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Sunday, August 31, 2008

How they grow so fast

This photo is so precious to me. This is my eldest-Paul and our little joy-Noah. It seems like yesterday that Paul was Noah's size- laying in that exact position next to his father.

It is amazing to me that he will be 18 in less than 8 weeks. What a wonderful man he is turning into. He will be an amazing father! Noah adores him!



Thank you Lord for your heritage!

Friday, August 29, 2008

God Stop Friday

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What God has shown me this week-
He has shown me that though my heart is to have a sister to walk through life, one close by to share my good and bad- that I have many sisters in Christ who have I have never met, but the Love of Christ is in them.

Here is a photos of what one of the beautiful Siestas sent me from the conference:



God has shown me that I am loved when I do not feel loved.

Thank you Lord-
Angie

Thankful Thursday

I am so sorry- yesterday I was gone, and when I got back I got so wrapped up in getting things done for schooling I forgot to do my thankful thursday!

What am I thankful for?
I am thankful for the health of my family and myself. I am thankful for the fact that my beloved husband loves the Lord, and tries so hard to be a Godly leader.I am thankful for a place to call home, and food to eat. I am thankful for the blessings of a vehicle.

I am mostly thankful for my salvation, and the fact the Lord found me priviledged enough to call me His own.



Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sharing

Hello Siestas, friends and family

So many of you have so much to share and well- there is nothing new and exciting here. I know I have been quiet, I have been reading alot of the Siesta Blogs, sounds like a good time was had by all. Praise the Lord.

I shared what Maria and I did over the weekend. It was fun.

I have been meaning to share what we have started for a family devotions. It has been great. We have dedicated to read through the bible in a year. The reading program is unlike one I have ever seen. Each day is a different topic: Monday- the law, Tuesday- History, Wednesday- Psalms, Thursday- Poetry, Friday -Prophecy, Saturday- Gospels and Sunday- Epistles. We have all(the children included) have begun to look forward to Family Devotions! (Thank you My Beloved for being so diligent in finding this for our family)

Maria and I will be starting a mother/daughter bible study- Beautiful Girlhood during the day. I am looking forward to it. We are missing a book for her or we would have started.

I have been diligently trying to get school finished from last(inputting information) so that I can focus on the new school, which will begin next week. I know the children are ready. They are bored.

Noah went to his first dentist appointment yesterday- he was so good for the dentist. He normally hates medical personnel I think it helped that they kept everyone together.














Monday, August 25, 2008

Weekend-






Making the decision to not go to San Antonio was difficult. Friday was not good for me. I tried to keep my emotions in check, and my heart from breaking. It is all over now- now I can move on with life, refocus on where I am, and what I am to be doing.

Maria was just as disappointed in the fact we could not go to San Antonio, so instead Dad had me take her out for a late lunch/ early dinner. Then we went for a beauty lesson. She had her eyebrows done for the first time and was taught how to put makeup on. It was a few hours of just the two of us. To talk about girlie things,which does not happen in our male dominant home we have.






Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thankful Thursday

It amazes me that it is Thursday already. This week seemed to have buzzed by. I am thankful for the week of rain we have received this week. It was needed, the plants were starting to looked fried, in the Texas heat. I am also thankful for the Lord's discernment and allowing me to make the decision of not going to San Antonio, though it was a hard decision to make. It clearly was the right one. I am thankful for my beloved husband,who is so faithful to the word. I am thankful to the Lord for my beautiful children- the mighty arrows of God they will be! I am thankful for the salvation of my mother. I can see the work of Christ with in her. I can see the Lord working in her life and developing a relationship between me and her! I am most thankful for the Love that surrounds me through friendships, family, and the brethern that can only come from Christ Jesus!




Wednesday, August 20, 2008

with a heavy heart

It is with a heavy heart that I am posting this blog. I will not be able to go to San Antonio. I wanted this so bad, that I guess I was forcing the issue. I can not go, knowing it would put a financial strain on my family. Schooling has to be a priority. The children books needed to be purchased, which had to take precedent over my desire to be part of the Fiesta in San Antonio. It grieves me deeply because I was praying, hoping to find a sister in Christ there. One that lived here in Houston, so we could develope a much needed friendship. I guess it was just not my time.

