Saturday, May 30, 2009

Well written

Dear Saints, if you want to read a well written and convicting post on sarcasm head over to the Well Watered Women and read her post on Sarcasm, I think Not 

This post spoke straight to my heart. I did not grow up with sarcasm unless I had done something very wrong then my mother would use it as a form of discipline.

Marrying into my beloved’s family I had many hopes and expectations. I loved my beloved with all that I could, and so in turn I loved his family. I desired a family because you see I really did not have one. Yes I had a mother and a father( long story for another day) but that is truly all they were.  My beloved’s family seemed close and seemed to have exactly what I was looking for,but all of that faded away when sarcasm came into play.

I was confused and hurt most of the time. I never knew whether they liked me or hated me. I never even knew what I had done wrong half the time. I walked around wondering  just in what direction was our relationship going. Many times I looked to my husband, and he grew up with this so he was unsure of how to help me or guide me.

Sixteen years later, not much has changed in their way of communication .. I have changed tremendously. The Lord has done a wondrous work in my heart and I see the fallacy in their ways, and the hurt they bestow on others through their words. Some have changed, and continue to seek God with all of their hearts while others remain lost in the past, in the yester-year holding on to bitterness and anger and using sarcasm to make their points.

It is so painful to see or to experience!

Let us look towards the kingdom of heaven and HIS righteous, so that we can see only the Face of our Lord Jesus!  Let us allow Him to heal and purify so that we may walk in HIS Glory forever!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Do we have an excuse to judge?




Many times we find ourselves judging others for their actions, murmuring behind their backs, or even gossiping.

Do we have an excuse to judge?


Romans 2:1

Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

Romans states that we do not have an excuse to judge. Did you know that as you judge you condemn yourself? The Lord knows the heart of those whom we may be speaking of, WE DON’T. The Lord also knows the heart in which judgment comes.

Romans 2:2

But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.


As we sit on that judgment seat  condemning our brethren we are faced with this dilemma:

do you think you will escape the judgment of God for judging a brother?

Why are you judging?

Is it because you see in them what you have done or are doing?

Romans 2:3-4

And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?


Dear Saints- we spend so much time looking at others. Watching what they are doing or not doing but missing the mark ourselves. Let us look to ourselves, seeking Christ in repentance of our judgmental spirits and lifting each other in prayer as brothers and sisters in Christ. Love each other dear Saints- as Christ loves you!

May the Lord receive glory this day as you read His Word and Pray!


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Week 20 - Photo Challenge (Silhouettes Category)


Our Babe- is always the best subject but not always a willing one… haha


Not as I will, But as thou Will





As the end came near for our Lord Jesus he became heavy hearted. He knew what was in store for him.


Matthew 26:38

My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

He asked the disciples to “watch with him”- to stay awake with him. Instead the disciples slept while our Lord went through torment and spoke to the God the Father.

Matthew 26:39

And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou [wilt].

Jesus knew what was coming and asked if there was any other way. His soul purpose was to do the will of the Father and knew that He would do exactly what the Father asked of Him.

Our loving, powerful Savior could have skipped, side stepped or ignored the Cross, but He understood what would happen to our souls and knew that he desired a communion with us for eternity!

We struggle with doing the will of the Father in Heaven. We have commands in scripture that directly speak of the will of the Father and we try so hard to side step them,change them to fit our flesh or even just ignore they are there.

Do you think eternally?

Do you realize that each decision you make towards the world affects your soul tomorrow?

Dear Saints as you begin your day consider this, what does _____________      (fill in the blank)  do for my eternal future?


May we all do the Will of the Father and pray for wisdom and strength to face the world with the love of Christ in our hearts and the Word of the Father on our lips.


Monday, May 25, 2009

How do you know you are walking in the Spirit?



Galatians 5:16

Walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh


As a believer we are directed through the Word to walk in the Spirit, so that we will not sin. But, how do we know if you are walking in the Spirit?

Are there signs we can look for?


We first must understand why as believers that we must walk in the Spirit.

Galatians 5:17

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other.

