“God is not a belief to which you give your assent. God becomes a reality whom you know intimately, meet everyday, one whose strength becomes your strength, whose love, your love. Live this life of the presence of God long enough and when someone asks you, “Do you believe there is a God?” you may find yourself answering, “No, I do not believe there is a God. I know there is a God.”~Ernest Boyer, Jr.

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your might.~Deuteronomy 6:5

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Simple Pleasures

I have reached a very contented place in life, I think I have learned how to be satisfied, deeply content sometimes it is the simplest thing that brings me happiness. Right now it's birds, I love the simplicity of the bird motif the peacefulness and serenity. It all began with a simple table cloth I found with a simple bird sitting on a branch with little red flowers. I looked at it a few times and did not buy it then it went on sale and I knew it was meant to be mine. Something in it just spoke to me and so it began.

At Christmas my sister gave me a simple white bird, I loved it and knew just the place for it, on my table.
A few years ago I found a great perfectly round bird nest in a light and saved it for one of the kids to take for show and tell that perfect nest made by real birds is home to my stone bird , it just speaks to my soul. Maybe I will add a few blue eggs to it, just for color. I am thankful for SIMPLE PLEASURES that bring contentment.

Live Simply and fill your day with simple pleasures.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Cherish the Moments for tomorrow they will be gone

Hurry get to school, hurry get home, hurry do homework, hurry to church and hurry home for lunch our lives are lived in such a hurry. I remember when Caleb was just a tiny baby I thought oh I hope we hurry up past this or that phase in life, hurry and learn to walk and talk and read. Why do we rush life so fast? Sometimes I think how did I get to be 38 years old where did the days go? Why was I in such a hurry to grow up? Now I look at my children in love and wish I could just slow it all down they are growing up to fast and in my hurry have I missed something? The bible says life is but a vapor and then it is gone, I don't want to live my vapor of a life hurrying chasing after things that don't really matter. I want to savor the moments, cherish the days see the fullness of each day. Take time today to hug your children a little longer, snuggle in bed with your husband or wife, and live your life for Christ each and every day for in Him is the fullness of life.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Ultimate Religious Decision

So here we are already over half way through the January 2011, each New Year brings a new start to our lives, a new opportunity and new decisions to make. We all have one ultimate decision to make and it is the most important in our lives even if we get all the other decisions in our lives right and miss this one what have we gained? Listen as John McArthur teaches on the Ultimate Religious Decision.

The Ultimate Religious Decision

Glory, I’m saved! Glory, I’m saved!
My sins are all pardoned, my guilt is all gone!
Glory, I’m saved! Glory, I’m saved!
I’m saved by the blood of the Crucified One!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Nothing left to say

This old hymn is a free paraphrase of Psalm 103:1-6 and is a joyful, triumphant expression of praise to God for his sovereign care over his creation and for his people. It calls God’s people and all creation to praise God for his mercy towards us. It happened to come on today as I was praying...what sweet worship. I have noting left say but PRAISE TO THE LORD THE ALMIGHTY