Have fun Siestas! I hope we get another chance to meet!!
May the Lord be with you!

Lets us not love in word or neither in tongue...

I John 3:18
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.


Often times we find saying "I love you" is so easy to say. We say it in passing, we email it in forwards,"if you love 10 people pass this on". It is so easy to love in our words or with our tongue. The challenge comes in when we love in deed and in truth. In Deed- means action, means we are to do something. Now there is the challenge I can love you with my tongue but don't ask me to disrupt my life, or disrupt my schedule to do something for you because my love does not run in that direction. I just do not have time to help you. I just do not have time to love you in that way. I have a family to tend to, or even I have a job that does not allow me to love you in deed.

If you are unable to love in deed, can you love in truth because the two go hand in hand? "but in deed AND truth."
When you love in deed, then you show your truly love them. (truth) Does it not become a sacrificial love? Where you sacrifice yourself, and your own agenda,to minister to the need?

This weekend we(Maria and I) are heading to San Antonio for a Beth Moore conference, but more so to meet all these women from all over the United States, whom we have loved through the blogging world on Beth Moore's site, who have loved in word, and are about to love in deed.

May Our Lord be with each of you as you travel to this great state of Texas. May our Lord be glorified this weekend as we gather. May we each love in deed and in truth. May we show my daughter what it means to love the "brethern" or this case the Siestas!!!
In Jesus Name Amen!






Monday, August 18, 2008

What do you say at times like these?


CJ- a precious little boy who needed prayer. I saw him first on a Siesta site(Annie's eyes) and who could resist the precious face, and the big blue eyes. At 14 months old he was already a heart breaker. I read his life thus far and the more I read, the more I loved this little boy. His family had endured alot for his sake to make him well on this earth. He needed a heart. I searched daily on any new news on this precious gift. I prayed knowing the Lord was with him. Yesterday the Lord took this wonderful gift home with him. The grief hit me like a ton of bricks. I cried for this little one- I never met, and grieved for the Mother I could not hug and say I am sorry.

What do you say at times like these? How do you comfort knowing the pain is so sharp and fresh? All words seem so empty and in vain. There is no instant remedy for this kind of pain. Yes I know the LOrd is control. Yes I know that CJ- sweet baby, is no longer suffering, but are there right words?? I also know he is walking with Jesus- or even running, but how do you comfort those in grief?

Myer family- thank you for sharing with complete strangers your gift from Heaven. Thank you for allowing us to have a small piece of him as well. Giving us an opportunity to know of him- He will be remembered. His sweet face, and beautiful eyes will always be remembered.
May our Lord bring you peace in this time of grief.

In Christ

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Justification from men....

Luke 16:15
...., Ye are they that justify yourselves in the sight of men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Often times when I read the Gospel, and listen to what Jesus says to the Pharisees, I see myself. How many times have I tried to justify myself or my actions in the sight of men, not caring wether it went against God? He knows my heart. There is no hiding that from him, as much as I might be able to hide it from men. He sees the real me. The sinner, the lost and filthy soul that can only be cleaned through Christ Jesus. I praise him that there is a "way", a redeemer that shows me I can be clean. He shows me how to care more about the Lord, and being clear before HIM, and not men.

Lord-
I ask that you help me to live your Word in my life, so I may be your example. Lord forgive me of the times where I cared more about justifying myself before men. Help me Lord to be the wife, mother and friend you want me to be. May You receive all the glory in my life!

In Jesus Name
Amen





Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thankful Thursday

My heart is over flowing with thankfulness. Thankfulness for a God that knows me. God that answers my prayers, and for a God that doesn't answer my prayers. For the hope that I have only through Christ Jesus. Thankful for all my loving Siestas. Thankful the blessings, and ministry that Beth Moore has. Thankful for Beth Moore and how the Lord uses her to speak to me!!
Thankful for my children and their unconditional love and blessing they are in my life. I am thankful for my beloved husband who strives to be who God calls him to be in his life.

