Old sayings!!!

If we all had one thing in common what would it be! Old sayings

I am 64 and I am sure there are a lot of newer ones out there.

If I had a duck it would drown!

If a frog had wings he wouldn’t bump his butt!

Turn lemons into lemonade

Birds of feather flock together

If it walks like a duck quacks like a duck then it’s a duck

Does a bear crap in the woods

You keep that crying up  and I will give you something to cry for ( I remember that one well)

A hard head makes a soft hind end

Live and let live

What goes around comes around

When I was little and dad was leaving the house I would ask him; where are you going?

His reply; up Bucks butt you wanta go! (I would get so mad at him) I did want to go with him!  ( But not up Bucks butt!  🙂 )

The one thing we all have in common, we have heard a lot of old sayings some made us laugh some makes us mad!

Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you’re going to get!

“Forrest Gump ” That is so true

We never know what the moment has in store what will change our life completely .

How we react to the change is what makes a difference in the life we live, and the effect we have on others close to us.

Do we live our life blaming others for the things that happen; even though someone else may be at fault; do we walk around and let it rule our actions?

The hardest thing is to let go, but, we also have to realize the person or people  behind how we feel are probably not the least bit concerned, they are moving right on with life! While we mourn pout and struggle to live a full life. Don’t let others steal your joy, we can’t control things and trying to turns us into control freaks. We allow it to make us miserable inside and hard for others to be around us!

Ask yourself if you are a control freak ? Do you get so bent out of shape when something doesn’t go your way; if someone don’t do it exactly the way you intended; treat you the way you wanted? I do in most cases, that is one area that God is working to improve my personality. I am looking forward to the change, I have let others action and reactions to me and my reaction to others and they way they treat me rule me to long. I am ready for peace in my life. I have learned it is best to let go and let God; bless and release; have you heard that before?

I hope something in this helps you today! I hope you liked some of the ” Old Sayings” add some to it in the comments! I would love to hear from you.

God bless you

 

 

 

 

 

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Past , Present and Future

The life we live today will be our story for tomorrow.

The day we are gone someone will start telling our story 

 ” The past” something we can not change

 ” Present” where we are  in the moment

 ” Future”  something we look forward to

What  story will your  life tell?  People love to tell stories. They love to laugh at some of the things we have done through the years. Think of the stories you have told about the people you have known.  Family friends and acquaintances. The stories people will tell about you after you are gone those are the ones you want to be remembered for. 

I am happy when I hear my kids tell stories of when they were little,things that happen and my reactions to their little antics!  I watch their eyes light up, all their animation when they tell one of the stories of something they got caught doing.  O the smile that brings to my face; nothing will ever replace it. 

We all have things in our past we wish we could change. There are things in our present we should take a good look at to make sure they don’t become a regret. We all  wonder what the future has in store.  We fear the unknown, what it may hold for us.  Why, worry about the tomorrows it will come no matter what, the yesterdays  have come and gone, let go of them.  Enjoy all that God has given you!  Some have a lot, some have little some have none.  Each person’s circumstance are different, all we can do is make a difference where and when we can. Only God can save the world, all we can do is help where we can we are not God!!!

The choices are what has made us who we are today good bad or indifferent; it is ours alone.  When you make good choices be proud of yourself, feel good about it, don’t let anyone take that from you. If you have made bad choices, don’t blame someone else for that. Stand up and take responsibility for it. The choices you make will impact the way you view yourself and the way you feel others view you as well, your attitude will speak volumes about you as well.

I could  blame others for all the mistakes I have made in my life , where would it get me? I made the choice to do the things I have done. As a child, I was very strong-willed. I am sure my parents could have pulled out their hair, or, at times  mine! The strong will has gotten me in  a lot of trouble. Even going as  far as to rebel against  God. Therefore putting all the plans God  had in store for me on hold. IT IS A STRONG WILLED PERSON who would tell God that they would do it their way. God’s word says, ” I knew you before you were formed in your mothers womb”( if he knew us he had plans for us) His word also says he ” predestined us Romans 8 28-29 Ephesians 1:5.

