"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Dr. Adrian Rogers , 1931 - 2005

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The rainbow

was part of the discussion last night at Bible study.  One person was so upset that the White House lit up in rainbow colors.  I told him I was not upset. 

God told us about the rainbow in the Bible in Genesis 9.

I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. Genesis 9:13

The rainbow was taken as a symbol by a group of people and it has been seen as theirs to flaunt or wave anywhere.  I see this as the typical attempt by the enemy(of God), as this enemy cannot create anything and must steal from God everything.

This group or type of people is not new.  They have always been around.  Oh and for the record, sin has been around since Eve was beguiled by the enemy.  That time it was with a tree God created, this time it is with the rainbow which God also created.

I see the rainbow as a promise.  I see the rainbow as something that reminds me of a great tragedy that must never be forgotten.  I do not see the rainbow as the symbol of sin no matter how hard I squint at it or how very hard sin tries to encircle it.

In Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

We need not wonder what evil thoughts and imaginations were happening.  We see them each and every day in the news.  The squashing of what God established does not change that God exists or that one day He will complete what He told us in His word.
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, Matthew 24:37-38

Like in the days of Noe, many will be unaware of what is happening or going to happen. I am saddened because it need not be this way.

Anyhow, as the world cheers by the ruling of the Supreme Court, I stand and look at the rainbow ever so present everywhere on the web and reflect about God and the promise He made and the promises He has made to what is going to happen.   

 

Oh and I love the rainbow.  I go out after every storm to see it, as it is such a creation filled with promise.  I am not changed by the world stage and the players therein.  I am and always will be a believer in the Bible.  


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My son

and his wife changed their names yesterday.  They decided they like the names Dad and Mom!

8lbs 9oz
21" long

Grandson #1
Isn't he wonderful??

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday Ten

Time for Tuesday Ten~once again.

The skies in New Mexico are ever changing and always filled with Hope.
 
The county road to the Double Nickel Farm
unpaved~unmaintained
exactly how we like it.

This is from our trip to Mesa AZ a few years ago.
I wish to do something like this in my laundry room.

Blanket forts...important to every childhood
for both parent and child.

This is something that I wish to make for the farm house.
I think this is the year that I will make it.

And this little horse...oh I am going to make a few of these this 
year as well.  I love getting ideas from here there and everywhere.

It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, 
but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Matthew 4:4

Games~such a simple way to teach respect, understanding
of winning and losing and interaction with others.
I am thankful that the farm family is a game family.

The Bible...no matter the language the Truth stands.

I shall close with an image that shares somewhat
my thought process.  I see items and think of how it can
be used in other ways. I see color and vibrancy in even the
dullest of environments and am as unique and quirky
as this...and I am wonderfully made.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Not Forgotten

Our nation has Memorial Day set aside to remember those who died while serving in the armed forces.


The price is sometimes heavy.


And although time marches on, the families never forget.   Time freezes the soldier in the age that they were killed. 

Yet the family continues on.




The weeks following the loss of a loved one must seem like 
years.
But time marches on.
Children grow up.

I love America.
I am thankful to be living in this nation.
I hate knowing exactly what is sometimes expected
from those that are in our military.

No matter how old I get, no matter how much time passes
by, I am, and always will be the baby that was born too late.
The reality of Memorial Day is that in perhaps the next year or so
I will become a grandmother...but in my heart, I am always the little girl
that wishes ever so much that she was a daddy's little girl.



As for the photo of the children and mom...
 The update is this.

Pictured front row left to right
Peter age-2~48 years later married 26 years, 2 sons. John age 3-48 years later single and busy in Texas.  David age 4 in the photo-48 years later 4 children, 1 son-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law, 7 grandchildren. Liz age 4 in photo-48 years later, 3 children, 1 son-in-law, 1 granddaughter. Cathy age 5 in photo-48 years later married almost 30 years, 2 children.  
Back row-Mom-age 29 in the photo.  Remarried had one more daughter and a stepdaughter.  From these two daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 5 grandchildren.  And the baby...me, Jenny to my family~married almost 27 years, 4 children.  2  daughters-in-law and 2 grandbabies on the way.

Dad...remains forever 28.  
In memory of Captain David P. Gibson
KIA April 8, 1967



* I forgot to add that Mom passed away in 2011.  She outlived Dad by 44 years.
* reposted from last year and edited to reflect this

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Shavuot!

Shavuot also known as Pentecost is not a Jewish feast but a feast for all those that love God and are called according to His purpose.  I will share more  about the Feasts of the LORD in an upcoming post.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Things Aren't Often What They Seem

I am going to share some photos from a post I wrote in 2012.  I am editing some of what I wrote but for the most part it is the same.  The reason I am reposting this is because the reality presented by the media and the reality presented by our elected officials isn't often the truth.  If we keep this in mind, things are easier to process.  Tuning out the media is critical.  Appreciating that the politician's political leaning pretty much means nothing whether Republican or Democrat, both parties have long learned that if they keep the masses sidetracked~then the money continues to stay where they want it...

Here goes...seriously things may not be as they seem, and we need to be strong in discerning truth:

Our politicians are pretty much the same. We are always told what they are doing and are shown photo shoots of them in action. 
 
They appear as if they are reaching to the outer limits to achieve something for us~the common man.
They stand boldly and profess their brave stance on issues that are important.
 Pushing for more, confessing that the risk is worth it, as they are elected by the people and should be working for the people. 
Yet, in truth...thanks to an ever willing media, and I suppose an American Public that is busy running to and fro
That the politician is never really what he or she seems.
Never forget this...
 
I am going to answer the questions from my previous post very soon as I believe that the way one can discern truth is through the Word.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Questions

I have a few questions that have been swirling around in my mind and thought I would share them here and see if anyone wishes to answer them.  I will have a follow up post answering these questions.   You will need your Bible or you can use Blue Letter Bible in responding.

  1. In John 14:15~If ye love me, keep my commandments.  What commandments are we to keep?  This verse was spoken by Jesus.
  2. Who are the lost sheep of the house of Israel that Jesus Christ says he has come for in Matthew 15:24, But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
  3. What is meant by 1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. 
  4. What is the New Covenant?
  5. What is the Gospel?
  6. Does God Change?