A Bus Ride

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  I babysit two of our grandchildren every Thursday and I like to do different things with them so they can have fun. This past Thursday I decided to take the on a bus ride around our city. I have never been on a bus around town before,I never had any reason to ride the bus. It was so interesting to see  all the different people who got on the bus. I was wandering what their story was. This bus ride humbled me,and my heart went out to the people who don't have a choice between riding the bus or driving their car.

Matthew 7:1-2 

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

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 Reflect on God's goodness.
Be thankful for all He's given.
Be joyful and at peace. Always be
in a state of expectancy, and see
that you leave room for God to 
come in as He likes.
 Oswald Chambers

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And you need a ticket to get there.
Let me ask you: Are your bags packed?


Blog land is so amazing, it seems like we can conquer. Thank-you for such an exciting weekend. Please stop by and visit Spiritual Sunday there are many wonderful blog to visit.

Miracle Makeover

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I hope that if your new to my blog that you will take this opportunity to visit Design Gives Back. She is doing a
MiracleMakeover. Just by living comments on the different blogs and face book donations will go to Children with Cancer. So please take the time to visit. Also you make go to Spiritual Sunday to read what Charlotte has posted about Miracle Makeover.
Thank-you for being a big part of this Miracle Makeover.

Life Beautiful

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Winter 2011 Cover

There are so many times when I'm in the mood to read a domestic magazine but while I'm doing so I'm thinking that I should be reading my Bible or at least a devotional. I just found this magazine the other day and was so excited. It has some great articles that are Christian based and they have guest writers and some amazing testimonies, they also have recipes and decorating ideas.  There is a calendar to help you read the Bible in a year.I just wanted to share this with everyone because I think that you may enjoy it as much as I did.

      I just love going to Arizona to visit Clif and Charlotte, they have such  amazing hospitality one can sure get spoiled there. I'm so glad I'm a part of this wonderful family, thank-you Clif and Charlotte for opening up your home to us.

   I hope that you have time to visit other blogs this weekend,thank-you for stopping by my blog today. Please stop by Spiritual Sunday for other links to some great bloggers.

Blessed to Be a Blessing

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And do not forget to do good and to share with others,for with such sacrifices God is pleased..
Hebrews 13:16

Nothing s really ours until we share it.
C.S. Lewis

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend. We have our granddaughter  this weekend, how she sure does keep us on our toes. I hope that you have the time to visit other Spiritual Sundays blogs this weekend,more than likely you will read something that will touch your heart.
God Bless,

How Does Your Garden Grow

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                I'm reading a book called Intimate Conversations, Devotions to Nurture a Woman's Soul by Alicia Britt Chole
In one of the chapters she describes our spiritual life's as a garden and ask to describe your current condition.
So how is your spiritual life.

  • newly planted
  • recovering from pesticides
  • nurtured
  • forgotten
  • weedy
  • fruitful
  • in need of attention
  • bug infested
  • ready for something new
  • covered in manure
  • embarrassing
  • dry
  • poorly guarded
  • postcard material
After ready this chapter it made be realize that I have God in my life but I need to make him the center of my life.
Please stop by Spiritual Sunday this weekend and read some wonderful blogs, and don't forget to stop by the Prayer blog and pray for those who need our prayers.
God Bless,

Positive Sayings

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200 year old Oak Trees

Pearls for the Soul
By Richard Alan Naggar

When we long for life without difficulties,
 remind us that oaks grow
 strong in contrary winds,
 and diamonds are made under pressure

Good timber does not grow with ease.
The stronger the wind, the stronger
the tree.

Isaiah 41:10 

10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
   do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
   I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

I hope that you have the time to visit Spiritual Sunday and read some very inspiring post. Also even if your not a part of Spiritual Sunday please stop by our Prayer blog and pray for those who have asked for prayers.

Time To Grow

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When our first grandson was a toddler one of his favorite places to eat was McDonald's, I didn't think he would every grow out of McDonald's. He is now 7 and his favorite place to eat is In and Out. He has matured  enough to know that In and Out has a much better hamburger and is more filling, and satisfying  than McDonald's. McDonald's was good and had it's purpose but time changes things. I feel like the church we go to is like a McDonald's and we need to mature into a In and Out.  we need to grow and were not growing because nobody likes McDonald's anymore, they want In and Out.

