September 6, 2010

Are You A Good Person?

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Something to ponder on....

July 26, 2010

Sweet Blog Award

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Hey y'all! I can't begin to tell you how surprised and touched I was to see that I was given this award by one of my favorite bloggers Crystal Mary Lindsey
Crystal- your sweet spirit shows through your thoughts and words. Its a wonderful gift sister!
  
So here are the rules as follows: 
 The 'Lovely Blog' Rules:
1. Link back to the person who nominates you for this award (above)
2. Pass it along to 7 other 'Inspiring Bloggers.'
3. Share 7 things about yourself




Alright, so first off I gotta say I'm not one to break rules but I only read a handful of blogs and I'm kind of a boring person. I love and enjoy reading  Frugal Home and Health, Rachelle's Place, La Famille and Crystals. These kindred spirits bring so much to the plate. Rather its recipes, inspiration, or crafts, it all comes from the heart. And you can read it in there words. 


As a child of God, I'm a wife and mother of two who believes in the fullness and life with Christ and our Heavenly Father. I'm delighted to serve others. I love life and learning as days go by. The picture Grace by Enstrom is my favorite because I look at the picture and see the bread lying there and think " This food only gives a temporary filling for our bodies. We live and we die. But with believing, prayer, and humbleness we will have life eternally with our Father and Christ." This picture sits in my living room as a daily reminder.

Brothers and sisters remember God's word. Our Father love's you and knows you. He makes no mistakes. He's always ready to listen and receive each and everyone of us.  
 
And Jesus said unto them, I am the BREAD OF LIFE: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
 






July 6, 2010

Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor

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The future of liberty depends on reclaiming America's first principles,  and The Heritage Foundation is leading the call to awaken  our country and get it back on course. Right now you can get a free pocket-sized Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Rush Limbaugh shared a wonderful speech from his father on his website called The Americans Who Risked Everything and the Declaration.  At the end he wrote:


My friends, I know you have a  copy of the Declaration of Independence somewhere around the house - in  an old history book (newer ones may well omit it), an encyclopedia, or  one of those artificially aged "parchments" we all got in school years  ago. I suggest that each of you take the time this month to read through  the text of the Declaration, one of the most noble and beautiful  political documents in human history.

There is no more profound  sentence than this: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all  men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with  certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the  pursuit of Happiness..."

These are far more than mere poetic  words. The underlying ideas that infuse every sentence of this treatise  have sustained this nation for more than two centuries. They were forged  in the crucible of great sacrifice. They are living words that spring  from and satisfy the deepest cries for liberty in the human spirit.
 
"Sacred honor" isn't a phrase we use much these days, but every  American life is touched by the bounty of this, the Founders' legacy. It  is freedom, tested by blood, and watered with tears.

- Rush  Limbaugh III

I invite everyone to stop for a moment and read it. I truly feel that the Declaration of Independence was divinely-written and inspired by our Heavenly Father. As we ponder upon  the words, let your heart and mind be centered on our life today, as our Heavenly Father has and continues to shed grace on each and everyone of us.  
God Bless


April 17, 2010

He Is Risen Giveaway

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This month I've had a giveaway going on at The Way We Home School for Easter. The prize? An  an animated story called He Is Risen. Come check it out. The contest ends this Monday April 20th. Also bear with me on my new layout. Having 24 hours in a day with two rambunctious children one husband, I have to decide sleep or OCD on sprucing up my blog.....Hmm. Sorry guys. I love ya, but I need me some sleep!

Check back next week for a new improved blog:)
God Bless

March 29, 2010

Are You Too Scared To Eat?

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Do you like scary movies? I normally stay far....far away from the scary stuff as possible.The other night however, I found myself in front of my computer with Legend, watching the scariest movie I've seen in the past decade. It had all the makings of a horror flick: wickedly powerful bad guys, gruesome innocent deaths, a citizenry unaware of the disaster just around the corner and just a handful of helpless good guys standing between us and them. The haunting movie? Food Inc.




Food, Inc. is powerful documentary that lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers, and our own environment.  

The Revolution of Food
The world's food chain is built mainly on heavily subsidized and, therefore, cheap corn. And because supermarkets have become a cornucopia to us as consumers, we have become accustomed to eating whatever we want whenever we want it, in quantities we don't need. I'm guilty. But realize all my life I've been following different experts( books...the media,again!) as they tell me what to eat, what not to eat and what to look down on others for eating. This food is good.That one is bad.Those over there will KILL YOU. Even those of us who avoid junk food, with many sighs of relief and self-approval, may still be eating junk a good deal of the time.

