Tuesday, November 11, 2008

ANOTHER OLD PHOTO

YA GOT LOVE THOSE OLD PHOTOS.............. http://www.wearethatfamily.com/search/label/%27Fro

Thursday, November 6, 2008

yea i know its a horrible picture but who knows she could be a star someday hugh?
i came across a blog and oh myhttp://www.wearethatfamily.com/search/label/%27Fro
so guess you could say i was participating lol

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Blog Carnival


Blog Carnival: Write about the names of the Lord. Carnival hosted by my sister Chel. She also has a blog called the Abiding Branch.

is my siter chels blog

confused, shocked, worried

OK here goes and please keep in mind this is only an opinion and its my opinion as well. i just do not our people in our country would want to vote for someone who wants to kill babies. Doesn't that make them murderers? i believe that would should all have the right to make our own choices but i was taught that only
God had the right to decide whether a baby should live or not because he is the one who gives us our first breath of air. if he doesn't feel that baby should live than the woman would never had gotten pregnant nor carried it for 9 months unless God had a plan for that child. Can i get an Amen! I strongly believe that God has a plan for all of us no matter who we are, and what we may think, or how we may feel.

I'm am honestly scared to death to think what is going to happens to our once beautiful country now that a certain man is going to be president.

Gay marriages? what in the world is up with that? it states in the bible how wrong that is. I am assuming that people don't believe in the Word of God because it states it in the bible. I feel so sorry for those who don't listen to word of God b/c God is going to reak havoc on some people. Gesesh I'm scare for all the non-believers and Godless people, Antichrist whatever it might be. I am proud to be a christian in this world today and I'm glad to know i will not fear anything because God is my best friend and i know hes got my back, he and i will walk side by side for the rest of my life and i can honestly say if i died right now i know i am going to heaven, and that is something that I COULD USE TO NOT SAY.

i guess that is enough rantin and raving about politics today. hope you have a wonderful and blessed day

Monday, November 3, 2008





when you find yourself in a difficult season as we do at some point in life and fear decends upon you, God wants us to see him. God is always with us, even in the midst of our fiery trial. He knows what is happening and can walk with us through our circumstances from beginning to end in only ways he can. Our lord wants us to know that, at the oneset of any trial we may experience, he is always available to us.He wants us to see him at the beginning, not just at the end of a difficult season and when we look back and realise that he indeed has been there all along, even though we didnt know for ceretain that he was. God is always with us(deuteronomy 31:6), never leaving us, never forsaking us.

Sometimes we miss seeing him at the beginning because a crisis suddenly befalls us, sweeping away in a current of fear and overwheling thoughts. We are caught up in a storm that takes us by surprise and moves in so ever quickly upon us, that we forget there is a solid rock we can cling to.. Our heavenly Father wants us to find comfort and strength in knowing he is our Rescuer, Deliverer, and Refuge in life's storms.

"Do not fear, for i am with you; do not be afrid for i am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand"
Isaiah 41:10

heard this on the radio by paul harvey

A prayer by Billy Graham’s aired by Paul Harvey:

‘Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and
to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to
Those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We
Have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have

Exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.
We have abused power and called it politics.
We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us
From every sin and Set us free. Amen!’

THE BREAD


"I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE", JESUS TOLD US. "NO ONE WHO COMES TO ME WILL EVER BE HUNGRY, AND AND NO ONE WHO BELIEVES IN ME WILL EVER BE THIRSTY AGAIN" (JOHN6:35)

Jesus should be the object of everything for which we hunger and thirst for. He is the manna the Father sent, the bread that satisfies our souls.
Yet today many believers seem so hungry and thirsty. Jesus often seems absent from their lives.

Just maybe they are hungry for the wrong kind of bread. Jesus says "no one who comes to me will ever be hungry." Many of us appeal to Jesus for the goods of this world, the fulfillment of our own agendas, or the circumstances we would like to have. To us, Jesus is a means to another end-our goals. If this is how you perceive then Jesus is never satisfying.

Perhaps we hunger for the right kind of bread but we don't meet Jesus' conditions for receiving it. Jesus says "no one who comes...no one who believes." Both of these conditions imply that we meet him on his terms, not ours. We try to come with part of ourselves, but not all. WE want the benefits of the Son of God without abandoning ourselves to him. If this is how we feel then Jesus is once again not satisfying to us either.

But to those of us who hunger and thirst for righteousness and come to him without reservations, trusting him as the source of all righteousness and strength, he satisfies. Those of us whose whole life is reoriented around him and who desire nothing else will never want for anything. He is not our means to get the bread; He is the bread.

When we follow him by faith with nothing else to rely on, he provides for us and then and only then we are filled and satisfied.



