Sunday, May 30, 2010

I haven't forgotten about blogging! Got back from vacation then I had computer problems. I found this poem thought it was interesting. The next blog I promise it will be something I write.

-- Author Unknown
A football in my hands is worth about $20.
A football in Peyton Mannings hands is worth about $15 million.
It depends on whose hands it's in.
A basketball in my hands is worth about $25.
A basketball in Shaquille O'Neal's hands is worth about $30 million.
It depends on whose hands it's in.
A baseball in my hands is worth about $6.
A baseball in Alex Rodriguez's hands is worth more than $20 million.
It depends on whose hands it's in.
A tennis racket is useless in my hands.
A tennis racket in Venus Williams' hands is a championship winning racket.
It depends on whose hands it's in.
A rod in my hands will keep away a wild animal.
A rod in Moses' hands will part the mighty sea.
It depends on whose hands it's in.
A sling shot in my hands is just a kid's toy.
A sling shot in David's hand was a mighty weapon.
It depends on whose hands it's in.
Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in God's hands will feed thousands.
It depends on whose hands it's in.
Nails in my hands might produce a birdhouse.
Nails in Jesus Christ's hands will produce salvation for the entire world.
It depends on whose hands it's in.
As you see now... it depends on whose hands it's in.
So, put your concerns, your worries, your fears, your hopes, your dreams, your families and your relationships in God's hands. Because... It depends on whose hands it's in.
This message is now in your hands. What will YOU do with it?
It Depends on WHO'S Hands it's in!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Read through the Bible 2010”

1. Ps 20-23 In Psalm 22 David makes the statement that he is but a what, and no man? _________________

2. Ps 24-27 David said he would not sit with the who? ______________________

3. Ps 28-31 Weeping may endure for a night, but what cometh in the morning? ______

4. Ps 32-34 “The face of the Lord is against them that do “what”? _________________

5. Ps 35-37 Based on 37:21 we see the principle of bankruptcy in that the wicked doeth what? __________________________________________________________

6. Ps 38-40 Write out Psalm 38:18? __________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________

7. Ps 41-44 According to David who was it that he had trusted and ate bread with that lifted up his heel against him? _____________________

8. Ps 45-49 God is a “very present help in” what? __________________________

9. Ps 50-53 “The fool hath said in his heart,” what? _______________________________

10. Ps 54-57 At what times of the day did David say that he would “pray, and cry aloud”? ______________________________________________________________________

11. Ps 58-61 “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of” who? ________________

12. Ps 62-65 The righteous shall be glad in the Lord and shall also do what? ____________

13. Ps 66-68 “If I regard iniquity in my heart the Lord will not what? ________________

14. Ps 69-71 Those that hate David without a cause are more than what? _______________

15. Ps 72-75 Why was it that Asaph (the Psalm writer) understood the end of the wicked? _________________________________________________________________

16. Ps 76-78 In Psalm 78 what question did the people ask that showed they spoke against God? __________________________________________________________

17. Ps 79-82 Whose counsels did the people walk in as found in Psalm 81? ____________

18. Ps 83-86 According to the scripture the blessed man is the one who does what? __________________________________________________________________

19. Ps 87-89 Which chapter and verse tells us that the heavens and the earth belong to God? __________________________________

20. Ps 90-93 Write out Psalm 92:13. ___________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

21. Ps 94-97 Ye that love the Lord are to hate what? ______________________

22. Ps 98-102 David declared he would set no wicked thing before his what? __________

23. Ps 103-105 For all that are oppressed the Lord executeth what? ___________________ ___________________________________________________________________

24. Ps 106-108 Write out Psalm 107:2. __________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

25. Ps 109-111 How can we tell when a person has good understanding in obeying the Lord? ___________________________________________________________________

26. Ps 112-115 Write out Psalm 116:9. __________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

27. Ps 116-118 How many times do we find the word Lord in Psalm 118? ______________

28. Ps 119 How shall a young man cleanse his way? _______________________________ __________________________________________________________________

29. Ps 120-124 What was said to David that made him glad? ________________________ ______________________________________________

