Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Do We Dress Up Our Thorns?




But it is Hardly Credible
That One Could So Persecute Jesus

"Saul, Saul why persecutest thou Me?"
~Acts 24;16

Am I set on my own way for God? We are never free from this snare until we are brought into the experience of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire. Obstinacy and self-will will always stab Jesus Christ. It may hurt no one else, but it wounds His Spirit. Whenever we are obstinate and self-willed and set upon our own ambitions, we are hurting Jesus. Every time we stand on our rights and insist that this is what we intend to do, we are persecuting Jesus. Whenever we stand on our dignity we systematically vex and grieve His Spirit; and when the knowledge comes home that it is Jesus Whom we have been persecuting all the time, it is the most crushing revelation there could be.

Is the word of God tremendously keen to me as I hand it on to you, or does my life give the lie to the things I profess to teach? I may teach sanctification and yet exhibit the spirit of Satan, the spirit that persecutes Jesus Christ. The Spirit of Jesus is conscious of one thing only - a perfect oneness with the Father, and He says, "Learn of Me for I am meek and lowly of heart." All I do ought to be founded on a perfect oneness with Him, not on a self -willed determination to be godly. This will mean that I can be put upon, easily over-reached, easily ignored: but if I submit to it for His sake, I prevent Jesus Christ from being persecuted. ~ Oswald Chambers

Dear Lord,
Forgive me when I exercise my self will, when I am obstinate,and when I think in my flesh that I can make myself godly. Show me Holy Spirit where I stand on my own rights, and dignity, and the godly ambitions that I have for myself . Remind me Lord that a good man's steps are ordered by Youand Lord, forgive me if my life has ever given to a lie the things I teach. Teach me to walk in Your light. ~

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Such a joy...

Yesterday Kaitie and I watched Declan and Zoe as Seamus went off for a doctor appointment. We enjoyed them both so very much, and I had to post a snapshot of our day...






















What is there to say, they are gorgeous, God is so good, and I am blessed!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!

These days when I capture a moment like this I forget about all the chaos of recovering from the damage the fire left behind. Thank you Lord, for using my sweet Seamus to remind me Your still in control!



Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy, Happy Birthday, Keriann !


The first little life the Lord entrusted to me,
I would to God I could do it all over again,
Instead I'll watch joyfully as you raise
your little ones for Him and rejoice in the
lovely, loving, beautiful, mother you've become,
~I love you, Keri ! ~


~

January 4, 1977


Now we know where they get it from!



at 3 months
so precious!


6 Months



14 Months









24 months




3 Years old



5 years old



The sweetest Flower Girl!
(Aunt Dee Dee & I Made the dress!)




8 years old!



In the Band ~ Big time!




The dearest treasures to my heart!



Casey & Keriann
a new chapter unfolds!

What a wonderful
new life together!



Two of the best faces ever!



Does he adore you, or what?


Pregnant with Zoe, and still
time for the boy stuff!



Mom, and her boys!



Mommy's little princess!