Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nephews: Double Blessing

This week, both my sister and sister-in-law had their babies. I had nephews born this week.

On Wednesday the 23rd, 2009, my brother Nathan and his wife Valerie had their first son. He weighted 9 lb and 6 oz. He's name is Isaac Matthew Brasby.

On Money the 28th, my sister Melissa and her husband Jason had their 2nd child. He weighted 9 lb and 9 oz. His older sister Mandy is very happy to have a younger brother. His name is Ian Jon Galloway.

It's been a very exciting week full of babies and blessings.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The best is worth waiting for

I have a word to the young women of today. In today’s world of media, we are all blasted with the same message about sex; it’s okay to have sex. Just have fun! If you truly love him, you’ll sleep with him.

This statement is not true. This is a lie from Satan; he wants you to feel pain and regret. He wants you to be broken and confused. He comes to steal, kill and destroy.

Jesus’ has a plan for you and your husband.

I am waiting for my husband. I am saving myself for him. I know he will be a man of honor and truth. He will be a man of his word, and I can give him no less. I don’t want to go on my wedding day with regrets. I don’t want to have to look him in the eye and say,
“I gave myself away. I didn’t wait for you; you weren’t worth waiting for.”

Life is short, and I don’t want to live regretting the choices I’ve made. I don’t want a broken heart to fix.

I will wait for my husband because I know the best is worth waiting for.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The wolf

In Alaska/Canada, they used to hunt wolves. They found a method that worked every time and was very easy to set up.

The hunter would take a knife or razor blade with frozen blood on it. He would take the blade, set it firmly in the ground and leave. The wolf comes to the blade because he can smells the blood. He then starts licking the knife trying to get the blood off. As he is licking the blade, the ice numbs the wolf’s tongue; he can’t feel anything.

As the wolf licks the blood off, the blade cuts the wolf’s tongue, but since his tongue is numb, he can’t feel the cut. He tastes blood from the cut, and keeps licking, trying to get more blood from the knife. The knife continues to cut him and he keeps licking off the blood. Finally, he bleeds to death.

This story is a picture of sin.

At first, sin seems harmless.

“Just try a bit. Just test it. One try wouldn’t hurt anyone.”
So you try it; you taste it, and it tastes good. You try it again, and it still tastes good. So you do it again and again, not knowing that it is numbing it. You are numb to your guilt, God’s voice, and better judgment. You become so numb you don’t even realize the sin is hurting it. Slowly, it sucks the life from you, so slowly you don’t realize it is happening. You get use to it, as if it was normal. Slowly, the sin kills you.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. —Romans 6:23 (NIV)

Friday, September 4, 2009

God's Promises

God is a God who keeps His promises. When He says something, what He says will come true. We can trust Him 100%.

Too many times, we put human limitations on God; humans break their promise, they lie, or sometimes they did everything in their power, but something outside of their control prevented them.

However, God is in control of everything. When He says, “I will move in your life. I will give you the desires of your heart if you obey my commands.” He means it, and it will come true.
When He said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you,” we don’t need to worry about being alone; He is right there with us, even if it don’t feel like it. God’s word is always true.

Don’t let go of the promises God has given you. I know sometimes you can’t see anyway that His promise will come ever happen; don’t give up. Hang on. It’s easy to trust God in the sunlight and when everything is going well. It’s harder to trust His word when everything seems to be falling apart around us.

2 Corinthians 1:18-20