Thursday, December 31, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR

We talked about always being at peace in the PEP meeting this week at Church. God says we should have peace. It was so hard for me to understand how we could be at peace all the time when we are always dealing with so many different situations and emotions. I have thought about this all day and I think I finally understand it.  It took me a long time to understand how happiness is a choice for the same reason and they are kind of the same thing. Bad things are going to happen and it is up to us how we choose to handle anything that comes are way.  If it makes us angry, that is what we choose, if it makes us sad, same thing.  Being at peace all the time is the same thing. We are able through free will to choose what feeling we are going to have in every situation. So what we have been lacking in this life is control over our emotions, which makes most of us crazy at times. We are always trying to control every body and everything around us, but never take the time to understand we can not control anything but ourselves......


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERY ONE


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

ALWAYS MOVING TOWARD THE OCEAN


Can you believe this is what winter looks like some where in the world....  what a wonderful thing.





This has been a wonerful holiday for me in so many ways.  I enjoyed the people I was with and the trip to Sue's Church.  Most of all God answered a prayer for me and it was a eye opening experience.  It's so true when they say, be careful what you ask for because you never know how you are going to recieve it. I can now say that I truly understand that saying.

I have been praying for God to enlarge my border's so that I can be of service to him and he has answered that for me. He had to give me one more lesson before I could accept that my work here is done and that it is ok for me to move on. A door has been closed in my life and I am looking forward to the next one to open. Life here on earth is so short, I have been so blessed with all that I have had, all the places I have been able to travel and see.  Now it is time for me to be in service and do it God's way, not mine.  So look out world..... here I come....

I think the hardest thing to accept is that I will not be going forward in life with most of the people from my past.  I don't fully understand this reason, but I know down the road it will all be revealed to me.  I know 2010 will bring new changes for all of us because life never stands still. 

I was thinking the other day about how our lives are just like a river, we are always moving forward and along the way we may be flowing slow like a meandering stream and other times we are flowing fast like a rapids, we will come to forks in the river and have to go one way or the other and all the time we are moving toward the ocean and nothing can stop us, we might get re-routed but in the end we will still end up in the ocean.

In the end we are going to end up with God if we are on the right path and take the right bend in the river.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Home

Hello Eveyone,

We are finally back in Saginaw.  That was a long weekend and thank God it's over.

We had a great time at Alvin's brothers 55th birthday party, great food, great conversation, great people.

Sunday we went to Jackson and  went to Church with Sue Piper so we could hear her sing in the and play the bells.  What a wonderful service and people. They were all so welcoming and kind.

I will write more tomorrow, still trying to unpack.

Betty

Thursday, December 24, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS



Have a wonderful Christmas and I will write again next week.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

REASON FOR THE SEASON

THIS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
While we enjoy this man made Holiday let's not forget to keep Jesus in our hearts and prayers.

I was thinking today of all the different people in the world and all the different religions, bibles and believes. We have so many different ways to believe and I don't think one of them is wrong as long as the main focus in on Peace, Love, and Worship. We all know right from wrong....  no matter how many different ways we say it, it's still the same...  RIGHT AND WRONG.  So, let's just ask for guidence,and forgiveness.

God Bless each one of you.
Love and Light
Betty



Please say a prayer this Holiday for all our Soldiers that are keeping us safe and are not able to be home for the Holidays.

Monday, December 21, 2009

IT'S ABOUT GOD'S CHILDREN


I hope when we see God coming back in the clouds that it will look like this picture. I could not even imagine seeing this, my heart would fill with such Praise and Glory.

Yesterday in Church I could feel the spirit of the Lord filling the building and the people.  It was a wonderful service and the Praise team did a great job.

Pastor Van continues to talk about the changes that will be coming in the Church in 2010 and every time he talks about it I can feel the energy in the Church changing. I don't know what all it will be but I know it is going to be a good thing for all of them. I am just happy to be in the Church for whatever time I still have here in Saginaw.  I know the Lord is leading me to be in service in another area and I am ready. My heart will always be connected to this Church and the people in it.

