Saturday, December 31, 2016
But through it all, we have seen God's hand in everything. He provided a place for us to stay for free at our friend's YWAM base. He provided enough money for us to stay in a nice hotel for two weeks. Our realtor and his wife provided their RV on their property for us to live in for free while we looked for a house. God showed us this house and confirmed this is the home He wanted for us.
Funny thing about living here in the country, I at first wasn't "feeling" it. It's far away from stores and it's sort of in the middle of nowhere. I wasn't ready to live in a rural area. I wanted to live in the city near Walmart, JoAnn fabric, etc. But after spending a month in the RV and getting used to small town living, I love it here! I wouldn't want to go back to city living.
Today our realtor is bringing me a cheesecake for my birthday. Did I tell you he makes killer cheesecakes? He and his wife have this tradition of making a cheesecake when they close on a house. We got a cheesecake when we moved in and I asked him to please make one for my birthday.
I will be posting my goals for 2017 tomorrow (Lord willing) as is my tradition of posting on January 1st of each new year.
Have a Happy and safe New Year.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
That's why it is so important to pray for those celebrities. I'm not going to name names of those who especially need our prayers but when you are online and a news blurb comes up about someone stop and pray for that person. This is definitely true when the article glorifies a woman wearing an article of clothing she shouldn't be wearing or posting inappropriate pictures online. I've come across those lately and I won't read them. I just pray for salvation for the person involved.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
I also want to thank the new ladies who visited my blog recently. It was a blessing to see your comments. Have a safe and Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
I have a few secular ones that I enjoy like Silver Bells, White Christmas and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
I will miss hearing the Christmas carolers coming to our door like they did at our old house in CA. I don't know if we will get them here being out in the country and all. Maybe I could get a group of people together and go Christmas caroling ourselves.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
We don't have cable so we don't get to watch many of the Christmas movies but we do have a small collection of DVDs like It's a Wonderful Life, Meet Me in St. Louis, A Charlie Brown Christmas to name a few. I'll have to watch YouTube for the Hershey Kisses commercial. That's my favorite!
Monday, December 12, 2016
That first Christmas without Dad was painful but I'm sure it was worse for my dh Tim. He made sure Christmas for us was as normal as we could possibly be though. I think experiencing grief during the holidays is excruciating. I like to pray for those involved in Hollywood and this year many passed away so I know their families are feeling the loss of their loved ones during this time of year.
There were, that because we were going through our own grief, I didn't even know were gone. People like Patty Duke, Delores Roberts, and Prince. I want to remember their families in prayer.
So here it is Christmas time in our new home. It's a little weird because at our old house in CA we decorated with some of the same decorations and each decoration had it's special place in the home.
When Tim brought in the Christmas boxes we started going through them but we weren't sure where to put things because it just wasn't the same.
I watched a YouTube video recently of a old Hallmark commercial that aired during the Hallmark Hall of Fame movies. The commercial was about a little boy and his family spending their first Christmas in their new home. He was all concerned about where things were going to go. Anyway, his mom shows him some of the ornaments they had collected that held special meanings. The commercial ends with the little boy saying "I'm glad we brought Christmas with us."
So we brought Christmas with us. We have put our decorations in new places. We have a beautiful nativity wall hanging that used to hang by our front door in the entry so that it would be the first thing people saw when they came in.
This year it is hanging over the wall flat screen TV rack that came with the house. We have a fireplace so now our stockings can hang on the mantel. At our old house they hung on a wall in the entry outside the nativity wall hanging.
Even though things will never be the same, I'm so grateful that the Lord has brought us to this house. I'm am grateful we get to celebrate our Savior's birth here. Blessed be the name of the Lord!
Monday, November 28, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
I was miserable and I was so happy the the Lord took me back.
