Thursday, 10 March 2011

I'll Give Myself

(Tune: Amazing Grace)

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound,
To those who know the Lord.
But what of those who still are bound,
And do not have His Word?

The many dangers, toils and snares,
Through which we daily go,
Are nothing much when they compare
With what the heathen know.

Ten thousand years to sing His praise,
Bright shining as the sun,
While lost men suffer endless days,
Their torment never done.

Since grace has meant so much to me,
What would it mean to them?
I'll give myself, Oh, Lord, to thee,
To bring thy grace to them.

I was looking through some old papers and found this song. I'm sure it came from a mission conference we were in somewhere. The words are potent and hit home to the fact that their are so many lost souls what don't know or understand what the grace of God can do for them and how it can change their lives so remarkably.

I'm thankful for grace, how about you?

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Abide In Christ Day 9

I had been reading this book and it was such a blessing, but being busy and all, I set it aside. I almost feel like I need to start all over again. It is a good, yet very deep book. It's not just one that you can skim over and go on. You have to really take your time and think about what it's saying in order to grasp the meaning. I really wish that I could put the whole days devotion here because it is all so good, but that would take up a lot of space.

Abide in Christ-Day 9
"As your sanctification"
"But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom,
and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption."
I Corinthians 1:30

Christ is made of God unto us sanctification. Holiness is the very nature of God, and that alone is holy which God takes possession of and fills with Himself. "And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth" (John 17:19).

To illustrate this relationship between the measure of the abiding and the measure of sanctification experienced, let us think of the grafting of a tree, that instructive symbol of our union to Jesus. The illustration is suggested by the Saviour's words, "... make the tree good, and his fruit good..."(Matt 12:33). I can graft so that only a single branch bears good fruit, while many of the natural branches remain, and bear their old fruit -- a type of believer in whom a small part of the life is sanctified, but in whom, from ignorance or other reasons, the carnal life still in many respects has full dominion.

I can graft a tree so that every branch is cut off, and the whole tree becomes renewed to bear good fruit; and yet, unless I watch over the tendency of the stems to give sprouts, they may again rise and grow strong, and, robbing the new graft of the strength it needs, make it weak. Such are Christians who, when apparently powerfully converted, forsake all to follow Christ, and yet after at time, through unwatchfulness, allow old habits to regain their power, and whose Christian life and fruit are but feeble.

But if I want a tree wholly made good, I take it when young, and, cutting the stem clean off on the ground, I graft it just where it emerges from the soil. I watch over every bud which the old nature could possibly put forth, until the flow of sap from the old roots into the new stem is so complete that the old life has, as it were, been entirely conquered and covered by the new. Here I have a tree entirely renewed -- emblem of the Christian who has learnt in entire consecration to surrender everything for Christ, and in a wholehearted faith wholly to abide in Him.

Christian, fear not to claim God's promises to make you holy. Listen not to the suggestion that the corruption of your old nature would rend holiness an impossibility. In your flesh dwells no good thing, and that flesh, though crucified with Christ, is not yet dead, but will continually seek to rise and lead you to evil. But the Father is the Husbandman. He has grafted the life of Christ on your life. That holy life is mightier than your evil life; under the watchful care of the Husbandman, that new life can keep down the workings of the evil life within you. The evil nature is there, with its unchanged tendency to rise up and show itself. But the new nature is there too -- the living Christ, your sanctification, is there -- and through Him all your powers can be sanctified as they rise into life, and be made to bear fruit to the glory of the Father.

~By Andrew Murray~

And this is only a small portion of the days devotion. Can you see what I mean about being so good, yet so deep? This is what I call 'good stuff'. Amen and Amen!

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy

Sunday, 6 February 2011


This is the year of the Bible (400th anniversary) and as a family we are endeavouring to memorize the book of James.

It is so important to hide His Word in our hearts. We are taking 2 verses a week and working on them. It has been fun doing this as a family. We have gotten up to verse 6 completed. This week we start on verses 7-8.

James 1:1-6
  1. James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
  2. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
  3. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
  4. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
  5. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraided not; and it shall be given him.
  6. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
My husband went to a Christian High School and in order for them to graduate all the seniors had to memorize this book. He has forgotten a lot of it, so we are all pretty much on even ground (excluding the fact that children's brains work faster than ours, lol).

I'm really enjoying it and pray that most of it will stay with me after this is done. I reckon I'll just have to keep repeating it for how ever many years the Lord gives us on this earth! Hahahaha

Well, time for church . . . be in your place!!!

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Answer to Prayer

I'm so thankful that I serve a God who answers prayer! Yes, sometimes it's a NO. Yes, sometimes it's a WAIT. Yes, sometimes it's a YES, but He always answers.

We are often bad about given our Lord the credit that is due Him. Just because the answer is not necessarily what we want, doesn't mean that He is not concerned about us. He is concerned enough that He will do what is best even when it isn't what we want.

I'm glad that the Lord saw fit to answer a specific prayer that I had for someone else. Only the Lord knows how burdened my heart has been these last months, but I do praise Him for the victory, no matter how big or small.

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

CT Townsend - I have been blessed

Heard this song today and I just want to say . . .


