Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It it is in prayer, Father,
That we press ourselves to You,
O All-Sufficient One,
That we order to give,
that we order to praise,
that we order to rest.
We must have our time in the garden.
We must go to Gethsemane...
daily...first...often, if need be.
May we hold high in our hearts and minds
this picture of Jesus in the Garden.
Impress it upon our souls.
May we follow in His steps
and refuse to rise until we have
Your love...Your joy...Your peace.
We pray in Jesus' name, who has taught us how
to pray. Amen

-Elizabeth George, A Woman's Walk With God, pg. 80-81

Monday, November 26, 2007

Little Book Workings

Here are a some pictures from 2 books I've been working on.

(I just recently did this book. It actually turns into two! ) :)

O Christmas Tree!

I have finally gotten around to posting pictures of our beautiful Christmas tree. We started setting it up last week and finished shortly after that. I was going to show you pictures of each of the rows of branches we had to put on. But after I started cropping a couple of them I figured it wasn't really worth it. So here are the two that I have deemed worthy of posting.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Happy Really Late Thanksgiving to all who read this. I didn't get the chance to post on Thanksgiving so I'm wishing you it now. :) Here are some pictures of my wonderful Thanksgiving day. (It snowed! ~* a turkey platter for the turkey ~*our beautiful table~* my place at the table~* the decorations on the food table~* us eating the delicious food!)

Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the food on the food table. But if you can just imagine a platter full of juicy turkey, mash potatoes with butter and pepper, squash with cinnamon and nutmeg, two beautiful salads, delicious dinner rolls, cranberry salad, steaming hot gravy, and corn done to perfection, all on a lacy table cloth on top of ruby red table cloth (As you can see in the picture). So, if you can imagine that, I think we're O.K without a picture. *smiles*

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

.-' A Night To Myself '-.

Tonight I had the pleasure of spending time all by myself in my room working on pine cones and ribbon. :) Yupp. After a day of preparation for Thanksgiving it was wonderful! :) So, here are some pictures of my absolutely delightful evening. (Lights in my room. ~* My c.d player ~* What I was listening to ~* My work station :) ~* PINE CONES!) :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Filled With The Spirit

Speaking to the Ephesian Christians, Paul wrote, "Be filled with the Spirit" (Eph. 5:18). Being filled with the Spirit is not a once-for-all experience, but one He intends to be repeated. On the Day of Pentecost the disciples were filled with the Spirit (Acts 2:4). A few days later, in a dramatic prayer meeting, they had such an experience again (Acts 4:31).

The filling of the Spirit implies being given power and boldness for God's service, for strength to meet particular crises, or for everyday Spirit-led living. We experience renewal when we pray, "Lord, fill me today with your Spirit. Keep my eyes on you." The filling of the Spirit is an experience to be repeated as necessary in the life of each believer. The literal thought in Ephesians is "Keep on being filled."

The Holy Spirit is not a package on a string let down from heaven. He is not a liquid, nor are we a cup. He is a person. It follows then, that to "be filled" depends on our relationship to Him. It is not a matter of receiving more of him but of opening more of ourselves to a certain and stronger relationship with Him. It is a matter of desiring Him to more fully occupy, guide, and control every are of our lives. Then, whatever life brings us, His power is more evident in us. His joy and peace control our emotions. Overall, He makes us effectively fruitful for Him.

Our inner thoughts and motives are guided when we are filled with the Spirit. All we are and have is subject to His control. The test as to whether or not you are filled with the Spirit is not "Have you received an external sign or have been given a particular gift of the Spirit?" The test is rather "Have you given yourself wholly and without reservation to God?" (Rom. 12:1) Are you genuinely willing that He should control your life, absolutely and entirely?

Many believers come to a point of utter frustration in their service for the Lord simply because they fail to realize the need to be filled with the Spirit if they are to act in God's power. Just as we cannot save ourselves apart from the work of the Holy Spirit, neither can we live the life of victory or serve the Lord effectively without the Spirit.

When we learn to trust Him fully and allow Him to work through us, He frees us from the frustration of trying to accomplish spiritual and eternal results solely through our human ability- or more properly, inability.

It is the Holy Spirit who delivers us from the power of sin: "Through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death" (Rom. 8:2).

Through the Holy Spirit we come to know Christ, and by the Holy Spirit's power we live and grow in Christ, in the service of the King and in the fellowship of His church. Paul gives an illumination summary:
Be filled with the Spirit (keep on being filled).
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything,
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph. 5:18-20.)

Paul E. Little, Know What You Believe, pg. 90-91

Friday, November 9, 2007

"A Real Woman"

Here is another good link. Of what "A Real Woman" is. I encourage you to read it!

Three Teens Define "A Real Woman"

Modesty Survey

Here is a REALLY good link that I think every girl (and guy) should read. It has opened my eyes to see how important it is to dress modestly.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Vacation Pictures 4


-The Farm-
-Again- :)

(A little wagon.) :)(A lawn mower.) (A Crayon box! )(Isn't this cool?)(Me. Shooting a .22.)(An old fire extinguisher.)