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Friday, July 31, 2009

Who do you put your trust in?

Jeremiah 17:5

Thus saith the L-RD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD

Psa 146:3
Put not your trust in princes, [nor] in the son of man, in whom [there is] no help

How many times have you had a major situation in your life and called a friend or mentor up before bringing it before the throne?

The L-rd states for us NOT to trust man!

Why?

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Because the heart of man is wicked, and deceitful. Only the L-rd knows each of  our hearts and what is in it. Even at times when OUR good intentions are to bless, we still can not know what the  L-rd’s intentions are.

Does this mean we are not to go to one another with our burdens?

NO- we are to bear each others burdens, in prayer and supplication to the L-rd.

Remember dear Saints before calling a friend or mentor with the issues of your heart and life, call upon the one who has the answers to it all- the King of Kings and L-rd of L-rds.

Our Father who art in Heaven hollowed be your name-                     L-rd forgive us for forgetting that you have the answers waiting for us when we ask. Forgive us for not being on our knees seeking your face in all things. L-rd send your Holy spirit upon us all to lead us. Bless us dear Father- as we call upon your name in all things.For thine is the kingdom and power and the glory forever,and ever-Amen

5 things about

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5 Things About Me

1. I am a photographer  image

I ran a business in Missouri with my sister and she is still there running it for us.

2. I love to crochet 

3. I love to quilt

4.I went to college for computers.

5.  I prefer vanilla over chocolate any day!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tell me about it Thursday #2

One Day at A Time

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"An event in your life that changed your life forever"

There are so many things that I can think of that has changed my life forever. Things I did, and choices others have made that affected my life but this one still affects me.

The event I think I will talk about I am hoping will help or prevent another from making the same mistake I made.

Let’s give you some history: I had all my children so very young, starting at the age of 19 years old, 20 years old, 22 years old,24 years old, and 25 years old… boom boom boom-before I knew it I had 5 beautiful children. Being a young mom- I came to Christ at age 21- though I gave my heart to him, I had NO IDEA, how to live my life for Him or how to give my life to Him. So like many young converts I flailed in the waters searching for the narrow path. Un-discipled, unguided, relying on my own understanding( oh boy was that trouble) and falling in all the pitfalls that was placed before me along the way.

After our last baby- my beloved decided he was absolutely done having children. (We both lacked the understanding that we were not the ones who provide but it is the L-rd who provides through us.) So-fear gripped his heart and he was DONE. 

“NO more”, he said.

My heart was not joined with his. I struggled with the thoughts of saying I was absolutely done forever. I was not comfortable with the thought of closing my womb forever,but in concordance with the desires of my husband’s heart I agreed to have my tubes tied to prevent more life from coming from me. (MY LIFE CHANGING EVENT)

Years past(10 to be exact) you do become complacent and satisfied. I was raising my children just like every other family. The battle of the world at my feet always. Their one foot in church and the other in the world.

“HEY isn’t that how it is suppose to be”at least I had peace while they were at school. I had time to do whatever I wanted all day. The L-rd had another plan for us, for our family. The ordinary is not what he wanted for our family.

The L-rd began to tug on my heart and spirit showing me that there was another way to give my family the foundation in HIM, I wanted them to have.  At the time- I was introduced to an incredible woman-Celina. She was a homeschooling mother and I could see Christ manifesting from everything she did. Of course, I wanted a piece of that,so we began our homeschooling  journey.

It was not long after the homeschooling  journey began did the L-rd grieve my heart over the decision I made years ago. The thought of what it would be like to bring children up totally dependent on the Lord, without some of the corruptions my children experienced, brought me to a point of complete repentance for NOT relying on Him in the first place.

I knew that the L-rd would have to bring my beloved to this place as well before anything could be done to rectify my sin. At the same time- the L-rd had been speaking to my beloved. One evening he came to me in great mourning, and repentance, knowing he had to right the wrong he convinced me to do,so we both searched for a way to right my body and give it back to the  L-rd.

We found a reversal ministry, similar to  The Lord’s Heritage, we applied for assistance and were accepted. We did the waiting game like everyone else on the list and finally in 2005 I was able to have my surgery. 

In Nov of 2006- the L-rd blessed our lives with Noah. He is a joy and a comfort to us all. We have been given another chance to do the L-rd’s will in our lives.

My heart still yearns for more and I often think, how many would I have if I had not taken matters into my own hands?! I still feel like I am missing ones… I often find myself counting 1,2,3,4,5,6 hmm everyone is here but why do I feel there are some missing?!

I know the L-rd has forgiven me for not relying on Him completely, but can I forgive myself because that “mistake” has left a hole in my heart, and aching in my arms that has changed my life forever.

 

Angie

Sharing scriptures….

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On Country Mom she is hosting a get to know you with Bible verses.. I thought I would share with all of you the bible verses that speak the most to me.

