Saturday, December 29, 2012

Bible Reading Plan

Bible Reading
We are on the thresh hold of another new year.
It is a new beginning of so many things.
It is a great time to re-examine  your daily Bible reading
Schedule. Or maybe to use a new Bible all together.
I have just started a new Bible study myself, it will help me
to get focused. I need to get back on track, after the busy
holidays. My morning time with the Lord needs to be
Refreshed and organized,
Here is a list of a few ideas:
  1. Clean off the area you will be using (desk, table etc.)
  2. Get a new journal for notes and prayer request.
  3. Have your concordance and a dictionary handy.
  4. Have a good pen and a highlighter.
  5. Choose a couple of good devotionals to read.
  6. Get yourself a copy of a Bible reading chart.
  7.  Use a Bible you can write and highlight in.
Make a place ready to meet with Him.
May you cherish your quiet time,
and it becomes a treasure to you.
Be a wise woman and seek Him daily!

Here is a web site to print out a Bible reading plan
For this New Year 
Bible Reading Plans

Go to Discipleship Journal
There are 4 different plans to choose from.
Print and enjoy!

Blessings, Roxy

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day

The Stable
Where Christmas Started
Oh come let us adore Him





May you find comfort in
this season.


Salvation that gives purpose of living.
Thanksgiving that beholds God

Hope that keeps us in Christ until heaven or until He returns

Truth that will prevail over every false thing
Faith that does the impossible for God
Light that defeats all darkness
Joy that is strength beyond conditions or feelings
Freedom to please & glorify God with your life
Peace that ministers rest of heart, trusting in God's Word
Forgiveness beyond human ability that heals relationships
Blessings that ministers generosity
Life eternal that conquered death, hate and hell
An everlasting Love that redeems to full GLORY


This amazing poem is from a friend!

Thank-you to all
who share the gospel!





May the warmth of His love fill you

Blessings, Roxy

Monday, December 24, 2012

Home For The Holidays

Christmas Reflections

 
I'll Be Home For Christmas.
You can count on me.
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams...
 
Blessings, Roxy
 
 


Friday, December 21, 2012

SWEET WORDS

 




Happy First Day of Winter
 
Today is the new beginning of another season.
May we not grow weary in doing good.
 
We are in the last few days of Christmas preparation's,
and baking and wrapping and visiting friends.
Family members may be arriving for Christmas.
 
It may seem like something is coming to an end,
Ye, another season and new beginning is come.
 
I always like to make a challenge
for myself, each new season.
This season is to:
Be mindful of my words...
 
SWEET WORDS
 
Put on tender mercies,
kindness, humility,
meekness, longsuffering.
Colossians 3:12
 
Sometimes in the hurry and bustle
we can become careless and hurt those
we love ,with our words.
Like one gals blog she said lets not be Grinchy
 
Instead of hurling angry words
That wound and stir up strife,
Use words of kindness, filled with love,
That heals and nourish life. -Sper
 
I pray everyday that the Lord
would set a guard over my mouth.
 
Blessings To All, Roxy
 
 


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happily Married


Christmas Memories

 
When I stop to think of all the Christmas's past. my heart
wells with love.
For because of God's great mercy He gave me
a husband that loved me well.
 
It was not always as great as it is now.
But there was so many things we did not understand, or know about
in those first couple of years.
 
A great marriage is a relationship
that must be nourished and prayed over daily.
It is learning to love and esteem the other better then yourself.
 
It is about putting them first and his needs.
 
Dying to myself was most painful as a young
self centered spunky gal.
 
As a newly married women I had no one to mentor me in
 the skills of being a Godly women.
And most importantly a Godly wife.
 
We both new something was not right, but we had no
examples to follow and we had no maturity
in the word of God.
 
But in God's great mercy he made us aware of a  conference,
that was for marriages.
We went and it was a whole weekend filled with:
How to have a Godly Marriage.
 
What we learned that weekend was truly a gift from the Lord.
The truth is not always easy.
But the truth will always bring life , love and hope.
 
My desire and prayer as I walk in this marriage,
is to be an example to others.
And to have an encouraging word.
 
Marriage is what God had in His heart,
so we had someone to share this life with.
 
