Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The De-SEX-itization of this Culture

DeSEXitization is my version of "desensitization".

Plainly the title should get you in the 'mood', or what have you, for my say here.

First read these for me, They are from 1958 five of 45 'goals' the communists put in place (my score is public domain here):
 
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers. 

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."


Now what do you think of these five?  Have they come to be?  I can say that not completely are 17 and 18 done, but pretty close, at least they've nearly got all colleges.   25 is effectively complete, sadly.  But I will say that 27 is close behind to completion and 26 is just being introduced...

I am proud of America but when I see today.  I am no longer proud of what we've become and what we are becoming.  I see the creature being glorified and the man, rather then the creator, Lord Jesus Christ.  It is harder for righteous, Christian Godly men to remain righteous.  The strange women lurk about every corner.  And their 'honeycomb' lips are poisoning souls (Prov. 5:3).   But not only strange women but strange men too... and it is very hard to wait, as a single woman (the one NOT hunting for a spouse) and see and hear the culture screaming at you to 'get a boyfriend' and 'have fun'.

As it says in Proverbs 5:8-10 and 20 "8 Remove thy way far from her (him), and come not nigh the door of her (his) house: 9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: 10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger; 20 ...Why wilt thou... be ravished with a strange woman (or man), and embrace the bosom of a stranger?"

I've seen countless friends, and even some relatives embracing the bosom of strangers.  They will not hear.  They have been successfully de-SEX-itized.  To no longer be sensitive to the sacredness of sex and the glorious fruit it can bring forth if ONLY done the Lord's way.  They will not at the last (verse 11 and 12) realize their whole life is gone, their beauty, their money, their strength and they will wonder why they didn't listen to the Lord.  They will see their labors went, their whole life, for a stranger, and the money was given to strangers. (Verse 9 and 10).

I pray for this world, that the Christian men marry and beget children and find joy in the wife of their youth, that they won't burn and eventually burn out, or fall at the hands of her who's feet go down to hell.

If you are struggling with any attractions that you know are NOT of God, or that YOU forced to happen, I urge you to read Proverbs 5, 7 and 31.  Line that girlfriend up with these chapters.  Is she a woman you can safely trust in (for years)?   Does she tell you her stolen waters are sweet, does she offer you sex?  FLEE her man!!!  I've met several virtuous women- they're out there! The sea is full of fish... both good and bad. 
In this culture it just seems the bad are outnumbering the good!

The sea is full of fish... both good and bad.  In this culture
it just seems the bad are outnumbering the good.
If you are a woman read Proverbs 5 and 7, but put man in the place of the strange woman.  A strange man is the same.  Does he line up?  Is he giving you temporary gifts in exchange for your body later?  How much is he sacrificing?  Don't get carried away by looks.  And read Proverbs 20: 6 and 7, is he a faithful man?  Who doesn't boast about himself and what he can do?  All of Proverbs is a guide of what a righteous man should be.

So men, women.  The Lord only gave us a guide of what a just person and a fool are.  Examine those you even call friends, your church friends, your classmates.  And lean on GOD's understanding NOT YOUR OWN (Proverbs 3:5)!   Our hearts are desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9)!  DO  NOT follow your heart... and feelings can lead you astray.


Take care and do your fear the Lord?  He won't allow you to continue in sin, or in wrong.  Even if you find pleasure in others sinning you are partaker (Romans 1:23)!   So if you're watching a movie with sex before marriage in it, or sex outside of marriage, you yourself are participating in fornication and adultery!

Bring every thought (even the thought of 'what's for dinner') into captivity (2 Cor. 10:5)!  

He will bless your obedience!  And faithfulness to him.
Do NOT let the Lord down.  He died on Calvary for you.  If you haven't accepted his truth ask him and he will answer if you are sincere.  He knows your heart.

Forever his child,
Faith

Colorado

Here's a tiny update. :)   So we finally got home from Colorado!  It was all fun and busy, but it is good to be back. 


We had a very blessed trip.  I am learning that we are just tiny tools in God's big picture!  Its amazing how God can use us.  And I am amazed how we can just help others with our talents.  And we were able to relax too!  God really let me see many different walks of life, and I was able to learn more about the blessings God has given others.

So here are a few photos for you all.  :)


This is our friend's store where we spent most of our time.

This was lunch after one of the many churches we sang at.

The view from our new friend's home, up on the mountain!

