Where is Your Future?

April 28, 2011

Many people believe in Heaven, but HELL is just as real!!! People prepare for their future with 401K's, college funds, IRA's etc...What about life after our physical body dies? Are we preparing our soul for it's future?

I recently was sent an article from a friend about a girl who visited hell and then heaven. I beleive this information is too important not to share!

If you don't believe in hell or even heaven, I pray this girl's testimony changes your mind!

Angelica Zambrano's Testimony

Have a blessed day!

April 26, 2011

 Today's Love Note:

"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world - the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does - comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever." 1 John 2:15-17

 Have a blessed day!

He is Risen!

April 24, 2011

Luke 24:1-12

Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3 Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. 5 Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, 7 saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’”
8 And they remembered His words. 9 Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles. 11 And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.

Happy Easter!

The Death, Burial & Resurrection

April 22, 2011

A few weeks ago I participated in a group writing project hosted by Faithful Bloggers.

Fifteen bloggers particpated and each post has been compiled in the below ebook. Click on the image below to read the other bloggers posts on The Death, Burial and Resurrection!

Direct link to my post, "His Death & Resurrection Promises Life".

He has risen! Happy Easter!

Earth Day

My kids cleaned up old bottles in a wooded area behind my house for Earth Day, all on their own. I am all for keeping our earth clean, I was just not in the mood to walk in mud and under trees where tics are abundant! Ewww! I eventually did have to "go in" to rescue my little one whose boot was sucked in by mud!

Happy Earth Day!

A Fresh New Look!

April 16, 2011

I stayed up way too late last night. I decided to give my blog a face lift. It wasn't really planned, it was on a whim because I discovered photo collage software! How fun! I never did like my previous blog header. It seemed to flat too me, no depth. If that makes any sense? Now, I am using a collage of my own photos! What a great way to express God's gifts! I love taking pictures, so this is great and I can change the pictures as I wish. My greatest blessing are my children, but I'm still reluctant to post pictures of them.

One thing about blogging I have become somewhat engrossed in its design rather than its content. Perhaps it is because I didn't feel it was quite what I wanted and its fun for me to play around with the design!

Have a blessed day!

Distance is...

April 15, 2011

This is the first time I am participating in Five Minute Friday with The Gypsy Momma where you write for 5 minutes flat; unedited. Care to join me?

Today’s topic is DISTANCE.


Distance is the miles that separate me from my siblings; the longing I feel in my heart if we only lived closer.

Distance is space between where I am now and where I want to be.

It’s the space that feels so empty and what I crave to fill with friendships that have become disconnected.

It’s the wall I deliberately build between myself and someone who’s broken my heart so I don’t feel the pain any longer.

Distance is what shrinks and brings loved ones back together through forgiveness.

Distance between man and the Father is what the cross fulfilled. It’s this distance I desperately long to keep minimal as I hunger and thirst for His love and grace in my life. To fill it with His Word and awesomeness!

Not much written, but it was pretty difficult to write for even five minutes with my two year old demanding my attention.
Now it’s your turn!

Have a blessed day!

April 12, 2011

It's now just about 10 PM and my kids finally settled down and are on their way to dreamland.  Spring seemed like it was never going to get here. Yet today it was finally a beautiful day.  As a gentle breeze blows through the windows and the ceiling fans hum softly, it’s actually perfect sleeping weather. Well, one would think, but NOT for my boys! For some reason they were restless and could not sleep.  I begged for the sandman to please make them sleepy! As the minutes ticked by I found myself getting more and more irritated. All I wanted was to lay down and relax perhaps read a bit. Now I’m losing my “me” time. The only time I get to unwind from my day before I can’t keep my tired eyes open any longer. Then I begin to feel horrible. The guilt creeps in and I tell myself you are now just being selfish.

 Ah! Ugh!  How many of us battle with balance in our daily lives? I’m not even talking about getting all the things done that need to during the course of one single day. Lately, I feel the constant tug-o-war with teaching moments with my kids, prayer time, meal planning, grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking, paying bills, laundry, now throw in working my full time job. Oh yeah, did I mention I’m a single parent, so can I, dare I try to fit in any me time?

I often feel I should write about positive things or at least provide some kind of positive twist, a happy ending, and a comforting scripture that gives strength and encouragement. Quite honestly, I'm not feeling any of that right at this moment. And here is even more honesty. What kind of message am I sending if I portray my world to always be perfect? Who am I kidding? I want to encourage other women, not deceive them! Why should I be afraid to tell the truth? So, here it goes. Single parenting is hard! I don't share my parenting duties with anyone. And I'm not complaining, by all means I am actually very happy [perhaps not at this exact moment in time ;-) but generally speaking, I am!]. I’m only being honest here.

Yes, it is very hard wearing many hats and usually more than one at the same time. I know it! And I know the lies and guilt Satan tries to feed us to knock us down and discourage us. I know every day is exhausting.  I also know it’s the little smiles and sweet voices, the little dimples and cute expressions that keep me going. What is encouraging for me is knowing that I’m not alone. We are all struggling with trials of many different kinds. But what is even more encouraging is WE ARE NOT ALONE. Our Lord and Savior is here right beside us. He knows what we are facing and He can give us the strength we need to carry on.

“But I will call on God, and the LORD will rescue me.” Psalm 55:16

[Okay, so I guess the post does have a happy ending. Today’s realization: We will always have a happy ending when we sit at His feet and drink from His cup.]
Thank you Jesus!

Have a blessed day!

April 09, 2011

We can all testify to a time when we read or hear a scripture or someone says or does something that speaks directly to our hearts. They are love notes. These messages are love notes from God, Him speaking to us through His word, through a pastor, a friend, or a child.

Today's Love Note:

"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak."
Isaiah 40:28,29

I'm Thankful

April 07, 2011

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”

1 Chronicles 16:34

There are so many things I am thankful for. In fact, I am one of those people who try to find “the good” in everything. (Well, most of the time, that is!) I see the glass as being half full, not half empty.
This morning I was trying to narrow it down to what am I especially feeling thankful for today? When I really think about it, there is so much I am thankful for.  My mind kept thinking I have all that I have ultimately because of God. EVERYTHING! So, today I am not going to try to pick just one thing. I will give thanks to Lord for it all!

What are you thankful for?

It's Party Time!

April 05, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

That's right, its a blog party and our party hosts are 5 Minutes for Mom. This is my first year joining and I’m a litle late, but better late than never, I say!
If you have hopped on over from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011, welcome to The Most Perfect Gift!
So glad to have you here! Please make yourself comfortable and look around.
My name is Dawn and I just started blogging not even a year ago. I started The Most Perfect Gift as a place where I could share my life as a single mom, my walk with Christ and celebrate all of God’s blessings!
Please leave a comment so I know you were here and I can come visit you as well! Thanks for stopping by and come back to visit real soon!
Have a blessed day!

Love Notes

April 02, 2011

We can all testify to a time when we read or hear a scripture or someone says or does something that speaks directly to our hearts. They are love notes. These messages are love notes from God, Him speaking to us through His word, through a pastor, a friend, or a child.

Today’s Love Note:

"But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins."
 2 Peter 5-9

Have a blessed day!

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