Wednesday, October 27, 2010

 A friend sent me this and I really like it.

.Here is where the road divides
Here is where we realize
the sculpting of the Fathers great design
Through time you;ve been a friend to me
But time is now the enemy
I wish we didn't have to say good bye
but I know the road he chose for me
Is not the road he chose for you
So as we chase the dreams we are after
pray for me and I will pray for you
pray that we can keep the common ground
so wont you pray for me and I'll pray for you
That someday love will bring us back around

Friday, October 8, 2010

Do you ever feel like your life is  a total waste?   Do you look around and see all the people you know doing so much for others while you seem to be stuck in a rut you can't get out of?  I often feel that way. I am not doing enough for my fellow man and if I were to die, no one would miss me.  My life is a total waste, it seems.  I have said that often, especially during the times when I have been laid up and my family had to wait on me an do things for me.  I just feel like I am of no use to anyone.  
 1 Corinthinians 15:58 made me realize that I am not useless. I never have been.  It made me feel good to read it today..
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

One thing I always did while I was laid up was talk to people on line and pray with them in various groups.  I always let them know someone cared for them and what they were going thru.   I may not have gotten out to see people and talk to them but I do it via computer and I think you can reach people this way just as though you walk out your door and visit them to tell them of God's love.  I am not a wasted soul.  Praise God!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Some times I think man made religion is screwed up.  I was talking to a man from Norway who is an atheist.  He goes to churches there and talks to people about his lifestyle and tells them about being an atheist. 
They pay him for this.  He says they are offering classes at one of the churches on how to  become a christian.  If he takes the classes and passes, he is a christian.  He is thinking of taking the classes.

I am all for him for doing what he can to get closer to God but my bible says nothing about classes in being a christian.

First of all, being a christian is a serious issue and not one to be taken lightly.  You must believe the bible is the word of God and do what it says to become a christian.  If those classes do not teach you that and really inspire you to become saved, it is not going to happen.  "So then faith [comes] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."(Romans 10:17)  Faith is the most important thing we must possess if we are to become true Christians

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."(John 3:16).  All you have to do is believe and ask God to come into your heart and follow what the bible teaches you about being a christian as close as you can.  God does not expect us to be perfect and he knows we will stumble at times but he knows when you are trying and when you are not trying as hard as you should be.

You do not need classes to do this and I worry about some man made religions leading people astray in this manner.  If the classes are a way to teach you about the bible and tell you what you must do to be saved then they are a great tool but if they do not do that, then they are not a tool of God.

Accept and understand the teachings of Jesus and follow his ways.

"to open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me."(Acts 26:18)

You have to realize that Jesus died for your sins and all you have to do is ask for his forgiveness and really mean it.  That is all....

Friday, August 13, 2010


I have and foster sister that was a wonderful woman in so many ways but she was the kind who felt her church was the only church anyone should go to and if you did not go to that church or one just like it in every way, she felt you were going to hell. I attended a Methodist church many years and she felt that was wrong. I started going to a Baptist church and she felt that was wrong also.
Going to church does not make one a christian any more then standing in a garage makes you a car. I go to church because there is something wonderful about having fellowship with a group of people who worship like I do. I feel comfortable with them and enjoy the Pastor's message. I am a sinner who goes to worship God just like all the other sinners in that church. I love the singing too. I have a horrible voice but I sing loud and strong. God gave me this voice and he must love it so I use it.

I do not go every Sunday because of work schedules but I go when I can.  I don't pretend that my church has all the answers.  I just know it is made up of a great group of people who made me feel welcome from the moment I walked through the door.  I thankGod I have my church family to pray for me and with me when I need it.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Great true


I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp--
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.

Herb, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.

'And why is everyone so quiet,
So somber - give me a clue.'
'Hush, child,' He said, 'they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you.'


Remember...Just going to church doesn't make you a
Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.

Every saint has a PAST...
Every sinner has a FUTURE!
Now it's your turn... Share this poem.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

As some of you may know, I have been in a bit of a funk because of some health issues and other things that are going on. I find it easy to pray when I am like this. Much easier then when things go smoothly. I have been doing alot of it lately and somehow god had to be listening. I opened this email that sent me a list of verses that help when things go bad and the first one was this one:
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

-Isaiah 40:31

Doncha just feel your spirits lift at the thought of doing that? Soaring with the eagles? It does mine.

