My life is ever approaching the empty nest time of life. Now, I spend my time spoiling grands, exploring making crafts, reading and my church. My blogposts will most likely be about these things in my life. Also book reviews and contests as love reading. Hope you will enjoy your visit and come again to see what is happening here.
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God has been talking to me about some things and I thought that I would share them with ya'll. I know this is not new but it is one of those thoughts that bears repeating. It is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." It does not say do unto them what they will do to you but what you would want them to do. If you use others, treat them with disrespect or lie to them, how do you think they are going to treat you, But more than that, if they ask you to do something for them or spend time with them etc and you are always too busy or just can't for whatever lame excuse how long do you think they are going to keep asking or what do you think they are going to say when you need them to do something for you?
Another is bless and be blessed. Again I know you know this but just sharing a reminder. When you bless someone they might not can bless you in return and you should not be looking for them to. If you bless someone just to be a blessing then God will bless you in return. Some people say well I never get blessed in return, maybe you are missing the blessings. Maybe your blessing was someone letting you go ahead of you in line when you are in a hurry, maybe they held the door open when your hands were full or they let you turn at that light that changes in a second in the turn lane. Not all blessings are huge but they are blessings. Take a few moments and see how many times you are blessed. One thing I am learning is just don't look for them, just do for others, getting to do for someone else should bless your heart in itself.
These are just a couple of random thoughts God has been showing me.....I hope they are a blessing to you. Go out and see whose life you can change today, it might just be your own.
From this little baby born on April 7, 1995 to the wonderful young man you have became April 7, 2011 Moma and Daddy were so blessed the day you were born and grow more blessed with each passing year. I pray God will richly bless you this year. Let Him be your guide and follow Him and do His will and you will be right where you need to be. We love you! God bless, Moma & Daddy
Saw this on a friends blog and had to share-Before you gripe about another petty something about your spouse or child-think how how you would feel if you woke up without them tomorrow. Man this hit me in the face and really made me really think! :( Then, I found this quote above about what if you woke up today with only what you thanked God for yesterday. Who or what would you still have? Would you have your spouse, your kids, your friends, your home, car, anything? Again, this really made me think and I ashamed to say I am not sure I like my answers to the above questions. I cannot change the past as none of us can but I am going to really work on changing my answers and my life. I know I need to really work on this but I am sharing it in the hope it might help others as well. God bless, Pat
I have been feeling overwhelmed and stressed for quite some time. I have tried so many ways to make it better and even tried just giving up. I have been doing lots of praying, talking to friends and even more talking to God. I am now choosing faith over fear. Faith over the fear I am not good enough; faith over the fear that God doesn't love me; faith over the fear of what other people think; faith over choosing the world and the lie of busyness to not make time for me and God.
There have been hurricanes, tornadoes and floods over much of the country. They are devastating and people think they can never overcome this.The storms of life are much the same.They are hard and devastating and we will like things are beyond our understanding and out of our life is out of control.This is where faith comes in. We have to have faith in what we cannot see, what we can not understand and in God. We have to choose faith over fear.