Tuesday, May 24, 2011

raising chickens link

Cute. Check it out!
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We're currently attempting to hatch some eggs, lookout for June 1, they should be hatched if we had the temp. right. :-P

Addendum: I am very sad to think this but i don't know that the eggs are gonna hatch, one broke and it wasn't developing right, but there is hope that even a single chicken egg is forming in there....

My top favorites about being a Mom:

In no particular order...

* Having a living breathing, oneness in flesh, product of our marriage & love

* Enjoying the awesome promise of scripture: Children are a Blessing from God.

* Knowing that the sacrifices I make daily are worth it, completely- it is so much better than before, because I realize how worldly and selfish I have been and still am working on not being. It helps me grow in Christ to have a child to take care of because I see also how God can love us so much and want the best for us.

* Seeing the world through a new set of eyes-- ex. yesterday seeing caleb be able to figure out how to get his lips and breath to make the bubble from the bubble wand- and how his eyes light up at his accomplishment. He's still not mastered it, and sometimes he tries to eat the bubble wand, but he did it! I think thats pretty good for a 14 mo. old :)

* Seeing all his little accomplishments! He is learning so so much all the time.

* Learning myself even more about Love..

Thank God for this gift, this blessing of parenthood.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Free tracts-- fellowshiptractleague.org

Friday, May 13, 2011

to be free

The ups and downs of life,
the changes,
all of the opinions of others,
the unreasonable fears,
all of these can prevent me from my true potential.

But i think the beauty of it all
and what I always look for in others,
is the HONESTY that we all mess up,
but that is why we Know without a doubt-
we daily need our creator,
need him to love on us,
fix us,
sharpen us,
change us,
let us know that he is doing a big work in our life.

But we shouldn't put on a show,
or pretend we have it together.
We won't until we are finally given our new bodies and hopefully make it to heaven to see our father face to face.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

not of our own strength. devotion from blueletterbible.org

Bondage versus Liberty

Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech—unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. (2 Corinthians 3:12-13)
Living by the old covenant of law requires a "performance based life," which depends upon man's sufficiency. This produces spiritualbondage. Living by the new covenant of grace provides a "relationship based life," which depends upon God's sufficiency. This results in spiritual liberty.
Moses was a great servant of the Lord. He is a wonderful example to us in many ways. However, in our present verses, we see him living by His own sufficiency, thereby exemplifying life under the law. As Moses met with the Lord for the giving of the law, his face would shine. For the benefit of the people, he would place a veil over this shining glory:"Moses, who put a veil over his face." When this glory began to fade away (as it was designed to do), Moses kept the veil on "so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what waspassing away." In this, Moses was caught in a bondage of secrecy. He did not want others to see the glory fade. He wanted others to think that his face was still aglow.
All of us are tempted at times to hide behind a veil of secrecy. This is particularly the case when we are trusting in our own sufficiency. When drawing upon our insufficient resources, we generally sense that we are not doing as well as we should be: "Not that we are sufficient ofourselves" (2 Corinthians 3:5). So, we try to hide it. We want others to think that our spiritual walk is more glorious than it actually is. So we put on veils of pretense, self-righteousness, or self-justification. The remedy for this bondage of secrecy is living by new covenant grace.
We are new covenant servants: "God, who also made us sufficient as ministers [servants] of the new covenant" (2 Corinthians 3:5-6). God makes us sufficient by sharing His fully adequate resources with us."Our sufficiency is from God" (2 Corinthians 3:5). This is our effective hope for avoiding the bondage of secrecy that overtook Moses."Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech—unlike Moses." Those who live by the grace of God have such great hope. Their expectations are anchored in the Lord, not in self. Thus, they can be bold, open, candid. If they fail, they humbly confess their insufficiency. If they succeed, they openly credit His adequacy.
Lord, You are my only hope and my sufficiency. You alone can liberate me from the bondage that results from trusting in myself. So, in line with Your word, I again look to You to supply daily what I need for godly living, Amen.

Friday, May 6, 2011


The lord knows our thoughts and intentions,
and he weighs and tests our hearts.

But the ways of man will judge falsely and accuse unjustly.

Dealing with this right now.

So thankful that my Lord is close to the brokenhearted, because I am broken hearted now.
I have to trust that he alone can sustain me and that it doesn't matter what others think.
Men and women on earth, with earthly desires and motives (and judgements) are but a wisp of air, a flower quickly fading away.
But my hope lies in the life after this. The life I'm living for has nothing to do with owning things on this earth. That doesn't make sense to some people! Why would I trade owning beautiful things for anything else? Such as specific callings for me that others may think unreasonable?

Think about this.
Did Christ own things?
Did Christ yearn for earthly desires, like material possessions?
He went from place to place, traveling, staying in people's homes.
He didn't "settle down" and "get grounded" on this earth!
This earth isn't supposed to be comfortable for us!
What am I thinking when I try justifying my actions and my Sinful desires for always wanting more?
Because I do. I am always wanting things.
But that never satisfies me. I get one thing i want then it is old news and I want something else.
It must stop, and I have to not care what anyone else thinks of me, including my family. Whoever it might be, I have to continue to walk in Christ and trust him and wait day by day for his further instruction.

But I don't think I should be judged by what i have or do not have.
That is foolish.

I believe being misunderstood may help me to be further what God is calling me to be.. I sure hope I am continually changed from this horrible worldly woman I sometimes can be.

Matthew 5:11
"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me."

this post is to help me get out my thoughts today, not to offend or mislead, but if anyone can get a message or encouragement from it, praise God as well. :)