Friday, February 27, 2009

Happy Sweet 16

Well my oldest Granddaughter will be 16 on the 9th. Yahoo! We are taking her out to dinner tonight at her favorite restaurant that we take her to every year - Olive Garden.
Then she gets to go to the mall and pick out a gift. We have done this for several years because we don't want to be the type of Grandparents that get a 13 - 14- 15 year old a stuffed squirrel on a slab of wood, because it looks like them. (I was grateful, but would have liked something else) :) I have several wonderful memories of that set of Grandparents, the squirrel was just not one of them.
So this year I have a little extra surprise - kinda, her quilt is finally done. I have been working on this for over 2 years. It was my first real quilt that I started out of scraps and learned as I went. I also hand quilted every thing except the borders. The center was cross-stiched off a drawing I made into a pattern when I was much much younger.

You have seen Pictures before, but here is the finished product. Yahoo!

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!
Love you with all my Heart,
G'Ma Lynnie

Monday, February 23, 2009

Awaiting "Taylor Marie"

A Good Friend of mine is going to be a Grandma! Her Son and future and Daughter-in-law are expecting a little girl in May. "Taylor Marie" Here is the Quilt I put together for her. Daddy was being all macho and said he didn't want the whole house to be pink now that they were having a girl, :) so I went with mostly oranges and yellows.

Originally I was going to applique animals and baby stuff where the hearts, flowers and stars are. But after talking with another quilting friend, its for a baby and you want it to be functional too. That and my limited time to get it done for her Baby Shower on March 15th, I just went simple. :)

It may be hard to see but there are animals on the back material.
So that is what I have been doing. I also finished MY Granddaughters Quilt that I have been hand quilting for 2 years (her Birthday is 3/9) and a Table runner for my Sister B-day 3/21 and I am still working on some placemats to match. She knows about the table runner, but not the placemats. :) I will post pictures of those after I finish the placemats.
Well I guess that's all for now.
Have fun, be good and Be Blessed

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Love is ...God ... and Love never fails!

1 Corinthians 13 says Love is patient and kind, love does not envy or boast it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth, Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Bears - Believes - hopes - Endures!

Sadly that doesn't sound like the kind of love I see very much of in this world today. I see the more of the

Try it - Didn't like it - What's in it for me - I'm out of here! Type of love.

Let's recap of what this thing Love is according to God.

Love is patient and kind, ( Steadfast, despite Opposition,difficulty or adversity, with a sympathetic or helpful nature) Love does not envy or boast, (does not look upon with disapproval or assert with excessive pride), Love is not arrogant or rude, (not overbearing with a attitude of superiority in a rude or vulgar savage way), Love does not insist on its own way, (it is not concerned with its own welfare or advantage in disregard of others) Love does not rejoice in wrong doing, but rejoices in truth, (Love does turn from what is right) Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Now let me pull out only my emphasis:
Love is steadfast, despite opposition, difficulty or adversity, with a sympathetic or helpful nature, Love does not look upon others with disapproval or assert its self with excessive pride. Love is not overbearing, with an attitude of superiority in a rude or vulgar savage way. Love is not concerned with its own welfare or advantage in disregard of others. Love does not disregard what is right. For Love bears all things believes all things, hopes all things endures all things.
Is this the type of love you mean when you say I love you, love it, loves and Love ya with the Love of the Lord?
Do you Kill? Do you Steal? Do you commit adultery? Do you honor your parents? Do you put other gods before God? Do you take the Lord's name in vain? You say well never..... however,
Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (nkjv)
But do you Love? Gods kind of love? ????
Malachi 1:2 “I have always loved you,” says the Lord. (nlt)
John 3:16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (nlt)
I am willing to give my life to save my husbands, or children or grandchildren' life, but have never been able to say I could give their life for someone elses. But God did for me. In fact Abraham loved God so much and trusted Him so much he took Isaac, the son he waited 100 years for (20 years after the promise) to the mountain to sacrifice him for God. Abraham's willingness was all God wanted, and God provided the ram for the sacrifice instead. God provided our sacrifice too, His son.
Read what David wrote: Psalm 63:1-6
1 O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. 3 Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! 4 I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. 5 You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy. 6 I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.
If we have nothing else in this world except Gods Love we are rich. If we learn to live in and give God's kind of love we will have the overflowing life, that is exceedingly more than we could hope or ask for. Do you see that "Love" is not a casual word to throw around? Do you see that "Love" is not just about what all someone can do for you? Do you see that "Love" is a commitment.
"Love" is a choice -it is not a FEELING. If God only loved us when He felt like it, or only when we made Him feel good, we would be in big trouble. God tells us to Love one another, as He loves us. We must choose to do that out of obedience to Him whether we feel like it or not. Feelings do come, but without obedience, submission and commitment it will fail, and God's kind of Love NEVER Fails.

