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the Belief in Sowing and Reaping

Saturday, June 17, 2006      0 comments

It's a Biblical principle. We often hear the equivalent, "What goes around, comes around." Galatians sums it up pretty well: (NIV)"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, ... Read more

The Value of Encouragement

Tuesday, June 13, 2006      0 comments

I almost gave in again tonight...Earlier today I HAD indulged in pizza and wings at school...Last day of school, and I figured it may also be the last time I GET p&w because I shan't be having any while in Peru. Well, I'll be having CHICKEN to b... Read more

the Value of Self Control 2

Thursday, June 08, 2006      0 comments

Learning to eat right and stay fit is tied in with self control...and I have to rejoice because today i see some fruit of that, for I weighed in at 232 - thiry pounds from when I started. And I'm sure I'll drop those other 2 pounds in time to ma... Read more

the Value of Self-Control

Monday, June 05, 2006      0 comments

It occured to me not long ago that those things I list as values are quite often the fruits of the Spirit.I think one can even put stewardship in the category of self-control, because one controls personal desires in favor of long term goals and... Read more

the Belief in the LORDSHIP of Jesus Christ...in ALL things

Saturday, June 03, 2006      0 comments

AKA, doing all things as unto the Lord...including weight loss, not for the sake of losing weight as much as being a good steward of this temple we're given, and learning healthy habits...It's because He is Lord in EVERY area of my life, not "ju... Read more

the Value of LONGSUFFERING

Friday, June 02, 2006      0 comments

Now commonly known as PATIENCE...but I think LONGSUFFERING is a better word. One suffers for a long time...endures pain for a long time...and yet can be kind, through the love of God shed abroad in our hearts. The trial of suffering is also capa... Read more

the Belief in HEAVEN

Thursday, June 01, 2006      0 comments

Specifically, a heavenly life after this...that what we experience here and now is only a part, the SMALLEST part, of what is to come. Jesus said He was going to prepare a place for us, and that if it weren't so, He would have told us. The sur... Read more

the Value of STEWARDSHIP...4?

Wednesday, May 31, 2006      0 comments

Time is one of the things we must steward."Manage" is the term we usually use, but it IS a matter of stewardship. I NEED to have time with the Lord - He is my Life, my reason for being, my purpose. If I neglect my relationship with HIm, all else... Read more

the Belief in the WORD of God

Monday, May 29, 2006      0 comments

It's amazing to consider, this piece of literature can be read in so many ways. But best of all is its veracity and applicability to our lives, and how ETERNAL it is - How God can quicken a scripture to you, to speak directly to you for a partic... Read more

te Value of REVERENCE toward God

Sunday, May 28, 2006      0 comments

I took my granddaughter Lakeiah to church with me today. She enjoys the opportunity to dance and to wave a flag. But occasionally she forgets WHY, and I have to remind her, it is not PLAY time, and it is certainly not time to be focusing on Josi... Read more

the Belief in the FAMILY OF GOD

Friday, May 26, 2006      0 comments

I love my earthly family. Dad's gone, but I have some fond memories, and I knew he loved me. Mom remains, and she's also a believer, as are my 3 sisters, Pam, Leigh, and Gwyn - and we're all getting together this weekend with Mom! I don't know i... Read more

the Value of STEWARDSHIP, 3

Thursday, May 25, 2006      0 comments

Time is a resource that needs managing. One has to have so much sleep, and there are so many things to do during a day...Most important is to spend - INVEST - time in our relationship with the Lord. ANY relationship suffers when we don't spend t... Read more

the VALUE of STEWARDSHIP...2

Thursday, May 25, 2006      0 comments

Civic Pride is a form of stewardship. We're given dominion over the created world, but alas, many take that and abuse it by being careless with natural resources, or by literally abusing other creatures or even plants. F'rinstance, the vandalizi... Read more

the BELIEF in GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY

Tuesday, May 23, 2006      0 comments

"God is in control" as Twila Paris sings - when my own plans seem to come to naught, I can rest assured that HIS are still in place. And while I do try to seek to know His will and move therein, I may misstep, get the timing wrong. But He gives ... Read more

the value of FORGIVENESS

Monday, May 22, 2006      0 comments

Jesus taught us not only to pray asking for foregiveness but exhorted us to forgive, giving us examples in the parable of the wicked servant who did not forgive his fellow who owed him little after he had been forgiven an unpayable debt by his m... Read more


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