Monthly Archives: May 2007

Calvinistic Pick-Up line

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We are off to Canada for the holiday weekend.

Enjoy your life, your family, friends and all God’s creation.

What’s even better about this comic is the comments on the original post, see here

I couldn’t find any review I did of this movie, so here goes…

The Last Sin Eater [official page]

We saw this movie in the theater, I really don’t frequent movies all that often, but I read the book and sort-of conned the boys into coming with me. Without telling them the premise of the movie, I told them, it would be exciting enough to keep them awake.

Surprising enough, they both loved it.

The sin-eater would take the offering of the town folk laid on the body of the deceased to take away his sins. The sin eater  character was an awesome part of the movie, so I don’t want to give too many details on him.

The stranger, who preached the gospel to some of the town folk wasn’t given a big enough part, but he was an important part on changing some well-thought out, devious traditions the folks had.

Good movie, for all ages and genders. Written by a woman, told from a girls point of view, but not ‘girly’, many diverse struggles and side stories, also.

Watch and come tell me what you thought of it.

Kristina

Ro 11:27 – “THIS IS MY COVENANT WITH THEM, WHEN I TAKE AWAY THEIR SINS.” Heb 10:4 -For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Heb 10:11 -Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; 1Jo 3:5 -You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.

 

Ro 5:11 – And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
Ro 11:15 -For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?       
2Co 5:18 – Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,
2Co 5:19 -namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
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Bad News Bear

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2 weeks ago I got hit with some bad news, lots of bad news…

  1. Family member with breast tumor, biopsy scheduled and completed
  2. Family member left unfaithful spouse
  3. Family member’s son appendectomy
  4. Friend diagnosed with cancer and kidney failure, trying chemo.
    While these things in and of themselves are not the end of the world type of thing, they have the potential to be.
    While all these things are not happening to me personally, they are happening to the people I love dearly.
    While I know they individually must go thru their trials, I want to be there for them, to help in any way I can. Pray for them, whatever.

    I had good news also…

    1. Family member on meds for pain and depression, is doing and better, attitude much improved

    2. Friend doing chemo for lung cancer is in his last treatments and doing very well

    3. Going on vacation, managed to get dog and cat sitter

    4. Son is accepted into high school, they call it an 8th grade promotion

    5. Son got 2nd place in a track event

    6. Friend asked me about ‘getting right’ with God and advice on what scripture says about…

I guess I’m trying to say, before Christ, this news would have thrown me over the edge. I would have already hit the bottle and been a bear to live with.

Now, I’m just a bear to live with, no, really, I DO want to drink, badly, but knowing God will get me and others thru this, I’m calm, relying on Him to do His work.

I’m praying and waiting and watching.

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Yesterday: family member with breast tumor is now diagnosed with;

Invasive ductal carcinoma, or IDC, accounts for about 80% of all breast cancers. Invasive means that it has “invaded” or spread to the surrounding tissues. It is ductal because the cancer began in the milk ducts—which are the “pipes” that bring milk from the lobules to the nipple. Carcinoma refers to any cancer that begins in the skin or other tissues that cover internal organs—such as breast tissue.

AND

DCIS – Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (non-invasive ductal carcinoma)

DCIS is not life-threatening. It is non-invasive, and is considered the earliest form of cancer—Stage 0. Stage 0 breast cancer (sometimes called pre-cancer) is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells that is stuck inside the milk duct where it started. It has not yet figured out how to spread outside the duct or to other areas of the body.

Although this cancer stays inside the milk ducts, it is associated with an increased risk of getting an invasive cancer, or cancer that has spread to surrounding tissues, in the future. The risk of the DCIS coming back is extremely variable and depends on the size and personality of the DCIS, as well as the type of treatment. Recurrence of cancer can be either non-invasive (not life-threatening) or invasive (potentially serious). The main goal of treating DCIS is to reduce the risk of an invasive cancer later on.

In most cases, the treatment for DCIS is breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy). The DCIS must be removed with clean margins (also called margins of resection). To substantially lower the risk of developing an invasive cancer, most doctors recommend additional treatment with radiation after surgery for DCIS.

