would do tomorrow if we were to live like we were dying.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Prayer Please

Just need a little prayer from you... I have been sick for two weeks now and saw my Dr Tuesday. He ran some test and we are still waiting on those. He is checking my liver and pancreas to make sure nothing is going on there........ I am down to hot tea and small bites of bland yogurt. The Doc is thinking that it is a ulcer. I need to learn to deal with the stress of taking care of these two little people out here........ I cannot eat because of the pain and bloating. I see a specialist on Jan. 16th but I need the Lord to move in my life now. I know that there are many of you out there that pray............ I would appreciate a little whisper today...........

I am about finished in my shop. Just two more blankets for a sweet lady that takes care of bathing Mom and Dad and I am finished. My shop gets really busy this time of year and if I do not put a closed sign on the door people will keep coming till Christmas Eve........... There are a lot perks for having a business at your home but then there are the draw backs........... I have had people pull up in my driveway on Sunday Morning................ Mercy!

Thanks for the prayers.......... YOU GIRLS ROCK !!!


UPDATE.....................

Dr just called and all test are excellent........Liver, Kidneys, Pancreas etc are all working just fine and show no signs of trouble! Dancing for joy here......... So he is pretty confident that we are looking at an ulcer....... I am going to pray and repent today and fast and tell the Lord I am sorry for letting my stress level get to this point.. I am going to cast my care on HIM for HE cares for me..... I am headed to the health food store for some DGL and I see the specialist in Jan.
So............ I feel the prayers girls and God is faithful.........so pray away and I bet God will intervene before time for the specialist!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008



HALLELUJAH!



Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
hallelujah hallelujah

For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah

The kingdom of this world;
is become
the kingdom of our Lord,
and of His Christ
and of His Christ

And He shall reign for ever and ever
And he shall reign forever and ever
And he shall reign forever and ever
And he shall reign forever and ever

King of kings forever and ever
hallelujah hallelujah
and lord of lords forever and
ever hallelujah hallelujah
King of kings forever and ever
hallelujah hallelujah
and lord of lords forever and
ever hallelujah hallelujah
King of kings forever and ever
hallelujah hallelujah
and lord of lords
King of kings and lord of lords

And he shall reign
And he shall reign
And he shall reign
He shall reign
And he shall reign forever and ever

King of kings forever and ever
and lord of lords hallelujah hallelujah
And he shall reign forever and ever

King of kings and lord of lords
King of kings and lord of lords
And he shall reign forever and ever

Forever and ever and ever and ever
King of kings and Lord of Llords

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Changes .....

As for the changes....... I have got myself too busy and too stressed with the blogs... I have decided to close the Friday Flea Market, and the Sew The Word ... I will use my Samaritan Women blog for my devotionals, that is what it was created for and the Day to Day blog will be just fun stuff about me and family. I have a Sew The Word Web site about finished and that is where I will put my primitive dolls and such. There is also Etsy shops that I am looking at........... soooooooo it works for me......... What do you think? Love ya'll much .......... Got to go and work in the shop........ lots of embroidery to finish for customers......... Talk soon.............