Friday, October 31, 2008

its been awhile

ok i know its been awhile since i have written but i have been so busy with another new grandbaby born on monday and then we have choir practice 4 times a week for our christmas pagent at our church. so thing have been quite hectic as one would say. but hopefully next week things will calm down and i can get back to my stress relief other wise known as blogging lol. hope everyone has a wonderful and safe halloween and see you guys next week.

much love
lissa

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

FIREPROOF(THE MOVIE)

oh my gosh, we went to see the movie finally last night and oh my i had the tears rolling down my face and he did as well as the ladies behind us. it was by far the most inspirational movie that i have ever seen. i challenge everyone out there to go and see this movie it is by far the best yet. it reminded me of things that we tend to forget while being married or involved with someone. if you havent seen it you should run out and find where its playing and see it i promise it will be worth it.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

WONDERFUL TURKEY RECIPE

1 (12 pound) whole turkey
6 tablespoons butter, divided
4 cups warm water
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 tablespoons seasoning salt
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DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse and wash turkey. Discard the giblets, or add to pan if they are anyone's favorites.
Place turkey in a Dutch oven or roasting pan. Separate the skin over the breast to make little pockets. Put 3 tablespoons of the butter on both sides between the skin and breast meat. This makes for very juicy breast meat.
In a medium bowl, combine the water with the bouillon. Sprinkle in the parsley and minced onion. Pour over the top of the turkey. Sprinkle seasoning salt over the turkey.
Cover with foil, and bake in the preheated oven 3 1/2 to 4 hours, until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). For the last 45 minutes or so, remove the foil so the turkey will brown nicely

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

THE WAITE IS OVER







she is so beautiful she is a precious angel sent from god and i cant waite to spoil her rotten,,,,,,,,more later

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

ANTICIPATION

WELL I HAVE BEEN OUT OF TOWN FOR 5 DAYS ANXIOUSLY AWAITING TO ARRIVAL OF MY GRAND DAUGHTER, WHO EVER SAID WAITING WAS THE EASY PART MUST HAVE BEEN OUT OF THEIR MIND BECAUSE IT IS ABOUT TO DRIVE ME INSANE LOL. MY DAUGHTER IN LAW IS 70% EPHASED AND DILATED TO A 4 ALL SHE NEEDS IS ONE MORE CENTIMETER AND THE DR WILL ADMIT HER YEA!!!!!!!! I AM SO READY TO HOLD MY FIRST GRAND DAUGHTER,I HAVE THREE WONDERFUL GRANDSON'S BUT I'M SO READY FOR THE GIRL YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? I AM SO READY FOR THE RIBBONS AND BOWS AND FRILLY DRESSES AND WOW ALL THE PINK. MAYBE IT WON'T BE MUCH LONGER THEN I CAN WRITE ABOUT HOW BEAUTIFUL SHE IS AND ALL. I WENT TO THE DR YESTERDAY WITH HER AND SAW THE SONOGRAM I CRIED ITS WAS JUST SO BEAUTIFUL, WE EVEN FOUND OUT SHE EVEN HAS HAIR LOL. SO I WILL CONTINUE TO WAITE AND WILL POST WHEN SHE GETS HERE..................

HAVE AND WONDERFUL AND BLESSED DAY

Thursday, October 2, 2008







THE NAME THAT COMES TO ME IS ALPHA AND OMEGA BECAUSE TO ME GOD IS THE BEGINNING AND THE END. HE GAVE US OUR FIRST BREATH OF LIFE AND WILL TAKE OUR LAST. AND THAT WILL BE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL AND GLORIOUS DAY WHEN WE MEET HIM IN HIS MANSION IN THE SKY.


REVALATION 1:8
I am the alpha and the Omega- the beginning and the end- says the lord God"i am the one who is,who always was,and who is still to come-the Almighty One.


revalation 22:13 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First the Last, the Beginning and the End".

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

PART 1

Five Things to Teach Your Kids
by Laurel on September 22, 2008

If you are a parent, raising good kids is one of your chief concerns. I don’t claim to be an expert in this; I have made my share of mistakes. If you look on the shelves in bookstores you will see a whole aisle on disciplining your child, how to hand the difficult child or books that help you become a better parent. I have read these books too. Some parents rely on the church to teach their kids or worse yet, the school system. All school and church can do is reinforce what is already being taught at home. I believe as a country we are struggling because our family unit is struggling.

Parenting comes down to five basic principles.
If these five basic principles become your foundation in parenting, you will have developed deep roots that are needed to weather any storm that may come. I will be covering these five principles in the next few days and would love your thoughts on each one also.

The first basic principle of raising good kids is teaching them the principle of love. God is the model of love, everything he did was because of love. There are several ways to make sure you develop this principle of love. This foundation of horizontal love will strengthen the love they have with the Father. How do we do that? (And I know some of this might be obvious, but as I said before, our country is struggling because our families are struggling.) Parents develop the principle of love by modeling love in their everyday actions.

Displaying love between a husband and a wife.
The love towards others when they are not perfect and make mistakes.
The love of putting someone else’s needs before our own.
The love towards someone who is hurting.
And love displayed towards someone who appears to be unlovable.
Your child will first learn horizontal love; the act of loving people around them. And their horizontal love will determine the strength of their vertical love with the heavenly Father. If we struggle with horizontal love, then we struggle with vertical love. This is why God sent his son here on earth, so we would have the model of perfect horizontal love so we can love the Heavenly Father.

What is your family atmosphere like? Is there love or turmoil? Does your child see you and your husband being affectionate towards one another? The security a child develops is often developed by what they see displayed. Has your child witnessed you loving someone who was being difficult? Or do they hear you complain about the other person behind closed doors? Have you shown compassion towards someone who was hurting while your child was a witness.

The principle of love is one of the first things that should be taught in the home. This is not something that can be taught at church or at school. Your child will display love dependent on what they witness you as the parent doing. Come back for principle two later this week….


