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2011

Enjoying vacation with husband of 50 years, Ted

We share our home with: son-in-law, Nelson, grandchildren: Andres, Emylee, Kymee and Mandy; daughter, Joyce (holding Kymee)

 

 

 

 

Great Granddaughter, Kymee, reading

Born June 25, 2010

Great grandson, Elijah, lives with Mommy, Emylee, and Daddy, Stephan, about ten minutes from us. Born September 18, 2011

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Great grandson, Jayden, lives in Arizona with daddy, Carlos and Mommy, Lydia Born September 30, 2011

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FAITH, WHAT IS IT?

Here’s what I have in mind to do. I’ve written a little summary of some Bible verses on faith. What does it mean in today’s life style to “live by faith”? I want to take each verse and try to understand how I can live by it. Any ideas? How do you live by faith? STAY TUNED!

I’m sill plodding along on this blogging. Too many excuses. I’ll try to be more consistent. I’d like to add up-to-date examples of God’s attributes as I blog. I’ve been studying how to blog, and now I need to put all that knowledge to practice.

This is October, 2011, and I have just had two great grand babies born, and am expecting another one next month. It’s exciting and I am blessed. I’m more use to Texas now that we’ve lived here five years. I still miss the Northwest, but know this is where God wants to use me at this time in my life.

I have once again committed myself to teaching fourth graders at our church. What a God-given privilege and responsibility. I trust they will learn and will see Christ in my life.

Until next time, Lorena

11/22/11

FAITH: James chapter 2 tells me that when I do something without faith, my doing is dead. Is it my attitude what makes it “of faith”? If I grudgingly visit my neighbor who is in the hospital is my doing “dead”?

When I visit her, she doesn’t know I didn’t want to spend my time with her, but I do encourage her, and she thinks I’m a pretty nice lady. But in God’s eyes, is my good deed meaningless? Lord, may my attitude glorify you.

FAITH – January 7, 2012

James 2:17. If I say I have faith and don’t do, my faith is dead.

I go to church. I say a friendly “hi, how are you” to my neighbor if they happen to be outside when I am. I don’t beat my grandkids. I know Tim lost his job and his family doesn’t have enough food, but I’m short of money and really don’t have time to help them. I know I should go to Mrs. Smith’s funeral, her daughter is my friend, but I hate funerals and I need to go shopping. AM I LIVING BY FAITH? James 4:17 reminds me that it’s a sin if I know to do something right and don’t do it.

What do you think?

Jan 18, 2012

Faith is knowing, without seeing. (Hebrews 11:1)

My friend is without a job. He is pursuing jobs in his field of experience and is also pursuing opening a business. He wants to follow God’s leading. Both options honor God. He prays for God’s wisdom in making a decision. If he worries, stews and loses sleep over his decision, does he have faith? How can he not worry when he needs to feed his family?

March 2013

How can I do everything by faith? Romans 14:23 says that what does not come from faith is sin. How do I clean the kitchen, fix dinner, mow the yard by faith? Is this back to the idea of attitude? If I am complaining, or angry when I work, it is not by faith. All I do should be in thankfulness and trust, knowing that God has given me this opportunity at this time. Trusting the Lord equals faith. Agree?

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Happy New Year

It’s a new year, and over three years since I started this website. I just learned that I posted my last “post” on a comment, so I guess this will be my first official post.

During this time I have completed my second book, HIS STORY. It tells the entire Old Testament as a chronological story. As a child I learned a lot of Bible stories, but didn’t know how they related to each other. I learned a lot through the many years it took me to write HIS STORY and hope it will ignite a desire to know the Old Testament in those who read it.

My life is never calm. My husband and I live with our daughter and her family and there’s always “something” to do. We are also active in our church.

When I finished writing HIS STORY I was burned out with writing. I am giving myself six months to see if God gives me the deep desire to write again. Meanwhile I have a lot of selling/marketing to do. Want to help by passing the word that HIS STORY can be purchased through PayPal via this website? I’d appreciate it. May God bless you, and please write a comment. It would be encouraging to hear from someone who is actually reading this.

P.S. Weekly I add an excerpt from HIS STORY on the page of this website entitled GOD IS.

March, 2013: My “weekly” has fallen through the busy hole. Sorry. I’ll get back to work.

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WHO IS GOD?

GOD IS THE CREATOR

Excerpt from HIS STORY page 1 (Genesis 1):

There were no heavens and no earth until God created. At first the earth was formless and empty, dark and covered with deep water. It took four days for God to create light, the sky, dry land, the stars, the moon and sun. On the fifth day he created fish and birds, and on the sixth day animals and man. God made man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living person. The man’s name was Adam. God saw that each day’s creation was good. For six days he created, and on the seventh day he rested and called the day holy.

GOD CREATED. TODAY GOD HAS CREATED IN ME A CLEAN HEART, A NEW BIRTH. NOTHING I DID COULD DO THIS, ONLY GOD IN HIS GRACE, LOVE AND POWER. ALL I HAD TO DO WAS RECEIVE FORGIVENESS. IN THE BEGINNING ALL THE UNIVERSE HAD TO DO WAS RECEIVE WHAT GOD HAD TO OFFER–HIS CREATION. Continue reading

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Hi!

‘Glad you stopped by.  I’m new at this blogging, so be patient, but let’s get acquainted. 

I’m a grandma who currently lives near Ft. Worth, Texas, and I love to write to encourage others to love Jesus as I do. He is the most important person in my life–my best friend.

I’ve been married to Ted–my Teddy Bear– for 46 years. We have two daughters, 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Besides writing, I enjoy visiting friends, reading, and playing games. I like to clean house, organize and sort things into their proper places.  I know that sound weird to most of you – but it’s true. And . . . it seems that there’s never an end to organizing.

My brother took the above picture of Mt. Shasta in northern California. It shows the beauty I enjoyed every day when I was a girl.  Since being married I have lived in several states, most of them with no mountains. I still get homesick for Mt. Shasta.

Please make yourself at home here with me. I’ll keep you posted about how my writing is progressing and how you can read it.

Lorena

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