Hiking on the 4th!!! So fun! And it was cool weather... C:

The view after we hiked up!

When we camped by the Colorado river Dad, Mom and I
took a walk while the kids (and Mel) were all shopping!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Uncomfortable Dreams

As I grow older and observe life around me, and around the world I've been learning somethings.  Also as look forward to the new changes coming up soon, and to come in future, along with my dream of my one true love (whenever I do run across him),  I start to see one thing.  This life is actually nothing but pure vanity.   As Solomon's Ecclesiastes teaches us.

But its all 'vain' in that we live only (by nature) to find pleasure and serve ourselves and do what we want.  What 'feels' right.   Quite a bad plan when examined closer.   


The Lord first planned for us to all live with him in perfect harmony.  
Then we bummed up that plan by sinning (breaking the law) thus making death a factor of life, as death is the penalty for sin (the crime).
"But I can still use that." God may have said, as he did.
So then he had to correct that error of Adam's with Jesus' perfect life and then his death on the cross, which was the only death able to pay for the crime of sin, as he was a perfect person.  
So now we live in the twenty-first century... He's made a way for us to eventually dwell with him in perfect harmony, but not yet.  So we still have a body of flesh... longing to sin, fill ourselves with pleasure and be corrupt.     But thank the Lord, he's left us with the best 'road map'.  His Holy Word.

Wisdom should be bound about our necks and knowledge and understanding sought after:  "For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it."  Proverbs 8: 11.
Did you get that?  All things that may be desired...  Marriage.  Love.  A husband.  A family.  A baby... All of it.  Not to be compared to wisdom.  It made me marvel when I read that.  Sounds pretty much like ditch everything except wisdom.  And that includes, all our dreams and our desires...

Wow.  Yet its true.  The Lord and his Wisdom should be our only goal.  They are our only reliable navigating tools here in this world of vanity.  If you think their are others I'm concerned for your soul.  
That's like me bringing you to my home, where you've never been and you pick up a drawing of mine and believe its going to give you a better tour than I could... of my house.  God, Jesus Christ, created everything in this universe, beyond, in this time, and in anytime there ever was, he created time.  That's like my believing in an angel to guide me through life.  God created all the angels and spirits and let them all have a mind to choose, as he created you and I to have a mind to choose... Good or bad, right or wrong.  Holy or unholy.

And so there was the angel Lucifer who chose evil.  It is sad he did, for now he cannot enjoy the eternal pleasures we who choose Christ and holiness, will get to enjoy thanks only the the LORD himself!  And by the way the 'third' power of magic was made up by satan/lucifer so he could get you to think it was 'safe' but its HIS bad power, which will only lead you to an eternity in hell the lake of fire with him (There's no such thing as good magic) sorry.  God's power is way better its Majestic!!! :)  And ALWAYS wins.  But with a high cost....


Which brings me back to my point... of life here and its uncertainty and how we must cling to wisdom and the Lord.   Its uncomfortable half the time.  

Funny how our flesh craves comfort...  Well our life with the Lord begins with just beyond that... in the zone of discomfort!   We have to humble ourselves (WAY uncomfortable last time I checked) before Him (JUST WAAAYYYYYY uncomfortable... before the CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE!!!!!!!)  And repent (turn from, change and feel sad) for our sins.   Um that's just the beginning.  
  
As I'm learning.  I'm here been saved a while and the Lord is teaching me how to remain in discomfort.  He trains us little by little to become the person he needs to take home to heaven.  I've noticed how the 'good people' usually die, in the family.  They're nearly 'perfect' Christians and then they die!!!  Well that's a no brainier!  The Lord gets them 'as best as possible' pretty much and then takes 'em home to enjoy their eternity.
And its amazing how he lifts us to new lessons, gently.  One step at a time.  


And though we really believe our dreams are the best, and wonderful and amazing He usually never fills those dreams perfectly.  They're usually just the type, color and style we wanted yet they end up way bigger and better and far more amazing than we ever expected or thought we would/could possibly get!!!!


They're just usually a size bigger (as it says) and boy, do they begin and remain (sometimes) WAY uncomfortable!   



So are you willing to give up your dreams for wisdom and in the end have your socks blessed off with bigger better Uncomfortable Dreams???

I pray you come to know our Lord yourself, 

Faith Grubb

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Robber's Cave Exploration!

Well since I got my new phone I've been busy taking photos and having fun with it! :)

I've also learned of Instagram... So fun! :D

We were on TV Thursday night, for the first time and recorded the show on Tuesday!

