Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thank You Cards !




These are some cards that I made for a friend of ours that is a Realtor she bought a dozen of each set for a total of 24 cards , I am pleased with the way that they turned out ! Thanks for stopping by have a wonderful and blessed day ~

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Christmas Card Swap





Its so hard to believe that Christmas is only a few months away now , Where has this year gone too ? , I was asked by my Mom to join a Christmas card swap we had to make 30 cards , 10 per month for 3 months and I wanted to share with everybody the ones that I made , Thanks for stopping by and taking a look , Have been super busy the last few weeks and have a big blog in the works for the next week maybe sat so stay tuned ! Enjoy and Have a Blessed Day

Monday, September 7, 2009

Time -- wk 22 scripture challange







Now is the time to honor and praise God to learn his word and be the Christians that he wants for us to be ! Have a wonderful and blessed day thanks for stopping by










Ecclesiastes 3-17 I thought in my heart, "God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed."









Hosea 10- 12 Sow for yourselves righteousness,
reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
for it is time to seek the LORD,
until he comes
and showers righteousness on you.








Hebrews 9-28 So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.












1 Peter 4- 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 17For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"[a]
19So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.












Revelations 1 3 Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.








Sunday, September 6, 2009

choice wk 31





Choice- The right or option to be able to choose what in which to believe in Who to Worship a, I love this word because of God sending his son to die for us we have the choice to have an everlasting love and life because of him and I love having the choice of where and how I can choose to worship and praise the LORD be it in Witnessing , Song Worship or Praise ,


We are giving that option to choose and God will guide us even tho others around us might not , Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that in reading this word that it touches you in some way , Have a blessed and wonderful day Come back soon !








Matt Maher - Alive Again From the album Alive Again
I woke up in darkness


Surrounded by silence


Oh where, oh where have I gone?


I woke to reality


Losing its grip on me


Oh where, where have I gone? '


Cause I can see the light


Before I see the sunrise


You called and You shouted


Broke through my deafness


Now I'm breathing in and breathing out


I'm alive again You shattered my darkness


Washed away my blindness


Now I'm breathing in and breathing out


I'm alive again


Late have I loved You


You waited for me,


I searched for You


What took me so long?


I was looking outside


As if Love would ever want to hide I'm finding I was wrong '


Cause I feel the wind Before it hits my skin


'Cause I want You,


Yes I want You I need You,


and I'll do Whatever I have to just to get through '


Cause I love You, Yeah I love You








Deuteronomy 30:19-20 .
19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Obey wk 30





For me when I saw the word Obey the first thing that came to mind for me was the 10 Commandments because thats what alot of it is about is Obeying the rules set forth to us by GOD, Even as children we are taught that we are supposed to Obey our parents and adults and there rules , and as we grow up and get older we are taught all through out the scripture to obey Gods Word and the direction that he leads us in , This was a good word to do and I really enjoying it , Thank you for stopping in today and reading my blog have a blessed and wonderful day





The 10 commandments come from Exodus 20:1-17. Here is the verse:
And God spoke all these words, saying: "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.



1.You shall have no other gods before me.
2.You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
3.You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
4.Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your
son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
5.Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
6.You shall not murder.
7.You shall not commit
adultery.
8.You shall not steal.
9.You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10.You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s."











Deuteronomy 11:13‘And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the LORD your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,












Ephesians 6:1[ Children and Parents ] Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.Ephesians 6:1-3 (in Context) Ephesians 6 (Whole Chapter)












Colossians 3:20Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.Colossians 3:19-21 (in Context) Colossians 3 (Whole Chapter)

















1 Peter 3:1[ Submission to Husbands ] Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives,

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Gods Word wk 29









Gods Word is such an important part of life and so many don't open there hearts to it , There are so many Poems and Love Stories and guidance written in the word of God that if one just opens there heart and ask God to come into it and to let him Guide you its a learning process that is beyond words and very amazing , Have a blessed and wonderful day !



Jeremiah 13:10This evil people, who refuse to hear My words, who follow the dictates of their hearts, and walk after other gods to serve them and worship them, shall be just like this sash which is profitable for nothing.













John 10:35If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),













2 Chronicles 24:20Then the Spirit of God moved Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest to speak up: "God's word: Why have you deliberately walked away from God's commandments? You can't live this way! If you walk out on God, he'll walk out on you."













