Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Paths to God

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Paths to God

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.  Romans 12:9-10

Monday, March 28, 2011

Paths to God

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Paths to God

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Paths to God

Wisdom is even better when you have money.  Both are a benefit as you go through life.  Ecclesiastes 7:11

How do we leave a legacy of good financial stewardship to our children?  How do we impart powerful and liberating lessons in money management and fiscal responsibility to them as they grow?

Let's start today by praying that we all get our priorities in place to better pass on the important lessons of money management to the next generation.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Paths to God

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Baby Girl!!!

Marianne today we celebrate you.  I am the luckiest Mom in the world to have such a beautiful and loving daughter.

 Love you Baby Girl!!!

Paths to God

At some point in our life we must all make an honest assessment and compare what we really value with how we really live.  After we have done that we must then decide to align our walk with our talk.

Those who love money will never have enough.  How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness!  Ecclesiastes 5:10

Are you happy or miserable, even with the big fat paycheck?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Biggest Loser Week 10

Paths to God

My sheep listen to my voice, I know them and they follow me.
 John 10:27

When we sit down to read God's Word we need to enter His courts with thanksgiving and praise.  Once we have read the scripture that God has placed on our hearts we need to sit a spell and listen to what He has to say to us in His still small voice.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Paths to God

Do you, like me, spend to much on things that you don't really need.  We all need a goal to a tangible financial destination that will help us develop self-discipline and measure our success along the way to our desired result. 

The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin.  Proverbs 10:16

Do you know where you're headed financially?  Pray that God will give you the desire to be a good steward.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Paths to God

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity,
but of power, love, and self-discipline. 
2 Timothy 1:7

If you really want to live intentionally, assess where you are today to determine how to best reach your final destination.  Choose knowledge and discipline over timidity.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Paths to God

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.  Revelation 3:20

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sh's {Kinda} Crafty Giveaway

Paths to God

Greater love  has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.  John 15:13
I thank you for revealing truths to me, truths that when addressed will lead me to a life of uncommon joy.  I thank you for showing me how my competitive nature and need for worldly things affect my peace.  I thank you for helping me realize that words said hurtfully, from years ago, are affecting my purpose.  And, Lord, I pray that you will help me manage my thoughts and actions in a way that brings glory to you. Amen

Monday, March 14, 2011

Biggest Loser Week 9

Paths to God

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me.  Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.  But take heart, because I have overcome the world.
1 John 16:33

You know, it's usually not the doing that overwhelms us as much as think about the doing.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Paths to God

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;
he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Psalm 34:18

Focus on those who appreciate you and respect your efforts. 
 Don't let that one voice undermine who you're supposed to be or
 what you're destined to accomplish.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Paths to God

With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors,
 but through knowledge the righteous escape. 
 Proverbs 11:9

Friday, March 11, 2011

Paths to God

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
This morning in your prayer time lift up our brothers and sisters in Japan.  Pray for the safety of all that have been effected by this earthquake.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Paths to God

My people have committed two sins.  They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.  Jeremiah 2:13

Father, I come to you asking for forgiveness, forgiveness for failing to live the full life you have waiting for me.  I ask you to awaken my every fiber to live the life and be the witness you have called me to be.  I am humbled by your love and interest in my every thought, my every move.  Amen

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Paths to God

We had to celebrate this happy day.  For your brother was dead and has come back to life!  He was lost, but now he is found!  Luke 15:32

Have you ever felt like you were playing the same song over and over in your head?  Have you ever felt like just giving up?  Well don't because hope springs eternal and puts the feeling back into everyday life.  Play that song one more time, from the top, but this time with gratitude.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.  Psalm 40:8

Monday, March 7, 2011

Paths to God

All of you together are Christ's body, and each of you is a part of it.  1 Corinthians 12:27

If you're currently serving someone in crisis, expand your ministry by allowing others to participate by ministering to you.  If you know someone who is caring for someone else, reach out and take care of them.  Love doesn't have to be shown by doing extraordinary things; we just have to choose to prop each other up so we don't get tired.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Awesome Weekend

This has been an awesome weekend.  Yesterday was a girls day out and we had so much fun just hanging together.  Today attended church service at The Father's House with the kids and everyone made me feel like I was part of their family.  Service this morning was led by the youth and 3 of the youth spoke about their Life Journal and the impact it is having on their lives.  Awesome Service!!!

This evening we met Richard and Amy at Buffalo Wings Restaurant for dinner.  Had a great time visiting with them and their 3 girls.

As I said an "Awesome Weekend!"

Visiting With Family

These past few weeks I have been visiting with our daughter and family in the Pacific Northwest.  Today us 3 girls headed out to spend the day together.  We went to the mall, had lunch at Paradise Cafe, and did some window shopping.  We left the mall and headed to T J Maxx, one of my favorite stores, and we did pick up a few items there.  It was then time to head home but we decided that the day would not be complete if we didn't stop by Starbucks for our favorite drinks.  Marianne and I had a Skinny Hazelnut Latte,  Awbrey had a Green Tea Frappe and of course we picked up a Green Tea Frappe to bring home for Stephen.  We had a great time just enjoying each others company.  I am so blessed to have such a loving family!