Tuesday, September 29

Mattie Grace is 7!

This year we had a dress up tea party and then we did some crafts.

Red Fish Lake Stanley, Idaho June 2009

Monday, September 28


Have you ever been in a car wreck where you were driving along and all of a sudden something hit you and you didn't even know it was coming? I was young and don't remember all the details, but I do remember what a shock it was when the car hit me. I never saw it coming. Well, last week, God reminded me of this accident.

Monty and I are teaching a Precept Upon Precept Bible study on Covenant with some college students. We had just met together for the first meeting and I had just reminded the class to be looking out for the enemy because he would be after them because they were studying the Word. The deceiver doesn't want anyone to know the truth. It was such an awesome time seeing these young people excited and willing to study God's Word. I was really pumped up but also pretty drained from our busy day. The enemy had already been working on me that day so I was watching out and ready for him. Well, I thought I was anyway!

Without going into too many details, within minutes I was broadsided again.......just this time not with a car! The enemy used something that is very near to our hearts, our children, and really tried to bring me down. I have to be honest and say that I really let it get to me. I allowed anger and bitterness to harbor in my heart for the entire night and the next day. Through the help of my family and friends, I was able to overcome and see what the enemy was trying to do. I was really surprised and disappointed in myself that I didn't recognize the enemy immediately and also that I couldn't move beyond my anger.

Have you been broadsided lately? I pray that you can learn from my situation and be ready for any attack that comes your way!

Jesus said in John 10:" I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of." The Message

Monday, September 21

Little is Much

Do you ever feel like you really don't have anything to offer to God? I know I do! I think the song "Little is Much" by the group Downhere is going to be my theme song in life. I just love the wording ....... "little is much when God's in it"! I challenge you today to give what little you have to God and just see what He can do with it! I think you too will be amazed at what God is doing around you. I am seeing more and more how when I surrender what I have and obey Him, He is able to accomplish much!

Here is a link if you want to hear it:

Little Is Much

What is the measure of a life well lived
If all I can offer seems too small to give
This is a song for the weaker, the poorer
And so-called failures

Little is much when God's in it
And no one can fathom the plans He holds
Little is much when God's in it
He changes the world with the seeds we sow
Little is much, little is much

Who feels tired and under-qualified
Who feels deserted, and hung out to dry
This is a song for the broken, the beat-up
And so-called losers

Consider a Kingdom in the smallest seed
Consider that giants fall to stones and slings
Consider a child in a manger
Consider the story isn't over
What can be done with what you still have

Artist: Downhere
Album: Wide-Eyed And Mystified
Year: 2006
Title: Little Is Much