Sunday, November 28, 2010

Blessing

Anytime you are going to experience blessing an attack will come. The devil goes after your weakness to destroy you.

Hide in Psalm 84 (For me personally it's Psalm 91)

1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
LORD Almighty!
2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.[c]
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.[d]
7 They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.
8 Hear my prayer, LORD God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
9 Look on our shield,[e] O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.
10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
12 LORD Almighty,
blessed is the one who trusts in you.

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Trust God

Don't worry, be upset or try to fix it, God admires someone who puts their trust in Him.

Who says, you know what God, I've done what I can do, I can't do anything else, and I'm going to enjoy the journey.

To be content (AMP) = satisfied to the point that I'm not disturbed or disquieted in whatever state that I'm in...with my right now, that I'm trusting God that if it's suppose to be different today...He'll change it. If not, it is what it is, I can deal with it but I'm not going to let it steal my life. I'm self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency.

Psalm 37:1-13

1 Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the LORD
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy peace and prosperity.
12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.

*NUGGET posts are my time of sharing my views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Keep A Good Attitude

It is what it is, and we're going to deal with it one day at a time.
(keep a good attitude)

What is impossible with man is possible with God.

God grant me the courage to change what I can change, the courage to accept what I cannot change and the courage to be happy where I'm at on the way to where I'm going.

Don't waste your day being miserable about something we can't do anything about.

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A few strange things today...

So I'm beginning to start stocking up and planning for tough times in the future (ugh, like NOW!!!:) LOL
A few strange things happened today and found me a bit anxious interested in things that could go wrong.
Like turning on the faucet and no water coming out...thankfully we DID have water but it was a bit more like a trickle...I don't know WHY or what was up with it.
Photo taken from infomediu.eu
Later I tried to use my cell and all my calls kept getting dropped and it appeared that the network was down. {UGH} It happened off and on for several hours today.
Photo taken from archive.constantcontacts.com
All of this got me thinking of better ways to prepare for things that could happen. Thankfully, my trust is in the Lord but still I don't want to be one of the 5 virgins who weren't prepared.
The FIRST in emergency preparedness (a natural disaster, terror strike, etc) is to have 1 weeks food supply and assume you have NO power.
I am finding MANY great tips at the Survival Mom.
Photo taken from National Geographic
Are you stocking up? Leave me a comment and let me know how you're doing with it.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I will love YOU for YOU!!!

I heard this new song today and it spoke so much to me. It really made me think how much we here on earth walk in “judgment” toward each other. I’m SO glad that those here on this earth are NOT my judge. I’m thankful that God loves us no matter what!!!
Love Me–JJ Heller

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

It's Time

A time to cut away things that God tells u to get out, make time for whatever he's asking, get things to prepare, this is the time, u r not alone, some of these relationships are to help u along.

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It’s ALL about LOVE!!!

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“What’s” ALL about love you might be asking!?! This walk the Lord has us on, the WHOLE reason we are here. If you have breath today it is because the Lord God has graced you with ANOTHER day to love. To love WHAT you might be asking!?!
To love “Him” the creator of the universe, His creation, His creatures…God has called us to LOVE!!!
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Do you love to the extent that God wants you to? Do you cast judgment on others when you are hurt? HOW do you walk in love??? When your kids are grown and not getting along with you – do you cast them aside and reject the gift that God has given you to LOVE? Are you spewing from the pulpit?
We are currently studying Francis Chan’s “Crazy Love” – WOW is it an eye-opener. I feel that EVERY church in America should have to do this study and see/realize WHERE they are falling short.
Are you living for God or just giving Him your leftovers??? God wants our best, deserves our best and demands our best. In Malachi they had spotless animals but chose to keep those for themselves and give their less desirable animals to God. Don’t we ALL do that? Give God just enough to get by…it’s NOT what you advertise that counts (the showy package you are in front of people) – it’s what you are REALLY made of that counts.
In our culture, even if a pastor doesn’t actually LOVE people, he can STILL be considered successful as long as he is a gifted speaker, makes his congregation laugh, or prays for “all those poor, suffering people in the world”. If I have ALL faith, so as to remove mountains but have NOT love, I am nothing.
According to God, we are here to love. Not much else really matters. So God assesses our lives based on HOW we love.
Love is patient and kind; it does NOT envy or boast; it is NOT arrogant or rude. It does NOT insist on its own way; it is NOT irritable or resentful; it does NOT rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. {1st Corinthians 13:4-8}
I learned when I sold Home Interiors that you should be able to take your own name and place it in the place of the word “Love” as to say (Kim is patient and kind, I do NOT envy or boast, I am NOT arrogant or rude, I do NOT insist on my own way, I am NOT irritable or resentful, I do not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoice in the truth.)
I challenge you try this and see where you are measuring up or falling short. Are you walking in love???
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{the above underlined are direct writings from the
Crazy Love book by Francis Chan}

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Watch Glenn Beck this week 11/8-11/12

