Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
I hurt this week. My heart is aching and heavy for my friends...
- For my friend, Laura and the family that lost their son, fighting for our freedom.
- For my friend, Stacey, who lost her friend and her friends sister and their families, in a tragic car accident this week.
- For our friends, W and C, she served him with divorce papers this week.
Thanks and blessings until next time!
I was thinking of you, my precious url sister in the LORD, this morning... and this song came to mind. I hope it brings you some kind of comfort and/or peace during your loss.
Posted by Bobbi at 9:03 AM
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Yep, for a clean mouth, try to win one of these:
Enter here from Momsational!
Posted by Bobbi at 8:40 AM
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Please go to Stacey's blog and lift up her and her friend's families. This must be heartbreaking. I'm sure it would mean a lot to her if you left her a comment letting her know you're thinking of her and praying for all of them. Thank you and Blessings!!!
Myspace Comments * DazzleJunction.com
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
My friend, Laura, has a very special prayer request on her blog. Please go over there and leave a comment for the family that lost their loved one.
Thank you to this family who lost their love one. Thank you for giving up your todays so my family and I can have our tomorrows.
Greater love has no man than this than a man lay down his life for a friend.
Thank you and blessings!
Myspace Comments * DazzleJunction.com
Posted by Bobbi at 12:32 AM
Sunday, March 23, 2008
These are both great songs, so I thought I'd pick both for Resurrection Sunday! Please join Da-red-head for Sunday Sing-Along. Please don't forget to pause my playlest below before listening to the videos. Happy Resurrection Sunday!!!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
My friend, Pottermom gave me this award...she said...
- Bobbi - for her transparent loving heart
WOW!!! What an honor to receive such a loving, sweet compliment! Thank you so much, M!
I've never received a blog reward* before, so this makes it extra special.
And all in fun, because my friend, M, is fun...
I'd like to thank the academy, (not sure what academy) my mom, my dad, my dh, my dd, my ds, my older dd, my brothers, my sister, my sil, my family and friends, my, my, my, my,my, my, my, my, my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,.my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,
my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,my,. my, my, my, my, my...........................
*I'm sorry, I just recalled my friend Jenileigh gave me an award, but I forgot to go by and pick it up because I was busy and forgot all about until now. Well Both are very special ladies and friends, and both are very special awards. Thank you both!!!
What is a Friend? Someone who is there for you through thick and thin? Someone who knows you sometimes better than you know yourself? Someone who will hold you when the days seem to much to handle, and maybe the sun hasn't shinned warmly on your face? Someone who will make you laugh, when laughter hasn't shown itself for a while? Someone who will not judge you? What is a "Friend?" I came to this group for a number of reason, one being, it was a homeschool place where I could find a "friend," or two or maybe even three! Where I had a place to learn new and exciting things, but unfortunetly it did not work out that way for me. I feel I have been judged because of my religious or non-religious beliefs. Something that has never happened to me before, and I must say I am very hurt by the whole experience. I am who I am, I feel I am a kind, considerate, warm, and loving human being, that has a lot to offer to a "friend." So when someone tells me I will not go to heaven because I do not beleive what they do, that I wil go to HELL, I am quit offened. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, we live in a free America, but please do not push your beleifs on me. I did not ask.
My response was something like something like (I don't have the original, I forgot to copy and paste before sending and she has everything monitored):
I know I probably need to let it go at this point and just pray. I think in that response I came across a little harsh, which of course I didn't mean to. Please just pray for me.
Thanks and Blessings!
Matthew 6:22-23 (New International Version)
22The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness
Yesterday was an interesting day to say the least. I planned on spending the day cleaning, but when I woke up I had all that stuff on (the previous post) my heart, so I posted it. I also posted it on an all mom's home school site....here's the interesting part ;) Some guy posted comments to my post...well men aren't suppose to even be on this site!
Here's the comments made....
HIM: Wow! Your a christian woman? You are extreamly judgemental and condesending. Do you think your way is the only way of life? or that it is the right way? What a shallow, close minded person! How dare you say that a woman and her family are going to hell because they dont believe what you believe?? i Pray to GOD that all christians arent like you because if they are we all are in alot of trouble. GOD be with you and i hope this comment makes you realize the kind of person you truly are. Your not the "why" type your the "im better than you type" and i hope that you dont treat your children this way cause o what a life they will live. If you think that your way is the ONLY right way then you ma'am are an idiot.