Through many  years of rebellion  it gained me nothing but a lot of heartache and a broken spirit. Time wasted  that  could have been used for the greater good of God’s kingdom and for a closer knit family. Being  older now and my energy is spent. No longer able to  do some things like I once could. I write this to say to you don’t waste what God has given you by being rebellious!  Find a mirror and take a real good look in , if you have a family , husband , kids mother or father, you are not only  harming yourself , your are harming everyone that loves you. Most of all God . You are cheating yourself out of a life that God has set out mapped out planned out down to the day you are to take your last breath , and Satan would love to steal it all from you.

God gives us the most wonderful gifts in the world, we just fail to see them as our blinders are so dark and tainted with sin.  I look out our Sun room window and see the beauty that He has created around me. It is so amazing;, the ducks in my neighbors pond the horses that run the hill to right of me are so mesmerizing.  How could anyone ever doubt we have a divine creator.  So much beauty. I am so blessed with my wonderful husband and little dogs the unconditional love that  God gives us.

I have had rough times in my life  , looking back , those times are the work of my own hands. Yet bad things can happen to wonderful people; people who have almost always done things right. For them, we can ask but will never know why. Bad things happen to good people we don’t know why and never will.

My mother taught me and tried to tell me what was right in the eyes of God l ended up married 15 and my baby was born when I was 16. I don’t have the words to describe how hard it was to be two kids raising a baby. I had to quite school because , in those days, you were not allowed to prance around with tight cloths on and display your ” baby bump”.  We wore dresses to the middle of our knee’s and stockings or socks with our shoes. Go figure , it was called a” dress code”. Also, kids were expected to behave in a respectful manner and were punished in school and at home when we were disrespectful to a teacher.  I lived through it so did my kids . I thank God everyday for my two boys and their families I don’t know where I would be without them,  don’t want to imagine life without them. I thank God they work and take good care of their families they are wonderful men. I am one proud Mother !

Today we live in a society of ” ENTITLEMENT ”  so many people think the world or government owe them a living.  God said a man that does not work does not eat. That means his family as well, in God’s word he said a man is to care for his family so he would work to feed them not let them go hungry. No one has to stay in this state of life it is a choice I pray yours will be God first then have pride in yourself and care for your family. So your Past Present and Future story will be an honorable one for your family !

May God Bless You Always

Yvonne

THE FAINT SEED

We are like a seed that God plants in a vast land. We grow inch by inch, to stand tall and tell of his love and his grace. He will plant us in one area,then move us to another, we are the witness of his love and kindness.

The healing power, the Blood of Jesus bestowed upon us.

There is light in a dark world that can not been seen by the naked eye.

The sun in a darken sky with clouds  full of rain, a warm breeze that brushes a babies check,the joy of a  mother’s kiss,how much more are we loved and cherished?

God’s love is so awesome. The darkness of death can not replace the joy of God’s love, even though we suffer,the pain of loss how much more did  he suffered  when his Son died on the cross.

Life does not spare the hurts that it brings,God gives us strength to get through it. The peace  God’s love brings , undying and always there.It is called faith;  “faith is that which is not seen” , touched or tasted. Faith is knowing  God is there at all times, “FAITH” that goes beyond all understanding in the world and what happens around us.

WE know  the smile of God is upon us as we learn to bend like the corn of the fields when the wind threatens to break them, we hear his sweet voice, as it whispers ” peace be still “.

As the deer stands at attention to hear what is coming, with its tail in the air, it can leap to safety. How much more will God watch and wait for us to come to him, listen to his voice. No matter what there is a better life awaiting. There is no answers to the question “WHY” all he wants us to do is believe that he will make things right. We will laugh  and enjoy our friends and  our family.

