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Saturday, February 23, 2013

What are mind-binding spirits.....sounds a little crazy doesn't it.

I wanted to catch your attention to this very important post because it's a very real and present danger. I have been reading the awesome book "Battlefield of the Mind" written by Joyce Meyer and let me tell you it was eye opening to say the least.  It's actually one of my suggested reads on this blog, featured on the left hand side of this page. When she spoke of "mind-binding spirits" so many instances came to mind where that was the case for me.  I highly recommend that book if you were raised in a non-Christian home, if you have issues with thoughts that over power your mind at times and you feel confusion in your life as to what you should or should not do at times.  The enemy is a very clever liar and he knows that the only way to gain access into your life is through your thoughts, sneaky devil.

Anyway, she states in the book that after years of being in ministry and she had read so much of God's word and meditated on it day and night and one day she just began having these aweful thoughts of unbelief.  It happened a few days in a row and she didn't understand where it was coming from.  She was doing God's will but the enemy had other plans for Joyce.  No matter how hard she tried, her mind began sluggish and she started to feel that she no longer believed God's words.  While meditating one day she heard in her spirit "mind-binding spirits".  She was very unfamiliar with this phrase but it made sense to her considering how she was feeling.  So she quickly began to pray and came against those "mind-binding spirits" in Jesus name.  After a couple of minutes of praying she felt a tremendous deliverance come over her.  It was very dramatic she states.  The thought of evil spirits lurking around is rather creepy, but they exist.  Jesus called demons by name and commanded them to leave. We need to as well.

Now on another note, I wanted to begin a new tradition in my blog.  Starting today and in a few more posts in the future I am going to place links on where you can download my "free craft patterns".  They will range from birdhouses to crochet and knitting, so stay tuned and keep reading you never know when you will find a link to a very cool pattern.  Today I want to share my "fun fir scarf and scrunchie" pattern.  Here's a photo and the link.  God Bless and do share this blog with others - if someone is touched and inspired by some of the information in my blog - you and I will both be blessed - Amen.

Verigated orange bright pink and green fun fir scarf & scrunchie!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Announcing my newest cross stitch patterns.......so cool!

Hello everyone and welcome once again to my blog.  I hope that everyone is out there busy doing something they love, or maybe not.  It's funny because I have worked out of the home ever since I was 16 years old....that was 42 years ago.  Now at my age I finally am able to stay home and do what I love.  It's been a long road and a struggle at times, but the Lord has placed me here for such a time as this.  I am constantly creating new cross stitch patterns and sharing them with the world.  I am using some of our beautiful photography and now I am also adding scripture to these awesome scenes, what a blessing they are. 

That brings me to my announcement.  I do have 4 new patterns that I would love to share with you, I hope you like them. The lighthouse is my watercolor painting of Admiralty Head which really turned out nice. They are available on a few websites, but Etsy would have to be my favorite.  I am now also selling on a very cool website called Everything Cross Stitch so be sure to check them out there as well.

Enjoy your day - remember each day is a gift from God so make the best of it even if it is working.....because if you keep on keepin' on you will be rewarded for your efforts a hundred fold.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Making time for the things we love to do.....and of course family!

It's a tough thing to be able to balance work, family activities on a day to day basis.  It was much harder for me of course when my three kids were younger and my ex-husband was on cruises all the time while he was in the Navy.  I was over worked and always stressed out in my day to day life because the whole load was on my shoulders.  I know this sounds so familiar with some of you out there that have husbands were are in the military and they are deployed from time to time.  I only wished that while I was going through those tough times I would have placed the Lord as front and center instead of just trying to do it all on my own.  I learned a valuable lesson from those days and now I can honestly say that my life is pretty mellow and there is a peace that I cannot explain to you which comes from walking closer with the Lord.  See I place him first in my daily activities, I get up and pray, grab my favorite cup of coffee and then I read his word.  Since I have been doing this, which is now almost 10 years, my time and days are much more pleasant and so am I.

Mind you there are times when I just get up and pray because of early obligations that I must attend, but for the most part I do my best to honor God each morning the best way that I can, and he loves that.

So, my tip of the day if you will is to get right with God each morning, and ask for His guidance through the power of the Holy Spirit, ask him to show you what is most important and to give you the strength and ability to do it.  I always add in my prayer for him to show me someone who I can bless or just make smile that day. 

By honoring God and keeping him first in your life I know you will begin to see a big difference in the way things happen during the day.  You will begin to notice you have more time to do the things that you truly enjoy instead of working and rushing all the time.  Now those of you with small children, it's a bit harder to get enough time with your spouse when the kids are young.  But, remember God wants you to have a good marriage and if you place him in the center of each of your hearts - well God's been known to make miracles happen even when things seemed impossible.  So trust and obey, keep him first and your family next and you will see amazing changes for the better.  God Bless!