My Response: I'm sorry you feel that way. I shared my heart and asked this woman for forgiveness. I don't think "my" way is the right way...the BIBLE is the right way- there's lots of people that probably disagree with that, and it appears you are one of them
HIM: Well i guess you didnt like what i say. well i really dont give a damn! people like you are whats wrong with this world trying to force your beliefs on everyone else and when someone like me stands up and challenges what your saying you run away or delete messages well u ma'am are a coward! is this about religion or homeschooling???
MY RESPONSE: I think you misunderstood me, I'm not trying to say some one is right or wrong, expecially me. People like me? what am I like? because I care? Because I love people and want to see them after this life on earth? I'm not trying to FORCE my beliefs on anyone. I was trying to tell this gal what the Bible says about salvation...it's more than being a "good" person, you don't have to agree with it...that's your choice, that's why GOD gives you that choice. I'm not running away or deleting messages. Being a Christian isn't about being religious...it's about having a relationship with GOD. Do you have a relationship with GOD through HIS SON JESUS?
You can openly say what you want to me. What you say might hurt my feelings, but that doesn't mean I'm going to lash out at you or purposely try and hurt you.
HIM: i hope you look at yourself and try to change something thats all good bye and may god help you
MY RESPONSE: You are lashing out at me and I've tried my best to answer all of your questions and remarks, but you didn't answer mine. Do you have a relationship with GOD through HIS SON, JESUS? Because you've mention GOD quite a bit in these posts....He never answered my question, probably because during all this I notified the owner, and he was quickly removed. The very sad thing was this guy had a picture of himself (? could have been someone else, you never know with internet stuff) up and you could tell through the picture looking at his eyes the spiritual darkness and emptiness, the anger, hurt, and pain...it was sad...very sad. So just as the gal yesterday, I will pray...I will pray that this man and his children will be saved (his profile said he was a single dad, 30) Will you lift up him and his family too?
Thanks and blessings until next time!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The other day I was at a home school chat. I met a gal in there that home school's her youngest dd, using Alpha Omega, she reads the Bible and yet says she isn't a Christian. She decided to start homeschooling after her middle child had been a victim of violence at school. :( She said she reads the Bible because it helps her feel better about herself...as far as why she uses a Christian curriculum is still beyond me. I found it all rather interesting. I asked her why? (because I'm a why person-always have been...drove my parents crazy, drives my dh crazy...had a Pastor like that...thank GOD someone could relate to me...it's NOT that we are trying to be rebellious...just always trying to understand, further our understanding???) Anyhow afterwards she took me off of her friend's list. :( So I sent her this:
hey, not to bug you again, but apparently I did offend you otherwise you wouldn't have taken me off your friend list. And that's fine...I want you to know I didn't purposely offend you and if you thought I was judging you I ask for your forgiveness. That wasn't my intentions at all. I was trying to understand why you would read the Bible and teach your child a Christian curriculum. I'm one of those why people...I'm sorry for that...I always have.
Just one more thing, Christians aren't perfect, I make mistakes just like anyone else...and sometimes my flaws are more obvious than a non Christian, but one thing I am, is a loving person. I don't want you to become a Christian because I said you need to or because I'm trying to push my values on you. I want you to consider it because the Bible says you must confess Jesus as LORD and savior and believe in your heart...I might not be the best example of a Christian, but what kind of friend or person would I be if I have the answer to save you and I didn't share it with you?
Thanks for your time, and again I apologize for offending you.
Why did I send this to her...well because I started thinking about how many religious people she's probably come across. See, I asked her in our conversation if she was a Christian. She said no. (that's how I knew, if you were wondering...I had a feeling, so I asked) She said something about not being religious. I said being a Christian isn't about religion it's about having a personal relationship with GOD and HIS SON JESUS. (I didn't even mention the HOLY SPIRIT...now that probably really would have pushed some buttons) and of course I mentioned about asking/confessing with your mouth and believing in your heart and that's what the BIBLE says...she's said that she was one of those that believes if your a good person you'll go to Heaven.
