Monday, July 20, 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015
So, even though our summer is going to be shorter than normal we are already filling it up with lots of fun!
Next year I will have one in kindergarten, 1st grade, 11th grade and.... A SENIOR! Whew! Am I ready for this? I also have my college guy working on his correspondence. So, we have lot of plans for summer relaxing fun, because next school year will be busy!!
Thursday, July 9, 2015
In the center of my Bible I have some notes from a message I heard preached about this passage.
~Expect to be mistreated at some time.
~Anticipate feelings of revenge.
~Resist those feelings
~Refuse to fight in the flesh.
~Forgive. (Only with God's Help is this possible!)
Forgiveness Brings Victory, Bitterness Enslaves Us.
Romans 12:17-21 Is the perfect companion passage to this thought.
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Many candles were lit and romantic piano music was playing. There was a side table with coffee and hot tea.
It was a wonderful evening spent with my love. As Patrick prayed for our meal tonight, he thanked God for the 21 years He has given us together and said he can't wait to spend the next 21 with me. I truly am blessed.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
(I actually almost typed boy. I don't know if that will ever change!) He came home from Golden State Baptist College after one semester with a clear leading from the Lord that he needing to be helping us here. I'm so glad God moved on his heart! We sure did need him! With starting the church and the renovations that had to take place before opening day, Joshua has been a true God send in every sense of the word!
He is now taking correspondence classes and is on a fast track to obtaining his degree. He also has a job at the local hardware store. He has been able to witness there and be a great testimony for the Lord! He is also Patrick's right hand man at Victory Springs Independent Baptist Church. He leads singing, preaches in Junior Church, sings many specials, works on the website and bulletins and does anything that we need him to do. What a blessing!
Friday, June 26, 2015
"The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her" Proverbs 31:11
My Dear Girls,
Trust. It's so important between a husband and a wife. One of the many ways that your husband needs to trust you in, is with the finances God has blessed you with. Be diligent to do your part and be a true "Help" in this area.
Whether you keep up with the check register on paper or on the computer, be diligent to jot down each transaction. Don't save it for later hoping that you'll remember because it's easy to forget. Am I talking from experience? :o)
Remember that God when God blesses you financially (and that means any amount) that you need to be a faithful steward. Ask yourself, "Is this really how God wants me to spend this money?" After all, it truly is His. Be a good steward and be conscious to be pleasing to the Lord in this area of your life. When you do, your husband's heart will trust you with the finances God has blessed you with.
With Much Love,