Category Archives: Spiritual

Happy Memorial Day

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    Fly the Flag on Memorial Day

  1. Step 1

    Raise the flag to the top of the pole, and then lower to half-staff position, which is halfway between the top and bottom of the pole. This is the proper way to fly a flag at half-staff.

  2. Step 2

    At noon, raise the flag once again to the top of the pole, full staff position.

  3. Step 3

    At sunset, ceremonially (slowly) lower the flag and store for the night. The American flag should never be flown at night unless it is properly illuminated by a spotlight trained on it.

Our miracle….

bare-feetFor most of you who know us personally, will be able to fully appreciate how truly amazing God truly has blessed our family.  We were told this past January that we would not be able to conceive again without fertility counseling/or assistance.  We opted to not go that route and prayed for peace with the situation.  God graced us with that peace.  However, God has blessed us with a new baby.  We are in shock!  In fact, so is my doctor and her whole staff based on the statistics of our report we received late January.  It truly is a miracle.  We are ecstatic and received many,”Praise God’s,” in the doctor’s office today.

I will have a sonogram Friday morning to determine the due date.  Please rejoice with us as we prepare for our new little craft girl boy in January.  LOL!

Yes, I gave all our baby stuff away and have no maternity clothes to wear.  But we know God will provide just as he always has in the past.  Funny how things work out sometimes, huh!

Please pray for a healthy baby.

Psalm 19:14

songLet the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 19:14

This verse spoke to me this morning.

Dear Heavenly Father:

Please Lord help me to have no unkind, unloving, and untruthful thoughts and words.  Help me to have only thoughts and words pleasing to your ears.  Thank you for your Word that guides my path each day.


We Win Series

I have been  blessed these past few weeks by attending our weekly worship series, “We Win!”  Here is a summary of the simple, but so needed reminder, that  I needed to hear…..

Everywhere you turn it seems like our culture produces nothing more than bad news. The economy continues to struggle, the stock market continues to plummet, marriages are falling apart, jobs are being lost, children continue to rebel and soldiers are at war. What hope is there? Why should we as Christians rise above the fray? What is it that should motivate us to live with hope and unpopular optimism? Great questions that all have the same answer….because we win. This series will challenge us to look beyond the temporary and see the eternal. It will remind us that the same power that raised Christ from the dead is the same power that dwells in the heart of every believer. It will help every seeker to see that they too can find hope in what seems hopeless and peace in the midst of chaos. We win….a simple reminder that we all need to hear.

To listen to the 5 Week sermon podcast, click here.

This past, Sunday, someone filmed the intriguing Painting Scene that amazed us all.  The quality and sound is poor and by no means does it measure up to the lightening, vocal, and creativity that was so perfectly planned out during this worship time.  It was truly fascinating.  I hope you will enjoy.

And remember WE WIN!

WFMW ~ Proverbs

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This isn’t not one of my rocket original scientific ideas.  I borrowed this piece of wisdom from someone in cyberspace.  Can’t remember where I read it.

The book of Proverbs has 31 chapters in it.  Read the chapter corresponding with the date each day and gain an enormous amount of wisdom from the Lord.    I plan on reading it to my children during breakfast or lunch each day.  What a treasure and wonderful tradition that our children will be able to pass on from generation to generation.

Yes, I knew Proverbs always had 31 chapters, but I never thought to read it each day.  So forgive me if this idea isn’t new to you.

Take a Tour Tuesday ~ March 24

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Today I am participating in my friend, Amy’s fun Take a Tour Tuesday.  Below I will include some of the links that I found of interest this past week.

Spiritual

Animated Christ’s Death

Daily Devotionals for Couples

Christian Easter Egg Coloring

Homemaking

Apron Theme Party ~ this looks like so much fun

Country decorating ideas

Spring Basket

Homeschool

Literature to supplement History

Passover Lapbook

Creation Science Curriculum

Family

The Duggar Family website ~ I am currently reading their book

Easter Fun at Peggy’s Place

Easter Crafts



The Principle Approach

We have started implementing the principle approach in our homeschool just about a year ago. It has been a true blessing to our family as a whole. We have grown spiritual, as well as, becoming a loving family. I adore learning as a  family and training my boys in a biblical worldview in every subject and area of life.

Here are some sites that have been an encouragement to me pertaining to the fascinating principle approach. I have to admit I was overwhelmed at first, but learning a little here and there has grown tremendously over the course of the year. It is a whole new thinking process, but how rewarding it is to see your childrens fruit blossom.

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PrincipleApproach.org

American Christian Government

Homeschoolworld

Curriculum Connection

The Pilgrim Institute

Philomath Foundation

Being Submissive…..

Submission is longing after God and voluntarily allowing Him to have control of my entire life.  I must develop the discipline of submission by placing all my dreams, wants, and desires before God, who then is free to bless me with the desires of my heart.

In James 1:5, he tells us how we can gain wisdom to be submissive to our God, husbands, and authorities.  However, we must ask Him and he will deliver the wisdom as we need it.

James 3:14-17 describes and states that the wisdom that comes from heaven is pure, peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy, and good fruit, impartial and sincere.  Some tough words, huh!

One verse that lies heavy on my heart is Pro 1:7.  This is an excellent memory verse for the family and our homeschool.  True wisdom comes from the fear of the Lord.

Dear Heavenly Father:

Please help me to learn to be submissive in your eyes.  Help me to be submissive to my husband and authorities with a cheerful heart.  Guide me in my journey and thank you for loving the undeserving me.  May your grace be completely sufficient in my heart.

Amen

BFS ~ Easy Button

myassignmentI would be so blessed if I had some prayer warriors praying for me this week.

First, I would like my thoughts be nothing but wonderful in His eyes.  My memory verse for this week is


Second, my dh and I have committed to God and to one another to implement the Dave Ramseys’ financial plan.  In order for this to happen, we must sell our house.  I love my house!  But I know God is calling us to do this in order to pay off debt.  Please help me be motivated and cheerful in preparation getting the house ready for showings.  Please pray that we will find a comfortable house in the country that meets our financial needs.  I don’t want to move back to the city.  I know this is only temporary, but the end of the road seems so far away.  BTW ~ I hate change.

Thank you in advance for your prayers.  I know God is capable of changing my heart.  But I need a little push……  I would be honored if you would leave your hearts callings for me to share with God this week.  Have a beautiful week.

The Shack review

This book is absolutely fabulous and life changing.  If you haven’t read it yet, get it today!  It’s a fiction novel that is truly amazing and made me look deeper into my relationship with God.  All I can say is “WOW!”

I realize there is an enormous amount of controversy in regards to this FICTION book.  I find it absolutely silly!  This book brought me and so many others closer to God.  Praise God !

Below I included an  interview with this creative author.  May God continue to bless his ministry. I plan on reading this book to the boys in several years.