Friday, August 29, 2008

Yes!Yes! Yes!

I just received an email from AFA there will be a live Values Voters Webcast...follow this link to register...I believe they will email a reminder on thursday and the webcast will be on friday and saturday(September 12th and 13th)'s the link

AFA Values Voter Webcast

YES! I just heard it is now confirmed that SARAH PALIN will be his V.P. pick! Yes! He picked a pro-life woman! I am not familiar with her so I will be waiting to learn more about this woman. It seems like this news is HUGE!!!!! It seems like at this point I don't have to consider sitting out this election...This just might energize the republican party and I hope will energize those who stand for get out the vote...Praise God!!!! It looks like Prayers have been answered!!!!Thank You Jesus!!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The V.P. is an important choice

We will soon find out who John McCain selected as his V.P. In a previous post I shared how I am considering sitting out the election. I have not come to that decision yet...
McCain's selection for the V.P. will be part of what I consider when making a decision to vote or not to vote. If McCain chooses as V.P. a person who supports abortion, homosexual marriage and embryonic stem cell research...then I would be hard pressed to vote in this election. This may be the time for me to stop voting for the lesser of two evils. If McCain truly supports life then why would he select a V.P. who does not support those values. I know that many are concerned about the economy and so am I but we cannot serve two masters...we cannot serve God and Mammon...I am struggling with this because I do not want to see what will become of America if the other candidate wins this election...but I am becoming more and more convinced that I should not continue to elect candidates who support laws that defy God. The lesser of two evils is still evil. I am praying that McCain will seek wisdom from the Lord as He announces who his running mate will be and that America will repent and turn back to God.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I have been tagged...and learned how to hyperlink

I've been tagged by my very good friend "Plant Lady" -
Last time I did not participate...I am not sure how to link the people I have tagged...but nothing ventured nothing gained so here goes...
Four things I like about my husband . . . . .
1. I like his compassion
2. I like his intellect
3. I like his creativity
4. I like his sense of humor

Four movies I have watched more than once . . . . .
1. Peter and Paul
2. The Passion
3. The Trouble with Harry
4. The Horn Blows at Midnight

Four TV shows I watch . . . . .
1 Burn Notice
2. Fox News
3 Cnn News
4. 4400(no longer on...)

Four places I have been . . . . .
1. Hawaii
2. San Francisco
3 Boston
4. La Jolla

Four people who email me regularly . . . . .
1. My sister Lynn
2. My friend Virginia
3 My friend Leslie
4. My friend Kelly

Four favorite foods . . . . .
1. Lobster
2. Soft Shell Crab
3. Paella
4 Peet's Coffee

Four places I would like to visit . . . . .
1. Santa Fe
2. Spain
3. Ireland
4. Israel

Four things I am looking forward to in the coming year (2009) . . . . .
1. getting a job and getting out of debt
2. growing closer to my Lord and Savior
3. growing closer to the body of Christ where I worship
4. a women of the bible discussion group with the women of our fellowship

Please bear with me I am not sure how to link those who are tag...I tried to pick ones that have not been picked. Enjoy and have fun and let see what you have to say.
Four friends I am tagging:


Friday, August 22, 2008

Valley of Indecision

A few months ago we began to set aside a specific time each week to pray for our Nation. Last week we participated in praying and fasting for our Nation. I confess in the past I had voted for the lesser of two evils...right before the primaries a new thing was stirring in my heart...and then I heard it out of the mouth of others....the possibility of sitting out this election...I have not come to the decision to sit it out... but it still remains a possibility...I have and do take every election very seriously...Even when the candidate that I voted for doesn't win... I am still so very grateful to live in a country where we have the freedom to elect our I do not take a decision to sit out this year lightly...But my heart is what point do I stop supporting a candidate that opposes the Word of God... just because He/She is the lesser of two evils?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

LAOS - Keep them in Prayer

According to Prisoner Alert.
This communist country is one of the poorest in Asia as a result of the Vietnam War and implementation of Marxist economics.
There are 132 people groups, 92 languages and classification of persons based on the altitude of their home environment. Buddhism is the religion of the majority(61 percent) with less than 2 percent Christian.
In Policy Laos' constitution guarantees freedom of religion but in practice many restrictions exist. Many Christians are forced to choose between life and their faith in Christ.
KhamLa Namheng and seven other pastors were arrested in March 2008 - their bags were searched and two bibles and some letters were confiscated. The police claim the letters were written against the village authority reporting persecution.
Please keep these pastors and the people and government of Laos in your prayers.
For more detailed information visit and consider taking the opportunity to write to one or more of these prisoner for their faith in Christ.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

