Tuesday, November 29, 2011

From a blog I follow

Pastor Steven Furtick - New Blog: "2 Lies the Devil Loves to Tell God’s Children"

2 Lies the Devil Loves to Tell God’s Children
The devil is a liar. That’s all he is, and he’s good at what he does.He’ll tell you whatever he needs to tell you in order to trip you up, or keep you down.And he’ll change up the delivery of his message depending on what you’re going through.So when you’re suffering a trial, the devil will whisper a message of hopelessness to you.

He’ll say something like:

This will never end.  On the other hand, when you’re in a season of blessing, the devil will try to shake your confidence by telling you the exact opposite: This will never last.

But trials do end. Joy comes in the morning. There is a mountain of victory on the other side of your valley.
And blessings do last. Even though seasons change, God’s favor is forever. He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.

Don’t let the devil twist the truth.  Catch him in his lies, and stand on what God says.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Missy's Dress

Here are some pics of Missy's dress. This part all done but for the hemming, which I will do in WI  Hope it is OK.  Now for the jacket.  Will get the fabric tomorrow

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

And Then I Got This In My E-Mail

"Learn to appreciate difficult days...as you journey through rough terrain with Christ...Although you and your circumstances may change dramatically, He remains the same throughout time and eternity. How can we possibly doubt God's plan?

The email went on to state that many people would love to have the "fullness" of my life that causes stress, a great family, a job that I love, a church family, and other social gatherings,  rather then being where they are.  I do thank God for all He has blessed me with.


Crying on the inside
Crying on the outside

It wasnt suppose to be like this...

Friday, November 04, 2011

Think About This

Think about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?

Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?  Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.  Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down the Benjamines on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.  Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine.

THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.