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“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” -Proverbs 31:27

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Your Love Has Released Me From All of My Past

Today has been a tearful day. No big drama happening but it is just one of those down days. 

I've been on a long manic phase for a while so it is no wonder that I should come down. I am pressing into my God because it is only through him that I can fight the negative thoughts that invade my thinking 24/7. 

One thing I have been doing is staying on top of the reading for the 90 Day Bible Challenge. I used to be able to fight my lows with crochet but I'm finding it more and more difficult to do so. Reading the Bible has been my only out from the craziness that is my mind. 

I read, sleep and repeat. 


I still have chores to do, my son to school, and errands to run which I am able to do for the most part. 

I love this song because it is by an artist that I was introduced to early on in my journey with God. He reminds me of my husband and his intensity for the Bible. (Although, my husband is no longer this way) 

God put this love in my heart - it is what sustains me, what gives me hope, what makes me wake up in the morning.
I want to know where the bad feelings go when I'm depressed and get down so low
-- I feel Jesus reaching out to me, hugging me, showering me with his love which wipes away all doubt, fear, and self loathing. 

 He rocks at crashing pity parties!


 

Song by Keith Green "You Put this Love in my Heart" .99 cents on Amazon.com

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Bible in 90 Days Challenge Week 6 Check-in

Welcome to Week 6 of the Bible in 90 Days Challenge. Thank you  for checking in last week. Glad that you decided to stay. This week we are reading through Psalms which should be a bit easier. 


Check-In:

Please post a comment below to let me know you are still participating. Even if you are behind you can still check-in.


Reading Schedule for Week 6: 

Day 36: Nehemiah 13:15 - Job 7:21
Day 37: Job 8:1 - 24:25
Day 38: Job 25:1 - 41:34
Day 39: Job 42:1 - Psalms 24:10
Day 40: Psalms 25:1 - 45:14
Day 41: Psalms 45:15 - 69:21
Day 42: Psalms 69:22 - 89:13

Do you need a copy of the reading schedule? Download the Cover to Cover Bookmark. 

Twitter Chat #B90Days:

Use #B90Days hashtag to join in on the chat. (6 pm PST/ 8pm Central/ 9pm Eastern)

You can do this easily with Tweetchat. Thanks to Julie of Dutch Being Me for hosting this. 

Prayer Requests:

If you would like me to pray for something specific you can leave a comment or contact me

Hope you are doing well and I'm praying for your success. Keep reading and be blessed. 

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Bible in 90 Days Challenge Week 5 Check-in

Welcome to Week 5 of the Bible in 90 Days Challenge. Thank you all for checking in last week. Glad that you decided to stay. 


Check-In:

Please post a comment below to let me know you are still participating. Even if you are behind you can still check-in.


Reading Schedule for Week 5: 

Day 29: 1Chronicles 1:1 - 9:44
Day 30: 1Chronicles 10:1 - 23:32
Day 31: 1Chronicles 24:1 - 2Chronicles 7:10
Day 32: 2Chronicles 7:11 - 23:15
Day 33: 2Chronicles 23:16 - 35:15
Day 34: 2Chronicles 35:16 - Ezra 10:44
Day 35: Nehemiah 1:1 - 13:14

Do you need a copy of the reading schedule? Download the Cover to Cover Bookmark. 

Twitter Chat #B90Days:

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Prayer Requests:

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Hope you are doing well and I'm praying for your success. Keep reading and be blessed. 

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Bible in 90 Days Challenge Week 4 Check In

Welcome to Week 4 of the Bible in 90 Days Challenge. Thank you all for checking in last week. Glad that you decided to stay. 


Check-In:

Please post a comment below to let me know you are still participating. 


Reading Schedule for Week 4: 

Day 22: 1Samuel 28:20 - 2Samuel 12:10
Day 23: 2Samuel 12:11 - 22:18
Day 24: 2Samuel 22:19 - 1Kings 7:37
Day 25: 1Kings 7:38 - 16:20
Day 26: 1Kings 16:21 - 2Kings 4:37
Day 27: 2Kings 4:38 - 15:26
Day 28: 2Kings 15:27 - 25:30

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Twitter Chat #B90Days:

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You can do this easily with Tweetchat. Thanks to Julie of Dutch Being Me for hosting this. 

