Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
A grateful blogger brought my own blessings to mind she made a list of what the Lord has done recently for her, thanx Dana! See her list: http://manna4moms.blogspot.com I started with her quote->"...He was taking care of us. .. So, I decided to make a list of how I have seen the Lord answer our prayer for provision":
1. The church had some pears and onions and potatoes... I got to share the pears and a book with a neighbor. 2. My husband got to the store to get bread and basic essentials including my medications with very limited bus scheduals due to nast weather. 3. Jason(my hubby) found favor in working from home when stranded at home on Thurs. because of nearly 20 inches of snow and ok from employer for Friday to take the day off; a 3 day weekend where we battled it out on the chess board. 4. Jason took home an ipod holder thingy(not your tech-savvy gal) (we need the ipod now) but it gets excellent reception of radio stations and I can wake up to music! 6. We got boots that fit and were weather/snow tight the first night of the storm (Jason didn't have any/mine didn't fit) [His provision is always right on time-never too early, never too late] 7. For our ornament exchange we were blessed with very large (softball size) ornament decorations that had candy in them. (also favor to select first monthly gift from his work.) 8. We recieved a 4-sliced toaster from another drawing thru his work- now we have a toaster to give away! 9. Our neighbor gave us a box of choclates just in time for Christmas (obviously not a necessity yet He delights in giving us the desires of our hearts even in little things Ps.37:4) 10. I sold our parakeets to a safe home-a very sweet person who's home a lot and takes good care of them- We got to make the exchange on Thanksgiving Day. 11. Friends who were sensitive to the Spirit's leading have prayed for us this season... 12. The girl across the street got to work on the worst day of the storm and I was blessed to chat with her while we shoveled her drive and also greet some other neighbors. 13. The Lord has given me so much peace and wisdom about relationships where others have been abusive in the past. Christ is all about forgiveness and healthy relationships...So I pray you find many things to be grateful for through Christ alone this holiday season and remember His wonderful promises .... "ask and you shall recieve, knock and the door will be opened, seek and you shall find." Don't forget " You have not because you ask not" and "His Word will not return unto Him void".... Have fun looking up the scriptures if you don't already know them--there's a Bible link on the bottom of this page! Sing carols, drink hot chocolate or hot apple cider and relax with your loved ones this Christmas....they are some of the most precious gifts in addition to salvation the reason for the season.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Santa Claus lives at the North Pole...JESUS is everywhere(Acts 15:8).Santa Claus rides in a sleigh...JESUS walks on the water(____). Santa Claus comes but once a year...JESUS is an ever present help(Ps. 46:1). Santa Claus fills your stockings with goodies... JESUS supplies all your needs(Philipians 4:19).Santa Claus comes down your chimney uninvited... JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your heart when invited(Mttw.7:8). You have to wait in line to see Santa Claus...JESUS is as close as the mention of His name(Isaiah65:24). Santa Claus lets you sit on his lap...JESUS lets you rest in His arms(Mttw.11:28). Santa Claus doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy (or girl,) what's your name?"...JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads(Ps. 139). Santa Claus has a belly like a bowl full of jelly...JESUS has a heart full of love(1 John 4:16). All Santa Claus can offer is HO HO HO...JESUS offers health, help and hope(Romans8:24;Mark1:34). Santa Claus says "You better not cry"...JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.(1Peter 5:7).Santa's little helpers make toys...JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions
Santa wants you to share toys...
Jesus wants you to share love and him and his Word.(Mttw.28:19)!!!