Saturday, February 12, 2011

Absent from blog but not from life....

Well the year has come and gone and here I am not having blogged since last September. For one thing my job is keeping me busy during the day of course and when I get home, I am cooking dinner, do dishes, a load of laundry and then settle down for the evening in my bible reading for the day.
I did accomplish the entire readings for the Chronological Bible. I am ecstatic that I completely read the entire bible. I started again at the beginning and I am loving it still! It is not even close to reading a book again that you just finished in your normal reading of some mystery novel or science fiction book. You can never tire of the reading of the bible, there is so much to learn and no matter where you are in life, you will glean something new every time you read it. I am excited about my reading journey again this year. I have already thought "Wow I read this before?" I am enjoying the journey that God is leading me on my daily walk in his word. I look forward to it every day.
Have you every read the Bible in its entirety before? Give it a try, Read a few chapters a day and before you know it you will look forward to it every day. The more you are in the word, the more you can equip yourself for life and help guide others.
Well off to spend some time with the family!

hugs, Angie

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Where have I been????

Yes, missing in action would be one way to put it. I chose to be away from the computer as much as possible over the summer and absolutely loved it. I've spent a lot of time at the pool, reading, crocheting and just enjoying life. My daily bible reading (reading the bible in a year) I am still really enjoy it. I must say I am so proud of myself for sticking to it. I guess I have let life get in the way in the past and I am making it a priority. It is amazing how much you can learn when you read through it all.

I have recently acquired a new job during the day which I was ecstatic about. I have been working evenings for ten years mostly to allow myself to be home for my girls. Now that the youngest is in middle school I have been wanting to get back to no more working weekends and holidays. I was hired right on the spot at a home health care business as a scheduler. The job is wonderful and the owner is an absolute wonderful christian woman. It was a true blessing from God to get this job. A friend from work heard about the job and gave me the number to call. I have in the mean time been prayerfully asking God to provide me a way to be home more for my family. To build my resume back up I started working a temp job. I went on an interview a friend told me about previously mentioned and within 10 minutes I was hired. Couldn't believe it!!! The owner was even laughing and shaking her head she never hires anyone that quickly. I must say God is the answer to prayer and he works in his own way. Over 500 people applied for this job previous to my coming in to interview. That, my friends is a powerful God. So I have been working both jobs just for now just to help pay off bills quicker and have extra for Christmas.
I am so happy, and so is my family. I pray I can stop by more and say hello and provide a nugget of Godly moments more often.

Going from 25 hrs a week working to about 52 hours is quite a difference. I am learning to juggle laundry, grocery shopping and housework so my computer time is down to nil. I pray your lives have felt the blessings of our mighty God.

Blessings to all, Angie

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday Proverbs 31:26

Word filled Wednesday is here again, this time I picked a verse that speaks volumes to me as a woman. Women are known for their gift of gab. Yeah, I love to chat. I am learning to listen more too, and I pray I am getting better at that. My words can bring good or harm, wisdom or foolishness, encouragement or destruction and the list goes on.

There is one thing that I am so grateful to God for and that is his word. Through reading his word I am armed with his wisdom. I was at work the other day and a coworker was telling me about what her frustrations were regarding her soon to be fiance. I got all giddy inside as I listened to her and was able to unfold the words written in my heart the Lord has given me. It is amazing to see the light bulb in her eyes with me sharing my weekness in the same area and how my sin was revealed and now I have a different mindset with God's word written on my heart about it.

I got to share my weekness in sin in the same area and how through God's strength I can change it. I revealed how that sin looks in God's eyes. But all this wasn't done with finger pointing, it was done in a quiet, gentle and faithful way with God using his wisdom and putting them on my tongue. She later approached me and said she learned so much from me. I was so honored that God used me in that moment.

Now if I could just slow down enough in every circumstance to apply this to my life with my daughters, husband, siblings, etc. Not that I don't mind you, but in those trying moments when you feel the heat rising in your raw emotions. That moment is when I need to recite the verse the most. I pray God can use me more for his vessel for his glory and his infinite wisdom!

I pray you find this verse written in your heart forever more.
Blessings, Angie

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Completing him Summer Challenge hosted by Women Living Well

I am a firm believer in doing all you can to improve your marriage. In fact, since my studying the Word more intimately and spending time with God, I must say it has transformed me on a daily basis. I want to honor God in every aspect of my life and marriage along with being a mother, friend, employee, coworker, etc. My marriage is important to be and I want to glorify and serve my heavenly father through the wife I am to my husband.

I am a huge fan of Women Living Well Blog. Here you will find a summer long "Completing him Challenge June 7 - August 9. Here is a video that tells more about it~

Let's see what awesome changes we can make with ourselves with God's help that can transform our marriage!

Blessings, Angie

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Proverbs 22-24

Today I read Proverbs 22-24. I am just amazed at how much information is in Proverbs. I need to get some flash cards and write some down that I have highlighted and underlined.
Yesterday I had found a verse that I could relate to a lot. It wasn't until today's reading that my "aha" moment came when I read in Proverbs 24 a verse that struck home.

Yesterdays verse:

Proverbs 20:22
Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.

Today's verse:

Proverbs 24:17
Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice,
or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from him.

I have fallen so guilty in the second verse. Here I think I am glorifying God by celebrating someone getting their due and in reality I am self gloating so to speak.

How often do we fall prey to this when someone has been fired from a job, or their hours cut from work? Do you feel this when a your child made the team and another hasn't? You could make the list longer with anything in your life.

How awful I must seem to God when I do this. Reading this truly changed my whole mind set and it convicted me on so many levels. Would I want someone to gloat and feel malicious pleasure in God taking care of my wrongs? Absolutely not. My heart has officially changed, it definitely wasn't in the right place in those circumstances. I don't want God disapproving of my actions and heart. I will rejoice in the Good that God does and thank him for being there, and not in my enemy's stumblings. There may be a day I may need that person for help, or they need mine.
So today I am grateful for God is his almighty wisdom that he shares with me. His words are the true bread of life, I surely need them every day. The One Year Chronological Bible journey has truly been a blessing in my life. May your day be filled with peace knowing God is always there!

Blessings, Angie