Monday, August 25, 2008

Dear McDonalds,

Well, McDonald's, I suppose you're feeling pretty smug about your latest slap in the face to the Christian families in the US. Go ahead and revel in your glory and pat yourself on the back for your supposed "job well done". Then while you congratulate yourselves and celebrate your supposed victory, grab yourself a Happy Meal and take a look at some considerations you may have missed.

Have you considered that by promoting the Homo- lifestyle you are also promoting disease and death? What? Do you have an agenda to wipe out the whole homo population with your support? Because according to statistics (from CDC ) in the year 2006 there were 17,804 male homosexuals reported cases of AIDS in the US. {I'm not including drug users or high risk heterosexuals for the purpose of making a simple point.} That same year there were 13,968 adults and adolescents DEATHS from AIDS. It seems to me that to promote a lifestyle such as this would be to promote disease and death.

Then you should consider this little point. I personally have 4 wonderful children who will grow up and will also boycott McDonald's. You have shown that my family's boycott of your business has had no impact on your decision to support the Homo--- agenda. OK. But, my 4 children will grow up and get married. Then there will be 8. Then they will prayerfully be blessed to have children of their own. Let's say they each have at least 2.... so now there's 16 people who are buying Whoppers and no Big Macs. So you think 16 isn't all that many. I'm not the only Christian who has chosen to boycott your business. Did you realize there are an estimated 224,437,959 Christians in 2004? Of course not all of them are Conservative. So I'll take one group - Churches of Christ. In 2004 it was estimated there were 3,659,483 members of the Church of Christ. Some may not be faithful or maybe not even aware of your promoting this lifestyle so let's round off to an even 3,000,000. Suppose those 3,000,000 have 2 children... we're up to 9,000,000 now. There are also Baptist (47,744,049), Catholics(71,796,719), etc. many of which are against the homo- lifestyle. And their children will have children and so on. You get the idea. The Christian group is multiplying.

On the other hand the group you are promoting are... well... let's just say they aren't multiplying. God made man and woman to be THE way to multiply (reproduction,create new know...babies). Men were not created to reproduce with other men and women were not created to reproduce with other women. That's just plain facts. You may choose to ignore those facts; but there will not be any "multiplying" going on. According to these statistics there were approximately 4,300,000 homese*uals in the year 2000. Admittedly we are comparing the year 2000 here with the year 2004 in the above paragraph. These were the most consistent numbers I found. So there is over 4,000,000 in the group you are promoting. After you factor in the obvious lack of multiplying (new life created) and sadly the deaths from disease..... The actual number of customers is obviously going to decline.

The general idea here is that you as a huge business are promoting and wooing a group of people that is substantially smaller than the christian family group to whom you have historically advertised. Our current boycott has not impacted your decisions and you remain strong. However, from a business stand-point are you sure you are making wise decisions?

My 4 children already know why we boycott McDonald's and wouldn't think of stepping foot in your place of business. Ever. How many other christian children are being raised in like manner?
If you continue on at the rate at which you are going now who will purchase your Happy Meals in about 10 or so years?

Might be something to consider...... after all it has been the average, middle-class, conservative families who have been your bread and butter all these years and made you the giant fast food industry you are today. We technically don't need you, but where will you be in a few years without us?

Friday, August 01, 2008


English Standard Version

1 Timothy 6:6 Read This Chapter

Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment,

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Philippians 4:11

Read This Chapter

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

Dear Lord in Heaven, please help me to see all of Your blessings in my life and to be content. I have so much that You have blessed me with and yet I still find myself desiring more. You have taken care of all of my needs (and the needs of my family) and then heaped blessings on top of that. Thank you so much! And, please forgive me for always searching and wanting more. Lord, help me to learn contentment. In Jesus blessed name I pray, Amen.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


My daughter has a new blog. You'll want to check it out :o)
Click here to see her new blog.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

McDonald's - It's Official

It's official. We are officially boycotting McDonald's. We have been ever since their first step into the controversial issues they support OPENLY. Now, the AFA has officially announced the boycotting of this company that has always claimed to be a family friendly restaurant.

Because I am a Christian I cannot support such a company that so openly flaunts this pro-homosexual agenda. Flaunting is enough to make me and my family boycott this company; but, when confronted with this issue McDonald's came back with that "h" word. The word that everyone loves to throw around when things don't go their way. waaaaaa...