I know from today forward we are all preparing for the end times and being with the Lord. If we are still here on this earth we still have work to do for the Lord because at this point I don't think anything  we do from now on has to do with us.  If we truly have... faith... we are protected. Now it is just what we can do for him and the rest of his children here on earth. It's not about a building, not even a Church, it is about God's children, nothing more, nothing less. If you know your faith is true, then it is not about you, it's only about servie to God.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

FAMILY FUN AND MEMORIES



All these beauitful ladies are my cousins. This was taken at a Victorian Garden Party that my cousin Bill and his wife Sue put on for us in the summer of 2007.

I thought I would share this with all of you, just to take our minds off the cold for a few minutes. This was a fun get together that was planned a year in advance. The dresses four of the ladies on the left are wearing were all made (100%) by my ocusin Bill, who at the time was 62, I think. It took him all winter to make these dresses and he did a wonderful job, the ladies were thrilled with them.

This took place on the hottest day of the summer that year, it was over 90 degrees. As hot as we were on that one day, I can not even imagine what it must of been like for the women back in the days when they dressed that way all the time.

We took pictures that day, went on the hay ride back through the woods, the men did the cooking, serving and cleaning . I can not begin to tell you how much fun we had. We did it a couple of years in a row and then everyone got busy with other things.

That's one of the reason I loved being in Harrison, we would come up with ideas like this to get together and just have fun. Alvin and I always had a Holloween party every year that was potluck of course. We came in costume or not, it was up to them. We had so many laughs and wonderful times. I have such a wonderful family.

Just before I left Harrison a few of us talked about getting together to start a Bible Study Group, never got a chance for it. I am sure when I move back it will happen. I might even get a few of them to go to Church with me. I will be praying on this everyday until then.

We even had a memorial service and dinner on my patio for my dad and his sister the first summer we moved to Harrison. The lady in the picture on the far right is my cousin Carlinda, it was her mom and my dad. Her mother passed away in December and my dad passed in March of the follwoing year, so once my step mom came back from FL. we were able to get together and have a service. My uncle Bruce (he is the brother of my dad and aunt) is a Pastor and he did the honors of leading the service. It was so nice just to share stories with everyone because I did not grow up with dads side of the family. What a blessing the memorial was.

Anyway.... just wanted to share a little of my life with you. God only knows what I will write about tomorrow.

Love and Light
Betty

Saturday, December 19, 2009

PAY IT FORWARD


When you are in prayer as Jesus is here, do you feel as though a angel is standing over you also?  I can tell you from deep in my heart that many times I have not felt God with me in prayer, and even questioned if God was out there at all. Then I would think of all my whinning and crying about the things in my life that seemed so difficult at the time and I knew it could never compare to what Jesus must have went thur here on earth in the short 33 1/2 years he walked this earth. How do we even have the right to complain and not do what God wants us to do for him, when he willing gave his only begotten son for US, to pay for our sins in advance. I would say that God is the one that came up with the Pay It Forward concept. We could never give what he gave for us, yet, most of us are still not willing to Pay It Forward for him. What is wrong with us, why do we find this so hard?  All we have to do is follow his lead in the dance of life and he will never forsake us.  We can not say that about most of the people around us here on earth.

Maybe tonight when you are bowing your head in prayer, you could ask God how you can Pay It Forward for him....

Love and Light
Betty

Friday, December 18, 2009

BUSY CLEANING TODAY

Sorry I did not get a chance to share with you today. I have been busy cleaning house and getting ready for my friend Marsha for FL. to arrive. She made it here at about 9 pm this evening.  In between the cleaning and moving things around I finally decided to get my oil paints out and start painting a picture. I have not painted any thing since I moved back to Saginaw, so I really enjoyed it today. Painting is so relaxing to me and the hours just pass by so fast.  It was a good day.  I will write something tomorrow.  Good night.

