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Missionary at Home

Ya know i have told you all many times how when Jim got saved it was a new life for us,,Jim wanted to just care for his family and do what was right,,He struggled alot with his bad temper and his jobs,,But he some how kept working ..at many different jobs,,Ya know by the time he was really healed i was a basket of missing marbles,,i had my own demons of fear to battle,,And i cudnt very well ask him to pray for me as i didnt want to reveal my fear that he wud leave again,And i wasnt able to tell others either as they were wondering if he was really healed this time too,,So i suffered a really lonley Hell on earth,,i cud tell no one but Jesus ,,And finally He set me free of my fears,,And Jim was truely healed by the blood of Jesus,,This morning as i thot of Mother Theresa i thot of how i too had to lay down my life for Jesus ..,,i knew i cud wreck Jims healing had i revealed the terror i felt inside,,i knew God had done a work and i knew i cud make or break the miracle,,God was building me a spiritual house to bless my family..Cud i live in it,,and have the 3 more children He had promised me,,? I chose to walk as Mother Theresa did,,i saw myself as a missionery in my home..i had worn my hair sort of long and layered,,feathered ya know ..But i decided to let it grow and i wore a bandanna around my hair,,i kept it clean and brushed but hidden so i wudnt be worried about it,i was busy let me tell you,,i cooked mostly from scratch,,Well i have told you how we went off all goverment help,,i went from having 500 bucks a month to having 200 a month to spend on food,,But i had counted the cost of the life i had decided to live ..And some how i decided i wouldnt turn back,,And this meant not buying new shoes for myself for yrs,,i was so busy at home i never knew what was going on in the neighborhood, ,or with friends or anything, But i had decided to be a missionery in my home,,i put down what i wanted and exalted the Lord,,i put my needs last,,We had so little ,,What kind of mother wud ask for something when her little ones needed warm snowsuits for winter? i remember praying for warm socks and mittens for them,,But shud i have said “Well God wants me to have the best of everything.. i am not living like this,,living poor is for the unbeliever” Heck no ,,God gives us a set of circumstances to live out,,Can He trust us to be poor if thats the hand the world has given us?..Not always the question is “Can we trust the Lord”? But can He trust us as wives and mothers? in a less then perfect life,,And growing up my family was middle class,,Dad always had nice cars for our family and a nice home,,Dad always had a good job..But i had decided to live in swubmission to what my husband cud give me,,i submitted to my husband as unto the Lord,,Jim had taken his place as priest of the home,,and i wanted to obey God as the virtuous wife and mother,,i became a missionery in my home,,And this was as important as going to a foreign country to give my life for Christ,Some of us are called to walk in hard places right now,,But lets show His glory in this place,,Lets not give up until we see His glory,,When our faith is tested in fire and we come out with no smell of smoke upon us then His glory will shine upon us ..and we will glorify God..

A Play House

When i was just a lil girl i played with my dollies almost every day,,Even when i was 12 yrs old i played with them,,i didnt let anyone see me when i was 12 ..but i loved my dolls,,i wud wash their hair and comb it,,But when i was younger my lil girlfriends and i wud play house on my back porch,,And sometimes on the front porch,,Grandpa Brady often sat on the front porch so we didnt want to bother him..But we wud pretend the porch banister was the stove and we wud pretend to cook on it,,And a tall box wud be the refrigerator, ,And we wud pretend to make meals and feed them to our baby dolls..And when Jim got saved and we had almost nothing ,,i made a play house it seemed like i did as a child,,What i didnt have i pretended i had,,But this opened up my creativity and imagination and it brot me so much joy,,i imagined i was in big farm house,,And when i looked out the window of my house i saw a big red barn…Actually it was my neighbors house,,But i imagined i was on a farm and i was living off the land,,Because i had next to nothing to make a home,,So i just pretended,,i guess i had faith,,The Bible says that we are to come to Christ as children,..with a child like faith,,In this world with things going wrong it seems like all at once,,i think it makes us too worried and too grown up,its like we get bound with ropes and steel spiritual wires,,i think we need to relax as homemakers and be creative,,be as children in a back porch playhouse,,Believei ng we have what we ask God for in prayer..Let us trust in God as children wud ,,believeing that He can care for us,Well i have to be gone this morning ..Aunt Tootsie if ya wanna you cud put this writing on my blog? Thanks yur a doll..love connieh

Back To The Land

Ya know Jim came to the Lord in 1979..Well we had been thru Hell on earth,,But we made a decision in our marriage to go Gods way,,We had been the church route and it was like rehap..If you want it to work it probly will ,,but its not for everyone..JIm and i had a way of driving everyone at church nuts,,So we decided to leave them be,,in peace,,But we had decided to go back to the land,,We had done this off and on for yrs,,But we planned to have 3 more children and so we decided to feed them we wud have to get serious about making it,,And thank the Lord for Garage Sales,When Jim first came home i had very little dishes,,i had about one coffee mug..Jill had bot it for me,,it was white with big orange letters on it that said “You gotta Believe”..And thank God for that cup..And some how i got ahold of Country Living magazine,,And really in the beginning this magazine was like a new Revolution in living,,It was great because it showed you that what was right about your homemaking was what you liked,,It no longer dictated to you how your house shud look..No longer cud you only have 3 main colors in your livingroom.. The rule became ,,if you like it use it,,no matter what color it is..Well i cud hear Mom dictateing to me,,”A chair,,an end table.the couch ,,an end table with a lamp on it,? Well i loved this new country Living style,,i called it the Country Look..But it freed me up to know i wudnt go to jail if i put a chair next to my couch without an end table inbetween and with a lamp on it ,,Well when Mom saw my new Country Look she said “oH isnt that nice,” i kmow she was ready to kill me,,But this worked for me,,i had barely any plates or dishes..i had barely anything anyway,,So i started going to Garage Sales and i bot dinner plates,,Not a set,,i cudnt afford a whole set,,So i got a plate here and there,,So none of them matched but each was a plate i liked,,Mom said “CONNNIEEEEEEE NONE OF YOUR PLATES IN YOUR CUPBOARD MATCH’?????? ? Well Mom then went directly to the store and bot me a set of dishes,,But i really liked the mismatched ones and used them for every day,,And the ones Mom bot i used for company,,and holidays,,i also bot plastic place mats and they matched,,We didnt have but a little diningroom table..it seated 4 ,,So some of us sat at the table to eat and then i had a little toy table for the littlest kids..Aunt Mary,,Jims sister gave us her big table so that all of us cud sit together,,i still love my big country table..My kitchen only has the counter space of an ironing board,,and no room for a table..So i used my big Aunt Mary table to roll out pies and cookies on,i put a plastic table cloth on it over the wood surface,,But thank God for the Country Look as it gave me confidence to do what i needed to do to make a home with “Whatever”.. love connieh

 
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