22 April 2011

Good Friday

Do you understand why it would be called a "Good" Friday. To understand the Gist of the Story I want to link up to a blog that I read today. No point in reinventing the wheel.


Wishing you all a lovely and blessed Easter.

03 April 2011

What is Your Passion--your Heart Longing????

That was a question we were asked at church this morning and I really had to think about it, but I have an answer. My heart longs for the people that I know and love, especially my children, to want to have a relationship with God.

I would love to  convince them that God loves them, that only in Him can they reach their full potential. Seems everyone these days is looking for seminars, week-ends, books that will tell them how to be happy, successful, etc, etc. when it is all there, just for the finding, in relationship with the One who created us and knowsus better than we know ourselves.

"But, they tell me, I am a good person surely that counts?" No, not at all. I hate to burst your bubble but being a good person, going to church, giving to the poor does not make you a Christian nor does it make you eligible for heaven. The only way to enter into eternal life, rather than eternal damnation when you die, is to accept that we need someone to make us acceptable to God. That someone is Jesus. He gives us the pass for Heaven. The entry payment to become one of God's kids. After that,  we want to get to know this Daddy and find out what pleases him. Just as we like to gain acceptance from our earthly fathers so we desire it from God. And the bestest part of all  is that He wants to bless us, strengthen us when things go wrong and then, when we die take us to be with him for eternity.

But we do have to make a decision. God doesn't come into our lives if we don't want him. That is why there is so much trouble and strife in our world now. God doesn't send it but man has been trying to do things there way, without thinking of God, for a long time and so He steps back and says "OK have it your way." and look what that has accomplished.

So what's the next step to satisfy my longing? It is to pray a simple prayer like the one following and then do something about learning how to follow God. Ask you Mom, find a good church. Church is not like it used to be---it can and is great fun.

    "God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the work of Your Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross at Calvary, and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in Jesus' precious and holy name. Amen."

And now I have a post to write about a certain cat and a little bitty mouse.

19 January 2011

Good Reading

If you want to read a great inspiring book check this one out. A Dare to Live Life Fully--One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp writer of this blog.

Figuring Life Out - One Thousand Gifts from Jacob Forrest on Vimeo.

15 January 2011

I Will Remember

I just went to read this blog and read there the words of this song that I have copied and pasted here as it so expresses my feelings that I tried to just share with you in the previous post.

We will remember, we will remember
We will remember the works of Your hands
We will stop and give you praise
For great is Thy faithfulness

You’re our creator, our life sustainer
Deliverer, our comfort, our joy
Throughout the ages You’ve been our shelter
Our peace in the midst of the storm

With signs and wonders You’ve shown Your power
With precious blood You showed us Your grace
You’ve been our helper, our liberator
The giver of life with no end


When we walk through life’s darkest valleys
We will look back at all You have done
And we will shout, our God is good
And He is the faithful One

Hallelujah, hallelujah
To the one from whom all blessings flow
Hallelujah, hallelujah
To the one whose glory has been shown


I still remember the day You saved me
The day I heard You call out my name
You said You loved me and would never leave me
And I’ve never been the same

Wonderful News

My beautiful daughter--I realised that I have no recent photos of her --so this one will have to do. She is still lovely this one was taken several years ago though. Anyway, I have a special reason for calling attention to her on my blog.

Martha rang me with good news last night. Somewhere between 7 and 10 years ago, she was diagnosed with MS. This was devastating news for a young woman A diagnoses of an incurable disease, something hanging over her life that was totally out of her control, that had the possibility of changing life as she knew it, forever. I am very proud of the way that Martha handled this, she hasn't complained or sulked, she has just gotten on with her life in an amazing way. I and my friends have prayed for and believed that all would go well with Martha, that she wouldn't have any further attacks of MS and I  asked God for her complete healing.  Over the years I have wished that Martha would have new MRI scans but there were always good reasons why this didn't happen.  Recently, as God engineered things, the MRI was done. Yesterday, I got a phone call from my daughter with the results. There are no new lesions in her brain, many of the old ones have disappeared and the ones that are left are all smaller, by many centimeters. I am so happy and I just have to give my great gasp-giving, awe-inspiring, mountain-moving God thanks for what has happened with Martha.  From what could have been a terrible disease with devastating effects there is rejoicing in the fact that it has so improved and it has no hold over her life. Yes, a disease with such unpredictability has shaped her life but not defined it. 
Good on you, my daughter, you are an amazing woman, I am proud of you and love you. And now, you may yell at me for embarrassing you!!!