Create in Me a Clean Heart Oh God. Psalm 51:10

I chose Mark 12:30 as my bible verse for 2014 
because I want to learn to serve God 
with all my heart, 
with all my soul, 
with all my mind and 
with all my strength. 
I also chose this scripture because 
I like that it says with all my strength.
Matthew 22:36-40  says;
 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 
 And He said to him, 
“You shall love the Lord your God 
with all your heart 
and with all your soul 
and with all your mind. 
This is the great and first commandment. 
If the greatest commandment 
is to love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul 
and mind, I have to study God’s Word to
 learn what this truly means.
I need a clean heart to accept God’s Word.
Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, 
O God, 
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.    
Ezekiel 36:26
And I will give you a new heart, 
and a new spirit I will put within you. 
And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh 
and give you a heart of flesh.
God is the one who can create  a new heart in me. 
He will remove my heart of stone 
and give me a living heart of flesh.
Psalm 139:23
Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
Romans 8:27
And He who searches hearts knows 
what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes 
for the saints according to the will of God.
Proverbs 4:23
Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life.
Matthew 5:8
“Blessed are the pure in heart, 
for they shall see God.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart 
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and he will make straight your paths.
James 4:7-8
Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
Cleanse your hands, you sinners, 
and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Psalm 119:11
I have stored up your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,
singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, 
                       with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
                                              Hebrews 4:12
                           For the word of God is living and active, 
                              sharper than any two-edged sword, 
                        piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, 
                                        of joints and of marrow, 
                                 and discerning the thoughts and 
                                        intentions of the heart.
                   God is the only one who can give me a clean heart. 
               He is the only one who can remove my old heart of stone.
Father keep my heart from any evil 
so that I will live with You forever.
Father, create in me a clean heart 
and make me like You in all my ways.
Father, I pray that I will love You and 
You only with all my heart, and all my mind,
and all my soul.
Father I do not want to love any other God but You.
Father, please make Your living word dwell in my heart, 
my mind and my soul all the days of my life. 
Father, I please remove any unworthy thoughts 
from my heart, soul and mind.
Search me, O God, and know my heart!    
Try me and know my thoughts!
Thank You for creating a clean heart in me God.
Thank you God for searching my heart and
 knowing my ways and thoughts. 
Thank you for revealing Your will to me 
through Your Holy and inspired word. 
In Jesus Most Holy Name I pray, Amen.
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Santa’s On His Way!!!

I haven’t blogged much lately. But I have been busy. 
I have been working hard with my etsy shop.
I just wanted to post a few of the things I have added to my shop lately.

                                                                   Click here to order: etsy



        As usual I am selling a lot of Happy 1st “Paper” Anniversary embroidered toilet paper. Also, I have a listing for a personalized Happy 1st “Paper” Anniversary.
I have added a lot of new things to my etsy shop. So, stop by for a unique Christmas Gift.
Blessings for the Holiday Season
Be sure to take care of your Spiritual Health during the Holidays as well as everyday.
Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for those who are called according to His Purpose.

Think About The Babies

Psalm 139:13-16


For You formed my inward parts;

You wove me in my mother’s womb.


I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Wonderful are Your works,

And my soul knows it very well.


My frame was not hidden from You,

When I was made in secret,

And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;


Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;

And in Your book were all written

The days that were ordained for me,

When as yet there was not one of them.

Exodus 20:13

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
13 “You shall not murder.”

How many abortions are performed in the United States each year?

According to the Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.21 million abortions performed in the United States in 2008, the most recent year for which data is available. This amounts to 3,322 abortions per day.
Source: Jones, Rachel K. and Kathryn Kooistra. “Abortion Incidence and Access to Services in the United States, 2008.” Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 43, no. 1 (2011, March): 41-50 [PDF]  

How many abortions are performed at each stage of pregnancy?

