In Colossians 1:3-6 says: We always thank God , the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints-the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is producing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God's grace in all its truth. v9- For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
pour yourself a cup of coffee and dig into God's Word this morning.
Homespun Heart: these words kept coming to mind to me after spending Thanksgiving with my family up in Maine. I left my husband and two daughters to have Thanksgiving dinner with Lee's family alone, and drove up to surprise my family. A visit that was long overdue, in this picture above is my mother Ada and my sister Nancy, on Nancy's wedding day wearing one of my mother's vintage dresses. Simple but Elegant. Homespun Heart to memories long ago of how easy, simple and meaningful life was back when I was a child. As we flipped through old photos of us growing up and reliving my mother's childhood my heart was full of love and a feeling of peace. I have been very overwhelmed with emotions lately, there is much going on in my family up in Maine that brings me deep sadness and concern and financial concerns here at our home, I have been a stay at home mom for over 17 years and from time to time have taken part time jobs, well I am back working again, and it brings stress and emotional upset with my girls and routine in our home. But I know God is in control of our lives, I need to remember to let him lead me and not me take control. In Matthew 11:28-30 says "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." God doesn't expect us to take on life and it's storms alone, He is there to carry us through them and set our feet straight. All this to say my heart is burden and I know that only God my Heavenly Father can take this hurt and release me, if I allow him to lead me through this storm and set my feet in the straight and narrow path to him. All will be well, even if the storms of life are still surround me, God is holding onto me. With the Holiday Season upon us now, stress can creep in and overshadow our hearts. Let's not forgot the real reason for the season.
Christ Jesus birth...amen.
Blessings, Peggy Lee
p.s. sorry for the lack in blogging, I promise to be more committed to this blog, for this brings me hope and happiness. Thanks
room keys-We stayed at the Attitash Grand Summit what a great getaway with ladies!!!
In this photo is Foxie!!, Sally, Jody and Me (Peggy Lee). Friday night banquet they served us a lovely meal, and great cheesecakes!! It's nice to sit down and be served when usually we are the ones servicing...
Our guest speaker for the weekend, Joanne Weever with her bling on............Bevie-Jo (our women's leader) and Joanne they are sooo cute.
This lady had a fabulous workshop on Ester the Queen...thanks Helen (I could listen to her speak all day and night.
Please forgive me for the lack of blogging here, I have no excuses, just that I have been very busy and the house is and has been full of sickness. But with that God is Still So Good!! Amen Our ladies are preparing for our Women's Fall Retreat this week coming, I have been preparing for my workshops and hotel, reg. details. We have 12 ladies attending, increase of 7 ladies from last year Praise the Lord. I have been praying that we would have at least 10 ladies attend, God blessed us with more Amen. He does hear our prayers, the prayers weren't answered overnight, we have been praying for a year and preparing the ladies with information, encouragement and excitement for what God has planned for them. I will post with pics of the retreat and share what God blessed us with and what His purpose was and is for the next coming year in our walk/Ladies group. I am so excited, my heart is floating with anticipation!!
This is my taxi mom day, between soccer, school, running back and forth with one car to pick up my husband at work 45 min.s away. October was spent in Lee's car!!!
At night for a few minutes I would distress my stressful life with a little of create spirit I love to make cards, scrapbooks etc. Plus in November I am doing a 2 workshops of scrapbooking at our Ladies Retreat weekend so I have been busy putting my kits together.
Isn't this old country Church Beautiful!! I fell right in love with it I was snapping pictures and enjoying the old hard pews, thinking of the many souls who sat in them before me. This was one Sunday when September Rain a Christian Band my husband is in played for their worship service. We went as a family. Mini vacation.
October even snow storm paid us a visit First storm of 2009, way to early for me......
And here is my eldest daughter Olivia (always wears pearls, takes after me) and Haley they were painting their youth room at our church and kind of painted each other. Memories....
Hey everybody I just want to say I am still here, I have been preparing my heart to share my story with you. And October has been such a busy month for me and my family and my church. October is coming to an end and Holidays will be upon us soon. So I wanted to drop you a line to say I am preparing to share my story soon in the next couple of days, I need to step back and think and reflect and be a mom, wife, etc. (it's also very hard to dive down deep into that childhood again)I am hurting just remembering with tears of joy.... more to come.
I will be sharing my story of "Broken to Restored" means to me and about me. Please keep me in prayer while I finish my final thoughts and embrace you ladies with my journey from brokenness to God's Love and Grace to being restored through His love.... Blessings
My heart is so heavy for Jody and her family, Jody's mom Pat has brain cancer that with treatment she may live 18-20 months, without well. God is in control and He is the Healer. Please continue to pray for Pat and her family. Thank you to all who have been and are going to pray for Pat. I am lost for words, only to say I love you Pat, Jody and family.
Please keep my Pastor's Wife Jody's mother Pat in prayer, she is currently in the hospital with a tumor pressing on her brain, she is going in and out of a coma, and they are waiting to see when she is having surgery. Please prayer for their whole family, and Lord please be with our Pastor and Jody who are going to be with Jody's mother.
Jody if you are reading this, your church family loves you. and are praying for your mom. Pat we love you.
My Heart was overwhelmed this morning as I watched our teens gather around the flag pole at the High School. Not ashamed to stand and bow their heads and offer prayers for their school, teachers, students and government. What an awesome site to witness, Praise be to God for faithful teens willing to go the extra mile for Jesus.
I want to share and read from Phillippians 1:3-6 (NIV)
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I will always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Joy is an integral part of our salvation in Christ. It is an inner peace and delight in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and in the blessing that flows from our relationship with them.
Joy in the morning! That's I what I felt as I stood and admired the teens while I prayed for them, walking in circles covering them in love and protection and thanking God for these teens.
Here is the reason I have been a bad blogger; my girls keep me busy during this fall season I am going to share some pics of my crazy filled but blessed life (even some women events too) Olivia preparing baked goods for Home Coming Day!! The girls in their lovely dresses for Home Coming Dance.
Emilee is in the Orange headband. Playing soccer what a great sport. it was really cold that day.
I love being a stay at home mom (who works with teaching stamping-bible teaching) among the duties of a mother, wife and taxi driver. ahhh
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
I am a mom for two beautiful daughters, a wife of 20 years to a wonderful man. I enjoy sharing my love for scrapbooking, stamping. I love everything about primitives, weathered worned, tattered and torn, shabby chic, country and cottage simply living, I am a vintage scrap/flea market junkie.