    Our church is having a meeting tomorrow the second one of two,please pray for this meeting and our church. We are loosing good families and are not getting any new families, our church has stopped growing. I apologize for the analogy of a hamburger place compared to our church but as serious as this matter is I thought it was the best way  I could explain. Thank-you for your prayers for our church.

singing birds           Please stop by Spiritual Sunday and read some amazing post, I promise you they all don't talk about McDonald's and In and Outs.

God Bless,

Treasure in Nature

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 Sunset with flowers in the foreground.

If we are children of God,we have
a tremendous treasure in nature
and will realize that it is holy and 
sacred. We will see God reaching
out to us in every wind that blows,
every sunrise and sunset, every
cloud in the sky,every flower that 
blooms, and every leaf that fades.
By Oswald Chambers

I hope that you have the opportunity to visit other blogs from Spiritual Sunday
and to read the prayer request for the week at our Prayer Request blog. There are so many bloggers 
that need our prayers.
Happy Fathers day to all of you fathers her at Spiritual Sunday.


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Peaceful empty chair in the winter frosted nature Stock Photo - 5547237

I found this poem in a book that I have called Stories for a Kindred Heart. This is one of those books that you just start reading all the different stories. It's by Alice Gray @ Barbara Baumcardner.  
We do not understand:
Joy..until we face sorrow
Faith..until it is tested
Peace..until faced with conflict
Trust..until we are betrayed
Love..until it is lost
Hope..until confronted with doubts
Author Unknown

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God Bless,

The Miracle

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 God is our refuge and strength an ever present help in trouble.
 Psalm 46:1

 When God is involved,anything could happen.
Charles Swindoll

I hope that everyone had a wonderful week. My husband and I were gone for a few days last week, I missed being a part of Spiritual Sunday.
Please stop by Spiritual Sunday to visit some wonderful blogs also please stop by the Prayer blog to pray for those in need.

God Bless,

Every Moment

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May 21,2011

 In repentance and rest is our salvation,in quietness and trust is your strength.
Isaiah 30:15

Let this be your chief object in prayer, to realize the presence of our Heavenly Father.
Let your watchword be Alone with God
 By Andrew Murray

 I'm so glad that you stopped by today. I hope that you will visit Spiritual Sunday, there
are so many inspirational blogs to read.

The Door of Hope

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Romans 12:11-12

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope,patient in
affliction,faithful in prayer.

God is the only one who can make the valley of trouble a door of hope.
By Catherine Marshall
From the book A Daybook of Grace

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Happy Mothers Day

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May 7,2011

Jesus loved his mom and wanted to make sure that she would be taken care of before he died.

John 19:26-27 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” (27) Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
I hope that all you mom's have a wonderful day with all your families.Please visit Spiritual Sundays there are so many great post to read. They may help in your path to learn more about our Lord.
God Bless,


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April 30,2011
I had wrote out a post yesterday but decided that it was not what I wanted to blog about,have you ever changed your mine like that? This post is on my heart today so I hope that you don't mind me telling you a little story. Yesterday my husband and I went to a memorial for a could that past away at out church. Bernie,the wife past away April 15 of last year,the husband Joe, past away April 10,of this year.Bernie was 85 and Joe was 88,they were married for 65 years. They didn't have a memorial for Bernie last year because Joe just had surgery and was recovering. Joe never did recover and went to be with the Lord a year later. This couple was such a mentor to my husband and I,they will be missed enormously. Bernie had host many tea party's  in her time and I was blessed to be able to host one with her, I will always cherish that day. For the last 5 years of Bernie's life  was confined  in a wheel chair because of a stroke, Joe was a devoted husband and took care of her. Joe had broke his hip and had to go be in a rehabilitation hospital,when he was there he had no one to take care of Bernie so he paid for her to have a room at that same rehabilitation center.Bernie had to be on the other side of the center since she was not a patient. She would visit him daily driving down the halls in her wheel chair. It was while she was there that she had another stoke that took her life. Joe was more than ready
to be with his Lord and his wife,they will both be missed. I wanted to plant a rose bush in memory of Bernie, I came across one with the name Elegant Lady, that's the one,that's the rose bush I will plant at our church in memory of this elegant women. She was known for always having just the right jewelry on to match what  outfit she had on. After she had past away Joe ask me if I wanted some of her costume jewelry, her jewelry box was as tall as my dresser. Joe laughed and said he never really realized how much money she spent on jewelry or how many cloths she had.

