Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Lord shall preserve you from all evil

As a brand-spankin'-new homeowner, there's an all new budget to work out. And in that process, the enemy has tried to get me into fear over not having enough money to cover expenses when they come. This morning as those fearful thoughts came, I cast them upon the Lord and thanked the Lord that His Word says He shall supply all of my needs (Philippians 4:19).

Then I set myself to spend some time with Him in prayer and in the Word, and I thought I'd check the Biblegateway verse of the day and read that chapter. Today's was Psalm 121, verses 7-8.  Verse 7 stuck out at me:
The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.
I immediately thanked the Lord for preserving (keeping, guarding) me and my family from all evil -- including not having enough money to pay our bills and expenses, because not having enough money to pay your bills is evil -- plain and simple. 

What evil has the enemy been storming your brain with fear about? Cast it upon the Lord and thank Him for keeping you from it!

Have a great Wednesday!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

Both of my parents are two of the most amazing, caring, funny individuals. I posted a while back about my mom and her gift of the stuffed cow, and as I was unpacking I found another stuffed object that my dad had given me years ago. So many years ago, that I wasn't even married yet! I can't remember exactly when...I think it was right before I moved to Georgia to go and be with my soon-to-be husband who was stationed there.

I do remember that my dad and I were in a Mr. Paperback, and I spotted this really freakin' adorable and soft stuffed moose.  I fawned over it for a bit and then put it back down on the shelf.

Sometime after that -- my memory is unclear as to exactly how long after -- my dad gave me that moose.  He had gone back behind me, and bought it for me.

My memory is very clear as to how scared I was at that time. I was moving away from my family and everything was changing so quickly.  Having that moose meant the world to me at that point. The world became a pretty scary place for me as the next few years went on, and it was a reminder that someone out there loved me, no matter how dumb I was.

Great, now I'm making myself cry!

Happy Father's Day, Dad! I love you!

Fear has approved this moosey!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

This desk is kitty approved...

It's been a busy week of getting things unpacked and sorted, and there's still plenty to be done!

I spent a little time yesterday in my office getting things organized.

Desk set up, and not much else.

Adding in some stuff...much of it purple in color.

Desk finally operational enough to fritter away a few minutes on Wild West Town and for a white kitty to be placed upon my desk.

And for those interested...a video in which Fear-Tha-Kitty (aka "Baby Kitty" and "Little White Kitty") expresses his approval and acceptance of the new desk with rubbies and purring.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Quick post from "moving into a new house" land

It's been over three weeks since my last post. (Wow, did that line bring back Catholic church memories -- ha!).

Anyway, as I was unpacking yet another box yesterday, I came across an old notebook that contained notes from various sermons I had heard years ago now.  I began reading them, and this morning I stumbled across this gem in reference to John 13:35, where Jesus was telling the disciples to love one another as He loved them. 

"It does not read 'Have feelings for one another, as I have had feelings for you.'"
That is all!