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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Believing God week 5

Last evening I sat down to finally do our week video sessions with Beth Moore. As I sat there and listened to Beth teach on faith, and listening to the Lord. She shared a story of when the Lord spoke so clearly through a teacher about what He wanted to do through her, and her reaction to his words. She did not want to do it. She said the words "never" and "no". She threw a fit all because she was afraid to fail God.

 This hit  home for me. One thing I do that you may not know, is I am very defensive. My husband  is always so tender, kind and very compassionate when he comes to share with me. No matter how tender, I still defend myself. Beth illustrated how the devil sits and watches for our fears. He waits for us to expose our fears through our actions (because he is not all knowing) Once he knows what those fears are he will use any means possible to make us believe what those fear are.

What are my fears? Why do I react defensively? Like Beth I am afraid to fail, but not in the same areas she fears. I am afraid to fail as a wife. I am afraid to fail as mother. I fear that the things I put my most energy and heart into will be the very things I failed at. I fear my husband will choose to stop loving me. I fear my children will look back  on memories of me with contempt.

How do I change these fears? How do I stop responding in defense and allow God to use me?
Honestly I have not figured this part out.


Joshua 1
No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. I will be with you, just as I was with Moses. I will not leave you or forsake you

These were spoken to the Israelites but I truly believe He speaks to me today as reminder that NO I don't have the answers, but NO ONE WILL stand against me BECAUSE HE IS WITH ME.


Love In Christ Angie

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Installation...

It has amazed me the processes  for one to become an Elder. Sunday Samuel along with another brother who is now a Deacon stood before the church body and recited commitments.



Just all the formalities for one to serve, I wonder how much of it is all necessary.(food for thought) Through this process I have come to realize the church has needed to set up safe guards for the body. Because as you know there are wolves in sheeps clothing waiting to devour the body( the church). There are true haters out there.But One you would want to appoint to Eldership or Deacon, wouldn't it be someone you know, you have spent time with them, their families and truly know that they are qualified for the position? If they be ones that have revealed their hearts in so many ways?

I am so grateful, excited, and if I may say proud to see my beloved finally coming forward and living out the calling upon his life to be lead, and lead people for the Lord and towards HIS CROSS. 





David speaking and praying over our Elder and Deacon



Our Leadership







Give them all your wisdom Lord!

Love In Christ Angie

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Why your family needs the Local Church...




Here is short clip from Voddie Baucham speaking briefly on this subject. Why we need the church.

I heard a session at the homeschooling conference about this subject and truly I wish I would have heard this 10 years ago. It would have saved us from wondering.

A balanced Christian must be involved in the local body for
1. God- Centered Gospel
2. Grace- centered Gospel
3. Cross-centered Gospel
4. Biblical Oridinances
5.Biblical Discipline
6. Cooperation
7. Accountability
8. Submission to authority


Such a profound view - He stated at one point a body is a family and when families have problems you dont just pack your bags and leave, you work through those problems.

Lord forgive me for thinking that certain things had to be in line for us to be part of your body. Lord forgive my beloved.

Love In Christ Angie

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Christian Association of Pennsylvania Home school Conference

This past weekend we(Sam and I) went to the home school conference in this area. Last year I will say it was a different atmosphere, and a different spirit. Last year I remember walking in and thinking wow- where is everyone?- Compared to the Texas Home school Coalition conference, this conference looked empty and small. I walked around feeling lonely, unsure of what to expect. I noticed a lot of the sessions were very basic, not inspirational or spiritually based at all. I truly did get what I expected. I walked out last year saying" I will never going back" but back I went to this years conference with different hope and expectations.(hey maybe that was the key)
I went with different hopes and expectations because the sessions seemed right up my alley with speakers like Voddie Bauchman(whom we knew well since we went to his church in Houston) and Crystal Paine. Each having a wealth of knowledge to share with all of us.


Here are some highlights of my homeschooling conference experience:
1. The challenges I received spiritually
2. The NEW enlightenment I received. Satan loves when God's people are totally and absolutely ignorant.
3. THE PEOPLE I met were incredible. One amazing woman comes to mind Mary Anne Eagleson- one of the chair over CHAP. We met each other and it was like talking to an old friend. Her wealth of knowledge,contagious smile, and wonderful heart just drew me in! I loved talking to her! My beloved said "that is you my love in 20 years.". we are to peas in a pod.
4. The reuniting of fellowship with brothers and sisters from Philadelphia  We have had a family from Philadelphia that come and stay with us. It is always a highlight of our year(it has been two years now)
5. I got to hang out   for two days with one of my own sisters in Christ from my local church who is just beginning her journey in home schooling this next fall. (I am excited for her) 


































This precious angel will never know the evil that the public schools brings to the hearts and souls of our children. HURRAY for THE KINGDOM.. HURRAY FOR OUR LORD AND SAVIOR!!!





