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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Morning…

Hello dear friends

Christmas morning brought a bittersweet end to a sweet time we have had for the last 12 days. We got up, made hot chocolate and lit our candles for our last time of Candle light devotions. What a sweet time in of reading, prayer, and singing it has been reflecting on the coming of our Savior and the reason we made purposed for such as a time as this.. Christmas.

 

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Adding the last piece was so joyous, but so sad…

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Christmas morning was sweet. Each child opening 3 presents a piece. Not expensive things, but things we knew they would enjoy.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

our Babe and Dad

One thing about having a little one “later” in life- (since I had the older ones by the time I was 26 years old) is knowing and appreciating how quickly time flies and to enjoy each minute with these little developing souls. I sure do wish I had this wisdom when I was younger, but I didn’t. 

Our babe may not have the over energetic parents, that could run, jump and crawl, but he has the gracious, more calm more patient parents.

 

Here are photos of our Babe- painting with his daddy a train that we bought at hobby lobby for a $1! What a joy it was to see the two of them putting their minds together to paint this wooden train.

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These are the times he will never forget!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Traditions…

At this time of the year everyone is filled with traditions. Things they do every year  to prepare their hearts to celebrate the greatest, and truest meaning of this season- celebrating the Birth of our Savior.

We are no exception.. we started this tradition last year. Our hearts were to focus ourselves completely on what we are celebrating and why we are celebrating it so every evening, we light these candles…

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gather around the table to read the scripture for the night, we sing the corresponding carol/hymn, then daddy reads a story. The story normally goes with which every figure we must pull and set up for our nativity scene. So far this is what we have out:IMG_1074

The Donkey was first- because he carried Mary to Bethlehem, then the cow- was probably in the stable, the sheep were probably brought by the Shepherds who came to see the Savior, and then the Shepherd. This scene is such a humbling scene, one that reminds us that our Lord did not arrive in a mansion, or place beyond our comprehension, but in the most humbling place of all! 

If our Savior will come in such meek, and humbling surroundings, living a life in total humility- how come it seems so impossible for us to do the same?

Our Father- who is in heaven- OH DEAR Father lend us your ear – HOLY is your name- you sent your Son for us Father, and we are so unworthy to receive this great gift, but we ask that YOUR will be done within us. Help us Father and provide all our needs, because nothing comes to us without your hand, or guidance. Lord forgive us and keep us from temptation because we are unable to be who You want us to be or bring Glory to your name without Your Guidance, your hand or your strength within us. Help us  to love each other, be kind, generous and encouraging to all we come in contact with. Lord Help us to forgive others, as you forgiven us. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the Glory forever and ever- In Jesus Amen.

 

Dear friends- as the days grows closer where the worlds stop- to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Rejoice- sing and Give thanks for we are so unworthy of the gift!

 

Angie

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Baking and Celebrating the big boy

The one thing I love about Christmas is baking. I am NOT a baker!!! (to say the least- my sister Melissa has that gift)

My Allie- has a hidden talent none of us  knew about…..

 

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The most delicious chocolate chip cookies we have ever had.

 

 

Last night our Babe slept in his own bed all night long without waking up till morning! HURRAY  to our Big Boy.

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Mom and Dad are doing the happy dance!!!

 

 

Ugh some sobering news and MUCH prayer needed. I have been having a bit of car problems lately, so my beloved said it was time to take it in to my trusted mechanic. Well- it is the radiator- ugh it is leaking, and at the time had NO fluid in it. He was amazed the car did not over heat. (thank you Lord for your constant protection)  By the Grace of God it is a slow leak but will worsen over time, which means the radiator will need to be replaced!!! (At $400.00) This what we need prayer on- we do not have that kind of money and now a days many are in our same boat!- but we must have this vehicle fixed since it is our ONLY reliable family vehicle. OUR God is able to provide all our needs!!! Would you join us in praying for provision in this area?

 

Thank you

Angie

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Dealing with unbelieving family members during the Christmas season

 

I read a post this morning that I thought I would past on. 5 Tips to handling Unbelieving family during the Holiday- all her suggestions where great, and the post is so worth reading. I wanted to add though that I do not think this is left for just Unbelieving family members. Her suggestions are a great way to handle any differences or conviction differences with family members period. All of her suggestion where grace filled, and kind, though still standing on the convictions they live for.   (protecting their children)

 

If you have a challenges during this season because of family, read it just might give you some ideas.

