Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Ice Is Here

On Friday my family and I all traveled out of town... but through the icy conditions of Dallas!  We were asked to sing near San Antonio and we were able to go.  Also our dear friends live down there so we got to visit with them and they took us along the River Walk with all the lovely Christmas lights everywhere!

And then we had to make it home again through the icy weather.  But God is faithful and I am soo overwhelmed by the blessings he's given/giving me.   Yesterday and today we kids got out to do some sledding and it was our first time!  :D  I have never done that and it was soo fun!  Today we even got Mama to come out and join us. :)   And Wolf is so big now!  He's getting bigger all the time and I love how he's learning to follow and obey.

Another thing Jesus has been teaching me and my close friends a lot of the very same things!  How to wait on the Lord, rest and accept God's gifts without trying to repay him.  Something that is sorta hard.  I am also trying to work on my behavior as a lady.  I can sometimes get really silly- laughing and talking loud....  Which is not God honoring when others are trying to be heard.

I want you to sit back and ask God what he's teaching you.  If we don't (I've learned) we resist God's wonderful plans for us.  We 'dig in our heels' in our current situation and ultimately are just SCARED of change.  God has only the best for us.  But it will come with the life lessons that will only make us stronger and wiser to receive and use his news gifts/blessings etc.  As well as the privilege to better serve him!

Thank God for this lovely cold ice and the wonderful memories its helped create! :D  I am one blessed little girl!  Thank you Jesus!
From Texas in the Snow/Ice,
Faith
Psalms 55:22

P.S.
At the end is my second ride down! :D  On the old sled we have.  And Wolfy chasing after me!  :P
To see the Alamo. Dad and Mel didn't come. 
With our friends, Krystin and Denielle!
My friend, Denielle and I!
Joshi and I on our way home from San Antonio!
The house with morning sun & chimney's smoke!
Abigail holding Wolfy- he's getting HUGE!  
My bible study yesterday morning.  Or afternoon.
Abi and Mel going up the hill to sled down!
The sun was so bright, ya that's me ;P
The sled & the other... (with French accent) "PanSleigh"
Melody and I.
Melody watching John go down! :)
Joshi on "PanSleigh"
Joshi! :D
Drum roll... Mama came!  But then John had her on a leash :P
The cedar tree's fruit.
Mama and her favorite past time- crackin' pecans. ;)
We found lots of deer tracks! Or reindeer? :)
Frozen Rosebuds
Wolfy and his coconut shell (he LOVES it)!
And a final good night... :D
A lovely day!
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Speaking and Living Peace

I've got a big mouth... as they say.  In someways the bad way (probably mostly), and in some ways good.
I'll stand for things but not alone, I'll have to have a support group and I will hardly start a controversial conversation.  But when its headed that way I'll 'fuel' it or get in and be the biggest mouth about it.

At home, I tend to speak too much.  But not uplifting.  I degrade those around me all day.  I have been learning this lesson and the more I read scripture, and the more I let myself listen to God the more I'm grieved and angry at myself.  Which is better I guess then ignoring it but anger and grief won't change things.  Changing habits (which have been practiced for years), prayer, and my words are the things that will change this.

Something I heard from Created (the book by Debi Pearl) was about how certain questions you ask can tear someone down.  It was a whole list but, here are a couple I remember:
"Are you comfortable doing such and such?"
"Do you feel its God's will for you to continue doing such and such?"
They sounded helpful too, but they aren't!

Like the 'are you comfortable one'... that's rather scary.  How would you feel if asked that?  Like me, I know I'd feel worried, or start thinking maybe all my decisions are wrong (like former ones, satan can give us those right then)!  Its really scary to think how a simple question (maybe asked with goos intentions) can be so harmful.

And the other one especially.  I'm ALWAYS doubting my ability to make 'the right choice' and I over analyze EVERYTHING anyway, so if someone were to pose those questions, especially someone I really respected and trusted, I'd stop making any!  And that's all satan wants, so if I pose that simple question to someone, and knowing what it would do to me, I am being very harmful to them.

