Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Planning for a Pregnancy

I'm currently planning for our next pregnancy! My first step is to lose weight and get to a healthy weight and then conceive. This is for not only the health of me but the baby as well! I hope by the end of August I will be at a good and healthy weight and then we will begin the process.

I was told I was sterile most likely and unable to have children. God chose to open my womb and heal me and I was able to have our daughter, who is now 4. I'm praying for the same touch this time around and I also want twins. They only run in my husband's family but I believe IF it is the will of God that he will give us those twins or if for some reason he knows I can't handle it....we will just get one lol. ;)

I planned my pregnancy with my first child and I had charts of my daily temperature, cycles and I knew the exact 3-day period that I ovulated. The first time we tried, we got pregnant! That is what I'm hoping this time......that through planning we can conceive upon the first try.

I believe God has called us to be wise in everything we do! This comes to childbearing as well. I'm not of the belief that you just have them whenever. I believe that just like most things in God, planning is wise, especially when it comes to your health and the child's. Here are some other reasons why planning is good here:

This summer; the next 3 months, I will be getting several tests done. First is to check my liver. God healed me of a liver disease I've had for years but I've never had the ultrasound to prove it. I no longer suffer from the pain from it, but then again I never had the test to "prove" it was gone. I must do this before conceiving, so that is on my list.

Also a dental checkup to make sure my teeth are ok and all is well there. I need to stop drinking coffee, this I KNOW......because caffeine also lowers your egg (and sperm for males) count and can reduce your fertility. That will be hard to cut out caffeine but I will be ok..I hope haha.

I'm also starting a vitamin regime early on, that of course includes folic acid. This along with a healthy diet and reduction in fat in my body will put me at a healthier state by the end of summer ready to conceive what God has in store for us!

Here is some further reading on planning pregnancies:

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The "Diva" Mentality

From MySpace profiles to show the world how "sexy" you are to malls filled with exposed flesh.......the "diva" mentality has taken the world by storm. Satan has done a wonderful job on getting young people to focus on their bodies and sex rather than modesty, purity and Godliness.

Let me commend you, Mother, for the great job you are doing! Not only do you let your child put her suggestive photos online but you join her! What a role model! Kudos to you for raising a diva. For teaching her what's really important in life.

Oh Christian woman, aren't you Miss Thang! Look at are so sexy and must let the world know just how HOT you are. Profiles full of ill clad women and men are your friends and you cry "I am a Christian!"

--> Please stop insulting God by calling yourself a Christian! It's high time Christians today start sounding off against such FILTH and perversion and cry out for HOLINESS! A Christian woman will not want to be "showy" and try and tell (and prove) to others just how sexy and hot she is. That isn't a Godly mentality that is a diva mentality and worldly; carnal!

The world is full of diva's.......full of women who want to be lascivious and show off their goods. Do you want to send your children to hell? Let them have a myspace and I'm sure satan will get a foot in your house! What's so bad about it is the cry........have you seen the news lately??? Even the media cries out against it's wickedness! My own Pastor has preached against the junk 3 times that I know of!

Satan is out for KEEPS!!!! He will snare you and you think you are too big for him to touch you, then he probably already has you. You can't even be MOVED by the awfulness of SIN anymore! You think it nothing to see movies filled with lewdness and others having sex. You don't feel the urgency of eternity anymore. WAKE UP NOW!!!!!!

The world is at enmity with is God's enemy! You want to be in it? Quit looking and eating at the tree that God says LEAVE ALONE!!!!

James 4:4

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

There is a day when God says I've had enough! Run home before its too late......don't let compromise come into your home! Be steadfast and kick the devil out! Kick the diva mentality to the curb and show some shamefacedness and chaste behavior! I wonder how many diva's in hell would tell you if they could just where it got them!?

I felt compelled to post this and warn others! It seems like clothes keep getting tighter and lesser, even in the church house......what a SHAME! It's in your need to get it out!  I won't stand for it and as long as my daughter is under my watch, she will NOT be a part of that filth nor dress like the world! After she leaves my watch, its up to her but I pray and hope that she sees her parents steadfastness in God and his standards and not wavering and accepts God early on.

Do you think you can take that fire in your bosom and not get burned?? Where are you? What road are you REALLY traveling on? Have you let compromise come into your heart?

2 Cor. 13:5

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

A man went to an acid factory and asked the man in charge "Sir, where do your most casualties take place at?" He continued and said "Is it in the hands of them new ones; newcomers coming in? Is it in their hands because they don't know how to handle it?" The man said "No Sir. I'll tell you where the casualties are. It's among the elder ones that's been here for years. It's because they thought because they been around it so long, they can handle it however they want."

