Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Lord's Provision

Long time readers of this blog know that in the past, when I have gotten my insurance bill, it has stressed me out. I believed the Father to have the bill paid, but I would worry and fret until it was paid. Worry and fret are unbelief. You can read one of my past posts about it:

O me of little faith

But since coming back from Ontario I trust the Lord more fully. I had received my triple AAA bill which is about $57. I currently have no income so I put it on the alter of the Lord and said, "My dear Heavenly Father, I trust you to pay this bill because I am where you want me to be on this journey and you have promised that you would take care of all my needs." So that bill sat on my dresser for two weeks. (It is not really due until December.)

I did not worry or fret. When I noticed it or thought about it, I just continued to pray and thank the Lord for that bill being taken care of.

Then my other insurance bill came in the mail. It was for $89. Now I had two bills that needed to be paid. So I once again put it on my dresser and thanked the Lord for His amazing provision.

Today, both those bills are paid and in the mail. Isn't God amazing!!!

Dear Heavenly Father - thank you so much for paying those bills and for the food that I have to eat and the clothes on my back, the gas in my van and the shelter and warm bed I am currently sleeping in. Thank you for always having my back in all situations. Thank you for all this and more in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Amen.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Glass in the flour

I did not sleep well last night. I woke up several times and immediately started praying in tongues. I felt as if a great spiritual battle was taking place. When I woke up this morning, I felt battleworn.

I had a dream the other night where I was filling a glass pickle jar with flour. The next thing I knew, the jar had broken. I was very upset by that. I wasn't upset about the jar, since it was just an old pickle jar. But I was very upset about the flour because there was glass in it now. You can't just pick out the pieces of glass and still use the flour, because there could be microscopic shards that you can't see. All the flour would have to be thrown out.

I thought about what would happen if you used the flour to make bread. It reminded me of what satan has done to the truth. There is doctrine out there that is like eating bread that has microscopic pieces of glass in it. It looks like bread. It smells homemade just like bread. It tastes like bread. But once you eat it, it rips you up from the inside out, but you would not be able to figure out why.

a little leaven leavens the whole lump.

Doctrine is a tricky thing. The same verse of scripture that teaches a babe in Christ milk, also fills the mature believer with meat. The Lord is the one that reveals truths to us in His Word. There are people who are ever-learning and never come to a knowledge of the Truth. Then there is the adversary who likes to get his evil twist on things and put it out there as the truth. Jesus is the Truth and the Bread of Life. Every scripture is about Him and needs to be looked at with the filter of Christ. The truth is precious and it is only the love of the truth that saves people from the strong delusion. Examine what your are eating, whether it is pure truth from above, or tainted polluted doctrine from below. The time when they will not endure sound doctine is the days we are living in.

Dear Heavenly Father, please show us the truth of your pure word from the doctines of devils and the error of the world. Thank you for always being with us and teaching us with your Holy Spirit, line upon line, precept upon precept. Thank you for your Son Jesus Christ - who is the truth and the bread of life. Thank you for giving us your Word, that we may know You and your love for us. In Jesus name. Amen.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Closed Minded

So. My dad and I went to my aunt's house today to pick up some of the left-over flowers from the wedding. We sat and had some coffee and had a conversation that went something like this:

Aunt: "So. Linda. You are the last of the daughters to be married off."

Me: "Yep"

Aunt: "So. Are you putting yourself out there? I remember years ago that I use to go to these Christian singles meetings, of course, that was YEARS ago!"

Me: "I don't even think I am ready to get married. But if it is the Lord's will for me to get married, I'm sure He will provide the perfect husband."

Aunt: "Oh! I have something for you to read. But you have to have an open mind."

Dad: "Hhmmm..Linda is not known for her open-mindedness."

Me: "Yeah! My mind only opens so much."

My aunt left the room and came in with a little booklet titled, "Testamony of a Roman Catholic."

Me: "No thanks, I'm not reading that."

Aunt: "But it is written by someone who is not a Catholic. It answers alot of the questions about the church. Why we believe what we believe. I think that so many people have left the church because they have not had their questions answered."

Me: "sorry. I'm not reading that. I have answers to all my questions."

Aunt: "Tsk. A closed mind."

