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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Experience and Expression by Joshua Adam Haltom

There was a time that I defined my husband as a person who communicate himself using extensive metaphoric expression.  Yes he was perfectly aware about it in fact in the lyrics of the song he wrote for me which entitled "Lady Bug" he said there, "words and feeling do not so much define my meaning."  

This is funny but true that  even the people he was talking with, sometimes had a drop-jaw experience whenever they talked with him because of the words he was using to communicate himself and even his ideas.  Amazed and stunned, they turned and looked at me saying, Josh is smart.  Different people, same comment.   

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Reactive Addiction

Just today, I had seen the deepest condition of my heart.   The part that was hidden for a long time and unknowingly sugar coated.  It was unveiled after a long stretched of denials.   I admitted it to myself, I had a "reactive addiction."   I admitted to God that I had nurtured and fed this addiction for a long time.  At first, I was in denial.  I thought, I was right most all of the time.  I thought it was a righteous anger.  Is this real?  I prayed for this first and evaluated myself before sharing it to  Joshua (my husband), to our Pastor and the whole body of Christ (during the early morning service with my husband permission).  I decided to make a decision of breaking the crazy cycle of my reactive addiction (reacting on a certain situation or circumstances based on the first impulse of my emotions omitting the principle of responding in faith in God's words).

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sliding Locks & Safety Catches

I couldn't let this day pass without proclaiming how thankful my heart is for every thing that the Lord, our Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew)  graciously done to us. 
  
Quoting what Owald Chambers said, "God will never let you hold a spiritual thing for yourself; it has to be given back to Him that He may make it a blessing to others."

Just the other day while Joshua was outside running some errands, while me stayed at home doing the daily routine while of course taking care of Abigail (our daughter), when the call of nature suddenly struck me (I will try my best not to be so graphical). As a mom of 8 months old very active baby, and so eager to explore the world by crawling, bouncing, standing and placing every thing her hands can grab into her mouth I somewhat master the art of being resourceful without forgetting the safety precautions. 

I placed Abigail's just beside the bathroom opening so it would be easier for me to see her while I used the bathroom.  But the only thing was every time we were in this situation, her first impulse was to pulled-up her self from the seating position and reach out towards the door cabinet under the sink..

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Kids' Workshop at Lowe's - Free Holiday Toy Train."

Part of Joshua's and my desire is to home school our daughter, Abigail.  Being a hands-on parents to her is not limited only in raising but of course educating her  beyond the boundary of home.    We are both thankful to God that he allowed both of us to received a first hand experienced about home schooling. 

My husband completed his high-school  diploma from home about nine months after he stopped attending public school which he stopped at the end of his 10th grade year.   While my knowledge about the said program was when I attended The Master's Academy Free Home School Orientation a year ago before we got married.  The good thing about home schooling is you can go in your phase plus the classroom is the world at large.  It simply mean that you can customize and enrich your child’s learning experience by guiding them to go through the given phases not limiting their learning to the books but expand it using the world at large.   

Our main objective is to educate her by training her that true success comes first in  loving God with all her heart, soul, mind and strength. 

Abi bed time story with Daddy

 
Our Family

Monday, November 24, 2014

Grace Bridge Boxes

As I mentioned in the article, "No More Abi Falling off the Bed", we just recently moved to our new place.  And, since the day we moved, the divine intervention we are privileged to experienced since then became greater.   Our daily needs are being sustained from our basic needs like food and gasoline and even the dining table and chairs in which we used when we ate with our home-cooked food down to the electronic appliances that God provided to us through people that love us and even through strangers (to be unveiled in my next post). 

After we got married, we received a lot of gifts on our wedding shower, and it all basically consists of kitchen-must-have appliances like knives with chopping boards, dining wares, cookware, bake-wares, bath-ware, and even bedding.  With all of these provided to us earlier, we can say we are blessed not to think about allocating our budget buying these "must have" stuff when moving to a new place.   

Sunday, November 16, 2014

No More Abi Falling off the Bed

A few hours ago my husband, Joshua called 911.  He reported the incident about our daughter Abigail fell-off from the bed approximately 2 feet above the floor of our master bedroom.  This might sound serious, but the Lord is always good, Abi is sleeping and in a good shape now.  

Before the incident happened,we had a very blessed and a productive Sunday. We were privileged to experienced a great morning service at the church, singing praises songs, worshiping the Lord and praying with the whole body of Christ.   The Lord, our God blessed each of us with a joyful spirit that beyond written words can explain.   

Right after the service our Pastor's were able to visit us in our new place (we just recently moved from Grammy's place).  In their kindness, they provided us a portable heater to keep us more warm and comfortable during cold and chilly weather.    Well, we have a heater installed in our new humble abode though for some reason it is not efficiently keeping our house warm.   We are truly thankful that God has placed us under the shepherding care of our spiritual Father and Mother.  They didn't fail in modeling to us the unconditional love of God.  Through and through their support is with us. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Soul Sisters #TeamChocolateMousse

I believe about the saying in the book of Proverbs that there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.   Well for me I must say that there is a friend that stick closer than a sibling.  Its like your soul is knit to the souls of your friends.  I will not be biased, but most of my amis (french words for friends) are all beautiful in their own ways.  When I speak about beauty, I am not only referring to physical beauty but beauty that is deep within.   Something that doesn't need make-up to enhance nor perfume to notice it.  They are all positively influential and even drive not just women but even people of different ages, genders and status in life to be transformed to what God is designed them to become. 

Wena, Ella and me.  We never forget to captured a moment showcasing our signature poses