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History of Halloween and Participation

Those that know me and my family know well that we do not participate in the Halloween Festivities. We being Christians feel as though we should not allow our children to dress up for anything ungodly. I know the argument will be that not all things are ungodly about Halloween. Not all people participate in Satanism, or Witchcraft or anything to that subject. They see Halloween as fun for their children. They will say that there are other holidays that are just as pagan as Halloween. My response to that is, If God does not convict you and your family on this matter then it is what is best for your family. God's conviction was placed on me and my family about this. We choose to follow Christ and listen to what he was telling us. I do not down grade or belittle anyone that participates in this holiday or any other. It is not my place to judge you on the choices you make for your family. Only God can be the judge on that. I have read some interesting history today of Hall…

Wonderful day with my MOM

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Today when I awoke it was 31 degrees out side, but I was glad that God allowed me to rise one more time to see the sun rise. Usually on Friday's it is the day that I spend with my Momma.  You see my mother is one of those ladies that never got her license and doesn't drive.  There are several of those ladies still here in the south that is just like her.  So today is the day that I take her around to do all her business in town.  Every week we go and pay bills and shop at thrift store. This is the most precious time that I have to spend with my mom.  She is getting up in years and she is all alone, my dad past years ago.  So you see it give me great pleasure to spend this time with her.  She gets to spend time with her grand-children, which gives her pleasure as well.  It blesses me each and every time I see her smile and have fun with the kids.  I know they bring joy to her heart.  Proverb 17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are th…

Homeschool Journey "Corn Maze Field Trip 2013"

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The good thing about homechooling is that we get to take field trips whenever we want.  I love that I have a homeschool group that we can enjoy going with. This week we went to the Eliada's Annual Corn Maze. They have awesome corn mazes, hay-bale maze, giant tube slides, tractor rides, corn cannons, spider web climbing, pumpkin patch, and a corn play box.  The kids really had a blast using all the amenities that was there for them to do.  Some of us with the littler ones went through the storybook maze.  We went through the maze, led by the pages of the adventure story of Spookley the Square Pumpkin. It was such a wonderful day to see all the kids enjoying the area.  Such joy that shows on each ones face.  Can't wait till our next trip. Below is some pictures of the fun.










Special thanks to our photographer, she is amazing with our kids even though some will not cooperate.(haha)
My prayer is that this will be a blessing to you and your families.  May God bless each and everyone o…

Homeschooling Journey Day 36

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Proverbs 4:12-15When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.


Today in my little homeschool class the girls came over to do math. I enjoy teaching them, although I wonder if they love it or hate it. I do not let them just get by with what ever thy put down as a grade, if I feel as though they rushed through it or just aren't getting it I take the time to go back over it and let them do again. Math is one thing that you will use in this world and knowing how to use it will help. Today the oldest worked on how to add your hours and figure out your wages from your hours, and how to get your pay from piece work plus minimum pay for hours worked.  The middle child is working on turning fractions into decimals.  The youngest girl …

Gossip!!

The Bible tells us in Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.Why then is it so hard for people not to gossip. I have been around so many people that just sit there and continue to talk like its nothing to be talking about something that doesn't involve them. I myself am guilty of being drug into that kind of situation. All I can do is ask God to forgive me on this matter. I have asked God to take that away from me and hold my tongue when it begins to say things it really shouldn't. 

When dealing with Gossip you should think about what you are saying before it comes out, and whom it will hurt if said. I have seen so many times that once its said, you can't take it back. It is a hurt that stays and is seldom forgiven from the person hurt.  How do we know what is truth or not unless we see or witness it with our own eyes. We are minister grace unto …

Strength

This whole week I have been dealing with Strength.  There are times that even I get weak and need comfort knowing that I can turn to Him who provides my strength.  Philippians 4:13 says I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.  He is my strength, as the bible say.  I was sick at the beginning of this week and felt really bad cause there were things that I needed to do but couldn't, then later in the week I was wrestling with finding scripture for a project that I am doing and the devil keeps sending me the wrong way because of the subject it deals with....... So therefore I had to lean on him all week.  Not that I don't all the time, just a little more this week than normal.  
2 Samuel 22:33 God is my strength and power ; He maketh my way perfect.
You see God gives me not only strength but also Power to over come what obstacles that the devil throws at me. Whether it be sickness or the devil keeping me from finding what I need. He makes the way perfect it says,…