 

Psa 19:14-Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Jam 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.

Psa 101:3-I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; [it] shall not cleave to me.

Isa 49:15-Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Isa 49:16-Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of [my] hands; thy walls [are] continually before me.

Isa 55:8-For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

Tts 2:13- Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Tts 2:14- Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Here are just a few that stay in the fore front of my mind, and heart.(a window to my soul) Ones I turn to often in my bible.

Most of all I want to be a peculiar people, Zealous of Good Works for our L_rd Jesus.

Blessings Saints of Christ

Angie

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Absolutely loving my husband’s creativity

 

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My beloved has done it again.. the other day I was busy in the kitchen cooking, baking and doing all the wonderful things my family loves. Well one thing I will confess I am a messy chef. In confessing that you can only guess what happens to my poor recipe books.. yes YUCKY. Out of frustration and wanting to save my poor books from my destruction I asked my beloved if he could make me a recipe book holder, and I showed him a picture. And this is what his wonderful hands made. Isn’t it fantastic.

I LOVE IT!!!

Angie

Blog Hop-Favorite Kid Photos

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My favorite one… I love my Warriors for Christ~

Angie 


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Monday, July 27, 2009

The Simple Woman’s Daybook


For Today... I will not let frustrates bring me down.


Outside my window...It is cloudy and hot.


I am thinking...  how nice it would be to sit in the sun with my feet in the sand.


From the learning rooms...I am needing to grade, and prepare lesson plans for tomorrow.


I am thankful for... my beloved who conducted home-church and shared how we are to live DILEGENTLY/ carefully for the Kingdom of Christ

From the kitchen... we are having home made empanadillas(yummy)

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I am wearing... a tan skirt with a blue shirt.


I am reading... My KJV,and a bible study by Beth Moore.

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I am hoping...for a productive day where I get all I need to get done. Though it has started out with me being REALLY distracted


I am creating... crotched toilet seat cover.. wish I could get it done! NO TIME..


I am praying... baby Stellan.

Around the house...I want to get my homemade throw carpet made.


One of my favorite things...is when my beloved gets home.. the house seems to come alive with purpose and direction

A few plans for the rest of the week...

try to finish my carpet

get focused on my toilet seat cover

maybe even sew something?!

1000 gifts the beginning…

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2 Samuel 22:50

Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O L_RD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.

1. For my Messiah- for His willingness to take on my burdens and sin so that I may be able to enter in the presence of the L_rd- to give praise, ask forgiveness, and bring my supplications to Him.

 

2. For my Beloved, Godly, Compassionate, loving husband

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3. For my Warriors for Christ in Training-

4. For the provisions in my life, that God provides through His hand and my hard working husband.

5. For the ability and freedom to grow our own food IMG_7406

 

6. For a place to lay my head to rest.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Getting to know you with 10 things

I thought it would be fun to get to know each other a little better. You can copy and paste the questions and just delete my answers.
1. *What is your name? Angie

2. *Are you married? single? How Long? Happily Married for 17 years to my Beloved Knight-Samuel.
3. *Do you have any kids? Grand kids? What are their names and ages?

Maria's Pictures
Paul- 18 years Old

Alexander – 17 years old

Sammy- 16 years old

Maria- 13 years old

Joseph- 12 years Old.

Noah- 2 years old

No grandchildren.
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4. Two parts to this question= *How long have you been blogging?  Since January of 2007

*What is one of your favorite Blogs? One of my favorites.. ugh that is hard to pinpoint just one… so I am going to plead the 5th Amendment on this one.(haha- hey I do not want to incriminate myself)


5. Do you have any pets? Yes we have a dog

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6. Do you prefer living in the country or city? the country- our dream is own and run a farm

7. Do you like hot or cold weather? Cold Weather- when it is cold you can do alot to get warm, when it is hot there is little you can do to cool off.


8. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? reading the Word,Spend time reading and writing blogs, , and spending time with my beloved.

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9. What is your favorite TV show or shows? WE do not have access to television- no cable or direct tv or Antenna-so I really do not have a favorite tv show.

10. Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?

I love the beach, but most of all my favorite vacation spot is anywhere my family is!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

My Big Surprise

Yesterday when my beloved arrived home from work, he had a very big surprise for me which he designed, and cut himself. He actually had someone at work weld it for him.

Here is a picture of my surprise

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Yes he made the pot rack! Isn’t it amazing??

Angie

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins

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And...here we go! #134
1. Trials__ are not the end of the world.
2. Sitting here, listening to the sound of rain falling, __Makes me sleepy__.
3. ___Fresh Bread tastes so good!
4. Sometimes, putting others first is ___Veru hard__.
5. __The process of Child Birth___ is breathtaking, really.
6. Well, maybe there is someone wiser than I___.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to __spending some quality time with my beloved man_, tomorrow my plans include __cleaning house, writing lesson plans __ and Sunday, I want to spend time in worship, rest, and more time with my beloved___!

