Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Cut and Trace for Maria's Big House of Hope! on PhotoPeach
We were blessed to meet last Saturday to cut and trace the lamb bundles for Maria's Big House of Hope!! Now we are in the sewing stage and then will be gathering together again to stuff...stuff...and stuff!! =)
A few things for you this morning! First PRAISE GOD for meeting our goal for Karsie Gene this month!! As I mentioned, we'll be giving away six dolls chosen from your donation numbers! Some of you didn't forward your chip in so Laura will be in touch for that. So as soon as we get everyone their numbers we will pick the winners. We will just plan on October 1st along with the BbB doll bed winner!!
THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU for all your prayers and donations!!
Laura was out of town over the weekend, so all the scripture patch confirmations from Friday's orders will be sent out Tues/Wed. Thank you for your patience!! It takes a lot of time to get things organized, typed up and sent out for confirmation!!
Also a BIG thank you to all who completely typed in all of your order information!! Words can not express how much easier it makes things on our end!
I'll be back tomorrow for Too Cute Tuesday!!
Have a wonderful day everyone!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
This morning as I continued to pray and seek what the Lord wanted me to share, the burden I feel to shelter my children from the world came to my mind.
The Holy Spirit brought me to John 17:1-26.
As Jesus himself prayed this prayer for all of us...we need to continue to pray it over our children.
To KNOW it, TRUST it -BELIEVE it!
"I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world." vs 15-18
He has given us the tools we need, that our children need, to go out into the world. Not to be a part of the world, but to live and preach the true gospel of Jesus Christ in the world. Sanctify your children with the truth. Equip them for this fallen world we live in! What an awesome reminder for me this morning, that instead of having the mindset to keep my children from the world we are to teach, train, raise them up and prepare them to go out into the world...to be defenders and proclaimers of Christ.
How do we do this?? Through Him only! Through the manual He has given to us to use and the Holy Spirit helping/guiding us! Not through schools, programs,self teachings or any other earthly way. Only Him~Amen!
Please read this entire prayer (John 17:1-26)
How is the Lord speaking to you?? Please share!!
With much love~Tina
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Karsie's Mama sent us these cute-cute photo's of Karsie and her little BbB doll!!
How sweet!!! She is one strong little girl!! The Lord is hearing our prayers!! Stay updated on her blog HERE.
I wanted to take a moment this morning to THANK all of you who donated to little Karsie so far this month!! We are almost half way to our goal of $1000!! Whoo Hoo!!
How about upping the prize a little bit?? Here are the rules so read carefully!!
This is for donations made today through Monday (9/22-9/28)!!
Not only will you be entered to win the BbB doll bed, BUT you will also be entered into a separate drawing!! How about a BbB personalized doll to go with that doll bed??
For every dollar donated, you will receive a chance to win! (ex: $20=20 chances)
Next Monday I will draw the winner....well how about....3 WINNERS for a BbB doll!! You can pick the doll style, hair color and scripture patch information!!
Oh, and for an extra little nudge...If we hit our $1000 goal for Karsie, I'll pick 3 MORE NAMES!! So we could possibly be giving away 6 dolls PLUS a doll bed!! WHEW!!
So have you donated?? Are you able to donate more?? GO HELP KARSIE!!
*Just a reminder that all donations go directly to Karsie and her family, so you will have to forward your payment information to email@example.com Laura will forward you your numbers! We will use the same numbers for the bed drawing as the doll drawings. ~THANKS!!
Many blessings today!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Even when he is old he will not depart from it"
We've all had mornings/days like this right?! Man...I know we've had more than I would like to admit. But lately, the Holy Spirit has been grabbing me in those moments (Praise God for that!). It will surly start off with a sharp word towards my kids and/or a poor attitude...but oh how HE reminds me of His truth and grace. To step back and look at the whole picture, not just the one that is literally hitting me in the face! =)
How are you presenting yourself? Are you those words you proclaim or teach them?? Wow...a daily moment by moment struggle at times. We are the greatest witness and testimony of Christ to our children. Only if we are walking closely in a relationship with our Father can we live that out in front of our children.
So how is today? Have you had a morning and already thrown your day out the window?? How are you viewing and living out this day, this gift that the Lord has allowed. Are you trashing it with your attitude or are you using it wisely for Him. Are you laying down your day for Him...your life for Him?? Our natural actions are so opposite of God's.
