Monday, March 30, 2009

Maine or Bust

Hi All, Another Monday, They seem to roll by so fast. It,s almost time for Pa-Pa and me to take the long treak back to Maine. I always have withdrawal pain's for a couple of weeks before we leave. I really have a kind of separation anxiety until we get on the road. I guess that I think no one can understand my grandchildren as well as their Nana can. We have spent so much time just doting on them all winter. Now it's again time to trust the Lord and their parent's to take up the slack. BUT we sure will miss them all. Spiritually, we have grown a little more into maturity in the Lord. We have attended a wonderful spirit filled ministry called "Our Fathers House. " and met some really sweet people there. We have joined a great fellowship group. We have read some wonderful books together including Billy Grahams new book called " 'the journey" I would recommend it to everyone. It,s Christianity in a nut shell. We just loved the way He put it all together. We also took the Fireproof Love Dare, and we've been married a long time. It,s really worth your time and effort to do it with your spouse. I,m going to try to continue doing the blogging at least once a week after we get home. We are so busy up there. I will be back playing my violin for church and hoping that my neck doesn't give me the trouble that I had last year. I,ll be reading your blogs to see what the Lord is doing in all of your lives. It will be interesting to see what the Lord has in mind concerning the economy,right. I still want to be a 1st class soul winner. We,ll see. Remembering " Is anything to hard for the Lord" Genesis 18:14 Affectionately, Roberta

Monday, March 23, 2009

Little Reminders

Hi All, A few thoughts for the day, Today I talked with one of my dearest friends from Maine. She told me of a highly respected man from our town had passed away. He was so friendly and such a cheerful sort and everyone liked him alot. Then she added that she was almost sure that he had never accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. I knew him and his wife quite well. I felt in my spirit a great sadness arising, a feeling of failure at the thought of where he may have ended up. I began asking myself " Do I do enough ? Is my life counting for anything when it comes to winning people to the Lord? Is just living my christian life in the face of the world enough? Today I am starting a prayer diary, recording my prayers for the lost. I am going to ask the Lord to give me the faith to trust Him for souls in these last day's. I want to have the same Holy boldness that I see in some others. Not many. Do you think that Soul winning is a gift, handed out like the other gifts of the Spirit, or do you think it,s got alot to do with unbelief ??? I would love to have your input on this. In Him, Roberta

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday everyone!
Hi all, sorry I got so busy this past week and didn't get a chance to blog.
I am thankful for sooo many things. First and foremost I am thankful for my relationship with the Lord Jesus! I love praying and waiting on Him before moving in decision, large or small. He keeps me out of a lot of wrong decisions. It has taken me many years to learn this lesson and though I have not always listened as faithfully as I should "I've come a long way".
I'm also thankful today for my wonderful husband, of fifty-five years, because he has always believed and supported everything I have ever been involved in. He is my best friend on this earth and our love for each other is the foundation of our marriage.
I'm thankful for our little cottage the Lord has provided us with.
And I'm thankful for the relationship I have with our children, it is a relationship that has stood the test of time. So you see we have so much to be thankful for!!
It is my prayer on this Thankful Thursday that all of you will be as happy and fulfilled as we are.
Lovingly with the Lord's blessings.

For more thankful thursdays go to Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ponder for a moment

A few years ago I wrote a song-at a time in my life when I was doing a whole lot
self examination of my walk with the Lord.
It went" Ponder for a moment what God really has in you.
Does He really have my all, share in the things I do
It went on to say" God really care,s for us you see" He longs for a friend in you and me.
One who will seek Him faithfully, children of God in reality.
Reminds me of the verse in Isaiah 55:6

" So you should look for the Lord before it,s too late; You should call to Him while He is near."
It has made a real difference in my walk with Him. Not that I have arrived, but now it,s much easier to tell when I'm not walking close or am having a real dry spell.
I want to keep my walk close and my accounts short. How about you?
Reminds me of the old hymn " I need thee every hour" Blessings, Roberta

PS. We had a wonderful time over the weekend with our children over in Kissimmee.
Chris is a chef at Disney World and Debbie( his wife) is a teacher at a christian school in St. Cloud.
They make us feel so LOVED. r.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Nothing special.

