Friday, September 26, 2014

Scripture of The Day

             More of Him,
              Less of Me 

"More than that, I count all things to be
loss in view of the surpassing value of
knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I
have suffered the loss of all things, and
count them but rubbish in order that I may
gain Christ."

Lord, thank You for reminding me of the value of knowing You more intimately. Help me to keep myself out of the way as I pursue a deeper walk with You. Amen

Do the choices you make in life bring glory and honor to God or to yourself?

Think about that!                                           

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Literary Works...Near and Far

                                                 Sweet Assurance
                                                                    Life is like a storybook;
                                                                  Each day a page unfolds.
                                                               We never know beforehand
                                                                  What scenarios it holds.
                                                               But whatever be the drama,
                                                           Filled with bounty or with tares,
                                                            There's comfort and assurance
                                                             That our Father always cares,

                                                    Poem written by Virginia Borman Grimmer

I trust in Your faithfulness. Grant
my heart joy in Your help, that I
may sing of the Lord, "How good
our God has been to me!"
Psalm 13:6

Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Season

                                         Country Fall Bliss
A lively crowd of people assembled
Oh, the taste of authentic food
All determined to win at the humorous games
While the skillful pumpkin carves begin.

Vivacious high spirited characters
A fanciful hayride to be shared
Pretty colored balloons displayed
Talented musicians
Lively bonfire created
Lovely music in my ears.

Innocent laughter everywhere
The loud roar of a farm tractor 
Self-initiated jolly conversation
Sweet, soft and fluffy cotton candy
Juicy plump hot dogs on a stick
Shiny and crunchy red candy apples
Tasty and salty popcorn to eat.

They served hot spiced cider
Decadent chocolate chip cookies teasing my taste buds
Bubbling pies shaped like stars
Brimming casseroles of hearty stew
And buttery corn served warm
The mouthwatering aroma of BBQ.

The sweet smells of spices wafting through the air
My senses sensitive to the baked goods
Soft and meek animals to pet
Warm and cheerful hugs
Strong and friendly handshakes.

Poem written by Yolanda Acevedo

Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk
The Set-Apart Woman

Monday, September 8, 2014


The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. This occurs when the moon is in opposition to the sun.

It is expected to reach it's full phase at 9:38 pm ET tonight, Sept 8-9.

"The Harvest Moon", a circa 1833 oil painting by Samuel Palmer. Closely spaced moonrises meant extra light to bring in the crops in the days before electric lighting.

Around the time of Harvest Moon, the full moon's path is tilted at a shallow angle to the eastern horizon making with successive moonrises only about a half hour apart instead of the usual 50 minutes. Source: Stellarium

The creation of the moon is recounted in Genesis 1:14-19. The Scriptures doest not tell us how God made the sun, moon, and the stars, but it does tell us why He made them.

Their purpose is strictly geocentric:

1.  to divide day from night
2.  for signs
3.  for seasons
4.  for days
5.  for years
6.  to give light upon the earth
7.  to rule over day (the sun) and night (the moon)
8.  the sun moon were made to praise the LORD

Psalm 104:19, "He made the moon for the seasons. The sun knows the place of it's setting."

Conclusively, creation is to be observed and acknowledged in awe of the Creator!

Isaiah 66:23, "And it shall be from new moon to new moon, And from sabbath to sabbath, All mankind will come to bow down before Me," says the LORD.

Only God Creator, can display the vast universe in all it's magnificence and splendor!

"Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you shining stars," (Psalm 148:3).  

May the grace of God be with you,

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Kingdom Woman

A kingdom woman is a woman who knows that her identity is in Jesus Christ. She loves and serves God in spirit and truth.

A kingdom woman exudes grace and strength in every season of her life. She trusts and believes that God is her constant strength and her rock.

A kingdom woman walks side by side with her kingdom man.

A kingdom woman raises kingdom kids.

Dig deeper into the Word of God.

Dig deeper into the Father's heart.

Are you a kingdom woman? Do you have a kingdom woman in your life? If so, how is she pouring into your life?

Thank you for reading, and please feel free to leave a comment, I would love to hear about your kingdom woman.

May the grace of God be with you.

What Happens When Women Walk in Faith

Terrific Tuesday Ten

As promised, every Tuesday I will be sharing on Terrific Tuesday Ten about a few of my "Favorite Things."
So don't be shy and share some of your "Favorite Things," in the comment area on the bottom of this blog page.

My list looks like this:

1. Crickets singing in the rain.
2. Rain tea, and a good book.
3. Girlfriend wisdom.
4. The Book of Esther.
5. Adult coloring pages.
6. Purple yams (yum).
7. Whimsical words such as, Copacetic, Perspicacious, and Cattywampus!
8. The Chronicles of Narnia
9. Bestselling Author Charles Martin
10. Flannel PEANUTS pajamas.

Phew! Ok, now it's your turn. Show your confidence, there's nothing to it!  Simple as that! Personally, I actually find this quite therapeutic!

And now on a more spiritual note, Isaiah 40:28 reads,  "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary and His understanding no one can fathom."

As we take on new challenges in life let us not forget that God is on our side always, and that He will accomplish in our lives ALL that He has started. Philippians 4:6 reminds us of this truth: "Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

In the days to come, let's take a step out in faith, trusting and believing that God is in control, and that our strength comes from Him. Deuteronomy 31:6 reads, "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you."

Fun Quote:

May the grace of God be with you,