We are in a battle constantly, and the war is also against our own flesh. The Spirit wars against the flesh, they can not accompany the same space/body/soul.

Signs of Walking in the flesh:(Galatians 5:19-21)

1. adultery

2. fornication

3. uncleanness

4. Idolatry

5. lasciviousness

6. witch craft

7. hatred

8. variance

9. emulation

10. wrath

11. strife

12. seditions

13. heresies

14. envyings

15. murders

16. drunkenness

17. revel lings


These sins of the flesh prevent us from inheriting the Kingdom of Heaven.


Signs of Walking in the Spirit:

1. Love

2. Joy

3. Peace

4. long suffering

5. gentleness

6. goodness

7. faith

8. meekness

9. temperance


As you can see the war is one we can not battle without the help of the Spirit. Dear Saints, seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you (Matthew 6:33)

If we live in the Spirit then let us walk in The Spirit(Galatians 5:25)

Dear Saints,as we walk in the Spirit we can bring glory to God not only with our words, but through the manifestation of the Spirit in our lives.

Let this be your focus this week.

May our Lord be Glorified


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Our New Community


IMG_7430 IMG_7426 IMG_7427 IMG_7429 Praise you Jesus for a home- It is official we heard today that we will be moving into our new home on June 15th. We are all very excited about the changes the Lord has in store for us! Once we are able to see the home(which is still occupied) I will share photos!

Thank you to all of you who have prayed!




Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I ♥ Faces- Week 19-“Blurb Photo Book”




Amatuer Category:


Who can resist that Smile!!!



I am submitting this photo into the Blurb book photo contest. If chosen, I grant I ♥ Facespermission to use my photo in a printed version of a book for commercial use and possibly advertising of a photo book on both the Blurb and I ♥ Faces web sites.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Storms of life



Last week was full of struggles and storms in trying to find a house,to frustrations with family issues. Every day is not promised to us to be  full of sunshine. The Lord Jesus does promise to send a helper to guide us through the storm.

John 14:26

“But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”


James 1:2-3

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience.”

Diver Temptations- does not mean sin- but various trials.

Each trial is made to strengthen us in our faith and Character- I am sorry to say at times I think I failed the test. I was weak, and worn. I felt alone in trying to deal with the pressure of packing,schooling, home maintenance, as well as trying to find where The Lord would have us be.  All  of this overwhelming me to a point of desperation and  a strong desire of peace.



The week is anew and this is my prayer:

Psalm 143:8-12

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

Teach me to do thy will; for thou [art] my God: thy spirit [is] good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I [am] thy servant.

In Jesus Name-


Thursday, May 14, 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.




Watching the Lord answer our prayers- we had been praying for weeks about this house we had previously scheduled to see that we would find favor in the eyes of the Landlord. (since most people have a heart attack when they find out the number of children we have) It was amazing to watch the Lord in action!!



Hearing that baby Kayleigh had past into Glory! My heart is with the Freemans.

Feeling the pressure of the deadline coming for our move. Being grateful to the Lord for blessing us and giving us favor. Wanting a sure and clear answer on specifically where he would have us.

Feeling like my husband has basically checked out of life because of  all the things he is going through.

Please pray for us!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Searching for a home..

We are in the mad hunt for a home. The home that we are currently in we must vacate from by June 1st. Which leaves us in the position of trying to find the right house, in the right area, in the right neighborhood.

I always get discouraged when I am placed in this situation. I love having a big family, actually I want more children, but the world does not like big families. There have been times when I have called on homes and people have asked how many people will be living in the home, and as soon as they find out I have 6 children they hang up on me. Isn’t that crazy?

Having lots of children use to be a honor to one, now people look at you like you are crazy when you say you have 6 and desire more. I don’t look at children as a curse but a blessing to ones future and heritage.

My children are the legacy I am leaving in this world. The more of them there are the more of me is left here for the kingdom of Christ. 

So dear saints I am quiet because of all the things I have to do in a day and then go see homes. Please pray for me, my family, for favor in the eyes of others. Also stick with me- once we move and things are settled I will be back to regular “Word from the Word” Wordless Wednesdays, and all those other things I love to blog.

