Monday, September 27, 2010

The following is a green, sneak preview of Kim’s upcoming sermon series “She Will Be Loved.”

Today I wanted to feature my youngest daughter, Kimberly. She is talented in expressing herself in writing and speaking. Her dad and I think she is a beautiful young woman. I hope you enjoy her entry today.


September 25, 2010

It’s hard being single. I’m 25 years old and there are no prospects in my life right now. I don’t date. I don’t want to compromise this gift of virginity to my husband in any way. I watch as most of the people I keep in touch with from high school and college are all married and happy. I feel like Jane in the movie 27 Dresses. I have three bridesmaid dresses in my closet and counting. Waiting is painful.

I’ve always been a contented people watcher. I like to watch how people interact with one another, especially couples who are in love. Have you ever noticed the way a woman’s whole countenance changes when she is swept off her feet by a man? She seems more confident, more sure of herself. Someone tells her continually she is beautiful and how he longs to be with her. She realizes her beauty and under his love she blossoms into something she hid from the world until then. She is being romanced. I wouldn’t want anything like that than with the one person I am going to spend the rest of my days with. I can’t see myself casual dating. I don’t want to give to the dogs what is holy nor cast my pearls before swine (Matthew 7:6). But with each passing February 14 and each wedding I have to attend that I am still single, it leaves me wishing. This girl I am watching from a distance is loved and I am not. I have no one to tell me I am beautiful. I have no one to hold me in his arms. I have no one to sweep me off of my feet. The message to me is clear: I am unloved.

What is a girl to do? There is hope and there is a promise straight from Father God. Over the past couple of years the Lord has spoken to me during my season of singleness and given me this message that will promote hope and healing to the lonely and forsaken.

This is a sneak preview of Kim Jones’s upcoming sermon series “She Will Be Loved.” Keep watching for more details. Coming to a church near you.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Don't become weary in growing tomatoes!

Hi Ladies,

This summer I thought I'd try my hand at growing tomatoes. I bought four tomato plants, pots, garden/vegetable potting soil and couldn't wait to plant them and wait for a harvest.

Everyday after work I'd go out on the screened Lanai water them and make sure they were doing okay, or what looked okay to me.

Now, honestly I've never done this before and really didn't have a clue how one should go about growing vegetables. All I could taste and imagine were sweet juicy tomatoes.

The only ones that have seemed to grow are the small grape tomatoes. My harvest thus far is 6 grape tomatoes! The larger plants with the beef steak and another variety have done absolutely nothing!

I was so excited when the first grape tomato was ripe enough to eat, I proudly brought it in and showed my family. At first I thought about cutting it into fours, but decided against that and shared it with my husband instead!

Growing tomatoes I must admit has been disappointing. The other three plants have produced nothing, but I'm still hopeful though....they do have flowers sprouting.

I can understand how Jesus became aggravated when the Fig tree didn't produce and He cursed it to die!

Matthew 21: 18 says, Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away.

I've been hungry for some tomatoes!

The Word also says, Galatians 6: 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

I did some research about growing tomatoes and trust that with spraying the plants for bugs and watering properly I will see a harvest. The hard part is not to faint, quit and give up on them!

Just like in our lives we all go through difficult and tough times, if we don't quit and give up there will be a harvest in our lives and victory over those situations.

Lord, I thank you for that harvest that is coming. I will be faithful and not become weary in doing good because I know at the proper time I will see a harvest and tomatoes too! :)

Love & Hugs,

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