Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Children are considered a blessing to the Lord.
Children really are a blessing.
I love being with children! I love watching them play together.
I enjoy watching little girls pretend to take care of there little babies.
I also enjoy watching little boys play with their cars and trucks.
God loves children.
Jesus loves children as well, "He said, Let the little children come to me."
I thank God that he created and blesses us with children!!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Watch this video that my husband emailed me from Hot Air. Decide for yourself what is being said. Try to listen to it before you watch, as there are sub titles that might influence what you hear. We really need to pray for our country.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
"Statistics indicate that around two-thirds of children who grew up in conservative churches are now leaving by the time they reach their twenties. What seems to be the problem?The pattern of young people leaving the church is different than it was even in some recent generations, where it was more temporary. It now appears, in the lives of millions of young people raised in our churches, to be a rather permanent alienation from the church and from the truth claims of Christianity.
Their worldview was evidently not shaped adequately by biblical truths such that they were able to withstand the tide of the secular culture and the allure of the other worldviews around them."
To read the entire article go to Answers in Genesis.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Today we went fishing for salmon. It was a lot of fun. We went to the Wallace river near Sultan. We left early this morning, after packing a lunch of sandwiches, carrots and nuts. The weather was nice and sunny. There were lots of fish jumping and we caught a lot of them, but they only broke our lines. I caught 4 fish and got them just about on shore when they broke my line. We forgot our nets at the car (all three of them) and we were quite a ways away from the car, so we did not go back to get them. But then I caught one! It was 21 inches from head to tail. I do not know how much it weighed. It was very slimy. It put up a good fight. When we got it on shore it was still flopping a lot, so I whacked its head on the rocks to knock it out. Then I put it in a plastic bag, and took the hook out of the fish. The fish woke up and started to bite threw the bag, so I wrapped it up in the bag and it flopped around for a while before it died. I know you are probably wondering what it has to do with obedience. When I had hooked the first few fish (the ones that got away) I was reeling them in at my own pace and speed and it got away. But then my mom instructed me on how to do it better. I followed her instructions, and I caught my fish (the one in the picture). So I learned it is better to trust my parents experience and obey them immediately. If I had not obeyed mom immediately I would not have caught my fish and would not have been very happy. But I am excited I caught my fish. But most of all I am happy for this lesson on the importance in trusting the lessons my parents teach me. I hope everybody will find the same joy, when they obey their dad and mom or God immediately.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Joy Is Better than Fun - Institute for Creation Research
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Sunday, September 20, 2009
Yesterday we set out to go fishing. While we enjoyed our day fishing (even though we did not catch anything, except for a few leaves and some branches), the best part of our day was our walk back to the car. As we went down this tree lined path, up ahead of us we saw a small doe in the middle of the path. As we came closer she just stood there and then we noticed a young buck off to the left. He was half hidden by trees and bushes. They just stood there watching us as we came closer and closer to them. We expected them to bolt, but they never did. We came so close to the doe that we could have reached out and touched her, but we did not. As we passed them by, much to our surprise they began to follow us. Ralph had the girls get between us, as we were unsure what the deer might do. The buck had been in a fight (he had a broken antler). As we continued down the path to our car they continued to follow us for a ways. We think they might have been hungry (we were carrying the remains of our lunch with us and they probably smelled it). They finally stopped following us, but we were quite amazed at the experience. God truly created a beautiful creature in the deer. Thank you, God for the blessing of Your creation, that You made for us to enjoy.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said: “Let me see if I've got this right. 'You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning. 'You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride. 'You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job. 'You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams. 'You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card. 'You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, 'You want me to do all this and then you tell me. . . I can’t pray?’
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies
Song of Songs 2:4, "He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love."
Did you know that God loves feasts and banquets? He invites us to come to His table of food, feasting and fellowship?
