A Cousin Sleepover/Mother’s Day

Oh dear. I’m afraid this is going to be a long post. I will have to continue The Love Series tomorrow. I have so much to say since Friday! Kick back and settle down for this is one time-consuming post.

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful mothers out there! Especially to my own dear mama. She does so much for me, and I am forever grateful for the love and support she gives me. I love you, Mama! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜. Also to my amazing grandmothers and aunts. I have been blessed with such an awesome family!

Friday, my cousin turned 18… Seems like yesterday we were planning our sweet sixteens together. I have been so privileged to have Deana not only as my cousin, but one of my best friends. We’ve been through a lot together; good times, hard times, as well as those in-between days.

She had a small party at her house, mostly family, except our violin teacher & her husband. We played ladder ball and some others ย played corn hole. We had two cakes for Deana- a really cute one my aunt made, and a nice sheet cake fromโ€ฆI don’t know where. I didn’t have any dessert… Sorry Cuz!

Deana opened her gifts after she did some riding on her new bike. Her gifts consisted of candy, and some trinkets like hair stuff, a cute hoodie, moolah {money}, and I got her a tassel necklace, which she wore on Sunday with the shirt her sister got for her.

Deana and I decided to take out the cameras and take some nice landscape/portrait photos. I love taking pictures of my cousin- she is so photogenic and cooperates with me (unlike some siblings I know! Haha ๐Ÿ˜„).

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Deana. Visit her blog!

I spent the night and we chatted a tiny bit until like, 2 in the morning. I got up around nine thirty-ish and we got ready to go to a town called Geneva. Deana wanted to old-fashionize herself, so I went along with it and wore the Peter Pan collared shirt I got from Salvation Army a couple weeks ago.

We picked up Mr. D. then headed to an old drug store/soda fountain shop where most of us had grilled cheese sandwiches.

We then explored some local antique shops and Deana bought an old camera for her collection, and I got her a lens case. (I’m not made of money! It was only four dollars!). There was this cool phone booth that a light and fan came on when the door closed.

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Me, trapped in an old phone booth.

After our tour of the little town, we stopped by Geneva-on-the-Lake and checked out the Erie lake. Then, the rest of the group got donuts at one of the little shops along the road. Can you believe they got those sugary things and ate them right in front of me?! Lol ๐Ÿ˜„!

Once we got back to Deana’s home, we walked up the hill to tell another one of our cousins happy birthday. He was having a bonfire and campout for some of his friends.

Sunday had beautiful weather for Mother’s Day. I made a basket with a few things for my mom with the help of my sister. We got her infinity scarves, socks, a card, and a few other trinkets, including some massage coupons. Sorry, I forgot to get a picture of her gift.

 

Oh, my, the sermons our pastor has been preaching are amazing! I believe the Lord is showing the Bride who she really is, and that she is making herself ready to meet her Bridegroom!! The sermons are so simple yet so profound at the same time.

Our pastor continued on the same thought of “More Than Conquerors”, and it has just really helped my walk with the Lord. He explained that if we are truly children of God, we will go through adversity. If we never had a test or trial, we’d never know what God was capable of if we never proved His Word!

Oh, goodness, I could just go on and on and on about all the gold nuggets we’ve been receiving through the preaching lately!

Sunday evening was a continuation showing that we need to do four steps when we are going through tribulation.

  1. Look up. The Bible says in Luke 21, where Jesus is describing the end of the world, that when we see those things come to pass, we should “Look up, and lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth nigh.” {Luke 21:28}. We need to look to the One who gave us a promise that He would return to catch us away. We must stay close to Him.
  2. Look down. That’s where the enemy is! Just like the psalmist David wrote in Psalm 110:1, our enemies have been made our footstool! And like the history from Joshua 10, the kings that were fighting the children of Israel were defeated, so the Israelites put their feet on the necks of their enemies, and slew them! Type it out- your enemy, the devil, is under your feet, because he is defeated! The next time the devil tries to tell you that you’re defeated, just point to your feet, and remind him where he is, and that’s where he belongs and that’s where he will stay.
  3. Look around. We are in enemy territory. Constantly be on the watch, and never let down your guard, Trust in Jesus, your Commander-in-Chief, and obey His orders.
  4. Look inside. You must make sure the inside is pure. We are not clean in ourselves, but Christ cleaned us out, as you can read a little bit more about in this post.ย 

There is just not enough time to tell you how amazing these sermons lately have been! I wish I could explain it better, but God is so good, He’s indescribable!

Pastor, if you get a chance to read this, I thank you for and appreciate how you follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Readers, please understand, the end is drawing near! This filthy world is coming to a close! The Rapture could come at any minute! Get ready, don’t wait! Jesus is coming soon! Just any day now, the Lord will snatch His Bride away! Don’t miss it for anything! I can’t stress it to you enough how urgent this is! Please don’t shrug it off. If only I could help you understand just how important this is. I can’t, but God can, if you are willing to open your heart to Him. I am pouring my heart out to you by saying these things.

 

What did you do for your mother this past weekend? Or, mothers, what did your children do for you?

 

2 thoughts on “A Cousin Sleepover/Mother’s Day

  1. Thanks for all the kind words Cheye! I’m so glad I have you as a cousin and friend. By the way, the cake was from Giant Eagle. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad I can be your model, I always like the results! I think that picture could win something at the fair. (and no it’s not because I’m in it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Will definitely have to do it all again, when you’re off your no sugar! Well, I’m exciting to see your next post. Keep it Up!

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    1. Okay, Giant Eagle it is! I did think about entering that pic… I really like it! Haha we’ll see about the cake next time… I might splurge once since I didn’t on your birthday… ๐ŸŽ‚

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