Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas 2012

My how fast my niece "Mary Grace" is growing!  She is 5 months.

Sister, sisters,There were never such devoted sisters.

The AL way to water flowers


Daddy and daughter

She loved her little antlers we gave her.

She loves her Nonny!

Me and my sissy! <3>

Taking Spiritual Inventory of Your Life

This was from the notes my pastor handed out at my church this past Sunday.

Biblical Truth To Contemplate As You Evaluate Your Spiritual Condition: 2 Cor. 13:5

1. Does the Glory of God come to your mind as you make daily decisions?

RESOLVE for nothing to rob God of His rightful glory: Romans 11:36, 1 Cor. 1:31

2. How do you respond to adversity in your life that you cannot control?

RESOLVE to joyfully trust the Lord in all things: Proverbs 3:5-6, Phil. 4:6-7

3. Do you discern the deceptive sins of idolatry and legalism that constantly access your life?

RESOLVE to keep Christ first in your life with the right motives: 1 John 5:21, Gal. 2:11-16

4. Are your current personal relationships provoking sanctification in your mind and heart?

RESOLVE to examine the inner circle of your friendships: 2 Cor. 6:14-16, Proverbs 27:17

5. How are you participating in the command to evangelize sinners?

RESOLVE to speak the Gospel to sinners locally and globally: 1John 4:13-14, Matthew 28:18-20

6. Do the emotional sins of anger, bitterness or fear control your life?

RESOLVE to deal with the root cause of these sins in your life: Eph. 4:31-32, Proverbs 29:25

7. Is the standard of Scripture your primary resource for making decisions?

RESOLVE to know and obey the Word of God no matter the cost: 2 Tim. 3:16-17, 1 John 2:3-6

8. Are you being a good steward of the determined time God has given you?

RESOLVE to live a balanced life focused on Gospel purposes: Eph. 5:15-17, 1 Peter 1:17

9. Do you discipline yourself in the means of grace for the purpose of dying to self?

RESOLVE to cultivate a hunger for Scripture mediation, a passion for intentional prayer and a heart for sacrificially serving others: Eph. 5:17-21, Phil. 2:3-4

10. Are you committed personally, emotionally and spiritually to plant a local church?

RESOLVE to value your church with your relationships, gifts, resources and time: Acts 2:41-47

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

This past weekend we were blessed to have some friends come to Putnam! We had a wonderful and fun time!

Beautiful family

This was their favorite place to hang out. 
Amazing eyes!

She had a lot of fun with the leaves

Every time she would catch the ball she would laugh

I LOVE this photo of my parents.

My beautiful friend Vanessa and I.
As soon as she saw me holding my camera she ran over and smiled. :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Father, I pray that no matter who is elected, your will be done.

I voted today for the first time! Woot! (oh, btw...the sticker says,"I voted".)  :D

Monday, November 5, 2012

Excerpt from Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon

"For my strength is made perfect in weakness" ( 2 Corinthians 12:9 )

 A primary qualification for serving God with any amount of success is a sense of our own weakness. When God's warrior marches forth to battle boasting, "I know that I will conquer; my own right arm and my conquering sword will get me the victory," then defeat is not far away. God will not go forth with that man. He who reckons on victory in this way has reckoned wrongly, for "it is not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts" (Zechariah 4:6). They who go forth to fight, boasting of their prowess will return with their banners trailing in the dust and their armor stained with disgrace. Those who serve God must serve Him in His way and in His strength, or He will never accept their service. He casts away the mere fruits of the earth. He will only reap that seed sown from heaven, watered by grace, and ripened by the sun of divine love. God will empty out all that you have before He will put His own into you. The river of God is full of water,  but not one drop of it flows from earthly springs. God will have no strength used in His battles but the strength which He Himself imparts. Are you mourning over your own weakness? Take courage, for there must be a consciousness of weakness before the Lord will give you victory. Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012