Thursday, August 28, 2014

Let's Talk Thursday

Okay, just for fun today let's find out what our style of communication is. Remember, this is for fun and you do not need to post this on Facebook. Take the quiz and come back and tell me what it says.

 Here was the answer to the quiz for me:

Your Style is Assertive

You believe that communication is all about give and take. You're always trying to strike the right balance.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-For Such a Time as This

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Have you ever stopped for just a minute and honestly asked the question to yourself or to the Lord, "Why am I where I am at at this time of my life?"

Maybe you are working at a particular job that you never dreamed you would be at and you're not to happy with it.

Maybe you are raising your grandchildren and 5 years ago you would have never thought to see yourself in this position.

Maybe you have worked your whole life to build a retirement and in the midst of that retirement you find yourself loaded down with health issues.

Our list could go on and on and while only God truly knows the answers to our questions I think it would be safe to say; That our Lord is using our current situation to complete His purpose through us.

I didn't say that we necessarily like the situation nor that we understand the situation. Just simply that our Lord is using our situation to bring Himself glory and He finds that it is Good for us! (whatever the IT is)

Here is the thing that I have learned and I am still learning...I don't think we will EVER quit learning do you?

God's calling on our lives as Christians means that He has simply chose us for the task!

  Why Me?

Can I ask a question? WHY NOT US? 
Can I be honest with you and say that there has been times I have said, "Lord, really! Why me and why now? 
But...what makes me think that I am any different or better than anyone else to serve in the tasks that the Lord has placed me in?  

Here is the thing; The Lord doesn't need us to complete His purposes, yet He chooses to ask us to partner with Him! READ THAT AGAIN!

HE CHOOSES US! WOW! The calling at this time of our life whatever that may be is because above anyone else...HE CHOSE ME and HE CHOSE YOU!

 When I think that my Lord, the God that saved me by His grace and extended His mercy upon me SINGLED ME OUT and Pinpointed ME for a particular project that He wants me to team up with Him on...... IT BRINGS THINGS INTO A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE! 

Thank Him...Praise Him....Worship Him....
He has our back! He loves us more than we can even begin to fathom with an everlasting love. No matter what our IT may be He chose us for such a time as this!

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy



Monday, August 25, 2014

Make Me Smile Monday-Two big smiles for me this week!

Well, I am grinning from ear to ear...can you see me?????

We are getting a new soninlove! Our youngest daughter got engaged on Saturday and we are beyond excited!

Meet my baby girl, Marti Leigh and her fiance David.

 YES, our whole family was in on the surprise.We knew two weeks ago this was coming. David, being a man of honor and respect came to my husband several weeks ago to ask for permission to marry our daughter. Now, I must share a little funny with you. About the time David was trying to ask my husband this important and nerve wrecking question my husband was standing by the fishing pond with his SHOTGUN fixing to shoot a moccasin! BRAVE MAN is all I know to say! 

Needless to say we (as in my other two daughters and myself) have kept it a secret but oh was that ever so hard to do! 

And I would say that David has very good taste too wouldn't you?

 YEP...we're in planning mode already!!!!! My girls couldn't get their dinner down good before they had the Laptop out!

Now my 2nd reason to smile this week......

This same young woman will be celebrating her 28th birthday this coming Wednesday but we celebrated a few days early! Especially since we had an engagement to celebrate too!

 Her favorite...chocolate cake with chocolate icing.

 Happy birthday to our baby girl....

God is good and He is good all the time! We're so grateful for His blessings.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy