Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Book of Hebrews

You would think that if you wrote something as great as this you would put your signature on it.
I kinda like the idea that its an unknown author in the book of Hebrews. We don't have the opportunity to focus on anyone other then God Himself, and what He requires of us in our daily walk with Him.
What is said in this book is real and sometimes harsh. But it can be very rewarding when you understand it's message and try to live according to it instructions daily.
The world "Discipline" has become an unpopular word in our society, but according to Hebrews, discipline is necessary in our life. One of the most important areas for believers to have discipline is in their thought life, because every act is the product of thought. "Have your thoughts focused on Jesus." Hebrews 3:1
If we don't discipline ourselves in our thoughts, we could very likely turn away from Gods calling for us and be attracted to the things of the world. Every time that we are lead away from are calling, the works of God through our lives are delayed or even destroyed.
This makes me think about yesterday during our family devotion time. We read about the story of Eli and his wicked sons. (1Samuel 2:12-36) They weren't disciplined enough to think about what God really wanted from them. They were treating the Lords offering as worthless. But in their minds, it was something very little and they figured no one would notice. I in God's eye's it was very sinful. God then told Eli that because of this, his two son's will die on the same day and none of the men in his family will live to old age.
The words in chapter 25 are very harsh but also very true.
If one person sins against another, God will take care of him. However, when a person sins against the Lord, who will pray for him? (1 Samuel 3:25)

I have found for myself that I need my quiet time with God. The more I read in the Word and spend time listening to God, my calling becomes more clear. Reading Hebrews really helped me to see what God intends every believer to do. I encourage you to take the time to read through Hebrews and ask God where He wants you. I promise that it will take a lot of discipline to achieve these great goals that God has set for us, but with our minds set on Him, we can do anything.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wedding Celebration

We got a picture with our handsome boy.
Jadden's Buddies, Brent (Grooms Man), Elmer (Groom), Stacey (Best Man) and Jadden ( Junior Best Man)
Elmer, Wanda and Jadden
Our Family.
We have finally become a family of Five.
You ask why I would you say that. Well, if you have read my post through out the last couple of years, you will have noticed that I had a teen pregnancy, and Elmer is Jadden's birth father.
We have gone through some very rocky moments, but all together it's been a Blessing.
Jadden has been the #1 reason we stuck it out and push through our selfish feelings. We decided shortly after Sheldon and I got married that we wanted this to work and Elmer was with us 100%. While Jadden was growing up, we were too. Funny, the way it sounds, but that's the truth. We were all very young at the time, but we were all leaning on God and He pulled us through.
Jadden has been able to grow up with his whole family surrounding him and supporting him through his life. He has a ton of people loving him and praying for him as he has been growing. And he seems to be doing great with it.
When he was very young, we told him that Elmer, Jadden and Sheldon and I are a family and it will stay that way all his life. Now we have a family of Five. I can't believe that I finally have women to hang out with. Our Christmas and any other event we celebrated together was me with three boys. Boys = sports! Not the greatest for me, but it worked.
Wanda is an amazing person. I love to see her strength and acceptance towards our family. She is very quiet, but she brings so much joy to all of our lives. Again, I feel so very Blessed as to how this has worked out. I know that we will be able to share our lives together and both be Blessed with a great relationship.
So that's my story. And I have to give God all the Glory! We couldn't have done it with out Him.
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Ready for the BIG DAY!

My son has his first big moment of being a Best Man! Junior Best man, that is.

Brent (Grooms Man), Jadden (Junior Best Man) and Elmer (Groom)

Check him out! Mama is so proud!
It was very hard for me to release him out onto the bad roads. We had our first snow fall this night and the roads are covered with slush and ice seeing we had rain before the snow began.
They are traveling and hour away for pictures, so I'm praying for safety as I speak.

Elmer and Wanda (read the cake)
Last week of freedom
(Fredom lol)
This is the lovely couple who is going to tie the knot tonight. I can't wait!

I'll have many pictures to share with you tomorrow.
I wish you all a Blessed day and safety for anyone who has to face the bad roads.
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