The following table lists both the percentage of abortions performed during various stages of pregnancy, along with the total yearly abortions at each stage, based on a total of 1.2 million abortions per year (see above).
Gestational Age Percentage Yearly Total
Less than 9 weeks 61.8% 749,232
9-10 weeks 17.1% 207,312
11-12 weeks 9.1% 110,324
13-15 weeks 6.6% 80,015
16-20 weeks 3.8% 46,069
21+ weeks 1.5% 18,185
Source: Guttmacher Institute, 2011, August. Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States.[PDF]  
Let us not remain silent. Let us speak up for the babies that are being murdered every day and every year. They have no voice but we can be their voice. Let us get to the polls and speak up for the innocent so they may live to do something great for God. 
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How Shall They Hear?

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Romans 10: 14-15
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed?
How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard?
And how will they hear without a preacher?
How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written,
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Romans 10:17 
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
Acts 19:5
And when they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
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Will We Know One Another in Heaven?

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

I sometimes wonder if we will know one another in heaven.
This is a very touching song by Eric Claptons Song 
Tears in Heaven
Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
‘Cause I know I don’t belong here in heaven
Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?
I’ll find my way through night and day
‘Cause I know I just can’t stay here in heaven

While the Bible does not directly ask this question, the human heart does. David Padfield Adorning The Word, Volune 6
I know that I have been able to move through the grief process by believing that I will some day see my Mother in heaven. 
There are many other family members that I hope and pray I will see there too.
Recently I was with my lovely niece whom I love dearly. 
We were sitting in a Deli having a long awaited and highly blessed visit. 
I heard a soft voice say “Mrs Holmes?” With a definite question mark on the end.
I was so deep in the moment with my lovely niece that the sound of my name shocked me back to the surroundings of the Deli.
I looked in the direction of the sound, to see a young man with glasses looking at me, as if to say with his eyes are you really Mrs Holmes?
I looked at him intently and he looked at me intently. 
He said, “You are Mrs Holmes?” Again with that question mark at the end.
I said yes I am as I studied that face trying to decide how he knew my name. 
I  knew that I must know him but it was just putting all the pieces together to recall a name.
Having taught pre-school for twenty years, having 20 children each year, added up to 400 little ones that touched my life. 
When one teaches children that young they rarely remember you, even after a year.
I scanned my brain to see if I could put a name with that face. 
I did vaguely remember some of the features. 
The glasses where a huge clue.
Then the eyes beyond the glasses really stood out. 
The body was the part that did not fit the picture. 
It was like one of those computer generated pictures they do of children who have been missing a long time to show what they would look like grown.
In a matter of seconds from the time my eyes first met his, just as I was about to say his name, he said I am “****** *******”.
I said, Yes, yes,******** I remember you but you have grown up so much. 
The last time I saw  him he was 4 or 5 years old. 
I said, “What are you up to these days?” 
He said, “I just graduated for high school and I am going in to the Air Force in a couple of weeks.” 
So it has been thirteen years since I saw him.
No matter how long it has been since we saw our loved ones who have passed on, I believe that when(and if) we see them in heaven we will know them and they will know us.

However, it is not what I believe but what the scriptures say.
Matthew 25: 31 NASB
But the Son of May comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.
V. 32
All nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separated the sheep from the goats;
He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
V. 34
Then the King will say to those on His right, Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
V. 41
Then He will also say to those on His left, Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
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Simple Pot Luck Luncheon Fellowship Tutorial

Acts 2:41-42 
So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Hebrews 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angles without knowing it.

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I discovered what really goes over well at a Church Fellowship Pot Luck Luncheon.
We had the youth group out for a Hay Ride and a wiener roast. We had a lot of wieners left over.
We were having a Fellowship Luncheon the next day. 
I had planned to cook some other kind of meat to take. 
Since I had the wieners already cooked and some extra that were not cooked.  I decided to B-B-Q them in a crock pot and take them to the Luncheon.
I filled the crock pot full of wieners and Bar-Bar-Q Sauce. 
They were a huge hit and there were none left. 
That is the way I like it when I take something to a luncheon. 
I do not like to bring anything home.
So, here is a simple tutorial on how to make a huge pot of 
B-B-Q Wieners for a large group.
For the Tutorial go to this page:  SIMPLE POT LUCK TUTORIAL 
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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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