Saturday, January 31, 2015

sweet to the soul...



photo by our 5 year old :)
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
Psalm 86:5 ESV

Finding joy in the little things, resting in His care, thankful for His provisions (both physically and spiritually) and knowing we are the apple of His eye. May His Word be the apple of our eyes.
(Deut 32:10, Psalm 17:8, Prov 7:2).

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Praise!

 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips. 
~Job 2:10

When we don't have answers to our whys...






Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord
    and take refuge in him!
Let all the upright in heart exult!
~Psalm 64:10

we continue to praise Him... 

Thanking God for who He is, despite struggles, knowing He is unchanging and His love is sufficient
... and that our struggles are minor in the grand scheme of things.

Praise the Lord for His unending mercies.
My heart will rejoice :)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Organization and...The Power of Moms


(buttons from google images)

Have you heard of the Power of Moms? After Christmas was winding down I was scrolling through Facebook and came across a free webinar with a happy looking lady at a desk. Needless to say I thought how lovely that would be to learn about organizing and have some quiet time to glean something new. Oh my goodness, can I tell you this was an answer to prayer! The webinar was so well done and honest and easy to follow. Although the ultimate part of the organizing part of the program does have a very reasonable cost, April Perry doesn't just sell you something on the webinar. She actually gives you information that you can take and implement for free! Everything beyond that is a wonderful bonus, learning opportunity and community gathering. There is an eCourse available and a Moms Premium subscription. In addition, the website is full of not only organizing help and instruction, but also encouragement and other topics (kids, life, support...).

I so highly recommend this! I have the precious opportunity to take the Mom eCourse so I will be posting pictures of my (gasp...please don't judge! ;) ) piles and the transformations, not just of the piles, but also our organizing system. Being a wife, full-time student and mama of five and hubby and I running our own business...oh what a blessing this would (and will) be!

What a gift for others to share their talents to help others. God created the body of believers to support and encourage one another. The Power of Moms has brought together a team of women (families truly) to use their talents to help others and also as a means of support while still being able to care for their families.

Happy and blessed week to you as the kiddos start back to school. As our sermon at church yesterday emphasized...FOCUS. Focusing on Christ, being intentional, and the rest will all fall into place.

"3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members,[e]and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads,[f] with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness."- Romans 12:3-8

Friday, January 2, 2015

2015...



"A prayerless soul is a Christless soul. Prayer is the lisping of the believing infant, the shout of the fighting believer, the requiem of the dying saint falling asleep in Jesus. It is the breath, the watchword, the comfort, the strength, the honour of a Christian. If thou be a child of God, thou wilt seek thy Father's face, and live in thy Father's love. Pray that this year thou mayst be holy, humble, zealous, and patient; have closer communion with Christ, and enter oftener into the banqueting-house of his love. Pray that thou mayst be an example and a blessing unto others, and that thou mayst live more to the glory of thy Master. The motto for this year must be, "Continue in prayer."" ~Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening 

Could this be more beautifully put...


The two verses I am focusing on for this year:

"So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. 
"Continue in prayer." ~Colossians 4:2 (This is the verse Spurgeon refers to for the above devotional)
And a P.S.- Hubby and I both agreed that this was the best Christmas (a follow up to my last post)... :) God is so good and faithful.

A happy and blessed New Year to you dear ones,

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