Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer Freebies

Sometimes kids get board in the summer and when you have 6 kids on one income you can't just pack everyone up and go to Chuck E Cheese or Museums that cost per kid so we find free or very cheap stuff to do! There is a free nature center right by our house we can literally walk to the kids and I love to go to. The paddle boats are only $4 to rent. 

Also about 10 minutes away is another park with a free petting zoo!
 About 15 minutes away is A little family beach with small waves and sand, so my kids get the beach effect without me having to worry about a wave sucking them in...lol

 At one of the military bases by our home there is a children's self defense class for only $5 a kid!! Our children were more interested with the pretend weapons than any self defense techniques...lol.

July 11th was free slurpee day! We had a successful trip to 7-11 and got all 6 kids to carry their own slurpee from the machine to the car without spilling!

My favorite summertime freebie is Chick Fil A's Cow Appreciation Day! We went to 3 different locations and got our fill of chicken, fries and salad for free!  My vegan sister even came to join us and she got oatmeal, a fruit bowl and a southwest salad with no chicken ....by wearing a sign that said "Eat Mor Chikin".  We are thankful for the full life God has given us =)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Worthy of Death

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    I don't even watch the news.....but the supposed shooting at the sodomite bar in Orlando has pretty much taken over my facebook news feed with christians trying to figure out what the correct response is to such an event. For the most part many claiming to believe the Bible are mourning for the loss of these people and calling them innocent victims. The funny thing is most are only mourning the loss of 49 lives lost...not the 50 which includes the shooter. Now why is that? Why are they not mourning the loss of Omar Mateen and airing his life ambitions, holding candle light vigils and donating thousands to a gofundme account to help support his wife and child left behind? I will tell you why: people believe he deserved to die because of the wrong he did. You see our society although far from the God of the Bible we still find it morally unacceptable to support and love unconditionally a person who is a mass murderer, because justice says he deserved death after his evil deeds. That is perfectly correct by the Bible (Gen. 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man).......but there is another group of people God demands the death penalty for....... people are overlooking because they are watching too much Fox News. It's time we as christians stop letting society dictate what evil deeds are worthy of death and turn back to the Bible!!! 

    Let's start with clearing up a common misconception that all sin is just as bad as any other sin. I mean you know if you stole a cookie from the cookie jar or raped a 5 year old....well you know we are all just sinners and deserve a second chance at life right??? Wrong!!! Some sins do not merit a second chance at life they merit the death penalty! Among these capital crimes are rape, adultery, murder, beastiality and wait for it....................homosexuality (Lev. 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."; Romans 1 ) The Bible tells us that there is sin that is greater and there are greater punishments for certain sins. John 19:11 "Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin". Let's please stop acting like all sin is the same, it's a lie from the pit of hell. I would like to see someone turn the other cheek just the same way to someone who stole a pencil off their desk and someone whole molests their child. Yes all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, but not all sin does God give the government the responsibility of administering the death penalty. Romans 13:4 "For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil."

     From a biblical perspective there are some that deserve to die right away not just live their lives out until the normal course of events plays out and they die like everyone else as part of the curse of sin. For this reason, I have absolutely no problem with the pastors in our country who are taking a stand and saying that the sodomites killed in Orlando were worthy of death. It was wrong the way that they died, because Omar Mateen was not an ordained minister of God to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil....but the truth is if our nation followed the Lord and his PERFECT LAW there would have been no Pulse nightclub shooting because they would have all already had been put to death by the government. The Bible is very clear that the way someone becomes one that goes after strange flesh and lusts after a member of the same sex is because God has given them over to reprobate mind, it's too late for them. I am an independant baptist and it is often mentioned in sermons against calvinism that there is a point where when we reject God the last time, he gives up on you and you will become incapable of receiving salvation. (Proverbs 1:28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me." For instance in Exodus when Pharaoh hardens his heart against the Lord and then he gets to the point of no return where God hardens his heart and he is no longer capable of turning to the Lord because God has given up on him. After this happens where God has given you up this is when you begin to do animalistic type of behavior like lusting after children, animals and those of the same sex. At this point it's just too late. Please read Romans 1 to see I am telling the truth. People have normal sinful desires of the flesh like stealing or committing adultery who are not reprobate....but no normal person has the desire to take and molest a child. This can only be done by those who have been given over to a reprobate mind, God says in the New Testament by the way that those with a reprobate mind are worthy of death. Read it for yourself. 

