Sunday, January 20, 2013

January 16, 2013 A Son and His Father, A Father's Blessing

Genesis 48 - 50

 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
  And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.

 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
  The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

 And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,

And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.

And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

January 15, 2013 A father and his family

Genesis 46 - 47

 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
 And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:
 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.
 And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee:
  The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.

January 14, 2013 Joseph A loving Brother

Genesis 43 - 45

Joseph's brothers return to Egypt. Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers .

"And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,

 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.

 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:

 And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die."

January 13, 2013 Unto Joseph were born two sons...

Genesis 41 - 42
And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.

 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January 12, 2013 Joseph, A man of God

Genesis Chapters 38 - 40
And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.

 And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

 And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house,and in the field.

 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.
                                                                                                                                          God Promises His protection and blessings
when we decide to serve Him.

Friday, January 11, 2013

January 11, 2013 Israel loved Joseph

Genesis Chapters 35 - 37

"Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children,
because he was the son of his old age:
and he made his a coat of many colours.
And when his brothers saw that their father loved him
 more than all the brothers,
they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him."

"And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brothers,
that they stript Joseph out of his coat,
his coat of many colours that was on him"

Joseph's brothers then went and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites,
then they sold him to the Captain of the guard, an Egyptian.

And again God has to make a way for the journey to continue.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jaunary 10, 2013 Thy name shall be Israel!


                   SOUTH                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Genesis Chapters 32 - 34
 "Thy name shall be called no more Jacob,
but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men,
and hast prevailed."
The 12 childen of Israel are about to become the 12 tribes
 and God's plan and the journey takes on a whole new light.
Another direction...same destination... 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 9, 2013 Jacob, Leah and Rachel

Genesis Chapters 30 - 31
Leah- Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Gad and Asher
Rachel- Dan, Naphtali, Joseph, Benjamin
The journey continues as God enlarges an bloodline..
The destination... God's only begotten Son...
Jesus Christ is the subject throughout all of God's Word...
Since the fall of man, one man... Adam...
God is paving the way for all mankind to have a savior...
One man, God's only begotten Son Christ Jesus...
Don't know about anyone else but this is amazing to me.
 To see God's master plan for all mankind 
unfolding before my very eyes.
Through this amazing journey God will protect His people
and make a way where there is no way.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013 Jacob's Vow

Genesis Chapters 27 - 29

"And Jacob vowed a vow, saying,
If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go,
and will give me bread to eat and raiment to put on,
So that I come again to my father's house in peace;
then shall the Lord be my God."

I know that God is always with me. I know He has and always will be.
God keeps me on the right road in life,meets my needs along the way.
These "Thoughts from my Heart" are straight from the Heart of God...
I love reading God's Word.
Thoughts of love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness and faith surround my day. Kinda like hanging out at God's house,
 kick my shoes off and sit a spell, in peace just me and my God. Thinking things over and being thankful.


Monday, January 7, 2013

January 7, 2013 Jacob

Genesis Chapters 25 - 26
My day has been full and as you can see
the evening has come to an end.
Tomorrow is another day and I
need some sleep. To be continued...Night all...

Sunday, January 6, 2013

January 6, 2013 A Blessing for Isaac and Rebekah

Genesis Chapters 22 - 24
Isaac and Rebekah
These records in Gods Word are sterling examples
of men and women, husband and wives who loved God
 and loved each other.
 How thankful I am that I have a loving husband who loves God
and loves His Word and loves me.
 He is tenderhearted and kind, patient and forgiving...
he lifts me up when I am down,
 makes me laugh when I want to cry
and he is faithful each night to say...
 Goodnight Sweetheart and I in return say... Night you..  and I can then fall asleep in peace when he says... love you too.
And as God has promised the sun will come up each morning
 and another opportunity to acknowledge each other with...
Good Morning Sweetheart... Morning Honey and a day doesn't go by as we leave for work and you get to hear again...
love you sweetheart... love you honey...see ya tonight...
Try it... its make for a joyful day and keeps you thankful. 
Life is way to short to go to bed mad
 or even go to bed without acknowledging the love
 between the two people who are right there at each others side
 every night and at the beginning of each new day.   

Saturday, January 5, 2013

January 5, 2013 Continued: A Promise to Abraham and Sarah

Genesis Chapters 19 - 21
And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said,
 and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age,
 at the set time of which God had spoken.
When God says something...
God will do that which He said he will do and
and when we pray... God hears our prayers,
Our timetable is not always Gods timetable.
But God is never late...Just keep believing!

