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 Pray first!  Ask God what His plan is. Oftentimes we really don’t want to know what God’s plan is, we just want Him to confirm our plans!!  Big mistake. God does not argue nor explain.  He is ALL wise, ALL-powerful, ALL knowing.  He doesn’t need a plan B.  So, wouldn’t it make sense to ask Him what He wants instead of TELLING Him what you want?  Paul and I went through long hours of prayer and searching the scripture.  We began to see that the success the world portrayed was not success at all.  Large home, new car, new fashionable clothing, the newest electronic equipment, children in every activity possible, nice fat bank account, membership in the largest, most active church in the community – this was the worldly Christian success – … Read entire article »

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Christians and Television

   I am amazed at what Christians allow in their lives, only to wonder why they suffer so much temptation. I guess I shouldn’t be too amazed since I used to do these things too! I’m talking about television and worldly entertainment. We all know that we are to be separated from the world. We just don’t always know what we are supposed to be separated from. Most Christians use the democratic process in what they allow in their lives. If most people are doing it, they figure it must be right. Today, I want you to reconsider how you live.    We began studying stable Christian groups a few years ago, seeing that much of what we had built our lives on wasn’t Christ. Angie and I wanted our home … Read entire article »

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Different Results come from Different Actions

   I had to stop this evening and write this. It’s burning a hole in my soul like money used to do in my pocket when I was younger. I’ve had a long day that ended with shearing one of the rams. He was in bad need of shearing and I could not put it off any longer. Just like this article.    We continue to get two responses from people regarding our family. I don’t understand why there is no logic in figuring out that we live differently for a reason. Whenever new people meet us for the first time they notice that our children are not like other children. They make statements like “I can’t believe that she’s so mature”, “my child would not have responded like your child … Read entire article »

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Headcoverings

    Let me begin by saying that Angie and I were not raised as “plain-dressed” Christians but were mainstream, modern and denominational in every way. I was saved in a Baptist church and later went to a Pentecostal church. Angie was born Catholic and later saved in a Baptist church. After that, she went to a Charismatic church. Within the last five years, we’ve become saddened at the worldliness of churches.      We began to study what the early church did and we also studied stable, devout Christian denominations. We decided that we would back away from all the teaching that we’d had and see what God’s Word had to say. After all, we’d been taught so many different things. We figured the Holy Spirit would lead us into truth through … Read entire article »

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Meat Ye Know Not Of

             Hello to all who walk under the name of the Lord JesusChrist. We are going to look at the Word concerning Fasting. Please turn with me to Acts chapter 10. Here we find the historical account of how God opened up the gospel to others besides the Jews. Up until this point, the early church was going by what they perceived as total truth. The message was only given at Jewish Synagogues and to the Hebrew people. There was a man at this time named Cornelius who was a Gentile. He sought God through righteous living. In verse 2, it says he prayed to God always. We know that there is power in prayer. Today I want to focus on another attribute of righteousness that Cornelius practiced; the act … Read entire article »

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No Passion, No Lord and No Chronicles

   Isn’t it amazing how animals follow someone who has food, even if the food isn’t good for them? Take our sheep for example. Every time I walk into the field with an item, they always assume it’s for them. They get sweet feed regularly in the winter and even if they’ve already had it for the day, they want more. If we try and get a few feed sacks of chicken feed to the barn stall where we store it, they will knock you down to tear into it. It doesn’t matter that the food isn’t for them. All they know is that the package looks like sweet feed.    One day, I was walking around the field that the sheep were in. I opened a bag and started poisoning … Read entire article »

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The Rush to Wickedness

 In the last three weeks we have had somewhat of an ordeal here with our cats.  Now you may ask yourself, what in the world does a bunch of cats have to do with the title of this article, but hang in there with me.   We have three adult cats: two females and a male.  One female, Snickers, is not really pretty but is as gentle and loving as you could ever want a pet to be.  The other female, Cowboy (don’t ask J) is beautiful, but very unfriendly and aloof.  The male, Vincent, is beautiful and friendly but a typical Tom Cat. We have had these adult cats for many, many years.  Well, as happens every spring, our two momma cats each blessed us with a litter of kittens – … Read entire article »

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Ollie Ollie Oxen Free!

 I am the youngest child in a family of 5 siblings.  I have three older brothers:  John (Duke), Allen and David and one sister Tracy (now living in Heaven with our Lord!).  Duke and Allen were 10 and 8 years older than me respectively, so most of my memories of them are as older BIG brothers.  David and Tracy and I were closer in age and so my memories of play when I was a little one are with them.  When we were children we played outside mostly.  In those days, it was a punishment to have to stay inside.  Around dusk in the evening we loved to be outside catching fireflies and when it got dark, we would play games like “freeze-tag”, “sling the statue” or best of all … Read entire article »

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How To Make A Headcovering

How To Make A Headcovering

Hi – I am Erin. Join Me- As I Make A Headcovering For Haley The Basic Pattern Pieces Here are the three pieces you will need to make this kap: The Crown Piece, The Brim, The NeckBinding The Crown Pattern is a little larger than a dinner plate Make the Pattern Larger on All Sides – Here I am enlarging it by 1 inch You will have to enlarge or reduce the crown piece to fit your size head and hair.  Because our hair … Read entire article »

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