As we live each day to watch  the sun come up and the sun go down, to see the beauty all around. The  blossom of spring , the birds as they sing, the little  bunny’s hop. To hear the kids laugh and  play what joy it brings.

How can we not know there is a God?  How can we doubt where it all came from?  How can we go one more minute and not serve him with a whole heart?

I want to spend my life focusing on God. There are things  he has called me to do. There are people I can encourage each day. If I  just  step out in ” faith”!

There is beauty to enjoy on Gods earth, we think everything is ours, it is not ours, it is his!  God created the ” HEAVENS AND EARTH ” in six days , he rested on the seventh.

Each time you look out your window at the day break , hear the birds sing ,with beauty so amazing, it is not by accident ” GOD ” created them,in all the splendor.

He will free us from evil some day, he will make all things right  ,  just as he did in the days of Noah. He knows how many hairs are on your head , he knows how many stars are in the sky. He knows how many animals are in the earth, how much more does he know? He knows  all, nothing done  he does not know, not one stone upturn that he has not allowed to be turned. There is not one grain of sand he did not create and place it where it lies.

As you close your eyes, envision the waves of the ocean the roar of the seas , the gulls fly around looking for something to eat. Whales jump to take a breath or a dolphin sores to show its grace, all of this my friend ,know that our God loves us more than any of these.  He loved us enough to create us in his own image WOW THAT IS A AWESOME THOUGHT!

Temptation

God shows his unending love for us by giving us a way out of every temptation that will befall us.
1 Cor 10:13 says.There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Notice ” COMMON ” to man. There is nothing out there we don’t know about. That has not been done or said. Satan will come at us with everything.
God  gives us a way out and the ability to bear it. Our willingness to take the right path lets God know the amount of  love and faith we have for him.  Also, there is no temptation that is not bearable ,it becomes unbearable when you long to give into it.  *When you have prayed about it let it go don’t keep praying over and over because bringing it up fresh in your thoughts all over again*  ( Quote Charles Stanley ) If you are longing to give into it then you are thinking on it to much. What a viscous cycle ! Cast all your care upon me for I care for you thus say’s the Lord ! Makes sense why he told us that doesn’t it ?-

Temptation is a slow trickle not a rushing wind. It takes you a little at a time. Satan’s goal is for you to turn your back on God. Satan is alive he has the ones that have not excepted Christ, he don’t have to go after them. It is the ones that serve Christ. If he can ruin your witness in any way he has accomplished what he has set out to do.

Solomon says in Ecclesiastes 1:9 there is nothing new under the sun. If you go back in history and in the Bible you can see all things that are taking place today as it did in the days of Solomon and all the other books of the bible. God tried to give the escape but they would not take it. Therefore he sent Jesus to provide the way for us. Yet we let the slow trickle of sin come into our life. Only when we give our life over to Christ completely will we be strong enough to withstand Satan. That don’t mean he won’t come at you, it just mean the closer you draw to God the harder it is for Satan to partake of your life.

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Are we living in a confused society ? Is our mind on the things of God or the things of the world ?

Praising God in one breath and cussing someone or something  in the next !  Praying for his help, love and guidance, asking him to show us the way to live and act . Praying for salvation and healing for our loved ones. Then get drunk ,or cuss out your neighbors. Is there anything wrong in that scenario?

Is it so hard to give it all to Jesus Christ ? Gods word tells us how to live and if we live a life that strives to be the way he has planned for us he will give us the power we need. Peter walked with him , saw every miracle he preformed.” Yet” Jesus said to Peter ” Get behind me Satan ” he actually called him ” Satan ” the reason was Peter was setting his mind on things of the man and not of God.  (Mark 8: 27-32 ESV)

Jesus continued in this manner ! ( Mark 8: 34-38 ) 34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him (AU)deny himself and (AV)take up his cross and follow me. 35 For (AW)whoever would save his life[d] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake (AX)and the gospel’s will save it. 36 (AY)For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For (AZ)what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For (BA)whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this (BB)adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed (BC)when he comes in the glory of his Father with (BD)the holy angels.”