But this is my favorite. He is my rock when times get rough. He is always there to lift my burden. My rock of ages...
My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—
from violent men you save me.

-2 Samuel 22:3

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I am sorry...

Some how I deleted the reponses to my previous posting. I feel really awful about it but i I have decided to trudge on with this blog any way. Depression has hit me again since I am unable to get out and do the things I like. So I sit and write or read and ponder what is in some of my devotional readings.

It is also one of those times I think of all the things I should be grateful for. It is very hard for me to do at times then my husband walks in with a bouquet of flowers he has picked or my little grandbaby smiles at me and looks at me with love in her eyes and I start thinking that I am glad God has let me live so long and happily with a man who still picks me flowers and a grandbaby who loves me unconditionally.

I realize it is the little things like that that trip my trigger and make me smile.

Then I come on this blog or my other one and see the wonderful people who took the time to read my rants and respond and I feel I am lucky, very lucky, indeed. And I am sorry I accidently deleted those remarks. I would love you to post them again,please.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Where is God when Tragedy strikes

Years ago I had a friend whose mother happened to be one of the strongeast women I ever met. She was in her ninth month of pregnancy with her 9th child when she saw her husband get killed when his tractor over turned. She raised all nine of her kids by herself. She found one of her sons dead from a gunshot wound after he came home from the war. Another son killed himself a year later. Another son was a police man who was shot and paralyzed from the waist down while her one daughter had breast cancer. She had been through so much. After the second son killed himself in front of her and her daughter, she continued to cling to God and her faith even though her house burned down a few months later.Most people would have lost their minds but she did not. Her faith seemed to grow stonger and stronger. She often said that is what got her through those times.

Paul wrote of his troubles and all he had suffered while he was working for the Lord.

People of faith know that God is with the suffering and dying. He will always be with them. He never leaves them but it is hard for those who have no faith to understand that.

Life does not come to an end with physical death. We move on to our Heavenly father. It is like going home We go home to be with our Father and our loved one. If you an undetstand that, you will be able to accept that God is with you throught it all.

While I was in nurses training, I learned there are several steps in grief, which is what we feel when tragedy strikes us. Faith in God plays an important part in all of them and I feel those who lean on God during those times, fare better then those who try to do it on their own.

So the next time you hear of a tragedy, just remember God is with the ones who are suffering just as he has always been.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lately I have been finding it difficult to offer words of encouragement as I know I should because of some circumstances here in my life. A friend sent me this and I wanted to pass it on.......

Relax your mind and humble your heart to focus on Christ. Allow God to be the only person on your mind while you read this prayer. If we can take the time to read long jokes, stories, etc.., we should give the same respect to this prayer. Friends, who pray together, stay together

Dear Lord, I thank you for this day. I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning.... I'm blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness.

Please keep me safe from all danger and harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.

Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over. Let me continue to see sin through God's eyes and acknowledge it as evil. And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrongdoing, and receive the forgiveness of God.

And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus' example -- to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It's the best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will....

Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak.. Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those who are lost and can't find their way. I pray for those who are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don't know You intimately. I pray for those who will delete this without sharing it with others.... I pray for those who don't believe. But I thank you that I believe.

I believe that God changes people and God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For every family member in their households. I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.

I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God.. Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight. I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly..

This is my prayer.

In Jesus' Name,


Thursday, April 1, 2010

my fortress...

For those of you who read my other blog, you know I am having problems with my eldest again. I spent many hours worrying about what I should do and how I should handle it last night. You also may remember that a friend gave me a box with bible verses in to read at different times in my life. I came across Ps. 31 verses 1-6
In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

I read that over a few times and thought about it then laid the bible down and fell fast alsleep. I have done all I can do and it is in God's hands now. I feel no guilt about thinking that way. I have not given up on her. I will continue to pray for her but I cannot be dragged down by her. I will not allow it. Sometimes you do all you can do and just have to say enough is enough.

Monday, February 8, 2010

No, We Can't Slay A Giant Every Day...

