Sunday, April 29, 2007


Jesus, 'tis my aim divine,
Hence to have no will but thine,
Let me covenant with thee,
Thine for evermore to be:
This my prayer, and this alone,
Saviour, let thy will be done!

Thee to love, to live to thee,
This my daily portion be,
Nothing to my Lord I give,
But from him I first receive:
Lord, for me thy blood was spilt,
Lead me, guide me, as thou wilt.

All that is opposed to thee,
Howsoever dear it be,
From my heart the idol tear,
Thou shalt have no rival there,
Only thou shalt fill the throne:
Saviour, let thy will be done.

Wilt thou, Lord, in me fulfil
All the pleasure of thy will;
Thine in life, and thine in death,
Thine in every fleeting breath,
Thou my hope and joy alone:
Saviour, let thy will be done.

—Octavius Winslow

Friday, April 27, 2007


Some songs can really touch your heart.


Thursday, April 26, 2007


My dad had to return to the hospital through the night. He had shortness of breath so my mom took him to emerge and they found fluid around his lungs. The doctor told us to expect this with heart failure. Please pray he will be ok. Mom says he is good spirits. Today is also his birthday.

Thank you


Wednesday, April 25, 2007


I read this and thought to myself, everything that we go through, He is there and He knows about IT before even we know about IT, and He purposed IT. We never need to fear....

Isaiah 46:9-11 9 Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ 11 Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man who executes My counsel, from a far country. Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it.

"And God has put all things under the authority of Christ,
and He gave Him this authority for the benefit of the
church." Ephesians 1:22

God has put all things, events, and circumstances under the authority of Christ! How vast, how numerous,how complicated are the various events and circumstances which attend the children of God here below, as they travel onward to their heavenly home! What an intricate maze they often seem, and how much they appear opposed to us,as if we never could get through them, or scarcely live under them!

Yet, there cannot be a single circumstance over which Jesus has not supreme control. Everything in providence and everything in grace are alike subject to His disposal.
There is not . . .
a trial,
a temptation,
an affliction of body or soul,
a loss,
a cross,
a painful bereavement,
a vexation,
a grief,
a disappointment,
a case, state, or condition,
which is not put under Jesus' authority!

He has sovereign, supreme disposal over all events and circumstances! As possessed of infinite knowledge, He sees them. As possessed of infinite wisdom, He can manage them. As possessed of infinite power, He can dispose and direct them for our good and His own glory! How much trouble and anxiety we would save ourselves, could we firmly believe, realize, and act on this! If we could see by the eye of faith that . . .
every foe and every fear,
every difficulty and perplexity,
every trying or painful circumstance,
every looked-for or unlooked-for event,
every source of anxiety, whether at present or in prospect, are all under His dominion, and at His sovereign disposal--what a load of anxiety and care would be taken off our shoulders!

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me."
Matthew 28:18

by J. C. Philpot

Monday, April 23, 2007


I would like to share a bit about my testimony. When I was a teenager, I was very rebellious. I was disrespectful to my parents a lot of the times and spent more time with friends then family. I left home when I was 16 almost 17 and got a job and an apartment with my cousin. I felt so grown up and free! We had fun, at least what I concidered was fun then.

When I was 18 I met a man and got pregnant, 9 months later, our daughter Denise was born, a beautiful blue-eyed blonde haired baby girl that I fell in love right then. I was all by myself in the hospital when she was born and I knew right there and then I needed to change my life. I thought I loved Denise’s father, but when it came time to get married, I realized I did not love him and so I did not get married.

Denise and I began a new life on our own. I entered college and looked at life differently. My life style took a on a big change. I had a bigger responsibility now, a little girl that I adored that looked for me for guidance.

It was a sin how Denise was conceived, but it was something that changed my life forever. Did God orchastrate it? Yes, He sure did! He purposed it, Denise’s birth was His plan for my life. God seen the whole picture, He used this situation to draw me closer to Him. He made me see that my life of sin was not what He wanted for me.
I believe the Lord was drawing me back then..

Lamentations 3:37-38 Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass, Unless the Lord has commanded it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both good and ill go forth?

A few years later I met my husband Jim and after we were married the Lord took the blinders off and showed me I was His child, He showed that He died on the cross for my sins and that He loved me with a Father’s love.

