Thursday, March 6, 2014
The other day I wanted Gabby to make Christopher's bed. You see, Christopher's bed is the first thing you see when you come into our house. His room is the very first room. ( we have a small house and have to make do with what we have)
I wanted Gabby to make Christopher's bed because Christopher was not home and some one was coming over.
So I asked Gabby "Will you make Christopher's bed for me please?"
She kinda huffed and said "well, Christopher would never make my bed"
I then explained how someone was coming over and and I just wanted the house to look a little more picked up.
She then said " I am not making this for Chris, I am making the bed because you asked me to"
AT THAT VERY MOMENT I saw a comparison of How we need to be serving and treating others.
I think how many times when in my life where I have not wanted to be submissive in areas, Mainly my marriage. Or maybe how many times I didn't want to do something because it was not my job or problem to begin with. Or when I did give and helped out how I felt I wasn't appreciated or the person was using the blessing I had given in a way I didn't think they should use it.
When we do something for someone else, we are not doing it for them, we are doing it FOR GOD!!
Gabby's reward was not coming from Chris, but it was coming from mom (me).
Gabby didn't have to rub it in Chris's face that she made his bed, sure she just would have gotten a quick thanks that might have been sincere, but from mom she received a bigger reward.
when we do something for somebody, and when you are truly giving with the love of God, you do not expect your reward to come from that person. It comes from God. (Matthew 6:1-4)
Monday, February 17, 2014
Well, It just feels like forever since I was able to do some pictures with Sophia. I just got a new camera and wanted to give it a whirl to see if I would be happy with it or not.
Since I don't have any paying clients (nor any subjects whom I would be more then happy to take pictures of for free...) I have to bribe my kids, and a new outfit and shoes was the perfect bribe!
It is so hard to believe she is 10 now...I remember posting pics of her when I had brought her home
here in the next few months I am going to be getting ALL THREE KIDS TOGETHER FOR PICTURES...(wonder what it will cost me?)
Thanks for letting me share...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Well, the winter weather hit us hard..and the kids were supposed to go back to school on Monday, hmph....they are still home and will have not school tomorrow. Now, I love my kiddies don't get me wrong..momma just needs a little elbow room to create! :)
also TODAY IS SOPHIA'S b-day...WOW, My baby is a whole decade old! Geez, time has gone by. when i can I will post a pic of her.
Until then, stay warm and safe
Monday, January 6, 2014
Greetings and Happy New Year! Wow, 2014 it seems so unreal almost to me.
Old man winter sure did decide to make an appearance. since we are stuck in the house because of the snow and arctic temperatures I have been sewing..I am so excited about this gal, she is one of those dolls that make my heart go pitter patter.
still need to sew on her wings. Working on her pants now and need to make a skirt. I am thinking she will be holding a heart, not sure yet
well, back to sewing!
please check back for finished dollie, if interested drop me a line
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
At This time of year some people will see a Christmas pageant, whether it be put on in a small church by children clothed in bed sheets or by a grand production in Branson, MO with a full budget for props and live animals, the characters remain the same.
However, even though you may have never ever been in a Christmas pageant you do have a role in it too.
So Who are you?
What character do you play?
Lets do a character study and see.
In Hebrews 1:14 scripture says they are ministering spirits. They are also God's Messengers and proclaimers of good news, They hear a word and bring it to people.
Mary was a young lady in her teenage years.
She was highly favored by God.
Mary was a Receiver of the word of life which was to be her son Jesus. It was an Angel who came to Mary (Luke 1:28) and she received the promise.
She was a Worshiper of God, Her Soul magnified the Lord (Luke 1:46)
Being not yet married and pregnant I am sure she had to be an over comer of fear. Fear of not only what Joseph and her parents would think, but what others might think as well.
Must have really loved Mary, because after finding out she was pregnant, had the grace to take her away and not make a public example of her (Matthew 1:19)
Since they were still under the old covenant Law, he had every right to do this(Deuteronomy 24:1). But he didn't want to shame her.
I am thinking Joseph went to bed possibly doubting what Mary had told him, He needed to be comforted. Once Again we can find an Angel to bring him a message of comfort.
Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
The Wise Men
They were highly educated and well to do people maybe even in the loop of royalty. The wise men assumed the new King was born in Herod's house, so they went to Herod's house to worship him. Later the Wise men Divinely learn that this is not where the new King was born. They then departed from Herods to continue to follow the star to the true destination of the infant King.
These were the working class, like the blue collar workers of our day
Outwardly mundane but inwardly Heroic. Often over looked.
They were responsible for watching out for enemies defending and protecting the sheep, healing the wounded sheep and finding and saving the lost sheep. In Luke 2:8 the Shepherds were keeping watch over their flock when an angel came to them
Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:10-12)
What is cool about the shepherds and the wise men is that they are 2 different ends of the spectrum in society
however In proverbs 22:2 it says
The rich and the poor have this in common,
The Lord is the maker of them all.
They were both seeking the new King.
The Taxed out and Maxed out
Lastly We have the taxed out and the maxed out.
These are all of the people that were descending upon Bethlehem to be counted for the Mandatory Roman census and to pay taxes. These people being So stressed out that they probably didn't even notice the unusual star in the sky.
I think there are tons of taxed out and maxed people in our society today. Too busy to even notice what the true Christmas season is even about.
What Character do you Identify with the most?
Are You an Angel?
Are you Mary? Maybe need to over come fear?
Are You Joseph? who needs to be comforted?
Are you a Wise Man trying to find God but have looked in wrong places?
Are You a Shepard? Hard working and tending to the flock (family) and feel you are over looked from God's promises?
Are you the Taxed out and Maxed out? So busy engulfed in things of the world that you forgot or don't know about God's Promises?
there is one more character
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
2 Corinthians 1:20
in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
this was taken from a teaching at my church, if you would like to hear that actual sermon I will get you a copy.