The bible says to "speak every man truth with his neighbour" (Ephs. 4:25) "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers." (Ephs. 4:29) and the Lord's words are powerful and His Holy Spirit dwells in us.  With a simple utterance of Christ's name I satan flees and the darkness is lightened!  Last night I was able to witness this fact.  I was afraid and started getting a fearful spirit (which is from satan), getting afraid of the dark (like a kid) and then I called on Jesus and it was suddenly the loveliest night ever!  And my Jesus has it all taken care of... EVERYDAY, EVERY MINUTE! :D

So our words are powerful and we need to use them wisely.

This life isn't forever.  Every idle word will be judged, whether good or bad.

I have to run now, my family needs me and together let's call on JESUS and ask him before we speak, ask him to speak the words of truth for us (when we are soo angry or upset), for if we ask he will grant and we need to step aside to let HIM live through us!

Here's a song I found recently.  It's really helpful!

His girl,
Faith

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Spirit of a Sound Mind!

This has been a month (or so) lesson I've been learning.  Along with how dangerous and harmful gossip can be, I've been learning to rest in the Lord about everything.  You see I was getting that anxiety again about my future.... worried and even panicky!  Then I read this article at work one day: http://articles.aboverubies.org/en/articles/english-language/motherhood/1763-motherhood-a-haven-of-rest
Entitled  "A Haven of Rest".... deep soul rest...  You can bet that caught my eye :D  (I suggest you read it before you continue).

It was a wonderful article and I am so thankful for it!  You see I was that way about my future spouse... I was soo willing to give everything to God... but NOT that one thing.  I'd let him 'direct me' unless he'd start to not go 'my way'....   I 'let go' but held on just in case he didn't know how to do it.   And me a HUMAN  (so itty bitty... as you know something I've been learning) thinking I could do better than God in this area!

I am still learning to give it up (not keep grabbing it again)!  But its been amazing the way I have FREEDOM and a sound mind!  My goodness!  The peace is SOOO unmeasurable and WAY past understanding!  (oh look I've got exclamation points everywhere... But OH WELL!!!  God's THAT AWESOME!!!!)  And at the end of her article she says 'are you bouncing on your Daddy's knee? Relaxing carelessly?'  Are we as Christians?  Its GREAT!
But we also have to CONTINUALLY remind ourselves!  Like even when I went to feed Wolf last night I was a bit scared of the dark (I'm not usually), but then I recalled our Victory in Jesus and how satan is crushed under Christ's foot ALREADY we have that victory.  I have NOTHING to FEAR!!!!!!   And thus the verse...

May God bless you and GO preach his love!!!!  God will reward your efforts... its soo wonderful.  Not only wonderful 'rewards' but its wonderful that possibly another soul is saved from the depths (and an ENDLESS eternity) of hell!  PRAISE GOD!

His Gal,
Faith
(sorry that was a rushed post...)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Puppy Love!

Look what I found a couple weeks ago at a gig (singing engagement) we had!  A 3/4 Border Collie 1/4 Wolf, puppy!  He's 7 or 8 weeks old (they had two litters).  Joshi, Abi and I had to take him for a walk a few days ago and these photos are the result, thanks to Abigail for the photography! :)  But meet our guard-dog-to-be, the pup who caught my  eye and stole a bit of my heart, my sweet puppy love... Wolf!

We've been busy singing and I've been working and taking care of Wolfy (my pet name for him)... in fact as it was freezing last night he slept here in the house!  But what a pesky boy, always needing this or that, or messing up the floor... But such is a puppy right?  I got him on the 2nd and since then he's been learning to sleep with our one hen that stays in the barn and he's learning to be her friend!  And he's used to the old 'milk-shed' as his personal home with the rabbits (in their cages) and the hen.  He's so cute with her... I'm sad I don't have photos of them together!

Enjoy your November and take care!
-Faith


Thursday, October 31, 2013

The whole duty of man...

