There is a balm in Gilead
Some times I feel discouraged
Here are the rules:
1. those tagged will share 5 things they dig about Jesus…
2. those tagged will tag 5 other bloggers…
3. those tagged will post a comment here with their name and a link to their “dig” Jesus list…
Here's my list:
#1. He loves me...He just flat out loves ME, just the way I was, the way I am, and the way I will be. He has no reason to, but He does, and it just blows my ever-lovin' mind! (1 John 4:10)
#2. There is not one single need I could possibly have that He cannot meet...how cool is that? (Phil. 4:19)
#3. He rescued me from a miry pit of mediocrity, defeat, and ignorance, and set my feet on a solid rock....and then He set them to dancin'! Praise His name! (Psalm 40)
#4. I love the fact He is always working for my good (Rom. 8:28). He is incapable of doing me harm...His thoughts toward me are always good and I need NEVER worry that He doesn't know what He's doing ( Jer. 29:11).
#5. I absolutely LOVE His word and I love to "dig" into it! It is His revelation of Himself to me, and I just love getting to know more of Him through it's pages. His word is life. It saved my life and gives me life. It is pure unadulterated truth and gives me the security I have longed for my entire life. I, literally, could not live without it (Hebrew 4:12; Psalm 119:50).
Now, I am tagging the following sistas...let me hear what you dig about Jesus girls....
1. Jennifer at Savor The Master's Blend
2. Xandra at Heart of Service
3. Amy at Purpose Driven Wife
4. Sue at Praise and Coffee
5. Alida at Black Purl's Knitpickings
There is none like You, O Lord! You are great and great is Your name in might. Jeremiah 10:6
I got a Blogging Award! Is that not a hoot n' a half? Not only that, but I got it twice! My sweet sistas Sharon at Sit With Me Awhile and Patty at Girlfriends in God both graced me with the honor! As I told them, this whole blogging adventure has turned out to be more than I bargained for and I mean that in a good way. I only started so I could keep up with our precious Bible teacher, Beth, and it has taken on a life of it's own! I like to think it is part of the "abundant life" that Jesus promised us! I have been so encouraged and so blessed by all I have come in contact with through this blog....it has truly strengthened me and given me the endurance I need in my walk with the Lord.
Sharon, my heart is so encouraged by your tenacity and the way you "work the thing out" with the Lord! Hang in there sista! I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will complete it! (Phil. 1:6)
Patty, I agree with you, you must be my long lost twin! No one in my family has the same "the early bird gets the worm" attitude as I do or the same penchant for coffee...where have you been all my life?! I love your love for Jesus who obviously has been your rock and refuge in times of storm. Keep shining girl!
If I understand correctly, I now get to bestow this award on at least five deserving sistas...where do I begin? I've been blessed by so many.....
I would like to pass this award on to Susanne at Truly Captivating. You will love visiting with her. I can see her love for God's word growing each day....wow! The fact that she's a praise dancin', hand raisn', Baptist is merit alone to receive the award from me...you go girl!
To Sue at Praise and Coffee....the name of her blog alone is enough to make me want to visit! Her sweet and gentle spirit just oozes from her blog. She always has a good word. You will enjoy your time there.
I also want to give this award to Jennifer at Savor the Master's Blend. She's just getting started and she needs encouragement! She wrote an awesome post on describing God (see her June 10th post)...that girl's got a good head on her shoulders (Ok, so she is my daughter, she still deserves it!). Give her a visit...you'll be glad you did!
Ok girls...I know this award is the "Rockin' GIRL Blogger Award" ....but...(you may need to put on your heart of forebearance and forgiveness here... Col. 3:13) I want to give this award to Travis Cottrell. He so deserves it (you know he does)! Any man who works with women the way he does, who leads us in worship at all of Beth's events, and endures being submersed in "all things women" for weekends at a time, plus has a ROCKIN' blog, deserves it! Oh, I can hear the naysayers now.....he might not want the award, it's too...."girly!" Are you kidding? I believe Travis is secure enough in his masculinty to proudly display his award! (Travis, if you read this, don't make me regret my adulation...help a sista out here!) His blog is such a blessing. Believe it or not he does have a life outside of LPL and God is using him in mighty ways. The fact that he shares himself with us is very humbling to me. Travis, I don't know about anyone else, but, YOU ROCK MY FACE OFF! (just learned that little endearment from my college-aged daughter and it has come in quite handy lately!)