Dear Lord thank-you for bring this couple into my life, Bernie was a Proverbs women for sure and has taught me many things,and Joe who was a carpenter has fixed a thing or two at our home not to mention hundred's of things at church and at many homes of the people in our church. I will miss them both until the day comes when we meet again.
It's in your name Lord Amen

Please visit Spiritual Sunday today there are so many beautiful hearts that share there each week about Jesus.
God Bless,

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April 23, 2011

Before There was SUNDAY There was FRIDAY

I was not there, but I can feel the chills in my body,  I can  feel the earth move, I can  here the rumble in the sky. The pain that the Lord went through for you and me.
     Jesus had told his disciples and friends that he would rise after 3 days, they  wanted to believe him because they loved him. Three days after Jesus was crucified he indeed raised  from the dead.

Heavenly father, 
My words alone can not express my love for you ,my words alone will never be able to thank-you enough.
I pray that my heart and actions show how grateful I am for you and how much I love you,Thank-you Lord for dieing for me so that I can live with you in eternity.

This would be a perfect weekend to visit Spiritual Sunday 
You will be so glad that you did.

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April 16,2011

I have a daily devotional call A Daybook of Grace. My post today is from this devotional.

In the day of my trouble I will call you,
for you will answer me.
Psalm 86:7

 It is the trail of our faith that is precious. If we go through the trail,
there is so much wealth laid up in our heavenly bank account 
to draw upon when the next test comes.
Oswald Chambers

Please stop by Spiritual Sunday to visit some wonderful blogs from
people who share their hearts and the love they have for the Lord.

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April 9,2011

Nothing to Fear
 Psalms 34:4-5

 I sought the Lord, and he answered me,
he delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
their faces are never covered with shame.

God walks with us. He scoops us up in His arms or simply sits
with us in silent strength until we cannot avoid the awesome
recognitions that yes, even now, He is here.
     By Gloria Gather

There are so many rumors going around at my work these days.
Our contracts up, my location my close the doors, our pay may get cut.
It is hard to avoid these rumors, it's hard to trust my company, but it's not
hard to trust in the Lord. In my heart I feel that why should I be exempt from a cut pay.
Men and women who work to protect our city have had a huge cut in pay, I can live
with a cut in pay. What bothers me is I see how much of a profit my company makes,
the only word that comes to my mind is greed!

Proverbs 28:25

He who is of a greedy spirit stirs up strife, but he who puts his trust in the Lord shall be enriched and blessed

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 About 15 years ago we planted over 50 shrubs and a handful of trees. I had a vision,all I wanted to see out our windows were living walls.  This was not very easy over the years, with different  kinds of weather,and water shortages it was a challenge but now when we look out of every one of our windows all we see is green and all we here are birds, we feel like were somewhere else and not in a neighborhood.I new that I could not just plant all of these shrubs and trees without watering them,or feeding them,because I new they had a purpose a pretty big one at that. I didn't want to risk loosing any of them.I needed to nurture them in order for them to grow just the right way. This is how our Christianity  is, we can't just be baptized and think that over night we will be a mature Christian, it can take years~and years of becoming a mature Christian . We need to nurture our souls, we need to water ,and feed our Christianity.We need to have faith and trust in the Lord.

Acts 14:22 

22 strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.

I hope that you stop by and visit other Spiritual Sunday post this weekend.
God Bless,

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I just love Francesca's  Battistelli new song, so of course I wanted to share it with all  of you.  I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did .I ask my husband if I should share this song, he said he had no comment so I'm thinking he thought maybe it wasn't one of the better Christian songs that I have played,  but it may put a smile on your face and it may make you realize that this is just the small stuff.

There are so many wonderful blogs to read so I hope that you have time to visit more Spiritual Sunday blogs.   

God Bless,

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March 18,2011                
                         Full Of Wander 
Every moment is full of wonder,
and God is always present. We 
have a Father in heaven who is
almighty, who loves His children
 as He loves His only begotten son,
and whose very joy and delight it 
is to help them at times and 
under all circumstances.

George Mueller

I will be having all 3 grandchildren and my mother in-law and sister in-law over for the weekend
So I hope to visit as many as I can during this time. What post I don't finish this weekend I will be visiting
during the week after work
Thank-you for being so understanding.

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March 12,2011
Hello Friends,

I received a gift from a lady at church, it's a little book called Whispers of Faith. There are so many wonder little quotes and scriptures that I have been sharing them with you from time to time, here is another one from this little book of encouragement.