Romans 1:18 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Family Photos and a Surprise!

It's been almost 2 years since we have had our family pictures done!! I met a sweet lady out at a festival one morning in Suffolk and we exchanged info and became friends. She gave me her biz card for photos and I told her when we need our pictures done we would definitely call her! I love to support other moms! Since we live so close to a lot of little beaches off shore of Virginia Beach I thought it would be fun to do a shoot in the sand!

Chris and I after 11 years of marriage and 6 children!

Just me and the kiddos!

Just dad and the kiddos!


The children which the Lord hath graciously granted His servants!!!

Look at this kid!! He is so grown up now!! Christian is 10 and towering over his siblings!

Then there is Noah who is a spitting image of Chris!

My sweet Joshua who everyone says looks like me because of his light hair and freckles!

The one and only Logan girl; Miss Rachel as pretty as can be!

Gideon who was less than thrilled to be taking pictures.

and Mr. Moses who is the family baby .........but not for long!!!!


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Cloth diaper check in ....1 year later

We are still going strong with cloth diapering 1
year later and are well past the break even point on our craigslist diaper investment last year! We have decided to use the disposable liners that are about 2 cents each but are so extremely handy when you have a baby/toddler eating solid foods! It's so hard to believe our Moses is 18 months!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Baby Wearing Meeting

Hello all in blogger land! I almost forgot I had a blog I used to write on....lololol. Nothing to major going on besides normal life with 6 kids, homeschooling and using essential oils everyday...lololol.

We decided to do something different yesterday and go to a baby wearing meeting! Usually we are just overwhelmed with life and church activities but wanted to expand our adventures and meet new people!  So off we went with the whole family! We met some super nice people and I got to try my hand at a woven wrap!!!
 And did I mention my husband is awesome and was one of only 4 men there learning about baby wearing...lololol.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fall Update

 Well Hello!!! Long time no post! It is Nov. 5 already!! So much as happened for starters we have a one year old now!!!
 And we have really kicked things up a notch in our clean living with the help of Young Living Oils and fun friends who are detoxing their homes as well!
 Alot of People complain about the price of Young Living but YL is undeniably the world leader in essential oils and have their own farms all over the world with a seed to seal process =). However if you are a wholesale member there are tons of freebies through the autoship program called essential rewards. When you spend a minimum of 50Pv you get rewards points back first 10%, then 15% after 6 months, then 20% after 1 year!! Also in addition to the points for free stuff you get free products at certain amounts for each order. For example last month with a 190 pv order you got free thieves and clove oil, then with 250pv the thieves, clove and 20 extra reward points, then with 300pv the thieves, clove, 20 extra points and a free diffuser!!! So in the end it makes their products close to half off of wholesale price! Plus the Lord has blessed us to have friends order with us each month and so all of everything in the picture above didn't have to touch our family's bank account!
 I also have been making these cute diffuser necklaces to give to friends that order with us or people that come to our classes we teach on the oils =)
As for how our homeschool year is going...well its going....lol =)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Summer Time is Over!!!

Soooo I totally locked myself out of my account and our computer has been on the fritz!!! So I reset my password and I am typing on my phone incase anyone is worried about what happened  to me lol. .....school is back in session, we have been oiling up everything with our Young Living Oils and having fun meeting and connecting with new people and neighbors! Love our church family and thankful for God's mercy on our life!!