Verse of the day...

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:2

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Storms of Life .................

☕ ~ Good (cloudy/snowy) morning ......
Proverbs 10:25 - When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous has and everlasting foundation.
Job said that "man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward". It can seem like there is just no way out of our current situation. Friends, like Job's friends, can give us the litany of possibilities: we have a hidden sin in our lives, we are being punished for the sins of our fathers, we are out of the will of God, we lack faith, and the list goes on and on. A few of these have no basis in scripture, others are so rarely the case, and all of them are condemning and destructive to the one who is suffering. God gave us Job as a perfect reaction to trials and troubles saying "Even if He slays me, yet will I trust Him." Oh how I long for that kind of faith and trust in my every day life, let alone in my day of trouble. But one thing seems very sure. We can and will have times and seasons of tribulation in our lives. "When the whirlwind comes …" It seems to have little to do with the depth or maturity of our faith. It has been said that the Christian Army is the only one that shoots its own wounded. It has the sad ring of truth to it. Let's move ourselves away from this practice and show the love and compassion that Jesus explained would show the world that we are His disciples.
John 16:33 - [Jesus speaking] These things I have spoken to you that in Me, you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.
There is a simple old chorus "Be still and know that I am God." I have been through things that I would not wish on my worst enemy (of course, I am supposed to love my enemies). Jesus always seems to bring me a special song or verse to help me stay peaceful. Not that I always take advantage, but He has the condition of my heart in mind. If I can stay still and at peace, not struggling without need against a situation, He will lead me through.
When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, "It is well, it is well with my soul.
More and more I see trials as God working in my life. Showing me my old, depraved heart. Teaching me dependence on Him in more and more things. Someday I will, under His teaching and grace, let go of all things and trust Him alone. He has shown Himself to be utterly trustworthy, overcoming the power of the enemy, death, Hell and sin itself. It is only my foolishness that clings to anything else. There is an image that was explained to me once, a while ago now. It is a picture of Jesus as a surgeon and me as the patient. My job is to be still and lay quietly on the operating table, so that He can do the work in me that He knows is needed for my good. What doctor in his right mind would be chasing a patient down the hall with his scalpel shouting "Hold still!" What an absurd picture indeed. The same wise soul explained to me that more saints are born in the valleys than are from the mountain tops. The peace and savor of a mountain top experience with God is something I hope we all cherish. They are times of rest and refreshing we all need. But, in the crucible of adversity, we learn more about ourselves and how much Jesus Christ really cares for us. When we can finally not go on in our own strength, He picks us up and carries us through. He never leaves us, never berates us, never says "I told you so." (at least not without love), never fails us in all those times. Even though He knows our hearts better than anyone, He accepts us and continues to do the work He promises to complete in us. All this so He can present us to the Father without spot or blemish. We are the joy that was set before Him for which He endured the cross.

Deep in thought & prayer!
God Bless

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Proud Mommy - Show & Share........

💖☕ ~ What a day!  

Woke up this morning to a lovely snowfall.  Everything was covered.  It was snowing and the winds were blowing.  

Spent the morning shoveling the driveway and cleaning of vehicles!
Finished decorating the Christmas Tree!
Mom made some Lemon Poppy seed muffins and a skillet Apple pie.
I worked in my office for a while.
Finally got a chance to watch Church Service online!  :)

Now …. as for the "proud mommy" moment of today.   My youngest spent the day helping out a good friend that needed a male model for her part in a Christmas show for Capital School of Hairstyling and Esthetics.   The theme he was part of was Apocalypse.  
David's friend did a great job on David and her other model.   And David did a Great job modeling for her.  

This is David  and the female model showing off the Apocalypse style!
Click HERE to see a bit of the video

Stay safe.. Stay warm & stay close to God!
God Bless

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Happy 1st of December 2018.....

   ☕  Good Morning everyone..............

Hope this day is finding you all well! 
Today is a good day to run a couple errands... and put up the Christmas Tree!
So............. That's exactly what my mom and I did.

I went out and ran a couple errands early... then mom and I went to the grocery store.  After we got home and settled back in for the day ... got some house work done.... had a yummy dinner of leftover meatloaf... We decided to put up our Christmas tree. 
We had so much fun listening to Christmas music... singing and laughing and just having some serious fun... that by the time we got to the garland for the tree... we had really been being silly...
AND.................. this is how the tree turned out.

Of course... we cant just leave well enough alone... so when my son Michael posted a picture of our outstanding decorating skills on his snapchat... I copied it into a group chat with my children.  
Yep... they got a good laugh at their grandma and I.    :)

Have a fun Saturday!
Many Blessings

Friday, November 30, 2018

Day #30...................

