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Love as stong as Solomon's

Once married you think that happiness is forever locked in. Right, don't bet your life on it.  But it can be, if built on the right model.

As I sat and read a magazine the other night before bed I came across a article on marriage.  It was how to keep things fresh in your marriage from a biblical point of view.  As I read down the normal list of things, like date nights, talking at least 15 minutes a day with each other, taking a nap together and so on, the one thing that stuck out was theTake some Time to Read Song of Solomontogether.  Okay so I admit I never thought of doing that to keep things fresh in my marriage. It makes sense though. Think about how much the Shulamite woman loved Solomon and how much he loved her back. Think about what discussions could come from just reading that great love story.  Reading this together could open up all kinds of exciting areas in your marriage and keep it fresh and new at all times.

How awesome it would be to have a love that strong? Just t…

Studying is time well Spent

For the past several months I have been studying Revelations in the bible.  This book of the bible is really a hard book to study. It is all about what is to come for us in the future and will come to pass.  As I have been studying the churches in Revelation, my eyes have been opened to many things in our churches.  Many issues that have happened in our present day churches was happening in the churches of John's day.  Just when you feel as though there is now hope for your church or for a church around you, go look in at the churches in the bible.  You will find the same kinds of problems, and the promises that Jesus promised each one of them if they turned and did what they wanted them to do. 


Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


Pray for your church, and Pray for your Pastor daily if not several times a day.  Your pastor is dealing with the same kinds of situations the leaders of the churches wer…

Praise

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Where has everyone's praise went to? While looking around me I see sorrow, doubt, fear and much more. But as for Praise, there is hardly any showing anywhere.  When we awake in the mornings before our feet even hit the floor we should give the Lord praise for waking us up one more time.  When we set our feet on the ground for the first time in the morning we should thank Him for allowing us to walk once again.  Praise doesn't always have to be because of a happy event that has happened.  I see more and more people giving praise because a prayer was answered, or test results came back clean, and in just different things. But what about the everyday things, the things that we are given everyday and do not think on it enough to even offer praises? The bible says in :
Hebrews 13:15 - By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
See we are to continually give praise to him.  Not just when the go…

Head-coverings! Is the topic.

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Head-coverings. This has been a topic laying on my heart for a long time now and it just keeps growing. In the bible, in the book of

1 Corinthians 11: 5But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.


So you see Paul is speaking here about how a woman should cover her head when she prays or prophesies or she should be shaven.   But then, 


1 Corinthians 11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?

Paul is asking a question here also about head-coverings.  He asks is it comely?  Lets see what that word "Comely" means.  Lets look to the Strong's Concordance for what the Greek word is for "Comely" in this question.  The Greek word is πρέπω meaning prepó (prep'-o) a verb meaning "tower up," &quo…

Field Trips this Summer

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Me and my little boy have been on a few trips this summer.  All of them day trips and mostly free.  Exploring is what we do the best.  He has such a since of freedom in the great outdoors.  The bible tells us to raise them in the way they should go. So I am hoping that I will be able to do that. His father and I are sure trying our best to accomplish this by showing him different things around us and having him to appreciate all that God has to offer.  Here are a few pictures of the day trips this summer.

Crabtree Falls in Mitchell County, NC




The falls here are beautiful. The hike down to the falls, depending on which way you go in to them will determine your hike.  There is two trails that lead down to the falls.  One of the trails is rocky and not so flat, but its always been the best one for us to travel. The other trail is flat until you come to the end of it and then its a downward hike off the side of the mountain, with not much of a trail.  We had a great day and enjoyed the t…

Blessings

Well here I am at it again.  I don't write often but when I do its because I have something that I need to share. Today I am  going to be writing about blessings.  I go through everyday and don't even realize what blessing are being bestowed upon me daily.  I don't go throughout the day looking for them, that is for sure.  But I see them when my day is done and thank the Lord for giving them to me. 

What is a blessing? Merriam-Websters defines it as....
: approval that allows or helps you to do something
: help and approval from God
: something that helps you or brings happiness
Blessings can come in all shapes and forms.  It can come in as praise, devotion, worship, grace, mercy, a divine gift, or even a special favor.  
One of my favorite bible verses is this Philippians: 4:19But MYGod shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory byJesus Christ.
Our every need has been supplied throughout every day. …

It's God's love!

