Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day




As I look around me and listen to the news I am wondering what does International Women's Day mean? Why should we celebrate it or not celebrate it?

Three years ago I was in the Republic of Georgia (the country, not the state) and I was fortunate to be able to hear my mentor Dorthy Kelly Patterson speak.   What is it I remember most about that?  

Romans 12:11New Living Translation (NLT)

11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.
So... basically that day I learned that I should serve the Lord my God with all my heart, soul and might.   Never give up serving Him.
God gave us (women) a huge role in life.   To raise our children and be a helper to our husbands.  This is serving Him, there is nothing wrong with it, and we should be happy in it.   Of course God will give us seasons to use our gifts, whether it be hospitality, teaching or even bringing in some income to help our spouse.   The main thought is to be happy in who we are in Christ.  
To me that is a daughter to the King,  a help meet to my husband, a mother, a daughter and a sister.  Wonderfully made.

It is so sad that the world and media is trying to tell us otherwise.
Eph 6:7 


Thursday, July 14, 2016


You have seen me posting about the book, You Are Forgiven, being
released August 15 and the corresponding Bible study set to begin
August 29. I want to share with you about the ministry behind the
book.
Check out this amazing online Bible Study Ministry. It offers Bible
studies online where you may join a group, or grab friends and study
together, or just follow along online. The studies last 6-8 weeks with
breaks in between, and the BEST part is that the materials are FREE!!!
Check out the website below! When you scroll down the page on the
website, you will find "LGG Subscribe". Just enter your name and
email address to receive email updates with links to the blog on
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week.
A little about Love God Greatly:
At Love God Greatly, you’ll find real, authentic women. Women who
are imperfect, yet forgiven. Women who desire to have less of us and
a whole lot more of Jesus. Women who long to know God through His
Word, because we know that Truth transforms and sets us free.
Women who are better together  saturated in God’s Word, and in
community with one another.
Our Community:
Love God Greatly  consists of a beautiful community of women who
use a variety of technological platforms to keep each other
accountable in God’s Word. We start with a simple Bible reading plan,
but it doesn’t stop there. Some gather in homes and churches locally,
while others connect online with women across the globe. Whatever
the method, we lovingly lock arms and unite for this purpose: to Love
God Greatly with our lives!
Our Relationships Abroad:
God is expanding our international outreach through a team of
inspirational women who have stepped up to translate our materials
and every single study into multiple languages. LGG is currently in
over 70 countries, is growing  and is offered in 18 different
translations!
When you "Like" us on Facebook, you will be able to see the daily
inspirational posts and to connect with other women.
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Monday, January 11, 2016

Book Review on "The Peaceful Wife"


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There are many books published on how to gave a good marriage.  Marriage is giving selflessly to your partner and giving respect.  God has given men and women devined roles in marriage and the Bible clearly gives us the Godhead; that is God, husband, wife and child.    In this culture we live in it gives us a distorted view of marriage, women seem to precieve that they are to take the lead in marriage, have high paying jobs, and forgetting their roles at home.

April Cassidy claims that she is a type "A" personality.  She was one od rhose women who did things her way, and was the dominant leader of the marriage.  What she found out was that by doing this she was taking the leadership  role away from her husband and hurting her mariage.

This is a book written about her experience in learning to submit biblically to her husband, and she is sharing what she has learned  from this experience.

All in all the book is good, I found it repetitive at times, but it does give some good examples on how to get a shaky marriage back on track.   If I were to rate the book I would give it 2 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free from the publisher. http://www.kregel.com I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible


 The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible

  • The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible
    Product Information
    ISBN: 9780745956176
    Pages: 192
    Publication date: 10-27-2015
    Format: Hardback
    Imprint: Lion Books
    $ 19.95

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    The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible


    A stunning new comic book version of the Bible now given the superhero treatment by the team behind The Lion Graphic Bible and The Manga Bible

    The story of the Bible is a unique tale of origins and cosmic powers; of the ageless battle between good and evil; of human potential and human treachery; and of a Messiah--a savior for the world. This is indeed the stuff that graphic novels are made of. Superheroes are the biggest comic genre of all, with many heroes having their origins in biblical characterization and imagery. This is the first Bible retelling to engage with and challenge the superhero genre.
- See more at: http://www.kregel.com/siku-richard-thomas/the-lion-comic-book-hero-bible-2/#sthash.nEl7yaJU.dpufRead an excerpt
  • The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible
    Product Information
    ISBN: 9780745956176
    Pages: 192
    Publication date: 10-27-2015
    Format: Hardback
    Imprint: Lion Books
    $ 19.95