What are your thoughts on horizontal love affecting a child’s vertical love towards their Heavenly Father?

PART 2

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.

George Santayana


Earlier this week we talked about five basic principles that should be taught in the home. These principles can only be reinforced in church or school, but the model of what they learn comes from home. The first principle is the principle of love.

The second basic principle of raising good kids is teaching them the principle of justice. Even in the early years kids learn that life is not fair. And that statement is true, but still there is a sense of justice or fairness we need to instill in our kids that begins in the home. This comes down to the golden rule:


Be nice to others
As you would like
Others to be nice to you
Be helpful to others
As you would like
Others be helpful to you

Chorus:
It’s the Golden Rule
Follow it every day
It’s the Golden Rule
And happiness will come your way

Be kind to others
As you would like
Others to be kind to you
Be loving to others
As you would like
Others to be loving to you

As parents we need to model how to be nice, how to be helpful, and how to be kind. What attitudes do your kids see you display after the front door is closed? Do we respect each child and treat them fairly? If we want them to learn these traits we need to display them in our homes. Are you kind to your spouse? Do you treat others in the family as you want to be treated?

On the flip side, as parents we can make the mistake of placing unfair expectations on our children. We should not be surprised or embarrassed if our kids are acting like kids. If there is a child that screams out in church, don’t be surprised or look down on the parents. Kids will act like kids.


Sometimes we expect more from others than we expect of ourselves.
We can fall in the trap of expecting traits from our kids that are not being modeled for them. Yes there needs to be boundaries and guidelines, but as parents we need to make sure we are not placing unfair expectations on our kids.

One of the frustrations I found in being a parent is becoming upset at a child when I saw the same weakness I had, being displayed in my child. If I felt insecure in certain situations, I wanted my child to be more assertive. I had to learn to stop placing unreal expectations on my child. You would think since I had the same weakness I would be understanding, instead I had the faulty thinking that if I “encouraged them more” they would not have suffer with the same weakness I did.

Yes life is not fair, but there needs to be a foundation of raising our kids under a principle of justice. Come back for principle three later this week….


As a parent or as a child growing up have you ever struggled with unfair expectations?

I REALLY LOVED HOW SHE SAID THIS SO I THOUGHT ID SHARE

Five Things to Teach Your Kids - Part 3
by Laurel on September 30, 2008
“Children have never been very good at listening totheir elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”- James Baldwin
Last week I began a series on the five basic principles that should be taught in the home. These principles can only be reinforced in church or school, but the model of what they learn comes from home. The first principle is the principle of love and the second principle was the principle of justice.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Aretha Franklin reminded us how it’s spelled, but in parenting this is something that must be taught in the home. The third principle is the principle of respect. Kids need to know how to show it. The way we behave towards others displays our values and character. If your words say one thing but your behavior displays another, kids will follow your behavior.
Kids need to be taught how to treat others with respect, not because they have a right to be respected, but because we have a moral duty to do unto others the way we want them to do unto us.
During the course of your child’s life, they will encounter adults that are teachers or coaches that are not handling situations correctly. We need to teach our child how to disagree with someone but still be respectful. For my kids we have had teachers in the school system who have been unfair but I told my kids that does not give them a reason to be disrespectful.
That’s the message in an old story about the politician who caught himself being drawn into mud-slinging and name-calling. Once he realized he was lowering himself to his opponent’s level, he stopped and said, “Sir, I will treat you as a gentleman — not because you are one, but because I am one.”
Kids learn respect or disrespect from how we treat them and how we treat each other. How about inside your homes? Do you allow the words ‘stupid’ or ‘dummy’ or ‘I hate you’ to be said with out consequences?Do you display respect towards your spouse? Do your words match up with your actions?
More importantly teach your child respect by being respectful. How can you show respect to your child?
Be honest – If you do something wrong, admit it and apologize.Be positive – Don’t embarrass, insult or make fun of your child. Compliment them.Be Trusting – Let your child make choices and take responsibility.Be fair – Listen to your child’s side of the story before reaching a conclusion.Be polite – Use “please” and “thank you”.Be reliable – Keep promises. Show your child that you mean what you say.Be a good listener – Give your child your full attention.
When we give kids the respect we expect, we teach kids respect. Our behavior and actions is what we teach them. Come back for principle four later this week….

WE ARE SINNERS

GODS LOVE IS UNFAILING AND IMMEASURABLE! JESUS HIMSELF TELLS US, "GREATER LOVE, HAS NO ONE THAN THIS, THAN TO LAY DOWN ONE'S LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."(JOHN15:13) JESUS' SACRIFICE ON THE CROSS WAS BY FAR THE GREATEST DEMONSTRATION OF LOVE THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN! ROMAN 5:8 SAYS, "GOD DEMONSTRATES HIS OWN LOVE TOWARDS US, IN THAT WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, CHRIST DIES FOR US.

MOST PEOPLE DO NOT SEE THEMSELVES AS SINNERS SO THEY HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE DEPTH OF GOD'S LOVE FOR US.

