Thursday, October 12, 2006

Do Not Worry

How much time do we spend worrying? Do we worry about money? Do we worry about food? Do we worry about clothes? Do we worry about our homes? Do we worry about our families?

God has a wonderful solution for us....

Matthew 6:25-34
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

As we are preparing for a major move - I find myself worrying about where we are going to live, will we have a house once we move there, what about flying with pets, etc.

Today - this was a wonderful, gentle reminder - that GOD KNOWS!!! He cares!!! He will take care of us - no matter what obsticles stand in our way!!!

Thank you God for this reminder today!!!

Monday, October 9, 2006

Be At Peace

Hi all - well it has been a busy time for me like always.... I need to plan a good time to write on here...

Well a lot has been happening in our lives this past 1 1/2 weeks. Decisions that need to be made. Major changes in our future, etc. It has left me sort of in a mind-set of wondering what will happen or not happen in the next few months....

Philippians 4:6
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

has been on my heart and mind!!!

I have been drawing on God's strength through everything - I listen to Praise & Worship a lot to keep my focus on Him - so that I don't sit and fret.

Hebrews 12:1-2
1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

We need to keep on keeping on - and the only way we can do this - is by Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith!!! He is the only way we can do all we need to do!!!

So I leave you with this thought - Keep on... Look to Jesus... Be at Peace!!!

In Christ,

Friday, September 29, 2006


Hi all - I have been thinking about starting a new blog
where I just can talk and share things to inspire others!!!

I am Lori - MomOf8Blessings
As you have guessed - I have 8 children, 4 girls and 4 boys - with my wonderful husband, Stephen - of almost 20 years (Nov 2006)!!! I feel so blessed by God!!! We have been homeschooling, since our oldest 18y was 3y. She just graduated this past year!!! I love being able to teach my own children!!!

Now a little bit more about me...
I became a Christian the summer of 1978 - the defining moment of my life!!! My father was in the Air Force, so we moved around a lot.... Currently my husband is in the army - so we still move around a lot.... LOL I met my husband while we were in Bible College in CA. We married - he went Active Duty Army for 3 years than we went to Bible College in Iowa where we lived for 10 years. Then we moved to Texas where my husband Pastored a small church for 3 years. Then we moved to Iowa, temporarily - joined the army again - and now we are in Germany and getting ready to come back to the states really soon!!!


My Hobbies:
I have always love to read!!! I do go in spurts where I will read like mad and then I will take a break. Currently I am rereading the Left Behind Series - I am on book 1....

Crocheting is also one of my life- long passions!!! I have been creating preemie baby clothes for 5-6 years now. I hope to be able to offer some of my designs for sale when we get back to the states. I do have quite a collection of items already made. 16 years ago, our 2nd daughter was born 5 weeks early and weighed only 5 lb 5 oz. We had a terrible time finding clothes for her. SO I always knew - someday - I would make clothes for preemies!!!

My newest passion is digi-scrapbooking!!! I discovered this hobby - September 2005 - when a friend shared with me her new hobby..... Now I could scrapbook on the computer - never had done paper scrapping - had an interest but did not want the mess, expense etc. I can scrap all the time and have no mess, scraps to lie around etc!!!

In June 2006, I took the next step and became a designer. In any new craft I do - it does not take me long and I start designing my own patterns. So I am not surprised that I followed suit with digi-scrapping. I love designing kits!!! It is so much fun!!! Plus I like bold, bright colors and it can be hard to find kits in this category. So I started making my own. I also believe in making high quality kits - and huge kits. I just can't stop when I start making a kit!!! LOL


My Life Focus:
My Life is focused on living a life for Christ - He is my source of strength!!! I am here - because of Him. He Created me, He Loves Me, He Cares for me!!! I am so greatful for HIS daily strength!!!

I pray that He becomes your source of strength!!!


Wednesday, August 30, 2006

LO - Papa Pig

This is a LO I did of my husband. I was playing with my new camera - so I just clicked a quick photo of him. Then I decided to use it with my new kit... Pig Paradise - Papa Pig.... Posted by Picasa