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He had a very blessed time in the Dominican Republic. A team from Venezuela was also there. We met that team from Venezuela in 2011 and really bonded with them and so it was great for him to see them while they were in the Dominican
God is really moving. It is so refreshing to see the Spirit move in other countries. It is so much different than here. They are less “dignified” in their worship and are free from the fear of man or their inhibitions when it comes to worshiping.
I know my husband and I want that same thing.
I didn’t go on this trip, but I will go on the next one. My health stood in the way this time, but I believe I was healed on Feb 27th. I will post more on that healing another time.
Blessings to you all!
He has been gone for 10 days and will be gone for 2 more. He is in the Dominican Republic doing some mission work there.
Now, I can get upset that he is there without me and even though I am unable to go due to my health, he still went. I can be lonely and depressed that he is not here with me and he is having a wonderful time without me.
I can use this time that God has us apart to RESET myself. What do I mean? Let me explain…
Let’s face it. When our husband is gone, there are less distractions, less things to clean up, and less stress. Ahem.
I take this time alone and make it into a time to reset. A time to refocus. A time of revival.
I pray and ask God what it is in me that needs cleaned out and dealt with. What are some things that have been hindering my marriage? What are some things that have been hindering my walk? Is there any sin that needs repented from? I then really listen. I mean really listen. Whatever God reveals to me I go after it with confession and repentance. This time that my husband is away gives me a lot of time to get things back in order in my spirit and home without him underfoot and the normal distractions he brings. I can focus solely on what God is saying and wanting me to get rid of.
This recent absence has been very eye opening. God has revealed to me that our family is under spiritual bondage and it was initially revealed through our son when he started to see things and hear voices in Latin. That sent me into a desire for a deep spiritual cleaning and spiritual warfare ensued. And is still ensuing. It brought about the realization that I had never received the Holy Spirit despite my being saved and water baptized. That has since been remedied He has shown the importance of His word and the power in it.
I am very grateful for this time away from my husband. I would not have necessarily seen all that God wanted to show me if I were distracted by my husband and our every day distractions. He himself, while away, has had similar realizations and reset time. It’s a wonderful thing. We will have grown spiritually when we see each other again and will continue to grow spiritually together.
I want to encourage you that if your husband is away or will be going away, don’t become bitter and sad, but instead be joyful in what God can do in that time away. Then look forward to your coming together and being back in each other’s arms once again to cleave to one another. I can’t wait!
Modest Monday pic My son took this one and he takes better pics than I do with selfies in front of a full length mirror…hahaha.
Sweater: Thrift Shop .15 cents!
Boots: ModCloth $25
It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman. Proverbs 21:19
Should your family want to live in a desert land?
I struggle with fretting. I fret over everything it seems. I fret over fretting…
I don’t know where all this fretting began. It’s hard to say. Could be when my parents had trouble and got divorced when I was 5. Could be when I was sexually abused. Could be when I got sick. Who really knows.
All I know is it is sinful.
The scriptures before and after the one above talk a lot about wickedness. Is it any coincidence this scripture and this one are sandwiched in there with the talk about wickedness. Fretting is wicked. It is not of God, but rather satan. Satan wants us to be distracted and fearful. When we are, we are not trusting God and satan loves that!
God has really opened my eyes to my fretting and how sinful it is. I never really realized it too much before as I was too busy fretting! Ha!
Satan bombards our minds with nagging thoughts, suspicions, doubts, fears, wonderings, etc. A battle ensues in the mind. “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ..” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
I have committed to putting my faith and trust back in Christ and trying desperately to stop fretting. In order to do that, I need to fill my mind with His word and to continually renew my mind. I do that by memorizing scripture, reading my bible every day, and praying…a lot. I need to be equipped with the armor of God so I can fight and defend myself against fretting and instead build myself up in the trust and faith that God provides. And I need to think on the “whatsoever things” in Philippians 4:8
God says, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
“Be strong and courageous…” Deut 31:6
“For God gave us not a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7
I used my Rocketeer for the first time that was given to me by a friend for these projects. I LOVE it! It sews like butter with such ease. I made these from items I bought from ThredUP. The multicolored skirt was refashioned with the jean top. I bought a yellow ruffle dress from ThredUP that was too short so I could use it to make this jean skirt. I used an old pair of my jeans to do this. I am a little rusty on my sewing, but this was fun and easy to do.
My next project will be curtains or a Spring dress. I made my Easter dress two years ago and if I don’t get to makin’ another one, I will just wear that one again. Here’s a pic…
This was our weather on Monday. Lots of ice. It was pretty, but oh my was it noisy at night! We lost power at 4 pm and it did not come back on until 1:30 am. The temperature increased overnight and all the ice crashed on the house all night long. It was unnerving.
Now today it is thunder storming and extremely windy and the high is supposed to get to 60! We have had some crazy weather here in the Midwest for sure this winter.