EACH AND EVERYONE OF US HAVE SINNED AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER AND ALMOST EVERY DAY OF OUT LIFE, BUT THAT IS WHY HE DIED ON THE CROSS FOR US SO THAT OUR SINS WOULD BE FORGIVEN, AND ONCE GOD HAS FORGIVEN US FROM OUR SINS THEY ARE FORGOTTEN HE DOESN'T HOLD GRUDGES AGAINST US OR PUT THEM IN A BAG FOR LATER USE THEY ARE GONE WIPED CLEAN NEVER SPOKE OF AGAIN. SO WHY DO PEOPLE NOW DAYS HOLD GRUDGES THEY SAY THEY FORGIVE YOU BUT AT SOMETIME OR ANOTHER THEY ALWAYS WANT TO BRING IT BACK UP AND THROW IN OUR FACES. I FORGIVE YOU MEANS ITS DONE AND OVER WITH AS GOD SAYS. SO I THINK WE SHOULD ALL READ OUR BIBLES MORE OFTEN AND REALLY UNDERSTAND THE TRUE MEANING OR FORGIVENESS. WE SHOULD ALL REALISE THAT NOT ONE OF US IS PERFECT WE ARE ALL SINNERS OF SOME SORT. WE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT GOD LOVES US ANYWAYS.................................


"IN GOD WE TRUST"

LISSALYNN

Monday, September 29, 2008

CALLING OUT TO ALL PRAYER WARRIORS

WELL HERE GOES,
I'M ASKING FOR EVERYONE WHO MIGHT READ THIS TO PUT MY FIANCE ON THEIR PRAYER LIST AND CROSS YOUR FINGERS AND TOES THAT TEST RESULTS DO NOT COME BACK THAT HE HAS CANCER. WE WILL KNOW BY WED AT THE LATEST. I DO BELIEVE IN MIRACLE AND I DO BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PRAYER BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN IT WORK WITH MY OWN EYES. I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED AS SOON AS I HEAR SOMETHING AND THANK YOU AND HAVE A BLESSED DAY

MY AUTUM TEST RESULTS

Your Autumn Test Results
You are a energetic, warm, optimistic person. You approach everything with a lot of enthusiasm.When you are happiest, you are calm. You appreciate tradition and family. You enjoy feeling cozy.You embrace change. You love change. You see change as a rebirth.You find solitude to be the most comforting thing in the world. Being alone with your thoughts feels very peaceful.Your ideal day is spontaneous and surprising. You like to play things by ear, and you always end up doing something interesting.You are very impatient. You spend more time waiting for something than actually enjoying it.


http://www.blogthings.com/theautumnquiz/

Friday, September 26, 2008

"THAT PLACE"

http://lissalynn2006.blogspot.com/

http://www.mcraesonline.com/YOU



YOU GUYS SHOULD REALLY CHECK THEM OUT ANNIE EVEN HAS A BLOG
THEY HAVE BECOME MY MOST FAVORITE GROUP NOW AS WELL AS POINT OF GRACE(THANKS SIS) I HAVE TO SAY THAT THEY MAKE MY WORSE MOOD THE BEST DAY IN THE WORLD. YOU KNOW "THAT PLACE" AS GOD REFERS TO WELL THIS MUSIC TAKES ME TO "THAT PLACE" ITS SO AWESOME TO HAVE THIS FEELING I GET EVERY TIME I HEAR THEM (BOTH GROUPS).
I HAVE TO GIVE CREDIT TO THIS BLOG THINGIE HERE WE GOT GOING ON IT REALLY MAKES ME HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO SHARE MY THOUGHTS WITH SOMEONE WHO CARES AND UNDERSTANDS AN THAT MEANS ANYONE WHOSE READING THIS"THANKYOU" FOR HELPING ME TO BE ABLE TO GET TO THIS PLACE THAT I AM IN RIGHT NOW. I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE, I WAKE DRINKING MY MORNING COFFEE WITH THE MCRAES AND POINT OF GRACE EVERY DAY NOW AND THEY ARE EVEN PLAYING AS I READ MY BIBLE, THAT IS WHAT PUTS ME INTO THIS SERENE PLACE THAT IS SO QUIET AND CALMING AS WELL AS SOOTHING. SO I AM CHALLENGING YOU ALL TO WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND PUT THEIR MUSIC ON
(DON'T SAY YOU DON'T HAVE TIME) WHILE DRINKING THAT FIRST CUP OF COFFEE, WHILE GETTING THE KIDS OFF TO SCHOOL, ON THE WAY TO WORK, AFTER THE KIDS ARE GONE TO SCHOOL, I FEEL THAT EVERYONE OF US NEED TO FIND THIS PLACE THAT I HAVE FOUND . TRUST ME WHEN YOU FIND IT YOU WILL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE.
I HOPE THAT EVERYONE HAS A BLESSED DAY AND A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, I KNOW THAT I WILL, I'M GOING TO SEE THOSE WONDERFUL GRAND KIDS THAT I BLOGGED ABOUT EARLIER......

