Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Reformation Day! 500 year Anniversary!!!!!

Today I celebrated the 500 year anniversary of Martin Luther's Nailing of his 95 challenges to the Catholic Church - to the doors of Wittenberg.

What an impact Luther made! Praise the Lord for Luther's challenge to the Catholic Church. 

29 years ago as I wrestled with the many doctrines I was raised to believe and found contradicted to scripture, the battle between the doctrines of the church and the words if scripture waged war in my heart and mind. Finally I went to the priest and asked which is more important, the doctrines of the church or scripture. When he answered "The doctrines of the church are more important," I felt like I had been punched in the stomach! 

Obviously God was at work in my heart through His Word. John 1:1-5 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."

It was so clear to me that God's word was the end-all. And yet I struggled. How could what I had been taught all my life be wrong. There I was 18 years old and a counselor at a Catholic camp. My job at morning mass was to pass out the Eucharist. After God revealed Himself to me I struggled - this wafer isn't the actual body of Christ!     For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; 1 Peter 3:18

How can I give this to these children and not tell them the truth. So I simply asked each child, " do you believe this is the actual Body of Christ?" And if they did not believe, I told them that God would bless them for not taking the Eucharist. 

At this point I had not called out to God for salvation, confessing my sins and repentance and seeking forgiveness. But I knew the power of His word.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

And I knew that I did not have to go through an earthly priest to confess my sins and find my way to God. "For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus," 1 Timothy 2:5 NASB

I am so thankful that He began a good work in me. I'm trusting Him to finish it, praying I will stand firm to the end.

Happy Reformation Day!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Resonating Chord

This weekly vlog from Bright Line Eating really resonated with me!

Friday, March 31, 2017

It's Show Time . . . Therefore, It's Costume Construction Time!

Abram and Chloe are in a cute Spanish/English play called Martina y Perez.  Abram is a squirrel and Chloe is one of three children who introduce the show.

I worked on Chloe's costume, as well as one of the other children who do the intro, and here is what I came up with.

$1 dollar head bands I found at Wal Mart with flowers I found at Good Will.  I paid $0.88 for the whole bundle of roses!

Skirt for Chloe was found by the head costume mom at Good Will.  I just had to alter it to fit Chloe!

Here is the other skirt I altered for the other intro girl. She will also wear the red/white rose head band.

Here are the other ideas I have.  These are photos from other peoples blogs and websites that I have visited as I have researched the other costumes I am going to help with. I haven't made any of these yet. Maybe if I have time I will put the finished product in another post. :+)

These are my favorite Squirrel Ears
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And this is my favorite Squirrel tail

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Bunny tail possibility # 1
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Bunny tail possibility #2

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If I use the pom pom idea I would do tan with some brown interspersed in there as the bunny costume is light tan-ish.

Favorite Chipmunk tail
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and if these ears were made of the same fur as the above tail AND made a little smaller these would be my favorite chipmunk ears.

So, it looks like I have a fun weekend of costuming ahead!!!!
Oh AND I would like to sew some white fleece on the front of the grey squirrel shirt and the brown chipmunk shirt! 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

My boys really love the stuff this guy comes up with.


Monday, February 06, 2017

Wonderful Visit

So wonderful to have this godly influence in our home!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Nativity Play

I had a blast directing this little play with the kids at Cedar Rapids Bible Chapel! What a GREAT group of kids to work with. My friend Julie and I made the costumes and Will and I made the fire for the Shepherds field. Hope you enjoy watching it and remember Jesus was born to redeem! Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Davey makes us Bisquit Donuts!

Thanks Davey they were awesome!!!!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Abram and Buk

Meet Abram's 9 week old rat terrior - Buk

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mary's Graduation Party

Thank you everyone who came out to help us celebrate our first home school graduate!

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