Angie

I am a child of the KING! I am also a full-time mom, the home school teacher of 2 wild but precious boys for going on 7years now and I have been married for 20 yrs to the love of my life!! I am B.A.M. (born and made in the image of God) and I love my Creator, Lord, Savior, and Friend with all my heart!!

Ode to Coffee

 Posted by on February 28, 2013  3 Responses »
Feb 282013
 
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COFFEE
 
That warm creamy Vanilla-Caramel  cup of goodness.
You are to me relaxation and peacefulness in liquid form.
 
I prefer you when you are full of that most special part of you, though if I have to, I will take you when you’re not quite yourself.
I need you in the morning, it may still be a need and not just a want when I have you in the afternoon.
 
When evening comes and my day is almost at an end, it just isn’t the same if I don’t have you once again.
Oh, to hold you in my hand, to breathe in your scent, to take that first sip, is to me a most extraordinary moment.
 

Thank You Heavenly FATHER for creating the special bean that is the foundation of this treasure, and for giving someone the idea for this amazing substance of which I speak.

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GOD is NOT dead NOR does HE sleep!

 Posted by on January 8, 2013  2 Responses »
Jan 082013
 

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GOD is NOT dead, NOR does HE sleep!!

Isn’t that FANTASTIC news for those that belong to HIM through HIS son JESUS!!

GOD is NOT dead, NOR does HE sleep!!

Come on read it again, but out loud this time….

GOD is NOT dead, NOR does HE sleep!!

Doesn’t it have an incredibly sweet ring to it….

GOD is NOT dead, NOR does HE sleep!!

If you’re hurting, sick, anxious, confused, or lonely just remind yourself of this truth….

GOD is NOT dead, NOR does HE sleep!!

HE can heal your pain and your sickness, HE can can bring you peace, HE can make things clear, HE is with you and will never leave you…

GOD is NOT dead, NOR does HE sleep!!

HE never has been and HE never will, dead or asleep that is….

No matter what trial or tribulation you may be going through, and no matter what your circumstances look like, take comfort in the beautiful fact that….

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!”

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This fact comes from a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” is a Christmas carol based on the 1863 poem “Christmas Bells” by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.[1] The song tells of the narrator’s despair, upon hearing Christmas bells, that “hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on earth, good will to men”. The carol concludes with the bells carrying renewed hope for peace among mankind.~~wikipedia

You will find the very interesting Story behind the poem HERE and at the above Wikipedia link

A You Tube video of Casting Crowns singing the song I heard the Bells on Christmas Day, which was inspired by the poem below

“Christmas Bells”
(The original poem, complete with all seven stanzas)

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till, ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said;
“For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!”

~ by Angie, The One Thing

Dec 112012
 

Yes, I finally did what I should have done years ago.

I am a homeschooling mom of two wild but wonderful boys. One is “wilder” than the other one. I believe the LORD has been telling me for a very, very long time to start our day by sending my boys outside. I kept resisting this idea, because it just didn’t seem right or at all productive. I told myself we can’t do that, they need to do morning chores, and we need to get going with school.

Well, I finally did it! I finally listened and obeyed the Holy Spirit and I am so glad I did. Since I finally did it, I have a praise report! The last couple of weeks have been some of the best since we started home schooling. After breakfast if it isn’t raining, my boys must go outside. They must play, and exercise. Almost half of these days I went out after they played a while and we went on at least a short walk. Then we would come back in complete morning duties, and other morning activities (ex. piano lesson), then we would have bible time and start school.

We also have a longer lunch break and they go back out and play. Yes, some the school days do seem longer because of this new plan, but when we aren’t leaving the house it doesn’t matter. Since I submitted to this plan our days have been more peaceful and productive. Thank You Father!

My advice to you would be abide with the Father through His Son Jesus and listen and submit to the Holy Spirit, in every area of your life!! You will be so blessed when you do!

~ by Angie, The One Thing

When GOD Stirs Things Up

 Posted by on November 1, 2012  2 Responses »
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Yes, GOD, my heavenly FATHER, has been “stirring things up” in our relationship. Actually HE has been doing that for a while. For about five years HE has “stirred up” in me a hunger for HIS word that is beyond anything I have ever known in my whole life. GOD can “stir things up” through all kinds of different people and experiences in our life, but I do believe the best “stirring up” is when HE takes us directly to HIS word!