MY PRECIOUS ANGELS













THESE ARE MY THREE FAVORITE BOYS IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!
MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE MY WORLD. THE BOND GRANDPARENTS HAVE WITH THERE GRANDCHILDREN IS LIKE NO OTHER BOND IN THE WORLD. THE FIRST TIME YOU HERE GRANDMA OR EMAW AS I AM CALLED IS LIKE NO OTHER FEELING IN THE WORLD. THE ARE THE LIGHT OF MY WORLD AND NEVER WILL I TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED. THEY ARE SUCH PRECIOUS CHILDREN OF GOD. THEY ARE MY ANGELS. I HAVE THREE NOW AND THREE ON THE WAY, CANT WAITE FOR MY FIRST GRANDDAUGHTER TO BE HERE AS WELL.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

WHO SHALL I SAY SENT ME


THE WORD THAT COMES TO ME MOST WHEN I THINK ABOUT GOD IS "FATHER"


WE ARE ALL GODS CHILDREN, HE TAKES CARE OF US JUST A FATHER WOULD. HE PROVIDES FOR US, HE NOURISHES US, AND YET HE EVEN SCOLDS US WHEN WE DO WRONG AS OUR OWN FATHERS DID. HE TRIES TO LEAD US TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES IN THE PATH WE CHOOSE TO
WALK EVERYDAY. HE LOVES US UNCONDITIONALY AS A FATHER WOULD.

MY STRENGTH

THIS IS MAN WHOM I CHOSE TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE WITH HE HAS BEEN THERE FOR ME WHEN NO ONE ELSE WAS(OTHER THAN GOD)HE IS ALSO THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE AND MY STRENGTH. HE HAS GOTTEN ME SO CLOSE TO GOD AND I CONTINUE TO GROW WITH HIM AND GOD EVERY DAY. HE TREAT ME LIKE I AM A QUEEN, I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN TREATED BY ANY OTHER MAN THE WAY HE TREATS ME. MY OPINIONS MATTER TO HIM, HE LISTENS TO ME AND WHAT I HAVE TO SAY. I NEED TO STOP BECAUSE I KNOW HE ISN'T PERFECT BUT HES CLOSE ENOUGH TO PERFECT FOR ME AND THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS. I LOVE HIM DEARLY

my baby girl


OK something or someone has prompted me to write about my precious baby girl , well she really isn't a baby anymore she is 15, which means she has this year and only two more then she will graduate(oh my that seems soon when i put it like that). she is the most aswesomest daughter anyone could ever want. she is my best friend, she is my morning my noon and my night i often ask myself where would i be without her in my life i know that my life would be incomplete with her being a part of it. she is very opinionated(wander where she gets that from lol) shes very outgoing and when you have her for a friend you will thank yourself because she is your bestie for life and always has your back. i hope that she continues to grow with god being a part of her life as i know that she will. anyways i hope that when she is all grown up that she will always know how much i love her and what a big impact she has made on my life. honestly i sometimes think well i actually i know that she is much smarter than i ever was, and that will take her far in life. baby girl i love you with all my heart and my soul forever and always.



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

JUST BECAUSE

OK I JUST WANTED TO STRESS THE POINT THAT THE ONLY REASON I AGREED TO START WRITING A BLOG WAS TO HOPEFULLY SOMEDAY TOUCH SOMEONES HEART,THAT JUST MAYBE BY DOING THIS SOMEONE WHO HAS LOST ALL HOPE AND THINK THINGS CANT GET ANY WORSE, COULD ACTUALLY READ THIS AND THEN MAYBE REALISE ITS NEVER TOO TOO LATE TO TRUST IN JESUS AND THAT IF WE ASK HIM HE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR US, HE WILL NEVER TURN HIS BACK ON US.
BECAUSE I'M A TRUE BELIEVER THAT IN OUR DARKEST HOUR JUST WHEN THINGS COULD NOT POSSIBLY GET ANY WORSE . THERE IS A REMEDY! AND HIS NAME HAPPENS TO BE JESUS CHRIST(THE MCRAES)WHEN YOU HAVE NO ONE ELSE TO TURN TO YOU CAN ALWAYS TURN TO GOD. NO MATTER WHAT SECRETS YOU HAVE BURIED DEEP IN YOUR HEART GOD FORGIVES ALL.

BREAKING THE CHAIN(FREEDOM THROUGH FORGIVENESS)

