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Why We Don’t Keep Secrets In Our House {Child Abuse Prevention}

This is an important reminder. We have very open communication with our children about proper conduct and our bodies. Please take time to read the post and talk with the children in your life.

 

Why We Don’t Keep Secrets In Our House {Child Abuse Prevention}.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2015 in Ministry, Motherhood

 

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Father’s Day

I have been absent…again!  I will not make excuses this time even though I could.  I have had ups and downs and everything in between over the last few months.  However, I want to focus on the ups.  So my return blog will be on Father’s Day.

Did you know that Christian Scriptures actually say you are not to call anyone on this earth Father?

Ouch.  Yes, you read that sentence right.

Look at this:

Matthew 23:9 (KJV)
9  And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

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sweet roses

Yet, Christians all over the world celebrate Father’s Day by honoring their earthly father.  So how do we reconcile this earthly holiday with scripture?  This is what my family did for Father’s Day this year; we spent the whole day in prayer, thanking our Heavenly Father for all HIS blessings in our lives.  This is just one small step in honoring God over man.

What are we thankful for?  Here is our top three items of thanksgiving right now.

1. We have been saved, both from a spiritual death and an earthly death.

2. We have our health.

3. We have a future.

So what are you thankful for?  I’d love to hear your comments!

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2014 in Ministry, Motherhood

 

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Returning to the US

ImageIt had been two years since the last time we had visited the United States.  Our journey back into the states was the end of a two month journey throughout Mexico.  I have to admit I was a bit nervous entering back into civilization.  We had just gone through so much on a personal level that I was not sure what I was even feeling on a day-to-day basis.  I was not ready for the stress of the border crossing.

I was nervous because we had been given so much (mis)information as to whether we could drive our Mexican Nationalized Vehicles into the states.  Most people told us that we would not be able to enter and that our stuff would be confiscated.  Our insurance company said it was no problem and issued a policy.  Here I have to thank Mexico Mike of www.mexicomike.com.  He has been a huge source of help to us during this time.  He recommended a very knowledgeable associate at Sanborne’s Insurance who assured us that we could bring in our Mexican Nationalized Vehicles because we have our Mexican equivalent of green cards.  The best part, we do not have to have Mexican driver’s licenses.  This was a huge blessing as we had not taken that plunge yet.

So here we were at the border when three customs agents came and asked us to pull out of line and go through a different gate.  There was no one else being pulled out of line.  We knew it was because we had our RV with us, but it was still a little nerve racking.  However, I am very happy to report that it was the easiest border crossing we have ever gone through!   The agents were efficient, fast, and friendly.  They were even concerned for our dog as they brought the canine patrol over to check our rig. We were back on our way faster than we have ever gone through customs!

Thank you to all the agents who worked at the Mariposa Crossing in Arizona! 

 

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2014 in Ministry, Uncategorized

 

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Miles to go. . .

Leaving the RanchStopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

How often have I felt this way?

I promised my readers that I would blog several times a week and yet much time has passed and no word from me. Not that I have lacked the desire or things to share.

I have literally had a very slow journey to make that has taken all my time and concentration.

So here I am finally at three, four, five o’clock in the morning sharing my heart.

For those of you who do not know, my family has been living in Mexico working on a mission and ministry for about four years now. We have not been back to the US for a visit for two years.

Things can be challenging in Mexico. Everyone hears of the violence and problems there. Our experiences are no different. We have received death threats and attempts on our lives.

The difference is that God has always kept us safe. The most recent attacks started this last September and escalated through November.

We moved our family out of our ranch and visited with our attorney and friends in Guadalajara for some time in December.

Then the unthinkable happened. Our three year old son was molested by a man in the community where we were staying. Our whole family was devastated. We removed our family yet again and are in the process of trying to have this man convicted.

The problem is the justice system in Mexico does not seem to work for the people. We prayed extensively and God said to go back to the US to regroup and minister to our son.

So we made the long journey back. It took weeks to drive the Mexican roads in an RV and truck. We did make a few stops along the ways and met with much support.

We look forward to meeting with our supporters in the US and building stronger relationships. We hope to build new relationships too.

In our hearts we know God will be sending us back to the battlefield in Mexico. We are at peace with that most days. The work is great and very rewarding. Right now we are looking for the rest.

Now it is time for me to sleep before the youngest wakes up for his next nursing.

May each of you dear readers receive your peace and take your rest this day.

With much love for you,
Elizabeth.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2014 in Ministry

 

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