Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Little Encouragement found in my Yard Sale Finds!

Hi gals. This morning I didn't get to church but I wanted to do a devotional. I was looking through some books I got while yard saling and this message hit me like a ton of bricks. I wanted to share this with you and see what your thoughts on this might be.

Have you ever felt that no matter how hard you work or how good you try to be in living your christian life or how caring you are to others, it seems like those who mistreat their fellow man are the ones who get ahead in life? I feel that way many times. There is the co-worker, who back stabs everyone or claims another's work as her own, who becomes the bosses' pet and gets the promotion and the big pay check. The brother who mooches off of his elderly parents then takes fancy trips, drives a new car and has a more luxurious life than the rest of the family. They seem to always get ahead and life seems to bestow blessing upon blessing on them. Meanwhile, you struggle to do the right thing, paying your own bills, taking care of the folks, working overtime without compensation to put out fires at work when something urgent needs to be done. And you never get ahead; you never catch a break. Someone you care about gets sick. Your hubby gets laid off. You lay awake at night wondering how you are going to get everything done and how the bills are getting paid.

"Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?" Psalm 94:3.
"Why do the evil people in this world get away with so much? Why? Because it is their world! God gave the world over to Satan long ago and it has been downhill ever since. Our realm is that of heaven. We are Kingdom people now, and so we have to put up with all kinds of bad and terrible things while we wait. Luckily, we don't have to fight alone. The Lord is with us, giving us His strength and encouragement. Take heart, the Lord is on our side." (From Daily Praise from the Bible: Inspiration from the Psalms).

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phillipians 4:13.

That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19.

I am looking forward to when His kingdom comes! God bless you all!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer Arts Festival

I'm a few weeks late with these, but I wanted to share with you the Omaha Summer Arts Festival in down town just north of the Old Market.

love the fountain ;)

This is where we had lunch-it was fabulous!

More of the festival~

beer can helicopter-lol~

It was a great day! Hope you enjoyed the pics