Another week has gone by,where does the time go. Does it rush by for all of you like it does for me? This morning Kim from ( Homesteader's Heart) came and peeked through our window and said that she was serving us all pecan pancakes for breakfast. We all love them, especially me. So after we finished devotions we all had them with real maple syrup. yum. After cleanup,Kelsey, our 15 year old granddaughter and I went shopping.
We went to look for a special pair of shorts for her and a couple of top,s for
me to wear to church. You'll just not believe how the Lord blessed us.
We had looked at a real pretty bed comforter a few weeks ago but thought it was too much money. Today found the same one for a quarter the money. We are so blessed. God is always giving us the desires of our hearts. He knows exactly what they are. He only wants us to walk in faith.
Speaking of walking in faith,I just love reading some of the different blogs ,I try to read another one everyday. They are so uplifting even if some are having it kinda hard. I enjoy reading them and being able to pray while I read. It,s like getting to know friends from all over the place.
God tells us to bear each others burdens and it,s a blessing to pray for other's. We're going to be gone for the weekend,so will post again when we get back. Please pray for the guitar learning experience,sometimes it's a real bummer. Till then. Roberta

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thankful Thursday

This is the first time that I have done thankful Thursday so here goes.
I am thankful for so many things. Today I am thankful for the LORD's love for me and my family
He is everything all rolled into one. Next I am thankful for His protection over our family.
For the way that He plans our footsteps when we follow HIS leading.
I am also thankful for our heritage because I come from a long line of Christians and that is such a blessing to me. Psalm25:9
He shows those that are humble how to do right,and He teaches them His ways.

For more Thankful Thursday posts go see Lynn @ Spiritually Unequal Marriage.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Grandparents Day out.

Well here it is, another Thursday, seems like the weeks fly by so quickly.
This morning I woke up real early to read my Bible and be able to meditate on
what the Lord was trying to say or get through my thick head.
I just love it when He wakes me early to spend quality time with Him.
I just kinda bask in His presence and let my thoughts dwell on the things that He is
showing me from the Word or some other Spiritual book.
Lot,s of times He will just let me sink deeper into His amazing love for me and I will feel a very deep and special release from the cares of this world.
It has not always been this way, when we were raising our children and my husband
was still working. It was usually hit or miss. We never got to pray together and I
always had devotions by myself. Now it,s so nice to be able to pray and read
together. Retirement isn't all BAD.
Today we had grandparents day out. No takers except Jeffrey. We went out for
lunch and then to do a little shopping. It,s such fun. Pa-Pa and I really do enjoy
our Grand kids . They teach us so much about life and help keep us young.
When we get tired,we can retreat to our little cottage in the back yard and relax.
We believe that the Lord watches over us and all of His children. Watch for His
Blessings. Remember He is the one who said" Blessed are they that hunger and
thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Peace and Grace to you all, Roberta

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hi all, I just got to thinking today about all of the blessings that God has bestowed on us. I get to play with my grandchildren every day. This morning,three year old Brody and I got to play 3 games of Candyland. Later I got to encourage six year old Jeffrey with his schoolwork. Sometimes I remind myself that if it wasn't for Jesus we probably wouldn't even be here. I know that it's not good to let ourselves become to attached to the things of this world, but my children and my grandchildren are forever. So I can never get to much of them. I know that a whole lot of grandparents are still working just to keep things going. Some are even raising their grandchildren. I can't imagine having all that responsibility. Most day's I get to walk with fifteen year old Kelsey. She is getting so grown up and is such a joy to be around. She would remind you of her mother, lots of laughter and lightness of spirit. Tonight Kim treated us all with a thanksgiving dinner. Turkey with all the fixing,s. We were all stuffed. Kelsey even baked a pumpkin pie. Reminds me of a song that we used to sing.
The things that I love and hold close to my heart. their just borrowed their not mine at all. Jesus only let's me use them to brighten my path.
So remind me,remind me dear Lord.
Roll back the curtain of yester,year and then. show me where you've brought me from and where I could have been,
Remember I'm human and humans forget. So remind me, remind me dear Lord.
I guess you can gather that we feel very blessed. Love ya all, Roberta

Monday, March 2, 2009

Momday again Praise the Lord

Hi all,
It,s Monday again and here I am thanking God for a great weekend. Yesterday the Lord was so awesome because we expected to have a great day in Him. We went to church at Our Father's House. We are really getting to know the people there. Yesterday they had a luncheon for the new people. We learned alot about their doctrine and it all sounded good. It is a non-denominational outreach. The Pastor has been there for 17 year's,serving with elders and deacons. We have been going there for about 6 weeks. It's always hard to go to a different church. We just hadn't found any place that felt right. Hard to get plugged in when we are here 6 months and in the north the other 6. The Lord has been really dealing with me,concerning the Sabbath. Making it a very special day for Him. I get so excited when He starts dealing with me on any given subject. Do you ever just know that He is working on your heart? Reminds me of the Song: Lord it's my desire just to be like you. Say the things You say,Do the things you do. Let me hear your still voice above the other noise and let me be what You want me to be.
We also got an invite to join a fellowship group from the church. That was nice.
Today we've had fun with the grand kids and received our Sky Angel pkg. and Brad, our Son-in-law hooked it up for us. We are so Blessed. Love in Him. Roberta