A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Friday, May 29, 2009

from my secret sister

IS this beautiful ?
It is a gift from my Secret Sister.
She made it, I LOVE it..
IT seems like she did it on some
kind of foam board.
NOW...If you know who my secret sister is..
tell her how much I love it.
I know some ladies from my church read my blog...LOL
When I find it out who she is, I hope she can teach me
how to make these...
When we finally get ready
to hang pictures and decorate in our house
this beautiful piece
will have a place of honor...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

a bit of realness

I don't write much about having fibromyalgia. At least, I hope I don't. I try to think,"it is a fact of life"....but lately...one of the symptoms ----side effects for me, has been the fatigue. Do you remember that first trimester of pregnancy?...or when you are recovering from a *bug*...and you WANT to do things, but you are just so pooped out...so tired...like the *spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak*....well that is what fatigue is for me. During revival the speaker talked and preached on THANKFULNESS....I truly am trying to THANK the Lord for this....WHY ? WELLLLLLLL.......glad you asked...this is the scripture he shared: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ....what does EVERY THING mean ?....well that is easy...... EVERY THING....I am trying to thank GOD in just more than words...and trying to accept that which I can't change. Of course I work at doing *my part*...I am now off of SUGAR, white stuff...ie: breads, white rice.....but so often right now, I am just frustrated...my mind is tired, my body is tired, I do projects in my home in spurts--to include hitting one yard sale,instead of many.....grocery shopping is now shared with my beloved husband....when I have those great DAYS...yes...oh yes...I overdo....and it catches up with me...but it just feels so good to have those days...and I try so hard not to feel sorry for myself....so many people have it much worse....people I know personally......I am just wanting to learn to *BLOOM WHERE I AM PLANTED*....and for some time now, I have been planted in FATIGUE-LAND....and I want to be thankful, because for me, that would be, being obedient to God's WORD. This is a process, isn't it?...hope this ramble, makes sense?~~deby

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sunshine and scripture

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;
teaching and admonishing one another
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Colossians 3:17
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed,
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Have a great Lord's day
(the picture is our Chloe, resting on my
Topsy-Turvy Doll (yard sale find) )
We are enjoying our Sunshine here
in the Pacific NorthWET
A rare thing to have a Sunny Memorial Day Weekend !!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

EZ project...or so it seems

I found this link at my local
Ben Franklin's web site
Oh think of the things you could
do....even change it up a bit...
make them look like fossils
Anyways..I am going to put this on my list !!!
Here is the recipe link
Let me know if you make these ...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

a quote to share

To know the will of God is mankind's greatest knowledge
To find the will of God is mankind's greatest discovery
To do the will of God is mankind's greatest acheivement
~~George Truett
This quote was used at Revival
I hope it convicts, encourages and blesses you like it does me !

Monday, May 18, 2009

sorting out

WOW....what a Revival
This was the series that was preached.
SOOOOO...today is Monday
and there is so much going on in my heart.
I have pages of notes (I am a notetaker)
lots of scriptures and thoughts...
so much conviction in areas of my own
life and HEART
Some, maybe to share later
and some....
well, just between the Lord and I.
I guess I am sorting out..
in my heart....a good thing
I am asking the Lord to show me....first things first
not to be just a hearer of the WORD...but a doer.
I wish you could have all been there.
You can order the series here.
I know you will be blessed.

Friday, May 15, 2009

for someone(s)

Colossians 1:9
For this cause we also,
since the day we heard it,
do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire that ye might be filled
with the knowledge of his will
in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
This is the theme verse of Revival this week.
this post has taken many tries to put up.
Just a verse and picture ???
Blogger was messing up, my computer had to be
re-started several times...
So I am assuming..
there is someone besides me that
NEEDS to read this verse.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

to share with you

oh... was our first night of Revival, rich with preaching
and singing and special music
The theme is:
Knowing God's Will for my life
I will share this quote from tonight:
-Charles Haddon Spurgeon
I had goose bumps tonight
as things were being taught.
I felt like the Lord was just targeting
exactly what I need to hear.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This week

Tomorrow evening at our church,
we are starting REVIVAL ...
It will be all week...
We have as guest speaker
Evangelist David Sommerdorf.
I am really looking forward to this time
and have some specific things going on in my heart
that I am asking the Lord to show me during this time.
IF you live in this area,
maybe a night or two of REVIVAL is what you need too.
Email me, my email is on my
profile page.
Since this is a busy week, I will be really
taking it easy, napping etc...so I won't be too fatigued...etc..
I hope to be able to go and stay focused and be open to the
Lord's leading and to have a ready heart for how the Lord leads.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Can you help me on these plants?

