Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Child Abuse Comes in Many Forms

It's no secret that I have a strong yearning in my heart when it comes to children. Today, I was in the grocers when I saw a land slap her kid to the floor. I began to pray. Abuse is prevalent, even with all the awareness available to us. Parents take their frustrations out on their children and expect no one to say anything.

Had I had the opportunity, I would have probably called social services, but I'm not sure how much better the child would have been with the breakdown of our social services in this country. Let's pray for children who come from or are still in abusive families.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Facts Change- Trust Jesus

There are many facts that changed in recent years. All my life, we talked about nine planets, now there are 13 or more. All my life, we were told that butter is horrible for you, but recently we've learned that butter is better than margarine. I could go on and on.

I wonder if this is what will happen when Christ comes back? Someone will be off telling someone, all my life I was told God didn't exist and that Jesus Christ was just a man, but look at the sky, there he is and I cannot go with him!

Today is the best day to try Jesus. Facts change too quickly to gamble your life away on them.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Death and Taxes

Our neighbors love having get togethers and every time someone blocks a portion of our driveway. Yesterday, I decided I would say something again. I built up my nerve and knocked on the door. I thought I heard crying on the inside. After the second knock, she came to the door. She looked horrible. Come to find out, her sister had just died and everyone was over hoping to comfort the family. I felt like a schmuck. I told her what I needed and offered my regard before I left.

Death is more certain than taxes and it is never easy on the family. That's why preaching the Gospel is so important because then we have some solace to offer the family that has been left behind.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We're Pregnant!

We're pregnant! I cannot believe it happened as soon as we stopped trying. Between redecorating and the horrible issues we had with the plumbing, I just hadn't thought to try. But I found out today that we are definitely having a baby!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Psalms 1

Psalm 1 was the first Psalm I ever learned by heart. Please read and be encouraged, no matter what life may look like right now.

King James Version (paraphrased for clarity)

Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel/advice of the ungodly, nor stand/abide in the way/path of sinners, nor sit in the seat/fellowship with the scornful.

But his delight is in the law/Word of the Lord and in His law/Word does he meditate both day and night.

And this man will be like a tree planted beside the river/waters that brings forth fruit in season; his leaf will not wither and whatsoever he does shall prosper.

The ungodly are not the same but are like the chaff which the wind carries away.

Therefore, the ungodly will not stand/will not be justified in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly will perish/end.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My Short Stories

I haven't abandoned the first book that I began, but lately, I've been writing short stories for children, for teens, for adults, some very steamy. I tend to do it while cooking or waiting at the doctor's office or something. Anyway, today I realized I actually have 13 completed stories and after talking to some of my friends, I think I'll try to submit a few to various publishers to be made into an e-book. I have one that I really believe Red Rose Publishing will like. I have three I'm going to submit to Lanico Media House and the rest, we'll have to see. I will keep you posted, but please pray that my little darlings find a home. I think being a published author would kick my life into high gear.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ode to David Todd

David makes me happier than I can imagine ever being. He does the things most men would never do for their wives. He holds my hand when I'm tired or achy. He works a full time job and still helps around the house. I never have to remind him of the trash, the lawn or the bathrooms. He's a dream and I love him.

Today, I pray for all my single friends. Don't settle for something other than what God would prepare for you Himself. He has a plan for your eventual marriage, for it to be a testimony of His goodness, mercy, faithfulness and kindness. Be strong and wait. Read 1 Corinthians 7