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I started this blog several years ago as an outlet. To whomever reads my blog, I hope you are encouraged. I do my best to keep it short, so it can be a breath of fresh air.

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Cute King

Today the children at RJ's school dressed up. RJ wanted to come as a king, so we felt that would be ok. He was delighted when he walked in and his teacher was a king too! In fact a whole group of teachers had gotten together and formed a royal flush. Each teacher had a "card" as part of their costume, with proper "hat" attire to correspond with their title. They did a great job and RJ had a blast hanging around with the teachers in their kingly apparel. Of course I am biased, but I think he was the cutest King around. We are thankful for the amazing school RJ attends. I watched the teachers interacting with all their students. It was clear that the staff not only like each other, but they really do care about their students. God is good.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Last Defenders of Truth

Tonight Bro. Joe Farragamo taught a lesson on "The Defenders of Truth". His main scriptures were from Jude 1:1-3. There is a war going on that is not in the physical sense, it is in the spiritual sense. We struggle against spiritual wickedness in high places. We are the church, the army of the Lord in battle for our souls. Jude writes to the church to fight the good fight of faith. To hold to this truth and not back down. 2 Timothy 3:2 gives us example of things are to "fight" against. These things are against the truth of the gospel of Christ. They are: Being lovers of our own selves, materialism, overstating truth, arrogance, disobedient to parents, un-thankfulness, wickedness, not caring for others, unwilling to be reconciled, malice, gossip, no self-control, brutality, knowing what is good and choosing to do wrong, traitors, carelessness and lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. In this present day, the Bible is viewed as a fable. Many do not believe that is it truth. We must stand firm on the gospel of Jesus Christ. God is good.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

You Raise Me Up

Tonight in our Bible reading, Bob read the phrase, "You Raise Me Up". Those of you who have ever heard the song being sung by Josh Groban, I have no doubt heard him singing in your head as you read those words. I know I did. I like that song, it's very uplifting (no pun intended). I have a rock of ages that raises me up and gives me sturdy shouldres to ride on. I'm thankful I can go to the rock. God is good.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bursting Colors

Today as I took RJ to school, I observed God's masterpiece. The trees were bursting forth in color. It was as if they were shouting praises to their creator. I thought on this. In everything we are to give thanks. The color bursting forth from the leaves are a shout of praise before their time has come. Even when the leaves are on the ground they make a blanket of rainbows. Soon the trees will be bare, their leaves will be gone. This season is a time of rest for them. No matter the trial if we worship with all we have, a time of rest will come. God is good.

Monday, October 27, 2014

In Loving Memory

Today marked one year since my Father-in-Law passed away. Yesterday while we were in NJ, we stopped by his gravesite to pay our respects. RJ left a stone on his grave to show he had come to visit. It seems like a whole lifetime has passed in a year. I still miss seeing him sitting in his spot on the couch, playing his guitar. When RJ would walk through the door he would say "'s my main man J." It didn't matter who you were, the first time he met you, he would tell you about Jesus. He's the reason my grandmother came to the Lord. The weekend of my wedding, he witnessed to her in Italian for hours. Even when he was in the hospital he told everyone about Jesus. He loved his family and cared very deeply for them. I don't think I will ever forget the last night in the hospital. Bob was on one side of his bed and I was on the other. I could hear him saying, Bobby, over and over again. He held my hand tight through the night. I miss him, I miss his laugh. I miss when we would visit and while everyone was running around the house, he and I would sneak out. We had our favorite place to go on a date. I loved our chats during those times. He had a lot of wisdom and I did my best to glean from it. I gave him a promise. I would teach my son the Acts 2:38 truth, my boy would know there is one Lord, One Faith and One Baptism. I loved my Father-in-Law. RJ keeps his Bible next to his bed. I'm thankful for all the times we visited and for the pictures I took. We miss him. God is good.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

All Nations Sunday

Today we attended service in NJ with my Mother in Law. This weekend marks 1 year since my Father in Law passed away. I will talk more about that tomorrow. Today was a celebration of All Nations. It was neat to see the diverse languages being represented. Even though we are not Chinese, well I am at heart, we dressed in our Chinese clothes. RJ looked adorable in his Chinese jacket while holding the flag for France. It fits,  since Bob is really French at heart. The entire service was a good one and the guest speaker, Bro. Stanton did an outstanding job. He preached on the undeserving mercy of God. The alter was full and there was one baptism.  Service was followed by a feast of International food. I think it was a service my Father in Law would have really enjoyed. I miss hm dearly. God is good.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Founders 50