~ 30 Days of Thanks....... Day#30

Thankful for.......

... God our Father
... coffee
... this '30 Days of Thanks'
... making it safely to work through the thick fog this morning
... my lawyer
... my accountant
... more coffee
... blueberry yogurt
... photographs of  my sweet babies
... free crochet and knitting patterns
... the occasional soda... but coffee all the time
... being able to tend to an important appointment during my lunch
... a very yummy meatloaf dinner last night
... babybel cheese
... flower seed orders waiting for me to fill when I get home
... more coffee

~ "Do not judge, and you will not be judged.  Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.  Forgive, and you will be forgiven." - Luke 6:37 ~

Many Blessings to you all... have a wonderful weekend!!
.:: Tammy ::.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Day #29.................

   ~ 30 Days of Thanks....... Day#29

Thankful for.......

... God Almighty
... that first cup of coffee for the day
... Family!  No matter how often you talk or get together... they are still there... you're still loving each other... and you still miss them when they're gone!   RIP Uncle Ron! 💔
... sweaters to keep me warm
... continued plans to get more organizing done this weekend
... coffee coffee coffee
... portable phone chargers
... making plans for Christmas... $ is tight.. but the love is overflowing!
... dreams! The ones where your children are all home for the holidays... your loved ones in heaven are here holding you close & and all your troubles are far gone.
... warm comfy clothes to snuggle in when I get home from work
... more coffee
... grocery list to help keep me on target with what I really need :)
... being able to peak in on my son Patrick on his gaming stream once in a while just to see his face!
... my family!!!

~ For it is with your heart that  you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. - Romans 10:10 ~

Have a very Thankful Thursday ... God Bless

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Day #28......................

~ 30 Days of Thanks....... Day#28

Thankful for.......

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Day #27.......................

~ 30 Days of Thanks..... Day#27

 Thankful for.........

... God - He loves me through it all
... the smell and wonderful flavor of a fresh cup of coffee
... the postal service - working in all kinds of weather just to get us mail
... the sun shinning bright today
... the talent of crochet/knitting that God blessed me with so I can bless others
... a fresh pot of coffee brewing at work
... my church family- just knowing they are there anytime I need an extra prayer fills my heart with love and joy
... little Dinty Moore meals for an easy quick lunch
... memories of my love  💔💖
... David and Michael being so helpful to their grandma
... Gods reminder to deal with one day at a time!
... a pot of coffee always brewing at work

~ 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.' - Jeremiah 33:3 ~

Many Blessings to you all
.:: tammy ::.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Day #26.................

~ 30 Days of Thanks..... Day#26

I'm Thankful for.........

... Lord Jesus Christ
... coffee
... clear roads on the way to work today
... David - Michael - Patrick - Jamie - Christopher - Melvin ~ the lights of my life
... the sun showing itself to melt some of the ice on things
... having a very successful lunch break running errands
... a fresh cup of coffee
... cheese and crackers
... Prayers
... having a great day at work
... my beautiful mother
... more coffee
... todays bible verse

~ For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generation. - Psalm 100:5 ~

Many Blessings

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Day #25.................

~ 30 Days of Thanks..... Day#25

 Thankful for.........

... GOD!
... coffee
... being safe and warm inside from the snow and ice outside
... online live church service this morning!
... toasted bagels
... getting orders done and ready for tomorrows mail
... Michael and David helping me shovel the driveway
... more coffee
... warm fresh cookies from the oven
... my office done for now with my temporary desk - love it
... moms office being so much more organized and open
... getting a lot done over Thanksgiving break
... and more coffee

~ Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your bodies. - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ~

God Bless
.:: tammy ::.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Day #24..................

~ 30 Days of Thanks..... Day#24

I'm Thankful for.........

... my Lord God
... coffee
... being up early to start another productive day
... more organizing & purging
... running to town to drop off mail and a bunch of Goodwill
... more coffee
... still eating up left overs from Thanksgiving - yum
... my new office space coming together so nicely
... getting a chance to run to the store to get a few things before the winter storm hits
... getting some extra laundry done
... even more coffee
... helping clean - purge & organize my moms office
... the snow storm holding off so mom and I can get chores - errands & projects done
... the weather actually being quite nice today even though there is a call for a storm
... David getting home from work before the winter storm hits
... coffee coffee coffee

~ When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." - John 8:12 ~

Many Blessings to you all
.:: tammy ::.