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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It has been a year and 7 days

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I cant believe a year has passed since my beloved was ordained as an Elder of our church. SO much has happened since that day--
In short recap of this year in service one thing is for sure- with every triumph and spiritual blessing came many attacks. The attacks hit us from every side and the very people in our lives that we knew would sin and be used are those ones who were used.

Our names- our testimony, our very walk with Christ has been tried and challenged. Yet we continue to walk forward -- not looking down at our very HEAVY feet but UP towards heaven seeking the ONLY face that can bring peace to the hearts of His children

Happy Anniversary my beloved--- May The Lord continue to strengthen you. May He continue to use you as ONLY HE can and may the truth continue to reign supreme from who you are and what you do in your life. May our family continue to be HIS living testimony. May we glorify the name of Jesus and not bring shame to his name!!!

In Christ---
Your WIfe
Angie

Monday, May 26, 2014

In the World

My beloved preached yesterday on being " in the World"  as we live in this fallen world -- how are we to respond being believers as we try so hard to figure out how to balance our walk with Christ and the distracts of this world, and standards within society...

Listen to find out...


Angie

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fun Vlog


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Yes I said Vlog- my dear friend I have known since before she was born, yes really I knew her before she was born, has started a vlog. Veronica is fun as well as gorgeous- she really is such a sweet person and I admire her for starting a vlog.

I have been blogging for over 7 years now and have thought for a whole 2 seconds about vlogging- but I am not as brave nor as nice to look at as she is! Oh ,her hair is to die for!!! No, I am serious- My Maria has that same kind of hair- anyway enough said- really go check her out. You will fall in love with her fun personnality.

Veronica's Vlog

Friday, May 23, 2014

Gardening

In todays society and the mass production of food we are NOT getting the nutrients that we should be. Our body is starving for "real" food. Not just mass produced foods that have been genetically altered to grow faster and have absolutely NO tasted to them and no nutrients either. Have you ever bought a tomatoes from the store and you slice in it- it is white inside and has no taste.. well welcome to a mass produced society that would rather have things quickly then support farmers.

On the AHEAD blog Susan shares some her experiences on gardening.

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Learning and growing is one of the many blessing that Lord has given us. It is truly time for us to return ourselves back to some old "fashion" ways- Gardening bares so much fruit if you put some energy into it.


Angie

Thursday, May 22, 2014

fantastic fathers....

I wasn't raised with a fantastic father. Actually most of my issues come from the fact that the man who was suppose to protect me, keep me secure and love me was the same man who beat me,raped me and took advantage of my youth and stole my innocence. NO I have no idea what a fantastic father is like. I am blessed to know and have fantastic husband and a fantastic father of my children, so I do know what one should look like but to experience myself, have one treat me as my husband treats his, or love me as one should- NOPE thats NOT ME.

This video that was created by a man shows what a father's heart and prayers should be like.

A Dad's letter to his new born daughter


So many of us miss the mark- we forget how important it is to impart blessings over our children from the day of their first breathe. This does not come easy. It is human nature for us to see all the negative. To share all the things that need to be fixed and dwell on the imperfect instead of rejoicing in the small blessings and gifts that we each have.

With the knowledge that I have- I reflect back and wonder just what would be different if I understood how powerful and necessary the spoken blessing is.

Angie

Monday, May 19, 2014

Health...

do you care about your body? what you put into your body?

This website is defiantly for you- check it out Black Girl Health

Watch this video by Porcha Johnson



Sharing in life...
Angie

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Celebration of New Life

I love baby showers-

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it shows the blessing bestowed in ones life and the privilege the Lord bestowed on them to gift them with a child. It is sad to me that we are in a society who views children as an inconvenience, a nuance, burden or even worse a pain. Oh believe me as a momma- children are a challenge.  A challenge to your flesh, patience and character,but the blessing out weighs the challenges they bring.

Have you thought about how the Lord decided to shine his face upon you and deemed you worthy enough to bestow you with a gift of a child. He saw you fit enough to reproduce, bring forth life and gave you the privilege to rear that child in the way he or she should go in His righteousness. Who are we to be given such a gift??

Who are we to deem ourselves worthy enough to bring a child into this world? Are we truly so arrogant to think that life in its creation is in our hands? Well let me tell you dear ones, if the creation of life was in my hands to control I would be pregnant right now with another child. Life is  not mine to control, the creation of that life, and decision on whether I will conceive or not, is in the hands of the almighty God.

When I was young I never realized the gift He gave me through life. Being pregnant was just that, being pregnant and having a baby, but then I closed my womb and He brought me to a place to restore myself to Him. In turn He blessed me with a child. Oh How I relished every part of the pregnancy realizing that HE truly is the giver and taker of life and decided to shine His face upon me with a life.

Today we took the opportunity to celebrate life and rejoice and relish in the gift The Lord bestowed on the couple who is getting ready to have a baby.

 

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Lord bless them and keep them. Make your face shine upon them as you guide them in your truth and help them to glorify you in their lives



 

Friday, May 16, 2014

One of those days...

