If God is speaking to you, nudging you to get up and do a certain thing, don't neglect it. God is not the One who loses. Every time we listen but run the other way, we lose. Every time we listen and run to apply it, we win. God is for us. God loves us. He proved it by giving us the Word and the path to follow.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Women have strengths that amaze men.....
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in..
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what
makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their
family and friends.
Women have vital things to say
and everything to give.
HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN,
IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
"One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple." Psalm 27:4
If I always keep these five words at the tip of my tongue then I could/can say I was a success.
With every ounce of my being...the Lord.
Trouble is I am weak and have scars to proof it. Even as a child I wanted to go to heaven for the opposite scared me so. Now after so many years with the assurance of my salvation I some how feel I have only touched the surface of God's love for me. Oh yes, we all will live for eternity..One alive and enjoying the "place He went to prepare for us" And others an eternal death to the place he has prepared for Satan.."living" in an eternal death wanting to die but forever not being able to. No amount of anti-depressants will work there.
No, Stephen Spielberg or King story will or even could begin to frighten you like hell should. Yet people still reject...they don't even give it the benefit of the doubt
As I finish my 10th sympathy flower arrangement (in the last week) for dear ones who have gone...which by the way has brought me to these thoughts, I am reminded how short life really is...why do I waste it on things that really don't amount to a pile of "nothing".
I pray that today and tomorrow and for how ever long I have left that I can put those 5 words in to practice.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
If you are like me, I tend to handle the major calamities in life better than the mundane, ordinary but definitely stress-inducing minutia of daily living. Psalm 23 has led me to believe that it is often the small pebble in my shoe, rather than the massive boulder on my path, that causes the greatest stress in my life. Life is so daily! Fortunately, so is God.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
We understand that the issue of child rape for profit is rampant everywhere in our world. This recent article from the NY Times shares more of the common realities faced by teen runaways across the nation. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/27/us/27runaways.html?_r=1&th&emc=th And note that the ...
Monday, November 9, 2009
Our good friend Betsy left this world unexpectedly Saturday, November the 7th,
She is, "finally home" with her Lord. In the 60's she was graduated from Moody, married Rodd, and together they went to Aruba as missionaries. In the 70's, she was left without a husband, and her 2 children without a father. Returning to Schroon Lake, she saw Tim and Tammy grow up, get married and give her 5 grandchildren. She became the admired grade school teacher at Mountainside Christian Academy, the greatly loved head of women's ministries at Mountainside Bible Chapel, a speech teacher for the women at the Word of Life Bible Institute, a speaker at women's conferences, an active participant in town events, and a friend to many who came to her for counsel. And yesterday, in heaven, she joined her parents, Jack and Marge Wyrtzen -- "finally home."
One of the first things that I think is who will fill the void that she leaves behind. Her children will miss her and grandchildren. I am sure her students will be effected too.
Everything can change in a blink of an eye...are we ready?
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Sofie Marie and Victoria Josephine, raced into the house. They did their usual greetings throughout the house setting up a ruckus as usual too.
Princess Sofie claimed her favorite spot which was on Grand-masters lap. The mistress and her little sister spent their time with Grand-mistress.
Unbeknown-st to everyone else Sofie decided to sneak into the kitchen to where the beloved Le'Gar-bage was kept.
Her highly bred princess nose began to search for something delectable to eat. And she found it!
She ate and ate tore and tore until her royal belly was as round as could be.
Now the Mistress took one look at her and knew that that royal belly was a bit too round and the foo foo beard a bit too greasy and followed the trail to the mess. After a scolding and a quick washing of her mouth they went home and settled down for the night.
Well everyone but the the Princess Sofie Marie, for her stomach began to rumble and rumble and gurgle and gurgle...and she felt sick all over. Day after day for four days later her royal highnie was not well.
It was then decided that she must go to the hospital and the Doctor Vet. hooked her up to an I.V. because after he took her X-ray they saw that that royal round belly was stopped up with a CORN COB....this was corking up the Princess royal intestines. Doctor Vet. scolded the princess too and and after two days and nights and the threat of surgery...Sofie Marie the Princess dog was finally feeling her self again.
Now every one in the kingdom hopes that Sofie Marie will have learned her lesson that Le' Gar-bage is not the place to find food...
and she and her little sister lived happily ever after.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Once upon a time, there was this Princess dog named Sofie Marie. Like most princesses she had everything her Royal Highnie would ever desire. A mistress that loved her very much. Both sets of Grand- mistresses that did too. All her canine cousins of her kingdom regarded her as the fairest in the land. Her dear, little sister, Princess Victoria Josephine, loved her most of all..
She was always groomed with the latest of "foo-foo" style. Had many of the o' couture, canine fashions. The most wonderful yard and forest to explore and rocks to climb. Oh, and squeaky toys and tiny tennis balls . Her bed was of the finest fleece and animal- printed coordinating duvet where she would slumber all day and early in the cold winter nights. In the summer she enjoyed long boat rides on a beautiful mountain lake...she loved pointing her noise to the wind and barking out greetings to Mr. and Mrs. Loon or at the other dogs that came from the city to spend the summer in her kingdom. One would think that she didn't need anything at all. For hunger and thirst were never present in her life she had more then enough of all the comfort and love from one and all.
Ah, but there was one thing that she most wanted and it was forbidden territory and highly frowned upon for such a fair princess to even THINK about such a place. This place was called, "Le'Gar-Bage". Oh, but the temptation at times was so great yes, even this princess who lacked nothing, would find herself drawn to it's tempting aromas. She didn't care if she would dirty herself with the grease and grim and stinky things. She didn't care if she would drive her Mistress to despair, no, all she cared about was to be able to dig and hunt and tear and spread anything and everything all over the floor. To her it was so much fun and and so delicious she did not stop to think of what would or could happen. This was so unbecoming for Princess and a very hard lesson her majesty to learn and obey.
One chilly, autumn, night the Mistress and her husband decided to get in the white chariot with wheels and journey to
her most favorite grand people of all. Victoria Josephine came too but Sofie Marie knew she was the favorite and decided to spend most of her time one of their laps.
To be continued tomorrow......