Nonni

Angel in Heven
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  1. Snuggles
  2. Starting over with new "Word Fun". To play take the last word of a previous poster two word post. Examples: Glass Shoe followed by: Shoe Horn I will kick off with: Blue Sky
  3. Version - Sims 2

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    This is Abbii, a sim that Nonni had sent to me around a week or two before she died for testing. She was planning on uploading her soon. She is and always will be Affinity's very own Angel in Heaven. Gina (gayars)
  4. Hoo-Rah!
  5. If wishes had wings... I agree.
    1st rate! Thank you, Beck.
    Dear Red, would you consider uploading CC in a separate file? I don't have enough of something or other to download all in one shot. I was expecting to get more of something but my son hasn't made up his mind yet. Your lots are extraordinary.
  6. If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 Some years ago, we had a crusade in Santa Barbara. When the invitation was given, a 90-year-old man walked forward at the urging of his grandchild. His wife had died a few years before. She was a Christian and had prayed for him throughout her life. On her deathbed, she pleaded with her husband to give his life to Jesus Christ. She wanted her husband to know the love and peace she had experienced. But he turned her down. So there he was at a Harvest Crusade. The service was coming to a close, and as I gave the invitation, his granddaughter said, "Grandpa, do you want to go forward? He responded, "No!" "Come on, Grandpa," she said. He told her, "It is cold down there. I don't want to go down there." She said, "No, grandpa, I think you will like what you find when you get down there." The 90-year-old grandfather asked, "What do you think I am going to find down there?" She replied, "You are going to find love and peace and life." So he went forward. He prayed the prayer and asked Christ to come into his life. He said afterward, "Now I know what my wife was talking about. Now I know that I am going to see her again!" Don't ever write anyone off. God can still reach them. Keep praying for them!
  7. But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way. 1 Corinthians 11:31 It has been said that self-satisfaction is the death of progress. Any Christian who really knows what it is to follow Jesus always will realize there is a long way to go. We want to keep moving forward spiritually. We have to keep growing and learning. And if we want to see a revival, then we need to humble ourselves and pray. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 God says, "Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land." Of the twelve Hebrew words employed in the Scriptures to express the verb pray, the one used here in 2 Chronicles 7:14 means "to judge self habitually." We are so quick to judge and criticize others habitually when the Bible says we actually should be judging ourselves. Simply put, to judge ourselves means that we recognize we have a long way to go. Are you satisfied with where you are spiritually? After years of walking with the Lord, the apostle Paul said this: I don't mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. (Philippians 3:12–14) If we were to spend less time criticizing others and spend more time examining ourselves, then maybe we would experience a revival.
    Gina, these nursery sets are extraordinarily adorable. Fantastic work!
  8. We pray that the recoloring muse will come and inspire you.
  9. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11 I can remember situations in my life where things were looking rather bleak. But then I called on the name of the Lord, and He intervened. Here in our nation, things are looking rather bleak. But God says, "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:14). God is saying, in effect, "Check this out. Call on Me, and watch what I will do. Pray right now. Follow My prescription for revival. Watch how I will intervene." It is God's desire to bless us. And did you know that God wants to bless us even more than we want to be blessed? Psalm 84:11 tells us, "For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly." Often the reason we pray is because we have a need—we have a crisis. We need a healing . . . we need direction . . . we need financial provision. We pray because we are in trouble. It is not as though God simply gives us everything we have ever wanted and our lives are free of problems or conflicts. Rather, God will allow conflict in our lives so we will see our own weakness and then see the greatness of God as we depend on Him. I don't believe the ultimate need of our nation will be solved by a new occupant in the White House or by new members of Congress. I believe the real need for America will be met by a spiritual solution. Therefore, we need to pray.
  10. ((((Aaawww)))) Your simmies' lives reveal all of the stuff that I have been missing. I do have a family that I hope that I can share, too.
    Just looking at this home brings me pleasure. I am ooo-ing and aah-ing with all the special touches and use of space.
