Thursday, April 30, 2009

You Have Been Planted
"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain"(John 12:24, NKJ)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
We all face difficulties and challenges in life. But you have to remember, as a believer in Jesus, you have the life-giving seed of Almighty God on the inside of you. When you go through disappointments or tough times, you may feel like you’ve been buried. You may feel like you’re in a dark, lonely place. You may feel like it’s the end, but in reality, it’s only the beginning. The fact is, you haven’t been buried; you have been planted. That means you’re coming back. And not only are you coming back, but you’re coming back in increase, better and stronger than before.
In those tough times, you’ve got to draw the line in the sand. Make a declaration, “This difficulty is not going to bury me. This loss, this disappointment, this injustice is not going to cause me to give up on my dreams. I refuse to live in self-pity. I know I am a seed. That means I cannot be buried. I can only be planted. I may be down, but it’s only temporary. I know I’m not only coming back, I’m coming back even better than I was before!”
Father in heaven, thank You for filling me with Your life-giving seed. I choose today to focus on the potential for my future. I know that I will overcome every obstacle by Your power that is at work in me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Card Sketch Challenge with Lucy - Faith sisters - This is a wonderful Board to visit or better yet be a part of (Sign up as a member) ....Take a peek and let me know with a comment what you think....

Have a Blessed Day!
Let God Arise
"Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered…”(Psalm 68:1).
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Let me ask you today, what are you letting arise in your life? In other words, what are you focusing your words, energy, and thoughts on? You might say, “Oh, Joel, it’s just so hard right now. I lost a lot of money in the stock market.” “My health doesn’t look good.” “Somebody walked out on me.” No, you’re focusing on the wrong things. You’re letting defeat, discouragement, and self-pity rise up. Why don’t you turn that around and say, “God is still in control. Somebody may have walked out on me, but I know God is going to bring me somebody better.” “I may be hurting right now, but I know God is the restorer of my soul.” “I may have lost money in the stock market, but I’m not worried. I know God is my provider. He is supplying all of my needs. He is fighting my battles.”
When you start giving God glory and letting Him arise in your life, you can’t stay defeated. Your enemies will be scattered! They’ll tremble at your words of faith. Begin right now by declaring God’s goodness in your life and let Him arise so that you can move forward in the victory He has for you.
Father in heaven, I repent right now for allowing any negative, self-defeating thoughts or attitudes rise up in my life. You alone are my God, and I put my trust in You. I bless You today and always choose to look for the good things You have for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Today with Joel and Victoria

Wait With Confidence
…See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm…"(James 5:7-8).

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
In the book of James, the Bible tells us that we should wait for God’s promises like a farmer waits for his harvest. Now, I’ve never seen a farmer plant a crop and then worry night and day about whether or not it’s going to come up. He doesn’t lose sleep thinking, “Oh, I hope that my corn is going to take root. Please God, let my corn bring a harvest.” No, he waits with confidence, knowing that the harvest will come. He does his part, and he knows that seed will produce a good crop.In the same way, we should wait confidently for the promises of God. We have to stand firm on His Word. It’s not enough to just hope that your situation is going to turn around. Instead of the attitude “I hope I get well”, have the attitude of confidence and say, “Thank You, Lord that I am getting well.” Start waiting like the farmer. Wait with a knowing. Wait with confidence. Be sure that as you put God’s Word into practice, just like the farmer, you will see that harvest of blessing in your own life in return.A PRAYER FOR TODAYHeavenly Father, thank You for Your faithfulness in my life. Today, I choose to stand firm on Your Word. I choose to follow Your commands and believe that I will see Your promises come to pass in my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Today with Joel and Victoria

Always Remember...God is Good!
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
"(Psalm 107:1, NLT)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

As a young man growing up, I loved to play baseball. And like any child that ever put on a uniform, I dreamed one day of making it to “the big leagues.” In the world of baseball, there’s nothing bigger than Yankee Stadium, and on Saturday night, I stood at second base in front of a packed crowd.
But instead of a baseball glove in my hand, I had the Word of God. A dream had come true – and it was better than I could have possibly imagined.
Our historic night of hope from Yankee stadium was the first non-baseball event ever held at the world-famous ballpark, and it was also our first open air stadium event as a ministry. It was a night Victoria and I will never forget.
My prayer is that the tens of thousands in attendance and the millions more watching on television will always remember – God is good!
When it feels like your dreams will never come true, when the challenges, pain and pressures in life become overwhelming, you’ll be tempted to forget that God is good. His Word reminds us that His faithfulness and His love endure forever.
God’s goodness is stronger and mightier than anything you’ll face in life. If you’ll keep holding on to your dreams and thanking God for His goodness, He’ll make your dreams come true. And it’ll be better than you could ever have imagined.
On behalf of our entire ministry team, Victoria and I would like to thank you for helping to make this amazing night happen. We believe that God did something extraordinary in the hearts of everyone who experienced this powerful event. We know we could not have done it without your prayers and support.
Father God, thank you for being so good and loving us so much. Help us to always give thanks, no matter what we’re going through, because we know that we can count on your faithful love that endures forever. Give us the courage to keep holding on to our dreams as we trust in you. In Jesus' name. Amen.