Encourage yourself in your own marriage,
and make the effort to honor and cherish your mate.
 
Ask God for the help and resources you may need,
to make your marriage strong, and wonderful.
I still reach for my books to read about how to be a Godly wife.
It is like a good recipe, tried and true,
yet at times you need to add a little pinch of this,
or a dash of that.
 
Blessings,Roxy


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Jolly St. Nick

Jolly St.Nick
 
I so enjoy the idea of the history of
St. Nicholas.
What the whole history is I don't know,
but the concept is the idea of giving.
 
It is wonderful to give!
Yet this can be a time where we give things that are
just stuff.
 
What is it that people really need?
 
"Not toys or stuff"
 
But rather something that will not perish
or fad away.
 
I want to shout from the roof tops to tell everyone,
of the wonderful gift, that was given to me.
 
My heart jumps with laughter and glee:
For my saviour
JESUS CHRIST
saved me!
 
So, now let me give YOU,
the gift he has given me.
 
Ask Jesus to come into your heart,
and ask Him to lead you and guide you
in His narrow way.
 
Now, you will know the most famous
giver of ALL.

For God so loved the world he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish
but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Have a blessed Christmas everyone!
 
Blessings, Roxy
 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sweetest Season Of All

Sweet Friends

Happy Holidays

There is just such a sweetness of
friends and family
during this joyous time of year!

Make time for your friends
this holiday season.
For they are your gifts from God.

You can just feel the excitement...

The children ,
there eyes really do light up with
anticipation.

There sweetness helps me to not stress!

May we make the time to be a blessing to
someone this time of year.

Enjoy watching Christmas movies!
and
sip a cup of spice tea or hot chocolate,
and address your Christmas cards.

Take pleasure in this season,
and remind yourself this one thing:

JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

Make wonderful happy memories.

This picture makes me think of the days
that were innocent and much more friendly.

A picture does paint a thousand words!

Merry Christmas

Blessings, Roxy

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hubbies Day

I Told You There Would Be Days Like This!
 
 
I just wanted to give a glimpse of my hubbies day yesterday.
 
Honey, I am gonna take your car in for an oil change.
I am gonna get new wiper blades put on also,
just in case we ever get any moisture.
 
Ok, I say to him.
 
He leaves early morning with no breakfast,
I say honey aren't you gonna eat?
No I will just grab a cinnamon roll.
 
An hour later the phone rings...
Well Rox, your two front tires are shot,
"What! we put two new ones on just last year
they were suppose to last a long time"
 
Well, the alignment was out on your car and now there ruined.
 
Ok, I say to him.
 
An hour later the phone rings...
Well Rox , your brakes are shot on your car!
 
"What you gotta be kidding me"
 
Well your brake pads are shot also on all four wheels.
and the rotors are ruined on the back.
I am gonna have to go to the bank!
 
An hour later the phone rings...
 
Can you come get me?
 It's gonna take a few hours to get the brakes done.
 
I drive into town and pick him up at the garage.
 We go eat as he is starved.
 
We had a nice lunch and we talked.
We had to laugh,
as you have all had one of those days.
 
I did get my oil changed :)
 
 
My hubby takes such good care of me!
 
Blessings, Roxy
 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Elf

Christmas Elf

All I want for Christmas is
this little elf!
 
He is a perfect size.
Jolly
Gives hugs and kisses
Brings joy
Smiles a lot!
 
This is the perfect gift!!
 
 
Merry Christmas
 
 
Make your holidays filled with
His
Peace!
 
 
This is my sweet grandson first Christmas.
 
Blessings, Roxy

Friday, November 30, 2012

Divine Weapons

Choose Your Weapon!

The Word tell us we have weapons not of  this world.

Praise God!

We are in need of back-up, to know someone has your back,
is very reassuring!

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power to
demolish strongholds.
2Corinthians 10:3-4

And your back-up is:
The Glory of the Lord!
For the Lord is your rear guard.

As we come out of the season of Thanksgiving,
and counting your blessings.
May we move into this Season
of Comfort and JOY.
Choose JOY!

Blessings, Roxy
 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Funny Girl...

Now This is Funny

I Really needed a good laugh!