30. Ps 125-129 Which chapter and verse tells us that the building of our home will be in vain unless the Lord build it? ___________________________________

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I’m back! We were on vacation. So I thought I would blog about it. We left on a Sunday afternoon and headed to Omaha. We stopped in time for their evening church services. We also stayed at their prophet’s chamber. For the ones that don’t know what that is, a prophet chamber is a place a Pastor’s family or a Missionary family can spend the night in. It can be a room or an apartment or house. It is truly a blessing!
Then the next day we headed to Oklahoma City to see our son. He moved in Feb. to go down there. He lives in a nice place. The outside of the place almost looked like a castle. I did the Mom thing and took him to Wal-Mart and stocked his kitchen with food. We then just visited. It was to short of time!
Then a couple of days later we were on the road and headed to a place in Arkansas. We stayed in a prophet’s chamber that was a cute cabin. It was really nice. It was on the churches property. We took in their mid-week service. The message was really good. He asked a question what percentage of your day do you give God?
After it was over we went back to the prophet’s chamber. Then someone knocked and asked if we want to go out to eat. So we went with them and had a great time of fellowship. It is something when we are a part of the family of God that you can fellowship so easy with someone that you never met that also is part of the family of God.
Then the next day we headed out to Mississippi. That is where some of my husband’s family lives. We got there on Thurs. afternoon. We stayed with my husband’s cousin and her husband. We sure enjoyed the fellowship time there. We stayed there till Sat. morning! Are you tired yet? By this time I was road weary.
Then we drove another 6 hours and stopped. We stayed at a hotel that had a great whirlpool. We went to church in that city. It was a nice church started I think they said 5 years. Then we drove some more and stopped at another hotel. Then we attended evening church there. Then woke the next morning and finished up the trip.
We had a nice time. But it was too much driving and not enough visiting. My husband and myself are different in planning vacations. He likes to drive a lot and go everywhere. Myself I would like to go one place and relax. So I think the next vacation I should get to pick.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hey, everyone I am taking a break until the 26th. Then when I get back I will have lots to post! See you all then!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Leftovers are such humble things,
We would not serve to a guest,
And yet we serve them to our Lord
Who deserve the very best.
We give to Him leftover time,
Stray minutes here and there.
Leftover cash we give to Him,
Such few coins as we can spare.
We give our youth unto the world,
To hatred, lust and strife;
Then in declining years we give
To him the remnant of our life.

~Author Unknown~

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Its Only A Quarter

Several years ago a preacher moved to Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change.

As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, you better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it. Then he thought, "Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway the bus company already gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a gift from God and keep quiet."

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, "Here, you gave me too much change."

The driver with a smile, replied, "Aren't you the new preacher in town? I have been thinking lately about going to worship somewhere. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change."

When my friend stepped off the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, and held on, and said, "O God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter."

Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read.

Author Unknown
I tell my Sunday school class this all the time. People that don’t know Jesus can see Jesus in you. That is why it is important to watch our testimony.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Color Of Friendship
Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel. All claimed that they were the best. The most important. The most useful. The favorite.
Green said:
“Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees and leaves. Without me, all animals would die. Look over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority.”
Blue interrupted:
“You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing.”
Yellow chuckled:
“You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a sunflower, the whole world starts to smile. Without me there would be no fun.”
Orange started next to blow her trumpet:
“I am the color of health and strength. I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the needs of human life. I carry the most important vitamins. Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and papayas. I don’t hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you.”
Red could stand it no longer he shouted out:
“I am the ruler of all of you. I am blood – life’s blood! I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire into the blood. Without me, the earth would be as empty as the moon. I am the color of passion and of love, the red rose, the poinsettia and the poppy.”
Purple rose up to his full height:
He was very tall and spoke with great pomp: “I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs, and bishops have always chosen me for I am the sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me! They listen and obey.”
Finally Indigo spoke, much more quietly than all the others, but with just as much determination:
“Think of me. I am the color of silence. You hardly notice me, but without me you all become superficial. I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep water. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace.”
And so the colors went on boasting, each convinced of his or her own superiority. Their quarreling became louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightening thunder rolled and boomed. Rain started to pour down relentlessly. The colors crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort.
In the midst of the clamor, God began to speak:
“You foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don’t you know that you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different? Join hands with one another and come to me.”
Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands.
God continued:
“From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in peace. The Rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow.”
And so, whenever a good rain washes the earth, and a Rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to appreciate one another.

