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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Some Magazines I've been enjoying!

I received an issue of Phylis Hoffman's Celebrate yesterday and I love it!
 I think I will be subscribing to it from now on. So many great entertaining ideas and yummy recipes included! I love having people over, but as of recently I haven't been able to because we're having some issues with our trailer and have been sleeping in the living room because we have no electric in the back part of our trailer (I had to shut the breaker off), so no air conditioning and it's been pretty warm during the days here and trailers seem to hold heat for some reason. But I'm rearranging the bedroom now too and hoping that I'll be able to create a small reading cozy corner in there if there is room, for it is quite a small bedroom. But I'm grateful for this place and grateful to God for giving us a roof over our heads!

Here is another magazine that I have enjoyed:
 I love drinking tea and having afternoon tea when I can. And this magazine also has some awesome recipes and tips in it! I'm going to be doing a study on Afternoon Tea for one of my classes and I'm planning to resubscribe to this magazine as a source of information and ideas! I have to go on a field trip with the study as well so I'll be choosing a tea room somewhere around here to check out!

Here is another magazine that is so inviting and that I really love:
 This has lots of good recipes as well as gardening advice, tablescaping and decorating ideas! I love it! These are my wind down magazines that I enjoy reading before going to bed at night they help me to fall asleep with lovely pictures in my mind. That goes back to Philippians 4:8 " Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

These are just a few of the magazines I enjoy. Let me know of some that you enjoy! (I also enjoy Taste of Home, Simple & Delicious, & Healthy Cooking.)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sharing some Praises!

Just wanted to share a few praises. I've been going through a deep valley recently and yesterday it kept coming to me why don't you just go and pray and so I did. I didn't spend a very long time just a few minutes and I asked God to seal to my heart that I was still His child and the verse came to me that "I'll never leave you nor forsake you." also earlier before I knelt and prayed the song "I would not be denied" came to my mind (that's one I wouldn't normally think of) especially the verse that says "Ole Satan said my Lord was gone and would not hear my prayer: but praise the Lord the work is done and Christ the Lord is here!" and God seemed to be whispering to me that, that was exactly what the devil was trying to do is get me to believe God wasn't hearing my prayers and wasn't with me!
   This morning during the service we had a family in from out of state (their son and daughter-in-law live here and attend our church and run our church school) and they sang the song "Just Ask" and it was hard for me to keep my seat without getting up and praising the Lord (I'm kind of shy in church or in a crowd, I'm that way at school too so it's not just church), I sat crying quietly in my seat thanking God for once again visiting my heart! It's wonderful to know that I'm a child of the King and an heir to Heaven and robe, crown and mansion someday. And again tonight He came and helped our Pastor deliver a much needed sermon on how we should be like Daniel and the way that He purposed in his heart to get home at any cost, praying 3 times a day even when there was a decree out that sent him to the lion's den, even not bowing before an idol and being thrown into a fiery furnace. God is bigger than all that stuff anyhow and if we'll just set our minds and hearts on Heaven, and pray humbly, and seek God's face (seek how He wants us to live our lives) then we'll be living like Daniel. What are you wanting God to do for you today?
   God has been working on my heart and drawing me into a deeper relationship with Him, and I'm doing my very best to live out what He's asking me to do. There have been somethings that's He's laid a finger on that have been hard to do but I'm setting my goals and sites on Heaven, this here is not my home, I'm just a passing through. Someday I'll be where the trivial things of this life will not matter anymore and I don't want to miss that day for anything this world has to offer. Lord, Search me and draw me, help me to seek your face in all that I do. I truly want to be a Proverbs 31 woman. And a woman after God's own heart.