Saturday, March 28, 2015

Marching to Zion Review


     My husband and I were really excited to watch the new documentary, Marching to Zion by independent film maker Paul Wittenberger and Pastor Steven Anderson. If you know anything about their work, you know it is going to be jam packed with scripture to prove what they are saying! We have been in many independent fundamental baptist churches over the last 9 years because of the military and personal moves. All the churches we have been in agree on one thing; and that is the Nation of Isreal founded in 1948 by the U.N. is a fulfillment of prophecy and that the jewish people are still God's people despite their rejection of the Lord Jesus Christ. May I also mention they not only deny Christ as Messiah but blaspheme him in their holy book the Talmud by likening him to Balaam and calling our Lord a bastard son of a whore who is boiling in hot excrement. Genesis 12:3 is thundered from the pulpits all across America as reason for supporting modern day Isreal. Yet I was always perplexed and troubled by scriptures like
Whosoever denieth the Sonthe same hath not 
the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

     Why is it that we are expected to believe that a group of religious people who deny Jesus Christ as the Messiah are still worshipping God the Father? Do we not hold fast to the doctrine of the three in one? Did Jesus not say that He was THE WAY, the truth, the life and no man cometh unto the father but by him? And if the promise given to Abraham and his seed in Gen. 12:3 is explained in Galatians 3:16 as Christ being the seed of Abraham, then how on earth is anyone that denies Christ entitled to the blessings????This film answers so many questions and I am no longer confused about reconciling my belief that there is none another name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved and also believing that a people group who deny that Jesus is the Christ must be supported at all costs. Plus I always thought that hexagram on the Jewish flag was creepy and occultic....lol. 

This film is a must watch! I know many will not even watch it because of fear of rejection from other brothers and sisters in Christ. However the fear of man bringeth a snare that I refuse to be trapped in any longer! My only negative comment on the film is during the credits the hymn Marching to Zion should have been playing in the background =)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hooray for Spring!!


After many weeks of super cold and snow .....spring has sprung!  I have celebrated by making a burlap wreath with supplies from Hobby Lobby!  It does not look quite like the one on pinterest but good enough for me! The kids are enjoying the warm weather too =).






I also got some tulips at Trader Joes and put it on the sill in the kitchen! I plan on digging up the front yard with the kids this week too!  I am thankful for the seasons God gives us to enjoy reminds me of the song, Great is thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee,
Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not,
As Thou hast been,Thou forever wilt be.

Refrain:
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above;
Join with all nature in manifold witness,
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

(Refrain)

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own great presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cloth Diaper Trial

 

A very sweet missionary/church planters wife at our church was so kind to give me a stash of cloth diapers last Wednesday night!  Included in the stash were 8 covers and about 30 inserts. So baby Moses has been cloth diapered for one week now except the 1 time Chris changed him...lol. So far so good. I AM NOT cloth diapering Gideon because 2 year old poop is just not something I am interested in rinsing out at this time .......totally different than breastfed poop. Plus I would need more covers unless I planned on doing laundry everyday. I have been soaking the soiled diapers in a bucket and washing them every 3 days. So that would be about 10 loads of diapers a month. I estimated that at .75 a load that is about $8 extra in power and water bill combined. Costco Disposables are .19 each so about $30  a month vs. $8 a month in extra bills. A savings of about $22  a month to cloth diaper. Plus is makes Moses' butt look really fluffy and cute. .lol. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

10 Year Anniversary!!!

 10 years with the guy!!! We have been through the good the bad and the ugly, have 6 wonderful children and are growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ together!


I am my beloveds and he is mine! Marriage is honorable in all!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Adam the guinea pig!

I would like to introduce you to Adam our guinea pig! I just love animals but since we are renting right now I wanted an animal in a cage! The Lord really blessed us and we found a sweet little critter cage, supplies and everything for free....Craigslist of course...lol. The kids just love him. Rachel loves him and mothers him the most!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Review of the Complete Church Piano Course


About 4 months ago my husband was at our pastor's house and his 12 year old son was showing him how he was learning to play piano. He gave my husband a beginner piano book to take home......(we had no piano or keyboard at the time). So I did what I do best: Craigslist! We found a keyboard and stand for $35 about 10 minutes away. So we started using the beginner piano book and found that we could learn to play Mary Had a Little Lamb and such pretty easily.  Got pretty boring.......We listen to a preacher online named Pastor Steven Anderson. He is pretty controversial even amongst our fellow independant fundamental baptist brethren....lol. I read his wife's awesome blog "Are They All Yours?" and that is how we found his preaching. In addition to preaching he also plays piano and wrote a great beginner book that gets you started out with real hymns instead of nursery rhymes! We quickly ordered one and whatever you may think of his preaching (We happen to love it) this piano book is AWESOME! My husband and I began to learn "Nothing But the Blood" and also watched the Youtube video he had posted to go along with it.
video

 We have no musical background whatsoever and I am already up to "Revive Us Again" with the broken chords. Our 7 and 8 year old boys are practicing too!  My nieces were also interested and so I made them a copy of the first song and they are ready for a copy of the next song!

 There is no copyright on the piano book which is awesome too! I am so impressed with the book anytime we have fellowship at our house I show everyone how my non-musical self can play some hymns and everyone usually asks me about the book where I found it, how much it costs...etc. Overall great book and I am 30 now so I think part of my brain is shutting down but I am going to keep on trying til I can atleast get to book 2 out of the 3 books that Pastor Anderson has published.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Crafty Side.....

Since we moved to our rental home and all the walls have been calling my name to decorate them.....My sister bought me some picture frames and wood wall art in exchange for helping organize.





. I really like those wood signs on Pinterest though.

...I went to Hobby Lobby and really wanted to buy one for over our bed...but then I thought maybe just maybe I can make one......I found a piece of wood the other day and the home owners already had some wood stain and white paint in the garage and I have a cricut!!!The result was this!

It is not the prettiest but I plan on finding some more free wood somewhere someday.....lol and trying to make some more!