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