Monday, February 28, 2011
Who will take this challenge with me. Let's build our husbands up in March! Let's see God do a miracle in all our marriages! You need to click on it and sign up to get the daily e-mails.
To refresh your memory, here's the challenge for the next 30 days:
* You can't say anything negative about your husband . . . to your husband, or to anyone else.
* Say something that you admire or appreciate about your husband . . . to your husband . . . and to someone else.
Monday, February 21, 2011
This is so what I do, and I need to change it!
~~As I sat there, I realized God wanted me to learn a life-changing truth. I had kept a mental running list of all the reasons God couldnít love me. I wasnít a good enough wife, a good enough Christian, and certainly not a good enough mother. When I was struggling with postpartum depression, I didnít feel like a good anything. So I sure didnít believe God loved me unconditionally. I believed God loved me Ė but I believed Heíd love me more if I could get my act together.
When I gave God my list of reasons why He couldnít love me, I finally heard Godís gentle answer in reply. Well, itís a good thing My love doesnít depend on you, My child. Itís a good thing My love doesnít depend on you.
Do I believe I can help God love me by being good?
Is Godís unconditional love settled deep in my heart?
What keeps me from believing God loves me unconditionally?
Has listening to the enemyís lies about myself, such as Youíre not a good enough mom or God could never forgive me for that, kept me from believing God loves me?~~~~~
Please take the time to read this devotional. I have just copied part of it. It so spoke to me when I read it this morning that I knew I had to share it with my best friends.
Are you making the right kind of list today?
*Time with the Lord
*Time to Laugh
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Anyone who knows me, knows I do not like coffee in any way, shape or form. However, I have found some really great analogies from time to time using coffee. Here's another one. After reading this I realize that I do not take enough time for the cream of life, nor the light or rich. Please read this link and see if you are. I fill my life up to the brim and don't leave the time for enjoyment.
What does an abundant life look like? What would fall in my sweet, white and rich categories?
So dear Spark Friends how do you add cream to your life?
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I am feeling all the love and blessings from so many wonderful people that have stopped by my page with inspiration and sharing the love that makes Spark so special. People say that I have way too many friends and spread myself so thin, but when so many stopped by and leave a comment I just want to stop by their page and encourage them back. When they take the time to give me a goodie, I must go thank them.
Because you are my friend
Because you are my friend,
my life is enriched in a myriad of ways.
Like a cool breeze on a sweltering day,
like a ray of sunshine parting glowering clouds,
you lift me up.
In good times, we soar,
like weightless balloons
over neon rainbows.
In bad times, you are soothing balm
for my pummeled soul.
I learn so much from you;
you help me see old things in new ways.
I wonder if you are aware
of the bright seeds you are sowing in me.
I'm a better person for knowing you,
so that everyone I interact with
is touched by your good effect on me.
You relax me, refresh me, renew me.
Your bounteous heart envelops me
in joy and love and peace.
May your life be filled
with dazzling blessings,
just as I am blessed
by being your friend.
By Joanna Fuchs
Saturday, February 05, 2011
"I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay."
This quote so spoke to me. I thought "wow" I need to embrace me for exactly who I am. I have gone through many experiences that have made me into the person that I am today, had I not gone through those things I would have a totally different outlook on life. They make me unique and special.
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