Sunday, May 31, 2015

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK - Towel Mentality

Hydrangeas Jesus said, “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should was one another’s feet.”.....John 13:14

When we face trials, it’s easy to focus on only our own problems.  While we wait on the Lord to answer our prayers or while we search for answers, we often become impatient and ask God when, why, or how?  Instead, we could simply search for opportunities to serve and bless others.  When we take on a “towel mentality” and humble ourselves, we become the hands and feet of Christ.

Brad Richardson

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello Everyone! I am posting the measurement chart that I use. It is more thorough than the previous one I posted. Please enjoy!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK - Lay Aside Your Garments

Desert Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself.  After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded....John 13:3-5

When Jesus launched His ministry on earth, he laid aside His garments.  That’s what ministry is all about. It requires you to lay aside your personal ambitions and visions of grandeur. True ministry is birthed when you are stripped down to your heart’s desire, when something inside says, “I want my life to count for God.” It is the kind of prayer that pleads, “O God, don’t let me try to impress anyone but the One to whom I give my life.” If you work in the Kingdom trying to bring souls to God, you need to be sure you’ve given yourself to the God you teach about.

Your garments are the personal agendas you have set for yourself. The Lord often uses trials to realign us with His plan. Everyone who finds real purpose will, sooner or later, go through some adversity that will cause them to let go of the temporal and cleave to the eternal. Job discusses this terrible stripping that seems to be characteristic of the call. He goes through a brief but painful period that yanks away everything that appeared to be important in his life. (see Job 19:14-20). His only shade beneath the blistering sun of adverse circumstances is the fact that he can only be stripped down to what he started with before. He can be stripped of the temporal but not of the eternal.

It is possible to lose your money, your health, your friends, and your social status. But these are mere imitations of life. It is your character, your class, and your Christianity that will survive.

T.D. Jakes

Sunday, May 17, 2015


TwoJackLake “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” ...John 16:33
Everything is in a panic! Everybody wants a piece of you, there’s far too much to do, and there are never enough hours in the day to do them. Your head is cluttered with all kinds of junk, and your heart is about ready to break. So where his He when you need Him? Is He asleep?
You feel like those disciples on the Sea of Galilee when the storm came up, and the winds and the waves rocked their boat. Your cry is the same as theirs: “Somebody go get Jesus! He’s asleep in the back of the boat, and we’re about to drown out here!”
The storms of your life have all but sunk your ship. You can’t take much more. You need Jesus, your Prince of Peace.  You need Him, your Father who never slumbers, never sleeps. You need the peace that comes only by the Spirit of the Living God. Ask the Lord to speak to your storm. Just say the words, “Peace, be still.” Let yourself find in Him a still and quiet place - a place where the gentle breezes of His love blow softly across your face, a place where just one touch from Him takes all your tensions away, a place where you can rest your head upon His breast, hear His holy heartbeat - and be at peace.
T.D. Jakes

Thursday, May 14, 2015

MY FAVORITES - Butterick Summer Collection 2015


B6206, Misses'/Misses' Petite Dress and Belt B6206, Misses'/Misses' Petite Dress and Belt

B6204                                                                                                   B6209

B6204, Misses' DressB6209, Misses' Dress

B6213                                                                                                               B6211

B6213, Misses' Jumper and DressB6211, Misses' Dress and Belt


B6211, Misses' Dress and BeltB6219, Misses' Skirt


B6216, Misses' TunicB6216, Misses' Tunic


B6216, Misses' TunicB6212, Misses' Dress

Sunday, May 10, 2015

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK - Things We Take For Granted

Half Dome at Sunset Paul wrote, “Pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored.” ..2 Thessalonians 3:1 (NIV)

We have freedom to pursue our faith today because of choices people made yesterday. We have the freedom to attend church, to read the Bible, and to share our beliefs. While enjoying these privileges, some people today face rejection and death threats from their own families for following Jesus Christ. Others are persecuted, Imprisoned or killed for their faith.

Knowing all this, we should pick up our Bibles with renewed reverence. Sing with a grateful heart and pray for fellow believers in other countries who are suffering for their faith.

Ruth L. Snyder

Sunday, May 3, 2015

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK - Initiate Your Blessings

ChrysanthemumAsk and it will be given to you; seek and you will find.” ....Matthew 7:7
You must initiate your blessings.  Never allow the enemy to use your emotions against you!
If you never ask for anything you will never receive anything. God will not release blessings to someone who will not speak up.  He teaches emphatically the necessity of being an initiator.  If you don’t initiate it, nothing significant will ever occur in your life.  If there is no asking, seeking, and knocking, there will be no giving, finding, and opening.
Too many people sit around and wish something would happen.  This will make you stagnant and miserable.  If you have dreams and aspirations, move toward those goals with vigor and precision.  Most Christians feel that God will do it all. That’s not true. 
You have to make your actions line up with your convictions, or you will live a fruitless life. What is even worse is the fact that in your old age, you will have to eat the fruit of what you did in your youth. Be careful what you cook!  Initiate your blessing.
T.D. Jakes