Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Encouragement from Flourish!

Okay, another quick post here! So I've been following this blog by Malika called Flourish. It is one very encouraging blog and I love it! This blog post really reminded me of how we are able to seek dear Jesus for and with everything!  We as humans (well me anyway) so often forget we can! http://flourish.tv/2015/03/30/unmerited-favor-2/


This other blog post really spoke to me today, in view of the fellow believers (runners) besides us, we are to lift those up who are behind us a bit, and we are to do the same with the ones ahead, as well as learn from them if we can.  But still maintain our full complete focus on Christ!
http://flourish.tv/2015/03/31/steadfast-gaze/

Be sure and follow her blog over there, she's so good!
His girl,
Faith

Friday, March 27, 2015

Things I've Heard

So, lots of us see and here these countless accounts, jokes etc of married couples where the woman can demand something and she's granted it else she will throw a fit to get her way.   Or the countless divorces happen around us, due to many things but often due to an unsubmissive woman and my sisters and I have countless times said 'oh just once we're married we'll show how God meant it to be!'. And now Christy is married and she ensamples the Godly wife.  I hope to some day.


Which brings me to something else I've been hearing.
I keep hearing disquiet from the men's side. That there are no women desiring to be helpmeets.  I've heard the men say they run into career minded girls who aren't ready to mother or homeschool (or may not even consider either).

I know I'm not alone, I along with many are yearning for nothing more!  We're created to be ribs of men anyway, and have been trained since very young to respect our Daddies and honor them.

I know too that I have never been married but countless arguments escalate from nothing, or a small case where the lady could've simply smiled and gave up having her way (be that as tiny as wanting him to answer without any added input).

It may seem serious to you now, but I've seen the pointlessness of this!  It may seem foolish to you, but in it (I've been there actually) its VERY important!!!

Thankfully with my family I've been able to work on this.  I've been able to overcome my urgency and rush.  Which are from Satan usually.

Mom heard it from either Elizabeth Elliott or Debi Pearl that when as a wife (as I said it works now) you feel the urgency and dire need to say something, DON'T!

Anyway my rants about over! :).

I'm just saying we're out here and we grieve seeing others daily makes mistakes and foolish manipulations.  For instance the old cliché of 'on the couch if you're bad' that is something a wife should never have the 'right' to do.  The man is King in his home, and should never be sent out like a dog.

It okay to ask for a night, but not sent away on her call alone.  It should be mutually agreed upon as Christ designed a couple should be one, as we are one with the Father and him.

I'm done now!
His child,
Faith Grubb

This verse says a lot! :). Even for us singles!

Hebrews 13:17
"Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you."

Friday, March 20, 2015

Broccoli Cheese Soup!

Okay, so never made this.  Have goofed at being a cook for over 12 years. But never tackled this, felt inferior to try.... Over the years I have made gravies over and over and tried multiple times to make cheese sauces... They always flopped.

Then today it dawned on me...  Why not add the cheese last?

So
Faith's Broc Cheese Soup

1 cluster broccoli (with trees and entire stalk)
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups water
2 TBspns cornstarch (would've used arrowroot or tapioca flour if we had it)
1/2 cup water
1/2 c grated sharp cheddar cheese (with sharp you use less!)

Brown onions in some oil/butter.  Add broccoli.  Cover with 2 cups water.  In a bowl mix cornstarch and 1/2c water till its all mixed to liquid.   Pour in water. Stir.  Let sir on med. high.  As it thickens stir, add grated cheese.  Stir till melted.  Salt, pepper serve warm!
Super simple!!!!

 





Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Missing the 'Old days'

Christina used to really be into the Andrew Sisters and I joined her love for them!
Colorado

That was back in 2009, 2010 and I'll never forget on our way home from a Colorado bluegrass festival once, we stopped to play a nursing home and we girls had just learned a Andrew Sisters song and after we sang our bluegrass gospel set, as we were leaving we girls and Mom knelt down by an older man, who was a WWII vet I believe, and we sang Bei Mir Bist Du Schon.  I'll never forget his joy as we left.

Christina and Stephen when they were dating/courting!
Missing my sissy too, but so glad she's part of such a beautiful family now, all for God's glory!

Here's Bei Mir Bust Du Schon:
https://youtu.be/swPn8E644sA

And here's one of their cute songs!
https://youtu.be/_HseddG0qd4

Also check out Christina's blog:
Www.Christinaknotts.blogspot.com 

Enjoy your week and I'll still be doing a post Friday!

His Holy Child,
Faith

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pains...

Okay there are two typical situations in which we humans get in.  Involving pain.

1st.  When you unwillingly inflict the pain, and feel so bad you had to.

2nd.  When we take the pain, and usually take it without the real reasons why (there was pain) known.


I already did you about our reactions concerning this.

But I wanted to touch on that when we inflict pain we do hurt so bad too.  And have a pain of our own.  Almost unexplainable.    I couldn't explain why I have had to cause pain either.  This is one hard thing for me.  I being one who wishes to (and strives to when at all possible) explain and understand reasons WHY! 

Also I wanted to point out that when we take blows of pain, we're not alone as God's children!  If we know Jesus one on one and are his children for eternity!   We will never have to face any form of pain, suffering, or hurt alone ever again.    I watch a couple little guys and for example, if someone were to attack the baby Frizt (3 months), and I stepped in the way I'd take the brunt of the hurt, if not all.  I am his shield.  He may take a tiny bit of the pain, but how much really?  This is how the Lord is with us now!  If we stay under the shield of faith and trusting in him, we will take hardly if any pain.  I learned this first hand recently and it was difficult to hold onto Jesus completely in such a situation.

