Through a multitude of test, you will learn courage. It does not matter the price you pay, but any cost you must obtain strength of character and the fortitude to endure.
This is a strong word but this is the truth! We must set our face like a flint. Keep your eyes opened and keep His promises close and at hand. We either will be like a picked flower that shortly wilts and dies, or we will let our roots go deep and even flourish in the dry season.
Glory to Glory, Precept upon Precept and Line upon Line.
Giving all diligence, add to your faith: virtue , knowledge , self-control , perseverance , godliness , brotherly kindness , love . 2Peter 1:5-8
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I wanted to post a picture of a couple of those red chairs, I told you all about that I painted this summer. Here they are!! I think I painted about 12 chairs, all Regal Red of course.
It started out fun until the fumes got to me and the snake incident. But the job had to be completed. My grandson Clayton was a huge help and my daughter in law come in at the end. She saved me and finished the last glider for me. That was painted a clean crisp white.
We call it our outside living room. We do spend a lot of time outside sitting and eating Popsicle's.
Have a great day and be blessed.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Don't you just love the word serendipity?
It means the gift of finding good things accidentally!
Now that is where I have a little trouble as I believe there is no accidentally anything
In a believer's life.
I do expect to find good things in each and every day.
I pray for God's favor and blessings all the time!!
This post is on the word I heard the Lord speak to my heart the other day.
As I was looking out into our wide and open land, I heard the word (serenity)! I was just filled then and there with His peace. I realized once again He knows what each of us need. I find that I do require open spaces around me. I love the peace and quiet of the country.
I have asked myself at times now why did we move way out here? Ohhh! The serenity and the awesome ability to hear His still small voice.
Now, I just want to be real here: My three grandson's live right next door, and there are occasions like every day I hear them screaming. But I have learned the fine art of selective hearing, and locking my screen doors.
I have had the best time this last week just reading fun inspirational Christian books, (with the door locked)
I so love all that He has given me!
The gift of finding good things...
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I was just thinking that it was time to reveal some of these last few weeks episodes of my life. Well remember the camping trip we took. Wonderful time ,we had a blast!
Mountain air, stream for the boys to play in. Now everyone must of been in the mountains because we could not find a place to camp for nothing. My son said he has never experienced this problem ever. Now, I am thinking you gotta be kidding! Thank God a sweet little lady came over to us after we stopped at a place that was FULL and she told us where we could find a spot. GOD bless this lady! We finally arrived at our place that the Father saved for us (reservations made in heavenly places).
OK, to the point I came home with the worst virus from swimming in a hot pool that was filled with who knows what. It was the first time I actually put my head under the water, I may have licked my lips!!(YIKES). Also the END of any possible good hair day on this trip.
This pool experience was thankfully done on our last day of our vacation.
Home again home again jiggity jig.
Sick and tired for almost a week Now when they say don't drink the water. Don't Drink The Water or in my case lick your lips or dunk your head!
We have washed windows (MY HUSBAND)!! I washed all the screens and blinds and curtains.
And then ironed the curtains and put them back up.
We have mowed the grass and pulled weeds! Worked on my apron for State Fair!
Swatted flies till wrist hurt!
Granddaughter turned 10 what does that make me? Older then her...The point I am trying to make is this I will enjoy every last bit and portion of this month of August. I love all you out there who have taken the time to read of my life and portion that God has given me. It is all good because we our all learning and growing in His love and Grace. We are a family and He is our Father.
The whole earth has a virus and it is sin and the Lord has given us the antidote to heal and cure the effects of sin. Jesus Christ and His word take it at least three times a day! Pray and rest in his love.