Women with hormone-receptor-positive DCIS may choose to receive hormonal therapy after surgery to reduce the risk of recurrence and to lower the risk of getting a new cancer.

I came home to look this stuff up on-line, having both cancers are not common, I think, but now this places me at a higher risk of breast cancer by way of association, genetics, family history.

Oh yeah, and I DID buy a beer and shared it with my hubby at dinner, it tasted WAY TOO good.

Received an e-mail from an offended sister in Christ, so I apologized.

I’m trying to get ready for a vacation to Canada also, I love to go, but hate to pack.

So as I go into the weekend, on vacation with the ones I love most, I will pray, for my family and friends. Pray for myself to be strong for them.

I really should go to the Psalms more; they just calm me down when I read them

Ps 8:2 – From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.

Ps 18:1 – “I love You, O LORD, my strength.”

Ps 18:32 – The God who girds me with strength And makes my way blameless?

Ps 18:39 – For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.

Ps 20:6 – Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.

Ps 21:1 – O LORD, in Your strength the king will be glad, And in Your salvation how greatly he will rejoice!

Ps 21:13 – Be exalted, O LORD, in Your strength; We will sing and praise Your power.

Blessings on your holiday weekend; be safe and strong, the Lord is with you!

Kristina

Sinful Desires…….

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I just really love these e-letters from Peacemakers Ministries, if you enjoy them also, please subscribe to their newsletter here:

Sometimes Our Sinful Desires May Be The Least of Our Worries! 

It is important to emphasize the fact that idols can arise from good desires as well as wicked desires. It is often not what we want that is the problem, but that we want it too much. For example, it is not unreasonable for a man to want a passionate sexual relationship with his wife or for a mother to want to stay at home with a newborn baby. Nor is it wrong for an employer to want diligent workers or for a pastor to desire respect from his deacons. These are good desires, but if they turn into demands that must be met in order for us to be satisfied and fulfilled, they can lead to bitterness, resentment, or self-pity that can destroy a family, business, or church.

 

How can you discern when a good desire might be turning into a sinful demand? You can begin by prayerfully asking yourself “X-ray” questions that reveal the true condition of your heart.

  • What am I preoccupied with? What is the first thing on my mind in the morning and the last thing on my mind at night?
  • How would I answer the question: “If only ______, then I would be happy, fulfilled, and secure”?
  • What do I want to preserve or to avoid at all costs?
    Where do I put my trust?
  • What do I fear?
  • When a certain desire is not met, do I feel frustration, anxiety, resentment, bitterness, anger, or depression?
  • Is there something I desire so much that I am willing to disappoint or hurt others in order to have it?

Taken from  The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict
by Ken Sande, Updated Edition (Grand Rapids, Baker Books, 2003) p. 104-105

Food for Thought

What was the first thing on your mind this morning? How about the last thing on your mind last night? Is there a good desire in your life that’s beginning to becoming a recurring thought pattern for you? As you consider this, remember the good news: God has ultimately satisfied that particular “good desire” through his Son. What remains is for us to trust and, through his grace, receive God’s eye-opening insight into the ways in which we are beginning to trust, fear, or dwell on something other than God himself. Spend time today in prayer to ask God to reveal areas of your life where you might be elevating a good desire into a sinful demand.

So, I thought I would answer these questions to see where the condition of my heart is:

  • Preoccupied with what am I going to do today, how will I get everything done, and at night, what have I forgotten and what’s up for tomorrow? And depending in the days events, I will mull over my relationships.
  • If only my relationship with my husband were better, then I would be happy, fulfilled and secure.
  • I want to preserve my boy, his purity, I want to avoid conflict, and avoid this growing up thing and avoid a disastrous relationship with him, like relationships past.
  • I would like to say I put my trust in God, but realistically I put my trust in me, if it doesn’t get done by me, it doesn’t get done, or doesn’t get done right.
  • I fear losing my son and hubby. When they are gone from me for a long period, my thoughts wander to what would happen if…
  • Yes, I feel all those things….
  • Yes, pretty much ‘I want my own way’

I’m obviously in a pretty sad state, just another reminder of how I need to put my trust in the Lord, the God who gave His Son up to die to save me from my sins, to save me from myself.

