Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Lighing was low, so the pictures are not very bright!
We had a great dessert too! We spent 2 1/2 hours there just eating and catching up, and sharing what has been happening in each others lives! I am so lucky to have her as a friend.
This is how God blesses my husband on a daily basis: He sends him out into his great country and displays this kind of beauty for him to enjoy! Dennis loves sunsets. Any picture on our computer was taken by Dennis if it has a sunset on it. Here is yet another. Very beautiful!!
Man, I have never had so much reader feedback over my posting about a nose piercing. Some of you have written and said: "Go for it!" others have said: "It's not worth it" others have strongly said: "No way" and you all know which one you fall under! :) Thank you so much for your feedback. I appreciate that you guys love me enough to give me your opinion. Although, I probably should have really thought it out a little more before posting that THOUGHT, I am glad that I know how everyone feels. This will be one of these things that I really want to do, but most likely wont. (Unless Dennis gives me his approval, I wont be doing it) I want to be submissive to my husband and to God. and I am not really sure about it, and there are so many ways to look at it. So.... I guess today I am officially putting this to rest: I won't get a nose peiricng. (unless dennis takes me to get it). I dont have solid reasons for not doing it, and I dont have solid reasons for wanting to.. so I just wont! Thanks for all of your feedback.
We will be going away for the weekend to Gatlinburg, so I will posting those photos when we get back on Sunday! See you later Blog world, I will miss you!!!!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Although, If you didn't read my blog from Sunday you need to do that, and if there is someone that really needs to read that Gospel, you may click that little envelope underneath that blog so that you can email that particular blog to a friend. ..... So.. for some comic relief.....
Sunday, September 21, 2008
In light of today's message: Our pastor said that if he posted his daily thoughts on the www.wsbaptist.org blog, we would very quickly find out that he is a hell deserving sinner! He then said that if we did that, we too, would soon be discovered as hell deserving sinners!
I am going to up front admit that I am a hell deserving sinner! The good part is: I have been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. The bad part: I've got to wait until death to meet my savior face to face!
My question is: What about you??
When death knocks, and you slip into the eternity, which eternity will you slip into? Will you too, see Christ, your LORD and Savior with the nail peirced hands, the scar on his left side, the crown of thorn markings on his forehead? Will you be able to rejoice and praise in that?
Will you be the corpses that Isaiah refers to in Isaiah 66:24?
"Then they will go forth and look on the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm will not die And their fire will not be quenched And they will be an abhorence to all mankind."?
I do not care who you are reading this blog: I don't care if you are a friend, a family member, a school friend, etc. I don't care.
I need you to contemplate the very real places of Heaven and Hell. My friend, one of them is your reality.
THIS IS THE GOSPEL:
You see, not only is God holy, (perfect in every way), He is also just. And because we all have sinned and rebelled against Him, all of us are subject to God’s just condemnation, eternal (forever) punishment in hell.
If the Bible stopped here in its analysis of the human condition, we would be doomed to a hopeless future. However, this is not where it stops….
I Tim. 1:15 says
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
The good news is that Christ died for sinners like us and He rose physically from the dead to validate the saving power of His death and to open the gates for eternal life and joy. (I Cor. 15:20) this means God can acquit the sinner and still be just (Romans 3:25-26).
“For Christ died for the sins once and for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring us to God.”
Without this sacrifice on the cross, we would have no hope. The people that believe this and turn their lives over to God become saved.
This is the gospel! Contemplate this: Count the cost! And plead to God for him to save your soul.
I love you, and I care for your eternity. If you have any questions, please call me. You know my number. Leave me a comment, if you don't.
And one more thing.... If you "recieved" Jesus as just your Savior, and not the LORD of your life, then you recieved a false Jesus!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
And, then... the books. I decided to take learning outside today! I grabbed a chair for my feet, pens and highlighters for my books, tissues for my outdoor allergies, and tea for the heck of it and are reading outside. If I didn't do this, I wouldnt have seen these beautiful sights right outside of my porch!
I am learning that learning does not need to be in a classroom, or in my office, or library, it is taking place outside today in this cool, beautiful weather.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
They lay on the floor, and shed their hair not
even caring that I have to clean it up. They expect us to provide them food without even asking or saying please.. they want treats
at night after we brush our teeth for bed. . they want us to pet them...they chew up tissue paper on the floor when we leave it out... they really are spoiled to be two animals that were rescued from death or a life outside in the cold/hot wet, sticky weather...
