Christian Head Covering

(I have been looking forward to Autumn, so I found this Sun Flower accent for my head covering at Hobby Lobby in their Fall Decore section!)

“Christians don’t wear head coverings!”

Have you ever seen a Nun? have you ever seen an Amish woman? These are two types of Christians that do wear head coverings, and there are others as well.

“Well,… that’s not for today.”

Really? Says who? 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 says:

I praise and appreciate you because you remember me in everything and you firmly hold to the <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28603a" data-link="[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28603a" data-link="[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>a<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28603a" data-link="[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]traditions [the substance of my instructions], just as I have passed them on to you. But I want you to understand that Christ is the head (authority over) of every man, and man is the head of woman, and God is the head of Christ. Every man who prays or <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28605b" data-link="[b]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28605b" data-link="[b]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>b<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28605b" data-link="[b]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]prophesies with something on his head dishonors his head [and the One who is his head]. And every woman who prays or prophesies when she has her <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28606c" data-link="[c]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28606c" data-link="[c]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>c<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28606c" data-link="[c]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]head uncovered disgraces her head; for she is one and the same as the <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28606d" data-link="[d]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28606d" data-link="[d]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>d<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28606d" data-link="[d]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]woman whose head is shaved [in disgrace]. If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28607e" data-link="[e]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28607e" data-link="[e]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>e<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28607e" data-link="[e]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, she should cover her head. A man ought not have his head covered [during worship], since he is the image and [reflected] glory of God; but the woman is [the expression of] man’s glory. For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man; for indeed man was not created for the sake of woman, but woman for the sake of man. 10 Therefore the woman ought to have a sign ofauthority on her head, <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28611f" data-link="[f]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28611f" data-link="[f]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>f<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28611f" data-link="[f]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]for the sake of the angels [so as not to offend them]. 11 Nevertheless, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 12 For as the woman originates from the man, so also man is born through the woman; and all things [whether male or female] originate from God [as their Creator]. 13 <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28614g" data-link="[g]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28614g" data-link="[g]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>g<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28614g" data-link="[g]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to offer prayer to God [publicly] with her head uncovered? 14 Does not common sense itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him, 15 but if a woman has long hair, it is her ornament and glory? For her long hair is given to her as a covering. 16 Now if anyone is inclined to be contentious [about this], we have no other practice [in worship than this], nor do the churches of God [in general].

Yes,… that’s a lot to take in and understand, and there is definitely some confusion as to if long hair is a covering or not. So I would like to suggest a book that has really helped me understand this subject

This booklet has helped me the most, in understanding this subject more than any other. So much so, that I’ve considered purchasing several just to hand out!

I have personally been covering for five years now, not as a fashion show, but for prayer and humility. There is definitely something about covering when praying and studying the Bible! ❤️

Church at home.

With the Covid virus quarantine in effect, many Christians seem to be concerned about not being able to go to their Church for fellowship and hear The Word. If you are concerned about this, I have a few suggestions.

Check to see if your Church has a “live” Church Service! Some Churches are live streaming their Services or taping them. Get in contact with them and see if they offer this. Or maybe they offer Sermons via email.

Get on YouTube or another platform and find other tapes Sermons to watch. Some places even have up the oldies like Katherin Kuhlman and other spiritual giants of old. Do a search and see what you can find!

Get some good books and read them! I honestly cannot tell you how many good books I have. I honestly could start a small Church library at this time, but I love them and I feel my personal study time is very important. Whatever books can help me draw closer to Father and His Love is extremely important to me. In the photo you will see part of my collection. Sadly, I need another bookcase for other books piling up on our bedroom floor! The Holy Spirit has led me personally to books to help me get closer to Him, so that’s one reason I love them so much. But no book will EVER take the place of His Words or leading!

The most important way to hear The Word of God is by getting somewhere quiet and just Worship Him, Love on Him and listen for His Voice. Always back up what you hear with the Bible’s written Word. Some great books on hearing His Voice are in my photo. I recommend, “Drawing Near”, “The Bait Of Satan”, “Forever Ruined For The Ordinary” (my favorite) and “Desperately Deep”.

The biggest thing is just making time to set a time to just focus on Him alone. It might be more difficult at home with so many distractions like the laundry, dishes, the kiddo’s needing you for things, etc. Distractions happen. Maybe you can make these times a Family Time with God. All of you watch the Sermon together, or read a good book focused on Him, pray together and worship together. It can be fun, and actually bring your Family together more.