Luke 11:28Jesus commented, "Even more blessed are those who hear God's Word and guard it with their lives!"











Ephesians 6:13Be prepared. You're up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it's all over but the shouting you'll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You'll need them throughout your life. God's Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other's spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

HEART ..wk 33



Heart,

God gives us the heart and the chance to use it in so many ways And if we open up our hearts to him he allows us to Grow , Live ,Grieve, Forgive and Love and will show us how with him all things are possible I am grateful to have the open Heart and to be able to experience Gods amazing Love !

Deuteronomy 6:5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 10:12[ The Essence of the Law ] “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Deuteronomy 15:10You shall surely give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the LORD your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand.

1 Chronicles 28:9"And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

1 Samuel 12:24But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you

These are some other verses that really stood out to me for the word HEART in total i read 540 something verses for this word and alot of really wonderful scripture that made me stop and think of and look at the verses and think about them and the words with in them , these are the ones that really stood out to me but in all for my reference to go back and search in total i have 42 written down in my book that caught my attention , I hope that you will take the time and go back and read some of these verses for your self and that they will touch your heart also !

Joshua 22:5
Job 22:22
Psalms 7 :10
Psalm 13:5
Psalm 16:9
Psalm 19:8
Psalm 19:4
Psalm 28:7
Matthew 5:8
Romans 10:9
Romans 10:10

the song that speaks to my heart this week for the word HEART is by Third Day and its called Revelation , because we have nothing with out God !

Third Day - Revelation From the album Revelation
My life,

Has led me down the road that's so uncertain
And now I am left alone and I am broken,
Trying to find my way,Trying to find the faith that's gone
This time,
I know that you are holding all the answers
I'm tired of losing hope and taking chances,
On roads that never seem,
To be the ones that bring me home
Chorus:Give me a revelation,
Show me what to do
Cause I've been trying to find my way,
I haven't got a clue
Tell me should I stay here,
Or do I need to move
Give me a revelation
I've got nothing without You
I've got nothing without You

My life,
Has led me down this path that's ever winding
Through every twist and turn I'm always finding,
That I am lost again (I am lost again)
Tell me when this road will ever end
Chorus:
I don't know where I can turn
Tell me when will I learn
Won't You show me where I need to go
Oh oh
Let me follow Your lead,
I know that it's the only way that I can get back home
Chorus:
Oh, give me a revelation...I've got nothing without You
I've got nothing without You
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog ! Have a blessed and wonderful day !

strength wk 28







I spent alot of time on this word and came up with alot of verses that stood out to me in one way or another , But Especialy sense ive been working on my own strength and relying on God for the things God is so Wonderful and Amazing , I truly hope that you find comfort and strength your self from reading my post for today and that they touch you also , Thanks for stopping by may God guide you and give you the strength you may be searching for also !



























Exodus 15:2The LORD is my strength and song,And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.















Exodus 15:13You in Your mercy have led forthThe people whom You have redeemed; You have guided them in Your strength To Your holy habitation.























Deuteronomy 6:5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.















2 Samuel 22:3The God of my strength, in whom I will trust;My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence.















1 Chronicles 16:11Seek the LORD and His strength;Seek His face evermore!























1 Chronicles 16:28Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples,Give to the LORD glory and strength.























Psalm 18:2The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my







stronghold.















Psalm 19:14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heartBe acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.























Psalm 37:39But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;He is their strength in the time of trouble.













Psalm 62:7In God is my salvation and my glory;The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God.













Psalm 68:35O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places.The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God!




















Psalm 89:21With whom My hand shall be established;Also My arm shall strengthen him.













Psalm 119:28My soul melts from heaviness;Strengthen me according to Your word













Psalm 138:3In the day when I cried out, You answered me,And made me bold with strength in my soul.













Isaiah 12:2Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘ For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’”




















Isaiah 25:4For You have been a strength to the poor, A strength to the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, A shade from the heat; For the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.




















Isaiah 40:31But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. -- I love this it is one of my favorite verses of all times !




















Isaiah 41:10Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

















Mark 12:30And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.











Philippians 4:13I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Rest wk 27









Sometimes I think when life gets to be to much I think going to God and asking him to take all the burden away to allow us Rest and Comfort is honestly what we are supposed to do, Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoy the verses for this word Have a blessed and wonderful day


Exodus 33:14And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

















2 Chronicles 14:11And Asa cried out to the LORD his God, and said, “LORD, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O LORD our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!”























