Friday, June 10, 2011
Daily Ponderings: If life gives you lemmons, squeeze the juice into a water gun and squirt other people in the eyes. Definitely something to ponder right???? lol
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Daily Ponderings: Though he (just man or Christian) fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with His hand. Psalm 37:24
Proverbs 24:16 says that when a just man falleth he riseth up again.....hey that is great news right? Being a Christian does not make you perfect, so we are going to fail at times. The great news is though, that the Lord is there to pick us back up. He is holding us up with His hand. We can't do it alone for sure and we need His help. Thank God He is there for us no matter how many times we fall and no matter how many times we fail. He will always be there to pick us back up, dust us off and put us back on our feet so that we can start anew. What an awesome God we serve to never give up on us. Thank you Lord, for always picking me back up and giving me another chance to do it right the next time.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Daily Ponderings: So I have to tell on myself. I'm always in a hurry and I do everything in super fast mode. You will never see me "meandering". As usual I was in a hurry this morning but decided to stop at McDonalds for some unhealthy breakfast. I was coming one way towards the drive thru and this lady was coming another and we reached the point about the same time. Now I could have easily beat her and jumped in front of her but I didn't. I stopped and "did the right thing" and let her go first. Unfortunately the whole time I was behind her I was mumbling. "Ok lady now I let you go first so hurry up." Then she paid for her order and got her food and I saw her keep talking to the worker and so now she is delaying me right? So I'm mumbling again..."Oh come on lady good grief." So then I see her hand the lady some more money and so I'm thinking to myself she just placed another order...."GREAT!" ...but then she drove off and never got any more food. So I hurry up to the window and the lady says" that lady in front of you just paid for yours" and immediately I felt 1 inch high and I had to stop and apologize to God and ask for forgiveness for my attitude and grumblings. Boy did I feel like an ungrateful heel. So I caught up with her and thanked her via sign language through the car window....but boy oh boy did God speak to me first thing this morning. Wow! So the moral to this story is not only do the right thing but do the right thing with the right attitude. It means more and that's the way Jesus would do it!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Daily Ponderings: "Faith is not about everything turning out OK; Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out." ~ ??~
Thursday, May 26, 2011
So I was playing around and thought I would try embossing my whole card after I glued my flowers down and I really like that effect. It adds just enough oomph to the card that gives that little extra pizazz. It takes away from it being so plain. I opted not to emboss the sentiment so that it would stand out and not blend in with the rest of the card. The flowers were cut out of designer paper from Hobby Lobby. Then I used a piece of scrap paper left over from another project for the background. Very quick and easy. I love those kind of cards.
Daily Ponderings: Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
God isn't going to let you see the distant scene...so you might as well quit looking for it. He promises a lamp unto our feet, not a crystal ball into the future. We do not need to know what will happen tomorrow. We only need to know He leads us and "we will find grace to help us when we need it." ~ Max Lucado ~
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Daily Ponderings: ....I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19b
Do you feel as though you are wondering around in the wilderness? Is your life thirsting for something more while you are in the desert place? Does life seem all screwed up and have your dreams been crushed? Sometimes life doesn't always go the way we have it planned out in our minds and when it doesn't sometimes it can cause great frustration, heartache and even hopelessness. May I encourage you today that if your days seem dark and your life has been turned upside down, please ask God for help and He will make a way through that wilderness that you are wondering around in and He will provide water while you are in the desert. Let God make a way and allow Him to make the changes in your life and you will have joy again soon. You might have to skip over to plan B or even C but if you allow God to help He will and I promise you He will make a way.....in His time! Don't give up! Keep going forward!
My prayers are going out to all that have been affected by these horrific storms.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Daily Ponderings: Delight thyself also in the Lord, and He will give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalm 37:4
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Daily Ponderings: Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night? Job 35:10
Do you have a song in your heart today? Or has it ceased? When your days and nights are dark and full of worry God will give you a song in your heart. One of my favorite song lyrics is "Don't let the song go out of your heart, no matter how dark the day. Don't let the song go out of your heart, your troubles will soon fade away." Give your worries to Jesus and let Him replace them with a song.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Daily Ponderings: God is the strength of my heart. Psalm 73:26
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Daily Ponderings: Whosoever receiveth one of such children in my name, receiveth me....Mark 9:37 Children are very precious to God and they should be precious to us. Treat them with the respect they deserve and don't look at them as a nuisance. Spend quality time with them for they are our future and must be taught morals and values. Lack of character and morals is why our nation is in the mess it is in. Let's make a difference!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Daily Ponderings: "Make me to hear joy and gladness, Psalm 51:8
Sometimes I have to ask God to MAKE me hear joy and gladness espcecially when I am overwhelmed or stressed over something. I don't always concentrate on the positive so sometimes (more often than not) I have to ask God to show me the good and to MAKE me have and to hear joy and gladness around me. I have this verse on my bathroom mirror to remind me everyday to be more positive and to have more joy no matter what the circumstances. Not always an easy task I must admit. Enjoy your day!