Today as I was awoken by the beautiful sun peeping through my bedroom curtains, the love of God was brought to me in my thoughts.  For it is only that He loves us that we are awoken each and every morning and given a new day.  I see his love for us in all that is around me.  Be it in the colors of the sky, the land, the trees, the grass, the flowers, the animals, the people and so much more.  

In the bible we are told in Jeremiah31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.  His love is an everlasting love, there is no other kind of love that is like that.  You will not find a love anywhere that will even match His love for us by even an inch of measure. The love that God has for us is far beyond our comprehension.  

Think about this, God loved us so much that he gave His son for our sins. God even loves us when we are being disobedient. Read over in Hebrews 12 to see how His love f…

This week in our Pre-school Journey

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This past week was a great week for us on our pre-schooling journey.  We went and visited our local caverns.  The cavern is called Linville Cavern, it is located in McDowell County NC. It was discovered by a man named Henry E. Colton in the early 1800's while on a fishing trip.  The inside is beautiful.  Filled with stalactites, running water, a bottomless pool, and even bats in the winter months.






Also this week we got in quiet a few books in for reading.  My little one loves to read. I am glad that he does, I am excited to learn him to read. We are already practicing with stories that have clue pictures of the words. He loves that, and it gets him involved with the story as well.  The books we read this week are listed below.

1. Yertle the Turtle and other stories
2. Chicka Chicka 123
3.Tuesday
4.Kate and the Beanstalk


My prayer is this will be of help to you in some way to get you reading with your little ones and to go exploring.

Peggy McCoyle
SAHWM and Homeschool Supporter




Its been a while

Hey there all, its been a few months since I sat down and actually wrote anything in this blog. I was thinking about just getting rid of this since I never really use it, but the Lord spoke to my heart and I know that I can use it to be of some good to someone out there that may not know Christ.  I am forever running across blogs of people that help me, so I am praying this blog will do the same thing for someone. Being busy as I am, makes it hard to sit down sometimes and write.  I love to write, and put my words out on something that I can see and read for myself.  I have several pen-pals and I enjoy writing to them, however it is sporadic.   Life happens to us all. Sometimes our lives get busier than they should be. The bible says in:

Proverbs 23:4  Labor not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom

I can assure you that I am not being busy because of getting rich.  I take things upon myself mostly for what we call around here a "good ol' boy deed".  In other words I h…

What Christ did for Me

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With Easter around just a few days away, let me share with you what Christ did for me.  In a little area of  Western North Carolina, at a baptist church called Chestnut Grove Baptist, I received my salvation.  The year was 1991and I was 14yrs old.  I was with friends at this church and prayer had taken place at the alter, because church was ending. Alter call had been given and several people had went down to the alter.  One of the people that I was with had called my name out in prayer and I heard it, I was being rebellious, I didn't move to go to the alter.  Someone was calling my name out in prayer. The prayers in the church had gotten intense and all I wanted to do was leave.  I didn't want to be there. What I did next was try to run out the back of the church, but before I could get to the door to go out the Holy Spirit had stopped me in my tracks and I fell to my knees at a pew in the back of the church and accepted Christ as my savior.  The preacher and his wife both …

When in DOUBT!

Hey y'all, its been a few weeks since I have written, but its been a tough few weeks for me.  Busy, Busy. Busy is all I seem to be.  I want to talk to you about a little word, that has a big meaning to some.  That word is DOUBT!  Lets look at the meaning of that word :::  Fear, Suspect, to lack confidence.  So you see it does have big meanings that can turn into a big problem.  The devil gets on to me at times and makes me doubt the things that I want to accomplish.  I know that I can do them but when he gets in my head and tells me those little lies, its hard not to believe him. 

But let me show you what my Lord tells me, He says in
Romans 14:23 - And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

So this really gets me, Where is my faith when the devil is bothering me?  It is not where it needs to be. I have a few things on my heart that the Lord is wanting me to do.  But every time I come to a place where I want to a…

The wife your Suppose to be

Here I go again on my little soapbox that is getting bigger and bigger each and every day.  But here goes.

Women if your married to a loving husband, one that provides for you, takes care of your every need, you never worry about the bills, or your children, THEN WHY,,OH WHY are you not being a wife to your husband??

