good quote

" In my opinion, the great single need of the moment is that light-hearted superficial religionists be struck down with a vision of God high and lifted up, with His train filling the temple. The holy art of worship seems to have passed away like the Shekinah glory from the tabernacle. As a result, we are left to our own devices and forced to make up the lack of spontaneous worship by ...bringing in countless cheap and tawdry activities to hold the attention of the church people." ~ A.W. Tozer

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! May God bless you all! I guess it's time for another update. it's been a while since my last one. Please forgive all of the grammar and punctuation mistakes in this post, I'm trying it out on my phone and I'm doing the voice typing and it doesn't always recognize punctuation.
Since my last post back in February I have since continued to learn about homesteading and am working towards finding a property at this time. I am also still working for the dialysis clinic though I have transferred from one clinic to another since May. Today marks the one year anniversary since my Dad's passing. I still miss him very much and I'm sure my family does as well but glad to know that he's in heaven. It is also my youngest nephew's 5th birthday.

The picture posted is some spinach bites that I made for my family for tomorrow. they actually taste like mini spinach pizzas. If nobody else likes them, I do.

I have also gained a homesteading mentor he's promised to help me learn how to put your chickens rabbits and possibly hogs. I took a handgun class back in August. I passed with flying colors. I'm pretty proud of that accomplishment.

Oh! I don't want to forget my puppy also had a birthday back in August. she turned 1 year old. Sometimes I worry that I don't stay with her enough or that she's not getting enough activity. I wish I was a better pet parent but when you work 40 plus hours a week it's hard. it's like being a single mom.

The only thing to update you on now is the fact that my very bestest friend ever is getting married on New Years Day! It's kind of bittersweet. I'm so glad that she has met her prince charming and that they are getting married and starting their life together and being so happy but at the same time I kind of feel like I'm losing her little bit. I'm also a little envious if I were to be completely honest. I kind of wish I was the one who had met the man that God had for me and that I was the one getting married and maybe one day having children. But you know what that's something I've just got to have faith in God about. I certainly hope that he has that in his plan for me and I hope that it's sooner rather than later because at 30 years old I don't know how much child bearing years I have left. But I guess if the women in the Bible can have children on up in their old age than God can do that for me too if its his will. Sometimes I don't think I have enough faith and patience in him though. It can be hard to wait upon the Lord and to trust that he actually hears your prayers and that he will answer and it can be hard to admit that maybe his answer is not the one that I want to hear. But his will is best because he knows what is best for me. God knows my heart like no other and he really only wants what's best for me because he loves me. I want you to know that he loves you too and if you just put your faith and trust in him and ask him to be your savior then he will and you can trust him to look out for your best interest too. you can put all your faith and trust in him. I know I'm not always the best example of a perfect Christian but that doesn't mean that it's any less true. And what better time of year to ask him to be your savior then Thanksgiving especially when it's followed by Christmas the holiday that we celebrate his birth! Well anyway I just wanted to give everybody an update on what was going on and the I hope you're still reading after me. maybe now I can keep more in touch.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Where do I begin?

I can't believe it has been such a long time since I've updated anything on here. I'm on Facebook more than I am on here but I do want to give an update to those who are not on the fast pace social beast that is Facebook.

In the last couple years I have really gotten into the idea of self-sufficiency, natural living/ lifestyle, and homesteading. I've especially grown in that area this year as I try to eat healthier, exercise more and become a healthier person all around so that I can fulfill God's plan for my life. I've learned so much in the way of homesteading and eco-friendly methods and budgeting that I can't begin to tell you all about what I have learned. It's all so AWESOME! I've learned how to make my own bread and hope to always be able to do that and I've been learning how to use herbs more in my cooking as well as in my own health care. Why, just the other day I learned how to make coconut oil based toothpaste. haha With the more I learn the more I desire to do and the more I pray that the Lord would allow me to one day buy some land and a house and have my own homestead. I've even looked into living in a yurt. For those of you that don't know what a yurt is, it is a round tent style home that was first used by tribal people in the middle east but they have come such a LONG way from that.

  If I had a homestead, I would have solar power, chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, maybe a cow or two, a HUGE garden or several. I would make everything that I used, if possible. I would just love to live off the land and raise a family for the Lord. (I'm still praying for a husband, FYI hahaha) If I had children, I would love to homeschool them if I could but I might consider Christian schooling. I don't care a thing for the way the public school system is going.

