Greetings From Greece

  godiz - Beautiful pictures from my sister, who is currently in Greece.

Morning...


10 Guidelines

From: God
To: All His Children

Effective Immediately:
Please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill my promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life. I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, this seems very little to ask of you. I know, I already gave you 10 Commandments. Keep them, but follow these guidelines as well.

1. QUIT WORRYING
Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?

2. PUT IT ON THE LIST
Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can't help you until you turn it over to me. And, although my to-do-list is long, I am, after all, God. I can take care of anything you put into my hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.

3. TRUST ME
Once you've given your burdens to me, quit trying to take them back. Trust in me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on my list. Problem with finances? Put it on my list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For my sake, put it on my list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.

4. LEAVE IT ALONE
Don't wake up one morning and say, "Well, I'm feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It's simple. You gave me your burdens, and I'm taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don't you know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with me and forget about them. Just let me do my job.

5. TALK TO ME
I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I'm in control. But there's one thing I want you to never forget. Please don't forget to talk to me - OFTEN! I love you. I want to hear your voice. I want you to include me in the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with me. I want to be your dearest friend.

6. HAVE FAITH
I see a lot of things from up here that you can't see from where you are. Have faith in me that I know what I'm doing. Trust me, you wouldn't want the view from my eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust me. Although I have a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can
trust be?

7. SHARE
You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven't heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who are mourning. Share your faith with those who have none.

8. BE PATIENT
I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes me a little longer than you expect to handle something on my to-do-list? Trust in my timing, for my timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, rush.

9. BE KIND
Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for my sake. I created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical. Please know I love each of your differences.

10. LOVE YOURSELF
As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by me to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of  Love. Love me. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself. It makes my heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don't ever forget that!

With all my heart, I love you,
GOD

Window Shopping

godiz - At the mall after work... just walking around in my cat's, looking at stuff...

Lunch & Dessert

On top of the spa-day i got, lunch and some take-away dessert!

Zparadize Zizterz

godiz - I was spoiled with a SPA day, with jacuzzi, massage and more... My birthday gift from my sweet little sister Selina, Thank you! mmwwaaahh!!!

Of The Wall


 For other Van lover's they are celebrating 50 years!

Generous Giving

godiz - Some sweet gifts from family and friends... 1. Beautiful roses from my sister (i heart roses), 2. Birthday cake, 3. B-day cards from class 3A (love them all), 4. Chocolate, 5. Lauryn Hill tickets from my cousin (yay!), 6. Adidas gear and IN beanie  from gentle giant Steven (puss och kram)

Sweet B-Day Wishes

Thirty three
What a great age to be
Look in the mirror..you should like what you see 😄
One of Heavenly Father's many treasures..that's who you be
When your age number goes up, it's a graceful thing
Think of it as each number.. a growth to ascending
HE gave you life so take your very day to praise
I thank HIM because HE let you enter my life and you changed it in many ways
Know HIS path has a plan in you
Even when times get hard and your spirit wearies, just follow it thru
HE sees something special in you and I do too
It's hard describing someone special because there's never enough you can say
Since there's not enough to describe you I'll just say I love you bestie, you're a
Blessing, eat some cake, and happy birthday

Your Bestie /Jason


Pure is what you are.
The way your heart beats is pure
The way you smile is pure
The way you hug is pure 
The way your body moves is pure
The way your eyes looks at everything and everyone is pure 
The way you speak is pure 
The way you care is pure 
The way you talk is pure
The way you believe is pure
The way you pray is pure
The way you are is pure

