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  1. Marla, The road to salvation is different for all of us. I often look at it as a mountain climb rather than a road :-) My thoughts on this have changed throughout my life. As a school aged newly saved girl it was easy to for me to pray simple prayers and know that God loved me still. But then during my prodigal years it was the occasional visit to Catholic mass that remided me that God was still out there and somewhere inside of me. Even though I always have been Baptist, I needed a sign and the reverence of the mass comforted me in a time when I wasn't done being 'prodigal'. Now, in my thirties, I have come to realize what Gods grace is. It is when you know you're saved, but you're not looking at Gods' face. For whatever reason you cannot spend time in prayer and devotion and you feel like your light isn't shining that brightly. But I know that God is still holding me. I'm not holding very tightly to Him, but he has me right in the middle of His hand and I'm not going anywhere. And that is what He has done my entire life. But now I know what it is, I've always known - now I can put it into words. And no matter what people tell you Marla, it's your road to salvation. Find promises in the Bible that you can cling to. And it may take a decade or two or three for it to sink in, but as long as you are saved and you believe with your heart then God is still working in you. Have faith sweet child of God, the fact that you are seeking is so so good.
  2. When I was prompted by the Spirit to pray from the Bible it was out of deep concern for my husband. He is so easily stressed - I worry on so many levels about him and the condition of the relationship with his friends and family. My jumping off point was Psalms 1 - I began praying this and inserting my husbands name for the pronoun he (the lower cased he's). As I read more, I added more to my prayer. I now have an ever changing prayer (based on the same desires for peace and wisdom) for my husband and it is based totaly in scripture. I was prompted to pray out of the Bible, because I found myself speaking to the Holy Spirit, at a loss for words I would ask for Him to intercede for me and make known my woes to God. I just didn't have the words. I am so happy to report that my husband rededicated himself to the Lord this last summer - this was not even something that I knew was on his heart or that he needed. Praise God!! Thank you Jesus for sending the Holy Spirit to us and thank you for giving us your living word.
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  4. Cool!! It's the space between the daily life, like these little moments that should define our lives and relationship. Danielle, I like the way yours is looking!!! Congrats!!
  5. Hang in there! Everything works for the good of God. Stay focused and pray often.
  6. You know, it's just the way of the online world. People can sign up and send out a message and then dissapear. Someone sent me a message a few weeks ago about how I should convert to Budhism (sp?). I politely wrote back to this person and explained why salvation through Jesus Christ ROCKS!!! But of course I never heard from them again. I see it a lot on the working moms board too. People will sign up and then advertise their work scam and then dissapear. Try not to let it bother you too much. Show the love Have a GREAT weekend!!
  7. Regarding the Golden Compass: I just had my 9 year old sit down and watch the trailer with me and I read her your review. I also went out to Wikepedia and read the controversy part and paraphrased it for her. Before she saw it on TV and was intrigued by it, I wanted her to know what it was about. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the heads up!!!! We love fantasy and this review has been a great warning.
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    I've had the same thought. Everything just goes to the Salvation Army pile, but it would be nice to make a few bucks. I guess we would just need to watch the price of shipping so we don't lose money on the packaging and such. Great topic! Love in Christ Eileen
  9. Update I have to update you on what happened when Claire brought this little boy the Bible. I picked her up in carpool that day and she was still holding onto the Bible. I cringed and cautiously asked if he didn't want it. She said 'no' in fact the previous night his Mom took him out and they bought a Bible. IS THAT AWESOME???? This family, I think, will be on my prayer list until the day I die. Cool eh? Love in Christ, Eileen
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    Ebay

    Hi Sherry, I don't sell, but as a buyer I can offer a gripe about a practice that some sellers do. They buy these lists. And these lists have products that are at a warehouse in somewhere like California. The seller pushes the product with confidence in its quality and in reality they don't know what they're selling. Urg. I've bought a couple of items that I have had to return because they are literally junk. One seller wouldn't offer a refund, but suggested that I resell the product on Ebay. Just hit the estate sales around town and resell what you have in your hand. I appreciate a refund policy, nice pictures, and quick communication. Hope this helps. Good luck!! Love in Christ, Eileen
  11. I have to agree with both of you. The thing that has really bothered me lately is pants falling down. Urg!! Love in Christ, Eileen
  12. I have to share what my daughter told me last night. She is eight years old and in the third grade. She came in the kitchen while I was making dinner and said that she had told this kid about God and the Bible and that he had never heard of either one. That got my attention! The whole story is that he is from Vietnam and nobody has really befriended him, so if he wanted to talk – it was going to be her. She told him everything that she could about God, the Bible, and how we need to be baptized. PRAISE GOD!! ((She then asked if she could have a cookie, because she didn't get to each lunch because they were talking so much. Sacrifice and evangelizing. ))) This morning we were talking about how many crowns (in Heaven) she thought she would get for such an obedient act. She then thought that this guy needed his own Bible. We ended up giving him one of MY old Bibles. It was my first Bible, but no one uses it. We signed his name in the front and dated it (over the 1981 date) and off she went to school. In our morning prayer she prayed that God would put a hedge around her and Tyler because she knew that "Those" demons would be after her now. She gets it. She really gets it. I give her up to God; I place her at the foot of his throne. And I thank God that he has allowed me to witness such a miracle in spiritual growth. Amen. Amen. Amen Love in Christ, Eileen
