Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's a boy!!

I thought it was so sweet of our son and daughter-in-love to invite her mother and me to go along with them today when they went for the sonagram to find out if they're having a little girl or boy....and yes! It's a boy! I think if either of them had smiled any bigger their faces would have split! I'm so happy for them....and for us, too! Now it's just a matter of waiting until April for the little guy to arrive!

It amazes me that there are people who actually believe these little ones are not real human beings until the day they are born! My word! Maybe they've never seen a sonogram up close and personal and seen these little guys and girls moving about in their mommies tummies, or seen and heard their little hearts beat!

" Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." Jeremiah 1:5. This tells me that God knows us before we are even concieved and has a plan for our lives! I'm so thankful I serve a God who loves me and knew me from the beginning of time!

I long for the day when we'll see Him face to face.

And can't wait to see our new grandson face to face as well!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Last day

of November! Hmmmm, tomorrow, being the first day of December, officially opens the door to Christmas season, I suppose. I have bought about half the gifts I need to buy. Will try to finish that up next Saturday!

I wonder how many are thinking about our Savior as they get into the season!? It's so easy to get caught up in all the excitement of getting and giving gifts and forget about " The Gift" of the very first Christmas and every Christmas since! I always loved getting up on Christmas morning and seeing what 'Santa' had brought. I was probably 10 or 11 before I really understood about what Christmas is about. Mainly because I don't remember being taught that it was about the birth of my Savior. If that was ever mentioned, I don't remember it. You see, my dad was not a Christian until I was 13 years old. My mom said she was saved at a young age, and they were both good moral people. Worked hard, loved my brother and me, and tried to give us as much of the good things of life as they could afford. But it wasn't until I was 10 and my parents moved us ' back home' to Mississippi from Wisconsin that I remember hearing for the first time about Jesus. We moved next door to this wonderful Christian family who had a daughter just 6 months older than me and 2 sons, one of which was about my brother's age. They invited us to attend the Baptist church they attended and would take my brother and me with them when my parents didn't go. And my parents didn't go much until after my dad became a Christian some 3 years later.

I can remember always feeling there was something more....Someone more. I had a sense that just going from day to day in much the same way wasn't all there was to life. And I'll be forever grateful for that "family next door" who loved the Lord enough to lead me to Him.

So....as we celebrate this season....maybe you can look back a bit and think about your first knowledge of Him...or someone special who might have introduced you to Him!

Let's be sure to remember 'the reason for the season'!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Hmmmm, 10 months since I posted anything here! Been here a few times with good intentions, but left without saying a word. I do hope things slow down a bit for me in the new year so that I might get back here more often.

Alot has gone on in those 10 months. Things at church...family things. Alot of time spent taking care of my mom. She's better, thank You, Lord! Hopefully 2009 will be a better year for her....and me.

I'm way behind on plans and preparations for the holidays...Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Story of my life, though! I'm always behind!


Well, tomorrow is a new day......

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

This breaks my heart....

This article http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/custom/religion/chi-religion-survey-26feb26,1,2242370.story from the Chicago Tribune appeared in our local newspaper yesterday. (I live in Mississippi, by the way)....anyway...I encourage you to go and read this! You may not be as disturbed over it as I am, but this is three times in recent days that I have read things concerning people, religion and the lack thereof. Just a couple of weeks ago when we recieved our literature concerning our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions supported by Southern Baptist Churches it states that there are 251 million unbelievers in the United States, Canada and their territories. 251 MILLION! Can you believe that? In this country, where there are churches on almost every corner...and religious broadcasts on television and radio every hour of the day!

Then when we got our spring Sunday School literature this past Sunday there was an article in the adult SS teacher's book again stating that 3 out of 4 people in North America are without Christ! A quote from this article " Jaelin, who just finished second grade, started participating in a summer ministry led by North American missionary Debbie Wohler in Lake Tahoe, California. One of the summer missionaries working with Debbie told the children, 'We're going to have a Bible study now.' Jaelin asked,' What's a Bible study?' After the explanation, her brother, Woody, asked, 'Who's God?' "

Where are we, folks? Why aren't we more concerned? Why aren't we out knocking on doors?

