Monday, October 31, 2016

Freedom.......True Freedom

Freedom....a word that we as Americans can tend to take for granted. How many men and women have died so that we can have the freedoms we enjoy every day. But there is one person who gave up so much so that I can have eternal peace and freedom, true freedom.

There are so many different types of bondage ,but I do believe the worst type is the bondage of sin. Many people do not realize this bondage and how much it truly weighs them down until they are loosed from it, or at least that is how it was for me. I did not realize the pain ,agony, and anxiety I was putting myself through by not surrendering my life and will to my Heavenly Father who knows so much better how my life should go.

Oh the freedom of surrender. No, I am not going to tell you every step of the way is easy to the path of surrender, but oh dear friend it is SO worth it. At the time it may feel as if you are giving up everything and gaining nothing but oh my there is a peace and joy you receive that the world can't give and the world can't take it away!!

Surrender is a process and it is very different for every person. For me it was learning to desire what God desired for my life instead of just bulldozing ahead and doing what pleased me and what I could get from this old world than what I could give to it to make it a better place. But oh how your perspective and desires change when you totally give your life to the one who can give you total and complete freedom, oh that may sound scary now but once the process is done you will be so grateful you went through with it.

Some people see the Christian life as a type of bondage because we have so many "rules and regulations" But it is a freedom inside the will of our Father. Yes, he gives us guidelines to go by, but that is because he desires a relationship with those he created. We were created for the sole purpose of giving God honor and glory and for companionship for him. And he also extends his mercy and grace to all those who believe.

If you only would stop and ponder for a moment of all that Jesus gave for me, for you so that we can obtain this freedom in HIM. He came down from Heaven this wonderful place where worshiping God is your only focus, to come to this earth to die a very cruel painful death. All that we someday can live with Him in GLORY.

If you ever want to read the crucifixion story I recommend reading it in every gospel because it gives a very rounded complete picture of what he did for us!
Matthew chapter 26,27,28
Mark 14,15,16
Luke 22,23,24 (Luke I think is the most detailed account)
John 13,18,19,20

May the Lord Bless you this week! Until Next Time,
~Rose Mary

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Just Life!!!

October has almost come and gone. Life has been crazy busy for me and I don't foresee it slowing down anytime soon. The beginning of this month was pretty normal with no trips planned. The 3rd  weekend I went to Mountain View for a farewell that was such a refreshing time. I came back that Sunday and went straight to my boss Christy's house because her and her husband were in Punta Cana for their 10th anniversary and I was taking care of her children while they were gone.

Christy's parents dropped the children off with me Sunday night. My job was to A. keep them alive and B. make sure they were dressed fed and ready to be where they needed to go at the proper times :). All went as planned and amazingly well (her children are basically perfect angles). I also worked while they were at school so that made me even more busy but that was ok. I had so much fun hanging out with them for three days! We even got the chance to have a photo shoot together!

I have been kept busy with cleaning and the occasional weekend trip out of town. And anticipating the arrival of a new litter of puppies in two weeks (Lord Willing). On my days off I catch up on the work on the dog kennel part of it. Today I replaced to linoleum in the whelping pen and cleaned out all the leaves. Ah I feel so successful when the barn and kennels are sparkly clean :).
Well that is all for now!! Hope ya'll have an amazing rest of October!! Until Next Time!