Some books I highly recommend!


My mini library.

Nothing is impossible!

Sadly there is so much fear running rampant right now with the coronavirus. People are scared, unsure, and worried.

But I wanted to remind everyone, that our God is The God of the impossible! He hasn’t stepped off His throne, or had His Authority taken. His Word still remains as powerful as it did in the days of The Bible. He never changes!

Turn back to Him, with weeping, with mourning, with fasting. Come close to Him and He will come close to you! Ask for forgiveness of your sin and remember the costly price JESUS The Christ paid to reconcile us back to Him! He LOVES US so much. ❤️❤️❤️ There is POWER in His Blood,… never forget that, (Revelation 12:11)!

Suggested reading: Read Joel 2, “The Bait Of Satan” by John Brevere, “The Secret Of The Stairs” by Wade E Taylor, “Bought With Blood” by Derek Prince, “The Prayer Of Protection” by Joseph Prince and “Fasting” by Jentezen Franklin.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CGUKwWPpoG4

Heart’s Motive.

I really, whole heartedly believe our heart’s motive has so much to do with God’s ability to use us and work through us. We can say, “I love so and so!” but if we have been hurt by so and so, and it has not been dealt with or forgiven, we will hold back everything God wants us to do for them or how we treat them. And in the end we are hindering what God wants to do through us for that person.

We need to be just wrecked by God’s unconditional love for us and for all people! If we allow Him to do that, and if we determine to keep our heart’s and minds continually flowing out of God’s love,… His love will wreck others and they will need to know who God is, who Jesus is, who The Holy Spirit is! They will desperately NEED to know Him!

But this needs to start with us. We NEED to know Him. We need to be so desperate for Him, so in love with Him that NOTHING, NO ONE and NO HURT or OFFENSE could ever distract us from getting to KNOW HIM, The God of unconditional LOVE.

“For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but only faith activated and expressed and working through love.” Galatians 5:6 AMP

I know how hard it can be when you have been hurt by someone. Depending on the hurt or offense, it can take weeks, months or even years to get over that pain,… whether it was intentional or not or whether it is true or not. Sometimes people lie about you and slander you. They will do everything they can to destroy your reputation in other people’s eyes, and it can be devastating!

Getting even is not the answer.

Hurting people, hurt others. I wholeheartedly believe that. When people are hurting from past pains that have never been healed, the pain grows and begins to consume a person’s mind the longer it goes without being dealt with. When a person’s heart and mind is so consumed with these wounds, all that they see and hear is through a “lens” or filter of past pain. They are usually suspicious, critical, bitter, gossiping, aggressive, slandering, and, or accusing. They always seem to be there, pointing out other’s faults, problems, or “lies”.

As Christians we cannot be like this. This will hinder the Love Of God from flowing through us, because we won’t know it ourselves!

” 8. He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for Gos is love.

9. In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through Him.

10. In this love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins.

11. Beloved, if God loved us so [very much], we also ought to love one another.

12. No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us!”

13. By this we come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we abide (live and remain) in Him and He in us: because He has given (imparted) to us of His [Holy] Spirit.

14. And [besides] we ourselves have seen (have deliberately and steadfastly contemplated) and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son [as the] Savior Of The world.” 1 John 4:8-14 AMP

Please also read 1 Corinthians 13:1-8, 13, 14:1.

Ok, so the question is, how do we receive a healing for mental and emotional wounds? The answer (is always) Prayer. Going to God and depending on Him for healing should always be our first and main choice. And during that time, if He leads you to a book, or to another source, then He is still being the source of your healing! It may take some time, be patient and persistent.

35. “And one of their number, a lawyer, asked Him a question to test Him.

36. Teacher, which kind of commandment is great and important (the principal kind) in the Law? [Some commandments are light- which are heavy?]

37. And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect).

38. This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment.

39. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.

40. These two commandments sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:35-40 AMP.

If I may suggest a few books that have helped me:

“The Bait Of Satan” by John Brevere (an excellent book!),

“The Supernatural Power Of Forgiveness” by Kris & Jason Vallotton (I’m currently reading this one, and it’s really good!),

“Did You Learn To Love?” By Bonnie Jones,

“Experiencing The Father’s Embrace” by Jack Frost,

“Only Love Can Make A Miracle” by Mahesh Chavada (one of my favorites besides ‘The Bait Of Satan’!)