Actually, the word 'banqueting house' in this Scripture is yayin and means 'to effervesce, fermented wine, intoxication.' The New English Bible translates it, "He took me into the wine garden..." Isaiah 25:6 tells of a great feast that God is one day going to prepare for all His people in Jerusalem, "And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wine on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined." Who is going to make this feast? The Lord of hosts himself! Does this sound like the God that you know? Yes, this is your God. God's house is a house of nourishment and His table is laden with abundant food and intoxicating joy. Moffat's translation describes it, "a banquet of rich food and of rare wines, of marrowy dainties and of choice old wines..." Read the description of Solomon's table (who was a type of Christ) in 2 Chronicles 9:4-5.
Not only does the Bible describe God as a chef preparing delectable delicacies to nourish our bodies and delight our taste buds, but with rich food to nurture our souls and spirits. Proverbs 9:1-6 says, "Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars; she has slaughtered her meat, she has mixed her wine, she has also furnished her table." Do you lack wisdom? God's table is filled with wisdom. Do you seek after knowledge? All knowledge, understanding and revelation are in God and Christ and He lavishly spreads his table for you.
But you have to come. I have to come. We don't automatically receive without coming to dine at His table. Let's feel God's heart as we read the Message Bible of Proverbs 9, "The banquet meal is ready to be served, lamb roasted, wine poured out, table set with silver and flowers... Are you confused about life, don't know what's going on? Come with me, oh come, have dinner with me! I've prepared a wonderful spread--fresh-baked bread, roast lamb, carefully selected wines. Leave your impoverished confusion and live."
We read the same invitation in Isaiah 55:1-2, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money, come ye, buy and eat, yea, come buy wine and milk without money and without price... hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness."
When I come to God's table, the table of His rich Word, I can delight myself in fatness. I don't have to be impoverished. I don't have to be hungry and thirsty in my soul. I don't have to be malnourished in my spirit. I can eat 'till I'm full. There's more than I need. The table is laden! But I have to come. I have to sit at the table. I have to dine. This table is not for fast foodists.
Oh how sad to live an impoverished life when God has provided a table that is dripping with all we need. Will you come and feast each day?
God's table is also an example for the way we should spread our table. Food is to be eaten at a table, not in front of the TV, on the sofa, or in the car looking at the back of someone's head. God planned for us to sit at a table where we can not only eat leisurely but look at one another and communicate.
God sets His table. Do you set your table? The New Living Translation says, "Wisdom has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table..." If God, the God of Wisdom takes time to prepare delicious food and set His table, don't you think it would be wise for us to do the same? Preparing food for our family and setting the table beautifully is not a chore. It's a God thing. It's a ministry. When we sit at the table together as a family, not only do we feed our physical bodies, but we provide opportunity to feed the soul and the spirit too. Especially, of course, as we crown the meal with the Family Altar, opening the Word of God and praying together.
As God furnishes a delightful table for you, will you prepare and set a delightful table for your family?
Love from NANCY CAMPBELL, ABOVE RUBIES
"Oh God, please save me from passing by your bountiful table of wisdom and knowledge. I don't want to be an impoverished soul. I want to be filled to overflowing so I can bless others too. Amen."
I'm setting the table for my wonderful brood,
I'm furnishing it with love and nourishing food,
I'm making it a place where they all love to be,
A place of enrichment, joy and a lasting legacy!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
by Thomas Sowell
"The most important thing about what anyone says are not the words themselves but the credibility of the person who says them.
The words of convicted swindler Bernie Madoff were apparently quite convincing to many people who were regarded as knowledgeable and sophisticated. If you go by words, you can be led into anything.
No doubt millions of people will be listening to the words of President Barack Obama Wednesday night when he makes a televised address to a joint session of Congress on his medical care plans. But, if they think that the words he says are what matters, they can be led into something much worse than being swindled out of their money."
Read the entire article here.
Is this REALLY what we need and/or want in our health care insurance!?!
Go here to read the entire article.
"Gregoria Martinez, 94, might seem like your typical grandma. She made quilts for her grandchildren, encouraged them to go to church, prayed for them and gave advice.
Except the Vernon, Texas, grandma didn't have just a handful of grandchildren when she died late last month.
She had nearly 300."
To continue reading this heart-warming story go here. I wouldn't recommend reading the comments afterward, they are not uplifting at all.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I have only beaten him once.
It does not matter to me if I win or lose, as long as I play with him.
Here is a picture of us playing...