Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - I still say this is strange!

Yep, he's actually putting the lawn mower together in the dining room - minus the oil that is!

Question of the Week #23

What are your goals for the summer? These can be general goals or reading goals or whatever :)

My answer:

  • Read more Christian non-fiction
  • Read at least one more chapter in my Bible each night with my hubby
  • Keep up with the weekly memes
  • Post more prayer requests and praises each week
  • Journal my Bible reading
  • Call my parents more often
  • Send mail to my grand daughter more often
  • Eat healthier
  • Continue to look for a better job and check into schooling
How about you? Head over to Becky's and join in the fun!

Prayer request

From a friend on facebook:

Please put Ben on your prayer list. Ben returned from 3 tours in Iraq as a marine. He suffers from PTSD. Thank you for your Christian witness. Thank you for caring.

Please lift Ben by name. Please add any others you may know, for just all our military personnel.

God Bless!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

TSMSS - My Best Friend by Tim McGraw

This week I'm doing something a little different. Hubby and I have had a rough week, not relationship wise, but emotionally and financially. The enemy is working overtime in St. Joseph, MO! Anyway, I thank the Lord each day for bringing Eddie into my life. He was the first to treat me like a person, a person of worth. He is my hero, the one I look to for strength and guidance here on earth. Even when I fail him, he's there for me.

Be sure to head over to Amy's for more TSMSS!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Trials

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
~James 1:2-8

Thankful for trials? I have to admit, the first few times I read this passage I could not imagine it! Seriously, do we think of hard times as wonderful or full of joy? I know I don't. This week has been a shining example of trials, one after another. Did I rejoice through them? No, not while I was going through it. Let's just say I was a shining example of how Jesus would not have acted. (deep embarrassment here) But, as I sit here and think back on what happened, why, and how I should have acted, I can see how much I have learned in a short period, and how to act (not react) in the future. I gained some insight to my relationship with God and my husband. So, I'm thankful for:

  • Trials that open my eyes, help me learn and grow
  • A loving God that helps me through these times, even though I would have given up on myself long ago
  • A wonderful, patient, supportive husband that loves me despite my short-comings
  • That I live in a country where I can still stop and pray to Jehovah when I need (at least for now, but that's another topic)
  • For those that have, do , or will, fight for my right to continue to enjoy that and other freedoms
  • My Lord provides all my needs
  • My Savior died for me, and all came before, and will come after, me

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - "Did you say mouse?"

All About You - Letter N

  • My mother's name is NORMA
  • I have two NEPHEWS
  • I also have four NIECES
  • My dad was in the NAVY for twenty years
  • My father-in-law was also in the NAVY
  • Our daughter in-law is getting ready to start NURSING school
  • I love NUTS but cannot have them
  • I would like to visit NAPLES
  • Scott is in the Air NATIONAL Guard
  • The road to Heaven is NARROW

What are you thankful for this week? Have you taken time to count your blessings lately?

My answer:

I try to participate in "Thankful Thursday" each week to publicly share my blessings. I also try to remember to thank the Lord for each blessing He gives us - from the big unexpected ones to the every day, ie: a roof over our heads, food to eat and the very air we breathe. I do forget sometimes, which makes me feel terrible!

Please head over to Operation Actually Read Bible and join us!