I'm accused of hating these people because I believe the agenda they are trying to cram in my face is sinful. I'm a Christian. I believe the Bible. Sin is sin no matter what little happy words we use to try to cover up the fact that it's still sin.

I do not agree with the agenda. I will not support a company that openly promotes the agenda. This is my right. Just because I refuse to buy a Big Mac or a Happy Meal does not mean I am full of hate. I don't hate those people.

I do pray that God will have mercy on them and open their eyes to the truth.

The agenda and what it is pushing for is sinful and an abomination (KJV for disgusting - God's words - take it up with HIM). But, the people who are fighting so hard to make us all believe their way is the only right way; these people have a soul. A soul that is loved by God. A soul that no Christian can hate. That soul is loved and prayed for by many Christians.

That, my friends is biblical love.

Read about the boycott here
Read another article here
Read more here: Jerimiah Films

Choose Your Path

by Steve Thoms All

There are times in our lives when when have to sit down and reevaluate our goals, plans, and dreams. We need to do this every now and then because we can get so caught up with the busy-ness and cares of this world that we can get OFF of our chosen path.

Then there are times that we get so comfortable with where we are (spiritually speaking) that we don't notice that we've become stunted in growth. We're just comfortable and happy so we just go along with our days nicely.

It's a good idea to take a look at things in our life and hold them up to God's standards. His standards are the ones that count in the end so we should always judge what we do by His way of thinking.
One good rule to follow is to ask ourselves if I'm following God's will or am I following the crowd {the world}.

Jesus says:
Matthew 7:13-14 Read This Chapter
"Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few."

If "everyone" is doing it then we really should take a good look to see if "it" measures up to God's standards. The Bible says that the gate is narrow and the way is hard and few find it....
However, MANY enter the path that leads to destruction.

Fellow Christian, let's always take the path less traveled. We may be looked at as odd and different; but, thats good. We want to be different because we are on a different path. The way is hard but the end is worth it!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hard work..

It's hard work being the family guard dog..

Keeping the family cat in line is also tough....

Once the cat gets up there, he gets really tough to work with! "Here kitty, kitty, kitty.."

Time to call in reinforcements...

If that doesn't work you can always just sleep on it....

Oh! It's such hard work being the guard dog!

Who's Child Am I?

Who's Child am I?

Daniel Ridgway Knight
*Note: running your cursor over some of the olive green words will give you the definition of that word. If you click on the word a window will open to the dictionary used for this post.

English Standard Version
1 John 3 :10
Read This Chapter

By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

My life proves again to whom I belong. A righteous life is evidence that I'm a child of God: however, if I do not "practice righteousness" I'm not a child of God but a child of the devil. On top of that if I do not love my brother (fellow Christians) then I'm not God's child. {Love is very important too. I'm going to devote a whole study to it very soon. For now I'm going to concentrate on "practicing righteousness".}

Righteousness is not a word that is used too frequently today. But, in light of the scripture above I think a good study of the word is necessary. According to 1913 Webster's Dictionary righteousness is: The quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude.

Righteous, holiness, purity...

God says if my life does not show evidence of these qualities (righteousness) then I'm not His child... but, the devil's child!

That's harsh.

I wholeheartedly desire and long to be a child of God. So, I want to learn everything that I can about righteousness.

Look up a verse or two in the same chapter:

English Standard Version

1 John 3:7-9

Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is
righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil,
for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God
appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.

Practice makes perfect!

I must choose to make "righteous" decisions- the way I live my life must reflect a pure and holy person who belongs to God. If I choose to practice living a sinful life; well, that makes me unrighteous....

English Standard Version

1 Corinthians 6 Read This Chapter

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?
Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,
nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified,
you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
"A Child's Prayer" by Jay Bryant Ward
Thank you God for sending your precious Son to this earth to die for my sins. I don't want to sin. Ever! I know I can't be perfect, but I want to to practice righteousness. I want my life to be an evidence that I belong to You. I am Your child. And, when I fall... thank you for washing me, sanctifying me, and justifying me in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by Your Spirit. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Monday, July 28, 2008

A walk and Neighbors

We have recently moved to the "country" and this is definitely home. We absolutely love living here! We love to go for walks just to admire the beautiful views.....

and country roads....

Beautiful wildflowers (and weeds!)...

When we moved here I found that I'm the owner of a fine clothes line!

We didn't really want a cat but one day this little guy just showed up at our door. Looks like he's going to be a great hunter..... Looks like we now have a cat...

We didn't really NEED another dog. But, this guy came limping up with a broken hip and a mangled tail. We couldn't just run the poor starving thing off!!