Later as we were driving home and I was thinking about that conversation, I just started to pray to the Lord for my aunt. I've already talked to her about the idolatry of the Catholic church and there was no point in talking about it again today. I AM closed minded when it comes to the doctrine and idolatry of the Catholic Church. I khow all about them and the spirits of errors that come with. The Catholic church exalts Mary and waters down the truth about Jesus. They preach another Jesus and don't even know it. It is sad.

Being open-minded to doctrines of demons is NOT something I want to do.

Thank you my wonderful sweet Heavenly Father, for being with me and I lift up to you my aunt and others who are still in the Catholic church and need deliverance. In Jesus name. Amen.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Liberty. Everyone is talking about it these days. Liberty is freedom. Those of us who grew up here in the United States of America have a skewed idea of what liberty is. All our lives we are told that we have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness guaranteed as rights within the Constitution and Bill of Rights. We are told we live in a "free" country. Maybe we were a free country once upon a time, but we aren't any longer. People who thought they "owned" a house have to keep paying for it long after it has been paid off in the form of taxes. After you have worked 40 hours and 20 hours of overtime, when you get your paycheck a third of it has been stolen before you even get to cash that check. If you own a car you can't drive it unless you have paid for registration, licencing and fees, not to mention monthly insurance premiums.

We have the "freedom" to pay FICA taxes, Medicare and Social Security before we get our checks, then afterwards we can pay our rent, electricity, water, sewer, garbage, car insurance, phone bill, cable bill (unless we are smart and throw our tv's out the window!), put gas in the car, buy some groceries, and then sit and wait another two weeks for some more money, because that check is gone. We have the freedom to drink some beer and watch the game and wonder why it is all so hopeless in this evil satanic realm where bondage is called liberty. If you are really in the know, you are aware of the fact that our government has sold the american people to the federal reserve and we are truly slaves of that system, where every dollar we earn is not real money but just more debt. Whatever it is, what the world has to offer, it is not liberty.

There is only one who can give us TRUE liberty. That is Christ.

Read Galations 5. The Galations were being hounded to be circumcised by the religious Jews. But you could practically replace the word circumcision with [whatever legal thing you want] and the truth would still apply. Paul told them, "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Gal 5:1 and again, "I would they (those that were pushing the law (circumcision) on the Galations) were even cut off which trouble you, For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh (as in don't use your freedom in Christ as an excuse to sin) but by love serve on another. For all the law is fulfilled in ONE WORD, even in this - Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." Gal 5:12-14

We are not under the law. Christ came to fulfill the law and now we are at liberty. We are set free from the bondage of sin and the bondage of the law. If you still have bondage in your life and you are a born again believer, seek the Lord for deliverance and answers. If you are in a ministry or church that tries to put you under laws of holy days and styles of dress or you can't eat meat etc., then you are not living the life of liberty that you have been given in Christ. If you are not saved yet, Jesus Christ died for you too and the free gift of salvation is available to you. Get a bible and start reading the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and seek the Father and He will answer you. If you need help, you can email me at and I can help direct you to some online ministries that walk by the Spirit of God that can help.

Jesus Christ said that He came to set the captives free. He also said that He was the way the truth and the life. That we could know the Truth and the Truth can set us free. That is the only true liberty. Now is the time to seek the Lord and Now is the time to repent and turn from your sins and be washed with the water of the Word. We are entering very dark days in this country and any so-called liberties you may have thought you had before will be gone. The only safe place to be (even now) will be under the protection of our Heavenly Father and Our savior Jesus Christ.

Dear Heavenly Father. Thank you for true liberty in your son Jesus Christ - who died for us so that we could be free. Thank you for your protections and provisions during tribulations. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Sin of Self - Righteousness

Pastor Gary C. Price from Omega Ministries has an excellent teaching on the sin of self-righteousness. I highly recommend it!

The Sin of Self-Righteousness

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Dear Heavenly Father - Please purge out of me any self-righteousness and fill me with Your righteousness. Help me to draw people to Christ according to Your Righteous Will. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Wedding - The day after

The wedding yesterday was beautiful. Pastor Brett from Athey Creek married my sister and her fiance. It was really great because he came in and prayed with all the bridesmaids and then went and prayed with the groomsmen before the ceremony. During the ceremony he stressed the importance of having Jesus Christ as the head and that He needs to be the center of the marriage. It was truly inspiring and I know the happy couple were very blessed. I was going to post a picture of me in my bridesmaid dress, but the camera adds something like a hundred pounds so I decided not to.

