Tuesday, November 27, 2012

After Thanksgiving...

Out of all the craziness of Thanksgiving, I completely forgot to take my camera to our grandparents' house! Oh well... but I got some great pictures a couple weeks ago out at their place:
across the pond

the barn

oh! This picture was taken from my bedroom window (I was playing with my Telephoto lens)

Setting up the Christmas tree...
my ornament :-)

Hope y'all had a great week, and remembered to give thanks to God for what He has done for us.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Give Thanks

Great Thanksgiving quotes!

"You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled." -Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice." -Meister Eckhart

"For flowers that bloom about our feet;
 For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
 For song of bird, and hum of bee; 
For all things fair we hear or see,
 Father in heaven, we thank Thee!" -Ralph Waldo Emerson 

"On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment - halftime." -Author Unknown

"On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence." -William Jennings Bryan 

"Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now." -A.W. Tozer

"O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness." -William Shakespeare 

"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?'" -William A. Ward

"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily." -Gerald Good  

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John F. Kennedy

"Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness." -Psalm 30:4

Saturday, November 17, 2012

To the Glory of God

"Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." -1 Corinthians 10:31

"The great marvel of the Incarnation slips into ordinary childhood's life; the great marvel of the Transfiguration vanishes in the devil-possessed valley; the glory of the Resurrection descends into a breakfast on the sea-shore. This is not an anti-climax, but a great revelation of God. 

 The tendency is to look for the marvelous in our experience; we mistake the sense of the heroic for being heroes. It is one thing to go through a crisis grandly, but another thing to go through every day glorifying God when there is no witness, no limelight, no one paying the remotest attention to us. If we do not want medieval haloes, we want something that will make people say - What a wonderful man of prayer he is! What a pious devoted woman she is! If you are rightly devoted to the Lord Jesus, you have reached the sublime heigt where no one ever thinks of noticing you, all that is noticed is that the power of God cokes through you all the time.

Oh, I have had a wonderful call from God! It takes Almighty God Incarnate in us to do the meanest duty to the Glory of God. It takes God's Spirit in us to make us so absolutely humanly His that we are utterly unnoticeable. The test of the life of a saint is not success, but faithfulness in human life as it actually is. We will set up success in Christian work as the aim; the aim is to manifest the glory of God in human life, to live the life hid with Christ in God in human conditions. Our human relationships are the actual conditions in which the ideal life of God is to be exhibited."
 - My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

"If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well." - Eric Liddell

Monday, November 12, 2012

Stand For Truth

"There's a war within our land, a battle for the right
The lies of the enemy are clouding out the light
But God has raised His banner high, He calls for no retreat.
As faithful soldiers let us stand, and claim His victory!

Stand for truth though you're standing all alone
Stand for truth, God will help and make you strong
Run with courage in the fight, walk in faith and not by sight
Stand for truth, Stand for truth.

And so the battle rages, with choices everyday
Will we search the word of God or toss the truth away
Let us hold on to His promises and seek the higher call
Listening for the vict'ry cry, giving Him our all!

Stand for truth though you're standing all alone
Stand for truth, God will help and make you strong
Run with courage in the fight, walk in faith and not by sight
Stand for truth, Stand for truth.
Run with courage in the fight, walk in faith and not by sight
Stand for truth, Stand for truth."

By Rachel Wissmann

Keep Smiling,

Friday, November 9, 2012

Some trust in...OBAMA

"Some trust in chariots, and some in horses (or Obamacare): but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen, but we are risen, and stand upright." -Psalm 20:7-8  

Lamentations 5 says: 
Verse 1: Remember, O Lord, what has happened to us; look, and see our disgrace. 
Verse 2: Our inheritance has been turned over to aliens, our homes to foreigners. 
Verse 16: The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned! 
Verse 21: Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may return; renew our days as of old 
Verse 22: unless you have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure. 

 "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray,and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then willI hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." -2 Chronicles 4:17

 My 2yo brother was talking to himself the other day when the rest of us heard, "Obama disgusting." from his little mouth. Then Hannah asked him if he liked Obama and he said no. She then asked him if Obama was president... he said, "No Obama not da pwesident, GOD da pwesident!" 


No matter what the next four years holds for us, as Christians, we know that God is on our side. He will never leave us, nor forsake us...

Be still, my soul, the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He, faithful, will remain.
Be still, my soul, thy best, thy heavenly friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

><> Elizabeth <><

Monday, November 5, 2012

Come ye Christians join to...VOTE!!

I don't know much about voting...but I do know that it is important that we, as Christians, help the US by voting for candidates who support Christian principles (i.e. Anti-Abortion, one man + one woman marriage, etc.)

CHRISTIANS! If you have registered to vote, then VOTE for Godly men and women!

Alexis de Tocqueville said:
"America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great."

Pretty much says it all...We are already ceasing to be good. We have turned into a pluralistic society. Immoral. We are way over our heads in debt. Our president has been apologizing for the burning of the Koran. But when it comes to the Bible, its okay! Evolution has seized our public schools, and even some of our CHURCHES! There are wolves running about us in sheep's clothing.

Don't sit around while unbelievers vote for unbelievers!

"You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." - John Quincy Adams

"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, andpray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14

><> Elizabeth <><

Friday, November 2, 2012

Pic of the Month - October

Took this in my front yard!
I like to call it...ahem (drum roll please!)
"A Bit of Spring and Fall" :-)

Keep Smiling,
><> Elizabeth <><