Friday, February 12, 2010

The Words on our Walls

Growing up, we had an old brown plaster plaque on the wall that read,"Christ is the Head of this house, the unseen guest at every meal, the silent listener to every conversation."

These words reminded us that Christ was watching, hearing, participating in our daily lives... even the mundane... This reminder extended beyond the "watchdog" presence as we learned that he was also a friend that would stick closer than a brother, a very present help in time of need, an advocate for us, the power that could make us more than conquerors, because of His love.

I am grateful to my parents for instilling an awareness of His presence in us... they were not without fault, but they never stopped pointing us to the PERFECT ONE... I am challenged to create an environment in our home where our family, friends and guests are reminded that Christ is the head of our home, and that He is ever-present, for our comfort and also holding us to a standard of righteousness for His name's sake.

Words do matter... put words in your environment that will challenge, inspire and encouarge you and yours to do greater, be greater, and rely on the GREATEST!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Exciting Times... Old Friends Reacquainted

It has been such a delight to me this week to be reacquainted with two old friends... one of whom I have not talked to for 35 years... since 8th grade, who was my best friend and a citizen of Mexico, here in the US for a 1 year school term.

She found me on Facebook. I have never been so happy to have an unusual name so i could be FOUND!
Another friend I have not seen since my early 20's... she is also doing wonderfully.

It is fun to be reconnected with people whom you shared great memories with. God is good. Friendship is golden. I have a little wall hanging that says it right.. Make New Friends, But Cherish the Old, One is Silver, The Other Gold!

Seeds of Service Follow You Into Your Future

God recently reminded me that many of the blessings Tim and I experience today are a harvest from time sown over the years when we didn't see the harvest or result we were expecting. Do you know that every hour expended preparing for Sunday service, every meal served under the bridge, every sacrifice, although not monumental or notable by man's standard was seen by God.

God continues to bless us beyond our wildest dreams... undeserved favor and blessing and miraculous supply... God simply is the most generous score keeper and when we sow blessing into the lives of others through our service, we reap blessings. We do not deserve his favor, but I am so grateful for it.

Kids ... They Really Do Understand... Do We?

TJ and I recently had a conversation about how our heart can "deceive us"... he asked about a friend and when I explained this friend was no longer married and that it "hadn't worked out", he asked, "Why?" I told him the friend didn't really have any business marrying this person because they didn't have similar values or beliefs and that made a marriage hard.

I then explained that's why you have to guard your heart and make choices based on what is right, be sure your heart is not deceiving you into making a wrong choice... He said, "You mean like Sampson and Delilah?" He didn't have any business being friends with her... EXACTLY. Evidently, they had just talked about Sampson and Delilah in kid's church a few weeks before.

Why is this so easy for a child to understand, and yet adults still don't get it. In life, if we could learn to follow our WORD instead of our own feelings, we would find the path much more comfortable.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


In just a few weeks, on March 21, TJ will turn 6. Nothing in the world is more precious to me than this little boy and the relationship we share and the responsibility entrusted to me by God. TJ is truly a light in our family. He is constantly coming up with his explanations and understanding of things and cracking up and amazing us. He is wise beyond his years. He is passionate about music and singing... to the point of driving us crazy because he wakes up singing and goes to sleep singing and makes up songs in between about whatever is running through his mind at the time. He loves his grandparents and family and I am so glad he gets to spend time with them... He says just the right thing to encourage and build up... most of the time. God has taught me so much through this little treasure in my life and this post is simply to express how grateful I am for his life and his giftings and the joy that he brings to me daily. Motherhood is a blessing.

House Cleaning

As you may have noticed from my Facebook profile or interests, I like things clean and nice, but I'm not one who necessarily enjoys house cleaning. I do, however, love this writing about house cleaning.

CLEANING HOUSE FOR 2009... Last Week I threw out worrying, it was getting old and in the way. It kept me from being me; I couldn't do things God's way.

I threw out a book on MY PAST(Didn't have time to read it anyway). Replaced it with NEW GOALS, started reading it today.

I threw out hate and bad memories.
Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too, threw out the one from long ago. Brought in some new books too, called I CAN, I WILL, and I MUST.

Threw out I might, I think and I ought. WOW, you should've seen the dust.

I ran across an OLD FRIEND -- His name is GOD the Father, and I really like His style. He helped me to do some cleaning and added some things Himself like PRAYER, HOPE, FAITH and LOVE. Yes... I placed them right on the shelf.

I picked up this special thing and placed it at the front door. I FOUND IT- it's called PEACE. Nothing gets me down anymore.

Yes, I've got my house looking nice. Looks good around the place.
For things like Worry and Trouble there just isn't any space.
It's good to do a little house cleaning, get rid of the things on the shelf.

It sure makes things brighter.

Let this analogy work where we all need it the most -- in our hearts.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Funny Pic - Dream Trio

Thought you would all get a KICK out of this.