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Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Morning..

I always dread mondays-it is always busy, it is always hard to get everyone motivated and focused. Just when you get everyone flowing the week ends..

My weekend went quickly- I spent it AGAIN- driving the children back and forth to soccer. The weather Saturday was goreous. It started out cool, and it slowly warmed for them.Sunday of course was hotter. It started at 80 something- and just got warmer from there. The children worked really really hard. They were exhausted when they got home yesterday. Though I did not work, I was still very tired getting up at 5am- which I NEVER do-to drive everyone around, and stayed up all day.(you ever tried taking a nap with a three year old around?)

Sunday afternoon, after church we spent it with a very special family. Marsha from Other Such Happenings- she is an incredible person- I enjoyed her home(which is beautiful but most important the peace of the Holy Spirit reigns there), her children are fabulous, and she is amazing how she just manages everything at one time! I took photos of the children having fun- you can find them here. It was great to share the journey of Christ my family and I  have gone through, and to hear how the Lord has worked on them! God is truly an amazing loving God. I look forward to a few more opportunities of fellowship with her before I leave!

Ok You all- I have found something else to add to my birthday list.. See this birthday is a special Birthday- It is a big birthday- I will be 40 years Old. and why not celebrate it getting exactly what I want!! I am not sure if I will get any thing I want. or be able to get anything because of our move. But if the Lord should be so gracious to grant a want this would be a very strong WANT. NOT need, we all know that my needs are met. THANK YOU JESUS!!

This is the number one- "wanted" birthday present

EOS Rebel T2i EF-S 18-55mm IS Kit

Rebel XT2i

My next present is very very neat- and will go prefectly with the new camera or go perfectly for my old camera which ever- but either way it is very COOL and very feminine- which in that department everyone knows I need all the help I can get.



I have seen one of these in person and they are really incredible bags.. so of course it is a huge WANT in my life.  Samuel thinks I could sew one for myself for cheaper that I can buy this bag- though I will say in the searching that I did on other brands of these bags by Jotototes are the cheapest. I saw some of these bags at $300.00- for a camera bag- wow! Way too much for this mom!

To leave you on a spiritual note- This morning I read Proverbs 30- and a very particularly part stuck out to me I thought I would share with you:

15bThree things  are never satisfied;
four never say, "Enough!":

16 Sheol;  a barren womb;
earth, which is never satisfied with water;
and fire, which never says, "Enough!"

How true is this- that Hell is never satisfied. The more it gets or receives the more it wants.

A barren womb- is always hoping, never dying to the thought that one day it will carry life within it. The mother's heart hopes and seeks each month for a clear yes from the Lord- I know because I live this each month.

Earth- which is never satisfied with water- no matter how much rain comes down upon it.

And fire- which consumes everything in its path- and never stops its hunger.. all four of these liken on to each because of of its need or it ways to wants  for more and more!

I did notice how three of the four are destructive or can be if they are satisfied, Sheol, Earth, and fire.. only one brings the hope of life, and glory to our Lord.

I love when God's Word pops out at me and speaks straight to my soul.

Be blessed

Angie

Friday, August 27, 2010

Great post from my son

Here is a link to a post from my son- Sammy- he is the third one in line.. It is a must read!

Sam Sellers Familia Blog

Comment let us know what you think!

Angie

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thankful-


Doing this makes me wonder what am I truly thankful for.. I guess the number one thing is knowing that I am redeemed. I am redeemed by Christ who is my redeemer. I am also grateful for the health of my children and my beloved. For strength that HE gives me each.  I know I know.. boring all the things most people are thankful for. But do we really realize what a blessing just our health is? How many people do you know that are sick in one way or another? Being thankful for healthy lives is not something to be taken for granted.


That is what I am most thankful for!


What are you thankful for?



Angie

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Does it really Matter?

I read this question "How do you maintain contentment with your station or calling in life?" from another blog (go check it out) and decided to blog about it myself.. It was one of those questions that make you go "hmmm".

I guess I will start with asking you the same question: How do you maintain contentment in your calling in life? Let me change the question- How do you maintain contentment in the position for life the Lord Jesus has placed you in?

