Saturday, December 29, 2012

Praises to God!!! Evan was found!!!

Evan was found last night and his family is making a drive from Alabama to Flordia to pick him up!!!!  Such wonderful news!!  Pray for their safety as they travel!!

Thank you for your prayers!!!  :-)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Update on Evan

I just wanted to let folks know real quick they still have not found Evan.  Here is an updated picture.  there IS a kidnapping warrant out for his father.  They have not issued an amber alert, but they have tried and thus far it hasn't been allowed.

Be aware, some news articles are not reflecting the correct information.  In fact one newspaper just printed a lot of incorrect things and the family is pretty worried that it will hinder/delay a safe return home for Evan. is the one who printed a lot of incorrect things.  If you have time, please politely email them or comment to ask for a retraction/correction.  Continue to share Evan's pics on facebook or however you can.  And lastly, don't forget to pray over it all.  (**update, they have since said they intend to print a retraction/correction and said they were given the inaccurate information initially)

Oh as a side note, and unrelated to the above...I wanted to say that due to traveling during the holidays and as soon as we got home the family all started getting sick....(currently I sound like a frog), I am behind on a lot of things.  In particular I have quite a few emails I have not gotten to reply to yet.  I am so sorry.  I will try to get to that as quick as I can, but please be aware it may be a few days as I have many things at home I am terribly behind on.  i.e. Laundry is a moutain worthy of being named.  LOL 

Blessings in Christ!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Please consider giving to a fund for unemployeed families

A couple days ago I posted that I intended to have a headcovering raffle and to enter you had to make donations to a fund for a couple unemployed families I know.  However I deleted the post because Paypal hit me with restrictions on my account because it was a rules violation.  I wrote them and they provided clarification.

They said I may proceed to collect donations. However, I am NOT allowed to do so with the raffle method. That is fine with me, I was just trying to do what I could to help boost donations for the cause. So I put the donation button back out on my site. It has to be a free and clear donation. Anything can help, as even folks giving little amount can add up quickly if enough people do so.

I  know many were perhaps distrustful of it all or maybe even of me? But all I can do is try my best to carry through with this. For what is it worth, I do give my word that 100% of the money collected is going to be used for those in need. I have NO intention to keep any of it.

Even if you are unable to donate, please don't be shy about sharing about it. The more who know, the better. The details and the link to donate are on the homepage of my site. Thank you for your time and attention.

Please visit to make a donation.

***This particular fund raiser has ended and the funds collected were distributed anonymously.  The names and addresses of the families were kept private as to avoid embarassment.  They were also were unaware of being on the list themselves.  It was a surprise for them and hopefully they have no clue as to where funds came from.  This was meant as purely for God's glory. ***

Fruits of the spirit as ACTIONS

 How are we doing as believers? Something I struggle with is being timid and shy. Sometimes I let it hinder me where I should not. Sometimes I am too skeptical of people and their intentions. I am realizing there is a degree of wisdom in that, but it can be done to a fault as well. Today I thank God He has allowed me to expose some of my sinful ways, in hopes of correcting them.

We each have various struggles in our lives and walks. Do we let them hinder us in how we treat others? Are we content to sit and keep the pews warm? Are you trying to use the talents and gifts God has blessed you with to help others? We will not all be able to do the same things, but we should be doing more and thinking about ourselves a lot less. There is enough people focused on "self". We who believe in a mighty God, need to be showing a diffferent way.

Be selfless, loving, giving, kind, etc. Put the fruits of the spirit into practice and ACTIONS....not just happy thoughts you keep to yourself.

 New International Version (NIV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Ask youself, how can I make these into actions?.... and put them into practice. Have a blessed day in the Lord ya'll!

The below pic was taken from Facebook, I do not know who originally shared or created it.  I think it creates a lot of food for thought.  Perhaps it was even meant to be a stab at Christians, I don't know.  I think it is good to think about the message in it.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

If you are a seamstress and are willing to sew modest clothing for others, please let me know!!

I am updating the links on my website... and I am going to create a little area with links for not just those who have a site or store, but any seamstress willing to sew modest clothing for others. Basically I am making a little advertisement area for seamstresses for this particular niche.

You might wonder why I am doing this. I am only willing to sew coverings at this point as I don't want to make the time and monetary commitment clothing requires. However, folks often ask me where they can find seamstresses who will sew custom modest dresses. I am most often asked for plus size sewing needs especially.
 So if you want to be listed, give me the necessary detail. Keep it to a few sentences, but make sure you give me your email/contact information. If I have missed any of you in the regular links area and you already have a relevant/related website or store, please let me know on those as well. Thanks!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Condemnation more than Edification?

Something on my heart I wanted to share.  I agree, we Christians are called to admonish one another in certain situations.  It must be done carefully and in love always.  It is good to sharpen one another, if done in the right spirit.

However, I believe there is a serious imbalance if we spend the majority of our time pointing out the sins of other Christians. 

Do we constantly think about the details of what we don't like about every other person, denomination, etc.? 

Are most of words we speak ones of condemnation and annoyance with our brethern in Christ? 

Perhaps we should spend more time in humility, focusing on improving our own walk along the narrow path.  It is an easy trap to fall into.  We see flaws in others far more easily than ourselves. 

Remember some of the harshest words of rebuke Christ gave were toward the spiritual pride of the Pharisees.  Spiritual pride is exceedingly dangerous.  Remember the death we all deserve.  Remember the precious grace we are given. 

In all the admonishments flying about, please don't forget to edify and uplift too.  :-) 

Luke 18:9-14

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

9 Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ 13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”