Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Family! Happy Thanksgiving 2011

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good... Psalm 136:1 
So many things to be thankful for...
Our Family
God's Blessings
Good Health
The Internet
Digital Cameras
Our Home

What are you thankful for?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Your Intended Purpose

But I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your Joy no man takes from you. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing for I say unto you whatsoever ye shall ask the Father he shall give it to you. Until this time have ye asked nothing in my name: ask and ye shall receive, that your JOY may be full. John 16:22-24

In these scriptures Jesus was speaking with the disciples right before he died. He was telling them that he would die BUT that he would rise again and see them again. 

This means that when Jesus died and paid the price for sin, we are in relationship with God directly. No longer do we have to go through a priest or live our lives mistake free to have relationship with the Father God! 

Now through Jesus we can ask for ALL the promises of God we want and receive ALL those promises! 

When we start receiving and living in the promises of God our joy is full because we are living God’s intended purposes for our lives! 

Today's Thought: What is your purpose? What desires and plans has God placed in your heart? 
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Friday, November 18, 2011

When Life Is Overwhelming

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.”  Philippians 4:4

Joy isn’t just a happy feeling when things are going well. Joy is a choice.

God’s joy gives you the strength to stand strong when life seems overwhelming.  

Joy is one of the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22).  As a Christian you have joy living on the inside of you.  Draw it out – rejoice in the Lord always, remind yourself you can rejoice through Jesus.

     Today's Thought: How will you choose to rejoice today?
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Righteousness, Peace & Joy in the Holy Ghost

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.  Romans 14:17

How do you live in joy? Think about God’s promises to you. When you remember 
God’s promises you will get excited about all the things He has planned for you.

One way to live in joy is to spend time with the Holy Spirit. Start with thanksgiving and praise for all He’s done for you. Joy will rise up within you. If you’re having problems at school, home or work, connect with the Holy Spirit. There is joy in the Holy Spirit.   

When you’re filled with God’s strength nothing can stop you.  Live in His joy today and watch the problems disappear.

Today's Thought: What are you thankful for?
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Family! While You Were Sleeping...

Isn't this the cutest little handprint?

We've tried several times to get a handprint of our little guy, but Caden's always so busy checking things out and crawling around, it seems like he's only still when he's asleep and even then he's wiggly!

Someone was extra sleepy this morning... so mommy worked quickly... dabbing a cotton ball in washable poster paint, getting a little hand all painted, which took several tries, Caden likes to curl his hand, touch his face and rub paint into the sheets and blankets, a few more tries to get that little painted hand to touch some paper... then ta-da! A beautiful little handprint! Yay!

Needless to say Caden got a bath when he woke up and I have laundry to do... so worth it though for this tiny handprint!

Check back around Thanksgiving to see why we wanted such a cute little handprint...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Joy Looks Good On You!

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.  Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.  Psalm 32:11 – 33:1

Joy is like a blazing fire – it captures the attention of people in darkness.  As Believers we have great reason to be joyful! We know who we belong to, we know God loves us, we know we have a hope and a future! Joy will cause people to be drawn to you and you will have opportunities to tell others about God’s love for them. Joy looks good on you!

Today's Thought: What are you Joyful about? 
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Family! Caden 7 Months Old

What's Caden doing at 7 Months?

Looked David in the eyes and said Dada! He says Dada all the time now!
Eating avocado and tried mashed potatoes 
Played in a pile of leaves and ate a crunchy leaf
Played in the snow
Rode in the grocery cart seat
Visited the Zoo
Has two teeth
Can sit up on his own 
Is trying to crawl, but ends up scooting
Pulling himself up
Loves to sing and read

Weighs 18 pounds and is 28 inches tall!

Be Strong

The joy of the Lord is your strength.  Nehemiah 8:10

When do we need strength? 

We need inner strength when we are facing Life challenges. Joy in your life brings that inner strength!  When you spend time in God’s presence, reading the Bible and praying, the joy of the Lord will overflow out of you.  In God’s presence, You are reminded of all of God’s unfailing promises! As you focus on the Promises and Goodness of God you are strengthened to keep going and be strong, no matter what, because you realize the truth of the Word is stronger, bigger and better than any challenge you may be facing! 

Today's Thought: What has God promised you? 
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Good Morning

… Joy comes in the morning.  Psalm 30:5

What does that mean? In the morning? Does that mean Joy only happens at 7am? No, this verse implies that each day when we wake up we are reminded of God’s Promises in our lives and as we focus on those promises we live in Joy! 

What is Joy? Joy isn’t happiness – happiness is temporary. Happiness disappears when something bad happens.  Joy is a choice. Joy is based on the condition of your heart. Choose to keep your heart focused on the Word!  

One last thought… Joy comes when you wake up, for some of you who may be nocturnal that may happen at noon, when ever the “time” is, choose to wake up to who you are In Christ and see the potential of your life! As you do that and get into the Word you will live in enduring Joy!

Today's Thought: Who are you in Christ?
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