Friday, May 7, 2010

I am not sure exactly where I am going with this blog. Because I have a lot of thoughts in my mind! Yes, I have a mind!  Let me tell you why. I have been fighting thoughts of jealous, and envy a lot lately. Also, my mouth just keeps a going. These things are wrong. Jealous and envy are about the same thing. So I thought I would look in to these because really if you think about it when you have a problem controlling this it is a habit. So you need to break the habit. So I am going to write about breaking the habit.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Have you ever said I need victory over this habit ___________(whatever it might be.) I need to conquer this. It is affecting my Christian walk. I think at one time or another we have all said this.
How do we break a habit? The above verse says we can do all things through Christ! That means even habits. First, pray. Ask God for help. Then memorize specific scripture. Then when you are tempted to do a bad habit you can quote scripture. Jesus did this in Matthew 4.
Mt 4:1 ¶ Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
Mt 4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
Mt 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
Mt 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Mt 4:5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
Mt 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Mt 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Mt 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
Mt 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Mt 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
We see Jesus speaking in verses 4, 6, 10
Mt 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Then when quoting the scripture we see the devil leave.
It helps to quote the scripture out loud. Something about saying it out loud makes you see that you can have victory over breaking a bad habit.
Also, I think what would help is being accountable to someone. Because it is easy for us to say oops. I will try better. But when you are accountable it makes us more aware. Look at Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10.

4:9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
4:10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
Also, when you give up a bad habit replace it with a good habit. I think of the scripture in Matt. 12:43-45
t 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
Mt 12:44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
Mt 12:45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
If we keep getting rid of the bad habits and bring them back they tend to be worse then before. That’s why when we get rid of a habit keep it gone.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Closed Doors
We need to learn to praise the Lord as much for a closed door as we do an open door. The reason God closes doors is because He has not prepared anything over there for us. If He didn’t close the wrong door, we would never find the right door.
God directs our path through the closing and opening of doors. Once a door closes, it forces you to change your course. Another door closes, it forces you to change your course again. Then, finally, you find the open door and you walk right into your blessing.
The Lord directs our paths through the opening and closing of doors, but instead of praising him for the closed door (which keeps us out of trouble); we get upset because we “judge by the appearances.”
You have an ever-present help in the time of trouble that is always standing guard. Because He walks ahead of you, He can spot trouble down the road and set up a roadblock or detour accordingly. But through our lack of wisdom, we try to tear down the roadblocks or push aside the detour sign. Then the minute we get into trouble, we start crying, “Lord, how could You have done this to me?”
We have got to realize that the closed door can be a blessing. Didn’t He say that no good thing would He withhold from them that love Him?
If you get terminated from your job, praise God for the new opportunities that will manifest themselves: it might be another job, it might be school.
If that man or woman won’t return your call, it might not be them, it might be the Lord setting up a roadblock (just let it go).
One time, a person had a bank they had been in business with for many years tell them “No!” to a $10,000 loan. The Lord put in their spirit to call another bank. That bank gave them $40,000 at a lower interest rate than the first bank was offering.
We can sometimes trap ourselves in doubt and discouragement through judging by appearances. Be grateful for the many times our Father has closed doors to us just to open them in the most unexpected places.
The Lord won’t always say in spoken words: “Go to the left, now to the right” …sometimes He will just close the doors that are wrong for you

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Ever wondered what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phones?
What if we carried it around in our purse or pocket?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we turned back to get it if we forgot it?
What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn’t live without it?
What if we gave it to kids as gifts?
What if we took it with us when we traveled?
What if we used it in case of an emergency?
This is something to make you go…hmm…where’s my Bible?
Oh, and one more thing: Unlike our cell phones, we don’t have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.
And no dropped calls!
Makes you stop and think, “Where are my priorities?”
- Author Unknown