 

May the peace of our Lord that pass all understanding be with you.

 

Angie

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

HP TouchSmart 600 Giveaway

no I am not the one giving it away over at BooMama’s blog, she is giving it away. I really do hope NO one goes and checks it out, or even enters a comment, which gives me more of chance of NOT winning it. See I don’t win things. Let me correct myself in the past year that I have enter give aways I won ONE- yes just one.

(thanks again Angee)

So there you have it- my blog on the best give away of the year, which I know I won’t win. Open-mouthedTongue out

Women’s Bible Study

 

 

At church last week we started something new, a women’s and men’s bible study. Each gender oriented, not to divide or separate the family, but for each to learn on specifically what God has called each gender to do.

In today’s society the gender lines are so grey. There are times I have run into to someone and I truly could not tell if they were male or a female, even by their voice. God has called each of us, male and female to be different from each other. Not to dress alike, or even act alike.

My beloved is a scaffold builders, he lifts anywhere from 30lbs to 70 lbs of material on his back and climb anywhere from 30 feet to more than 100 feet in the air. The strength in his arms, and legs surpass mine. I could never lift that much for 8 hours every day! My body was not made to do those things, but he was.

I was made to do things differently… to be a tender, loving, caring to my children, to be frugal when it comes to caring for them all, to be sure they are all clothed well, and to be sure they eat well.

Is my value less than his because of what he is capable of doing? Or his less because he is not as tender, frugal, or mindful of things around the house as I am?

NO, each of us were made for a different purpose. Him, to work by the sweat of his brow and lead all of  us spiritually and some day stand before our Lord and Savior for each  person in His care.

I was made to be submissive to him, to love him, to love my children, to be chaste,  to be sober in all things, to be the keeper at home, and good, obedient to him so that the Word of God not be blasphemed.(Titus 2)

That word BLASPHEMED-  always stands out to me.. it always tears into my heart.  Because I know that I struggle in the being '”obedient to him” part.( As any woman of today would.) We are raised to be independent, strong willed, career women.

So what does that be obedient mean?- It means to let go of your will, for his will. Following His commands, his desires, and his will whether HE IS RIGHT OR NOT!

What does the blasphemed mean- to insult, slander, curse or defame the Word of God.

To think every time I allowed my will to over rule the will of my beloved’s I am blaspheming the Word of God. I am slandering, cursing or defaming his Word in the eyes of others, and my beloved.  A wave of shame enters my heart because I know it is not God’s will for me to live in disobedience or rebellion.

Am I being the example to my children on rebellion Or disobedience by not honoring or obeying my beloved?

God’s Word sets our lives in order, and we can not pick and choose the things we want to obey.

 

John 14

12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

15If ye love me, keep my commandments.

16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

There are those that many think there are just the 10 commandments, but there are more than that. There  are over 600 commandments in the Word- each narrowing down to the Ten Commandments, and the two that the Lord Jesus emphasizes.

But we are told by Jesus to KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.. if you love HIM.

OH Lord Help me- help me to be the Woman you have called me to be. Help me to love you, to love my husband and my children. Help me to obey, when my will, and mind wants to get in the way.

My heart is not to defame or slander your Word, but to bring your Word and you Glory. Give me strength beyond myself.

In Jesus Name- Amen

 

Sisters- it is not always easy to do the will of God, but we have to remember it is not in our own strength, but it is the strength of the Father, that we are able to live, and obey His commandments!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Here I am..

Hello Ya’LL!!! I am here. I am alive. I can not believe that this week has gone by. It is Thursday already? I started to feel bad in the beginning of the week, so I fought not feeling a hundred percent all week.

Christmas was looking pretty dim around here because I was a bit slow in the decorating department. The children decided they were going to help mom get motivatedOpen-mouthed So up went the stockings and the wreath on the door.

I took PM to get his Texas driver’s liscense, did you know it is a two day process? First day you take the written test, then you have to come back VERY early in the morning to take the driver’s test. Wow- first time I ever experience a process like it!

So in a nutshell that was my week.

Talk to you again soon

Angie

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas?- what is it really?

