Just for fun: I baked

From my youth, I’d remembered times people made different fruit cobblers. I recalled an easy one with a box cake mix and butter. I added plums and a big nectarine I had on hand. It looked bare, so I added a crumble on top, of oats, butter and brown sugar. It wasn’t an actual “cobbler”. It was more of a cookie bar. Let me tell you…..Yummy!!!  Delicious!!!

 

Jennifer

My daughter’s friend was critically injured in a motorcycle accident July 2, 2017. She is the one with the glasses. She has a broken femur, a brain bleed, punctured lung, broken collarbone, and a broken rib. She’s in her thirties and is being told it may be a full year till she is fully functional again. They need $5000 dollars,at least for medical bills. There is a go fund me account. Anyone feeling the need to be compassionate, it’s for Jennifer Kreiling#Prayers For Jen

Thought I’d throw it out there……..There’s a genuine need……

I had many respond to “I Hate Going To Church With My Husband”

Some people wanted a part two. Some people have mentioned how they used to like my posts better. I imagine,  was when it was more of God’s Word?

Well, in lieu of my succumbing to my sinful ideals, I pray to be more stable in every way. See James 1: 8 where it says “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways”. My husband and I have been married many years. We still have many highs and lows. (need to be more “stable”) Life has a way of influencing our feelings: we must remain stable in what we know to be True. (Jesus is the way, Truth and the Life)

That being said, when I am depressed, sad, lonely, ….(gamut of emotions) I write. I actually went through a little bout with poetry. You can find “Disappointment Poem” in my many posts. Well, someone saw that poem and got bent out of shape. She let me know I was……many things that weren’t nice, and that I was lucky to be married to her brother.

Days went by. God urged her to apologize. I accepted. The scar is still there. My husband and I are going to help this person load her belongings and move 4 hours away this weekend. We will spend the night at her house. I am trusting God with Philippians 4: 6 idea and that there will be peace and love present all weekend. I’ve asked the Holy Spirit to let us sleep deeply and restfully in this home away from home.

Prayers are appreciated, please.

One Day

One day you’ll have time for me

Sim-il-ar-ities we’ll see

Morning, noon and night to be

together till I’m sick of thee.

All the places we can go

Hang together: get to know

Without work, who we show

the world we are: strengthened beau.

For each other, we will stand

holding tightly: Promised Land?

Through the journey: highs and lows

Hang together: goodness knows!

Times to sing, times to travel

through the paved, through the gravel.

Cre-a-tiv-‘ty for all seasons

Hand in hand- all the reasons.

Hold on through the day to day

Fighting, saving, even pray

God held firm: with Him we’ll stay

one day.

I hate going to church with my husband

Am I alone in this?

I come away from any service, any where, any time and God has spoken to me. I’m excited. I want to share. I want to discuss. I want input. All I get is Silence.

Frustration!!

I’m excited about the Logos Word and the Rhema Word I’ve received.

My husband says, not all people chat about church after church. He says, only Maybe, Pastors, Preachers, and spouses do that……..I can’t seem to agree…..

What I maintain…..

Yes, different people live differently.

What if there was someone who lived to at least the ripe old age of 57 and only had paid employment a short number of years? What if this person was a female and had some failed marriages? What if her life could be used as an example of God’s faithfulness…? He always provides for His kids. If His kids love on Him, trust Him, talk to Him, read His Word, and exalt Him, He provides and lavishes with good.

Every good and perfect gift is from the Father of Lights. (James 1: 17)

My parents cared for me financially. My husbands did, too. There was a time when I worked for hire. I’ve never been forsaken by God, come what may.

So, for those who say I should be happy I have a husband who works 23 hours a day, 6 days a week……for financial gain, ummmmmm…..Yes, I’m financially blessed. Where’s the emotional, bonding, quality time and friendship stuff….?( especially when I’m living in a new state for the last how many months…and was seeking out friendship and girl friends…to no avail)

Disappointment poem

JUST       DRAMATURGY

Once, I cooked for you

Once, I fanned the flame

Once, we wanted to impress

Now, we don’t stoke the flame.

“Don’t start” “Don’t start”, you say

Start? I’m the one who’s given up

Stay busy! Stay on the hamster wheel

Disrespect me–who needs to be real?!?

You used to go and go

It was my job to s-l-o-w

you down.  Making sure

you rested, and weren’t a blur.

We used to lavish

in each others’ company.