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 were made through him, …And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us… John 1:1-4a & 14a

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!…Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:103,105

So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:67-69

When we follow the leading of the HOLY SPIRIT, GOD the FATHER will “stir us up” in amazing ways. Though the “stirring up” isn’t always easy, matter of fact I would say that it can be down right difficult.

 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.~~2 Timothy 3:16-17

You see GOD doesn’t just use HIS word to make us feel good, or to learn history, and it is not just a way to pass the time. HE uses it to teach us, correct us, and to train us in righteousness. When we accept what GOD is “stirring up” in us, in the end it will be a very, very good thing. Why does he “stir things up”? Look at 2 Timothy 3:17 above, it is so that as believers we will be competent and equipped for every good work HE calls us to. In the most simple term, HE “STIRS THINGS UP”, to GROW US UP in HIM!

So when GOD “stirs things up”, don’t get in his way, humble yourself, submit to it, and let HIM grow you up so that HE can do in and through you those wonderful things HE has always planned to do!

~ by Angie, The One Thing

“W.A.I.T. With Anticipation”

 Posted by on October 4, 2012  1 Response »
Oct 042012
 
“W.A.I.T. With Anticipation”
Would you say you are patient or impatient? 
Isaiah 40:31 says, “But they that wait upon the Lord will….”  and Psalm 40:11 says, “I waited patiently for God to help me….“ God promises wonderful things to us when we wait for him. But I think our attitude may very well determine how long we have to wait. What is your response when you have to wait in line, or in traffic, or when you are waiting on the answer to your prayers?  Most of us get very impatient, because we think we are wasting time.  We seem to have this idea that waiting is passive, but when you look at the definition of the word, you find it is a very active state of being.  We are going to look at two uses of the word wait; here is the first one.
Wait: 1. To stay in readiness or in anticipation (until) something expected happens or (for) someone to arrive. 2. To be ready. 3. To be in expectation or anticipation of.
Expect: 1. To await. 2. To look for as likely to occur or appear; anticipate. 3. To look for as due, proper, or necessary.
When you are waiting for God to answer your prayer, do you really expect him to answer you?  Do you anticipate the answer?  Do you believe an answer is due you or that it is proper for God to answer you?  Think about it for a moment; “to expect implies a considerable degree of confidence that a particular event will happen, and to anticipate implies a looking forward to something with a foretaste of the pleasure it promises, or a realizing of something in advance and a taking of steps to meet it.” (Webster Dictionary)
God calls the things that do not exist as though they did (Rom. 4:17).
We should be doing the same thing! Now let’s look at the other definition of wait:
Wait: 1. To serve or wait on a person. 2. To act as a servant. 3. To supply the needs or requirements of someone.
As we WAIT we should be serving the Lord by meeting the needs of others; we should be asking him what he wants us to do.  Is there someone he wants us to help or is there a place we need to go?  That kind of waiting is productive and certainly not a waste of time.  So, are you WATCHING with anticipation to see what God is going to do?  Is you ATTITUDE one of expectation?  Are you seeking God’s INSTRUCTIONS about what he wants you to do?  Do you TRUST that he knows exactly what you need and that he will supply it at just the right time?
The rest of Psalm 40:11 says, “…and he turned to me and heard my cry.”  and Isaiah 40:31 ends like this, “…renew their strength. They will mount up on wings as eagles.  They shall run and not grow weary.  They shall walk and not faint.”  God’s promises are for you and your children and your children’s children, so let’s wait with anticipation.  Waiting on God is never a waste of time.
While you are waiting, God is working.
~ Written by Beth, “My husband of 46 years and I recently retired from full time ministry and we are looking forward to discovering what God has in store for the next part of our journey.  I am a very proud mother and grandmother and I love to encourage others through the word and my life experiences.  My life verse is Psalm 118:24 – This is the day that the Lord has made; I choose to rejoice and be glad in it.”