Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Good Morning!

 Hi Friends~

Hope you all are having a good day.  It is still morning here.  My granddaughter Megan spent the night and is having a little tea party with some little tea pieces I had.  I remember playing like this when I was little.  


Yesterday and today I've been reading and meditating on Psalms 44.  I think I've found a new favorite Psalms.  I wrote on the Psalms that it is important to give our Testimonies.  Verse 1 says, "We have heard with our ears, O God, our Fathers have told us, what works thou didst in their days, in the times of old."  This reminds me of the importance of sharing what God has done our times or days to the next generation.  I need to tell my grandchildren the works of the LORD that I have witnessed or know about.  This is how we pass on Faith and the Seeds of Faith into the next generation.

Hubby and Kendell Girl are doing well.  




Here are some morning pictures at our dining room table.  Hubby plays 3 video games and reads the Bible verses off his phone while holding Kendell after Breakfast.  I do my Bible reading.




And sometimes outside in the beautiful morning sun~


Here are some pictures from last night at our church....going up the stairs into the church.  Someone did a nice job keeping them so nice.








It is getting close to my 65th birthday....about 2 weeks.  I'm signed up with Medicare.  This use to be for old people!  LOL  I'm not old!  So surprising how age creeps up on us.

My daughter Joan painted an old clock someone gave them.  This is a map of what the world might have looked like before the continents were separated.  She did such a great job.


Ps 4:8

I will lie down and sleep in peace,

for you alone, O LORD,

make me dwell in safety. 

NIV

See you later my friends!  
Cathy



Saturday, August 22, 2020

A 1964 Letter From A Prayer Group~ Many Truths

Dear Friends,
I just typed out this 1964 letter I have from a prayer group, and thought it might be of encouragement to someone.  Share these truths if are 'Feed' by it.
xoxo  Cathy

Dearly Beloved:
We have received six months of our blessed paper, so it is time to write you, again.  Our prayer group has been experiencing some wonderful things in the Spirit.;  The LORD has given us all such marvelous visions and glorious revelations, that we can hardly believe it is US, and that our Father would bestow such glories on us mere mortals...He began with the first and great commandment, which was made very REAL to us, that we must worship the Lord our God with ALL our heart, ALL our soul, and ALL our mind, and All our strength, "All in order" and LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR AS OURSELVES>  Now, we did not get this all accomplished in a day.  It has taken several months, but as we did this thing, one at a time, we were taught of the Father, and taken from glory to glory.  We were also given of the "Fruit of the Tree of Life" to eat, and told NOT TO EAT ANY MORE of the "Tree of the knowledge of good and evil." as that was for the people of earth, and the Church age to eat.  We were to get our EYES single to the glory of God.  We were shown that as there were TWO TREES we had eaten of, so also there are TWO GARDENS.  There was the Garden of Eden in which Adam and Eve rejected the "will of God".  There was the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus gave His will back to God.  And so must we follow His pattern, even giving our will up to the will of God for us.  For "Obedience is better than sacrifice," and we will take on TEATH if we refuse to BE the Will of God.

Then we were shown the two suppers.  There was the Last Supper, which was the broken Body of Christ, of which we have all partaken as long as we are eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  Then, in vision, He took me to a new table on which Christ stood in His Glorified Body and that is the "marriage Supper" and in the vision He said, "NOW partake of My Glorified Body and by so doing put on immortality."  Oh, how I praise Him, because He is so wonderful!  Our earthly tongues cannot describe His glory!  The desire of us all is to BE LIKE HIM, I know!  

Yesterday He spoke to us of His being the Bridegroom and we the Bride.  So you see these things are all coming to a head very fast, because when so many are seeing these things in the Spirit, it won't be long until they really begin to happen.  Since these revelations have been coming to our group, the Bible has become a new book with a beautiful golden thread of new truth all thru it.  You see, the TRUTH will set us free, free from what?  "The Flesh".  It will bring us Redemption from this old body, a NEW BODY...like His.  Full of the New Blood...as "wine".  All for His glory.