Didn’t matter what we were doing,

life was fun: even funny.

The adventure we were on

took us up, took us down.

We held on tight:

Love? Feelings? Commitment??– going, going, Gone?

Keep adding!–Adding just one more thing

One more person, one more event.

Only so many hours in a day

We choose how they are spent.

Bright light. Bright light!

Sundays were so sweet.

We worshiped God together

then, we went to eat.

Spiritually fed, full to the brim

We went forth together

Ever so ready to serve Him.

Tried to ignore,

in church, you would snore.

You work so hard

no wonder: you’re “tarred”. (“tired” for non country-fried folk)

Have to be this way?

What can we change?

Do we want change?

Re-arrange

 

Child’s prayer…..

Yesterday, I watched a little preaching on tv before going to church. The speaker told of how he, a preacher in 2017, has a preacher friend who has a church with their own beer brand. Another preacher, he said, brought a message in front of his congregation while relaxing in a recliner with a beer in hand. Ag! I’d say what is this world coming to, but I know. I’ve read the end of the Book. Between the Revelation chapter 3 thoughts, the Church of Laodicea, 1 Timothy 4: 1: “The Spirit clearly says that in later times, some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons….”, I know what’s coming.

I have openly confessed to living a rather sheltered life. I’m glad for this. I know of some people who have abandoned the faith, refuse to marry, and don’t recognize these things as Satanic manipulation. I pray.

I thank God: I’ve recently been praying in the Spirit, because there’s so much to pray for and out of obedience, I don’t want to merely put my opinionated take on my prayer requests to God.

We went to church and the kids sang. This was great. The choir director had a child, under the age of 10, pray aloud before the whole church. As I write this, my eyes are filling with tears of emotion….  The child prayed:  “Dear God, please protect us all from drugs, alcohol, and guns. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.”

That’s where our world, in America, is now, folks……..ag!!!    That wasn’t the world I grew up in………. I know other countries have it worse……but, this child innocently prayed this aloud……….heart-felt…..

Wow

End times, folks……………

“Gotta love the kids”

Despite being the era of knowledge

EXPLOSION, I heard, a recent Gallop poll said only 20 % of Americans believe the Bible is really the pertinent, inspired direct Word of God…..

Shame

So many scriptures come to mind, including ones that refer to these as being “the last days”. But, ya see, if there are those who don’t believe scripture, this won’t mean anything to them……How bout history? How many years ago was it that We the People learned in a one room school house and didn’t have Houghton Miflin texts…….? We had The Bible…………………….Folks learned to read, recite, and memorize from God’s Word……………

Bring those days backkkkkkkkkkkk…..

Sociological truth…

People and animals bond better if they have the chance to have siblings.

I know terribly lonely people who grew up, and live sibling-less.

I enjoy watching my cats. We have 2 that we got separately. They don’t have blood relatives. They are very quirky. We have 4 that we got: they were bonded siblings that couldn’t be separated. Those 4 groom each other. They play together. They give way to letting the others go first to the food bowls.

Yep, the sibling-less ones tend to be more self centered.

Let’s get Scientific

Ever watched “The Big Bang Theory” on tv?

Have you ever heard of Dark Matter? It’s so dark, it repels all light. See Exodus 10: 22 and 23 “And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days.”

“They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.”

Jesus is the Light of the world

Think about it…if you have Him, you’ll never be in curse of darkness

 

Third book: “All or Nothing”

“All or Nothing”  Jesus Save Me From Lukewarmness

Let’s all start bombarding the publisher to get this published. It’s taking quite a while. I submitted it a month ago. There I go being impatient again. My first book took 2 weeks to get published and birthed.

This book stems from God’s Word: Revelation 3: 15- 17. God wants us passionate about and for Him. If we are merely lukewarm, He will spue us out of His mouth, have nothing to do with us, and He won’t answer our prayers; nor will He bless us.

The author refers to how we aren’t to have gray areas in our relationship with God. She tells life testimony and scriptures how we are to include God in every part of our lives, including our marriages, health, and joy and laughter. We are to stay away from temptations and little foxes that try to pull us off the path of God’s perfect will. We are to for-go feelings of nothingness and worthlessness because, after all: God is faithful.

Contact the publisher at catholiclifeinternational.org      “Please get Lori Church’s third book published as soon as possible. We want to read “All or Nothing” via e-book or flip book.” You can tell them you want to read it as a physical, paperback book, also, if you want………..

Thanks!