The Beginning

Starting doing beading in @1995 after getting alcohol poisoning while out partying with friends. It is a talent that God gave me to keep me from trying to kill myself (literally through binge drinking and then driving while drunk) From broken to Reborn, from lost to Found, God gave me this talent to make jewelry and I didn't realize how relevant it was to my life until I was listening to the radio praising God and this song came on (of course I forgot the name and such) but it talked about taking the old and making it new again. God did that with me as I do that with my jewelry! I love taking old broken pieces and recreating something new and exciting. If the necklace doesn't have earrings with it, I can make some to go with it. Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of death. vs 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. It only through Jesus can we be truly changed, He alone has all power to deliver us from the bondage of sin and give us new life.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Lies we are believing

Katy Perry
Fifty Shades Of Grey Lies

The two links above are for articles that I have read in the past 24 hours. The one on Katy Perry was another eye opener of the LIES we are swallowing that we as CHRISTIANS believe are ok because we don't want to see them for the lies they are. When I say we, I AM INCLUDING MYSELF. I have been walking through life, not wanting to ruffle feathers and not make anyone mad at me. I wanted to believe it is just music or just a movie. Nothing in our life is just as it seems. I am in the doghouse, guilty, whatever you wish to call it when it comes to the subject matter being portrayed in Fifty Shades of Grey. I have had pre-marital sex. I lived with my husband before we were married. I am currently divorced. I have done perverted acts that I am not happy about and embarrassed because I will do them in secret where certain friends and family wouldn't have known UNTIL now.  I am no longer hiding my SINS. I have REPENTED of them but by not letting others know, SATAN uses them to lure me into the "see how easy it was to hide it before, what is stopping you?"
Satan doesn't appear to us as a red demon wearing horns and a tail. No, he appears to us as what we THINK we need, what we THINK will satisfy all our ills, BY ATTACKING OUR MINDS - with thoughts, images, sounds, etc. And he uses his demons to do these attacks - many of us are just too insignificant for SATAN himself to attack. BUT that doesn't mean you are safe from his attacks.
You may call this airing DIRTY LAUNDRY - then so be it. I know that I will continue to struggle with these SINS. Satan will continue to throw them at me because they are a weakness.  So instead of hiding from these weaknesses, I am facing them head on. I am fighting them by letting my friends and family of GOD know what struggles I face.
And like the lady I overheard at a restaurant say to her friend and by many of my wiser friends and family, "God doesn't distinguish sins like we do. God doesn't number sins above another.  ALL SIN IS SIN! Murder is equal to lying is equal to adultery is equal to sloth, etc... We, humans, have given sins a points system. So someone who murders is higher on the points than someone who robs. NOT IN GOD'S EYES."
I know many of you are looking at this and thinking HOW DARE SHE...she is pointing fingers and accusing...NOPE...I am stepping forward and saying LOOK at what I WAS ONCE, LOOK at what I AM TRYING TO BE. The only person I am JUDGING is myself.
I know that I will slip and fall. I will even fail IN MY EYES. But God sent Jesus to take my sins, to rescue me from a life of SIN and to keep me from Satan's grasps. I will continue my walk with GOD.
BE YOUR OWN JUDGE! LISTEN TO YOUR OWN HEART!