I could go on and on, dear ones, but will not take more of your precious time, as we must "redeem the time" as long as we live under it.  But the Spirit makes me to know we will all soon be "above it".   

1964 Letter

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

OVER MY FRUSTRATION - BACK TO BEING THANKFUL~!

Looking back,  frustrations end up being a silly waste of energy.  I have to tell you that I had inherited some very inspirational Spiritually written newsletters from my 87 year old Aunt who is selling her house.  My mom use to get these same newsletters in the 1960's and 70's, so I was very happy to take them and re-read them.  Wow, the first one fed my Spirit with the personal letter in the front and then a long article on THE BRIDE of Christ.  I wanted to write out these news letters here on this blog post for you all, and for a record on the internet, but as I typed for hours, the contents disappeared on my twice.  I cannot tell you just how frustrating this was.  I thought, "didn't the LORD seem to want me to type these out?"  After I finally calmed down and could think and pray about it, I realized I should write it down in Microsoft Word and then copy and paste on Blogger.  That would stop the auto save and delete problem.  Then I also realized that maybe The LORD only wanted me to write out some of the writings and not every word of the newsletter.  So many times things don't work out the way we have in our mind, is because the LORD is putting a stop or a closed door in front of us.

Today is one of my granddaughter's birthday.  Gracie is 15 years old today.  Don and I have a tradition of baking all kinds of cheesecake for the dessert.  Last night we made a regular cheesecake and a Keto cheesecake for my daughter.  Should all be delicious!  Gracie has grown into a beautiful young woman, and very gifted in a number of areas.  So much fun to watch these precious children grow up into great people!!

I'll be back later!  LOVE AND HUGS~  TO YOU MY FRIENDS....Cathy

Sunday, August 16, 2020

PLEASE HELP IF YOU HAVE HAD THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!!!!

I have spent a total of about 7 hours typing out some important writings I wanted to publish here on blogger.  Twice it completely disappeared on me in the draft.  I sought out help with blogger and it says what is does sometimes is when it is auto saving the written draft, then it immediately saves the saved deletion of what was being written.  This leaves a completely blank post.  All that was written is permanently gone!  I'm so frustrated.  Anyone else had this happen.  It makes me want to quit blogger.  Cathy

Friday, August 14, 2020

I'M BACK! Friday August 14, 2020

Good Friday Morning Friends!
Seems I stop and start more than anyone I've been on Blogger.  I hope someone has stayed with me and still watching for my posts.  If not, I'll be starting at square one!  LOL  God is so Good, and that is what is in my heart right now.

My 2 daughters have been clearing our my 87 year old aunt's 2 story house that has needed a helping hand for many years now.  She just could keep up with things, so has now moved into a beautiful new Senior Citizen's high-rise apartment!  All completely new, and very large for these type of apartments.  But clearing out the house and getting ready for an estate sale next weekend has been daunting to say the least.  Don and I have been able to help some.  My main part has been sitting with my aunt and encouraging her to go a little faster through mounds and mounds of paper work, books and pictures.  

I am so motivated to keep my house clear of excess clutter.  If we use it that is great, but if we don't, and have to much of something, time to donate and share, or simply throw away.  A good rule of thumb is to pick 10 items a day and just get rid of them.  Today I've thrown away 4 very nice video games that are not supported now by our new technology.  Nice video games but useless.  I have an old baby stroller, some books, a child's rocker and a few other miscellaneous things going out the door.  Oh it feels so good!

I'm doing pretty well during this Covid mess.  Because I'm such an introvert it hasn't been near as hard on me as my extravert family and friends.  I do feel deeply for all those getting their lives knocked out from underneath them.  Now that school is starting on-line of course for my 8 grandchild, I see how badly they want to go to school and be with their friends.  My oldest granddaughter will be a Senior this year, and I just pray she can have a graduation next Spring, unlike so many in the class of 2020 didn't get to have.  My granddaughter's cousin was even the Valedictorian of her 2020 and didn't get to have a graduation.

