[HCH] This World is Not my Home!
Sep 30, 2020 9:24 pm
Hello lovely ladies,
Tomorrow is October 1st! I do have our new monthly Bible reading schedule (which also has some other fun printables included -- so do check it out). The link is further down in today's newsletter.
For those of you who are curious, tomorrow it will be 3 months since I #ditchedthedye -- I'm starting to really enjoy this journey and embrace the silvers coming through. But, sometimes I hate it -- Ha! ha! However, it's truely a bigger blessing than anything I've done for myself lately.
Change of topic...
"There's no place like home they say"... and I am a real homebody. I do enjoy being home, but you know what? This turmoil in our country doesn't feel so much like home right now. Yet, it's important to be reminded -- "This world is not my home... I'm just a passing through."
If you watched last night's debate, perhaps it was frustrating and stressful. That's sort of how I felt. Ha! ha!
But, let's not get so wrapped up in political stuff that we forget Who is on the throne!
Psalm 75:7 kjv says, "But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another."
Reading through our Bible history, we can see that God is always working at hand. Nothing is ever outside of His control. And, sometimes bad Kings have ruled because of judgment on God's people. The good and bad -- it's still in God's hands. We need to pray for our nation to turn back to God!
Despite the scary circumstances all over the world, we can always trust God. I encourage you to pray more. I also encourage you to stay in God's Word daily. Build your faith until it's bigger than your fears -- we do this by consistently staying in the Word of God.
My Friend, Keep Walking in FAITH,
Rhonda White (email@example.com)
~ The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. I Corinthians 16:23 KJV
7 Tidbits from my journal: (Use these ideas for your journal or ministry)
Don't try to figure God out -- just trust Him.
No one loves you like someone who warns you. (We often get upset at what seems to be criticism.... but chew over that criticism for awhile... is it something that can help you? Is it something that can prevent you from making a bad mistake or stumbling into a pitfall? Some criticism is meant to help us... other criticism may simply be meant to be put where you put your trash.
Remember -- good decisions are not always easy to make. In fact, some decisions are mighty tough to make. Also remember, "in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” (Proverbs 11:14 kjv)
"Some people think FAITH comes from miracles, but others know miracles come from FAITH." - God's Vitamin "C" for the Spirit, book
"Love, accept, befriend the underdog." - Pastor Jim McCullough (Is this not a personal ministry each one of us should partake of? We can be encouragers in the Lord!)
Doing less than my best is sin. ("Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." James 4:17 kjv)
QUESTION: Have you established a relationship with GOD as your own "personal" Father? "God wants to be a Father, who wants to be there when you are hurting." - Loretta Walker
New Bible Reading Schedule for October!
*Side note: Not necessary to print... you can simply bookmark the new schedule.
OR --Print only the pages you want.
Bible reading schedule link for October:
Bible Verse of the Week:
“For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.” - I Corinthians 2:16 kjv
We have the opportunity to have the mind of Christ. (We are influenced by his Spirit) -- make sure to walk in the spirit daily so that you can be more Christ-like!
Bible reading schedule link for October:
Christian Planner Printable Pages:
My Greeting Card Shop: (Looking for a unique card? Shoot me an email with your ideas.)
My Zazzle Design Shop:
Believe God collection:
Today's Tidy Up Your Life Tips: Remove tarnish and shine your silver jewelry or silverware
One of the ways that I like to keep my home tidy is by following a routine.
Thursdays is my DIY day. I make homemade cleaning supplies, makeup that I wear, repairs, etc. It's not overwhelming at all because usually I only have ONE item at a time that needs to be replenished or repaired, etc. So, I try to do that on Thursdays.
This Tuesday, I decluttered my jewelry and reorganized what I decided to keep. I have several pieces that I like but were not being worn because they were simply tarnished. I love wearing silver... and only have a very small selection of gold pieces. The downside to silver jewelry is that it can easily tarnish.
So, this Thursday (tomorrow) I'm making some DIY silver cleaner...and cleaning those tarnished pieces!
Here's how you can do it, if you want to join me in this weekly project:
Lay a large piece of aluminum foil on the bottom of a bowl. (Shiny side up.) Next, sprinkle some salt in; add about 1 TB of baking soda. Then, add about 1/2 cup of boiling water and a 1/2 cup of white vinegar. (The white vinegar is optional...I've seen it done without the vinegar, but going to use it tomorrow for extra cleaning boost.) *If you don't use vinegar, you should probably add extra boiling water... you want to make sure that the water will completely cover your silver pieces.
Now, lay in your silver jewelry or silver pieces. (Making sure each piece actually touches the aluminum foil).
Wait 5 to 10 minutes. (I read one comment from a lady who says after 5 minutes they take out their silver pieces and then put in their jewelry with gemstones (the water is much cooler at this point, since you're trying to protect your stones from becoming accidentally dislodged with high heat.)
Use a microfiber cloth to clean off each silver piece to remove any remaining residue.
To see this video on step-by-step, view it here: https://youtu.be/PH4FWCyiscA