Psalm 16:9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;My flesh also will rest in hope.

















1 Peter 1:13[ Living Before God Our Father ] Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

















2 Peter 3:16as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.











Isaiah 11:2The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tongue wk 26







I must admit when I saw the word Tongue come up I wasnt sure what to think of doing this word but then reading the different verses I started to realize the different ways and meanings for it And that most of them tell us to watch our tongues and to think before speaking Its true that one should always think of there words like ones actions because once said they cant be undone or taken back


Proverbs 19:11Smart people know how to hold their tongue; their grandeur is to forgive and forget.













Proverbs 21:23Watch your words and hold your tongue; you'll save yourself a lot of grief.

















2 Samuel 23:2"The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue.













Psalm 35:28My tongue will speak of your righteousness and of your praises all day long.











Isaiah 50:4The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.

















1 John 3:18Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.





Thanks for stopping by I hope that you enjoyed the study for todays word have a blessed and wonderful day !

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Holy wk 25







I know that its kind of hard to see the writing on this page but theres alot of scripture listed for it . We cry out Holy Holy Holy and to the LORD Almighty and as it clearly states we are to trust in God and the Holy Spirit will see us through and guide us no matter if we are at our wits end or not The Holy Spirit is there to see us through !


Isaiah 57 15-A Message from the high and towering God, who lives in Eternity, whose name is Holy:"I live in the high and holy places, but also with the low-spirited, the spirit-crushed,And what I do is put new spirit in them, get them up and on their feet again.For I'm not going to haul people into court endlessly, I'm not going to be angry forever.Otherwise, people would lose heart.











Habakkuk 2- 20"But oh! God is in his holy Temple! Quiet everyone—a holy silence. Listen!"











Acts 2 27-28 I saw God before me for all time. Nothing can shake me; he's right by my side. I'm glad from the inside out, ecstatic; I've pitched my tent in the land of hope. I know you'll never dump me in Hades; I'll never even smell the stench of death. You've got my feet on the life-path, with your face shining sun-joy all around

















1 Timothy 1 8-10So don't be embarrassed to speak up for our Master or for me, his prisoner. Take your share of suffering for the Message along with the rest of us. We can only keep on going, after all, by the power of God, who first saved us and then called us to this holy work. We had nothing to do with it. It was all his idea, a gift prepared for us in Jesus long before we knew anything about it. But we know it now. Since the appearance of our Savior, nothing could be plainer: death defeated, life vindicated in a steady blaze of light, all through the work of Jesus.


















1 Peter 1 13-16 A Future in God
13-16So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that's coming when Jesus arrives. Don't lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn't know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God's life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, "I am holy; you be holy."

















2 Peter 3 11-13Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival. The galaxies will burn up and the elements melt down that day—but we'll hardly notice. We'll be looking the other way, ready for the promised new heavens and the promised new earth, all landscaped with righteousness.












Mark 13 11"When they bring you, betrayed, into court, don't worry about what you'll say. When the time comes, say what's on your heart—the Holy Spirit will make his











Ephesians 1 3-6How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He's the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.











Ephesians 1 Ephesians 1 13-14It's in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This signet from God is the first installment on what's coming, a reminder that we'll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.











Thanks For Stopping By Have a Blessed and Wonderful Day !

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Doubt wk 24





I know that I have had my share of times where doubt has come into play and I have also had my doubt over many things that as I continue to grow as a Christian I see just how amazing and forgiving our God is and how even tho we may take a path down the road we shouldn't and we face doubt trials and tribulations that the wonderful LORD and Savior is there and he will guide and forgive us and carry us where we should be if we just believe



The song that stand out to me with the word Doubt and having the faith that we can be guided by God is by Mark Schultz and the name of the song is He Will Carry Me , This man has a talent that God has blessed him with to touch the heart and soul of many who listen to his music I am a huge fan of his and love all of his music !