Oh, this is so much fun! To anyone who finds their way here, may you be blessed, but most of all....may God be honored and praised!
Ok, sistas, I want to encourage those of you are married to join our sista Christine in the Honor Your Husband Challenge. I know this meme was heaven-sent. The Lord has really been dealing with me about how I take my man for granted. One of my man's love languages is words of affirmation, and I really fall short meeting this need in his life. So....
My goals for this week are...
....to give an affirming word to my man every day.
....to ask about his day, then listen, really listen.
....to ask him for specific ways I can pray for him.
I'm really looking forward to joining with fellow sistas in this. I need the accountibility! So how 'bout it? Are you with me?
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
I'm thankful for the call I got this morning about a teaching position. I interview next week!
I'm thankful for my son-in-law, who has a new blog James 1:22 and loves my daughter and is taking very good care of her.
I'm thankful for coffee...need I say more?
I'm thankful for my cat Callie. You'll hear more about that later.
I'm so thankful for the stability of God's Word. When all else seems to be shaky and unstable, His Word is a sure foundation.
I'm thankful for flip-flops... they are cheap, easy to put on, and come in every color you can imagine...is there any other shoe wear in the summer?!
I'm thankful tomorrow is the last day of VBS...been fun...been a blessing (2 children came to know Jesus!)...but I'm pooped!
I'm thankful for phone calls from my two eldest who have flown the coop. It's so good to hear from them!
What are you thankful for?
What a day! God has been so faithful and mighty in my behalf today! I am so thankful....
for His provision for my every need, that He meets our needs according to His riches in glory! (Phil 4:19)
for all my newfound blog sistas. Jesus looks so good on them! They are so much fun and I'm learning so much from them. Keep it up girls!
for praise music! I've got Travis' Alive CD cranked up right now and as soon as I finish this entry, I'm going to dancin'! (I'm not kidding, I'm home alone!)
for a my man who loves Jesus and loves me better than I deserve.
for the sweet church my husband and I serve....give us hearts to love you, Lord!
for (and I mean this with all my heart) all the difficulties my family is experiencing right now. God is teaching me so much.....give us endurance, Lord!
for 4 daughters who love the Lord Jesus and are serving Him. They are beautiful inside and out (I'll post a picture, as soon as I figure out how to do it!)...also thankful for my sweet son-in-law!
for the love that I have for God's Word. I thought it could not be possible! Keep me hungry and thirsty, Lord!
for God's calling on my life. Never in a million years would I have imagined myself doing what I do. Who'd have thunk?
for Jesus.....The One and Only.....My One and Only!
Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting. Who can speak of the mighty deeds of the Lord, or can show forth all His praise? Psalm 106:1-2
I sure want to try!
I've been tagged by my blog sista Patty. Never been tagged before...not quite sure I know what it means, but I'm going to answer the question. If you're reading this, consider yourself tagged!
So my question to you all is - What are your dreams? Not things that God has promised you, but things you dream about or things that you whisper in His ear. What are you believing God for? Be bold, Be Honest, Be courageous
1. I am believing God for a job!
2. That I, my husband, our 4 daughters, and son-in-law, would love God with all our hearts, mind, soul, and strength.
3. God would send godly, Christ-honoring, husbands for our 3 younger daughters just as He did with our first-born.
4. To lead worship in women's events.
5. To be debt-free.
6. To sing with all my girls.
7. That my girls would be mighty women of the Word!
8. That all my extended family would come to know and love Jesus.
9. I am believing God for a mighty outpouring of His Spirit and power on the church my husband pastors.
10. That my marriage would be a reflection of Jesus and His Bride (the church).
11. A trip to the Smokies!
Go ahead.....it's your turn!