ILLUMINATION INITIATIVE

Posted: February 22, 2012 in Bible

For our weekly “Illumination Initiative” at church,

we are learning the following bible verses:

"The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds..." -2 Corinthians 10:4. A few other versions read: New International Version (©1984) The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. New Living Translation (©2007) We use God's mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995) The weapons we use in our fight are not made by humans. Rather, they are powerful weapons from God. With them we destroy people's defenses, that is, their argument. My understanding: We can only tear down strongholds with Gods power which is stronger than any worldly forces.

"... Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ". -2 Corinthians 10:5. A few other versions read: New International Version (©1984) We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ New Living Translation (©2007) We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995) and all their intellectual arrogance that oppose the knowledge of God. We take every thought captive so that it is obedient to Christ.

Such hard words to live up to.. A penny for your thoughts??

 http://www.truthnet.org/Spiritual-warfare/10pulling-down-strongholds /pulling-down-strongholds.htm.

Ask yourself these questions, to help you direct your assault against the stronghold-

1. What is the stronghold in my life?

2. How is this stronghold supplied?

3. Do people in my life supply this stronghold?

4.What in my environment is feeding and supplying the stronghold?

5. Am I serious about pulling down the stronghold?

6. Am I willing to make myself accountable to Christian friends?

 

Love these blogs:

Posted: February 19, 2012 in Blogs I love to visit

http://craftystorage.blogspot.com/ Great photos of different craft/art studios and storage ideas

http://junkgypsyblog.com/ Also have a tv show

http://www.handmadeology.com/ lots of good stuff on etsy, business, etc.

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/

http://mixedkreations.com/blog/ jewelry and other crafts has sliding knot demo

http://www.vintageimagecraft.com/

http://steampunkworkshop.com/articles/upcycling

http://thedollardiva.wordpress.com/

http://www.cpaphilblog.com/

http://www.frommymountainview.com/2012/02/diagnosis-torn-rib-cartilage.html?showComment=1330414921736#c5166259520333983031

http://artfulcollections.blogspot.com/2012/02/unpacking.html#comment-form (great post on staining concrete and making altered book)

http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/ great mixed media art

http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com/ (tons of old photos plus Sepia art blog parties)

 

Welcome All

Posted: February 19, 2012 in Artistic Creations
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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my new blog on Word Press

I will be posting about whatever stirs my fancy at the time.

In addition to some of my crafty creations,

photos of my sweet Kota dog,

favorite bible versus and/or thoughts;

I will feature old timey as well as other photos and

whatever else I can conjure up.

Please leave me your comments as I look forward to

seeing what you have to say.

** Visit anytime, we are open 24/7 **

I dedicate my blog to my sweet mom who is

no longer with us. 

She inspires me in most everything that I do. 

I miss her like crazy. Here’s to you mom! 

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