Betty

Thursday, December 17, 2009

OPENING AND CLOSING DOORS

I believe with all my heart that if one door is closed in your life, God will open another one for you.  Just think of all the things that have happened in your life and I am sure at the time you could not understand why  something in your life was ending, but down the road when God opened another door, it all made since.

For me I had to walk through the doors of the Church before I was able to close the door behind me. God just did it another way for me.  He knew I would not close the door unless he could show me where I needed to be of service. I give him all the Praise and Glory for knowing what I needed and the patience to wait.  He always kept me safe from the devil, I give him Praise for that also.  I don't know where he will lead me now, but I am ready to find out.

One thing I know for sure in this life is, if you want to know where a persons heart is and where there love and devotion is....  look at what they spend there money on...  look at your life and ask your self where do you spend your money, because that is what your true love is....  for some it is, drugs, alcohol, gambling and others it is expensive cars, homes, jewerly, clothes, ect...  if you just think about what people have in life and value you will see what that persons love truly is. No matter what they say it is.... the money trail is the proof.  And if God is truly your love and devotion, is that your money trail.........  No matter what we want to think in this life, money makes the world go round, not the love of money, that is for the devil.....  but money it's self makes the world go round.  So in your Church, where ever that may be...  show where your money trail leads.  I know this may make some of you uncomfortable to hear and think about, but if you are a member of anything, you should be doing whatever it takes to make it work.  No one should ever have to ask you or tell you what it takes....  just pray about it and God will show you what to do.  If we truly believe that we are here to do God's work, then that means helping other people and being disciples for the Lord.  Another thing I know for sure is that God does not let you take a u-haul to heaven, so all the things you are trying to aquire and accumulate here will stay here when you go home with the Lord.  We put so much meaning on material items that it insane when you think about it.  We hold on to things because they belonged to so and so, we hold on to them because we might need them some day....  for what ever reason we get weighted down with things...  why in the world do we do this???????  Let's for get about things... and just try and help one another.  I know when I am taking my last breaths, I am not going to be thinking about my things, I am just going to be thinking about the people I love and praying that God be with them and keep them safe until we meet in heaven. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

CHRISTMAS MUSIC


I seen this card and it made me think of all the people that will be listening to christmas music and feeling blue this year.  Perhaps they have loved one that has went to be with the Lord this year,  or perhaps they just have someone far away.  I know from personal experience that when you are not with your loved ones at this time of year the emptiness inside is so deep that you wonder if it will ever get better. It is sad to be surrounded by tons of people and still feel so lonely that you don't even know how to share the sadness. The only one you have to turn to is God, maybe that is why we have the loneliness, so we will turn to God. I feel it is so true that everything happens in our life for a reason, even when we can not understand it at the time. I also believe we meet the people we do for a reason and that we all have something to learn from one another, it is never a one way street. God always gives us what we need if we ask, the only thing is that it may not come in the form we ask for. 

I was told that we always have angels around us to help us, but unless we ask for help there is nothing they can do but stand by and watch.  Even if we are about to do ourselfs great harm.  They can do nothing unless we call out and ask God for help to save us. I know there are so many people in this world that does not even begin to have that concept and even in their darkest moment does not call out for Gods help. 

 I remember when my 76 year old aunt was on her death bed, she looked at me with tears in her eyes and ask me..... Betty, do you think I have been good enough to be with God?  My heart and eyes filled with tears as I looked into her soul through her eyes and said...  aunt Hazel, no one in this world deserves to be with God more than you, you have suffered so much hurt in this life that I know God is waiting to hold you in his arms and wipe away your tears and give you the love you never recieved in this life.  She just nodded her head, drifted off and rested for awhile.  Then later she said to me...  Betty, it's 144 miles there and 144 miles back. I said, aunt Hazel, do you keep going to the light and coming back, she shook her head yes.  I told her to just go to the light and stay, that God was waiting for her in the light.  She smiled and shook her head yes.  She called all her children around and said goodbye to each one and then and then she went home with the Lord.  All of this took place one cold December day with christmas music playing in the back groud. That was a very blue christmas.

