Monday, October 31, 2011

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(From Amy’s blog)

Read the passage and find the one thing I believe God is telling me that morning. Then I journal about it using the acrostic SOAP as a guide.

S: Scripture-Write the ONE scripture that I feel God is using to speak to me in today’s reading

O: Observation-What might He be telling me with that scripture?

A: Application-How can I apply it to my life?

P: Prayer-What is my prayer to ask God in helping me to make that application?

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Sunday, October 30, 2011




I will not be discouraged

To be sad or to cry

I refuse to be downhearted

And here's the reason why

I have a God who's mighty

Who's sovereign and supreme

I have a God who loves me

And I am on his team

He is all wise and powerful

Jesus is his name

Though everything is changeable

My God remains the same

My God knows all things happening

Beginning to the end

His presence is my comfort

He is my dearest friend

When sickness comes to weaken me

To bring my head down low

I call upon my mighty God

Into his arms I go

When circumstances threaten

To rob me of my peace

He draws me close unto his bosom

Where all my strivings cease

And when my heart melts within me

And weakness takes control

He gathers me into his arms

He sooths my heart and soul

The great "I AM" is with me

My life is in his hands

The son of the Lord is my hope

It's in his strength I stand

I refuse to be defeated

My eyes are on my God

He has promised to be with me As through this life I trod

I'm looking past all my circumstances

To Heavens throne above

My prayers have reached the heart of God

I'm resting in his love

I give God thanks in everything

My eyes are on his face

The battle's his, the victory's mine

He will help me win this race

(author unknown)

that word discouraged means to deprive of confidence,hope,spirit, to hinder, ohhh how many times have we had our hearts set on something only to get our spirit crushed, our dreams crushed, there's am old hymnal that goes I will not be defeated I will not be defeated no I'll not be defeated anymore.... that’s a great history that comes with the older songs,when we sing do we know what we’re singing,,  do we believe what we’ re singing or is it just a song, God has a plan & a purpose for each & every one of us & one of those things is not to be defeated (Jer.29:11) For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord,plans to prosper you and not to harm you,plans to give you hope and a future

Friday, October 28, 2011

His Table For Two Book Giveaway


For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.

1 Corinthians 14:33

Sharon ,from His Table For Two is having a giveaway, this sounds like a great book whether for reading for yourself or to help encourage others

“ I Used To Be So Organized’’ can also be purchased through Proverbs 31 Ministries

Monday, October 24, 2011



And the Lord answered me and said write the Vision and make it plain upon tables that he may run that readeth it, for  the vision is yet for an appointed time but at the end it shall speak and not lie, though it tarry, wait for it for it will surely come it will not tarry

In this chapter God is encouraging Habakkuk  not to give up on the vision he has given him, to hold on, to keep believing in chapter 3 vs. 17-19) Habakkuk is praying that no matter what comes he will believe & rejoice in the Lord

(vs..17 ) although the fig tree shall not blossom,neither shall fruit be in the vines the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat,the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls(vs.18) yet will I rejoice in the Lord I will joy in the God of my salvation (vs19)The Lord God is my strength and he will make my feet like hinds feet and he will make me to walk upon high places to the chief singer on my stringed instruments

no matter how it looks around him, even when it looks all is lost & the vision is nowhere near coming to pass , he still  decides  with a made up mind to worship & praise God for the vision

Has God given you a vision, does it seem a far off, remember what God said


write it on your heart, mediate on it, for faith is the substance of things hoped for


do you have a vision, run with it! stand on it , let no one deter you from believing  in it


God’s timing is not our timing, if he spoke it, it ill come in due season, our job is  to keep believing, to keep looking for it


even though it looks near imposable,wait for it, keep standing tall in your faith, run with the promise God has given you, keep it on your heart, praise him for it & thank him in advance for bringing it to pass


Sunday, October 16, 2011



The theme of our conference was BELIEVE , (Because Emanuel Lives I Expect Victory Every time) to be our first it was awesome!nest year’s speaker has already been booked

what does the word Believe mean to you? (Jn.14:1) Believe in God, Believe also in me (Ac.8:37) I Believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God (Ac.16:31) Believe on the lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, are just a few of the many scriptures on Believe

The word Believe will also lead you into a deeper search of Faith & Hope, if we Believe then we have hope & it is faith that keeps that hope alive

enjoy  some of the Believe images I’ve came across the net

believe14 believe06

believe08this one reminds how  only God can put the pieces back together & make us whole again

believe03when we see a rainbow we are reminded of God’s promise  


when Jesus was on the cross because the thief believed  he told him this day thou shalt be with me in paradise





Thursday, October 13, 2011


If you’ve never been to the Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge Tenn.I encourage you to go,last week when a group of us ladies from church were in Chattanooga  we decided to go in between conference times & it was a 2 hour drive from where we were attending the conference, getting us back to the hotel around 1:30 am & having to be at the conference the next morning at 8:00 but boy was it worth it!four women running on 4 hours sleep & trying to get ready in one room was a hoot to!

