Monday, February 27, 2012

When Life Becomes Eternal.

Back in 2004, I felt the LORD's leading when I was missing my mom who had passed away from stroke complications.

I care not for yesterday,

It is gone forever.

The gains are now but loss

And must need starting over.


What of today's survival?

It too shall soon be gone.

And, what have I accomplished,

Just another day alone.


I care not for tomorrow

Or what vanity it brings.

"All is vanity!" Solomon proclaims.

All of these earthly things."


Sometimes of things I think,

The beggar on the street

Has less burdens to carry

Than I and all I reap.


I only long for Thee, O LORD

And the Eternal Life You bring;

Away from all this vanity

The corruption by earthly things.


LORD, begin in me, right now, today

A well of strength, Your Living Water.

Set my eyes to that Eternal goal

And let my heart not waiver.


Then all this loss shall become gain

For you have said,

"I'll never leave you nor forsake you.

So, why all of this dread?


"I will lead you, walk in my ways.

I'll strengthen you all of your days.

Keep your eyes upon me

And you will I lead.

Then Eternally the Gates of Heaven

I will open unto thee."

By Susan Todd

July 12, 2004

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thank you, Soraya!

Borrowed from Soraya's blog (the battle of the good faith,) a poem by Verna Thomas.

"I have a cross on my homepage. A simple reminder to me

Of the fact that I'm a Christian. No matter where I may be.

This little cross is not magic nor is it a good luck charm.

It isn't meant to protect me from any physical harm.


It's not identification. For all the world to see

It's simply an understanding between my Savior and me.

When I logon to my homepage for the new things to see

The cross is there to remind me the price He paid for me.


It reminds me too, to be thankful for my blessings day by day

And to strive to serve Him better in all I do and say.

It's also a daily reminder of the peace and comfort I share

With all who know my Master and give themselves to His care.


So, I keep a cross on my homepage reminding no one but me

That Jesus Christ is LORD of my life if only I'll let Him be."

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thank Our Creator for Answered Prayers!

I can't believe he was this small! I potty trained him using a pillow! When I felt him begin to move during the night, I took him outside! He did his thing and slept until the next time. Thank goodness the time began to get longer!

I feel so bad! It was my fault that he got sick. I had run out of his special food I get from the vet and they were closed for the weekend. So, I fed him some of Dolly and Xena's food for 2 1/2 days. The food ran through him like a funnel! It made him super sick and by the time I got him to the vet his strength was all but gone. I can't thank Tom enough for taking Sam in at 8:30 when they don't open until 9:00! I had to leave him overnight, but what Joy comes in the morning! Thank you family and friends who prayed for Sam and me. My "old man" of 14 is back and feeling great!

Sam is spoiled rotten! He loves to sit in the bay window so he can see everything that goes on (which isn't much on our culdesac, ha!)

Want to dance! In his younger years, Sam could ham it up! He loved to jump for joy, I mean his toy! LOL!

Sam was a puppy after your on heart. Of course in his older years he likes to be with you, but "not so much hands on" is his attitude. He will tolerate my hugging him anyway!

I can't thank my GOD enough for the joy of His animal creation. I'm so glad His WORD shares that they too will spend Eternity worshipping our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD! In Romans 8:18-23 it speaks of this security for our created animal kingdom right along with mankind who has accepted the gift of salvation from Christ. (vs 18) "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us (vs 19) The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of GOD (that's saved mankind) to be revealed. (vs 20) For the creation (all flesh including animals) was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice (man chose to sin, not the animals), but by the will of the one who subjected it (man, sin) in hope (vs 21) that the CREATION ITSELF WILL BE LIBERATED from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of GOD." The children of GOD are the saved people from all time. The "brought into the glorious freedom" is speaking of Heaven where GOD and man are. The creation being liberated are the animals that man brought down into corruption by man's choice, not the animals' choice. There are many scriptures declaring this Truth. I recommend you read the book, "There Is Eternal Life for Animals" by Niki Behrikis Shanahan. Many of the scriptures in their context throughout the Bible supporting this Truth is listed within. There are so many, I haven't the space to write them all!


I can not praise our GOD enough for what He has awaiting those saved for His Eternal Kingdom!
Thank you to all that have been praying!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

GOD Bless America!.

The beauty of GOD's blessing of America's scenes!

All the mountains majesty!

The cloud aftermath of an early morning space shuttle launch!

GOD's promise to never again destroy the world by water

How beautiful! How much more so when He creates all anew!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Valentine Surprise From A Sweetheart of a Sister-in-law!

Thank you so much, Nellie for the wonderful Valentine's Day Lunch surprise! I so appreciate the time we were able to spend together! Family means so much to us! You spoiled me with the orange juice, coffee, home-made soup, quiche, strawberry cake desert as well as my beautiful card that you made especially for me, gorgeous mums from a beautiful mom, and your specialty pecan treats with chocolate! I thank the LORD that you have so much love to give. Jimmy is very blessed by you being his wife as are your children being blessed to have you for their mom!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Who Do You Love? Part 4

Sylvia has been my close teacher friend since 1984. I stood for her as she and Brad were married. Dear Christian friends that will last into Eternity.

My neighbor friend, Alice and her husband have been my friends since 1985 when they moved on our culdesac. I surprised her with a gift package of glamour shots on her 50th birthday!

Janet (with her husband Marvin) has been a great blogger friend since January 12, 2010. I have such joy when I read her blogs and love her replies on mine! You may read her blog at:

Bonnie (with her husband, Jim) has been my blogger friend since April 26, 2010. Her friendship has so much to share about the love of family and friends. You may view her blog at:


I recently have two new blogger friends. I so enjoy the inspiration I get from reading their blogs. They are Soraya:


And, Rita:


GOD's WORD says:

"...the pleasantness of one's friend is better than self counsel." Proverbs 27:9

"...better a friend near by than a brother far away." Proverbs 27:10

Friday, February 10, 2012

Who Do You Love? Part 3

I am so proud of my brother and sister (in-law.) They have been such an inspiration to me in my life. They have a marriage blessed by Almighty GOD! I can't thank Jm enough for the things he has done for me (as with mom and dad) over the years. Nellie has been my great friend in leading me to start blogging where I have met you, all of my blogger friends!

This is my nephew and niece (in-law.) I am so proud of them and the accomplishments they have made!

This is my nephew (in-law) and my niece. They have recently been married. I pray all of the LORD's blessings upon their life in the preparations they are making for their lives.

This is who I love!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Who Do You Love! Part 2

Our first love is to love the LORD our GOD with all of our heart, soul, body, and mind.


Love your neighbor as yourself.


Christ shared this when He was asked what was the greatest commandment.


After our GOD, I start with my family. The ten commandments tells us to honor our mother and father that our days may be long upon the earth.


So, my next love is my parents, though they are now with the LORD.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Who Do You Love!

Love the LORD your GOD with all of your heart and with all of your soul and with all of your strength and with all of your mind; love your neighbor as yourself." Jesus said this in Luke 10:27. In the coming days I will show you my family and friends that the LORD has so lovingly put into my life. One Day we will be able to hug our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD! Even now we are sheltered in His Everlasting Loving Arms. Deuteronomy 33:27