When I think about that time I was away from the Lord I think of those who reject Him. They must be miserable and without peace. I know they are definitely not fun to be around. That clearly shows in the posts they make on the forum I mentioned in Part 1. Their post are very anti-Christian and anti-God. Oh how I hate how Satan has blinded these ladies and has lied to them about the Lord and how much He loves them.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
I feel really sorry for people who don't know the Lord. I really do. I follow blogs by Christian women and it boggles my mind the comments that people leave in response to a post. On one of the blogs I follow, some of the comments were hateful towards a very godly wife who chose to stay with her husband who cheated on her. Her husband has since repented and they are working on their marriage.. My comment to those who were judging this wife was " Let those who are without sin cast the first stone..I'm waiting" Did you know there are "perfect"? I couldn't believe these people who claimed they never sinned and how "perfect" they are. Then I realized they really don't have Jesus in their lives. Before I came to the Lord, I thought I was perfect and didn't sin. Just because I didn't lie, cheat, get drunk, didn't kill anyone, etc I thought I had a "clear conscience". I was wrong. I thought because I was a "good person" I was going to heaven. I thought because I believed in God. I was going to heaven. It wasn't until I took some time to read my Bible and listened to sermons in church(when I went) that the Lord started to convict me of my sin.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
There are times when God gives His children gifts that we might not realize that are gifts. Did you catch Monday's super moon? We love how the Lord showed His power. The moon was absolutely beautiful that night. At 7:00 the next morning our youngest daughter knocked on our door because she wanted us to see the moon. It was still shining so brightly and beautiful. I'm 55 years old and that was my first time ever seeing a moonset. I again consider it a treat from the Lord. Even the rabbit that I told you about in my last post is a treat from Him.
We've never lived in an area where we see such wildlife. So what are you thankful for? What little treats from the Lord have you experienced?
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
It is in the country but not so far out that we aren't close to a market. We have neighbors on either side of us which I prefer as I don't want to have the nearest neighbor a mile up the road.
I will post pictures when we have everything unpacked and put away. Currently the living room is a disaster with boxes everywhere. The other rooms aren't too bad so I may post pictures of those rooms first.
We are all overwhelmed at God's goodness to us. He has blessed us in more ways than than we ever expected. We waited patiently for a home which in all honesty, was very hard. We moved to Arizona not knowing where we would be living. We spent two weeks in a hotel and then a month in our realtor's RV which was a huge unexpected blessing.
God is good.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Today remember to pray for the families who lost loved ones that terrible day.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
It's just like Abram ( before he became Abraham) when God told him to leave his land and go to a place that He will tell Him where to go. Now I don't see God changing our names when we get to our new house but I do know He will be changing our way of life. I'm really excited!😃
In the mean time, we are staying at a nice hotel and buying groceries for meals at Dollar Tree and Walmart. This definitely helps keeps our spending on eating out down to a minimum.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Well first of all I hope this post comes through. My husband and I got free smartphones and I'm new to this whole app thing. I downloaded the Blogger app and it weird to use and I had trouble figuring out how to approve comments. Anyway we visited Prescott and Chino Valley and we just loved it. So Lord willing we will move in mid August unless the Lord has us move sooner.
Prayers are appreciated please. Sorry this is so short. I have an appt and need to go.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
I will write more next week when I have more time.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
I'm going to see if I can change my settings to allow non Google readers to at least be able to comment on my posts.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
So far I have never had to reject any comments. Many of the people who read my blog have been very kind even though they may not agree with what I write.
I thank you all for that.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
One of the sympathy cards we got was of Jesus welcoming a man home with a hug. It was beautiful but I confess that card was hard for me to look at.
I have noticed in the past few weeks there have been a number of passings in the entertainment world. Natalie Cole, David Bowie to name a couple. Whenever entertainers die I wonder what their spiritually life was like. I know many have died without Christ and to me that is a tragedy.
Lately I have been following a blog by a country singer named Rory Feek of Joey+Rory. Now I want to say up front I'm not a country music fan. I had never even heard of these people until around November. To those who are unfamiliar with Joey+Rory they are a husband-wife duo popular in the country music field. They are also Christians and I guess they have done some hymn albums.
Joey is near death from cancer(I hate cancer!) and she will be leaving behind her husband and 22 month old baby girl. About three years ago the couple recorded a song called "When I'm Gone" The song was written by their friend Sandy Lawrence. She had written the song when her mom was dying of cancer (Did I tell you I hate cancer?!) Sandy wrote the song to help her deal with her feelings about her mom's about her mother's eventual death which is the message of the song.
They did a video for the song and they originally were going to record the song as a duet but their producers or whatever they are called came up with the idea of Joey singing to Rory and he would be the one left behind. Little did they know this would actually happen.
This is the link to Rory's most recent post with the song. I'm warning you now you will go through an entire box of tissues because of what Rory is going through: http://thislifeilive.com/when-im-gone/
I think the song has helped me in some ways to deal with my father-in-law's death which I'm still dealing with.