I love you all dear Saints of Christ


Thursday, May 7, 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.




I have spent alot of time talking to my beloved.156



This week has been a week of heart ache and spiritual struggle. A week of uncertainty for the future. Moments of heart ache as I watch my beloved struggle through the spiritual battle and disappointments.115

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Psalm 20- rewritten into a prayer

Lord hear us in the day of trouble, the name of God of Jacob defend us.

Send us help from your sanctuary and strengthen us out of _________(fill in the blank) ( this place, this situation, this spiritual attack)

Grant us according to your own heart and fulfill all your counsel. We will rejoice in your salvation and in the name of our God we will set up our banners. Lord, fulfill  all our petitions.

I  know that the Lord saves His anointed. He hears us from His Holy Heaven with His saving strength of His right hand.

Some trust in chariots(the world) and same in horses( other people) but WE remember the name of the Lord our God. All these are brought down and fall, but we are risen and stand upright.

Lord- Hear us when we call!!!

In Jesus Name- Amen

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Meet my new sponsor child


Maria Celeste Bermudez Zamora

Meet my new daughter in Christ- Maria- I picked her because and for my own precious Maria! I hope that this Maria will love us as much as I already  love her!

I am not an impulsive person- but this child cried to my heart. I was on the LPM blog reading Melissa’s entry about meeting the children she has been sponsoring. The children shared how Melissa’s $32.00 a month donation clothed, fed and cared for them. $32.00- what is it to us/ American’s pocket change?


My precious Maria




Be blessed Sweet Maria Celeste Bermudez Zamora- May our Lord Jesus bring us together some day!


I ♥ Faces-Week 17 “hats”


Kids Category:

Baby N- is such a character- this Lightening McQueen hat happens to be his favorite but posing pretty for a hat photo just wasn’t going to happen on my terms.


Adult Category:


Monday, May 4, 2009

My daughters paper about me:

Pro 31:28
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her.

Monday morning are my grading days- I try to get ready for  the week- we do bible, spelling and our rewrites for our papers. To my surprise- my daughter wrote about me. I thought I would share her touching thoughts about her NOT so perfect mother…

A Heroes Tale

By Maria Sellers

The Christian that I’m going to write about is: Angie Marie Almodovar Sellers. She was born in New York in 1970.Her mother’s name is Iluminada. She has 3 sisters and one brother. Her real father when she was little sexually abused her and her siblings. When she got older she was this hard,cold person that I have never and will never know. Now, all I see is the love, warmth, and joy of Christ. Christ has changed her completely.

I don’t know if she has ever helped in the church, but she gives her wisdom of The Word of God to everyone who knows her.

She has many godly characteristics, wisdom of the Word, she loves everyone no matter what, and she passionately worships the Lord. These are the ones I see the most, I am sure she has alot more.

Psalm 49:3

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart [shall be] of understanding.

Prayer for the week- Psalm 51

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Psa 51:2
Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Psa 51:3
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin [is] ever before me.

Psa 51:4
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done [this] evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, [and] be clear when thou judgest.

Psa 51:5
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psa 51:6
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden [part] thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Psa 51:7
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psa 51:8
Make me to hear joy and gladness; [that] the bones [which] thou hast broken may rejoice.

Psa 51:9
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

Psa 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Psa 51:11
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Psa 51:12
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me [with thy] free spirit.

Psa 51:13
[Then] will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Psa 51:14
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: [and] my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

Psa 51:15
O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

Psa 51:16
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give [it]: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

Psa 51:17
The sacrifices of God [are] a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psa 51:18
Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

Psa 51:19
Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

I acknowledge the sins of my heart- help me Lord. Give me wisdom through Your Word, allow me to hear your voice!  I praise you for your goodness and mercy- all the days of my life. Bring comfort to my husband and give him strength in this time as he makes many sacrifices that are beyond his flesh.  Give  us strength Lord to do Your will in our lives.

In Jesus Name- Amen

Free book

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