Tested By Fire

James 1:2 NASB
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance

1 Peter 1:3-7 NASB
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, 
you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, 
being more precious than gold which is perishable,  even though tested by fire,  may  be found to result in  praise and glory  and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
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Proverbs 31:1-2 Your Mother is Always Right-Listen to Her

Read: Proverbs 31:1-2
Proverbs 31:1-2
The words of King Lemuel, the oracle which his mother taught him:
What, O my son?
And what, O son of my womb?
Isaiah 49:15
“Can a woman forget he nursing child
And have no compassion on the son of her womb?
And what, O son of my vows?
1 Samuel 1:11
She made a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life,…

Proverbs 31:1 King Lemuel recalls the words that his mother taught him. He listened to his Mother.
Proverbs 31:2 This comes from the deepest part of a Mother’s heart. When you carry a baby in your womb it changes you for life. You have a connection with that baby that no one else has.

Verse 1 Listen to your Mother and apply what she tells you to your life.
Thank you for my Mother’s teachings.
Verse 2 Your Mother has your best interest at heart. Your mother loves you like no one else can.
Thank you that my Mother loved me with all her heart.

Father God, Most Holy and Most High,
Your ways are not our ways, Your thoughts are not our thoughts,
Your Power and Might are not our Power and Might.
You can do all things through us because of the Power and Might that you have.
Thank you Father that you are are All Mighty God whom I want to serve.
Thank you Father for Jesus Christ and His Blood that saves us.
Father, Please help me to study your word and learn what you want me to learn from it.
Father, Please help me to be a better mother and wife.
Make me what you want me to be.
In Jesus’ Most Holy and High Name I pray these things.
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Still Time to Enter My First Ever Give Away

Still time to Enter My First Ever Give Away-4037 views

When it hits 5000 I will pick a winner!!!!!!

The Prize Will Be Winners Choice of One 

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I started my blog in 2008.
However, I never stuck with it until 2012.
I decided it was time to get serious about it.
I still have a hard time blogging every day.
As a matter of fact I have not ever blogged more than two or three days in a row.
I realized I have passed 3000 4037 (which is about 1000 a month) views.
I decided to have a give away when I hit 5000 views.
Just a couple of rules for the give away. Well maybe three.
1. Please follow my blog.(Click Here)
2. Please like my embroidery Face Book Page.
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3. Please leave a comment answering the following question.
What do you like best about this blog and what would you change?
The winner will be picked from the comments. 
Thanks so much for helping me reach 5000 views. I hope it has blessed your day.
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Photo Challenge Day 15-Love-What is the Greatest Love of All?

I love the sunsets in Zambia.

I love the sunsets in good old West Texas.

Psalm 65:5-8(previously used 3-16-2012)
By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, 
O God of our salvation,
You who are the trust of all the ends of the 
earth and of the farthest sea;
Who establishes the mountains by His strength,
Being girded with might;
Who stills the roaring of the seas,
The roaring of their waves,
And the tumult of the peoples.
They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in Awe of Your signs;
You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.
God made this beautiful sunset shout for joy tonight.
It made my heart shout for joy to see it.
I stand in complete Awe.
Thank you All Mighty God.
What else needs to be said about a sunset like this.

The Greatest Love of All
John 3:16(Previously used on 4-11-2012)
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
He loves us so much that He gave His only Son to die for our sin.
Romans 5: 15
But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.
1John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
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Photo Challenge Day 14-Grass

Elephant Grass Trail Zambia

     I have been blessed to travel to Zambia three times and soon to be four. 
Genesis 1:11
God said, Let the earth put forth grass….
Matthew 6:30
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 

     In 2007 we walked through the 6 feet high Elephant Grass to three different village Preschool classrooms. We walked through the Elephant Grass so tall we could not see anything but the trail before us and behind us.
     As we walked closer to the school site children started coming to the trail and joined our journey. By the time we got to the school building we had about 25-30 children.
     The last photo is when we were walking back to the village where we were staying . The children followed us and called out good bye as they peeled off to go to their huts along the way. Soon we were deep in  tall Elephant Grass where all we could see was the trail ahead and behind us.
     I had always wanted to know what was down those tiny trails  in the elephant grass. Now I know. There are many people and many villages.
What a blessing it was to experience the Elephant Grass trail.
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Photo Challenge Day 13-Mother

