Friday, November 24, 2006

J's Lorna's Laces camoflage socks. Only took a year!! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

"In all things, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus"

This week has been a rough week. It began with my uncle having to put to sleep his beloved shelty, Quincy. Quincy had been suffering with liver disease for about 1 1/2 years. Finally, it became to much and they had to do what was best for Quincy.

On Tuesday, we got the phone call that my cousin was passing away. He had been suffering with cancer for over a year. By evening, things were looking somewhat better, so I went to bed with hopes of getting to see him one more time. Wednesday morning, the call came, he had passed away on Tuesday evening (his 47th anniversary). So, I spent a good part of yesterday with my cousin and her family. We will be spending part of today there, as well as tomorrow and then the funeral follows on Saturday. It's going to be very difficult for my cousin, she's been with this man for most of her life.

Yesterday was also the anniversary of my daughter's miscarriage. She's been struggling with it since we found out that my 18-year-old niece is now expecting. We just found out, she's been in denial, so she's already 7 1/2 months along. While my daughter is happy for her, there is a feeling of "why not me".

So, while the holidays do bring sweet times, they are often so difficult.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Boy, life needs to slow down a bit so that I can blog more!

It's been a busy couple of weeks. On Saturday, we had an awesome ladies event "Giving Thanks". It went so well!! God is so good and so faithful. I realize that while we need to plan for these things, I've found that it's best not to coordinate what each speaker is going to talk about (other than the general theme). In our case, I had a message in mind, I wanted each lady to find a favorite verse about giving thanks or that they were thankful for, and I had two ladies give their testimony. We also spent time talking about those people that have been important in our lives. God had a message for all of us and He worked it all out through all the messages. Two things that had been e-mailed to me fit perfectly. Verses were the same, the points were the same. It was so awesome!! Of course, there were tears, but as one wonderful lady put it, "There have been many tears here today, but they have been tears of joy." It is so wonderful to see women being real, sharing what God has done in their lives, how He has touched them in the everyday living of life and in the dangers and calamaties that come our way. Plus, the children all stayed in the nursery the entire three hours! That was a true miricle. That was such a blessing for the young moms, they could focus and not worry about their little ones.

So, my weekend was spent of a lovely mountain top, God is bringing to fruition what He burdened my heart with. It didn't matter whether we worked outside the home or stayed home, it didn't matter whether we homeschooled or public/private schooled, it didn't matter if we were young or old, rich or poor, we were just God's women ready to hear from HIM!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The election is over. It has been an amazing learning experience. Many things need to change. Politics is to ugly, to nasty. There are to many outside influences. The media needs to be reminded what yellow journalism is, they need to be reminded that they are reporters not ediorialists. We need to be positive.

On a good note, my young candidate got 37% of the vote against a 12-year incumbent. That was higher than expected. In two years, the incumbent had better be watching behind him.

I do enjoy politics, I enjoy the challenge, I enjoy the work. I love working with people of like minds. I have met some of the most amazing people during the course of this summer and fall.

But, it is November 8th and I have a house to get straightened up and Christmas stockings to make. Please read the Scriptures below, they sum it all up.

Election 2006

Romans 1:28-32 (NIV)

Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

2 Timothy 3
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth—men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone. You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Psalm 37:1-9
Do not fret because of evil men
or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.
Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
For evil men will be cut off,
but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
What more can I say.
My Opal Handpainted socks are finally done. Still working on my son's, need to have those done by hunting season. Posted by Picasa