Blessings on your day, Kristina

I took this quote from this blogger

”Dear Lord, I pray thy will be done. And I pray for courage so that I will not resist should I be thrown into the furnace. I can not guarantee I will not resist so help me with my need to resist. Amen.”

I prayed this after I read it, and we shall see what the Lord has in store for me…..


Ps 115:11 – You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
Ps 118:8 – It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in man.

Ps 118:9 – It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in princes.

Ps 125:1 – Those who trust in the LORD Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.

Pr 3:5Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.

Pr 22:19 – So that your trust may be in the LORD, I have taught you today, even you.

Isa 26:4 – “Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, {we have} an everlasting Rock.

Isa 30:15 – For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said, “In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.”

Get Off Your Butt!

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If there was no bible, how would we know God and His son, Jesus?

(folklore, tales told from elders, somehow it would have gotten written down somewhere eventually, right?)

If we didn’t go to church, what would we do?

(Meaning, if we didn’t have our bottoms sitting on the pew on Sunday, what would should we do?)

We would just veg out, we should take off the pretty ‘church’ clothes and get into some work clothes and get out into the community. We should start relationships, show and talk about our faith.

Most of us have sat in a church pew long enough to know enough to get out into the world and do this

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20)

I could go on and on about how we need to be [commanded to be] out in the world more and be the shining light, set apart and showing love to a needy people.

But, really, would you listen?

Deut. 4: 1 Hear now, O Israel, the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. 2 Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.

  (Pertaining to obedience)

Deut12:  32 See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.

 [Pertaining to the place and way of worship to God]

Proverbs30: 5“Every word of God is flawless;
he is shield to those who take refuge in him.

    6 Do not add to his words,

or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.
{pertaining to wisdom of God}

Revelation 22:18I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. 19And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

[Pertaining to the book of Revelation specifically]

I was just jotting down those notes as I was looking thru the International Bible Society catalog.

I am really bummed out that the international mail rates went up so high, I can’t afford to send bibles overseas.

I’m hoping God has another plan for me. It makes me crazy seeing bibles sitting around not being read, when there are so many people in other countries wanting God’s Word.

Just ramblings of a Home Engineer’s mind. Maybe I should get a job.

Blessings, Kristina

26Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[d]eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet. 29The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”

    30Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

    31“How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

    32The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture:
“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,

and as a lamb before the shearer is silent,

so he did not open his mouth.

33In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.

Who can speak of his descendants?

For his life was taken from the earth.”
    34The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35Then Philip began with that very passage of scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.    36As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. Why shouldn’t I be baptized?”

38And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 40Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea. Acts 8

 

Musings on….Christians and Gambling

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This one has been sitting in my drafts for a while; it’s long, but here goes:

 

What does the bible say about gambling?

Does it say anything about gambling?

What is the Christian to do about gambling?

Is it a sin? Should Christians do it?

How should a christian think about money and proper use of it?

MONEY, LOVE OF

(philarguria, 1 Timothy 6:10, literally, “love of silver”; compare corresponding “lovers of money” (Luke 16:14; 2 Timothy 3:2), equivalent to “avarice”):

The vice that seeks to retain and hoard all that is acquired (Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament, xxiv); described as “a root of all kinds of evil.”

See also COVETOUSNESS.

http://atheism.about.com/library/FAQs/christian/blxtn_gamblingsin.htm

http://www.christiananswers.net/q-acb/acb-g001.html

In Matthew 7:15-20, Jesus Christ laid down a test by which every activity or philosophy could be assayed, and its true value assessed. He said, quite simply, that “every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.” Jesus’ statement was addressed specifically to false teachers, but it certainly can be applied to various philosophies and activities of life (such as gambling). What kind of fruit does gambling produce? When legalized gambling arrives in a new community, does it raise the moral standards of that community? Does it help to lessen the hardships of families in that community? Or, is the opposite the case? Does legalized gambling place a burden on the communities by an appreciable lowering of the moral standard and an increase in the financial burden for those who already are working with a poverty-level budget? Let’s take a walk down the gambling produce aisle and see what it has to offer.

from http://www.apologeticspress.org/articles/2301

God’s Attitude Toward Gambling (did someone ask God to answer this? I’m just saying)
God’s people in Bible times apparently were not greatly tempted with gambling. It seems the vice manifested itself only when Israel was dominated by heathen nations. When gambling did occur God clearly indicated His attitude concerning it.

