Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Sister is.....

....Happiness,  Someone to laugh with,  Understanding,  Someone who can read your mind :),  Random hugs,  A person who very happily will eat coffee beans with you!

Some things I like about you Rhoda:
  • Your love for life
  • The very fast songs you play on the keyboard:)
  • Your happy / carefree spirit
  • The stories you write ;)
  • The twinkle in your eyes when you think you know something great * grin*
  • Your "prophecy" :)
  • You are fun to tease *ahem*

 Rhoda & I are about as different as day & night (especially in personality)  but I don't know what I would do without her,  she adds spice & sparkle to my life & whoever she is around. I love you Rhoda!
(the next post will be about another sister ;) guess who??

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Risen King!

 Cypress and sun rays, sunrise, near Pa-hay-okee. Everglades National Park, Florida, USA.

This time of year always makes me think of why Jesus came. We all know that He came to free us of our sins & that we can now live with Him in Heaven someday, but the following words of a song has made me realize a deeper reason why He had to go through everything He did. We will never go through anything worse than what Jesus did, & He had to go through all this so that He would understand everything we go through. It's humbling to realize that He did it all just so He could know each one of us personally, so that we all can be forgiven of our sins. He did it all for me.   AND HE DID IT WILLINGLY!

If Jesus had the riches of earth, the
poor would never know the abundance of Heaven.
If the Lord had lived in a palace, the
homeless would never know a refuge.
If the Savior had not been rejected the
outcast would not know acceptance. 
If the Redeemer had not been cast into the dungeon,
the shackled would never know freedom.
And if my Champion had not fought the raging forces of hell, 
the soldiers of earth would never know the peace of Heaven!

  If our Savior hadn't gone through all of this there would be no refuge for the homeless children, there would be no acceptance for the little 5 year old girl who lives daily with verbal (& maybe physical) abuse.   If the tomb wasn't found empty  there would be no hope for any of us. I so often take for granted that someone actually went through pain, & turmoil, & rejection just so that there would be hope for my life!

Oh Hallelujah He is Risen
Hallelujah, Praise the Lamb
Who conquered death and hell, Who died and rose again!
In an empty tomb they realized what Christ Himself had prophesied
That death could never hold their King!
For when they found nothing, they found everything!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I am just loving this season! There's good things about every season but spring is so invigorating & happy! :)  To list some good things:

  • The freshness of everything is good for our souls :)
  • One can never get too many gentle breezes.
  • Sun that is just the right temp. (not too hot :)
  • Open windows, which brings the sound of happy birds into the house.
  • Daffodils & red-bud trees.
  • Oh yes, perhaps we should add to this list the fact that all 3 of my sisters female cats will be having kitty's in a few weeks!! O.K. so I guess it isn't THAT exciting for me ;) 
I hope you all are doing well & enjoying a wonderful SPRING  Filled with God's richest blessings! :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Brothers & Sisters...

...are wonderful things!
 I am so blessed to have 3 amazing brothers & 4 amazing sisters! :) (it makes for some pretty amazing conversation sometimes) I have been thankful many times over for having been born into a family that loves God & cares about each other. I feel so privileged & blessed!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Home...thoughts...quiet blog

I have been home now for almost 2 weeks & in those 2 weeks I have been busy, both "mentally" & with actual things to do:)   I'm enjoying being home again after nearly 5 weeks, ( it's amazing what all can happen in that amount of time :) *winks*  It seems as though 3 little people have been suddenly been removed from my life, there is no longer a little girl who, as soon as she hears I am going to wash dishes, does a little dance & says; I want to! ( Aubreys version of dish washing consists of filling all manner of cups & bowls with water & lining them up on the counter:)  there is no longer a little boy who begs for you to do puzzles with him & there is no longer a very small baby to hold. *sigh*  I just now thought of it that since I came home I have not watched "Bullfrog"  or Mark Lowry once! Please note: kidders favorites :) not that I mind because after watching them time & time again one is prone to get tired of it! I do wonder though how often their dear Mother has heard the bluegrass music of  "Bullfrog" etc. since :)
It is very springy here for which I can be grateful. This season is very good at clearing out ones brain so that more mind boggling thoughts can enter :)
I have been thinking of a new series of blog posts that will perhaps appear on here before long. this is kind of exciting!

 On another note:
I am learning that self pity is a very awful thing to allow into ones life ( I admit I'm not completely free of this) It hinders ones ability to think of others before ones self & it can very fast steal joy & make life seem empty. It is a sin that perhaps only your own self knows about but it makes whatever life it is living in very miserable.  This is why the bible stresses putting Jesus first, others next,& ourselves last.  Oh that I would learn how to do this better, That I would learn to live without trying to squeeze myself  in between God & others & sometimes even trying to get in line before God, This has never worked & it never will!

These verses are slowly making more & more sense to me;

          And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:27

So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple Luke 14:33