ONCE I DECIDED TO FORGIVE IT WAS LIKE A HUGE STEP OF FAITH. I FORGAVE MY PARENTS, MY SIBLINGS, MY FRIENDS,MY CLASSMATES ANYONE WHO HAD EVER WRONGED ME IN LIFE. EVERYONE THAT HAD EVER HURT MY IN LIFE AND WHEN I DID THIS IT WAS LIKE WHOA WHAT HAPPENED IT SEEM AS IF IT WAS A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE FOR ME. THIS WAS ALL PART OF A 12 STEP PROGRAM IS WAS WORKING AT THE TIME.
The Serenity Prayer By Reinhold Niebuhr
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change Courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference
Living one day at a time Enjoying one moment at a time Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace. Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,not as I would have it
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen.
WOW ITS AMAZING HOW THAT HELPED ME SO MUCH.
ANYWAYS, ONCE I HAD BEGAN TO WORK THIS PROGRAM ALL THE HURTS AND PAINS THAT WERE BURIED DEEP IN MY HEART SEEM TO JUST DISAPPEAR. BUT YET I FELT AS IF GOD WAS FINISHED WITH ME YET,
AS TIME WENT BY HE HELPED ME TO REALISE THAT I WAS STILL HOLING ON TO ALOT OF PERSONAL SELF HATRED. I WOULD BEAT MYSELF UP FOR THINGS I FELT THAT WERE STILL BOTHERING ME.
1 BEING THAT I WAS TOO EAGER TO PLEASE EVERYONE THE OTHER BEING NOT USING ENOUGH PATIENCE IN MY LIFE. I WAS WAS TO EAGER TO SPEAK BUT EVER SO SLOW TO LISTEN. THESE THINGS WERE MAKING MY LIFE MISERABLE EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE SO TRUE AT THE TIME.
SO I TOOK YET ANOTHER LEAP OF FAITH AND RELEASED EVERYONE OF MY SHORT COMINGS AND PERSONAL FAILURES THAT I COULD THINK OF AND RELEASED THEM TO GOD. (BOY WHEN I DID THIS)
I FINALLY CAME TO THE REALISATION THAT I WASN'T GOING TO BE PERFECT AND THAT GOD DID NOT PUT ME HERE ON THIS EARTH TO BE PERFECT. I BELIEVE THAT ONE REASON HE PUT ME HERE WAS TO HELP SPREAD THE GOSPEL OF HIS PRECIOUS NAME.
ONCE AGAIN SINCE COMING TO THIS REALIZATION AMAZING THINGS HAVE HAPPENED FOR ME. THE UNDER THE SURFACE ANGER HAD DISAPPEARED FROM MY LIFE AND REPLACED WITH A DEEP AND PERSONAL SENSE OF PEACE. I NO LONGER CLENCHED MY TEETH OR FEEL AS IF MY STOMACH IS ALL TIED UP INTO KNOTS, AS WELL AS THE ORDINARY DISAPPOINTMENTS OF LIFE NO LONGER UPSET ME NOW AS THEY DID BEFORE.
I'M QUICK TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS AS WELL AS TO QUICK TO FORGIVE. I KNOW THAT GOD LOVES ME AND THAT IS ENOUGH FOR ME. I FEEL AS IF I AM FREE FROM THE BONDAGE THAT ONCE BROKE ME DOWN AND KEPT ME FROM LOVING GOD AS WELL AS OTHER PEOPLE IN MY LIFE.
MY ADVICE TO ANYONE STRUGGLING WITH BONDAGE THAT SETS US FREE IF YOUR HOLDING ON TO ANY UN FORGIVENESS, OR IF YOU TEND TOWARD SELF-CONDEMNATION,TAKE A GOOD LONG HARD LOOK AT GODS LOVE SO CLEARLY DISPLAYED IN JESUS, ACCEPT HIS FORGIVENESS AND RECEIVE THE LOVE THAT HE HAS TO OFFER YOU AND LET HIM CHANGE YOU . YOU WILL BE SO GLAD THAT YOU DID.
THE POET WILLIAM BLAKE ONCE SAID

"THE GLORY OF CHRISTIANITY IS TO CONQUER BY FORGIVENESS"

HE WAS RIGHT GODS UNCONDITIONAL OFFER OF FORGIVENESS CAN MELT EVEN THE MOST STUBBORN, SINFUL HEART.

BETH MOORE BREAKING FREE IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE YET TO BREAK FREE FROM THE BONDAGE CHAIN..

LOVE YOU ALL

"IN GOD WE TRUST"

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

FOREGIVENESS


THIS IS SOMETHING ID LIKE TO SHARE ITS A LETTER I WROTE TO SOMEONE VERY DEAR TO ME BUT IT SHOWS HOW I HAVE CHANGED SINCE ACCEPTING JESUS INTO MY HEART............. THIS IS ONLY SHARED WITH YOU BECAUSE IT COULD BE A USEFUL TOOL TO SOMEONE ELSE AND I FEEL AS IF GOD HAS ASKED ME TO SHARE THIS WITH you.


There are some things I want to get off of my chest.
there have been things in my life that haven't been perfect about me and for that I am very sorry.

I have had to take a long look at my life and change many things about it, for the last 2 1/2 years I have made some serious changes in my life. I am happy to share with you I allowed myself to put my life in gods hands. I have accepted him in my life to help guide me through the many years I have left to walk on this earth. I have learned many things since doing this. I am no longer a bitter, vengeful, spiteful, hateful person. I have decided to forgive myself for all my wrong doings as I have asked god for forgiveness as well. As a Christian, we should forgive as we have been forgiven(mathew6:12). True forgiveness means we treat the one we"Ave forgiven as we would want to be treated. Forgiveness involves both attitudes and actions.(romans 12:19-21). my attitude as change tremendously as far as life is concerned. life is too short to live with such bitterness and hatred in my life. Jesus knows exactly what we will do to hurt him, yet he still loves us unconditionally and will forgive us when we ask for it. Jesus was a living example of God's love, as we are to be living examples of Jesus' love. Jesus says that our christlike love will show we are his disciples. love is not simply warm feelings: its instead an attitude that reveals itself in action.(john 13:27-38)

(john 12:1-3) Jesus' words show that the way to eternal life,through unseen, is certain- as assured as our trust in Jesus. he has already prepared the way to eternal life. the only issue that may still be unsettled is ones willingness to believe.