There is one thing I know for a fact and that is when you said those little vows to one another it wasn't just for when you want it to be.  Let me explain myself just a little here.  The bible says in Ephesians 5:22-33 - Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.  Do you see that women?? Read it again carefully. There is alot to be said here in this verse but the one thing that I am getting at from it is to SUBMIT. There are several areas that a wife should submit to her husband, one of them is intimacy. That is a big one girls. A happily married man is happy in all areas of his marriage. Who invented the marriage bed? GOD is who.

In 1 …

Have you witnessed lately?

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Has the Lord ever told you to go and witness to someone and you just didn't bother with it?  As I was sitting here today, I got to thinking about witnessing.  That is a dying art it seems to me.  You don't hear of people much going out and witnessing to their neighbors anymore.  Churches don't get out and go to peoples houses and try and invite or witness to them anymore.  When I was growing up I knew of several churches here in my area that got out on Saturdays and went around to the local housing complexes and invited people to come to church and told them of the church van and said they would come and pick them up.  I rode a church van to the first church that I can remember going to. But it seems like less and less people are spreading the gospel anymore.

The Gospel means the teaching or revelation of Jesus Christ. The bible teaches in Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh…

Snakes!!! In our Church.

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There are all sorts of different types of people in our churches. But the one that gets to me the most is the ones that use Christianity to hide their true natures.  You know the ones. The ones that say "Hey let me tell you something about so and so". The ones that just about break their necks to get to you, so that you will know what they know.  Those are the snakes that I am talking about.  Now I can't say that I have never been pulled in by one of the snakes cause I have.  In the past that is.  I learned how to recognize them as soon as I lay eyes on them now. By this recognition, I steer clear of them now days.  Not saying their may be one sneak in unaware, but that's a whole other topic. They can have a pretty face and sweet smile or an assuring look and make you see what they think you should see, and by the time its over everything has been turned upside down and they are not at fault.  Today I learned of one of those people, they put their-self out there, an…

Terry T-Rex and his travels!

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Hey guess what?? Do you know what a flat traveler is?  Well let me tell you a little about it.  There is a set of books called Flat Stanley and the books are about a little boy who gets flattened and decides to mail himself across the country.  So here came the idea that someone had to do just that. Let kids make Flat Stanley's and mail them to friends that would take them on adventures around the world.  And this is where we come in at.

We have been participating in a group that supports Flat Travelers and connects them with new friends to mail them to. Since I am pre-schooling my son, we made a flat traveler.  His name is Terry T- Rex, and he is a baby tyrannosaurus dinosaur. Since my son loves dinosaurs this fit perfect.  We made a journal to send along to the host family with information about Terry T-Rex and we send a introduction letter with our beliefs in where the dinosaurs come in at in the bible.  The host family fills out the journal by telling us about their state and…

Today in Pre-school Learning

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Well we did a little bit of schooling today.  It was a short day of learning but we got it in. Oh and Q surprised me, he knew the clock said 7 o'clock. I was very impressed and we haven't even really discussed clocks or time.  To be almost 4yrs old in a few days, that is smart I think.

Anyways we watched 4 videos today on YouTube about animals. The first was on Rock Climbing Goats then we went to the Pangolin, on to the Echidna, and lastly we watches the Gelada Monkey.  He picked out the videos he wanted to watch and then we talked about them as we watched them.  Q loves animals. Any kind of animals.

Our devotion today was from Jonah chapters 1-4 and from Hebrews 1:1-2,  1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

We read our story from The Jesus Storybook Bible  It was called God's Mes…

The start of the New Year!

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I haven't written in a while, so this will be brief. My family and i started off this New Year by being in a church service to ring in the new year beginning. My husband was invited to preach at this service. Even had he not been invited to preach we would have still been in a church service somewhere that night. As the old saying goes "What you do on New Years Eve when 12 midnight hits, is what you will be doing all year." So I guess me and my family will be in church all year. The bible says in Psalms 100:2 - Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.  That is what we did in that church service we sang and praised the Lord.

I am so glad that the Lord impressed it upon mine and my husbands heart to take our children to church. Maybe what we are doing will in some way rub off on our children and instead of being out partying on New Years Eve somewhere they will want to be in church also.  Acts 16:25- And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and s…