" My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast!
I will sing and make a melody!"


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween...or Helloween?

Think about it.
What comes to mind when you hear the word, 'halloween'?
Candy...skeletons...black cats...witches...gory masks...darkness?
I can guarantee it's not, truth...honor...justice...purity...loveliness...or anything commendable.
Philippians 4:8 says, " Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable- if there is any praise- dwell on these things."
Aren't we supposed to do EVERYTHING to the glory and praise of God?
What is the spirit that comes with halloween?

" Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you:
God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him. If we say, " We have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth. But if we walk in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.." 1 John 1:5-7

Now, when do people usually go trick or treating?
Uh, huh. Night time. When it's DARK.
I'm not saying that John is talking about literal darkness, but, you can apply it because the darkness has a bad confrontation.
Death is the center of hellowe-I mean, halloween. :)

Do you know the history of halloween?
It's PAGAN!!!

" The celts celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the druids, or celtic priest, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies where an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.

To commemorate the event,druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the celtic deites.

During the celebration, the celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each others fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening,from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter." from, history.com

Besides, candy is bad for you anyway :)

Blessings,
Kathrann

" Little children, let no one deceive you! The one who does what is right is righteous, just as He is righteous. The one who commits sin is of the Devil, for the Devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose: to destroy the Devil's works. Everyone who has been born of God does not sin, because His seed remains in him; he is not able to sin, because he has been born of God. This is how God's children-and the Devil's children-are made evident..."
1 John 3:7-10

Friday, October 23, 2009

We're Home!

" There's no place like home...there's no place like home...there's no place like home."
I know how Dorothy felt! It was so nice to come home last night. I never thought I would get homesick on a four and a half day vacation! We enjoyed a day of shopping at an outdoor outlet mall, (I wore some flat shoes that had ZERO support, and ended up with awful leg cramps. Thank goodness there was a Rack Room Shoes nearby. Sketchers are SOOO much better!)
Then, on Tuesday, we went to the Creation Museum! They've added alot of great new stuff. If you ever get a chance to go, please take the time and visit!
We stayed at an awesome hotel. It was called Wildwood Inn. I'll post pictures of our rooms later. They have theme rooms. We stayed in two, on a three day trip.

Monday Night: Pirate Room (My favorite)
Tuesday Night: Tree House Room
Wednesday Night: The Pirate Room again.

What's funny is that these two rooms where right next door!

Well, I better get ready for bed!
Please continue to pray for little Eva Miller.

Blessings,
Kathrann

"I am crucified with Christ, neverthless I live, yet not I, but Christ, lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Please Pray for Eva Miller...

Please visit her family's blog, www.cmmillerblog.blogspot.com

-Kathrann

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Going On Vacation......

Tomorrow, we're leaving for Kentucky!
We are going to the Creation Museum. We went up there for the grand opening, and every year after that. I can't wait! If you've never heard of the Creation Museum, or Answers In Genesis,
please go here to: www.answersingenesis.org or go to: www.creationmuseum.org.

I won't be posting for four or five days. I WILL post pictures of the vacation though, Lord willing.

-Kathrann

Thursday, October 15, 2009

" Remember the prisoners...

as though you were in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you are also in the body." Hebrews 13:3








Christ calls us to pray, and help in any way we can those who are being tortured, imprisoned, and hurt because they have the love of the Lord. www.prisoneralert.com is a branch off of
www.persecution.com. They have a ministry you may know about called, Voice of the Martyrs.
I urge you to pray for three prisoners above, along with the countless others like them who are struggling to live for God's glory in countries where the gospel is forbidden. To learn more about these Christian's stories and others, go to, www.prisoneralert.com
Blessings,
Kathrann

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Way of the Master

We've recently started The Way of the Master Basic Training Course in our Sunday School class.
If you've ever heard of The Way of the Master, you'll know what a GREAT ministry they have.
I'm greatly enjoying their lessons every Sunday.
Here is their website:http://www.thewayofthemaster.com
PLEASE, if you can, visit this website!

Have a great Sunday afternoon!

-Kathrann

Friday, October 2, 2009

Math Troubles...again.....

" A wise man will listen and increase his learning, and a discerning man will obtain guidance...The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction...The LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from a snare...The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction."

Proverbs 1:5, 1:7, 3:26, & 10:14

I thought I would post these verses for those of you who might be having school, and learning troubles. I've never been very good at math, and Algebra 1 is really trying sometimes.

Have a blessed day!

-Kathrann