Mark Schultz He Will Carry Me




I call,

You hear me

I've lost it all

And it's more than I can bear

I feel so empty

You're strong

I'm weary

I'm holdin' on

But I feel like givin' in

But still You're with me

Chorus:

And even though I'm walkin' through

The valley of the shadow

I will hold tight to the hand of Him

Whose love will comfort me

And when all hope is gone

And I've been wounded in the battle

He is all the strength that I will

Ever need

And

He will carry me



I know I'm broken

But You alone

Can mend this heart of mine

You're always with me

(Chorus)

And even though I feel so lonely

Like I've never been before

You never said it would be easy

But You said you'd see me through

The storm

(Chorus)

2 Corinthians 1:6When we suffer for Jesus, it works out for your healing and salvation. If we are treated well, given a helping hand and encouraging word, that also works to your benefit, spurring you on, face forward, unflinching. Your hard times are also our hard times. When we see that you're just as willing to endure the hard times as to enjoy the good times, we know you're going to make it, no doubt about it.





























Hebrews 4:12God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon's scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God's Word. We can't get away from it—no matter what.











Mark 11 22"Have[f] faith in God," Jesus answered. 23"I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."











Matthew 21- 21Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done. 22If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Believe wk 32





I believe in God and everything that he guides us by in his word I am greatful to have the right to believe and worship and praise God how I want to Alot of great verses that I came across while doing this word ! Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my blog have a blessed and wonderful day !

Isaiah 43:10“ You are My witnesses,” says the LORD, “ And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.









Mark 11:24Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.






Luke 1:45Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”









John 3:16For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.








Romans 10:9that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.








2 Corinthians 4:4whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.





2 Corinthians 4:13And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak,




1 John 4:16And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.








Jeremy Camp - I Still Believe





From the album Stay
Scattered words and empty thoughts /



seem to pour from my heartI've never felt so torn before/


seems I don't know where to startBut it's now that I feel your grace fall like rain


From every fingertip, washing away my painI still believe in your faithfulness /


I still believe in your truth


I still believe in your holy word / even when I don't see, I still believe


Though the questions still fog up my mind / with promises I still seem to bear


Even when answers slowly unwind / It's my heart I see you prepare


But it's now that I feel your grace fall like rainFrom every fingertip, washing away my painI still believe in your faithfulness / I still believe in your truth


I still believe in your holy word / even when I don't see, I still believe


The only place I can go is into your arms / where I throw to you my feeble prayers


In brokenness I can see that this was your will for me / Help me to know you are near


I still believe in your faithfulness / I still believe in your truthI still believe in your holy word / even when I don't see, I still believe

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TRUTH wk 23



TRUTH ___ Gods Word is the Truth and the more you read and study into his word the more you find that it turns into and guides you into a wonderful way of life and that by understanding it It will guide you down the roads of Truth Love and Happiness and a life of Peace and Understanding






Luke 6-27-30 , 27-30"To you who are ready for the truth, I say this: Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer for that person. If someone slaps you in the face, stand there and take it. If someone grabs your shirt, gift wrap your best coat and make a present of it. If someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously






1 Corinthians 14: 1-3, 1-3Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it—because it does. Give yourselves to the gifts God gives you. Most of all, try to proclaim his truth. If you praise him in the private language of tongues, God understands you but no one else does, for you are sharing intimacies just between you and him. But when you proclaim his truth in everyday speech, you're letting others in on the truth so that they can grow and be strong and experience his presence with you




Sunday, August 23, 2009

How are you doing today ?

Alrighty I just wanted to take a second and check in and see how everybody summer has gone well , Ours has been pretty busy especially for the last few weeks the boys are back in school so far so good there :) I had my first workshop for Stampin Up in probley a 1 1/2 and it went great ! I look forward to hanging out with all the ladies again soon and hope to do some more workshops , I am finally caught back up on my scripture pages :) YAYYY i know i just gotta get them posted not sure what order im gonna do the blogs in theres about 11 of them I have to post plus all the stuff from my workshop that I want to share with you all and the new pics of the boys , Maybe in the next week i can sit down and catch my blog up and get everything back rolling again ! I know small steps lol :) , Im excited to get back to working on on Tn Vacation from a few years ago , so thats in the cards this week along with a few other things so be on the look out I am gonna get the blog back up and running good ! Thanks for stoping by I hope you have a blessed and wonderful week !

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Soul Secrets ---- When Its Hard To Forgive

I know that I like so many others have strugled with forgiving people that have hurt us in one way or another because some times its soo hard , While reading in my bible this morning at church I was looking ahead and came upon this on one of the pages . I really like it and the way that it touched me I hope that these words may also touch you today if you are in need of forgiving some one whose done wrong to you also ! have a great and wonderful day , God is so amazing and with him all things are possible including forgiving ......

