Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Eve Down Home

Christmas Memories 

There is a special place in my heart that I will always remember around Christmas time.  A time when evil seems very very far away and family, hearth, and home fill my heart. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Day 4 thru 6 of 12 Giving of Thanks Post

Day 4 of my thankfulness is for my mom, daddy and sister.  I am thankful that they are saved and will be joining me in our heavenly home.  I am thankful for the joy and the tears that and formed me into the woman I am today (no cracks from the peanut gallery). 

Day 5 I am thankful for good friends and church family that love me and accept me for who I am.  I am thankful for a Pastor who shows true love and compassion for me and my family

Day 6 I am thankful for the jobs the Lord has provided.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Day 3 of the 12 Giving Thanks Post

"...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24:15
I am thankful for beautiful home and land the Lord gave us.  I am thankful for all the Lord has provided since we have lived here. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day 2 of the 12 Giving of Thanks Post

I am very thankful for the husband the Lord gave me.  He makes me laugh, is my support, and the love of my life.  This Mr. Steady, merciful man has taught me a lot of things throughout our 18 years of marriage.  I am also thankful for the two young loves. Enjoying this journey of life.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

12 Giving of Thanks Post

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." Psalm 136:1

This year I thought I would give thanks to the Lord in the 12 days leading up to Thanksgiving, but to be perfectly honest I could write forever and a day and still not say thank you enough to my Lord.  I am first of all most thankful for the salvation the Lord has supplied.  What a wonderful day, the day I accepted the Lord as my Lord and Savior.  The day I realized I could never be good enough, smart enough, or do anything to gain salvation from my sins.  Christ did it all, the only thing I had to do was accept what was being offered to me.  I was reading the fruits of the spirit in 

Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
and realized that I didn't have any of those things within my life.  I realized I was trying to help the Lord with my salvation... trust me it doesn't work that way!  
Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
What an AWESOME GOD we serve!!!  I have never regretted decision to give my whole heart and life to Christ.  If you don't know Christ as your savior you to are offered this same free gift to find out how to receive Him as your Savior click the page link above entitled Salvations Road

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hallelujah Square

Romans 12:12

"Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;"

Roses Will Bloom Again

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."  III John 1:4

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mercy Seat (Time out chair)

How awesome it is when God speaks the answer to a question you have been searching for!  As you know I am a mother of teens, but when they were smaller I did not always do the right thing, at times I let my anger or what I thought others were thinking of my children's actions dictate how I handled a disciplinary issue. Children don't come with instruction manuals and before you spout off the bible I need to explain that at that point in my life I was a very very religious person bound for hell.  I had the knowledge, but I was lost, I could tell you what is said inside and out, but I was lost and bound for hell.  Anyway I am chasing a rabbit here back to what happened. 

I have recently received my toddler class back on Sunday (finally enough to have a class again) and I have a lively bunch of boys.  I have been looking for some ideas for "a time out chair", but hated that name cause I was trying to teach something here of more then just you've done something wrong and you must be punished.  I wanted it to be a time when the child who did the offense thought what they did wrong and that there was a way to make it right.  So I called it "a think about it chair", but again I wanted a verse to go along with it, I remembered once I got truly saved I had started using the bible for what it was intended for the way of instruction, guidance, love and discipline.  When I took my children shopping or out in public I taught them the verse "a child is known by his doings" meaning what is your testimony showing.  I wanted the think about it chair to be just that, but I could not find a verse that would fit.  My husband even tried to help and said what about where it says "count the cost", but sadly it never really worked in my heart and mind.  The Lord had the answer the whole time.

I was looking through Pinterest searching for time out chairs and came across a picture of a recliner with the words Mercy seat and it clicked.  The Lord seemed to whisper call it Mercy seat.  I click the link and came to a blog called  She used the verses Romans 3:23-25 " For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;"  Also Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us."  So how will these big verses help 3 to 6 year olds.  Simple, you put it in there terms of understanding.  I love you and God loves you and what you did was wrong and is called a sin. Can you tell ______ your sorry?  Good let's pray first for God to forgive us and then go tell _______ we're sorry.  Then pray with the child and go with them to say our sorrys.

Learning as I go down the narrow path!

Here is the post I spoke of earlier please feel free to click and read it.  I was blessed from her post as well.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Chicken Killen day and I learned WHAT!

We started out with 34 chickens.  These will look very nice in the freezer.  We did 24 of them the first Saturday in June, with some help from friends and family.  The last 10 were done the following Saturday by just Dennis, Jacob and I.

Some preferred their pictures not be shown here but they were truly a blessing to us for all their help and love.

Our chicken defeatherers.

The chopping block gruesome but a way of life.

I learned how to gut and cut up my first chicken.  One down and how many more?!

Of course if you opted out of helping with the chickens you had to clean the house.  Thank you ms. Bessielyn that really helped mama also.

Again thanks to those other ladies and gentleman who did not wish to be put on the blog.  Love and prayers always.

P.S. one of next years helpers

Thursday, May 1, 2014

My Job

Not only am I a stay at home mom who home schools  I also work for an awesome company from the comforts of my own home called Hot Zone Leads.  It is a lead generation company for licensed insurance agency.  If you are interested in finding out more click the link in this post or on the side under Sites I Recommend Viewing.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014