If you feel led, look into these books. The Bait Of satan really helped me personally.

Let the healing begin. ❤️

When God speaks.

Sadly, sometimes people pretend to be your family. Even though they are blood, and share your last name, but they are truly your enemy. They will walk right up to you with others around, smiling, arms out to hug you while telling you how good it is to see you. Not an hour later, they have gossiped and lied about you to the people around you! Now you have tried to tell certain family members about this family member, trying to warn them. But since they have never seen the backstabbing, or heard the lies, they refuse to believe it.

Tonight, I stumbled on some proof. I’ve tried to tell him so many times, but he just refuses to believe me and keeps this family member close. I thought, “I’ll show him, then he will realize this family member is not on our side, but is actually undermining us!”

Then, I decided to just look at my Twitter while I thought about the situation.

The first thing that came up…

… Ya, that was Father God talking directly to me concerning what I was considering.

I love how He can communicate in so many different ways,… just because He loves us.

I will restrain my lips, and put it in His hands.

Do you think that there is no hope for you?

I love Todd White. His story is so amazing and encouraging. Look him up on YouTube, you won’t regret it.

I love how Dan Mohler impacted Todd’s life with the Love Of God. Todd has carried that Love ever since!

Watch this video of Todd, and I hope you realize that there is hope for you,… for anyone.

You are not worthless!

You are not a wreck!

You are not hopeless!

You are LOVED, CHERISHED, UNIQUE, BEAUTIFUL and WORTHY.

I also highly recommend reading, “The Secret Of The Stairs” by Wade E Taylor, “Desperately Deep” by Lana Vawser, “Forever Ruined For The Ordinary” by Joy Dawson, “Experiencing The Father’s Embrace” by Jack Frost,… just to name a few. ❤️

You are LOVED!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pRQmkRPAR2c

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Being a Mom is a blessing. It’s challenging,. There are days when you feel like your heart is breaking. There are days of joy like no other. There are sleepless nights. There are dreams that do come true. Children are truly gifts from Father God.

If I have anyone on here that has been unable to have children, or has lost a child, I understand your pain to a point. But I would encourage you to open your eyes and see the “adopted children” that may not be yours but still consider you like a Mom. You are making s huge impact in their life, trust me.

And if I have anyone on here who has lost their Mom, I understand that grief. I lost my Mom when I was eight months old. But thankfully Father God brought many Mom’s into my life to help nurture and care for me as I grew up, and I’m sure He has done the same for you too in some way.

To my Sons and Daughter, thank you for being a part of my life. This day honestly feels more about you, than me. I love the three of you, more than I can fully express.

To my Mom’s;

Grandma, thank you for always being there, no matter what. I love you so much. Despite not having much, your heart for people proved that God provides in ways you would never think! Making small meals and taking them to the park for the homeless almost daily was such a love that no one could forget. You mean so much too me and I look forward to seeing you again!

Patricia, thank you for always being there for me. You helped raise me, and those are some of the most wonderful memories. I always felt so safe with you. I look forward to seeing you again!

“Aunt” Helen, you too were always there for me as well. I loved your kindness and simplicity. Thank you for teaching me that you can be happy with not much. I enjoyed you teaching me how to play 500 Rummy and just spending quality time with you. Those times impacted me so much.

Aunt Cheryl, even though we butted heads a lot, and I don’t necessarily feel very close to you, you and Uncle Tom brought me into your home when I was a rebellious, know it all teenager. You helped to pull me out of things I shouldn’t have been in and if you had not, who knows how my life would have turned out.

For that I thank you.

And to my Mother In Law, even though we don’t see eye to eye, and don’t get along I’m grateful to be part of your Family. You’ve taught me how to properly set a table, some recipes, and honestly how not to treat my Children’s future Spouses. Thank you for that, truly. I can understand how “threatening” another woman in our Son’s lives COULD feel, how jealously COULD creep in and how disdain could come out of it, if left unattended. That will be one of my greatest lessons from you.

To my actual Mom, Teresa.

I have heard nothing but wonderful things about you, and I cannot wait to see you again! One of your greatest gifts to me, besides life, is my Sister Carol. She is one of the most amazing people I know and cherish. We definitely know where our goofy, silly, “weird ways” come from! And for that, I thank you.