Before I sent the note I was praying and thinking how many times so called "Christians" have offended non Christians because of their "holier than thou" attitude, thumping people over the head with the WORD of GOD...I don't want to be one of those kind of Christians...I want to be real...what you see is what you get...I make mistakes, I still say bad words when I get mad...YES, I STILL get mad...I still get offended sometimes...I still don't always walk in love...I'm still a human being for crying out loud!!! But, I have a relationship with my FATHER in Heaven through HIS SON JESUS CHRIST...and when I get angry or offended or whatever it is, I can go BOLDLY before the throne and ask for forgiveness and often times humble myself and GOD gently reminds me "you're wrong"
Okay, getting a little off track here...so I was praying and seeking GOD and just thinking about how many times Christians give that attitude...that JUDGMENTAL attitude, and how many people end up not getting saved because it turns them away. How very sad...and so I realized often times we as Christians, even though maybe we don't realize we are being judgmental, we probably are...and that made me sad...it made me realize that the reason I want to share my faith isn't because I think I'm right or they are wrong or I am wrong and they are right...(I'm not trying to say someone is right or wrong here) ...it's that If I don't how will they know? How will they know they could have everlasting life? How will they know they can have peace that passes all understanding? How will they know they have the Victory? How will they know that they can walk in freedom? How will they know that by HIS stripes they are healed???? It's like I'm in a life boat and they are drowning and I have the life preserver, but I look at them and don't throw it to them...and that hurts...it hurts so much to think how many people we've let slip by because of our religious, condemning, judgmental attitudes. And then I realized what kind of friend, Christian am I if I don't share the WORD with them, knowing they don't know the Truth? So now I'm praying how to do that without being judgmental, condemning, or religious...because of my WHY personality.
So in conclusion that's why I sent that msg to this gal...so that she will know I love her, because the thought of somebody perishing in HELL makes me sad...sad enough to care...not sad for me, although I guess in a way it does make me sad if I didn't share and have to live with that for the rest of my life and answer to GOD for it when I depart this earth, BUT mostly sad to think there is a hurt and dying world out there, and I do have the POWER to do something about it...it's the POWER in me, and HIS name is JESUS!!! and because of HIM, I do LOVE this gal and want to see her saved and her family saved.
Blessings until next time!
Monday, March 17, 2008
I guess you've all probably noticed if I'm not rambling on about something, I usually have very little to say. I guess I stay better focused rambling...lol! It's funny because I wake up thinking of things to blog...then when it comes time to type...those ideas are gone...I could talk about how last night dd and I were watching the Food Network...$10,000 for the best Dr. Seuss cake...or how about $10,000 to the overall best pizza...which included the Guinesses World record on highest thrown dough, most stretched dough, most flipped over the shoulders, and best tasting unusual ingredients pizza...um okay...things people make money on. Hey, more power to them...I think it's GOD's way of blessing creativity...but some of these things get pretty far out there. OR I could go on about how I have a new highest score on triple solitare over at my dd's, Belle's, Webkinz...LOL...OR how instead of cleaning my kitchen yesterday I was playing triple solitare on Belle's Webkinz...OR, OR, OR....LOL...Again, you all read this...LOL...
On another, more serious, note...a couple things...
Some prayer requests-
- My dh's friend, Keith and sister Kymala...their dad past away Friday. We'll be going to the funeral next week. They are flying in from Seattle.
- Us-some decisions to make, and my other prayer request about the truth will be revealed and favor.
- My friend C and her family. Her fil wasn't expected to last through the night. He's been sick for a long time, from my understanding.
- My friend R, her dad's in the hospital, tests are being ran. They don't have any answers yet.
- My friend M, her home updates...I know how frustrating that can be!
Thanks and blessings until next time!!!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Thanks Stacey, again!!! I love Sunday Sing-Along! I have some uncertain things going on in my life (again-LOL) and I was comforted with the fact that although we face uncertain times there is one thing we can rest in...JESUS is coming back again-SO I was looking for the song that came to mind this morning when I got up by Mylon LeFevre and Broken Heart..."He is Coming Back Again" but didn't find it so instead I'm posting
Friday, March 14, 2008
I'll post some thoughts on this later...
