I am ROTFL!!!!
Below is a must see video in self defense. It is called shooting thru your purse. Tiffany one of my students in Jenny Kwon-Do ROCKS. Here is her blog.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
I am ROTFL!!!!
Posted by jennyhope at 11:40 PM
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Monday, January 26, 2009
12 Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Everyone is asleep but me. This is the only time I get to really, really, really think and access my day, and really think about any sins that I have committed that I may have just passed over. My days seem like I clean up and clean up to only clean up more and not ever have things the way I want them. Morgan has a sanguine personality like her mother. We basically play all day and I clean up as we go. She will flat out tell her daddy that I am her favorite...I guess it's because I am a constant playmate to an only child.
The real reason for my post is that my heart just aches for so many people. People who have lost loved ones, the single girl who wonders if she has missed the man God had for her, the woman who is alone in her marriage, the person who just received news that it is only a matter of days for her to live, the father who has 8 children and is out of work and has a special needs child, the sweet girl who thought she was dating the man she was going to marry only to have her heart crushed, the two guys who were held at gunpoint and robbed and are now fighting for their lives in the hospital while the two thugs escape. The precious woman who has been through so much, including being in a burn unit and now her husbands health declines. The one who feels they have just out sinned Gods ability to forgive them and feels that she is never to be used of God again. These are all things that I have heard about this week and some of them are very close to home. I could go on.
This is not to focus on all that is bad but I just want to pray that the Lord will continue to teach me to number my days aright that I may gain a heart of wisdom. That you and I would truly live each day, not just exist. That we would choose to love and forgive regardless of how we feel. Even if our relationships take on a different meaning. That we would not envy everyone else's gifts and that we would fan into the flame of the gift that God has given each one of us for His glory, to those who are in Christ.
I pray that He would restore the years the locust have stolen and that we would allow God to redeem us from our sin and use it for the future to help snatch others from the flames.
Our life here is just a moment. A vapor. A mist. Here one day and gone the next. We only have one moment of time. I want to believe Him and live until my last breath and step into His presence knowing that I fall at the feet of the ONE who was familiar with my weaknesses, who knew I was dust, yet He never gave up on me. I don't just want His salvation I want His blessing on my life. I want His presence.
Keep pressing on sister...even in the fiery trial...even when you feel like giving up. Thrust yourself upon the Rock of our salvation...the faithful and true. May we hold our heads high and cry out Worthy is the Lamb who was slain before the foundation of the earth. Worthy! Holy! And praise God that anyone who is thirsty can come and partake at His table even if we have no money. Lord, let us spend ourselves for You.
And here are some of my favorite verses from Job:
23 "Oh, that my words were recorded,
that they were written on a scroll,
24 that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead,
or engraved in rock forever!
25 I know that my Redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.
26 And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God;
27 I myself will see him
with my own eyes—I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!
This post may not make any sense because I am just speaking from the heart.
I love you all!
ps I forgot my 2 year blogaversary. Boo.
Posted by jennyhope at 10:28 PM
Thursday, January 22, 2009
The Morgan Chronicles:
Really though she says some funny stuff and I just wanted to keep up with it so here goes:
Today she was playing on her swingset (she has bronchitis and an ear infection) and she said, "Mom please come push me."
"Morgan, you can do it yourself", I replied.
"I AM NOT SUPER WOMAN MOM...PLEASE COME PUSH ME!!!"
I about fell out because I have no clue where she got that but we would take a huge load of burdens off if we went ahead and let ourselves off the hook. We just need to know and be real about the fact that we are not superwoman.
Then, I have been taking Miralax (to go) and it is a miracle (redundant colon issues). Now everywhere we go Morgan says, "mom has this drink got poo poo medicine in it?" I about died when she yelled it out at cracker barrell tonight.
Posted by jennyhope at 9:08 PM
Monday, January 19, 2009
I went to see the movie Fireproof last night. It was so good. I am going to take the Love Dare challenge...shhhh don't tell rod. I am all about a challenge. For those of you who know me well you know that we have had our times because marriage is HARD for some of us. For some of you that have completely submissive, gracious, humble spirits...maybe you have never had a problem in the world =). Whew have we been through a roller coaster of sorts. I have even almost left him via text message. For those of you who are single, marriage is hard. For those of you who are married, God did mean for it to be blessed and fulfilling. After our first year of marriage I quit praying for God to change Rod and started praying for the Lord to change me (I still have not been able to change him). To make me whole and focused on Him to meet my needs. When we are going to the Lord to fill our empty cups we are a lot less likely to drain ourselves as we try to force someone to listen, love, validate, or care for us. I had so many expectations and disillusions of how I thought things should be. It was just a hard adjustment especially marrying someone who was a bachelor until he was 35. I asked Rod last night if he was 100% sure about marrying me when we got married and he said yes. I was just as sure as him. Then he said it was after we got married that I wasn't sure. Me to. We have come a long way since then. I just want to share something that I took away from the movie fireproof. It was the idea that we must lead our own hearts (of course by dying to ourselves, relying on the Word and the Holy Spirit). We can not let our hearts lead us. Because for one reason (Jeremiah 17:9)
9 The heart is deceitful above all things
and beyond cure.
