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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

old things become new 2Corinthians 5:17













i've made a puzzle. which ones do you think of as the "old ones". how about what ones are the "new ones". and the ones as "forever".


one thing we know for sure is that this world will pass away when the Bridegroom returns for His Bride. So yes we prepare as if there is a tommorrow from the old with expectations of a good return but know this!!! only one thing will stand and that is your "stand" with the Lord Jesus Christ. Do you trust Him. Have you turned from your "wicked ways" when you asked Him to be Lord of your life. Will you never sin again? God forbid that you think that? the question is, how fast do you repent ask Him to help you to be the person He has created you to be when that sin has been confronted in your life by the Holy Spirit? He is good and He is good all the time. I love you Lord and all my dreams, all my expectations, all my desires are with you. Have mercy on me oh Lord. I am the one in the back pounding my chest of how unworthy I am but through I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. You are my rock and my Salvation. In no other do I trust.!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

west green news











so this is how we roll here in west green, ga and that's rolling on monday nights. well now it is on thursday nights, well really every third thursday now, well we'll just see, LOL. that LOL is acronym for laugh out loud.

all of this ambiance, food, good music and friends, new and old (thats why the Jack Daniels Old Label) (that doesn't up), young and old meet and play. umm don't mean to lead you on about all of us playing. i don't play but i really would love to learn how to play somthing. maybe one day we'll see.old ballads roll out with a scattering of mountain music. sometimes our own catherine burnam will throw in a real live folk ballad. (she really wants to play some zz top or led zeplin).



see the guy in the corner (much older man) way in back in corner, thats jimmy. stories that he has and shares with us with every get together. i do believe he has played with every country singer prior to 2000 and maybe some currently. from pam tillis sitting on his knee while practicing with mel (sic) mel tillis, like i know him LOL. stories of jimmy dean loving his drink. so many more. so i try to listen no matter how long or short. just listen. love!

all that scattering in the kitchen is our smorgasborg. yummy. southern cooking.

these nights have really helped me in time as a nomad in this place called west green. never thought i would live here not in a million years. but while the Lord has me "waiting" here though very busy i have met wonderful people.

thank you catherine; thank you larry; thank you west green.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

no fear new year





There’s only one address anyone lives at and it’s always a duplex: Joy and pain always co-habit every season of life.

Accept them both and keep company with the joy while the pain does it’s necessary renovations.
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there are over 366 verses in the bible of "no fear"

Deut 31:6 and Timothy 1:7 DO NOT FEAR

If He knows the hairs on your head and His thoughts toward us are like "GRAINS OF SAND" (ever counted the grains of sand on a beach?) and to go further. How about how He clothes the lillies of the field in awesome wonder? My point being Lets make this year 2012 one of overcoming not of fear. A one of constant communion with our Heavenly Father. To One that allows the pain but remember that He is the one that gives us joy right dab in the middle of this gut wrenching pain. The kind of pain that keeps you on the floor, struggling to breath, screaming "i cannot make this Lord". you know the kind. You really aren't considering what would be left behind should you stop breathing. That pain is THAT deep!

Remember: You are not born naturally or supernaturally with character. It must be developed. You are not born with habits. We have to form Godly habits on the basis of the New Life God has placed within us. We are not meant to be seen as God's perfect, brightshining examples, but to be seen as the everyday essence of ordinary life exhibiting the miracle of His Grace. 2 Peter 1: 5 thru 9

Remember: The Lord is good and all the time. He has a plan for you and for me. I choose to believe He has a plan it is for my good. How about you?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Is this really Advent?











And this Gospel? It doesn’t come wrapped in twinkling lights and satin bows; it comes straight into our pitchest black. The Gospel of Christ, it’s a messy, bloody thing and this is how God was born, bloody and bruised, and that’s how God chose to die, bloody and beaten. And our God, He knows the comings and goings of our bloody battles, and this is exactly where He meets us. The Gospel is good news in the eye of the worst news.

Advent is the believing this, and this is how Christ comes:

“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him…” Isaiah 11: 1-2

Advent is an active waiting. And Christmas comes to those who wait for the whisper, who look for the little, who seek the small, scandalous signs of the every-where presence of God.

The only way to see the Savior this Advent is to see the small, and wise men find ways to slow the season down.

All Advent, this pouring out in small acts of kindness: a hot cup of coffee, a sticky note on a mirror, a treat left on a seat. And for every small act, this planting of one small seed (ONE PACKET OF SEEDS) or ONE BOX CHRISTMAS OPERATION CHILD or ONE CHICKEN maybe COMPASSION CHILD.

This year I reduced my Christmas spending on each grandchild by $10.00. Just $10.00 so that is a total of $50.00 for the little ones. Meaning two chickens and one seed packet for my little Esther in Togo. All year collections made of washclothes, bowls, hard candy, little toys, flip flops, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and sewing kits all for the name of OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD. is this letting the left hand know what my right hand is doing, no this is letting you know that it is possible!!.