Today the school RJ attends celebrated it's 50th birthday. There were rides, bouncers, a zip line and many other fun activities. The food was pretty good and if I counted right, Bob had 20 oysters from the raw bar. To end a great day we had dessert from the yummiest waffle food truck ever! All in all it was a nice day. The sun was shining and the kids were all having a great time. God is good.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sick Day

Apparently there is flu bug making it's appearance at RJ's school. This morning when I dropped RJ off at school,he said he felt like he was going to throw up. He is prone to car sickness, so I told the teacher to keep an eye on him just in case. I had barely reached home, when the school called to say RJ was not feeling well. I returned and took him home. He said he needed a sick day with mommy. Sick Days with mommy are special days. We put on our pajamas, cuddle under a blanket and drink hot chocolate while watching an old cartoon. Of course for lunch we have egg drop soup and for dinner we eat ice cream. We must not forget a spoonful of honey, that always makes the day a bit sweeter. When he went to bed, he seemed to feel a little better, hopefully this is short term and he will feel great in the morning. Either way, mommy will be here to cuddle with him. God is good.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Last Minute Instructions

Pastor Davis taught a very good lesson tonight. He taught on Paul's, "Last Minute Instructions", to the Philippian church. These 6 instructions can be applied to our lives today. His main scriptures were from Philippians 4:1-9. Paul gave a check list of things to do in order to stay on the right path. His to do list consisted of 6 things. 1. Stand Firm (Philippians 4:1). No matter what happens, stand firm and do not be swayed. There are several scriptures in the Bible to talk about standing firm. They are: I Corinthians 15:58 and 16:13, Galatians 5:1, Ephesians 6:13, Philippians 1:47 and II Thessalonians 2:15. When we are tempted and trials come our way, we want to run. We must stand firm. 2. Live in Unity, Philippians 4:2-3. We are going to have times when we don't agree. We need to settle our differences, love each other and learn to live in harmony. If you don't give forgiveness, you won't get forgiveness. Mathew tell us that blessed are the peacemakers. 3. Resolve to rejoice, Philippians 4:4. Rejoicing always goes against human nature. Remember your trial can become your blessing. 4. Develop and gentle spirit, Philippians 4:5. We need to have gentleness inside of us. We are to show meekness when others treat you wrong. Meekness is a passive trait describing the proper Christian. 5. Don't worry, pray- Philippians 4:6. Don't worry about anything. Worry is not of God. If you are allowing yourself to worry, you are assuming that God can't keep his promises and can't take care of the problem. 6. Think on the right things, Philippians 4:8-9. Thinking on good things, bring us peace, victory and joy. When we refuse to focus on the negative things, we build a protection around us that can't be penetrated. You can think yourself out of discouragement and depression. Keep your mind on good thoughts, keep your mind on righteousness. When we follow these 6 things, we will live an overcoming life. God is good.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Community Helpers

Today RJ's class put on an adorable play  called, Community Helpers. All the kids did a fantastic job on their parts. I loved seeing RJ playing his part as a crossing guard. I about fell off my seat when he sang his part. I hear him sing all the time. Today was with a surprise. His voice was strong, loud, clear and beautiful. He was on key and I was surprised that he could sing so well. It made my momma heart soar. He's doing so well at his school. Once again, I give thanks that he is where he is. God is good.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Proberbs Depths

Tonight while we had group, I put RJ to bed. We decided to read from the book of Proverbs since I believe that is what the Bible Quizzers will be learning. By the time we got to the middle of the first chapter, RJ was going into the depths of despair. We decided to change quickly to the 23rd Psalm and RJ was able to come back to a happy place. He wanted to know why there was so much "lamanentating" in the Bible. I told him there were a lot of good and positive things too. He said he would prefer for now, while he is young to stick to the happy and we can lament when he is older. Life with RJ is never dull. God is good.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Under The Shadow

Last Thursday night Bro. Walker mentioned Psalms 91 in his lesson. We decided to read it tonight for our family Bible time. The first verse says: "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty". To abide under the shadow of the almighty, you must dwelling in the secret place. What is a secret place in God, how do you get there? I immediately recalled the ending statement Bishop Davis said when he dismissed the church on Sunday. He told those who remained, that we sure did know how to shout, but did we know how to pray. I have been in the church life since I was born. I learned how to pray by peeking around the corner and watching my mom on her knees in prayer. I learned for myself that if there was a battle to be won, it was only going to be won on my knees in prayer. Prayer...that is the secret place. If I stay in my secret place in God, I will be under the shadow of the almighty. WOW! The almighty's shadow is huge! He is omnipresent, everywhere. That means no matter where I am at, I am under the shadow of God. He covers me. When I no longer dwell in his secret place, then, I must be removing myself from his shadow. Daily, I want to be in the secret place of God, I want him to cover me everywhere I go. God is good.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Heavenly Kingdom

