Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I am also looking forward to next spring and planting our own vegetable garden, even if it is a relatively small one~maybe our oldest daughter and her family will plant sweet corn for us.
May you enjoy His bounty.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Hubby and I are so incredibly blessed by our daughters, their hubbies and of course by each and every grand child. What a wonderful life we have!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Weekend Blessings to you.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
The appointment was the first where our daughter and sil actually came away feeling hopeful.
The doctor was detailed and has treated children with GERD before; it would seem there can be reasons such as an imbalance of bacteria in the intestines or even Candida that can cause these problems. He ordered in depth tests and will see them again in a few weeks. The cost was sky high but if they can help our little one get well it will be worth it!!! Even as the Lord heals, He provides.
I hope, in the very near future, to be able to post the details of Peanut's journey to health.
Blessings to each of you!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Bless you as you lift up our little one, may He be glorified by her life.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This morning I awoke with the song "Praise the Name of Jesus" on my lips and it was so timely since I had these verses on my heart since Sunday. When God has done so much for me, I can never write someone else off. We can't let self-sufficiency creep into our hearts; We must never leave the posture of an all-consuming need for Jesus. When God has forgiven us so much, paid so much for us, how can we do any less for others. We need to continue to taste and eat, to abide and depend on Jesus each second of every day. Reminds me of another song "I need Thee".
Romans 5:1-8 says:
"1Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
6For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Isn't this amazing, that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for you and I. May you walk in Him today and be blessed.
Monday, September 21, 2009
One side of the closet.....
Saturday, September 19, 2009
fill the homes, candles are lit and days grow shorter. When we home schooled, fall meant a time for Yankee candles to come out of the closet and we would spend out days reading and learning while enjoying lots of apple goodies. This time of year brings so many wonderful memories to the surface that I can't resist filling our home with autumn scents.
Yesterday dear hubby was mowing the lawns at our home and the rental we had been in~we won't turn it over to the landlord for another week or so. After he had mowed two lawns across the street, I offered to help him with our front lawn; which isn't huge and looked do-able for me. He declined and I went back to house cleaning but a short time later he came in and asked if I still wanted to mow the lawn. Now ladies, my mind still thinks I'm 15 years younger than I am so I quickly said "of course". Our back lawn is huge and I haven't mowed it before but let me tell you it about did me in! I got through about 2/3 of the way and hubby sweetly took over; when he finished I told him I think we should look at a self-propelled mower or a riding lawnmower. In all honestly, he did say it was harder because the grass was wet but I tell you I felt like a wimp! Our sil said, after laughing about my comments, that we can use their self-propelled one since they now have a riding one. Yippee!
Yesterday one of my favorite songs kept floating through my head but I couldn't find the lyrics. I mentioned it to one of my blogging buddies and see passed them onto me....so I want to share them with you.
REFINER'S FIRE (Brian Doerksen)
Purify my heart
Let me be as gold
And precious silver
Purify my heart
Let me be as gold,Pure gold
My heart's one desire
Is to be holy
Set apart for You Lord
I choose to be holy
Set apart for You my Master
Ready to do Your will
Purify my heart
Cleanse me from within
And make me holy
Purify my heart
Cleanse me from my sin
Be blessed this weekend, seek Him first!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Here we are again celebrating reasons and blessings in our lives, cultivating an attitude of gratitude and thankfulness. In my life, focusing on my many blessings helps me have such a better attitude.
Today I am so thankful for the love of God, His Son and His Spirit that loves unconditionally. I am thankful that I know Him personally and that we have the freedom here in the U.S. to worship without fear of persecution.
I am thankful that we have been in our home now a week and despite some disorganized areas it is now feeling like our own nest.
I am thankful for my beloved hubby who worked days upon days to get it ready for us. What a man I'm married to, such an incredible blessing to me. I am so appreciative of my two daughters, their hubbies and each sweet grandchild.
I am thankful for being able to get out and walk again almost every morning; exercise feels so good.
I am thankful for the sister in Christ, who happens to be one of my closet friends here, who met me to walk and pray yesterday and who I got to spend the morning with. She is like a breath of fresh air to my spirit.
I am so grateful and thankful that our youngest daughter got an appt. for our little Peanut with the holistic doctor in the neighboring town. I am thankful that he has been trained as a traditional doctor but called into more natural healing. I am trusting and thanking the Lord that there has to be some natural cures out there for a two year old with severe GERD. I am so grateful for my brother and sil for their constant support and encouragement to our entire family.
I am thankful for sweet blogging friends who are faithful prayer partners; especially Carol and her encouragement and Quilts for the North, Becky who is such a ray of sunshine, Debbie in Arizona, Lisa Shaw, my prayer pals from Spiritually Unequal Marriages, Nellie, Sue, Marlene, Pam and so many others.
I am thankful for another beautiful day in which to live and worship my King.
I am thankful that the Lord has assigned me my portion and my cup and made my lot secure.
Blessings to you this day, may your life overflow with love.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This is a "memory"chest my father-in-law had gotten while in WW2 and he gave it to me shortly before his death. It brings fond memories and I plan to begin to place reminders of all the Lord has done for me inside of it.
This is our guest bedroom-come stay awhile with us!
I bought this chair for a reading area in our old home and new it sits in my sewing room(which is still under construction and organization); but it is where I will sit reading the Word and spending time with my Lord.
Our master bedroom-nice and comfortable for us and our dogs.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
We are settling in and I promise to post pictures this coming week. Today hubby and I organized our closet and I got a large bag of clothes for a charity to pick up-it feels good to get rid of some of the clothes I wasn't using. We are having a rainy day here in Colorado and so later will enjoy watching a movie together. Our youngest and her family, hubby and myself were supposed to go to Longs Peak Highland Games today but due to weather and the crowds we decided it wasn't a good place for our little Peanut; we don't want her getting a bug on top of all else that she has gone through lately. The doctors are still trying to figure out how to help her GERD and it is looking like a renowned doctor locally who also specializes in holistic medicine might be the next step.
I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday filled with lots of fun activities.
Blessings and hugs,
Thursday, September 10, 2009
To all of my dear friends, have a blessed day and until we meet again May His Face Shine Upon You.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
This weekend is already jam packed with activities and next week will be equally busy.
Enjoy your weekend-go enjoy the outdoors.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Love Crucified Arose by Michael Card
Long ago He blessed the earth
Born older than the years
And in the stall the cross He saw
Through the first of many tears
A life of homeless wandering
Cast out in sorrow's way
The Shepherd seeking for the lost
His life the price He paid
Love crucified arose
The risen One in splendor
Jehovah's sole Defender
Has won the victory
Love crucified arose
And the grave became a place of hope
For the heart that sin and sorrow broke
Is beating once again
Throughout Your life
You've felt the weight
Of what You'd come to give
To drink for us that crimson cup
So we might really live
At last the time love and die
The dark appointed day
That one forsaken moment when
Your Father turned His face away
May you enjoy this song if you know it; if not, why not look it up and listen-it will lift your heart.
Each day I hope to get pic's of the new nest but somehow the hours just fly by and once again I blog without anything to show you. All I can say is that it is beginning to look a lot like home.
I am slowly taking things over; you know like dishes, food, some clothes. I am hoping that my next week at this time we'll have taken up permanent residence there. May our Lord richly bless your day!