Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Move That Mountain

Welcome to Word Filled Wednesday...I am delighted once again to be your hostess.

The purpose of Word filled Wednesday is to share God’s word (no famous quotes or other literature — only the beautiful Word of our God) through photo’s & a Bible verse!

Amy over at 160 Acre Woods started this wonderful meme.

MckLinky is below so you can join us.

I recently read this amazing verse in the book of Zechariah. Zerubbabel had just returned from exile and found the temple at Jerusalem in ruins.

After seeing this, he was broken and desired to rebuild the temple.

It was a slow process, and some of the obstacles he faced were that many mocked him and his resources were scarce. I can only imagine how discouraged Zerubbabel must have felt.

Yet he knew what God had commissioned him to do, and that God would somehow make a way.

Have you ever felt like you had a mountain to move? Maybe you are staring at one this morning!

Victory comes not only through our faith, but also by God’s mighty Spirit that works on our behalf. I loved the word that God spoke to Zerubbabel when He said;

“Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.”

Look at your mountain today in the light of God’s awesome power and it won’t look so huge. Just like Zerubbabel, shout to your mountain, “Grace, grace to it”. This is calling for God’s enabling power to move your mountain.

“If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Mark 9:23

When God tells you to do something, He will supply the grace you need to finish it. It’s all about your perspective in the light of God’s mighty power!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Never Stop Growing



(my precious grandson Cole Dillon)

Paul writes: “I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But…I press on toward the goal” (vs.13-14). It’s inspiring when a leader shares with us his successes. But sometimes we’re helped more when he shares with us his struggles.

The truth is, young or old, we must never stop growing.  We are all faced with challenges each day.  Let’s continue to be real as we are learning  what God has called us to be.

I sure have a long way to go, but I know the direction in which I’m headed!

Join us today over at Christy’s Critty Joy  for more WFW posts!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Did you Know?




I found this interesting meme today at Dancing  Barefoot On Weathered Ground  and thought I’d jump in and join the fun. I’m looking forward to meeting some new bloggers.  Please join me!  I’d love to get to know more about YOU!!

1. What is your favorite thing to snack on while you're blogging?

Candy snacks2 snacks snacks

As you can see I’m a health fanatic!! (He He…)

2. What is one thing you wouldn't want to live without?

My bible…which will always be with me/in me! (family and friends) Then…My Computer!

3. Beach, Mountains or Farm? Where would you live if you had a choice?

I visited Virginia once and loved it.  (Now this would mean moving with my family and grands with me of course!)

4. What's your least favorite chore/household duty?

Cleaning baseboards, blinds, and the SHOWER!

5. Who do people say you remind them of?

Hmmm, my mom said I was a tad dramatic, Lucille Ball?


People also say my sister and I are a lot alike.  What do you think?


6. Prefer parties and socializing or staying at home with the fam?

I enjoy staying home, but I love to socialize as well!

7. What's your all time favorite movie?

Gosh, this is hard.  I guess I’ll go with a classic, Gone With The Wind!  I also love Father Of the Bride.  I watched those endless times and still enjoy them each time. OK, I’ll have to add two more, The Sound of Music, and The Wizard of Oz.  (sorry!)

8. Do you sleep in your make up or remove it like a good girl every night?

Remove it, always!

9. Do you have a hidden talent or a deep desire to learn something that you've never had a chance to learn? What is it?


I’d love to take a photography class!  (and own a NICE camera!)  And then learn Photoshop~

10. What's one strange thing you're really good at?

I can move my ears!

11. What first attracted you to your spouse?

His smile, kind personality,  and his love for Jesus! I still do now after 31 years! (l ♥ you Ricky)

12. What is something you love to smell?

Gosh, I love so many odors.  They truly affect the way I feel.   One of my favorites is the scent of fresh pine.  I also love candles.  Tyler and Orleans candles are really good!

13. Tell something about you that you know irritates people.

I’m sure I do many things that irritate people.  If you asked my husband, he could list many!  I am a bit neurotic about cleaning my house. 

14. When you have extra money (HA!) what's the first thing you think to do with it?

Go shopping!!shopping_bags

15. Are you a silent laugher or a loud laugher? What makes you laugh the hardest?

LOUD!  Funny jokes, movies.  One of the funniest movies I’ve enjoyed was Mrs.. Doubtfire.  (now I realize this dates me!)

16. Where is your favorite place to shop?

Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning.

17. What's one thing you'd do more often if you had more time?

Travel, and read! ( scrapbook and read more blogs)

18. Are you a big spender or frugal?

Well, let’s see.  I do love spending,  but I sure LOVE a good deal!! (I always remind my husband how much I saved him on my shopping trip)

19. Who is your favorite character of all time (from a movie or book)? (Can't be real)

Aslan (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), andMuch Afraid” from the story Hind’s Feet On High Places.  (I identify with her so much)

20. Would you want to be famous?

Absolutely not.  (too much required…)

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this.  I’ll look forward to getting to know YOU better!


PS  My dear friend Tonya over at Safe In His Arms is having an AMAZING giveaway in honor of her sweet son Brent.  Please go enter for a blog make-over or a audio bible.  

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Wild God Chase!



This past weekend I had the privilege of attending Beth Moore's Living Proof Live  in Memphis, Tn.  

The title and theme of the conference was "Wild God Chase".  From the opening video, to the anointed praise and worship, and finally the Word that Beth Moore brought forth each session, we discovered the awe-inspiring attributes of God that are found in Exodus 34.

Seated next to me were my sweet friend Tonya, my daughter-in-love Kristin, and Tonya’s precious 15-year-old niece Ashley, who was just as eager to learn as we were.



We studied so many powerful truths and learned  how the Word of God will accomplish what it was sent out to do.  We left knowing how mighty, loving, and forgiving our God truly is.

I believe that we will never be the same again! 

With notebooks full and hearts deeply touched and challenged, we left Memphis ready to live dangerously for the kingdom of God. I am so grateful for the tremendous impartation, which the Holy Spirit poured out upon our lives this past weekend!


wordfilled Wednesdaytag This week Lori over at All You Have To Give is our sweet hostess.  Join us as we proclaim the God’s awesome word each week.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Be enthusiastic!



Life can become humdrum and wear you down. For example, a job that once challenged you can get monotonous, a relationship that was exciting and fresh can grow stale, and a daily walk with God that once elated and inspired you can feel like you’re going through the motions.

Enthusiasm comes from a Greek word meaning “inspired by God.”

Just as the Israelites had to gather fresh manna every morning in the wilderness, you need a daily infusion of God’s Spirit to “fan into flames the…gift [He] gave you” (2Ti 1:6 NLT).

Even when things aren’t going especially well, Paul encourages us to “serve the Lord enthusiastically,” adding, “It is good to be zealous [passionate and fully committed] in a good thing always” (Ga 4:18 NKJV).

So instead of going around complaining, put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

Life wasn’t meant to be a journey to the grave with the goal of arriving safely in a well-preserved body, but rather a race to the finish line, used up, totally fulfilled, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow! What a ride!”

Poet Maya Angelou says, “Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go!’” We should be the most enthusiastic people in the world, because not only have we a great future, we have “abundant life” now!   (By Rick Godwin)

wordfilled Wednesdaytag Join us over at Penny’s blog PennyRaine for more WFW!