Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

 
 "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
Luke 2:11
 

 
 
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas...
Many Blessings from our home to yours!
 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Joy...

 
"And the angel said unto them, Fear not:
for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people."
Luke 2:10
 

Many blessings to you all, as we together
celebrate our greatest joy...Jesus!
Happy Sunday!
 
 

Monday, December 7, 2015

a moment...

we remember...
 
 
Please take a moment to stop and remember 
all those involved in the terrible attack on
Pearl Harbor. 



"Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends."
~John 15:13
 
 
Blessings~

Friday, December 4, 2015

Trembling...Mourn


Busy days, pondering, asking...
 


During these busy days of December that here at our home are flying by, as I washed dishes I asked the girls "let's read the beatitudes this morning"
While reading the 'beatitudes'... we thought about breaking down these different spirits....
While looking at "mourn" I read this as well,

 
 
"In the Beatitudes, Jesus reminds His disciples that they cannot seek happiness the way the world does. True joy is not found in selfish ambition, excuses, or self-justification. An enviable state of blessedness comes to those who mourn over their own sin.
"These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word" (Isaiah 66:2).

After looking at this verse, I can not help but be moved, challenged and ask myself
"do I tremble at His word ...enough"?
 
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *

" For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word."
 Isaiah 66:2
 
 
Have a blessed Friday...
Lets remember to take time to enjoy this busy season and ponder God's word.
~Lori ♥

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

♥ Be It Unto Me ♥


 While reading my Bible early yesterday morning, I was re-reading the whole Christmas story from Luke....the verse that jumped out at me was Luke 1:38. It is after the angel tells Mary that she is the chosen one to bring Jesus into the world. Her reply was this,
"And Mary said, behold the handmaid of the Lord;
be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her."
(Luke 1:38)

The thing that spoke to me was her submission. She did not see her future laid out before her; she did not see her baby's  future. She did not know what her tomorrows would like.
But she was resting in the Lord and trusting in Him, so, she humbly, submissively, replied,
"be it unto me according to thy word."

What a beautiful example of submission for us to learn from....sometimes we cannot see what our future looks like. We don't know what God will call us to do....maybe be a missionary, housewife, doctor, farmer, veterinarian, etc. We just do not know....but may we be ready when He calls us, to reply with a submissive heart and spirit, 
"be it unto me according to thy word."  
 
I just love it when God reveals things like this....it helps mold me for becoming the woman in Christ that I strive to be, every day. I'm SO thankful for Mary and her Biblical example!
Blessings and love to you all...
Goodnight~ Maggie ♥

Monday, November 30, 2015

Reflecting...

to everything there is a season

As we look back at the month of November, we reflect on all we have to be thankful for.
Thankful for the gift of salvation and trusting in Christ by faith....not of our own works or the
'mechanical stuff'....but by faith. Surrending it all to the One who gave it all,
so that we may have life and a home in heaven.
Thankful for family and the amazing strings that knit us together....
the memories that we hold and cherish.
The good times that are such a blessing...and the hard times that mold us and shape us for who we will become. Thankful for the wonderful experiences that we have had together...and thankful we have each other, every single day. Thankful for the joy of living in a home and sharing this journey of life with the most amazing brothers and sisters that anyone could ever ask for...thankful for parents who continue to train and guide us in the ways of  God.....thankful that they are always there to talk with us. (even into the wee hours of the morning.) That's love. Thankful that they want to raise us with a muti-generational vision so that one day when they launch us out from their quiver we can continue the heritage and pass on the faith to our children....and grandchildren.

to everything there is a season
 

to everything there is a season

Thankful for the awe and wonder of God's marvelous creation....
what more can be said when we see His hand in everything that we do?



to everything there is a season

 And now, as we wrap up this thanksgiving season....we enter into the season of celebrating Jesus's birth. May that be what our focus is this season...not on shopping, gift wrapping, parties, etc.
But on taking time to celebrate Jesus....the little baby in a manger who was born to die upon Calvary. He suffered our sin to forgive.....born to die upon Calvary, He was wounded so that we might live!
How precious...
 
to everything there is a season
 
Many blessings to you all as you prepare to celebrate the greatest birthday ever...
the birthday that has changed so many lives!
 
"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."
~John 3:17

{by: Maggie}

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving...

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good:
for his mercy endureth forever.
~Psalm 107:1
 
 
What are your plans for today? We will be having a family thanksgiving dinner.
What are you thankful for?
We are thankful for the goodness of the Lord in our lives, good health, sweet friends,
and for each other!
What are your favorite foods?
I am not sure that we could say we have a favorite, as we like them all! Smile...
Many thanksgiving blessings from our home to yours!
Blessings~
 



 

Friday, November 20, 2015

4 minutes...

That's the time it takes to listen to this beautiful song and be blessed
we have been studying different people of faith for school and
Joni Eareckson Tada is such a example of honesty in her faith.










be blessed...~lori
               
 
        For I know the thought's I have for you,
says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
                  ~Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank you

Thanking you today and every day....
To my Dad and brother-n-love Rob
along with the many, many others who
have and who are serving.
God bless

 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fall Fun


Having fun with fall sewing...
stitching up some blessings!
 
 
Don't you love fall colors and smells?!?
What are some of your favorite fall things?
Blessings~

"The grass withers, and the flowers fade,
but the Word of God
will stand forever."
Isaiah 40:8

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Walked with God...





Found grace in the eyes of the Lord...


 God's beauty all around us...

Thankful for the times I've spent here enjoying what God has indeed created!
Blessings~ Lori

Thursday, October 22, 2015

perfect peace

 
Isaiah 26:3
 "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."
 