That was a very nice privilege and God truly worked it all out at the last minute.  We got the call Monday to be on the show.

The weekend right before that we had two gigs.  One in Bonham, TX. and the next in OK.  Like 40 minutes from Fort Smith, AR.
So ya, it was a needed little trip. We're so used to long and 'tiresome' ones (to me its more fun when they're long) that this was a nice vacation, and it was close enough we could relax!  And we didn't have to worry.   Also we found the Kaiamichi mountains there, and they're soo pretty!  Just like NC and CO rolled into one!   And so Mother teased us with, "Did you meet anyone there?  Its close enough!" :D

The mountains were just bumps along the flat lands, according to some of our family.  But it was lovely.  None the less.

We also found a 'robbers cave' state park there and that was beautiful!

Enjoy the photos.


God's beauty is just beyond words.  "He hideth my soul in cleft of the rock where rivers of pleasure I'll see!"

Thank Him,
Faith E. Grubb

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Scoby

So I've got that jar of pear sauce.
Its been growing kombutcha mushrooms (or scoby) on its own!  Here's one I 'caught' in the process!   It is soo amazing to see it grow and the reason I know it is a scoby, is the consitency and texture.  Those 'hard' white 'mounds' are the 'complete' part of the scoby.  But the other molds around it aren't as ready as they were.  :)

So to me, my conclusion is that scoby is made of tiny molds that form on top of whatever fruit you left out ;)  

And the amazing thing is that these wonderful scoby make the healthy kombutcha that works wonders!  Its #1 a great detox and we've found corn (GMO) gets Mel sick, but when she's sick kombutcha is the only thing that can help her go on... otherwise she's on the couch.  But needless to say she now avoids GMO stuff.   


Note the 'mound' just left of the center, and the bigger collection of 'mounds' to the top right corner.



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Swamp Fox

Excerpt from "In God We Trust" Daily Devotional
by Dr. Richard G. Lee

Francis Marion (1732-1795), known as the "Swamp Fox", was the brigadier general serving in the South Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War.  His volunteer force "Marion's Brigade" could assemble at a moment's notice, hit the British and Loyalist garrisons, and then disappear into the swamps, their base of operations.    After the war, Marion served in the South Carolina Senate for several terms.  Listen to this soldier's profound insight:

"Who can doubt that God created us to be happy, and thereto made us to love one another?  It is plainly written as the Gospel.  The heart is sometimes so embittered that nothing but Divine love can sweeten it, so enraged that devotion can only becalm it, and so broken down that it takes all the forces of heavenly hope to raise it.  In short, the religion of Jesus Christ is the only sure and controlling power over sin."

Thank God for men like this who stood up for God, their home, their state, our country and our freedom.  We are still enjoying the fruits of their hands, but if we don't do anything we will loose it.

His Girl,
Faith

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Coconut Cream Cake



This is basically a 'Busy Day Cake' recipe from my Great Aunt's 1940s Better Homes and Garden's cookbook.  And I put a whipped cream and coconut flack topping!
The whole family loved it, which surprised me as I put no coconut or coconut cream in the cake itself.

Here's the recipe.

Busy-Day Cake
375 degrees  30 minutes

4 tablespoons butter
1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 unbeaten egg
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Stir butter just to soften.  Sift in dry ingredients.  Add egg, 1/2 milk; mix till all flour is dampened.  Then beat vigorously 2 minutes.  Add remaining milk, vanilla; beat vigorously 2 minutes longer.

Bake in paper-lined pan in moderate oven (375') about 30 minutes.

I personally don't use wax paper.  So I heavily grease my pan (I usually use a pie pan) and forget the paper!


LET CAKE COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!  (About 30 to 40 minutes)

For the topping:
1 can of whipped cream
1 cup organic coconut flakes

In a desired pattern apply whipped cream all over top, cover it completely.  I did horizontal lines then one 'band' around the edge.
Then generously, yet evenly, sprinkle on coconut flakes.  You're done!

Cut and enjoy! GREAT with coffee, or hot tea.  Even in summer... or ice tea or wine if you're that type.


(Warning I DID make this cake way back at Christmas and haven't been able to post till now... sorry).



Friday, April 18, 2014

Pear & Grape Kombutcha!

