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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Laughter Lives Tuesday

Laughter Lives

This post is part of "Laughter Lives! Tuesday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check our their blog to read everyone else's "Laughter Lives!" posts.

 

In the Sellers’ home there are NEVER dull moments. There is always someone doing something crazy, or loud. Here is a video of my crazy nuts- having a race in their socks!

<br/><a href="http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?vid=adba26b8-647a-41e8-a299-65b13a763bae" target="_new" title="Sock race">Video: Sock race</a>

Monday, March 30, 2009

Saying goodbye is never easy

Today we went to a funeral of a dear sister. As I sat there listening to the Pastor speak of this dear woman of God and all the wonderful ministry she served in her life, I could not help but think of what would be said about me?

Victoria left a legacy behind. She was known for her love for Jesus, her love for the inner city forgotten children. Her and her husband would brave parts of the city that no " normal" evangelist would go. She always had such a connection with the Lord that she knew when it was safe or unsafe. I was in awe as I sat there learning more about this gracious,loving warrior for the King.

She passed into Glory with these last words on her lips " I shall live and not die". She knew that though she may be leaving her earthly vessel she was not passing on to an eternal death but onto an eternal life with Jesus.

At this moment she is walking the streets of gold with our Savior. Oh what a sweet thought that is.

What about you? Do you know where you will be after you take your last breath? Will Our Savior come to you and say well done, good and faithful servant?

As long as you have breath in your lungs it is not too late.Jesus is waiting with open arms.

My heart is to walk the streets of heaven with all of my loved ones!

Will you be there?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hi/Lo Thursday

 

This post is part of "Hi/Lo Thursday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check out their blog to read everyone else's "Hi/Lo" posts and get your link on their site.

 



 



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Realizing that Paul’s issues is not a life threatening situation. A cyst on his malformed Pituitary gland is not bad. We are also grateful that he has little to NO pain in the days that we have been waiting to go see the surgeon. (which is Monday March 30th)



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The pain in realizing that though Paul will be fine there are so many other brothers and sisters out there who are watching there children suffer with severe illnesses. I wish in some way I could hug each and every one- and just tell them how much they are loved!



Things in life shift so quickly to normal and fine, to heartbreaking in a blink of an eye. I can not imagine living through these situations without Christ.



May Christ be your source of your Strength and peace with each challenge you face.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

[BloggerFriendSchool] #125 Let Your Fingers Do the Walking (Yellow Pages)

Assignment:

I'd like you to choose a word, find the Hebrew or Greek original word, and then dig into it's full meaning.

My Word is Forgiveness.

Forgiveness- in Hebrew is

cĕliychah- means to pardon. The first time this word forgiveness is used is in Psalm 130:3-4

If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?But [there is] forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

A reminder that the Lord forgives our iniquities if not who can stand before Him?

Forgiveness comes from the root word forgive.

Forgive-in Hebrew is

nasa' – means to lift, carry or bear up.

It shows up in scripture for the first time in Genesis 50:17

Joseph’s brothers are asking him for forgiveness of the trespasses they caused against him.

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Forgive in Hebrew is

aphiēmi- means to disregard, to let go, give up debt.

Which this meaning does not show up in scripture until the Lord prayer, Math 6:12.

 

Forgiving or Forgiveness seems to be a trait that we expect the Lord to bestow upon us but have a hard time bestowing on each other.  The word forgive is mentioned 56 different times in 48 verses.  Forgiveness is only mentioned 7 times in 7 verse, but only mentioned once with the word and meaning stated above. The other meaning is to release from bondage or imprisonment. I have come to realize that not forgiving others of wrong doings, leaves me in bondage and imprisonment to that wrong doing. There is only one-Jesus Christ that can truly release us from bondage. He showed the ultimate sign of forgiveness when he stated in his last breathes, “ Then said  Jesus, Father, forgive(aphiēmi) them; for they know  not  what they do .”(Luke 23:34)

Think who have you not shown forgiveness to?

Who are you still holding bitterness towards? 

How is the Lord expected to forgive you, when you will not show forgiveness yourself?

Even on the cross- he requested for the iniquities of those crucifying him be forgiven!! May we bestow for our own souls sake  Christ’s level of Forgiveness! 

Angie

Please Pray for Stellan

McMama over at My charming Kids is one of my favorite blogs to read. She is funny, creative, and just a wonderful mother. Her baby is very ill. He is in SVT(which means his heart is moving way to fast)

Please pray for this dear little one!!!

Thank you

Monday, March 23, 2009

My weekend…

My weekend was spent at home catching up on things that I am never able to do during the week. I baked bread Saturday, made knocks-blocks(which we call knock out blocks), and coconut cookies(healthy snack full of protein), and I re-covered  my rocking chair. I should have taken a before photo- but here is an after photo- IMG_0083

 

I love how it turned out.

Sunday- the men worked all day- so I spent the day listening to sermons and cutting out material for cloth napkins. They turned out great.

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so now we are not only have something pretty to put on the table but also eco-friendly! 

I had busy hands, what did you do this weekend?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Femininity- what is it?

 

This topic got brought up here at The Stay at home Missionary. my response got to be too long- so I thought I would share and post it on my blog.

I wish I could say I have clear picture of what true Femininity is. Unfortunately it is so distorted by the Worlds view, and  then a feministic view which was portrayed by my mother.

So what is femininity in my eyes?

