Thursday, October 30, 2008
Posted by jennyhope at 4:38 PM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I saw this on Amanda's blog and Lisa (The Preachers Wife) has it on hers to. SO GOOD!!!!!
NOW PICTURE ME STANDING UP CLAPPING AMEN AMEN after you read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by jennyhope at 11:18 AM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I got the NEW ESV study Bible!!! Not to brag or anything. This is an embarkment on a new journey...although I will NEVER give up my Key Word Study
This will be a WONDERFUL supplement to my NIV Key Word Study!!
16 When your words came, I ate them;
they were my joy and my heart's delight,
for I bear your name,
O LORD God Almighty.
YAY!!! MOMMY GOT THE ESV STUDY!!! WHOOO HOOOO!
I AM A DORK!!
Posted by jennyhope at 8:57 PM
Sooooo, I was at the mall this morning attempting to study. I talked with my mom on the phone for a while. Then, I saw one of my friends and talked some more. Then, this man who has worked at the mall since it opened (like 20 years ago) walks up and starts talking to me. He is a custodian there. Anyway, dude spits all over my drinks while I am sitting there. Luckily, he wasn't invading my space bubble enough to spit on me. I felt so bad because as he was talking all I could notice was the spit flying out of his mouth. Then, I had to toss my white-chocolate hot chocolate from Starbucks that I paid $3.23 for in the trash...it was contaminated. Yes, I am a germ phobe like that. Sorry.
Posted by jennyhope at 2:04 PM
Monday, October 27, 2008
Posted by jennyhope at 10:59 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2008
22 I was senseless and ignorant;
I was a brute beast before you.
23 Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
I can't explain it but I have just had this aching in my heart today. I have so many wonderful friends but I just felt so lonely in my heart. When I pinpoint the ache, I know the real longing is for God and for His courts and for His presence. To be free from this body of sin and live with Him in unbroken fellowship for eternity. My heart is yearning for Him...yet so often I look for people or the affirmation of this world to fill the ache.
As I was in the car today, the Lord reminded me of the above verses. God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Any other attempt to be full apart from Him is a counterfeit. Oh that I would continually look to Him and be full because He is my portion.
Posted by jennyhope at 10:58 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2008
2 Samuel 7:18
David's Prayer18 Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said:
"Who am I, O Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?
About 10 years ago (1999) my mom called me and said that there were some ladies starting a bible study at our church and asked me if I wanted to come. I said yes...and the rest of my years have been the most life altering years of my entire life. I started Breaking Free by Beth Moore.
The church I attended was small and lets just say you didn't even bring your bible to church. So a bible study was rare. I only even had a King James version of the bible. So, I went out and purchased an NIV study bible in paperback. At this time I was already driving 45 minutes to go to another church which is my home church for the last decade.
As I sat there in that room watching the Holy Spirit teach through Beth...I whispered a prayer to God that I wanted whatever it was that she had. I had never witnessed the power of the Holy Spirit through His word or seen anyone that passionate about God.
I have done breaking free at least 6 or 7 times since then. No one has had the impact on my life as far as discipleship goes like that woman. She has NEVER done anything but point me to Christ.
Long story short: I have been invited to go with Tammy (GratefulinGA) to the taping in New Orleans. I had prayed several weeks ago for the Lord to give me some time with Him that wasn't so rushed...time away. I didn't even think it was possible that I could go. Never considered it. Then, I looked at the cost of flights...I found a special round trip ticket for 99 dollars tax and all. That is all I am having to pay to go. I can not believe the Lord's provision and how He even orchestrated me meeting Tammy.
She and I got to talking in San Antonio and she asked me how many children I had. I can't leave Shelby out because she is in heaven...so I told her two but that one was in heaven...and that I am ok. Then, she proceeded to tell me that her 24 year old daughter died 3 years ago and I began to cry. She told me that because of Christ she is ok. We talked some more and she walked around with me while the "freak magnet" also known as me attracted some strange people. Note to self...it is not good to be on the riverwalk at midnight in Texas.
So, only heaven knows the impact that these studies have had on me and how profoundly my life has been touched. The Lord reminded me in my Spirit of my prayer and that this was the answer.
I have got some more breaking free to do ;)
Again, prone to wander Lord I feel it...prone to leave the God I love...here's my heart Lord take and seal it...seal it for thy courts above.
Why He has not left me or forsaken me...I will never know.
I deserve nothing.
I just cry out Lord better is one day in your courts than a thousand days elsewhere...my heart and flesh cry out for you the Living God. I will draw near to You Lord...I will draw near to You.
10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
Posted by jennyhope at 10:32 PM
Friday, October 24, 2008
Posted by jennyhope at 1:06 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Not much can contain my enthusiam right now. My best friend Jessica emailed me and told me
that the first two days of the workbook are available for us to work!! ROCK ON!!!!! Let me see if this link will work...if not I will try another way.
ok it worked for me. Tell me if it works for you.
Posted by jennyhope at 4:53 PM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
HERE for all of you who are wondering...
Posted by jennyhope at 9:30 PM
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Rod did not know it, but he bought me my birthday present while he was at the hunting club. I used his check card to buy THIS.
Oh and don't worry I got a GOOD deal on it.
Also, my birthday is in December so I did not want to get jipped.
The pic does not do it justice...it is a long top-coat.
Posted by jennyhope at 11:57 PM
Because I love you I am willing to share these pictures. Please take note of the hard hat.
I pulled down the ceiling tiles downstairs...NASTY!!
AND AGAIN. Please give me some credit since I was raised on a farm. For REAL. I thought the city life would get me out of the hard tasks...j/k.
now I am itching from insulation...good times as I am about to leave for bible study
Posted by jennyhope at 4:27 PM
Monday, October 20, 2008
MAD tv - Bon Qui Qui at King Burger
I am sorry but I LOVE to laugh and this is hilarious. (and there is no cussing)
Posted by jennyhope at 11:56 PM
My sweet friend at GratefulinGA is having a give away!!
Here are some words from her this morning:
I will be posting a give away for 2 tickets to the updated Breaking Free video class sessions being filmed once again at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA. The taping runs between Monday Nov 10th and end Saturday afternoon the 15th.
Also here is a blog with Siestas that are going:
Siesta's in New Orleans
ps I have done Breaking Free by Beth Moore 7 times it is so good. Go get a copy and you can buy the cds for 39.99 to listen to. SO GOOD!!!
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Amen
Posted by jennyhope at 3:41 PM
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Posted by jennyhope at 5:20 AM
Saturday, October 18, 2008
random, my hair, and morgans princess party...and San Antonio these are my bloggin' peeps that I love so much I am still not finished adding pics
Lisa, the green pullover makes me look fat. It is indeed the pocket...can you photoshop that for me? LOL!!
Pic 1 is of me and Bev, then me and the Preachers Wife, Nikki and Abby, Me and Bev again, Me and Ang Baylis, a waiter that I asked if he could look at my teeth and see if I had anything in them...I mean why was that so weird everyone? Then, is the infamous lunch where I know someone at that table prayed to receive Christ...LOL! Inside Joke. Next, we get to the do. Thank the Lord Amy fixed it. You can't see it all of the way because I had to take the pic myself. Of course you know who the little sweet princess is in the pics. She went to a princess party today. I love that sweet thing so. The ones in the chair are pre par-tay. The last of course is her and Cinderella. More to come...
Posted by jennyhope at 9:59 PM