Wednesday, February 23, 2011

a promise !

No promise is of private interpretation. Whatever God has said to any one saint, He has said to all. When He opens a well for one, it is that all may drink. When he openeth a granary-door to give out food, there may be some one starving man who is the occasion of its being opened, but all the hungry saints may come and feed too. Whether he gave the word to Abraham or to Moses, matters not, O believer; He has given it to thee as one of the covenanted seed. There is not a high blessing too lofty for thee, nor a wide mercy too extensive for thee. Lift up now thine eyes to the north and to the south, to the east and the west, for all is thine. Climb to Pisgah's top and view the utmost limit of the divine promise, for the land is all thine own. There is not a brook of living water of which thou mayst not drink. If the land floweth with milk and honey, eat the honey and drink the milk, for both are thine. Be thou bold to believe, for He hath said, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." In this promise, God gives to his people everything. " I will never leave thee." Then no attribute of God can cease to be engaged for us. Is He mighty? He will show Himself strong on the behalf of them that trust Him. Is He love? Then with lovingkindness will he have mercy upon us. Whatever attributes may compose the character of Deity, every one of them to its fullest extent shall be engaged on our side. To put everything in one, there is nothing you can ask for, there is nothing you can need in time or eternity, there is nothing living, nothing dying, there is nothing in this world, nothing in the next world, there is nothing now, nothing in the resurrection-morning, nothing in heaven which is contained in this text-----"I will never leave thee or forsake thee."

{Taken from Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotionals}

After I mentioned that same thought yesterday, and when I read this today, it blessed me! I am so thankful that as He spoke and was faithful to the greatest of saints, Abraham, Moses, Issac, that I am no different as far as receiving his promises just as they! I am so thankful that in that promise holds the fullness of His Deity and it is personally for me and I can engage in His wealth of grace, mercy, love and all that I will ever need, and its for each one that is His by grace, that no matter where in this life or in the eternity of being with Him, He will never forsake or leave me!

I saw something this morning......buds on Joel's tree. Life! Hope your looking for "things," He is everywhere!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

more weekend stuff....

garden planting

Michael and Mercy

Terry and Liberty Lindsey

Mr. Lindsey

lotsa helpers

This weekend was a "blowout" for sure! Friday being the Valentine party and then Saturday we had a group of bout 31 folks here and even Sunday was adventurous. Terry and I went with some to our church and most of the older ones went to hear the Lindsey family sing who was at our house on Saturday. On Saturday, Terry did get some planting in, he took advantage of all the "little" people that were here and put them to work! The Lindsey's little 4 yr old Michael has won my heart! He is so sweet, so big acting and he and Mercy are buddies! But I have to admit, the main reason he has won my heart, is because he reminds me of Joel. His blond hair, his nose especially but mostly its his animated expressions and personality that are truly Joel! It makes me happy to be around him. We love the Lindsey family! They are wonderful folks but also crazy fun people to be with!!!!

Today did not hold for a "normal" day either! Anna is having oral surgery to expose an impacted tooth so we had to go for a consolation for that, but then phone calls tell me I need to come pick up a worker friend on the job and bring his poor self home because of sickness. Then Terry says he might can bring him half way to meet us, so that meant Anna and I had to find something to do for about an hour, so Old Navy proved to be our waste of time place. Meanwhile Elijah is waiting for a phone call to see if his tire is in and also he lost his phone over the weekend so I was the mediator for the tire fellow to call me. And also Terry is at the mechanics with the work truck awaiting it to get fixed. I dont suppose life will ever be systematic again!

Big news is the guys have another big job bout 4 hours away. It will be a 6-8 weeker and Lord willing coming home on the weekends. Terry is going to get them started but he plans on being here to work OKC jobs. I am glad for that. I am ready for him to be here in the evenings with all his little people! So grateful for provision of jobs and work. God has been so faithful to provide these past 4 years in the construction business.

Anna has got the meal going tonight. Last night we all went to the gym for volley ball. Fun to fellowship with folks. Terry, Caleb and Daniel are going to a OKC Thunder basketball game. I think I will enjoy just being at home and say do nothing!!

I know you will likely agree, but we all have "dry spells." I know God has not left or forsaken me. He has proven faithful in the past. During these times we keep doing what we know to do, reading, praying, trusting. I am the one that shows unfaithfulness. I am so thankful that his love for me is unconditional. In this area specifically, Terry is most like the Lord, loves unconditionally. I am thankful I have a great God and a wonderful husband. Both have to put up with alot!! :)

Well, have a great evening. I planted, or Terry did a new rose bush Saturday, its an Oklahoma rose bush, someone gave it to me. I am awaiting to see how it does come Spring!

Monday, February 21, 2011

valentine couples party

What a great time, too much food and a bit of crazy games!! So thankful for "space" to host our 2nd annual Valentines Couples Party!! All went well, but have to admit, I was tired when it was all said and done!! Enjoy the pictures!

the round tables made it more romantic I think

tons of sweets, by the time the party was here,
it was all sickening to me!!

great friends!

I found these on line and thought they looked like a
valentine party!

it was not good for ya but I
dipped the stem glasses in karo
then dipped it in red sprinkles to make the
tops of the glasses look pretty!

I made choc. covered pretzels and passed them out
as a gift! I was able to find the really big pretzels!

mocha truffles!

chocolate cake balls

I made a "Photo Booth," with some props to
dress up in for some crazy photos!

good friends, Beth and John

Stan and Candy
great friends from church

do u know who this is?????
Daniel and Anna

Richard and Carolyn,
a dear couple from our church

Jeremiah and Josh

Aaron and Danielle,
(Bethany's bestest friend)

Ryan and Dara
do u remember Dara, she was in
Joel's Journey DVD, she was
Joel's nurse!!

oh. my. who is this???

Josh and Stephanie

Lucas and Bethany
cuties for sure.....Josiah and Mercy

Lucas and the "littles"

my great husband who worked out on "jobs"
so I could have resources
to do a party as this!!