Oh Cain....Am I my brother's keeper?? YES I AM!!!!!

-->I felt so compelled today to post this and the last post. It was like a burning on the inside and I have no idea why but GOD KNOWS! For whatever reason, I had to put all my chores down and post won't wake up in hell and say "How did I get here?!" You will KNOW.....your mind will race back and you really do know. We know when we let sin in, a little ungodly movie here and little fleshly lust there, those images and worldly ways stick in the recesses of your mind whether you realize it or not. They breed those seeds that could destroy you or your family one day. I've been there!!!!! I've let it in! I'm not without fault people! That is why I'm so adamant about certain things. You will live with lifelong consequences of the choices you make! I'm living with my mistakes and bridges that I burned and it's hard sometimes. God brought me out of Egypt and I don't want to go back! The glitter and luster of this world doesn't shine so bright to me anymore......I don't want it!!!!!! HALLELUJAH!

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I just want my Mommy!

-->If you are a single mom and must work, don't take this post offensively! It is not meant for those who are unmarried and have no husband to support them.

Growing up there was one thing that I really wanted the Mommy! My mom didn't work till I started Kindergarten. She claimed the reason she started working was because of us (the kids) and that she wanted to buy us "stuff". So off to work she went and it was detrimental to me.

All through my school years, I would get off the bus....walk up the long driveway to a quiet and lonely house, anticipating my Mom's arrival home from work. However, instead of receiving her embrace and love when she entered the door.....she just wanted us to go away! She had had ENOUGH of people for one day, she was exhausted......LEAVE HER ALONE was the cry that so often rang through my ears.

Complaining ensued of what happened at work and how hard she worked and how she just wanted some rest. I felt like I was in the way, like I was a bother. I would often go on long hikes through the woods and neighborhood just to get out of that house I told myself. (It is by the grace of God that no one ever did anything to me as I was alone walking the streets lol).

I loved the weeks my Mom had off for vacation from work. That is when she was her best! She would plant flowers and cook us filling meals and was so much more happy and loving! I dreaded the day she had to return to work and wished I could somehow keep her home with me.......but she was doing it for "us" was the explanation.

For us? The stuff didn't mean anything to me! I would rather have not had much at all and have MY MOMMY! I wanted my MOM... not the stuff!!!

In recent years, my Mother realized what she had done and she now says she was WRONG in working and should have stayed home with us. She had saw the effect it had on me and she encourages me to stay home and be a MOTHER to my children! She supports me all the way. We can't go back and re-live those years but I can learn from her mistakes and not forsake my children for the almighty dollar!

If you are going to have them.....then raise them! They need YOU, not a babysitter and not a daycare. Do you really think money is more important than your own children??? What is wrong with your mind WOMAN??

The old excuse does NOT work on this blog! "We can't make it on one income" is hogwash! Thousands that are doing it drown out your cries of "can't".

Choose this day who you will forsake.......your children or your "career". It will have lifelong consequences.......

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Celebrating 8 Years of Marriage!

On this day, 8 years ago.....I said "I Do" to the most wonderful man in the world, my husband! We have been through happy times, sad times and tough times but one thing remains the same: We are best friends and lovers for life!

I would have to say that this past year has been the BEST one of our marriage thus far and it just keeps getting better.

Thank you God for my husband; a man that has integrity, a desire to live holy and lead our home according to God's word.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Pro-Life vs. Pro-Death

What a coincidence! A few hours after I posted my last post concerning bearing children, I get a call from a lady that is doing a political poll. She asked me if I was "Pro-Choice" or "Pro-Life". What she should really say is am I Pro-Life or Pro-Death! Come on! Either you let the baby live or you kill's really that simple!

My husband saw a bumper sticker a few months ago and even to this day we haven't forgot it. Here is what it said:

If it isn't a baby, then you aren't pregnant!

What a truth that is! The whole stance on pro-abortionists is that it isn't a living thing yet, that just don't jive with God. Abortion is still MURDER, no matter how pretty you want to paint the picture.

If you didn't want a baby, if it's going to mess up your life then you know what!? KEEP YOUR PANTIES ON GIRLFRIEND!!! ;)

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Various thoughts on a Woman's role

The Bible commands us as women to be Keepers at Home:

Titus 2:5

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Would you say that a woman who is never home, always about and that lets her home go would be a Keeper at home? Probably not! As women, much of time is to be spent AT HOME! God didn't call us to be out and about all day every day and let our home look like a pig pen and our children be strung from place to place either!

