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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

JANUARY 21, 2015

I LOVE TO READ!!! I WILL BE POSTING REVIEWS OF BOOKS I'VE READ AND

PRODUCTS I PURCHASE. I USUALLY LOOK FOR REVIEWS ON BOOKS OR PRODUCTS

 THAT I'M INTERESTED IN AND I LOOK TO SEE IF THE ITEM IS AN OVERALL FOUR TO

FIVE STAR RATING. IF THE OVERALL RATING IS THREE AND UNDER THEN I USUALLY

 WILL PASS ON THAT ITEM. BUT I WILL LOOK AND READ SOME OF THE REVIEWS TO

SEE JUST WHAT OTHERS REVIEWS ARE AND IF THEY ARE SIMILAR OR COMPLETELY

 ON OPPOSITE ENDS LETS ME KNOW HOW THE BOOK/PRODUCT IS SEEN FROM THE

 MAJORITY. I KNOW ITS USUALLY ABOUT PERSONAL PREFERENCE AND IF

MOST AGREE THEN I TAKE THAT INTO MY FINAL DECISION.


Karen Ehman has a new bible study out called "KEEP IT SHUT". I have not read this book or went through the study but I hope to soon and will post a review.

I have finished Karen Ehman's Bible Study "LET,IT.GO." and was very pleased with this bible study. The ladies in the church I attended had nothing but good things to say about this study. As women we have a tendency to control everything and everyone around us. This study provides guidelines to put into practice in every day life. She weaves scripture in at the perfect moments to tie it all together. Learning to let go of controlling your husband, children, friends, co-workers and just anyone you meet is tough and this study helps you see the areas in your life that you need to just let it go and LET GOD!!

Blessings,

Karen

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 14, 2015


I'm slowly learning how to operate a blog. Who knew it could be so confusing? Okay, I can hear some of you thinking that it isn't hard for you to figure out. I'm slow to understand all the how's of the world wide web. When I stop and think about just how far the internet can travel is just mind boggling. It's kinda like the motor of my car. I mean I know all those pieces under the hood is needed for it to run but I don't want to know how. All I need is when I turn the key, it starts and I don't want to deal with any problems like no gas (Thanks to my hubby, I seldom have to fill my own car. Don't be a hater), or oil or anything else. And that can be said about just anything. Turning on the water and its flowing, relaxing in air conditioned buildings, throwing something in the microwave for a quick bite, etc.. You get the picture.  Going through life I take so much for granted. I think most of the world can agree. Unfortunately, I see and hear so many that feel the same way about God. I mean how many go through life just living however they want. The world's motto has become "If it feels good do it". Either they don't know God or they do know Him (salvation) but they push Him to the back of their lives. Then when it is convenient for them, or there is nothing else to do or they have a need then they might have something to do with Him. For instance, some may think "Well, there is nothing happening this Sunday so I guess I'll go to church." or they say a quick prayer sometime during the day or maybe, just maybe before they eat. Another time they may seek God is when they are having a hard time or a crisis in life and they want Him to "fix it" so they can go on living like they want. I want to say "Wake Up!"  God does not operate on people's timetable. You can not bargain with God. You having a talk with Him telling Him if He does what you want then you will do what He wants. Whoa! A relationship with Him does not work that way. God is a jealous God and He wants nothing, absolutely nothing #1 in your life but Him. Genesis 20:3 says "Do not worship any other gods besides me."  and Deuteronomy 4:24 says "The Lord your God is a devouring fire, a jealous God." Anything that we put in life before Him is an idol and I'm not talking about a man-made statue, it can be that but it can be anything from a hobby, job, family, spouse. I've tried to put things before Him in the past and let me tell you it is not a pleasant experience. My prayer is "God keep me aware of You! In all I do and all I see and wherever I go, help me to constantly be thinking of You. When I start to drift, draw me back. There is no other place I really want to be apart from You!"

Blessings,

Karen

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

HELLO!

Good Morning, Good Afternoon or Good Evening!


         I just wanted to cover all the points of the day! Don't want to leave anyone out! Blogging. It has  become popular in the world of social media. You can find just about anything on the web. Whatever is of interest to you, there is a blog for it. I used to have a list, a long list of websites and blogs that I tried to visit daily. How exhausting that left me!  It was crazy! Well, I am a bit crazy but that's another story. I now have just a few that is of great interest to me and I don't visit those sites daily but every few days. I was so afraid I would miss something important. Guess What? I didn't. So, you are probably wondering why have you started your own blog? Several reasons. It is something I have been wanting to do and now as I get older (never mind what my age is) I'm trying to accomplish things that have been on my life's to do list, another reason is it is a way to write down all the many thoughts and words that are inside of me (my husband will be relieved for he often thinks I talk to much and often about nothing important, I just believe it is my duty to clue him in on everything that happens in my day but he's a jolly good sport and let's me ramble) but there is one reason above all reasons. I want to share a person who is my very breath. He's the reason I get up each morning. His name is Jesus. He came to earth and died on the cross for me. He took all my sins upon Himself so that by acknowledging Him I have eternal life in Heaven. He came, perfect without sin. God's love for me allowed Him to take my sin, my shame and the consequences of all that just so I could have eternity in heaven. I may miss blogs or visiting websites and I probably won't miss anything of importance. But if I miss what God has done for me, how He loves me, how He sent His son Jesus to die in my place and if I miss seeking Him through His written word or coming to grow in knowing Him more and trusting Him through all the times of life. If I miss all that then I have missed the purpose I was put here on earth.




                                                    Blessings,
                                                               Karen