I’m not ashamed

I’ve had the opportunity to go see I’m not ashamed, the true story of Rachel Joy Scott, who died for her faith in Jesus in the Columbine shooting, on April 20, 1999. The movie brought tears to my eyes, it was so, so good.

I encourage you to go see this movie! And make sure to bring tissues.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes:

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Halloween, questions we all have

Halloween is fast approaching! Goodness, hasn’t October just flown by? As soon as you know it Thanksgiving is going to be here, then Christmas, then 2017! My, has the year flown by quick.

I’d want to take the time to answer some questions many people have about the holiday.

How did it come about? I believe it started off when farmers, didn’t want “ghosts” to ruin their crops so they put out “sacrifices” or food to keep them happy. It has Pagan roots, and celebrates the dead. They had bonfires and wore masks to “keep the devil away”

Is it evil? My family celebrates Fall Harvest, not Halloween. Halloween’s origins were created from false religions, devils, spirits, ghosts. And goodness! The costumes people dress up in! It’s like they want to be involved with the devil! And they think hell is some amazing place! And my are they wrong! It is terrible. Fire, hot, gritting of teeth, and the horrible devil.

Can we still dress up? My family does, but in FRIENDLY costumes. Not wicked, evil, gross, gorry costumes as people do now. The Lord wants us to stay away from evil!

Should we be involved with it? As Christians we shouldn’t be involved with the devil, or spirits, or ghosts, or celebrating the dead! The Lord says “Get away!”

I remember, before I was home-schooled, our school would have a halloween parade each year. I would dress up as a princess, or something cute each year. But, in 4th grade (the year my mom started home-schooling us) I remember seeing disgusting costumes. Horrible things. It hurts my memory to remember such horror. It was in Elementary too!

Last year, my family drove around our town stopping at the stores to say “trick or treat” and earn candy. But, in some of the stores, we had to close our eyes, because of the horrible decor the store was providing as entertainment to their customers. We were thinking of looking at a parade that the town holds for halloween. But, in the paper it had pictures of children dressed up as devils, scream characters, Saul, etc. So, because the Lord says don’t be associated with such things, we decided not too.

Proverbs 4:13-16 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;

    guard it well, for it is your life.
14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
    or walk in the way of evildoers.
15 Avoid it, do not travel on it;
    turn from it and go on your way.
16 For they cannot rest until they do evil;
    they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from every form of evil.

Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Psalm 119:2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart–

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

 

Be sure to check out something I posted last year entitled: Why be scary? 

 

Happy Harvest! Jesus loves you! God bless! ❤  ~cupcakegirl10

 

 

 

Hurricane

Hey guys. Sorry for not posting in awhile. September slipped away from me, and now October is halfway through! Many of you might have heard about Hurricane Matthew. We are all good, but I have a story to share.

So the winds were blowing, and tons and tons of rain falling. And one of our pine trees decided to lean. So I told my mother about it and we started praying that it would stay up and not hit the house. Well the tree still leaned even more, but this time towards our neighbors house. So we prayed some more that it wouldn’t hit our neighbor’s house.

Well we had faith, especially momma, but the tree still came down. It didn’t damage anything, thank the Lord. Momma thought about it later and she asked her sister “I had faith.I knew God could hold it up. But why did it still fall?”

Romans 8:28 says that ‘All things work together for good. To them that love God to them who all the called according to his purpose.’

#1 The Lord used my mother to witness to our neighbors. She told them how she prayed that it wouldn’t hit there house, and it didn’t.

#2 God increased my faith during this. I am what people call a “worry-wart”. I don’t mean to be but it just happens. I freak out and worry to much. So, even though the tree still fell God increased my faith because I had doubts about God holding it up. It didn’t seem possible. But nothing is impossible with God. I need to trust him.

#3 He worked through my dad. Momma called my dad and told him about the tree falling. (He was at work) And she told him how she had faith that God could hold it, but he didn’t hold it up. But dad told her this:

He did hold it up. It didn’t come crashing down. It didn’t hit our house, or our neighbors. It didn’t break the fence.

What is really cool is if you look at the tree it’s leaning on a power line and on another tree. The tree that is holding it up has two branches that look like arms outreached, holding it up.

Even though we had a tree down God was still with us. Some were left homeless,flooded, trapped in their homes because roads collapsed all around. One collapsed near our house, we call it “the canyon”. But thank the Lord we have another road on which to travel. And all we had was a tree down. That’s a blessing.

God works in mighty ways. And I thank the Lord for that.

Romans 8:28 ALL THINGS work together FOR GOOD to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.