Pray Now
It is not a question of praying and asking God to help you,
 it is the grace of God now.
We tend to make prayer the preparation for our service
yet it is never that in the Bible.
 Prayer is the practice of drawing on the grace of God...Pray now, 
draw on the grace of God in your moment of need.
By Oswald Chamber

Please take visit Spiritual Sunday  this weekend you may never now
how your heart will be touched.

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March 4,2011


I find the great thing in this world
is not so much where we stand, as
in what direction we are moving.
To reach the port of heaven, we
must sail sometimes with the wind
  and sometimes against it, but we 
 must sail, and not drift nor lie at 
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Please stop by Spiritual Sunday to read some amazing blogs. These
men and women love to share their hearts and their love for the Lord.

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Hello friends, It amazes me how fast time goes by. February was my anniversary, it has been four years that  I have been  blogging and I'm so thank-ful for all of my blogging friends that  have come into my life, you have all touched my heart. My blog first started as a domestic blog and as time went on  my heart Begin to be heavy and empty. I knew that there was something out there that I needed,that something was all of you my friends. Spiritual Sundays has touched my heart and has brought a new meaning to blogging for me. All of you often pop up in my mind during the week and my prayers are always with those who ask,and even for some who don't ask. I get tears in my eyes just knowing that someday the Lord will introduce us all.  May you all have a blessed week.
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Love of Wonder

Whether sixty or sixteen, there
is in every human being's heart
the love of wonder,the sweet
amazement at the stars and
starlike things, the undaunted
 challenge of events,the unfailing
childlike appetite for what-next,
and the joy of the game of living.

By Samuel Ullman
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God Bless,

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Spiritual Sunday

I love this quote from Alexander Campbell

Please visit Spiritual Sunday for some wonderful and inspiring post from all over the world.

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Here is the poem that I wanted to post last week,I hope you enjoy it. This is a poem by a man name Mike Bullock.
I've made a resolution
I think you'll be impressed
I'm going to take a step of faith
And slowly get undressed
Removing things that I've accrued
The baggage I've amassed
The trappings gained from sources wide
The weight of which is vast.
Underneath this bulging mass
There lies a simple soul
Simple walk, a simple faith
That's always been my goal
I've tried to do it many ways
The do's and don'ts are rife
But I am who I am, you see
An individual life.
So back to basics I will go
And get to know my Dad
A personal relationship
Is ready to be had
I've messed around these many years
And dropped out of the race
A simple walk, a simple faith
I need to seek His face.

~ mike bullock ~     Versical's Weblog

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I will  have my grandchildren this weekend so it may take me awhile  to visit everyone. 
God Bless,

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Hello My Friends

I was in the mood to post a poem today and as I was looking on the Internet and I came across a poem that I loved. I decided to follow the link to this persons personal blog. Since the blog was current I decided to ask permission to share his poem. I'm waiting for his reply so it may be a next week post but in the mean time here is the link to his blog http://versical.wordpress.com/ His name is Mike Bullock. He has some beautiful Christian poems that I'm sure you would enjoy reading. If this is your first time here at my blog please stop by
Spiritual Sunday to read some encouraging post.

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Being Humble

Sometimes I wonder if I'm as humble as I would like to think I am, or more important am I as humble as the Lord would like me to be.

1 Peter 5:5
5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,
“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”

Matthew 23:12
12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

James 4:6
6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.

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Lunch Hours

I am very blessed to be able to go home for lunch, I live maybe 1 mile from work. So of course I go home for lunch, my lunch hour normally goes something like this. Empty dish washer, make lunch, check email, pay bills. It's anything but relaxing. I have decided to start taking my lunch to work and sit in my car and read the Bible. My work is on a hill and you can see miles and miles on a clear day it is the most beautiful view. Something about reading my Bible while looking out at our Lords creations is so fulfilling for me and helps reduce my stress level. How do you spend your lunch hour? Is this the time you like to read your Bible?

Please stop by Spiritual Sunday to read some wonderful blogs. It's such a blessing to read this blogs.

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Happy New Year

I want to let everyone know how much I appreciate all of you. This past year I feel like I have been so blessed. Reading all of your post always touch my heart. Lately I don't feel like I have been a very good blog host, the past three months have been very busy for me at work,the older I get the harder it is to have a job that is so physical. Now that the holidays are behind us I hope to be a better host. Thank-you Charlotte for putting up with me over that last few months.

James 1:2-4Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Please stop by Spiritual Sunday and visit some beautiful inspiring blogs.Happy New Year,Ginger