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


Friday, January 30, 2015

Destination: Heaven (not Earthly Marriage)

You know my friend made a point on facebook recently that in the Homeschool world lots of kids are being taught to watch out for bad relationships and to pursue and look for a great Godly relationship working to marriage only.  This is good.  But her point was that too many are taught this 'lesson' more so than to share Jesus with a lost, hurt dying world.

And as a result too many Christian singles are 'milling around' waiting for Mr. or Mrs. Right.

This is a sad truth in the homeschool world and it reminded me of how often setting your affections on things above is mentioned or addressed in the bible.

Marriage is earthly.  Not eternal.  And it will end.

Here are several I can think of.  There are more I'm sure, and do share them if you'd like!
The Lord is clear I know in these:

"1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth."
Colossians 3:1-2 KJV

"34 There is difference [also] between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please [her] husband."
1 Corinthians 7:34 KJV

"4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4 KJV


"15 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:15-17 KJV


"11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;" Titus 2:11-13 KJV


And these go with it too:
"9 The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 KJV

"7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer." 1 Peter 4:7 KJV


The beauty of this is that our purpose here is to learn.  Among a world of 7,000,000 other people learning too.  And its a blessing if we know the Lord Jesus for then we are no longer learners alone, but also teachers.  And we can point the way.  And being the salt of the earth, we so (like salt) make one thirsty.  But we make this world thirsty for the Living Water, the Lord Jesus Christ, the only way to the Father.  And once his children as well as teachers and salt, we now are eternal creatures no long to die here and then die eternally in hell, but to live a new live in a free, peaceful, beautiful eternal heaven!

I am just blessed and honored to know that it is far more important to share the Lord's gift of love than to seek a spouse.  This is a hard trial sometimes, but the Lord is faithful and "13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it]."  1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV

I can find the way of escape and cling to my eternal Father who will never leave or forsake me, EVER.

I hope so much that you too know the Father and the Son, for no man knows the Father but by the Son Jesus Christ.    He is oh so ready to meet and get to know you, every person!

His love is that big.

Heaven destined,
Faith Elizabeth Grubb

Friday, January 16, 2015

Embracing a Cold

You know, its hard when a cold from no where knocks you down!  And a hard one, not just the normal 24-hour thing we usually get.

But the reality that life is so fragile comes to mind again, the truth that life is swiftly passing, that's its not forever.  That in the end it only matters who you serve with your soul. 

The Lord is are only hope and though some may know Allah or Budda its sad the hell they'll have to face due to refusing the only son of God, or adding to what dear Jesus has done for us!

I must go, its late and I've been very busy!   Thank the Lord!
His Girl,
Faith Elizabeth
P. S.
Psalm 139: 3 and 5

Friday, January 9, 2015

The "Experiment" & Fogs of Change

So the experiment is over!  The family are all home and I finally feel 'at home' even though I have been(home) alone for the past ten days....

Let me explain, so the family left me all behind on my own.  They headed for S TX to play music.  And I'm still in the band, just I had to stay behind for my friend who's expecting (she still hasn't had the little booger, but she will when its time)!  And of course I was house sitting our house and taking care of the animals. :)

With the temps down to the teen I'm glad I stayed home, to keep this place semi warm (from totally turning into Frozen's ice castle) and to keep it from freezing pipes etc.  But I did have a bit of trouble getting wet wood to burn in the fire stove.  But problems over!  The family is all here again and its been fun to fit in that groove again.
I did ring in the New Year alone (an interesting new for me) but it was really fun to stay up and watch all the library movies I rented, thus 'till 6:30a!   But at 12a I skyped with the family in S TX. but Daddy was asleep already and the boys wanted to watch movies down there, so I let them go as I had to rush to my own movies... Cruel aren't I? ;)

Anyway that's my update.  But on a more seriously note, here's some thoughts I have about change.


Fogs of Change


In new things, years, seasons, changes etc.  there's usually lots to fear, lots to worry over.  Lots of unknown.

It takes one by surprise sometimes to realize some of these 'new's, but for some changes its super exciting.

In it all, these ebbs and flows of life, it can be hard to know what to do, how to proceed, to say yes or no... or maybe.   But ever underlying this universe, ever watching over, the Lord is there.  Christ Jesus who put us here in this day, in this hour for a reason.  Whatever that may be.

Lots of times its like a fog when you're thrown a new curve (in life).  Its all so hard to see, nothing is clear just the big questions in your face, all meshed together as one huge fog cloud.  All your business is halted due to this new fog-cloud of change.  And if you shine any light on it, that only mirrors back on you and you see worst then before.

Its like for a time the Lord ONLY wants you to see what's there with you now.  Your current circumstance.  And yourself.  And who lives within yourself (Christ, if you're his child).

A beautiful picture then comes to light.  The busy-ness around you has ceased and you can stop to see the joy you have now.  The amazing circumstances you may have to leave behind.  The Lord's love to you, abundant, never ending, as high as heaven is above us it goes on...  And his glory, shines out of your very soul, what a wonder in and of itself!  You're a beacon if you only leave yourself 'open' for him to shine and work through.

Its only when our life, our wants, our needs, our desires, our, our, our SELF gets out of the way that HE can beam from within us and change the world, be that with your words or gifts to those around you.

So in the changes, or temporary holds, its an awesome time to reflect on the brightest light ever, that happens to live within us, and on the creator who put us just here, just in this year, this day, this hour.  And who can take us home at any moment, or let his angels hide us if we're in danger.

