Monday, August 30, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010


Not that a lot of people actually read this but I will be going off-line for a few days.  Don't know exactly how long yet but I'm going to spend the time in the Word :-)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Little Man Monday

Yep this was taken in the middle of summer.

Friday, August 13, 2010

God of food

Our Father in Heaven is the Lord of all.  He created everything and it all belongs to Him.

Even our food :-)

I've seen God a lot when it comes to our food.

In a previous post, I said we are no longer getting help with food from the government.  God would provide though and He has been!

Anyone that really knows me can tell you I drink a lot of milk.  I'm talking like a gallon every two days!  So I was a little concerned about how I would be able to cut that cost a bit.

One great thing about the store we shop at is the price matching!  I just have to look up ads and see who is having the sale and for how much.  

So I was getting my milk for decently priced for a few weeks until I was told nope sorry we don't price match that place (the same one I"d been using for a few weeks, silly I know).  BUT the cashier only charged us for two gallons instead of three!  Woohoo!!!

Just last week when little man and I were at the store we told the cashier about another sale but she rang up the milk at a much cheaper price!  

Now try and tell me He isn't in control!!!!! :-D  

Also my parents got me a new oven.  Now we can actually use the oven part of the stove!  This is money saving because we can make the big family meals in the oven (they wouldn't fit in the microwave) and have the meal for a few days as left overs!

To top it all off, my neighbor needed to clear out some room in her freezer for the half a cow her husband got :-)  So I got a few meals from her.  AND she gave me a pound of ground black angus beef!

God is sooooooooo good!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010


It is hard to live in America and be a follower of Christ.  While mowing the other day I had the thought that it would be better to be where I faced persecution not just pressure from the world.

But then I know God placed me where I am for a reason.  If I cannot keep my faith during pressure how could I ever serve Him in persecution?

I'm sure I have the wrong attitude about it.  I need Him to break down my walls and work on me.  The only way this can happen is if I let Him . . . I know He has left me plenty of messages already.  It is called the Bible.

There is so much here in our lovely U.S. of A. to get in the way of our relationship with Christ.  It is very easy to make something an idol.  Anything we look towards more than our God and Savior is an idol.

I have made things idols.  It is hard to admit but even the internet is an idol for me.  I let it control most of my time.  I could be spending all the time I just sit looking at random things of no importance in the word of God.

It is something I've been wanting to do.  I try to fast from my computer a few days a week.  I haven't been succeeding much lately :-(

Having so much stuff is hard on me as of late.  I cringe when I think about all the excess I have.  God has blessed me with living in America for a reason and I believe part of it is so that I will grow more in Him and depend on His righteousness.  And not depend on the so called American Dream.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Nothing is ours

I own nothing.  It is all His.

We think we are a rich nation but we have never been more wrong.

I am straight up greedy.

America loves her wealth and goods.

God calls us to give to those in need.  If we do not we become the goats on the Lord's left (Matthew 25:33).
'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25:40
'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' Matthew 25:45
 If I compare myself to those who have more than I do, I'm not living as Christ.  I need to look to the least.  Those who do not have a single thing.

God has placed others suffering and needs on my heart.  Before buying anything He makes me think about those who have not.

It is straight up hard, not gonna lie.  Getting the new shoes would be great.  I really "need" them, I tell myself.  How many are doing without food or water?  These are the BASIC human needs.

I'm working on processing all that my heart is feeling.

I know I cannot change others but it burns me inside to see people buying useless items.  I'm not sure what I need to do about it but its something I'm definitely praying about.


Little Man Monday

Starting a new thing for my good ol' blog.
Little Man Monday will have a picture of my LM that I think is adorable.
:-) Enjoy!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Something Else

I've been struggling in my walk the past few weeks.  Ever since returning from the mission trip I've been lost.  I haven't been in the word like I should be.  It's my own fault.  I just feel like typing out all the thoughts going through my head.

Today I bought car insurance.  I was on my parents' but found it cheaper to get my own.  Well what I ended up getting is NOT cheaper.  In fact it is a bit more but it has better coverage.  One major issue I thought of while mowing after already purchasing it . . . I did not seek the Lord while getting the insurance.  Christians are to give up their life, to die to self, and let God handle everything.  Besides it is all His to begin with anyway!  I don't own a bit of it.

Even the very breath I breathe is not mine to keep.  It is a gift from the Lord.

So I'm going to be praying about my insurance to see if He has other plans.

School starts at the end of the month.  I'm very nervous.  Not sure if God has called me to other plans or not.  So I'm going with what I already had set up.  My mom feels it would be great for me but I'm not as convinced.

I just feel that maybe God has called me to something else.  Just not sure what that something else may be.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Falling Whistles

I was very excited to finally receive my whistle in the mail!

You may be thinking, "its just a whistle."  But you are incorrect!  It is a symbol of justice.

Young boys in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being put on the front lines of war with only a whistle.

They are not yet strong enough to carry guns so they become a temporary human barricade.

Lines of boys fall as nothing more than a temporary barricade. 
Those who try to fl ee are shot at from behind.  The soldiers call it 
“encouragement” to be brave.  Without a gun to protect themselves, the 
smallest boys are placed between the crossfi re of two armies – forces 
fi ghting for reasons far beyond their ability to understand.  
The whistle sales fund a rehabilitation program for these young boys.

I'm happy to be a whistle blower!