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One of the hard parts of blogging to me is, I don’t do anything new and exciting.

I am a home maker and it takes all my time.
My typical day begins like this.
Get up
put dog out
wash face
get dressed
drink water
scoop kitty box
take out trash
begin laundry
walk with Leslie Sansone (on dvd)
In between there I check my computer. Look at my running auctions, read new posts on PH, maybe check facebook, and the news.
I read Philippians and P31:10-31.
I clean the kitchen.

Prep things for dinner.

Work on the days room.
Then knit or sew.

Sometimes I get called to watch my grandboy. Those are exciting days. G is now a 4yo bundle of energy. He has learned to enjoy Mimi’s lap and wants to sit with me under a blanket and read or look at his tablet… my tablet…
Lately he likes to talk about zombies. Monday He came over and we went to McDs for lunch, we had breakfast for lunch. He got a cat woman toy. Then we went to the park until he wanted to go home because it was yucky with too many girls and boys there. He doesn’t enjoy the after school crowd, which since most of them were rude I can totally understand.

Today as I sat down at my pc, I saw the first rose blossom of 2017 off my vintage rose bush. This rose bush was planted by the original owners of my home, in 1951. The bush has no scent, which I find both odd and sad. I LOVE scenty roses! Though I must admit what it lacks in scent it makes up for in perfect, beautiful roses.

So you see, there isn’t much to write about!
Hugs y’all

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This has been on my mind quite a long time. It is my belief that there is no one totally correct denomination any longer.
Even in the denomination I choose, the church of Christ, there are differences and sects that pull different things from the Bible and claim they have IT right.
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Why do I believe this? Because I believe THE CHURCH is made up of souls, saved and sanctified by the blood of Christ. Christ did not teach a Faith of laws and rules. That was Judaism, and men could not keep it. So a new way had to be made, since God loved the world and wanted to save it.
Jesus is that new way. For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son. Some versions say only son but that is not correct. Why? Because in Genesis 6 we are told there were “Sons of God”. Jesus was special because he was begotten. I looked this up and as a verb it is to father or procreate. So God created sons in the old testament, and begat a son in the new. Why the switch? I believe it is because in the NT he needed a son that could really understand what it meant to be human. Jesus had all the frailties, needs and feelings of a human. Yet he had total control of himself so that he relied on God and was able to remain sinless. Whereas Moses gave the law of the physical, Jesus takes it further into the law of the heart. No longer is it sin only to do a thing, it is a sin to desire to do a thing. Example, Moses said adultery was a sin. Jesus says that to lust is the same as committing adultery. Mat. 5
So then we read in Ephesians 4 that there is one Lord, one Faith, one baptism. This signifies that spiritually there is one church. Not one denomination. Not one physical church, one spiritual church. Who belongs to this church? The souls who accept Christ and follow him.

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I further see evidence for this in Philippians 1. Paul writes that he knows that people are preaching in hope to hurt his feelings. His reply? Basically so what? The thing that matters is, everywhere Christ is being preached, either in honest desire to save or in a desire to hurt the church.
Is this being done today? Yes I think so. Whenever an anti church person uses scripture in an effort to try and deny it, or prove the church is sinful, the scripture is still spoken. Sometimes I think God even uses nonbelievers to teach believers. When false teachers use it to teach their false doctrine, it is still used. Remember we are told in Acts and 2 Timothy 2, to study for ourselves whether what they say is true or not. Do not rely on a preacher, teacher, missionary, friend, Parent or anyone else to teach you God’s word. Read it, study it for yourself so you gain firsthand knowledge of what God has saved for us to see.

Remember, even though there may be many huge churches, God tells us narrow is the way and few there be that find it. Not every person who enters the doors of a church building, no matter how often, will be saved. Does that mean we get to point fingers and declare this or that person unfit? No. We can calmly confront sin, but only God knows the heart. Only God is a righteous one with the… right, to judge any of us.
Call sin, sin, but do not make the mistake of condemning the heart of the sinner. Remember no matter how pious a person maybe, WE ALL are sinners in need of Christ’s saving grace.

Melissa

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Well today went well. I got up, got dressed, made my bed. Even brushed my hair, something that usually gets done at some point.
I got my wap work out in.

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One thing I need to tweak is there is no space in the morning routine for Prayer and Bible reading. I need to add that. Here is why. I did my reading this morning. I asked God in my prayer to be with me and strengthen my arms and lungs so I could do all that was needed today. As a direct result, I believe, I was able to do a full 15 minute mile in WAP and not have to stop due to pain or difficulty breathing. This has not happened in over 2 months.

I was able to tidy the main bathroom, gather trash and get the can out before they came, I got my kitchen done and tidied and dusted the living room, which is the zone this week. I also did 2 loads of laundry.