During their Babylonian captivity the Israelites came under the influence of people who gambled. As a result some of the captives also became involved. To these people God through Isaiah said, “Ye are they that forsake the Lord, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number” (Isaiah 65:11, KJV). As indicated in some modern translations of the Bible, the Hebrew words translated “troop” and “number” were names of the heathen gods “Gad” and “Meni.” To the heathen, Gad was the giver of good luck. Meni was the god of bad luck.

The translation of Isaiah 65:11 by James Moffat is as follows: “But ye who have forsaken the Eternal, ye who ignore his sacred hill, spreading tables to Good Luck, pouring libations to Fate, I make the sword your fate.”

E. H. Plumptre, late Dean of Wells, has pointed out that Gad was worshiped as the greater fortune, the giver of good luck. Meni was worshiped as the lesser fortune. George Rawlinson, who at one time served as professor of Ancient History at Oxford, has indicated the name Meni “designated a deity who apportions men’s fortunes to them.”

The sin for which some of the Israelites were condemned was trusting in luck rather than God. Isaiah made it clear that trust in God and trust in luck cannot coexist. If people rely on chance it is evident they do not rely on God. Isaiah described those who trusted in gambling as “they that forsake the Lord” (Isaiah 65:11).
from http://www.ag.org/top/Beliefs/Position_Papers/pp_4186_gambling.cfm

1. Gambling is wrong because it is a disregard of responsible stewardship.

2. Gambling is wrong because it involves a chance of gain at the expense and suffering of others.

3. Gambling is wrong because it is inconsistent with the work ethic of Scripture.

4. Gambling is wrong because it tends to be habit forming.

also from above website.

To entice someone to gain money at the certain loss of another violates virtually every principle taught by Christ. It breeds selfishness, greed, and covetousness and, in fact, promotes them.

“For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things” (Philippians 3:18-19).

We pass our value system along to those around us–first, to our own families, then to our friends and neighbors. If our value system is no better than the world’s in which we live, then truly we have been conformed to the image of this world.

“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense either to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God; just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved” (1 Corinthians 10:31-33).

Gambling flows from what is depraved about human nature. It’s a violation of the Tenth Commandment — “Thou shalt not covet” (Ex. 20:17). Jesus strongly warned against this sin, saying: “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Lk. 12:15). The apostle Paul counseled, “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (I Tim. 6:9-10).

wow, check out this forum here

At Belief net.com

Actually, I will copy/paste this one out, its good and with references.

Gambling and the Bible
Gambling isn’t expressly mentioned in the Bible. But it’s a vice that goes against many biblical principles.
By Ronald A. Reno

Reprinted with permission of Focus on the Family.

Love of neighbor: Jesus commanded, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31). Gambling, meanwhile, is predicated on the losses, pain, and suffering of others. For one to win at gambling, others must lose. For many, the ramifications attributable to their gambling losses are profound. Families touched by a gambling addiction are at greatly increased risk for such negative outcomes as divorce, bankruptcy, child abuse, domestic violence, crime, and suicide. More than 15 million Americans already struggle with a gambling problem, and the number continues to grow as gambling expands.
See also Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:31, 10:25-37; Romans 12:10; Philippians 2:3-4; Hebrews 13:1-2.

Exploiting the poor: Gambling preys on the desperation of the poor. The National Gambling Impact Study Commission found that those with incomes less than $10,000 spend more on lottery tickets than any other income group. High school dropouts spend four times as much as college graduates. Scripture exhorts us to look out for the poor and disadvantaged, and issues strong warnings against taking advantage of their plight.

See, for instance, Proverbs 14:21, 14:31, 22:16; Isaiah 3:14-15; Amos 5:11-12; Zechariah 7:10a.

Work ethic: Work has been part of God’s design for mankind from the very beginning. We are to invest our time and energies into labors that supply our needs and those of our families (Proverbs 31, 2 Thessalonians 3:10, 1 Timothy 5:8) and that allow us to share with others (Ephesians 4:28). Scripture is replete with exhortations toward industriousness and admonitions against slothfulness. Gambling, meanwhile, portends something for nothing. Indeed, gambling advertising and marketing frequently belittles hard work and diligence.