I believe that forgiveness means forgetting the wrong committed against you. In the bible it states in (psalms 103:12) east and west can never meet. this is a symbolic portrait of gods forgiveness- when he forgives our sin, he separated it from us and doesn't ever remember it. we need never wallow in the forgiven past, for god forgives and forgets. we tend to dredge up the ugly past, forgetting that once asked, god has forgiven our past and wiped the slate clean. if we are to follow God, we must model is forgiveness. when we forgive another, we must also forget his sin, otherwise we have not truly forgiven. I have asked to be forgiven of all my sins and im sure god has forgiven me as well. I want to work on our relationship(mine and yours) so that hopefully I can be a better person and be truly happy with my self inside and out. I only have the one mother and if it weren't for you carry me for 9 months id never have been born so lucky as to be born as one of gods children and one of gods followers. I want to learn more about god and want to one day help by spreading the word. The last quote I will say is that in Ephesians 6:1-4 If our faith in Christ is real, it will usually prove itself at home, in our relationships with those who know us best. Children and parents have a responsibility to each other. children should honor their parents even if parents are unfair and demanding. parents should care for their children even if they are disobedient and unpleasant. Christian parents and Christian children will relate too each other with thoughtfulness and love. (Luke 15:30) in the story of the prodigal son, the fathers response is contrasted with the other brother's. the father forgave because he was joyful and the son refused to forgive because he was bitter towards the injustice of it all.

his resentment rendered him just as lost to the fathers love as his younger brother had been, don't let anything keep you from forgiving others. if you are refusing to forgive people, you are missing a wonderful opportunity of experiencing joy and sharing it with them. make your joy grow: forgive somebody who has hurt you.

psalms 51:13 when god forgives our sin and restores us to a relationship with him, we want to reach out to others who may need this forgiveness and reconciliation. the more you have felt god's forgiveness, the more you desire to tell others about it. its really a wonderful feeling to have.

I know for a fact that life can deal us some very bad situations. I have also felt cheated, but I do not have to remain bitter about it. I feel we can remove bitterness from our lives by honestly expressing our feelings to god, forgiving those who have wronged us, and being content with that we have.

I just wanted to share this with you and hopefully you will one day find it in your heart to forgive me as I have forgiven all the bad in my life. I know it makes me a much stronger, happier person, and a lot closer to god. I love you very much you are my mother and nothing will ever change that. I feel in my heart that we will get through this but I thought I would start with sharing with you what I have learned.



MY TESTIMONY



MY TESTIMONIAL BY LISSA LYNN



JULY 13,2005
I FOUND MYSELF NOT WANTING TO LIVE ANYMORE. DRUGS HAD TAKEN OVER MY LIFE FOR ABOUT A YEAR OR SO NOTHING MATTERD IN LIFE TO ME ANY LONGER. I HAD BEEN RAPED BY A SO CALLED SOMEWHAT FAMILY MEMBER SHALL I SAY AND EVERYONE SAID IT WAS MY OWN FAULT BECAUSE IF I HADNT BEEN SO STRUNG OUT ON DRUGS THAT IT NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENDED. I REALLY FELT ASHAMED OF MYSELF. MY EX HUSBAND TOLD ME THAT I SHOULD CONSIDER CHECKING MYSELF INTO DRUG REHAB. I LAUGHED AND SAID I DONT NEED ANYONES HELP I CAN DO THIS ON MY OWN. MY DAUGHTER THEN CAME TO ME AND ASKED TO PLEASE DO IT FOR HER AT THAT MOMENT I DECIDED I NEED TO MAKES SOME CHANGES IN MY LIFE BECAUSE I LOVED HER AND NEEDED HER BUT I HAD TO DO THIS FOR ME FIRST BEFORE I COULD DO IT FOR ANYONE ELSE BUT I WOULD TRY. THAT NIGHT I SAT THERE THINKING AS I HEARD A KNOCK ON THE DOOR FROM A SO CALLED FRIEND ASKING ME IF I WANTED TO GET HIGH WITH HIM AND I CONTEMPLATED TO DO AND DONTS AND GAVE INTO TEMPTATION I GOT SO HIGH THAT NIGHT THAT I FELT ALL BETTER I WAS LONGER SAD I FELT NO MORE PAIN EVERYTHING WAS GONNA BE OK. MY FRIEND LEFT ABOUT 5 AM AND BY 7:00 A.M. ON JULY 14,2005 I HEAR ANOTHER KNOCK ON THE DOOR ONLY TO FIND MY EXHUSBAND AND MY DAUGHTER COMMING OVER TO CHECK ON ME. THEY CAME IN AND COULD IMMEDITLY TELL WAS HAD GOTTEN HIGH AGAIN AND THEY ASKED ME IF I WOULD GO FOR A RIDE WITH THEM WHERE I ENDED UP AT A DRUG REHAB IN MARSHALL TEXAS THEY WANTED ME TO JUST TALK TO SOME COUNSLER WHEN I WENT IN THEY LEFT. I FOUND OUT THAT I DID NEED HELP KICKING MY BAD HABIT, I AGREED TO STAY AND GET TREATMENT. I WAS EVALUATED AND ADMITTED AND BEEN SEEN BY THE DR. I THEN WENT TO MY ROOM CRYING AND FELL ASLEEP.


