Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A thought ....

I have a friend from high school who is a gay man, (came out a few years ago) who is also a pastor of a church, a charasmatic/penecostal church to be exact. (I attend an Assembly of God church so I believe in all the gifts of the Spirit.) My question that I have been wondering, is how he reconciles the Word with his lifestyle. God is very clear on homosexuality, yet he often talks on FB about how God moves mightily in their services.

I have read where people say God doesn't address that issue in the New Testament. It isn't mentioned as much. There is a scripture in I Corinthians 6:9 that addresses that issue.

1 Corinthians 6:9 (AMP)
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality, 1 Corinthians 6:10 (AMP)
10 Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.

Just for arguements sake I have added vs 10 which also clarifies who else won't see the kingdom of God. So if that includes most of the world. Unless we have asked God to forgive us all our sins and have accepted Christ.

So I guess my question to him would be is living your life as a gay man, true to the Word of God? I have had my share of gay and lesbian friends over my lifetime, but I don't agree with their choice. I just pray that God shows us all the way to live holy and blameless until the day of judgement.

Monday, July 27, 2009

A New Order...

Well we had let the children get lazy and they were not keeping up on things as they should. So this morning everyone was up by 6:30am and they have to have rooms picked up, beds made, clothes in dirty hamper ready to go to the laundry room. They also need to be dressed, teeth brushed and ready for school by 8am.

So today, this being the first day so far, we are at 100% compliance!

We are working on some remedial stuff and slowly getting into the new school year for them. It will be a little more difficult for them all, so this year I thought I would start them out a little earlier. One so they won't fall behind, another so their brains don't turn to mush over the summer.

Now if I can keep the four year old and the two year old occupied it will be a good day indeed!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

If it ain't broke, it ain't ours!!

Well last night the 12 year old dropped the dvd/vcr recorder remote on the floor. We were hoping it was just the batteries, but no, sad to say it is not. It is the actual remote. Yes, it is going on four years old, but it still worked. So I google the model number and replacements for this remote run anywhere from $39.95 on eBay to $79.95 from a place on the internet. So I guess we will be going for the middle of the line universal remote.

My husband always tells me if it isn't broke it isn't ours, boy oh boy ain't that the truth.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Estate sales and pies

We decided to take the kids out to http://oldcountrybuffet.com for breakfast this morning . It is 12 year old son's favorite place for breakfast eating. He just loves their french toast sticks and then he adds cheese sauce, makes me want to gag, but hey he is only 12 and hasn't developed his palate yet (I hope).

We then ran into http://www.shoppersfood.com to pick up some stuff so I can make hubby another chocolate creme pie, since the 16 year old proceeded to dump the first one I made on the floor. It is always something.

Well then on our way home we ran into an estate sale. Over priced as it was, due to the fact it was in the "nice" home area. We found hubby a box of old Life and Time magazines for $20 then he got five Life magazines and one Look magazine for $23. So he is in heaven today. He will be reading and going through all of these all day today and maybe even tomorrow.

So today it is just magazines and pies, a very nice way to spend the day!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Today is the day!!!

My baby comes home from church camp this afternoon!! I am so excited. I want to hear all about his first experience of being away from home, with no other family members around. I want to hear how many friends he made, how much he loved the food, and activities, but most of all I can't wait to hear how God moved in my boy's life this week.

My son, is only 12, but what an old soul he is when it comes to the Lord. He loves to read the Word, he loves church and all things related to God. I pray that he continues the love affair until the day he dies and that he won't settle for anything but God's best for him.

So I patiently await for 2pm EDT to arrive so I can leave the house to get him, I am sure if you want to hear about it as well you can travel over to his blog and read all about it. I am sure he will have tons to write about and since one of his assignments for school this year is to blog daily, he will save stuff for the blog. http://www.nate-lifeofapre-teenchristiankid.blogspot.com/

God bless!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

School time is soon up on us...

Here it is 23 July already. The new school year will be upon us soon. As a homeschooling mom I have to start getting ready in the summer for the next year. I have changed curriculums this year so I have more planning to do which is a challenge for me, but also very exhilirating. I am challenging myself more as their teacher and tailoring more to their interests.

When we were in Alabama I went to an Abeka Curriculum Fair, it was interesting the man was a true sales man and unfortunately there were two women who were new or seemed to be new to the it all. You have to know the laws and learn for yourself what homeschooling is all about, or ask other mom's, but never go on the word of a curriculum salesperson.

I know I am all over the board today, just one of those days. I pray this year is a year of great expectations and great explorations for my children. I want them to stretch themselves and to know they are capable of more than what they think they are.

Our four year old is reading already, he started trying to read around December and is now reading the cc/subtitles on movies/tv shows. His two year old sister is wanting to be his little shadow, so that will be my biggest challenge this year.

I love seeing the spark in their eyes when they realize that they are learning something new or that they accomplished that one thing. So I look forward to the new year, not only for them, but me as well.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Half way done

Well today is Wednesday and my son will be home on Friday afternoon from church camp. I know he is having the time of his life, but I am missing him so! I guess that comes from being a homeschooling family.

My sister and I never went to church camp when we were young. Yet my husband spent his summers at church camp, his mother was the life guard. So our experiences are very different.

Our daughter got back from youth camp at the beginning of July. She had a wonderful time. She also got to experience six teenage girls sharing a room and bath. It was an interesting week for her from that stand point.

I am sure the rest of the week will go very fast, I hope! The other kids and I have been enjoying each others company. The two year old 99% done potty training! Yeah!! She is my last so we are leaving that "baby" stage. It is sad yet freeing in the same breath.

I have the best kids and husband in the whole world. Life is good!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy Birthday my love!!

Today is my man's 45th birthday!! Forty-five years ago the most precious baby boy was born. He has grown into quite the man!! He has been my hero for the past 14 years!! He is a man of integrity, honor and passion. Passion for life, for his work, but most of all for his Savior, Jesus Christ!

I am so very blessed to have been given this gift, even though today is his birthday, I am the one blessed enough to have been given the gift, him!

I love you babe! I pray all of God's blessings over you!

P.S. You are one sexy man!! ;)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Kids Camp

Today our twelve year old son has gone to camp. It is his first camp exeperience, and mine. He has stayed with family members or with a sitter when DH and I have traveled, but this is the first time he has been the one to go and leave us behind.

I am excited for him. He so loves God and His Word. He is such a sweet boy and I am so proud of him. He has his father's intelligence, he was reading by the age of three and his thought process scares me at times! (in a good way)

Nathaniel, I will miss you terribly, but know how very proud of you I am. I pray God's blessings over you this week and that He will show Himself mightily to you! Have fun, make lots of friends and most of all know how much we love you!