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Would you all please be in prayer, that we will have favor and that the truth will prevail in a particular situation? I'd rather not go into anymore detail than that. Thank you!!!
A few of my friends will appreciate this... ;P
Father - Daughter Talk -
A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words, redistribution of wealth. She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his. One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school. Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying. Her father listened then asked, 'How is your friend Audrey doing?' She replied, 'Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties, and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over. Her father asked her, 'Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend Audrey, who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA. 'The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, 'That's a crazy idea. How would that be fair? I've worked really hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work. Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!' The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, 'Welcome to the Republican Party
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
I've come to realize I have far too much time on my hands at the RV. The highlight of my day is trying to figure out what background I should use on my blog and at the lounge....of course if I was at home this wouldn't be the case at all...there's always so much to do there. I really need to spend some time there and start decluttering stuff. Dh and I think we'll put the house on the market soon and start looking for property to live and build on. Since I'm at the RV, here's kinda my daily activites...
- get up
- read my Bible and do devotion
- play on the computer
- take a shower
- make bed
- clean the RV if necessary-vacuum, bathroom
- more computer time
- perhaps go to the store (possibly get a Starbuck's Mocha Chip Frap)
- Make dinner
- more computer time
Yes, what an exciting life I lead...LOL...and here I am posting my excitement...Hey YOU'RE reading it?!?! ROFLOL!!! Maybe my self taught computer skills will pay off someday. :P
Monday, March 10, 2008
I was going through some old posts and comments and came across this comment, (which until today I hadn't seen) on my post titled, "So you don't want McCain in but..." Mind you I don't know this guy, never had been to his website, etc...
I have a question for Conservatives who claim that there is something honorable about not voting for McCain. Who spend more of their time beating down a fellow Republican, while ignoring the extreme liberal forces that are about to kick their butts completely out of every branch of government. This is not just about who will be President for 4 years. It’s about preventing a complete washout of all conservative influence.. How is having only 50% of McCain’s ear worse than having zip out of a liberal dictatorship who thinks all conservative thought is archaic?What is honorable about sitting on your butt at home, refusing to vote – allowing all branches of government to be swarmed by RABIDLY liberal opponents who have vowed to undo everything conservatives have fought to achieve over the past decade?I hear endless whining and griping from Conservatives – while the extreme liberals, who are bent on reversing every conservative principal – out number us at the polls nearly two to one. Is that principal or is that do conservatives just have a death wish to see our country turn to the extreme left (who has no problem getting their hind ends to the polls)..What is so conservative about beating down the (soon to be) nominee who supports our troops, instead of the extreme liberals who insult our troops and degrade them every single day in front of the entire world?By punishing John McCain for not being conservative enough – you are really punishing all conservatives by making absolutely sure they will be governed by radical, rabid liberalism for the next 4 to 8 years.By stomping your feet and refusing to help, you in turn assure that the laws of the land will have few conservatives in a position of power to stop a runaway liberal train that will further infiltrate our school, explode your tax burden and socialize every part of your life it can.If you must be dragged to the polls, then don’t bother complaining when our courts are swarmed by the liberals who will put judges in power. Please think twice before punishing the rest of us conservatives, who may not love McCain, but are smart enough to realize the living nightmare that will ensue, if things continue on the path they are going. I see nothing conservative about being so focused on the anthill, you completely ignore the volcano that’s about to wipe your entire cause out. That is not principal. That’s political suicide. Will conservatives ever learn?.Danny Vicehttp://thalunatic.blogspot.comhttp://weeklyvice.blogspot.com
February 16, 2008 10:15 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2008
WOW!!!! Thank you, Stacey!!! I'm honored and humbled by your words! I do try to keep things real! I want to be myself as much as possible and learned a long time ago, putting on airs wasn't for me...I really wanted to post Steven Curtis Chapman's song with DC Talk, Got to be Tru...but it's not anywhere to be found...so here are the words...