It is raining really hard today and there is boxes and boxes of wedding stuff and other things that have to be gone through and organized, but first we need to take my niece (the flower girl) home to the coast. She slept in my bed last night. When she first crawled in bed, she said, "Auntie Linda, if you snore then I am going to be very mad at you." Then she promptly fell asleep and started snoring. She is so cute. I told my parents that I think we should tackle the organization of the house and garage the same way we did with the wedding planning, with lists and schedules for the days, so we will get to a point when the job is done. Yesterday we were so tired after the wedding that we didn't even empty the cars out. So we will see.

Thank you Lord for all the blessings you pour out to us every day. Thank you for being in every detail of the wedding, that it was such a nice ceremony and everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you for always being with us and I just lift up my life to you, that I may know your will for my future so that I can obey. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Wedding...

Was amazing and beautiful and I will post a little more about it. Just WAYYYYY too tired right now.

blessings in Christ!
Linda Stevenson

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Lord's Supper

Unleavened Bread Ministries had a wonderful communion service last night. For those of you who don't have a regular ministry to go to, this is a wonderful way to participate.

I made my unleavened bread using the recipe I got from this website: My Little Kitchen but I didn't score it the way she did. I was a little leary of the whole sunburst pattern.

A good way to prepare is to listen to last weeks sermon which is found here.

Here is the communion service from last night:

The wedding is day after tomorrow. I will probably not blog until Sunday. Blessings to all of you in Jesus name.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Lord my shield

I know I said I wouldn't be back until Oct 25th, but you know how sometimes the word of the Lord just burns in your mouth and you cannot hold it in any longer?

My desire is to do the will of the Lord and to learn how to submit in a Jezebel society. I see the wrongness of the women who stand in the pulpit and teach the congregations. I see the women who beat down their husbands with their words and never submit to their husbands. I see the women bucking the governmental authority.

I also see the brothers who never admit they are wrong and put all the blame on the women. You cannot have a Jezebel spirit without the workings of the Ahab spirit. You can not have a woman usurp the authority of a man, if that man has not allowed it to happen. I see the men who spiritually abuse the single women and say, don't talk back, you are supposed to be submitting and quiet. You cannot blame one sex without blaming the other.

I know that I fully lived in deception concerning submitting when I was in the world. How could I know anything different having been raised in this evil world with the Jezebel and Ahab example being my only teacher? I couldn't.

But now I have been washed. Now I have been sanctified. Now the Holy Spirit Himself teaches me how to submit to the authorities and to Christ first. I don't have a husband.

All my life in the world I was beat up and abused. I spent alot of time building up defences and ways of protecting myself until I became battle-hardened. Undoing these bad habits takes time. Every time I blow it, I cry out to the Lord to change me. Lord make me a meek and quiet spirit. Help me to submit when I'm supposed to and open my mouth when I'm suppose to. Make me a vessel clean for your use.

I realized that I was afraid to take down those walls and those protections. I trusted in my own defenses. I told the Lord my fear. If I let down my defenses what if I get hurt. (I know, I'm supposed to crucify my life. Don't you know that is what I'm trying to do? That is between me and the Lord.)

Then the Lord showed me that He is my sheild. He will be the one that stops the fiery darts of the wicked from penetrating into my heart and wreaking havoc there. He will be the one that puts my armor on for battle and it will be His protection that keeps me safe. He will be the potter that makes me into a new vessel.

O Thank you my sweet Heavenly Father. For your constant protection. For never leaving me in the midst of this spiritual battle alone. For always blessing me with all spiritual blessings. In the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Black & Blue - Back on October 25, 2010

This is my black and blue baby quilt. I finished it a couple days ago. I screwed up on it so bad! It was smaller than I wanted it so I decided to put a border on it. I think that was a bad idea from the start because the material for the border cost me $13 and I don't have alot of money for extras.

Then the top of the quilt was 26 inches but the bottom of the quilt was 28 inches. I don't know how that happened. So by the time I used the rotary cutter to make the quilt square so I could add the border, the bordered quilt was the same size as the original. Plus I now have a much healthier respect for the "measure twice, cut once" concept.

