Sunday, November 29, 2009


DECEMBER 1st a day that will be never forgotten.......

Love that’s grown over many year
Looking back with joy and tears
Silver thread now marks the day,
I am so thankful for you in every way.

Remembering back to that day
Walking down the isle with my bouquet.
You waiting there, our journey ahead
Remembering now the words we said.

to have and to hold from this day forward,
for better or for worse, for richer,
for poorer, in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish; from this day forward
until death do us part.

My love, when God choose you to be my man,
Now looking back, I knowing it was his sovereign plan.
You have brought such joy and laughter into my life
And I am so blessed to be able to be called your wife.

Jim, I love you more today then the day we were wed!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I was listening in a chat room tonight and some were saying that if you do not believe automatically in the 5 points of Calvinism, you are not saved and then I got this e-mail in from "Grace Gems" and thought what perfect timing! It's all in God's timing!

A believer's life-mission

(J. R. Miller, "Life's Byways and Waysides")

"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Corinthians 5:17

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind!" Romans 12:2

"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness." 2 Corinthians 3:18

The character of every true believer is being transformed. If Christ dwells in you, He will produce in you the same kind of life which He himself lived when He was on the earth. This change does not come in its completeness, or instantaneously the moment one believes in Christ. But it does begin then.

Life is large. Life's lessons are many and hard to learn! Paul was an old man when he said, "I have learned, in whatever state I am, therein to be content." It had taken him many years to learn this lesson of contentment.

Likewise, it takes us years to get life's lessons learned. But nothing is clearer, than that a believer's life-mission --is to be transformed into the likeness of Christ. There is to be a transformation of character. Holiness must become the every-day dress of the Christian. We are called to be saints, even in this sinful world.

"So that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe!" Philippians 2:15


"Thanksgiving should characterize God's people at all times: "In everything, give thanks." What does it mean to give thanks in all things? One thing it surely does not mean is that we should be thankful for all things. The command is not "be thankful for all things," but "be thankful in all things." We are not expected to thank God for the horrors of life. There are legitimate behaviors, circumstances, and attitudes that should repulse us. Though we can't be thankful for all things, we can be thankful in the midst of all things. How can this be? Gratitude looks underneath the surface. Gratitude "is not simply a form of "positive thinking" or a technique of "happy-ology," but rather a deep and abiding recognition and acknowledgment that goodness exists under even the worst that life offers."
~Rich Vincent

Wednesday, November 04, 2009



Spurgeon- 'The fainting soul revived'

God does not resent our ingratitude--
"My child, my poor child," he says,
"though you have gone and spent your substance;
though you have been feeding swine;
though you are all black, and foul and filthy--
yet you are my dear child still,
and my heart yearns towards you."

Without a word of rebuke, or even a taunting look,
as soon as ever a poor sinner comes back to the Father's
house, the Father's arms are round around his neck,
and the kiss of pardon is pressed on his cheek.

"I remember you well," he says;
"I have blotted out your sins like a cloud,
and your iniquities like a thick cloud."

This is just like when we sin against another and ask forgiveness we are to act like God and forgive. When we don't except forgiveness we are not one with God. When someone hurts you, even when it is harsh we are still to forgive. It is sure hard at times but I look at myself and how I have sin against others at times and my God forgives me. He has blotted out out our sins, we should forgive thoses that sin against us. I am not saying forget because it is hard to forget being human still, but forgiveness gives us such freedom...and it may free thAT person that sinned against you to feel free to go on with their walk.