POSSIBLE to support, share, and distribute to others the cause of Christ, the beginning of Advent. The beginning of the preparation of Christ/Christmas. So why can't it be all year?

I love you Lord!! You are so good to me and mine and all the time. I will bless the Lord at all times. Bless the Lord and all that is within me. Knowing where He brought me from to where He is leading me is life changing. I have never looked back but has it been easy, NO WAY!!! Can't explain but I know that I know that He has a plan for me and it is for my good and not to harm me but one that keeps me pressing toward the Mark of the high calling of Christ Jesus.

Definitely the line was drawn in the sand with my family when this choice was made. Fired from my job after 2 weeks of making a decision to serve Christ because I was a "holy roller" what is that?. Many more trials. But God has restored more in my life as Joel reads then I could ever explain or repay. So why wouldn't I want to share Advent.

I love nice things. I love a nice house, a nice car, jewelry, just plain ole stuff!!! But (I am saying that alot?) I have been downsizing in all these areas for the last couple of years. Some on purpose, some in His divine plan but I have no regrets. I love you Lord and may I never be an embarrassment to You!!. But more than anything He changed my HEART!!!!

Will you allow Advent in your heart? I pray so and may you be blessed with the Knowledge and Wisdom of The Holy Spirit from our Heavenly Father.

Friday, November 11, 2011

That time of the Year





That time of the year but really does this opportunity of a lifetime have a "set" designated time that you contribute. A designed time that you personally devote yourself to? Prayerfully all year I will be on the lookout. The lookout for items that will make that "one" child or "one" family life a little easier but all with the Hope of Jesus Christ all things are possible. He is the BEGINNING AND THE END. He was and is God. Always has been. Never a time that Jesus was not God. A man made in flesh to dwell with us, sinners, but was God before creation. Tears immediately well up when the pictures are displayed. Either from Compassion Child or Operation Christmas Child. Will I be able to justify my stinginess, at that appointed time with our Lord Jesus Christ. Balance is greatly needed with our country. With our men and women that roll in luxury. My Droid's, shiny automobile, warm toasty home, hottt hott coffee with buttery topped muffin. You get the picture.Balance is needed with me. Lets begin with me and I'll let you'll worry about your (sic) ownself? Yes I can do more!! I will do more!!. No limit on time, no limit on prayer, thno limit on availability!

November 26th Atlanta. Reboxing in headquarters. Gold will be found. Gold such as soap, toothbrushes, washclothes. Last year I discovered that the households of these boxes that even the paper that sometimes are wrapped around the boxes are used. Instructed to place wrapping paper back into box. Packed I found little tool boxes? WOW! little sewing pkgs. Things I never thought of? Remember a shoe box? Many happy faces this year. Can you imagine the thought of just a bar of soap. U might not have the water to use that bar of soap but it still will be used. These countries are not lost just misplaced and we have a choice to make with our talents?

The harvest is plenty but the workers are few. He will wash your sins and you become white as snow (His righteousness).


I love you Lord.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

old passed away and new beginnings



i want you to raise my daughters? 3 years ago i offered to do that and with thanksgiving i look forward to it! death, she was sure and is sure to happen unless an absolute miracle comes her way within the next few days. cancer has robbed her bones, stolen her breasts, and now eats away her brain. Lord is this the right choice? my conclusion are as follows: they would be placed with foster persons, have no family contact, BE LOST FOREVER. so why would i not do this? keep our family together. at 62 i never imagined this but I think my heavenly Father has been prepping me all my life for this day. i would absolutely have to turn my back and say no way for there are no other people in family that will take them or can take them. she is i think 8 and the other i think 5. sexually abused, mentally stalled, and with speech impediments this will be a challenge. but to think 2 little ones being prepared for the kindom of Christ is so much more. i pray for mom, my niece, every day. but now she has peace knowing her daughters are with one that love them. will raise them with love for our God.

i love you Lord and you are good all the time!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

white as snow

the other day riding on my golfcart, back roads all i heard was "quiet". with songs bubbling out of my heart as praises to my heavenly father, i saw this:

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He said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field Matthew 9: 37.

So my question to self, kay what is your part in this? kay what are you doing to do about this? you know God opens the door for each of us but in a different way. sometimes it is one person at a time. like Compassion. my little girl esther of togo is my "one" person at a time. how about you? volunteer with children's church "innergize". maybe in our nursery, one baby at a time?. or maybe one person a time "celebrate recovery" addiction recovery program. so what is your "choice" of one person at a time.

i love you Lord and may i hear your voice and respond quickly. may i keep my heart clean and see you in all your perfect ways and not put you in a box. help me so i am not legalistic but forever grateful for your grace and mercy. i have bound these as a necklace around my neck and pray they are not chokeholds that i have created. i love you .

your daughter