Sometimes a girl just needs a good belly laugh :)

It is a proven fact, laughter is good medicine...
They're our some people that look like they may need a spoonful
Of good medicine.

I really do enjoy a good cup of coffee!

You can find so many facts supporting the benefits of 
Drinking it for health support now days.
But I think just the ritual of making a pot of coffee,
is soothing and comforting.

The world has so many things that want to bring,
worry and stress upon our hearts and home.
So if we can find some comfort and peace
And maybe a good laugh over a cup of coffee;
This my friend is a good thing...

A  cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up
the bones.
Proverbs 17:22

Blessings, Roxy


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Taking Pleasure

"You Say It's Your Birthday"

Happy Birthday!

This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it.

I must admit I have had more pumpkin pies for my
birthday  with candles in it then I can count.
Because my birthday has either fallen on Thanksgiving day, 
or has been in the same week,
my whole life.

I have always had to pray my way through the
holidays.  I believe there are just some
things attached to birthdays, and holidays.

But praise God he has given us freedom,
and the ability to overcome.

It is not like something bad happened to me.
It is more like a false expectation, I put on it!

So, I rejoice knowing that I can walk in freedom
And enjoy this Birthday,
because of His grace.

Also, I have been learning to take pleasure
in the holidays.

Every year has been more of a release,
to be in Him.
And not allow my hold to a false
expectations to take control.

Being transparent has helped.
Let us not hold ourselves in high esteem,
but rather humble ourselves.
That He may exalt us in do time.

Blessings, Roxy

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A living Example

My Oldest Grand Daughter an my Youngest Grandson
 
 
Big sister is reading to her little brother.
 
I must admit it makes my heart feel so full, to see the love and care she is showing her little brother.  We live in such a day that we do not give the example and the home life to teach this to our children anymore.  With older siblings off to school or the wee ones in day care.  But thank God more and more families our working at keeping the family together.  And it is our biblical duty from the scriptures to help mentor, our daughters and encourage them in their pursuit to stay at home.
 
And to also thank our sons for allowing them to do so.
 
I realize we all can not stay at home!
But as I have said many times it is where your heart is !
 
May we all pursue to keep the home fires burning.
May our children say: There's NO place like home.
No matter how old or how far they live away:)
 
Blessings, Roxy

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Count Your Blessings

Gobble- Gobble!
 
Happy Thanksgiving
 
I am taking this time and counting my blessings!
 
It is so important to give thanks,
it truly opens the heart.
 
You cannot be counting your blessings,and
be un-thankful at the same time.
So choose blessings!
 
Count your blessings:
Name them one by one,
 
1.God choosing and loving me.
2.Having a husband that serves Christ.
3.Having family.
4.Having friends.
5.Being a grandma
6.Being able to study God's Word.
7.Having a home to live in.
8.Being healthy and strong.
9.To be able to worship freely.
10.To be able to love others.
 
He blesses the house of the righteous.
Proverbs 3:33b
 
Blessings, Roxy

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kitchen Skills

  Making Pies
 
This picture just brings back such a sweet idea
of home and family.
 
I  myself can never get past the wholesome heart,
that was always intended for the family.
 
And it did take heart!
Not the (only myself) attitude.
 
These skills were not just there by osmosis,
but rather taught and practiced in the home.
 
As women, wives and mothers,
we have a custom and heritage we must keep alive!
PIES
 
Apple pie
Pumpkin pie
Cherry pie
Pecan pie
 
The list could go on and on!
Don your aprons ladies...
Baking season has begun:)
 
Each one should use whatever gift he
has received to serve others.
1Peter 4:10

Blessings, Roxy
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pumpkin Pancakes...

Pumpkin pancakes on Living from glory to glory blog
Pumpkin Pancakes

These are just delicious!
You gotta try them.
They are so moist and flavorful!
Just use your own pancake mix recipe,
Add 1/2 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice.
Add 1/2 cup pumpkin puree.
They cook up light and fluffy.
Spread fresh butter on top, and
Pour on warm maple syrup.
Say grace and thank God,
for your food!
Eat and enjoy His wonderful bounty!
God is able to make all grace abound to you,
so that in all things at all times,
having all that you need,
you will abound in every
Good Work.
2 Corinthians 12:9

Blessings, Roxy

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Goose Hunting

His First Goose Hunt!
And I don't mean Dad's!