When my Mother passed from this life on  
April 7, 2007, I told my husband that she 
had done what she came to do.
Proverbs 31: 28-31
Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all.”
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

Jesus came to do a job and He did it.
John 3:16
“For God so loved the world, 
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, 
but have eternal life.”
John 17: 4 
“I glorified You on the earth, 
having accomplished the work 
which You have given Me to do.
Luke 12: 49-50 
“I have come to cast fire upon the earth;
 and how I wish it were already kindled! 
But I have a baptism to undergo,
and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!”
Romans 6:4
Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
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Photo A Day 12-What Makes You Happy?

The Lady Walking in the Woods Zambia
What makes you happy?
Happiness is not found in things or people.
Happiness is found inside and it comes from God.
Many things bring happiness to my heart. 
Visiting Zambia always makes my heart happy with joy.
The sound of the brothers and sisters voices.
The sights of Zambia.
The beautiful smiles on the people’s faces.
A Zambian baby on their Mother’s breast.
The beautiful Zambian children.
On and on. 
The sight of a newborn baby. 
The ornery smile on a four year old’s beautiful face.
The sound of my husband’s voice.
A phone call from my  son.
Job 5: 17
“Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves,
So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.”
Isaiah 52: 6-7
“Therefore My people shall know My name;
 therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, 
‘Here I am.”
“How lovely on the mountains 
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who announces peace
And brings good news of happiness,
Who announces salvation,
And says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
Only God can bring and give us true happiness.
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Day 11 Photo Challenge-Kitchen-What is That?

Cooking steak at Fort Chadbourne.
A kitchen can be where you happen to be. 
Whether it is a Chuck Wagon or wonderful shinny new kitchen. 
We are beyond blessed to live in the USA 
where there is an abundance of food and clean water.
When I travel to Zambia I see the women cooking on braziers outside. 

They mostly cook maize into a dough called Nshima and that is what they survive on.

You may be able to make out the field mice in the pot on the brazier. 

This sounds repulsive to most of us. 
If you had nothing to eat but maize-Nshima everyday;
a few bites of mice might taste pretty good to you and your children.
James 2:15-16
If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 
and one of you says to them, 
“Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” 
and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 
Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
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Day 10 Photo Challenge-A Favorite Word

Central Park NYC
Liberty Park NYC
This young lady was sharing her lunch with the squirrel in Liberty Park.
I really like NYC. 
I like to say I have been to NYC. 
I like to say when we were in NYC………..
I like to recall the sights, sounds, smells, 
and the sensational time we had in NYC.
Then I looked again at vanity under the sun.  Ecclesiastes 4:7
Ecclesiastes 12:8
“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, “all is vanity!”
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: 
fear God and keep His commandments, 
because this applies to every person.
For God will bring every act to judgment, 
everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.
The Word
John 1:1-2
In the beginning was the Word, 
and the Word was with God, 
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
John 1:14
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us,
and we saw His glory, 
glory as of the only begotten from the Father, 
full of grace and truth.
This better be my favorite word.
The Word is my favorite word because it is the only Word that matters.
1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
For God has not destined us for wrath,
but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who died for us, so that whether we are awake of asleep, 
we will live together with Him.
Jesus is my favorite Word. 
Thank you Jesus for saving my soul.
Thank you Jesus for loving me so 
much that you died for my sins.
I love you Jesus.
In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen.
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Day 9 Photo Challenge-Something I Do Everyday.

I sew almost every day. This is what I made today. I realize that sew and sow mean two different things. However, whatever I sew, I reap. Or, whatever I sow, I reap.

Matthew 6:25-27

New American Standard Bible (NASB)The Cure for Anxiety
25 “ <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(A)”>For this reason I say to you, do not be <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(B)”>worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. 
Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
26  <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(C)”>Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. 
Are you not worth much more than they?
27 And who of you by being <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(D)”>worried can <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; vertical-align: top;" value="(E)”>add a single hour to his life?
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