Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sacrifice and the Cross

I had some thoughts in mind to share this morning,
and I like to always post a picture for you too.

But when I chose this picture, I realized suddenly,
that my message would be different.
So, I'm going by the Holy Spirit flow.....

These crosses are made by my husband,
and sold at my store, for various fundraisers...

They are beautiful. A labor of love...
Hand selected wood, mastering a design so they
would fit together perfectly;
routed on the edges for an added touch,
then finished with stain and oil 
to preserve them.

This time when I saw them, they looked so small....
so....incomplete, so not representative of Jesus,
of the sacrifice of His life, for us.
Of the suffering, the pain, the rejection, the death
that He took at the cross for us.

 But is there any cross we can make.....


Whether painted on paper......
made of wood, or even scraped into rock,

that can ever be big enough, beautiful enough, perfect enough.....
to represent the cross of Jesus?? 
To equal Jesus Love and sacrifice for us???

No, but we can use them
to help us Remember...

Jesus Love

 for us......

During this season we use to remember Christs birth....
let's do that.

Let's take a

Remember whose season it is,
and celebrate His birth.

Blessings in Him


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Labor of Love

This is the flagstone patio my little brother made for me years ago.
He did not just go buy a pallet of flagstone,
he drove out to the mountains and gathered it himself!
And you know that stuff is not just laying on the side of the road.
It was down steep banks....He climbed down, and carried each piece up....
 over and over, till he had enough for this 10x10 area.
It was a true labor of love.
 Here is the patio today.
It has not changed much.
The leveling job he did lasted well,
though the moles have tried several times over
the years to make it an uneven mess.
 The garden area around it does not look much different
but it has grown up, been cleaned out,
 and grown again several times over the years.
There is a bit more moss on this old cement bench...
but still home to the same bunnies as before.

It is truly something I love, and have enjoyed for so many years.

But even more than the patio itself,
is the blessing of knowing it was made  with so much love.

So, my thought, after all this, is, how much labor am I willing to put in for the Lord?
And, am I doing it with love......
Cause, whatever I do in love, whether big or small,
will bless our Lord's heart, and make Him smile.

blessings on your day everyone.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Power of I AM


  I have met a new blogger..

Her name is Sherry, and her blog is

The Rusty Pearl.

  She has great tips on this and that, and wise words to share.

 I especially enjoyed this post from a few days ago.

  The Power of I AM !!!!

Happy Sunday everyone... .This evening I watched the life class with Oprah and Joel Olsteen and I must say that It really moved me. I thought I would take the time to blog about it. ... Have you ever said I am this or I am that.. I am poor, I am fat, I am tired etc...The list of our recordings go on and on.. However If we will wake up each day and simply start off with THANK YOU !!! See what they mentioned was true (GOD HAS ALREADY WRITTEN OUR STORY) .. So if you dont like the page you are on...SIMPLY hang on and turn the page. We really are where we are supposed to be. It is truly (I THINK ) how we handle it that matters. Start your new I AM"S .. tell yourself that your amazing, Fabulous, ...Even beautiful. ( When I heard them say ..Tell yourself your beautiful !!!! I was like WHAT ? ?  ? WHO does that ? ) God does. When we honor and respect ourselves, I think we honor GOD.... SO having said that I hope that you change your recordings that you play in your mind and start new positive ones... I will start my day when I wake up from now on with simply ...I AM THANKFUL.... Tell me what you think ... Have a blessed week everyone .