Saturday, December 7, 2013

Birthday

    I can hardly believe it's almost the second week of December! It seems like every year the time between Halloween and Christmas flies by but from then until Spring drags by so slow.
    October, November, and December are very busy months in this household. My sons birthday is in October, my daughter's is November, and mine and my husbands are in December.
    I just had a birthday this week. My family made it a very special day. After my husband informed my 4 year old son it was my birthday he said mom we have to go to Giant Eagle and get you a cake! Later that day he picked me out one at the bakery. Giant Eagle gives the children free cookies when we go but when my 2 year old saw that we were getting cake she gave me her cookie. Neither of the kids were happy that they had to wait until later to eat it.
    We had to hide it in the trunk of my SUV. I knew it wouldn't stand a chance if we took it in the house. My kids are to sneaky : ) All day both kids would keep telling me happy birthday. They are now at the age where they get so excited over special occasions.
    The biggest blessing I received was when they tried singing Happy Birthday. They both did so well for being so small. My son said we needed to go and get balloons from the store. He's such a sweetheart.
    I am so thankful to have been given another year of life. God has been far to kind to me and my family and that makes me so greatful. I look forward to spending another year with them : )

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Faith Laced

   It's been 4 months sense I last posted on here. I'm excited to finally be back.In the last few months there have been a lot of changes that has taken place in my life so I needed to take some time off from blogging. My prayer is that through this blog the Lord will use the trials of my life to help other women who are hurting and in need of encouragement.
   My son who has Sensory Processing Disorder has been out of pre-school sense the end of May. He receives services for speech and occupational therapy.If you haven't ever heard of SPD or don't know much about it getting into a daily routine and engaging in transitions can be a very difficult task. When routines are broken it can lead to a sensory overload which causes those who have it to have a meltdown. Having him home and my almost 2 year old daughter all day has kept me a very busy mama : ) There is never a dull moment in our home : )
    In the last few months I have also been battling to overcome my dependency of mood stabilizers that I was prescribed for post partum depression. It was a difficult time in my life but with the help and guidance of the Lord I can now say that I haven't had to take them for over 3 months : ). I will write more in detail about my experience and how I was able to overcome in a future post.
    Thats all for today : ) God bless you ladies and thanks for stopping by. I look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to leave me a comment and tell me a little about yourself and how I can pray for you!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sunday Supper Breakfast Slop

     Several weeks ago I mentioned in an earlier post that I wanted to start a weekly post called Sunday Supper. After being out of town visiting family for the last few weeks, I'm excited to finally be starting it !!!
    This last past Sunday my husband was in the mood for breakfast so I cooked up an old favorite. Breakfast Slop is something my whole family loves to eat. It's usually something we make on Saturday mornings but occasionally we make it for supper.    The 5 simple ingredients this recipe calls for are bacon, sausage, potatoes, scrambled eggs, and cheese. You can also make it with one of the two meats and it still comes out fine. I love that it's fairly quick, easy, and we always have left overs for the next day.
    When choosing the bacon and sausage you have two different options. If you are looking for a quick alternative I recommend purchasing an instant brand. We use Jimmy Dean Crumbles and Sugardale instant bacon. I myself favor frying up some good ol Bob Evans Sausage out of the roll along with Smithfield brand bacon. The flavor is excellent and the little bit of extra time cooking is so worth it!!!
    For the potatoes you can pick up a bag of shredded hash browns or if you have a deep fryer I recommend purchasing whole hashbrowns and crumbling them up. We buy our whole hashbrowns at Aldi. I've never tried using home frys but I suppose they would work well too.
    When I make my scrambled eggs I add a little bit of milk and sugar for flavor before mixing them up. Another option would be cooking them in the same skillet that you used for the bacon or sausage : )
    Last of all for the cheese I recommend using shredded cheddar or Velveeta from the block. I've tried using American before but didn't care to much for the consistency.
    
    For a family of four you will need the following.
  
     1 roll of Sausage
     1 pack of uncooked bacon
     4 hashbrowns
     6 eggs scrambled
     1 cup of cheese or to your liking

    After cooking the sausage, bacon, potatoes, and eggs throw together in a large skillet and add cheese. Cook until melted. Eat and enjoy!!!! If you decide to try this recipe I would love to hear how it turned out!!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

A"DRUG" Problem

    Several weeks ago my husband and I took the kiddos on a trip to WV to visit our families. My father in law who is the Pastor of our old church handed out papers after church service titled A "DRUG" Problem. I find a lot of humor in this only because I had a "Drug" problem growing up.

A DRUG Problem
I had a "drug" problem when I was a young person and teenager.
I was "drug" to church on Sunday Morning.
I was "drug" to church for weddings and funerals.
I was "drug" to family reunions no matter the weather.
I was "drug" to the bus stop to go to school every weekday.
I was "drug" by my ears when disrespectful to adults and teachers.
I was "drug"  to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents.

Those "drugs" are still in my veins; and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, and think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin, and if our children had this kind of drug problem, America would certainly be a better place.

    I can remember as a teen being "drug" to church every week. I may have not have enjoyed it at the time but now that I'm older I am so thankful that I was. I'm sure there were weeks my stepmother wanted to leave me at home but she kept taking me anyway. I didn't get saved until I became an adult but a seed could have been planted years earlier that would help me to realize my need for my Savior.
    We as parents do not own our children. They belong to the Lord and we are his stewards. It is our responsibility to do the best that we can to raise our children for God. There may be many arguments and shed tears over the years but we have to hold our ground and be strong.It's by hearing the Word of God that leads to Salvation. We don't always know which seeds will grow to produce fruit or land by the wayside so keep planting your garden.  : ).

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Myths About Biblical Marriage.

