I am on a Rant!! Can we act like Christians???

I don’t even know how to start this post.

I am so hurt, angry, disappointed, flabbergasted, appalled, and left feeling truly discouraged today.

Why right?

I have found more and more “Christians” who are not acting very Christian toward other Christians. I am seeing first hand how the Lord said that you can tell a tree by its fruit.

“Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.” NIV Matthew 12:33

I see how Christians can carry such a bad taste in some peoples mouths. I do not understand, Christian or not, you can look at another human being who is doing the best they can and slam them down with negative worldly garbage!! We are supposed to be the light and the salt to the world. We are to be the hands and feet of Christ. We are to do with the blessings we have been given, wonderful, big or small, things for others. WE ARE TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER!

It has come to my attention, again, that there are people in the body that surrounds my life, that apparently feel that if you did not come to the Lord at a young age you are below them. If you came from a really bad life situation, be created by you or you were born into it, then became a Christian, your faith is not as monumental as theirs. You were verbally, physically or sexually abused as a young child before or while you knew the Lord, you are filthy. If you are of little or less financial status, you are unworthy. You had an abortion at 18, you are an unfathomable murderer. If you have a child or will have a child out of wedlock, you are unloveable. You sold your body to put yourself through school, you are undesirable. You took drugs and/or alcohol on your path of life before the Lord came and changed you, you are worthless. If you are of less education, you are untouchable. Oh I could go on!! THIS JUST BURNS ME!!!

When did knowing that someone is saved make these people such Pharisees?? Oh my! I am just outraged at this hurt that is being stabbed in good godly peoples backs. This is wrong. Completely and utterly wrong. How can anyone go through life, other than Jesus, and not make mistakes? We are imperfect. This is how we learn. Then we use our knowledge to help others grow.

We need to remember, EVERYTHING is about the cross.

Jesus died for our sins.

Everyone’s sins, not just the elite or the rich. He died for all of us.

When we accepted Him as our Savior we were adopted into His family. Each and every person who has put their heart into the hands of the Lord, has wept at His feet in gratitude for the acceptance and forgiveness only He can offer is part of this amazing and blessed family! Not one of us better than the other, all the same, WANTED BY HIM! He put his arms out and held us near. He heard our cries and dried our tears.  He loves all of us unconditionally!! There is no need for competition for His love. It is there. There is no other way with Jesus. He loves us all. In return, we are to love others as He loves us.

20If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.” NIV 1 John 4:20-21

13For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” NIV Colossians 1:13-14

He rescued us!! Praise God!! HE RESCUED US!!!

We are all so unworthy of His perfect love, yet He gives it to us freely.

He ate with the poor, unwanted, the sick and hurting. He loved the unloveable. He gave worth to the unworthy. He touched the untouchable. Jesus was the friend to the friendless and the hope for us all. Out of adoration of such a pure love and the grace He has bestowed on each and every one of us, should we not all try to be more like Him?

Some of the best people I have been blessed to know, have come from some of the harshest life situations. They have the most solid faith and love for the Lord I have seen. They have been forgiven and they are humbled by His grace. They are the ones who go the extra mile to make sure others know that saving, that peace that can only come when you have given all of yourself to the Mighty God. There is a reason He is called Wonderful Counselor. He listens. Everlasting Father, He is there for you. Prince of Peace, He brings your heart to a place of rest, no more heartache or pain.

romans8 28Who are any of us to presume we know the plan God has for us? The path He has for us to follow? The lessons we need to learn or help someone else to learn? All of us are just a heart beat away from life changing events. No one has the right to look down on anyone else’s path and condemn or crucify. We are each different and precious to God. He created us unique for a specific reason. We have no right to question our Creator’s judgement or judge His decisions ever. He has said He called each of us ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE, not to what someone or society of the moment dictates. He called us all to love one another.  Period.

How would you treat Jesus if He were right here in the room? He just brought you breakfast, would you criticize it? Would you really comment on how He could have gotten better breakfast for you at a more expensive place? Would you talk behind His back about the outfit He chose to wear to hang out with you?  Would you honestly expect Him to stop talking to the dirty little child that just came to hug Him just because YOU were there? NO you would not. That is insulting. You would worship Him! You would bow at His feet! You would cater to His every need out of gratitude!! He is your Savior!

How would you treat His mother? With distaste?She was just a carpenter’s wife. She had a ton of other kids. Not much special about her, except for being a virgin and giving birth to the Son of God. Would you honor her? What about His brothers? If James were in the room would you expect him to buy you premium coffee and wear clothes from some prestigious boutique? Would you be critical and demeaning if he came in sackcloth and asked you for water? This is the brother of Jesus!! You know you would treat him well!!

Then I challenge Christians out there to remember, all Christians are brothers and sisters of Jesus.