I will share I am not a big Holiday fan. I am a Christ fan, but I am  not a fan of what this season always seems to be about: spending,sales, and presents. You read over and over and over again in people's blog, twitters, etc how they are struggling to buy presents. Why? 

Are we not to be celebrating HIM? This season some how has turn into a season of presents, instead of a season of THE ONE AND ONLY GREATEST GIFT OF ALL.  If I could wrap salvation in a box I would give this gift to people, because that is “truly” what  people need more than anything else.

This season is not suppose to be about the best present you get or give, or the shopping, or being sucked in by every Christmas bargain out there. It should be about HIM- celebrating his birth. A gift for us believers that is matchless!

 

Teaching the true meaning of this season is what we focus on. We want to make sure that our children know  who this season is about and what it all truly means.

We also know,  this is not the time of the year our Savior was born, and we also know that this was integrated into the church to counteract a pagan holiday.  Another important consideration!

 

Jesus says himself

Matthew 22:29

29Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

(now he was speaking of other things in this verse, but can’t it be applied to anything in our lives?) Yes!

We error because we do not know the scriptures, we do not read them enough, we do not study the true meaning of the words, and we do not exam things that we read, hear or even know as “tradition”.

 

There are pastors that state their is nothing wrong with “celebrating” Christmas. I agree- as long it is truly about Christ.

We do decorate a tiny bit, but for the most part, we focus on the nativity scene. We have a devotion each night that focus on each part of this precious scene. We spend time reading the word, singing, and praying: as each day gets closer and closer to the nativity  figure of baby Jesus (which you take out on Christmas day)! What a joyous day that is for all of us!  This year we will make a birthday cake for him(chocolate at little Duck’s request) and we will sing Happy birthday to our Savior!

 

Let’s us take time to remember Christ this season!

 

Angie

Friday, December 4, 2009

Snow in Texas


Can u believe we have snow in Texas?








It seems that we have brought the snow back with us from PA. I just wish it would last longer and not turn into a mucky,slushy mess.


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Family website and blog


We created a family website and a blog.
http://sites.google.com/site/samsellersfamilia/

Blog
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Come check them out. I still will have Ponder the Path of thy feet, so don't delete my bookmark

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving Photo Shoots

 

I did a few photo shoots for  the Williams family

 

 

The Sellers Family

 

My family

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pixel perfect photography contest

 Pixel perfect is holding a photo contest

The one  and only – in a house full of all boys this developing  young lady is the only thing that keeps each of my young men on their toes. She is sweet, and loving, firm and honest.  She is truly someone very special to me! As she grows and changes I often wonder how empty my life would  be with her sparkling eyes and smiling face. I know one day she will leave to be married, but I find myself often praying that she won’t  go too far. ;-)

 

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wordless Wednesday

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Are you a crown or a Rotting to his bones? Part 2

Continuance from yesterdays post…..

What does it mean to be a crown?

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To crown means to bestow upon as a mark of honor or dignity

A crown honors the person who is wearing it. A crown is an identifying object that “honors” or is a testimony. When you see a crown upon someone's head you know they are special.

The Word speaks of crowns for a reward to those who are faithful to the Lord Jesus: crowns of rejoicing, crowns of righteousness.

A wife is an identifying entity for her husband.

What conclusion do people come to when they see you with your husband or when they hear you speak about your husband?

 

Proverbs 31:23
(23)  Her husband  is known  in the gates, when he sitteth among  the elders  of the land.

This verse implies that part of the reason her husband is known is because of her faithfulness to her calling. She was honored by others and her attitude brought blessings unto her husband.

 

How can a wife   be a crown to her husband?

Proverbs 18:22

[Whoso] findeth a wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

 

Do you want to be a good thing to your husband?

Do you want to obtain favor of the Lord?

 

Proverbs 19:14

House and riches [are] the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife [is] from the LORD.

 

A women who is a crown to her husband blesses her home by being frugal and thoughtful of finances.

 

Each letter of the Word CROWN- will be used to explain how a wife can be a crown to her husband.

 

C-      1. chaste conversation

          A chaste conversation is pure and no one can find fault in it

        2. content

           1 Timothy 6:6-But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Philippians 4:11-Not that I speak in respect of want: for I      have  learned, in  whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be  content

What is your attitude towards what God has called you to be?