I do believe we have a calling on our life , a destiny to full fill. We will walk in it or walk away from it. God is not a dictator he gives us free choice how we want to live. He wants us to love him so much we are willing to give up all things of the world to live for him. The heart of a willing child of God is precious to him.    Image

Are you the only bible a person will ever read ! Are “you” easy to read ?

ATT3Have you ever thought that you may be the only Bible a person will ever read ? As I was talking to a dear friend this morning , we were talking about what others see in us. Do we look and act like Christ or Satan himself ?  Have you ever thought about how the look on your face may affect someone that does not know Jesus as there personal Savior ? Or the words that come out of your mouth. Have you thought ” am I being facetious “or negative ! Do I whine all the time  ” poor me ” ?  I don’t have enough ? Why didn’t I get that ? Why don’t they want to be with me ? It goes on and on. Use you imagination and add your own thought about yourself .

Are you a Christian ? Do you  live in a home where others are not living for Christ ? Is your voice as kind as Christ”s ?  “Wow what a thought”.( 1 Thessalonians 1:6-7 ) says this (-6- And you [set yourselves to] become imitators of us and [through us] of the Lord Himself, for you welcomed our message in [spite of] much persecution, with joy [inspired] by the Holy Spirit;) ( 7- So that you [thus] became a pattern to all the believers (those who adhere to, trust in, and rely on Christ Jesus) in Macedonia and Achaia ) (most of Greece). Now read that again ! ” TO ALL BELIEVERS ” it is as good today and in our time  as it was in their’s. They had a history just as we do. They lived in cities and towns and  walked or used what type of transportation they had. They gathered at friends and families for great dinners. ” But ” it all still applies to us, the same as it did in day’s gone by.

I have a friend who’s mate is so hateful to them , they refuse to get back to church. It isn’t right to use their mate as the excuse, but it is the perfect example of what our walk in Christ can do to someone close to us. I don’t want to be a stumbling block to anyone. I ask God daily to reveal to me any thing unpleasing to him so that I may ask forgiveness and be willing to change.

I wonder how many times we pray like we should for everyone. Ones we attend Church with of course we pray for and with them. But what about the ones that we don’t really know ? We know they have problems , even things they we don’t like . Does that keep us off our knees for them ? God loves us all the same. He is just waiting on us to love him back.  Prayer is a powerful thing, as a matter of fact it is our link to God himself. Jesus came to be the intercessor for us to have  freedom to pray. Can you imagine  the sacrificing of a Lamb?  Before Jesus there was no other way. He became the human lamb ” sacrifice ” for us. No matter what you do in a day make sure to “read the word” and “PRAY” I can not  put enough emphasis on “PRAY ” and ” READ THE WORD OF GOD “. It is your road map through this life and without it you will get off the path he has  for you. He gives us the choice to fulfill our destiny or not, he don’t force himself on us .

Do you believe we live in a world of evil spirits ? Demonic spirit’s ? If you don’t , I pray the scales will be removed from your eyes. The demonic spirits are alive in a drug infested , alcohol and sexually immoral society that don’t care what has been taught in the  Bible . We excuse it all away by the failure to believe the problem exist .The bible is the best novel you can read.In this novel ( the bible ) you will be given instructions in righteousness and a way out of all the attracts Satan can throw at you, in an attempt  to take your joy. Keeping in mind he can’t have you but he can ” steal your joy”

