Tuesday, January 31, 2012

When Temptation Comes A Callin'

We had one of these wringer washin’ machines. I know what you’re thinkin’ – yes I’m old! For those of ya’ who don’t remember ‘em, water had ta’ be heated on tha’ stove then dumped inta’ tha’ tub ‘n rinse tub until they were full. Mamma would wash tha’ clothes ‘n then put ‘em  through tha’ rollers. Tha’ clothes fell inta’ tha’ rinse water on tha’ other side. Then she’d put ‘em back through tha’ rollers agin ta’ wring as much water out of ‘em as possible. Bein’ I was curious ‘bout everythin’, I wanted ta’ see how tha’ rollers worked. Ya'll, it’s not good ta’ yield ta’ temptation. Ya' get inta' trouble every time.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

We're Weak Yet Strong Through Christ

Cousin Claudine is a take charge kind of lady. Whenever there’s a task ta’ be done, she steps up ‘n charges forward! Cousin Claudine knows how ta’ get things done. There’s only one problem – it’s usually done her way, in her power. What happens when ya’ take control instead of God?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tha' Gifts of Grace

God is tha’ giver of grace. Sin is no match for it. Grace is stronger than sin. Isn’t it wonderful ta’ know that God loves ta’ give?!

Grace means an attractive or pleasin’ quality; good will; a blessin’; ta’ adorn; ta’ dignify. God’s grace is His love. He gave His Son, Jesus, ‘n it’s His blood that cleans out sins.

What are tha’ gifts of Grace? Here’s a few:


Ephesians 2: 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; is the gift of God.


Ephesians 1:5 Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His well, the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.


Ephesians 1:11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.

Heavenly Citizenship

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord jesus Christ.


Ephesians 1:4

Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.

Access ta’ God

Ephesians 2:18 For through Him we both have access by one spirit to the Father.


Ephesians 1:7

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.

Grace gifts offer so much more. God’s grace is all ya’ need!

Things ta’ think ‘bout:

1.      Are ya’ covered with God’s grace?

2.      Do ya’ have Him as your Savior?

Heavenly Father, thank ya’ for your grace gifts. Help us ta’ be truly grateful. In tha’ name of Jesus, amen.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

For Mom's 'n Mom's At Heart

I wanted ta' share this wonderful ministry with ya' taday by Stephanie Shott!
Leading Women to Know Christ is Real in Real Life
Founder of The M.O.M. Initiative
Author of: Ecclesiastes: Undertanding What Matters Most
The M.O.M. Initiative a missional mentoring package of resources that will give Christian mothers an easy, hands on approach to passionately pursue mentor relationships with younger mothers and mothers-to-be, and ultimately impact the next generation for Christ.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Twin Mules, Nell 'n Pearl

Daddy used ta' live in a house that had a railroad track in front of tha' house and a track in tha' back of tha' house. Aunt Beat said they never knew what a good nite sleep was. They had twin mules, Nell 'n Pearl. They were good mules n' didn't mind hard work. But if they got spooked, watch out! They'd take off runnin'!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

When God Calls, Do Ya' Get Up 'n Step Out?

I know, we all have our routines. We become like machines just doin' tha' same thing over 'n over again. We get comfortable. After a while, routine becomes a rut. Have ya' started a new rut in tha' new year? If so, do ya' want more out of life? If God calls ya' ta' go out on a limb, ta' do somethin' different, are ya' willin' ta' get up 'n step out?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Want Rest? Try God!

Sometimes when I'm stressed 'n feelin' a heavyness on my shoulders, I forget ta' go ta' God. Instead I take on tha' task 'a workin' things out myself. Big mistake! Does this ever happen ta' ya'?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Do Ya' Want God Ta' Do Somethin' New?

I love it when a new year begins. It makes ya' want ta' change some things. Maybe get a new hairdo 'r change your furniture 'round. Doin' somethin' different can sometimes make ya' feel better.