Golly this goose weighs a ton!
This boy has a marks men's eye...

He got up at 5:00 am to put out decoys,
he was ready and down before the sun came up.
 
He is an amazing shot!
So proud of him...
 
Our family loves to hunt!
 
They smoked it and made goose jerky out of it.
It was so good!
 
 
I went with my oldest grandson, and we
did our hunter safety class together
last year.
 
I believe it is important to train up the next generation
to be sportsmen like, to know safety and to respect
our wildlife.
 
He has bent His bow and made it ready.
Psalms 7:12
 
Wait for the first light to shoot!
 
Blessings, Roxy

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Home Sweeet Home

Pretty Fall Material
 
There is just something about material,
that just fills me with such a longing
to create.
 
I believe it is what our Creator, had in mind
all along.
 
There is real power in the way we present,
ourselves and our homes.
 
We are to be the example to the world,
not to follow after the worlds example.
 
Our homes should reflect His heart.
 
When you make the effort to make all things
beautiful, clean and tidy, it will
reflect His peace and order.
 
She makes coverings for her bed; she is
clothed in fine linen and purple.
She makes garments and sells them, and
supplies the merchants with sashes.
Proverbs 31: 22,24
 
I am not saying every women should
know how to sew,
but I am saying you can make an effort
to make your home welcoming.
 
Blessings, Roxy
 


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Unique and Lovely


Unique Gift Wrapping
 
Here is a photo of last years birthday gift
from my sister.
 
I actually feel as excited over the way she wraps her
gifts, and the way she presents them, as
the thoughtful gifts she sends.
 
Last year each gift was wrapped in a lovely old
doily, tied with jute and a orange ribbon.
 
These doily's were also
sentimental as they belonged to
our mother.
 
I was just thinking of this as a great idea
to use, as we are so close to
the gift giving season.
 
 
There was also an idea that I used one year.
I bought a bunch of very inexpensive fabric,
and I sewed up bags to put gifts in.
I tied them with ribbon, and added a gift tag.
The tag was made out of brown paper
sacks cut out in a cute design.
I traced out the designs from my cookie cutters.
 
I know we all want to use our
resources wisely.
 
I think we can also give gifts of
things that already belong to us. Such
a much loved plate or bowl,
a treasured tea cup.
Think outside the media gift ideas!
 
Ask God for creative gift ideas!
 
To the man who please Him,
God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness.
Ecclesiastes 2:26
 
Blessings, Roxy

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Elegant Tea

Simple Tea
 
Even the most modest tea pot and cup,
served with a lace table cloth,
makes it fit for a Queen.
 
The simple but elegant!
 
Never under estimate a cup of tea.
 
Take time and be still.
 
Blessings, Roxy
 


Monday, November 12, 2012

Recycled Mittens


Mitten Weather

I was just going through some of my favorites,
 and I found some great ideas on recycled mittens.
  We all know very cold days and snow are ahead for some of us.
We really are praying for snow as we have
been in a terrible drought.
We have been so busy doing some home make-overs, that
it has been a challenge to find time to do anything else.
I love to sew and to craft and to make things lovely
for my home and family.

There are so many ideas on the web for making mittens from old sweaters!

                                                   
                                                                    Blessings

Friday, November 9, 2012

Kitchen Blessings

Sanding and priming .
See my new stove?
This is what started the make-over:)

I had my drawer fronts refaced,
what a difference it made.

My sweet grandson!
I painted the island a completely
different color.

See my chicken's?
I love the wains coat we glued in the center
of each cabinet.

The brick board added the cozy
touch it needed.
See the red top rail?
 

See my antique oatmeal canister?

My long counter top.
Love the brick board.

My chandelier is my most favorite touch!

My heart has been so full of His love and grace!
 
This the most beautiful kitchen I
have ever had!
 
I feel blessed beyond
words!
 
Blessings, Roxy
 


Monday, November 5, 2012

Whistle While You Work

I really love to iron!
 
