Friday, July 30, 2010

A book...

For years I've thought about writing a book.  I've had people tell me I should write a book about our travels.  I've prayed about it often.  I even had dh buy me my first laptop so I could start that was about 10 years 

Yesterday, I woke up with the very words to start the book.  I thought it would be more of short stories or autobiography kind of book.  So far it's turning out to be more of a novel.  :D  Kind of like the "Love Comes Softly" books, only more modern and about my life. 

It's an exciting adventure...I wonder if I'll get published?  Maybe they'll make a movie?  LOL...well all things ARE possible with GOD...who knows?  :D  (I do have many family members that are in Hollywood-producers, directors, actors, cameramen, etc.)

Blessings until next time.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Distorted Mirror Imagine

When someone is faced with the truth, they have two choices.  They can accept it or they can choose to ignore it. 

Recently, my dh contacted a family member that he use to be very close to.  As a matter of fact his family and our family were very close.  We would spend time visiting them and they would come and visit us.  We shared the LORD with them.  The Mrs. got saved.  It looked like Mr. would too.  (Mr is the family member.)  

Then we got very sad news...Mr. was leaving Mrs. for another.  :(   It broke our hearts.  We prayed.  Mr. quit communication with us.  We still kept in contact with Mrs. and the Juniors-mind you Mr. is the family member, in case you forgot.  ;)

A few years ago, we went through a raging spiritual battle.  It was very painful to our family.  I won't go into the details, other than to say many lies were told about us and there are still those that are spreading them and those that are believing them.  I have been able to overcome the hurt and pain by reminding myself time and time again....
Ephesians 6:12 (King James Version)

12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

As I said earlier, recently dh has contacted Mr.  Mr.  has chose to believe the lies of the raging spiritual battle that took place.  :(  This morning as I was praying the LORD showed me why he chose this way.
Mr has heard the TRUTH.  Mr knows the TRUTH.  Mr has chose not to live the TRUTH.

So why did Mr choose to believe the lies?  Because then Mr would have to look at the TRUE imagine in the mirror.  He would have to deal with his sin and the lies he has built up.  Mr has decided not to persue a relationship with dh because dh represents those TRUTHS.  Mr thinks he can avoid "conflict" (his words, not mine) by not having people around him that keep in touch with his exwife and kids.  HA!  He apparently doesn't realize the conflict is with his inner man and the outer man can keep those "conflicts" at a distance, but he will still have conflict. It's sad, and it hurts to see dh hurt so much.  This man was like a brother to him, but  he  (dh) knows that it's spiritual. 

Mr has built of this distorted view of dh based on lies, so that he doesn't have to deal with the TRUTH.  Yes, sad, but very true!

Will you join us in prayer for Mr and those involved?  He will be a part of many prayers to come in our future. 

My heart is deeply saddened for the fact that Mr might never turn to the LORD and get this right.  Yes, I realize that is his choice, but when I think about him standing before the LORD trying to explain, I get a lump in my throat, and my eyes welt up with tears.  That will be a sad day indeed, if Mr chooses not to make things right, and I don't want to be standing nearby.  :(

I'm sure this is probably difficult to understand, but thanks for reading and praying. 
Blessings until next time!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lost Art...

Haven't felt much like blogging...for that matter being on my computer lately.  I've taken up reading books again-almost a lost 

Currently, I'm reading "The Love Softly" Series again.  I read them about 10 years ago.  I love these books.  Very encouraging and reminds me how blessed we are today to have all the modern conveniences. 

Last week we had a cousin visiting.  She is Bella's age-13.  We had fun hanging out and running around town discovering more of it. 

Two weeks ago, I got to meet my url friend Angela.  She lives in MO, near KC.  She and her daughters met us at Barnes and Nobles and we had a Starbucks. :D    I met Angela on the Homeschool Lounge and we've kept in touch on FB too.  She's a beautiful lady on the outside-model beautiful!  But she is even more beautiful on the inside.  Her heart is to serve the LORD!  I hope we get to meet up with her again soon!

The BBQ pit is coming along nicely.  I have news to share about that...maybe later this week.  :D

A few prayer requests:
Josh-my cousin's finance's son.  He was severely injured in Afghanistan.  He is now in the US, but still in serious condition.

Josh and Drew-some young men we've met here in the park.  (I'll share later how, etc)  job and finances

Angie-complete healing in her body.

Christy-going through some major life transitions.

I know GOD will richly reward you for praying!  :D  I can't thank you all enough.

Not much else new.  Blessings until next time!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hey for all you people that think I'm nuts...

