Just Had To Share

Have you ever had that day,  when you just KNOW the Lord is at work and you are blessed enough to be a part of it??

 

I am so having that day today!! It is amazing to see how great God is and how intricate yet wonderful His plans are.  Without giving too much information out, yesterday I was praying for a specific friendship. I did not know if this person was really busy or if they kind of were looking for a way to kindly avoid friendship with me. Which is fine. I just wanted to know if I should pursue this persons time. The Lord knows if this is a friendship for me and my family to advance on.

So today, as I am arriving at a planned event, I somehow had this person pull into the driveway of the parking lot, behind me and actually park next to me. Wow Lord!! Okay, lets do this! So I climb down from my van and this sister in Christ is there waiting for me asking if I would pray for her. She was having a bad day. She was a bit flustered and just under attack. I asked the Holy Spirit for guidance quietly in my mind. I spoke calming words to her. I dropped off my kids and then we dealt with her attack from the enemy. It was really easy for me, but I know this was a place she was not accustomed to and she just felt out of control.  God is so good though!! Here, this sister was at this place to do volunteer work, but she had some things that needed to be done ASAP. God placed another one of my friends, Dawn,  there randomly. Dawn had just served in the same capacity in the same place the day before and she just happened to be right there with nothing to do for a few hours. Asking for her assistance, she so kindly covered the volunteer position so that I could help my friend with her situation. Is that not cool?? I could just see God all over this attack from the enemy, with a positive solution. He had the solution planned so far in advance of the attack, I could see all the little pegs falling into place correcting the stressfulness as the attack was escalating for my sister in Christ. The enemy was getting shot down before it could even blow things apart. God is so good!!  The enemy did not win at all!!!

 

Positive results: My friend got her situation taken care of, so no stress for her. Dawn was not bored waiting for her kiddos for a few hours. Me, God showed me this is a sister in Christ that is important for me and my family. I got asked to pray for someone in need and that always makes my heart happy and I feel trusted.

 

I am so thankful that the Lord used me in this moment. I feel so blessed.

Morning Friend

Since I have been so busy the last few weeks, I thought I would do a little catch up of where I am today.

Good-Morning-Coffee-PinkToday: is Tuesday.

 

Outside is: overcast and a little breezy.

 

I can smell: my peppermint essential oils in my diffuser. They make the morning so perky!!

 

In the oven for dinner: I have turkey leftovers from Easter. I think I am going to use the meat to make enchiladas for dinner.  That sounds so good to me!!!

 

What I have been thinking about:  I am really learning a bunch about essential oils right now.  That is partially why I have not had time to blog.  Let me explain this better, I have a good friend who’s husband was diagnosed with cancer of the mouth a few months ago.  They have 4 kiddos and this would be devastating because it was far advanced. Through herbs, cleansing and changing his diet,  after 1 month is cancer free.  He did no Chemo and took no Dr prescribed medications yet still healed his body.  Crazy right?  So this stuff has always interested me. God put all this healing stuff here on earth for us to use. Should that not be the most sought after cures? Here is a person I know who healed using things from God. I have another friend who used peppermint oils to heal her back from chronic pain. Another friend who’s father cut himself to the bone with a knife, used lavender oil immediately on the injury, and it healed from the inside out with absolutely no scar. Just so many personal stories, or friends of friends stories, who have been healed using things from the Lord our God. I know God is the only one who decides when we are born and when we die, but we are to make good choices in between those dates. I want to make sure I use things God has provided for me to heal myself. I do believe in the man made pharmaceuticals for certain things. I just don’t want to go to those first.  My body usually has a bad reaction to them anyway.  I have gotten the peppermint oil and used it on my back. I think it was a miracle for me. I have not gotten up out of bed like an old woman in weeks! It has been amazing!! I held my daughter through the entire worship service music last week. I have not done that in years!!! She is bigger and heavier now than she was then too!! So I know there is something to this. I have been researching and I might be posting as I figure out more.  Anyway, that is what I have been thinking about.

 

Project I am working on:  I am starting a new apron this week.  I have the material for a skirt apron but just now I have been thinking that I should be making a full apron instead. Hhhmmmm?? Not so sure yet but I better figure it out soon!!

 

Mood today:  Mellow. The younger two are off at testing today and I am home with the boy doing high school math. Yuck. On the bright side, he has my mostly, full attention today.

 

What I am reading: I am reading Inkheart with Rebecca, Pilgrims Progress with Michael Jr, Wind and the Willows with Belle and I am waiting for my own book to show up that I ordered to learn more about essential oils.

 

School stuff: I am loving doing Wind and the Willows with Belle!! We are making a lapbook with it!! So much fun!! I found it at Confessions of a Homeschooler!! We just started studying the book of Kings as a family and I am getting ready to start a study of the solar system.

 

Picture to share: 044How we ended our study on the Resurrection.

family table

We always have dinner at the table.

We wait till everyone is there and seated before we start.

We hold hands and have family prayer. Dad starts, then each of us gives thanks or praise for something that happened during our day.

Then we can eat.

We talk or play a game,  usually charades or the ungame. Some days we continue the game after dinner.

Then you ask to be excused.

You push your chair in and take  your plate to the sink.

