Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Conformed minds.....


This has been on my mind since listening to Voddie Bauchman's sermon "When is He ready?"-- one of the first thing he states is how we conform so easily to the thoughts, and ways of society... and it is so true.

We conformed to everything it tells us too-why?

People conform when it comes to training up their own children. Society has stated parents are incapable of teaching their children, so you must send them to the institutions because we will do such a better job than you can ever think of doing.. HMM-- has that even come to pass?

We are brain washed to think that the "professionals" know exactly what they are doing. Did you know that teachers books are so detailed with explanations of how to teach the children that they even tell them exactly what to say for each lesson??? No one knows your child like you do, so who better to teach them but you... you love them, want to see them succeed and be the best. Your investment is your heart and soul, some teachers investment is their paycheck.

When I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted to go midwife. All six children I had them in the traditional, hospital way. With Noah I tried very hard to put into affect the way I would have liked to have him delivered, but again conformed to what the medical facility stated what was best, being ignorant of the truth of the matter. Since then I have learned even more. Midwife was the first thing that popped in my mind with baby Eliana- but fear took over when things turned in the beginning of the pregnancy and I had things happen that had never happened with any other pregnancy, so I ended up in a doctor's office, why? Because I was brain washed believing that only a doctor could take care of me and baby in this situation.... That is such a lie.. Midwives have been caring for pregnant moms, and delivering babies since Christ walked this earth. Yet our society has stated the best place for you and baby is with a doctor, in a hospital....

We have even conformed to society when it comes to marriage for young people. There was a time you graduated from high school, and the next step was marriage. Now you graduate from high school, college, and even graduate school before society says NOW you are ready for marriage... really? At this point more than half of your adult life is gone... invested in yourself and not in what the Lord would have had you invest in which is future generations, things that pertain to His kingdom. note- I have nothing against furthering education-- if it is the Lord's will for you what I am speaking of here is the fact that this society is stating now that 19,20,21 is too young to be married... since when? Since society has stated it is, since working on self, developing self, and educating self has become more important than doing the Lord's will. (I have thought these thoughts-- shame on me!)

One thing that just seems to stick out in my mind from Voddie's sermon is how he stated that the most growing up he did was AFTER he got married. When I exam myself-- it is true, that is when I grew up as well. Went from thinking of just me, my needs, or wants to those needs of the ones I love.

Wow-- we don't even realize how much we really do not think for ourselves. We let society mandate what we are going to do, how we are going to do it, and even when.

Lord-- help us to turn our brains on. Help us to think as you would want us to, to allow you to guide our steps, and not be fearful of society. Lord give us strength to be people who stand out, and stand up!!

In Jesus Name....Amen


Thursday, June 16, 2011

New/old friends...

I know the title has made you go hmmm, right?
Let me explain, we have had the priviledge and the blessing to have met new friends the Bucklins for the first time in the 6 years that we have known them. (old friends)

We met the Bucklins through a reversal ministry that "fell apart" not long after we met. In that time, we(the Bucklins and the Sellers) knew we could not let a ministry like that just die, so we started The Lord's Heritage. A reversal ministry that was for those who realize that children are a heritage from the Lord and get convicted of taking matters into their own hands instead allowing God be who he is, God. But in the time of establishing the ministry and over the years, all correspondence with this winderful family has always been with phone calls, email,facebook and photos. For the first time we have been able to talk to them face to face, and truly fellowship.

It has been such a blessing, because though distance ,family obligations, and finances has kept us apart it was like an old friend has walked through the door.

See this is an example of how the Lord can use the internet to bless and be a blessing.

Welcome Bucklins to our home, our hearts and our family forever!


Here the Bucklins with most of the Sellers- (Alex is missing)

Blessing to you and yours...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Last few days....

past few days have been busy. It started Friday with Maria and Joey's CCA(Commonwealth Connections Academy) end of the school year celebration. We celebrated at Hershey Park. It was fun to see all the teachers that have been answering emails, and helping them make it through their classes... side note I still homeschool- but Maria and Joseph actually are cyberschooling.

Here is a photo of Joseph with his and Reia's homeroom teacher-

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Saturday the gang refereed all day- which meant mom did alot of running around.

Sunday, we went to church and then were blessed to spend the evening hanging out with our Pastor and his family

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Monday... I spent the day cleaning my living room and office.. rearranging furniture. One thing I always do... move things around. I know a blind person would go crazy in my home.. because I am constantly moving my furniture.

On a more spiritual note.. I had start the journey of the bible in 365 days through the bible. I am excited because I am on day 18! What an accomplishment for me. I normally start and after a few days I get busy and never go back to it. I have not been faithful to do it every single day- or will be much further(Lord forgive me!!) But to be at day 18 is something to sing praises to!!!

Saints in this journey I would love for yall to ask me every once and awhile what day I am on!! Keep me accountable!



Saturday, June 4, 2011

My sisters Blog


My sister has finally made the plunge into the world of blogging!
She is the most creative and artistic person I know. She is my counterpart, my opposite. Where she is creative, artistic and amazing, I am organized, serious, and much more conservative. The two us together make the best team!

Here is her blog:
check it out,she will be posting how to videos, and sharing her artistic, creative talents!

Trust me her blog is worth following!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

them getting bigger, it gets easier....

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whoever told me that was lying with a capital L.

Children getting older does not mean they get easier!! Actually the older they get the more complicated things become. When they were young they were so willing to help. If mom was cleaning they wanted to clean too, if mom was doing laundry they wanted to help fold. Now.. ugh to get them to pick up their own dirty clothes, fold their own stuff, and put it away is like having a root canal! And opinions fly as fast as the attitude comes... pet peeve- ATTITUDE!  Some would say they get it honestly...hush is what I would say. (haha)

Grown children are not easy ladies. Especially when you worked so hard to raise them in the Word of the Lord, and spent lots of time discipling, guiding and praying with each of them. You keep guiding them away from the pits and darkness towards the light. It gets very tiring and sometimes you just want to let go of the wheel... but we can't we must stand steadfast. Be warriors for them, guiding them still in this crucial time in their lives, when they are surround by the whispering of the world saying..."you don't have to listen to them" "you dont have do what they say" "you are an adult now, you can do whatever you feel like" " you are old enough to make your own decisions"- I honestly believe those are trapping... trappings to keep our young adults in sin. Trappings to keep them from honoring the Lord through honoring their parents.

Just because society says they are old enough to go out on their own doesnt mean that is right. I can say with out the lack of experience and knowledge making the right decision for a young person is so difficult. Which voice are they to listen too? The flesh pulls so hard that sometimes they feel like it is the right decision, and in the end find it was the total wrong decision...(am I making any sense or am I just rambling?)

Tell me what is wrong with young adults seeking guidance from their parents even at this age? What is wrong with them taking every decision they are making to their parents, so they can be sure they are thinking righteously? What is wrong with them living at home?  As believers are we not suppose to do things differently than society?

Sin is anything worldly that pulls us away from Christ and to our own flesh....

So I pray that Lord continue to strength me, and give me wisdom as I continue to guide my young adults on their path towards Christ and life... I hope you will do the same...

Opening my eyes so I may see. The visions of truth the Lord has for me and them!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Ducky has gotten a pool in the back yard. It is not a very big pool, but it is big enough for some of his older brothers to sit in it with him and play with him. He loves it and has had a blast playing in it.

Even the next door neighbors dog has a small pool...

Maggie our Neighbors dog

Have fun this summer... stay cool...



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