Angie

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tell me About it Thursday-Assignment 1

 

Tell me something about your childhood/early years.

The best memories I have of my “early years” is the time I spent with my grandmother. She was a very special woman, one who loved the Lord, and her family.

She showed me how to do so many things.. like cook, clean, and wash dishes. I remember being to small to reach the sink, so she piled to cinder blocks on top of each so I could reach the sink. To me she meant security, love, and peace.

Angie

Words that we should all desire to hear….

 

 

Mat 25:21
His lord said unto him, Well done, [thou] good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

 

As I read these words today in my devotional, my heart grew heavy. What joy these words would bring to me if the day I stand before our Lord Jesus and this is what he says to me.  But why the heaviness in my heart.. well of course these words then made me examine myself, my soul and heart.. Am I worthy of these words?

Am I living my life serving Him tot the fullest?

Am I the wife he has called me to be?

Am I the mother he would want me to be?

Am the Servant….

The Evangelist?

Lord- I am not worthy only you make me worthy. Lead me Lord, help me to accomplish this goal in my life, which is to hear those words come from Your Son Jesus!

I love you-

Your Daughter

Angie

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Getting to know me

1.What is the weather like where you are? sunny and hot


2.Who was your first best friend? Sam

3.Who knows you best? The Lord Jesus, my husband and my children in that order

4.Do you have a temper? Not as much as I use to- Thank you Jesus

5.Have you ever flew in an airplane? Many times.. too many to count

6.Have you ever been on a cruise? Not a luxury one.. I have been on a Naval Cruise Ship(A Carrier) But I know that is not what this question is asking

7.Have you ever rode on a train? Yes- it is wonderful!

8.Where is the fartherest you've been from home? Not sure which is further- Puerto Rico or Hawaii..

9.Do you plan to move in the next 12 months? Umm only God has the answer to that. He moves us- and we go!

10.What are your parents names? Lummy and Fernando Ythier

11.Do you have brothers/sisters? Yes-One Brother –Commander in the Army-very Proud of Him and Three Sisters- Youngest being 17 years old.

12. Can you swim? yes but I am not a strong swimmer
13. Name one thing you like about yourself. My Hair

14. Name one thing you DO NOT like about yourself. How I have gained weight without eating my way there!

15.Who is the last person you talked to on the phone?My sister/BFF  Melissa

16.What time did you wake up today?4:45

17.What is your favorite animal? Ferret but my husband hates them

18.Where did you go today?Absolutely NO Where and that is how I like it

19. Do you have kids? Yes- 6 blessings and hoping for more


20. What is the worst sound to hear? The humming of a bathroom fan left on-ugh!!

21.Who is the last person who sent you a card? Tanya- she is such a blessing to me.

22. Who is the last person you wrote a letter to? Tanya-thanking her for her thoughtfulness in my time of heartache.

23.What kind of soap do you like best?Ivory

24.What kind of perfume/cologne do you like best?Happy

25.Who is the last person you called?My sister-Melissa

26.Are you happy or sad today?Happy :)
27.Have you ever been in an accident? Yes, but by the grace of God they have been minor!


28.Have you ever broken a bone?No- Thank you Jesus!

29. Have you ever had surgery?Yes

30.Have you ever played sports?BAsketball and Softball

31.Did you graduate highschool?Yes.
32. Can you sing? Yes,but as I get older my voice is getting deeper and I am not adjusting to that change to well

33. Can you dance?Yes

 34.Can you play an instrument?No

35.Have you ever been in the newspaper?Yes when I joined the Navy


36. Have you ever been on TV?No

 37.Have you ever wrote a book?no, but I really want to.


38.What type(s) of music do you like?Gospel,Gospel Blue Grass,

 39.What month were you born?November

Google Wave

 

Anyone who knows me.. knows I am a SERIOUS Techie! This new program that Google is coming out with at the end of this year is going to be the coolest program to DATE! It does email, blogging, and IM all in one program and even update each without ever leaving that program! The Iming program is an instant program.. in other words, in Yahoo, and Live Messenger you see a small message saying.._____ is typing  but in the program.. you see the letters as the person is typing in an email if you both are online at the same time!!! (AMAZING)

This video gives you a full overview- it is long but so worth the watch!

 

 

I Love Face-allPopart Warhol Portrait Giveaway!!

 

Ok you photo-lovers out there.. this is one of those really neat giveaways.. not only do they use one of your own photos- then they create this incredible piece of art. Click the I love faces button to get to their blog.

Angie

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Blog Hop Favorite Recipe or Dish 7/21/2009

Corn Beef and Corn

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One of my families favorite meals is Corn Beef Corn with white Rice.

