Monthly Archives: August 2008

September 1—the Bible Study

Don’t forget….Beginning September 1, you will find me over at Sisters of Faith! The first day of our Bible Study! There is still time to get a book and get started!

We will be having a give-away at the end for all the participants of the study as well! Lori of “All You Have to Give” has made us this incredible button that you can add to your blog if you want to!

See ya’ll there!


Upcoming Give-away!

I have NEWS NEWS NEWS! You all KNOW how I love a give-away…I love to give—and I even enter one from time to time! I actually WON two recently! An awesome book for Family History from Laura—Woman in the Tent; and a bag, notebook and picture from Denise of Sew the Word! BUT a new GIVEAWAY is on the horizon….and I am gonna let you in on the secret….

Go to my GOOOOOOD friend, Laurel Wreaths Reflections….YOU will absolutely love it! (She sort of told me what was going on!)


Baitfish

Just when you think you are swimming serenly alone, you find yourself suddenly surrounded by a cloud of Baitfish. Just as this picture of the Sea Turtle, he was minding his own business and became enveloped by the Baitfish. The Baitfish are EXACTLY what the name implies. Bait. For bigger fish.

For the REST of the STORY…head over to Laced with GRACE….that is where I will be on Thursday!


Credit for the photo—Diver/Attorney—Thanks R.E.C.! Credit for any big words I use–Attorney/English Professor—Thanks D.J.


I am SO THANKFUL!





I am thankful for a kazillion things today….but to name just a few:

The tree tops that came crashing down on Friday night during the passing storm fell in the driveway of the neighbor….instead of on top of our heads as we lay sleeping. (Of COURSE this woke me up!);

I am thankful that EVEN THOUGH the freezer died today…the meat was still cold and Jeff was able to find someone that could use it immediately;

I am thankful that all the WATER resulting from said freezer death (as in melted ice), did not ruin anything in the laundry room;

I am thankful that we were all together for my mother-in-law’s 78th birthday this past Saturday;

I am thankful to have an incredible family and some pretty awesome friends!

I am thankful for the opportunity to work with and come to know and love Katie Bell for the past several weeks—pray for her as she travels to Scottland!

I am thankful for you! YOU—the reader—who takes time out of your busy schedule to listen to me ramble—sometimes whine—but hopefully, and MOSTLY share about the goodness and mercy of God. YOU are a blessing.

Be sure you visit Iris for more thankful hearts! Your day will be full of blessings as you join us in counting ours!


Wednesday…I am over at the Cafe`

Today you will find me at the `Cafe. The Internet `Cafe!

….but while you are there…just above my devotion you will find a heartbreaking note from our site administrators. Marsha and David Drew lost their 3 year old son last evening in an accident. PLEASE be in prayer for them.


For all the Prodigals Out There

If you know a prodigal….have a prodigal…or was a prodigal…or maybe, just maybe you happened here today and you are a prodigal…this song is for you.

Phillips, Craig & Dean—awesome music. Powerful message.
Enjoy!


Okay—ya’ll….don’t laugh!

It is amazing how nervous I was while trying to do this! Ya’ll don’t laugh… Aimee and I are planning of a little “pre-Bible Study” get together….so this was my way of experimenting! AND ELAINE…I did HUG your neck in the first CLASS and I was so nervous….I forgot to mention your name!!! Please forgive!

DON’T LAUGH! I had such a hard time with this…I KNOW I sound “country”…can’t really help it! But—hey…we all come from somewhere! Where do you come from??

http://godtube.com/flvplayer.swf


Got a New Button…

Go check it out!

AND…hopefully….I will be able to “prize” you this evening! So—stay tuned! It’s coming up!


Before the STUDY

When this book first arrived on the shelves at LifeWay Christian Store I felt compelled to buy it. Right then. Trouble was, no money right then. So I waited. And waited. I soon forgot about it. More books arrived to pique my interest!

Around Thanksgiving last year, Wanda and I had discussed both of us getting this book and doing the study together. I thought “what fun”! I could picture it in my head…(I am a dreamer), us sitting together at my house or at hers, talking, learning, sharing over a cup of some sort of delicious tea—and of COURSE one of Jeff’s incredible cakes!

For my birthday this past year, Wanda gave me a gift card to LifeWay. She knew how much I enjoyed that store! She also bought one for Aimee—the baby sista—her birthday had been in August, but each one of us have a tendency to get so busy we sometimes are late with gifts for birthdays, you know how it can be sometimes!

I left work one day at lunch and scurried over to LifeWay, this was in December, a few days after my birthday, and knew exactly what I wanted when I walked in. This Bible study. I was already currently involved in a study, but I was excited about doing this one. I had in my mind to buy one for Wanda too, as a surprise for her birthday in February so that we could do the study together.

However, life changed. After Wanda left this life for the Greater Life, we stumbled around a bit—in search of ourselves. We are found in Him.

Wanda gave Aimee her gift card to LifeWay, about a week after I had received mine. It wasn’t until after Wanda had passed away that Aimee used her gift card.

