Friday, March 12, 2010

Young Women of Virtue… Abigail

I have been following an amazing young teenage woman that has a LOT of Godly wisdom. Her name is Abigail, and her blog is called, “Young Women of Virtue.” This is her header...

I just finished reading a blog post of hers that I wish every young woman would get a chance to read. This would also be great for a person who teaches young women (teens) to teach to their class. The name of the post is “
Role Models: Hollywood or Rebekah and Abigail." Here is an excerpt of this post, showing one of the Bible verses she uses…

Proverbs 31:30 "Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised." Today, I looked up the definition of favor in the strong's exhaustive concordance, it translates as follows: grace, charm, elegance, and strangely enough, acceptance. How interesting. So, the bible clearly tells us that seeking after "acceptance" is deceitful. That's worth saying again! Wanting to be accepted or popular is deceitful!

This young woman tells it the way God’s Word does, and I HIGHLY recommend this post!

P.S. My grand-nephew, Brady, is home from the hospital. The tests for Cystic Fibrosis and for that deep Pulmonary virus, RSV came back negative. He will have to go down to UCLA for Neurological tests to see what is causing the seizures. Praise God that the tests have all been negative, and please continue to pray that it was the fever that caused the rest of his problems. My niece is so glad to be home. We thank you all so much for your prayers for Brady and his family!

This is the second of her children that has had some serious problems. One of her daughters (6 years old) has Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, which translates to a piece of her brain isn't developed or isn't there. This is truly a MIRACLE CHILD that has been through a lot, but God's grace has brought her MUCH farther than the Doctor's ever gave hope for! She can walk and talk, and is attending regular classes at this time with just a little extra help... This is through God's touch and the unending hard work of her mother and grandmother (my sister). This is a picture of her when she was going through a LOT of pain. She was around 2 years old, and was already praying beautiful prayers!

Monday, March 8, 2010

"Tuesday’s Show & Tail" Email Pics & Prayer Request

Hurray! Time for the 23rd Segment of Angela's "Tuesday’s Show & Tail." This meme is hosted every week by Angela over at West Virginia Treasures, and it is always a lot of fun to see all the interesting posts of the people who join in! It is a meme to share about past or present pets or furry friends we’ve known or just pics of animals with stories to tell. If you’d like to join, here is the link to the Guidelines.

I got these pics in an email that a friend sent and I thought each one had such a story to tell in itself. I wanted to share these stories with you… and then I noticed that the Lord seemed to also tell me something through the "random" way they had been ordered in the email! Sooo... you can look at the story each picture tells, or share with me the lesson God showed me through each picture, or BOTH!

Even if we are like a dirty old street mutt, God will come down to our level to love us…

He says that he wants to protect us with his wings over us like a hen does for her babies… even when it looks like we don't belong.

Sometimes, life seems to be running away with us and we have no control,

But by prayer and the Sacrifice of Praise, God can take control of the situation...

He will go with us as we travel down life’s roadway, because He LOVES us!

And He wants us to learn to love and treat others, the way WE want to be treated…

Then, we need have no fear for He will take care of us

No matter how small or insignificant we feel, He is bigger and has it under HIS control!

P.S. My Grandnephew, Brady (less than 1 year old) has been in the hospital with pneumonia, asthma, and has been having multiple seizures for several days now. Please pray for him and his family... my niece is so tired and stressed... This pic was taken on the way to the hospital and he had a high fever...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I Believe...

I received this in an email today, and thought it had the most beautiful message, so I decided to share it with all of you...

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died
Pictures show that we lived!

Have a seat .. Relax . . .
And read this slowly...
I Believe....
That just because two people argue,

It doesn't mean they don't love each other.

And just because they don't argue,

It doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if

We understand that friends change.

I Believe....
That no matter how good a friend is,

they're going to hurt you every once in a while

and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow,

even over the longest distance.

Same goes for true love.

I Believe...

That you can do something in an instant

That will give you heartache for life.

I Believe....
That it's taking me a long time

To become the person I want to be.

I Believe...

That you should always leave loved ones with
Loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe....
That you can keep going
long after you think you can't.

I Believe....

That we are responsible for what
We do,
no matter how we feel.

I Believe...

That either you control your attitude
or it controls you.

I Believe...

That heroes are the people

who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I Believe....

That my best friend and I

can do anything or nothing

and have the best time.

I Believe....

That sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you're down
will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry

I have the right to be angry,

But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe....

That maturity has more to do with
what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them
and less to do with how many
birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe....

That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe...

That no matter how bad your heart is broken

the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe....
That our background and circumstances

may have influenced who we are,

But, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be so eager
to find
out a secret.
It could change your life Forever.

I Believe....
Two people can look at the exact same
and see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed
in a matter of
Hours by people
who don't even know you.

I Believe....
That even when you think you have no more to give,

When a friend cries out to you -

you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall

do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...

That the people you care about most in life

are taken from you too soon.

'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything they have.

'Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass --
it's about learning how to dance in the rain.'

~ Unknown

Angels fly because they take themselves lightly...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Our Sweet Little Weasel...

Hurray! Time for another "Tuesday’s Show & Tail." This meme is hosted every week by Angela over at West Virginia Treasures, and it is always a lot of fun to see all the interesting posts of the people who join in! It is a meme to share about past or present pets or furry friends we’ve known. If you’d like to join, here is the link to the Guidelines.

This week, I thought I’d share a few words about a little dog we had for several years. We called her Weasel because she was a little Chihuahua/Doxie that was a light cream color with dark points on her nose, and tail, and she always sat up like a little weasel. My son, J., found her when we were walking home from his school when he was in the 2nd or 3rd grade.

The school was on the outside edge of town and we would walk through the edge of
the hills behind the houses for several blocks until we came to our street and then down to our house, about 4 blocks down from the hills.

One day, as we walked, this tiny pup (probably about 5-6 months old and really skinny) crawled out from under a bush on her little belly. She wiggled and wagged her little tail, still crawling, and just begged us with her little eyes to “please love me… I’m hungry and scared and need someone to love me…”

All my sons have been very compassionate about animals, but J. more than any of the others, and he was hook
ed from the minute he laid eyes on her. No WAY was I leaving that little thing, so I told him that he could have her. He took care of her and fed her up, and she was his, heart and soul for the 5 or 6 years that she was with us.

She ended up contracting Valley Fever (this area is bad for that for all of us who live here in this lower part of the San Joaquin Valley) and her little lungs filled with the fungus. We had to make that most difficult of all decisions for our sweet little Weasel. We still miss her when ever we think of her, but were blessed with the love we shared during her short little life.