Thursday, April 2, 2009



Memories are a treasure

The wealth we have inside

Special times and sad times

They're all part of life

We often like to retreat

To the memories of yesterday

The tender moments we had

That can never be replaced

When we see that the Lord

Was there throughout our lives

And see the turns we made

With Him as our guide

We see the plan

He had To bring us where we are

We see the road we've travelled

Has brought us on this far

So memories of the past

Help us trust to thee

Our future years with gladness

That we cannot yet see

For if in the Father’s care

We place each day we live

We will know His inner peace

And His grace He freely gives

© By M.S.Lowndes

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Here is what I found on Acupuncture

Very Interesting.......I had no idea really about this... I am sure glad I looked it up though.

Should A Christian Participate In Acupuncture?

With that information as a basis, can we find an answer about false religion in Scripture? The answer is yes. There are numerous commands to Israel by God that deal with the false gods of the pagans that surrounded them. We find many of these commandments in Leviticus and again in Deuteronomy. However the first commandment God gave to Israel is the foundation of all of these commandments. "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me" (Exodus 20:3).The question of whether acupuncture is biblical is answered by the first commandment from the Old Testament that is repeated in the New Testament (Matthew 22:37-40).

Any practice that is part of a false religion is not biblical. The fact that our society has been inundated by imported Eastern religions and "New Age" practices is another sign of the "last days" (2 Timothy 3:1-7). However, these things are not "new" at all. Rather, they are the old counterfeit religions masquerading as legitimate practices. No wonder the Apostle Paul warned us that Satan and his ministers masqueraded as angels of light. "For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve" (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).

Adding the word "Christian" to something does not legitimize it nor does it make it biblical. The term "Christian acupuncture" is what is known as an "oxymoron" or a self-contradiction. In other words, the two words cancel out each other. Acupuncture is not based in the foundations of Christianity. The definition of a Christian means a follower of Christ. Acupuncture is a practice of an ancient Chinese religion and philosophy that has no place in the life of a born again believer. Acupuncture may seem harmless and innocuous and perhaps even "beneficial" but it can be a doorway to the occult. William Divine, chairman of the California Acupuncture Association said, "You could bring one patient in and five different practitioners could look at him and they would come up with five different diagnoses and none of them would be wrong." In other words, none of these five practitioners know the truth. They are all operating from their own opinions based in superstition rather than a diagnosis based in true knowledge. A needle piercing the skin could conceivably cause a beneficial reaction to a nerve, but that is not the original theory behind the practice of acupuncture.

There are many who are practitioners of this philosophy that are deceived as to its true origin and what they are really involved with.As to the difference between acupuncture and acupressure, instead of needles, pressure is placed upon nerve centers. For instance there are pressure points said to be in the sole of the foot and the palm of the hand that correspond to other areas of the body. Acupressure would seem to mean the same as deep massage therapy where the muscles of the body are exposed to pressure to increase blood flow. However, if the process is practiced to bring the body into the harmony of yin and yang, then it is rooted in occultism. The question becomes is it being practiced as part and parcel of the same philosophic origins of Chinese acupuncture? The answer to that question should be the guiding issue.The important issue here is separation for the born-again believer from any and all practices that would bring them the danger of bondage to counterfeit religions.

Ignorance of evil is a danger and the more we inform ourselves as to the true origin of the Eastern philosophies and practices, the more we see that they are rooted in superstition, occultism and false religions that are in direct opposition to God's Word. The world's false religions teach that there are "many paths to God." This is the ultimate lie. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father, except through Me" (John 14:6). None of the counterfeit religions can bring us into harmony with God. The only way is through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Making Your Home Sing Monday

I have wanted to participate in the meme for quite some time, so I decided to jump in, I know it is a bit late Monday evening but it is such a great topic!

What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing?

I think for me, I struggle with being consistent, and so when I am not I get very discouraged. This week my goal is to make out a schedule and STICK to it. I think it will make the day flow much better and the children will also know what is expected of them. There are days we have appointments and things outside the home to do, so it can make it hard. The other thing this week I am working on is attitude. My mood often sets the tone for how the day will go.

We actually stuck to our schedule today and it made such a huge difference for the kids to just look at the board and know what is next and what is expected of them.

Fruit Of The Spirit

Galations 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Lord, help me today walk in the Spirit.
In Jesus Name,

Spring Cleaning & Today's Schedule

School 9-12pm
Lunch 12:00
Cleaning 1-2:30 (Chores)
Free Time 2:30-4:00
Afternoon Spring Clean 4-5
Dinner Prep: 5 pm (stew)

Wash all window seals


Today's Verses Psalm 103:2-5

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good [things; so that] thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Beautiful Sunday :)

What a beautiful Sunny Sunday afternoon. It was a blessing to make it to the 11am church service today. It was a crazy morning. I want to thank all of you who left sweet comments, and prayers and to all my dear friends who read my blog, my church family, and my grandma.
I am still dealing with a bit of this flare up but I am feeling much better. I am looking forward to the this week, getting back into the swing of things. We took last week off from homeschooling, it was a good break and I needed the rest. The kids went to visit grandma, and had time to relax all week. Blake and I had a quiet day yesterday together. We went swimming and then rented a movie. The kids did a good job helping around the house on Friday, I was proud of them!

This is the 3rd day on all the vitamins, I am anxious to see if it will make a difference. I see a bit of a difference, I am not so exhausted. Praise God! I have really been soaking up God's Word and seeking what God's will is in my life. I am learning to thank God in everything. There are so many people hurting these days. I think of a couple dear blogger friends who have children with cancer. I can not imagine what they go through daily, but I know God does. He knows each of our trials.

I have some time to play in my Paint Shop program creating some new scripture tags.
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