"EXCEPT THE LORD BUILD THE HOUSE, THEY LABOR IN VAIN THAT BUILD IT"......Ps.127:1a
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

This Is Your Winter


What a gorgeous winter we are having here in Pennsylvania!
I am sorry for all of those people that love snow.
A couple of things I don't like about winter is the shorter days, snow, ice, and the cloudy, gloomy days.


BUT this year is different!
We have had temperatures in the 40's sometimes hitting the 50's.
Such bright sun-shiny days!


February usually drags on for me.
I would find myself pining over garden books and magazines.  
Wishing for the sun to be out and my house to be warm.


This year my cousin gave me some dried lavender.

I love dried flowers--keeps the garden around all year long!
I love the smell of them too!



The simple fragrance of my dried flowers.



The sunlight beaming through the window.

Two mile walks with my hubby and kiddos.


I feel like the Lord said, "Tammy, this winter is for you"


Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Keep Seeking & Trusting

Life here has really been on an up and down since December started.
I truly don't know what I would do if I didn't have the Lord to lean on and give him my burdens.  I think through every trial and test that I faced this past month, I have learned to give it to the Lord.


I read the book of Job recently because I knew he was a righteous man in God's eyes, and the trials and tests that he went through were absolutely the ultimate tests. 


My trials are no where close to Job's, but sometimes I magnify them to be that bad in my own eyes. 
I knew that God allowed Satan to wreak havoc in Job's life, so I wanted to read and see Job's reaction--his questions to the Lord--did he question the Lord?  I was so comforted in the way Job responded to what was happening in his life.  He knew that he was nothing, and that the Lord was all powerful.  So he trusted in the Lord.  He wanted to die, but he still kept talking to the Lord and seeking the Lord through his trail--even though God was not revealing why Job was going through such misery.  
In the end God Blessed Job more than ever.


I learned and am learning in my trials to just keep talking and seeking my Lord.  I don't understand why.  I am also not promised a happy and easy going life.  I don't deserve good health and goodness in my life--God is blessing me with those things, but I don't deserve them.  I have learned that God is really in control of what happens in my life, I just need to trust and seek Him.....BUT...... You don't get that opportunity to trust and seek the Lord unless you do have trials.


Friday, April 1, 2011

It's Spring??? April Fools

God's Sense of Humor

Today, April 1, 2011
Pennsylvania 



I definitely think my Lord has a sense of humor:)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Accountable







Proverbs 27:17










Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.


Have you ever thought about who you would be without the people in your life?
I do.
Or maybe, if you would be the same person if you hadn't had that someone in your life?
I do.
I know the Lord has directed my paths.  
I could be someone totally different than the Tammy I see in the mirror everyday.
I know the Lord has put different people in my life for a reason.  I also know I could have chosen a very different path for myself.  I had choices to make growing up.  I had different people come in my path.
Praise the Lord, I tried to stay focused on His path for my life.  I haven't always made the wisest choices.  
Praise be to God that He has disciplined me as His child.  
Reading the Bible and hearing good-Godly preaching has been a blessing and the tools in my life to stay focused on the Lord.

But God does put people in our lives to keep us accountable.
He put this one in my life:


and this one:


and this one:


and this one:

and this one:



Only these five people truly know the Tammy that exists today. 

 I fail daily.

 You see they help to keep me accountable.

I use to wonder why the Lord gave me four children.  

One reason is Accountability.

Be thankful for those closest to you.




Monday, January 3, 2011

Start Afresh

Another year.  
Another year to better myself. 
 I find that I seem to focus on the physical this time of year. 
 For me it has been my whole life struggle with weight.
However, yesterday in the messages at church, the Lord seemed to really hit me hard over the head that I really need to focus spiritually.  It is what will last.  This is nothing new to me, but sometimes I just tend to only see what is on the outside.  
Why is it I seem to look at what others have and feel bad that I don't have them, yet, I am so blessed in my home and family and church family that I have no want.
In my devotionals, I've been learning that Satan really wants us to slack on the care of our spiritual state.  
I can't wait to see what the Lord does with me this year.  I know I just need to let go of my desires and let God control my life.  
"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want"

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Empowered Youth

My two oldest children attended Fairhaven Baptist Church's Empowered Youth conference this past week. 
Don't pay attention to the date on the pics.  Bessy doesn't know how to change the date;)




 I was a little nervous about them traveling that far from home without us.  It was the first time they had ever gone on such a long trip without mom and dad.  I was also nervous about how they would behave.  What friends would they choose.  We got very good feedback from the Youth Pastor at our church about the way they behaved and the friends they chose.  Yes, there were a few learning lessons for them and the Youth Pastor:)  God is good.  I thank the Lord for the tender hearts Bethany and Wilson have.  They are moldable and that is what I pray they will always be.  Is that a word?  I've heard it before, but that doesn't really make it a word.
They also competed for the first time.  Bethany played the violin.  Wilson played the cello.  Bethany actually won 3rd place out of all the instrument solos in 7th-9th grade.   I was really happy for her!  She practiced a lot up in her room.
Not a good picture because it was taken by phone and sent to me as I eagerly awaited news about the competition. I was  so thankful for the update!
Another picture from a phone and sent to me.
They had a great week.  Thanks to all who made the trip possible for them.
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