See also Genesis 2:15; Exodus 20:9; Proverbs 12:11, 13:4, 20:4, 21:25, 28:19.

Greed: Gambling is founded on greed and undergirded by a “get-rich-quick” appeal. In a recent national poll, two-thirds of respondents stated that the reason they gamble is to win money. The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 6:9-10a: “People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.”

See also Proverbs 15:27, 28:20; Matthew 6:31; Luke 12:15; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; Hebrews 13:5.

Covetousness: The 10th Commandment (Exodus 20:17) prohibits Christians from coveting another’s possessions. Gambling is precisely the attempt to obtain the resources of others without providing anything of value in return. Some have rightly described gambling as consensual theft.

Stewardship: Christians are responsible before God for how they invest the resources entrusted to them, as the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30) makes clear. In many cases, money spent on gambling is money that should have gone to provide for the well-being of one’s family or the advancement of a worthy cause. In all cases, it is an unwise investment with an almost-certain negative return. More importantly, such spending propagates an immoral, predatory and exploitative industry.

See also Genesis 1:26; Romans 14:12; 1 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Colossians 3:17.

The role of government: The God-ordained purpose of government, as outlined in Romans 13:1-5, is to protect the welfare of the citizenry and to suppress evil. State-sanctioned gambling does the opposite. It victimizes many, especially the most vulnerable. It also condones-and even promotes-a vice that has historically been repressed specifically because of its inherent debilitating and corruptive nature.

Deception: Legal gambling operations are steeped in deceit. Lotteries that conceal or misstate the odds, casinos without clocks or windows to hide the passage of time, slot machines programmed for “near misses,” and “riverboat” casinos that cannot sail are but a few examples. Scripture, on the other hand, detests deceitful conduct (Psalm 5:6: “You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the Lord abhors.”). Indeed, Jesus describes Himself as the embodiment of truth (John 14:6) and Satan as “the father of lies” (John 8:44).

See also Psalms 26:4, 55:23, 101:7; Proverbs 14:8, 12:20, 24:28; Romans 1:29.

Avoiding temptation: Gambling establishments are often host to other corrupting vices, including prostitution and drunkenness. Christians are urged to avoid such environments (1 Thessalonians 5:22: “Avoid every kind of evil.”). In 1 Corinthians 15:33, Paul writes, “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.'” Other Scriptures warn believers to flee temptation (1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Timothy 2:22).

Lack of trust in God: The Bible teaches that Christians are to look to God as their provider, and that we are to be content with the material blessings we receive from His hand. To engage in gambling indicates both a lack of trust in and dissatisfaction with God’s provision.

See, for instance, Matthew 6:25-34; Philippians 4:11-12, 4:19; 1 Timothy 6:6; Hebrews 13:5.

Alright this is really long, sorry about that, there is lots of info. about it.

Please just read when you have time and enjoy the content, maybe you can use it when talking to others about gambling.

My mother, who is not a Christian, took a friend, who is a Christian, gambling and I started thinking about it.

Have a great day! Kristina

Happy Blessed Mothers Day

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For Mother’s day I would like a thermometer for the outside of the kitchen window…

A hug and kiss.

A stadium seat for track events, for my big butt and bad back.

The inside of my car windows washed.

hint, hint……

But what I got for Mother’s day was the man and boy working with me on the back yard…..
My boy, the ham, who by the way, did awesome at his play.

I also bought some flowers and veggies, look at that garden, all roto-tilled and smelling fine.

This patch had gravel, but we are making it grass.

 

So pretty much a fabulous day, we ate out, my favorite, mexican food.

Tomorrow some weeding and trimming bluebells and planting flowers.

Thank you, Hubby and son for a great Mothers day!

 

Blessings to all the Mothers Out There!

I hope you all have a joyful day with all the loved ones around you and lots of love to share!

 

Job 1:21 – He said, “Naked I came from my mother‘s womb, And naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD.”

proverbs 31:  26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

    27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

    28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

    29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”

    30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

    31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Ps 34:11 – Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.