Often even I wonder why we're here on earth after all.  Even though I'm a saved child of God's, THANKS soo much ONLY by Christ!!!!   It been a challenge growing up...  We used to dream of being 21, when we were 7 and now its here.  Time flies and its an AMAZING God adventure that I live... And every step of the way He's holding my hand, He's directing my path, He's pruning my heart and thoughts, He's training my lips to speak words of encouragement, "that it may minister grace unto the hearers" and He's teaching me to put "anger, and clamore, and evil speaking away from you (me) with all malice."  (from Ephesians 4)....
And just now I'm seeing HOW powerful the word of God is!  You see the only scripture, I have memorized is Ephesians chapter 4 (and that not completely).  But it dwells in me and I know it... I'll never forget it.  Its THAT powerful!  That reminds me of Colossians 3:16... its the one that says something about let the word of God dwell in you richly (that's a new memorization verse for me).

But here's another verse that has been teaching me (the whole chapter of 12 is GREAT)!  Thank God for His PERFECT word that will DWELL in us RICHLY (if we take time to LEARN it)!!!! :D
May God bless you as He's blessed, blessing and will bless me (I AM a child of God's and I am His righteousness, in His eyes)!

His Itty Bitty,
Faith Ellie

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Trust


In the years I've spent here on earth, not many compared to to many, I have learned a lot.  But then again, not much compared to some.  Yet that doesn't really matter in life at all.  It doesn't matter where you live, who teaches you, who parents you, where you are in time, who your friends are, who's President etc...
Let me clarify myself, I'm answering that age old question... "Why are we here?"

It all doesn't matter at all, only your spirit ad soul will go beyond this life.  And how you lived here will be judged.  Your reactions, motives, actions, thoughts, speech, secrets will all be judged.   Your lie to your Mom, your snicker about so and so's funny face, when their back was turn, your gossiping about how bad your girlfriend is to you, your flirting with a married person, or your sinful thoughts of lust will all be uncovered and open for everyone to see.  

Let me return to myself...  I can only speak about me.  I've just been really convicted how this life is God's Trust school.  When will we finally give it up to Him and TRUST Him with it?  How many times will we foolishly take control ourselves and NOT let Him and not TRUST Him????

And something interesting, if Proverbs 3: 5 and 6 tells us here:
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
then we CAN trust in the LORD with ALL our hearts!!!!   It is possible!  He wouldn't say that if it wasn't humanly capable. :D

In a song Dan Tyminski does about faith, entitled "Faith is a Mystery"  (and its VERY good) he has a line, "Trust is quite another thing, it ain't no gift its gotta be earned."  And that struck me.  It is true, as "A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle." (Prov. 18:19).    Once someone loses trust in you (especially a brother) its gonna be a long time.

 
Trust is what Jesus wants from us.
Will we trust Him with the bills?
Will we trust Him to give us clothing?  (1 Tim. 6:6-8)  Sorta like in the "Life Seasons" post, we have no need to be discontent!  Just so long as we have clothing and food.  
Will we trust Him to keep our health?
Will we trust Him with our hearts... fully?
Will we trust Him also with our future?  And why don't we???   We aren't promised another single day!  His breath of life is in us and His blood is the only thing keeping me from hell, yet I want to keep from Him (who MADE me!!) my future, as He might 'mess up' my stupid ideas of happiness!  (Sorry if I'm repeating myself).

Will we learn to just give it up?  And TRUST Him with it all?   And we can with Him!  He is so faithful and patient for us to learn.

So will you just give that next meal up to Him?  Will you trust him to fix the family issues you suffer from?  Or the TV remote you want to throw across the room?  Trust Him... Maybe your computer isn't working as fast today as you shouldn't be on it without your other commitments taken care of. 

Trust Him and He will set you free.  He knows when you need a break, or who you'll spend the rest of your life with.  He'll take care of it and His will, will be done if only YOU move aside to let Him work!!!  And its beautiful to watch his tapestry being weaved!  And though it may hurt when you're pulled into place, you will enjoy that place HE puts you better then where you thought you'd be GREAT! :D   

God Bless you and our dear America (please pray for her, she is fading fast).
His Girl,
Faith Grubb

P.S. "Be God's" is a poem I wrote on Dec. 31st 2012. -Faith

Friday, October 11, 2013

Modesty!


