"Love your enemies! Do good to them! Lend to them! And don't be concerned that they might not repay. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to the unthankful and to those who are wicked! You must be compassionate, just as the Father is compassionate."
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
My baby turned 1 on November 26, 2011. It is hard to believe that a year ago he came into this world and how much he has grown since that day. I enjoy watching his personality shine and his abilities flourish. He had a very Happy Birthday. We love him so much and thank God for him.
Friday, November 25, 2011
"Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." – Albert Einstein
"Unbelief puts our circumstance between us and God, but faith puts God between us and our circumstances." – F.B. Meyer
"Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of God no matter what the conflict." – Unknown
Thursday, November 24, 2011
New International Version (NIV)
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
This is a great scripture that is perfect for not only today but everyday. I love God's word it gives hope, builds faith and instructs one how to live a fruitful and intentional life. Happy Thanksgiving to all and watch for signs and people whom may just be the Lord in disguise or someone that Jesus wants you to help to show his love. God is good all the time.
Monday, November 21, 2011
I am thankful for so many things and even in these hard times I strive to say Thanks to my Lord and thanks to all the people I encounter whom have given me a service and those I have never met but are serving (for instance all those in the military). Some days can look pretty bad or something can go wrong, but I must remember that God is still God and in control. Everything I have is because of him and I am here today because of him. He has met my families needs and continues to do so. He has shown me he cares for us. Thank you Lord for all you do in my life. I will fully rely on you. Thank you for your blessings and love. I not only want to remember you on this Thanksgiving holiday but everyday that I have breath.
I am grateful for:
Jesus, my savior
Bills being paid
All right Everything and everyone in my life :)
I just want to take the time to tell God how much he means to me and give thanks for my life. I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is an great tool that empowers the reader to understand the male and female role in marriage and how to improve communication, team work and the marriage overall. Women desire Love and men desire Respect. When a woman is being loved she will give respect and when a man is receiving respect he responds with love. When these needs are not being met the Crazy Cycle occurs but some steps can be made to prevent it and replace it with the Energizing Cycle. God made us this way to give men and women a deeper and understanding marital relationship. Ephesians 5:33 "However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." This book gives insight to what makes us different and why God made us this way for a greater purpose in our marriage.
I found this book easy to understand and apply. It has a section for just the husband to read and one for the wife so that they can study it together and apply the principles that will work for each one. This book related to the struggles and triumphs of married couples with many examples and even some about the author and his wife. I enjoyed gaining insight on how to have a great marriage in Christ. I realized why my husband and I may react negatively to each other and how to prevent such occurrences from happening often. I highly recommend this book to other married couples :) I have a greater understanding not only of my husband but of myself as well.
Friday, November 18, 2011
"A great flame follows a little spark." – Dante Alighieri
"We don't love others when we find them beautiful, we find others beautiful when we love them." – Josei Toda
"Great love and great achievements involve great risks." – Tenzin Gyatso
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
"Only those who knock deserve to find an open door." – Unknown
"Don't blame others for your failure to be fully accountable for your own life. If others are to blame then you have given them control." – Bob Perks
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." – Dale Carnegie
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
"To learn you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction." Proverbs 11: 12
"It is possible to give freely and become more wealthy, but those who are stingy will lose everything." Proverbs 11: 24
"Trust in your money and down you go! But the godly flourish like leaves in spring" Proverbs: 11:28
"If you refuse to discipline your children, it proves you don't love them; if you love your children, you will be prompt to discipline them." Proverbs 11: 24
I loved all I read in Proverbs today, but I wanted to share a few that help encourage me and give me some discernment. Everything I read did just that but these are a few that really stood out to me:)
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The top one is my Nolan as Darth Vader, getting ready to walk door to door :) Then My oldest Kellan whom just got out of prison, JK :). My husband and baby Logan as a turtle. My one and only beautiful girl as Dorothy. On the bottom are all my kids together along with Kellan's best bud. We had a nice walk which was good since we brought home a boat load of candy :) A pretty fun night with my family.
Friday, November 4, 2011
"Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions." – Dag Hammarskjold
"Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more." – Robert Collier
"Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." – Abigail Adams, First Lady
Courtesy of My Hebrew Name