Friday, October 26, 2012

How Free Are We?

I'm not one to usually post on politics, but it's vital to get this story out!!

Obama has influence and a great deal of control over the media and you're probably not going to hear this story.  Maybe on Fox News.  And if Obama wins again, the internet as we know it is gone.

On September 11, 2012 Tyrone Woods heard a call for help from the U.S. consulate in Libya. He and one other American, in a safe house a few miles away, went on their own accord to help. They weren't ordered by their commanders- they just went... True AMERICAN Hero's!

The dad, Charles Woods, went to Andrews Air Force Base to receive his son's body. There to greet the families of these four slain Americans in Benghazi was President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Hilary Clinton. Woods said Obama wouldn't even look him in the eyes, and when Obama said he was sorry he could tell they were empty words. Obama shook his hand and Woods described it as "shaking hands with a cold dead fish."  Charles Woods told Glenn Beck he had no plans on talking until he received such a cold greeting and then learned that Obama lied to him. Obama told Woods he was sorry and that they didn't know- had no idea anything was going on. Read more on this HERE!

Now just remember that Libya was on HIGH ALERT since September 9th!!  Obama was well aware of the situation. The White House was alerted to the cries for help seven hours prior. They did, in fact, know it was coming and ordered two battle ships and special forces to stand down. Why, you ask. Good question...One Obama refuses to answer. O_o What's really upsetting is that  President Obama and the Secretary of State sat and watched it all unfold in real time...AND DID NOTHING!!

As for Joe Biden, I have no word. (My momma taught me, if you don't have anything nice to say don't say nothing at all) I let you read his greeting to the grieving parents HERE and let you decide for yourself.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A joyful heart and FREE give away

God is graciously working in my life.  It's hard at times to "let go" and to "let God." But it's amazing at the things He will do, if you just let him!!

I'm reading a book (for the second time and it means something completely different this time) that teaches you how to raise your children for God. More on this in a second...

I've been working so hard at controlling our day: the school schedule, the playing, cleaning house, doing laundry, t.v. time, meals, our hearts and attitudes.  I have come to realize that I don't hold much of the control at all. Nor do I want to. It's exhausting!!  My job to lead by love.  If my heart is right, they will usually follow.  I want to teach self-control and let the Holy Spirit do the guiding.  Now that Johnny has come to know the Lord and has accepted him into his heart, I don't have to be that forceful guide any longer. Over the past two weeks, I've let go and let God, and I see a HUGE difference in attitudes and work ethics!!

Last week the boys and I started doing a study on the Fruit of the Spirit.  The first week was love...easy enough! Every day we had to find something we loved about each other.  We had to be mindful of showing love to everyone, and in everything we did...even school work. :-/ That was a tough one for one of my little blessings! But he did it! This week is joy, and what a joy it is.... Every morning this week as we lay in my bed and do our bible study, we let joy fill our hearts and with excitement as we worship Jesus. Joy is truly infectious. As I was making lunch I was trying to get the boys to pick up their pj's and toys. I became annoyed at the laughing and playing that was going on instead of the obedient children I wanted them to be.  I sternly said, "Boys! You're not doing as I asked! Now please, get busy!"  Joel, my sweet Joel, laughingly says, "Momma, where's your joy?" Now how cute is that?! God quickly spoke to my heart-- "Your prayer this morning was that they would find joy in each others company and learn to be best friends, not just brothers who fight and pick at one another, remember?!" I finished up lunch while listening to them play and have a good time, and then I ended up picking up pj's, socks, and slippers. :-/  They, however, picked up their own toys!

Our verse this morning was Luke 15:10 "In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."  As I told my boys, ask for forgiveness and the angels sing praises over you!  Don't miss out on that blessing, friends. Search your heart, what unwanted sin lingers in the shadows?

Okay. So I want to do a give away contest on this book I'm reading, Loving Our Kids On Purpose by Danny Silk. Because I love it so much. One of my favorite quotes in the book, "Teaching your child self control and freedom is better than intimidating them into submission!"

Here's how it's going to work:
1. Leave me a comment or email on how God has filled your heart with joy for the day.
2. Post this blog to your facebook wall...leave me a message telling me you did so, though.

(You can do this every day until next Tuesday and I'll put your name in the drawing each time). Winner will be announced next Wednesday!

I leave you with this, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." Galatians 5:22-23 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Did you know...

...a lion's mane jellyfish has tentacles that can grow to be over 100 feet long? One of two of the longest, most magnificent creatures God put on earth. We learned that the other is the blue whale.

When Johnny asked me how long 100ft was,  well, we just had to go outside and walk it off! They were amazed at how far it was, and how long the tentacles can be.

I love watching my little ones light up as we learn!!