Saturday, March 27, 2010

weeelll, i just had a whole huge post written out and it crapped out on me...

anyway the jist is, we're back, we're here and we'll see if this works again. :)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

THANK GOD ALMIGHTY WE ARE FREE FROM CIGARETTES!!

i would just like everyone to know... louis and i are FINALLY smoke free! we've been smoking on and off for about 4-5 years and we have, after SO many failed attempts to quit, finally done so with success.

we first started noticing a difference in our thinking and cravings about a month ago. the believer's voice of victory was having a national convention and a bunch of evangelists were preaching. jesse duplantis, creflo dollar and a bunch more. well, we heard keith moore preaching, as we were watching on the internet, talking about NOT saying the word CAN'T anymore. and of course we've always heard this, and it is basically a principal law, not just spiritual one. and actually, the story he was telling was one of his own experiences with this guy who had been smoking for 14 years and wanted to quit, but 'couldn't'. we all know how hard it is to stop smoking even if we've only smoked for a couple of years but 14! yeah, a major mountain.

well, keith moore was telling this guy, every time you pick up a cigarette, everytime you take a puff, every time you go to buy them or put one out... i want you to say 'thank you lord, i am FREE from cigarettes.' everytime. so this guy did just that. EVERYTIME. and within a week and a half, he was FREE FROM CIGARETTES. God had loosed the bonds of the addiction that had held him captive for 14 years and he was FINALLY FREE!!

so louis and i felt inspired. if this guy who had been smoking for almost as long has half our lives, we were going to succeed too. well, it didn't take JUST a week and a half for us. but then again, there were TWO of us to get that way. and the way louis and i worked with it, was if he wanted to quit, i didn't... and if i wanted to, he wouldn't. so it was kind of difficult. so it ended up taking about a month for us both to quit, clean and clear. but WE DID! THANK GOD ALMIGHTY WE ARE FREE FROM CIGARETTES!!

oh and for the finishing touch to this amazing blog post, keith moore said to say that to EVERY mountain that is in your way. EVERY burden that is haunting you and bringing you down. 'thank your Lord, i'm FREE from poverty!' 'thank you Lord i'm FREE from being overweight!' 'thank you Lord I'm FREE from worry!' 'thank you Lord i'm FREE from harm!' what ever you want to speak it over!! SPEAK IT! HE WANTS US TO! ALL THE TIME! JUST DO IT AND YOU WILL SEE IT'S AMAZING EFFECTS! i have and now 'i'm a believer!' lol GOD BLESS YOU!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

And the culprit is: CLUTTER!




well, i was cleaning today... the basement, that is. my mother wants to spray for spiders and things before they all unload here for the winter. anyway, i was cleaning today and just kind of stopped and looked around. with such a huge mix of people living in one home, there are SO many things just lying around. people take their socks off while getting ready to watch a movie, someone gets the mail and brings theirs down here on the bar and leaves it. another person leaves their gaming system out on the floor in front of the tv, where little feet love to run, and then complain to the little footed person for running where he runs. and of course EVERYONE leaves their clothes in the bathroom after taking a shower. someone always forgets to take the basement bathroom trash when taking out the household trash and so it gets forgotten and neglected and it starts to smell. the shower looks yucky too, because everyone fails to remember to spray the entire thing with the bleach/water bottle supplied, after every shower.

anyway, what i'm getting at i guess is i'm tired of living in a home with lots of people when i can't be the main boss. i'm not in anyway ungrateful being here, i'm sooo thankful. but it does get very tiring after a while. it's one thing when it's YOUR kids doing it... not any less frustrating by any means, but it's YOUR rules that apply. i do admit though, my little person's toys are dashed around everywhere, especially when his little friends come by. it seems they have this thing going that who ever can make the most mess faster than the other ones, wins. what the prize is, i know not, but it better be worth it. i use to be an official 'official' part of this family, and there was a system, not a very efficient one, but that's because we were dumb kids. now that we're all grown it will totally work!! everyone to their own stuff!! that's how it should work. i hate clutter, i hate messes, i hate not being able to think and function until i'm either out of the infected room, or it's clean. LOL God help me...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ta Da!

well, this is my first official post on my blog. we're here 21st century! lol i know it took forever, but we made it! this blog is mainly for my extended family, in-law and biological alike, so they can keep up with what's going on with us. but anyone else is welcome on here too! not much to see, but you're welcome nonetheless! thanks and enjoy! and as always, GOD BLESS YOU!!

The Rapture

so, my mother and i have been talking a lot lately about the rapture. she and i both feel that it is coming soon, not just 'soon' but SOON. she felt so strongly about it that she felt we may not even meet on this side of heaven again when she leaves for virginia this weekend. now i'm not saying, she feels that for SURE Jesus will be coming back while she's gone, but that's how strongly she feels it. now, the Word does says in Matthew, "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.". but i think God can give those who are willing to listen and those who are primed in their hearts to HEAR the voice and leading of His spirit, He will start to give those feelings to. those stirring in the heart. my pastor and my mother both have been stressing the URGENCY of the CLOSENESS of the coming of the Lord again. my pastor in our church, and my mother, at home. i have personally been searching my spirit with questions... am i rapture ready? what in my life would be considered SIN? in Ephesians 5.27 it says,"that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish." spot or wrinkle being sins in our heart. Soooo, because sin WILL keep us from heaven, i've been trying to evaluate within myself what i need to change. the bible says in James 4.17, "Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do [it], to him it is sin." to me, how my mind processes that verse, is if i know i'm doing something that the Word says is wrong and/or i know myself is wrong, i'm sinning! smoking, gossiping, being a bad steward of what i've been blessed with, not reading my bible every day, not putting ALL my worries in Gods hands and letting go of them, treating my spouse or parents disrespectfully no MATTER how they treat me... and the list goes on! if i know something is wrong, i need to correct it pronto! otherwise, i'm sinning. so, if i'm doing something i KNOW is not right, i need to stop! not when i thinkd I'M good and ready, not when it's most comfortable to me, NOW. because Jesus COULD come back at any time, any moment, any hour, and we DON'T want to get left behind! because this very well could be the LAST chance we EVER get.