Who can understand it?
The heart is the seat of emotions. We can not just fly by the seat of our pants so to speak. We have to lead our hearts to act on not how we feel but what we know to be truth. I am not saying that is easy because our feelings our so real to us. I also know how many times it has been that time of the month for me and I have gone nuts with how I felt and then blamed it on hormones. Hormones are so real but we can't trust our hearts with all of the range of emotions. How many times have you done something rash because of how you felt. When lead by the Holy Spirit the Lord prompts our hearts to love others and to serve Him. So I praise God for emotions and the core He gave us.
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
and he will make your paths straight.
Posted by jennyhope at 10:11 PM
Psalm 118:17-19 (esp vs 18)
17 I will not die but live,
and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
18 The LORD has chastened me severely,
but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open for me the gates of righteousness;
I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.
Posted by jennyhope at 7:33 PM
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Just popping in to say hey!! I have so much to share but I have had no time lately. Who all is doing the scripture memory on the LPM blog. LOVE IT. I think I need to sign Morgan up. She is on a roll!! LOL
Posted by jennyhope at 2:03 PM
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
My friend Katherine just sent me a link to this blog. They are friends of hers and their daughter just went home to be with Jesus. Please pray for them
Posted by jennyhope at 10:39 PM
Monday, January 12, 2009
This is an article regarding President Bush's faith. I like him but he really contradicts himself and etc when he says the bible can not be taken literally on a video interview that I watched.
Posted by jennyhope at 11:16 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Pete and repeat were sitting on a fence pete fell off and who was left? Repeat. Pete and repeat were sitting on a fence pete fell off and who was left?....you get the idea.
Tonight Morgan was on the phone with my mom and she proceeded to tell her a story that I had told Rod yesterday.
me: Rod we went into the Salvation Army store today and Morgan had to go to the bathroom #1 and #2 and this other lady was in there and it was obvious that she was trying to go #2 and Morgan would not get off of the toilet so the woman in the next stall just had to sit there until we left. FOR LIKE 15 MINUTES. I wanted to yell across the stall that she could go ahead and go.
So back to my mom.
Morgan: grandmommy I had to go to the bathroom and this girl in the next stall was taking a dump. I ABOUT FELL OUT LAUGHING. Her dad says "take a dump." He is going to have to quit that.
Posted by jennyhope at 10:28 PM
So....I was leaving CVS tonight and I saw a Chocolate Orange on the 75% off table. I backtracked and went to get it because "I thought" that it was Rod's favorite chocolate. I get home and give it to him and he says, "What is this?" I was like what?!? I thought this was your favorite?
Busted...it must have been someone I dated in the past. LOL
Reminds me of the time when he took me to PF Changs because he thought it was my favorite restaurant. We pulled in (he had told me he was taking me to my favorite restaurant) and I was like dude this is not my favorite restaurant...it was my best friends favorite restaurant and he used to date her.
Oh well. we are 1 to 1.
Posted by jennyhope at 7:41 PM
1 Timothy 6:6 (NIV)
6But godliness with contentment is great gain.
I was making Morgan a salad earlier and whenever I ask her how much cucumber or croutons (or anything) she wants she says "too much". Meaning a lot to her. Isn't that so many of us? We want too much. I will never forget a lesson that Beth Moore taught in which she gave this formula:
Simplicity = Clarity.
She is so right. I get trapped into storing my treasures here on this earth as well...wanting too much (Matthew 6).
These verses are so profound and maybe a passage that we may want to commit to memory:
Hebrews 12:25-27 (NIV)
25See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, "Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens." 27The words "once more" indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
And these verses which imply that monetary things will leave us or people and things will forsake us but the Lord never will.
Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)
5Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
"Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you."
Posted by jennyhope at 12:59 PM
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Here is a rainbow that the LORD put in the sky "for me" (LOL) the other day. I had to get out of the car in 3 different places to take pics. He was shooting them everywhere!!
Here is a long shot of my group last night. For those of you that missed, I can't wait to see you Tuesday!!
There is Bethie at the other end.