Then of course - I made the mistake of using the heavy-duty setting on the washing machine instead of the gentle, so I had some popped seams. Just another reminder to take things slow.

There are seven days until the wedding, and we are pretty busy with all the last-minute details. So I don't think I will be able to blog much until it is over. I will be back on October 25th. I pray my Heavenly Father will watch out for you all! God bless you!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

NW Next week

Orange. It's the new Green!

This is the logo for the Orange cirriculum. It is a very scary brain-washing technique for all ages! Starting from two years and up! Here you can read: "If toddlers begin living out their values by age two, then how can we shape those values in their first 24 months?" It goes on to talk about God and Jesus and the Creator, but that is how this whole concept is very subtle. (how can WE shape those values?) yeah, they want to take a child's natural wonder at the world around them and focus it into what "they" want the child to think and believe. Find that in the Word!

It is even brought to you by reThink group! Oh! and then there are the Family Virtue packs that, "FamilyTimes™ Virtue Packs provide activities to be used once a week during each of these four family times--MealTime, DriveTime, BedTime, and MorningTime. All of this is designed to give parents simple ways to help their kids grow in faith and character.

The resources you will find in the Virtue Pack are designed to be strategically placed within your home as reminders of a specific virtue and its related principles each month. They should be placed in the location that corresponds with the time they are to be used. These pieces will be constant reminders to you and your children and help you to prioritize each of the four FamilyTimes™. As you go through the virtue pack you will notice that it introduces you to all the pieces and explains the concepts in more detail." Awwww! Virtues! Everybody wants those! Hurry! their on clearance right now!

I do recommemd that you go to the Orange website and discern for yourself the new marketing plan the adversary has designed to further blind the undiscerning masses. Don't be fooled by the few referrences to God and Jesus, that's just to hook you in and make you believe that this is truly Christian. It is a far far cry from the simplicity of Christ! If Satan can get the Christians to think the way he wants them to think (especially if he can start really early in their lives!) then he can suck the power right out of them. It's like reading a catholic bible. They've changed the words just enough to literally steal the Holy Spirit out of it.

But my favorite part is when they say, that Orange is a blending of yellow and red. Wow, how profound. "Orange is a path, a strategy that combines the strength of two—yellow and red—to create the brilliance of another, Orange. By combining the critical influences of the light of the church and the love of the family, the Orange strategy synchronizes efforts and shows a generation who God is, more effectively than either could alone." hhmmm, yeah, which god? Who writes this stuff!

Don't be fooled. The Lord wants us to have a relationship with Him, but He will set the standard, not some happy happy joy joy brainwashing cirriculum!

P.S. Look at the logo. Do you see the all seeing eye? yeah, I thought you did! GRRR!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Flee Fornication

(Wow, no aliens today? Hhmmm… heh heh)
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Cor 6:9-20
When I was in the cult called the Way International, I took a class they offered called Christian Family and Sex. One of the things they taught in that class was that masturbation was a legitimate practice in order to avoid fornication. All us single people wanted to know the answer to the age old question, is masturbation a sin? In that class they taught that the bible does not specifically forbid the practice of masturbation, because the word masturbation is not in the bible. Well that is true because the word masterbation comes from a Latin word that means to defile by the hand. (I got that from the Masturbation Wikipedia page – but don’t go there, they have pictures.)
For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.

Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.

My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God. Hosea 4:10-12
Most of the time baby Christians can’t get the answer to this question because no-one wants to touch this subject with a ten foot pole. Even me!

Although masturbation is not singled out, it is lumped together within the word fornication. Masturbation takes place in the mind – the spiritual battlefield. If you think you are alone in the house and want to engage in this behavior, think again. You are surrounded by demons who are egging you on, encouraging you and getting off with you. Masturbation is a satanic ritual. It’s not just looking at dirty pictures and porn that is bad, it is what you are doing while you are looking at them. When you are engaging in this activity it is self-gratification and flesh-worship and takes your mind off of the Lord and onto your self.
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28
The time is coming when he who is filthy will be filthy still. The battle lines are being drawn and our minds have to be pure and clean and we have to be 100% sold out to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ or we will take the mark of the beast. No fleshly activity can be more important than Him.
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. 1 Cor 10:6-15
The Lord will make a way to escape if you are tempted in this category. The bible does have the solution:
Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. 1 Cor 7:1-9
If you are single and cannot contain – to avoid fornication you should marry. If you are married, you should not be withholding sex unless it is agreed to by both parties for prayer and fasting. Otherwise Satan will be tempting you to masturbate! Which is fornication. Sex is supposed to be giving to your spouse, but when it is done outside the will of the Lord, it is always taking and you have two people who are mutually self-gratifying.