Lord I am Thankful for your son- who brings me life, love, peace, and joy!



My precious.....

Noah and my husband have started the cutest thing. Sam calls Noah, precious so Noah in return calls his daddy precious.
Well at bed time Samuel always tries to read a Psalm and Proverb to Noah and I before we close our eyes and last night was no different. Samuel always turns out all the lights and reads with a booklight. Noah decided he was going to take his bottle and put it in the middle of the bible where dad was trying to read.Dad warned him and said, if you do that again daddy will have to spank you and he continues reading. Of course being in the trying age Noah is in (21 months) he took his bottle and did it again,so daddy smacked his hand as he warned him. Noah started to whine and cry and leaned over to his dad and said " Precious! Ow, Precious" -

Isn't that just the cutest thing. It stuck with me all through the night!


Blessings Siestas, Family and friends!


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Often times I wonder.....

I often times wonder if I am succeeding in giving my children the Word and living it in my own life. It is frustrating to sit here and say the same things over and over. Bridle your tongue. Love your brethren, and love your enemies. Be kind to one another. It just seems to be void at times.

I wonder if that is how the Heavenly Father feels about me?
Does He get as frustrated with me when I call him, Lord, Lord, and NOT do what he says?
Does he ever want to just say ok, I warned you- you are on your own?

Will I ever live to see the fruit in their lives? In turn will I live to see the fruit in my own life?

Ugh today has been one of those days that you just wonder what you are doing... are you doing it right? If not- how do you fix it?

Have you ever had one of those days?

I love you Siesta, Friends and family So very Much!
May our Lord Jesus bless all of you!



Tuesday, August 12, 2008

As I stitched the last stitches on my first quilt....


These thoughts were running through my mind...
I was thinking and praying about my older boys P, and A- my sweet boys who are growing up to be men right before my eyes. P will be 18 years old. A will be 17 at the end of the year. Each of them are completing schooling with the mindset of what they will do for the future.

In the meantime- they both want to work, but in my heart is this question " How do I just let them go out there and work in just any place, around anyone? They are still being molded and scalped into men. They need the influences, and guidance of other Godly men. Which they would not receive if they just went and worked "anywhere" around "anyone." This is what my heart is struggling with. I hear so many other Christians say to me "Oh they have to be sent out there some time" or " They have to experience life" or " you can't hold on to them forever". I just want to scream when I hear that,where is that in scripture. SHOW ME the book, chapter and verse. I have no intention of holding on to them. They grow, become Godly men, warriors for Christ, marry, and move on. (That is biblical)

Are we really suppose to send them out before their time?? WE are living a spiritual battle every day Sisters,siestas, and friends. We are battling the fight of our lives. The fight for our very souls and the souls of our children. Should we really have the same mindset of the lost? They also say their children should experience life. So tell me how much more would you feel if you left your child "experience life" as others said you should, and they get aides from having relations way to early? Or get hooked on drugs? Is that the kind of experiences you want them to have? The scary thought is, it is happening.

Young girls are getting pregnant at very young ages by very young boys. The "veggie box" is saturated with medical ads on how to treat diseases and it not interrupt your immoral activities. WHAT? Are kidding me? Learning the lesson the first time was not enough so you continue in the immorality and infect others along the way?

We are living Naive Christian lives if we think we are immuned to all this or that our children are protected from it all just because we go to church. The evil one is waiting, just waiting for the right time, and place to devour us as well as our children.

Equipping them in the word of God, not sending them out before it's time, and being sure that they are set on a foundation of Christ that is unbreakable is the only defense we have!


Thank you Lord for always being my filter- for giving me insight when I need it most. Help us Lord- Help us believers see your word, live your word, and love your word. Forgive us Lord for being weak. Forgive us Lord for not doing as you said.
Give us strength! We need you in our lives to guide us daily.
In Jesus Name- Amen

Multigenerational Promise

preached by Voddie Bauchman


These are the notes I took as I listened to this outstanding sermon by Voddie Bauchman. Of course my notes will not even be a portion of this sermon. To get the full affect of the message please take the time to listen for yourself. You will not be disappointed, nor will you walk away from this message with a void!