 I still work for a Dialysis Clinic as a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) and I'm working hard to educate our patients on things they can do to improve their health. I'm also recently considering becoming a DoTERRA essential oils consultant in my free time. (like I have much of that) I just feel more and more strongly about preventative health care methods rather than symptomatic health care methods. It just makes sense to me that if you take care of your health NOW before issues develop and while any current issues you may have are small and possibly reversible then why wouldn't you try? It seems to me that it would save you a lot of pain and money in the long run. Especially with what our government, i.e. OBAMA, has done to our health care system. I also like the idea of using natural products, things that your body is designed to use and discard after it's use is fulfilled rather than filling your body with synthetic drugs. I don't want to sound like I'm completely against modern medicines because I'm not. I think they have their place and sometimes they are necessary, but sometimes I feel that our society has become so dependent on popping a pill that they think that will solve everything. It doesn't and that is the easy way out in my opinion.

On to other things because I have a lot to update and I don't want to get stuck on one topic right now. With Spring on the horizon I have also been learning a lot about a gardening method calling "Square foot Gardening" that a man by the name of Mel Bartholomew wrote several books on. It's the method I hope to use when I plant the garden at my mother's house this Spring. She has a big backyard and living in the apartment that I rent, I do not. My landlord has been very kind in allowing me to put a raised bed outside of my apartment but it just doesn't grow the amount of veggies and herbs that I hope to grow. I would also like to extent the growing season into the cooler months so I'm looking into that as well. I have so many plans and ideas of things I would like to do but I also know that it is all in God's plan.

I'm still teaching my little Sunday Schoolers. I teach the 3-5 year old class. Right now we are in the book of Ester and I have so enjoyed sharing this book of the Bible with them. I have been pleasantly surprised by how they have been so attentive in class time. I love the fact that they are so into the story time and they listen and answer questions so well. I have been so proud of each of them. They are really doing well and I hope to do a little activity for them at the end of April. I'm hoping to have a tye-dye party for them. I think they will enjoy that so much. I have also been talking with our pastor's wife about doing something for our older girls that wouldn't cost too much. We could have a lock in at the church, watch a good clean movie and maybe do facials or do our nails or do a craft project together. I personally was never into many girly things growing up so facials and nails may be out but a movie and a craft project, I'm all in. These are just some ideas that we had and we haven't set any plans in motion but it's good to have something to look forward to.

My father passed away back in November of 2014. I don't know if I ever put anything on here about it. He knew the Lord though and I am so thankful that he raised us to live for the Lord as well. He has been missed but I'm glad we know where he is now and I wouldn't wish him back from Heaven for anything. It's been hard on my mom to learn how to do a lot of the finances on her own but my sisters and I have been helping her a lot. I offered to moved back in with her but she said not at this time.

Well, I guess that's all for now. If you have any questions about DoTERRA, Essential oils, healthy living, homesteading, yurts, or anything else mentioned here just let me know. you can send an email at or look me up on facebook.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Great is THY faithfulness Lord unto me

I was reading through a book tonight that a dear lady in my church gave to me; "Heart of a Handmaiden" and in it the lady talks about how the Lord encouraged her that though she saw herself as a nobody that God often chooses those who are seemingly unqualified to do great things because then HE gets the glory instead of them.
   It was an encouragement for me too but for a different reason. I was kind of the opposite from her. I have always had dreams of grandeur of the things I wanted to do for the Lord; Ideas too many to count that I thought were great ideas. But you see, the Lord also knows that I have a bit of a pride issue too and so He keeps me humble. To look at my life I can not see any of those GRAND things that I had always thought I would do, like leading hundreds to the Lord or raising thousands of dollars to support some ministry because if I did.. well, I'm sure I would probably be trying to toot my own horn about it instead of giving God the glory for it. I can not see what is ahead and so I must step out one step at a time in faith. I do not have loads of money and so I must trust that God will provide, I do not have resources abounding and so God must supply every need. And you know what... I'm am so blessed and so thankful for each morsel that He has provided. I love my simple, no fame life. I love that each day I get to do just the simple things, just the quiet things, the things that most often go unnoticed by most. And in this time I have come to love that old hymn "Great is THY Faithfulness" because the words are so true. "All I have needed Thy hand hath provided. GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS LORD UNTO ME"

And such WERE some of you..

"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such WERE some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." 1Corinthians 6:9-11

It is by Christ alone that the sinner is saved by repentance and forgiveness through the blood He shed on Calvary!! And we Christians have no room to boast of our own righteousness for had it not been for Christ we would have remained in our own trespasses and sin...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christ Alone, Once for ALL...