  • Mark 9:20 (NIV)So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
  • Mark 9:21 (NIV)Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?””From childhood,” he answered.
  • Mark 9:22 (NIV)“It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
  • Mark 9:23 (NIV)“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
  • Mark 9:24 (NIV)Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
  • Mark 9:25 (NIV)When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.For every bad choice we make there is a consequence , and for every consequence there will be suffering. Think hard before you act,make sure that all your actions are Christ centered so  you won’t have to wonder. Jesus takes care of his own , try hard to live daily in his will,that you may not stumble and fall or cause your brother to stumble , he will stand guard for us against the world. Pray for his will and discernment to be revealed to you every minute of the day.Satan takes on many forms be it a simple thing as  gossip , moodiness or just plain hateful ? “Look at yourself in the mirror.What do you see ?  Prayer is the direct line to God through Jesus his Son who died a horrible ugly death so we would have that freedom. The bible says where two or more are together Satan can not be in the midst. Tell him to leave! If you are talking to God through Jesus Christ your savior that is two or more is it not ? ” FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST ” and yourself makes four and he can’t be in the midst Praise the Lord.

God Bless you always

Yvonne able to believe! AKA ( yvonneabletobeleve ) and I do with all my heart

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Celebrate with us “Justin A Davis ” ( 22ND) birthday in Heaven Oct 3RD 1990—-July 23RD 2010

Staying Focused in a world that has been turned upside down is the  the hardest thing for any family ! It has been a ” NIGHTMARE ” for us. To watch my kids suffer has been horrible. The pain all of us have felt has been nothing you can imagine.  ( WORD TO YOU ) WHEN SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS LOST SOMEONE THEY LOVE , MOST OF ALL A CHILD ! do not say ‘ what can I do’  just do it. Don’t say’I know what you mean’  because you have no clue. This has made me change my way of expressing sympathy to anyone. A simple” I am sorry” and a big hug  to go along with there tears is enough to show them how much you care.

As we sat in the hospital I begged God to take me instead of Justin, God had other plans for some reason. The  “WHY ”  we will never know.

Psalm 89:48 (NIV)

Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave? :

  • Colossians 3:3 (NIV)For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
  • Psalm 116:15 (NIV)Precious in the sight of the lord is the death of his faithful servants.
  • It is hard to except he is gone . LIFE AS WE KNOW IT NOW HAS TO GO ON , AND WILL .  Until GOD says come hither !

 

On July the 23rd  of 2010 our life changed forever. Justin  took his ” Heavenly Journey ” never did we dream this would be our life ” THIS HAPPENS TO OTHERS NOT US ”  (guess what)  it happen to us.The task of learning to live now with a part of  you that is gone is hard.With God all things are possible,not always easy, but possible !  How you ask ? how do you not lose heart when you have lost one of the things you live for.  A  SON, GRANDSON, BROTHER, NEPHEW , COUSIN AND FRIEND TO SO MANY !  We are so glad we have wonderful memories of him . Looking at a  picture and smile or cry over it. Depends on how emotional we are on a particular day.

It has been ” TWO YRS ” since he was ripped from us.We are going to celebrate his Birthday today with him in our hearts . For he is in Heaven. Today I promise to smile and remember all the good times we had. I will be good to someone around me or that I meet , even if it means giving something away in his honor.

I would like to introduce you to ” JUSTIN A DAVIS ” Son of Johnny and Mia Davis from Oak Hill West Virginia, brother of Samantha Rea Davis. And  my grandson ! He was the most loving giving young man with a big heart. Oh my gosh his smile. his laughter and comical attitude  would warm up the whole room. He had a passion for the less fortunate even for the 4 legged fur babies. We never new what he was going to bring home next. One day he said to me I want a tiger or lion cub ! I laughed and replied ” well you better get a darn good job because they eat more than you and Nash put together. And could them boy’s eat 🙂 

I THINK HE CAUGHT HIMSELF UP A “TREE” 🙂 ALWAYS PLAYING AROUND

Justin loved his family with a passion. He adored his little sister Sammie he would say” she is so beautiful”. He worried about her , he didn’t want the boys to be around her.He told me when she started to date or drive he would be following her around she wouldn’t know it. ( isn’t that sweet )  He would have been very proud of the young woman she is turning into.Samantha  is 15 yrs old now  and has her driving permit. Sammi has been a true rock for all of us, putting her own pain aside to help her Mom and Dad in there pain. Tell me that isn’t a very sensitive gal ? with wisdom beyond her years !

