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Let your words be a testament

So as I have often said, most of my writings come from something I have experienced myself or have been made mention to in a conversation. That being said this one comes from a few conversations that I have been a part of. Now as the title tells I am going to be writing about a testament. Often times I have heard a preacher say let the words that flow from your mouths be a testament of who you are and who you worship.

Now pertaining to the conversations, it was just the opposite. Gossip and disdain was that which was flowing from the mouths of professed Christians. Lets dig a little deeper.

There is one Hebrew word rakil in the old testament and three Greek words in the new testament, psithurismos, phluarus, and diabolos. They all have the meaning of gossip, talebearer, slander, revealer of secrets, full of deceit, malicious, babble, busybodies, and filled with unrighteousness. Those are some pretty harsh words.

Most gossip begins with "Did you know...?" or "Have …

When you snub someone

We have all been through it. We have all seen it happen. We may have even participated in it. SNUBBING
What do we know about snubbing? Do we feel as though it isn't hurtful to the other person just because we don't say anything to them? Do you think your getting away with it?
The answer to theses questions are hard. But really they are not. Snubbing is where you ignore, or spurn someone disdainfully. In other words you brush them off or give them the cold shoulder.
Just because you don't speak to some, doesn't mean you don't still hurt that person. Especially if you use to talk to that person. It hurts those people. Or makes them mad, or makes them to wonder what they have done to deserve such treatment.  You don't get away with it because the people you do this too see and feel it as well as those around them see the tension.
What does the bible say on the issue?
Nothing in particular to Snubbing. But it has much to say on rejection, which is a form of sn…

You never know....

What life will throw out at you. Where life will send you. Who life will let you meet.

It's strange how one day you are little and the earliest memory you can remember is one of yourself being a little baby in a car seat, and the next you are almost middle aged, married and a mother to two children and one in heaven. (possibly more, unknown) Health issues you never anticipated on having when you was young. Ailments that hurt now when you get up and move around. That is what life can throw at you.

Life has sent me as far as Georgia in the southern states, as far as Tennessee to the west and, Virginia in the north.  Haven't been anywhere exotic, and really have no desires to go there. Montana would be a great place to visit and I have often wondered about what it would be like to live there. Pennsylvania, is another place I would love to visit, not live though.  There are so many places I would like to visit, most here in my own state. I am not hard to please as far as that goes…

Best Friends Wedding

Proverbs 18:22 “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, And obtaineth favour of the LORD.”

On Saturday November 21, 2015 I was blessed to be a part of my best friends wedding. I have known her since third grade. 

As we grew up, I moved on before high school was over and got married myself. I had my family and lived away from my home town for many years, twelve to be exact.  A few years after moving back to my hometown I reconnected with Becky. We have been inseparable since.  I have been with her through the ups and the downs as she has for me. I have watched her survive through her divorce, and grow stronger. 

When she met Will, it was all of the sudden, but one I felt would be good for her.  I knew it would be just a matter of time. When she called me that Sunday and said are you sitting down, I knew there was something up. She told me how he had purposed to her and she had accepted it and the wedding was in a month.  Yep we threw this wedding together in a month. Hard to believe bu…

School is winding down for the Holidays

Well we have been having a blast so far with schooling. I haven't been pushing too hard, but we are making progress. My son is on a advanced level and he gets bored easily, so it is interesting to me to find things he is wanting to learn about.  Right now and as always, his interests still revolve around Dinosaurs, but I sneak other things in there too.  I have no clue as to when that will end, it's going on 4 yrs strong.  Learning comes so easy for him. So glad that it does.

With the holidays coming up we slow down on school work and go and learn in the field. We will be making several history field trips in the month of December. There is so many places just around here in my area, or with in a couple of hours away. With things being decorated for Christmas it make it even more interesting for me the mom.