Depending on how many people will depend of how many cans of Corn Beef you will need…

1 Can of Corn Beef

1 can of Stewed Tomatoes

1 can of  Corn or a small bag of frozen corn

1 tsp of Garlic

1/2 sliced up onion

Sautee all these ingredients in a pot for about 30 minutes. Meantime make your white rice.

Once your rice is done- your meal is complete.

 

 


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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Painful Moment in Life

Dear Saints

I have not said anything about our announcement a week ago. I had a post on here sharing that I was expecting. I removed that post, because it was too painful to look at.

The life that was in me had stopped growing, I started the miscarrying process on Friday and  miscarried on Monday. This loss, I felt so deep within me I was not sure if I could ever share with all you what happened.

The Lord is gracious, merciful and loving, through other Saints who have and are praying, I find strength to type these words to you. 

I am not sure why it stopped growing, or what went wrong. All I know is for the short time that I had knowledge of this sweet angel I loved it and wanted it in my arms more than anything.

I have learned something so valuable  in this process, that life is a gift, and that a pregnancy does not equal a guaranteed baby. We must always remain hopeful, praying each day for health, protection, and growth, leaving us in a state of COMPLETE dependence on God the Father.

Thank you to all of you who shared in our joy. May the Lord be glorified through this sorrowful time.

Seeking His Face and Holding His hand

Angie

I love blogging

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Blogging to me is a way to release what the Lord is revealing in my life, what is on my heart or to share the joys and sorrows of life.

 

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it.

 

Angie

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Mark of a Contagious Christian

 


I have started reading through this book by Dr. Jeremiah.

The Mark of a contagious Christian was today’s lesson- Of course I could not resist in sharing about it.

Dr. Jeremiah starts off by talking about the conduct of Christians. Being a Christian is not a benign or dead thing, it is suppose to be Contagious! Are you a Contagious Christian?

What is a Contagious Christian?

1.Contagious Christians are Energetic.

Their energy comes from authentic conversion.

“Someone has said the born again movement is a hundred miles wide and an eighth of an inch deep.”-from the book

What a profound statement about how we (believers) walk around professing our faith, but not living it out in our lives.

Do your co-workers, neighbors, and people you interact with see your faith in your life?

You are saved by the Blood of the Lamb- you should be shouting it from the roof tops. Your joy should overwhelm you to a point of bursting. Your energy should come from the Holy Spirit so that you can be the light in the darkness that surrounds us all.

 

2. Contagious Christians are Established

Does your assurance through the Holy Spirit shine brightly?

Are you confident and established in the Word?

Whether you are in your home or on the street the Gospel is to shine through.

3. Contagious Christians are Enthusiastic

Do you live knowing how loved you are and love others enthusiastically as Christ loves you?

4. Contagious Christians are Evangelistic

Do you take every opportunity to pray when others ask you?(do you do it right then and there?)

Do you take every opportunity to give Glory to God, and His word by sharing Him and His word?

and Lastly Contagious Christians are Expectant of the coming our Lord Jesus.

Dear Saints- be Contagious Christians who are Energetic,established,enthusiastic,Evangelistic, and Expectant!!

By the Grace and Love of our Lord Jesus

Angie

A Happy Birthday to my Sammy

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16 today- Wow how time flies. I remember when you use to walk around and introduce yourself by saying “ Hi, I’m Simmy”

You had such a sweet little voice, long blondish curly hair, and a bounce to go with it all. Now look you have grown to a gorgeous young man inside and out. Your desire to please the Lord and your father and I encourages us and helps us to see the Holy Spirit at Work in your life.

We love you son- and wish for your Birthday an extra dose of grace, mercy and love from Our Lord Jesus  in your life. We pray for him to guide you in all you do!

Love-

Mom

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

MckLinky Blog Hop for July 14, 2009 - 3 Things You Didn't Know About Me

Three things you did not know about “us”

1. Samuel and I served in the Navy

He was a Navy Corpsman and I was just a general sailor. (wish I had some photos to share but I don’t.Scanner is not working)

 

 

2. My family(Angie) is from the Island of Puerto Rico

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3.  Samuel and I were married in 1992- and still going strong

I have no photos of that either because my Paul was only 2 at the time and decided he was going to play with the disposable camera we used for our “wedding” photos- and open that back and exposed the film.

 

 

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Monday, July 6, 2009

The Hand of God

Anyone who knows me knows that I do not have a green thumb, Only the hand of The Lord Jesus can cause these plants to grow-

 

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Peanuts

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Boxes lined up behind the house

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Squash,Egg Plants and cucumbers all in one box- talk about competing for space!

 

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My lone corn stalk!

 

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Corn in a box

 

I am anticipating the harvest!

 

Thank you Lord

Angie

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