Saturday, July 31, 2010

Our Anniversary

Today is our 28th year of being married. WOW! Time just blitzes by. this year we start a new chapter by selling the house we've been in for 17yrs and moving to a new place. There we will be able to get the couples ministry started. A new page, a new chapter, a new day.

Song of Solomon - I am my beloved's and he is mine.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Troxaway Ct - Great family home in terrific neighborhood. Quiet dead end street. Great house for entertaining!
Less than 2 mins to Lewisville Elementary School.
Nearly 2000sqft of comfortable living.

-3 bedrooms
-2 bth
-Recently remodeled kitchen
- Sun room
- Extra large hot tub on patio
- Deck is less than 2 yrs old.
- Huge playroom downstairs
- W/D hookups
Central A/C, Heat pump
-Fenced backyard
- 2 car garage
- Fire place in Great Room with gorgeous hand made mantle

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


LifeSong is about to happen! They accepted our offer and we sign papers today.

It's a contingent offer...contingent on selling our house but I KNOW that God has a buyer waiting for us. I'm going to start boxing things up today.

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

This may be the one!

After looking (every day) for 2 yrs, we are going to go look at a house that may be the one!

We have been looking for a place that is one level, in the country, private, quiet and either has another house on the property or has enough land for a second house. The place we are going to look at is all of those things!
I'm trying to temper my enthusiasm but this just feels like ....well....God's will be done.

For those that do not know - My hubs and I own a couples retreat ministry and we have been trying for so long to get a place for the retreat. We wanted it to be close to us because I would be the one cleaning the cabin/cottage and prepping it between folks staying there.
Oh and here's our ministry -

On the crochet front -
I joined a friendship squares group over at the 'Ville. I'm so excited! I have a few squares ready to go out and am crossing my fingers hoping for some to come my way.
Also, I am giving away a TINY TOTE. So fun giving stuff away!!!

I'm still trying to finish my son's girlfriend's afghan. I think I can get it done this weekend.

Well - the mountain of laundry is calling me. I better get moving.

Have a great day and don't forget to praise God today!

Monday, July 19, 2010

No Whiners!

I read a wonderful article today, from Bob Perry, called How to Sabotage Your Church. It was pure dynamite! I would LOVE to print it out, circulate it in church, and make it mandatory reading. My heart has been hurting for my church. We have endured much and still the whiners, the complainers, those with chips permanently attached to their shoulders, those that are divisive and those saintly ones that are 'only trying to help' by giving their opinion are running rampant. They are like the prowling lion that circles it's prey waiting to make their move to destroy and divide God's family.

Mr Perry had a selection of scenarios and caricatured examples of ways people can sabotage their church. I've found that the church has many more saboteurs that have yet to be named. Here I will speak to a few that I have encountered.

***Please note that all truths must be held up to the Word of God. If it can't be backed up in scripture then it won't be listed here.

The Lip Serviced - Find something to be dissatisfied with and run to the Pastor or a church leader and dump it on them.
We all have things that we may be dissatisfied within a church. That's fine. But when your dissatisfaction bleeds over into whining and complaining to the Pastor or leaders of the church and you offer no solutions or give offers to help fix the problem, then that is when your mouth needs to shut.

Now...let's take it to the Word!

Ephesians 4:29 - Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Eph 4:3 - Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Now, if you are whining and complaining then I think that falls into the 'unwholesome talk' category. Did your verbalizing your dissatisfaction help, build up, benefit or fulfill a need? If you really think so then read verse 3. Now, can you honestly say that you made every effort to fix the problem? Did you make every effort to unify the body, keeping peace?

Ask yourself – Did I get up off my blessed assurance and DO something to help? Did I volunteer to work to fix the problem? Did I offer to be the solution?

Christian – if you cannot answer yes to those questions then you are not keeping the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. I speak this truth, in love.....Put up or shut up.