If you serve the Lord Jesus you, with me, serve a terrible and marvelous God, the only one true God.  One who can be trusted every minute of everyday with anything, always.  Terrible is he, that I was in GREAT danger and condemned to hell for eternity guilty of wrong.  Even my lies would have sent me to hell, but for his MARVELOUS grace in that he has sent his VERY son to die for my wrongs, all of them.  Thus he PAID my debt of death, with his own death that I can go freely into heaven taking his place, as the child of God!    And its not over, he didn't only die for my own sins, but your's as well if you'll believe he is the son of God.  And he rose from the dead and defeated DEATH FOREVER, Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

His girl,
Faith

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Beginnings

 So its 2015, here upon us!

Wow, what a year 2014 was.  I already told you of that last week, but hey 2015 has more trips and adventures planned!

Like any girl, I'm excited to one day marry, settle down, figure out my man's favorite goodies, build a new life together, etc.  But all that will come in God's awesome timing, so for now... "LET THE ADVENTURES BEGIN" (the solo ones)!   I am working hard on getting music going 'hot and heavy' ;)   Lodge and hotel lobbies await along with snug coffee shops and luxuriously acoustic rooms!  I have already started our weekly videos on Youtube for a start, go check those out!  And I'm gonna do my own songwriting channel as well.   I am very blessed to be able to sing and play with my family and its so fun! :D

I am planning a Homeschool Camp Out for my friends, country wide, so I invite you all.  Do email, or comment if you're interested! :)  My family and I plan to do more such Shindigs, gatherings, and 'How-Downs'! :P   Check out http://digashindig.com/

So grab your pen and paper time for resolutions!  Dream big, plan bigger, alright pen poised, ready.... set.... go!

These two songs have helped this week!   I felt I needed share them.





God Bless!
-Faith

Friday, December 26, 2014

Blessed

With the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Fourteen, coming to a close I am overwhelmed with the multitude of blessings I've been showered with....  Thanks only to the Lord!

Blessings, overflowing, unending, abounding,
May-hap in little "Bless yous" murmured by strangers,
Or in nods of approval, they are about me, surmounting!

Like the endearment of a newborn babe I am privileged to hold,
I am so prized by a King, who yet came as this,
A tiny child, a blessing who's life needs be told and retold.

How he paid with his blood for all the sins of man kind,
To redeem all, the liar and slayer alike from the hell,
If they only believe on Jesus Christ the son of God who made, to see the blind.

The Lord Jesus is our only hope for eternal bliss.
Hell would be a torturous end for eternity
And this earth can guarantee no such happy ending bliss.
Just believe.


I've been so blessed to enjoy so many tiny little things, and some huge awesome fun trips!  :D  I have a precious life, thanks only to the LORD!  I don't live in bliss here, there is no 'bliss' here, and I don't live without problems, trials or trouble, but I have Jesus to hold onto.  Who will pick me up when I'm too tired to walk and will hold my hand guiding me everyday!

His blessed,
Faith



Here is a recipe (with my variation which are starred*) for
Gluten-Sugar Free Coconut Bars

Filling:
1/2 cup shredded coconut (*I used coconut flakes)
1/2 cup coconut milk (thick)
*1/4 cup coconut flour
*1/2 water
about 5 to 6 packets of Truvia (sweeten to taste, more if you need)

Coating:
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cocoa powder
(I needed more so I doubled this)

Mix filling ingredients until thoroughly mixed and sweet enough for your taste.  Shape into a block, 4x5x1/4 to 1/2 inch thick use plastic wrap to help shape it, then wrap it tightly or place in bag; freeze about 2 hours, until completely solid.  Melt up your oil and cocoa in a pan.  Make sure pan is deep enough to dip in and make sure you have enough.  Set aside (but keep liquid).  Cut block into 3 to 5 'bars' depending on your preferred size.   Now come the messy part!  Dip frozen bars completely in and you're done (I found tongs are so much easier than anything else)!

Keep in fridge/freezer.

I want to put almonds in my next 'block' and make my homemade 'almond joy'! :D

* =additions I made!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Secure Surety

Hello again!

I am trying to get 'organized' now... so far so good. ;)  These blog posts are now every Friday at 12pm.

So in last week's we discussed setting fires for hell.  You know I, thank God, haven't now!  I am blessed beyond measure and am constantly awed by new gifts, joys, and blessings the Lord sees fit to send our way!

Its a choice of keeping one's tongue closed and remembering that the God of the Universe, of the millions of Galaxies (etc!) lives inside of me!  How wonderful he is!

I often forget this little fact.  And the fact that he is already winner over Satan.  This is where we crumble, to the unsettled.  I sure can't stand that uncertainty, and I no longer have to!  The certainty and fact in knowing Jesus is to me the most important.

We are created to need and desire order, and truth.  Without it what dim bliss, if it could be called such.   I've heard ignorance is bliss... what the foulest lie!  It is forever fearfulness and uncertainty of everything.  But in Jesus Ahh!  Just as the scripture says "There is no fear in love ('God is love' see verse 8): but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. ..." 1st John 4:18

Amazing!  So for this Christmas, I hope you have the surest surety in Christ Jesus.  The son of God, and Creator of the universe etc. and you.

This is why God's spirit made a mortal virgin pregnant, that the child would be both fully God and fully man.  Thereby able to die (as a mortal) for the sins of the world, and to be raised from the dead (as God) to defeat death and Satan, return and reign in heaven at the right hand of God!

God Bless you!
Merry Christmas,
Faith