Hello and welcome to Moose Head Homestead! This blog is to share the adventures of a simple homestead in the Midwest. I share about real food, homesteading, prepping, outdoor activities, getting back to basics, encouragement, God's beauty, and of course Miss Daisey Mae! Thanks for stopping by! 🐔🐥🐾🦋🌿
A couple weeks ago we had to have our house appraised because we were
refinancing. (We have since completed the process and looking forward
to money saved!) We obviously wanted to have the house clean when the
appraiser got here. I needed help. Hunter decided he would help me and
one of the rooms that needed some work was the office. He did his thing
and when I went in to check it was wonderful looking. Very organized and
looked like someone actually used the room as an office lol.
It was probably a week or so later and my husband needed something out
of that room's closet. You can probably guess what happened. Things fell
on him! LOL The things that were in the room were put into the closet
like you see in cartoons and when you open the door...well. ;) We
REorganized it and now it's nice again like Hunter's intentions were in
the first place.
That scenario reminded me of our lives. We, like that room, can look
good and put together on the outside, but if we open our "closet doors",
we see that we are not really put together. There may be chaos and
disorganization, etc. Having a clean heart starts INSIDE. It starts with
cleaning up the hidden things that no one sees but God and you. When
you clean the inside first, the outside naturally starts to clean up. So
many people, including myself, tend to clean up the outside first. When
we do that, we can forget the inside because what we see on the outside
seems to be just fine and there is no need to go further with the
I have recently had a heart change. I had a very popular page on
facebook called Homemakers and Homesteaders. I had 2400 fans. I began to
feel like I was too focused on it. I started losing focus on Christ. I
spent the majority of my morning (hours) researching items to post on
that page for those folks to enjoy. It became too much. The very thing
that I am all about (God and my family) became compromised and 2400
strangers took it's place. After MUCH prayer and thought, I have deleted
that page. I had tried in the past to simply discipline myself to spend
less time with that page, but it never worked out. I was not putting
Christ first first thing in the morning...That has changed and I have
again begun to put my Lord first in my day and in my life. He is the
reason I want to be the best helpmeet and mother I can be. He is the One
who gives me strength for the day.
It feels so good to get back on track with the Lord. I am so thankful
for the Holy Spirit's prompting in this matter and for acting on it.
I will continue to blog here. I am also on Twitter now. (My son is on
there and I wanted to keep an eye on him) I found that with Twitter, I
can post there and it goes right over to my personal facebook page and I
only have to post in one place and I can get on with my day. With
Twitter, it is fast, convenient and you are not tempted to comment or
"like" everyone's statuses. :) You just read and move on. My kinda
thing. :) So if any of you are on Twitter and would like to follow me, I
am @titus2baker (you can click the widget at the end of this post) You can get to me on the right side of the blog also
through the widget.
I pray everyone has a blessed day. I know I will! :)
We have the choice to walk in victory and not in defeat no matter our situation, whether we experience symptoms of sickness or not. We live in a fallen world and we are not immune to trials and tribulations such as sickness, disease or pain. There are times when we can rebuke and stand against such things and they flee, but there will be times when they will not. Our victory comes when we trust in Him anyhow, keep our eyes on Him, and don’t give satan a foothold or inroad into our life. Paul, to me, was a great example of this. He was beaten, shipwrecked, stoned, was weak, harassed by a demon, and more. Yet, through all that, he had the victory. He kept his eyes on Christ, praised Him in prison, continued to spread the gospel, and kept fighting the enemy. God promises us we will be delivered. That means we have to be put in situations that require deliverance. We are not immune! We may see our deliverance here on Earth several times over in different situations. We may also see it by …
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