He's all healed and gaining some weight. So, now we have a new guard dog...

Yep, he's ferocious. And, bored. He goes right along with the guard dog we already had...

See how those wicked eyes watch her prey? Look at those massive paws! Well, OK... she's trying to get a part in a Mountain Dew commercial. But, she can be tough when she wants to be. Just try to take her MD bottle away from her. Yes, she's a guard dog too...

We also have some really great neighbors here. We have the nice people version neighbors; but, then we also have these for neighbors....

Love our neighbors!!!

I'm owned!

"Under His Wing" by Jay Bryant
The Lord's

The scripture that I'm studying today is Colossians 1:10. I have links to so that you can look at the verse in their parallel Bible and compare different Bible versions. There are also Greek and Hebrew lexicons for further study.

Col. 1:10
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; The King James Version (Authorized)

"Walk worthy of the Lord" . Is my walk - my life - worthy of the LORD? This passages tells me that I should live my life (walk) in a way that is worthy of the LORD and is pleasing to HIM.

The command to walk worthy of the LORD is also stated in 1 Thes. 2:12.

Now, think about worthy. How does one live his life in a way that is worthy of the LORD?

The God's Word version translates Col. 1:10 this way: "We ask this so that you will live the kind of lives that prove you belong to the Lord. Then you will want to please him in every way as you grow in producing every kind of good work by this knowledge about God. " (hightlights are mine)

Living a life that is worthy of the LORD is to live in a way that proves we belong to HIM. And, if we are truly Christians we do want to live our lives as proof that we belong to Him. We were bought with a price:

1 Corinthians 6 Read This Chapter
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
The King James Version (Authorized)

and here:

1 Corinthians 7 Read This Chapter
Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

HE purchased us with HIS blood....

The King James Version (Authorized)
Acts 20:28 Read This Chapter

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Our precious LORD purchased us with his own blood and that means we (believers) belong to HIM. So, now we "walk worthy of the LORD" because this pleases HIM. The good works that we do as we increase in knowledge are pleasing to Him.
He paid for my sins.
I want to be worthy...

He purchased me.
I want to please him...

I belong to HIM.
I want to learn more about Him (increasing my knowledge)


Taking a look at the verse right before our main verse of study we find that this is a trait that is prayed for.

The King James Version (Authorized)
Colossians 1:9 & 10 Read This Chapter

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;


Heavenly Father, Please fill me with knowledge of YOUR will and all wisdom and spiritual understanding so that I may walk (live) worthy of YOU; and, as my knowledge increase let the fruit of my every good work please YOU. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Let us never cease to pray!


"Jesus Loves Me" by Kathryn Fincher


The main purpose of this blog is this: it's a great place to put my thoughts. I sometimes have so many thoughts running around in my head that the only way I can deal with any of them is to write them down.

I am also going to write about the things I'm studying in the Bible. The name of my blog is Heaven Bound and that's what it's all about. Living my life in a God pleasing way as I learn and grow on my way to my heavenly home. These studies are mainly for me (and my darlings if they want join in ); but, if you stop by and would like to join in too you are most welcome.

Currently I have a million plus scripture studies going through my head and I hope to get them all written down here. I want to take a scripture and truly THINK and MEDITATE and STUDY it completely to get everything out of it that I can.

In this way I hope to grow as a Christian and teach my Children as I go.

Your welcome to grow along with me :o)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Just A Little Talk With Jesus

Oh! My Heavenly Father,
I just have to talk to you! Where else could I go but to you my Lord and my Saviour. YOU of course know all that is going on here. I worry about so much these days. I worry about how people are losing jobs. Will we? My husband's new job, will it continue on or will it close down like so many other companies? What would we do??
GOD says: Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.”
Yes, I do know that. I've known that all along. You are God. That's why I'm coming to you. You see things are getting pretty tough here. Gas is so high! Bills are so high! Groceries are so high!! How can we keep up this way if things continue to get higher and higher.
GOD says: Matthew 6:25-33
25 Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing?
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear? 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
English Standard Version

You're right. I knew I shouldn't worry. Especially about things like that. Lord, the world here is going crazy. So many people seem to have forgotten you and then there are so many who want your name removed from everything! Christians are being accused of hate whenever they stand up for your Word. People are so angry with Christians. So much anger!

GOD says: Isaiah 41:10
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
English Standard Version

Thank you. I did need to be reminded of that. YOU are with me and YOU do strengthen me and help me. Thank you!

