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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Pam Tebow Event

DD#2 and I attended such a wonderful event, tonight. We had the opportunity to go to a Right to Life dinner at which Pam Tebow was the speaker. In case that name sounds familiar, her youngest son is famed Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback and outstanding Christian young man, Tim Tebow.

Our family members are great fans and are admirers of the Tebow family's testimony (concerning Pam's illness while expecting Tim and her decision to NOT take her Dr's advice to get an abortion) and of their great works for the cause of advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ. And, not to forget that they are also a homeschool family.

So, with that said, here are a few photos of our evening . . .

Enjoying conversation (and people watching) while 
waiting for our dinner

 And finally, it was time for the guest of honor
to speak. She was very gracious, honest,
encouraging and genuine. She would have 
us laughing one minute and nearly in
tears the next.
And the evening ended with a meet-n-greet.
It was pleasure to have a short but sweet conversation
with Pam Tebow. She was happy to meet another 
homeschool family (and there were several in attendance) and to hear the DD#2 is considering 
attending a school in Jacksonville, FL ~ the
Tebow's hometown. 

A great mom and daughter night.
A night of sweet memories.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Some Days are Busier Than Others

I'm hoping you will forgive me for not posting very much lately. It is a busy time at the Wolf Household and THE Man has needed the computer more than me.

I PROMISE I will be posting regularly again SOON.
Thanks, for your patience ~ until then ~ fill your mug with a warm, comforting drink, find a cozy place to settle-in and please visit the Post Categories section and catch up on some older posts. BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Word-Filled Wednesday ~#98~ None too Lowly

"'O LORD, God of heaven, the great and awesome God, Who keeps His covenant of love with those who love Him and obey His commands, let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying . . . I confess the sins we . . . have committed against You . . . Remember . . . O LORD, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of this Your servant and to the prayer of Your servants who delight in revering Your name. Give Your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.'

"I was cupbearer to the king." ~selected verses from Neh. 1:5-11

"Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth." ~1 Cor. 1:26
I am always encouraged that God chooses to use those of us who are not wise or influential or of noble birth to be His children and to carry on His mission to bring His Good News into this dark world, just like Nehemiah.

Nehemiah didn't know a book of God's holy word would be written by himself. He didn't know that God would use his faithfulness and obedience to rebuild the wall of the Temple, to help the poorest of the Jews in his day, to watch the exiled of Israel return to hear God's Law read to them for the first time in years and to once again worship in the Temple. Why would he, he was but a "lowly" cupbearer to the king?

And in many respects, so are we. We are "merely" simple people who go about our lives while we raise our families, work at our jobs and do the best we can to live in the grace and gratitude of the heavy price that was paid for our sins. But even though we are "lowly," we are privileged ~ like Nehemiah ~ to come into the presence of the King. And not just any ol' king, but THE King of Kings. And we don't have to clean up or go anywhere in order to come into His presence ~ we can come just as we are, just where we are. As we pray God's throne room comes to us

Just as Jesus taught us how to pray (Matt. 6:9-13), Nehemiah gave us a blueprint for prayer that is very similar ~ 

Nehemiah shows us that there are four basic parts to our prayers: 1) Praise (Neh. 1:5,6), 2) confession of sins (Neh. 1:6[b]), 3) remembrance of promises made (Neh.1:8), and 4) being specific in prayer (Neh. 1:11). 

Nehemiah not only outlined a great pattern for prayer, but in answer to his bold, specific prayer of faith, God answered this "lowly" cupbearer's prayer in ways and in such magnitude that he never would have imagined. Yes, all that from the faithful prayer of a "lowly" cupbearer to the king. Because by God's grace, NONE are too lowly.

I am not wise, not influential and I am not of noble birth ~ I am, in many ways, just like this lowly cupbearer. And I am standing before my God and asking for mighty things and asking to be used in mighty ways. Won't you join me?

Because by God's grace, we are none too lowly.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><         

The Simple Woman's Daybook ~#200~ 9/3/13

For Today . . . 

Outside my window . . . dark, clear, starry, starry night; the coolness of fall is creeping in. I love it.

I am thankful . . . for being able to take just a little bit of the financial burden off of THE Man's shoulders while he is laid off. I'm also thankful for a great interview he had last week.

I am thinking . . . about an answer I'm hoping to get in the next few days. :-)

From the kitchen . . . meat loaf and noodles.

I am wearing . . . gray sweat pants and a heather-gold hoodie.

I am creating . . . a peaceful, CHRIST-centered home.

I am going . . . to go to bed soon ~ I'm beat.

I am wondering . . . how the Lord will answer our prayers.

I am hoping . . . that we will be thrilled with the answer.

I am looking forward to . . . getting started.

I am learning . . . that the Lord moves the hearts of man.

About the house . . . drain unplugged, sink and dishwasher are usable again. Yippee!

I am pondering . . . when to change ~ full-time ~ to a local church; the one we go to now ~ and love ~ is 45 minutes away. We need to find one closer to home.

I am reading . . . "Sacred Marriage" by Gary Thomas for women's Bible study starting this week.

One of my favorite things . . . days like yesterday. For Labor Day, we and several dear brothers and sisters in the Lord met at some friends' farm and had a truly wonderful day . . . sweet fellowship, carry-in food, gorgeous weather, horseshoes, beanbag toss, Apples-to-Apples game, s'mores around the fire, great conversation and lots of laughs. Yep . . . great day.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . family time, work, Bible study, anticipating answered prayer.

A favorite quote for the day . . . The 1st chapter of Nehemiah end with his saying, "I was cupbearer to the king." (Neh. 1:11[b]) I am as much "a cupbearer" as he was; I am not important to the world's leaders . . . BUT . . . I am important to God. I am His servant set in place to serve and lead those within my sphere of influence, to Him. (Notes from Sunday's sermon)

Scripture thought . . . "O Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant . . . " ~Neh. 1:11(a)

A picture thought for you . . . 

 I adore English/Irish/Scottish cottages ~ 
needless-to-say that when I saw this sweet tea cup and saucer
that I fell in love.
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Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day !

Celebrate our American right to CHOOSE where we work!
Let's try to keep it that way.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><
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