I have spent many years of our (my beloved's and mine) 17 years of marriage working on and off. It was not till about 5-6 years ago did the Lord speak loud and clear to my beloved that working outside of the home for me, and maintaining the home, children and schooling was NOT possible. He came to this understanding that the Lord is our provider. Not that he did not know this, but it was just a nail that deepened in his heart that is not anything we do that puts food on our table or a roof over our heads. We are just tools, like a hammer by itself can not put a nail in the wall. We have to pick it up and swing, as God picks us up and swings us in the direction He wants us to go to provide, we are His tools to use. ( I do hope that makes sense-haha)

Anyway- contentment- how do we maintain it?

I think first things first- We must see what we do as important. We must realize we are not just raising children, or cleaning a house, or just cooking dinner. We are raising Warriors for Christ Kingdom, cleaning your beloved/ king's mansion, and preparing strength for those you love.

No job is too small when it comes to being a mother. Each job is different, we each do it differently, but NO JOB IS TOO SMALL. Everything you do is to equip them for their future for what the Lord has instored for them. What a great task and priviledge that is.

Second thing is seek not the things of this world. Your reward is not waiting here on this earth for what you are doing, and the seeds you are planting. Your reward awaits you in heaven, as you enter those gates and come face to face with the Creator of the World, what will He say to you?

" Well done good and faithful servant"?? or " turn from me I never knew you"?

So don't look at your neighbor, don't see what they have and you don't- because the truth is there is always going to be someone who has more than you, just like there is someone that does not have as much as you have.

So dear sweet sisters, remember NO JOB IS TOO SMALL, and know that your job is important, the most important to the Kingdom of Christ to raise a seed that will bring the Savior glory!

Angie

Ps- Be sure to check out these other blogs that asked themselves the same question: Rants n Rascals

This blog is a bit different because she does not speak on being a mother, but she sure hits home on being content- SOUL Survivor

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A kiss on the lips....

Proverb24: 26 He who gives an honest answer
gives a kiss on the lips.


These words spoke so clearly to me this morning... What does it mean? And how does it apply to us?

Well this is what I get out of these words... A person who speaks honestly, and directly is someone who cares. Someone who is willing to put themselves out there in a place where others do not dare to tread. They are willing to tell you when you are wrong, or admit when you are right.

Are you one of those people? Or do you only tell people what you think they want to hear?

Are your words full of purity and truth? Or are they words that only benefit you?

We tend to forget that our words are important.  Words to each other, to your spouse, your children, your friends or family... are important and according to scripture we will give an account for every idle word.

Mathew 12:36"But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment"

What does the word idle mean?

Useless; vain; ineffectual;Unfruitful; barren; not productive of good

When you speak truth is it to encourage or to tear down?

As sisters in Christ we are to encourage one another with the Truth of the Word of the Lord.. to "kiss each other on the lips" with the Word that will heal those who are hurting, give wisdom to those who are seeking and bring joy to those who have sorrow!

Encourage one another today- show someone you care!

Angie

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My daughter the Referee

Here are some photos of my girl in action on her first weekend of being a soccer referee.

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She really is the prettiest referee out there!

Angie

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A time...

Ecclesiastes3:

1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

For everything that we walk through there is a time, a season in which God uses for Him, to bring us closer to Him, to help us depend on Him, and for us to Love Him.

What season are you walking in today?

Are you in a season of healing?

Are you in a season of mourning?

Are you in a season of sewing? or

Are you in a season of reaping?

Whatever the season you are walking in- the Lord is able to walk you through it, carry you through it, or guide you through it. Whatever you need!

Dear ones- seek His face!

Angie

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Forgot to share

I forgot to share with you that Saturday my blog was featured on Pixel Perfect's Blog for her Getting to know you session... I am so excited.

Thank you Monica for allowing me to be part... Hop on over and check out what my answers where to her questions:

How long have you been married?

How many children do you have? ages?

What is the one thing that if nothing else "sticks" you want your children to learn from you?

and more.....

Go check it out at Pixel Perfect

Angie

Sunday, August 15, 2010

But God

This was written in our local Texas community paper and it was so profound and spoke straight to my heart with all the changes we will be going through with our move.