So... let's pray for all the people in the world that are going to be without a loved one this year and ask God to help heal their heart and surround them with his love.

Let us also pray for all the people that will be having a wonderful christmas with family and friends and that he keeps them all safe.

God Bless each and everyone of you reading this.
Love and Light
Betty

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

NOEL

I hope this candle is of some comfort at this busy time of year.  The time for peace on earth and good will toward man.
In years past, when things were simpler and slower it was much easier to have good will toward man, now days it is all so hard with everything that is going on in the world.  This christmas I am going to ask God to step up to the plate and take some of satan's power from him, just for a little while so we can catch up and take a breath.  Thanks to Eve we are having to work double time in this life and I think everyone is getting tired out.  Nothing is ever enough, you can not earn enough, help enough, do enough, please enough, say your sorry enough, tithe enough..... enough is never enough.  To many of us are wrapped up in the me and trying to figure out how to survive that enough is never enough.  Noel feels like, Not Offering Enough Love and it should feel like Now Offering Enough Love. 

 SO..... next year I am going to work on making things more positive and I hope I can help others around me do the same thing.  I am the type of person that really does love life and being here everyday, but if it is true and we really are headed into the end times like Revelations talks about then 2010 should be spent in getting prepared.  Getting right with the God. I don't know about you but I want to go in the Rapture, no way do I want to stay around for the bad stuff, I am too old and tired to deal with all that struggle. 

SO...  this is going to be a busy year for me, I have a lot of major work to do on myself and those around me.  I plan to be in service to God and my church as much as possible this year and pray that I can make a difference for someone and can help lead more than one to the Lord.  Our Church has a lot of pews that need people in them, so that is my goal, to see how many I can fill up by the end of 2010.  Wish me luck and pray for me, it's a big undertaking but someone has to do it and I am willing.  I mean how hard can it really be (think positive)  if you think of all the people in the area.  They just don't know yet that they need God in their life and that he is waiting to accept them and become the savior they need in their heart.

Okay now don't take this the wrong way but....  I am always kidding my friend Sue that she needs to get her a stripper pole and stand on the corner so she can get a man, so now I have a new idea, as long as she is going to be on the corner anyway... she might as well hand out tracks, hey you never know, that may be the way she gets the right man...  LOL....  God moves in mysterious ways. Let's all pray for her, all kidding aside, she is a wonderful lady and so deserves to have a God loving man to share her life with.

Next year I am going to be asking all of you to share your story with me as to what has lead you to the place you are at in your life right now and how you came to read my blogg.  Also, what things you would like to me to share on here.

Monday, December 14, 2009

JUST FOR FUN

This sure enough made me smile and smiling is good for the soul.  So nice to see something cute and that I can share.

Check it out....  www.flashfunpages.com/couple.swf

I hope you enjoy it.........

Sunday, December 13, 2009

ARE WE READY?

Today at Church was very moving, do to the fact that so many of the members have passed over to be with the Lord this year.  I am sure it must be a whole in everyones heart at this time of year that was close to them. I did not know any of them because I have only been at the Church for a short time. 


 In my mind I like to think this is the way the Lord is in heaven, looking down on us, just waiting to take us home. We are here for such a short time and each of us have a day that we to will pass to the other side,are we ready? Some of us will have long lives here in this world and some of may go home tomorrow, are we ready? Some of us have loved one that will pass in minute, are they ready? Do we have Jesus Christ in our lives and heart? have we asked for forgivness for our sins? This is the way I think it will be when I stand in front of the Lord on Judgement Day....  I imagine having two duffle bags on my back, one carries the good things I have done in my life and the other carries all the sins I have done in my life, so when the Lord asks me to unload my bags so he can see them...  I am figuring it will take me a lot longer to unload the sin bag.  So everyday I am trying to let Jesus lead me into his service so I can will be able to walk the walk and talk the talk of Jesus Christ my Lord and savior.
God knows I have already been walking the other path in life and that has not served me well so far, so I am going to try the other path and see where he leads me.  Those of you that know me, know I am going to need a lot of prayers.

