Thursday, March 19, 2015

Buried with Him in Baptism...
12 For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.

Colossians 2:12

What a Beautiful thing to experience New Life!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Not Guilty

Not Guilty

“For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you

to fight for you against your enemies to give you Victory!”

Deuteronomy 20:4 

It’s been 3 years since my last post and

I’ve been struggling with the words to say

But, I’ll just get right to the point

A wise man recently said to me,

“You can keep putting bandages over the sin

 and problems in your life,

or,  you can get to the root of the problem

and,  Deal with it.”

Wow, that stung…

But, oh how those words of wisdom and truth

changed my life…

For years I have been running from God…

But, Today, I have been set FREE

and God has declared ME, Not Guilty!

I will No Longer claim Addiction!

I will No Longer claim Depression and Anxiety!

I Will No Longer claim Weakness!

I Will No Longer claim "I am Not good Enough!"

I will No Longer claim Shame and Guilt!

I Will No Longer claim the Lies and Deceit
from the enemy
who has held me captive for so many years!

God has delivered me from the chains that have
 held me!

He has Poured out His Grace and Mercy

and Made me New!

I want to encourage those who are living in
bondage by the enemy…

Whether it be depression, addiction, anxiety,
guilt or shame…

God doesn’t Will those things for your life!

That’s the enemies way of keeping you right
where he wants you,

and keeping you from doing the Will of God!

It’s a Lie!

You Can be set Free!

For so many years I kept trying to put
 “bandages” on all these lies
that satan had filled me with…

But, Today, I leave it at the Cross…

And God tells us
we don’t have to pick it back up!

He paid the ultimate Price for us
on the Cross
 for All our sins…

And that’s where we need to leave it…
At the Cross…

I pray You will ask God to deliver You
from the bondage in Your own life…

And from the Enemies’ Lies
you have been living with,
far too long…

Let His Mercy and Grace wash you clean…

Believe in the Cross
and the sacrifice God made for

Love you!
Strive to be Different!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

With this "Wing"
I thee Wed...

Happy 13th Anniversary!!:)
I Love you More Everyday....

Friday, May 4, 2012

A Real Lady....

Our Southern Belle, Abby
 (my sweet niece)
"I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do."
1 Timothy 2:9-10
Paul is talking to the Christian women in the church who were trying to gain respect or draw attention to themselves by the way they dress. He's saying that women should dress appropriately in the house of the Lord, especially...
And not draw attention to themselves by what they're wearing but by their devotion to God and their good deeds.

It's so apparent in our society today, that women are more concerned with their appearance than their relationship with the Lord.
*Just as in Paul's time...
We often find ourselves desperately trying to impress others 
by the way we look and dress! 
And we forget that just like our actions, 
our appearance is a very important way 
of showing our devotion to the Lord as well.

We are to be different, set apart from this world! 
Dressing Modestly and becoming more focused on the "inside"....
That should be our desire...
God deserves all the attention...
not us:)

Love ya'll! Strive to be Different!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Six years ago my husband, who was a financial adviser, and doing well I might add, was called into the ministry
to preach the Gospel.
We had a precious two year old little boy, just learning the ropes of having our own little family, when we sold everything and took the leap of faith of setting out to serve the Lord in what He was calling us to do!
We moved into a mobile home, had one car, and Britt was now unemployed and a full time student again. Soon after moving into our new home, Britt was able to start working for his home church as their secretary to make ends meet and he also started preaching at a small, country church
45 minutes from our home on Sundays.
God was working... I was falling apart...
In the midst of all the changes that were taking place in our lives, we were blessed with a sweet baby girl... She was my world... But, soon after her birth, I began experiencing extreme pain but the doctors were perplexed as to what it could be.
 The conclusion... I would have to have a hysterectomy.

In the meantime, my grandfather, who is very dear to me had become extremely ill... After months of doctors visits we were finally given the dreaded news none of us were prepared to hear... He had lung cancer. (never smoked a day in his life by the way)

The news for me was almost unbearable... I felt lost and so lonely even though I was surrounded by many loved ones.
I spent most of my days with him after that.
 I would sit and cry with him, share small moments of laughter, and talk about the future we hoped to spend together gardening...
I loved my grandaddy more than any little girl could....
He died six months after he was diagnosed...
My heart still aches with grief...

One year later, my grandmother, who also lived with my parents became sick very suddenly... We rushed her to the hospital where we would soon find out she had colon cancer and was in the last stages. Memaw never left the hospital... She died a couple of weeks later... Our family was devistated...

In the meantime, my daddy, whom I consider the greatest man on earth, was diagnosed with being in the end stages of cirrhosis of the liver from having Hep C.
More to handle... More pain....I was falling apart
A little girls' nightmare to say the least!

I say all of this to say that the past six years
 I've felt like Britt and I have been in the wilderness...

The pain that I've had to deal with has been unbearable at times and to be honest, I don't know how I'm still here.
By the Grace of God for sure!
I've had to come to terms with a lot of emotions that I haven't been able to deal with because for the fact that I'm a stay at home mother, I home school, and I'm with my children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week... They don't need to see mommy breaking down, or falling off her rocker;  so I've done my best to keep it all bottled up.. Not letting them see what was really happening to mommy inside...
I was hurting... the pain unbearable...

It's been a difficult road and I am happy to say that my life is overflowing with joy these days.. I'm on the road to recovery...
God has shown me that the only way through the pain and trials of this life is through Him! You can't take on these battles and struggles on your own, as I was trying to do, you have to give them to God and soak in as much of Him as you can to get you through!
I also just want to say a very special thank you
to an absolutely Amazing husband who has been there with me every step of the way...
He's led me with strong hands,
stood up for me when I couldn't stand,
He's shown me he's willing to fight,
That I'm still the love of his life...
Even though there's been times when I've given up on myself...
He has never given up on me...
He's fought for me...
He's loved me through it all...
You're an amazing husband Britt...
Thank you for holding me up when I couldn’t' stand..
I love you and look forward to finally reaching the Promise Land with you!
It's going to be an amazing adventure!
Let's do this!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Have we forgotten?
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others.
Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
6 Though he was God,
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
he took the humble position of a slave
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,
8 he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Lord, help us to Always to remember others before ourselves...
to live a life in obedience to You...
thinking of others as better than ourselves...
Help us, Lord, to give up More for others
and show us how to  live an abundant life with Less ...
That's what You did Lord...
Help us to be more like You!

Strive to be Different!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012