Could it be a ghost? I think that is what might have been going through Cats head this morning as she looked out the living room window. What she saw seem to scare her as she did not sit her normal amount of time but jumped down and ran to the bedroom. And just what are the ghoulish figures in the yard? They are bushes and plants that I hope and pray the frost does not kill. YES I said frost! When we got up this morning it was all over the ground and the temp was in the upper 20"s. Now I know that does not sound so bad to some of you that are experiencing sub zero but I live in FLORIDA, you know the Sunshine state. And that is not the end of the story... Saturday morning it might be in the teens,
Can you say Brrrr. Well not this old girl, I'm heading south in the morning to go to the Keys. We were just there at Thanksgiving but our daughter is having her BIG 4-0
and needs a little pep talk, you know things like "the 40's are the best years of your life", or "shucks wait till your my age" and of course, " you're just as old as you think", and best one, "it's just a number"!!!! She said it was going to be cold there to, in the 50's, I THINK I CAN HANDLE IT. I will be gone about a week, hope to have some good pictures when I get back. If you pack in a hurry you can go with me!
Monday, January 5, 2009
I prefer to think of it as a challenge as I know I will try harder to do what I have purposed for we all know what they say about "resolutions", they are made to be broken.
What is the "challenge" ? To read the bible through and commit some of it to memory. Why would I want to do that you might ask. The bible is more than just a book....it is the Logos. In the first chapter of John it says, " In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. There is a good reason for a capital W, as the word is one of many names for Jesus. A good study bible like the Full Life Study Bible (King James Version) will help you to understand the truth that can open up a whole new way of life.
The bible gives HOPE,PEACE,MERCY,GRACE, and so much more. It is full of promises from God, and as a born again believer and a child of God you can trust his word.
One of my favorite passages is found in Psalms 103, several years ago I committed the first five verses to memory and I can tell you there has been many times when those words comforted my soul and helped turn situations around. Verse seventeen of the same chapter says, " the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children." That is a promise for my grandchildren. Fear in this passage means extreme reverence, not fear as in afraid.
We are living in a time when men's hearts will fail them because of fear, but those that have put their trust in the Living God will have no fear. For this confidence read Psalms 27.
I pray in 2009 you will draw closer to God and if you do not have a relationship with Him I pray you will seek Him, Matthew 7:7 says, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: GOD DESIRES FOR YOU TO KNOW HIM.
I HOPE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SAY "2009 I HAVE MADE CHRIST MINE"