“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” – Hebrews 13:1-2

Here is one more thought. We have only walked in our own shoes. We have no idea of the pains and trials others have gone through. Even just hearing about them is not the same thing. Something that might not be as heartwrenching and life destroying to you may be to another sister or brother of Christ. I lived in the same house as my brother, my only known sibling,  with the same parent and we both had completely different stories. Our hurts were enormously different. He does not want my pains and I don’t want his either. I can love him and accept him though because he is my brother. Right? That is just normal. Well I have been adopted by My King. My sisters and brothers now are numerous and precious to my heart, each and every single one. I will love and accept them, bumps, bruises and all. Some of us fought harder to be adopted than others, but we all deserve to respect each other, because we are family. Family stands by family.

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

-Matthew 25:40 NIV

Let us treat others as brothers and sisters of Jesus.

Our God is so great and has done so much for us…even as we fail He is always there for us if we seek Him. Let us be the hands that help and heal not hurt physically, emotionally or spiritually our blessed brothers and sisters.

Thank you all for letting me vent.

Morning Friend!

Good-Morning-Coffee-PinkToday is: Wednesday March 18

 

Outside is: Beautiful. The sun is setting behind me  through streams of clouds creating a orange background with stripes of dark gray/

 

I can smell:My coffee.

 

In the oven for dinner: I gave the kiddos leftover pot-roast and fruit. Think I will even have leftovers tomorrow because I made such a huge roast!!

 

What I have been thinking about:  I feel so blessed. I watch all the crazy on the news and I listen to my unsaved friends…they are freaked out about what is happening in our world. I admit, I don’t like it either, but I see it as God’s Word coming to pass. I see it as more proof that Jesus is coming back sooner rather than later. I know everyone who knows me, knows how in love with The Lord I am, but maybe I need to reach out to those who don’t know me…I want us all to be praising The Lord together forever in heaven!! I do not want anyone left behind!! So as blessed as I am to know The Truth, I have been thinking of ways to share it with those I love and care about, that wont send them running away, but toward the arms of The Lord.

 

The project I am working on: I am working on my raindrop therapy. I have a demonstration class on Saturday. I need to be totally prepared!!

 

Mood today: I am pleasantly mellow at the moment. My Wednesdays are all about Jesus!! I have Bible study and worship today!! Love to Worship with our church’s worship team!!

 

What I am reading: Chemistry. Aside from that I still am working on a few bible studies. That keeps me grounded, so that is perfect. God first, then the rest of the stuff comes second.

 

School Stuff: State testing is in a few weeks. Ugh. So just making sure the kiddos know  the stuff I taught them. I know they learned a ton, but I have no clue what the test will ask them this year (as usual) but that is okay. Review is good if there is testing or not. Then Michael Jr is still working on his ROV and his Arabic mainly.  Becca is still working on her Children’s Ministry stuff and making her tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem replica. Belle is working on a caterpiller project and her volcano project. Many different and more subjects going on in our house :)

 

Picture to share: My new favorite body scrub and lip balms!!

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You can find out more about her and her new company at the etsy shop above or at her blog here:

Changing Journey

Keeping me healthy and relaxed! Love it!!

 

Have a blessed day my friends!!

Hello My Oily Lovelies!!

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Are you ready to get your Irish on??

 

Since tomorrow is such a “green” living day I thought I would share a few GREEN label oils information with you!!

dragon

Dragon Time is an essential oil blend of calming, soothing essential oils like clary sage, whose natural phytoestrogens support healthy emotions in women during their monthly cycle. For aromatic use. Rub over lower back region; use in a compress on the abdomen; or dilute with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex for a full body massage.Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin.

 

 

celery seed

 

Celery Seed essential oil is an antioxidant and has antispasmodic properties. Historically used for easing and soothing physical discomforts. Supports healthy liver function and digestive system.

Researchers have been studying celery seed because of the compound 3-n-butylphthalide or 3nB. This compound has shown to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. The compound helps to restore balance in many of the body processes.

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LIME from Young Living…Lime essential oil has an invigorating and stimulating effect and is believed to be native of eastern Malaysia. The pleasant citrus aroma of lime may help mental clarity and encourage creativity. Today, lime is best known throughout the world as a way to help support a healthy immune system. When taken internally, lime may provide antioxidant support and aid in weight management. When applied to the skin, lime oil may also support healthy skin.
Also, you can add lime to your cooking!! Add some to your avocados the next time you make guacamole, YUMMY!!!

GLF

GLF Essential Oil a wonderful blend of essential oils that have cleansing properties that support a healthy body. Promote emotional wellness by diffusing this wonderful oil or placing 2-4 drops on Liver and or VitaFlex points.

