Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

I wish each and every one of you a blessed, spiritually rewarding New Year. My prayer is that 2009 will be a Jesus year! (That's the way Beth worded it on the LPM blog.) Here are a few of the ways I hope to do that.

Memorize more scripture (Memorize at least 2 Bible verses each month - as challenged by Beth)
Be more like Jesus (Phil. 2:5....Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus...)
Extend more mercy (God has graced me with so much mercy, I want to extend that to others.)

I want to draw closer to Jesus this year and I pray that you do, too. If you are willing to take the challenge and let this be a Jesus year, let me know by making a comment on this post. I will be praying for you and each of us as we attempt to draw near to God.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Christmas Week

John 1:14...."The Word became flesh and dwelt among us....."

What an awesome thought. My mind is totally "wrapped" up in it!

Merry CHRISTmas!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

How does it sneak up every year?

DECEMBER 25 is always Christmas Day on the December calendar. It's the same every year.


All I can say is.....

I've got cards to write,

presents to buy,

presents to wrap,

(After giving into the pressure of a 14 year old, we, or should I say "she" finally got the decorations put up, just in time to take them down in a couple of weeks!)

crafts to make,

holiday events to attend,

and the list goes on and on.........

I'm so glad that if I don't get everything done, I know Jesus will still love me!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


According to I Peter 2:9 and several other verses, we who belong to Christ are royalty! I've been working through the "Esther" Bible study work book by Beth Moore and I've been enchanted with the discoveries I'm making. Check out this serendipitous epiphany from Beth's work book, page 97:

"Beloved, absorb this with your whole heart. You are royalty. Not figurative royalty. Not just spiritual royalty. You are in the most literal sense possible the daughter of the universe's King. You have royal blood in a way that even Esther did not. The crimson blood line of Christ flows through your veins."

If that doesn't make your tiara sparkle, I don't know what would. I've been trying to carry myself a little more "regally" ever since absorbing this thought. We receive a royal heritage when we trust Christ as our Savior. Let's live accordingly!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Times of Refreshing

I am so thankful to God for His forgiveness. It amazes me how I can bend my knee to Him first thing in the morning and then, by lunch time, already have sinned, big time! If it weren't for His mercy and loving kindness that leads me to repentance, I don't know where I would be. I found this passage in Acts 3:19-20 that says it all for me.

"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out; (PTL!) that times of refreshing may come from the Lord and that He may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you, even Jesus."

Hallelujah.......Jesus has been appointed for me so that times of refreshing may come................. and they do!