Friday, July 31, 2009

Proverbs 12:18

To continue on the same theme from the past couple weeks, the Lord has laid Proverbs 12:18 on my heart to learn and live. I've recently been put in situations of conflict where my mouth is tempted to sin (I pray Psalm 17:3b)... and times I actually have to clinch my teeth or bite my tongue not to say something I shouldn't (I've prayed Psalm 141:3). When I do speak, whether it's a situation of conflict or not, I need to be aware of my words I choose. I need to be sensitive about what I say, how I say it, and the timing of what is being said. This week's memory verse is one I choose to learn and live.

Reckless words pierce like a sword,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverbs 12:18 (NIV)

Prayer: Lord help me do everything, whether in word or deed, as a reflection of Your character all for your glory. Help me bring words of encouragement to the discouraged, hope to the hopeless, and words of love to the lonely as you cross people in my path. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to You! You are my Everything! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Psalm 17:3b & Psalm 141:3

Today I join my Siesta gal-pal, Beth in memorizing her Scripture selection for the next couple weeks, as I feel God prompting me to live these verses as well. I love how Beth posted at the end of her blog, "I'm not just looking to memorize, Sister. I'm looking to change. Scripture memory alone will just make you arrogant. Lapping up those Scriptures like they are the only spring in your desert will make you different." Amen, sista-gal-friend! Lord, I pray you change me for Your good through these verses!

"I have resolved that my mouth will not sin."
Psalm 17:3b NIV

"Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord;
keep watch over the door of my lips."

Psalm 141:3 NIV

Psalm 17:3b & Psalm 141:3 are for my *20*09* personal challenge
(Walk with the Lord #7) 28 & 29 and
LPM challenge verse 14

Thursday, July 16, 2009

21 years ago today...

...I married my best friend!

July 16, 1988

(I Love You
Straight From The Heart
Always And Forever
Til Death Do Us Part!)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I got this as an email forward from my friend Melissa and laughed out loud! This is so, SO true for what us Texans experience in July! Can anyone else relate?

  • The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.

  • The trees are whistling for the dogs.

  • The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

  • Hot water now comes out of both taps.

  • You can make sun tea instantly.You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.

  • The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly.

  • You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.

  • You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.

  • You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

  • You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.

  • Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, 'What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?'

  • You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

  • The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.

  • Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.

  • The cows are giving evaporated milk.

Ahhhh, what a place to call home.
God Bless The State of TEXAS!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Canyon Lake Camping Trip

We just got back a couple days ago from our "Wymore Family" annual camping trip at Canyon Lake. This year our camping time was cut short due to excessive heat-over 103F everyday- with heat index around 109F, extreme drought conditions which took away the campgrounds designated "swimming area", and a strict burn ban that took away our fun of making "smores" over a campfire. Thank God we have an air-conditioned travel trailer we spent time in when we weren't on the lake otherwise we would have all cooked! Here are some of our family memories of

"Canyon Lake, Texas~ 2009"
(Hill Country north of San Antonio)

The swimming area... all dried up, so our swimming was cut short! But we still had lots of fun on a rented ski boat swimming and tubing even though the lake level was low!

The sunshine of my life~ Kirk.

Hanging out in an air-conditioned trailer (below)... I know, not quite the "roughing it" camping, but hey, what can we say!

Joe turns 5 while we're on our camping trip!

We saw many deer. This one was right outside our trailer.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Music Monday!
In God We Still Trust

This song is by Diamond Rio and it speaks to my heart as it may to you as well. I wanted to share it with my friends and loved ones as we come off of the 4th of July weekend. Think about the lyrics as you listen and watch the video... Enjoy!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day!

It is for FREEDOM that Christ has set us FREE... (Gal 5:1)

I thank God for our founding fathers who built this nation "one nation under God", for each person in the past who has fought to establish our freedom as a country, and for each person who is currently defending that freedom serving our country in different capacities.

Prayer~ Lord protect and comfort all who are currently serving in the military especially those who are unable to be with their families at this time; also, comfort and strengthen the families of our service members who have to endure the hardship of their loved one being separated from them as they serve. May God continue to bless America. In your Son's precious name, Jesus, I pray, Amen.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Matthew 23:11-12 (NLT)

I absolutely love how the Bible is God's love letter to us giving instruction on how to "do life". Memorizing Scripture for me is a way to imprint the "how to's" on my heart so I can be right with God and bring Him glory. I am challenged each day to not just read Scripture, or memorize it, but to live it. Having Scripture fresh in my thoughts gives me God's supernatural power to live right in His sight.

I've selected two verses from Matthew for the next couple weeks that help me remember that God wants me to have a heart to serve Him and others. When I'm prideful, self serving/self centered and think I'm better than others, I WILL BE HUMBLED! (Been there, done that, don't like it)... But when I humble myself, being aware of others' needs, not focusing on myself, and keep a humbled heart before my Lord, God my Father raises me to a high position in His sight. I do not seek greatness in the sight of humans, but in the sight of my God. My memory verses from weeks 19 & 20~ Philippians 2:3-4 partner nicely with these verses I've chosen for weeks 26 & 27.

Matthew 23:11-12 (NLT)

11) The greatest among you must be a servant.

12) But those who exalt themselves will be humbled,
and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

Matthew 23:11-12 are for my *20*09* personal challenge
(Walk with the Lord #7) 26 & 27 and
LPM challenge verse 13