Do you ever wake up in the morning and wish you could stay there or just go back to bed  so you can start the day all over again?

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  Today is one of those days for me... maybe it is the weather affecting me, who knows but I have lots on my mind and a very very heavy heart. My thoughts are ranging from my children and their choices to the condition of the church today.. I know a very broad spectrum. But are they truly? Are  not our children part of the church and by God's grace they are functioning members of the church body?

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so truly the condition of the church is part of the fact of the choices each of us make, including our children/my children. I think of myself... my disobedience, sin, the curse I bestowed on my children because of my own condition and lack of Godly choices, being brought up with very little Godly foundation. Sure I went to church, they went to church but nothing they heard manifested in their lives nor did we live lives as believers, we were "good" people. It takes more than "going to church"for children to manifest it in their lives or being "good" people for them to make Godly choices. Most parents hearts who are truly surrendered to Christ is to keep their children from repeating their sins or to "do as I say not as I do!!" Truly that is not what children do. They do as we do even if you try to bestow wisdom through the Word of God on them. Even if you admit how wrong you were in so many levels and how truly they should not be walking even the slightest bit of the same path as you did. In turn their choices affect the body of Christ if not directly but indirectly and spiritually. What is your hope and prayer as you try to bestow wisdom to your children? Are you manifesting in your life the very thing you want them to do in Christ? Are you loving the body unconditionally as you should? are you double minded (saying one thing and doing another)?   I bestow these same questions to myself and hope that I am living according to the Word, saying and doing within my life as God would have me so I can lead and teach my children in they way they should go.   Seeking His Truth Angie

We have moved...

No we did not move out of our home... not yet anyway. But I did move my blog to: 
www.ponderthypath.com

Please follow me there-- join me there. Nothing has changed but my address.



Solo para la gloria de Dios
 Angie

Thursday, May 15, 2014

All New

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New life, changes  happen whether you like it our not. With those changes I have decided to change my blog too. This blog is for those who desire to be encouraged. It is for those, who love The Lord Jesus, who desire to hear about the challenges of being a wife, mother and  one in ministry. It is for those, who know they are not perfect and could sure use someone to relate to in that imperfection....

Who am I?

I am that daughter of the King of Kings- Jesus. the wife of Sam, that mother of many,  sister to Ray, Missy, Betty and Danny,the friend to those who desire one and the servant to those who will allow me to speak Christ into them, lastly that woman next door who is always willing to help and open her home to you.

Yes that is me.

I have many thoughts but not enough time in the day to share them all. I do pray that you will join me in life... join me in my journeys. Join me as we seek first the kingdom of Heaven and His righteousness!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Message for Mothers

This is a great message from Beth 



Prayers for children:

http://blog.lproof.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Armed-For-Prayer.pdf

Monday, May 5, 2014

Lights of the World


Dear Ones- 

This weekend was full of the WORD  and of Praise- as you come down off that spiritual "high" per say- your heart yurns to stay in that place where your every thought, your every breath is Him.. One thing that has resignated with me since it escaped Beth's mouth was us being the light. She gave us such a perspective of what that light looks like- what we look like from heaven. I will try my best to give you that same image that she so clearly gave me.



1 Peter 1:11-13

They inquired into what time or what circumstances the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when He testified in advance to the messianic sufferings and the glories that would follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you. These things have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Angels desire to look into these things.A Call to Holy Living

 Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be serious and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.



In these verses Peter is talking about our Holy Calling- in this part people are asking when would Christ return- they wanted to know when they would receive the rewards for following after Christ.


 In our flesh we too want that answer especially as we "suffer" for Christ and we "consider it joy to enter into diverse trials" in our lives. We want to know when our suffering will end and enjoy peace, and happiness according to the Word- but Peter stated- they came to a revelation that they are not serving for themselves or that reward but for CHRIST.


This is the part Beth spoke-- " Angels desire to look into these things"

The Angels desire to look into us-- they want to know, how, and why... they are look down from heaven and wonder about us. (imagine that )


Here is the image she painted for us-


The earth is the dominion of the enemy(right?) this is where the enemy dwells and where he is constantly wanting to see the Saints of Christ fall right????





I imagine this is what the earth looks like from heaven- as the evil reigns supreme on this earth. Completely Dark--


As the angels look down from heaven- seeking out the saints of Christ this is how they see us from heaven










Do you see- can you imagine--- complete blackness across the earth and as those angels look down upon heaven- we are like small lights, stars that are dotted across the darkness of this earth. The light of this World our Christ Jesus shining within each of us- radiant light -- small light -- as stars dotted across this dark world- It blew my mind- do you see dear Ones- how precious the gift we have received to be walking, living lights to shine forth HIS Gospel for HIS kingdom... What a joy, what a blessing we have been given such a great gift.



Matthew 5:14

14 “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden.



DO not hide your light this week! By God's grace and peace--- I pray you can see what GOD so clearly gave me-- Oh Lord may my Words be pure and bring your Glory!



In Christ My Saviour --- Jesus

Your Servant- Angie


 


 


 

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