Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday November 4th 2013
This weekend was full of fun and laughter my 3 grandchildren came over to celebrate our youngest grand daughters Sophia's birthday, first we arrived at  Monkey Joe's which is an inflatable bouncy house. I would love to have the energy they have , I still have lots of it just would like a little more LOL
 After about an hour they were all tuckered out that was quick, we then packed up the car and proceeded to go home to have the rest of our party, we had to make a quick stop at Target , and then off to the party, Sophia was so excited she could barley contain herself now if I didn't tell you , she has the most feisty spirit and I love it she will never let anyone walk all over her , real independent she is .
We finally arrive at the house and I let her know I will cover her eyes so she can be really surprised ,well if you could have seen the look on her face when she saw the whole dining room decked out with Hello Kitty , it was priceless.
She is obessed with Minnie Mouse and Doc Mc Stuffin and Hello Kitty,   we made sure we had lots these presents for her ,we asked what she wanted for her birthday dinner  she said I want Chinese Food , how funny is she , as we are waiting for the chinese food they take all of the 50 ballons we blew up and proceeded to bring them out doors to play with them  , is there anything better than Grandchildren , you get to do all the things you couldn't do with your own in fear of spoiling them too much, what a joy to not have to worry about this , now don't get me wrong I still have guidelines for them just not as strict as when I was raising my own , we enjoyed a great day of laughter and fun , I love my grandbabies so much ,it was the best weekend and the Holidays are right around the corner so I get to spoil them some more . I  can't wait  I hope everyone has an Awesome week and may you enjoy the small things in life and give your problems to your creator he gets just as much joy in taking care of us as we do with our Children and Grand Children.
 Remember life is to short to be Stressed so Be Blessed

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Does Your Heart Murmur

Hello  All,
Hope everyone is doing okay ? It has been ages since I have posted on here ,life has been extremely busy since my promotion , every time I think life is slowing down bang here comes something else, who ever said middle age is slower was mistaken , I'm busier now than ever , had  a few moments to browse the web always looking for new ideas for my home ,while surfing the web I came across this unbelievable devotion .hope you are as blessed as I was ,hopefully I will be able to post a little more now that the colder weather is upon us .

Does Your Heart Murmur?
There is a repulsive and harmful sin lodged deeply in the hearts of many Christians. The harm and contagiousness of this unsightly little “virus” is usually underestimated. Although there are few messages heard about this infectious “disease,” the Bible clearly lists this sin along with the sins of idolatry, lust, and sexual sins. In 1 Cor. 10:10, we have this command, “Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.”
The sin of murmuring is way to prevalent in the lives of believers. It is often overlooked and is even categorized as being acceptable and  justified at times.Remember God never changes; He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. It is also important to remember that, in the Bible days, God hated complaining to the extent that sometimes the consequences of it was death. God still hates murmuring, and He clearly commands us NOT to do it! “Do everything without complaining and
arguing.” (Phil. 2:14)
God has been clearly pointing out this sin in my own life, and I desire to be completely set free from this awful habit. When I experience a frustrating situation, I find it much to easy to tell someone
about it, rather than learning what God wants me to learn from it. In return, my murmuring spirit “infects” others, and they can also become discouraged or frustrated about it. I have come to realize that everyone murmurs and complains. Some complain a little while others complain a lot. However, it doesn’t matter to God whether it’s a little or a lot. It does not become sin after it is a habit or pattern for you. Complaining is SIN…the first time you do it! Every time you murmur or complain you break many of God’s commands.
When we complain about those in authority, we are actually murmuring against God, since He put them in a position of authority over us. Also, when we complain to someone who cannot help to solve the problem, we miss the opportunity that God gave in allowing us to experience it. We usually complain to others instead of crying out to God to deliver us from the situation. It is true that we all need someone close to us who we can confide in about our trials and frustrations. But, we usually use this as an excuse to justify our bad habit of murmuring.
This morning, I was sitting outside on our porch enjoying the beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I was having my personal time alone with God, surrounded by the serene and breathtaking nature that surrounded me. God spoke to me and miraculously prepared me for the events of my day. These are some of the quotes from my devotional book that were directly for me. “Let me help you get through this day…One way is to moan and groan, stumbling along with shuffling feet. This will get you to the end of the day eventually, but there is a BETTER way. You can choose to walk with ME along the path of Peace, leaning on ME as much as you need.. .Thank ME for each problem you encounter, and watch to see how I transform trials into blessings.”
I had a perfect day filled with many opportunities to do just that! Did I always remember to respond the right way? No, I definitely did not! It has been a day that I am grateful that I won’t have to repeat! After multiple twists and turns in trying to meet the deadlines and demands of the day, I was faced with a decision. God finally got my attention, and I prayed something like this, “Oh God, You know all the things that are needing my attention right now. God, I don’t understand why You have me sitting here in the garage with an overheated van for all these hours–only to find out now that they can’t even fix it today! You know that I wanted to write my blog today so I could be at home tonight
with my family. God, I really feel like complaining to someone right now, but at this moment I am
choosing to NOT go by my feelings, but I am choosing to do what is right. I praise and thank You for all the blessings I have. I am choosing joy and gratefulness rather than the sin of having a murmuring heart. You know that I can’t do this on my own, God. I need YOU to help me!”

Here are five steps that  are recommended in conquering a murmuring heart.
 These are
1) Recognize the ways that you have murmured.
2) Realize that your murmuring is against God.
3) Confess your sin and ask God to forgive you.
4) Acknowledge your murmurings to those who heard you.
 5) Turn your murmurings into praise and blessing.

Examine your own heart! Could God diagnose you with a heart “murmur?” Do you have the
tendency to murmur and complain? Do you react when you are asked to do something that you really don’t want to do? Do you complain about your frustrating situations, rather than thanking God for what He is going to do because of them? Do you discuss your problems with others who aren’t part of the problem or who can’t help you with a solution? When others complain to you, do you take up offenses for other people, or do you help them reconcile their issues? Remember, you can have a murmuring and complaining heart without even saying a word. Join me in making a conscious effort to STOP COMPLAINING!
“Gratitude and murmuring never abide in the same heart at the same time.”
(The Mullett Family)