  13. Welcome! I hope that you find this place as much of a blessing as I have. Love in Christ -Eileen
  14. You are most welcome here!! Love in Christ, Eileen
  15. GO STACEY, GO STACEY, GET BUSY, GO STACEY!!! You and hubby deserve....another baby No really, good news - good news. Love in Christ -Eileen
  16. Danielle, Chin up!! I think I speak for everyone when I say that we've all felt ill equipped for Mommy hood at some point in time. Let me start out by saying that first grade is one of the toughest transitional grades, next to third grade. As a rule the odd numbered grades are tougher, because the kids are learning new concepts and while they learn stuff in the even number grades, it's more of a review. So definitely look forward to a more laid back second grade...but be ready for third I've been attending this MOMS group at my church for a while now and it's a Bible study, but it's also a support group for Moms. It is okay to feel the way you do sometimes. It's okay to feel like you've peeled enough apple skins to circle the globe TWICE! But what is really important is for you to realize that your home is your mission field. You are here solely to bring your kids up in the way of Truth. Once you put your kids before any outside institute, including TV, radio, and email then you'll see a real difference in relationships. Make it a point to pray with your daughter before school. We ask that Claire would be given strength and wisdom and that she and her teacher would be filled with the Holy Spirit so that they could be God’s hands and feet. Sit down and make short and long term goals together and then write them down and pin them up somewhere. Be accountability partners. Nobody wants to do homework (us especially), but we have to and that's just the way the world is now. My daughter has started daydreaming big time and we have begun spanking for any grade below a B. She knows the rule. She brings her Tuesday folder home then we look through it and that night if there are poor grades we go into my room, close the door, talk about the grades and what the consequences are, we spank, and then we love. I do not leave her alone crying; she knows that no other punishment has worked so here we are. I am guilty of losing site of my purpose as a Mom, I feel overwhelmed, and then I begin to feel useless. Banish that demon thought behind you, look at the world through renewed eyes, and then look for God notes – he sticks them everywhere for you, but you have to be looking. God bless you Danielle, you’re doing a GREAT job!!! Love in Christ, Eileen
  17. Those Pesky Demons - Call them out!! Melissa, I firmly believe in spiritual warfare and I firmly believe that praying in the name of Jesus Christ to bind the enemy from your friend’s life works! When you pray call these demons out by name, i.e. anorexia, self-esteem, dishonesty, theft, etc. Once she is loosed of those demons only then can the eyes of her heart be opened, paving the way for healing. And remember that as painful as it is to watch your friend deteriorate, do not let it be a stumbling block for you. The only way that our faith can be proven is to test it in circumstances such as these. God bless you Melissa, you and your friend will be in my prayers today. Love in Christ, Eileen
  18. Welcome!!! This is an exciting time in your life. My hubby and I just made 10 years - holy cow!! The time flies quickly, have fun and enjoy the time without kids for a while. The sooner you guys can get into a couples class or seminar the better, they really help the women understand what makes the man tick and vice versa. Also there is a book out there called "The praying wife" - I highly recommend it. Good luck to you and may God bless your happy home. Love in Christ, Eileen
  19. Thank you! Yes it does help to hear how others spread the good news. I'm just afraid that I'm doing works without telling them why I'm doing it. But I like what you said about giving to the beggar and then telling him why you did it. I read about Paul and how he told everyone he met about Jesus and his saving grace, sometimes I get downhearted knowing that maybe I'm not where I should be. But once I cast that demon thought behind me, I always find a little note from God encouraging me along. He is so sweet that way. About your neighbor. My Dad has had several instances like that. He seems to be one of those led to people in their last days. The toughest was my Grandpa. He claimed he knew God, but could speak very little of Jesus. My Dad tried his hardest to get through, but it haunts him to this day because he just doesn't know what was in his heart. **Just don't let her salvation (or lack there of) be a stumbling block for you. Hang in there and lean on the Truth and your husband. Thanks so much! Love in Christ -Eileen
  20. At my church they offer what is called Evangelizism Explosion and it has to do with evangelizing to others. When my life settles down a little bit then I would really like to take it...I mean I really feel a tug towards this, because it has quite suddenly occurred to me that I do not talk to others about the Gospels. I talked to my Dad and he thought that it was strange that I don't do this. So my question is this: Do the majority of you ladies evangelize to others throughout your day? The more my heart strings are being tugged the more I feel like I am failing in a major part of my spiritual walk. Maybe only now the good Lord feels like I'm ready to talk to others. What do you all think? I value your opinion so much. Thanks in advance. Love in Christ, -Eileen
  21. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Oh I have a NEW favorite song. I guess it's an oldy, but I must have been sleeping.... It's a song that I think surely we will sing in Heaven Praise to the Lord, the Almighty the King of creation O my soul praise him for he is your health and salvation Let all who hear Now to his temple draw near Joining in glad adoration Praise to the Lord who o’er all things is wondrously reigning And as on wings of an eagle uplifting sustaining Have you not seen All that is needful has been Sent by his gracious ordaining Praise to the Lord who will prosper your work and defend you Surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you Ponder anew What the almighty can do If with his love he befriend you Praise to the Lord Oh, let all that is in me adore him All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him Let the amen sound from his people again Gladly forever adore him Based on Psalms 103 and 150
  22. I like the one that says something like "The best vitamen for Christians is B1" Love in Christ -Eileen

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