Good afternoon Y'all!!!! Is it cool where y'all are? It is in my neck of the woods and I LOVE it!!! There may be some hope of my sweat glands going into hibernation after all!!!! hahahaha Yes, indeedie there may be hope!!!! Today is the 22nd and yesterday morning it was 18 hot degrees where I live and the high was 37!!!! Just about cool enough for the polar bear dip. hahahaha Well, you won't see me anywhere doing the polar bear dip, but if you see me out and about, I will definitely be enjoying the cool brisk air. It's beginning to feel like fall. Some of the trees that held on tightly to their leaves during all the hot and dry days of a few weeks ago, have some lovely color now. The ginko trees that line the streets of my fair city was the most amazing golden yellow yesterday. The leaves were gently falling against the slight breeze and falling to the ground making a fluffy yellow pillow just directly under the trees. It was a most lovely sight. There are also some maple trees that were a spectacular yellow orange and those leaves too, were dancing on the air as the slight breeze caused them to take flight for the short trip to the ground. Only God can paint a picture as lovely as what I was fortunate to see yesterday. Those are some of the sights that I listed in my 30 Days of Praise. I bet y'all have some fantastic sights too, that could be listed in your 30 Days of Praise.
Well, the election is over and the sun came up the next day, just like most of us figured it would. Like it or lump it, we have a new and very different president to what we have had in a very long time. Time will tell about his legacy to the office, just as it does to every president. I exercised my right to vote as a proud American citizen. I was fortunate and blessed to be born on American soil. I have family members in past generations who fought, bled and died to make sure that this great land remains the "home of the brave and land of the free". Most Americans can say the same thing. I seen a picture this morning on the internet of two females standing on the American Flag with one arm raised in some gesture, basically thumbing their noses at what the flag stands for. The reason I use the word "female" is because it would have been a disgrace to all the ladies and women that I have great respect for. It was bad enough referring to them as females.
To those two females I say, "If you don't like this country, hit the road!!! But I guarantee you will not find a free hand out in any other country on the face of the globe like you have here, and if you need help in buying a one way ticket from this great land, just holler, I'll toss a few pennies at you. Better yet, just save some of your government hand out money and buy it yourself." I know that doesn't sound like something that should be coming from a Christian, but there was things in scripture that actually made Jesus mad, He never sinned though. Those same two females have the right desecrate the Bible too. Americans fought and died for them to have the right to stand on the American flag and make a mockery of it. Yeshua, Jesus Christ laid down His life for them to spit on Him and take His name in vain.
A lot of people said that if the election went a certain way, they were leaving this country. They may have been here illegally anyway, I don't know. But I do remember those same words being said 16 years ago. I kept praying for this great wooshing sound of all of those hollywood elitists who had said they were leaving, but alas, it never happened. So, I guess it will still be the same thing. All that talk, just getting my hopes up only to be let down again. hahaha They will never leave because they know they have a GRAVY train here. Might not be that way where ever else they would go, so we are stuck with them. And all the sports figures that think they are too good to stand at attention when the anthem is being sung or salute the flag; strap a military rifle over your shoulder and go to foreign soil and stand beside a real American hero that is being shot at for about 15 seconds. I guarantee you will be ready to salute the flag and stand at attention when the anthem is being sung. I do not care what anyone's salary is, but I will say this, we put far too much money in the pockets of the sports figures and actors and far too little in pockets of the real American heroes. The men and women who are risking their lives to keep females standing on the flag safe, to keep sports jerks er jocks safe, and all the high and might perverted actors, apers and mimicers are too selfish to even say "Thank You" to our real American heroes! Just sayin'.
We have what we would classify as "heroes" mixed up. No sports figure should EVER be classified as a hero. Just what have they done to be considered a hero? Then I will tell them about my father, my uncles, my cousins, my many ancestors putting their lives in harms way to protect all they freedoms that they trash. My opinion. But our military men and women should be seen as brave patriots who have put their lives on the line, not only for our country, but for other countries across the globe. One of my best friends son in law is on foreign soil right now, let me tell you, he is my hero!!!!! I pray for him and his safety and I also pray that he will be able share Yeshua, Jesus Christ with those he comes in contact with. Oh, and thank you so much to all the Veterans and active service men and women who have put yourself in harms way for me and every other American and most of the people on planet. Thank you for your service!!!!!! God Bless you!!!!