LOL!  For all you people that think I'm nuts for living in an RV, check this out:
I think it's a great concept, and everyone should give it a try!  :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Not just another July day

I woke up around 3 am, the pain was intensifying.  I tried to go back to sleep.  I became restless.  I finally woke dh up.  I told him the pain was coming every 15 minutes.  He wrote the times down.  We gathered our belongings, and walked down to the car.  He drove nervously.  He'll say now that he wasn't...but I knew better.  He was driving and writing times down. 

We got to the hospital around 5:30, I think.  The pain was coming closer and closer together.  I got checked my gown, prepped, ready to do this thing.  I was nervous,  I prayed...."LORD don't let me be foolish and say words I'll regret.  Help me not to scream, let this go smoothly and safely." 

I laid and waited.  My family had been called.  My dad showed up and he and dh went for breakfast.  My sister showed up.  She held my hand.  I remember one time the pain was so bad I squeezed her hand and she started to tear up and I teared up. 

The television was on...all the channels were broadcasting the Oliver North trial.  Ollie was on testifying.  This was all I had to watch other than the rain pouring down on another hot, humid July day.  BUT this wasn't just another July day, this was the day my baby girl decided to make her entrance into the world. 

Finally at 1:38 pm she arrived.  The labor and delivery went smoothly.  She began to cry as the doctor removed her thumb from her mouth.  lol 

I only had a local, the rest was natural.  When I was done, held her, etc., I asked  if I could finally eat.  (It had been over 24 hours)  They brought me a club sandwich.  Yum....just one had a tomato on it-yuck!  I pulled it off!  Funny how for 9 months I liked tomatoes, and the day she's delivered I hate them all over again.  lol....she still loves them!

Happy 23rd birthday my beautiful baby girl.  I'm so blessed each day by you! 

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thank Goodness!

Yesterday, I was telling my dd about a friend's clean bill of health.  Our friend had received some disturbing news about her health.  After a series of testing, etc., she received a good report and all came out fine. 

My daughter exclaimed, "Thank Goodness!" 

 Where I promptly said, "No, Thank GOD!" 

 She said,  "Isn't HE GOODNESS?"   


With tears in my eyes, I replied, "Yes, HE is!!!  People that don't even believe in GOD our thanking HIM when they say thank goodness.  I feel a blog post coming on!"  :D

So now the interesting thing will be to listen and hear how many people are actually thanking GOD without realizing it. 

And Yes, GOD is GOODNESS.  There is NOTHING but GOODNESS in HIM.  People always want to revert back to the days of Noah and the Old Testament and say things like, "GOD is a destroyer, and I can't worship a God that destroys the earth." blah blah blah...

Honey, let me tell you something... that was the OLD TESTAMENT, when JESUS came all that changed. GOD doesn't destroy anything anymore.  HE may allow things to happen because of sin, BUT HE doesn't do it anymore.  Besides, If you can't serve the ONE, TRUE, LIVING GOD who or what are you going to worship?  Some tree?  They can't save your soul and spirit. Only the ONE, TRUE, LIVING GOD can through HIS son JESUS CHRIST!

Blessings until next time!

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Blog Award for me?

My friend, Leah, passed this on to me.  I met her many years ago on chfweb and we also are on homeschool lounge together too.   I don't post very often at either anymore, but Leah still reads my blog.

The RULES are:

•Thank the blogger who awarded it to you:

Thank you for reading my blog, Leah, and for the lovely award.  :D

•Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five (5) words:


•Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance: I actually only frequently read about 3 blogs, the rest I visit periodically, but I know they are blogs of substance.  :D (sorry I only have 8) 

Confessions of a Pastor's Wife

Goose Hill Farm

Pursuing What Is Excellent


Penless Writer

Life on Providence Farm

Homemade Wisdom


I'm recopying the rules for those that want to copy and paste to their blog.

 The Rules:

•Thank the blogger who awarded it to you.

•Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five (5) words.

•Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Not sure what to say...

Got this email from someone I love very much the other day:

 Don't forget to say a "blessing" for Mom's soul today!

I did all I could not to respond with something like:

What good will it do?  She's either in Heaven or Hell.  There's no inbetween. 


The soul is the mind, will, and emotions. It won't do any good to pray for her soul.

sigh...or a number of other things that came racing to my mind.  But I withheld my thoughts and closed the email. 

My family member (I thought) came to know the LORD about 10 years ago.  Now I question it.  I think they are going to some weird church with their spouse.  The spouse was brought up in a cult religion. 

I am very concerned about this person. I would appreciate prayers, as I sift through this in my head, as to what I should say and how I should say it. 

Blessings until next time!