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Journal Entry

Im so tired, sleep deprived....Last night I couldn't turn my brain off, calculating and adding up how many hours my husband works, dividing by his pay for two jobs and what his actual take home, money in the bank pay equals out to be per hour. If we could only make more, if I could just make some money on his days off....
When he came home at 11:30 it was way past my bed time to get enough sleep, I poured my heart, fears, worries, and frustrations out to him, the tears released my mind and finally rest came.....
Sooner than I'd like it was 5:30 the time he gets up and Im committed to wake up too so we have time to connect, pray, and read in the Word of God together our daily food for the soul.
Unplanned but pretty common my youngest wakes up soon after we finish reading Proverbs 3 and I'm pouring my wake up cup of coffee,
I react with childlike selfishness, the thoughts of "I don't wanna" rose inside and I quickly stormed off to the back porch to soothe my childi…

Do You Struggle with Distractions Like I Do?

"The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life." John 10:10What a difference there is from God's purpose and the devils purpose. Do you struggle with distractions like I do? Do you find yourself luke warm for the purpose God's annointed and called you to because of these worldly desires and distractions? For me I've been spending too much time focusing on money: trying to sale things on fb resale, looking at stuff on there, talking about saving money in a group im in, looking for deals online. God is gentle and will nudge you with His soft but present conviction and He did this morning or maybe it was last night and I knew I needed to cut some cords and reprioritize and focus my attention.
"No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." Matthew 6:24How this verse from the Sermon…

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Christian Joy

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Free Kindle Ebooks I'm sure many of you are familiar with the Kon Mari Method to decluttering if not a big part of her method involves evaluating each item you own and only keep those things which spark joy, bring you joy. I've been wanting to declutter again and was thinking about this and it hit me a big flaw with this belief as a Christian and I asked myself, "Should stuff bring me joy?" and to answer that question I looked up joy in my NLT study bibles concordance and came to this post on Christian Joy it's on page 2017 and in Philippians 3:1, 4:4
Heres what it says: In this letter to a persecuted church, Paul urges Christians to be filled with joy just as he does the persectued Thessalonian believers ("always be joyful," 1 Thess. 5:16). In the last hours of his life, Jesus also desired that his disciples "be filled with (his) joy" (see John 15:11, 16:24) Superficial happiness is dependant on circumstances. Christian joy is clearly differe…

Defeating the Giant

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Do you know the story about David and Goliath? It's found in 1 Samuel 17 if you need a refresher Goliath was a giant and he challenged the army of the phillistines nobody would fight him all they seen was his physical strength but David  seen a man disrespecting God's army and David knew God was bigger than this giant So David said he would fight Goliath and because of David's faith in God,  He wasn't afraid of the physical limitations he had against the giant, he didn't think of the odds being against him, in fact he didn't even wear the typical armor or carry any weapon besides his slingshot and God delivered the giant to David with a smooth rock.
I share this story with you this morning because my son who happens to be named David actually started a conversation with me of this story and as my husband has been working all the time and I'm sad, depressed, and frustrated that I never get to see him I thought my husband has the faith of David to defeat the…

10 Steps to Simplify Your Life

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Keep It Simple Sisters! 1. Put God First! Family (spouse/children) 2nd, others in order of priority 3rd. This will help you stay on track and not get bogged down or loose focus.
2. Prioritize! that means you will need to say NO! a great tool to use is the calendar on your cell some have an option to write a note and set an alarm this is very helpful or you can use a cheap pocket calendar. Write down your commitments and make time for you to just do nothing too.
3. Live in a healthy environment. Don't go back to your old neighborhood or friends this is the #1 way to get off track and end up back in prison and usually over a lover. Stay away from that mess if you're serious about completing parole and staying out of prison.
4. Make new friends with people who can offer you good advice, wise counsel who are responsible and doing good. have a few accountability partners so you can make healthy choices. and cut the cord with those toxic friends and people who just want to get you …

Homeschooling Relevance

I've been debating homeschooling since before my children were born and it seems I keep going back to it as my oldest is in Kindergarten and I see the words and behaviors he's bringing home from school and I wonder everything he's learning that I'm not even aware of through the 6 hours he's there and I think about the Word of God and how it says we are to train up our children in the way they should go and I feel I'm not doing this with him in the public school away from me for half the day. If you are considering homeschooling here's a great article for the full article please visit: Is Homeschooling Biblical? This is only a small portion from the article. By Dr. Brian D. Ray
A clunkier and more academic title for this article would be, “Discipleship, Education, and Schooling of Children: A Biblical Perspective.” I kind of like it, but I am not writing for a philosophy journal right now. On the other hand, Christians must be scripturalists. That means they…

The Day of Apostates (false believers) in the Church

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"Let no one in any way deceive you, for it [Jesus' return] will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction," (2 Thess. 2:3, NASB).
FALSE: "Manifesting your dreams into reality" positive thoughts and good vibes
"Step one to getting what you want; believe that it can happen"
These are a sign of apostates in the church body when christians quote these new age spiritual beliefs; that time is now! 



"Apostasy means to fall away from the truth. Therefore, an apostate is someone who has once believed and then rejected the truth of God. Apostasy is a rebellion against God because it is a rebellion against truth. In the Old Testament, God warned the Jewish people about their idolatry and their lack of trust in Him. In the New Testament, the epistles warn us about not falling away from the truth. Apostasy is a very real and dangerous threat." source www.carm.org https://carm.org/apostasy-christi…

Training Your Children Proverbs 22:6

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Here's a great article from carm.org: Apologetics and the Family
Like many I'm not able for various reasons to homeschool our children or afford a private christian education so we are training them how to be apart of the public school system (world) and teaching them our beliefs and moral values and the difference so that they can be a light in their schools and not be tempted by what their friends are doing but embrace being a christian and showing the love of Christ to their peers at school or wherever they are. Some ways we teach them our values and beliefs when they are not at school (are youngest is still at home),  1. we cut out non-christian tv programs (netflix) and opted for christian entertainment tv only: Dove and Pureflixand we explained to them why we did this as we don't want them watching about magic and luck as this isn't our beliefs or values and the violence. 2. when a holiday is celebrated and we partake we teach them what are values and beliefs are and…