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Abundant Grace- Day 2 Sacrifice

Ahhhhh! did this one hit a few nerves for you? It certainly hit a few with me.

(Genesis 22:1-18 )  When I read this, the questions started to roll around.  I know God has called me out many times to lay my “Isaac” down on HIS altar, and surrender that person/things to HIM. At times it felt like HE was ripping my heart out, and thru the tears, I realized there was no other choice.  Abraham knew and believed that he would walk away from that mountain with his son…even if it meant God would raise him from the dead! I have often wondered why this “test”? what was it Abram was to learn, it seemed like he already had it all figured out?  And surely, God being all knowing, already knew that Abram would choose obedience..so why?

Job 1:6-12 show a different testing..but is definitely called out as testing.  Without going to far off track, the reason for the testing was due to the unseen heavenlies, the enemy/accuser/Satan..

I just want to add that we are unaware of the war in the heavenlies, when we have been accused.  I do know that God will not allow the enemy to have his way without God turning it out for the good.  So altho this is just a theory….I have learned from this story, multiple times.

Obedience, trust, surrendering the most dear thing to my heart, learning that HIS sovereignty is something to be acknowledge!

I have always admired Abram for his faith…

What does this reading stir in you? It has certainly stirred my heart and thinking…

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Look What God Has Done

I truly have been blessed beyond measure, and so have you. But we do have to look for it. Acknowledge that all good things come from God.

I started blogging while in a pit, and asking for accountability and desire to know HIM more and love HIM more…HE answers those kind of prayers..not as we might think, but as HE sees beneficial to us.

Posting some pics here of the blessings HE has given me the last couple of weeks! People who have fanned the fire of my soul, friendships that will last an eternity, and a safe place to bare my soul. Thank you God for your provisions!

Katrina/Deb Hannaford/Derek

Katrina/Deb Hannaford/Derek

me & Hubs/Deb/ Dale and Gracie Hill

me & Hubs/Deb/ Dale and Gracie Hill

(for the record- Tam(inprogress) is standing on the table for this pic-LOVE HER)

Mr & Mrs B4dguy/Michelle Mills/Deb

Mr & Mrs B4dguy/Michelle Mills/Deb

so in love with this family~B4dguys family!

so in love with this family~B4dguys family!

B4dguy/Ric Booth grilling...awesome!

B4dguy/Ric Booth grilling...awesome!

Can’t remember B4d’s son and daughter in law’s name (in the background), but I will always remember how he took a background check on us! LOL My God is big enough to cover small details like that!  Patty (Ric’s wife) is beautiful but camera shy, and makes the best chocolate cake I ever ate!

we had church together! these are our worship leaders, AMAZING!

we had church together! these are our worship leaders, AMAZING!

Just wanted to share what GOD has been doing, in uniting more of the body of Christ, answering my prayers to know HIM more and love HIM more, and showing me how very beautiful it is know people who have hearts for HIM, and live life to the fullest, as we know it is also a gift!

Coming soon…pics of TAM (inprogress) and her vacation with all of us, as she was still on the west coast, she is talented like that!

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I Met a BADGUY at the Macaroni Grill!

Badguy at the Macaroni Grill

Badguy at the Macaroni Grill

don't we just look like family? we are...muahahaha

don't we just look like family? we are...muahahaha

Last night we met up with Badguy in Harrisburg at the Macaroni Grill. FUN! I love how blogging has made a family that is so real and awesome! Although its been more than a year since i started blogging with this gentleman, I seriously felt like I know him well enough to get my hug! haha those who know me know…i love to hug!

Dinner was Fab, and the company was even better, and the plan is on for the 4th weekend of July (which is just a couple weeks away), so excited! If you do not know who this Badguy is go here, and if you do not know the HUBS (Praise365) go here

I am soooo hoping for Ric and Christian to also be able to come to the blogging get together at Bad’s…Anyone else!?!?  Deb’s will be here, and yes she is going! Alot I will miss tho, wish y’all would be here too!

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Summer Break!

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I love summer, I love all that goes along with it.  Family time, being outside, cookouts, visiting with friends, and just slowing down the pace! Ahhhhhhh, love it!

This has been a rough year for the Frantz family.  So many changes in our life. It seems that more than half of this school year we have been tending to broken hearts, mostly ours together and seperately.  Desperately wanting to be where God wants us to be, and moving in the direction HE has for us.  Sometimes its hard to tell if what the circumstances are showing is actually God speaking or ourselves, or the enemy.  Some really tough calls.

My favorite thing about the summer break is that I get to spend more time with the Lord, and longer quiet times that don’t need a clock, or limited to just a certain time slot.

Can’t wait to catch up on blogs, and seriously get this one going again! So tell me,

What is your favorite thing about summer? or What has the Lord been doing in your life this past school year?

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