Well it’s that time of year again. Time to get new school shoes and pencils and whatnot. This year Deuce will be going to public school. He went to the Christian Academy last year but his daddy is teaching at a school in a different district so for ease of transportation (we are a one car family) he will be car pooling with dad.
School starting again also means schedules and lists. I’ve had planners in the past and they just haven’t worked for me. So what does one do in that situation? You guessed it. Pinterest! After a late night scroll or twenty I came across an idea that I loved. I’m calling it The Book. I printed out some calendar sheets I found free online and put them in a three ring black binder. I added notebook paper for prayer lists, menu options, and random notes I might need to write down. I’m still working on a cover design, but I’m definitely digging what I have so far.
So Thursday night and all day and night Friday I was at a women’s lock in at Anointed Tabernacle in Beaumont Texas. So many words come to mind when I think of what I experienced for the last day and a half. The most prevalent though, is AWESOME! You’ll find that I use that word a lot lol. I saw women getting the Holy Ghost for the first time, I saw women being baptized in Jesus name, I heard prophecies. I saw an angel! The spirit was really moving in that place and I feel so blessed that I got to experience it all.
On the last night a man came in. I watched as they lifted him from his wheel chair and laid him on the alter. They laid hands on him. They prayed over him. I watched as the spirit overtook him. I watched as he lifted his hands to God. I watched the tears flow down his face as he spoke in tongues, and I rejoiced with him! When they put him back in his chair, I watched as he wheeled a lap around the sanctuary! Seeing the pure joy on his face as he went down in that water and came up a new man was a beautiful sight to behold.
There was so much I didn’t know when I got there. How to pray was one of them. I always felt silly praying; in public and in private. I’m naturally a shy person which plays a part in my finding this difficult. There was a lady there who sat and talked to me for about two hours. She was so helpful and I will forever be grateful that I had the opportunity to speak with her. They handed out packets when we got there. They were filled with all kinds of goodies about praying and fasting. She was kind enough to take some time and answer some questions I’ve had for awhile and have been too embarrassed to ask. I told her things about myself that I had never told anyone else. It was such a cleansing and eye opening experience!
Going forward, I hope to grow in Christ and build on the things that were revealed to me in listening to Sis Warner, and the last prophecy in particular.
Made my guys lasagna for dinner. Sr said it tasted “gourmet”. I’ll take it! Lol. We had garlic bread and there were brownies for dessert.
No pictures of the brownies though. Sr got to them rather quickly. I made them with my (new to me) Kitchen Aid mixer. It was given to me by a really sweet lady in our church. I’m LOVING it and can’t wait to use it this holiday season!
Got a King James study bible today! Kind of excited about this. Sometimes (for me at least) reading the KJV bible can be a bit confusing. I haven’t had the opportunity to really get into it yet but I skimmed the beginning. Looks like there’s a lot of historical references and that’ll be fun; reading more about the history and gaining a better understanding of how everyone connects to everyone else.
This past week I was blessed to be able to attend Texas Camp Meeting in Lufkin Texas at Texas Bible College. It was an awesome experience. Looking forward to next year’s camp already! In the meantime, here are some highlights…
Everyday I get a text message from someone in our church. Here’s one of them…
“Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.”
Psalms 141:2-3 KJV
Oh how sweet our words can be to God. Our prayers can be like sweet incense that rises before Him. At the same token however if we delve into corrupt communication the smell is not so sweet. Words matter! Our worship is wonderful and pleasing but our cursing is dreadful and distasteful not only to a civilized society but in the ears of God for your words are never idle they all make their way to His ears. So the prayer becomes set a watch, a guard before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips! May my words be ever pleasing to God. May yours as well.
A couple of months ago I decided that I wanted to lose weight and get healthy. My diet was (still is on occasion) not the best. As a housewife I wasn’t as active as I could have been. Even doing housework wasn’t burning calories for me. My skin was awful and I didn’t like what I was seeing in the mirror. I woke up one day and said “No more!” I got in contact with a friend of mine who is a Beach Body coach. I ordered the products and I was on my way. I was walking five days a week, doing cardio dvds a couple times a week. Crunches, wall push-ups, squats ; you name it, I did it. Or at least tried. I lost 10 1/2 inches in my midsection! I was doing really great, then I crashed. Stopped walking, stopped using the dvds. I went from eating smaller portions, to ignoring portion control all together! That was about a month ago.
While I haven’t gained all of the weight back, I’ve gained some of it. I’m not where I used to be but I can feel myself slipping back that way. My other friend and I are kind of each other’s accountability partner. She really helped me to get back on track. I can’t walk bc the weather here is awful!! It’s been raining everyday for almost two weeks. I have my dvds though so they’ll suffice for now. I’m determined to stick with it this time!
Too many times in our lives when something gets hard, or we’re met with an obstacle that we see as insurmountable, our natural instinct is to quit. Our walk with God can be that way. Maybe you prayed for something and it didn’t happen right away, or didn’t happen the way you wanted. Maybe it didn’t happen at all! In those moments you want to give up on God because you think he’s not listening. He is friend! You just have to be patient and wait on him. He’ll give you WHAT YOU NEED when the time is right!
So here’s to a healthier lifestyle, and a healthier walk with God!