There's just one more thing... you know it's really been dry here. We're kind of worried about our well. What if it goes dry? And then there are all the farmers' crops, and all the gardens....

GOD says: Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.”
I know. I'm so sorry for worrying again. Please strengthen my faith LORD. Water is such a basic and important need.

God says: James 5:17-18
17Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18 Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.
(English Standard Version)

I need to talk to YOU more often!
Thank you so much my Heavenly Father for being so patient with all my worries. Please forgive me for worrying so much and not having faith in YOU. Please help my faith to become stronger. Thank you for always being there for me to talk with. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Just A Little Talk With Jesus

I once was lost in sin but Jesus took me in
And then a little light from heaven filled my soul
It bathed my heart in love and wrote my name above
And just a little talk with Jesus made me whole

Now let us have a little talk with Jesus
Let us tell Him all about our troubles
He will hear our faintest cry
He will answer by and by
Now when you feel a little prayer wheel turning
And you know a little fire is burning
You will find a little talk with Jesus makes it right

Sometimes my path seems dreary without a ray of cheer
And then the cloud about me hides the light of day
The mists in me rise and hide the stormy skies
But just a little talk with Jesus clears the way

I may have doubts and fears, my eyes be filled with tears
But Jesus is a Friend who watches day and and night
I go to Him in prayer, He knows my every care
And just a little talk with Jesus makes it right

You will find a little talk with Jesus makes it right
Makes everything right

Monday, May 05, 2008

Not Good Enough...?

Romans 1

There was a time when children were considered precious and gifts from God.

Psalms 127:3-5
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
English Standard Version

Proverbs 17:16
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
English Standard Version

Genesis 33:5 Read This Chapter

And when Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, Who are these with you? Jacob said, The children whom God has graciously given your servant.
English Standard Version

Today, children are considered burdens to society, a stress to the "over-populated" world. A disease that must certainly be controlled!
Excerpt from the ICPD Programme of Action 1994
All countries should, over the next several years, assess the extent of national unmet need for good-quality family-planning services and its integration in the
reproductive health context, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable
and underserved groups in the population. All countries should take steps to
meet the family-planning needs of their populations as soon as possible and
should, in all cases by the year 2015, seek to provide universal access to a
full range of safe and reliable family-planning methods and to related
reproductive health services which are not against the law. The aim should be to
assist couples and individuals to achieve their reproductive goals and give them
the full opportunity to exercise the right to have children by choice.
(Paragraph 7.16) (This is from the UN's website...Population Control?)

Abortion is another way to control the population and control "unwanted pregnancies". World Wide there are reported approximately 46 million abortions per year. There are approximately 126,000 abortions per day! Babies are no longer considered precious! For comparison purposes I found that nearly 6 million jews were killed in the holocaust . Abortion is today's holocuast. Another attempt to cleanse society and create a better race.

Rember when the elderly were respected and loved?

Proverbs 16:311 Gray hair is a crown of glory;it is gained in a righteous life.
English Standard Version
The Bible says getting old is a good thing and deserves respect.

Leviticus 19:32 "'Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord.

Today they are abused, euthanized, and forgotten. My own grandmother was taken off "life-support" because the doctors suggested and various family members bought into the lie stating "she wouldn't want to be on life-support." Did they pull the plug on a machine that pumped her heart? No, she had no such machine. Her heart beat on its own. Did they remove a vital life giving oxygen tube? No, she was breathing on her own? The "life-support" that she was removed from was a feeding tube. Today, "heroic measures" to keep someone alive is considered food. Yes, food is an heroic life saving measure that can and will be withdrawn if one is deemed invaluable to society.

How did we get to this point? How did we as a nation, as a society, as Christians get to this point of think of human life as disposable? When did people have to be considered "good enough" to be granted the right to live?
May I suggest that this thinking rides on the coat tails of the teaching of evolution and the dismissal of a Creator? After all, if there is no God, no Creator then there is no heaven and no hell. That would mean that this life is all we would have. The teaching and brain washing of evolution has slipped in and changed the way we as a society view life.
God predicted it would happen...

Romans 1:20-25

20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen.

