Monday, August 31, 2009

Words Do Count

Just felt like offering something I penned awhile back. It was in a time that I was wrestling with "words" - the words I said, and the words others said.

Words do count, it’s obviously true,
What is said, judges what you do.

I “COULD” make it if I would,
Stands as a message easily understood.

Or I “MAY” make it if I pray,
Means my chosen schedule orders my day.

Then I “CAN” make it if in trials I stand,
Tells of strength and courage if with these I band.

And I “WILL” make it if in my heart rapture I feel,
Speaks in hard times as a permanent seal.

Saying I “MUST” make it if I but trust,
Releases love and your soul to Him entrust.

But I “SHALL” make it if I chose not to fall,
Records promises from the Book of Life's call.

Words do count, choose wisely how you speak,
For in watching how you say it, your soul may keep
.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Riding Among the Heavens


There is none like God who rides the heavens to your help,
and through the skies in His majesty.
Deut 33.26

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Faith


Faith isn't faith until it's all you're holding on to.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Purr"fect


In another "purr"fect situation - getting "fed"
at UPCI SoCal Camp Meeting. Love the Word!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just A Moment's Rest, Please

Whee! Our grandson is wearing us out - but boy are we having fun!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cruis'in Along

Enjoy your travels through life,
but in all
let the Lord be the designated driver.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

No...Not None


There is no division when God is in charge.
No, not none!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

What Do You See?


An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere.
The pessimist sees only the red light.
But the truly wise person is color blind.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Need An Oak Tree?

A wise old owl sat on an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard
Why aren't we like that wise old bird?
Author Unknown

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Beware of the God Sayers!


I have a pet peeve, and since this is my space I think I'll address it (I pray, in a diplomatic way).

I believe to be pleasing to the Lord, we should not elevate or exalt ourselves. Too many times, if we aren't careful we start thinking we are something we are not. Confused by my words? Well, let me explain. Have you ever taken time to think of how many times you've heard someone tell you that "God told me to tell you" (or similar)? Yes, beyond a shadow of a doubt we all have stories of being exposed to the God Sayers. Sadly, these people usually know what is best for everyone, but have trouble knowing what's best for themselves.

Folks, to be usable in God's service does not require that we walk in a supernatural realm. We are humans for goodness sake, and we walk in the flesh. The only way we can be of any use is to: (1) pray; (2) help others through our own experiences; and (3) be an example. We should never want (or desire) to be the prima donna (or don) of prophesy. However, we must be as close as we can to be like Him but it doesn't mean our speech must be filled with flowery words, or our lips dripping with prophetic statements. In fact, when the words come from Him, no one (I said no one) has to tell us. Words coming from the Lord will automatically bring peace without any God Said reference. His words will flow and comfort, and our spirit will be touched.

So "Beware of the God Sayers" - instead, seek out those who don't exalt self but desire to exalt Him. I have, and in so doing, I've been uplifted and restored with the sincerity of their words - and never once did I hear the words, "God told me to tell you".

(Kerpluck! That's me, just fell off my soap box.)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I Love This Place!

Cable Car on Embarcadero
Boat Car on Embarcadero near AT&T Park
The Lighthouse, San Pablo Bay
The Coit Tower
The Gate

As you can see, we are in San Francisco. I love this place! So much to do, and so much to see. Today consists of a visit to the eye doctor and the Forbes Norris Research Clinic (hubby was accepted into their program) - and then our grandson Preston flies in from Oregon this afternoon to spend two weeks (wish his mom could be here too). We have lots planned while here with daughter Kellee - and then the four of us head south for Disneyland, etc., and on to SoCal Camp Meeting.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Pull the Shute Please


The mind is like a parachute.
It doesn’t work unless it’s open.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Vroom....

Me & The Papa are putting the "pedal to the metal" and heading North so if I'm a little slow with my posts you'll know why.

Time to Fill the Barn


“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn."

Friday, August 14, 2009

What's Your Place Like?


Whatever the "siding"on our house, we must remember that it is what's on the inside that counts most and holds the most value to the Lord. However, on second thought, He wants us to have a proper exterior too!

BTW: That's license plate siding

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Make Up Your Mind


This is what happens when one tries to straddle the fence
(or in this case, a bridge).

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

No A/C


This is the ultimate warning to all who live in HOT places. It tells a story of the place that is eternally hotter than where you are right now.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Enjoying

Boy, I sure am enjoying Western District Senior Camp with all of my friends.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Think I Can (or think not?)


Whether I think I can, or I think I can't, I am right
so there is value in thinking positive.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mercy & Hope Exists

May Grace help you find your way
to a place of Mercy and Hope

Friday, August 7, 2009

Camp Meeting 2009 - Aunt Maggie's Back!

What a great camp meeting we are having in Santa Maria CA - and believe me, I am not saying that as hype. We are being fed "manna from above" - the messages both day and night are deep and meaningful - assisting us in our quest toward Him. Truly we are basking in a place of blessings.

And speaking of blessings, my husband's 93-yr old aunt is at camp meeting once again. Aunt Maggie is definitely a blessing. Her faithfulness, her worship, and her love for God are elements that touch the soul. BTW: I remember since the 1970s that Aunt Maggie has always been at the camp meetings.


2008 - Aunt Maggie & my husband


2009 - Aunt Maggie with my husband

2009 - A Jewel Divinely Rare, our Aunt Maggie

What Do You See?

Is this beauty?

Or is this beauty?
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
What is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoint de Saint-Exupery

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Accidental Meeting? Nah, Don't Think So!


A friend isn't always someone we’ve known a lifetime but
can be someone we've met along life's pathway (or pond).
Why, our next friend may be one we would never imagine
as a friend; yet that person is the one that will go the
extra mile to keep us safe (and dry).

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Put A Song In Your Heart


A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Maya Angelou

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Winds That Blow


Adversity is like a strong wind.
It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn,
so that we see ourselves as we really are.
Arthur Golden

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Chase Is On


Doubt we'd have a problem with our adversary if we weren't such a Black & White type of animal (distinguishing the Truth from non-truths). If we'd turn Gray (or shade our thought process) then the old beast wouldn't need to bother us.

Why? Because we'd blend into the environment; thereby, we would look and think like the majority. However, if we choose not to "blend", the Lord always finds a "means" by which we can escape.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

It's Camp Meeting Time


Long ago when but a child at old camp meeting time

How my heart did leap for joy to hear the old bells chime
Callin’ all the saints of God into the house of prayer
Oh such prayin’, singin’, shoutin’ for the Lord was there

I like the old time
Preachin’, prayin, singin’, shoutin’
I like the old time readin’ of God’s words
I like to hear those old time, Hallelujahs, glory
I like the old time worship of the Lord

Preachers in those good old days was filled with holy flame
Preachin’ for the souls of men and not for worldly fame
Under such old fashioned preachin’, sinners fell to pray

And the Lord wound save ’em in the good old fashioned way

In these latter days they say that there’s no use to pray
All we need is to think religion ’tis a better way
But I’m glad to tell you brother, Jesus saves from sin
In the old time way He saves me now He dwells within


Exciting time of the year.
Western District Camp Meeting, Santa Maria CA - August 3-7
A time for preaching, praying, shouting, singing, reading God's Word, and hallelujahs - oh glory, a time of worship to the Lord!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

No, I Can't Be Reading This Right!



If we aren't careful,
we misinterpret things that happen in life
just as easily as we do this sign.