Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Never Forget

"On the morning of September 11 2001, 2,976 people from 93 nations lost their lives in New York, at the Pentagon, and on Flight 93.
Today, we pause to remember that moment of horror and pray for those left scarred by those terrible events."

We remember the first time we
heard the news.
We recall the first time we saw those images.
We remember the way our thoughts
and prayers were with those families
who lost loved ones.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them again today.

O God of Comfort – though the years have passed, you are faithful still.

Yesterday, today and forever; let your love and peace endure.

We remember those who survived.
We recall their heart-breaking stories.
We remember that their lives are forever scarred by those moments.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them again today.

O God of Healing - though the years have passed, you are faithful still.

Yesterday, today and forever; let your love and peace endure.

We remember the pain we felt.
We recall the bereavement and bitterness of the aftermath.
We remember that you are a God of redemption and restoration.
Help us forgive those who caused so much trauma,
and that we may find release in that forgiveness.

O God of forgiveness - though the years have passed, you are faithful still.
Yesterday, today and forever; let your love and peace endure.

We remember that you love the world.
We recall you sent your Son to bring reconciliation and salvation.
We remember your Spirit inhabits your Church.
Help us bring your comfort and peace to all.

O God of hope - though the years have passed, you are faithful still.

Yesterday, today and forever; let your love and peace endure.


Monday, September 10, 2012

You are Equipped

“Every Scripture is God-breathed...so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16–17, AMP)

God has equipped you with everything you need to fulfill your destiny through His Word. That means you are well able to do what He has called you to do. You can accomplish your goals. You can fulfill your dreams! You have the ideas, the creativity, and talent to be successful. You can overcome any obstacle. You’ve been armed with strength for every battle.

Not only has God equipped you, but He is also working on your behalf. He has already gone before you and lined up the right people and the right opportunities. You have everything you need to live a victorious life — you were created to excel!

You may not have seen it in the past, but if you’ll stay in faith, it’s just a matter of time; victory is on its way. Don’t settle where you are. Don’t have a weak, defeated mentality. Have the attitude, “I am anointed. I can accomplish my dreams. I can overcome any obstacle. I am empowered by the Creator of the universe, and I am thoroughly equipped for every good work that God has called me to!”

Heavenly Father, thank You for equipping me. Thank You for empowering me. Help me to stay focused on Your Word and Your plan for me today. Help me to walk in Your anointing so that I can do all You’ve called me to do. I bless You today in Jesus’ name. Amen.

(Courtesy of Today's Word with Joel & Victoria Osteen)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Hero

I had a phone call yesterday with a friend. A normal phone call turned into an opportunity to lift someone up, to praise the Almighty and worship together.

This woman I was speaking to is an amazingly strong lady! She has gone through so much in the last couple of years. She like most of us has gone back and forth in her relationship the Lord. She told me she has dove in head first this time and she is seeing the difference. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you…Matthew 6:33

We talked a lot about how we are to be open and willing to receive God’s blessings. We are good enough to receive all of them. Jesus paid the price for us, with His own blood so that we can be free and enjoy all the blessings we have and those that are yet to come. If we come to God not expecting much we won’t get very much. But, if we expect all that He has to offer we can be showered with His blessings. Like the old Santa Claus saying, “If you believe, you receive.” I am thankful for the blessings that haven’t even been given to me yet. Thank you, Jesus. I know I can always count on you.

Last week, I was a little down because of my finances and other things (like needing a new water pump for my car, arg!) and my mother would not let me feel sorry for myself. She said, If God brings you to it, He will also bring you through it. He will turn your trials into triumphs. BELIEVE, Believe in him. He is the answer to everything. Well, I keep my head up… I prayed for blessings… I thanked him before they got here….And I praised him, when they did get here! Open your mind and heart to everything He has to offer. He wants to give it all to you.

My Hero is coming to my rescue. He’s coming to save the day.


The Teacher

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back To School

Well, yesterday I officially had a 6th grader and a 3rd grader. We figured up that the next time Nathaniel and Jakob will be in the same school, Nate will be a senior in high school. That's almost unimaginable.