A Scrapbook Layout - I love You!

Our engagement picture in a layout!

At the Car show they had all the vintage cars and some bike.. I bike was some older guys driving HONDA west wings I think.. But they were really nice....As you can see I like the Silver One...

Bind it All Project - Family

The picture above is the completed project it was very easy to put together, I have added my pictures below .. Hope you like...

Bind it All Project - Family

A Bind it all Project!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Now let's play!! Anne-Marie wanted to use a dark orange and tan. So here is your combo!Can't wait to see what you create with these colors!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Your template for this week is:

I will post My Layout a little later.....

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

A Historic Night of Hope and Celebration
"Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel…"(Ephesians 6:19 NIV)
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Tomorrow night is a big night for us.
I'm constantly praying and asking God to open doors for us to preach the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as we possibly can – and God keeps answering those prayers in powerful ways.
Saturday night, we're hosting "A Historic Night of Hope" at the brand new Yankee Stadium in New York City. This beautiful new ballpark just opened last week and our celebration of faith will be the first non–baseball event ever held at this world famous location.
The Yankees are celebrated around the world as champions – that's why I am so excited that we are gathering in this place to worship and honor the Greatest Champion the world has ever known…Jesus!
On behalf of our entire ministry team, I want to ask you to pray for us and this historic opportunity. I know that God wants the people of New York and around the world as it is televised live on the TBN network, to experience His love, His great blessings, and the hope we can call find in Christ. Victoria and I believe as you join with us in prayer, you'll experience these blessings in your life too!
Father God, thank you for your great love for the people of New York City. Bless this Night of Hope with your presence and your power and give Joel the right words to share your heart with all those who need you. And help me to experience more of your hope and your power in my life too. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Today with Joel and Victoria,

Armloads of Blessings
"It seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when God [gave us the victory]…Now, God, do it again… so those with heavy hearts will come out laughing, with armloads of blessing"(Psalm 126, Message)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

When you have a heavy heart, when life deals you a difficult blow, God wants to turn things around in your favor. Not only does He want to bring you out, but He wants to bring you out with a smile and better off than you were before. He wants to give you the victory and fill you with armloads of blessings!
You might be thinking, “That sounds too good to be true. You don’t know my situation.” But understand, God wants to overwhelm you with His goodness. He wants you to feel like you are living in a dream. The scripture says that He delights in the prosperity of His people. In other words, it gives Him great joy to bless you. You can be certain that when you stand in faith, even when it’s difficult, God will reward you. He’ll fill you with His peace. He’ll give you supernatural strength. He’ll give you the grace you need to face those challenges. You can be sure that He’ll always lead you into victory and fill you with armloads of blessings!
Father in heaven, thank You for Your promise of victory and blessing. I choose to keep my heart and mind focused on You. Have Your way in me and lead me into the life of blessing You have in store for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Willy the sea turtle to arrive at RDU today
By Leah Friedman, Staff Writer
**** I will post a picture when i get one*** You think sitting next to a screaming baby on plane is bad?
How about the poor chap who'll be seated next to Willy the sea turtle today?
The reptile will be on an American Airlines flight from London to RDU and is expected to arrive around 4 p.m.
Willy is coming to the Triangle to be examined by a doctor at the College of Veterinary Medicine at N.C. State University. Then it's on to some relaxation at a rehabilitation center at the beach.
Willy washed ashore in Woolabombe Bay, Devon, United Kingdom, in January, 2007. The waters are typically too cold for these salt water reptiles, but Willy was rescued and taken to the Weymouth Sea Life Park, according to a news release.
Once Willy was on the road to recovery, arrangements were made to return the turtle to her natural habitat in the Western Atlantic.
But first, Willy must be examined by the good doctor, Craig Harms. She will then be presented to the media before making her journey to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail for a little sun and leisure.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Today with Joel and Victoria

The Breath of God
"[It is] the Spirit of God that made me [which has stirred me up], and the breath of the Almighty that gives me life [which inspires me]"(Job 33:4)
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

In Genesis, the Bible tells us that God breathed life into Adam. Not only does God breathe life into our physical bodies, He breathes life into our dreams and desires. He breathes new life and inspiration into your heart. I believe, even right now, He’s breathing a bigger vision into your spirit. One scripture says, “It’s not by our might. It’s not by our power. But it’s by the breath of Almighty God.” As God breathes on your life, things are going to get easier. Negative situations are going to turn around. You’re going to have wisdom beyond your years. You’re going to have a resolve that will not give up, an attitude that refuses to quit.
Everywhere you go, you need to imagine the most powerful force in the universe is blowing in your direction. Believe that His favor and inspiration are on your life. Look for those opportunities that God will use to take you further than you dreamed. As you trust that God is breathing in your direction, you’ll see His hand of grace and favor moving you forward in victory in every area of your life!
Heavenly Father, thank You for breathing in my direction. Thank You for giving life to my dreams, hopes, and desires. I trust that Your favor is working on my behalf. I give You glory for every good thing in my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

This could be the coolest iPod accessory yet: Chrysler's GEM division has introduced a docking station on wheels. And, it can carry you and three friends along with a tune.
Launched today in recognition of Earth Day, GEM calls the new docking station "Peapod," and it is actually a futuristic neighborhood electric vehicle, or NEV. Unlike the current GEM car that has an exposed tubular structure, the Peapod offers a sleek, ultramodern, and fully enclosed form. In contrast, when it rains the current open GEM design must be enclosed with accessory cab components if you want to stay dry.
check it out over at....;_ylc=X3oDMTEyN2tvYjg2BF9TAzI3MTYxNDkEc2VjA2ZwLXRvZGF5BHNsawNwZWFwb2Q-

We were able to get some passer Buyers to take pictures for use until Bruce put on his Photographers Hat....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Today with Joel and Victoria

His Promises Are"Yes and Amen"
"For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us."(2 Corinthians 1:20)
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

You may not realize it, but God has already said “yes” to His promises in your life. You don’t have to beg God to be good to you. You don’t have to plead with Him to help you. God wants to help you. He wants to pour out blessing in your life.
It also says that His promises are “amen.” That means “so be it”—it’s a done deal. All you have to do is make sure you are living up to your end of the bargain. See, God’s love is unconditional, but He has requirements for us to fulfill in order to see His promises come to pass in our lives. For example, Malachi 3:10 says that we have to bring our tithes in order to see the windows of heaven opened. It says in Deuteronomy 5 that we are to honor our parents in order to live a long life. The good news is, when we surrender our hearts to Him, He empowers us to fulfill every one of His commands. You stand secure knowing that God is faithful! Keep standing, keep believing, and keep following His commands because His promises are “yes” and “amen” in your life!
Father God, thank You for Your faithfulness and goodness in my life. I believe that Your plan is to pour out Your blessing and favor on me. Give me the strength to obey Your commands all the days of my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Historic Night of Hope - Yankee Stadium

On April 25th we will be honored to conduct a "Historic Night of Hope" in New York City at Yankee Stadium … the very first non-baseball event at this new, legendary ballpark.
God is giving us an opportunity — to present the Good News of the Gospel at one of the most storied stadiums in all the world.

I continually ask God to take us where we can impact the most people. For our local congregation, the journey took us to the Compaq Center, the former home of the NBA World Champion Houston Rockets. Then, we began to have worship events in sports arenas and venues across America, Canada and Europe. We are always humbled to see the numbers of people who come to worship and hear God's Word.
Now, in the media capital of the world and at a site dedicated to champions through the ages, we are going to share a message of the Greatest Champion — Jesus Christ and the eternal hope He brings to our life. What a privilege … what a platform … on which to share Jesus with the world!
This opportunity and this night of ministry will be amazing, and I don't want you miss it! Make plans now to join us for this historic Night of Hope.

He Anoints Your Head with Oil

“…You anoint my head with oil"(Psalm 23:5)
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

In the Bible, oil is symbolic of the anointing of God. Do you know what oil does? It makes things flow. Whenever there is friction or something gets stuck, putting oil on it makes it become more fluid. That’s what God wants to do for you. He wants to anoint your head with oil. When he does that, notice what David says in Psalm 23, “Because God anoints me, because I walk in His favor; surely, goodness and mercy will follow me everywhere I go."
His anointing makes things easier. People will go out of their way to be good to you for no reason. You’re going to have creativity, wisdom, and good ideas. God’s anointing on your life will cause the right doors to open. It will bring the right people across your path. It will make things go smoother. And the good news is, all you have to do is ask Him for it. Remember, He longs to be good to you. You can trust that His anointing will make things easier, and He will lead you into the abundant life He has in store for you!

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your favor in my life today. Thank you for causing me to be at the right place at the right time. Anoint my head with Your oil so that I move forward in the path You have for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Najee Loves the cheap finds at Micheals..

Najee loves to put these little, natural wood cars and shape together... Here are some of the lastest creations .... Sold at Micheals in the Dollar section...

Ok! So here is the Mantel....