Well normally at this point you'd hear me sing
And I'd be doing that acoustic guitar thing
So by now you're probably wondering what's going on
'Cause this is really starting to sound like one of those rap songs
Well let me tell you what the boy's up to
You see I like rap music and the beat box groove
And sometimes I gotta admit I close all the doors
And wave my arms around and I pace the floor
But then I crack up laughing, I gotta stop
And just face the facts the boy don't hip hop
You see I grew up in a state where the grass is blue
So if it's gonna be believable it's got to b tru
It's got to b tru
I've gotta be living what I say I believe
It's got to b tru even when nobody but Jesus is watching me
It's got to b tru every single minute of every day
If anybody's ever gonna look at me and say hey it's got to b tru
You hear me saying that it's got to b tru
And no my homeboy Toby wants to talk to you
Tru check it out I got a next door neighbor
And I can tell he's been watching my behavior
Yo he's heard that I'm a Christian guy
He wants to know if that's the truth or a lie
He's got a list of reasons not to believe
Like doubt, dissolution, hypocrisy
It's gonna take some living proof to break through those walls
Yea, it's got to b tru if he'll believe at all(Chorus)Whoa it's got to b tru, gotta let the light of Jesus' love come shining thru
It's got to b tru(3x)
I gotta let the light of Jesus' love come shining thru
Friday, March 7, 2008
So a friend of mine, knowing how much I dislike Obama, sent me this link...Is Barack Obama the Messiah? And this is my conclusion...People can flock to Obama all they want...there is only one Messiah and his name is JESUS and it doesn't matter who gets elected because if we keep our eyes on JESUS everything will be all right, regardless of what comes. After hearing Perry Stone last week...I think if Obama gets elected, it's just one step closer to JESUS' return!
BTW...my friend doesn't like Obama either!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Yep, I have done this...I've been to the Iditarod in Alaska! Back in 2005 we moved to Alaska...what was suppose to be a two year long stay ended up being a two month stay (thank YOU, LORD!) and one of the things we saw was the Iditarod.
This year the 2008 Iditarod started on Saturday, March 1st. (You can get all kinds of information about the Iditarod by clicking above the word in bold.)
I will try to post some of our pics of the Iditarod in the next few days.
I want everyone to do is to go to this Wall of Prayer and either list someone you know to pray for or just pledge to pray for anyone or any family...especially for WIVES and FAMILY MEMBERS of service people.
Thank you to all the men and women willing to give up there todays so we can have our tomorrows! my family and I appreciate it!!!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Apparently we have made that ole devil mad...please keep us in your prayers as we continue to rebuke the crud he's trying to give our family...gag...coughing, sneezing, stuffiness, fever, etc...it's nasty!
Posted by Bobbi at 8:53 AM
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Posted by Bobbi at 10:22 PM
Dh was off Friday. On the way home from running some errands the other day, I noticed on a church billboard Pastor Larry Huch was going to be speaking and doing his Breaking Free seminar that evening and Saturday morning. We've been familiar with Pastor Huch's ministry for several years now. He and his wife would often speak at our home church, ALCC.
We decided to go. Funny, we've never heard Breaking Free in person...just on CD's...and we didn't hear it the other night either! LOL! The HOLY SPIRIT ended up guiding Pastor Huch in a whole different way. It was, needless to say, still awesome!
A couple of things that really stood out in my mind...
- We miss what GOD is saying when we listen with Roman ears instead of Hebrew ears. For example, today if someone were to say, "go put this cloth in my boot" the word boot in the US means a shoe. A boot in Africa (and also in England, I think) means a car trunk. Pastor Huch also gave this example..."2000 years from now, there's a sentence written about me...'Pastor Larry was seen on 1000 pound hog.' Well people that are from South St. Louis would know a HOG would be a Harley Davidson motorcycle. People in Arkansas might think of a 1000 oinker Pig." LOL!
- When Israel came out of Eygpt, it is a shadow of the New Testament.
- Jesus became poor compared to HIS home in Heaven.
Another thing...Pastor Huch mentioned celebrated Shabbot with Pres hopeful Mike Huckabee...and said that he and Mr. Huckabee have become quite good friends and that Mike Huckabee said when he becomes President, he wants Pastor Larry Huch to come to the Whitehouse and do the first Shabbot with him!!!
Now anyone that knows me...knows I didn't care much for Huckabee. I thought he was "too religious". By that I mean too legalistic. BUT now after hearing this, it makes me reconsider my opinion of him.