Lord there is nothing harder then trying to forgive when you've been desperately wounded Its worse when the offenders show no remorse but gloat over the pain they have brought into your life And that's where I am.. I do not want to forgive
But I know enough to understand that the command of Your Holy Word is forgiveness no matter what you have not given me an option
Help me to realize that unforgiven can kill it can kill my friendships my joy even my body So Lord i am choosing today to forgive all those who have stolen from me all who have broken my heart and wounded my body or my soul all who have haunted me for years In the name of Jesus I forgive
Thank you Lord for strength to walk out this forgiveness in my life Thank you for using it as a testimony to the power of your love and Thank you that as I choose to forgive moment by moment the feelings will follow


Is that not just amazing and such a reminder of just how amazing and wonderful our GOD truly is ! To show us how to forgive others just as he forgives us ! I hope you have a blessed week !

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wisdom --- wk 21 scripture challange

GOD has shared all of his Wisdom with us And I found so many verses that I really like to go with the word that explain in great detail about his wisdom and love the path that he lays out for us if we just take a hold of it and let his wisdom guide us ..
The song that stands out to me for this one is by a new Christian Group called AMONG THE THIRSTY and the name of the song is I NEED A SAVIOR I love this song so much and cant wait until this cd comes out , I cant even begin to tell you how many times this song has touched me and brought me to tears we all need our savior !
I’d Need A Savior - Among the Thirsty
How many names
Can I use to explain
The love of my Jesus
The life that He gave
And so many times
Will I praise You today
I lift up my life
Cause You’re always the same
And my offering
To you I bring
Your name is Jesus
Your name is Jesus
You’re the wonderful, counselor
my friend
You’re what I hold on to
I know that You brought me through
All the days of loss and to the cross,
You knew That
I’d need a Savior
How many songs
Can I sing to proclaim
Your wondrous love
Oh and beauty so great
Oh and, What would I say
If You brought down the rain
And everyday I walked through the pain
My heart would still say…
......All the days of loss, and to the cross
You knew, That I'd Need a Savior
Well, I'd need a Savior....
woah You're what I hold onto,
I know that You brought me through
All the days of loss and to the cross
You knew, That I'd need a Savior I'd need a Savior, I need You Savior.
Proverbs 2:1[ Make Insight Your Priority ] Good friend, take to heart what I'm telling you; collect my counsels and guard them with your life. Tune your ears to the world of Wisdom; set your heart on a life of Understanding. That's right—if you make Insight your priority, and won't take no for an answer, Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt, Believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours; you'll have come upon the Knowledge of God.






Proverbs 2:6And here's why: God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding. He's a rich mine of Common Sense for those who live well, a personal bodyguard to the candid and sincere. He keeps his eye on all who live honestly, and pays special attention to his loyally committed ones.






Proverbs 3:13[ The Very Tree of Life ] You're blessed when you meet Lady Wisdom, when you make friends with Madame Insight. She's worth far more than money in the bank; her friendship is better than a big salary. Her value exceeds all the trappings of wealth; nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her. With one hand she gives long life, with the other she confers recognition. Her manner is beautiful, her life wonderfully complete. She's the very Tree of Life to those who embrace her. Hold her tight—and be blessed!




Proverbs 9:7If you reason with an arrogant cynic, you'll get slapped in the face; confront bad behavior and get a kick in the shins. So don't waste your time on a scoffer; all you'll get for your pains is abuse. But if you correct those who care about life, that's different—they'll love you for it! Save your breath for the wise—they'll be wiser for it; tell good people what you know—they'll profit from it. Skilled living gets its start in the Fear-of-God, insight into life from knowing a Holy God. It's through me, Lady Wisdom, that your life deepens, and the years of your life ripen. Live wisely and wisdom will permeate your life; mock life and life will mock you.




Proverbs 14:8The wisdom of the wise keeps life on track; the foolishness of fools lands them in the ditch.






James 3:17Real wisdom, God's wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.