A woman's life calling is at her HOME!! Let's took a look at the priorities here:
  1. God
  2. Family (husband and children)
  3. Keeping the Home

Everything else is AFTER you have taken care of the very best. If you let others swallow up the time for the "very best" then you have let the good become the enemy of the very best as the quote goes! In doing other "good" things, you have forsook the VERY BEST......God, your family and your home.

Have you been so busy for the Kingdom that you don't have time for the King?? Let's step back and evaluate what God really wants in a woman here! If you are NOT putting God first and then NOT putting your family and home over others, then your priorities are in the wrong place.

What did Paul said that the younger women are supposed to do? For starters, marriage......then bearing children and then guiding the house!

1 Timothy 5:14

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

What about the children nazi's? LOL The ones who want to make you feel bad because you want to do what God's word says and bear children? Well, what Biblical proof do they have and why are they fighting the scripture? The Bible says we, as younger women are to MARRY....BEAR CHILDREN and GUIDE THE HOUSE; Period! There wasn't a clause in there, saying if you want to. If we say a woman must stay home, we must also include the rest of the verse in that she must marry and bear children. That is what a woman was designed for! We were designed to be mothers and wives.......not diva's and abortionists!

There is a movement going on right now to "save the planet" from waste and the idea behind it is to stop having children. The women say that if you have children you are contributing to the waste of the Earth. HOGWASH! Actually I'm glad these type of women will not be producing any We don't need others trained with that mindset!

However, as Christians, let's start following the Bible! Do you let your selfishness stop you from doing what God said? "It just isn't convenient for me to have a child" or "I don't have time for children." That's like a slap in God's face! You are basically saying "God, I don't want to be what you designed me to be as a women. I want to do my own thing and I make the decisions here".

I'm so sick of hearing people talk bad about children and how much they don't want them! Enough already! God said in his word that children are a blessing from HIM! You mean you don't want God's blessing?? There's another slap in God's face. Let's look at what God has to say about children:

Psalm 127:3

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward

Not only are children a heritage of the Lord but they are esteemed highly by God:

Psalm 127:4-5

As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them.....

WOW! WHODUTHUNKIT? People that have a lot of children are HAPPY God says! He gave us children as a blessing and to make us happy. They are a gift from God!

So the next time you hear someone telling you how they are glad they don't have kids......just tell them you don't view the blessings of God as they do! ;)

*If you are barren and unable to have children, then you can't and I'm not talking about you. However if you defiantly push aside your role, well that's between you and God, but if you are going to say you MUST be a keeper at home, you also must agree with the rest of the verse! I would hate to get Heaven and find out that God had many blessings for me but my own selfishness didn't allow them to come to being. Oh would that others would count what God counts a blessing.......a BLESSING! If you don't want your blessings, give them to someone who does, don't murder them!

I also am not against birth control, as long as it does not kill an actual pregnancy! We are to be wise, in that we don't have children when we can't afford to take care of them and we want to do it when it is God's will. I personally don't use birth control pills because of my personal beliefs about them, but I don't condemn others who use them because of various reasons. I think it comes down to your motive as to why you are using them.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Perfect Day at the Ocean!

I spent the day from morning till around 7pm at Ocean Shores, WA! I've been there many times and I have to say that today was by far the BEST day there! The temperature was hot with a nice breeze and the water wasn't even that cold like it normally is. The sand was very warm and I didn't want to leave. I did a few videos but only share ones without my daughter in them to the public for safety reasons obviously! Here is a short clip from today:

We also stopped at a town up the road along the coast, called Seabrook. We ate at the new Cafe Tashtego and here is a short video clip of that:

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Just wanted to wish all my readers that are Mothers, a Happy Mother's Day! ; ) We already celebrated and went out to dinner Saturday because I didn't want to face the crowds on Sunday that's for sure!

I've been pretty busy lately and not really blogged a lot, so I hope to catch up on some things in blogland later this week. I still have to do the Meal Planning posts and I've pretty much cancelled the "How to Dress" videos because of misuse of my video by unknown sources, so I had to take it down.

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Physical Ashen Remains of Sodom and Gomorrah

I saw this video a few weeks on YouTube and then remembered it today when Pastor Kekel preached and talked of this video on YouTube. I was blown away by it and just hearing it again this morning made me want to rush home and find it again LOL. My dream is to actually visit Israel and the whole region but with the war and all not sure if that can happen anytime soon but I would love to travel there someday!

Here it is:

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Laundry Tips Video

I found a great video on MSN today with some wonderful laundry tips! I got so many great new ideas and had to share:

Keeping your whites bright
Keeping your whites bright

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