Tuesday, 1 February 2011


Today, I have been glossing the skirting boards (base boards) and doors in the kitchen. After that I worked on getting the dining room put back together. Still have a few things I need to hang up and a mirror to get to go over the piano, but it's coming along. I have to finish glossing in the hallway and up the stairs. Should be interesting. NOT!

Sometime soon I have to redo Rebekah's room and then work on the bathrooms at church. I have a good bit of stuff that I'm taking to the church to use in the bathrooms to 'pretty' them up a bit. It's just all go at the moment. When I get the house put back together I will post the before and after shots! Should prove interesting!

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy

Saturday, 29 January 2011

What a day!

Today started well and has ended well, but the in between was a bit of a bumpy ride.

You just can't trust some people in this day and time. We bought a used hoover (vacuum) through ebay about 2 weeks We used it once, then I was busy painting and with everything gathered in the middle of the rooms I didn't have the time to try it again. The woman kept pressuring Roger to put feedback on, so after trying it we did.

Today as I was trying to put the living room back together it started to smell and make funny noises, then just died. It stunk up the entire house. I looked through all the hoses and nothing was clogging it (although I knew that already). I took the filter off and the black foam at the bottom was all tore up and mostly missing. I'm wondering if it got sucked into the inside somehow and messed it up?

We contacted the woman and she was very nasty. Basically said it was our problem. It sure isn't nice how unscrupulous people are, especially when you pay for something and it works all of about 10 minutes.

Evidently once you put feedback on there you can't change it. We definitely won't ever be pressured like that again. We will reserve judgment until after we've had time to properly have a look at the item and get some use out of it.

But in all that, I'm glad the Lord knows and He sees all. He'll take care of it. We have a friend who has a friend that is going to look at it and see if he can fix it. Wouldn't that be a blessing?

Learning Lessons,
Sis. Tammy

Friday, 28 January 2011


Well, it looks like today is going to be spent doing the glossing or rather trying to get it all finished. My house is a total wreck and has been for about 3 weeks now. It looks like we are moving, UGH! And in some ways that might have been easier. LOL

All the furniture in the living room and dining room is shoved to the middle of the room and we have only a love seat that is available to sit on. The poor kids have been having to eat sitting on the floor since Thursday! I'll take some pictures and post them. I'll try to make sure I get some before and after shots. Like, before the clean-up and after!

The only major downside, well other than it being a mess, is that I rolled the cabinet in the dining room that holds school test and records 'under' the table to keep it from getting messed up and now Rebekah is having to go ahead in her other PACE's and come back to 1 of 2 tests. I'm praying she doesn't forget it all. Hahahaha

Hope everyone has a good and godly day!

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Hope In Him

Psalms 39:7
"And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee."

Hope is a wonderful thing. It gives courage for some to go on, strength in hard times and so much, much more.

The definition of hope:
  1. to wish for something with expectation of its fulfillment.
  2. to have confidence; trust.
  3. to look forward to with confidence or expectation.
  4. to expect and desire
  5. something that is hoped for or desired.
  6. one that is a source of or reason for hope.
I put in bold the definition for today. I am so thankful that my hope is in the Lord-one that is a source of or reason for hope. Many times things/people come and go, switch and tur, but GOD
is always there (Hebrews 13:5b- "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."). He is a friend that sticks closer than any brother/sister/father/mother ever could. He's a faithful friend & confidante!

I am wondering today what you are putting your hope in? Is it true and loving Lord or is it in a sin-sick and disillusioned world? Jesus is our only hope. We put our trust in so many different things and people then, when they fail, we are disappointed, frustrated and angry; but God is worthy of our trust. Psalms 118:8 says, "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man".

Being as how God is perfect, how can He fail? I'm glad that I have put my hope in a righteous and holy God that I know will always do what is best for me instead of trying to rely on myself, someone or something else. Because at the end of the day I am just flesh and bone and I will
fail, others will fail me (not necessarily on purpose, but they too are made of the same flesh as I am), situations & circumstances will fail me, BUT MY JESUS WILL NEVER FAIL!

How about you today, what or who are you really trusting in?

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy

Wednesday, 26 January 2011


The New Year has started with a flurry of paint! Yes, I said paint. I've been painting the interior of the house for a few weeks. Other than having to redo Rebekah's room and sort out the glossing it should be finished this week. Next week, glossing and etc. Then to clean the carpets. Spring cleaning will be finished early at the Tooley house. YAY! Hahahaha Make that 'winter' cleaning. But, it all needs done and no time like the present, right?

Roger and I have started our diets. So far so good (well, it is only the first day, lol). It is called the Metabolism Miracle. It is similar to Adkins, but it is a temporary jump start for the first 8 weeks. They use the rule 5X5. No more than 5 carbs every 5 hours. After the first 8 weeks you can start to had things back into your diet. Instead of your pancreas having to produce and give out insulin to make your body burn those carbs, it uses the stored fat for energy instead. If your body gets more than those 5 carbs in that digestive time limit the pancreas has to work and use insulin, but as long as it is under that then we use excess fat. This helps to boost the use of your metabolism. Where before it didn't have to, now it does. We have quite a few friends that are doing it and they have really done well on it, soooooooo . . . here we go.

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy