Month: May 2012

Welcome Summer!

I love the first part of summer! The flowers are blooming and everything just comes alive again… I took some photos of some blooming flowers. Check it out:

A bee was on this one!

Chives that went to bloom so pretty!!!

One bloom at a time! Keep going little plant…

Hope you guys enjoyed this!

Have a good summer!!!

Over and Out!

Lindsay A. Barth

Loosing Focus

It is easy to lose focus on the real true thing, God. Even I myself have fallen into that trap of not faithfully having  time with Him everyday. If you need partner to keep you accountable, do it. As I have been on this program of putting God by reading the bible I have been coming by some scriptures that I thought where very good and also might be good for confessions. Here they are:

Psalm 34:14-19

King James Version (KJV)

 14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
 15The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
 16The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
 17The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
 18The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
 19Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
Some people might just read proverbs because there is 30 chapters I like it because of that and because it has a ton of wisdom and in site in the scriptures. What ever you do for your time with Him just know he is smiling right down on you and so proud that you put Him first!
 
Have a good rest of the week
Over and Out
Lindsay A. Barth

Really Fun Day In The Sun!!!

We went to Cama Beach in Standwood, Washington, and the day we went was just perfect! My wonderful cousin (Marissa Ellis) took these photos! Check it out:

 

Burr!!! The Water Was Cold Not Yet Ready To Get All The Way In! 😀

“I Made It!” LoL

My Beautiful Girl! Ready To Get In The Water! 🙂

My Cousin Ellie Splashin’ In The Water! 🙂

First Time Flying A Kite!

“Wow! It Is Way Up There!!!”

Hope you enjoyed this laughable moment life brought along!

Have A Great Week!

Over and Out

Lindsay A.  Barth

 

 

Excel in Giving

We humans are selfish by nature. Generosity is not something that comes naturally but is the result of God’s grace in our lives. This is why Paul refers to the Corinthian offering as this act of grace (v. 6).

Charis is used both here and in the next verse of a spiritual endowment or gift of the Spirit. The Corinthians take great pride in their spiritual endowments. And well they should, since they do not lack a single one of them (1 Cor 1:7). Not only this but they excel in them–or at least in faith, . . . speech, . . . knowledge, . . . earnestness and love (2 Cor 8:7). Paul consequently pushes them to excel in giving as well (see that you also excel in this grace). Giving is identified as a gift of the Spirit in Romans 12:8, where Paul exhorts the Roman believers that if one’s gift is contributing to the needs of others, then that person should give generously.

All things considered, the list of endowments here is a modest one. The first three are gifts of the Spirit. Faith is grouped with gifts of healing and miraculous powers in 1 Corinthians 12:9-10. So Paul is probably thinking not of intellectual assent to a set of propositions but of a belief that God can and will act in a particular situation. This kind of faith, Paul says, is able to “move mountains” (1 Cor 13:2). Speech and knowledge are too areas of gifting that Paul refers to in 1 Corinthians (1 Cor 1:5). Speech may be a catchall term for such oral gifts as prophecy, teaching and tongues (1 Cor 12:10, 28). Similarly, knowledge may refer to the gifts of discernment, word of wisdom, word of knowledge and interpretation of tongues (1 Cor 12:8, 10).

Also among the things that the Corinthians excel at are earnestness and love. Paul has already made reference to the Corinthians’ earnestness in trying to clear themselves of any and all blame regarding his public humiliation during his last visit (7:11-12). Love must accompany the exercise of the other four, otherwise nothing of lasting importance can come of them (1 Cor 13:1-3).

Hope you enjoy this word today.

Over and Out

Lindsay A. Barth

Notes thanks to: Biblegateway.com

Fun outside day!

A really fun outside day….Take a look!

 

Rissy teaching stella how to jump! 🙂

Ellie and Stella having fun in the princess pool with slide!

 

 

Funny face time! 🙂

 

 

LOL, lighten up… Enjoy ever moment God has given you! So R&R might do you good!!

 

Lindsay A. Barth

My Cousin Party!!

Here are some photos of my cousin Ellie’s amazing b-day party!

Love my sister!

Ellie at her b-day party, and the amazing cake my grama made!!! Rainbow colors, and Yo Gabba Gabba was the theme!!

My mom and stella are so cute in this photo!

Claire and My grama!!

 

In seattle right now! Having a wonderful time try to post as much as possible! 🙂

Over and Out

Lindsay A. Barth