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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How To Vote

I was getting ready to go to church on Sunday morning and as I was getting ready I was listening to Charles Stanley. He was telling his congregation some of the things to do to get ready to vote. So if you go to http://www.intouch.org and watch the program for Sunday December 28th, I believe that it would be a wonderful help to you in how you can make good choices in voting for those who are being presented to us.

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Changed Man

                                                      My turtle getting ready for winter.


On Sunday morning for Sunday School we had a video about a man who was taught evolution and he had never heard the creation story from the Bible.  One day he was teaching his college class about evolution. Two of his students asked him to check into the Creation story and to start with looking at animals.

The professor and his students started a project with certain types of animals. Then the professor studied on his own. He decided that there was no way a spider would be made out of a big bang theory. Each animal, insect, and bird the professor looked at had so many parts to its body that it meant that a Creator had to make each one. For each creature had to have certain parts of its body in a certain place and certain things had to happen at certain times in order for that creature to survive.

So this professor went from a person who believed in the big bang theory to the Creation story found in Genesis 1 and 2.

How about you? Have you just looked at an animal lately and realized by just looking at the outside how amazing they are?

Above I have a picture of my turtle. And she knows exactly when it is Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. She does things different in each one of those seasons. Right now she is getting ready to hibernate for winter. She will sit on her tunnel and sleep most of the time and will not eat all winter.

So I hope that you believe in the creation story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What A Week!

Last time I posted I reported that our nine-year-old grandson needed an emergency surgery for acute appendicitis. He is coming along nicely, but still in some pain. It has only been a week.

Saturday my 90 year-old mother went to the store with my brother and blacked out and fell backwards on a very hard floor. She fell so hard the floor vibrated. No injury except a big bump on her head, which we are praising the Lord for that. The thing with this is that many people were waiting for her at her church for a surprise birthday party. The people were there but my mother never got to go to the party. She had to stay int he hospital.

My cousin's father-in-law passed away on Sunday. He was also 90. But has been sick for a long time. So will be going to a funeral this week.

My seven-year-old granddaughter (sister to my grandson who had surgery) is home sick today because of a cough. She has a heart condition so my daughter has to be very careful with something like this.

So you can see this week is one of those kinds of weeks in which a lots of prayers went up to my Heavenly Father in which I am so grateful that I have someone who hears my prayers and answers them.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Surprise Surgery

My daughter and I are very close. She usually calls me around 9:00 a.m. in the morning and we talk for awhile. She calls to see how we are doing and what is going on in our lives. Well on Tuesday of this week (10/9/12) she didn't call. I thought that was a little strange, but maybe she had somewhere she had to go that she hadn't planned on. 

I went to the program on the computer that we usually listen to. If she is on she posted comments about the program. She wasn't there either. Again I thought it was strange. Then when the program was over at eleven she called.

I asked her how she was doing. And she said she was fine, but one of my grandson's wasn't doing well. So of course I started thinking all kinds of things a grandma might think about. My daughter told me that her nine-year-old son, when he got up for school wasn't feeling well. He had a sideache and then was getting sick along with it. She called the doctor and my grandson got into the office right away. Once the doctor pressed on my grandson's stomach and side he ordered a ct-scan. It turned out to be a accute appendicitis. They took him right over to the emergency room and waited for a surgeon to become available to do surgery and remove the appenicitics out. 

At 1:30 my daughter called back and they found a surgeon and he was just going down for surgery. She called me back at 3:30 and he was in the recovery room and the surgery went well. This morning she called and said that my grandson would not be going home today because he had a slight fever and they took another ct-scan and found he was very inpacted. So he was drinking a lot of prune juice today. Also his potassium was low so they put an IV in him.

I just talked to my other grandson and he said the fever is gone and the IV is out.  For the most part he is doing well. My daughter was hoping that they get him up and have him walk around a little so that maybe he could go home tomorrow. But I will know later what they have done.

As I was doing my devotional yesterday I came upon Psalm 27:14, "Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the LORD."  What a perfect verse for the day. 

So again I will say, we never know what is going to happen in a day. It is so good to have Scriptures and the Lord to turn to.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sure Faith

As I was writing my devotional for the different sites that I have it on I thought that it would be a good verse to share with you. I am doing a study on faith.

Psalms 27:1
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid."

 This is truly a verse that shows us what sure faith is.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

My Testimony

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In 1965 I just graduated from high school. My cousin was dating a young man who did not drive but his friend did. So my cousin decided it would be nice if I meet her boyfriend's friend. I must say it was truly love at first sight. We meet around Thanksgiving time. At Christmas time my boyfriend gave me his class ring and to him that was an engagement ring. On February 14, 1966 he gave me my real engagement ring and we set the date to be married.

Before I meet Bill I was not a Christian. Bill was attending a church in which preached the Bible and so I attended his church. The Holy Spirit was working in my life as I heard the gospel message. When we went to the Pastor's home to have counseling he asked me if I had accepted the Lord. At this time I still had done so. I said, yes, and so we prayed together. That was February 18th 1966. It might seem like I just did it so that we could get married. But that was not the case. I truly wanted Jesus in my life.

So on August 20, 1966 we were married. And we just celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary.

It has taken many years to grow like I want to. Actually I am still growing in my Christian life and I believe that Jesus wants me to be a disciple and tell others about the good news of Christ and Him dying on the cross, buried, and was risen up on the third day. Then later He left earth in a cloud and His with His Father right now. He is praying for me and all those who are true believers in Him and who He is. Do you know that if Jesus didn't die on the cross that we would never be able to be with God His Father in heaven. That is because of sin that we have in our lives because of what happened in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve.

So I am very happy to say that I am very glad that my cousin had her idea and that I meant Bill and also Jesus.

The other people in the picture that I have is our oldest son in the black shirt. My husband in the white sweatshirt. Myself next to my husband. Our youngest son. And the young woman in the front with the green shirt is our daughter which is the oldest of the three children. We also have a child that went home to be with Jesus in 1974.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What Is A Disciple?

A disciples is a person who has accepted Christ as their Savior and then live so that the world will know that their God is the true God.

When Jesus was here on earth He choice twelve men that would carry on the message of the kingdom of God and also the gospel message. We can find what the gospel message is by reading I Corinthians 15:1-4.  "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"

There are many who are believers, but few who are actually could be considered a disciple. In Bible times person would follow his teacher known as the Rabbi. Then when they got to a certain time in their training then they were able to go on and be a teacher and train others.

The most important part for us today is that we are trained by reading the Bible and seeing how Jesus lived. Then when we are ready, which we have the Holy Spirit also to help us, we too can go out and tell others our story of how we came to know Christ and what He has done in our lives.

So I hoping as I learn more about being a good disciple I can share with you more things. And we can become disciples or become better disciples as we go along.

Next time I will give you my story or testimony on how I first became a Christian and then how I believe also am a disciple.