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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Worshipful Sunday

Please mute the music on the play list on the side. Worship with me today as we Praise our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Sing your Life Song.

Bed of Roses

What Temperament Are You?

My friend Michele posted this quiz on her blog today. I thought that it was fun and would share it with you.I have always tried to figure out my temperament.Some good points, some not. I goofed and had to come back and edit. I first posted that this was on her sister's Marsha's blog. I am sorry.



You Have a Phlegmatic Temperament



Mild mannered and laid back, you take life at a slow pace.

You are very consistent - both in emotions and actions.

You tend to absorb set backs easily. You are cool and collected.



It is difficult to offend you. You can remain composed and unemotional.

You are a great friend and lover. You don't demand much of others.

While you are quiet, you have a subtle wit that your friends know well.



At your worst, you are lazy and unwilling to work at anything.

You often get stuck in a rut, without aspirations or dreams.

You can get too dependent on others, setting yourself up for abandonment.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Shine the Light


This is my Desire.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in His pavilion in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock. Psalm 27:4&5

The only thing I don't like about this video is the picture with Christ still on the cross. The last couple of days visiting my Mother in the hospital and seeing the crosses with Jesus still hanging in every little corner, instead of getting angry i just thanked God that Jesus didn't stay dead or on the cross. I praised Him for the fact that Jesus Christ was buried and rose again on the third day. Because of this we have Hope.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Out of the Loop


I have been having problems being able to connect to the Internet. I have had the cable guys out 3 different times in the last week and twice today. They finally narrowed down the problem to my browser "Internet Explorer". So now I have changed my browser to "Mozilla Firefox". I am still learning the ropes. I am behind on reading your blogs and catching up on your news.


Please pray for my mother. She was admitted to the hospital this morning. She has had chronic back pain for 30 yrs. It has gotten much worse the last few years. It has gotten unbearable in the last few days. Dad took her to ER yesterday and she didn't get much relief. He & I took her back this morning to ER. Most of the discs in her back are ruptured. She may be facing surgery or least rehabilitation. Pray that the Lord gives the Drs. wisdom and guidance in how to take care of her.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Prayers for Bradley



My heart is no longer breaking. I miss Bradley very much but I am trusting God for his care. I will always love this precious little boy but he is not my grandson. The above picture was taken the day the results from the paternity test came back. My son has chosen to severe this relationship so I must follow suit. I pray for him daily and trust God for his future. God has promised to be a helper to the fatherless. Here are a few verses that I am claiming for Bradley.

Psalm 10:14 "...thou art the helper of the fatherless."

Psalm 10:18 " To do justice (vindicate) the fatherless and the oppressed. That the the man of the earth may oppress no more."

Psalm 68:5 " A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation."

Psalm 146:9 " The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and the widow:but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down."

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the thoughts I that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."

If God chooses to use me to help Bradley, I am willing. Pray for me that God gives me discernment. Pray for Bradley and his mom that God will lead in their lives and that they will follow.

Thank you my dear friends.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Heart is Breaking.


Today my heart was broken. Not the first time and I am sure it won't be the last. Today I found out the child that I have thought may be my grandchild, isn't. We knew that there was possibilty that he wasn't but we have loved him and claimed him as if he was.


When the DNA results arrived today. There is 0% chance of this child being my son's. He didn't marry the mother because he wasn't waiting for the results of this test. However he has been a good father. Bradley could not have asked for better. They were making plans to be a family. We are all so hurt. Not just our family but her family as well. We covet your prayers as try discern how to go forward from here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

God is Gracious



Matthew 18:10.
"Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven."

I am thankful this evening for God's watch care for us. This evening what a source of major irritation for my son's girlfriend was in hind sight a blessing.
She called me around 6 this evening upset because she was stranded. Her car had just quit on her. She had already had a rough day. Her financial aid at college hasn't been verified for the summer semester. Classes start tomorrow.

The job that she left on maternity leave is no longer available for her. Because for 3 months prior to Bradley's birth she was put on bed rest, the supervisor terminate her with the promise of her job back when her Dr. released her for work again. Human Resources for the company is blocking the rehire.

Then on top of it all her car breaks down. She had been to a friend's home to pick up some books for the classes she plans on taking. Coming back to pick up Bradley she was ready to head down the mountain. When she decided to turn on the road that would take her out to see the mobile home that my son and she are remodeling. As soon as she turned her car lost power and died. If she had not turned within just a few hundred feet she would have been headed down the steep part of the mountain.
God was gracious in His timing and protection. She could have been hurt very badly or killed. There was accident on this same mountain Monday evening leaving 6 people seriously injured.

The job situation is a matter of prayer. That job may not be the one God wants for her now. It was in a very dangerous part of the city. Plus the fact of going to college and being a young mother is taxing enough. God maybe saying that is just too much right now.

She believes the financial aide issue will soon be resolved. God will take care of everything in His time. Pray for her . I praise God for His watch care over all of us.