Romans 1:28-32

28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

Sharon Hughes from says:

"Lenin used evolution to brainwash the Soviet Union into a 'scientific atheism.' Mao, responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people, had two favorite books, one by Darwin and the other by Huxley. And Nietzsche, who declared to the world 'God is dead,' believed in the breeding of a master race. "

And John Bergman from Answers in Genesis states:

"Darwinism not only influenced the Nazi attitude toward Jews, but other cultural and ethnic groups as well. Even mental patients were included later, in part because it was then believed that heredity had a major influence on mental illness (or they possibly had some Jewish or other non-Aryan blood in them), and consequently had to be destroyed. Poliakov notes that many intellectuals in the early 1900s accepted telegony, the idea that ‘bad blood’ would contaminate a race line forever, or that ‘bad blood drives out good, just as bad money displaces good money’. Only extermination would permanently eliminate inferior genetic lines, and thereby further evolution. "

Yeah, I think maybe the teaching of lies may have had something to do with it....

Sunday, May 04, 2008

No Excuse

Romans 1:18-20

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. (emphasis mine)

All of the scientists who want to convince us all that there is no GOD - No Creator have NO excuse.

The public Schools who want to teach evolution as truth to our precious children have NO excuse.

The judges of the US who want to pass judgement that evolution and not Creation is truth and real science have No Excuse.

Their lies scatter across the land confusing the minds of those who allow it. Many of us know better. Many of us do not believe for a minute the lies that are taught as truth. But, we don't want to cause a fuss.

We don't want to stir up any trouble....

And the lies continue to scatter....

It's nothing too new though. Jesus dealt with some of the same kinds of people in His day. People who believed but just didn't want to stir up trouble (mainly for themselves.)

John 12:42 & 43

Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

We have NO excuse.

Heavenly Father please forgive this country for claiming there is no God and that YOU are not our CREATOR. Please forgive this nation. And, please forgive me for being so passive and so silent as the lies scattered all around me. Give me courage LORD to always stand up for YOUR truth and to take the opportunities that YOU give me to share that truth with others.

Saturday, May 03, 2008


We went to see this movie and I have to say it was great! I had mixed feelings about paying to go see a documenary. How interesting would that be? I already believe in intelligent (Creation) design so I didn't feel that "I" needed to be convinced.

That's not exactly what this movie is about. It's an extreme eye opener of exactly where we are in America concerning our freedoms. As Christians who believe in a one true and powerful God we are surely losing freedoms that we once took for granted.

This movie gives us a wake up call to take a stand and not sit around waiting for our next "right" to be taken away. Such as the right to speak freely about a world that is intelligently created.

I don't want to give too much away about the movie. But, it is worth the money to go see. (*While you can...there is a push to take the movie out of theaters right now. Click on the image and then click on "news" to see the current news concerning this controversial movie.)

It's a great movie to take your teens to see. Some of the graphic images might be too disturbing for younger children. (some brief images of the holocaust)

Voddie Baucham has an excellent review that you might like to check out.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

No One Ever Told Me

No one ever told me
that when I held you for the first time You would take my breath away.
No one ever told me how your first smile would just melt my heart.
No one ever told me how your warm little arms around my neck could light up my whole life.
No one ever told me that your sweet little sticky kisses would be more precious than gold.
Then you grew.
No one ever told me that as teenagers you'd be so much fun!
Or, that your smile would still melt my hear.
No one ever told me how helpful and strong those little arms would grow to become;
or, that your hugs would still light up my whole life.
(Your sweet kisses are still worth more than gold to me!)
No one ever told me that I'd love you so much more today than that very first day.
(I never could imagine it would even be possible!)
No one ever told me what a wonderful blessing you would become.
Some ONE did tell me...

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Psalm 127:3-5 (English Standard Version)

You are truly a blessing and a reward!

I am a very blessed woman!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Count your blessings

For the past week our family has been sharing some nasty germs. Croupy cough, fevers, tummy troubles... you get the idea. Anyway, as a mom it's hard to see everyone feeling so yucky. And, it's especially hard to keep a good attitude when "mom" is one of the yucky ones!

So, after about a week of this I thought it would be a good idea to perk myself up a bit by counting my blessings.

Knowing God
My Bibles
My husband
My 4 darling blessings
My home
My husbands job
Food in the pantry
snuggly blankets
prayers of friends!
church family
my parents
my grandparents influence
our over-all good health
oil lamps for when the power goes out
a toasty fire
a soft pup who is always grinning
washer and dryer!
hot tea
cold diet Coke
good books to read
a beautiful view
soft fuzzy yarn to knit
more hugs
smiles from the darlings who are starting to feel better
laundry folding darlings!
and so much more!!!

I'm a very blessed woman and I'm feeling better already.