Today is my baby brothers birthday, we are 13 years apart and are complete strangers. He was only about 2 years old when I got married at the age of 16, so due to the kind of family I had we never spent time together, which is very sad to me because we never got to know one another and since we have a crazy mother she has made it impossible to be sister and brother. I pray that once we both make it to heaven we will be able to know one another then. I truley believe everything happens for a purpose in this life, so I have to trust it is all just part of God's plan because I have never believed that Satan has had any power in my life and he never will.    Happy bithday Roy, you are in my prayers tonight.

On to a happier note. The Pastor keeps talking about all the changes the Church will be making starting the first of the year and I am looking forward to seeing what will be new.  I believe God has lead me to be at service in this Church while I am still living in Saginaw.  What I don't understand is why he wants me in this Church and did not wait until I move to Harrison where I will attend the Long Lake Chapel.  He must have something at this Church he wants me to do or wants me to learn.  At any rate, I am so looking forward to being in service in any way he needs me.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

IS YOUR HEART RIGHT WITH GOD


This looks like a place that God would be waiting to talk with People in this day and time.  I wonder who would come and sit beside him on the bench.  Maybe a homeless person just needing a kind word from a stranger or perhaps a couple that was out for night enjoying the lights and the feeling of the christmas season.  What would they talk to him about....  the needs of others or what they need for themself.  What would god have to say to them...  would he talk to them about the beauty of the lights or the reason for the season...  or would he ask them where their heart was with God.  You see it don't matter if you are homeless with not a penny to your name or rich and famous with all the money you could ever spend....  it only matters if your heart is right with God.

Friday, December 11, 2009

24/7




I was thinking yesterday about the gentleness of Jesus and this picture shows it.  I am sure he had such a gentle spirit that even that lamb could feel it.  I sit in silence and prayer sometimes and wonder if anyone is this gentle.  Our world is so full of loud everything. Our music is loud, our songs our loud, our colors are loud, our speach is loud, the world is loud.....  how can we even hear or feel what God has to say to us with all this going on around us?  do any of us really take time EVERY day to just sit and listen?  I know we try, but do we really do it?  I know for most of us the minute our eyes open in the morning our mind is off and running mentely and when our feet touch the floor we are off and running physically. Even during this time of year when we claim to be thinking and doing for the birth of Christ......  our focus is more on EVERYTHING other than him.  I wonder what it would feel like to sit in Church all day with other believers to pray, share, and give God just one full day of our time.  If I was ever to have a church it would be open 24/7 so that people knew they could come anytime day or night to pray and share what was in their hearts.  I know you can be with God anywhere, but sometimes you just need to get out of your surroundings for awhile and pray.  I guess it would be like going to visit a friend, have a cup of coffee and just unload your heart.  The coffee and cookies would always be ready along with an open heart and mind for listening and praying with whomever God brought through the door.

This is just me thinking about what I could have used through the years to help me.

Love and Light
Betty

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

KEEP THE LORD CLOSE



I seen this on the net and it touched my heart as I hope it touches yours also.  They are such simple powerful words.  I am going to copy this and put in in my bible, on my bathroom mirror, frig., in my van and where ever I can see it everyday.  I know the Lord is talking to my heart and I am trying to let him in and I know he is the allmighty God and will not give up on me..... but he sure has his work cut out for him.  I will keep my heart open and let him do his thing. Please pray for me.