The Greatest Gift

1Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. (nkjv)

Without God's love and God's kind of love we are and have nothing.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Love is .........

1 Corinthians 13 says Love is patient and kind, love does not envy or boast it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth........
Do not rejoice at wrong doing - God's Wrath on injustice
Romans 1:32 Though they are fully aware of God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them themselves but approve and applaud others who practice them.
2 Thessalonians 2: 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
But Rejoices in Truth (For God is Truth)
2 John 4 I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father.
Psalm 17:1 Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer— it does not rise from deceitful lips
John3:33 He who has received His testimony has certified that God is true.
3 John 2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
If I/we are seeking to be like God, and God is Love and part of Love is rejoicing in truth, then I/we need to rejoice in truth.
To be Continued....

Friday, February 6, 2009

Love is ............ (pt 6)

1 Corinthians 13 says Love is patient and kind, love does not envy or boast it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is Not Irritable or Resentful.............
According to Websters Irritable means:
* Capable of being irritated - easily exasperated or excited
And Resent means:
* To feel or express annoyance or ill will at .. ??
* A feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury.
2 Timothy 2:22 Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
Doing things with the wrong attitude is not pleasing to God who sees our heart and intent. However with balance we must do what is right even when we do not feel like it. If you step out in faith doing what you know pleases God, and ask Him for help, God can and will change how you feel in your heart, taking away any irritation and resentment you may have.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Love is ......... (pt 5)

1 Corinthians 13 Love is patient and kind, love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude, It does not insist on its own way ..........

According to Webster "Self-Seeking" means - the act or practice of selfishly advancing one's own ends

According to Websters "Selfish" means -

* concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself - seeking or concentrating on one's own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others

* Arising from concern with one's own welfare or advantage in disregard of others.

Romans 8:5 Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; 7the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. 8Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
When asked are you a selfish person, I/we all want to say no, but I challenge you to examine every motive of what you do, is it for someone else, is it for the glory of God or is what you're doing and the attitude that you have for yourself? Selah...... (Pause and Ponder)


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Love is .......... (pt 4)

1 Corinthians 13 says Love is patient and kind, love does not envy or boast, It is NOT Arrogant or Rude.........

Here is what Websters has to say about Arrogant and Rude

* Exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate ones own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner
*Proceeding from or characterized by arrogance -

*An attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptuous claims or assumptions
Rude -
* Being in a rough unfinished state:
*Lacking refinement or delicacy
*Offensive in manner or action

As much as I could go through and break down each word of these descriptions I think we can see these are not desirable ways to be and definitely desirable to God.

So if Love is not Arrogant (with an overbearing attitude of Superiority) or Rude (Vulgar, Ignorant, Crude, Underdeveloped or Savage), then I/we need to be elegant, courteous, and civilized in our actions towards others! Selah


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Love is ........... (pt 3)

According to 1 Corinthians 13 Love is patient and kind; love does not Envy or Boast.....

Websters Dictionary says Envy is to Begrudge - so what is Begrudge:

*To give or concede reluctantly or with a displeasure.

* To look upon with disapproval

What did it say about Boast?

* To puff oneself up in speech speak vaingloriously.

* To speak of or assert with excessive pride.

* To posses and often call attention to (something that is a source of pride)

Proverbs 23:6 Eat not the bread of him who has a hard, grudging, and envious eye, neither desire his dainty foods;

Philippians 1:15 It’s true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives.

Job 5:2 Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.

So if God is Love and we are striving to be more like God, and Love is not puffed up or vainglorious, then I/we need to humble ourselves and not think more of ourselves than we aught to. Giving from our hearts and not begrudgingly or with ulterior motives. Selah...

To be continued...



Monday, February 2, 2009

Love is .....

According to 1 Corinthians 13: Love is Patient, and KIND....

What is kind? We hear and say "kinda" or "two of a kind" but what about the act of being kind? I looked the word KIND up in Websters and this is what it said:
1. Affectionate, loving
2. A sympathetic or helpful nature, a forbearing nature, Gentle
3. of a kind to give pleasure or relief.

Ephesians 4:32 Be Kind and compassionate to on another forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.

2 Corinthians 6:6 In purity understand, patience and Kindness in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love.

Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, Kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

So to act in a kind manner, I/we need to be affectionate, compassionate, helpful and gentle.
Selah..... To be continued.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Love is .....

According to 1 Corinthians 13, Love is ... Patient.

I looked up patient in Webster Dictionary and it says - *Bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint. *Steadfast despite Opposition, difficulty, or adversity. Sounds like what Jesus did don't you think.

Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

James 1:4 But let Patience have it's perfect work that you may be perfect and complete lacking nothing.

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord be of good courage and He shall strengthen then heart , wait I say on the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage those who are timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

So if part of walking in Love is being patient, then I/we must learn to wait, bearing any pains, and any suffering without complaint. Selah.....
(To be continued).