Wanda was an exceptional mother and wife—like none other I have known. Today, she is with the One and Only! In His very presence! Oh, how I miss my darling sister. Even though I know she is happy and whole….I still miss those daily (sometimes 5 or more times a day) phone calls! I still miss her tiny frame sitting beside me in Wednesday Night Bible Study at church as well as on Sunday. Okay, I must stop here with this. Or the keyboard will become a bigger mess!
So as we open our books to discover more about Jesus, our One and Only, let us empty ourselves of self. Allow Him to be poured into our hearts as never before.

Something that I would like each of us to do as we begin, is put our heart’s desire onto paper. In black and white. A letter to our Lord and Saviour if you will. On the blank pages before the first study, write out what you NEED. What food you lack–nourishment for your soul. If you want to be more private (if you don’t want anyone to have access to your words), write in on a seperate page, seal it in an envelope and you may even want to secure (glue) the envelope to the inside of the hard cover of the book.

At the end of these 90 Days with Him, reflect back over what you have written to the Lord of your life. See where you are spiritually. I would also like to propose a challenge to each one of us participating. Earnestly seek Him about something that we might need to lay aside for this period of study time. Perhaps television, or maybe another form of entertainment that may consume your time—time that you can devote to studying His word. Maybe one meal per day. Maybe—-hold on to your seat—-maybe “dessert”—for this time. I leave that between you and God.

I’m only suggesting this. You may not feel led to lay anything aside. That’s fine. The point is to put our ALL into this study. Seeking the Lord each day with fervency before you go to your quiet place of study.

Okay—I am posting this here as well as Sisters of Faith in plenty of time. The comments will be turned on over at Sisters of Faith—feel free to interrupt—with your thoughts—we will go back and forth with the conversation —sharing what we think—and feel with one another! There’s still time to get your book if you don’t have one. Join us—I think it will be good!

For now the comments on my own blog will remain off so that I can devote myself more to the Bible Study. AND hopefully—the problem with my comments will get resolved. BUT you can e-mail me anytime at av_knight (at) hotmail (dot) com.

I love you all! I am working on a wittle surprise….so maybe I can “prize” you this week!!!


Before the Study

When this book first arrived on the shelves at LifeWay Christian Store I felt compelled to buy it. Right then. Trouble was, no money right then. So I waited. And waited. I soon forgot about it. More books arrived to pique my interest!

Around Thanksgiving last year, Wanda and I had discussed both of us getting this book and doing the study together. I thought “what fun”! I could picture it in my head…(I am a dreamer), us sitting together at my house or at hers, talking, learning, sharing over a cup of some sort of delicious tea—and of COURSE one of Jeff’s incredible cakes!

For my birthday this past year, Wanda gave me a gift card to LifeWay. She knew how much I enjoyed that store! She also bought one for Aimee—the baby sista—her birthday had been in August, but each one of us have a tendency to get so busy we sometimes are late with gifts for birthdays, you know how it can be sometimes!

I left work one day at lunch and scurried over to LifeWay, this was in December, a few days after my birthday, and knew exactly what I wanted when I walked in. This Bible study. I was already currently involved in a study, but I was excited about doing this one. I had in my mind to buy one for Wanda too, as a surprise for her birthday in February so that we could do the study together.

However, life changed. After Wanda left this life for the Greater Life, we stumbled around a bit—in search of ourselves. We are found in Him.

Wanda gave Aimee her gift card to LifeWay, about a week after I had received mine. It wasn’t until after Wanda had passed away that Aimee used her gift card.

Wanda was an exceptional mother and wife—like none other I have known. Today, she is with the One and Only! In His very presence! Oh, how I miss my darling sister. Even though I know she is happy and whole….I still miss those daily (sometimes 5 or more times a day) phone calls! I still miss her tiny frame sitting beside me in Wednesday Night Bible Study at church as well as on Sunday. Okay, I must stop here with this. Or the keyboard will become a bigger mess!
So as we open our books to discover more about Jesus, our One and Only, let us empty ourselves of self. Allow Him to be poured into our hearts as never before.

Something that I would like each of us to do as we begin, is put our heart’s desire onto paper. In black and white. A letter to our Lord and Saviour if you will. On the blank pages before the first study, write out what you NEED. What food you lack–nourishment for your soul. If you want to be more private (if you don’t want anyone to have access to your words), write in on a seperate page, seal it in an envelope and you may even want to secure (glue) the envelope to the inside of the hard cover of the book.

At the end of these 90 Days with Him, reflect back over what you have written to the Lord of your life. See where you are spiritually. I would also like to propose a challenge to each one of us participating. Earnestly seek Him about something that we might need to lay aside for this period of study time. Perhaps television, or maybe another form of entertainment that may consume your time—time that you can devote to studying His word. Maybe one meal per day. Maybe—-hold on to your seat—-maybe “dessert”—for this time. I leave that between you and God.

I’m only suggesting this. You may not feel led to lay anything aside. That’s fine. The point is to put our ALL into this study. Seeking the Lord each day with fervency before you go to your quiet place of study.

Okay—I am posting this in plenty of time. The comments will be turned on—feel free to interrupt—with your thoughts—we will go back and forth with the conversation —sharing what we think—and feel with one another! There’s still time to get your book if you don’t have one. Join us—I think it will be good!