I had to give up all my dreams, my hopes, my desires and choose his over mine.  But it was worth it and I am so blessed to know it is!

God Bless you all and may you come to know Our Lord Jesus Christ, if you don't!
His Holy Child,
Faith Elizabeth Grubb

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Busy Weekend!

Okay I've been real busy we had several out of state folks come over for a 4 day weekend- I apologize this is late and I worked yesterday, Bible study today and work again tomorrow but life is great!!!

We really got to sharpen each other's iron over this last weekend, it was so good to meet more of the body of Christ!
We mostly all camped inside, but outside we playedvolleyball, two touch football and capture the flag, and back inside we did dancing both nights.
So here some photos and maybe a video, oh we did play music as well!   Y'all join us next time!







The fiddlers fiddling:
https://youtu.be/a1AliWH3Nto

Friday, February 27, 2015

What it is to Trust

Trusting. It sounds easy enough, its only one word, its simple to do right?

But oh no. Its really far more than we realize. And we usually end up over using or misusing the word.

To me these are a few definitions of it:
Letting go.
Giving up.
Believing Jesus' promises (of taking care of it).
Obeying his word (trust and obey).
Submitting to the Lord!
Not being anxious.


We think it'll be fine if we take care of just today, or tomorrow. And plan everything out ourselves and leave God and Jesus completely out of the picture!

But the path that leads down is very lonely and dangerous as well. Very dangerous!

We have to TRUST Jesus Christ in every aspect of life!  We have a responsibility and obligation to.  Yet we have a completely free choice to decide to obey or not.

I just know that the road that God has for us is just way better than I could ever start to imagine or dream of!!!

Its late y'all and I am sorry this was late.

And food for thought is this awesome Pastors video on what turns him off.  So girls let's also think what we need to be for a truly biblical Christian guy. And let's think about what should be a turn off for us as well!

Love the Lord and keep the Lord in your mind and give up making your own life story let him direct your path, but don't be lazy and do nothing!!!
Just plan (but don't etch anything in stone!), with lots of prayers and counsel, but be OPEN for the Lord's change of plans and if he wants to work, LET HIM!!!! ;)

His Girl,
Faith Elizabeth

Here's his video:

http://youtu.be/x5ePPBWJy8E

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sewing and Work!

So I've been busy, I have had two new nanny jobs. One and then I had to switch to the other family. :). And its not really a job or work, I get to raise kids for two days of the week!
So then I heard a sewing job came up so I had to get that too.  I love sewing and it really has made me want to start on my sewing projects!  I actually am finishing a project, a quilt I bought for a dollar, at a thrift cause of it needed some TLC! :D

So the sewing job was reupholstering some rocker cushions.  Here they are!
Before.

After!

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And here's the hand of one of the cuties I watch! Little Fritz is a doll!

Keep your eyes on the one and only true God, Jesus Christ!

-FaithEllie

Friday, February 13, 2015

YouTube and Music

My family have a bluegrass band if you didn't know!  And I also write music sometimes.  So our band has a YouTube channel and I have a YouTube channel too!  We love worshipping the Lord with the talents he's given us and I am so blessed to have such a supportive family and I m very proud to also be a fourth generation musician!  My Dad's grandpa was a guitar player with his daughter (Dad's mom) and that's actually how Dad's parents met... See my Popo (Dad's Dad) was jamming at a grocery store back room once and some older man came in and said his daughter could sing and play better than any of them.  They said 'bring her on down then' and he did!   Six months later, they got married! ;)
Sorry if I've told you that story before.  I am just so thankful to the Lord to be in such a neat line of musicians!

So for a weekly video go subscribe to our channels!
Here's a video from each channel, thank you for your support!

http://youtu.be/QBhj1aY0P8A

http://youtu.be/OTI0_gXrRZ4


God bless and hope you enjoy!
-Faith

Friday, February 6, 2015

Guilty as charged but Saved!

The Lord's love is so simple I'm still amazed!

To go to heaven I have to be good enough. So I'm good, I've helped people. But let's see how I'm doing.  Have I ever lied? Yes I have.  Have I ever stollen anything? Yes, I have... What do you call that? A theif.
So judged by only two of the ten commandments I'd be guilty. Right?
 Heaven or hell?   As God can't have sin with him..  I guess it'd be hell.  So I've messed up.
In the courtroom God's there telling me I must go to hell if I die.   Then Jesus walks in and says I'll pay the fine.

That's salvation. That's it.  Jesus says hell take our place too. He did. He died our must die sentence and rose from the dead, to prove that it's all paid!  

For FREE we just must believe Jesus Christ.  For he's the only way to the father, and no man comes but by him!

Turn from your sin of lieing, trade places with Jesus Christ and live his will for your life!!!!

Life has been keeping me hopping this new year so far and it's already February, I can't believe it!
I've got work now, nannying regularly. It's such a blessing!  And 23 now I feel old, but am blessed to be so surrounded by such loving friends and most of all my family!

I've been learning to completely lean on my Lord for and in everything!  His strength is more than sufficient and his living through me keeps me well and healthy and strong to do and be all he needs me to be, everyday!

Without this super natural peace and guidance of him I'm sure I couldn't survive!

Thank you Lord for everything!
-Faith