3.  Countenance

   Proverb 15:13-

        A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by   sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

             Your countenance is a reflection of your husband. Do not act defeated and exhausted all the time.

 

    Psalm 16:9-Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

 

R -   1. Reverence

                        Ephesians 5:33 -Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.

 

   What does reverence mean?

  •            to be frighten of
  •           to be alarmed
  •          to be in ah
  •         to revere

 

We are to show reverence to our husbands not because he does anything but because of the position he holds.

We are to reverence even if he is not living for the Lord.

 

O-  1. Obedience

               Titus 2:5 -

[To be] discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

     Ephesians 5:22-Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

    Colossians 3:18-Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

 

What does this mean?

  • things your husband prefers should be done.

example- if he prefers the AC at 60 and you prefer it at 80- you should honor his preference not yours.

  • Honor his requests

example: Maybe he has asked you not to spend money but you think to yourself “ I work”, “ I contribute to the budget. I should be able to do whatever I want” . That is NOT honoring or obeying nor submitting to your husband and his authority.

 

  2. Outward appearance

      1 Peter 3:3-4-

Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

  1. We should have a right HEART first! No matter of attention we pay to the outside will not change what is in your heart.
  2. We should be lovely inwardly and outwardly bringing honor   to Christ and our husbands.
  3. We are to be modestly dressed
  4. we are to be clean and neat
  5. Our children should be clean and neat
  6. We should take very good care of our husband’s(ironing, and laundry clean)

 

3.  Others

            John 13:34-35-

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

 

John 15: 11-12

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and [that] your joy might be full.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

 

1 John 3:11-

For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

 

We should be willing to become involved in others lives!

Proverb 31:20

She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

 

W- 1. Wisdom

We must have wisdom to do what is required of us. We must seek God daily. We must have wisdom to train our children, to show love and honor and to accomplish that calling as a Godly Woman.

 

    2. Working willing with your hands

Proverbs 31:13-She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands

When we do things we should do them with a willing spirit to serve, and love our families. Remember you are an example to your children. If you complain every time you have to do something, so will they.

Colossians 3:17-And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

 

N- Nagging

We should not be nagging, causing discord, strife or be discontent.

There are a number of scriptures for this…

  1. Proverb 21:19-[It is] better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman
  2. Proverb 19:13-A foolish son [is] the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping.
  3. Proverb 27:15-A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
  4. Proverb 25:24-[It is] better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
  5. Proverb 30:21-23-

    For three [things] the earth is disquieted, and for four [which] it cannot bear:
    For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;
    For an odious [woman] when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

  6. Proverb 13:10-Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised [is] wisdom.

Strife and discord are disorder!!!!

Obey the word for we are to be his glory and his crown even if he is difficult or unloving.

Think dear sisters in Christ are you a crown to your beloved or rottingness to his bones?

May these words embed themselves in our hearts that we may pressed in towards the mark!

 

Love you all-

Angie

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Are you a crown or a rotting to His bones? Part 1

I listened to a message done by Mrs. Britt Williams-

The information was such a treasure to me and a challenge that I thought I would share what I wrote down.

As Mothers and wives we must hold true to the word of God and be obedient to what God has command of us.

What kind of Testimony are you and your family? What do people see when they look upon you and your family?

Do they see Biblical order?

ponder these questions- think of what others might say of you.

Ok-

what kind of testimony are you to your husband? How do we represent him and his leadership?

Proverbs 12:4
(4)  A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed  is as rottenness  in his bones.

What Kind of Crown have you adorned your husband with?

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Is it sparkling with:

- contentment

- obedience

- love

-reverence

or is it missing jewels, bent and tarnished?

-nagging

- grief

-bitterness

A women who maketh him ashamed is

-not content

-nagging

- disobedient

- argumentative  is rottenness to his bones.

Bones support our body and if there is rottenness in them there is serious trouble.

rottenness causes the bones to be

- weak

So when a wife is rottenness to the bones she weakens him, his testimony and his influence.

A few ways a wife weakens her husband:

  1. Talks about him in a negative way

  2. Fails to be a helpmeet to him, but rather expects him to be a helpmeet to her.

          Does this mean he can’t help you? No- but if you believe that you can’t accomplish what you need to without his help it is wrong. We are to be a helpmeet to him, not the other way around. We were created to help them accomplish what God has called of them.