It is so hard sometimes seeming to be the only one, besides my sisters.  And I wonder how modest my husband is... whomever he is.   And though it's a clever addition, I only found it funny when the guy (in the second video) says "I save my armpits for my wife"...  Not sure I'd care if my man showed his armpits... needless to say 'saved' them for me! :D




(I love the bridge of this song, "modesty is the best policy..." in that high voice :P :D)


Well I must go!  Enjoy!
-Faith

Monday, October 7, 2013

Life Seasons

Seasons of Life....   People usually don't like it but its fun :D  God is the head of it all and He's a wonderful sweet leader!  He doesn't rush us and its amazing!   I never knew God better then I have this year.  I have learned soo much and its a beautiful thing to learn of God and see His marvelous handiwork!

And His purposes for me.  They are awesome and far beyond my biggest dreams.  They are so much better and wonderful for me, than any tiny idea I had of joy, happiness or 'goodness'!  And its the most peaceful place to be; in His will, seeking His advice and waiting on Him.  And isn't that what a handmaid's job is anyway?  To wait upon her master?

I was reading how Joseph was supposed to put Mary away cause of her pregnancy (Matthew 1:18 and 19).  Its like God, He really should just put us all away and start over, with the angels -that obey Him.  But He's so forgiving and merciful!  I, in all my mistakes and problems and 'issues', am quite a job for Him but instead of giving me the death that I deserve or blowing my head off into the outer darkness He cares to wait on me to learn.  And usually its something so tiny that will just help me get to learn the next thing that will in turn put me where He wants me!  "God bless the day of my new birth, I don't have to pay the price that I deserve"  (from the song "Black and White" by Cherryholmes).

His patience is never ending and yet His justice is perfect!   I can't thank Him enough.  Not my will but His be done in my life!   For He created life, and He made this world for us to live on, He gave the very breath we breath.  He chose for me to live in this day and age, and in this place of the world.   Like I read in First Timothy we have no need to be discontent for WE came into this world without ANYTHING and we certainly WON'T take anything out, so we should be GLAD where ever we are, just so long as we have food and clothes (1 Tim. 6:6-8  the whole chapter actually) and that's not gourmet food, or top designer styles!


And what's funny is how big we tend to make marriage, love and all that (we single girls especially).  IT'S JUST A TINY PART OF LIFE, when you think about it.  For some, sadly, its all they live for and if that's you, I'm sorry but you're gonna end up bitter and mad with life (and your spouse, he can't be perfect)!  You should know, going in, that you're marrying another imperfect human- that's all there is here on earth, sorry.  But I'm not saying marriage isn't God's greatest gift and picture of himself and us.

And its not only marriage that we idolize.  Money, wealth and gold too.  Actually we people idolize everything!  And its so sad,  we think its life and death to win or lose the stupid American Idol OR even a bingo game at a party! :(
We are actually made to be that way though (but not to get stuck on every tiny win/lose situation).  We were created to worship.  And to worship God.  Most just can't stand that He's boss and made everything, so they create there own idols.  And we Christians are just as easily led astray (we are sheep after all) and us women especially, we've been created to flex and follow our man (who's plans and all might change with time) so we got to be careful and not flex and follow the world.  And therefore we women are more susceptible  (If you don't believe that read about Adam and Eve in Genesis, she was easily swayed by the serpent).

We can't follow diverse weights or every wind of doctrine!  Only the Holy word of God is all we can be sure of, and that God is alive, and that we leave here without a thing but our soul... And I'd make plans for my soul's destination, if you haven't!   This life is soo short and we've GOT to realize that FOREVER is REALLY long, its not the flippant "I'm your friend forever" either.

Oh please be aware that we must keep our eyes focused on Jesus!  He can get real jealous too, He wants our daily attention!  :D  So forget facebook, or twitter, or blogging for that matter too!   Make sure you're doing what God's needing you to do.  Even if that's washing those piling dishes or taking the trash out. :)

His peace DOES past all understanding!