My daughter Denise means the world to me. She was my first born child and we went through a lot together. Denise has grown up to be such a loving, kind young woman. She is beautful inside and out. She is a wonderful mother fo two. I am so glad the Lord used this little baby girl to change my life.

Just as our joy is based on the promise that God is strong enough and wise enough to make all things work together for our good, so God's joy is based on that same sovereign control: He makes all things work together for his glory.

Today is my oldest daughter Denise’s Birthday! Happy Birthday my darling! I love you dearly! You are a true blessing in my life Denise!

Love your mom

Friday, April 20, 2007


*when we do not love Him as we once did.
*when earthly interests and occupations are more important to us than eternal ones.
*when we would rather watch TV and read secular books and magazines than read the Bible and pray.
*when church dinners are better attended than prayer meetings.
*when concerts draw bigger crowds than prayer meetings.
*when we have little or no desire for prayer.
*when we would rather make money than give money.
*when we put people into leadership positions in our churches who do not meet scriptural qualifications.
*when our Christianity is joyless and passionless.
*when we know truth in our heads that we are not practicing in our lives.
*when we make little effort to witness to the lost.
*when we have time for sports, recreation, and entertainment, but not for Bible study and prayer.
*when we do not tremble at the Word of God.
*when preaching lacks conviction, confrontation, and divine fire and anointing.
*when we seldom think thoughts of eternity.
*when God’s people are more concerned about their jobs and their careers, than about the Kingdom of Christ and the salvation of the lost.
*when God’s people get together with other believers and the conversation is primarily about the news, weather, and sports, rather than the Lord.
*when church services are predictable and "business as usual."
*when believers can be at odds with each other and not feel compelled to pursue reconciliation.
*when Christian husbands and wives are not praying together.
*when our marriages are co-existing rather than full of the love of Christ.
*when our children are growing up to adopt worldly values, secular philosophies, and ungodly lifestyles.
*when we are more concerned about our children’s education and their athletic activities than about the condition of their souls.
*when sin in the church is pushed under the carpet.
*when known sin is not dealt with through the biblicalprocess of discipline and restoration.
*when we tolerate "little" sins of gossip, a critical spirit, and lack of love.
*when we will watch things on television and movies that are not holy.
*when our singing is half-hearted and our worship lifeless.
*when our prayers are empty words designed to impress others.
*when our prayers lack fervency.
*when our hearts are cold and our eyes are dry.
*when we aren’t seeing regular evidence of the supernatural power of God.
*when we have ceased to weep and mourn and grieve over our own sin and the sin of others.
*when we are content to live with explainable, ordinary Christianity and church services.
*when we are bored with worship.
*when people have to be entertained to be drawn to church.
*when our music and dress become patterned after the world.
*when we start fitting into and adapting to the world, rather than calling the world to adapt to God’s standards of holiness.
*when we don’t long for the company and fellowship of God’s people.
*when people have to be begged to give and to serve in the church.
*when our giving is measured and calculated, rather than extravagant and sacrificial.
*when we aren’t seeing lost people drawn to Jesus on a regular basis.
*when we aren’t exercising faith and believing God for the impossible.
*when we are more concerned about what others think about us than what God thinks about us.
*when we are unmoved by the fact that 2.5 billion people in this world have never heard the name of Jesus.
*when we are unmoved by the thought of neighbors, business associates, and acquaintances who arelost and without Christ.
*when the lost world around us doesn’t know or care that we exist.
*when we are making little or no difference in the secular world around us.
*when the fire has gone out in our hearts, our marriages, and the church.
*when we are blind to the extent of our need and don’t think we need revival.

by N. L. DeMoss

***Yes the church needs a revival today***


Tuesday, April 17, 2007


My heart and prayers go out to the families and friends left behind. To have to deal with such a loss must be unbearable. Students going to school one day to advance their futures and teachers there to teach all they know to help students with their future ahead, are shot dead or injured for what?? Because a man that may have been so desperate that he looses it and decides to kill himself and take other dear lives with him or a man mad at the world or just someone and takes his life and these poor unexpected people. What is the reason for all this?? Evil comes within the heart of man.

Mark 7:21-23 21 "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 "thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23 "All these evil things come from within and defile a man."

