Sunday, December 1, 2013

Merry Christmas from Us to You!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Funny ways to get gas!

This made me laugh so hard, I had to share!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A little paper humor- to lighten the mood

I love to journal and writing has always helped me gather my thoughts, process and clear my mind! It has been one of my favorite uses of paper in life. But once I started blogging, my journaling has gone down due to less time and less paper in my life.
In general the whole world could use less paper; junk mail, repeat information notices, bills, packaging, containers and the list goes on and on. But this little video does make you think about the place of paper in our lives after all.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Confidence vs Courage

This week my pastor talked about renewing confidence in God and in moving forward. During his talk, he pointed out the differences between courage and confidence and it struck me.

I have often interchanged confidence with courage in my mind and hadn't really thought about the differences before.
Courage is guts; mental toughness to face people, problems and challenges
Confidence is feeling all will work out well; rooted in trust and growing out of experience

Courage often comes first before confidence. Confidence rises out of experience.
So one starts with courage and trust in God and through experience and enduring through tough challenges, you develop character and grow confidence.

What encouragement and hope.

Romans 5:3-4 MSG

 There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Do you ever say "Watch Me"?

Watch Me! from on Vimeo.
I have to say that most of the time I am saying don't watch me, watch Jesus. But perhaps I need to re-evaluate this!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Holy week Saturday; encouragement while we wait

Saturday- the day or waiting and wondering if all that Jesus had said was true- we can understand the agony that His followers felt as we wait for that blessed day when He will return forever! Take comfort and hope...

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
~Titus 2:11-14, ESV

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

More Holy week thoughts

"Some people can’t believe God would create a world in which people would suffer so much. Isn’t it more remarkable that God would create a world in which no one would suffer more than he?
God’s Son bore no guilt of his own; he bore ours. In his love for us, God self-imposed the sentence of death on our behalf. One thing we must never say about God—that he doesn’t understand what it means to be abandoned utterly, suffer terribly, and die miserably.
That God did this willingly, with ancient premeditation, is all the more remarkable.

 Jesus said, “I lay down my life for the sheep.... No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord” (John 10:15, 18)

 ~ Randy Alcorn