Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Joy Challenge

Last month Jenna from Feminine Farmgirl challenged her followers to Love our enemies. She called it the Matthew 5:44 challenge
Matthew 5:44 "But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."
Click here to read her challenge.
This month she challenged her followers to be joyful! Here is what you have to do:
1) Read and meditate on 8 verses in the Bible that relate to being joyful.
2) Copy or print 2 of the 8 bible verses and put them in a place that you'll see each day!
3) Journal one blessing per day that brings a smile to your face and reminds you of God's goodness and gift of joy.
4) Thank Jesus Christ for the joy that He has put in your heart. Pray that He will shine through the joy on your face and that He will use your testimony of JOY to bring others closer to Him.
5) Be prepared at the end of this month to post your thoughts, bible verses on Joy, and 5 blessings that made you smile!!!
~Don't forget to link back at her blog at the end of the month~
Click here to read the rest of the article.
I now challenge you to be joyful in all circumstances this month! It isn't going to be easy, but with Christ all things are possible.
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Him who gives me power." I hope you will join me in this "Joyful' challenge.
In Christ who gives me strength

Christmas Catastrophes Finale

I was planning on writing each of these in its own post but since it is already February, I thought you might like us to move on! =D I will give you a brief overview, though, of what did occur! Sorry this took so long!
1. Here is your Science lesson for the day!
New Year's Day was my daddy's birthday, so my Omie Eva (my daddy's mother) made him a chocolate birthday cake with powdered sugar on top! We put candles in the form of how old he was turning and then lit them. As my daddy proceeded to blow out the candles, the powder sugar blew upwards and caught fire! We were not expecting that! My daddy's eyelashes were singed, his eyebrows were singed, and the tips of his hair were singed! We now know that powdered sugar is flammable! =D 2. I was working on Cd's that I was going to give my mother for Christmas and itunes erased them all!
3. We were straining out seeds of some berries that were going to become punch and they went everywhere, on the counters, on the floor, and all over my mother! (We had church at our house that night!)
4. I was traveling with my cousins to our grandparents' house and a tire bouncing down the interstate hit their car. This was my first, and hopefully last, wreck to ever be in! This was my cousins second wreck in 2009, so please pray that they will be able to get the parts they need for their van cheaply.
5. And last but not least, I was at my other grandparents' house watching a movie with my siblings and Kat and her siblings when the chimney box fell in! We had noticed it earlier in day that it was cracking but didn't think it would collapse!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year!
In Christ,