LOVE




This morning really makes me think of Christmas, all the colors, smells, food, presents, family, laughter, hugs and most of all LOVE.
God be with each of you during this season as you prepare for your holliday.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

BIG CHANGES



Winter of 08 in my house in Harrison

I was looking at this picture this morning and asking myself if I really want to move back to Harrison because winter in that area is not like it is in Saginaw.  Winter from Clare up is a whole nother culture and it is survival of the fittest, you need to count on your neighbors.  I remember the first winter in that house, we almost froze to death because we moved in at the end of October 04 and did not have time to prepare for it. That winter brought a lot of snow, thank God I had a walk behind snow blower.  The next year our neighbor up the road who had a back hoe kept the driveway plowed and a lot of times he had to plow the road out front or no one would have got out.  Living 5 miles out of town means you are going to wait for a few days for the snow plow to come by. Even with that...  the winters were so beauitful.  The deer are so plentaful in the Harrison area.  We had apple trees in the back yard and side yard that the deer would come to eat, I loved watching them.  One night I looked out the back window and a deer was sleeping curled up on top of the septic tank cover, must of been warm, he looked up at me but never run away.

That following summer Alvin had a Pheasant that follwed him around the yard when he would be outside.  It was so funny to watch because he would be right behind Alvin and when Alvin would stop he would stop and if Alvin looked back at him he would just look the other way and wait for Alvin to start moving again.  Alvin decided to see if he could get him to follow him up to the house, and he did.  He made it to the patio and Alvin said.... he don't know he is going to end up in a cooking pot....  I looked at the little guy and said.... Run buddy... save yourself... he is going to eat you...  and he just kind of walked off.  The next day he was back again following Alvin around.  I wish I would have taken a picture. No, Alvin never did eat him.

I have made the decision to stay in Saginaw for the winter and put my house here up for sale in the Spring.  I just can not stand the thought of moving in the cold. So, since I will be here I am going to ask the Pastor how I can help be of service to the Lord through the Church. I feel that is a calling I have at this time.  Pastor Van says every week that big changes are coming in the Church this next year, so I hope to be a part of them if needed.

Give Praise to the Lord

Sunday, December 6, 2009

COLORS OF CHANGE


Blue is the color of the throat
and
communication

I seen this picture on the internet and it made me think of all the colors that are around our body and the part colors play in the world.  Advertisers are well aware of the way colors affect us and use then every day to intice us to buy their products.  I have studied colors and the affects they have on us... so if anyone wants to tell me what color they like I will tell you what it says about you and it will help you become more aware of how we are attracted to products we buy.  Also look in your closet and see what color most of your clothes are....  that says something about you also.  If you want to share it with me I will tell you what they mean.

Today was a uplifting day at Church.  The spirit of the Lord was present and people's hearts were open and faces were bright with smiles.  Love is in the air. 

I guess the reason that colors are on my mind today is because as I sat in Church I was looking around at the walls to see what the colors in the church are saying.....  they do need some changing.  The Pastor says that this next year is going to bring a lot of changes to this little Church and I do hope I am still here and can help as much as the Church needs me.  It is all in God's hands.

May God use you today to do his work and help someone.

Love and Light
Betty

Saturday, December 5, 2009

RIGHT ON TIME

Give Praise To The Lord

Everything went great at Alvin's doctors app.  the cancer is not anywhere in his body but the bladder.  They are setting up the surgery date and will let us know.  They want to do it by robotics.  He is a very happy man now.

Also, some good news on Charlie, the one on life support.  The lung doctor said he is starting to respond to the what they are doing for him and as long as things keep going in a healing direction he will be in the hosp. for about 2 or 3 months before they think about giving up on him....  so thank you for the prayers and keep them coming.

Every day I look around me and see all the miracles that God does in some many different ways.  I think people have little miracles happen every day in their lives but they miss them because they are so busy looking for the....  walk on water type thing to happen.  Even in the things that happen to us that are bad something goods seems to come even through those.  Just listening to everyone share stories in PEP groug you can see how God has worked in so many different ways just to get all of us together in that Church, in that basement, in that PEP group, on that Wen. night..... every thing happens for a reason because God does not make a mistake....  I am looking forward to seeing what our lives crossing with each other will bring for each one of us.  Thank God for Pastor Van and God moving in ways that put him in Saginaw...  because even though we both lived in St. Louis at the same time and he was the Pastor of the Church of God....  I never meet him then, but here we are both in the Saginaw area and we are brought together... for a reason I am sure.  God moves in mysterious ways sometimes to get us to serve him in ways that he needs and he is always right on time.