Hope you all are doing well!  God is Good!
Cathy

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Daughter Donna's Dayton TEDx (Talk)

My Month of Silence | Donna Sanchez | TEDxDayton OCT 11, 2019


This is my oldest daughter Donna who went a month of silence in January 2019 and did a TEDx talk about her experience during that month.  Donna is also a Toast Masters President, and does other talks on growing in your confident to live yourself in this world, as a Child of God in Christ Jesus!!!

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Joan's Art and Miscellaneous Family Pictures

Here are a few creative embroidery squares my daughter Joan is working on....






I am so proud of how she uses her talents to bless others.  
This sunflower picture was given away at a church function.  The lady that got it loved it~
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Some more of Joan's art~




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My youngest Granddaughter Megan was made Queen for the Week at her school~
What a Cutie Pie

Some miscellaneous pictures of two other grands:


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These next pictures are from my oldest daughter Donna's Wright Patterson Airforce Base Marathan~
She worked really hard to do this marathan.


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What is the Secret to My Creativity


January 14, 2020 – Tuesday

What does creativity mean to you?  What type of materials do you use in being creative?  Is it paints, pencils, fabric, crochet or knitting, musical instruments, writing or something else?  Needle, threads and fabrics is what I used for years and did some writing for personal use.  My husband uses his voice and guitars, both acoustical and electric.  The point is there is different was to be creative.  My struggle comes in finding the passion within myself to continue being creative.  Love for our chosen creativity and a passion that drives us must be there.  This is what I’ve discovered when I lost complete interest in most things.

               Why did I lose interest in my chosen creativity in the first place?  I’m still not sure.  I am wanting to do some research to see why this happens.  Was it my age, and entering a new phase in life?  Was it something that can normally happen to someone at any stage in life?  Was it because I didn’t appreciate my creative gift and didn’t fan the flames of fire to keep it going?  The most important question is how do I get it back?  How do I find a real interest in something I can create again?  Have I lost it forever? 

               My husband and three adult children and their families are all creative people.  I am the one that lost interest in about anything.  Just recently I have decided to start fighting to figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life.  I want to know where my creative desires lay.  Making lists always helps.  So I’ll start there.

               I enjoy watching TV.  I read a small amount of devotional writings and am wanting to read my Bible more.  I have also been trying to write in my blog and copy them into a notebook as a journal.  I love to encourage others in their interests.  I also love to pray for those I read about or hear about in the news.  I am an introvert, but when I am with people I want to try to connect with a person one on one.

Christmas Church Pictures and Hummel Tree Ornaments

Some Christmas pictures from our church and Hummel Tree Ornaments from a friend's tree.








Saturday, January 4, 2020

LOST AND HOPEFULLY FOUND INSPIRATION

January 4, 2020 - Saturday

Over the past 4 years or so I have lost my creative inspiration except for a few months I was into Junk Journals.  They are almost any type of journal you buy or make.  My favorite was cheap notebooks like Composition Notebooks, or making my own with scrap paper and either machine sewing the binding seams or using used cards and also sewing t journals and sews them together.
     Today I watched a You Tuber who makes her own and are much more detailed than mine.  Her title caught my eye because also liked to buy 'found' materials at the thrift store.  Here is her YouTube channel Wandeka From Jamaica.  
     I was inspired enough that I smeared paint on a few pages, and glued in a few things.  Trust me, that is saying a lot for me this past couple of years.  I even looked at some hand sewing blogs.  Another area I gave up completely....but I'm looking at some ideas like sewing some small projects.  I can't say I will do it, but I'm looking~  
Here are a few of my older pictures of my art:  (I'm reminding myself I can create something.)







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The quote by TobyMac is so good.  First it reminds me of the study I have started on the book of JOB.  I can see the faith that Job had in whatever happened to him.  Job knew that God was ultimately in control.  For any of you that don’t know, last Fall TobyMac’s  oldest son Truett died unexpectedly. Toby is a Christian singer who sings about the Hope in Christ, and here was a very difficult experience he and his family have gone through, yet he has stood firm that God is a good God, and there is still hope in Christ alone.  
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Praying God Blesses each of you this year 2020!
Cathy