YES, WE HAVE ANOTHER BIRTHDAY IN THE HOUSE.... THIS IS AN AMAZING MAN IN EVERY WAY POSSBILE... HE IS MY HUSBAND AND A GREAT DAD TO THE BOYS... HE IS GETTING UP THERE I TOLD HIM NOT LONG NOW UNSTILL THE BOTH OF US REACH THAT NEXT DECADE IN LIFE.... HE SAID I NOT GETTING OLD I'M NOT I SAID I'M NOT...
We decided earlier this week we would get together has a family.... Mom made her famous homemade pizza... I can remember growing up we always wanted mom's pizza and my cousins always were requesting mom's pizza when they come over to visit... We had a good time of fellowship.... My sister had her hubby called me before we left he said make sure you bring the music... Yes, my sister really enjoyed singing for God.... I just really miss being able to sing with my other sister also. Anyway, back in September I was helping mom clean a little in the basement... Our boys think it is the greatest thing to do at mama and papa go treasure hunting in the basement I believe (well that besides their swimming pool in the summer months)... You know we all moved back in 2006 to different counties... If you have ever moved you know our things get lost in the bustle of moving... In September, I found some of our sound tracks in fact about 12 of them that were missing.... My sister and I was going over those songs last night... We had forgotten about some of them and even the words... You all know God has to remind you sometimes He is in control of our life's.... If I remember correctly God gave us this song when we started the process of fostering to adopt the boys.. Read the words of this song and I added it to my play list first song....
The Father has a plan, thought it's hard to see it now
You feel you're walkin' all alone, but He is there, no doubt,
When the storm around you rages, and you're tossed to and fro
When you're faced with life's decisions, not sure which way to go
Stand still and let God move
Standing still is hard to do
When you feel you have reached the end
He'll make away for you
Stand still and let God move
When the enemy surrounds you and the walls are closin'in
When the tide is swiftly rising and you wonder where He's been
Friend there never was a moment that His arms weren't reaching out
You can rest assured and be secure, God is moving right now
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Yes, I can praise the Lord in everything--even in the good times and the bad times :( I can certainly be thankful to the Lord for this answer prayer... Our little Gracie and her brother and sister have been restated on their insurance with the state... I am so happy for the past two months these kids have been without insurance do not ask us why, but someone decided they needed to cancel their insurance.... I know the family is very grateful they even went back and picked up the tab at the hospital in the ER when she was so sick in September and had walking pneumonia... I know now God is still watching out for the kids when it seems no one else is really doing everything they can to help.... Another, little praise it just tickle my soul for my children to be in God's word daily in their life... With the curriculum I have choices for our kids they are learning verses everyday in their school work.. Which just excite me totally to know that it thrills my souls when they find something themselves and come running look mommy what I found in the BIBLE... Our little man which is just 8 years old was reading his BIBLE on Wednesday and this is what he found.. I John chapter 4 really caught his attention... Took a look at what verse 20 said.... If a man say, I love God, and hateth, his brother, he is a liar, for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath see, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? He was so blessed to find this verse that on Wednesday night he was stopping church members and saying let me show you what I found in the BIBLE and reading it to them... This is something I even needed to be reminded of that this verse was in the Bible... God loves everyone and God can find good in everyone He can mode anyone that is willing, into what HE wants them to be.. It is important that we instill God's word in our children at an early age in life.... If we can just all see the importance to study and to hide God's word in our hearts it can never be taken from us... My parents use to tell us girls growing up if you have God's word in your heart that can't be taken from you.... We all pray it never happens during our children's life's or during our grandchildrenlife's but one day America's may not be able to have Bibles in their homes....
God is still working on me to make me what I ought to be-one little line of a familiar song that most of you know.... "He's Still Working On Me"....... This morning we got together with our co-op home school group at First Bapt. This mommy took some time out and found a quiet room just to talk with the Lord. I asked the Lord to give me strength, to give wisdom, to give me peace and comfort and to give me grace to speak correctly. To give me answer to do what is right... In the room a scripture verse was displayed just the scripture I needed just for today.... John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Just being able to talk to friends today that are familiar with the world of foster care really helped me.. Which brought me back to reality of why my husband and I choice to start this way of life... We are doing it for the children because they need someone who will speak up for them...
The boys made these yesterday afternoon for an school project. What do you think? I picked these up at a craft store I guess about three months back. My hubby said boys where's the meat.... He told them I hope mommy gets a bigger turkey than that for thanksgiving dinner.