Femininity- is a gentle soul, who speaks with kindness always, not only when there is company.

  • One who is creative in everything she does, sewing, cleaning, and cooking.
  • One who dresses in clothing that shows she is beautiful, delicate and pretty.  I do not envision just dresses in this.
  • One who loves the Lord with all of heart and lives with wisdom at her side.
  • One whose true radiance and glow is from the Holy Spirit.
  • One who is Humble

Are these all realistic? Can you be all these things?

What is femininity in your eyes?

Monday, March 16, 2009

A name for the “Small Mass”-

We have a name for the “small mass” on my son’s pituitary- it is called a Rathke Cleft Cyst.  If you go here it has a great description

http://moon.ouhsc.edu/kfung/JTY1/Com04/Com403-1-Diss.htm

as you can see the symptoms can get pretty severe- if untreated.

So we have an appointment on the 30th of March to go discuss treatment with the Neurosurgeon!

By His Graces it was not something more severe!

 

Thank you for praying

Angie

Friday, March 13, 2009

BFS #124 - The Easy Button

Assignment - This week I would like you to post any prayer requests you have. What is going on in your life that you need prayer warriors for?

When this assignment came through I was going to share  prayer request for a much needed rental home, and new job for my beloved, but in a blink of an eye those things were no longer a concern. A truly serious, and sobering matter occurred. I was not sure how to share with all of you this matter- and how desperate I was. I was not sure how to even lift my eyes towards heaven for fear that he would not hear me, or not even want what I was wanting.  I was not sure I could handle a loss of my child. My baby- my eldest- He is 18 years old, 6 days ago he started to develop these sharp pains that would shoot to the back of his eyes. At first he described them as a headache, but he realized it was not headache, and started to complain more of the pain, and stated that pain relievers were not working. I made a doctors appointment. When the doctor examined him, he kept going back to the one eye, the one he was having pain in and examine it.(like 4 times) He never stated if he saw something. He just said “ an urgent MRI” is needed. That is when the torment in my heart began,of course ,I called family quickly for prayer, but to also share what was happening. All this time trying hard not to let my imagination run wild, and let my tears fall out of fear. 

The running question in my heart and soul was “could I handle it if the Lord called my baby home to Him?” I thought of all things he had not experienced: marriage, and children and I stood there unsure how to beseech my Lord for my son’s health. I was not sure what to say and how to say it. So I called on the saints, those I know- who would pray and knew what to pray in our behalf.

Today- I sit with peace, still unsure of what the true diagnoses is, but knowing it is not life threatening. (because of the lack of urgency from the doctors)We go to a Neurosurgeon at the end of the month, to find out what the mass is on his pituitary- (the cause of his pain) and see what needs to be done about.

Late breaking NEWS: As of yesterday- to the Glory of our HEAVENLY gracious and loving Father- my son went without pain all day!! So HE heard your prayers WARRIORS of God. He knows the LOVE you have for my son!!

Thank you!

Angie

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Large family Toothbrush Holder

Ugh toothbrush holders, I get so frustrated with them because one they do not make them for large families, two if you get it with predrilled holes they do not make the holes big enough for some of the toothbrushes on the market. I had taken to putting the toothbrushes in this basket

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NASTY- the toothbrushes touch, the basket gets wet-UGH. I was determined to do something about it so I went online in search for a large family homemade toothbrush holder. The search took me to this blog Home Full of Boys and this wonderful and smart person made a family toothbrush holder out of a hand towel.  Hand Towel Toothbrush holder Post.

So here was my solution to the basket mess!

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Yes I embroidered the Sellers Family on there and modified it to hang off of a hanger. I am using a small curtain hanger, it is not quite the hanger I was wanting but it will do for now!

What do you think?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fashion Week- over at Stay at home Missionary

modest fashion week

This a give away and a blogger who will be putting on a fashion show of modest Clothing. Hurray! It is about time people made clothes I could wear!

Go check it out!

Angie

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Homeschool Memoirs #28: Life Skills

Tell us about your experience with teaching life skills.

Did you have a big family project that provided a wonderful teaching opportunity?

One year I decided to teach my children society’s point of view for caring for the elderly. We started to volunteer at this state ran Elderly and rehabilitation center. After just a few visits the children started to mourn over the elderly who were stuck in this facility and never thought of again.

Through history the elderly were cared for by the families. Grandma or grandpa or both moved in with their son or daughter to be cared for till they passed on into Glory. Elderly facilities did not come into play until the time that life went into hyper-speed. When families started being involved in many activities outside of the home, is when they were too busy to band together to take care of Grandma or grandpa or both.

I  wanted them to see how unloved these elderly felt, how lonely and how they felt abandoned by their loved ones. They had lived their whole lives taking care of their children, providing for the family to be left to die in a home, alone or with a nurse. How sad and what a reality check it was for my children to see these elderly people in such need and alone.

What I wanted them to see is how Unbiblical it was.

How do you honor your mother and father, by leaving them in one of these facilities? 

How does the old teach the young if they are put in these facilities?

In today’s day and time, we have home nurses that come in to care for the elderly when needed. There are so many other options that are more financially feasible than a home. 

 

 Maybe you have a creative way to get your kids involved in doing laundry.

Changing the subject completely- Here is how we do laundry- each child is assigned a day and on that day they are responsible for doing there laundry,folding and any excess we may have(like towels, blankets etc)

Chores are divided up by days as well. We are family that works together!

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