When Things Go Wrong

If things always go right in your life, that is so wonderful. Except, we are promised trouble due to the existence of sin and selfishness in this world. We live, for now until Jesus comes for us, in a world of opposing forces- one that wants us to morally grow in love and grace and one that wants us destroyed and dead. Good and evil are there. And our own selves has to constantly fight selfishness and badness in our own choices. So going wrong is the natural conclusion to all that sometimes. So what do uou do when uou fall off that goodness horse? You just jump back on that horse and ride on. How? Humble prayer and Bible reading and repentence (rejecting the bad and accepting obedience and good). Jesus is our path to freedom and all good in our lives. He is the only way. And the good news is that he understands and is for us and loves us. No one gets or loves us more. ❤

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Detoxing Our Social Circle

Upon firing from our world three people from our old band and their related toxic drama and constant negativity, we have detoxed our social circle and cleaned up the band. Those that remain and the new ones are uplifting and drama-free, just looking to make beautiful music together without the negativity. It is so relieving! First, we tried to communicate with them, reached out, prayed for them, prayed about the decision. And some people just do not want to let pride and selfishness go at any cost, so we released them. It was detrimental to remain in such a negative state all the time with constant harmful negativity and drama all the time. So we detoxed our social circle in this way and God blessed our decision with new, positive musicians and more instant energy and excitement about the band and gigging together! The house is lighter, the studio welcoming, creativity flowing. Change is rough but rewards are fantastic. What a relief!❤

Children’s Choir Successes

Tonight, my kids learned several big words, like “anunciation” and “diaphragm”. We found a role for Lucy to play because she hates singing (she will be Mary). We learned and sang the words to Mary, Did You Know?. It was beautiful. The kids that used to have one pitch are now all singing together and it makes my heart happy. 😄 ❤ 

God Loves You

God did not and does not intend for bad things to happen. Evil and sin is in control of those intentions. God wants who He is to be for you: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. That is His intention for you. Never blame God for the bad things. He did not cause them or want them. Blame evil and sin and those choosing them. Blame the right people and put your energy on God for good in your life. God is good.❤

Detesting Evil

Evil is not good at all. There is no redeeming value in evil. It is not cute, funny, fun, interesting, mystical, magical, or valuable in any way at all. Flirting with evil is evil. Evil is dark, disturbing, ugly, grusome, and people genuinely kill and hurt other people for its master. Evil is horrifying, horrible, hideous. Celebrating any part of it supports it’s force and what it represents. Evil is destruction and violence, in direct opposition against the goodness of God. Not one iota of evil is in any way good or worth celebrating. It should be opposed at every turn. It should mortifying us. Evil should turn our stomachs. I say this truth to prove a point only and not to give evil more attention than it deserves. Our focus, rather, should be on God and His goodness, love, hope, salvation through Jesus Christ. This should be celebrated and praised all the time now and forever!❤

Kid’s First Performance

So, as I am allowing someone else who wanted to play the piano in the church band, I was freed up with time. And never fitting in at all sitting in a congregation, I asked where there was a need. And I am in children’s ministry. So now I am a 2nd and 3rd grade Sunday School teacher and am starting up a children’s choir. This morning we sang one praise song just to get our feet wet in front of the congregation. It was fantastic. The kids did great and the people encouraged them a lot afterward. That is the best thing you can do for your children… lovingly encourage them doing well and I might add what most adults are afraid to do. So that was beautiful. And Wednesday we start choir practice for the Christmas musical. I am super excited. Kids are amazing, even now in the midst of difficulties we never had. It is such an honor to work with them and help lead and encourage them and get really good truth lyrics locked in their heads to help with bad times. How many times God reminded me of truth from a song from childhood. To allow another generation to have that same luxury and experience is fantastic. I am super excited God trusted me with that. He is so good! ❤