Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Grandchildren...My Joy and Delight



Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Psalm 127:3


Children's children are the crown of old men...
Proverbs 17:6a



THIS IS THE DAY... I thank the LORD for GRANDCHILDREN

...and the great joy they bring to my life. I have ten grandchildren (one with the LORD)...and really I'm, I guess quite young for that many!! As a mother of five of my own...it's inevitable that you will one day have a bumper crop of G'kids around! I love every moment of their hugs and funny things they do and say.

They all...every one of my grandchildren...live a good distance away. The visits are very very special and cherished. The memories linger in my thoughts and in my dreams. It's so hard to say ...good bye...and wait for the next visit.

I love looking over the photos of our fun during this recent visit...since they are now a military family and will be traveling the world wide! I see many trips for my husband and I in the future. My other daughter came to visit also with her two boys...she is moving also with the military...

here's a sampling of a few of the G'kids fun time.

Remember the darling little GIRL who loves spiders...well, this is her little sister's collection of BUGS and SNAKES!!

I bought "Beebers"...her very own BUG Carrier. She was HAPPY!


She could put her stretchy snake inside and pretend he was real...




The rest...well, they have to wait their turn!



Then...there is big sis who is very very BRAVE!! you know..Spider Girl!



She caught a cricket once and kindly named him "Crickey".

The boys do their share too...like even pretending to have a frog ..foaming at the mouth..GROSS!



Dish soap... bubbles!!

AND...real...SHARK'S TEETH...



They enjoyed scouring the waters edge for their treasures.

and as the photo up top shows...they run for the fun!
What delight it brings to my heart as I hear the glee's of happiness and excitement of another adventure!

It was surely a refreshing time....the innocence of youth.

May we continually pray for the next generation and God's graces upon their lives.

Blessings to you..
HOPE

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

...comfort one another with these words..



He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
Isaiah 40:11



I love this verse...and I love this carving my mother gave me. I have it sitting on my fireplace mantle. It is a constant reminder of the above verse.

Our LORD is so caring, so long suffering and full of mercy. His ways as I've mentioned before are so perfect..that we cannot fathom it's work in entirety.

My dear sweet sister in Christ, passed on to the LORD early Saturday morning. She was only 51 years of age. Sobering as we think of each day we take for granted. Make the most of each day..for the LORD!!

She was diagnosed with a rare cancer just a month ago...and so quickly spread. I know that many will not understand why..but for me, I see God's mercy upon her. She has had a very grievous trial the past two years of her life and quite frankly..even the things I've endured..THIS...would be most difficult. I see God's mercy in relieving her of living this the rest of her life here on earth. I know that her family will miss her so terribly..but they have the comfort that this post speaks of...God's will and HIS comfort found in his promises, in his faithfulness and his WORD.

I thank the LORD so much for my King James Bible! What a TREASURE! the book of TRUTH right in my very hands! So many verses that testify of it's accuracy of it's strength in the believers life and the fruit it has and continues to have through the ages of time.

But, I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

I Thessalonians 4:13-14

Comfort one another with these words. I Thessalonians 4:18


THIS IS THE DAY... my sister in Christ is with the LORD, she loves.

Please pray for her family.

God bless you all with this same comfort.

HOPE

Monday, April 6, 2009



If you want to be distressed..
LOOK WITHIN
If you want to be defeated...
LOOK BACK
If you want to be distracted..
LOOK AROUND
If you want to be dismayed...

LOOK BEFORE
If you want to be DELIVERED
LOOK TO CHRIST!


Many years ago I wrote this on the front page of my Bible as a reminder to not let these things hinder my walk with the LORD. I could write so much about each of these listed..but I think it best for you dear reader to think upon these yourself and let the LORD speak to your heart.

As I began to read once again a wonderful book....Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret... I was blessed with these words on the first page...

Bear not a single care thyself,
One is too much for thee;
The work is Mine, and Mine alone;
Thy work- to rest in ME.

-Selected


As a born again believer...I have the choice to trust. Have I not already trusted Christ for my very souls eternity! and can I not trust him for each days care?

Oh, dear one...think upon these phrases...ponder them in your heart and have faith.

Enough that God my Father knows:-
Nothing this faith can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.

-selected


We thank Thee, Lord, for pilgrim days
When desert springs were dry,
When first we knew what depths of need
Thy love could satisfy.

-selected


Oh how I have found this true in my life...
the desert spring when dry...
HIS love indeed did satisfy!

The SEASONS of our life...

EACH must be seen as the time for which it is purposed.

The deliverance is there...if we just...

LOOK TO CHRIST.