Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Perfect Peace...

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace. Romans 15:13
Believe me, God's grace is more than adequate for these times. Even as I grow older, I am learning, day by day, to keep my mind centered on Christ. When we do, the worries and anxieties and concerns of the world pass away and nothing but "perfect peace" is left in the human heart.

Monday, September 15, 2014

God Values Faith

How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them. Psalm 139:17
God values our trust in Him above every other character quality. And how do w develop trust? By spending time in God's presence, through prayer, worship, and reading His Word. We develop it also as we step out in faith, and discover He really can be trusted. Are you trusting Him for every need in your life? I sure am...

Sunday, September 7, 2014

God Hates Sin!

I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden.
Psalm 32:5
I will tell you that God has not forgotten about sin, though some may pretend it doesn't exist. God hates sin. Why? Because He loves us, and He knows the terrible devastation sin brings to us.
Sin is like a deadly cancer, inexorably bringing suffering and death in its wake. Left unforgiven , sin also sends men and women into a timeless eternity apart from God- into Hell. God hates sin, because He hates what it does to us! Confess your sin today. Don't wait. Receive God's forgiveness and restoration so that you might be of use to Him and enjoy His love forever.
Words of Wisdom and Faith, By Billy Franklin Graham

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Compassion and Love

I John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Let me share these lines from an unknown poet:
Just to be tender, just to be true,
Just to be glad the whole day through.
Just to be merciful, just to be mild,
Just to be trustful as a child
Just to be gentle and kind and sweet,
Just to be helpful with willing feet,...
Just to let love be our daily key,
That is God's will for you and me.

Friday, September 5, 2014

New puppy....on the farm....

Meet "Faith" what a joy she has brought to us...we lost are two other house dogs/farm dog the past it seems good to have another friend around the farm.

she is a sheep/goat/farm dog...
Meet FAITH.....
Born June 5th.


she just love's the goats

peek a boo I see you...

Best Buddy's....

More family fun!

Also we had our daughter and grandson's down for a week with us..My hubby went camping with the two older grandson's , while I stayed home with my daughter and little man (grandson). We did eat and had cook out's with the three buddies....

My hubby camped out at a couple of places with grandboys, hiked, build, ride on tractor...which they loved all...
Here is more picture's of the fun week...we had
wall tent they slept in..

another place that they camped out...grandboys helped build this as well couple of years ago

camp fire

snack time!

Zackery playing with Boomp..

Building a wood shed at the wall tent..keep the wood dry..

what a great job they did...

 Jayce trying on Boomp's hat...and Ricky too...

What a happy little man..

My daughter Stacy....

four grandson's together...

Daughter Jenn came to visit for couple of days..

Boomp spending time with the youngest grandson...Jacoby

Nap time...

Making memory's Love it! Looking forward to doing some other fun things together...

Family Fun!

This year we took some time out camping  with our family...Praise the Lord! What a fun we had...
We just Thank the Lord for our beautiful grandchildren which we are Blessed. this year with two additions (grand boys).
Would like to share with you some picture's of are time this summer.
Boomp  & Nana  holding the twins...

Our son Josh....daughter

daughter-in-law Crystal...

first time camping in tent with girls...

they had a blast!! or should I say WE ALL DID...



Tyler a young boy who we took in for the summer.....teaching him how to swim...He had so much fun
Again we can not Thank God for a wonderful time at are family camp , spending time together...looking forward to next year together.

Home at Last

Behold, I make all things new.  Revelation 21:5

Heaven is a place so beautiful that when John, the Apostle, caught a glimpse of it, the only thing to which he could liken it was a young woman on the crowning day of her life; her wedding day. He said that the holy city was like "a bride beautifully dressed for her husband" (Rev. 21:2)

Artists have tried to paint pictures of Heaven- but even the most impressive image falls far short of the reality. John's pen (under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit) could only hint at the splendor we shall see some day; "It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal (Rev. 21:11)

Yet the Bible's emphasis is not on Heaven's beauty but on Heaven's joy. The Bible teaches that Heaven will be a home that is happy because there will be nothing in it to hinder happiness. "And there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles...But the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it" (Rev. 21:27;22:3)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

First Ever Spinning Demo at Springfield Fair!

Labor Day Week end.... What fun we had showing and teaching children, ladies and men how to spin and get to know the Art of Spinning.

Want to thank Barb, Brook and Kim for being there and being a part of the wonderful week end.

We spun and spun and spun...carded and carded and carded....we got lots done with are fibers:)

Here is some picture's that I took...Enjoy and we encourage others at least try it will be hook.

Nature's Bounty Fiber Guild!

Kim showing the boys and girls how the wheel works..

Just a SPINNING!!!!Brook..


Father and Son...learning the art of Spinning.


Deb, Brook and Barb

Again Thank you Barb, Brook and Kim for being a part at the Fair...we had a BLAST!
Look forward to doing it again...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

We Need Mercy

The LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting.
 PSALM 100:4

Many Christians do not see God in all of His wholeness. We glibly quote John 3:16-but we forget the following verses; He who does not believe has been judged already(verse 18)

Yes, God is loving and compassionate. But He is also absolutely holy and pure, and because of that He is the Judge who will someday bring His full wrath to bear on those who refuse to repent.

All too often we are more afraid of physical pain than of moral wrong. The Cross is the proof that holiness is a principle for which God would die. God cannot clear the guilty until atonement is made. But that is what happened at the Cross.

Do not take sin lightly. Do not tolerate sin in your life, glibly saying "Oh well, God will forgive it anyway." Sin is an offense to Almighty God, and while He will have mercy on us when we repent, He also is the Judge, and "everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
(Heb. 4:13)

The devotionals that I share is by Billy Graham..

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to Shine for Christ!.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Our Stubborn Wills

Acts 3:19  Repent therefore and be converted.

Becoming a Christian is a once-for-all event, in which we repent of our sins and cast ourselves on Christ alone for our salvation. When we are converted, God takes us "out of darkness into His marvelous Light"
(I Peter 2:9)

But being a Christian is a daily, ongoing experience. It is a lifelong process of daily repentance and faith, turning from sin and seeking to live for Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
That is where our wills come in. Although we have been converted and God has come to live in us, our old nature is still "alive and kicking." Our stubborn wills still demand to put self first instead of Christ.

It isn't easy to bring our stubborn wills into submission to Christ, but when we do, it is as if a misplaced vertebra has snapped back into place. Instead of the stress and tension of a life out of harmony with God, we discover the serenity of His presence.
Who will control your will today? You- or Christ?

Monday, September 1, 2014

A Time Apart...

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers. I Peter 3:12
It is not easy to shut out the world, set aside a few minutes by yourself, and spend time in God's Word and prayer. But it is essential if we are to grow in our relationship with God and be strengthened for the battles ahead. Don't delay. Begin now to spend time alone with God every day.