Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Dark and rainy and chilly. Good sleeping weather. Really bad Monday morning weather.
And the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over Egypt so that locusts will swarm over the land and devour everything growing in the fields, everything left by the hail."
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
How small, this heart of mine
How little does it trust
My God has said He made us all
And cares for us each day
My eyes can only see the ashes
Of all my golden dreams
My God can see beyond all his
For He has planned my way
And when my foolish tears are dry
And my soul again will look
I'll see my Loving Lord has been
building what He planned for me
And Oh! My heart leaps high with joy
For far more wonderful it is
Than any earth-bound dream I had
or even hoped to see
by Arlene Hearn Price
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Looking forward to what God has in store for my life.
Exploring promises He has for me and all of His children.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Please hit play and then read this post.
Bossy, aren't I?
I continue to consider and dream about what God's plans might be for the future, and one nagging thought continues to bother me. What if I fail? What if I go out on faith and end up flat on my face? What if I? Hold on a second, just who is this about anyway? Not me, that's for sure! It's about Him, not about me. If I write to glorify Him and not a single soul reads it, that's not failure. If I'm never asked to speak publicly, but am willing to share my faith to even a few, that's a success!
God's definition of success and failure is different than our definition of success and failure. We want to succeed because it makes us feel good. We avoid failure because it feels bad. Success equals greater and failure equals less. God sees it much differently.
"What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost. Matthew 18:12-14 NIV
A human shepherd would probably march home with 99 sheep and look at it as a successful grazing trip. Sure, he lost one, but he brought home 99, because his focus is on his personal success. I'm so thankful that our Heavenly Father doesn't gauge success and failure in the same way we do.
Anything we do wholeheartedly for the Lord is a success, even if the results seem modest to our eyes, the trick is we need to make sure that our focus is clearly on Him and not on us!
Monday, March 15, 2010
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Awesome promises from an awesome God! I'm going to continue to seek His will for me and my dreams. I pray that you dream big dreams to serve Him, too!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
On Friday, my daughter's math class celebrated Pi Day by eating pie. I should have explained earlier, but Pi Day is actually today, March 14. The peanut butter pie recipe that went to school with my daughter was this recipe from The Pioneer Woman's fabulous cooking site. It has been a great go-to recipe for when I need something in a hurry.
Yesterday evening, our church had a terrific soup social followed by a bluegrass concert from a great group of men. The dinner consisted of many different types of soups, sandwiches and appetizers. I decided to go with an appetizer, so I made these bacon wrapped jalapeno thingies also from The Pioneer Woman. The best part is that is their actual name.
Today, it is wet, rainy and flooding, and I am trying to console myself after managing to wreak havoc in my kitchen. So far, I have broken a glass, a mug and a plate - not even all at the same time. For lunch, we are having home-made macaroni and cheese. Guess where that recipe came from? Yep. The Pioneer Woman.
I think tomorrow night's dinner is going to have to be something along the lines of a nice, healthy salad. Wonder if The Pioneer Woman has a recipe for that? Just kidding!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The one that was supposed to be last Saturday evening?
The one that I had 47 women signed up to go to?
Yeah, that one.
Turns out a wicked winter storm can thwart the best of plans. On the good side, the concert has been postponed to May. And Chonda is worth waiting for.