Friday, April 28, 2006

Help! I'm computer illiterate!!!

Does anyone out there have simple instructions on how to put URL into a post? I've seen everyone else do it, but I can't figure it out!!! Also, I know you all noticed that my title on the post with pictures keeps disappearing! Anyone have any ideas there? And last, how in the world do I make my sidebar stay at the top of the page???? HELP!! And try not to laugh at my helplessness too much!

In response to Jamie's Friday prompting...

The American Dream...
Well, I have read the responses from Once Dead Poet and from Michael Stone. I have to say the I agree with both of them!

The American Dream can be either detrimental or helpful. Our attitude towards our station in life, our "freedoms", our "rights" is determined solely by our heart.
The American Dream is the dream to be free, to be able to worship as you will, to be able to succeed in life, to advance in our jobs, to earn, save and use our money as we see fit. While there is nothing intrinsically wrong with any of these things, our culture has become warped to the point that no longer are these freedoms wonderful, God-given opportunities, but they are seen as rights, to be obtained no matter the consequences to family values, Christian morals, and without any thought of anyone beside NUMBER ONE!
This is why I believe it all comes down to a heart issue. If we can truly see that all good things come down from the Father, we can accept the freedoms and opportunities we have in this country as a gift from Him. God is sovereign. He has chosen that each of us live in this country and be born during this time in history. I believe we have a duty to take advantage of what the Lord has provided us, to use it to the best of our abilities to glorify Him and spread His gospel to the world around us.
So, Miss Moore, these are my not so organized thoughts on the matter! Feel free to give me lots of feedback everyone! I enjoy reading and learning from others view points!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Walker Family

Me and my baby!
Isn't he cute?
Helping DadMy favorite boys!
I thought everyone might enjoy getting a look at the Walker family! These are our most up to date snap shots. Enjoy!

"Let us fix our eyes on Christ." Hebrews 12:2

Good morning, bloggers!
I thought I would share this with all of you. It is a daily devotion that I receive from Grace Gems. It was very fitting for me this morning, and I hope it will be a blessing to you all as well!

The secret of peace and power

(Gleanings from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan)

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus." Hebrews 12:2

Do not be so often considering how much you love Jesus--but how much He loves you. Your love is but the effect; His is the cause. And the more you have to do with the cause, the more fully will the effect flow from it.

Just so with faith. If you would have it grow, it must be by looking at Jesus--not by looking at your faith. The more you "consider Him," and are continually coming unto Him--the more lively and healthy will be the graces of the Spirit in your soul. And you will rejoice--not in your fruitfulness--but only in Him and in what He has done and suffered.

If the Holy Spirit opens this to you, you will find the secret of peace and power.

It is all in Christ! He says, "Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, and come away!" Away from self, away from all besides--to be absorbed in Him!

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus." Hebrews 12:2

Monday, April 17, 2006

God's love- brief thots

Hello everyone!

I just learned that my friend Jamie has joined us in the blogging world! I'll look forward to what you have to share with all of us, Miss Jamie.

I'm afraid I have not too much to say this morning. Just normal Monday morning goings-on around here. I'm more tired than usual, but I'm pretty sure that's explained by my staying up until midnight reading. I'm terrible about that!!!

The Lord has been leading me along this week. I'm continually thankful for His faithfulness to me in spite of my failures. I don't think I could continue on this path of Christianity without the knowledge that He alone is my Keeper, the Author and Finisher of my faith. Nothing in me is able to keep me from falling. Praise Him for His wonderful love, everlasting, unchangeable love!

I need to get my day going, so I'll leave you all for now. God bless you today and this week!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Scattered Thots

So, I know that I'm getting redundant in my blog posts, here and on myspace, but please be patient with me. Those of you who can access both, keep checking in! One of these days, there will definitely be different posts on each site. Right now, my time is so limited to do any posting! I want to make sure that all my friends get to read about what's going on in my life! Thus, the same postings on each site. There may some differences though, so like I said, keep checking in!!!

Just some thoughts.....

Hello to everyone out there!

Thanks for taking time to read my sometimes scattered thoughts.

I just want to praise the Lord for his goodness and mercy. A very important person in my life had major surgery this week. She came through wonderfully! Thank you Lord for your hand of protection over her.

Pray for me. I am overwhelmed with all that's going on around me and within me. I have once again been trying to handle it all on my own, rather than allowing the Lord to work these things out. I know He does a much better job than I could ever imagine at keeping this world turning and my little piece of it together.

I'm listening to Fernando Ortega right now. His music is so soothing to my often hectic mind. I am so thankful to God for giving me music. How often he uses it to draw me to himself and back to His word. Here's just an excerpt of what I'm hearing right appropriate it is!

"Lord of eternity, Father of mercy, look on my fainting soul...Touch me and make me whole. If you are my defender, who is against me? No one can trouble or harm me if you are my strength! All I ask, all I desire is to live in your house all my days! Lord of eternity, God of all mercy, come to my troubled soul. Keeper of all the stars, friend of the poorest heart, Touch me and make me whole. Lord of eternity, Father of mercy, come to my troubled soul! Keeper of all the stars, Friend of the poorest heart, Touch me and make me whole."

Well, as always, there is so much for me to do. I'm glad I had a least a few minutes to share a little of what is going on with me!

Until the next time....