Hi to all who are still reading my updates 😄😄😄
I can't believe how fast time seems to fly. It's February already (past the middle now) and it sure looks like this site isn't very active when I don't do monthly updates. 😳
Guess y'all just gonna have to hook up with me on Facebook (there's a button for that on here) to get a lil more interaction and you can 'holler' at me over there as well.
Today was planned for me to do some web updating and I thought the January update was done - nope, that didn't happen. 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️. So I better git 'er dun!!!
Well, we just have come out of a freeze up North that was colder than the freeze down South, but the southern freeze felt colder to everyone there than our temps where here in the North. 🥶🥶🥶 Who would have thought it would ever get that cold in Texas! 😳🤔
Praying for all the folks still out of electricity/water. I think the electric plants down there might need to insulate all their equipment so they are better protected! Crazy times!
May we all thaw out without too many broken water pipes and other issues!
Well, here are a couple events that will take place in March for us so you might want to put the dates on your calendars if you want to connect. Two events in the local area (St. Cloud) and one in Illinois (Chicago area).
So I'll get right to it and post those.
Event: Sartell Farmers Winter Market (NotesNBling & Warren's Sauce)
Day: Saturday, March 6
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Sartell Community Center, 850 19th Street South
Town: Sartell, MN
Event: Pot-O-Gold Vendors Market. (NotesNBling)
Day: Saturday, March 13
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Smith's Central Weddings & Events,
3315 Pearl Street
Town: McHenry, IL
My daughter Cindy & friends are hosting this event
and I'm so thrilled to be back for it this year with
NotesNBling showcasing my jewelry line!
Event: 12 Hour Minnesota 24/7 BURN (Music)
Day: Saturday, March 20
Time: 9am - 9 pm. (our worship set will be 1-3 pm)
Where: Harvest Fellowship Church, 400 2nd Ave. N
Town: Sauk Rapids, MN
January started off amazing with our New Years Eve BURN into the New Year with worship and prayer focusing on our Heavenly Father to give Him thanks for all the good things He has done, despite the world going crazy. We truly do have a lot to be thankful for!
Jewelry wise, I've been making a few custom pieces for people and working on a few new projects as well. So make sure you check out my NotesNBling Facebook Page to see the most updated items. I will update the Etsy shop soon as well. It is quite more time consuming to list items due to all the details which need to be mentioned as far as descriptions goes.
The beginning of February we finally had the Farmers Winter Market opening once again in Sartell after their Community Center had shut down due to all the restrictions. At least now we have one show a month in person until April. Then we will have to see what will happen next.
Looking forward to one music event in a while, which will be at our home church (Harvest Fellowship in Sauk Rapids). This time it'll be 12 hours from 9-9. People can come and go or stay as long as they feel led to stay. Don't have all the line-up yet, but we will be having our music set from 1-3 in the afternoon. Event link: https://fb.me/e/1cqv8UQLK)
WORD FROM THE WORD:
I love Psalm 91! I've learned some neat insights lately about this Psalm, it's not in depth, but just a few points. I always get excited when I learn new stuff and want to share it!
A lot of people have been mentioning Psalm 91 as a Psalm of protection for what plagues our country and the world. However there is a prerequisite that applies to this Psalm.
It is for people who keep the Word of the Lord (Psalm 119:11). It is for those who have made the Lord their habitation (Psalm 119:114). It is for those whose refuge is the Lord (Psalm 142:5).
Revelation 3:10 says "because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I will also keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world to test those who dwell upon the earth."
Perseverance is one of those words that really jumped out at me. Are we persevering in our true faith or are we succumbing to fear and worry? Proverbs 29:25. The fear of man brings a snare, but he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.
Who are the leaders in the faith we listen to? Are we exalting them above God? Are they true to the Word or are they of some "movement". Beware believer who your spiritual "fathers" are in this life. Be a Berean and check things out against the Word of God.
If we've been caught up in certain movements in the Christian faith (and it happens to all of us, me included), we must begin to seek God and show us all the false beliefs we have learned, get rid of them and get right with God!
The enemy of our soul has been extremely busy these days. He brings about the snare of the trapper. (Psalm 91:3) A trapper is also called a fowler, bait layer, trap setter. We can be so unsuspecting and then get caught up in a mess (spiritually and physically). Our stumbling blocks are, that we actually end up putting fear or false beliefs upon ourselves by the music we listen to, the movies we watch, the news we absorb, the preachers we listen to, the thoughts and conversations we have.
There is SO much more to this Psalm and would take too long to really dive into it here, but - this is a time when we must ask ourselves - how deep is our faith and how much are we aware of the trap layer who wants to steal our peace and joy.
How deep is our surrender to our Lord -Yahuah (in Hebrew)? Yahuah means "God of my Salvation". I love Him SO much!
Praise be to Him who gives us hope and has saved us from sin through the cross!! He shed His blood as redemption for our sin! May we never take this lightly nor cheapen His grace! May we stay humble and in repentance!
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Psalm 100 Scripture
1 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.
3 Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.