    BUY BOOK
    Suggested retail price


    Category: Bibles

    The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible


    A stunning new comic book version of the Bible now given the superhero treatment by the team behind The Lion Graphic Bible and The Manga Bible

    The story of the Bible is a unique tale of origins and cosmic powers; of the ageless battle between good and evil; of human potential and human treachery; and of a Messiah--a savior for the world. This is indeed the stuff that graphic novels are made of. Superheroes are the biggest comic genre of all, with many heroes having their origins in biblical characterization and imagery. This is the first Bible retelling to engage with and challenge the superhero genre.
- See more at: http://www.kregel.com/siku-richard-thomas/the-lion-comic-book-hero-bible-2/#sthash.nEl7yaJU.dpuf



 This is an interesting new version of the Bible, the authors have taken people from the Bible, and have presented them in a super hero style.  you 2ill be introduced to people like  Faith Man,  The Runner (Jonah), my favorite, Dreadlocks, (Samson), Rainman (Noah) and there are many more that make up the Bible.

This is a very unique format, that will interest kids of all ages.  I feel it could be used to lead some into reading their Bibles more, after sparking their interests in this unique style.   I would use this in a Sunday School setting, to help teach some lessons, giving a great new twist on the lessons, or even at home for a different type of devotion time.



The story of the Bible is a unique tale of origins and cosmic powers; of the ageless battle between good and evil; of human potential and human treachery; and of a Messiah--a savior for the world. This is indeed the stuff that graphic novels are made of. Superheroes are the biggest comic genre of all, with many heroes having their origins in biblical characterization and imagery. This is the first Bible retelling to engage with and challenge the superhero genre. - See more at: http://www.kregel.com/siku-richard-thomas/the-lion-comic-book-hero-bible-2/#sthash.nEl7yaJU.dpuf
  I received this book free from the publisher.  Kregel.com     I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”







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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Why I Haven't Been Posting Lately

These are my daughters words about what happened in my life
She wasn't supposed to wake up ever again, BUT GOD had other plans! My mom went into surgery yesterday and it was supposed to be a 5-6 hour surgery and it ended up being 8 hours. The doctors did everything they could but in the end they said she woild only last three days. The mess in her brain was a lot the swelling was completely filling her skull (sparing some yucky details). She was on the ventilator in the ICU and during the course of the night (early morning) she began ...


She wasn't supposed to wake up ever again, BUT GOD had other plans! My mom went into surgery yesterday and it was supposed to be a 5-6 hour surgery and it ended up being 8 hours. The doctors did everything they could but in the end they said she woild only last three days. The mess in her brain was a lot the swelling was completely filling her skull (sparing some yucky details). She was on the ventilator in the ICU and during the course of the night (early morning) she began to move! The doctors and nurses and Dad gathered around her bed and started asking her questions, she answered them all correctly! Pretty soon she asked for Dads hand and she spelled the letters D-R-Y and pointed to the tube in her throat. She was thirsty. Later on today they took the tube out. She is talking! She wasn't supposed to be able to see but she can! Her personality is still the same! She still remembers everything! She can hear and carry on conversations!
God is so good! He worked a miracle.
The doctors said there was no way she was going to make it. She is even still steadily improving! She cannot move her left side very much and her peripheral view on the left side is gone. But she is still herself.
She had a 2"x2" section of her skull removed above her ear on the right side to clean out the infections (there were two which is very unusual). No cancer though!
I asked her if I could take her picture to share to show everyone how well she is looking and she said yes and tell them about my smurf hat and my lip! Her lip got bumped or cut or something during the surgery and it puffed up. So her is the picture she has such good color and rosy cheeks.
Thank you for praying! This is the results of your prayers! A miracle. God gave is a miracle!
She asked me to ask for continued prayer as she re-learns how to use her left side and walk. There is still a long way to go but praise God she came through it! And She is eating very well!
This is the power of God the Great Physician and the POWER of PRAYER!
Thank you so much for praying! Please continue!
God is so good!


She wasn't supposed to wake up ever again, BUT GOD had other plans! My mom went into surgery yesterday and it was supposed to be a 5-6 hour surgery and it ended up being 8 hours. The doctors did everything they could but in the end they said she woild only last three days. The mess in her brain was a lot the swelling was completely filling her skull (sparing some yucky details). She was on the ventilator in the ICU and during the course of the night (early morning) she began to move! The doctors and nurses and Dad gathered around her bed and started asking her questions, she answered them all correctly! Pretty soon she asked for Dads hand and she spelled the letters D-R-Y and pointed to the tube in her throat. She was thirsty. Later on today they took the tube out. She is talking! She wasn't supposed to be able to see but she can! Her personality is still the same! She still remembers everything! She can hear and carry on conversations!
God is so good! He worked a miracle.