BUT GOD :
I want a life that by all accounts should have turned out a "certain" way.......but God!!! The kind of life that human reasoning or logic cannot explain. A life like the widow from 1Kings 17 who was going to make bread from the little flour and oil she had left and then die.....but God!!!
The life of Daniel who trusted God even when he was faced with hunger-ravaged lions ready to devour him...... but God !!!
A life like Joseph who, after being thrown into the pit by his own flesh & blood, not only forgave his offenders but believed God's great purpose in it all. Joseph understood what they had done was meant for evil. Yet when a famine hit the land and he had every opportunity to pay back his brothers, this is what he said..... 'BUT GOD sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance"... (Gen 45:7)
Oh Lord , give me a "but God " life!
Perhaps you are tired and weary: you're down to your last loaf; you've been thrown in a pit. Don't give up !! Like Joseph, believe that God is able to work this out in your life. Not only can He work it out but He is able to bring more good from it than the enemy could ever bring bad. When we live with this simple humble faith, we're going to experience a "but God" life. Perhaps you don't believe that. Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice.. Blessed are all who wait for Him !!
I pray you'll read Isaiah 30:18 from the amplified Bible that turns up the volume on this scripture and take it personally, because the Lord is speaking to you ! I'm not sure where you are. Maybe you are struggling with sin or character issues, addictions..... Isaiah 30:19 says your time of tears is over. The Lord will surely be gracious if you ask for help. You can't do it on your own ..... BUT GOD....... your provider, protector, healer, deliverer, redeemer, Name above every name, lover of your soul....will answer your cry as soon as He hears !!!!!!!!


(kJV)

Isaiah 30:18
18 And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD[ is] a God of judgment: blessed[ are] all they that wait for him.

Angie

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Saying "I love you"...

Thinking about these words. These words that are to express our deepest emotions. These words that are to leave us vunerable and open, just do not seem to have the impact they use to. Many people use these words so fleeting. They use them as if to say "thank you", or "I thought about you today".

For me "I love you" is not an easy thing to say. If I say I love you- I mean it from way down deep in my heart. They are not just words to be said but also words, that are to be put into action.

Have you ever thought about that? When someone says "I love you", do they show through their actions that they love you?  or do they leave you going Huh, really?

I have had those thoughts, wondering if the person who has declared their love really does love me because actions speak louder than words to me. I hear their words but then on the other hand see their actions and  they do not act like a person who even cares about my well being.

Jesus never states in the Word- "I love you" to anyone. He challenges us to love others whether they  love you back or not (Mat 5:46) He asks Simon Peter-  "do you love me?" (Jhn 21:15) But He does not say "I love you" but through His actions He shows us how much He loves us. He loved us so much He was willing to die for our sins. (now that is actions speaking louder than ones words) In His Words, and Commands, and Challenges to us He shows His love for us.

"I love you" are to be words from the heart.. My challenge to you today is- do you have people in your life that you declare your love to that wonder whether your words are true or not? Do your actions show how much you love them?

Be sure dear ones that your actions follow after your words.

Love as Christ loved!

Angie

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Fabulous post from my beloved husband

I am always amazed at my husband's convictions and abilities to interpret the Word- he is truly a Man God- and I think so many miss out on his Words. So I decided to put a link on here to his blog so that this post would reach as many as possible.

Rise up O'Men of God

Pass it on!!

Angie

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The more I seek you...

The past few days have been strange.

Side note:Not to mention we spent the weekend without AC- not that we are not grateful that we had a place to go to stay cool, but it is never easy to be in others homes, dependent upon them for shelter. You try to be mindful and considerate since they are putting themselves out for your comfort. We were truly blessed by their selflessness.

Arriving home Monday, waiting for the AC guy to come, we spent the day in a 101 degree house. Do you know that when it is that hot, your fuse is VERY short? Your tolerance level is very low and you just do not want to put up with much more than the uncomfortableness of the heat. That is not a good combination at all!! (very dangerous trust me)

Well back to my strangeness.. I have been feeling very unfulfilled.. not as a wife or a mother. Oh how I love those two jobs. Samuel is so easy, and such a wonderful man to care for, and to help. And my children- well the Lord has truly blessed me! I am unworthy of those blessings! That's not it- I feel so unfulfilled spiritually.. have you ever felt that way? Going to church on Wednesday, Sunday, sunday night just does not seem enough. I do not want to be part of some social club that gathers 3 times a week and thats it but that is exactly what most churches are like. I want the Lord to use me. But I am not sure in what or how? I know we all have gifts but I am unsure what mine are!! So how can I be  used in something I have NO idea what it is? (am I making any sense to anyone out there?)

What is Christianity all about?

What is it for? I know it is not for self glorification, or satisfaction.

How do we find out our gifts and start using them?

Nothing is more fulfilling than knowing you are doing the will and work of the Lord!! Fill me Lord and guide me as I continue to seek you for answers...

Thanks for giving me a listening ear!

Angie

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