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Things that I have or am personally experiencing or going through. If my testimony can help someone else, to God be the glory!

A Fresh Start! (A Personal Testimony)

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness – Lamentations 3:22-23

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A while back I wrote about loneliness in Christ on my job, and I continued to wonder why I was here and how long I would have to stay in this condition. Around the same time one of my (adult) children was facing a similar circumstance of isolation and separation but on a different scale. The irony was, neither of us was able to help the other, encourage the other or do anything other than try to depend solely on God. During this period of separateness, other people, and/or things, attempted to take the place of the one we needed most – God. How blind I was; at different times I have literally cried to God regarding my condition, not realizing I had created my own barriers, my own separateness, my own isolation. I had replaced the one who had guided me, supported me and often times carried me through the roughest times in my life with….other gods.  Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Come to Church or You’re Not Saved!

Wait, what? What is salvation? I think it is time for a back to basics lesson, because as the days get darker and time seems to be steamrolling past us, it seems like people…umm..”Christians” have forgotten the basic mandate Jesus gave us.

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 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. -Matt. 28:19-20.

“Go therefore….make disciples…of all nations…”. I know later in our bibles we are told not to forsake the assembling of ourselves and other variations of gathering: Hebrews 10:25, Colossians 3:16, Acts 2:42, Acts 9:31, but in all these scriptures I did not see a mandate  that church attendance is a requirement to be saved. We have veered off-track people of God!

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When Worlds Collide – A Personal Testimony

Dear readers, I will not bore you with why I’ve been away so long; please just know I have missed writing and sharing much more than you’ve missed reading. The good news is that on the surface everything is fine, my faith is still strong, Jesus is still my rock, I am making strides in my work in sharing the gospel with college students and my family is well.

But…..when worlds collide…

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The bible says:

Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6

This is what my husband and I held onto our whole lives. We taught, he preached, we encouraged and exhorted. We prayed, we believed and we held onto the promise. That is what you’re supposed to do as a rock solid Christian, right? Well recently, and I will say in the last few years, our faith has been rocked to the core. We have been tried and tested by satan’s influence over one of our children, yet we persevered through it and he seems to be finding his way. I have always been one to pretty much present myself as unshakeable, especially knowing who God is and understanding His ways, but the last few months… Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The Worst (and Best) of 6 months of my life…(a personal testimony)…

christianI’m still alive! My daughter begged me this morning to put something on the blog, and I asked her, “Are you my God”, because I only take direction from Him when it comes to posting on the blog. We both got a good laugh, but she stated that I should post a video or something so that people wouldn’t think that I had “moved on” to the greener pastures. 🙂 Anyway…this blog subject had been in my spirit for a while so I am hoping that it can be insightful or encourage someone who may stumble across it.

Where have I been for the last few months? WORKING! Yes, working at a real job that I had no intentions on accepting. What happened was that I was looking to work in the psychiatric field and I interviewed at one office that seemed suited to my background because it was mental health, but primarily dealing with soldiers. However, two days after I accepted the position I got called by another employer at a mental health/substance abuse facility. I was torn, but I am a praying woman, so I did what I knew and asked God. In my head I knew that the first offer was more suited to what I was looking for, but God directed me to accept the second position. A couple of weeks in I was cursing myself and asking God “whyyyyyyy????” This place was awful! The employees were mostly “christians” who went to church every Sunday morning, and cussed you out Sunday night, went out partying, and many worship Beyonce or other celebrities. The management was more concerned with surface things than caring for the “sick”. I found very little respect between employees or between employees and clients. Just. A. Nightmare. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Personal Testimony, Uncategorized

 

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The Power of Words (Guest Post)

This short post has special meaning for me. It is submitted by a 15 year old with great insight into the potentially dangerous social phenomenon known as “bullying”. The school district that we live in has seen a teen suicide due to bullying, and this post was sent to me by a boy who is currently experiencing the same, to the point that he considered self-harm. As you well know, the satanic agenda is to attack the families and especially children, and it seems that lately the agenda has been amped up to new levels as we hear of more youth violence, promiscuity and bullying. Please read the words of this post and pray for the Author of it, as well as other children who may be in the same predicament.

– Pastorswife.

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What is making kids of this current generation so mean? Why does it seem like these past few years have been the “dark ages” of the world? Lately, the commercials (even Christmas commercials!) have been darker, movies, TV shows, they’ve all just been dark. Clearly, the entertainment industry has a huge impact on the human race. The youth of this generation have become more mean. We could, perhaps, trace the roots back to the parents… but what about the media? In the midst of this darkness, one of the problems people struggle with is bullying. Although there is so many variations of bullying, the most common seem to be verbal and cyber bullying. Clearly, the tongue has a lot of power, as the bible says:

For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. (James 3:7)

If we could all be honest, we all have said something hurtful to somebody. A lot of times, we don’t mean it. We, as people, say a lot of things out of spite. We have to realize that some people are naturally more sensitive to what we say than others, and that some people pretend not to be hurt, while taking it all in and bottling it up.

There seems to be a lot of people walking the Earth full of anger and rage. There’s people who seek vengeance on those who have wronged them, and some who would rather take the problems out on themselves through self harm. Seeking vengeance will not put you in any better of a position than you already are, and the Bible speaks of that.

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. (Romans 12:19)

Be blessed.

(40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. – Matthew 25)

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2013 in Personal Testimony, Spiritual Walk, Uncategorized

 

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I Want A Divorce!!!

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The big “D”. That thing that happens to “other people” and “other families”. Divorce, an affront to God’s greatest creation. More and more lately I have been hearing from people who are considering divorce, and to be honest, I have even mentioned it myself a time or two when things got “rough”. Consider that last sentence for a moment. If you are a regular reader of my blog you will be familiar with the “rough times” that my husband and I have experienced as a couple, as a family and as parents. Let me tell you that the little trials which have prompted the “D” word lately are NOTHING when compared to what we have experienced together in the past. This is why I know that the over-abundance of divorce talk on all fronts is designed by satan for such a time as this.

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Temptation (A Personal Testimony)

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It’s one of those things that is placed before us everyday. From something as blatant as having that hidden cigarette because no one is looking, to something as subtle as keeping the wrong change that the cashier gave you because, hey, “it’s not my problem that she can’t count”. Temptation is one of those things that we all face each and every day. The confusing part is…is temptation a sin? In and of itself, no it is not. However, what we do with and how we react to the temptation is what can lead us into sin. I have spent the last week analyzing my personal reactions to situations and I can honestly say that at least once a day I began a sentence with, “Ohhh I was tempted to…”, and you know what follows won’t be very Christ-like. You see, sin begins in the mind and your thoughts turn into actions. An example, one day I was extremely frustrated with my boss and I was talking with a co-worker; I said, “You know I was tempted to just punch her in the face”, and even though in my heart I know that I would never do that, my thoughts could cause me to act on the temptation one day, so I had to repent. Temptation is serious. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Personal Testimony

 

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