Saturday, December 5, 2009

Spiritual Sundays

I am so very glad to be back to Spiritual Sundays. I missed everyone last week and well, if you haven't ever been a part of Spiritual Sundays PLEASE go HERE and see all the wonderful reasons you would want to be a part of such a wonderful group of believers. As I shared in my post below I just finished reviewing "JESUS LIVES" by Sarah Young. A wonderful devotional. Here is one that clearly is speaking to me in this season of my life with all my "worrying" about my dad and the things that involves to me and my family right now.


CAST ALL YOUR ANXIETY ON ME Unless you deal with it properly, anxiety can be toxic ~ both to you and to others. Simply releasing it is not sufficient. You need to project it vigorously away from yourself, toward ME. Consider the following illustration: If you accidentally pulled the pin out of a hand grenade, you would not hold on to the grenade or drop it near your feet. Nor would you pitch it to another person. You would throw it as far away from yourself and others. When you cast your anxiety on ME I remove it so far that it cannot harm anyone. IN FACT, I delight in doing this VERY THING, because I care for you so compassionately.

Ever since the Fall, human emotions have been out of kilter. People often "act out" painful feelings without even realizing what is bothering them. Or they may bottle up their emotions and pretend everything is all right. I urge you to be self-controlledand alert so you can identify hurtful feelings and confess them to me. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you with this. As you yield to HIS work within you, your anxious feelings will subside. My Spirit can accomplish holy changes within you- producing Love, Joy, Peace ---and Self Control

Cast all your anxiety on HIM because HE cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert. 1 Pet 5:7-8

Shout for Joy, O heavens rejoice, O earth; bursting into song, O mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. Isaiah 49:13

You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. Romans 8:9

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV

awards and a book review

Thena @ Patiently Waiting gave me this sweet award. I woke up on the morning before Thanksgiving and was so "thankful" to have been given it. If you don't know Thena, she is a sweet friend, loves our JESUS, and is currently having a great month of giveaways so please go visit her and join in on her giveaways!

This "friend award" came from my sweet friend Andrea @ Arise to Write.
I think most of my friends know Andrea but if you don't PLEASE go meet this precious woman of God and amazing prayer warrior!

This award asks that I share 5 things about myself.
1) I should NOT be on the computer right now, I have WAY TO MUCH TO BE DOING :)
2) I Love the LORD w/ all my heart and am learning and being stretched in new ways in this season in my life.
3) I LOve to watch Golf on TV.....weird I know
4) Chips and Salsa are my favorite "comfort food"
5) I love having my family around me. There is nothing better than being a mom and a NONI ♥
Thankyou friends for these sweet awards.

I have many books to review and certain dates to do them but in this case for Thomas Nelson, It is simply to review them when we finish reading them versus doing a book tour with other publishers. So I am excited to share this WONDERFUL book with you.

This little book is MIGHTY!! It is packed full of Encouragement, Scripture and has a way of helping you see a whole new perspective in different situations. Gods Love, Hope, Intimacy w/Him, Worry are just SOME of the issues she shares. I would recommend this book HIGHLY for any time of the year as a gift. A PERFECT teacher gift at school, sunday school, or homeschool teacher would be thrilled to receive this from anyone! Mothers, Fathers, and even kids will moved by reading this power packed book every day. Or if you wish morning, noon and night. Gods Word is alive and active and will speak to us EVERY TIME we spend time reading it!
and don't forget when purchasing for your friends, teachers, or family to purchase one for yourself! You will be so glad you did!

This review is my humble opinion and I received this copy free from Thomas Nelson Publishers with no compensation. All they asked what that I share my opinion once I read the book. Please visit if you are interested or would like to read any other reviews.

Product Details
Format: Padded Hardcover
Trim Size: 4.10 x 6.10 x 1.10
Page Count: 368
Retail Price: $14.99 ISBN: 1404186956
ISBN-13: 9781404186958
Style#: 9781404186958
Carton Qty: 24

Love and Blessings