Happy New Year 2010

For New Year’s Eve  – December 31, 2010

Happy New Year Dear Ones!

Dear Friends, our prayer and our hopes for you in 2011 is this:

Ephesians 3: 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

With a holy embrace wishing you HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  kt

Praying for These

Happy Dance

IDOK Greeting for Thursday, December 30, 2010

WEDNESDAY … already! And by the time you read this, THURSDAY! This week is flying by … it’s because my beloved is home!

And as I type we have three GRANDS and two more GRANDS on their way. It is a beautiful day, been smiling, my insides just doing a happy dance thanking JESUS for His goodness and grace and mercy and wonderful gifts of Love to us!! Would be near Heaven to have 365 days of 2011 doing the ‘happy dance’. But you and I both know that is not going to be, not THIS side of Heaven. And yet it is not JESUS’ goodness or grace or mercy or love that will change it will be my perceiving, receiving and praising — like it or not, the human I am, will change. BUT I am confident there will be LESS changing from perceiving, receiving and praising to ‘explaining’ (’cause ya’ll know I don’t complain 🙂 )  in 2011 than in 2010. That’s my determination, my commitment and my desire … got any takers on holding me accountable in 2011 to this very tall order?

And for right now I’m gonna go track down three GRANDS and a really great and grand Man.  Yes, of course, Jerry!! 🙂

4:12 PM — Popping in for a second or two with a link to Beth’s Blog entry for today. I am highly recommending you all read it. It will be a few minutes well invested.  4:13 PM — Popping out again. 🙂

And back again at 9:47 PM to finish up and schedule this IDOK Greeting to post just after Midnight.   The GRANDS’ report is a fun time has been had by all and it is passed time for the fun to be put to beds.

Praying for These

So much to praise You for, ABBA. Thank You.  Again I am bringing Dawn asking You to heal her.  And Eddie’s Mother, LORD, attend to her please; help the family with their fears. And Candance D. please reveal the cause and the remedy she needs.  These and the safety and protection for our IDOK Troops we bring to Your Throne, confident that You are our King, our Ruler, Healer, Provider and ABBA in JESUS NAME. Amen and amen.

Holy hugs, kt

New Year’s Offerings

IDOK Greeting for Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Just a few more days to say goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011.

There are so many opportunities coming upon us right quick.  Let me tell you about a few.

Made to Crave Webcast with my Bloggy Friend, Lysa Terkeurst.  I am planning on tuning in to the web casts and so far I have read 3 chapters of the book — I was making notes in the page margins before I finished the INTRODUCTION!  Yeah, it’s that good!

Melissa Taylor is also hosting an on line study of Made to Crave, if you’d like to check her out too.  Her online study will give you the benefit of Lysa’s  teaching and Melissa’s insights too.

An online Bible Study: From the Trash Pile to the Treasure Chest: Creating a Godly Legacy written by and lead by Leah Adams. I have my workbook and have signed up at Roll Call. I have it on the reliable word of Elaine of Peace for the Journey that it is a GREAT study!

A book by Elaine of Peace for the Journey will be a GREAT read.  My copy came in this week. There is no doubt in my mind that ABBA has much to show me in the lessons He has given Elaine to write.

And there is Scripture Memorization together with Beth Moore and a TON of other Siestas over at the LPM BlogWe ALL need to be memorizing Scripture. SO this year I’m committing to it for REAL this time!

AND THEN February 25 and 26, 2011 is the WOW Conference organized by The Eastern Shore Women’s Ministry. Jubilee Baptist Church in Daphne, Alabama is our host site this year.  And you KNOW I’ll be there!!  Hope a BUNCH of you will be too!!

I know we can’t do it all, but we all can do some!!

ABBA, thank You for all these opportunities, guide us that we may choose within Your Personal Will for each of us and be faithful in JESUS NAME. We bring our Praying For These and our IDOK Troops asking that You minister to each and in particular I pray for Dawn Lucas, asking You to heal her.  And I pray too for Candance DelaRosa, I don’t know the cause LORD of her pain but You do and we are asking You to heal her.  And HOLY SPIRIT, help us allow You to prepare us and from this day forward to yield more and more to You for JESUS Name Sake. Amen and amen.

Holy hugs, kt

Making Plans

IDOK Greeting for Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I’ve decided that when my beloved retires it will be like having 6 Saturdays a week!! Great for playing and a total challenge for productivity!

What’s prompting this? He’s off this week and we have been ‘playing’ all day; even went to see the new Narnia movie in 3D.  I so dearly love C. S. Lewis! Take this as a word of encouragement to go see the movie before it leaves the area.

So are ya’ll making plans for 2011? I have all sorts of  ‘could do(s)’, and ‘hope to do(s)’ whirling around in my head. First thing is I want to do a whole lot more praying, studying, watch-caring and playing.

I have books lined up back to back to read and sewing projects stacked here and there with more imagined — some even promised.

I’ve walked through the house into every room and invited JESUS afresh and anew to make HIS PRESENCE known and felt in every room.

And with all these plans, all these good intentions … that’s just what they’ll be INTENTIONS unless I begin practicing today and you know what? I did!! I hope you did too.

Psalm 20:3-5 (New American Standard Bible)
3May He remember all your meal offerings
And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah.
4May He grant you your heart’s desire
And fulfill all your counsel!
5We will sing for joy over your victory,
And in the name of our God we will set up our banners
May the LORD fulfill all your petitions.

ABBA, thank You for the plans You have for us that they are good and for our welfare. Thank You that Your Word confirms and guides us. Thank You for the love and protection You have lavished upon us today and for the peace and rest we will yet receive. I ask You to comfort and bless, rest and restore Your People.  Thank You for each one listed at Praying for These and our IDOK Troops, we entrust each one to You in JESUS NAME.  Amen and amen.

Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version, ©2010)11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Holy hugs, kt

We may do more ‘greetings’ this week than lesson writing but The LORD knows!! Love and hugs!!