What were they?

 

Over the weekend I came up with two extreaming good posts to write and Monday rolls around and I am drawing a blank.*sigh* I guess I better start writing them down when I feel inspired, which is always while I’m in the car looking out the window. *G*

Until next time..

Weird ongoing Dream

DREAM:

My family, minis my two oldest daughters are driving down this old country road. (It is a road that I have been on before  IRL,where I visited a old red brick school that was converted into this guys house. He had a ongoing yard sale in it.) Anyways, in my dream we passed this school, As we were driving we then passed a old metal building with no windows, one door(which was yellow) and in big red letters it said THRIFT & FURNITURE. As we drove by it, my 7year old said that she needed to go to the bathroom…Then my 4 & 8yr olds also commented that they also had to go potty. I asked my husband to turn around and we would stop at the metal building to see if they had a public bathroom for the kids to use. Upset, at having to turn around, he did. As we pulled into the abandoned parking lot I suddenly had a bad feeling about taking them inside. I asked DH to come inside with us, but he didn’t want to and said he would wait in the car. The kids unbuckled and we headed toward the yellow door. Again, I had a bad feeling about going in and was going to turn around, but the kids started saying how bad they had to go, so I opened the door and we went in. There was a black wrought iron bench at the entrance and my son told me as soon as we entered that he changed his mind, and he wanted to go back out to the car. I told him NO! That if he didn’t have to go, then he would have to wait on the bench while I took his two sisters to the bathroom. (In my dream I left him on the bench. Something I would have never done IRL.) I began to walk further into the store and noticed all the furniture lined up. I texted DH to come inside because they had a lot of nice furniture for good prices. He texted me back that he was fine in the car, and to hurry up!

 I was then approached by an older couple dressed in denim overalls and beat up plaid shirts, who told me that this was their store and for me to come with them to take a look at a recent shipment that they just got in. I told them that I would love too, but my girls had to use the bathroom and do they happen to have a public restroom. They both said to follow them to the back, and down the hallway is the bathroom. I turned around and motioned for my son to stay put on the bench, and headed to the back of the store following them. As we were walking, the old lady commented to me how beautiful my kids were, and before I could say anything, the man turned around and pushed me to the floor and grabbed both of my daughters!! The old lady took out a gun and pointed it at me and told me to stay put and shut up. She grabbed my purse and through it! I started crying, and she told me to shut up again. After the man disappeared with my daughters to a back room, she told me to get up and follow her to another room..As she grabbed onto my sleeve, I realized that I had my cell phone still hooked onto my skirt and started praying that she would not notice…She opened a door in the back of the store and shoved me in! I waited a few minutes and texted DH, but he never texted me back…

I then panicked, and texted a local friend…he texted me back asking me where I was, but I couldn’t tell him because I didn’t know.

Hours went by, or so it seemed, and I heard a whole bunch of kids screaming for their parents in the back ground!!

(The dream changed then, and I was looking down from the sky! I don’t know if I was dead or what, but I was looking in on the situation, and saw my son still sitting on the iron bench in front of the store…I saw my daughters in the room with a whole bunch of other kids crying..I saw my husband in the car in the parking lot on his cell phone, and I saw my friends red truck parked on the side of the metal building and he was inside the store shooting the old couple!)

THEN I WOKE UP! :o(

I told my friend about this dream that keeps haunting me and this was the response:

 I would say for them to stay away from rednecks!

-Cars represent ministry.

-Guns reps harmful words etc. Is her husband  close to someones ministry and is cutting it down with critism or his words even though there is fruit? OR is he protecting the fruit of someone elses ministry that shouldn’t be?

 I will keep you in prayer.

 

 

American Holidays cause division among Believers….

 Halloween is over, now back to Unity & Peace once more…It really saddend my heart  having seen so much division on Face-book over this Holiday amoung the brethren….A Holiday that represents its roots in Paganism, However many other Holidays do too. Why waste so much time and energy bashing others? Who was that edifing? Christ?

