Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

 

Melissa and her girls are beautiful, smart, fun and hard working.  What more could you want in a girl?  I asked them if they could pick a verse or saying that would best describe them, what would it be.
I love what they chose.

Melissa (mom) –
Mothers hold their child’s hand for a moment and their heart for a lifetime.

Melissa (daughter) –
You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you’ll always end up where you were meant to be.

Prasilla –
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

Miranda –
Keep your heart open to your dreams for as long as there is a dream, there is hope
and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living.

If you are blessed to have a sister, whether biological or spiritual, have FUN with her.

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Weekly Picture & Scripture

Up from the grave he arose; with a mighty triumph o’er his foes;
he arose a victor from the dark domain, and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
-Robert Lowry

Hope you have a blessed week.

“This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.”

~Acts 2:32-33

 

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Weekly Picture & Scripture

Imagine being one of Jesus’ twelve disciples.  You’ve given up everything you own, left the people you love and put all your trust in following the Son of God.  He’s been your leader, your guide through these last three years of life.  You’ve studied His actions, His words and His heart.  The thought of Him leaving you now is nothing short of terrifying…Jesus tried to explain to His disciples that He would be leaving this Earth, but He would leave with them the Holy Spirit.  I’m sure they didn’t fully understand this, hence their sorrow.  But, WE, having believed in Him, can take comfort in having the Holy Spirit dwell in us and give us comfort.  As we get even closer to Easter and I read through the four gospels, I get just a tiny glimpse of what those last days leading up to the crucifixion must have been like.  I try to imagine what I would have felt like when Jesus spoke these words to me.  Hope you have a blessed week.

But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?
But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

-John 16:5-7

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Weekly Picture & Scripture

Easter is quickly approaching…one of my favorite times of the year.  It, like Christmas, is a time for gathering with family, except this time we get to fellowship outside along the river bank and basque in the gloriousness of spring.  We get to celebrate our Savior’s resurrection.  We watch as the little ones hunt for eggs.  My mom fills them with change – a family tradition that began with my grandparents.  We, as kids, loved it and would frantically search for eggs to add their contents to our piggy banks.
We line up our kids, along with their cousins, in the same spot every Easter and take the same photo.  Yes, Easter, like Christmas, has become a time for family traditions and making memories.  There is no greater tradition than sharing the true Easter story, so from now until Easter, my weekly picture and scripture will focus on the events leading up to Jesus’ road to the cross.  Lord, let us prepare our hearts for Easter and the gift of salvation.
Hope you have a blessed week.
  “Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,
 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.”
-Matthew 20:18-19
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The Meaning of Love

My parents have been married for 39 years and counting.  They taught me what unconditional love means.  They would be the first to tell you that there is no such thing as the perfect marriage, but in the eyes of a little girl growing up, they had it.  They taught me that marriage takes 3 – wife, husband and God.  My dad has a witty sense of humor.  Maybe this characteristic which has kept us all laughing over the years is what drew my mother to him.  My mother shows kindness and forgiveness to everyone.  She always knows the right thing to say in any situation.  Maybe this is what drew my dad to her.  Maybe these are characteristics that have withstood the test of time and kept them loving each other for almost 4 decades.  Thanks mom and dad for teaching me that marriage is a commitment – not just to each other, but to God.

 

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