Blessings to Our Heavenly Father, Christ Jesus and to all His children!  May He be glorified in all we do, now go spread His gospel and light!
-Faith Elizabeth

P.S.
Some songs you should check out if you haven't:
"This is My Son" Cherryholmes

"Four Men Walkin' Around"  by The Isaacs
"Black and White" Cherryholmes (read my earlier post about that song and what I learned)

Friday, September 27, 2013

1950s Dress

Here's the pattern and dress, side by side.


The 50s video is coming! 

Blessings,
Faith


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Politics, Black and White

Over the weekend we went to a huge bluegrass festival and it was very neat.  I was glad to meet lots of different people and I was able to work with some new people too.

Two of which I'll call John and Matt here.  John and I first got to talking.  He's 18 but a very intelligent young man.  Quite a good debater too, an art which he told me he is taking in school.  He and I first got to talking about alcohol and should it be legal or is it good morally?

Well that was interesting and he agreed with me that in moderation its fine.  Let me tell you my stance on this is that on occasion I'll have some wine to relax but that's about it, and yes as a 'social' drink.  God did make water into wine for social use (not medicinal).  But I won't drink around those whom I know have had alcoholic issues before, I will totally respect their need to avoid it at all costs.

Okay but past that we then discussed politics.  Matt joined the conversation after hearing us a while.  He is an older middle-aged man, he began by addressing me,
     "I have a question for you, as you mentioned the bible what do you think about the six states who have banned atheists from holding office?" (click here for an article I found about it, but I DID NOT read- just the states and Texas' law worries me some.)
     "That's wrong!"  I said, "I'll have to look that up, that's bad."

Then we got to talking about schools not teaching history correctly and I was saying "And truth, is truth, is truth,"    And Matt said, "Yes!" real emphatically, I was surprised a bit but soo glad he agrees!
I never really witnessed but we got to talk and debate intelligently without emotions going wacko and Matt (though we disagreed about carrying guns around town for a show of our right- something I plan on doing) concluded by saying "Well, I am glad to see a couple of young people aware of what's going on."
   We also exchanged running for office stories (me school board and Matt a state senator I believe) and it was GREAT!

And they were both very cordial and open to logic.  Matt even asked me if (concerning history) it should be taught in school that Columbous never even stepped foot on north America (only the Caribian) and I agree, it should be taught!  John even added how it should be taught that he promptly enslaved all the natives too.  It should be taught correctly and that we whites were wrong in taking America from the Indians, but (John agreed) its also wrong to paint the wrong picture that the red man was soo innocent.  We were both wrong.  And history- correct history SHOULD BE TAUGHT.

Then I went and took my break (we worked 5 hours) and as I peeled my orange, its delicious savor watering my mouth, I realized that these two nice and kind guys don't even give God the credit for creating an orange, or the beautiful fog that had laid over the fields.  It caused me to weep to think that they'll end up in hell if they don't repent.  And how with even one lie their life is now black and sinful before a holy righteous God, who MUST have a payment for every crime.   But then Melody walked up and it was God's way to send me a comforter!  He's so sweet!

Hopefully they saw only God and NOT me.  For I can NOT be good at all and am nothing except for Him and His death on the cross.

And if you guys are reading this, PLEASE, PLEASE correct any of my narrative.  I may have gotten the order wrong and let me know what you think of my opinions/site.


This is a VERY cool song I found recently (go below):




And this song is soo true:

"I'd rather be in this dark cell,
Than be free and die and go to hell,
God bless the day of my new birth,
I don't have to pay the price that I deserve."

(I don't really care for any other Cherryholmes stuff though)
Thanks for stopping by!

His Girl,
Faith Grubb

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Life is too short.

I'm gonna go ahead and write about this experience of mine.  Not for pity's sake or honor or glory.  God is the only one who gets the glory here.

Over the weekend we were camping up in Missouri.  Well the second night about 3am Mel and I woke up sick and real nauseous.  She threw up and then I did.  But as I did the fluids went in my lung some and stuck in my throat and I could hardly breath!  I was trying to get my breath, but only barely was succeeding.  I couldn't do anything but look up at the stars and pray, with Mama holding my back and praying too.   I was finally able to breath after a final prayer of help.  And I realized this life isn't even promised.  Not even the next minute.

