Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I AM BLESSED OF GOD with House and Home and Family

A visit to Maryland...
My son, Jeff [34], and my Dad, Paul [almost 95]

My granddaughter, Josssara Makenna [almost 2],  me and my Mom [Kay
This was my Mom's 93rd Birthday [January 2013]

Her grandson, Pastor Jeff!

My Dad, Paul, enjoys the company!

My house is now complete with all the renovations 
from the June 30th derecho storm!

A side/front view! 
We built this house in 1973 and in December it was 39 years old.

The back where the OAK TREE fell - all put back!

My new shed. Another Oak Tree demolished the old shed.

One last view of the back with the new shed.

Psalm 126 

A song of ascents.

When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion,
    we were like men who dreamed.
Our mouths were filled with laughter,
    our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
    “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us,
    and we are filled with joy.
Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
    like streams in the Negev.
Those who sow in tears
    will reap with songs of joy.
He who goes out weeping,
    carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
    carrying sheaves with him.

I have so much to be thankful for. My Insurance Company [AFI] was great! A special 'thank you' to all the workers who helped with each and every task to make this job complete. I applaud you!

GOD provided everything needed to make all things new again! I praise HIM above all else for seeing me through this long and grueling process. It was a huge lesson in 'TRUST' -- but these kinds of lessons usually are! What I learned the most was to keep my focus on GOD HIMSELF. Whenever I was overwhelmed it was simply because I took my eyes off HIM and put them on some circumstance that was too hard for me. NOTHING is too hard for the LORD! [Gen. 18:14] I'm glad HE was in charge. HE is on the THRONE and  SOVEREIGN STILL! HE IS MY FAITHFUL GOD! The LORD has done great things for us and we are filled with JOY!

Of House and Home Family --- I am truly blessed of GOD! Thank you for all your prayers.

Living in the Fullness of JOY,

Psalm 126


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Thanking God today for his continuing provision in your life!



My friend Sheila left this message and song for me....wanted to share it with all of you...

"God IS always FAITHFUL!!!! Thank you for sharing and allowing us to praise God with you!! You mentioned in your blog about God being Sovereign. I thought you might like this song from Chris Tomlin's new album that just released on January 8th. It's quickly becoming a favorite." ~ Sheila

I love the song - Sheila!!

[You'll have cut and paste this link because I'm not smart enough to put a link in a comment section. ] ~Stephanie:)

Miss you - thanks Sweet Friend. God is our Provider! [[HUGS]] S~

Yolanda said...

Thankful that you are healthy, safe, and your beautiful home restored. Love to you!!!

Crown of Beauty said...

Wow, Stephanie, my heart was overjoyed to read this post, and the pictures showing how God has provided so generously for the restoration of what was damaged.

I also loved the pics of your mom and dad, and your son Jeff and grand daughter.

It has been such a privilege to know your story and be a part of your life!

Thank you for keeping in touch with me, Stephanie. I do appreciate your friendship. Blessings of joy and peace, beauty and delight this new year 2013.


Unknown said...

What a blessing to see the way things have all come together for you Stephanie!! The LORD is so Good, isn't HE?? I enjoyed the photos of your parents and YOU and your son...what a rich heritage you have!!

Many Blessings,

Camille said...

Sorry Stephanie...the previous comment was mine...I was logged into my other account when I left that comment. :)

Love to you!

Regine Karpel said...

Many blessings!

Patrina's Pencil said...

Truly a blessing from the Lord. He has plans for this renovation. I'm excited to hear and see what He has in store for you...and this House that He has saved and strengthen... for his Glory.

Blessings to you truthsharer
Patrina <")>><

Patrina's Pencil said...

just came by to say... Love you...miss you!

Patrina <")>><

Camille said...

May the LORD bless you this Easter and always my friend. HE is Risen...indeed!

Many Blessings,

Patrinas Pencil said...

Just wanted a glimpse of your father again...I'm celebrating his homegoing. What Blessing to know that he is now in heaven with His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I know you are missing him. hugs to you, my friend.