   3. Talk down to him

      - to point out every time he makes a mistake

    - to talk to him like he is a 5 year old

   - focus on his failures instead of his success.

4. Keep your home in a way that would be unfit for him to be hospitable to others

5. You dress in way that would bring him shame

6. You could encourage a disrespectful attitude towards him in the children.

……. to be continued……..

This information is so rich- I thought it best to put it two parts.. ponder these words. I would love to hear from you how these words spoke to you.

Angie

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Dash (of Life)

Sermon By Pastor Persinger-

 

Psa 90:1-12

[[A Prayer of Moses the man of God.]]

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.


Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou [art] God.


Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.


For a thousand years in thy sight [are but] as yesterday when it is past, and [as] a watch in the night.


Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are [as] a sleep: in the morning [they are] like grass [which] groweth up.


In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.


For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.


Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret [sins] in the light of thy countenance.


For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale [that is told].


The days of our years [are] threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength [they be] fourscore years, yet [is] their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.


Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, [so is] thy wrath.

So teach [us] to number our days, that we may apply [our] hearts unto wisdom.

This life, right now, is your only opportunity to invest in your eternity.

Do you know why people squander their lives in things of this world?

 because they Truly do not believe what the Word says.

- if you believed the Word, then you know that you will give an account for every idle word that comes out of your mouth

- if you believed the Word, then you know you are to love your neighbors, and  love the brethren

-if you believed the Word, then you know you are to forgive all trespasses as Christ has forgiven your trespasses.

-if you believed the Word, you know that the life you live today will effect your eternity.

 

James 4:14

Whereas ye know not what [shall be] on the morrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

 

Don’t live your life in a way that would be displeasing to our Savior. Live your life knowing that you will face eternity sooner than you anticipated. Be ready to give an account. Be ready- so you may hear those sweet words “ Well done good and faithful Servant”.

 

Lord

Help us to see. Guide us through your Word. Speak to us and show us what has no value in eternity so we may live for you today, and not wait for tomorrow!

Thank you Jesus

Amen

 

Angie

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Birthday my Sweet BABY

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My baby is now three.. it is so sad for me to think about or even say… The time goes so fast. I cherish each second and accomplishment he has. He truly is a joy to me and our family. We adore him tremendously! If you spend a minute in our house, you know who holds our hearts!

 

I love you my gift from God!

Mom/Angie

Friday, November 13, 2009

overwhelmed and Blessed

 

Yesterday was my birthday. It started out early, my beloved did not get up as he normally would. His alarm went off and I awoke realizing he had turned it off. I turned and was encouraging him to get up or he was going to be late. He rolled over gave me a kiss and said Happy Birthday.I thanked him and still encouraged him to get up. He looked at me and said “ do you want your birthday present now” and I said “if you want” . He looked at me and said “ ok, happy birthday”, and then snuggled closer to me. I looked at him a bit confused at first and realized he was not going to work. I was overjoyed.  I was going to have day with my beloved.

It did not quite turn out that way, instead it turned out to be a VERY busy day. I was so overwhelmed with the calls, and people who wanted to stop over to give me a card, or gift. My birthday is normally uneventful and quiet. With a call from my sister and maybe a call from my mother if she remembers, but for the most part quiet only celebrated by my beloved and my children. So to have so many want to come and bless me was shocking to say the least.  I felt loved by all! Thank you!

 

some of my cards

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One of my gifts- thank you sister Jaquitta

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A Pen set- anyone who knows me knows I love pens!

 

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Angie

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

First time for everything


My baby no longer looks like a baby but a boy. It makes me sad but had to be done

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

To Be One-Review

To Be One- Three couples journey to Be One.


 

 

As we watched this movie/documentary my heart grieved because I can not say that this was my testimony when I found my husband/beloved and through years of stumbling around, God has been merciful to me and my beloved. He has protected us, our marriage and our children in spite of our ignorance and sin in the past.

Hsa 4:6

The children are growing and as we have grown in the Lord- and we (my beloved and I) have tried to show them that only through Christ do all things come including a spouse. 