Prayer Requests:

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Hope you are all doing well and I'm praying for your success. Keep reading and be blessed. 






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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thank God I Am Not Who I Used to Be

Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave 



I am redeemed
You set me free
Whenever I start to cave in to the negative self talk that litters my mind God sends this song to me. He reminds me that I have been redeemed. Cleaned. Everything that is old is new and I am not who I used to be. 

It's taken me a long time to accept that God can and does love me. He doesn't see 'Sara' as I do, he sees me in the light of his Son Jesus - Gloriously Perfect. 


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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What is the One Thing You Can Do Today to Change the World?

You want to change the world right? How about changing the world one child at a time? 

Sponsor a Child


This year our family is using Compassion's homeschool lesson plans to learn more about the countries that Compassion is a part of. You can do this too by sponsoring a child through Compassion as a family. This is a great World history, literature, math, culture study. You can cook the foods of the country, make crafts from the country, practice writing by sending letters to your child and form the habit of prayer. 

Find out how you can Sponsor a Child Today

We first became sponsors a couple of years ago when we welcomed Sara from Burkino Faso into our family. At first I was the only one interested but soon my family joined in as I started communicating with her via letters. She loves flowers and I love receiving her drawings. 

About a year after Sara we took on another child, Ravi, from India. He is about the same age as our youngest and he loves Soccer. He also enjoys math and science. His family is very kind to our family, always adding to Ravi's letters about how much they appreciate our support and prayers. 

One of the unexpected blessings of being a Sponsor was having my family lifted up in prayer by our sponsored children's families. Both families have consistently sent prayers up to God for our family and it has definitely been felt. Not sure why I thought I was the one giving when all along I was truly receiving - the give of Sara's smile and Ravi's appreciation. 


Don't think you have the funds? Try raising the funds by making something and selling it. We did this earlier this year through our Hats for Compassion fundraiser

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Bible in 90 Days Challenge Check-in Week 3


Good Day everyone, how is your reading coming along? I got a little behind over the holiday weekend as I am preparing to start a volunteering at a moms group on Fridays. I had to prepare my son's school lessons and show his Dad what needs to be done. 

Although my son is in the 6th grade now there are some subjects that include hands-on projects that he still needs assistance with. I'm feeling really nervous and a bit overwhelmed right now but I know God will see me through this time. I may have to let some good things go but in the end I believe everything will work out. 


Check-In:

Leave a comment to check-in and let me know how you are doing with your Bible reading. This week is when I report back to Amy so I am going to remind you once again that even if you are behind it is important for you to leave a comment on the blog each Monday. If you are unable to access the blog at anytime just send me an email. 


Reading Schedule for Week 3:

Day 15 - Deuteronomy 23:12 - 34:12
Day 16 - Joshua 1:1 - 14:15
Day 17 - Joshua 15:1 - Judges 3:27
Day 18 - Judges 3:28 - 15:12
Day 19 - Judges 15:13 - 1Samuel 2:29
Day 20 - 1Samuel 2:30 - 15:35
Day 21 - 1Samuel 16:1 - 28:19

Do you need a copy of the reading schedule? Cover to Cover Bookmark (plan we are doing) 


MomsToolBox Check-in and Linky:

This is not required but checking in on MomsToolbox can encourage you to keep on keeping on with your reading. It also gives some tips on how others stay on track or even (as in my case) do marathon reading sessions to catch up. Be sure to add your blog post is you are blogging through the Bible in 90 Days challenge. 


Twitter Chat #B90Days:

(No Twitter Party Tonight for Holiday)


Prayer Requests:

If you have a prayer request, just add it in your comment below or Contact me with the subject line B90Days prayer. 


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1 John 4: 7-8 NKJV

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love."

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John 13: 34 NKJV

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another."

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