 And given that none of us is ‘really’ consistent with banning ALL Holidays, how  hypocritical to make so much hype towards one, and not all the others?  And while so many folks spent so much time quoting the book of Deuternomy….they overlook James 2:10 entirely!

For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws. James 2:10

There is non rightous, no not one…Romans 3:10

You are never going to keep all of Gods laws. And if you are picking and choosing which ones to stand firm on and which ones do are not conveient for you to keep..YOU are guilty of ALL!!  Praise the Lord for his Mercy & Grace! Because Jesus already knew that we would never make the mark…which is why we drop to our knees daily and call upon him to began with. AMEN!

It really is silly to try to  ‘Act the part’ with one group of friends, and not the other. It is silly to boycott the Holidays & trimmings at home, yet not in the workforce. Didn’t Jesus say, Have our yes be yes, and our no be no? Matthew 5:37

 

 I understand that we are ALL imperfect and fall short every single day. I fail daily, but get right back up again…Amen!   THIS is who we are on this side of heaven!  It’s not our place to dictate our personal convictions on others, or make them feel ‘less then’ for not sharing our ‘personal convictions’.   

I have had a couple friends ask me why I’m so passionate about this, when I myself, do not take my kids Trick or Treating/Trunk or Treating? Why am I fighting or so it seems, to them…..(I am fighting for Unity,Peace and Love amoung the body of Christ.) I am hopeful that once we realize how pointless our bitter words are amoung one another, and unglorifing they are to everyone around us…Only then,  can we  bring TRUE wholesome Glory to Christ! Amen!

  It is a matter of condemnation. NOT compromise, which is how many churches have indoctrined us to believe.  Messiah works through us through the Holy Spirit, therefore, it is not anyone’s place to STEAL Gods Glory away from him.  It is NOT my place to tell another, that they are partaking in ‘Satan’s Day’ by taking their kids Trick or Treating. In fact the whole concept of calling it ‘Satan’s Day’ is quite humorous, frankly. I mean, isn’t every day the Lords Day among the body? How many days do evil things happen (CLUE: Every single day!) and we are not  giving them all titles. It’s truly ridiculous. Something I never fully comprehended until recently.

 

There are Christians who partake in Christmas, but not Halloween..when is ‘reality’ Christmas really isn’t about Christ at all..At least not the 25th Christmas, that we all celebrate and go crazy over. Like Halloween, It is a useless battle…. So much  division that our ‘American Christmas’ brings us all. *sigh*

 

 We have the non-believers who have been thriving for the ‘Happy Holidays’ phrase, and we have the Believers fighting for the ‘Merry CHRIST-mas’ phrase…When in real, actual, reality…..Does Jesus really care which phrase is being used? NO WAY!! What probably saddens him most, is the LACK of unity and division that these ‘American Holidays’ brings to the brethren. Satan loves this!  In fact the more we battle against one another…Who is the one getting the Glory! ^^

 

 When is it going to stop? :o(  I know, it probably won’t!

 

 I for one do not plan on boycotting stores that use the ‘Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings’ phrase, anymore then I would boycott the stores that stand firm on saying ‘Merry Christmas’ to their customers. Anymore then I would Boycott a store due to the owner being a homosexual.

 

 

After Christmas we will have Valentines Day to look forward to, and then Easter…And all the self righteous hypocrisy that comes along with those Holidays…..Who is giving their kids hearts with cupid on the boxes and passing out cards…Then Easter with the bunny and coloring of eggs, verses the Religious aspect of it…

 

I could go on and mention how anal Christian alternatives are, and how confusing they are for your kids, but this post is more about letting your Yes be Yes, and your No be No…. If I am partaking in a trunk or treat church event with my kids, then i might as well take them trick or treating the ‘old fashion way’.  If I’m letting them dress up as ‘fictional characters’ then I might as well let them dress up anyway they choose, which would include a scary ‘make believe’ costume. Doing otherwise, is teaching them that there are more ‘forbidden fruits’ in this world then not. It also teaches them how to be a modern day Pharisee.  But that is not the point…Or is it?