I also pray for the respect of the "office" of President of the United States of America to become what it used to be. You don't necessarily have to hold the person in that position in high regard, but the office itself should be held in high regard. The President of the United States should never be bowing to another leader!!! Just sayin'!!! That is what I was taught growing up. I do realize that times have changed, said sarcastically. You see, most people have little to no respect for themselves, so why show respect for anyone else, much less show respect for the title of an office. You can't show something you don't have, such as respect. When people live lives of entitlement, they loose respect for themselves and for others. The females standing on the flag was not showing respect for them selves, why or how could they show respect to the flag. They had never been taught self respect. I promise you they hadn't. Sports figures live lives of entitlement. Hollywood elitists live lives of entitlement, therefore no respect for themselves or the common folk. All the women standing on the flag, and the sports "roids", and actors and mimicers want is your money. It's getting close to Christmas, so give them your money if you so choose, "but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord".
On to some better and more "funner" stuff now. hahaha I am in a small yahoo group and we are doing Christmas tags for everyone that wanted to share the fun and use them to decorate our Christmas Trees in our crafting rooms. Since I am not putting a tree up in my craft spot, I am going to put a swag across the fireplace and use small clothespins to clip them to the swag. I made 13 for the swap. One to keep and 12 to send on to the others in the swap. Since our trees are not really large, the tags were to be on the smallish side, not to small, but not too large either.
I had a slight interruption just now and thought I would share it. Hubby is doing some paperwork and he needed several pieces of info, with our marriage certificate being one. I took time to get it and he copied it and when he handed it back to me, he said, "here is this little piece of gold." I took it and smiled because he could not have said anything more perfect than that! 37 years later and he still calls that piece of paper a "piece of gold"! I got one of the good ones, praises be to Yahweh!!!!!
Back to the tags, ggg, I used 140 lb water color paper. Started with my Lindsay Stamp Gang sprays and I don't know how many colors I used, but lots of different colors.
As I was reading Scripture this morning, this verse was a verse for the day. Proverbs 15:30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones. What is one of the first things that you notice about a person? For me, it most usually is the eyes. The eyes tell a lot about a person. We all know that. If you see sparkles in someones eyes and their eyes are wide open, you can see that their heart rejoices. You may not even know what the situation of their lives is, but they have the light in their lives that reflect the joy in their hearts. That joy is a reflection of the their Messiah, Jesus Christ!!!! What about good news? Have you ever been down in the dumps about something and then tells you some good news? Wow, doesn't that refresh deep down to the bones? Oh my, yes it does, it is just as refreshing as a cool drink of water! Good news can put a pep in your step. It can make you stand just a wee bit taller. It can make you breathe a little deeper and take more refreshing breaths of air. Good news just makes you feel good!!! What about the Good News of Yeshua, Jesus Christ, that is the BEST news!!! Does that make you feel good? It should. Christ Jesus came for the common, for the lowest of the low, He came for everyone!!!! He came for the shepherds! And not just for the wealthy, not just for the kings and princes of this age, but for the widow who gave all she had! He came for the females that stood on the flag! He came for the sports people who praise themselves for how good they are! He came for the apers, actors, and mimicers who put themselves on a pedestal! He came for all those who are out for vengeance on Christ followers! He came for the scientists who try to disprove Him! He came for the atheists who deny His existence! He came for those who try to tack "works of the flesh" to the plan of salvation! He came for all of us who have been lost in our sin and drowning in a cesspool of messed up lives! He came for those who are hurting from the loss of loved ones! He came for those who are dealing with messed up lives right now!
I don't know about you, but I am so THANKFUL beyond measure that Yeshua, Jesus Christ loved me enough to lay His earthly life down for me in such a harsh, hurtful and painful manner. Yes, He could have called 10,000 angels, but praise Yahweh that He did not!!!! He was obedient to the call of His Father to the point of saying, "not my will but Yours be done". And it was done! And now our eyes can shine and show the joy in our hearts for what He has done for us!! And now our bones can feel refreshed as we walk with a new pep that we didn't have. If you have recognized the sin in your life, repented and asked forgiveness for your sin and asked Messiah to be Lord and Savior of your life then this particular verse should speak loudly and clearly to you. Good News is always refreshing!!!! Yeshua is always refreshing. I hope you know the joy of the refreshing of Christ Jesus this Thanksgiving!!!!
I hope and pray that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!! Take the time to name on each finger something or someone you are thankful for. Let the people know that you named them as someone you are thankful for. I am thankful for all the people that I have been fortunate enough to cross paths with. Some are people I have met physically, but a lot are people I have never met personally, but we have met through the great internet invention. That includes all of you who read this. Just know that I am truly grateful for each and every visit that you take the time to make. Thanks and Happy Turkey Day and eat a bite of dressing for me. hehehe gobble gobble gobble
Gobble till you wobble!!!!!! Or maybe not, hahaha!!!!
Remember God loves you!!! Till we back meet here again, I love you too!!! Have an awesome day! hugs and love, Patty