Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Simple things

The Lord is teaching me that it is the simple things we do for people that impacks them the most. I felt lead to do something a bit diffrent today in my Blog.. Think about how you feel when someone does these things for you.

Sends you a email mid-work day just because, just to say HI thinking of you.
wanted to send a hug your way.

Text your phone with a big hug and love from me to you.

Invites you over to just hang out for no reason.

Shares their dinner table with you.

Calls you just to say hi wanted to check in.

Giving a ride to someone in need.

Mailing out a card ( yes snail mail) a art that has been lost by so many.

Most of those things take no time at all to do but warms the hearts of everyone.
I have been in minstry my whole life and it is the small things you do for people that they remember.

Galatians 5:22 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness

The meaning behide this verse is that all of the things that follow the word love are a result of true love. Acts of Love even small one bring so much more into someones life.
If you have a friend you are reaching out to for the Lord try doing some of these \simple things... See what happens......

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

simple child like faith

My four year old taught me a lesson today.

I asked the group of children I was with, all ages 3 and 4 years old.

Does Jesus live in your heart?

Something I do now and again just to see what they will say.

My niece Ema replied Yes silly he lives right there pointing to her heart.
I asked her what does he do in there she said eats hamburgers and watched sponge bob square pants . I laughed sounds good to me.

She laughed too so sweet nothing sweeted then a little girls giggle and faith.

Even thou Why is one of the most popular words I hear from children they don’t really questions things like we grown ups do.
They simply believe, wish I could be more like that.

I asked my son Noah does Jesus live in your heart?
Yup sure does, how did he get in there?
I just opened my heart and let him in. Wow neat I said back. Why did you do that? So he could do stuff in my heart. Like what kind of stuff? Make the dark stuff light.

Salvation is really that simple, We have to open our hearts so he can come in. Why so he can make the dark stuff light.

I hope for Noah’s sake it will always be that simple.

Us big people have a hard time opening out heart to him and a even harder time letting him make the dark stuff light.

Who wants to see your heart for what it really is?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Rainy days

It seems like it has been raining forever! My four year old son is laying in the floor in a rage of anger over his sister having something he wants. Now he is moved on to anything and everything else everyone has that he does not.

Rainy days can make you crazy with a houseful of kids it comes faster. Trust me when i say i know what i am talking about here. I have five children in my home right now all who want to go outside. Run around, ride scooters, take a deep breath of freash air.

OH freash air what I would give to have a nice long drink of freash cool crisp fall wind. To watch leafs painted diffrent shades of red, orange and yellow dance slowly to their winter resting place.

I love fall! I love everything about it, the changing colors. The crisp mornings and eveings with hot mid days. Apple Cider, Apple pie, Apple Crisp, canning apple sause.

Fall is like Gods gift to us before winter hits with its icey frozen winds that rip thru the very heart of us. Fall is a time of change old things pass away leaving us bare. During this season it is like the whole world is streap of life. Just left for dead, or so it seem.

Winter will set in soon before you know it frost will be on the brown grass. Then the day will come and the sky will be filled with thousands and thousands of white icey angels flying to the ground, Snow. I love a good snow strom. The thing about a really good snow strom is everything stops. All the earth is covered with it sticky cold white stuff. And for a few moments nothings moves. We all just stay home drink hot coco and homemade soup. We all just sit back still no movement. I love the silence that comes with a snow strom. Standing at my fornt door knowing that for few hours the world around me will be at rest.

Fall is Gods gift to us it says get what you need to get done before you have to be still. Before you have to go inside and be silence. We don;t like winter before it slows us down. Our bodys don't move as fast in the cold. Everything takes longer to do. We have to get up early to clean the snow out of our way. We have to listen more move less. Just maybe winter is Gods way of slowing us down so we can hear him better.

Fall is Gods gift to us, rainy days may be yucky but before you know it winter days will be here.
Take time to say all you want to God before Winter hits and it is his turn....

Monday, October 8, 2007

Gods voice

Gods voice, still and strong, spoken not into my ear but rather to my heart.

Gods voice, Big and loud yet gental as a dove bringing tears to dry eyes.

Gods voice, A burning fire that removes the waste that weighs us down, without doing harm but rather making us as pure gold ready to serve him better.

Gods voice, never heard in our timing. Only when he has made our hearts ready for his word.

Gods voice, As soft as a breeze on a summer day bringing to life all that which has passed away.

Gods voice, spoken to me in my time of need.

Thank you for speaking to me......