Saturday, October 26, 2013

quick quotes

Charles R. Swindoll 

The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

the path to take

This verse is high on my 'favorite verses' list. This post focuses on the second line.
Seek His will in all you do,
and He will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:6 NLT
and He will show you which path to take.  
God has a plan for my life.  He has a path he wants me to take.  There’s a road He wants me to travel.  In following His will, He will always be right there, right there beside me, right there with me, right there to guide me, right there to hold me, right there to comfort me, He will always be right there.  I may look back to a time He has led me in a direction I didn’t want to take, and then I see it was His will all along. 

There are times I just don’t get it.  There are times I do what I want to do.  There are times I do not understand.  There are times I just don’t want to do anything.  There are times I am confused.  Will I ever learn? Will I always obey?  Will I always seek His direction?  The answers are no, no, and no!  I’m a sinner saved by the grace of God.

God made a promise to each and every one of us.  We must first believe, love, trust, have faith, and willingly give our lives over to Him.  He will show you which path to take.  Trust Him to lead you.  God will always be right there.  Always.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

pause 'n ponder

I am trying  to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.
~ CS Lewis, Mere Christianity

(I love CS Lewis’ quotes.  This one, I must admit, challenged me in understanding its message..)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

quick quotes

It isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It all works out in the end. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.
~ Gordon B. Hinckley

 Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.
~ Max Lucado, He Still Moves Stones

If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch?
~ A.W. Tozer

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

whimsy, whimsy, whimsical, whimsical

A few years ago, my hubby, on a whim, embarked upon a new direction in his life.  It quickly became a ‘whimsical collection hobby’.  When he first began, he ran.  Didn’t walk.  Just dived right in.

It all began with Lorena Garcia and there lies the blame.  Her ‘Element’ collection was being discontinued, her dinnerware is sold in Belk stores, he saw it, and he was immediately taken away on a quest to purchase every set and odd piece he could get his hands on. Yep, dishes.  He searched in every Belk store - in at least six NC counties.  We have more dinner plates than anyone.  (Maybe that’s a little exaggeration, but we do have bunches and bunches.)

Funny thing, we don’t entertain.  It’s just me and hubby.  We definitely have an array of choices.  The plates with the colorful rings are designated as ‘special’ plates.  The bright, colorful, primary colors are rather cheery...and whimiscal...

Monday, October 7, 2013

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Happy 3rd Birthday J!  I love you bunches and bunches!  Nana

Sunday, October 6, 2013


I  literally felt sick when I saw this video. Horrified. Shed tears. Dear God, what have we done?  What have we become?

Down Syndrome and Abortion (Susan W. Enouen, PE - Life Issues Connector, April 2007)
This video is a montage of photos of children with Down syndrome, to the beautiful song, 'Sometimes Miracles Hide' by Bruce Carroll.
Tragically, 90% of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in utero are aborted. What those moms don't know is that sometimes miracles hide. If current trends continue, it may eventually become "unacceptable" for parents to continue a pregnancy knowing that their baby has Down syndrome. Recent US studies have indicated that when Down syndrome is diagnosed prenatally, 84-91 percent of those babies will be killed by abortion.