    It seems as if you can't log on social media lately without seeing a post relating to same sex marriage. My FB feed has been overflowing with pictures and comments relating to the issue.
Everyone has their own personal beliefs and conviction regarding the issue but the only oppinion that matters belongs to the creator of marriage itself. God created and designed marriage but it was mankind that perverted it.  In the book of Genesis God created the first man in his image named Adam. God created all of the animals and gave each one it's own mate of the opposite sex. Then he gave Adam authority over them and gave him the responsibility of giving each pair a name. As Adam did this I believe that he became aware that they all had a mate except for him.This created a longing for companionship within him . God saw that man shouldn't be alone so he created woman. He created Eve as Adams's companion, help meet, and wife. Man was designed to leave his family and be one with his wife. This is God's design. He saw it and it was good.
    Over the years mankind perverted marriage. God didn't change his mind as many would like to believe. God is the same yestetday today, and tomorrow. One of the excuses people use for condoning same sex marriage and polygamy is a myth that the Bible allows one man to have multiple wives. No where does God say this is acceptable. Mankind took it apon himself to redefine the definition of marriage as they still try to do today. In those days many men died in battle leaving multiple women and children without protection. This is one of the reasons men had so many concubines. God didn't tell men to sleep with all of the women.That's man indulging in Lust.
    Another common myth is that God doesn't say it is a sin for two people of the same sex to get married. What it does say is that homosexuality is an abomination and sin. God burnt the whole city of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes for their lifestyle choice. He doesn't take the issue lightly. God gave the city multiple chances to change their ways and turn to him to be saved but they continued to do as they pleased and suffered the consequences.
   I've heard myth where many try to bring up King David and King Solomon two of God's well known, chosen, and anointed men to try and justify their behavior. First of all King David was not Gay. That is just people trying to pervert the Word of God
to justify their behavior. No where did God tell King Solomon to take Hundreds of women as his wives. He may have been one of God's chosen but that didnt mean that he wouldn't ever make mistakes.
    The last myth is that Jesus never mentioned it so it must be okay. Jesus didn't have to. God the father did and God the father and Jesus the son are the same. You may say well....that was in the OT but the Holy Spirit who is equal with God the father and the son addresses the topic in the NT.
    God has put this topic on my heart to write for about over a week now. It's not something I would have chosen as controversial as it is, but I will do what he asks me to do. It upsets me when people who don't know God who have never read his Word pervert it. It confuses the lost and turns them away from Jesus.
    I see so many people who say they are Christian's keeping silent or condoning gay marriage. We are Jesus's hands and feet but we also need to be his mouth and not keep silent and step out in faith to defend God's precious word and plan for marriage. As they say you may be the only bible they read.
    Worse I see Christian brothers and sisters speaking out on the issue but with so much hate in their hearts and self righteousness. I understand their anger and frustration but we need to reach out to the lost not chase them away. They are quick to speak remarks but havent prayed any at all for these lost and dying people.
     I know how difficult it can be having a loved one who lives this lifestyle. This friend I love them dearly with all of my heart but they refuse to hear the truth.We need to be praying fervently for them as well as our country and speaking out in truth but not quick to judge. God can heal this nation as well as the lost. He is a loving, merciful Lord who is full of forgiveness. My friends please pray for these people. God loves them even though he doesn't love what they do.
    

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sunday Supper

    Sunday Supper is a tradition that I've always enjoyed. Every few weeks, after Sunday morning church my grandmother would invite my husband. and I over to visit and eat a home cooked meal. We would spend half the day enjoying the company of one another. I miss those days now that we live in another state.
     Sunday Supper is more than just eating a hot delicious meal.Don't get
me wrong, I love good eating as much as the next person but that's just part of the enjoyment. It's the perfect opportunity to open up your home and have fellowship with other believers. I'm always looking for ways to spend time with those whom I share the same faith with. It always lifts my spirits and I enjoy being able to encourage one another.
     Inviting nonbelievers to Sunday Supper may also be a way to witness to someone who otherwise would have never heard about the Gospel. Start by blessing the meal and telling the other person about what God has done for you and your family. You could also tell them about your life before Christ and how you came to know Him. If they seem interested you may be able to help bring them to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.
    Jesus was always having meals with sinners and those considered  social outcasts. I believe it was an important part of his ministery.There is something special about having a conversation during mealtime. People tend to be more open and relaxed. It brings people closer together and helps to form a bond.
    As a SAHM I'm always trying to come up with creative ways to witness my faith to others. It's not always easy.As a mama what easier place to start a ministry than inside of your own home. In the weeks to come I'm going to start blogging about recipes for Sunday Supper. You can use them to bless your family or those whom you invite into your home.
    My grandmother cooking for me over the years has always been such an extreme blessing. Everything tastes better when grandma cooks it : ). I hope that in the years to come I can share with others the selflessness and hospitality that she has shown towards me.
   

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Faith Laced

    Hi friends!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my new blog Faith Laced. Let me tell you a little bit about who I am. My name is Lindsey and I'm a Fulltime SAHM of 2 adorable kiddos who mean the world to me. Theres nothing I wouldn't do for them.I am married to a man I will refer to as Mr. Right and we currently live in the Laurel Highlands .
    I love Jesus Christ, my family, and my Keurig coffee maker in that order : ). My personal hobbies are drinking coffee, crafting, and aerobics. In the following days to come we will be discussing all things homemaking, homeschooling, and how to raise our families for God.
    I'm a born again Christian saved by grace through faith who believes in Jesus Christ for salvation. My husband and I are raising our family for the glory of God. I feel so humbled and blessed to be saved by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He gave his life on the cross for me, a sinner, so that I could have eternal life with him in heaven. How awesome and perfect is his love for me as well as you also my friend. If you have any questions in your heart about coming to know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior by all means contact me at www.faithlaced@gmail.com.