ON JULY 15, 2005 MY LIFE TOOK A DRAMATIC CHANGE. I WAS PUT INTO A DRUG REHAB IN MARSHALL TEXAS BECAUSE OF MY ADDICTION OF METHAMPHETIMINES, FOR THREE DAYS I SUFFERED FROM WITHDRAWALS BADLY. I FOUND MYSELF ASKING SOMEONE IS ALL THIS WORTH IT. A NURSE WAS STANDING OUTSIDE MY DOOR (LITTLE DID I KNOW AT THAT TIME I WAS TALKING OUTLOUD) STOOD THEIR LISTENING TO ME. I BEGAN TALKING (TO MY KNOWLEDGE) TO NOONE OTHER THAN MYSELF I LATER FOUND OUT THAT I WAS TALKING TO GOD, I DIDNT UNDERSTAND WHY SOMEONE HATED ME SO MUCH THAT THEY WOULD MAKE ME SUFFER EVERYTHING I WAS GOING THROUGH. WHY WOULD SOMEONE THAT CARED ABOUT ME PUT ME IN A AWFUL PLACE THT I WAS IN AND JUST WALK AWAY AND LEAVE ME THERE ALL ALONE. THIS NURSE THAT WAS STANDING OUTSIDE ASKED IF SHE COULD COME IN A VISIT WITH ME AND I SAID SURE WHAT DO I HAVE TO LOOSE . SHE TOLD ME ALL I NEEDED TO DO WAS TO PUT MY LIFE IN GODS HANDS AND ASK HIM TO HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THIS. SHE PRAYED WITH ME AND ASKED GOD TO HELP ME WITH MY STRUGGLES. AND STARTED TO CRY I CRIED SO HARD BECAUSE AT THAT MOMENT I FELT GOD OPEN MY HEART AND COME INTO MY LIFE I ACCEPTED AND I ASKED HIM TO HELP ME IN MY TIME OF NEED AND THEN CHOSE TO PUT IT ALL IN HIS HANDS. I SOMEHOW GO THE STRENGTH TO DECIDE I NEVER WANTED TO LET DRUGS OVER POWER MY JUDGEMENT AGAIN . I WENT HOME THREE WEEKS LATER AND I FELT FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE THIS WAS MY CHOICE AND I COULD DO THE RIGHT THING AND STAY CLEAN. WELL TIME HAS GONE BY AND ITS NOW JANUARY 14, 2008. 2 1/2 YEARS HAVE GONE BY AND IM STILL CLEAN AND LIVING A WONDERFUL LIFE ALL BECAUSE I CHOSE TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS MY SAVIOR ASK HIM TO GET ME THROUGH MY TROUBLED TIMES . I HAVE STARTED READING AND LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE BIBLE. I HAVE BEEN ATTENDING CHURCH , AND I AM ALMOST TO THAT POINT I WILL DEDICATE MY LIFE TO SERVING GOD. I HAVE ASKED GOD TO FORGIVE ME OF ALL MY SINS AND TRIED TO MAKE AMMENDS FOR THE THINGS I HAVE DONE WRONG IN MY PAST. I HAVE A WONDERFUL LIFE NOW BECAUSE IT INCLUDES THE GOOD LORD FROM ABOVE IN IT. I ALSO WANT TO START SPREADING THE WORD OF GOD AND THE MANY POWERFUL THINGS HE CAN DO FOR US. ALL WILL HAVE TO DO IS ASK HIM TO COME INTO OUR LIFE AND HE WILL BE THERE.....................

NEW BEGINNINGS THE DAY AFTER YESTERDAY

new days Current mood: enlightened Category: Blogging
ok here goes nothing,
sometimes we get so wrapped up in the past that we tend to forget about the present. my present being that i am walking on a path that leads to jesus christ my savior. i get closer with him everyday.

we have all had bad things that have happened to us at one time or another being as a child or as an adult but there comes a time when we must flock from our parents nest and start living on our own with our new families and when that day comes we should be willing to put the past in the past(ya know they call it the past for a reason) and start living for the present and the future. we as adults dont want our children to grow up the way we did we always want better then we ever had and i feel as if the only way to do that it to put our children first with god they need to be raised to believe that there is a god and if we turn to him thatr he will always be there for us and help us to make the right choice as long as we ask for his help. once we ask him into our hearts he will always be there.
there was a point here i was trying to make oh yea
people need to STOP living in the past and START living for the now and forever future. we have all made mistakes in our lives but as long as we have learned from our mistakes it was a good lesson learned then god is proud of us, becauase he knows we are only human and we are going to make mistakes we just have lern a hopefuly valuable lesson for them. of everyone of us would wake up in the morning and not complain about how bad we feel or who done us wrong the day before or who hurt whos feelings, if wed just wake up and say thankyou god im alive today and today is going to be a new day. forget that yesterday ever happened i am going to live for today and only today, ill worry about tomorrow when it comes imagine and long it would take before the past was completly gone and so soon forgotten about. you would have only good days to remember and to think about.

i believe this with all my heart and soul but we should wake up everyday with a positive attitude and thank god that we are still alive and breathing we have a roof over our head and cold air to keep us cool and heat to keep us warm and food to put in our bellies when there are so many out there that have nothing i just mentioned we should be thankful we do have what we have, i promise you it could be alot worse.

anyways now you know how i feel i just thought i would share with anyone who might want to read this how i was feeling today
in god we trust
love always
me