Friday, December 19, 2008

God is Good!

I know God heard my crys because I am at such peace today. It is like when you wake up to a beautiful sunny day after many days of rain, just that glorious refreshing feeling you get from your head to your toes. This is a short post today but I wanted to let you know what an awesome God I serve.

Hebrews 13:5 (New International Version)
5Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."

Thursday, December 18, 2008

are you heavy laden?

I am feeling stressed and tired and worn. I can hear God speaking to me from Matthew 11:28-30 " Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." I need to feel God's arms around me at this moment. The stresses of money can wear on the heart, soul and body. I ask for prays from my friends that I releases my worries to God and that He reveals to me what I need to do. I know that I am very blessed and God has and will continue to take care of us. Just expressing my heart. Much love to all during this Christmas season.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

it won't be like this for long

I was checking on friends tonight as they are gearing up for deployment. My heart aches for my dear friends who are having to go through this chapter in their life but as this song by Darious Rucker "It Won't be Like this for Long", I pray that time will go by fast for you ladies. As it says in Ecclesiastes 3:1 "To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven." I know God will hold each of you in his arms over the next year, walk with you when you need a friend, hold you when you need to cry and carry you when you just don't have the strentgh.

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. They are plans for good and not harm, to give you future and a hope."

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I was getting ready this morning for my open house and thought I would take a few things with me: my open house basket which is filled with balloons, scissors, curling ribbon, candles, pens, open house sign in sheets, business cards and info on the house as well as my phone and a book (just in case no one shows up because it is toooooooo cold outside). As I was at my open house (waiting for the crowds to come through) I did some calculating of the homes in the neighborhood to get the price per square foot and made a few business related calls. Still no one, I decided to read in my One Month to Live book, yep I am still reading it and I probably should be done by now but obviously I am was about your GPS (Global Positioning System). Not sure about you but I don't have one of these useful tools in my car and so wished I did at times. Anyway, I am rambling....

What do you use as your daily GPS - daily reading of a devotion book, daily time reading your bible, reading the paper, watching the news, listening to the radio, or nothing at all just hoping your day goes good. In today's reading it talks about GPS-Our gifts, our passions and our struggles. God has given each of us a gift to use to glorify Him and when we are using our gifts it brings a smile to His face. These are considered spiritual gifts. And yes we all have spiritual gifts, you just have to figure out what it is. What do you do well? Ask your friends what they think your gifts may be. "We find our place and purpose in life when we discover our passion." Second God gives us a passion/desire. What is the desires of your heart? I believe these desires are put in your life for a reason and at just the right time, so you can bring glory to Him. God gives us a gift to use and he gives us a passion to pursue. If you don't know what your true passion is, take notice of what you get caught up in during the day or week, that you just can't seem to get enough of and truly enjoy what you are doing. Ah ha, your passion. I love baking and someday want to have a bakery/coffee shop. When His children are happy, He is happy; just as when you have children, you are happy when they are happy. Lastly our God is a loving God and knows the importance of struggles. We don't always enjoy these struggles but we learn to depend on Him. I can sure vouch for that the past few months. I have surely been turning to God more and more and during these struggles and finding out more about myself. God uses these struggles, not only to make us stronger, to encourage us to turn to Him and to help others who may be experiencing the same things. Don't hide your life so others can't learn from you. 'Dr. Seus once said, "Be who you are because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Our greatest pleasure in life often comes from serving others, from giving them what no one else can provide in that exact time and place, whether it's a hot meal, a kind word, a listening ear, or a strong shoulder. We must be willing to be guided bu the One who knows us best.' (day17 pg 132).

Use your GPS daily to find your way through this wonderful life. Blessings to all.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Now I lay me down

I have been reading through blogs and I am amazed at many things. First the world out there that most of us don't realize exist. Second, the need of God love, grace and gentleness. Third, the loss that people are going through on a daily basis. I am so thankful to my GOD. If you ever think your life is rough I have heard people say that it could be worse. Yes it can but the strength that these families have is nothing but GOD. My mind is just racing with things I want to say and can't seem to get the words out. My heart aches for the families that are in need right now and for the families who have experienced the loss of a child. I have found a site that is now dear to my heart and I wan to help spread the word about this service. Check out their website and please pass it on to your family and friends because you never know who may need this service. The need for this is great and unfortunately I have a dear friend who could have used this service. This blog is going to be short and I hope to be able to get on screen what all I want to say tomorrow. Blessings to all and good night.