Justin loved his Uncle Brandon as if he were a brother, Brandon loved him like he was his own. Brandon didn’t have any children of his own for a long time,so he focused all his love on Justin and Sammie. None the less they weren’t all to happy when he had a child of his own Justin and Sammi  had to share their” uncle BB ” that is what they called him. Even though Brandon had  ” Hailey ” he still had time for them . Justin loved all the kids that came around. He loved to wrestle and play didn’t matter what age. Funny because they would all think they could take him , he was strong as an ox they couldn’t get to him ! And of course us gals love to watch all the older ones make a fool of themselves :).

When Justin was born it was a little scary because he had some lung problems.He was health netted to Charleston WV to women’s and children s hospital. He was in NICU for a while. God healed him and we got to bring our little bundle home with us. He was so beautiful ,such a good baby. He just didn’t like to go to sleep. Justin’s poppaw Darren was the one person that could rock him to sleep. His Mother was going to school plus working and his  Dad worked a lot of  hours so we had the pleasure of him spending  a lot time with him in his first few years of life .Staying all night at times. And always stayed with his other grandparents Holly and Belina Secrist on Saturday nights.He grew up helping them on there small but nice little farm, cutting wood , plowing up gardens and bringing in goods from the garden. He loved to go four wheeling in the grazing lands behind there house.The cows weren’t even afraid of the 4 wheeler. Justin was a very good soccer player. His favorite thing to do was go fishing , hunting and just 4 wheeling in the woods, which he would do as long as he could . He was into motorcycle racing for a little while. I hope you don’t mind me going on and on  about my baby boy !

AT THE CREEK SEE WHAT I MEAN

you can’t see me can you ?

He would follow BB( remember his uncle Brandon )  all over the place . Brandon was a young boy when Justin was born. He would take him out side and play with him ,they would catch salamanders and all kinds of creepy things and bring them in the house. I dreaded what he would bring in next ! Look at this he would say and of course I would scream or go yuck !

he loved to play outside! look at that dirty face

Oh my ! I almost forgot about the water. He loved to swim , boat ,jet ski and water ski. That boy could have been a fish.One time we were camping at Blue stone lake. His dad had the ski boat, I had a pontoon boat. I decided to take the ski boat out.I said “come on Justin lets go for a ride”. I am sure glad he was brave enough to get on the boat with me that day. Everything was going good . We were pulling out from dock ,all was smooth running and I decide to kick it up a notch. You won’t believe what happen ( you guessed I almost sunk the boat ) When I floored that baby the nose went up in the air , water was coming in the back and I was scared. Justin said ” plane it down  Mom maw” ( I said ) what the heck is that ? You don’t have a plane on a pontoon boat all new to me. ( REMEMBER I HAD A PONTOON)  He said ” get up and let me have it “. I got up , he sat down behind the wheel, hit this little button and planed the boat right out as smooth as silk and took us right back to the dock.Just a little fellow 6 or 7 years old ! Isn’t that the sweetest picture in your head right now ?

HE LOVED TO GO WITH HIS DADDY ” JOHNNY ”  TWO YEARS OLD ! MY HOUSE FOR CHRISTMAS

Our family  love  Christmas. Justin was so much fun to watch ! It was exciting just watching him open his presents. His eyes would beam and his smile would widen He was all boy he loved to work on cars and of course like his dad he took everything apart.It being Christmas of course there were lots of things for him to take apart. Sometimes it went back together right, some times not.I am sure you have been through that also if you have kids or grand kids.

Mia and Justin first Halloween isn’t he the cutest thing ever ? Nothing like a mothers love