Friday, October 31, 2008

Just a thought.

"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful" Psalms1:1
The walk of a man speaks of his progress in this Christian life. It is important that he receive counsel from the right source, the Word of God.
The stand of a man speaks of his victory in this Christian walk. If a man stands with sinners he will not be able to live a victorious Christian life. I Cor. 15:57,58
The sitting of a man speaks of his finish. We want to be like the apostle Paul who said,"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Job 38:28 "Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?"
The gentle hand of God,
That feeds the little sparrows,
Also sends the dew
To freshen all the flowers. bjg

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's always good to have things in common with those you love.

Well, I have to tell you 2 separate stories for you to see what I mean. One day, about a month ago, I was talking with my daughter on my cell phone. I was going down to my mother-in laws, which is one mile from my house. As I got out of my car and approached the door to her house I was still talking to Rachel on my cell phone. Just as I was getting ready to knock on the door I said to Rachel " Oh dear, I have to run back up to my house to get my cell phone in case your daddy tries to call me." I was turning to go when I heard Rachel chuckle. Then she said "mom, you're talking on your cell phone," Both of us burst out laughing and got a real dose of medicine that day.
Story #2. This takes place at my daughter's house in Pa.. She was already in bed getting ready to dose off when she heard her husband come into the bedroom. He was on his cell phone and walking around the bedroom as if looking for something. He started out of the room again and just as he got to the door he paused and turned and came back into the room, with a little humph. Rachel then asked him what he was doing. With a sheepish grin he said " I was looking for my cell phone ." Again she burst out laughing and said " you are just like my mom."

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A day spent with someone dear.

Yesterday my daughter, Rachel came down for a short visit. We have always been close and even though she has married and lives 3 hours away we still remain close. It is always a joy when she comes to visit. We talk and spend time revisiting the past, just like we did today through old pictures. I also have a son, Jason. Rachel and I and her dad (for he was off work today) spent the morning looking at pictures and remembering the good times we had when they were both at home. There are always bad things or unpleasant things that happen even in the best of families, but is is always better to remember the good things. We don't usually take pictures of the bad times but the good times. Birthday parties, special trips, Christmas, family gatherings, special achievements- all remembered in pictures. I would suggest to every family to get out the old photo box and spend some time looking over the old photos, you would be surprised the things that each one remembers about a special event. With the holidays coming up, it would be a great time just to pause and take a look back . As your family grows with the addition of grandchildren, the picture box gets fuller and the memories more numerous. Family is precious and those memories will be too for a long time to come.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lord's day musing

This being the Lord's day , I have once again been reminded of the great cost of our Bible (KJV 1611). I am not talking about how much money you paid for the copy of God's word you hold in your hand today , but how many lives were given in order for us to be able to read the scriptures in the English language. God's word declares in Psalms 12:6,7 "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
God promised to preserve his words, and He has in the KJV 1611 bible. It cost many men their lives to allow us to have the word of God in a language that we could read and understand. Many men and women were martyred for their part in preserving the words of God so that you and I could hold it in our hands and read it and come to a saving knowledge of our Lord and Saviour. God's word is God's love letter to His people. Let us endeavor to be more faithful to the reading and hearing of His word.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thrifty Day!

For all you thrifty moms out there, check this out! Today I went to my local thrift shop and made a great purchase. Every third Thursday and Friday they have a bag sale on clothing. Well, I bought a bag of baby clothes for my daughter for $8.00. I got 6 onesies, 7 shirts, 4 pair of overalls,3 sleepers, 2 vests, and a cute little cap for the baby expected in January. Oh yes, and a skirt for myself. Now is that not a thrifty day!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

One of my favorite bible verses.

Psalms 18:30 "As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him."

I have found throughout my life of 55 years that remembering scripture verses helps me thru trying and difficult times. No matter what the trial, God's word has the answer. Take for instance this economic fiasco our country is going through, God's word tells us these things are to be, so "lift up your heads, your redemption draweth nigh." These times in which we live may be dark, but the future for the child of God is very bright!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Joining the blogging community

Hi everyone,
I have so much fun reading all of your blogs I have decided to start blogging myself. I would appreciate any help you can give.I look forward to blogging with you all. Grandma.