It put in perspective all my childish wants and desires and longings and dreams and pointless goals.  It showed me how this life isn't mine.  I am purchased and if He wants to take me anytime He has that right.  And I totally deserve to die, and go to hell.  But in His goodness He suffered and died on a cross for me...  A selfish little girl who's barely learning to honor God.
I learned that night, under the stars how I am NOT my own- for real!    And it gave me the fear of God I've been lacking.   Thank God for His marvelous works and continual mercies and endless care!

And even with all my faults and wrongs and mistakes He cares for me like a mother to her baby child, watching me, cuddling me and nurturing my every need and want.  Thank God for His LOVE!


His holy name be magnified.  And not mine.
 

And now I see how I can't be selfish and decide NOT to tell that girl about Jesus, 'cause I'm too tired.  Its my duty and its the least I can do for Him!  This life is only a blip compared to eternity.  And where will you spend it?  How will you live this tiny life here on earth, for Him or yourself?

His grateful girl,
Faith Elizabeth Grubb

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Learing More!

I've been learning how marriage isn't just a life long game of gleeful moments everyday and kissing.
It CAN be but you have to make it so.  And how?

By how we act now.  Whatever we're like now that's how we'll be when married.

Will we just brush off snide remarks or take every single word/tone PERSONAL???

Joy is a BIG componant to this game of life, and it will really help us once we marry too.
God is love and this thing between a man and a woman is made of God, orchestrated by Him and loved by Him, He's the author and finisher!  We have the choice whether or not to listen to Him and His love or not.  Even now with parents and siblings.

I heard a GREAT talk by Nathan Pearl and I learned soo much!

He said there WILL be times (many times) you'll get your toes stepped on.  Its how will you react?  He said he'd like to reply,
"Oh babe, we're just dancin' too close, don't worry about it."
Not a "LOOK!  You stepped on my toes again!"

And he illustrated marriage as a fire.  Every word, action, slamming door, or look is either a little more kindling, or a wet piece of wood that dampens the fire's flare.  We need a HUGE roaring fire that will dance even gayer, or brighter in the down pour of rain, we can't expect a dieing fire to dance and NOT go out in a down pour, we've got to cultivate the fire before hard times come.


I'm also learning how God's wonderful care is amazingly beautiful to rest in and the 'single-hood' soo dreaded isn't bad at all.  I'm seeing all my married friends envy me and my free time.  And I am seeing how I need to fill my time with the precious tasks he needs done NOW!

The weekend in MO  (for the NGJ shindig) was so fun and though some folks like to set me up I met a lot of very nice fellows and am okay where I am right now! :)   

Here's some photos of the fun we had:





God is soo good!  Bless Him and may He bless you.

His gal,
Faith Grubb

God's Care... (from Sept. 8th)

This is a couple examples of how God has answered prayer for me.  And let me know he's keeping me in mind :D
It was so hot yesterday so I prayed for great weather for the filming we did and then for maybe some rain...  Well a couple hours later I heard the sky to the west rumble with a big thunder...  No rain fell last night but he showed me he hears.  And then as I went to the house, I remembered my shower cap I left out to dry, but it was gone.  Nowhere in sight and it was a bit windy...  So I said in my heart (not really praying), "Well if I need it God will make the wind blow it back, or whatever".  And then as I opened the door to go in, it was caught under the porch rocking chair!!!  God is there, ever present, ever listening even to those thoughts we don't even pray!  That's the God I serve, what a privilege!!! :D


And from the recording yesterday!
Here we are:



Mel and I against a 1955 car... some kind... Crown something.


His Daughter,
Faith Elizabeth Grubb

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thank you Bikers!

Today over 100,000 (which is a lot) bikers are 'storming' DC -- probably more I don't know how many. 
As I watch videos of them (my fellow concerned Americans) drive their bikes escorted by police and okay-ed by MANY state officials and governors I am overjoyed to see a FREE America still and they aren't stopped by the no permit given, they are still aloud to drive in DC, just it will take longer... sorry DC.