this is their final season they say the expense to feed the animals is getting too expensive so I’m returning this next coming weekend with my husband as we’d talked about going for years , so I get to see it again yea! when I made the reservations it only let me choose 2 rows putting up way up on row K but when I called & asked what does open seat mean on the site they asked would I like to be closer & bumped me down 5 rows to center F whoo hoo!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


 After walking around the yard today seeing what else needed to be done ,I noticed flowers that’s never been there before , we’ve been here about 22 years & today’s the first I've ever seen of these flowers, flower03 perhaps the tornado blew some seed  my way but I’d like to think  Jesus sent me flowers today ,there were the sweetest purple ones at the corner of the yard  flowers01  flowers02 around the propane tank there were the sweetest little white ones,  like tiny daises where  the tree took out my blueberries , morning glories has popped up, I looked up morning glories & found they are the symbol of a new day, flowers04we’re still making repairs from the tornado but we are blessed & a new day is coming, I laughed as I thought of how many times I‘ve tried to get a nice flower bed going & all of a sudden these flowers appear everywhere, the thought came  to me “Jesus gave me flowers today” I took it a step further & found

Solomon 2 :12

The flowers appear on the earth the time of the singing of the birds is to come & the voice of the turtle dove is heard in our land

some of the best things in this life are free, John 8:36 says if the son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed

look around you & see the beauty God has placed in your life, embrace all the “free things” that make you smile

Monday, October 3, 2011


 pear07This past week  our sweet keyboardist blessed us all with more pears than we knew what to do with, for three days there was washing, peeling, cooking, canning, what to do with all those pears! I have to admit I got a little happy when I came across  some that were too far gone, one less to peel LOL

pear02 with mine I made pear sections,pear honey & pear preserves, in the mist of all this non ending pear madness lol I began to hear “what kind of pear are you” nooo Lord you’re not about to give me a message for this ,surely not! lol I hear it again”what kind of pear are you” as a child of God we are like the pear, we’re all  a part of the same tree connected to the same branch in which we draw life from(Jesus)but yet  different which gives us the ability to grow & learn from each other,one thing about pears is that they ripen very quickly once picked & must be dealt with quickly pear06 ,some are green & hard,some mellow & soft,some appear to be good but are blemished on the inside, some are rotten but can be still be saved



is it hard for people to get through to you, do you put up walls perhaps to keep from getting hurt, perhaps to keep from feeling the conviction of God’s calling, do you know someone that has a hard heart? “For God maketh my heart soft” (Job23:16)

(SOFT? )

when someone does us wrong Prov.15:1 tells us that a soft answer turneth away wrath(NOT WHAT IT SEEMS?)

do you have the world fooled like the pears, some appeared to be spotless & perfect but peeling began to revel hidden blemishes & rot “But the Lord said unto Samuel,look not on his countenance nor on the height of his stature because I have refused him for the Lord seeth not as man seeth appearance but the Lord looketh on the heart


“woe unto you scribes & Pharisees,hypocrites for ye are like unto whited sepulchers which indeed appear beautiful outward but are within full of dead men's bones  & of all uncleanness,even so  ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men but within ye are full of hypocrisy &iniquity(Matt 23:27-28)

Job 33 tells us(vs.4) The spirit of God  hath made me & the breath of the almighty hath given me life (vs.7) I also am formed out of the clay ,aren’t you glad God doesn’t throw away the clay? like the pears, a lot could of been thrown away but there was still life in  them, there were still possibilities within them out of  hard pears there came beautiful pear halves pear04 God can take a hard heart & turn it into something beautiful for his glory,from the soft pears came pear preserves pear05 from the rotten  & ones that seemed no hope after removing the rot  there came beautiful pear butter pear03 because I didn’t throw the  ugly pears away, there came an abundance of blessings, God never throws the clay away, he simply takes it & remolds  back to where it belongs, “so do not throw away your confidence it will be richly rewarded,you need to preserve so that when you have done the will of God you will receive what he has promised(Heb.10:35-36)

whatever your need in life is, as long as you have breath you have that chance to reach out & touch the hem of his garment, let God remold you today & make you what you outta be it may appear we’re too far gone at times but as long as we’re still connected to the branch, there is life, there is hope, that branch is Jesus & in him there is hope! “abide in me and I in you as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself except it abide in the vine no more can ye abide in me, I am the vine, ye are the branches, he that abideth in me and  I in him the same bringeth much fruit for without me you can do nothing’’ (John15:4-5)

Let God mold you today & turn you into something beautiful for his glory!

Saturday, October 1, 2011



has God gave you a dream?

are you seeking after his will in your life?

have you achieved what he’s called you to do?

Deut.28:1 and it shall come to pass if thou  shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God,to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above al nations of the earth