Blessings
Linda



Monday, May 11, 2009

The Lord is My Strength


My Roses


I thought I would share a picture of the roses given to me by oldest for Mothers Day. He gave me three roses. He didn't say but I am sure that the three roses represented my three sons. (Do any of you remember the old tv show "My Three Sons"?)


I have given birth to three sons. Most people know about two of them but most don't know about the third. I have two sons living on earth. Then I have one who lives in heaven with Our Heavenly Father. The 29th of this month is his birthday. He would be 23. He was born 11 weeks early and lived for only 11 hours.


I always think of him every day. But I think of him more so at this time of year. Time has made this easier. Time does help to heal things. Now I just look forward to the time when I shall see him in heaven.


Thank the Lord for your children because they are a gift from God. But I learned very early that God just loans those children for awhile. He has given us such a huge responsabilty as mothers. To teach our children about Him and His ways.

"You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up." Deut. 6:8


I pray that you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. I did. My sons came with their families and we had wonderful time together.
Blessings
Linda

Bluebirds in the morning

One morning a couple of weeks ago as I was sitting in my chair with my laptop, I kept hearing this strange sound at the den door. I looked up it was a couple of blue birds flying into the door. When hubby came through, I asked him if something was after the bluebirds. He checked and said no.

This has become a habit with the birds every morning. What are they fascinated with? The answer their own image. The den door leads on to the deck. Beside the door on the outside is a full length mirror. I don't remember why hubby put it there but he did. The bluebirds have a time playing there every morning.

I have gotten several pictures but I have had to take them through the bay window. So the pics are necessarily the best. I even made a video of them. I have really enjoyed the show and the blessing of watching them. I thought you might enjoy seeing them also.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

"Honor thy Father and Mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth." Ephesians 6:2&3



In Honor of Mother's Everywhere.



What Kind of Breakfast Are You




You Are Eggs



Traditional and totally grown up, you truly believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

You don't skimp on nutrition or quality. You're likely to take the time to make yourself a decent meal each morning.

You're a great cook, even if you aren't a showy one. You can make a feast out of simple ingredients.

The food you eat may be basic, but you prefer to think of it as classic.



This is so funny because eggs are usually the last thing I would choose for my breakfast. I only eat them occasionally and then I prefer them scrambled. I also want to eat them as soon as you take them out of the pan. Say grace before hand because I want them hot.

I even order a chef's salad minus the egg. Good thing the owner of the sandwich shop in town likes me.

Breakfast is the one meal I rarely cook. Try out the quiz and see how you fare.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Update on prayer request.

Beth has updated me about Christopher. The drs. say that he is taking the antibiotics well. The drs. believe that he will make it through this set back but that it will take time. Please continue to pray for the family.

Today was the 1st anniversary of my best friend Molly's son death. He was killed in a motorcycle accident last year. He was 21 years old. He and my youngest grew up together. She has had a very hard year. Pray for her please. She is the aunt of Beth.

A Mom's Overture

"My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother." Proverbs 1:8 KJV

My paraphrase thinking about how my husband would say this to my sons;
Listen to me, son, you better do as your mom told you and don't you forget it. She loves you know and is just trying to help you.

"For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother." Proverbs 4:4


Think about the things that we are always telling our children. Is it just a bunch of orders? Or does a relationship with us and with their heavenly Father ever enter into our daily walk and talk with our children. I know that during the day to day grind we may overlook the things that should be of upmost important. What will your children remember about the things you have taught them? If your children are still small, make this time count. For it passes by so quickly.

Enjoy the following video. I know there were days that I felt like this video. I pray that it is not all my children remember. I pray that they remember that I tried to point them to Jesus and introduce them to Him.




Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Urgent Prayer Request.




My friend Beth, who gave birth to a premature baby boy, a few weeks ago just text with an urgent request. The hospital called and told them to rush to the hospital. The baby Christopher has pneumonia and an infection in his blood.
I know that she is very upset. She has been having to travel back and forth to see the baby. He is a hospital a couple hours away so she has only been going every other day due to expenses.
Christopher was born at 28 weeks. I know that he still has a long way to go. Anytime you get a call from the hospital while your child is in the NICU it is very disturbing. Her aunt & I were just discussing this matter this morning about no news is good news. When you don't hear anything while from the doctors when they are the NICU, your child is doing okay. When doctors start calling then it is time to be concerned.

Beth is close to my heart because when she lost her mother at the age of 7, my husband and I seriously considered adopting her. God had other plans for Beth and for us but we still love her very much and keep in touch.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Why did God Create Grandmothers?

In honor of this coming Mother's Day and my Grandmothers who have gone home to be with Jesus? I miss them so. They taught me the love of Jesus.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Worshipful Sunday

"Let us therefor come boldly to throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16



Some days that is all you can pray is "Lord Have Mercy on Me".





Life is a Vapor

..."For what is your life? It is but a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away." James 4:14


The words to the song in this video spoke to me. Enjoy.