My husband and I were discussing this last night at the supper table. I told him if 75% of the people in our county were in church on Sunday mornings every church in our area would be knocking out walls to make room for them...or building many new churches! He said if even 50% were in church...he's probably right!

This is so sad! Are we selfish...unconcerned...unaware...too caught up in other things?

Luke 10:2 " Therefore he said unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest."

We've got to get a burden for the lost!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Don't put off until tomorrow....

Have I ever mentioned I am a world class procrastinator? Well, I am! It's not something I'm proud of, mind you! It just seems I keep putting things off. Not the real important things like laundry, or cooking and dishes...but the little things. Papers piling up, minor mending that needs to be done, or pressing that blouse that I rarely wear, but would look nice with a particular skirt and would give me a different outfit to wear once in awhile.

Don't we all do this to a certain extent? Some of us just make a bigger habit of it than others.

The one thing I put off too long has caused me much grief for the past two years! Tuesday, the 5th, was the 2nd anniversary of my brother's unexpected death. I have gone over and over in my mind the past two years all the times I could have picked up the phone and called him. All the things I wish I had said to him. The birthdays when I didn't send a card. I loved him so much, but was so "busy" with my own things....I just put off staying in touch with him more. It wasn't like we never saw each other or talked, but we just didn't do it enough. We were so close when we were growing up and...then we grew up....we both had our families and traveled in different directions. We had different interests...our children had different interests and we were just busy. Now I would give anything to just hear his voice....hear the silly giggle he had...hear him say, " Hey Sis...how're you doin?"
My life is richer because of him. After losing him I am also more aware of things I used to take for granted. And I pray I never take anyone or anything for granted again!

So to you, my little brother....I love you, miss you, think of you every day and am counting down the days until I see you again!! You were the best brother anyone ever had!

Jerry Wymon Moses - 6/27/51- 2/5/06

Saturday, January 5, 2008

One Woman's Opinion

I came across this article ( see below) in a paper my husband gets called " Pulpit Helps", and haven't been able to get it off my mind. I have to tell you that I am troubled by some of the things I see going on in our churches these days in the name of religion and worship. I know worship comes in different forms. Some people raise their hands and praise God in services...I have no problem with that. Many churches have testimony services...don't have a problem with that either...some sing hymns...others praise and worship songs...I love both! However, there are things going on and people with attitudes about who Jesus is and how we ought to worship that are not scriptural.
So many times I see so little reverence in churches and among God's people.
God is holy...He is not a " good old boy" the way some people would like to portray Him. He's there for us 24 hours a day, but many seem to be misled or misunderstand that He is still the God of the universe. He is still holy.

I have a problem with the "head banging" ( so called Christian rock) music that many of our youth are listening to. I taught the youth class at our church for several years and this is what I told them about their music. ....If it appeals to the flesh I can't see where it would be of God. If it appeals to the spirit...then yes, I would say it is from God. God teaches us to be different from the world. If you walk like a duck, and quack like a duck...then you must be a duck. I want to walk and talk like Jesus. I want to be different than the people who associate themselves with the things of this world. I know He loves us even when we're not so lovable ( which, many times, is pretty often), but we are to strive to be like Him.

Jesus is my Savior...and yes, my friend. But when I think of Him and all He did for me at Calvary and all He does for me each day of my life...I want to fall at His feet and worship Him...He's my friend, but He's not my buddy. I love Him and adore Him and worship him! He is worthy of all honor and praise! Let's give Him our very best!

We are living in a day when men think they can rush into the presence of God and treat the Lord Jesus as if He is just a buddy. May I say to you that He is high and holy and lifted up. If He should appear in your church next Sunday morning, nobody would rush up to Him, nobody would become familiar with Him. Everybody would go down on their faces before Him. That is the picture the Word of God gives. No one was as close to Him on earth as was His disciple, John. John would come to Him and make suggestions. The Lord Jesus never asked for advice, nor did He follow man's advice, but John was there to give it. Then in the Upper Room, John even reclined on His bosom. He was familiar with Him. But, my friend, when he saw the glorified Christ on the Isle of Patmos, he fell at His feet as if dead( Rev. 1:17) He did not rush into His presence.
You and I deal with a holy God.

From Isaiah -His Call and Commission
by J. Vernon McGee~Thru the Bible Radio