Our devotional this morning talked about being on the right team.... Who's team are you scoring for??? You know when you think the wrong thing, or speak the wrong thing, or go the wrong direction or do not do what God is calling you to do or just asking you to do.... You are scoring for the wrong team.... Yes, anytime we do something incorrectly we are scoring for Satan.... I told my boys this morning lying, disobedience, arguing is example of scoring for the wrong team... So today we are going to make it a goal of making sure we score for the right team in everything we do.....We should set goals in our daily life whether it be to accomplish a task and make a goal to complete... Whether it be to take time to contact a friend for the day to help the neighbor for the day....We all should take time to be kind that would be scoring for the right Team... Are you on the winning team today are you scoring daily for the right team.... A good question to ask yourself.... Ephesians 5:29-32 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby your are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be out away from you, will all malice. And be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.
I can not believe Christmas is just around the corner.... Yes, I know we all have thankfulness on our mind and your all wondering were is she going with this.... On Friday, as the boys and I was heading to school we had the radio on and Christmas music was playing.... We decided that Santa Clause is coming to town really was wrote incorrectly if you listen to the words.... He's making a list and he's checking it twice he's going to find out who's naughty and nice.... Okay, now you really think I have lost it... Let's replace all the Santa Clause to Jesus Christ.... Jesus Christ is coming to town (repeat) and he's making a list and checking it twice and he's going find out who's naughty and nice.... Does he not???? I was very impress my boys were listening to the song closely enough they said mommy I think if we really think about it Jesus Christ does know who has been good and he is checking it twice.. So we decided for know on we will sing it with Jesus Christ....Because He is coming and so soon... Last night at our church pastor did not preach instead He had members of the church get up and testify about their salvation and why they came to our church... My dad got up and spoke... He said that in November of 1972 my mother had went to church with her sister and my mother was pregnant with me at the time.... My mom was saved that night at church just days before I was born in Dec 6th 1972 (whoops!! I told my age). Anyway, my mom came in the house and this is what she said that night to him.... Do you know who's coming???? Dad, first thought he said was the entire church is coming over to try to get him in church....Anyway, mother answer Jesus is Coming!!! Then in Feb 1973 my dad was saved... I am so grateful to God that my parents were saved during the very earlier part of my childhood... My dad and mom was raised in Christian homes that did not believe in complete assurance they thought you could lose your salvation it was only a hope so salvation... But God showed my parents as adult that you can have full assurance and know you are saved and going to have a home eternally in Heaven... God timing is perfect because my parents were married for five years before they had children then just before their first child was born God came into my mother's life and then shortly after I was born my dad was given the gift of salvation from God. My sister's and I are so bless to lived in a godly christian home that believes in eternal salvation. So as you can see twice this week I was reminded that "Jesus Christ" is coming!!! 2 Peter 3:10a But the day of Lord will come as a thief in the night: I Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. But we can all Praise the Lord and be thankful for our salvation and his blessings... Psalms 118:1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever: Praise ye the Lord.
Wednesday the boys was in a baking contest for 4-H. Robbie received 3rd place in his 5th grade division he made biscuits and Kenny received 2nd place in the 4th grade division he made cornbread muffins.
I have a lot troubling me lately.... The answer to unknown questions the unknown of what could dramatically happen in my families life any day from now... Is really pulling me down and I am just in constant prayer with my Savior. I spoke to several friends in person yesterday much encouragement there from each of them just to ride it out and let God lead... He is the one who knows the future and he knows what the outcome will be.... The fear of the unknown the old flesh wanting to know the future when I have the best leader in the world leading me....Wow!! Look out this scripture I found in the NT>>>>Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will: according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: Some days I wonder why God lead me down this pathway what does it seem I get deeper and deeper into the unknown... Just when you think your coming up on top you are still just half way up... Ephesians 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: forwhatsoever doth make manifest is light: I known I am doing exactly what the Lord wants me to do right know in my life.... With my boys and with the caring of this other child in our life's maybe even more children in the near future.... But what about this and what about that???????