Nate started middle school and when he got in the car afterward he said "Today felt like a week.". He was very emotional last night and didn't really want to go back today. I am praying the nervousness and worry away and praying that he is courageous through out the day. I told him, this is one of the many things to come that Momma just can't do for him.

Jakob got his lockable color box keys taken away and was sent to the end of the lunch line for talking! Typical Jakob!! Yesterday wasn't as bad for him, just boring he said. I told him that won't last long. Praying that he can stay focused and use that little mouth of his only at appropriate times! He's such a funny little guy! No doubt he was cracking jokes when he into trouble.

I saw this little prayer on Facebook yesterday and it just seemed to sum up my thoughts exactly.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Well, it's been awhile. Things are going pretty good at the new job and we have lots of new things going on.

You may have to excuse any typos or punctuation errors as I have given up (for the moment) and am writing today's post on my IPhone. I am having computer issues!!

I have a company issued laptop with all sorts of security settings. When I go to Blogger through Internet Explorer it says I don't have the correct browser. Said I needed to download Google Chrome. Did that. Still won't allow my to do anything. Said I need to allow cookies and enable Java Scripts. Followed directions and did that. (I think!). Still no work-y! Anyone out there have any idea what I'm doing or not doing that can fix my problem. I really want to get back to blogging. Help!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

31 Days of Love

For the next 3 weeks I will be Louisville, KY.  I will be in school, getting trained for my new career at Humana.  This was a prayed for position and one of my written visions of faith that has come to be.  Glory be to God! 
For the next 31 days, I will be drowning in my new career with training, getting my feet wet and what not, so I’m leaving you with theses links. 
These are “31 Days of Love” links from http://www.time-warp.blogspot.com/ that Darlene did for the month of October.

"31 Days of Love" will challenge you daily to live beyond yourself, to put aside your preconceived ideas of what romance should look like, and seek out true love that is sacrificial and intentional.

This journey is merely a stepping stone of many that I pray will continue on in your hearts long past the 31 days.
Try to do just one a day, as I won’t be posting again until December.
Love to all!

November 1

November 2

November 3

November 4

November 5

November 6

November 7

November 8

November 9

November 10

November 11

November 12

November 13

November 14

November 15

November 16

November 17

November 18

November 19

On October 20, Darlene put her 31 Days of Love on hold so she could care for her ill father. Day 20 will be an older post on my own marriage.  Days 21 -31 will something related to marriage.  If Darlenes post's pick up, I'll slide her right back in where she picks up.

And it now has occured to me that there are only 30 days in November, so at that, we're done.  I hope you have enjoyed the links.  Blessings!

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Pumpkin Parable

What it was like to be a Christian.
It's like being a pumpkin: 

God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off you may have gotten from the other pumpkins.
Then he cuts the top off and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc.
Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."

John 8:12 "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

2 Corinthians 4:6 "For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ."

Matthew 5:14-16 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."

Since this is the time for goblins and bats
Halloween parties and ghosts and cats
Weird costumes and strange masks too
These are the things I wish for you-
May the only ghost that comes to stay
Be the Holy Ghost to guide your way.
May the only spirits you chance to meet
Be the spirits of love & warm friends sweet.
These are Halloween wishes for you
And may God bless you in all you do.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Book Mark

Joshua 1:7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the laws my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

My son Nathaniel brought me a book mark yesterday with a shortened version of the verse above and said, “Here Mommy. Take this with you on your trip.”  Nate amazes me sometimes.  He can be so sensitive to my needs.  He made my day and couldn't help but get teary as I hugged him. 

It was just what I needed. 

Here in the next few days I will be taking a GIANT leap of faith. This is what I needed to calm my fears, my worry and my anxiousness.  And even my little ten year old boy knew, the Lord will be with me. I mustn’t be afraid, but strong and courageous. A blind leap is to jump totally relying on faith, right?  Well, my faith is in Jesus and I can do anything with Him by my side.

I’m ready!  Let’s do this!