God Bless Each Of You
Betty


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

COMFORT




GOD
didn't
promise days
without
PAIN.
laughter
without
SORROW.
nor sun
without
RAIN.
But he
did promise
STRENGTH
for the day.
COMFORT
for the tears
and
LIGHT
for the way.


WE NEED HELP DOWN HERE

Good Morning,

I have spent this morning on the phone trying to deal with some problems I need to take care of and listening to people that have problems they are trying to deal with.

I think everyone in the world is going crazy.  The Devil must be working over time during these end times.  When the state can take away all your rights in correcting a child and then they do not follow through to make sure the child is protected.... what is that about.

I know when I was a kid and all my family lived on the same road, we could never get away with a thing because we had to answer to all the adults that seen us doing somehting wrong.  Now when you grow up you move away from your family and stangers then become your family and you never even get to know your own family so you have no connection to them....  I know that was not part of God's plan.  Parents have no rights, grandparents have no rights, aunts and uncles have no say so.....   and the state who wants to be in control, really don't care at all... it's just a job.  And we wonder why we have so much teenage pregnacy, abortion, drugs, murders, porn, no rules...  then when our children end up in prison we are judged as bad parents... it's a no win situation..  everyone has lost their minds...  and now they want to control the Churches...  whats next.....  the anti-christ??????? 

I will be praying for the whole world today and all of God's children.  WE NEED HELP DOWN HERE LORD.  We are sinners in the respect that we have become a ME society.  And our EGOS are so huge that we almost don't fit on this planet.  SHAME ON US AS GOD'S PEOPLE.

Let's give praise and glory to the Lord today and ask for PEACE.


I keep forgetting to put my acts of kindness on here each day, but every day God permits me to do or say something kind for someone...  yesterday it was visiting my cousin in the hospital.... today it is lending a ear to a cousin that is trying to help her grandchildren... 

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS

I just got back from visiting my cousin Phyllis Roldand in the hospital and she is doing so much better that they will be sending her home tomorrow. They were able to take care of her problem with thyroid meds and she will not need a pacemaker put in.  Thank all of you so much for the prayers for her.  Praise the Lord for anwsering our prayers.

I SOMTIMES WONDER....


THROUGH THE EYES OF JESUS

I sometimes wonder what Jesus must be thinking of us as he watches us through our lifes.  Knowing that he gave his life for our sins so that we did not have to endure the pain he went through.

How does he feel about the unborn babies we are killing....
How does he feel about us killing each other..
How does he feel about us not giving frogiveness to someone we feel has done us wrong....
How does he feel about us not following his word....
How does he feel about us breaking the commandment of resting on the Sabbath as we set in Church....
How does he feel about us coming up with all our own Churches, religions, rules and laws......
How does he feel about the people in the Churches that think they are the chosen ones and still treating other people poorly...
How does he feel about us decorating our Churhes instead of taking that money and helping the poor, the sick, the needy... all his children..

This has all been on my mind since I heard someone speak on the subject of the facts that are in the bible... On the Sabbath we are to do NOTHING but rest and pray....
That relegon is man made...  he never made denomination of any kind..  and to belong to a Church you have to follow the rules of that Church or they don't want you in their Church or Their religion....  

Now don't get me wrong I very much enjoy the little Church I am attending and the people that fill some of the pews....  but I guess I will have to discuse this with the Pastor because it is on my heart. I know we are all sinners in one way or another but where is the line drawn....  maybe all of this comes into the free will that God gave us... and we just keep right on following Eve with what WE think is right or sinfull....  just searching I guess.

Please feel free to like me know how you think and feel about this.

Love and Light
Betty