So I guess I have certainly preaching to myself this morning no matter the situation I am in the questions of the unknown I still need to praise GOD.... He is just trying to mode me in what he wants me to be or what he needs me to do and preparing me for the outcome of it all... Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks in all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ: If you can find time in your life today think of my family and myself and talk to the Savior for me.... I would certainly appreciate it. My friends and family members are my guardian angels in my life daily I know... I just told my mother last night and leaving her in tears I did not know how she ever made it with raising my sisters and myself without her mother... My grandmother passed around when I was about 5 years old, so I really have no memories of her she had cancer and she died in her 60's... Mom I just wanting you to know you are my friend my inspiration in life my hope is that I can only be half of the mother you were to my sisters and myself... Thank you mom for all you do for your grandchildren even it is just to watch them for the day or for a hour just for me to take time out for myself you are the greatest!!
You know yesterday was just one of those days where we just felt like doing nothing. I got a little accomplish though. I look at this time of year as peaceful a time when the season is changing a new year in just around the corner. What do you like to do for comfort or rest... I took an late afternoon nap myself. My hubby had a couple of vacation days this week he took... When I stop and think about Lord this week I think of how bless I am for what he has given my family and I... We are so bless to just have each other in our life's. God thank you for just being there for my family and myself day after day.. If you have a chance I added a couple of song to my play list check out, "I won't walk without Jesus" He sent a little unexpected blessing this week that paid for our electricity bill for the month with a couple of dollars extra to spare.. THAT IS GOD!!!!
Psalms 23. The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me presence of my enemies: thou anointest by head with oil: my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
I guess some of us just take our family members and friends for grated sometimes... We always assume they know we care... Just take the time to call a friend today you have not contacted in a few months or so... Most importantly we do not need to take our God for grated... Yes, He is always there with a listening ear and He hears your tears and your concerns that are weighing heavy upon your heart.... But can you honestly say you took time for the Lord today.. Did you have a prayer of thankfulness first thing this morning did you take time for the Lord... He is the one that lets you live each day you know... Without Him I would be nothing... I would be a terrible mother, a terrible daughter, a terrible wife and a terrible sister and etc. He is my ROCK, my SHIELD, my ARMOUR and my AUTHORITY. The questions is for you today what does JESUS CHRIST mean to you... EPHESIANS 5:1-2 BE YE THEREFORE FOLLOWERS OF GOD AS DEAR CHILDREN: AND WALK IN LOVE, AS CHRIST ALSO HATH LOVED US, AND HATH GIVEN HIMSELF FOR US AN OFFERING AND A SACRIFICE TO GOD FOR A SWEETSMELLING SAVOUR.
I agree with my friends Thankgiving to many year is just step over and forgotten.. I can remember growing up we have always put up the tree on Thanksgiving day or the day after... To be honest ever year I always love the holidays and putting out decorations I guess everyone problems thinks I go over broad I just wish I had a bigger house then the boys would think they lived in a Christmas village trust me... I would probably have a tree in every room.. My mother oldest sister use to keep her tree up year around and just add ornaments when ever she wanted... My hubby that would drive her crazy, but little Misty (dog) she loves to set under the tree I guess she is looking for heat or looking for hiding place from the kids....
Now, back to thankfulness and I am so thankful for all in life God has given me I could never be more thankful than I am today... First, and foremost I am thankful for my loving Savior and the salvation he gave me as a twelve year old little girl.. I will never forget that day I was in a private school at the time and we always had morning devotion before school started and that day it happened to be my dad giving the lesson and I was in tears at the end. For six years I had convince myself I was saved at a younger age, but that morning I admitted I was a sinner and I was on my way to HELL...The pastor wife took me in a private room and led me to the Savior. I was saved now and now on my way to HEAVEN.... We all have a lot to be thankful for our spouse which I could have search the entire world over and never found a better man... God gave me the best when he gave me my Adam... My parent's I am truly bless for that their children where and always been important to them my mother and father are just wonderful... What more can I say.... Adam's was raised in a godly home also and his parent's I love dearly you know they are the ones that first picked me for their son Adam... So we have always had a wonderful relationship... My boys these are blessings from the Lord.... These boys are such a blessing and I jsut told a new friend this week that they are adopted and it blew her mind she said I would have never guess.... I told her that is God!!! What can a mother want more than to want her boys to grow up to be godly christian men for our Lord Jesus Christ that is my prayer...
Here are a few pictures of fall decorations in my house and these all were personally made by myself yes I have a little hidden talent God gave me a few years ago... Sorry I posted one picture twice but I made this one this year it is just beautiful when I light up the candles next to it..