Everything about you my sweet sister is so genuine.. so sweet.. so beautiful and so deep.
You make every life count from the smallest fly to the highest tree. everything to you is life.. and a life that is worth respecting. You are gentle and kind.. You are a believer.. and the most unselfish person I know. Even in difficult times you find a way to help and to give. You do everything for everyone that you love. You cherish every moment and every gift sent from God. You put God first in whatever He chooses for you. 
I love how you help and pick up every snail on the ground that could be smashed under peoples footsteps. I love how you create small meaningful gifts when you don't have money to buy bigger ones. I love the way you speak about God.. in the way that He is the True love of your beginning..  your life..  your future and your forever and more. I love how you care for your doggies.. 
I love how you do everything with deep passion commitment and heart.
I love how you don't rush things even If you long for them so much. I love how you never stop dreaming. I love how you care for your younger sister as a younger sister, and younger brother as a younger brother. I love the way you talk about your future children, and how much you would care and what funny things you would do with them If you one day had your own. I love how you completely was there and cared for me and nothing but me on my wedding day and how you stood by my side every second ever step of the way.
I love how simple you are.
I love how unique and one of a kind you are.

To the man who once said to you:

Your picture
is scrumptious
I could gaze
at your beauty
endlessly...
Tell me,
Is your heart
as lovely as
your face....?

I would answer him

If you only knew.. you would be amazed.

Happiest birthday to one of The biggest and most special love of my life. To my best friend and my big sister. I look up to you and I thank God that he made Sandy MY big sis and no one else but her.
I wish you all the greatest things in life before I wish them upon myself. I'm with you in every step and every choice you make.
Your beauty from inside and out inspires me.
Our souls are connected forever.
Happy birthday sweetness of my life.
Love you forever and ever.
Lil sis / Selo


Happy birthday Sandy!!! wish you all the best :-)
/Spiros


A big happy birthday my lovely Sandy on your day! I'm so happy to have you in my life, but specially that Olivia has such a beautiful auntie, who is so loving, creative and wonderful as you are. We simply love you! 
Plenty of love and the warmest hugs!
From the /Steneros family


Happy birthday Sandy daddy's girl, i love you.
/Dad


I hope i didn't wake you... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love you tons and i wish you everything good and lot's of, lot's of love. Kiss <3
Cousin /Sanna


Wet doggie kisses in the morning!
T & P


Birdies tweeting sweet melodies...
Nature


Elma school singing Happy Birthday!
Class 3A


Happy Birthday! 
/mom


Happy Birthday may you live at least a hundred years. HUGS!
/Adopted gradpa


Saaaaand!!! Huge birthday wishes on your day, lovely you!!! I hope you'll have a fabulous day and i wish that all your dreams come true!! You really deserve the best love! I love you super much and as i always say, I'm so happy to have you in my life <3 <3 <3 <3 I hope your future offers you lot's and ton's of love and joy! That's the least you deserve. Thanks for existing and for the love you give me and my family. Love and hugs.
/Cousin "Nido" Linda




godiz - OR FAR... I LOVE YOU ALL!



Thirty Three

Thank You God for another year! You are my Happy, in birthday.

I Declare

Today I am grateful that
God knows my heart.
Others may misunderstand
my good intentions, 
judge my words and deeds,
And find fault in what they
never truly comprehend.
But God knows my heart.
He knows i am learning,
endeavoring and trying to be
all He created me to be.

I want to thank God 

for loving me more than i deserve, 
for giving me life full of worth.

I wouldn't have been here without Him.

He makes me whole.

A lil' Movie Night

Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

Have you ever heard the saying “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”? There is a fable which talked about a wolf that put on a sheep skin so that he could fool the shepherd into believing he was a lamb.  Then when the shepherd locked the flock behind the gate at night the wolf  thought he was clear to eat all the sheep he wanted. To his surprise the shepherd returned to the flock that night to gather meat for the next day. The wolf in sheep’s clothing was killed as one of the sheep. You see the saying “wolf in sheep’s clothing” simply means someone who is pretending to be something they are not.

This concept is found in –The Bible.  Jesus warns against wolves in sheep’s clothing: Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but in-wardly are ravenous wolves.  Mathew 7:15

Here is how you can identify a wolf in sheep’s clothing; a false prophet.

