Category: 40 till 40
|Ever wake up in the middle of the night and instantly someone comes to your mind, but you don’t understand why?
I believe that God has placed that person on your heart.
What do I mean?
I feel that it is a call to prayer.
God has placed that person on your heart, so that you can remember them in prayer.
Maybe even send them a card in the mail, (or email or text).
Or bake some cookies for them.
Just to let them know YOU were thinking about THEM.
Maybe they need encouraged.
Maybe they are going through something and they feel all alone.
They need to know they are loved.
They need to feel God’s love…..maybe THROUGH YOU!
I encourage you, the next time someone comes to your mind, out-of-the-blue,
stop & whisper a prayer for them.
You don’t need to know the details. God already knows.
|Today I baked some cookies. Snickerdoodles. (My hubby’s favorite.)
Plus God had placed someone on my heart that was having some physical problems, so I thought that maybe some homemade cookies would help sweeten their day.
Here’s the yummy recipe for Betty Crocker Snickerdoodles.
This is the recipe, plus my timing for using baking stones instead of cookie sheets:
Yields: approx. 48 cookies
*These cookies are peanut-free.
|Above is an altered clipboard that I made. It can be used to display a favorite photo or a t0-do list.|
|I love wrapping homemade goodies in pretty cellophane. I also made this tag to match the card & clipboard.
Below is the finished “Warm Winter Wishes” set.
Only 18 days till 40!
|Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
Ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see
This needs to be my prayer.
This is a lesson that I haven’t completely learned yet.
I need to see others as the Lord sees them.
19 till 40!
|I hope that everyone had a great weekend!
Something else that I have learned over my 40 years….exercise is good.
It’s not something that I enjoy doing.
It’s not something that I look forward to.
but, I know that I will feel better once I’ve exercised.
I try to remember that it’s good for me….especially the older I get…yikes…can’t believe those are words that I have to say or think.
Keep my heart healthy. My bones strong.
Depending on the week/month/mood, I have different exercise routines that I enjoy. Currently I am enjoying Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home…it’s on the Exercise On Demand channel. I can walk 3 miles (in 45 minutes) without leaving my bedroom! Surprising, huh?
What’s your favorite exercise routine/type? Pilates? Treadmill? Spinning? Tae-bo?
|Time slips by so fast.
This is a layout that I had done a while ago of Nick in his “footy pajamas”. (picture circa 1997?)
When you’re in the moment, time seems to creep by.
But then suddenly, it’s years later.
Where did time go?
|24 till 40 Draw near to God, He is waiting for you!
You would think by now, I would continue to remember this, but I don’t.
I live it for a while,
and then I get busy and continue on with my life
forgetting what I’ve learned.
But God is patient with me.
He is there. Waiting for me.
Waiting for me to have time for Him again.
I’m talking about spending time with God. Devotions. Quiet time in prayer.
Psalm 46:10a “Be still, and know that I am God.”
Reading His word. Devoting time to & for Him.
James 4:8a reads, “Come near to God and he will come near to you.”
As an adult, a period of time that I remember being close to God, is when I was spending time with Him. Daily. And one of my favorite ways is to journal about my walk with Him. My prayers to Him.
I am a paper person. I love to write. I love to make lists. I need to be able to see things on paper. I need to be able to hold it in my hands. See my concerns, my joys, my struggles all written down,
but then more importantly,
I need it written down, so that I can look back and see where God was in the midst of it all. To document His work in my life. To see how He answered my prayers.
So that I don’t forget.
A few years ago, my son & husband had their tonsils out on the same day. Now, as stressful and exhausting as that month of recuperating was for them (&me), I remember it as a time that my walk with God was sweet. I read His word. Studied it. Had time with Him. I can look back at my prayer journal and see the answered prayer. See the struggles and worries, yet, I knew God was with me (us).
I have been a Christian since I was a child. I am saved by grace. Jesus took on my sins and died for me. Even more importantly, He rose again. He waits for me in heaven. Because He died, I can live for eternity with Him.
You can live for eternity with Him too!
Simply recognize that you are a sinner. Confess to Him your sin and your need to have Him in your heart (life). Tell Him that you want to live for Him. Acknowledge that He died on the cross for YOUR sins and that He rose again. Ask Him to guide you and direct you.
If you would like more information about how to have a personal relationship with Christ, contact me!
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Revelation 3: 20 says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”