Please pray for the Woody family as the father past away this week. A man that was told at age 47 he would die in five years our God blessed him with 23 more years to serve God and be witness and testimony to lost souls. We all need to have a testimony like this man did. His own children got up and testified what a great father they had a man that had passion for man soul. Hebrews 3:2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. He came to Morristown and then started a Independent Baptist Church in Jefferson the first one in this little town years ago in the City Town Hall. The town rented to him for $30 a month. A man that would even sacrifice himself and his own family for taking the time to witness to that lost soul. James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and nothearers only, deceiving your own selves. I told my husband what a testimony and what a passion we all need. Do you ever get the notice to think he or she got to Heaven before me? Bro. Woody's race had been run it was time for Him to go met the Saviour the one that our brother had given much devoted time for. What would people say about you if you were to past on today???? Can they say he or she was a faithful man or women of God... This individual sacrifice a lot of time for the Lord....Their goal in life was to be a witness a testimony to as many lost soul as possible.. I have told my children in everything you do in life you need to keep God first whether it is a writing an essay or taking a class make sure you take those opportunities to let people know who God is and what he means in your life... I Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards,that a man be found faithful. Even the most recent class I just took that was a lasting comment ( My comment was: If it is does not effect you eternally then do not let it trouble you). I gave my class this comment it is a amazing to me how God will allow you to say something for his glory so simple, but yet very true.. Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. Listen to that verse it not about money it is a about faithfulness.
I am not surprise with the presidential election results. I told you God is tired and He is not happy with the way this nation has turn from God. Revelation 1:8 I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, theAlmighty. Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgement is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Come on Christians He is on His way back for us. Revelation 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called FAITHFUL AND TRUE, and in righteouness he doth judge and make war.
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christ's and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall decieve the very elect.
Yes, today some of us sit on our knees wondering the outcome of the election. What will become of America tomorrow. Will be able to say yes America won again or ????????? People please remember to be a witness to everyone you come in contact with family or friends and stranger at the grocery store.. Song saids by Brandon Heath "Give me your Eyes". Yes, the ends of times is very, very close... All you need to do is read God's Word and look at times today and you will just see just how close it is here.. My friends no matter the outcome God will see us through and we win in the end.. Just be sure you know my Saviour and that HE is real in your life and not just a fairy tale.. My God is real let HIM become real to you today.. Ephesians 6:20-21 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God and the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.
I Thessalonians 4:15-18 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
We will win either way. I'm a winner either way if I go or if I stay. Because I am on the winning side.
Federal Protection of Traditional MarriageMcCain- SupportsObama- Opposes limiting marriage to the union of one man to one woman under federal law
State Constitutional Amendments that Protect Traditional MarriageMcCain- Supports Obama-Opposes limiting marriage to the union of one man to one woman under state law
Teaching of Homosexuality in Public SchoolsMcCain-Opposes Obama-Supports Use of materials that encourage or support homosexuality as a positive lifestyle
Hate Crime Laws McCain-Opposes Obama-Supports legislation that criminalizes certain actions or statements on the basis of sexual orientation
Homosexual AdoptionMcCain-Opposes Obama-Supports expanding laws to permit adoption by homosexual couples
Constitutional Right to AbortionMcCain-Opposes Obama-Supports Roe v. Wade was correctly decided
Protecting Infants Born AliveMcCain-Supports Obama-Opposes laws requiring protection for infants born alive as a result of a botched abortion
Prohibiting Partial-Birth AbortionMcCain-Supports Obama-Opposes laws banning the procedure known as partial birth abortion
Making it a Crime to Cross State Lines to Obtain Abortions for MinorsMcCain-SupportsObama-Opposes transporting a minor across state lines for an abortion without the minor's parents' consent should be criminalized
Nomination of Pro-Life Supreme Court Justices Will nominate judges who will interpret the Constitution as written McCain-SupportsObama-Opposes
Private Handgun OwnershipMcCain-Supports Obama-Opposes interprets second amendment as guaranteeing the right to own and use handguns for self-defense
Allowing Parents to Exercise School ChoiceMcCain-SupportsObama-Opposes government vouchers allowing parents to place children in school or their choice
Immigration Reform and Border SecurityMcCain-Supports Obama-Supports secure U.S. borders granting some form (the only thing they agree on) of amnesty to illegal immigrants living in U.S.
Government Control of Health CareMcCain-Opposes Obama-Supports government funded or regulated health care
Reducing U.S. Dependence of Foreign OilMcCain-Supports Obama-Opposes by lifting ban on off-shore drilling for oil and gas