(Just A Side Note)
This reminds me of the popular cartoon series Scooby Doo. Where we as consumers are on many quests to solve (food) mysteries. As we buy, each mystery is new (to us) and unusual, and involves each of us from stopping someone from wreaking certain havoc on the world. And then the mystery becomes solved by the end of each show (in our case, it would involve our health) with the villain proclaiming, "And I would have gotten away with it if it hadn't have been for you kids (consumers)"!
The Result When We've Had Enough
Our health has paid the ultimate price. 



Where The Real Change Begins  
Companies respond to our buying choices. As one supplier says in the film, “People have got to start demanding good, wholesome food of us. And we’ll deliver, I promise you.”  Even a small change can result in more equitable practices.

Disturbing as it is, "Food, Inc." doesn't present some doomsday scenario. People can make a difference, it says: After all, look what happened to Big Tobacco. There are changes we can make. The industry has been slowly taking over our country. Let’s take it back! If you care about your health, or the environment; if you care about human rights, or justice, if you care about food safety, national security, animal rights, sustainability, nutrition, integrity, fairness, or doing what’s right, you (the person reading this blog right now) should see Food, Inc.

I certainly recommend watching the whole documentary - you can even see it for free on Milledrive - but I'm warning you: you will never look at your food the same way again.-Seriously!

From The Ruins

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The Jan. 12 earthquake was Haiti's worst natural catastrophe in 200 years; the 7.3-magnitude temblor killed more than 200,000 people, destroyed 105,000 homes, 50 hospitals and health centers, 1,300 school and university buildings and wiped out the presidential palace, parliament and most other government buildings in the capital.


It has been over three months since the devastating earthquake in Haiti which destroyed thousands of buildings, including the major university in the nation's capital. Thankful is a word that has crossed my mind, and I'm sure everyone else. I am thankful for the many missionaries whose heart led them to help those who could not help themselves, and to those in the US and other countries, who provided prayer and donations. For months I've been following a family from Minnesota who blogs on The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog. This month I received an email from Andrew Hawkes, a 22 year old missionary who holds a testimony of Christ love and kindness. He get's it. He understands what's really important,-having a relationship with Christ and committing our lives to Him.



This Wednesday Haitian President René Préval will unveil a $3.9 billion plan to radically reshape his country's post-earthquake economy and infrastructure, according to a Haitian reconstruction action plan.

"Rebuilding Haiti does not mean returning to the situation that prevailed before the earthquake," according to the 56-page action plan, the first detailed account of how Haiti and its international backers plan to spend their money over the next 18 months. "It means addressing all these areas of vulnerability, so that the vagaries of nature or natural disasters never again inflict such suffering or cause so much damage and loss." Let's continue to pray and keep Haiti in our heart and mind as we go about our day. Ask yourself, "what can I do"?




March 22, 2010

Stuggling With Burdens

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Last year about this time I remember walking into church with a heavy burden. My heart was torn in so many ways. A family in our church had just lost their six year old daughter to cancer. My oldest sister was being sent to prison and my mother-in-law was having spiritual problems. The worship group began to sing this song by Third Day and I cried.




Throughout the whole song I cried. Later I realized that life presses all kinds of burdens on each of us, some light but others relentless and heavy. People struggle everyday under burdens that tax their souls. Many of us struggle under such burdens. They can be emotionally and physically draining. And can continue for many years.

Relying on Christ
We have to believe that one of the purposes of trials is to help us come to know Christ and understanding His teachings. When we turn to Christ, we will not only find the comfort we seek, but in so doing we will also gain an increased testimony of the Savior.

Now more than ever my heart has ached for the women around me. I found myself the other day in my room, on my knees, crying out to God to help those around me who are weak in there marriage. I cried out even for my own.
A man once said, "Through women alone can our faintest dreams become a reality. Woman is the creator of the future souls unborn. Though she may be cramped, enslaved, and hindered, though she may never be able to speak her ideal, or touch the work she longs to accomplish, yet in the prayer of her soul is the prophecy of her destiny".

I know I've said this before but whatever circumstance you find yourself- as a wife, a mother, a divorced woman, a single or widowed woman- understand, the Lord has blessed you with unlimited potential to influence the world. Don't dwell on the past. Be the best you can be, and the Lord will provide the rest. Don't compare yourself with others. You are beloved by God, and your life has meaning, purpose, and direction. God loves knows you and loves you.
 

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