Psalm 119:33God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me— my whole life one long, obedient response. Guide me down the road of your commandments; I love traveling this freeway! Give me a bent for your words of wisdom, and not for piling up loot. Divert my eyes from toys and trinkets, invigorate me on the pilgrim way. Affirm your promises to me— promises made to all who fear you. Deflect the harsh words of my critics— but what you say is always so good. See how hungry I am for your counsel; preserve my life through your righteous ways!






Psalm 119:89What you say goes, God, and stays, as permanent as the heavens. Your truth never goes out of fashion; it's as up-to-date as the earth when the sun comes up. Your Word and truth are dependable as ever; that's what you ordered—you set the earth going. If your revelation hadn't delighted me so, I would have given up when the hard times came. But I'll never forget the advice you gave me; you saved my life with those wise words. Save me! I'm all yours. I look high and low for your words of wisdom. The wicked lie in ambush to destroy me, but I'm only concerned with your plans for me. I see the limits to everything human, but the horizons can't contain your commands!
My pages are gonna be out of number in posting these to catch back up so bare with me please Thanks for stopping by and taking a look today I hope that my words and Gods Amazing Grace and Scripture will bring comfort to you today !
~A~

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Scripture Page ... Understanding .. ( i know its not the word for the week but please read)




Have you ever stopped and asked your self why , Or searched for a understanding about why things happen or the events of life and even the little things why things are the way they are ? I have more times then I can count and for the last few weeks the word UNDERSTANDING has been weighing in my thoughts alot so I decided to look it up on bible gateway and see just what was said , Wow was I ever amazed with just what I came across , As always the bible has the best stories and the easiest ways about helping some one to understand things ! Theres that word again , The Colossians 1-9 and 2 Peter 1-5 were my two most heartfelt ones that stood out to me Especially the Colossians one it touched me in a way I'm not sure how to describe but it was pretty powerful , We have a God that doesn't judge or fault but forgives us and its pointed out just how understanding he is in that verse, As always i added the other Scriptures that stood out to me and they are written on my page as well .. Thanks for stopping by I am sorry its not the word we are all on but as i stated I was so drawn to do this word , I will do wisdom in the next few days ! Have a blessed day !



Proverbs 2:1 [ Make Insight Your Priority ] Good friend, take to heart what I'm telling you; collect my counsels and guard them with your life. Tune your ears to the world of Wisdom; set your heart on a life of Understanding. That's right—if you make Insight your priority, and won't take no for an answer, Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt, Believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours; you'll have come upon the Knowledge of God.











Proverbs 14:29Slowness to anger makes for deep understanding; a quick-tempered person stockpiles stupidity.





Proverbs 14:33Lady Wisdom is at home in an understanding heart— fools never even get to say hello.





Proverbs 17:27The one who knows much says little; an understanding person remains calm.






Proverbs 24:3[ 20 ] It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation; It takes knowledge to furnish its rooms with fine furniture and beautiful draperies.Proverbs 24:2-4 (in Context) Proverbs 24 (Whole Chapter)
Proverbs 25:3Like the horizons for breadth and the ocean for depth, the understanding of a good leader is broad and deep.








Matthew 13:11He replied, "You've been given insight into God's kingdom. You know how it works. Not everybody has this gift, this insight; it hasn't been given to them. Whenever someone has a ready heart for this, the insights and understandings flow freely. But if there is no readiness, any trace of receptivity soon disappears. That's why I tell stories: to create readiness, to nudge the people toward receptive insight. In their present state they can stare till doomsday and not see it, listen till they're blue in the face and not get it. I don't want Isaiah's forecast repeated all over again: Your ears are open but you don't hear a thing. Your eyes are awake but you don't see a thing. The people are blockheads! They stick their fingers in their ears so they won't have to listen; They screw their eyes shut so they won't have to look, so they won't have to deal with me face-to-face and let me heal them








Colossians 1:9Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven't stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works. We pray that you'll live well for the Master, making him proud of you as you work hard in his orchard. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you'll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.





2 Peter 1:5So don't lose a minute in building on what you've been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet, no day will pass without its reward as you mature in your experience of our Master Jesus. Without these qualities you can't see what's right before you, oblivious that your old sinful life has been wiped off the books.