Even though we are Christians we still will battle with the flesh...the sin we were born into. God can prevail over that but only if we allow Him to work. Making the choice to submit to the Father's will for today. Does that mean the day will go smoothly and we will have no worries...ABSOLUTELY NOT. But viewing what this day brings us through the view of the Father makes it much easier. He gives us all the tools we need to live out each day through His word.
But it is our responsibility to get in that word and apply it...to live it!
"How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers." Psalm 1:1-3
Oh, how God has been speaking to me through this verse!
Hey...let's do something fun!!
1. You may only answer/comment once!
*Along with your scripture verse, please leave me your contact information...I just might need your address to mail you a BbB goody!
Read the scriptures that are given. Share some scriptures that the Lord has used in your walk lately! How is God speaking to your heart today?? Have you been quiet enough to seek and listen? He is right there waiting on us to get past ourselves to see Him and His wonderful will for our lives. Seek Him today!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
It feels good to be back with you on Thursdays! I still feel led to share how we are walking out our call to Proverbs 22:6 ...so that's what I'm gonna do until the Lord tells me different! =)
School has started back up and a new daily routine has started. Though I miss my children being home during the day I have enjoyed more of a structured schedule, which we absolutely don't have during the summer. As I shared with you in previous posts, the Lord pressed upon me to start a daily devotional/prayer time with our children. I enjoyed reading all your book and devotional ideas...God is so good!!
Our church library had V. Gilbert Beers The One Year Bible for Children. It walks you through the Bible through a daily story and also includes questions in which you can review what you've read, discover what it means, and apply it to daily life. What is the best way to teach your child about God and His word?? It is through the Bible!! His instruction manual for our lives! We need to be teaching these principles to our children. So many do not, and we see it in the world more and more each passing day. I praise God and His Holy Spirit for meeting each one of my children each morning. That He meets Tristin (10), Natalie (8), Lola (6), Kolton (2) and even myself right where we are at spiritually. It is my prayer and desire to teach them the TRUTH which we can only find in God's word...my desire to make a daily, moment by moment choice to use every opportunity the Lord gives.
What a indescribable blessing to join together in the morning as a family. Yes, it is a choice to take the time to do it...even when the morning is beyond crazy ! God will bless you and your children. The love and desire for Christ in our lives will grow...what else can we ask for?
I found this in Lola's folder yesterday....how my heart was full of praise and thankfulness!! Keep planting those seeds... they will sprout! And when they sprout and grow, you just don't know how God might use it to teach others along the way!
Seek Christ. Allow Him to mold you and your children! Allow HIM to be Lord over your lives!!
Love you all!!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
It's been six days since Brianna went home to Jesus.
Please support her sweet family through prayer and encouragement.
Memorial Service planned for Saturday, Sept. 12 at 3:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Downtown OrlandoIn lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "Heart of the City / Brianna Gives Hope", 106 East Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801.
We love you Brianna!!
Friday, September 4, 2009
We have not fallen off the face of the earth! =)
I have a few misc. things for you this Friday evening...
First, we have the second place winner from last months giveaway. It is # 1147 Kim Paolillo!! I have your address Kim, so I'll get your goodies off to you next week!
Second, I know that we have received some donations for Karsie! Her Mommy let us know that they had to get their bank account verified through paypal and it will take 2-3 days to do so. Once everything is cleared, all totals will show up. I am excited to see how God has been working this week!!
Third, I pray you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!!
We love ya!!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Congratulations Ginny Thornton!!
You have won the following:
This is a first here at BbB!! You will email us a picture of your child and I
will make a doll pattern from that picture. Not only will the winner receive the
very first doll made from that pattern, but it very well could be the next doll
offered here at Baby be Blessed and it will be named after your child!!
Please email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org !
**UPDATE: Yes, there will be a runner up! (sorry, I forgot!) We will announce it tomorrow morning. THANK YOU!!
I have to really take a moment to THANK ALL OF YOU who made a donation to Jonah! Wow...the Lord really blessed my socks off through all of you!!
THANK YOU * THANK YOU * THANK YOU * THANK YOU
May the Lord bless each and every one of you!!! Please continue pray for sweet little Jonah!