Pastor Davis preached an outstanding sermon. Somehow, I missed the title, so I am going to call it Heavenly Kingdom. He preached from Matthew 6:25-33, Luke 11:2 and Romans 14:17. We are living in the last days. It has been approximately 1,980 years since the birth of the church on the day of Pentecost. Daniel's prophetic 7th week, the 2,000 years of grace is coming to an end. The day of the Lord is at hand. The sign of the times are screaming and many have been so numbed they can't see it. The church needs to be awake and realize the earth is shouting that Jesus is coming soon. The spirit of the Anti-christ is on the rise. Jesus tells us in Luke 21:28 when we see these things, we are to look up, our redemption is coming. We must be vigilant and connected to God. All kingdoms that were built over time have all collapsed into ruin. The only kingdom that will last is God's kingdom. We can be tempted to build our own kingdoms. If we are not careful, we can be so focused on our things that we lose sight of what really matters. There is nothing wrong with having a great career,car, home and nice things. We must make sure that those things are not what we are living for. First and foremost, we must be living for God. What is God's kingdom? Romans 14:17 tells us that it is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. When we are in the kingdom of God, we have peace and joy. What are you seeking after? Are you seeking God to fill you, to guide you? Seek God and his kingdom first and all these things will be added to you. God is good.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Birthday Pirate

We had a pirate themed birthday party today for RJ with his friends from church. In the yard we had a tiny pumpkin patch for the kids to pick their pumpkin and then paint. Ross drew an awesome map and sent the kids on a treasure hunt all over the yard. They ate a lot of food and ran until the parents dropped. At the end they joined in a friendly pirate sword fight. The cloudy skies cleared long enough to let the sun shine on the kids. The day was non stop fun and I'm so glad for it. As I write, I hear my bed calling my name. God is good.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thai Soup

Bob came down with a cold and was feeling miserable. He is not a big medicine taker, so I decided to order him some Thai coconut milk soup. This soup will knock your socks off and blow any cold right out of you. When the soup arrived, I was leaving to pick up RJ from school for our date day. I wish I could have been home to see Bob eat the soup. If you are not prepared, the spiciness can take your breath away. He said it blew his head off. I am happy to say the soup seems to have worked. I love it when you can eat something from God's creation and it does a healing work. God is good.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Source and The Conversation

Tonight Bro. Walker taught an excellent lesson on "The Source and The Conversation". His main scriptures were taken from Acts 5:38-39, II Corinthians 3:5, II Timothy 1:7&9 and Ephesians 3:20. Without God we can do nothing. We need him in the big and the small things. In the natural realm, we are confident that we can handle situations in our life. In the supernatural realm, we realize that God is in control. We go from, I got this, to He's got this. We live in a culture where the creature is worshiped more than the creator. Society has lost its compass and have become disconnected to the source. When we are connected to God-the source, he is able to flow through us to those around us. If our hopes are in the wrong things, we can become messed up. We read in Psalms 62:5-8, 11 that our refuge and help is in God. Sometimes the mistake is made that we can do what we want and we tend to not listen to the advice of our elders. I Peter 5:5-6 instructs us to submit ourselves to those that are older and wiser. When we do this, we can learn and can be saved of much misery. If we are not careful we can become like Samson. He was chosen by God and set aside to do great works for him. When Samson started to hang around with bad influences, he started to become unconnected with the source. When he needed God to help him, he would connect with God and then he would have the power needed to win. Eventually, because he was not in constant connection with the source, he was defeated. We must be so careful to not only connect with we feel we need God. We must stay connected to him every day. When you are connected to the source then Isaiah 19:1 is able to happen in your life. God's spirit can intervene at times you are not able to know what to do. God can move in impossible situations. When we are connected to the source, there is healing and deliverance. God is good.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