This is a huge subject and there may be special circumstances for your situation, and our world is saturated with temptations every way you turn. Prayerfully consider the things written here and seek the Lord for your individual situation. The Lord can completely deliver any situation or bring a wife or husband to you.

Thank you Heavenly Father, that you can deliver us from all evil. Thank you for always making a way to escape when we are tempted in fleshy things and can bring our flesh under subjection. Thank you for your Mercy and Peace and Sanctification in our lives as you perfect us. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Monday, October 11, 2010


My sister and soon to be brother in law brought me these flowers tonight, as a thank you for all the help on the wedding. Aren't they beautiful?

I'm helping my sister with the music. She is having some songs from the soundtrack of the movie "The Piano" but the song they are going to play when they light the unity candle is Bryan Adams, "Everything I do (I do it for you)". My sister and I looked at the CD at the store but it was $14.99 even if it was a couple years old. Which was far more than my sister was willing to pay.

Today I found the CD at the library so I was able to just rent it from the library for free, so my sister was really happy. After she decides what other songs she wants playing in the background, she wants me to help put them on my mp3 player for the church and burn a back-up CD. No problem.

Dear Heavenly Father, please watch over my sister and her soon to be husband. Keep them safe from the adversary's devices and thank you so much for watching over all the details of the wedding. In Jesus name. Amen.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I determined yesterday that no matter what, I would take a Sabbath day of rest. It is not always so easy to do when you are living with and working for someone else. But yesterday I rested. No quilting, no work, just rest and seeking after the Lord.

Today I woke at 5:30am ready to work. I did the laundry and walked and worked on my quilt, listening to Pastor Gary C. Price from Omega Ministries. It has been quiet. I've been trying to think about what to blog about and my mind was really quiet. Too quiet.

Back in the day, before I was saved, I would have called it an impending doom feeling. Hhmm, it's too peaceful and quiet - I must be waiting for the other shoe to drop! Something crappy is bound to happen, always does. Isn't that just like the world? Nothing's going on in the world, better put an advisory out there, tell the people that Bin Laden and Al CIA-duh are gonna get you and you shouldn't take that European vacation you've been planning.

Don't get me wrong. I know stuff is going on in the world.

I am reminded of the acronym FEAR from AA. False Evidences Appearing Real. That is SUCH a lie. There is nothing FALSE about Fear. Fear IS Real. It is a spirit. Our country has been gripped by the spirit of FEAR. And the enemy loves for people to be in bondage to the spirit of fear.

As believers - we need to realize that the spirit of fear has no power over us. When believers were afraid in the Word, the Lord always said, "Fear NOT". If you are afraid, you need to fight that spirit with the promises from the Word.

If you are afraid of not having anything to eat, or having anything to wear, there are promises that the righteous will not have to beg bread, or that your Heavenly Father knows you have need of those things. If you are afraid to speak in tongues because you think you might have a wrong spirit, there are promises in the word that God knows how to give good gifts to His children, and that if you are speaking by the spirit of the Lord you can't call Jesus accursed. (You will have to look these verses up for yourself here.)Or just plain ol' rebuke that spirit of fear in the name and authority of Jesus Christ!

If you are afraid of the terror coming on the earth, you NEED to get right with God and trust Him for all your provisions and safety. Fear is unbelief. You have to fight fear with the Word and with faith. If you are losing the battle with fear, you need to lay it before the Father and ask His help.

When I thought about how I used to be fearful compared to now. I'm at peace because for right now, I am where the Lord wants me to be, doing what the Lord wants me to do. I'm thankful to the Lord for the peace in my mind, because there are no demons in there trying to make me afraid, or angry or crazy. Just a handful with quietness, that's all I need.

