Monday, March 30, 2009

It's In His Name

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ~ Phil. 2:9-11

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” ~ Act 4:12

It's In His Name
There is rest in every woe,
There is a refuge from the foe;
There is a peace this world can't know
It's in his Name

There is a glow in darkest night,
A dawn of hope,a guiding light;
There is a help in helpless plight;
It's in His name , It's in His name.

His name is Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God;
His name is Jesus , and He's ever the same.

There is a calm when fear assails,
There is a power all nature hails;
There is a love that never fails;
It's in His name.
~J.A. Simon,

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I thought this bears repeating...

Frank wrote a beautiful tribute to his parents, not
only were they blessed by it, but I was as well. I thought
I would share it ...again :)

We all join here together
with friends and family dear,
to celebrate whom God hath joined,
and preserved throughout the years.

Perhaps not always easy;
nothing worth having is,
to sacrifice and work so hard
for those they hold so dear.

Yet not neglect to offer
response to help or plea,
to first think of others always,
and lend help in time of need.

How proud would be your parents,
to see you as today
How proud would be your parents,
You chose a narrow way.

For marriage is a sacred thing
not made for jest or game
for two to come together,
to bond and share a name.

From God who is forever
ten times eternity
did bless us with these marriage vows,
proclaiming all to be.

So we celebrate together
what happened long ago,
as decade met each decade;
your commitment it did grow.

For vows to last these 50 years
old words now ours to wonder;
"what God hath joined together,
let no man put asunder.

And now we lift our glasses,
with occasion to be glad,
for collectively we say to you-
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad.

I'm so proud of this tribute, and so very proud of you. I know how blessed your parents were, and I can see in each stanza where your thoughts were as you meditated on this milestone your parents are sharing. Love you.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Chubby Zoe

Does it get any better than this?
Keri was over with the children and we caught Zoe in her usual sweet spirit!

Those eyes!!!

Is This True of Me?

None of these things move me; nor do I count my life as dear to myself.

Acts 20:24

It is easier to serve or work for God without a vision and without a call, because then you are not bothered by what He requires. Common sense, covered with a layer of Christian emotion, becomes your guide. You may be more prosperous and successful from the world’s perspective, and will have more leisure time, if you never acknowledge the call of God. But once you receive a commission from Jesus Christ, the memory of what God asks of you will always be there to prod you on to do His will. You will no longer be able to work for Him on the basis of common sense.

What do I count in my life as "dear to myself"? If I have not been seized by Jesus Christ and have not surrendered myself to Him, I will consider the time I decide to give God and my own ideas of service as dear. I will also consider my own life as "dear to myself." But Paul said he considered his life dear so that he might fulfill the ministry he had received, and he refused to use his energy on anything else. This verse shows an almost noble annoyance by Paul at being asked to consider himself. He was absolutely indifferent to any consideration other than that of fulfilling the ministry he had received. Our ordinary and reasonable service to God may actually compete against our total surrender to Him. Our reasonable work is based on the following argument which we say to ourselves, "Remember how useful you are here, and think how much value you would be in that particular type of work." That attitude chooses our own judgment, instead of Jesus Christ, to be our guide as to where we should go and where we could be used the most. Never consider whether or not you are of use— but always consider that "you are not your own". You are His.

What know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? ~ I Corinthians 6:19

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Always True

[Jesus] is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. ~ Hebrews 7:25

Jesus Himself is praying for you. This minute. Before you ever kneel down to pour your heart out to God. Jesus Christ has already called out to His Father on your behalf. Evan before you ask. He knows from firsthand contact what you need - because He's with you.
~ From James McDonald's newest book Always True: Five Exceedingly Great and Precious Promises

Monday, March 16, 2009

March 16, 2009

~The Simple Woman's Daybook~

Outside my window is sunny and I hear children at play :)

I am thinking...that the CD tray on her computer is looking for trouble if it doesn't stay SHUT!

I am thankful for...My husband, Frank. For the wonderful life & home he has provided for our family, and for the endless hours of work that he puts in for his company and here at home. He is a "man's man", and I just love him!
For Biddy's surgery going well, and I look forward to picking her up.

From the kitchen...I hear Kaitlyn working on something special :)

I am wearing... my workout clothes and am wondering if I will even get to the gym today :(

I am reading Bible

I am hoping... for a good report on my dear neighbor's biopsies today, and that my Biddy isn't in too sad a shape when she gets home.

I am hearing...lovely quietness in my home and I am very grateful for it :)

Around the house...much work continues to be done to rebuild after our house fire.

One of my favorite walking, especially down at the river. It is such a serene and lovely place. The openness helps me to mentally unwind. It is a great place to talk with God.

