18 April 2017
02 April 2017
18 March 2017
when my grandkids stay overnite, i play worship music as they sleep. well, tonite, Gabriel awoke and just missed making it to the potty. when he went back to bed, i thought he had gone back to sleep. but then i heard a voice coming from where he was sleeping. at first i thought he was talking to his brother, which is a no no when they should be sleeping, but his brother was asleep. he was singing praise to God in a language i can not understand. but the joy in my heart and the smile on my face reflects of how proud i am of him. i sit here listening to him praise God. it is really beautiful to hear him sing, even if he can't sing at all. his praise is music to God's ears. i am at peace with Gabriel singing his praise to Him.
out of the mouths of babes, Your praises r heard. i am blessed to hear that praise sung to God by my grandson. i can only hope that God's praise becomes his life. after all, he is named after God's messenger angel.
grandchildren bring such joy into our lives. they really r blessings that we get to enjoy in our old age.
I LOVE MY GRANDBABIES!!!
09 March 2017
06 March 2017
06 March 2017: Morning
EVERYWHERE I GO:
Romans 8:28 NASB
 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
THE BIG PICTURE
Romans 8:28 may be the most often quoted and misunderstood verse in all of the New Testament. It must be taken as a whole, not in pieces, for its truth to be rightly applied.
For many Christmases, my wife bought one of those 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles as a family holiday project. We would get out a little card table, dump the box out, and get to the task of putting that puzzle together. I don't know if any of our boys particularly liked jigsaw puzzles, but we managed to make it into a sort of competition somehow, and they did like that.
When you're working a puzzle that size, it helps to find the corners, then fill in the outer edge, then the interior. I can't tell you the number of times one of us said, "There has to be a piece missing. I've touched every piece on this table, and not one of them fits this space."
A lot of us view life like a jigsaw puzzle. It's as if God has handed us the pieces and we struggle to make them fit. But God does not see it that way. In this puzzle we call life, He sees the whole even as we fumble with the pieces, and He causes it all to work together for our good and His glory for those who love Him, and are called according to His purpose.
looking at life from a jigsaw puzzle:
it helps to find the corners:
locating a corner makes it easier to see the shape of the piece needed.
Christ is the cornerstone needed to begin putting our life together.
then fill in the outer edge:
as each outer edge is put in place, glimpses of what it is inside can be seen.
after Christ is established as the cornerstone, our outer edging which includes friends and activities r cleaned up and made straiter.
then the interior:
with the corners and edges in place, the more difficult task of putting the interior of the puzzle together begins in earnest.
now that Christ is firmly established as the cornerstone and our outward life is reflecting that, our more hidden interior is now being worked on. each piece that once was hidden in the mass of puzzle pieces can now be seen but not yet fit into the puzzle. this is where we find out that God works all things. He it is that configures our life to fit perfectly in the mix of all the other pieces.
there is no other that can fit ur puzzle perfectly together and have it display properly.
each of us must come to a point in life that we surrender all that is holding us back. when we do, the puzzle is no longer a mass of unfittable pieces but a beautiful work of art that cannot be duplicated
25 February 2017
i am still trying to wrap my head around what happened on 23 February 2017. i was thrown for such a loop that it really did throw my plans to the wind in a good way. if my friend hadn't stepped in, we would not have had dinner that nite. let me start from the beginning...
the day started like any other, hubby got up and went to work and i slept until 0700 hrs. each morning i spend time with my Daddy in His Word and prayer for an hour or so. just b4 i rose to get my day started, i was asking Daddy to help me get everything that still needed to get done for my little anniversary dinner, give me patience so i could handle whatever came up. i was speaking out loud what i was gonna start with and praying that hubby would enjoy what i made for dinner. i was smart as i had thought ahead to get the homemade ranch dressing and sour cream done the day b4. but i was still undecided on the desert i wanted to do but was pretty sure it would be chocolate covered peanuts, possibly with a touch of peanut butter. (never made the chocolate.)
total count of roses 36.
we got out the door just b4 1030 hrs. by the time we made it to Applebee's, it was near 1045 hrs. Ken decided to forego the brunch and make it a lunch. so he asked me if there was anywhere or anything i needed. i told him how i needed narrower shoes as i have lost quite a bit of weight. he asked where i wanted to look for them and said Sears cuz i usually find what i want there. i really like Sketchers and i know Sears has a good selection. he took me to Sears and thought he might look for more comfortable shoes for himself for work.