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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I won- really?

On Saturday I receive this text message from one of my BFF's. She says I need your address. I am thinking ok- well I know she wants to send me some CDs of Tony Evans. Then she goes on to tell me that I won her contest she was having on her blog...I won? I never win at anything I told her.

She is very talented and sews things for new mamas. She makes nursing capes, bibs, even bedding, you should check out her store :http://www.stitchesnhems.com/

She is also a blogger as well- woman of many talents- you will find that out if you read her blog...
http://www.stitchednlove.com/

Thanks Tasha for blessing this mama not only by selecting me to win, but being a sister in Christ and my best friend.

Love you girl
Angie

Monday, March 28, 2011

Why people Fall by Pastor David Smith

Yesterday was an excellent sermon by our new pastor. He has been speaking on the topic of temptation and this sermon of course ties into that , Why People Fall?

The text comes from Proverbs 7-
1 My son, keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee. 2 Keep my commandments and live; And my law as the apple of thine eye. 3 Bind them upon thy fingers; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart. 4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; And call understanding thy kinswoman: 5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, From he foreigner that flattereth with her words. 6 For at the window of my house I looked forth through my lattice; 7 And I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, A young man void of understanding, 8 Passing through the street near her corner; And he went the way to her house, 9 In the twilight, in the evening of the day, In the middle of the night and in the darkness. 10 And, behold, there met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart. 11 She is clamorous and wilful; Her feet abide not in her house: 12 Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner. 13 So she caught him, and kissed him, And with an impudent face she said unto him: 14 Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me; This day have I paid my vows. 15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, Diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. 16 I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt. 17 I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. 18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; Let us solace ourselves with loves. 19 For the man is not at home; He is gone a long journey: 20 He hath taken a bag of money with him; He will come home at the full moon. 21 With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield; With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along. 22 He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool; 23 Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life. 24 Now therefore, my sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth. 25 Let not thy heart decline to her ways; Go not astray in her paths. 26 For she hath cast down many wounded: Yea, all her slain are a mighty host. 27 Her house is the way to Sheol, Going down to the chambers of death.

WHY PEOPLE FALL:

I. They fail to follow God's Word ( Proverbs 7:1-6)
A. They fail to retain God's Word
B. They fail to rely on God's Word
C. They fail to revere God's Word
D. They fail to review God's Word
E. They fail to relish God's Word

II. They fail to learn lessons from life ( Proverbs 7:7)

III. They fail to make wise choices in advance ( Proverbs 7:8)
Be careful being alone too much!!!! If you know you are vulnerable in certain areas then Don't Go There!!!

IV. They fail to live wisely

V. They fail to be mindful of darkness ( Job 24:15)

VI. They fail recognize sin's appeal ( Proverbs 7:10-12)

VII. They fail to recognize the power of the appeal ( Proverbs 7:13-19)


A. She is purified
B. She is prepared
C. She is passionate
D. She is persuasive

VIII. They fail to see beyond the immediate (Proverb 7:19-23)

IX. They fail to see the obvious (Proverb 7:24-27)

A. Her victims are many
B. Her house leads to death.

My commentary

So many of us want to blame God for the things in our lives that are not right but what it truly boils down to is - WE FAIL TO FOLLOW GOD'S WORD. Following God's Word does not guarantee a life of perfection, no hardships or struggles, NO. What it does guarantee is when the temptations come we will see them for what they are, when the hardships come we will lean on the Father for strength and comfort. We find no comfort in Him or in His Word because of the sin that is running our hearts and lives.

This sin leads to death first in our hearts( lack of forgiveness), then in our lives(lack of love or compassion) and then true death.( separation for our Father eternally)

Thank you Lord for this great Word. Thank you for this reminder to me how important your Word is in my life!

Be blessed dear friends, sisters!

Angie

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Beginnings, New church

The one thing about moving is new beginnings you get to experience. It is always difficult because we have to start over in church, making friends, find doctors among so many other things that come with moves.

This move has been no different. It gets lonely at times having to start over and make friends.The Lord has blessed us though, by bringing us to a church that we all really love right away. Grace Fellowship is a fellowship not only with GREAT strong leadership, but you see the love of Christ within the fellowship. Two things that were important to us. WE pray and hope that we can find our place in this place and do what the Lord has called us to do- serve!(pray for us)

What else- I am growing-

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baby is strong, nausea has subsided some but not completely. I am tired MOST of the time, and feel very blessed to have a new life growing with in me. Even as shocking as it was for us, the Lord has a purpose for this life.

The family is adjusting to all the changes and we are grateful for the GRACE the Lord continues to bestow on us!

Thank you to all those who are praying for me!

Blessings

Angie

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

trusting the Lord

These past few weeks have been very difficult for me. Each day a challenge, and full of fear that the precious gift the Lord has given us - the Baby will survive. For those of you who don't know the Lord has blessed us with another pregnancy.

The beginning has a been rocky. Different than all the other pregnancies. I have a hematoma in my uterus which of course has caused some bleeding. My doctor is not worried, baby is growing and has a very strong heart beat. It has left me in fear because this is uncharted territory for me. In the past I become pregnant and have no complications, nothing out of the ordinary. This hematoma has brought a different aspect to this pregnancy and has left me fearful of a loss.

I have had to come to a place where my fear I had to lay at the feet of the cross, and know that the Lord has all things in the palm of his hands.He blessed us with this life and this life is HIS to mold and shape.

The pregnancy is going normal per say. Morning sickness has taken over. I spend most days forcing food down my throat to keep myself from throwing up but that doesn't always work. (i have gained 12 pounds-ugh) I am tired, and have become very dependent on my children and husband to take care of everything in the home in this stage.

I will be 3 months on Monday- and my body is starting to show pregnancy. Pants do not fit, and its all about comfort right now.


Dear sisters- please lift me in prayer each day that I lay my trust in the Creator and the one who has all things in His hands.

Thank you
Angie- daughter of the King of Kings!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Prayer of my heart

My heart, my prayer-

Psalm 143

1Hear my prayer, O Jehovah; give ear to my supplications:
In thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
2And enter not into judgment with thy servant;
For in thy sight no man living is righteous.
3For the enemy hath persecuted my soul;
He hath smitten my life down to the ground:
He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.
4Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me;
My heart within me is desolate.
5I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all thy doings;
I muse on the work of thy hands.
6I spread forth my hands unto thee:
My soul thirsteth after thee, as a weary land.
Selah
7Make haste to answer me, O Jehovah; my spirit faileth:
Hide not thy face from me,
Lest I become like them that go down into the pit.
8Cause 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.
9Deliver me, O Jehovah, from mine enemies:
I flee unto thee to hide me.
10Teach me to do thy will;
For thou art my God:
Thy Spirit is good;
Lead me in the land of uprightness.
11Quicken me, O Jehovah, for thy name's sake:
In thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
12And in thy lovingkindness cut off mine enemies,
And destroy all them that afflict my soul;
For I am thy servant.

I love you Lord
Angie

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