Pear sauce scouby.
So hey, if you've followed this blog then you've seen the AWESOME discovery that Pear juice can make its own Kombutcha mushroom or scouby.  Well I made pear sauce (just like Apple sauce, and with some cinnamon and other spices) back in Nov, and so just this week we thawed some of the sauce and put it in a jar.  And forgot it and left it out....

Well its a COOL thing we did for today I found a scouby on top!!!! :D  Oh and we ate that 'missing part' of the complete circular scouby... it was a bit sour, but it tasted just like (because it IS) a scouby!


The next thing, I pulled another jar off the top of the fridge, where we left the Pear sauce out... and it was some old grapes, we'd blended up, they were about a year old... but I saw a white 'film' on top... and rather thick too.... You guessed it, it was another scouby but a GRAPE one this time!!!!!! SOO awesome! And it was just sour, but tasty and 'sweeter' as it was grapes ;) So amazing. And I saw that this scouby had created itself out of tiny fungus' grown one at a time, it was tiny 'rounds' put together to make one huge one, not sure if you can see it in the photos I got.
Grape scouby!
The underside of the Grape scouby.

Its so amazing how God made things to create a healthy 'fungus' for us to use and get better from!!!!!  He is so tender and sweet to add this to his lovely grapes for us to not only eat, but also make us better!  How lovely!

His Holy Child,
Faith Grubb

Friday, April 11, 2014

Freedom in Him

   Lately I've turned back (as some previous posts have told you) on my life.  Half of it is a mess of bad mistakes, choices, ideas, dreams etc.  The other is treasured memories, dreams accomplished, hopes for others to happen, and eagerness to see what God's will is in my life, which I am happy to say I am living in! :D
   The bumps, pains and trials, as I said helped me more then I realized, and the special times have found a tiny place to dwell in a 'memory' slot of my heart and brain ;)

All this is to say that most of all in looking back I see the beautiful beginning of a lovely quilt or tapestry, woven and sewn by the Lord himself, or for us writers, the first 3 to 5 chapters of an amazing novel about ME!  And yes aren't we prejudice about our own life stories eh? ;)

Thinking... 
This beautiful thing was revealed mainly this morning to me, in a complete sense of what my life has been so far, and what God wants it to be.  And all by the reading of Hebrews 10.

Oddly enough (we shouldn't be so surprised) satan tried to make me quit reading Hebrews these past weeks by telling me over and over how boring it is.  I've started reading Hebrews, back in mid March, and I'm finally on 10... you get the idea. :)   Anyway.  So I was reminded how boring Hebrews was, over and over, and it was a bit.  Going on about how Jesus is now our priest alone, and no longer are sacrifices needed etc.  And I understand all this is in there for a very good reason and needed for a purpose in there.  It is a good book and I am glad we have it!    But I made myself read the rest of chapter 10 today (yesterday I read only verses 1-5).  And what a reward!

Here are the verses that popped out to me from the whole chapter.

Hebrews 10:1 and 2  "For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrificed which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.   For would not they have ceased to be offered?  because that the worshippers once purged should have had no conscience of sins." 
(Also this made me realize once saved we should have no conscience of sin!)

Hebrews 10:10 "By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body Jesus Christ once for all."

Hebrews 10:12 "But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;"

Hebrews 10:14 "For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified."

Hebrews 10:18 and 19 "For where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin, Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus."

Hebrews 10: 23-25 "Let us hold fast to the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another" and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."

Hebrews 10: 39 "But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul."  (saved soul!) :D


Anyway these helped me see my life in a new light and it is amazing!
God's word is that way! 

His Girl,
Faith Elizabeth

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Warning about Sex Trafficking

Sex Trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world.  It is nearly the first.    And not only young girls are involved here, but young men and women as well as young boys are locked into this degrading life.  From abduction these slaves only lasts 3 or 4 years in the night, after night, day after day abuse, beatings and use.   The horrors they experience only make them hate themselves, and blame themselves for the wrong that is done them. 
These things can happen here in our own backyard.  Its not only across the world in 3rd world countries!   
And today I have two 'home-front' stories for you.  Here right in the US.  And the first happened only
45 minutes from where I live.
I heard this second hand, but from a reliable score.  There was a mother and her daughter at a mall, and the mother, sent her 13, 14 year old daughter to the restroom, they agreed on a time for her to return, so the mother waited outside.  This was a down the hall restroom.  The time appointed came and went.  Her daughter didn't show up.  Then she went to check and saw two women holding her daughter under the arms, toward the exit.  The mother asked, "What's going on?"  The one woman answered, "Oh her friend just died, and she's drunk, she wants us to take her home."  They continued, the Mother said, "That's my daughter."  Luckily for both the girl and mother the two women dropped the girl and ran.  She was apparently drugged in the restroom.