To Uplift

I have several songs I like to play while driving or cleaning. I think everyone has those songs that pick you up or get you moving. One of them I have posted in the past sung by Mandisa entitled "Born For This". I have three other ones. Two are sung by Tye Tribbett and they are; "Better" and "He Turned It". The last one is sung by Jessica DiGiovani called,"Anthem To Our God". The last one usually takes me to a heavenly place and I end up not getting any housework done, but hey..I connect with Jesus and that matters more than anything. If you have time, listen to them, they just might become a favorite for you too. I sit in my home tonight with a thankful heart. I have a home filled with love and God's presence,these things are priceless. God is good.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

8th Anniversary

Today Bob and I celebrated our 8th year being married. We like to have dinner at The Milleridge Inn, since that is where our wedding reception took place. Tonight we sat across from eachother, held hands and talked about the past 8 years. We gave thanks that our business is improving. Our hearts are full of gratefulness for an amazing little boy who is turning out to be a prince of a gentlemen. Ross has been a wonderful addition and we are thankful to be able to be a part of his educational dreams coming to pass. We thought by this time, we would have two children with a third on the way. For whatever reason, God had other plans. We have our health and God has been a steady provider for us. Above all that, we truly love each other. From day one, we made God the cord that entwined us together. What is the secret to our still being in love with one another after 8 years? The secret is, we don't keep secrets from each other, we pray together, we read the Bible together. God is first in our lives and we make sure to love God more than we love each other. We are two imperfect people who despite our faults, love first. As a good husband should, he brought me flowers and a lovely card. To celebrate it being 8 years, we took family portraits and they came out amazingly beautiful. My gift for him was to sneak a picture of just the two of us into his office today. I'm thankful for our day of peace and love. We anticipate many more years together. God is good.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fun at The Liberty Center

Since RJ had today off from school due to it being a holiday, Bob decided to take the day off too. Unfortunately Ross still had school, so the three of us went on an adventure. We decided to check out The Liberty Science Center in New Jersey. We had a blast. RJ was really into the exhibits and we spent the entire day exploring and learning about science. He was so wound up when we got home, he had a hard time falling asleep. All in all, I can say his birthday weekend was a success and #7 is off to a great start. God is good.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Power Of A Changed Mind

Today we had a guest speaker, Bro Dan Ponjican. He preached on the subject of "The Power Of A Changed Mind".  His preaching reminded me of the old time preaching I grew up with. It was the kind that did not tickle your ears, but stirred you to a place of soul searching. It's these kind of sermons that can literally change the course of your life if you heed the call. Three were baptized today and the alter was packed with people. It takes courage to preach a sermon like he did today. He read from Hebrews 12:1-7.  When we are serving God, it can not be a  casual relationship. If he is going to be our Father, we need to be 100%, it's a lifelong commitment.  When we allow him to be our Father, there will be times that he corrects us. These times are for our good and puts us on the right path. When we are in a time like this, we can ask God to show us what he is trying to teach us. These times change us and God can heal hidden things in our hearts and mind.  When we let go of the affliction we are dealing with we reach a place of healing and we receive  deliverance. Revelations 12:11 tells is that God can bring about a changed mind by the word of our testimony. It does not matter what you did in the past, when you are washed in the blood you are covered, forgiven and free. Romans 12:1-2 confirms that God can renew your mind. No matter what may be taking place, God can heal and restore. Remember sin starts in your mind, therefore change must first take place in your mind. If you find yourself sitting in your trial feeling there is no way out, look up. God is waiting on you to reach out to him. He will deliver you, God wants to heal you. When God has changed your mind, there is deliverance and healing. God is good.   

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Birthday Lego's

We decided to give RJ a birthday surprise and took him to the Legoland Discovery Center in Weschester. The drive there was so pretty, the leaves were golden. It was so nice to see RJ and Ross having a really good time. They built Lego race cars and kept building them until they didn't crash. It was neat to see all the things you can build with Lego's. When all was said and done, we ended of course in the Lego store. It was a really nice birthday celebration. I like our little family. We have a home filled with love and that is priceless to me. God is good.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Amazing 7th

Today is RJ's 7th Birthday. As I write he is at the youth service with Ross. We figured since it was his birthday and if that was what he wanted to do..ok. His entire day has been a wonderful one. When he came home from school, he was busting at the seams with excitement over the great day he had. The best part for us was not that he liked his presents or all the wonderful birthday wishes he received, the best part for us was how his day started. He woke up bright and early at 5 am. When he came out of his room, he saw the table with his birthday presents waiting for him. He walked past them and went to his dad and said, “Daddy, I know I have a lot of birthday presents, but I'm a big boy now. I want to pray first, because Jesus is more important than presents". He did exactly that. Jesus blessed his day today because RJ, put him first. Happy 7th birthday to my amazing boy who brings such joy into our lives. God is good.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Don't Leave Empty

