Sunday, December 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I also want to add that I am thankful for Facebook. It has reconnected me to so many people I thought I had lost:)
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The prayer, entitled "I ask", was written by a confederate soldier. It was recovered from his body in Devil's Den after the battle of Gettysburg.
"I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.
God made me weak, that I might obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things.
I was given grace, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy.
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of men.
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I received nothing I asked for.
My prayer was answered.
I am, among all people, most richly blessed."
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Thank Jesus, for the opportunity to do the job I was made for!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
My first blessing, my most important blessing...everyday of the year:
...is how thankful I am for my LORD and SAVIOR, Jesus Christ. With out His life mine would be miserable... and so would those around me! LOL! Jesus is my #1 blessing and the source of all of my other blessings! I love you Lord! Thank you!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
The following passages from Proverbs 31 describe what the Lord finds in a virtuous woman. Following each of the passages I have a statement to help you translate the verse in a more applicable term.
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Statement: She is Rare.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
Statement: She is trustworthy.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
Statement: She is constant in her love.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
Statement: She is industrious.
14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Statement: She is thrifty and works well with what she is given.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
Statement: She is self-motivated.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
Statement: She is enterprising; marked by an energetic spirit and a readiness to act.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
Statement: She is willing to do hard work.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
Statement: She is willing to work long hours.
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
Statement: She does not grow weary during monotonous work.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Statement: She is compassionate.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
Statement: She is prepared for the future.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
Statement: She is a good seamstress; binding things together (not just fabric, but in a relationship). Also I would like to add something that I did not see when I prepared this the first time. The scripture also refers to the clothing that she wears and states that they are fine clothes in the color of purple. Throughout many other scriptures the color purple is a reference of royalty. So along with verse 30 this one also translates to me that she is a child of God...a princess, daughter to the King of Kings.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
Statement: Her husband is a leader; he having the authority and influence over their household.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Statement: She is an entrepreneur; managing organizing and assuming the risks of her household and/or business.
25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
Statement: She is not swayed by circumstances.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Statement: She is wise and kind.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Statement: She is duty-conscious.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Statement: She is blessed by her family.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Statement: She is not satisfied with being mediocre.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Statement: She is a woman of God.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Statement: She is praise worthy.
My prayer for this bible study is that it will positively impact the lives of every woman that reads it. That you will save it, share it, post it on your own blogs and Facebook pages and that you will continue to look back on it and draw strength and encouragement from it and grow in your walk with the Lord. He loves His daughters with a love that is stronger than any earthly father and He wants to take pride in our lives. Make sure you a making your "Daddy" proud:)
Friday, October 15, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This past visit with the Vaughn family, even thought it was their longest trip here so far, flew by way to fast. Like I said in my last post, most of their visit here was spent in WV doing VBS, but sometime in that week Sarabeth and I managed to talk our hubbies in to agreeing to a Volpe/Vuaghn family trip to the Safari Park.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Our family was blessed enough to participate in two VBS programs this year...and back to back might I add:) It was and exausting two weeks but also very rewarding. Our first VBS week was spent in WV at Calvery Southern Baptist Church as a home missions progect. A progect too large for the Volpe Srs. and Volpe Jrs. to do alone...so we brought the Vaughns along too. It was a great week and just as in any mission progect we walked away wondering who was really ministered to...Calvery Southern Baptist Church or the "missionaries".
Monday, July 5, 2010
I also took on a new title in the month of June: wedding coordinator. Who's wedding? ...My mom. That's right--- Va really is for lovers. Mom and Bob tied the knot on July 2nd.
I am not posting pics at this time. I am actually on my phone on my way to a mission project. Promise to start blogging better when I get home.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
For those of you who may find it odd when Jesus speaks of the rocks crying out his praises (Luke 19:40), let me share with you about how my pointer finger has been preaching to me all day!
(Fore note: I have a minor infection in my pointer finger from a pulled hang-nail.)
In the Bible God refers to Christians as the "body" (1 Cor. 12:12). And just like our own body, all members must be in healthy, working order for the body to preform to it's absolute best. And like wise when even just one member is disabled it will weaken the entire body---no matter how large or small that member may be.
Que---my swollen pointer:)
All day I have moaned and groaned over this little "member". I have found normal, everyday tasks such as typing, buttoning pants and even using the microwave a real chore with this hurt finger slowing me down. Then when in the shower, as my finger throbbed while shampooing my hair, the Lord spoke to me through this finger.
Sometimes when we picture the "body" of Christ we picture ourselves as a small, and sometimes unimportant member...maybe even a finger, or a hang nail :) When we as a member of the body of Christ become "infected" with gossip, laziness, criticism, and an apathy we effect the function of the whole body---disabling it from being productive for the Kingdom of God.
So what to to about the infection....this was my question. If you find yourself as an "infected member" it is time to put on the Neosporin---Christ's love, grace and mercy ( 2 John 1:3).
But if we are the body, why aren't His arms reaching, why aren't His hands healing...
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Check the True Light blog to see the "good ones" from this photo shoot.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
This was her cheering section of about 25+ people...of which included ALL of Cheyenne's grannies---even the two from Fla!
After several failed attempts to upload the video of her performance...I have given up. But you can still see it if you would like. I have successfully uploaded the video on my Facebook page. I did not include the link because you will not be able to open it unless you are logged in to Facebook on your account. If you do not have a Facebook account...GET ONE!!! It is just one more way for you to keep up with the Volpe 4!
Monday, April 26, 2010
We had a great trip and are always thankful when the Lord blesses us with time to visit our loved ones! Next Fla trip is planned for Thanksgiving. In the mean time Hotel Volpe has vacancy for anyone looking for a little R&R in the mountains...summers here are beautiful!!
Friday, April 2, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The Volpe family blog is always sure to be displaying pictures and video that show our children and how much we love them. This is also a video of a mother and the bond with her Son. Though my days of motherhood have contained struggles...none compare to the pain and suffering this mother has endured. And in the same sense...there is no greater pride for a mother than seeing her child fulfill God's will for their life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Warning: I am giving all blog viewers fair warning that me chanting "Jumpy, jumpy..." over and over again in this video is rather annoying (and even a little embarrassing), but Baby Boy loves it!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Cheyenne tried her hand at snowboarding at Papa Sebby's house this weekend. She did great for her first time, and as you can see in this video, Papa was there to pad her crash landings :)
Rumor has it that we will get 30-40inches this weekend. I will be sure to post if this happens...not like I will be that busy with 3 feet of snow keeping me pinned down:)