Thursday, February 28, 2008
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Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Yes, once again brought to me by Bobbie Jo & Marti at http://www.livingwaterhandbags.com/, this was specially embroidered just for me. :) It's a cloth bag, and I think I'm going to use it to carry Bible study supplies - or perhaps theater supplies, like my script, pencils, water, etc. :)
I think it's just darling!!! I love having my Living Water purses, because they remind me to walk my talk. I just can't act like a nasty person if I've got the Word with me, you know?
I LOVE Show & Tell - we all visit each other's blogs, and you get to see great things! If you're interested in following along, visit Kelli's blog!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I have Lysa's blog in the link list at the right of the screen, but you simply NEED to go check out her post from yesterday, here.
I have been talking about this to people all week, but Lysa put it SO WELL into words. Please, dear one, go read it. God will touch you. He loves you!
#1. Steak. Plain, steak sauce, hot sauce, ketchup or something else?
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
It's GOAL DAY here on Wannabe!! :) That means we ALL check in with how we're doing on our goals - and if someone doesn't check in, I pull out my folder to check up on you. BECAUSE I LOVE YOU!! Accountability works, darn it. :D
But before I do that, we had a giveaway on this blog last week; all anyone had to do was leave a comment. Kenn drew a random number, and the winner is....
Monday, February 18, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Welcome to Show & Tell Friday, sponsored by Kelli! Go drop by her beautiful website - and participate, if you have a blog! It's FUN!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you--depending on how YOU respond to them. Unfortunately, most people fail to see how God wants to use problems for good in their lives. They react foolishly and resent their problems rather than pausing to consider what benefit they might bring. Here are five reasons God may have permitted the problems for
experience in your life:
Sometimes God must light a fire under you to get you moving. Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change. Is God allowing this situation to get your attention? 'Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways.' Proverbs 20:30
People are like tea bags ... If you want to know what's inside them, just drop them into hot water! Has God tested your faith by alowing a problem or two into your life? What do problems reveal about you? 'When you have many kinds of troubles, you should b full of joy, because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience.' James 1:2-3
Some lessons we learn only through pain and failure. It's likely that as a child your parents told you not to touch a hot stove. But you probably learned by being burned. Sometimes we only learn the value of something...health, money, a relationship...by losing it. 'It was the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me to pay attention to your laws.' Psalms 119:71-72
A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents you from being harmed by something more serious. Last year a friend was fired for refusing to do something unethical that his boss had asked him to do. His unemployment was a problem-but it saved him from being convicted and sent to prison a year later when management's actions were eventually discovered. 'You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good'... Genesis 50:20
Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders. God is far more interested in your character than your comfort. Your relationship to God and your character are the only two things you're going to take with you into eternity. 'We can rejoice when we run into problems...they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady.' Romans 5:3-4
Monday, February 11, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Whew. It seems like it's been a long day! :) I HATE being without the internet - I always wonder what's happening with my business and my friends! LOL!!
Today is one of those days outside where it's sunny, and it's nice, but there's NOTHING interesting going on. :) So, I visited Mr. Rabbit in the side flowerbed. He was busy talking to the stick, however, and wasn't very sociable. The lillies are getting ready to grow already. The poor plants don't have a clue what to do; one day, it's a high of 40; the next, 70!!! Poor things.
I'm really procrastinating. Can you tell? I have lots to do, but I'm just so glad to be back online! I haven't heard from some of you lately, but new friends keep popping in - I'm so glad people stumble across this little testimony to our Big GOD!! :)
What do you have planned for your weekend? I have to work Saturday, and I'm really looking forward to church on Sunday. Tomorrow will be a play day for me; I'm going to the movies with my friend, Julia, and then it's craft night at church - I love to go, but I'm not sure what I'm going to work on again. LOL!!!!
OK, I'm going to quit chattering. Have a WONDERFUL evening, my dear friends, and KNOW GOD LOVES YOU. He is an incredible, AWESOME God, mighty to save, merciful and beautiful! Discover a new facet of Him today!
I'm having technical difficulties! Since Dad moved his office, I can't get online - the wireless network is giving me FITS!
GOD BLESS YOU!!!!! Pray I keep my temper - I'm going CRAZY.... :D
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
WOW. I mean, WOW. I'm blown away by the simple words slicing straight to my heart. I think you'll want to add this one to your daily blogging list, lovely woman!
I'm so grateful Karen (Karna) pointed me toward her. When I grow up, I want to blog like Lysa.
God, teach me ABANDONMENT!!!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
I LOVE hearts - and chocolate is a food group, isn't it? :) With Valentine's Day coming up, I thought, "Why not??" I don't splurge often! So, I've already asked my valentine to spend the evening with me - if he doesn't have to work :D - and we'll do some chocolate fondue in my pretty little heart set. I may have to break this out for my next stamping chocolate party!!! :D
Thanks for stopping by!!!!! I can't wait to show you NEXT week's item(s). :D Have a GREAT day!!!! GOD BLESS YOU!