Tonight we had a guest speaker. Bro. Buckland who is a missionary to The Czech Republic. He briefly talked about his calling and desire to bring the gospel of Jesus to a nation that is 80% Atheist. He preached from Exodus 3:19-22 and entitled it, "Don't Leave Empty." When the Israelites were getting ready to leave Egypt, God instructed Moses to tell them to take everything of value with them. They were instructed to borrow from their neighbors and to ask for their gold and riches. It was the responsibility of the children to do the asking. God promised them that if they would do the asking, He would give them favor. Over a 400 year period from the time of Joseph to Moses, the Israelites had gone from wealthy people to slaves who had lost everything. In a sense God was telling them to not leave empty handed and take back what was stolen from them. When we come to Christ and are filled with his spirit, we are receiving more than just a ticket to heaven. With God's spirit comes joy, peace and victory. Life happens and if we are not careful it can rob us of the joy that God gives us. We need to reach out and ask God to give us back our joy, peace and victory. He challenged us tonight to not leave empty. To call out to God and ask, if we ask God will hear and restore us. It was a very good lesson. I look forward to hearing good reports from the Czech Republic. God is good.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Job's Song

This past Sunday Bro. Mathiasz preached an outstanding sermon. He mentioned Job and how he worshiped even after everything had been taken from him. Of course I was not with Job when it happened, but I would like you to give me grace as I take the liberty of guessing what his song could have been. I think it may have had the words saying blessed be your give and take away, my heart will choose to say blessed be your name. Since I love Asia so much, I came across a music video of a church in Hong Kong singing, "Blessed Be Your Name". No matter what..I want to be like Job and wear Jesus' sandals. My heart is shouting to the one who's blood covers me, Blessed Be Your Name. God is good.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Archeology and RJ

RJ's school offers various after school classes. One of them is Archeology. When RJ found out about this class, he became very excited. Today was his first day taking the class. When I went to pick him up, he was so into it, that I waited an extra 30 minutes for him to finish. He learned today about Pyramids and then built one out of cubes, sand and even made a little oasis near his pyramid. He has been saying for some time, one of the things he plans to become when he grows up is an archeologist. I'm glad he was able to enjoy his class today and I'm thankful for a school that teaches such out of the box creativity for young and eager learners. God is good.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Happy Thoughts

I saw a posting online about thoughts that will make you happy. I read them and thought to myself, those don't do it for me. Everyone has their things in their life that when they come to mind, bring a smile to thier face. There are many things that when I think upon them bring an instant smile. One thing is not a thought, but a smell..for whatever reason the smell of coffee brings a smile to my face. If I close my eyes and remember a time of RJ's laughter that is a happy thought. Seeing my son smile for the first time..oh my what a happy thought. My new kitten when he wraps his paws around me in a hug and purrs..instant happy thoughts. The mere grace of sunshine on my face, brings instant happy thoughts. The drive to school and hearing RJ bursting out in song...yes..that is a very happy thought. Knowing my husband loves me and is faithful...a happy thought. The joy Ross has brought into our home and RJ's life..another happy thought. All these things are simple and yet huge in my life. If I keep my focus on the positive, my day will be great. Remember if you are feeling down, take a look at your thoughts. If they are not happy, find something happy to think about, it will turn your frown into a smile. God is good.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

What Will You Choose?