A few of the places we will be visiting is:
Omni Grove Park INN for the annual Ginger Bread House competition displays.
The Thomas Wolfe Memorial for a tour of the writers …

Getting Ready for School

So it didn't go as planned to start the reading program with my son this month. I had planned to start it, but I had forgotten how busy August would be for me and my family. This is the month that we harvest and start canning and preparing for the winter. Everything started coming in at once, so we had to take care of that first.  So here it is, one week away from September.  I will begin everything the day after Labor Day with him. At least he had a nice long summer, that was care free.  Now it will be time to buckle down.

We didn't not just do anything over the month of August.  We got a lot of reading in as far as me reading to him. Also found that Netflix has a show that I grew up watching called Reading Rainbow. We started watching that as part of our daily routine. We watch Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, and Word World.  Then for fun he gets to pick from Wild Kratts or Magic School Bus, as his last show of the day. I want to make sure that he is getting at least some le…

School Is Almost In Session

As many of you know we homeschool. It's no big secret. I am a number one fan of homeschooling.I don't think there is any other way than to train and teach your own children.
As the old saying goes "I've seen the village and I don't want the village raising my children."
That being said school will being for us next month. Only with reading the first month. In September we will begin all other subjects.  I want to spend more time in reading to make sure he is getting what he needs. Reading is a big part of life and without it, getting along in the world is rough. So we will begin with " Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons" by Siegfried Engelmann. The lessons look easy enough, and since he knows his letters by sight and sound this shouldn't be too hard.  The first lessons are on sounds not the letter. I am looking forward to learning to read with my little guy.
Teaching Kindergarten is going to be new to me. I began homeschooling when …

Fourth of July day

The fourth of July is coming up in a few days.  Family traditions will happen.  In my family it is having a cook-out and enjoying each other's company.

The celebration of celebrating our freedoms have been pushed aside. What is the day actually about? Does anyone actually know anymore? Yes we go and watch fireworks, buts what's is that even about anymore?
Independence Day is a federal holiday in the USA commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4,1776 , declaring independence from Great Britain. 

Many places are closed on this day. Lots of people get a three day weekend.  Many politicians make it a point to appear and praise our nation's heritage, laws, history, society, and people.

Now we are getting somewhere!!

Our history is all we have. Our laws are changing in this great country everyday. We are losing our heritage piece by piece.  The society has changed from what it once was. And the people, well I would linger here all day but I have …

Preschool Graduation

As of Saturday I have a graduated preschooler and future Kindergarten student. I started homeschooling in 2006 and haven't looked back since. I never thought that I would be starting at the bottom up though. See when I started homeschooling my child was in the sixth grade. Life happens and things change and when God steps in and hands you another, well plans change and you start from the bottom. He was a fourteen year surprise, a blessing we thought we would never have.  Now he is five and full of life, ready to learn and conquer anything. He loves to learn new things but moves on quickly. Our little blessing is growing up on us. Our prayer daily is that he gets salvation and that he continues to grow in what ever area he loves. At the moment it just happens to be Dinosaurs, which is the only thing that hasn't changed since age two. He know the inside out of all things dinosaurs. Wants to be a paleontologist when he grows up he says. We are looking forward to schooling this ye…

Blessings come when Blessings are needed

I just wanted to give a shout out to MY GOD! Just when I think that we are at the end of the rope, HE always comes right through for us. Just this month we have been blessed in so many ways. My oil barrel has been provided for (1Kings 17:16), our food has been provided for (Genesis 18:8, 1 Corinthians 10:31) and my home has been provided even in the rough times (Haggai 2:9).  We could not ask for any better than what we have. We are not rich nor poor, it is only by God's hand and hedge about us that we are keep.  We are praising him for all. Not just for those things right now that have been a blessing but for all the blessings that he has given us. The Lord has keep the weather good for my husband to be able to provide for his household, He has given him places to go and preach God's word, and we know many more things will come if we are faithful and believe in what we ask in our prayers (Mark 11:24).  We just praise you Lord Jesus for all you do for us!!

Peggy McCoyle