Yesterday as I watched the happy smiles on the faces of the winners and thinking of how some were thanking God, I thought of David and how me must have felt when Goliath fell at his hands. How the people loved him and rejoiced with his victory over the giant. It must have made him feel like he could do no wrong and they would always love him for what he had done.

As you can see in 1Samuel 21:12 it did not take him long to realize he was not going to be a hero every day. Saul began to fear David and became jealous of him. He decided to kill David and David had to go into hiding.

7Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg, an Edomite, the chiefest of the herdmen that belonged to Saul.

8And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required haste.

9And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.

10And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

11And the servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

12And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

13And he changed his behavior before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.

14Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then have ye brought him to me?

15Have I need of mad men, that ye have brought this fellow to play the mad man in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?

It did not take David long to realize that there he had no one he could trust except God.
God loved him the day he slew Goliath and he loved him when all the world turned against him.

I am reminded again of the song The God of the Mountain....
God On The Mountain

Life is easy when you're up on the mountain
And you've got peace of mind like you've never known.
But then things change and you're down in the valley.
Don't lose faith for you're never alone.

For the God on the mountain is still God in the valley.
When things go wrong, He'll make it right.
And the God of the good times
is still God in the bad times.
The God of the day is still God in the night.

You talk of faith when you're up on the mountain.
Oh but the talk comes easy when life's at its best.
But it's down in the valley of trials and temptation
That's when faith is really put to the test.

For the God on the mountain is still God in the valley.
When things go wrong, He'll make it right.
And the God of the good times
is still God in the bad times.
The God of the day is still God in the night.

For the God on the mountain is still God in the valley.
When things go wrong, He'll make it right.
And the God of the good times
is still God in the bad times.
The God of the day is still God in the night.
The God of the day is still God in the night.

David never fell out of favor with God even with all the things he had done wrong. David's weakness was women. He craved women. God was still there for him. David went so far as to
get Uriah Killed because he wanted Bethsheba. Yet God forgave him for it. It is amazing the love God has for all of us, even the worst sinners.

So, No, David was not a giant slayer every day but he was loved by God every day just like you and I are.

Monday, January 4, 2010

I found this on another blog and wanted to share it with some of you.....

A man named Finite awoke and found himself in a sinkhole full of quick sand. He was sinking very slowly and knew that he would meet certain death.

A man came along who had holes in his hands. The man threw Finite a rope and told him to grab it and he would pull him to safety.

Finite looked at the holes in the man's hands and said, “Your not real.” “It is not scientifically possible for a man to live who has holes in his hands.

The man with the holes in his hands looked at the guy a little puzzled and said, “You are in a sinkhole and about to die. Your response to my help is to say I’m not real?”

Finite said, “Well, I like how warm the sand is and I really don’t want to get out. Second, I know I am having an illusion because it is not possible for a man to have holes in his hands and still help me out.” Therefore, morally I like my plight and scientifically, you don’t exist being a mere projection of my mind.

The man with the holes in his hands said, “Listen, I was sent here by my father to help people out so please let me help you! I will take you to my father’s mansion where you can enjoy life for eternity. Obviously, death was not able to hold me in the grave because the holes in my hands are proof that I overcame death. I now have the power to save you so grab the rope!”

Finite put his fingers in the ears and said, “Now I know I am hearing things because there is no such thing as eternal life…Everyone dies so I am going to take my turn and just enjoy this warm sand until the end.”

The man with the holes in his hand said, “If you won’t grab the rope, then I won’t be able to help you…please, please take the rope and I can pull you out. Have faith my friend.”

A few moments later Finite sunk into the quick sand and out of sight. Finite was surprised that he did not die as expected. He just sat there surrounded by sand, unable to move, unable to breathe, unable to talk with his fingers in his ears. Finite tried to comfort himself by thinking, “I would rather stay here for eternity than believe that the man with the holes in His hand could help me. Faith in that mirage is irrational!!

So Finite sat in the quicksand for eternity. Day in and day out for eternity Finite was always thinking about the man with the holes in his hands. He would comfort himself thinking, “It was better to not have faith than to believe something that didn’t make sense.”

The man with the holes in His hands continued to call him for the rest of eternity; however, Finite could not hear his voice because he had plugged his ears.

The Lesson

If you are not with Christ, you will be thinking about Christ for eternity anyway... so have faith.