PLEASE watch Glenn Beck this week Tuesday through Thursday are the most
important. Here's a bit of an excerpt from Monday's show. I know it seems
like gloom and doom but watch so you can be informed!!!
Prices for food could skyrocket in 2011 according to the National Inflation
Association it will be the top crisis in 2011. Prices such as an ear of corn
for $11.43, $23.05 for a 25oz loaf of wheat bread, $62.21 for 32oz domino
granulated sugar, soy milk $24.31 for 32 oz, folgers coffee 11.3 oz for
$77.71, minimaid oj 64 oz $45.71, hershey 1.55oz chocolate $15.50
http://www.inflation.us/foodpriceprojections.html

An excerpt from a friend (Thanks Jim:):
While at the barbershop today, a very nice 80-year-old man was getting his hair cut. The conversation was mostly about the weather. He then asked the barber, “did you see the interview last night with George W. Bush?” The barber said no I did not. The barber asked me if I saw the interview. I replied, “I had not seen the interview but I had heard that he was going to be interviewed by Bill O'Reilly this week.”
The gentleman then proceeded to openly share his disdain for President Bush. I assumed since he was being so vocal and public about his opinion that he wouldn't mind if I shared mine.
I said that the problems that the United States is facing today are not of a Republican or Democrat nature. I said that I believe that we have a one-party system in this country and that both sides are corrupt and are collaborative in their efforts to stay in power at no matter what the cost. I also shared that I truly believe there are people in the world, who also happen to be the wealthiest people in the world, who would like nothing better than the American capitalistic system to fail.
I then said, if the past five presidents of the United States were to sit in the room with George Washington and share their vision for America, I believe that George Washington would vigorously disagree with all of them. We have strayed away from the vision of our founding fathers so far that I'm not sure we can recover.
I said that I hope Americans will lay down political ideology and begin to think more about what the Constitution has to say about our government. Practically every administration in the past 50 or so years has trampled on the Constitution with the intent of solidifying their position of power and this translates into fewer freedoms and more control over me.
I then suggested to the nice gentleman that if he has access to Fox news today, that at four o'clock he turn on Glenn Beck's program and listen to the documentary that will be presented about George Soros. This man is one of those who has openly stated that the capitalistic system of the United States must and has failed. He has also stated that we must do everything he can to cause the dollar to decline. Unfortunately there is a lot more behind-the-scenes than many of us know. Today, Glenn intends to expose what is going on with George Soros and those of his belief system.
I encourage everyone who is willing to lay down political ideology to watch the next few days while Glenn presents his case.
It will be interesting to see what comes out.
All I know is, in my lifetime the government has become more intrusive and has removed more freedoms from me than I believe was intended by our founding fathers.
If we stay on the same course, permitting the Republicans and Democrats to hunker down in their positions of power, then I fear there will come a time when I turn on the news and hear the following, “ladies and gentlemen, today is a historic day. Today the Congress has voted to retire the Constitution of the United States of America to the Smithsonian Institute. We are happy to announce that we are now under a United Nations charter and are part of a global system that will exceed the expectations of the Constitution.”
I may not see this but my children might and God forbid this ever happens. This country was not formed to look anything like the rest of the world. America is an experiment of freedom. After the signing of the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin was asked by someone, “Mr. Franklin what did you give us?”
Benjamin Franklin replied, “Madam, we have given you a republic. I hope you can keep it.”
As the gentleman left the barbershop he stopped and said, “thank you for the conversation. I hadn't thought about those things. What time was that program on Fox news?”
I hope everyone reading this has the opportunity to learn about how America is under siege by a progressive agenda.

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Windows 7 & Windows Live Writer

I had Vista on my previous laptop and had TONS of issues with it recently. I had SO many programs on it that I was afraid most of them wouldn’t be compatible with Windows 7 so I didn’t want to upgrade it.

My new laptop has Windows 7 and I’m loving it…unfortunately, I was right and many of my scrapbooking, publishing and photo editing software's are NOT compatible with it but I can probably live without some of them…just got to look into getting Photoshop but have Gimp for now.

With Windows 7 is a whole package that Windows offers called Windows Live where you can do mail, photo stuff and this cool program that I’m using right now called Windows Live Writer…I’m loving it. It allows me to add a post to my blog from my desktop and then I just hit publish and viola…it’s there – WOO HOO!!!

Here’s a snipping tool capture of what I see while typing this up.

WLWriter

Here’s a menubar capture from the top.

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Monday, November 01, 2010

You are More…

These days I’ve been hanging on to this new tune by Tenth Avenue North – The Light Meets the Dark . Seems they have many songs that speak to me and my friends over at JOYFM keep introducing me to more of their awesome hits.
If you are toiling over something from your past there’s good news, if you’ve accepted Christ – you’ve been “REMADE”! I don’t care WHAT you’ve done or WHO you’ve done it to…God loves you, He works ALL things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28
You Are More…

Tenth Avenue North - You Are More from Provident Label Group on Vimeo.

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.