A man whose heart is evil has taken these poor souls and lead them into eternity, which path only God knows and they know, now. A lot of young folks don't really think about their future when they leave this world. They think they have a life time ahead of them and they should. But who knows what tomorrow will bring?
This is a good reason why the bible teaches today is the day for Salvation.
For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of of salvation. (II Corinthians 6:2)

My heart grieves for those 33 or more people and all their families and friends left behind and the shooter and his family and friends. Let us hold up those folks left behind up in prayer.

There is an essential difference between the decease of the godly and the death of the ungodly. Death comes to the ungodly man as a penal infliction, but to the righteous as a summons to his Father's palace. To the sinner it is an execution, to the saint an undressing from his sins and infirmities. Death to the wicked is the King of terrors. Death to the saint is the end of terrors, the commencement of glory.
—Charles Spurgeon


Friday, April 13, 2007


I have been thinking lately about what is most important in our lives today? Is it family, is it friends, is it our jobs? What do we value most? We should value our family, our friends too and even our jobs. I love my family dearly, they mean the world too me. I have a wonderful husband, Jim, three fantastic children, Denise, Matt and Danielle and two amazing Grandchildren, Jessica and Noah. I am so proud of them all. I have my parents and my Brothers and Sisters whom I love dearly and Jim’s Brothers and Sisters. I have a lot of good friends. The Lord has allowed Jim and I to be apart of a small group that get together every other week and we all have such a great times studying the Word of God together, it is a sweet, sweet time. I have a job that I just love, I take care of 5 children, Brandon, Kaylee, Kaitlyn, Jackson and Andre. They fill up my weekdays with joy and laughter. I have been babysitting for 20 years and I have had the honor of taking care of over 50 children during this time. I took care of Jackson mother when she was a wee one, oh I’m getting old. *S*

When I look at all of this I ask where is my priorities and you would think these should be my first priorities but NO they should not. My first priority should be Christ and Christ alone because I can not be content unless I put Him above all. He should be my first and my last. Family, friends and our jobs are important but if we do not serve Christ in all we do it has no meaning. When we spend time with family and friends Christ should be there too, when we are at work our work should reflect Christ.

Priorities, Do we love Jesus Christ above all, do we cherish His Word more then anything? When you wake up in the morning is your priority to get ready for work, or read the Newspaper or have that morning coffee? I know mines is a lot of the times. I am going to try to start my day with the Lord more often, even for a few minutes praying before my days starts out. Before I get out of bed I am going to try to spend my waking moments with Him, praying for the day ahead. I have failed Him so much in prayer time. There is so much to pray about and as a dear brother reminded me there are so many folks out there in the church and outside of church who need our prayers. Please pray for me and my walk that I put Him first above all other things, that I make Him my priority and not put Him second.

Philippians 1:21-23 (New International Version)
21For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! 23I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far


Friday, April 06, 2007


He went willingly to the cross for my sins, me not worthy of such love."Jesus fully realized all that was going to happen to Him." John 18:

I read this by Octavius Winslow and I agree, we are but worms not worthy of such love. He went to the cross with His children on His mind and He rose again. HE HAS RISEN, HE HAS RISEN

For me a worm!
O what a truth is this!

The Son of God offering himself up a sacrifice for sin!

He who knew no sin; who was holy, harmless, and undefiled; not one thought of evil in his heart, yetmade sin, or a sin offering!

O the magnitude of the thought!

If God had not himself declared it, we could not have believed it, though an angel's trumpet had announced it. "O blessed and adorable Immanuel! Was this the end and design of your intense and mysterious sufferings? Was it that You should obey, bear the sin, endure the curse, and bow your head in death, that I might go free? Was it in my stead, and in my behalf? O unexampled love! O infinite and free grace!That God should become incarnate; that the Holy One should so take upon Him sin, as to be dealt with by stern justice as though He were Himself the sinner; that He should drain the cup of wrath, give His back to the smiters, endure the shame and the spitting, and at last be suspended upon the cross, and pour out His last drop of most precious blood; and all this for me! For me a rebel! For me a worm! For me the chief of sinners!"

Be astonished, O heavens! and be amazed, O earth!

Was ever love like this?

"Surely to be beloved by Jesus, is enough
to satisfy the soul of a worm of the dust."
-Jonathan Edwards