Friday, April 25, 2008

GodStop Friday !

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This is a Major God Stop !! My husband has served at our current church for 10 years. There are some wonderful people in the church and they wanted to bless my husband for his faithful service and also for his birthday. The Personnel Team collected money and purchased him this car ! It is a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. It is beautiful and such a great blessing. My husband had a little Blue 1989 Dodge Ram Pickup truck that he and he loved his little truck. He faithfully drove it everyday. It did not have AC but he drove it anyway and just rolled down the windows. There is a boy in our church that has special needs. He is precious and also a handful. He loved George's truck ! He always asked George if he drove his truck. He always wanted to ride in the truck. So his Grandfather asked George if he could buy the truck for his grandson. We really were not looking to sell it but were glad for this gentleman to have it for his grandson.

This picture is of my middle daughter. She plays the guitar. She has been saving to buy an Electric Guitar. On Monday we were at a local amusement park with our Homeschool Group and Lydia said "Dad I found this money laying on the ground." She started counting it and it was over $50. My husband told her she should turn it in. She agreed and turned it in. The employee told her that if no one claimed it by the time the park closed that it would be hers. Well guess one claimed it so Lydia had a major God Stop and gave God the glory for her blessing.
Our family is truly grateful to God and to his wonderful people that seek to honor him and bless others ! Thank you Father !

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman

Cherish every moment. They grow up too fast ! Prom is Friday !

Monday, April 14, 2008

Rotten Fruit

Don't Ggo Rotten

I love God's Word. The Proverbs are so full of wisdom. I discover something new everytime I read the Bible. I love what verse 33 says....."Whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm." God promises us if we will just listen to Him then we will not have to worry at night when we lay our heads down to rest or any other time for that matter. It's like the trust of a child, the feeling of safety that comes from knowing their Daddy will keep them safe from harm. But if we do not choose wisdom and fear the LORD then we will be subject to eating the fruit of our ways and our schemes. Something tells me that fruit is rotten and bitter.
I also love how God uses everyday things to get His point across. There are a few more references to fruit. Psalm 1-" Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Not so the wicked ! They are like chaff that the wiind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgement, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked will perish."
I heard a sermon on this passage a long time ago and the Minister that delivered that message pointed out the progression of how people get "sucked in" to the evil ways and plans of others.
First they walk in the counsel of the wicked, next thing you know they are standing and listening to the ways of the wicked and before long they become so comfortable with the ways of the wicked that they end up having a seat, in the seat of mockers. We must be careful that we do not let the enemy so deceive us.
Another reference to fruit and probably the most familiar is in Matthew 7: 15-20 - "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them."
I think all I will say about this passage is : What kind of fruit are you bearing ? LORD help us to bear good fruit !
This next passage is about the best fruit of all. Galatians 5:22 - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."
This of course is good fruit. Let us all be careful that we always seek the LORD in everything we do. We must bear good fruit, not bad fruit or we may end up eating our own rotten fruit !

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Happy Birthday To My Beloved !!!

Today is my darling husband's 43rd birthday. I am only 6 weeks behind him. He had a wonderful morning of golf. Our girls blessed him with presents and cake. Now we are off to Tony Roma's his favorite place to eat ribs !!!
Happy Birthday George !!!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

New Pics

Here are a few new pictures that I want to share. The first one is of Holli and her fella Tyler. Aren't they precious. Tyler found out the other day that I like him and approve of him so I guess I can go ahead and say it out loud now ! They have a Godly relationship(don't you Tyler). They will be attending a Homeschool Prom in a few weeks so they decided to go ahead and have their pictures made early.

This next group of pictures is from the play Beauty and the Beast that all 3 of our daughters and 4 of Tyler's siblings were in. This one is of my Lydia who played Honey the bread seller and Jacob (Tyler's brother) who played Chip.
This is my youngest Abigail. She played Fluffy the dog/footstool. She always(usually always)plays an animal. She has been the Crocodile in Peter Pan and Toto in the Wizard of Oz.
This is some good friends of ours. The one in the hat is Caleb (Tyler's brother). The other 2 are brothers and their characters were hilarious. Ryan (the younger one) was LaFou and Connor was Gaston. They did a great job.
This is Holli who played Belle and Destry(a college student) who played the Beast.
This is Holli "petting" Fluffy (Abigail). The boxed girl in the background is Casey(Tyler's sister) who played Chessie. The little girl in the foreground played the feather duster.
Here is a good one of "Gaston" trying to tell "Belle" that they were going to be married !
The above proposal made "Honey" and "Paige" (our friend Anna Lee) cry !
This one is of "Belle" and "Beast" almost professing their love ! YIKES !
These 2 cuties are Elijah and Josiah (Tyler's 2 youngest brothers). They have stolen my heart !
The kids had a great time doing the play. I hope you enjoy the pics as I enjoyed posting about them !

Friday, April 4, 2008

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Ok so it's God Stop Friday again. Well today has been my day for God Stops ! My family is facing some upcoming decisions. Life changing decisions I might add. Well my husband said to me the other day that we need to fast and pray over these decisions. I said ok I will pray but you can handle the fasting. Those of you that know me know how I mean that. Well this morning I woke up and God was impressing on me to fast. Believe it or not I did not argue, I did it. Of course the enemy started to fight me right away. On Wednesday and Friday my friend Jennifer stops to pick up breakfast for all of us that work Mother's Day Out. So she called this morning to get our order. I told her what Holli wanted and asked her to just get me an orange juice. I thought I will make it ok on O.J. and was expecting a small size. My good friend Jen ordered me a large and guess what girls it was the size of a Mickey D's Sweet Tea ! I was floored! That was a God Stop !
The next God Stop was that my BFF Patty called me this morning and we got to pray together over the phone. It was awesome ! She too had not eaten anything this morning so God had directed our prayer time together.
I had a great day but am still seeking God for clarity of direction.