  11. The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe." John 20:25 G. Campbell Morgan said, "If you believe in God, you sometimes wonder why He allows certain things to happen. But keep in mind that there's a difference between doubt and unbelief. . . . Unbelief is an act of the will, while doubt is born out of a troubled mind and a broken heart." I think sometimes we confuse doubt and unbelief. Doubt is a matter of the mind. We don't understand what God is doing or why He is doing it. We like to call Thomas, one of the Twelve, "doubting Thomas" because he didn't believe the other disciples when they told him Christ appeared to them in the Upper Room. He effectively said, "I'll believe it when I see it. If I can put my hand in the wound in His side and touch the wounds in His hands, then I will believe." The next time the disciples met, Thomas was there. And who showed up? The risen Christ. Loosely paraphrased, He said, "Thomas, go for it, buddy. Here I am." But Thomas simply replied, "My Lord and my God!" (John 20:28). In his defense, Thomas didn't ask for any more than the other disciples had experienced. He wasn't willing to believe something just because someone told him it was true. He wanted to know for himself. There is nothing wrong with that. When presented with the evidence, the doubter turns into the believer. That is doubt. Unbelief, on the other hand, is a choice. Unbelief says, "I hear what you are saying, and I choose not to believe it. I reject what you are saying altogether." Unbelief is a matter of the will. It is refusing to believe God's Word and obey what He tells us to do. It is not necessarily bad to have moments of doubt. Sometimes we need to go through the foyer of doubt to get into the sanctuary of certainty.
  12. I love that Greg Laurie has been touching on this topic In his devotionals lately.
  13. Hope all is well with you and yours. You always find humor even in the most troubled times. You are an inspiration.
    Incredible! A work or art. Red, you are such a blessing.
  14. Look down from heaven, and see from Your habitation, holy and glorious. Where are Your zeal and Your strength, the yearning of Your heart and Your mercies toward me? Are they restrained? Isaiah 63:15 Have you ever struggled with doubt? Doubt is not necessarily a sign that a person is wrong; it is a sign that he or she is thinking. There are times in life when things don't make sense to us, even as believers. Maybe something happened and you scratched your head and asked, "Where is God in all of this?" Maybe you were praying about something, and God seemed to be silent. Or, He could have done something to fix your situation, but it seemed as though He were sitting on His hands, intentionally dragging His feet, or not even paying attention. That caused you to momentarily entertain doubt. It has been said that doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith. Sometimes we may think God is doing something that He really isn't doing. Or, we don't understand why He did a certain thing. When tragedy hits the life of a Christian, we wonder why. Why did God do this? The problem is that we interpret God in light of the tragedy instead of the other way around. Rather than interpret God in the light of our tragedy, we must interpret our tragedy in the light of God. Remember that God is in control . . . that He loves you . . . that He can work all things "together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28). We will realize in that final day when we stand before God that He never sat on His hands but, in fact, those hands were nailed to a cross. We will understand why He did or did not do what we wanted Him to do. Until that day, we need to trust and follow Him.
  15. The message in this devotional really was a great comfort to me.
    Marvelous! You are such a dear! Thank you.
  16. I am ever so grateful that you were able to retreive your all your files and programs have been returned to you. You have been been sorely missed.
  17. Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23–24 To pray and then to live in known sin is like hanging up the phone to Heaven. All the praying in the world won't help us if we are living in sin. God said in Isaiah 59:1–2, "Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear." Also, the psalmist said, "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the LORD will not hear [me]" (Psalm 66:18). For personal revival to take place in our lives, there must be repentance from all known sin. This includes not only the sins of commission (doing bad things), but sins of omission too. You may say, "I'm living a clean life. I don't lie. I don't steal. I don't get drunk. I'm faithful to my spouse." God bless you for all of that. But you could be guilty of a sin of omission. The Bible says, "To him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin" (James 4:17). If the Lord is prompting you to share the gospel and you say no, if the Lord is asking you to share freely of your finances and invest His kingdom and you flat out refuse, if the Lord is nudging you to pray more and you don't want to, this can be a sin of omission. God wants to change your life and forgive you of all your sins. Is there something you are doing that you know you should not be doing as a follower of Jesus? If so, you need to turn from it. You never will experience personal revival until you do.