Love In Christ Angie

Thursday, May 9, 2013

It is official

After a long process of waiting, praying, filling out applications my Beloved is finally an elder.
The meeting began with church business, it seemed to take forever.

 
 
This is not all our members but truly the core of our church.




 
Sam after hearing the results.. it was not unanimous( one person actually voted NO) without coming to him or discussing anything. But the majority rules...of course as his wife that one was like a stab to my heart.( I thought how could someone do that to him?- they obviously do not know him)
 
But the Lord obviously has a plan in spite of that person's heart.
 
SO moving forward we go to minister as one(Him and I) in this local body. May our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified.



Love In Christ Angie

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Curious on what your answers would be!!!

1. What is your occupation? most important job in the world- A wife and mom
2. What color are your socks? grey-still in my pajama socks
3. What are you listening to right now? no music-listening to Maria talking to her baby brother
4. What was the last thing that you ate? 1/2 a poptart
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Yes
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? blue-I guess
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? um-my husband yesterday
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes - very much-she is my favorite sister in law :-)
9. How old are you today? 36
10. Favorite drink? sweet tea
11. What is your favorite sport to watch? SOCCER
12. Have you ever dyed your hair? Never-really!
13. Pets? a rat-Jabbers, a ferret-Rose, a puppy-Beula, and a cat-Gabriel
14. Favorite food? Seafood
15. What was the last movie you watched? Poisedon
16. Favorite day of the year? My anniversary- It amazes me every year that we celebrate, that our love has survived!
17. What do you do to vent anger? Cry- and I want to throw things but I don't
18. What was your favorite toy as a child? do not remember
19. What is your favorite fall or spring? fall
20. Hugs or kisses? Kisses-from my husbands, hugs from loved ones and friends
21. Cherries or Blueberry? Blueberry
22. Do you want your friends to email you back? Yes
23. Who is most likely to respond? not sure
24. Who is least likely to respond? my mother
25. Living arrangements? 3 bedroom house, with my husband and 6 children)
26. When was the last time you cried? today
27. What is on the floor of your closet? shoes
28. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this
to? My mother- and Joy second
29. What did you do last night? Watched TV-Frazier and rested
30. Favorite smells? good food
31. What inspires you? My husband when he is closed to God
32. What are you afraid of? that I will lose Sam and be alone
33. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? plain
34. Favorite dog breed? Great Dane
35. How many years at your current job? I played a mom to my brother and sister and now to my children so a very long time
36. Favorite day of the week? Saturday-me too!
37. How many states have you lived in? 6 states-Ohio,PA,Texas,Georgia,Virginia,Missouri
38. Favorite holiday? It’s a toss up - Easter-I love the reminder that Our Lord has Risen!!!
39. Ever driven a Motorcycle or heavy machinery? No
40. Who's your favorite NFL team? Houston Texans-love the uniforms!
41. 10 inches of snow or 100 degree weather? 100 degree weather and sandy beaches with a cool breeze!

Believing God Week 3

Beth's study believing has turned out to be wonderful. I look forward to spending time in the Word and looking up the Greek and Hebrew words for things. Understanding more of the Word. In week two she gave some pretty insightful insight from a book she read by Clayton and Jansma
on Creation...


    Being in the right kind of galaxy    1in 100
    Being in right place in the galaxy   1 in 150
    Having the right kind of star           1 in 1,000
    Being the right distance from the star  1 in 10
    Having the proper planetary mass        1 in 10
    Having the proper planetary spin         1 in 10
    Having the proper planetary tilt           1 in 10
    Having comet-sweeping planets           1 in 40
    Not being near a black hole                  1 in 250
    Having a large solitary moon               1 in 10
    Possessing a magnetic field capable of shielding  1 in 10

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Total odds                                 1 in 150,000,000,000,000,000


I wonder how evolutionists even believe in these odds?? Do they realize they have to have a lot of faith to even believe that?



Love In Christ Angie

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