As they continue to stand in faith may we continue to stand in the Gap

the Olympic Games are almost over but the persecution of Christians continues in China.
Please continue to keep all those who are persecuted because of their faith in Jesus Christ in prayer. I tried to put a link for the persecution blog on this post...but it didn't work...there is a video on that blog that puts a face to those who have or are suffering persecution because of their faith in Christ. Todd of VOM shows what you will probably be shown during the Olympics and what will probably not be shown.
Here is the address and I believe the link is also on my sidebar.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Call Fast and Pray for Our Nation

this is a promo video of Lou Engle-Call DC- Saturday August 16th-fasting and prayer for our Nation...standing for Life and Families...I believe this will be live on GOD TV. Pray that our Nation will turn to God, seek His Face, that we will repent of our sins...
Our church will be joining a neighboring fellowship to spend time together on Saturday the 16th of August in Fasting and Prayer for our Nation...If you are attending the event in Washington DC or if your gathering with others in your community...please share...I love to hear about what the Lord is doing with and through my brothers and sisters in Christ...

Friday, August 8, 2008

Pray for china day 8 of 31

Day 8
In the last year Chinese police have detained some 600 Christians and sentenced 38 of them to more than a year in prison. Please pray that the Lord will grant His strength, His comfort and His wisdom to those in prison for their faith. Pray that they will remain faithful and be salt and light to their fellow prisoners.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Prayer for China Day 6/7 of 31

This is from Release International (Just found out about this site on the persecution blog)

31 days of Prayer for China

Day 7
In June 2008, senior house church leader Zhang Mingxuan was detained for several hours – to prevent him from meeting with an EU official in Beijing. Officials closed down his orphanage early this year; Zhang’s family have been forced to move home more than ten times since Christmas. The government reportedly wants to move the family out of Beijing. Pray for strength and courage for Pastor Zhang, his family and four orphans living with them. Ask God to provide them with a permanent home.

Day 6
Thank God for the powerful witness of a house church in Beijing whose members’ homes were raided recently by officials. Despite their ill-treatment, Christians pronounced a blessing over officials and shook their hands after the raid. Pray that this powerful Christian witness will touch the hearts of these officers and open their eyes to their own brutality.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Invitation to Plant Lady's Blog

Hurry on over to Plant Lady's blog... she has a friend from the farmers market who makes soap and they put together a very nice basket to give away to the lucky winner...hurry on over to her blog for details...her link is on my sidebar...Plant Lady's Ponderings
Be Blessed,
In His Love,

mercy said no

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Jesus Prayed /Prays for Us

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe thou has sent me.
John 17 20-21
So many times I seek for the Lord to answer my prayers but I don't think about how we are the answer of His prayer...He prayed for us to believe on Him and that we may be one so that the world will believe that God the Father sent Him. This is what was on our Saviors mind before He was crucified for our sins. The world places weight on death bed statements and yet how much weight do they put on the words spoken by Jesus Christ before He died. He was praying that we would receive eternal life. He not only paid the price for our sin - He interceded to the Father on our behalf...He is still before the Father interceding on our behalf...So the questions is what weight will you put on Jesus' prayer in the Garden?

The Week Ahead...

It Has Begun! -Lynn is doing a study based on Joyce Meyers book "Battlefield of the Mind"...It looks to be an interesting study...If you struggle with your thoughts and surrendering control of those thoughts to the Lord and want to study how to gain freedom from destructive thoughts - go to Lynn's Blog (you can follow the Study w/ Lynn link on this blog).
The Olylmpics in China, begin on Friday August 8th please pray for Chinese Christians who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ Jesus. Pray that President Bush and other world leaders will speak up and take a stand for those are suffering persecution for their faith.
We will also be celebrating my birthday this week. I keep trying to convince my husband that it is birthday month....I enjoy birthdays as long as there is no "surprise" party- I don't know why but I have ruined every surprise party ever planned for my bday....then I spend the month (that's right that's when it becomes a month) trying to make it up to everyone involved.
Thanks to Alice(from the heart) I am getting a little bolder about experimenting with my blog- is she ever patient, kind and gentle.

Friday, August 1, 2008

As the mind wanders...

My mind tends to wander and the other day while reading an online devotional thoughts entered my mind that had nothing to do with the devotional. All of a sudden the following questions/thoughts were being asked of me...Remember how you felt when your boyfriend spoke words of love to you...then remember how you felt when you heard these same words of love being spoken by actors on the screen...then remember how you felt when you first heard the Lord speak words of Love into your look at how you have been turning away from Grace because you have been offended by "cheap" grace...Know this -that no matter what is going on with actors on the movie screen it has nothing to do with the depth of the way your husband loves much more does your Father In Heaven and the Lord Jesus Love you...flawed humanity does not change the truth of God's word or the sincerity of His Love.