Archives for April 2008

Precious Memories of a dear Saint…

Yesterday, as we were doing our weekly Monday morning grocery shopping we decided to look for a little yard decor, that would fit into our budget, for our little parsonage in the country of southern OHIO.

Ken picked up a couple of small fur trees that promise to grow to about 7 foot maximum.

As we were heading for the check out, a beautiful, familiar, lavender flower caught my eye and, (to quote my dear daughter-in-law, Lois who has a wonderful eye for floral beauty) “I just fell in love with it.”

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….GOD'S BLESSING FOR OUR YOUTH AND THEIR PARENTS

A few weeks ago I made the comment in the class that God wanted Solomon’s complete surrender and obedience and willingness to obey HIM and follow HIS instructions with a right heart attitude. (II Chronicles 28:9 ….serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind.”

Vs. 20 “and David said to Solomon his son, be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou has finished all the work for the service of the louse of the Lord.”

Isn’t that what He wants from each of us as His children

Last night while I was talking with one of my grand-daughters on a chat over the internet, we began to discuss something that could be done in fun on the internet and I mentioned to her that possibility that though it was funny and fun to do, that I felt it might be something that could be used in a wrong way and be deceptive.

What came next was a joy to me

She responded that she appreciated the fact that I had pointed it out to her and she thanked me for helping her to do right. When I mentioned that the Lord would bless her for her sweet spirit in her response, she said that I had been an encouragement to her

To me the reverse was true. She had been an encouragement to me in her response of respect and honor, to my suggestion, even if she might have felt differently than I, she listened with respect and thanked me for my opinion.

Earlier that day I had chatted with another grand-daughter and she had shared with me how very much she wants the “perfect will” of God in her life with relation to her life’s choice for a husband.

Moms, isn’t this exciting to you. What a joy this is to me. What a Godly spirit. What a joy to know that there are some young people who want to do right and are willing to listen to advise with respect, from their parents and even yheir grandparents .

This attitude is what God wants, not just in young people making small and big decisions in their lives, but He wants this for each of us too.

Have you totally surrendered your will to Christ. God wants of us as He asked of Solomon. Here are my instructions Follow them in obedience, with a right heart attitude. You will be blessed.

1. Here are my instructions
2. Follow them in obedience, with a right heart attitude.
3. You will be blessed.

CHATS WITH THE PASTOR'S WIFE

A few weeks ago as I was sitting in our Sunday School class in our little church in Portersville, OH
I was stirred with a burden to put a little something on my site to encourage the ladies of the church.

I have decided the Lord helping me to put out a small article just to encourage the ladies in the church and any other ladies or young girls who might be interested.

The thing that burdened me was when the class was discussing the fact that God wanted Solomon to build the temple and some of the requirements that God had for him.

I made the comment in the class that God wanted Solomon’s complete surrender and obedience and willingness to obey HIM and follow HIS instructions with out question.

Isn’t that what He wants from each of us as His children.

Last night while I was talking with one of my grand-daughters on a chat over the internet, we began to discuss something that could be done in fun on the internet and I mentioned to her the possibility that, though it was funny and fun to do, I felt it might be something that could be used in a wrong way and be deceptive.

What came next was a joy to me. She responded that she appreciated the fact that I had pointed it out to her and she thanked me for helping her to do right.

When I mentioned that the Lord would bless her for her sweet spirit in her response she said that I had been an encouragement to her.

To me the reverse was true. She had been an encouragement to me in her response of respect and honor to my suggestion, even if she might have felt differently than I. She listened with respect and thanked me for my opinion. What a Godly spirit.

What a joy to know that there are some young people who want to do right and are willing to listen to advice from their parents and even grandparents with respect.

Earlier that day I had chatted with another grand-daughter and she shared with me how very much she wants the “perfect will” of God in her life with relation to he life’s choice of a husband for her.

Moms, isn’t this exciting to you. What a joy this is to me.

This attitude is what God wants, not just in young people making small and big divisions in their lives, but He wants this for each of us as their moms and grandmother.

Have you totally surrendered you will to Christ.

God wants for us as He asked of Solomon.

Here are my instructions
Follow them in obedience, with a right heart attitude.
You will be blessed