Humans are followers doing as they see others do- in society it teaches our children to try as many as you can try before settling your heart on one. We believe that is a lie, that teaches the heart never to be satisfied, to always to be displeased and to trust emotions to mandate their relationship. As we all know our emotions can be deceiving and lead us in a way that would not be God honoring.

This film is 3 couples lives who are completely guided by the Lord Jesus Christ, using the authorities(parents) as guides to the path that God would have each of them go. In the end the Lord was reverenced and each spoke deeply into the hearts of my young people that through obedience to the Word, and to their authorities they are honoring God and their parents. What a great testimony and example.

Here are their comments:

 

Paul 19 years old

“ This film reminded me of the choices I have made in the past that have left scars. Coming to Christ in a real way and finding the “narrow” way is the really the PERFECT WAY!  I find myself questioning how courtship is going to work for me. I find myself praying that the Lord do a work in my heart to prepare me.  Watching those testimonies, God gave me an assurance what He did for them He will do for me.”

 

Alexander 18 years old

“ The thing that stood out the most for me is the part about the Lord’s Supper. How the Lord’s supper is a reminder of the betrothal we have with Christ. I think when I get a hold of that in my heart I will be ready for courtship and marriage. I will be able to appreciate what courtship means.”

 

Samuel 16 years old and Maria 14 years old

“ What pressed on our heats was watching how they did it correctly in a God honoring way. How God blessed them through their courtships because they honored God and how they honored their parents the way the bible states.”

 

Joseph 13 years old

“ What pressed on my heart was seeing how God does bring wives to you and blesses you for waiting. It makes me want to wait and have my parents help guard my heart so that they can help me look for a wife through God’s guidance.”

 

This film is a must have for every Christian home, especially those whose hearts is for their children to be pure till marriage!!! To purchase go to the website  To Be One

Angie

Monday, November 9, 2009

Words of Wisdom:

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What one generation does in moderation the next generation will do in EXCESS!

We do not consider this statement in raising our children. Often times we tell them “do as I say, not as I do” but that philosophy has not worked to keep our children safe from sin or going the way of the world, instead of living on the path of righteousness.

 

They watch mom and dad drink “socially”, so they become alcoholics. They watch mom and dad smoke an occasional cigarette, and their smoking habits are far worse. They watch mom and dad sink into fleshly sin, and their appetites for satisfying the flesh far surpass those of their parents.

 

Reality is the bible was Breathed into existence as a living example for us to follow because humans are creatures that tend to follow each other.

Example a famous actor or singer starts wearing their pants backwards, with the buckle in the back and how many people do you see doing the EXACT same thing??

As parents how do we expect our children to NOT walk as we walk, or do as we do?

I challenge you to examine yourself to be sure that all things will bring glory to Our Lord!

1Cr 6:19-20
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

May we seek you Lord in all we do- and bring you Glory!!

 

Angie

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Loving our church

The wonderful thing about being part of the body of Christ is blessing and laboring in love.

Here my men preparing the concrete for new lines in the parking lot.


















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Angie

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Guest Blogger at Pixel Perfect

Ok you all I was contacted a few weeks ago by Monica asking me to be a guest blogger on her blog. It was an incredible privilege to this homeschool mom. The post came out yesterday if you all want to jump over and check it out!

Pixel Perfect Blog

 

See you there!

Angie

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Women’s Meeting

 

Yesterday evening was my first women’s meeting at our church. Sister Cheri(Pastor’s wife) held it and taught. The fellowship hall was all decorated very feminine. (sorry for the first time in a long time I FORGOT my camera) She made us a meal, chicken,brocoli, corn, with Alfredo noodles. It was all very good.But the Word she shared was wonderful. It was titled-

A wolf in sheep’s clothing or a sheep in wolf’s clothing-it was on modest clothing.

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Her information came from this sermon

The Language of Christian Clothing- By SM Davis

and of course Scripture…

I will to try to do what she shared some justice.

