“When people’s lives please The Lord, even their enemies are at peace with them.”
This is a good verse for me to help me continue to strive living a life that pleases The Lord cuz I’m such a people-pleaser & I want everyone to like me. I can’t stand it when I know someone doesn’t like me or not pleased with me. 🙂
Saw a picture on someone’s FB page that totally spoke to me. It said:
“Feed your faith & your fear will starve to death.”
I love it!
I love it when Kayla is singing & she’s so into the song that not knowing the words does not stop her; she keeps singing without even a pause making up words even if they don’t make any sense whatsoever. Sometimes I even wonder if some of the words even exist in the English dictionary. Haha.
Asher is sleeping over tonight so Mark & Tina can spend some time with Alissa (sp?). Kayla & Asher decide on pizza, but Jadon wants sardines & rice instead. As they are eating I hear Asher ask, “Jadon, why do you always eat with your hands?”
Kayla: “Because we’re Filipino & Filipinos eat with their hands.”
Jadon: “Why are you eating with your hands?”
Asher: “Because this is hand food.”
I just love listening to kid conversations.
It sounds gross doesn’t it? Especially if you don’t like green beans in the first place. Well Kayla has always been the brave one, willing to try new food, so even though she doesn’t like cooked green beans she was willing to try them dehydrated. To my surprise she says “Mmm. Not bad.” A few days later, she sees them on the island & gets excited to eat it. After probably eating a few she says, “I love that it’s crunchy, and I love the salt, but it taste kind of gross.” Lol. I guess she had to eat at least a handful to get the true flavor. Hey, you gotta give her props for at least trying it.
The men’s ministry sponsored a Valentine’s dinner last night for the couples of CCGT. I have to say, that I was quite impressed. Although, I didn’t have any doubt because I knew that their hearts were in the right place. I am so proud of them. I truly hope that the men’s ministry will grow & thrive. I think it’s so important for the men to fellowship. They have the pressure of leading a home, a family. And even though, they have God & His Word to go to, it is still nice to have a person to go to for godly advice & perhaps confirmation.
I love the men at our church. They are great guys. One I didn’t realize was as funny as he was. I’m thankful we decided to sit at a table with people whom we didn’t quite know that well. It was a fun time of fellowship & getting to know the 2 couples more.
I really felt the love that these men had for their wives. I was so blessed by the turn out. Pastor Bob & Lori, Noel & Mela, Franco & Ricci were missed though.
Dinner was from Paisanos & it seemed everyone enjoyed it very much. Cupcakes made by the Taylors. Norm bought & assembled red roses, which was a lovely touch. We burned a Christian CD the night before which helped set the mood, Mike MC’d in place of Pastor Bob & he did a great job. Jabar sang Truly by Lionel Richie.
Then we played the “Newlywed” game. There were 3 rounds so everyone had to play. Rico & I went on the 2nd round & got all our answers right. Almost word for word. One of the questions was “What is your husband’s favorite flower?” We both wrote “white rose”. I don’t know if it’s actually his favorite, but we wrote it due to the story behind it. 🙂 We ended up tying with another couple so we had to do a tie breaker question. The question was “What did your husband eat for lunch yesterday?” Good thing we had lunch together. We both wrote “Jack in the box burger”. The funny thing was we both added burger in the end to be more specific. Haha! The other couple got it right also, but since Rico & I were married longer (by 1 year) we won the prize!
Then there was a tie breaker for the 2 couples with the lowest score. The funny thing was one of the couples just celebrated their 30th anniversary. Haha. The longest in the room. They ended up winning the big prize. Good times!!
This is the bouquet my hubby surprised me with. I can’t wait for the lilies to bloom. And the 2 roses in their own vase was from the dinner. One for me & the other for Kayla. 🙂
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.