 
Blessings~
 
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

bring //JOY//

"The point is...bring
j o y
to your surroundings."
~Emilie Barns~
 
To everything there is a season
 
Many Blessings to you on this lovely summer day!
 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Seek Him (from the heart)...

"When thou sadist, seek ye my face, my heart said unto thee; Thy face, Lord, I will seek."
~Psalm 27:8
 
 
Many Blessings to you~
 
 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

good to wait...

 
 "It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore
will I hope in him.
 The Lord is good unto them that wait for him,
to the soul that seeketh him."
Lamentations 3:22-25
 
 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Complete in Thee



Enjoy listening to this beautiful song with such lovely harmony!
I hope and pray that you are having a wonderful day!
Many Blessings~
Maggie

Monday, June 29, 2015

9:20pm (right now)

My new favorite verse...
 
To Everything There is a Season
 
Many blessings~
Maggie
 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

Girded in the wilderness {shared post}

                      Please go over and visit sweet Mrs. Roxy...

She has a very encouraging post on today....
it was just what we needed.
I love how God works like that....when we may be wondering about something or seeking, and then He gives us the answer, many times through HIs word, sweet, encouraging, Godly, uplifting friends!
Isn't {HE} good?!?!
While your there, leave her a comment and say hello...she has a lovely home on the web filled with homemaking tips, recipes, inspiration....wait, I better not tell you all about it! ;-)
Enjoy your visit...
 
 
"Living From Glory to Glory: How To Stay Girded Up While In The Wilderness Of L...: Living Our Days In Simplicity... So many days are filled with hard things. They may be little things in the grand scheme of things..."


 
May the Lord richly bless you!!
Many blessings~

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers Day!



Please join me in wishing the most beautiful, Godly, sweet, spunky, kind, generous, virtuous, joyful,  woman a happy mothers day....
yes folks, I am talking about our mother!!!!

Mom, you have been the example of true love...you are such a wonderful encouragement to all of us to follow God and seek His will for our lives....and we are {SO BLESSED} to call you our mom!
Thank you for always giving us a safe place to share our hearts....thank you for teaching us girls to love HIM and wait on God's best for our future...thank you for reaching out to those that the world considers 'the least of these'.....thank you for encouraging us to be all that God wants us to be...thank you for all of the fun times that we have together when we are shopping (or doing anything for that matter!!).....and most importantly....
thank you for loving God and serving Him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength!!!
Dad most definitely found a virtuous, priceless,  woman when you found MOM!
(someday...when I'm a mommy, I want to be one just like you!)

(one heart from each child!!!)

Mom...we love you and are so grateful that God placed us all on earth here together...
to walk this journey of life...
TOGETHER!!
 
"She is more precious than rubies and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her." ~Proverbs 3:15

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"Hold Me Up" a journey with the ....Lord

A Jeremiah journey  


Jeremiah 29:11-13
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me,
and I will hearken unto you.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye
shall search for me  {with all your heart}."
Jeremiah 29:11-13


            

Blessings...Lori

Sunday, April 5, 2015

~HE IS RISEN~

 
"Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them,
Why seek ye the living among the dead?
{He is not here, but is risen.}"
Luke 24:1-6a



May you all have a blessed resurrection Sunday celebrating the Lord of life and love!
Praise Him...
He Lives!
Blessings...

 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

//the tomb//

Luke 23:50-56
"And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor;
and he was a good man, and a just:
 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment."
Luke 23:50-56
 
To Everything there is a Season
 
Blessings...
 
 

Friday, April 3, 2015

::The Cross::

 

Luke 23:26-47

"And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.

 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, This Is The King Of The Jews.

And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.

 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

 Now when the centurion saw what was done,

{he glorified God, saying, Surely, this was a righteous man.} "

 

Luke 23:26-47


To Everything There is a Season

May we all remember what took place on the

cross 2,000 years ago!

The message that happened that day is the same message that still stands today...

and may we remember

 what a great debt has been paid for not only me.....but YOU!!!

Blessings to everyone today...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

From my journal...

Truth from 'HIS' word...

Love~ Maggie

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Something that I love ♥

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;  Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;  Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.  Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.  Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.  If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.  Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.  Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
~Romans 12:9-21
 
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
 

 
My mothers homemade is THE best ever...but the true
"bread of life"...comes from my daily time with God every morning before the day gets going and busy...I love to sit and just read the Bible and write in my journal (s),  and this passage really means a lot to me right now!
It sort of describes what our lives as believers s h o u l d look like. ♥
Above the passage in my Bible it says "Christian Conduct".
 
 
I hope that you are blessed, my dear friends...and that you as well love to spend time with His Majesty  each day!
Love~
Maggie
   ♥  

Friday, February 27, 2015

Missing you...

 
 My Jackie'O ,
sister,
friend

 1951-2010
                                                                   5 years have passed

 Sestor's forever, we 3 will always be...

A daughter, 
 A Mother

 Silly sis-n-law
Aunt

Today along with everyday we think of you, miss you,
Yes, yes, yes
I am thankful for the time we had Jackie'O
Not the time we didn't'!
I thank God for that~
I love you~
Lori

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

the source of LOVE

We are still reading lots of scripture on "love" around our home....
this one being the most recent!
I hope that it blesses you as much as it did me!
 

1 John 4:7-21

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
 We love him, because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also."

1 John 4:7-21


On more of a 'random' note...
What is new with you?
Not to much is 'new' with us....just the everyday busyness of:
school, piano lessons, laundry, cooking, and cleaning! =D
One of these days I am hoping to share with you a recipe for a yummy homemade lip balm...along with pictures of some "everyday randomness"!
So...stay tuned!!
Have a lovely rest of your day!
Love~
Maggie