Archive for March, 2008

A little break….

As you have probably noticed, I have been taking a little break. We have been incredibly busy this week.

 Hopefully, normal postings will resume next week.

 To tide you over until next week, here are a few of my favorite blogs:

My Mom at Lines From The Vine

Simply at Simply Stork

The Cole Sisters at Polished Cornerstone and Pure In Heart

Sarah at Simply Sanctified

Cheri at Joyful Handmaiden

 Autumn and Jade at Handmaidens With A Mission

Until next week,

~*~Courtney~*~

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Monday Musings – The Service of The Lord

The Service Of The Lord 

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I love being in the service of the Lord.

I may not be a missionary,  a Bible study leader, or a prophet.

but, I love being in the service of the Lord.

My ministry consists of my home and neighbors,

and I love being in the service of the Lord. 

I may not be a minister to the poor or the mentally distressed,

but I love being in the service of the Lord.

I love to encourage others as they walk along the same path.

and I love being in the service of the Lord.

I thrive from moments spent in His loving word,

and I love being in the service of the Lord.

 Wherever He places me, I shall go, joyfully pondering each monent along the way.

And,  I love being in the service of the Lord.

                                                           –Ellie Arnatt

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

 “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

  He makes me lie down in green pastures,
       he leads me beside quiet waters,

  he restores my soul.
       He guides me in paths of righteousness
       for his name’s sake.

  Even though I walk
       through the valley of the shadow of death, [a]
       I will fear no evil,
       for you are with me;
       your rod and your staff,
       they comfort me.

  You prepare a table before me
       in the presence of my enemies.
       You anoint my head with oil;
       my cup overflows.

  Surely goodness and love will follow me
       all the days of my life,
       and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
       forever.”

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Thursday Thoughts: Fruits Of The Spirit: Joy

Galations 5:22-23 reads as follows: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

~Joy comes from the Lord, as we can see all through scripture. It tells us of how we are filled with joy because Christ has saved us, or how we are filled with joy with the thought of Him, or sharing with others His blessings- clearly, joy comes and is given from the Lord.

 ~He is freely ready to give it to us, if we only ask! One of the things that I have been working on lately is finding God’s joy in the simplest of things, for I often find that by overlooking those little things, I miss the bigger picture.

Psalm 16:11– “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

~ One of the sources of joy comes from knowing what is right and rejoicing in it. Jesus has told us in John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

~ We should be joyful and rejoicing in the Lord and the path that He has given us.

 ~We should also be joyful in praising the Lord and telling others about Him and His works, because the Bible says:

Psalm 95:1 “Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.”

Psalm 98:4– “Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth,  burst into jubilant song with music;”

Psalm 107:22 -“Let them sacrifice thank offerings  and tell of his works with songs of joy.”

Psalm 126:3-“The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”

Joy is one of the most precious gift that God has given us. I highly encourage you to find and show joy every day!

Many blessings! 

~*~Courtney~*~

Monday Musings: A learning experience with hail…

We have had some of the oddest weather here lately.

 A few nights ago, we had hail raining upon our roof. At 3:00 A.M. Yes- that was 3:00 a.m. That is quite the thing to wake up to!

 My bedroom is situated across the hall from the kids bathroom, and I thought there was a hole in the roof where the water was pouring in…. although in actuality, there was no hole and no water pouring in.

It was a simple(ha ha) case of a hail storm. Needless to say, I woke up, and decided to go check on the littles that sleep on the other side of my home, and I saw that my Mama was up and watching the news. “Look outside.” she told me. So I did. The hailstones were as big as ping pong balls!

Enter Joshua and Jacob.  We all sat and watched the news until the hailstones stopped. My Mom described the silence after the hail stopped as “eerily silent”.

I have never been in a house during a hailstorm before. It was quite the experience.

 As I laid in my bed thinking about the storm, I found myself thinking about the glory and majesty of our Lord. With one word He can silence the storms of life. He can make the ocean stay behind a certain barrier, and place beautiful rainbows in the sky. What a wonderful God that we have!

 Wishing you a wonderful Monday!

~*~Courtney~*~

Happy Birthday Flibby!

Today is <a href=”http://www.blogger.com/profile/16650634985547373449&#8243; mce_href=”http://www.blogger.com/profile/16650634985547373449″><b>Flibby’s</b></a&gt; birthday!

 I have known Flibby for several years now, and look up to her as a great example of Godly daughterhood. She is always serving others and ministering to people- I can’t wait to see how God uses her this coming year! 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

A Time for Everything

 “There is a time for everything,
       and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,
       a time to plant and a time to uproot, 

a time to kill and a time to heal,
       a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,
       a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
       a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

a time to search and a time to give up,
       a time to keep and a time to throw away,

 a time to tear and a time to mend,
       a time to be silent and a time to speak,

 a time to love and a time to hate,
       a time for war and a time for peace. ”

Happy Birthday Flibby!
~*~Courtney~*~

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