Monday, November 23, 2009

Giving Thanks...

I am thankful for my Father. My amazing Father. My Abba Father. A Father that loved me (and you) so much that He sent His Son to suffer through hours and hours of pain and torture. How is it that He could love me so much? I'm so unworthy. Unworthy doesn't begin to describe me. And yet, He loved me anyway. In spite of all the sins and wrong decisions He knew I would make. Yet, He loved me enough.

Like the old song goes,:

He paid a debt He did not owe and I owed a debt I could not pay. I needed someone to wash my sins away. And now I sing a brand new song 'Amazing Grace'. Christ Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay.

Isn't His love AMAZING?!?!?!

I am also thankful for my Godly Daddy and Mother. I am thankful that I was raised in a Christian home and taught to love Jesus. I am thankful for my sister who although had a rough past, but has turned her life around and now serves God and is sharing her story and ministering to so many women.

I am thankful for my Christian husband who loves me and our children with all of his being. Who always puts our needs before his needs. I am thankful that he is the head of our household and he takes responsibility for us. I am thankful for my rowdy boys. They are truly a joy and blessing to us. They are both unique in their own way and already our oldest son, at only three years old, has a tender heart towards Jesus.

I am thankful for each and every one of you. God has blessed me with sweet, precious, loving friends that encourage me and love on me via the 'Blogger Land'. I love all of you. I'm so happy that I have been able to meet most of you in person and I look forward to meeting the rest of you!

Thank you all for taking time out of your busy lives to read the few words that I post. I really appreciate all the encouraging comments you all give. I'm praying that all of you have a wonderful and joyful Thanksgiving.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Photos

We spent the day together yesterday, riding around just looking. We came across the old barn and I hoped some pictures would turn out okay. I played around with them on

The boys are growing so fast. It wont be long and they'll be teenagers...Oh Lord help me!
I'm praying for you all to have a blessed weekend!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Through the Fire

So many times I’ve questioned certain circumstances of things I could not understand. Many times in trials, weakness blurs my vision and my frustration gets so out of hand.  It’s then I am reminded, I’ve never been forsaken, I’ve never had to stand a test alone.  When I look at all my victories, His spirit rises up in me and in my weakness He will make me strong.

He never promised that the cross would not get heavy, or that the hill would not be hard to climb.  He never offered a victory without fighting but He said help would always come in time. Just remember when your standing in the valley of decision and the adversary says “give in”. Just hold on, our Lord will show up, and he will take you through the fire again.


You may recognize these words if you’ve heard this song.  It’s one of my favorites and it always lifts me up.  I hope it has ministered to you.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Welcome to my NEW LOOK

Welcome to my "New Look"! Courtesy of Ms. Edie and Aunt Lisa Shaw! I love it!!! Thank you both!!!


Oh What a Failure, BUT Oh, What a Savior

Romans 2:12 – For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law ; And as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law

Romans 3:23 – All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Isaiah 60:16 (b) – I am the Lord thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

So many times, in so many ways I’ve failed Him. But He is so much bigger than all my failures. No matter how many failures, no matter how many short comings, GOD IS BIGGER! He still loves me. He still loves YOU! We are precious in His sight. Oh, what a Savior!