There was nothing that these animals done for them to deserve our love. They didn't knock on the doors of our home and say: "We love you and we want you to let us move in and we will be good... we promise!" They were simply born and abandoned. We went to the shelter to adopt Harper. He was cute.. but he wasn't house broken. Allie was mean from day one. (I am sure that is hard for some of you to believe). But we took them home, loved them, and we provide everything that they need... and yet... Allie grabs my feet when I am asleep in bed when he knows that makes me angry... Harper faithfully barks at the neighbors even though he knows they are harmless... and yet we still love them and let them stay.
Hmm.. interesting huh? Do we do this with God? Do we prance around and act like we deserve a home, and food, and love, and grace..?? Do we do things to irritate him after this pardon that he has shown us? If not a heated/air conditioned home with a reliable vehicle to go make more money was not enough, he gave us eternity with him? What do we do? We act like Allie & Harper! We prance around like we deserved it the whole time, and still have the audacity to ask him for more! WOW. Something to ponder!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Why does it feel so wrong that I am there? Is it my flesh that does not want me there? Is it God? What do I do?
We are going to be in serious prayer about this. I would like for you to join in this with me. It's a never ending quest it seems.
let me know what you think. Leave a comment. Leave a Prayer!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Happy 30th Birthday Dennis!
I love You!
Everyone socializing and enjoying each others company
Ansley~~ Cute, lil Ansley
We're so glad to see our family here with us! Tommy and the first ever picture of his entire family which was wonderful to see!
And then there were these two little old ladies that sat right beside each other facing us and they didnt talk to each other, they just sat and ate their ice cream! We were glad that they got to join us even though we dont know who they were!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
To the race... it was HOTT! Wow. I have never sweat so much in my life. It was a beautiful day, though. In light of the last Wednesday night sermon when he preached on worshipping with your entire mind and body.. I was really trying to find a way to worship at a NASCAR race. I was having a little trouble! So I discovered that I could sing some of my favorite worship songs at the top of my lungs, and NO ONE heard me!!! It was fabulous. So I did that the most of the race. It was great. So..... here are some photos!
HERE IS ANOTHER STORY.....
We went to McDonald's for dinner after the race. It was a mad house. There were tons of people there, and the staff was rude, rude, rude....... and the food was slow.....
Keith was very happy to get his fish sandwich...
Thank You very much Keith and Mom for everything this weekend. Gary, you were a great date, and I thank you for everything as well. It was fun kids, but I am glad to be back home.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
We've got one more evening of fun before the race tomorrow. I have had the opportunity to get some school school work done. Yay for me. Will post pics of tomorrows race another day!
Friday, September 5, 2008
We were supposed to go to a race tonight, and then the BIG one tomorrow night. Well, rain had other plans for us so we are just hangin out the next two days until Sunday at 1p.m. THEN we will see it.
It's not about the race for me, just a good time with family and friends. Please take care of my hubby while I am away, he would be glad to join you for dinner!!!
Maybe more later. .
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I woke up very calm after a long previous week of prayer to prepare. I slowly got ready trying to anticipate what I was going to find after I got there. I left at 9:45 a.m. (which is slightly early since my first class is at 12:30 p.m.) :) I wanted to be sure that I had plenty of time!
I got there and eventually found a parking place. I believe that it was just luck. I read some in the library and explored a little but not too much, and then entered in at 12:30.
It is Human Growth & Development. The teacher is OK.. She wanted us to put our name on a name tag, and then draw an icon that described us best, or something that represents us. First thing to mind was a cross. I started to get nervous at the very thought. "I can't put a cross on this thing... people won't talk to me, or think that I am weird" I ashamadely put a circle with a slash through it representing my silenceness to proclaiming my beliefs. As everyone intriduced themselves and gave a small description of who they were, I listened with a very heavy heart recalling some scripture. I felt like Peter! How can I do this to my Savior????
It comes to a young lady who has a cross on her name tag and boldly proclaimed her belief in Christ. I felt so proud of her, and yet so ashamed by my stupid sinful worldly fleshly way. I can't believe that I was in the "world" for 10 minutes and already turned my back on Jesus! How disappointing! I will have to see that "icon" on my desk reminding me of my silence throughout the whole semester. Lesson learned, lesson learned!