January 5, 2013 A Promise to Abram

      Genesis Chapters 16 - 18
~ God makes a promise to Abraham and Sarah ~
" And I will make you exceeding fruitful,
 and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come out of thee.
 And I will establish my covenant (promise) between me and you and your seed after you in their generations
 for an everlasting covenant (promise),
 to be a God unto you, and to your
 seed after thee."
Still today God's promises are true, He is our God,
 our heavenly father that watches over each and everyone of us.
 Just like our father and mother did for us... God will continue
 to love us, protect us and be right by our side.
So many more promises to find in God's Word...will find more tomorrow!  

Friday, January 4, 2013

January 4, 2012 The call of Abram

Genesis 12 - 15
The Word of God is the Will of God.
The Word of God is God's promises to me.
If I want to know God's will for my life and
if I want to know the promises He has for me,
I have to go to His Word and seek out
 His will and His promises to me.
God is willing and able to perform
 all that He has promised...
 when I seek Him through His Word.
I look for God's Blessing and keep my eyes and my heart open
to all God has done and will do for me each and every day.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

January 3, 2013 The Ark,dove and the rainbow

Genesis Chapters 8 - 12
Noah and the ark...
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, " Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth.
Abram and Sarah...
Now the Lord had said unto Abram, "Get thee out of thy country, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee: and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.
Another of God's promises is that he will provide what we need to live and great men and woman to lead and guide us along the way.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January 2, 2013 Adam unto Noah

Genesis chapters 4 - 7
Genealogy of the patriarch's from Adam to Noah
God's promise of generations of family.
Genesis 6: 18-19
But with thee I will establish my covenant; (promise)and thou shall come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
Noah believed the promise of God and Noah saved his family and all the families to come.
God will make a way for His children to be safe and live a life full with family and friends. God knows we need each other, just another reason we stay thankful to God for our family and our friends. His promises are true and God is always faithful to fulfill His promises when we believe.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 1, 2013 The creation of man and the garden of Eden

My Journey begins...In the beginning...Genesis chapters 1-3. God created the heavens and earth in the beginning. " God alone conceived, designed and ordered life - all of it, from man to the earth to the entire universe. Only His mind could conceive it; only His power could create it; and only His ability could achieve it."   Quote from "Order My Steps In Thy Word" VPW.
  I have learned that the earth is the reason for the universe and man is the reason for the earth and God is the reason for man. Man is the most wonderful of all God's creation and His Word says the greatest of His works is His Word. Life is a gift, it's a promise from God. So, on this first day of this new year lets live up to the promise and live life to its fullest being thankful to God for each new day.

Monday, December 31, 2012

My Jounery Begins

So as the sun sets tonight December 31th 2012 and we all awake to a new year 2013, we can look forward to the best year we've ever seen. My New Years resolution is to glean all that I can from God's own Matchless Word. I will be reading the whole Bible in 2013, and will share my journey with all who want to follow. This is not my first time but my second and look forward to finding gems of wisdom and rediscovering all of God's promises to me. Lets see what tomorrow brings Genesis Chapter 1-3.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Nineteen Years

Nineteen years through my toils and tears,
You taught me to handle my doubts and fears.

Pictures, memories, they come with some tears,
Happy in heart cause you're somehow still here.

You still live inside me, down deep in my heart,
My thoughts are your wisdom, and that's the best part.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Springtime...and New Beginnings favorite time of the year...
A time of refreshing...
A time to renew...
A new beginning...
So I'll begin again to blog and we'll see...
I'll filter thru the thoughts from my Heart...
Looking for something refreshing as a spring shower...
Something new as a blooming flower...
Recalling some favorite thoughts from my Heart...

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Recollection of Summer

Summer Ends with BF&FF
Best Families and Friends Forever
Memories of old and memories of new,
forever etched in our heart, not a few.
For something old and something new,
something borrowed and something blue,
will keep us together as they always do..
Family of old and family of new,
forever etched in our heart, by a little "I do".
For friendships of old and friendships of new,
friendships aren't borrowed, friendships are glue,
they'll be back next summer as they always do..

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fathers Day 2009

Bucky & Barbara, husband & wife
"And these two shall become one"
Couple, Spouse, Parent
Daddy, Mommy, Papa and Nana
Friendship, love, and family
Faithful, Committed and Dedicated
A Lifetime so memorable, A Lifetime so precious.
This treasure to keep, Priceless...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Thoughts!

Memorial Day 2009

A Memorial, A Remembrance, go hand and hand,
To share a memory, by heart, will knit and band.

A Picture, A Saying, are to be seen and heard,
To be touched by emotion, of thoughtful word.

A Smile, A Gesture, can bring calm and heals.
To encourage by this, a great peace love feels.
A Memory, A Thought, when brought from the Heart,
To tenderly comfort day and night, shall never depart.
Dad and Mom, "Always in my Thoughts and Always in my Heart"

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Favorite Picture On Facebook and Blogger!!!!

