Thursday, May 2, 2013
Dear Father, help the human race and its treatment of all living creatures. I know you watch even the little sparrow and I ask that you open the hearts of all men in how we treat our animals. Animal abuse is rampant upon this planet and we need your intervention. Help the creatures that have no voice. In Your Son's precious and holy name. Amen.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Tomorrow May 2, 2013 is the United State's national Day of Prayer. The theme this year is "Pray for America". To further highlight the theme, the National Day of Prayer committee has chosen Matthew 12:21 as the Scripture for this year: “In... His name the nations will put their hope.”
Pastor Greg Laurie, the 2013 Honorary Chairman, has written a special prayer to be simultaneously read throughout the nation at noon (EDT) which will be 8:00 a.m. Alaska time. This recitation will create a huge wave of prayer, flowing from one coast to the other. Here is the link to the prayer: http://nationaldayofprayer.org/2013-pastor-greg-laurie-2/
Here's the prayer in case you don't have the computer capabilitiy to link to the addy I posted a minute ago.
Father, we come to You to pray for our nation, the United States of America.
How You have blessed us through the years, Lord! We rightly sing, “America, America, God shed His grace on thee.” Yet w...e see trouble in our culture today. We see the breakdown of the family, crippling addictions, and random acts of horrific violence.
Lord, we need Your help in America. In recent days, we have done our best to remove Your Word and Your counsel from our courtrooms, classrooms and culture. It seems, as President Lincoln once said, that we have “forgotten God.” But Lord, You have not forgotten us! You can bless and help and revive our country again.
Scripture tells us that “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs14:34). Lord, in Your mercy, we ask that You would exalt our country again. We have had a number of great awakenings in America. We have experienced times of refreshing, and revivals that changed not only the spiritual but also the moral landscape. As the psalmist said, “Will You not revive us again, so that Your people may rejoice in You?” (Psalm 85:6)
That is our prayer for America today, Lord. Send a mighty spiritual awakening that will turn the hearts of men and women, boys and girls back to you. You have told us if we will humble ourselves and pray, and seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways, that You will forgive our sins and heal our land. (2 Chronicles7:14)
Forgive us today, Lord, and heal this troubled land that we love so much.
We ask all of this in the name of Jesus Christ.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Red Heart Gumdrop Yarn
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Gifted by Red Heart Yarn
Reviewed by Kera Mogue, Editor for AllFreeCrochet
Red Heart Gumdrop Yarn is a great lightweight yarn for the springtime. Watch the colors change before your very as your crochet hook does its magic. One skein of Grape yarn fades into over 15 different colors that all compliment each other well in a blanket or afghan, and the Juicy skein is just as mulit-colored. With so many different colors in one skein of yarn, it's impossible to be bored.
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Sunday, March 10, 2013
I Need Spring
It's spring break for students in my neck of the woods. Most of my friends are involved in education so many of them have fled Alaska for warmer parts of the world for the next seven days. Looking out my window I can see beautiful snow covered trees and a white covered lake or I can see something cold, icy, and not very inviting.
I do love living in Alaska with all its seasons; long and short. When so many I know are basking in warmth with new places to experience it does take an extra amount of energy for me to stay focused on the positive.
I needed a bit of help trying not to be green with envy for those that are traveling this week...I just love to travel and see new and revisit old places...so I brought a tiny bit of SPRING into my home.
These daffodils are so pretty and they smell like SPRING!
|Pretty yellow daffodils sitting atop our antique icebox.|
|Bad Kitty! This is why I moved the daffodils to the top of the antique icebox.|
Monday, March 4, 2013
Gracie At It Again!
Here's Gracie our new kitten. She has grown over the last two months and is one very fiesty kitten. Here she is in her favorite box. Of course she's making every other animal crazy. She never stops...not quite true. She will be darting off somewhere and then suddenly collapse in your arms and nothing will disturb her. She's a whirlwind of four paws!
|Gracie pretending she doesn't|
see her lastest victim behind the box.
It's Mac. Watch out Mac!
|Th next unsuspecting victim..|
27 Boxes in 27 Days
Can I do it? Not quite sure but I'm sure gonna try.
A friend on a quilting group mentioned that she was wondering if any of us had taken up the challenge of Flylady.net's challenge of 40 Boxes in 40 Days. I had not heard of this challenge but it intrigued me so I went to the flylady.net website and did a search. I found it and learned about this challenge.
I immediately decided that I could never sort and get rid of 30 boxes by Easter (which is basically what the 40 Boxes in 40 Days is all about) but it was an interesting idea.
The more I thought about it the more I thought that it would be a great goal to reach for and why not try it. So, last night I counted how many days until Good Friday came up with 27.
So, I am going to take up the challenge of 27 Boxes in 27 Days. I will include big bags in this challenge since I've got some black garbage bags filled with stuff that needs sorting. Some of these bags hold more then what a box can hold.
I will sort, put away, give away, or throw away 2 boxes of bags of stuff. Oh boy, I can't believe I'm going to do this but I am. Even if I don't get all 27 done I'll get at least one more done than not trying at all.
Anyone else want to try?