This message is based on Jeremiah 29:11- the most misused, ripped out of context verse in all the bible

This verse is a promise- but be careful to claim promises that belong to a certain group of people. We want to claim this promise but not the promise of 2 Timothy 3:12 gives us. Rarely do we pray for this claim! We also try to side step the scripture of the "Great Commission" Why because most of us think like Secular Humanists- We believe we are to consume and enjoy, so we see Jeremiah 29:11 as a promise for us to come and enjoy.

What happens when hard things come? First thing we do is ask WHY,God? Or when actually begin to think that God has actually lost control or is not present.

Many of us are leading a defeated Christian lives!

There are a few things we need to understand about this verse- so we will go back to Jeremiah 29:4- which shows all this happened because the Lord spoke it in advance. The people were not surprised. They knew it was coming. The prophets had warned them.

First we need to know that and believe in the ABSOLUTE SOVERIEGNTY OF GOD
-we believe that things happen outside of God's soveriegnty.
- we believe that only the wonderful things come from the Lord but what happens when we are in the woodshed? Is God not there?
- Do we not experience discipline from our earthly fathers, why not our heavenly Father? As a child of God we can experience difficulties by the hand of God.

What we are called to as Christians is not a life of Ease. We are to live a life of righteousness,and holiness.

IF YOUR LIFE GOES DOWNHILL FAST GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!!

Secondly you are going to be there a long time.
Notice in Jeremiah 29:5 He tells them to build houses, have children, find wives for your sons, and husband's for your daughters. Why is that? Because He was warning them they were not going anywhere any time soon!


Thirdly you must see the multigenerational promise - He did not tell them in his instructions to have the 2.1 children. He told them to have children. He told them to multiply. Those who entered into the land would not be alive to see the promises of God be fulfilled. Imagine if they did not do as God said. Imagine if they did not have children, who be there to fulfill the promise?





Dear ones there is so much more to this sermon- I pray you will take the time to listen to this most powerful man of God!

Your Siesta, Sister, and friend


Monday, August 11, 2008

brain test

Angie, your hemispheric dominance is equally divided between left and right brain, while you show a moderate preference for auditory versus visual learning, signs of a balanced and flexible person.

Your balance gives you the enviable capacity to be verbal and literate while retaining a certain "flair" and individuality. You are logical and compliant but only to a degree. You are organized without being compulsive, goal-directed without being driven, and a "thinking" individual without being excessively so.

The one problem you might have is that your learning might not be as efficient as you would like. At times you will work from the specific to the general, while at other times you'll work from the general to the specific. Sometimes you will be logical in your approach while at other times random. Since you cannot always control the choice, you may experience frustrations not normally felt by persons with a more defined and directed learning style.

You may also minimally experience conflicts associated with auditory processing. You will be systematic and sequential in your processing of information, you will most often focus on a single dimension of the problem or material, and you will be more reflective, i.e., "taking the data in" as opposed to "devouring" it.

Overall, you should feel content with your life and yourself. You are, perhaps, a little too critical of yourself - and of others - while maintaining an "openness" which is redeeming. Indecisiveness is a problem and your creativity is not in keeping with your potential. Being a pragmatist, you downplay this aspect of yourself and focus on the more immediate, the more obvious and the more functional.



Brain test


Thought this was interesting...does this really sound like me? Sam says it does... hahah







The Promised Life Part #3

This was the sermon at our church yesterday! It was a great message that I thought I would share with all of the Siestas, friends and family!!


How to enter the promised life

Scriptures- Joshua 3:1-6, 8-9, 13-17

Crossing over from the Wilderness into the Promise land is an example of the crossing over into the promised Life with Christ.


There are 3 steps to do to get ready to cross over-

1. Get your head straight

Joshua 3:1
Luke 6:46
And why call me Lord, Lord, and not do the things which I say?

If Jesus is not Lord of all, He is not Lord at all!!

2. Get your heart right

- be sure you are clean before the Lord
Psalm 139:23-24
Search me, O God, and know my heart and see if there be any wicked way in me!