The Guessing Wolf: They Said it Would Happen – Did It? 

History is full of accounts of folks predicting the end of the world; some in the not so distant past.  Also, how about the prophets who promise people that they will be healed of a terminal disease and it never happens.  A true prophet will predict things and those things will come to pass. A wolf in sheep’s clothing will play the guessing game and when their prophecy turns out false, they will make excuses and sometimes even set a new date for that big prophetic event. The Bible is clear about what will happen to false prophets and the foolishness of predicting the future. Take a look:
Deuteronomy 18:20-22  But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the LORD has not spoken?’— when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him. 
Ecclesiastes 10:14 A fool multiplies words, though no man knows what is to be, and who can tell him what will be after him?

The Biblically Illiterate Wolf: Does What They Prophesy Agree With Scripture? 

Are you hearing things that you know do not agree with what you have learned from the Bible? If you are it may be because that wolf in sheep’s clothing does not know the Bible and he is counting on his audience not knowing the Bible also. This is why it is essential for the Christian to be daily in the Word because when you know the truth, a lie will be very clear to you.
Is he causing problems in the church and amongst the brethren? A prophet should be building up the church, not tearing it down and causing divisions. Perhaps he is a smooth talker and believes that his smooth talk will gain him followers and feed his own belly (pride). He is not looking to edify the body, he is selfish and cunning. Look at these teachings and warning from Paul to several of the churches in his day; they are relevant in today’s churches also.
Romans 16:17-18 (KJV) Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. 
1 Corinthians 14:3-4 On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. 
Ephesians 4:11-16  And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

The Worldly Wolf: Do They Have A Good Testimony for Jesus? 

The worldly wolf will not bear fruit. You may not even know he is a Christian by his deeds. You can see this wolf when he goes about his daily affairs and his actions are not such that lead others to Jesus.  In fact, his actions turn people away from the truth of the Gospel. He is not an ambassador for Christ. Here are some verses from the Bible to help you spot this wolf. If you don’t see this in his walk, beware.
Matthew 7:16-20 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. 
Romans 6:4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 
Galatians 5:19-25 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Hebrews 6:1 Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God
James 2:16 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 
1 John 2:6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

The Lazy Wolf: Are Their Prophetic Teachings Generating Lots of Money?

Wolves will eat just about anything, even road-kill meat. It is a way to save energy during the cold winter months. It’s a way to get something for nothing – no work involved. They will look for deer that have been struck by motor vehicles and enjoy a free meal.  Same thing with the false prophet; their greed will cause them to collect money for speaking engagements where they speak the falsities and exploit unknowing prey. Greed drives their ministry rather than grace. We are warned that these wolves are not only outside of the church, but come from within as well.
Acts 20:28-30 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
2 Peter 2:1-3 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.  And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 

The Sneaky Wolf: They Hide Until the Time is Right

Wolves are sneaky. They watch the prey and plan the attack. The sneaky wolf, false prophet is in the church watching and waiting. He is the one who calls secret meetings. He gains the trust of folks and then rises up to attack, taking innocent victims with him.  The Bible is clear about how God will deal with these sneaky wolves.
Matthew 7:21-23 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
Matthew 24:4-5 And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

A True Prophecy: Wolves Won’t Always Be Bad 

The great thing about the Bible is that it does not only tell us to beware of these wolves in sheep’s clothing, but it also assures us that we will not always have to fear the wolf. Isaiah, a true prophet, tells us that we have this to look forward to after Jesus comes and there is a new Heaven and new Earth:
Isaiah 11:6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.
Isaiah 65:25 “… The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the LORD. 


READ THIS: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/christiancrier/2015/07/16/what-does-the-bible-say-about-wolves-in-sheeps-clothing/


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Toffe Chips


godiz - One word... delicious!

Auntie's 50th

godiz - Happy b-day to my aunt who turned 50 today... had a great evening with the big ol' fam.
Another happy birthday to my sweet cousin who turned 34 <3 love you!