Someone I've recently become aquantented with sent me some verses out of Isaiah chapter 12 today. They were: "Isaiah 12:2-3 KJV Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. [3] Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation."
  As I kept reading those verses over again to myself I kept stopping on that word salvation... then tonight during church Brother Joseph Porter was preaching out of Hebrews chapter 9. Now I have a bad habit of continuing reading the passage while the preaching is going on and I did that again tonight. I was struck again and again by the reacurring thought of "Christ Alone, Once For ALL"... Do you get the gravity of that as I believe the Lord was showing me tonight? My brain did a whole "Mr. Magoo- "GREAT GOO-GA-LEE-MOO-GA-LEE!"" when it struck me...

In Hebrews 9:11&12 it says: "BUT CHIRST being come an high preist of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but BY HIS OWN BLOOD he entered ONCE into the holy place, having obtained ETERNAL REDEMPTION FOR US."

Why? because...

Hebrews 9: 22 says: And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and WITHOUT SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS NO REMISSION."

Without Christ giving his life's blood for our sin, there would be no redemption and no remission of sins. Back in "the old days" of the law and the tabernacle sacrifices had to be given yearly. Over and Over again and not once did they ever really "Clean" sin but more like covered it up.
  If I were to give an illistration of this, it's like when you're sweeping the floor in your house. If you sweep the dirt, trash under the rug instead of taking it outside then you're not really cleaning it up. You're simply "covering it up" so that it can't be seen. But when you sweep it up into the dust pan and take it outside and then mop the floor, THEN you can say that it is truely clean. That's what Christ did on Calvary for us and does now for us when we except His gift of Salvation through Him. He doesn't just cover up our sin, He takes it out of our lives and out of our hearts and cleanses us from it completely.

I was also struck by how many times this same point is reinnerated throughout the rest of Hebrews 9 and on into Hebrews 10: 1-18.

In Hebrews 9:23-24 it talks about Christ being THE BETTER SACRIFICE.
  "It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these: but the heavenly thigns themselves with BETTER SACRIFICES than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God FOR US."
  You see earthly sacrifices are not good enough. ONLY Christ the Son of God was the only sacrifice that was holy, pure and acceptable to God the Father for the remission of sins and He did it FOR US! Also Christ only had to do it ONCE! Not over and over again like the many sacrifices of the Old Testament law.
  If we read on in the chapter it says in verses 25-28:
   "Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high preist entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; [26] For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now ONCE in the end of the world hath he appeared to PUT AWAY SIN BY THE SACRIFICE OF HIMSELF. And as it is appointed unto men ONCE TO DIE, but after this the judgement: SO CHRIST wad ONCE OFFERED to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."

AMEN! GLORY TO GOD! For you see, there is a vast difference between covering sin and washing away sin. There is a vast difference between that dirt being under the rug and being out of the house completely.... It is not truely clean if it is still there and that is what Christ has done for us. He did not just cover our sins... He BORE THEM UPON HIMSELF AND PUT THEM AWAY!!

And again in Hebrews chapter 10 verse 1: "For the law having a shadow of good things to come, (that's talking about Christ), and not the very image of the things, CAN NEVER with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect." 

Folks only CHRIST could/ can do that!

Verse 2- 8:
 [2- 3] "For then would they not have ceased to be offered? (do you get what is being asked here?) because that the worshippers ONCE PURGED SHOULD HAVE HAD NO MORE CONSCIENCE OF SINS. But in those sacrifices THERE IS A REMEMBERANCE AGAIN made of sins every year."

In Christ, because He was offered once, then there is no more rememberance of sins. Our sins are GONE COMPLETELY! No other sacrifice can do that and so it must be THROUGH CHRIST ALONE!

[4-8] "For it is NOT possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, BUT A BODY HAST THOU PREPARED ME: In burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. THEN (that's a big word that changes alot) said I, Lo, I COME (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt-offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered BY THE LAW:"

Verse 9 establishes that the first law was taken away so that room could be made for THE LAW OF GRACE.
[9] "Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He TAKETH AWAY THE FIRST, THAT HE MAY ESTABLISH THE SECOND."

The next verses go on to show that Christ IS THE ONLY WAY!

look at verses 10-18 to finish up tonight...

Hebrews 10: 10-18
 "By the which will we are sanctified THROUGH THE OFFERING OF THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST ONCE FOR ALL. And every priest STANDETH DAILY ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, WHICH CAN NEVER TAKE AWAY SINS: BUT THIS MAN, AFTER HE HAD OFFERED ONCE SACRIFICE FOR SINS FOR EVER, SAT DOWN ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD; (this is speaking of Christ) From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. FOR BY ONE OFFERING HE HATH PERFECTED FOR EVER them that are sanctified. (that's us, those who have put our trust in him alone) Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities WILL I REMEMBER NO MORE. NOW WHERE REMISSION OF THESE IS, THERE IS NO MORE OFFERING FOR SIN"