Dear Heavenly Father ,
I come to you tonight to thank you for all of the amazing things that you've brought not into my life but into those around me , I pray that this blog page may reach just one person who is having a hard time with there faith or there understanding of why things are happening to them the way that they are and that it will help to bring them some sort of peace and understanding that they can take hold of , I thank you for showing me the amazing words and verses to help me my self grow more in understanding you and your works ways and you will , So many people Lord I have in my heart that I'm bringing to you in my prayers and I ask that you be there and guide them and watch over them as well as the ones that I haven't mentioned that maybe are struggling and don't know how to come to you Lord , Hear the thoughts and prayers in my heart Lord , Thank you for all of your many and wonderful blessings !
In Your Name I Pray ,
Amen !

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hes Had Me From Hello ... Happy Annivesary Baby


MARRIAGE -noun
1.
the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc.
2.
the state, condition, or relationship of being married; wedlock: a happy marriage.


3.

a relationship in which two people have pledged themselves to each other in the manner of a husband and wife, without legal sanction:





One word was really and truly how our story began , I think sometimes that this has been a dream and one day ill wake up from it, but with each passing day i come to realize more and more that its not a dream , That on that beautiful Saturday in June of 2001 I did marry my best friend , my soul mate , prince charming , you name it , Its hard to believe that we've been married for 8 years today but we have and tho I would have to say that these have been the best years of my life they haven't always been the easiest tho , But with the good and the bad its been a wonderful journey ,

This is the first year tho we've ever had to spend our anniversary apart :( and I do miss him like crazy

So even tho we cant be together today on our anniversary I just wanted to write a little blog up and share with everybody why I love this man so much and just what he means to me

Jason and I have always been so close but over the last year with everything that's gone on our relationship has grown so much and gotten so much stronger . And I accredit that to God , Jason and I both read the book Fireproof last year and it helped to start a wildfire of change in our relationship and our marriage and its been so wonderful !



1 Corinthians 13 - 4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.



Is that verse just not a awesome one ? , Because in a marriage Love has to be patient and you have to be kind to each other I honestly believe that its not just about it being Just a man and woman that there has to be that third presence in a marriage the presence of God has got to be there to make it work , Now it hasn't always been the strongest in our marriage and like anybody we've stumbled along the way and down the path , But in the last year , Ive learned so much about Jason and my Self and just how strong we really are , doing the bible study that I've been doing this year its helped to open my eyes up alot also ,



Proverbs 3-5-12 Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own.Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track.Don't assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil!Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best.Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.But don't, dear friend, resent God's discipline; don't sulk under his loving correction.It's the child he loves that God corrects; a father's delight is behind all this.



Ive learned that there are so many message in the word of God that can help in making a love story truly unbelievable , not to mention the guidance and wisdom that can be gotten and gained from just studying the word ,We are all given the chance to make our own destiny's and how we choose to do them is all on us ,But in becoming the best person that we can be you have to be open minded to changes , I thank you Jason for putting up with me over the years , I know that it hasn't been easy but you've always loved me and tho I know that our love has grown so much over the years as has your patience and understanding towards me , We've come so far Jason from the 2 people that meet back in 1999 and that moved in with each other on that spark of love that we hoped never died , Well baby it for sure hasn't died its become a wildfire of emotions , love ,trust , happiness , understand and so much more that cant even begin to be put into words and I fall in love more and more with you each and every day !



Kenny Chesney-- YOU HAD ME FROM HELLO
One word, that's all you said Something in your voice called me, turned my head Your smile, just captured me You were in my future as far as I could see And I dont know how it happens, but it happens still You asked me if I love you, if I always will Well you had me from hello I felt love start to grow The moment I looked into your eyes you won me It was over from the start you completely stole my heart And now you won't let go I never even had a chance you know You had me from hello Inside I built a wall So high around my heart, I thought I'd never fall One touch, you brought it down The bricks of my defenses scattered on the ground And I swore to me I wasn't going to love again The last time was the last time I'd let someone in But you had me from hello I felt love start to grow The moment I looked into your eyes you won me It was over from the start you completely stole my heart And now you wont let go I never even had a chance you know You had me from hello That's all you said Something in your voice calls me, turns my head You had me from hello You had me from hello Girl, I've loved you from hello
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd-_qUlsGrw




That has been the one song that's always said alot about us , You had me from Hello Jason theres no doubt about that , We came together and over come the many things and people saying that we would never make it , But we have baby and I am so grateful for you and love you so very very much ! You know theres probley 100 songs or better that I have heard that make me think of you but this one is our song !