This second one is from a friend of mine, who is willing to share with you her simple but potentially dangerous story.  Meet Erin, she's from the USA, but not TX. 

Hello Erin!  So to start off could you tell us your story. In the park next to us, I had a guy try to do a similar thing (as above). As I sat there watching my nephew playing on the playground a guy walked by. He had sunglasses on but I knew he was looking at me. He sauntered over to the pond and when I looked over to see where he had gone he signaled for me to come over. I just glared at him then turned away. After a few minutes I looked a again to see if I was just imagining things but sure enough he signaled again. By this time I was on alert. I nonchalantly got up and walked over to my 6' 4" navy brother in law, showed him the guy and told him what was going on. Needless to say, when the creep saw my brother in law he knew his game was over and left. We watched him walk all the way across the park, get in a car with another person and drive off. We reported it to the police but there is not much they can do after the fact. Learning to be a tough target is HUGE!!!! I have been taught these principles since I could understand and growing up NEVER was allowed to go anywhere without a trusted protector. Even now, I let people know where I am and when I should be home. Taking preventative steps is one of the best things a person (especially a girl) can do.


Wow.  What a story.  It is quite scarey to realize how even at the public park no one is safe anymore.  We also have run into weirdos that just sit in the park for a while, but with my brothers 'guarding' the park... they soon leave ;)  But tell me what was your first reaction when you realized he WAS signalling you? Were you angry or scared?  I was actually confused! At first I thought he had to be signaling someone behind me so I looked around and when I saw no one I looked at the guy again and sure enough he signaled to me again. When I realized he was trying to get ME to come to him I simply glared at him and began running through my escape options. I pretty much went into survival mode.

What would you have done if you were alone, with your nephew? If I was all alone with my nephew I would have told one of the moms there or asked for a phone to call my mom. I did not have a phone on me at the time which is a big no-no. I am actually sad I didn't just yell "There's a creep over there!!!!" at the top of my lungs. Thankfully my brother in law was there because it made my job SO much easier. The last thing I would have done would let my nephew be taken. If push came to shove I would have let myself be taken before my nephew.

Are there anythings you do now to watch better for this?  Yes!! I took a class called "Fight Like a Girl". Sounds girlie but it is the best class I have ever taken. I also make sure that I keep a phone on me and anywhere I go alone (which are very few places) I let my mom know and I always call or text her when I am on my way home. The best thing I do is make myself a tough target. If I feel threatened by ANYONE for ANY reason I get myself out of that situation ASAP!!! Also, I make sure I know my surroundings and that the people in my surroundings know I know they are there. 

Did you think of calling the police ever? Why or why not? Yes I did. But then I realized that I didn't have their number lol. That is another thing we should do. Have the police number(s) in our phones and remember our phones.

Thank you for sharing and answering our questions!  It is a great warning for us all!


And thank you for reading, this is serious business.  And we can't hide from or ignore this.  We must be on the alert and help all we can.  First we must pray, not only for the slaves, or the captives.  Sad as it is.  The way they are used. But also for the abusers or seller, those who abduct the children and traffic them to the hotels, and 'own' or 'keep' the slaves.  Also we must pray for the buyers (the end user), the men and women who purchase a child for their own pleasure.
This is the results of the sickness of pornography, as well as many other problems.
One thing you can do is very easy.  When at the grocery store, girls, grab those horrible magazines and turn them over, to show a 'safe' photo/add.  Sometimes those magazines have just as bad photos on the back, so I flip through and find a big photo of ice cream or something and then show it on the front! :D  This will not only help your brothers or Dad's but any men in the community.  And we've learned to do it discretely.  And yes, later the workers will flip them back right, but not usually.  And even better I get the southern living magazines and place those over the bad ones, its a GREAT way, cause you get to read a bit of the southern living magazine too ;)

Some other great resources, to help you get involved are at the following links:
http://thedefenderfoundation.org/
http://www.joy.org/

Thank you for reading and SHARE whatever you can about this problem!

God Bless you,
Faith Grubb


P.S. 
If you have any further questions for Erin, do ask in the comments and I'll be sure to ask her, and give you an answer!