Blessings of Life

Today is a very special day for my family, not only is it Valentines Day, but it is also my husband’s and I anniversary. Another year for us growing as a family, this holds very special to me, as we live in a world where family is devalued, and dysfunction is of the norm! It seems with each passing generation, the existence of a two family home is a term not understood by most. While we are in no way a perfect family, we work very hard to show each other love, devotion, and appreciation.

I believe that our marriage is even more glorified, when we have God’s blessing! He is still our biggest encourager when thinks sometimes “feel”easier, to go apart, than to stand up and fight for the family.I can’t say that building a life and family foundation with someone is easy, but I do know that with God first, and two parties willing to put the investment and work in, its an absolutely amazing journey!

Take today to tell you loved one, how special they are, and how much you love them, not just today because its Valentine’s Day, but because you have been given the greatest gift of all from God above, the gift of time, another day!

Peace and Blessings!

When Is It Okay to Lie?

When Is It Okay to Lie?

Consider the case of Rahab the Harlot (Joshua 2:4-6). Rahab was convinced that God was with the children of Israel, so she hid their spies in her house when they were being pursued by their enemies. When the soldiers questioned Rahab about the whereabouts of the spies, she said “they went that way”, thus leading them in the wrong direction. A blatant lie to save the spies’ lives.

Wow, How many times have I thought about that story, and wondered what I would have done. Probably, the same thing that Rahab. The Bible says that God did not approve of her lying, even though her intent was good. Rahab was saved by Faith!

As a mom, I can honestly say that I would do anything to protect them. Granted, If it was something criminal that they did, I would not, but as a mom, honestly, there have been times I have lied for them. Little white lies? A Lie is a Lie, regardless. Thank God for his Mercy and his Grace!

John the Baptist said in the Bible that even though he wants to do good, he still messes up. Considering we are all born with a sin nature, sometimes its easier to be evil than it is to be Good. I say this, because, humans have to make a conscious decision to do the right thing, but evil comes naturally to us all. Thanks Eve!

Just wanted to share my thoughts, and ask yours?

Traci

Alexis Suffered Her First Dog Bite!

I don’t think that childhood would be the same if you hadn’t suffered some sort of animal bite. Cat, Dog, bird something. Yesterday Alexis suffered hers! She and her Best Friend were outside playing when the dog approached growling, so the girls took off running! Needless to say, that probably made the dog more excited and he jumped on her, knocked her down, and bit her is three different places!

I really don’t know which is worse, looking at Alexis all banged up, or telling her Daddy what had happened. I think the Daddy part was the worse! I am so thankful that the dog did not attack her face, for I would have been bailing him out of Jail! Happy to report that the owner, and the dog are still among the living!

Surprisingly, the dog was a Collie and some other mix. It must have been the other mix that engaged the dogs, for I know Collie’s are one of the most docile, sweet dogs on the planet!

Thank Goodness that she has the love for little dogs, especially now, so that she will not be warped about the nature of dogs. I explained to her that animals have their own personalities, and likes and dislikes, so for what ever reason, this dog did not like Alexis.

I remember when Katelyn was a baby, my mother’s Rottweiler hated Katelyn! We never let that dog anywhere near her, for the time he jumped at her through the glass of the sliding glass door, was enough for me!

Happy to report, no stitches, and the dog had all his shots including rabies, so no needles for Ali.

Did You Know You Can Download a Kindle Reader and Read the Books for Free?

I have a Kindle and absolutely LOVE it! I download books to it on a daily basis by going to Amazon. com and then search for the free Kindle Books. After I bought my kindle, I learned that you could download the reader on to your PC, Phone, IPAD all for nothing, So really I didn’t have to buy a Kindle, even though I love the ability to take my Kindle with me.

My husband recently bought me an IPAD, which I love as well. I am able to access all my books on there too! To be honest, the normal paid price for a book on Kindle is around $9.99, but I have bought very little and have not spent much on books!

You can also access Google Books, as well for free. Google has a large selection of great books. If you go to search on your Kindle, you are able to access the Internet, and Kindle gives you your own email account with Kindle.

Just thought I would share.
Traci