Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Cup of Encouragement!

Do you meet people or yourself being criticize to others. Satan is always trying to pour out criticism in people, make people feel inadequate and insecure and thus damage your ability to share Christ's love.
You have a chose to encourage or discourage!
What we need to do is to keep our cup filled with love and acceptance and affirmation and encouragment from a dependable Source. I had to decide who I wanted to listen to- who was going to have power over me. When we make that decision is what would enable us to empty our the criticism.
It is so important that we keep emptying the cup of criticism and filling it with positive things-so we can fill others cups with encouragement instead of criticism.
Read  I Peter 3:4
"inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
Thats my prayer that my life will be a cup of encouragement and affirmation rather than a cup of criticism.

There is a difference between honest discussion and hurtful accusation. There is a difference between being aware of someone's faults and shattering that person's confidence. There is a big difference between tactfully returning a gift or stating an opinion and filling someone's cup with criticism.
When your in doubt, don't say anything.
So when criticism starts to fill your cup again, and it will, recognize it for what it is and stop letting it in, pour love in you cup. God will help you, if you pray and ask Him.
Verses on Encouragement:
Proverbs 3:27; Mark 14:4-6; Luke 6:37; John 3:17; Romans 8:1; Philippians 4:8 (One of my favorites)
I Thessalonians 5:14;15;James 4:11; I Peter 4:8
Enjoy! And my your cup be filled with Encouragement today.
God Bless; Deb

Monday, July 30, 2012

A CUP of Quietness!

I have been reading this book named: "Fill  My Cup, Lord.....with the peace of your presence.
by: Emilie Barnes. Great little devotional book. I will be posted some of her words as I share with you all.
Psalm 23:2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
Quiet time!!! image of stillness and serenity, of a quiet communion with God-reading His Word and praying.
I need to be willing to come to him, to offer him my cup filled with whatever is troubling me. If I do I know my Lord will give me a quiet spirit.
Quiet time is a gift God gives to me.
Simply offer yourself to him. He's the one who provides the quiet spirit. You and I just need to be willing to come to him, and him alone.
Emilie Barnes couldn't say it any better: The longer I live, the more I thirst for those quiet times in my heavenly Father's presence, the more I long to climb up into the lap of my Abba-Daddy ad enjoy the security of those everlasting arms. Sometimes I feel like a toddler stretching my own arms up, dancing on my toes, begging to be held by the One who loves me so much.
"Up Daddy. Want up
And then he lifts me up.
The longer I live, the more I know that if I will just hold up my cup to him, even my cup of anger and stress and trouble and confusion, he will be faithful to fill my cup with the peace of his presence.
Are you thirsting for God's peace and presence?  Longing have your cup full? Take time to have a Quiet time with the Lord, and pray "Fill My Cup Lord....and I know He will.
I pray this was encouraging words to you today. God alone gives the peace in your life!
A Sip of Quietness: Look up these verses and share with me how God touched your hearts today.
Job 34:29; Psalm 130:5; Psalm 62:5; Ecclesiastes 4:6; Isaiah 30:15; John 14:27; I Corinthians 14:33;
Philippians 4:6-7; Matthew 11:28 and one of my favorite verses that I claim:
 Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory.
May you have a Blessed Day!
(Proverbs 3:5,6)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Word for Thirsty Souls

Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
How can so many people's lives be so full and their hearts and souls be so thirsty?
Whatever your circumstances, you, too, can hold up your cup and it will be filled.
If your cup is polished and dry, hold it out for the Lord's plentiful pouring.
If your cup is full of the old and the unsatisfying, hold it up for the Lord's cleansing.
If your cup is cracked and broken, hold it up anyway, for the Lord's resources are plentiful and can keep even leaky cups replenished.
Come to him and Him alone as you are, cup in hand, and hold it up to receive his blessings.
"Surely..my cup runneth over."
Turn to the Lord and He will help fill your cup...up...:)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Face Painting my grandboys!

my grandson's Zackery & Ricky

Grandson's cousin.

So rewarding. Seeing my friend being obedient to God's Word!

My dear friend Amber, being baptised... What a joyful day..

Amber and Me!!

Amber and her hubby!


camping trips with hubby and grandchildren.

Wall Tent

 My dear hubby!
Our sweet grandsons.
Hubby cooking breakfast for us
Starsky loves camping

Camping Trip!

Wild Flowers! Just love the wild life

That's me at the Lean Too
Camp fire
The lean too
My dear hubby!! RELAXING

Thursday, July 5, 2012

New Baby Bunny's

The joy on the farm...


I was showing/teaching my daughter how to spin. Had so much fun! She is a natural!!!

Knitting up a couple of handbags!

Knitting up couple of handbags out of the fibers I spun out of my angora , sheep wool and alpaca.

So much fun... Finishing up the round bag..knitting up the handles.

New Angora Rabbit !!

Oh! "Windsor" is such a baby...he is four months old know. Can't wait for him to breed my "Snow White" Just love the softness in spinning.

Here is a picture of my two beautiful rabbits & labels to put on their cages.