Today was another off the chart service at Bethel. It seemed for a bit that there was not going to be any preaching. The roar was like that of a baseball game in full swing. The worship was intense and very real. The power and presence of God was flowing like a river amongst us. When Pastor had the guest speaker come and speak anyway, I was very happy. Bro. Methiasz always comes with a new twist and without fail, I learned something new. He is funny and extremely anointed. I count him as one of my heroes. His missionary work in Siri Lanka is outstanding and I have no doubt he will live for God with every breath he takes, even unto his last. I only hope I can convey to you in this blog the greatness of his sermon today. It was one of those sermons where you are standing in front of a line, will you cross it or will you stay the same? His sermon today was titled, "What Will You Choose?" He preached from John 19:23-24. In everyday life we have choices. You are constantly faced with the question of what choice do you want to make. After Jesus was crucified the soldiers were fighting over his garments they decided to rip it into four pieces. When it came to his coat, they didn't want to ruin it due to the fibers, so they cast lots for it. There was one thing they didn't even think of taking. There was one more thing that belonged to Jesus when he was crucified. Something that is always overlooked and never thought about. No one wanted his shoes. Jesus had to have had sandals on his feet when they went crucify him. Most likely they took his sandals and threw them away because no one wants a pair of old dirty shoes. The garment represents obtaining recognition. Everyone wants a piece of the pie. They will fight to make sure they are seen and known. What will you choose? The coat of Jesus represents the symbol of blessings. Are you serving God only for the blessings? We read in Job 1:10-22 that Job was under the covering of God. When God removed his covering and allowed Satan to take everything from him, Job had a choice. He could curse God and die because he was really only in it for the blessing or he could still worship God. Job chose to worship the Lord even though he had lost everything. The sandals represent walking the walk and walking the talk. Jesus said he is the way, the truth and the life. What will you choose? Will you choose to be known, will you choose to only take the blessings or will you choose to walk the talk of Jesus? Remember, Jesus was rejected by many. Broad is the way that leads to destruction, narrow is the way that leads to eternal life. Many will choose the broad path, few will choose the narrow way. When you discard your own shoes and take on Jesus' sandals you are saying that you are going to walk the way Jesus says to live. Jesus is the way the truth and the life. What will you choose? Will you take the garment of recognition, the coat of blessings or will your risk it all for his shoes? In this present day when you choose to walk with Jesus, there is the chance you will lose everything. You can be hated by those around you. When this time comes, will you still choose the shoes of Jesus or will you throw it all away for the blessings only? What Will YOU Choose? God is good.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Simple Days Like This

Today turned out to be a very rainy day. We had made plans to attend the Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Park, but due to the rain decided against it. We have learned to go with the flow of life. Bob and RJ made it a daddy day and Ross took the time to study. When they returned from their trip to the Aviation Museum, I decided to teach RJ how to make chocolate chip cookies from scratch, mommies way. I have a secret something I add that gives it a nice little kick and makes you want to eat another cookie. He did a great job and we had a blast making a mess. The cookies came out looking good and tasting pretty yummy. I love simple days like this. God is good.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Dear Germany

I have been blogging for a while now. Every once in a while someone will mention to me they read my blog. Most of the times the comments are positive. When I hear these things, they put a pep in my step. My hope is that they encourage and bring a break from the day into you, the readers, life. I have a routine every night after I blog. I like to check the stats on what countries are reading my blog. Yes, I said countries. I don't know who is reading, but I do see a list of how many in the USA, Croatia, Uganda and some other countries. One such country is Germany. Someone in Germany, faithfully reads my blog on a daily bases. I want to say thank you for reading my blog. To all reading it gives me something positive to look forward to. My hope is that even if I may never meet you, somehow I brought a ray of sunshine into your life, if only for a moment. God is good.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Name of Jesus

The last part of the Bait of Satan was taught while I was home sick. I will work on getting the notes to it and sharing it with you. Tonight's lesson was the last part of one of the other classes being taught, “The Name of Jesus." by Bro Cook. I can't really do it justice since, I did not attend the first three classes. I can however share with you the basis. There is power in the name of Jesus. We receive healing, deliverance and salvation in the name of Jesus. There is a trend amongst many churches of all denominations to water down the message being preached and taking away from the importance of the name of Jesus. When the church first began, the name of Jesus was taught in everything they did. When the name of Jesus was used, mighty things happened. What worked back them, still works today for this name is alive and powerful. The answer is in Jesus. We don't need any new programs, we need to preach and teach Jesus. God is good.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Being a Houswife

If you would have asked me in my single years if I would ever be a housewife, I would have told you absolutely not as quickly as I could. I was the first to graduate from college in my family and I had big dreams and big goals in life. Then I married Bob. Three months into married life, we learned I was going to have a baby. Up to this point I was employed and enjoying it very much. My husband mentioned he would like me to stay at home. I was not so sure about it and to be honest at first it was a hard adjustment. Now almost 7 years later, I am very glad we decided I stay home. I have had many moments where I felt guilty about not working, knowing financially it would lighten the life load a bit. Then, today I read this blog about Being A Stay At Home Parent being a luxury for the spouse. After reading this I felt for the first time, no guilt and actually very thankful I stayed at home. My husband works hard and travels a lot. This way works for us and truly is the best for R.J. Every family is unique, for us this is the right way to be. God is good.