The Language of Christian Clothing

1. The main clothing of the Christian is not the clothing of the outside but the clothing of the inside

 

- the main thing is having Jesus living within us in which these things will manifest themselves outwardly through the fruit in our lives:

-righteousness ( Job 29:14)

- salvation ( Isaiah 61:10)

- strength and honor (Proverbs 31:25)

-Humility (I Peter 5:5)

 

Comparison of what kind of attitude and spirit we should have- and what can be

 

Christ in us without Christ
servant attitude self centered
teachable know it all
not a pharisee Pharisee
grateful ungrateful
want to be like Jesus  
concerned about their testimony before others not concerned

 

 

2. Your clothing  SPEAKS a distinctive language all its own.

Here she shared a story of a news article she read – where a Pastor’s wife was arrested. What happened was this woman was dressed in such a way that the police officer thought she was a prostitute.

 

3. Inward and outward clothing should speak the same language

If we are followers of Jesus Christ- and profess our belief in him- then should we be dressing like the world?

 

4. Outward clothing is important to God and should therefore be important to us.

5. God’s purpose for clothing are protection, symbolism and modesty.

6. A person clothed with righteousness and humility would want to communicate the language of modesty and not the language of nakedness.

7. A person clothed with humility would want to communicate the language of submission

and acceptance of themselves rather than the language fo rebellion and rejection of God’s design

Deut 22:5


The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God.

 

8. A person clothed with righteousness and humility would want to learn their language from the shepherd not the wolf.

9. A person clothed with righteousness and humility will be willing to accept their God given responsibility for their example in this area of life.

She spoke on the differences between a man and a woman- men are affected physically, emotionally by sight. Women are affected by touch,so what we wear does matter because of two reasons

1. we could be sending the wrong message –

2. we could be causing a brother to stumble by our dress.

 

All of this was wonderful information and affirmation on things the Lord had placed in my life and heart a long time ago!

I pray for those who take the time to read this- they will see Christ in the Words and He will be glorified.

 

Angie

Vision Forum Give Away

 

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There is this great giveaway going on right now. She is giving away some resources from Vision Forum- Joyfully Living for His Glory-

You have to go check it at!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

1000 gifts

holy experience
 
 

51-56

 

 

glorious morning

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For innocence and security- always knowing he is safe even if he is up on the roof with dad.

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For youngmen willing to work hard

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For Godly Fellowship

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For God’s amazing creatures

 

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

His Secret Things…

Deu 29:29

The secret [things belong] unto the LORD our God:

-Not everything of God do we know

- Not everything of God do we understand

 

but those [things which are] revealed [belong] unto us and to our children for ever, that [we] may do all the words of this law.

There are things that we do know through His Word and understand of God. Those things are our responsibility. Those words/ways are to be taught to our children, children’s children, children’s children’s children FOREVER! so that they will do and keep God’s law and ways.

In our human mind we think we know God because He’s like us, right?

Wrong- we were made in HIS image, not His in our image and it is only in HIS image are we made, but without Christ and HIS redeeming blood we are NOTHING like God because without Christ we are DARK, Sinful, and Ugly.

No darkness is in Him( 1 John 1:5)

Only being redeemed are we washed clean, and Christ in us are we able to see the light beaming through the darkness in us to make out HIS image in us.  Only through Christ can we understand and follow HIS ways and Word.

Seek His face, His ways and His Word this day that you may know of this hope that is only brought to us by the Holy Spirit. Find your strength in Him and know that all His ways are revealed in His word. Allow it to guide you and strengthen you. In Jesus Name!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Purging is never easy…

 

This week has been one of a spiritual and emotional challenge. God has been purging my heart, and soul- that purging process is not an easy one and it hurts so deep within me not for my sake but for the shame I have placed on myself and my beloved. 

The Lord has been gracious, and merciful. He has shown His love to me through my beloved and his gentleness to me. Some days have been even tough to pray, not because I had NO reason to pray but because the pain was so great and I know the Lord could see right to my heart and soul. I had NO words- so in those days I lifted my face to heaven with one song on my heart for my Lord.

Complete

and one for my beloved!

I truly want to sit at your feet my beloved,drink from the cup in your hand,lay back against you and breath, feel your heart beat, This is love is so deep it is more than I can stand.

I want to be to you what God intended you to have in a wife! I know she is singing this song to the Lord, but it is such a love song- it truly shows how I feel about you-

 

Thank you, Lord, for your graciousness, your mercy, in my life- may I continue to seek your face, Read your Word, so that I may bring you glory and not shame IN my life!

Angie

Sky Watch

 

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As Dawn Breaks this morning!!

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