This, *NEW TO US* home
has things growing, that we have NO CLUE...
do we keep, tear it up, ?
Do you know what this is?
Or this....and if they are worthy of keeping
can we transplant them

Now this, is our dogwood tree..
it's blooming is so much better,
in person...
This is kind of fun wondering what is
going to pop up, or bud and blossom
some probably will have to stay
or if my husband has his way
weeded....a nice way of saying
dug up and tossed !!!
Sure loving Spring this year !!
Hope you are too.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

To all of you

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy
than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Hope you have a great Lord's Day
and Mother's Day

Friday, May 8, 2009

the *Duggars*

I recently read this book.
I just wanted to know more about this family. Like many others,they intrigue me and I find them inspiring.

I really enjoyed this book. It has recipes for meals, and even their laundry detergent that they make.
It has bits from some of the children.
I enjoyed reading about Michelle and Jim's Bob courtship and their early years of marriage.

I think you will enjoy this book.

My friend, Susan, who is a missionary wife to Canada, has a CBD account..this book is on her sidebar. Please go visit Susan to order. Every little bit helps when you are a missionary. I asked her permission to do this. Her blog is "By Grace"

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Plate garden

Oh....I just think this is soooo cute
think of all the ways you could do this.
This picture is courtesy of Kim at:
Please visit her and see the creative things
that she does. I am sure with your own
ideas added in, you could create something beautiful
and unique and something that is *your style*
I love homemakers that think
"outside of the box"

Monday, May 4, 2009

Amy quote

"If monotony tries me,
and I cannot stand drudgery:
if people fret me and the little things of life set me on edge;
if I make much of the trifles of life,
then I know nothing of Calvary's love."
~ Amy Carmichael
I am challenged by this,
hope it does you too.
btw I don't have access to my personal
email account this week...
you can email me at my
one that is on my profile.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

2 year Blogaversary

I just, re-remembered a few minutes ago.
ahhhh...need to get a post out ...
so here I go:
Can it be 2 years ?
I have learned so much and have been blessed
by many friendships formed in blogland.
It was during this time that things came to a head
for me and I doubted whether I was saved.
You can read that story here.
Blogging was instrumental in my decision.
I could type so much gushy stuff...
I would *USUALLY* do a giveaway
but I still have not mailed my last one.
SO ...in a bit I am coming up on my 500th post...
and I will combine the two.... stay tuned.
Thank you for reading my blog
and all your encouragement and comments
So with that said, I am going to share some
scriptures that bring me MUCH COMFORT !!!
John 10:27
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them,
and they follow me:
John 10:28
And I give unto them eternal life;
and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
John 10:29
My Father, which gave them me,
is greater than all;
and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

Friday, May 1, 2009


This I KNOW---
God is in control...there are no
surprises with HIM......
I am already tired of the pandemic *hype*
Every year over 12,000 people die from drunk drivers, where is the outrage over that.
Every year approx. 30,000 die from the REGULAR seasonal influenza?
My husband just left for work, he drives on a Freeway that has numerous accidents...
How about accidental food poisoning?.... you can find statistics on anything, regarding how people die.
We are born, we die....
I think the better question is this? Where are you going, should you die today?
I think this is a great opportunity for evangelism. People are scared. I truly believe the Lord knows the day, the hour,the minute and the second, HE will call me home. All the hand sanitizer in the world will not change that. We need to keep this in perspective. I think our media is using fear tactics....
Is my head in the sand ? No...I am a realist. I am deepening my pantry, as if there were to be a natural emergency--or so I can bless someone else....I wash my hands, I do what I can. IF I die from this, well.....so be it...but you know, today the RAPTURE could happen and you and I both have friends and family that would be left behind.....I am just saying don't get sidetracked, here.
We can use this as a time to offer HOPE in our Saviour, to tell others how to get saved, to get on our knees and pray for our country, to spend time in the WORD.
Just my thoughts this Friday morning. I am not a authority, I do not have the answers, these things have happended before.
You were born , you will die,
but IF you are the Lord's you really don't die,
you pass on,
you graduate to Heaven and live eternally.
Now where you go after death, well, that is YOUR decision.
Write me if you want to know more.
said with love and concern for all those who read my blog.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.