Here are some of the name tags I made. I put ribbon through them for the girls to wear. I decided not to do boring name tags.
35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Bible study was great last night. We thought the weather was going to deter everyone but I just prayed that God would bring those precious women and hold off any storms. He did. We had 70 ladies and about 15 that could not be there for various reasons. I loved meeting new people and it just melts my heart when I see that many woman come desperate for a word from God. They came to meet with Him and I pray that they love every ounce of studying the book of esther. Thank you for caring and praying. Love Jenny
Invitation to the Thirsty1 "Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
2 Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake his way
and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,"
declares the LORD.
9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Posted by jennyhope at 10:34 PM
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I am sure if you are living on this planet you know that John Travolta's son died of a seizure disorder. My heart aches for them. It is such a tragedy to lose a child. He is a scientologist as many of you may know. Clearly, their so called "religion" is man made and offers no hope.
I believe more than anything that I can see that Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. There is nothing more real to me.
It breaks my heart in their loss and mourning that they don't have a Saviour. I pray that they will come to Him through this and that the scales where they have been blinded by satan, will be lifted from their eyes. Saved or lost my heart breaks for them.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
13Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
Posted by jennyhope at 12:21 AM
Monday, January 5, 2009
Out of the mouths of babes:
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'
I have been teaching Morgan verses and I am trying to get her to learn a couple a week. I am using techniques for example with this verse I will pretend to pick up the phone and say: "CALL TO ME!" and I will answer you and then we sing the rest of the verse. I think she is going to be a visual learner like me. She is getting it and I am so thrilled. I need to humble myself because I am so proud of my kid. I just pray that these will stick with her forever and be hidden in her heart. Anyway, I was freaking out earlier and she called out this verse so I said okay Lord I am getting on my face now to call out to You. I need Him so badly. I just love how He can use whatever means to get to us. I just took Him up on this verse. Then Morgan told me the verse "Open wide your mouth and I will fill it". I need that to...to eat and feast on the bread of life so I just begged Him for that and believed that He will answer in accordance with His will.
Anyway, we have a crystal like cross in our kitchen window that shoots out prisms when the sun is coming through the window. Morgan bursts into the kitchen two days ago and yells, "THANK YOU GOD!!" I was like I better go check this out. HE DID IT, she exclaimed! He brought back the rainbows. I loved it! Then this morning she was calling on Him to bring more rainbows and since the sun is not shining nothing was happening. She said, "momma I called to Him and He did not answer me." I told her why the rainbows were not coming through and I to was reminded that sometimes we think that God does not hear us or answer during the storms but He is there. After all He makes the clouds His chariot and rides on the wings of the wind.
2 He wraps himself in light as with a garment;
he stretches out the heavens like a tent
3 and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.
He makes the clouds his chariot
and rides on the wings of the wind.
4 He makes winds his messengers,
flames of fire his servants.
Call to Him and He will answer you.
Posted by jennyhope at 12:53 PM
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Sorry for being MIA lately. I have been a tad bit overwhelmed. Please pray for me if you think about it in the next few days. We kick off Esther this Tuesday night at 6:30 and so far we have over 60 ladies signed up. Praise the Lord!
I have been in a bit of funk lately too which I think has been a bit of oppression.
Anyway, I tried to update everyone via video from my camera and it would not upload. Can anyone tell me how to upload video from your camera in a quicker way?
I just need to share with you that the Lord gave me Jeremiah 29:11-14 EIGHT times in 2 days. Eight times!!! Every time I hear a verse that is quoted most often I am so susceptible to skim over it. Anyway, there are some things the Lord has been dealing with me on and I was blown away for Him to give me those verses 8 times. Normally, it is just three to get my attention. I just sensed the Lord being like Jenny, listen up child this is for you!!
Please read them and I pray that we will all seek Him with an undivided heart that fears His name this year. With a heart that knows how loved we are in Him.
11For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
12Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.
13Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
14I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will release you from captivity and gather you from all the nations and all the places to which I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I caused you to be carried away captive.
Posted by jennyhope at 7:39 PM
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Austin has NO BRAIN DAMAGE and is breathing 60% on his own. PRAISE GOD!! Please keep praying!!! Thank you for your sweet comments!! I love you all!
Austin is on the left
Here he is on the right.
Please stop for a minute a say a prayer for my brothers good friend. His name is Austin Thomas and he was coming home last night and had a bad wreck. They had to call life support and he has been in ICU. They are not sure if he will make it but with God all things are possible. Please pray that the swelling will go down in his brain and that he will pull through. The doctors should know something in 2 days as to whether they think he will make it. We know that God can do anything. Thank you in advance for praying.
Posted by jennyhope at 11:36 PM