2012 Prayer

"My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead. Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but I make ever effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus." Philippians 3: 10-12

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Government--God's Servant

My heart is heavy this week regarding the future of our country.  I am not one of those people who knows everything about everything regarding our government.  However, I do try to keep up-to-date with some of the hot topics.  E-mail notices from sources like Citizen Link, OneNewsNow, Vision to America, and several others come to my inbox on a regular basis.  Do I read them all?  No, but I do try to glance or at least give a cursory read to the highlights so that I can pretend to be intelligible when speaking to others about the state of our nation.  

Friday, March 23, 2012

We are weak, but God is God

Question: What do storms, chickens, wood chips, and tree trucks have in common?

Answer: We are weak!!

Tuesday Afternoon: Busy on the back porch planting peppers, herbs, and peas into egg cartons, Peter came scurrying in from gathering eggs extremely disturbed.  With tears beginning to form in his eyes, he mumbled something about the chickens being locked out, trapped, and stuck.  Seeing his demeanor was not typical for him, this mother dropped what she was doing and quickly headed to the chicken coop with him.  Approaching the chicken coop, my eyes fell on three chickens  stacked one on top of another within a small 4 ½ to 5 in gap between our side fence and the coop. 


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Root of the Righteous

We all know the moment.  The mouth opens and before it can be shut the damage has already been done.  The thought came and was out of my mouth before I could even think about the ramifications.  I guess I knew it was bound to happen.  Satan does not like it when the Holy Spirit stirs things in my heart and earlier this week He did.  But until yesterday, I was uncertain as to how to put it all together.  This morning however, the meaning became clear. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Z Bits of the Week

The writers of Z Bits of the Week have begun their spring break.  They said they will have to catch everyone up on what is happening with them after they get off from spring break.

Until next time..."Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.  Don't let your mouth speak dishonestly, and don't let your lips talk deviously.  Let your eyes look forward; fix your gaze straight ahead.  Carefully consider the path for your feet, and all your ways will be established.  Don't turn to the right or to the left; keep your feet away from evil." Proverbs 4:23-27

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

For the Ups and Downs

 Thirteen years ago yesterday, Scott and I stood before God and many witnesses to proclaim our love and commitment to one another for the rest of our lives.  Fourteen years ago we met for the first time.  I was a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding and Scott was the best man.  Scott gave the toast to our friends that night and I knew immediately he would be the one I was going to marry.  Driving home that night, I literally almost got in a wreck I was so star struck.  Scott on the other hand didn’t have a clue.  When the groom asked Scott what he had done to Alicia, Scott promptly replied: “Alicia who?”
I love to tell the story of how we met, how God eventually revealed to Scott who I was, and how over the next year God wove our hearts closer and closer together.  (There are so many other details to our story, but they will have to be shared at another time.  Or just come over for some hot tea and we can talk!)  But as much as I thought I was in love thirteen years ago as I stood at the front of the church dressed my best with all the planning coming to its culmination, nothing compares to what is in my heart today.  It is not because our marriage mirrors a fairy tale or reflects a Hollywood movie.  No.  It is much more than that.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Z Bits of the Week

March 2, 2012

Volume 5

Hostess Comments:  Just a regular week at the Zbylot house.  Not!  There is never a "normal" week here.  The kids were very quick in what they had to share this week, but the message is still clear.  Enjoy as they share with you their highlights...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Is God on Vibrate? Part 2

So maybe we have moved our lines of communication with God to “ringer on” and off of “vibrate.”  But how do we hear when He speaks to us in the hustle and bustle of our lives?  We’ve all been in places where the noise of the restaurant or store that we were in caused us to miss a call even when our phone was on high and ringing.  What does a life with our God ringer “turned on” and off of vibrate look like?