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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Comfort: We need it!!!

COMFORT IS SOMETHING WE ALL NEED. We need to feel it from time to time. It is always great to feel ''everyhing will be alright'', when what we are facing tells us it may be different.

2 Corinthians 1:3 KJV Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.

Sometimes the comforting of someone is NOT enough. HE comforts anyone who calls upon HIM in time of need. Some people blame God for what has happened to them, that they overlook Him, right there ,wanting to help them through whatever they may be going through. HE is very near when HE COMFORTS US!!

We go through times in our lives, when we don't feel the closeness of God.We are not as close to God as we need to be.He is always near. I can relate to this, personally. This also helps us to comfort others. It gives us a sense of encouragement to help others with the problems they are going through. I face this every day. If I can help someone, medically, physically, spiritually then I feel that God used me for His honor to comfort someone... EVEN when I feel like ''it's NO use!!!'' Sometimes, just lending an ear to someone who wants to share their problems, and burdens can be a great comfort to others.. YOU don't have to say a word, just BE THERE..

I like the book of Psalms. You can ALWAYS find COMFORT there. 

Psalm 23:4 KJV ''Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou are with me, thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.''
glad to know HE comforts me when I am weary, eases EVERY pain, feels my deepest longings, time and time again!!

The comfort of HIS love,
Helps the struggles along;
Praising the LORD above,
In words of joyful song.

Angel's Landing Camping

my catfish i weighed about 9 pounds.
 my hubby and I, along with my mama,sister, and nephew just returned from a little R&R. we went camping at a''HOLE ON THE WALL'' place, we just kind of ran up on. we had fun cooking, fishing, and camping and lots of laughs and good times. we cooked some yummy hotdogs with homemade chili, wonderful waffles, and even some fried catfish.
our view from our campsite.
the campground..

while we were there, drake met a new friend. his name was hunter. he was there with his grandparents. drake and hunter hit it off.. and they were inseparable after that. they had a blast fishing, riding bikes, name it, they done it.. they really liked being together. on sunday night, myself, hubby, drake, hunter, and pop-pop(hunter's grandpa) went night catfishing with a man, Mr. Ritchie..this man was a trip!! he knew how to cafish.. we caught 3 in a short time. drake caught this one, it weighed 19 pounds!! he was reluctant to holding it to take a pic, this is the closest we got him to it, but he was still all smiles!!
yes!!this is real!!! there were several around the campground..this little guy lingered at the drain pipe where you clean the fish.. when you cut the water on, the water runs to the end of the pipe, into the lake, and he sits at the end of the pipe.. it ws really something being that close to the gators.. and scary too.. and they were fun to watch...
my mama bought me a new waffle iron.. and we had a fun time making waffles for breakfast, one morning.. they were delicious!!
we had a great time, and it was so good to be with family, and have fun times together.. we look forward to going back there, soon!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Priorities?? Where do YOU stand???

Mark 8: 36-37 KJV  For what shall it profit a man . If he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?


I tend to get my priorities out of order from time to time. I feel like I neglect my housework,ALOT, from time to time.. I can really tell it, when I go to the linen closet to get a towel for my shower, and there are just a few washcloths in there.. OR when I go to the sink, and there are dirty dishes in  there, that I said I would load in the dishwasher ''in a little bit''. but got off track, and some ''other priority'' took it's place.. That is when I have to regroup and prioritize what is more important??? clean clothes?? OR tv show?? clean dishes?? OR SHOPPING!!!!!!!! WOW!!! I LOVE TO SHOP!! hmmmmm???? lol.. In several areas in our lives, priorities have ''their place''....

A young Preacher/ College boy in our Church, preached a message a few weeks ago on, ''Standing in your Place.'' It was a wonderful, challenging message.. He said in his message there were 4 things we could conquer if we ''stood in our place''.. 1) faint- not getting tired, Remember strength?? It is made perfect in weakness. 2) fierce- don't be scared.. lean on THE EVERLASTING ARM. 3) fatigue- we will get tired, but keep on keeping on, and  4) fear- don't be afraid o show your faith. have FAITH in Him..

I think still, one of my favorite things to remember is JOY. JESUS, OTHERS, YOU..
IF you have them in this order, how could anything go wrong?? To get our priorities in order, I think we need to die to self DAILY!!! this is the true ''WILL OF GOD''..give each day  to HIM, for him to  use you..WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PLEASE HIM TODAY?? Don't ever think you can do anything by yourself.. YOU WILL FAIL!!  OBEY His Word, and live in the center of His will..This ought to make you STAND IN YOUR PLACE, more everyday..It is vital. Judges 7:21 And thy stood every man in his plac round about th camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.
have you ever really thought about WHO is  expecting YOU to stand in YOUR PLACE?? wow, that is really something to think about!!! and very''humbling'' too, i might add... someone is watching you stand, and watching your actions when troubles come, and trials.. how YOU handle them??? 
this brings me to a conclusion... We need to get our priorities in line and order, and don't let the devil take ''OUR PLACE''..The Lord stood for us , why can we not stand for Him??  If we put our priorities in order, according to The Word of God, He will bless us, and we will have JOY, knowing we are ''Standing in our Place''!!

family fun time



 my family and i like to do fun things... we had never been to a zoo together as a family, so, my and hubby and I planned a fun ''family field trip'' to the zoo... not everyone in the family got to go, because of jobs, or previous engagements, but the ones that went had a ball..and look forward to going to another one ,soon. we started the day with breakfast at bojangles, then a 2 hour ride to the zoo,,,.. we had soo much fun looking and watching the animals..... some really amaze me. i could sit and look at them  for hours....... we had a delicious ''picnic/tailgate'' lunch on the grounds.. it was so fun too.... it was a very fun day filled with laughter, and excitement, and LOTS of walking... and we even saw a family from our church... imagine we finished up with a great meal at O' Charley's..... it was a great day!!!!
 Have you ever thought???? black on white?? OR white on black??????? these animals are simply gorgeous!!! And they are so very smart!! i think these are a definite favorite!!!!
 nephew, Drake and his daddy!!.. on a monkey??
i love him!!!!
the seals..

 choot em!!!!
looking at the alligators!!!