A few plans for the week... caring for Biddy, being there for my neighbors after the surgeries in however the Lord leads.

A picture thought: Some pics from the river :)

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Practicing God's Presence

Jesus urges us to keep our minds filled with the concept of God's control over everything, which means that a disciple must maintain an attitude of perfect trust and an eagerness to ask and to seek.

Fill your mind with the thought that God is there. And once your mind is truly filled with that thought, when you experience difficulties it will be as easy as breathing for you to remember, "My Heavenly Father knows all about this!" This will be no effort at all, but will be a natural thing for you when difficulties and uncertainties arise. Before you formed this concept of divine control so powerfully in your mind, you used to go from person to person seeking help, but now you go to God about it.
Jesus is laying down the rules of conduct for those people who have His Spirit, and it works on the following principle: God is my Father, He loves me, and I will never think of anything that He will forget so why should I worry?
Jesus said there are times when God cannot lift the darkness from you, but you should trust Him. At times God will appear like an unkind friend, but He is not; He will appear like an unjust judge, but He is not. Keep the thought that the mind of God is behind all things strong and growing. Not even the smallest detail of life happens unless God's will is behind it. Therefore, you can rest in perfect confidence in Him. Prayer is not only asking, but is an attitude of mind which produces the atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural. "Ask and it will be given to you..." ~Oswald Chambers

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Here we go again...

Last August we had a fat mass removed from Biddy's hind quarter, thank fully it proved to be benign. There are different types of fat masses, liposarcoma is cancerous, lipomas are not, this however, in not being cancerous is an infiltrating lipoma,which means it invades surrounding tissue. It has a blood supply and continues to grow. If not removed it could increase in size and because of its location cause pressure on nerves, or loose it's blood supply die, and then break open inside her and that would cause other problems. All of this was explained to me by the Surgical Specialist I had her to yesterday. She is scheduled for surgery on the 16th.

The surgeon explained that this will be a very aggressive surgery, removing muscle tissue and some good tissue as to try to ensure the tumor does not return. This will result in a larger incision. She will be wearing a patch for pain meds, which I'm happy for since I will not have to be concerned with timing pills to manage her pain. I will be giving her anti-inflammatory meds. The patch will cover 3 days, and by then the other meds will have had a good chance to work on the inflammation internally. He did say she would still have pain, and I need to keep her activity way down.

I just bathed and groomed her up, I'm sure she will be shaved up...

oh poor, poor Scottie vanity
how we will suffer!
look not only on thy great beauty
but to thy best.

furnishings so fair to thee
sacrificed for thy good
to thee will return again in time
yes, summer will prove them thine.

So I ask for your prayers that our great God, the Creator of all creatures great and small would allow this surgery to be successful. She is only eight years old and is the dearest, sweetest, gentlest little friend one could have in a Scott.

The Patient in question

Keep your friends close.

Take time in life to stop and smell the Poppies

No one else in the house gets away with
making themselves this comfortable!

After last years surgery

This is how we found her one day...
What a nut :D

Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday March 2, 2009

~The Simple Woman's Daybook~

Outside my window...I see snow, that we were supposed to get...we were not supposed to get...we got! I'm so thankful Lord that your in charge.

I am thinking... how blessed I am, and what good exercise it was cleaning up the snow . (Frankie is sick :( so I did it :)

I am thankful for...I was able to make it to the Surgical Specialist with Biddy, and for how the Lord answered prayer in a specific way concerning the surgery. Thank you Lord.

From the kitchen...I smell the chocolate chip cookies Kaitlyn is baking, and the Gnocchi and Sausage dish she is making for dinner...Thanks Kaitie :)

I am wearing...Khaki's, a brown turtleneck sweater, and a smile.

I am reading...Fearlessly Feminine, and am looking forward to reading Radical Womanhood next!

I am hoping get down to shovel Mr & Mrs Dennis's walk, as he is unwell.

I am creating...this post, and praying for someone special.

I am hearing... the wonderful sounds of family life, and my phone ringing ... Frank calling to ask about my day.

Around the house...Frankie is resting, he is such a good natured patient when he is ill, Kaitie's in the kitchen, and my Biddy is sleeping off her tranquilizer . She looks so pretty all groomed.

One of my favorite things...reading and I'm not getting enough of it done. "My brain be shrinkin' "

A few plans for the rest of the week... working out at least 3 days, cleaning the laundry area, READING... and whatever else the Lord leads in.

A picture thought I am sharing with youngest, my baby...really...

A true "Strong Man"

The world's greatest uncle,
and someday!

A great mind, a great sense of humor,
and a great person!

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