Ok, your all thinking this girl needs to get a life!!
 
I like to get all the tops and bottoms,
that I may be wearing soon.
Also, I iron my aprons!
I like them to be clean and fresh and (not wrinkled)
 
And I put up my ironing board in the kitchen,
it is usually up in my/spare room/
sewing room/ect.
 
But I do enjoy being in the heart of my home.
I can listen to worship music, or a teaching tape.
Also maybe get a post started:)
And to watch what I may have cooking on the stove.
 
My sister can- not believe that I love to iron.
I told her one day maybe,
it's the only thing I can control
wrinkles!
 
We must be diligent,
and focus on what is really important!
Our time with the Lord
Honoring and respecting our Husbands!
Making our houses a Home...
 
I am so blessed!
I love to be a part of this,
amazing community of Bloggers.
 
Do Not Forget to VOTE!
(For those who live in the U.S.A.)
 


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Honoring Others


 
Showing Honor
 
I was just thinking how fast the holidays
are approaching, and to realize that another
year has gone by.
 
This is a picture of a surprise lunch
Birthday party given to me
last November.
 
I was turning 55 years young.
So that means in a matter of weeks I will be turning 56.
 
So what I have been thinking about
all this last year was the kindness,
and love, and I honor that was
shown to me!
 
It still brings tears to my eyes,
and a lump in my throat.
 
I believe in showing honor to those God,
has given us :
Family, and friends,
mentors, and Pastors.
 
We can show honor in so many different ways.
As you bless others, you yourself
will be blessed.
 
Maybe we can start now asking the Lord
for ways that we can show honor to others.
This holiday season could be a time to
really let others know what they have
meant to you.
 
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.
Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10
 
Blessings, Roxy

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Maintain the Difference

Every Knee Will Bow, Living From Glory To Glory Blog 

Every Knee Shall Bow 
I will make a difference
between My people
and your people
Exodus 8:23
The Lord has put a division;
see to it that you keep up
the division in spirit, aim,
Character, endeavors
and company.
Pharaoh had a people,
and the Lord has a people.
I always want to speak my heart,
As a woman  that desires to please the
Lord.
I must in keeping with a good conscience
say that anything done
on hallows eve, that looks like even an alternative
to trick or treat, makes me wonder
if this is being just like the world??
Blessings, Roxy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pressure Canning Chicken...

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Fruits Of Our Labor
Here is a picture of some of the chicken we
Pressured canned.
It was so easy to do, it just takes a long time
to process.
The class we took at our extension office
was really profitable.
Also, to learn to not be intimidated by pressure canning:)
We are hoping to become well stocked with meats.
It is so convenient to just open a
Jar of chicken or beef and add to your,
Soups or stews.
I am so blessed to have learned the love
Of home keeping,
From my own Mother.
In all labor there is profit
Proverbs 14:23
Blessings, Roxy

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mondays


Monday
I have always found it to be wise to try and keep my Mondays
free from any added appt. and such.
Then it allows me time to get my home in order,
washing caught up. Some meals planned out,
and maybe something sweet for the week.
But, I also realize Mondays can be the very beginning
of many a women's busy work week.
And my thought is this:
You all are amazing!
What I have seen and heard from many women
is this:
There hearts our at HOME...
Just know this, that just because you have to work or want to work,
your still a keeper of the home.
Your loving touches and concerns for
each person, is what make a
House a HOME.
May you be blessed and just know that your family
will know where your heart is!
Blessings, Roxy

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Everyone Says Glory...



The voice of the Lord...
Strips the forest bare;
And in His temple everyone says,
"Glory!"
Psalms29:9
A fresh glimpse of His Glory!
Be still and know
He is God.
I awoke to our first dusting of snow this morning.
It is time to be ready for shorter days,
And longer nights.
A cozy fire burning, and a longer time to spend
With the Lord and study.
I also got to check out all my favorite blogs,
and leave a comment on most of them.
I have found a sweet kinship with these
gals, seeing a part of their lives and homes.
How it must please the Father,
that we desire to be the home-keepers
 He spoke about in His Word!
I am thankful for each woman who has
inspired and encouraged me!
Thank-You
Blessings, Roxy

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