Marriage Joins Two People in the Circle of its Love
Edmund O'Neill
Marriage is a commitment to life,the best that two people can find and bring out in each other.It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other relationship can equal.It is a physical and an emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime.Within the circle of its love,marriage encompasses all of life's most important relationships.A wife and a husband are each other's best friend,confidant, lover, teacher, listener, and critic.And there may come times when one partner is heartbroken or ailing,and the love of the other may resemble the tender caring of a parent or child.Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life.Happiness is fuller, memories are fresher,commitment is stronger, even anger is felt more strongly,and passes away more quickly.Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life,new experiences, new ways of expressing a love that is deeper than life.
When two people pledge their love and care for each other in marriage,they create a spirit unique unto themselves which binds them closer than any spoken or written words.Marriage is a promise, a potential made in the hearts of two people who love each other and takes a lifetime to fulfill.




We sure did go through alot to get that piece of paper but with out a shadow of doubt it was worth ever battle and struggle that we went through it made us so much closer and look at where we are now , I love you Jason with all of my heart and soul, and I praise God everyday that he brought some one into my life that has made me hole some one with the understanding and patience to love me through my best but to be there and shine that light of hope and strength through my worst times also being there and reminding me not to lose my faith and keep my chin up that God will guide us and help us through it all , I dont tell you enough just how much I love you , And i look forward to many many more years of love and happiness and continued growth between us ! Happy Anniversary Baby See Ya Soon and I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL !





Ecclesiastes 4:12 (New International Version)
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

aquarium waterfall ! --


See there is a story behind this layout --- I love waterfalls for one thing i think that they are quite beautiful so i wanted something kinda neat for these pictures , so because I'm a title person (I'm starting to realize this ) I decided to take some of them ********** trusty rub on's and do the water fall title on top of my picture , Now don't get me wrong I love how it turned out but there must be a secret way to getting rub ons to do right and not take forever to put them on ..... Any hoo here is my layout share for the day its the water fall inside of the aquarium ! Enjoy and have a wonderful Monday

Sunday, June 14, 2009

all kinds of fish layout



Its hard to believe that there are so many different kinds of sea and aquatic life that you can see at the aquarium and how many different shapes and sizes that they come in
I tried to show the difference and bring the focal point to that by using different alphabet stamps on this page !
Enjoy and thank you for stopping by
Have Blessed and Wonderful Week !
Amber

Saturday, June 13, 2009

School of Fish Page


We went on vacation in Tn in 2007 and I am starting to get my scrapping bug back , so far this year I've done 37 pages for this album , i printed out over 600 pictures for it , But right now the section of the trip I'm working on is the Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg , I did a aquarium trip from Chattanooga's s last year for my oldest sons summer vacation book from that same summer , Fish are beautiful animals haha is only so many ways to scrap them tho .. Enjoy i hope to get these posted up that ive been working on lately to my blog ,
This is also a busy month for us My Moms Bday is the 11 there Wedding Annv is today and My husband and I 's annv is on the 16th so right now its pretty busy but i will get the pages posted .. I hope ya have a blessed and wonderful weekend !

Friday, June 12, 2009

Creator Wk 20 scripture challange

I thank you for stopping by and checking out my scripture page the word for the week is Creator and as always i enjoyed studying this word, The first Colossians verse is pretty strong and is a reminder to me that when we dedicate our lives to God its just like trading in all of our griefs and sorrows for a new and better self but we are able to do that because God him self the creator of all made us that way , And he forgives us for our sins And how amazing is it to know that Our Awesome God the creator of all gives us that chance to come to him and he forgives us for all of our sins and creates a new and better us ! Praise God for all of the wonderful things he did create !
Colossians 3:9 Don't lie to one another. You're done with that old life. It's like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you've stripped off and put in the fire. Now you're dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete. Words like Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave and free, mean nothing. From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ.




Isaiah 40:28 Have you never heard?Have you never understood?The Lord is the everlasting God,the Creator of all the earth.He never grows weak or weary.No one can measure the depths of his understanding.




1 Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.




Genesis 1;1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
2 songs this week spoke to my heart in doing this study The 1st is My Redeemer Lives By Nicole C Mullins and the 2ND is God you Regin by Lincon Brewster check these out if you haven't heard them they are great songs !