To Accomplish is to gain with effort and put in effect. Love is like that! With effort one can effect and accomplish great things, (to rephrase) "You accomplish me" and, "You had me at "Hi"." Love at first sight can be real. Love is patient, Love is kind, Love does not envy, Love does not boast, Love is not puffed up, Love is not rude, Love always trusts, Love always believes, and Love never fails. And now have faith, have believing, have love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.. Love takes effort and love will effect, determine with "thoughts from the Heart" what needs to be accomplished.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Starfish Hangout

" Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, this is strength." ~Unknown~
Falling upon a quote fitly spoken at the right time and right place gives you strength to decide not to surrender and stand up for what is right. Has to be a win-win situation!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

LOL Hearty seal belly Laugh!!

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be" ~Abe Lincoln~ Happy "Thoughts from the Heart" make up your mind for you!

Monday, May 11, 2009

3-6-9- The goose drank wine...Silly Songs Some remember!

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Photoshop is fun and therapeutic. Three layers of the same range, Six minutes of the same shot and nine photos of the same spectacular sunrise!
Something I don't ever want to live without is a balcony with a view!
There is no better way to start your day than with a sunrise,
your "Thoughts from the Heart" and prayer.
Thank God for all the wonders in life, miracles seen and not seen and
sunrises sure and faithful. (Click on photo for detail)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cropped and Filtered!

One of the first daily tasks involve the coffee filter, allowing for a cup of 'good to the last drop' fresh brew. Next in line of daily tasks require a filtration system of thoughts, cropping that which we need and cropping out that which we don't. A filter is a device that removes something from whatever passes through it. Filter out the impurities, allowing 'good to the last drop' "Thoughts from the Heart". Like a respirator filters unto good clean air, so the heart filters and clears the air, making way for the day ahead, filled with sunshine, raindrops, rainbows and fresh smelling flowers. (Click on photo for detail )

Monday, May 4, 2009


How do you say goodbye to the people and things that you love? One way that can lessen the hurt and lift ones spirits, are the loving "Thoughts from the Heart" of memories and thankfulness, for those loved ones and special things that contributed to who you are today. Memories are meant to to be remembered and thankfulness can cause one to be cognisant of that which we still have. People, places and things, all which can contribute to where we go from here. Loving "Thoughts from the Heart" heal the brokenhearted. Staying connected, Priceless..

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Beautiful Peacock

Challenges whether small, huge or global, force us to decide what we are going to do about them. A challenge is a call to engage in a contest or fight. A challenge can be a demanding or stimulating situation. It requires action using a balance of planning and managing the task at hand. Take it on and persevere til resolved. "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination" ~Tommy Lasorda~

Friday, April 24, 2009

Life is a Highway..ride it all night long!

Hey...Which way do you go?
Looking for which way to go?..follow your heart..move forward day at a time..most of what we are looking for is right under our feet..the long and winding road that leads us to who know where, who knows where that long and winding road will lead us anyway..the road least traveled is always the most beautiful..the highway is most logical but the low road is spontaneous and full of adventure..even though, life is a highway and I want to ride it all night long! (click on bottem pictures to find what their looking for..)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The American Beauty shows off its Heart..

At the center of all intentions, there has to be heart. All good intentions are formed by "Thoughts from the Heart". Then that which we intend to say and do will take shape, displaying earnest heartfelt thoughts that arose from the heart. (look closely at the center of the rose, click on the rose for details.)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The cloud of Responsibility..

Luke 14:22 says.. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it.
Responsibility: a choice binding one to obligation,
with a course of action to get it done.
Obligation: a agreement to do whatsoever it takes to finish it.
Choose responsibility, obligation and agreements wisely.
Count the cost for reaching completion.
Carefully consider and calculate the cost of choice.
The cloud of responsibility dissipates, satisfaction surmounts, a clear sky and a new horizon make way for greater responsibility.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sisters are a blessing..

Sistas, sistas..There were never such devoted sistas...

Those who've seen us..Knows that not a thing could come between us..
So Lord help the mista, who comes between me and my sista..
And Lord help the sista, who comes between me and my man..
"You keep your past by having sisters. As you get older, they're the only ones, who don't get bored, if you talk about your memories" ~Deborah Moggach

Friday, April 17, 2009

In's and Out's and Up's and Down's. Upside down Snapshot

When letting Outside thoughts In, choose, what can stay, and what must go.
Evaluate the up's, the down's, turn the downside up.
Situations in life demand choice, thought's need choosing, determine in's and out's, up's and down's.
Uplifting "thoughts from the Heart" are the upside of living.