-be committed to the Lord

Joshua 24:24
Jehovah, Our God, will we serve and unto His voice will we hearken.

KEEP NOTHING BACK FROM GOD

3. Get your feet wet

-God's Promise
2 Peter 1:2-4
Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord seeing that His divine power hath granted into us all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of him that called us.

- Your Faith
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie.



Saturday, August 9, 2008

Hello

Siestas, Friends and family

My mom and sisters have left, and left me lonely and heart broken. It is so hard for me as I get older to be so far from my mom. The visit went fantastic. We all had a great time. Mom loved being here watching the children. She wanted lots of pictures, and so we took lots of pictures!!She took us to Sea World, Nasa, and a day on the beach. Now it is time to get back to reality.

Here is a Photo of the Suburban that was given to us:



This week I will be working on school, making sure things are closed from last year, and getting ready for the new school year. Please pray for me- I have been very disorganized the past year and some how lost a fire. It has nothing to do with my children, it is me. Pray the Lord will restore something in me, and give me a determined spirit to do what I need to do to prepare for our schooling year. Usually I will have started my year, but all the visitors I decided to wait! So now I have to get moving!!!

Where are you all?? How are things with you??

would love to hear from you!!





Thursday, August 7, 2008

Boredom leads to make overs and Color






Ok here are photos of me coloring my sister's, her daughter's and even her dog's Hair.

The other one is a photo of the masks my little sister put on the girls. This what we did during Tropical Storm Edourdo- what did you do?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Lord has provided

The Lord has provided a roommate, and place for me to stay and it could not be a better location but right there in downtown San Antonio. I am so excited. Praise you Jesus!!!! You know just what I needed, and when I needed it most!

Thank you Jesus



Tuesday, August 5, 2008

And I stand in AWE

Hello Siestas, Friends and family
I am in complete AWE of God. Things have been so busy around the Sellers household. We went to Sea World thanks to my mother, Sunday we went to Lakewood Church, which was awesome, and then to Nasa. In the midst of all that Our Awesome God was again in the works in my life for a prayer requests I had lifted to him-WEEKS AGO- I desired to go see Beth Moore in San Antonio and be part of her Siesta Fiesta. I had given up on the fact that I was going to be able to go- but as always as I think all hope is lost the Lord does what he does best, and that is put me in my place and Him on the throne.

I was contacted by a wonderful Siesta who is unable to go and is giving me her spot!! Can you believe it?? She is blessing me with her tickets. Because I know that this is the Lord, I will trust the Lord will provide a place for me to sleep! If i have to I will sleep in my car!( not really but I would!) What an awesome God we serve ladies!!!

On a different note- the visit with my mother has been fantastic thus far. We stayed busy over the weekend and have relaxed for the last two days. We have been watching movies, talking, and laughing. Ladies- I believe my mother has given her life to Christ. I truly believe she has gotten saved. She is a different person. Loving, affectionate, just a person I have never known! It is awesome. When I think of it, it brings tears to my eyes! She is the mother I have always desired!!

Of course the tropical storm has kept us inside, but it has been fun. We have even gone as far as dying each others hair.. well I did not do my hair but Melissa did hers, Maria, and even Honor. I will post photos tomorrow!

Many wishes and blessings to you


Monday, August 4, 2008

Where to Start

What an amazing God we serve... a few weeks ago- if you will recall with me I posted about my week, where the air conditioning broke, the van broke down and Paul(my eldest) knocked his front tooth out. 

I sent out a distressed prayer request for our family basically stating that we were in need of a miracle. Honestly if people say that miracles do not happen then they are blind to them. God as always met us where we needed HIM most, with the van. Not only did someone "anonymously" want to pay for the van to be fixed, then someone came and offered us their 1999 GMC Suburban. With the thought that our van is too old, and this one may last a little longer- Yes you read it- they gave, gifted, and signed over their Suburban to our family. Do we serve a God of miracles or what?? We have been left awestruck and amazed of His provisions, and abilities to do what we can not imagine can be done!

Thank you Lord for always meeting our needs, and also going up and beyond!!




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