Dinner is over.

 

 

At our house, I like to think of dinner as a time for getting to really just relax and communicate.  Not “how was your day son?” and the typical teen response “fine.” Wow.  Learned a ton about him there. No, I mean more like “Hey, that new game you got, how are  you doing at it? I saw you really ringing up the points! Looked hard really hard to me!!” Then let him try to answer “fine” because I will just keep pulling more out till you are having a conversation with me!  I can really listen to my kids and find out what they are really interested in, a new video game, a new song, a craft they found they would like to try, or cookies they might want to create this weekend. My husband and I sit across from each other. This gives 2 kiddos his ear and 2 kiddos mine. They feel heard on many levels. Some days we just have fun and bond together. We play silly games that do not require pieces just maybe a card to read. Questions like: What color reminds you of the person on your left and why?

Here is one of the  silly games we play at our table. We have a little pail of questions that we pull out randomly then we all have to answer.

Here are some of the questions in our pail:

Why do you think God loves us so much?

What is your favorite joke?

Can you describe the most beautiful place you have ever visited?

When  you think of God, how do you picture Him?

Is there anything  you are afraid to try or do, and if so, what are your fears?

What have we done in the past that you would like to do again?

If you were given one chance to travel back in time, what event would you like to see?

What is one thing you prayed about today?

If  you had a robot, what would you have him do and why?

If  you could change 3 things about yourself, what would they be?

Is there anybody in history that you have read about that you would like to meet?

Where should mom and dad go for their next “date”?

 

 

I never really thought about how different everyone’s dinner routines are.  I was learning that some of my friends thought it was odd that I insist when guests come for dinner I have them included in the prayers.  I make sure kiddos set the table. Everyone participates from conception till completion at our dinner table. I just figured that was the norm.

My friends homes had rules not at all like mine. Some , the rule at their home is to have the kids be silent and only mom and dad can talk. Some didn’t think that manners were important at all (oh in my house they are!!). Some of them only have family dinner for Christmas and Easter. So many different families with so many different styles for dinner.

Who knew something as simple as a dinner table had so many various norms?

 

It struck me that it is kind of like being a Christian isn’t it? We all practice and have the same basic “table” or bible but we all treat ours differently. Some just “eat” there on Sunday, holidays, or with appropriate company. Others sit there at the table but use it only for themselves, they never invite others over to “dine” with them. I have seen the homes where the table is just there to look pretty. We need our homes to have tables that are openly used and have plentiful “food”.   God’s Word is manna, or food, for the soul. It is through daily feeding on the Bread of Life that we obtain the strength that we need for the trials ahead. It is by having God’s Word in our hearts that we keep from sinning against Him. Jeremiah said “Thy words were found and I did eat them: and Thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart” (Jeremiah 15:16)  The bible also says in Deuteronomy 8:3 ” Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.”  It is also  written in Romans 10:17 that
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.  Putting that all together to me means that we should not only consume the Word of God, but we need to share it with each other, have a welcoming and well used “table” in our homes.

 

There is no better place to start, than at our own family table.

 

 

Have a blessed day friend!! Hope you have a wonderful day at your family table!

Just me?

I am just throwing this out there.

I am one of those people who takes notes at church. I underline my bible and put notes in the columns. I have bible tracts in my purse and in my car. I have cd’s of sermons in my house and in my car, some days I have them in my purse too. I write down some of the things I have learned and do all of this just in case…

In case of what?

In case I die.

I want to leave all I have learned for my kids or future grandkids. I want them to know so much more than I do about Jesus. I want them to be that much further in their walk with Him than I am at. I want there to be no question when I go to eternity that I am in love with Jesus. I want them to know where I was at in my studies and all I have learned. I want to go deeper and teach them all that my heart has gained knowledge of. Hopefully they will want to read it!

Not trying to be morbid…just…planning ahead?

I also figure that if the rapture comes and I go back home to the Lord, whoever may be left behind might find their way to the Lord through the things that I have accumulated.

Yup. I said it. Prepping for the rapture.

Thought I was the only one who did that until Friday when  a friend of mine confessed that she does that too.

We are not alone!!

At least there are 2 of us in the world…unless…  you are one too?

??? Maybe???

If you are are a “Prepper”, what do you do?

Beautiful Family

566325_4090536017268_162974282_nHere is a beautiful family you should meet.

The Herren Family.

They began as a couple in love who wanted to start their own family.

They were blessed with their young son Kyler through adoption first.

Later, a spunky little Charlie came home,  giving him a little sister.

Just last year, sweet Faith became a member of their family as their 3rd adoptive child.

God is so good!

He has blessed them with such stunning children. Inside and out these children are amazing!

The Herren’s just received news that their eldest, Kyler, has a biological sister who will be born very soon. The parents would love to place her with the Herren family to be raised with her brother. The Herren’s are open to this and excited!!

You should really read all of this off of Ashlynn’s blog:

Herren Highlights

I know I love to find ways to help families like this one.

If you do to she has a way right here:

Go fund me

As of today, she has $1230.00 toward her goal of $5000.00.

Do you know anyone who has done this to help fund their adoption?

What were some of the things they tried?

Just hoping you have a wonderful day friend!!

Thanks for stopping by!!