The doctors said there was no way she was going to make it. She is even still steadily improving! She cannot move her left side very much and her peripheral view on the left side is gone. But she is still herself.
She had a 2"x2" section of her skull removed above her ear on the right side to clean out the infections (there were two which is very unusual). No cancer though!
I asked her if I could take her picture to share to show everyone how well she is looking and she said yes and tell them about my smurf hat and my lip! Her lip got bumped or cut or something during the surgery and it puffed up. So her is the picture she has such good color and rosy cheeks.
Thank you for praying! This is the results of your prayers! A miracle. God gave is a miracle!
She asked me to ask for continued prayer as she re-learns how to use her left side and walk. There is still a long way to go but praise God she came through it! And She is eating very well!
This is the power of God the Great Physician and the POWER of PRAYER!
Thank you so much for praying! Please continue!


October 8,2015... As I heal and get used to my "new normal" am beginning to review books, and hope that I will be able to begin posting on my blog soon; as time and energy permits.
I am home now, released from all IV therapy and working on healing and getting used to our new "normal" in life.  God has been good, and we will see where He leads us in the next year.



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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Proverbs 31 Woman


So who is this Proverbs 31 woman?  We strive to be like her, and get down on ourselves when we can't.    In the next few postings, I would like to examine this woman and many of the other women in the Bible.

Everyone thinks that they cannot become this "perfect"
woman, when in fact if you stop and think about it, we can in fact accomplish this role.

Lets look at the 10 virtues of this woman:

1. Faith - A Virtuous Woman serves God with all of her heart, mind, and soul. She seeks His will for her life and follows His ways. (Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 31: 29 – 31, Matthew 22: 37, John 14: 15, Psalm 119: 15)
This is the easy one, all we need to do is love God and devote ourselves to Him
2. Marriage – A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a helpmeet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis2: 18)
 This one is a bit harder isn't it?  Respect our husbands?  YES!  We put them above ourselves and love them as we love Christ.  
3.  Mothering - A Virtuous Woman teaches her children the ways of her Father in heaven.  her children with the love of Christ, disciplines them with care and wisdom, and trains them in the way they should go. (Proverbs 31: 28, Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 22: 6, Deuteronomy 6, Luke 18: 16)

4. Health – A Virtuous Woman cares for her body. She prepares healthy food for her family. (Proverbs 31: 14 – 15, Proverbs 31: 17, 1 Corinthians 6: 19, Genesis 1: 29, Daniel 1, Leviticus 11)

5. Service - A Virtuous Woman serves her husband, her family, her friends, and her neighbors with a gentle and loving spirit. She is charitable. (Proverbs 31: 12, Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20, 1 Corinthians 13: 13)

6. Finances - A Virtuous Woman seeks her husband’s approval before making purchases and spends money wisely. She is careful to purchase quality items which her family needs. (Proverbs 31: 14, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 18, 1 Timothy 6: 10, Ephesians 5: 23, Deuteronomy 14: 22, Numbers 18: 26)

7.  Industry – A Virtuous Woman works willingly with her hands. She sings praises to God and does not grumble while completing her tasks. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 24, Proverbs 31: 31, Philippians 2: 14)
8. Homemaking – A Virtuous Woman is a homemaker. She creates an inviting atmosphere of warmth and love for her family and guests. She uses hospitality to minister to those around her. (Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20 – 22, Proverbs 31: 27, Titus 2: 5, 1 Peter 4: 9, Hebrews 13: 2)

9. Time - A Virtuous Woman uses her time wisely. She works diligently to complete her daily tasks. She does not spend time dwelling on those things that do not please the Lord. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 19, Proverbs 31: 27, Ecclesiastes 3, Proverbs 16: 9, Philippians 4:8 )

This is another one we must watch out for Ladies!
10. Beauty – A Virtuous  Woman is a woman of worth and beauty. She has the inner beauty that only comes from Christ. She uses her creativity and sense of style to create beauty in her life and the lives of her loved ones. (Proverbs 31: 10Proverbs 31: 21 – 22, Proverbs 31: 24 -25, Isaiah 61: 10, 1 Timothy 2: 9, 1 Peter 3: 1 – 6)

I do believe that we as Godly woman can do this... and in doing this we can show our daughters how to grow into Godly women.  We will also show our sons what to look for in a Godly wife.  

We must put the world behind us and God before us, and show the world what the Proverbs 31 woman looks like!