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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sunshine is back

HE put this sunshine over my shoulder.. just for ME!!

the warmer weather is here this week.. I have so enjoyed being able to walk around outside and feel and see the beautiful sunshine!!!! It only means that SPRING is almost here!! I am excited about the time change that will happen this weekend!! I love being able to come home to a little bit of daylight left.. We can do more things outside... and ready to gear up for this year's camping and fishing season..!!!!!

The change of seasons is something that has always fascinated me... I know it is all the LORD..but simple things that seem so little... like walking into work, and hearing the sweet, little birds just chirping away, and yet, the day is just breaking.... and the sky.. let me just say, ( just in case you have never really I am really into the sun.. sunsets mainly.. but I do love those sunrises.. lol.. I just don't get around to seeing them as  I am so into how the sun sets.. It really is amazing to watch.. The colors, the sky afterwards... the beauty of God.. is just breathtaking!!
 This was taken at the lake last may.. It was a beautiful end to a beautiful day!!!!

When I see things this beautiful, I think of a lot of different things.. But one thing that hits home to me, is just how POWERFUL God really is. The CREATOR, the FINISHER, the TRUE GOD!!  I love it when He speaks through nature... The end of a perfect day, with a promise of '' I am in control!""  When all these certain people want to prove that God does NOT exist...all they really need to do is look up.. 
''Every sunrise can give us Hope, but every sunset gives us Peace."
We had one of those ''spur of the moment days'', the other day.. Hubby comes home and says for me to get ready.. get ready to go on a little day road trip....''ok, I said!'' So, we got in the car and took a long country road.... a long, bumpy, BUMPY, country road...... to a bait and tackle shop he goes to, when he goes on the men's fishing trip.... We have an upcoming fishing/camping  trip planned, and we needed some things, so , we went.. and then traveled back and stopped for a late lunch at one of our favorite places... Culver's... We tried Culver's in florida last year on vacay for the first time.... we drove by and I said,''that is a new place, it looks good''.. so, we tried it.. needless to say, we went back 5 times in 14 days........ I know.. that is crazy.. but DO NOT knock it till you try it.... the custard is simply delish!!! My point is, We just love those spontaneous trips down those country roads.. even if they are rough.... lol  we still had fun, just being together... and admiring the beauty of the Lord..

Psalm 36:5King James Version (KJV)

Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

God is faithful.. He is faithful to bless us with TIME. Time we take for granted, time we need for healing, time we need with each other.  When I look at the clouds and sun, it reminds me also of the promise of Heaven!! Thankful for this today! It is really hard to even think about, but if the sun and clouds can be so beautiful down here.. think about the beauty of Heaven. WOW!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


As Christians,  we are to rejoice.  Rejoice in the good times,  even rejoice in the bad times. We don't need to be anxious as to why things happen,  but in these certain times,  let YOUR requests be made unto God. 

COLOSSIANS3: 16  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Even IN the biggest problems we face, we can go to Him and pour our hearts to Him, and know that He is working them for OUR good and for HIS glory. Then, as the scripture says, fill our minds with Psalms and hymns , singing unto the Lord. sing..sing sing.. to the top of your lungs if you have to... to me, that is giving Him glory, not only for what He has done, but going ahead and doing it for what HE IS GOING TO DO IN THE FUTURE.
Our minds can get the best of us ,if we let it. I fight the '''what if's'' ,ALOT! But, I have to say, that over the past year, I have learned to depend on Jesus like NEVER before... Sometimes, it does take certain trials to get you where you need to be. It takes them for God to mold you, and make you BETTER for Him.. No, I know I am not perfect, but I am forgiven, and that is really ALL that matters .A year ago this week, I was so downhearted.. I really was uncertain of what was going to happen... My sis was had just finished up all of her chemo treatments, and we were playing the waiting game, as a family..... I, personally, had just recently been faced with a true, discouraging time. I was lonely, and really confused, and a little, no ALOT hurt.. but I knew that God would see me through. When it seems that you have NO one sometime, and stuff gets thrown in your face, it is really hard to keep on keeping on, but you have too.... so,  I made up my mind that I would just go on and trust Him, and not worry about things I had done or things I could not change, but to go on for Him.I am so thankful, cause it has helped me draw closer to Him, and also, I can rejoice in the fact that a year later, I have learned that JESUS is really all that matters, and these little things that I think do, DON'T!!!!!!!! I don't have to try to be anybody but MYSELF, and to worry about what God thinks about me, and to have a forgiving heart, and let GOD deal with those who still hold stuff against you, or still may need to forgive you in their heart. This is true biblical repentance.

Colossians 3:13King James Version (KJV)

13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

  And also, after all the chemo treatments, and all that my sis had been through, she is still cancer free..
. THAT IS SOMETHING TO REJOICE ABOUT..and I can rejoice too, because God brought me through a valley of uncertainty, a valley of confusion, a valley of  a broken heart. It has brought more Positive things in my life and made me dwell less on the negative, and things I know I can not change, the LORD can and will take care of that .... and showed me that I can do more, and be a better Christian for His good and for His glory. It took these certain things to really learn something.. and that is to  REJOICE in the POSITIVE and the NEGATIVE things , God will give you the victory. Thankful I can rejoice today.. I am rejoicing!!! His love NEVER FAILS!!


rejoicing as a family!!!!