It has six  therapeutic grade essential oils in it. They are Helichrysum, Grapefruit, Spearmint, Hyssop., Ledum and Celery seed essential oils!!

mgrain

M-Grain Essential Oil a fantastic blend that will help with occasional tension in head, neck and muscles associated with exercise or everyday life such as sitting in front of the computer all day!

Place two drops in the palms of the hands, cup over nose, and breathe deeply. Apply on temples, forehead, and back of neck.

I also like to use complementary oils, PanAway & Clarity! I apply 1-2 drops to the base of my neck and on the temples. I also like to place a few drops in my palm and inhale the oil breathing deeply. Ahhh….. Migrane is rebuked!!

It may also help with occasional nausea associated with motion especially when combined with Di-Gize.

 

Interested in any of these oils, leave me a message and I can help you find just the right one!!

 

Have the most blessed day my friends!!

 

 

*this information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

 

Rebecca’s Resurrection Gardens

I am so proud of my Rebecca!

She is just amazing and has been blessed with a servants heart!

She has decided that she would like to focus her studies on becoming a Children’s Ministry Leader.

She has been serving for a few years now and really enjoys it!

So since this is her passion, I have had her do interviews with members of our church’s Children’s Ministry and look into how to become one since High School is in a few months and we need to direct her studies.  That being said, this is the second time I have asked Rebecca to make a lesson plan and run a “mini” lesson. Here is the project she came up with, to go along with her teaching,  since Easter is on its way…

Resurrection Gardens!

reserection projectToo cute right?

It was the perfect time to do this fun activity too!!

Really fun way for the kids to wait for Resurrection Day!!

We just found $.89 plant trays, $3.00 dirt and $4.00 grass seed at Home Depot. Then at Dollar Tree we got 12 seed starter cups for $1.00. We already had the Popsicle sticks, so those were free.

As the girls keep watering the grass seed it should sprout by Easter.

I told the mommas that Easter morning they should put a small piece of cloth in the “tomb” to show He has risen!!

I know we did this craft at home originally, but I love that she incorporated it in a lesson for others so that they could remember to focus on the meaning of this time of year daily too.

I am so proud of her!!

Great job Rebecca!

6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:
7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’
Luke 24:6-7

Love This Small Business!!

I am doing a shameless plug for my friend’s business/ministry :)

Her company is TT&TWINS.

They make Jesus shirts!!

Here is one that I have for Belle.

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Isn’t that so cute??

Love did make her!!

Here is another shot of her:

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I just so love these shirts!!

Okay so here is TT& Twins March Special.

Love it!!

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“HE. HAS. RISEN!!!!! 

AH! I am so very very excited to share our latest raglan and March’s Shirt of the Month. Just in time for Easter!! 

Spread the word!! Shout it from the mountain tops. Shout it from brightly colored raglan tee’s – 

HE. HAS. RISEN!!!!

Just as He said. 

 

 

Available Sunday, March 1st. “

Aren’t those the cutest shirts to end up in resurrection baskets?

You should be able to click anywhere on the print above and get to her shop, but if not here it is:

http://www.ttandtwins123.com/collections/all

This is a great Christian small business that I support.

It is run by a wonderful Christian wife/mother/friend who had an idea, trusted in the Lord, and has taken off on an amazing adventure!! I hope you love this company as much as I do!!

Have a blessed day my friends!!

STEM Project for MJR

He is prepping for Sea Perch!

I am so proud of this young man!!

He is really getting involved!! He joined the competition for the 2015 SeaPearch National Challenge!!

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This is an underwater robotics program that teaches kids how to build and underwater ROV and control it.

He and his friend got to build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.

Cool right?

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In the SeaPerch Program he got  the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building the underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, he learned engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

SeaPerch Is…

  • A hands-on educational tool
  • Fun and challenging
  • A curriculum that meets national learning standards
  • Integrates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Builds teamwork and inspires young minds
  • Introduces STEM career discussions

MJR learns best by doing.

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To build the SeaPerch,he has to follow steps to completely assemble the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), test it, and then participate in launching his vehicle.

After the SeaPerch robot was constructed, he was encouraged to test his vehicle, deploy it on missions, and coming up soon he will compete in the event, the SeaPerch Challenge!!

Events at the Challenge can include:

  • Vehicle performance – maneuvering and recovery
  • Innovative design (optional)
  • Poster presentations – oral presentations to judges

Winners of local or regional Challenges can compete in the National SeaPerch Challenge, held each Spring!!!

Okay, honestly he has some sincere competition.  These kids really want to be here and do this. They are respectful and attentive to the learning process, EVEN OUTSIDE!!!

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I am so proud of my boy and all these kids putting in all their free time to get together and try these ROV’s in pools, getting them to work, helping each other do better…it is heartwarming to see!

Good luck everyone out there working on their SeaPerch ROV!!

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