And the American flag can still fly on these bikes and in the hand of a child.  I fear somewhat, what next year will be.  And though a riot or fight may be started today by the Muslims, I'm sorry for them and their blindness and wrong.  I love the Arabian people a lot but I hate the sin and wrong they are doing.  Yes many Arabs have been looked down upon since 9/11- because of what their fellow people did.  And I understand this DOES NOT make every Arab a 'bad guy' (there are many Christian Arabs to be commended and honored) but it does seem pretty dangerous for 1,000 Arabs to gather and 'protest' today at ground 0.  That's not brave, that's nearly if not declaring war.

But my heart is overwhelmed with joy and my prayers are with the bikers as they go to stand on my behalf, since I can't be there.... this is one day I WANT a motorcycle and forget that I've been burned twice on them.   And they said they will do this every year.  Hopefully next year I can and maybe with some friends.  I'm gonna 'pencil it in' (maybe my brother will let me use his bike, or drive me)!  

Just wanted to
THANK YOU BIKERS! 
Thank you,
thank you,
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thank you ALL!


His Little Texan,
Faith Grubb

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Waiting... on a tiny planet in the Universe!

Waiting on God,
But not God its more myself...
In that unsatisfied state when I know I'm where I need to be and fine with that, yet dreaming of later.
Hoping it will come sooner, but knowing I'm not ready for it to come now or tomorrow.
And finding His words calming, convicting and amazingly complex -its halfway hard to understand them.  So I continue to wait, and I guess it is waiting on God, on His voice, His direction and leading and His life vision for me.  And at the same time holding myself back from hurrying 'it' up, holding back from forcing my way, learning to bite my lower lip and just sit, sometimes squint with pain or worry, but waiting...  I'm at that word again.  And so I guess that's what I'll name this little 'speech'- which actually is helping me focus in my waiting, and help me explain not only to you, dear reader, but to myself what I'm really learning- or is it 'going through'?  No, I don't think I am going through it -as a stage I'll never come across again-  No, its part of life this thing I'm learning, this waiting.  And I asked my Dear Jesus for patience, something I KNOW I'll need lots of for my future.  And what a lesson, what a teacher, what a process -with an aim in mind and yet out of your reach, out of your control, COMPLETELY. 
Its a wonderful yet dreamlike reality to me this life I live.  The challenges hard, sometimes painful but learned lessons and all the while I feel unaffected by the pains, protected by that unseen hand, and with a peace that  TOTALLY passes all my understanding...  For like I said I am pained, yet not, learning yet perfectly happy  with life, it sounds 'unrealistic' because God is soo wonderful, His wonders are entirely over my head!  And now heaven has become a close destination, no longer that outer-space wish or powder-puff illusion, no longer that far away place where God lives and wants us to go to 'one day', but a place to which I've been personally invited by the King and Master of the universe!  The Creator who views me as HIGHLY as His only begotten son, as His own flesh and blood!  My tiny brain can only marvel and gap in awe at His holy words and ENDLESS, OVERWHELMING love and care for me, that tiny spec sitting here at a computer, in this home, in this town, in this Grayson county, in this state, in this region, in this country, in the Western world, on the earth, in a milky way galaxy which is only a spec in the huge universe!  

So I'll gladly wait on the God who created it all and enjoy the lessons I'm learning and the temptaitons I  have, for....

James 1:2-4 (KJV)
2 "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."

AMEN and AMEN!!!
His spec :D
-Faith



Saturday, August 31, 2013

50s Filming Project!

Hey so we're working on a promo video for our band and its gonna be 50s style!!!

So these top two are the same pattern, I used the one on the right and that's me in it :)

The others below are ideas.  Except I own the blue and cream one and made the yellow one Abi is wearing.  The long sleeve pattern is similar to one I made which I may end up wearing... (we will also use the green and red at the top- don't worry :D).


I may even wear the plaid cream and navy blue one.

This video will be a music video of a song Daddy wrote about having dinner at Grandpa's so half of it will be a 'flashback' of Daddy remembering Grandpa's house and its gonna be fun!  Thanks to our new friend who wanted to do some filming, so we're his Ginny pigs :)

God is so good, we get to play 'dress up' for real :D   And have fun playing music at the same time!  :P

His girl,
Faith Ellie