I do remember now why I did not like her emails though. EVERY thing is an ad for her stuff.

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Dinner was simple, corn bread, rice, beans and sausage. The rice and beans were in a mix so it was a simple meal.

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After dinner I did up the dishes. Now I am ready to relax and take off my shoes!

Hugs y’all!
Melissa

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Well … This last month has been wild. First, just after I got things posted, I had an attack of gout. Once I got that taken care of (FYI Cherry juice is awesome) I suffered a huge allergy attack. I could not breath and was coughing and miserable for weeks. Then I had a reaction to the anti anxiety med the doc had put me on… I just felt foggy all the time and really didn’t care about anything. So my Beloved hubby said, don’t take it anymore! I stopped.

I saw the doc a couple weeks ago and am on a better track now. I have doubled my allergy meds and it is helping. I also began taking raw apple cider vinegar daily. I feel less tired and no more fog.

So now I am planning to begin again with a few changes.
1) I plan to re-begin my old habit of first thing in the morning reading Phil. 4. The whole chapter every day. It is my favorite passage in scripture. I also will begin again to read Proverbs 31:10-31. I did this today and have done more so far this morning than my late normal.

2) 15s. I need to restart these too. I just need to get a handle on life again.

3) planning 1 room per day, amidst laundry and up keep chores like dishes.

Today I Plan to:
do the laundry, or at least 2 loads.
Laundry 2
Vacuum the living room and Dining/ game room
Dusting
clean the kitchen
Dishes 1
make and freeze cookie dough
boil eggs
bake and freeze cake.

I may even investigate flylady again… eek you know it is bad when I go there!
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Well I am off to find the kitchen and reboot laundry.

Hugs y’all
Melissa

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I read a lot. I read mostly books by Grace Livingston Hill at this time. I read other authors too but right now I crave books by Grace.
I purchased a kindle copy of Katherine’s Yesterday Thursday night and read it on Friday.

In this book is issued a challenge. To read 1 Corinthians 13 daily for 3 months.

In these times of stress I think it is a good thing for us to remember God and his love for us. His rest that is freely available to us.

I hope that if anyone reads this little blog, they will resolve to take up this challenge too.
Hugs y’all
Melissa


Every morning before my banana and cold iced water I have a talk with my friend. Sometimes my friend talks to me in a whole chapter, some times just a few verses. Some how it seems to fit my thoughts for that day or perhaps my thoughts seem to fit it. I do not know.
Today my friend and I talked in 1 Corinthians 10 verses 25-33. In this section of scripture Paul tells the Corinthian church not to worry about what they eat. He says “the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness there in”.
This verse always strikes a cord with me. What this says in no uncertain terms is, I am at liberty to eat or drink what ever I choose. He continues on though to instruct me that I have that liberty as long as I do so with thanks to God. God should be glorified in what ever I do. This carries great responsibility with it.
Paul goes on to say, that if some one comes to me and is pricked because of what I am eating or drinking, that for their sake I should stop. So if I am eating pork and a sister is hurt some how feeling I should not be eating pork I need to stop for her sake.
Is it wrong for me to have pork? God says no. However it is wrong for me to act in a manner that is disrespectful to another. Disregarding how another feels is disrespectful. Later once this sister begins to understand the liberty we have in Christ to do or not do, that may change.
I have always heard these verses. Usually when some one is arguing about drinking alcohol. Yes we have that right. However, what is more important? MY rights or the soul of a sister who is not convinced of our liberty? If by drinking that glass of wine I hurt her, is the price really worth it? Paul says no. If my job on earth is to represent Christ who did no harm to any, what does it say about my conviction to follow Christ if I am willing to disregard the thoughts of another?
Now I do believe that a solid discussion of scripture is called for. Because a religion deciding we can not do that which God says we can, is false religion. They are adding to the law of God. However that is no excuse for doing something unneeded just because I can.
There are many instances of this. Look at the brouhaha over “holidays”. No where in the New Covenant are we told to celebrate feasts or special days, other than the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread. Yet every year around October folks get all antsy and riled because of the up coming festivals and holidays. If the earth is the Lord’s, then surely so are the days. Personally I do not celebrate any day as holy. Other than Sunday. I do have a feast and gifts and all on Christmas, and I do a feast on Thanksgiving. The rest I do not mess with. Colossians 2 is very explicit in it’s instruction. Judge no one for any respect of any day. We have liberty to do or do not, as long as what ever we do, we do with thanksgiving to God.
I am not sure why my friend brought this to my attention this morning, but he did and he asked me to share with you when I talked to him afterward.
Have a blessed day ladies!
hugs y’all