It also reminds me of the verse, "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." 1 Thes 5:3. Who says peace and safety? They. Who's they again? Oh yeah, the forces of evil. They will tell you when it is peace and safety and when you can be scared. But the Lord will put the snare they tried to snare you with back on them.

Thank you my wonderful Merciful Heavenly Father, for the quietness in my mind. Thank you so much for always caring for my needs, for my food and clothes and shelter. Thank you for your hedge of protection around my life and for giving me the tools for spiritual warfare to resist the devil so that he flees like the little sissy he is. You are AWESOME! In the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Wedding Planners - Part 4 Countdown: 15 days

Every day there are details that are being taken care of and errands to run. I am mainly being a chauffeur, but I told my mom that I feel like I'm the muscle. I go in with my mom but mainly stand there while she talks and then I drive to the next place. I told her, "You know, how the crime boss has his thug along in case there's any trouble." My mom thought that idea was hilarious.

We stopped at the caterer's for a meeting and then the florist and then the dollar store and JoAnn's fabrics. We went to the nursery and my mom picked out two 1 gallon size white mum plants. She said, "Stay here and guard these while I look around." I said, "Of course. That's what we thugs do!" She cracked up.

Everything around the house is on hold until the wedding. My dad would like me to help him clean out the garage but, "I can't use my garage because it is filled with vases and wedding stuff. we'll just have to wait until after the wedding!"

I dare not say it is only 2 weeks and 1 day away, but the closer we get the more things we have to pack into a day to get ready. Our heavenly Father is taking care of alot of the details as they get handled very smoothly so we are not stressed out or anything. Just very busy.

Thank you so much heavenly Father for how you always take care of the smallest details of our lives. Thank you for always meeting our needs and being so wonderful and merciful and awesome! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

P.S. I finished the top of the baby Black and Blue quilt and basted it. A baby quilt goes SO much faster than a regular size quilt. I am thinking I may give this quilt to my little grandson. We'll see.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Ecclesiastes 3:7 quilt

I finished the Ecc 3:7 quilt yesterday. It was technically the first quilt top but it was finished 2nd, where the vacation quilt was the 2nd quilt top but finished first. I named it Ecc 3:7 because that verse is pretty profound for me since it was the Lord Himself that introduced me to quilting. All the materials for the top were once clothes I owned and wore and I had to take all those clothes apart first in order to use them in this quilt.

"A time to rend, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;"

The back was a cotton valance I bought at a garage sale for .75 cents. The front has all these seams and pocket marks so it is obvious these were clothes at one time. I slept with it last night and I must say, it is pretty comfy! I will probably keep this for myself because it has so many mistakes, but it is a 100% one of a kind hand-sewn quilt. I've already started another quilt. (A baby quilt this time, should be much faster to complete!) I like to work on it as I listen to various audio teachings.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for always being so awesome and for always meeting my needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The wedding planners part 3 - Countdown: 20 days

My parents are both sick this weekend, but they still worked on wedding stuff like the flower girl basket pictured above. I really feel it is the Lord's will for me to be here right now and my parents said again last night how much they appreciate me being here to help with the wedding plans.

I tried on the bridesmaid dress with the shoes and it looks like I will not need any alterations. Thank you Lord! I did not want to have to pay for that.

It's been a quiet weekend. I am almost finished with my Ecc. 3:7 quilt. Maybe it will be done tomorrow and I can post a picture.

My son's 20th birthday was on Friday, which was also his 4th day of Basic Training in the Air Force. We haven't heard from him yet but we are just thinking that no news is good news. I'm not sure if I posted here about the horrible motorcycle accident he was in a month or so ago. His fingers were torn up and bloody and he had to have stitches on his knee, but he had NO BROKEN BONES! I told him, "You have to admit that it was a miracle from the Lord! He said, "I admit." I trust the Lord is watching over him even now.

There is still lots to do for the wedding. Please pray for healing for my parents, and pray for protection for me from attacks by spirits of depression and oppression that seem to come with the gloomy grey Oregon skies. I rebuke them in the name of Jesus Christ!

take care my friends!

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for never leaving me or forsaking me, thank you for taking care of all the little details for the wedding and thank you for taking care of my parents and their health and healing them. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.