Archive for July, 2012

I Cried. Going to a country where she can not carry her Bible but she is going there to share Jesus.  We have so many freedoms in America that we take for granted.

Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

~Jen

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As a Mother of beautiful and perfect….let me add… adult children, I fear, I honestly fear for the generation of children that I see around us.  Who is teaching the children?

I’m concerned that we as American women are some of the best educated women in the world, yet we are weak minded when being motivated by trendy ideas. We pursue knowledge from universities or self-help books, but are unable to recognize the damage the trendy ideas are executing on this generation and for generations to come.  I do believe some of the “old” ideas that were passed down and had no value or reasoning, need to go. However, as adults and mentors we need to instill some lost values such as good judgment, purity, respect and compassion. These will leave a positive affect for generations to come.

2 Tim. 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

We’re consenting to allow the world to mentor our children instead of the Word of God.  You can not separate your faith from your every day life based on trendy opinions and theories.  The Word of God is not trendy and it does not change!

Paul wrote to Timothy saying in the days, (paraphrasing) there will be no respect for what is holy, there will be more love of pleasure rather than God. Some will appear to have a godly life but they won’t let its power change them. Counterfeit teachers will increase in the last days. He cautioned that they would be especially manipulative of weak-minded women who are burdened with sins and led by all kinds of desires.  I believe he particularly mentioned women here because we do most of the teaching of our children.

We may not be able to rationalize with trendy thoughts but if we are not prepared with the knowledge of the Word God then we are weak and unlearned.

The weak and unlearned become vulnerable to many worldly ideas.  I desire to be knowledgeable in God’s Word so that I can be strong in the face of adversity.

~Jen

Ok, I finally couldn’t help it!  I just had to show off my grand dog!  What comfort he gives me particularly when I’m struggling. I had no idea!  Here’s my heart.

I Want.

  • I want to let others know I struggle with anxiety & discouragement, fight with sin everyday, & yet I cling to God.
  • I want to share lunch with an overwhelmed friend & focus on her needs.
  • I want to say, “I’m sorry!” a million times to a friend I wronged because I am ever aware of my failure & my need of God.
  • I want to make easy & simple meals for many friends – not just a few.
  • I don’t mind if there’s mud on my floor or a dog on my couch.
  • I don’t want to be critical of everything my friend has to say & think of myself more spiritual.
  • I want my kids to always know – without question – I LOVE THEM!
  • I want to hold hands with my husband & hug his neck every time I get the chance. I want to love, serve, support, & respect him.
  • I want to see people as being more important than things & for God to be the center of everything. EVERYTHING.
  • I want to enjoy and celebrate the people who God brings into my life ON PURPOSE!

This is what’s eternal.
~Jen

It’s 8pm and our 32 yr. old son just went into emergency life saving surgery. There are many things that just do not matter anymore.

Sitting in a surgery waiting room I do know these things.

―I did love him beyond anything I thought possible!

―I know for sure I invested my time in his life.

―What joy my heart felt when He asked me to pray with him.

―He knew without doubt about his salvation.

―His life reflected his salvation.

―Life is uncertain. I’m glad I invested in him so I have no regrets while I’m waiting.

~Jen

 

I FIRMLY believe that men & women should dress appropriately but when rape happens it’s time to quit blaming the way SHE is dressed! RAPE IS A CRIME!

When tragedy occurs, when the dark night of evil seems as though it can’t get any darker, we see gentle human compassion demonstrated toward others. We see people encouraging others to love one another more. In the dark days of adversity we see what we can and should be. People are comforting strangers.  I’ve been on the other side of tragedy. I’ve been on the other side of evil. The compassion doesn’t last. The love demonstrated from others is only temporary.  My prayer is that we will one day learn to love like this when the sun is shining bright.

~Jen

“Blessed … Blessed … Blessed … Blessed” Matthew 5:3-10

Some of us will never make the effort to dig enough in the Scriptures to find the blessings and the promises. The blessings in His Word await those who are wanting to find the treasure! They are there. I know!

Mat 6:20-21 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

~Jen

Ribbon Holder

Posted: July 21, 2012 in What Matters Most

I stumbled upon this picture on Pinterest and gave it a try.  It works like a charm!!  Before, I used to root through a box to get some (tangled up) ribbon.  But THIS idea is FABULOUS!!!  I bought a hanger with the wires on a hinge at the second-hand shop for a quarter.  Love it!!

~ Kelly

http://myblessedlife.net/2011/08/10-craft-room-organizational-tips.html

I found this recipe here at realmomkitchen.com

Look good?!!  🙂

•1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits ( I used Pillsbury Golden Layers Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits)
•1/4 cup canola oil
•3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (I did use the green can stuff)
•1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
•1 teaspoon dried oregano
•1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

1. Roll each biscuit into a 12-in. rope and tie into a knot; tuck ends under. Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
2. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; brush the warm knots with the mixture. Yield:10 knots.

~Kelly

“I am ruined!  For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”  Is. 6:5

 

 

 

 

 

 

One glimpse of the glory of God and our hearts are changed forever, amen?  (more…)