Monthly Archives: October 2015

5 Reasons why we dont celebrate Halloween


I LOVE Fall! It’s always so exciting to me when the air changes slightly cooler. Cold crisp mornings with the smell of wood smoke in the air, and the mountains painting a beautiful portrait of yellows, greens, and reds right before my eyes! I have loved this season ever since I can remember. I even got married in October just so I could have a fall/Autumn wedding, and yes I use my wedding decorations yearly 🙂

One thing I truly dislike about this season though is Halloween. Yes, I dressed up and went trick-or-treating as I was growing up. No, I didn’t turn out to be a Satan worshiper, but that’s not the point. We just do not feel that it Glorifies God in any way.  Since the semi-recent birth of our son,(who is a year old now) we have chosen not to allow him to participate in trick-or-treating/ celebrate Halloween. I can tell you, I am not judgemental or mean. If you enjoy this holiday, be safe and have fun! This is a personal conviction in our family and I don’t try to talk anyone out of trick-or-treating so I’m a bit confused as to why some people try to talk us into taking our son.

So  here are a few reasons why we don’t “do” Halloween……

1.) Dressing up– The celtic believed that demons could roam the Earth only on Halloween and would dress up as demons so if they ran into a real demon they wouldn’y recognize them as human, but as one of them

2.) “Trick-or-treat”-  Well the explanation is already in this phrase. Children receive a treat in exchange for no ‘tricks’

3.) Evil is emphasized– any way you slice it, ghosts, goblins, zombies, vampires…despite what the Twilight series says, these are just not any ‘good guys’. I know there are non-scary costumes but it is undeniable that evil is celebrated on this night. My personal belief is that I shouldn’t teach my child to participate in a celebration of evil…He is allowed to dress up as Mickey Mouse any other day of the year to play and use his imagination, just not on Halloween. I fail daily, and sin daily but I try my best to ask myself before I take action, “Does this glorify God in any way?”

4.) DIABEEETUS– On the lighter ‘ish’ side of things, all of that candy is just not good for kids! Sweets are not a large part of our diet at home and all of that sugar will do nothing good for his little body.

5.) Childhood obesity and tooth decay– Now I surley hope everyone is only letting their kids binge for one night and not constantly, but I have seen extremely small children have 24/7 acess to their Halloween stash and this can cause more problems than I have time to list!

So to conclude, everyone has their own beliefs, and these are mine! Whether you chose to go out on Halloween or stay in, please be safe! 🙂

Happy Fall Ya’ll!

The Greatest Gifts cannot be wrapped.

“On that resurrection morning, when all the dead in Christ shall rise. I’ll have a new body. Praise the Lord, I’ll have a new life, eternal.”

I’ve contemplated starting a blog for sometime now. I feel like this would be an effective way to de-stress and relax in the evenings while keeping me sane all at the same time!

I am first and foremost a child of God, then a mother, then a wife, and finally a nurse.

I am a pretty random person, so to say this blog will have a specific content, I cannot. But I can say that it will include my random crazy thoughts, personal beliefs, and general child rearing struggles….along with whatever else may pop into my mind! 🙂

So to begin this wonderful journey, I would like to share my testimony.

I was in the 11th grade, I felt like I was on top of the world! A+ student, dual enrolled at the local community college and getting a jump start on my career. I thought I had it all… I was taking  a psycology class at the college which was currently teaching totally and completely against my raising. I had been raised in church somewhat, but not consistently until about the 7th grade. I thought the Lord had saved me when I was a young child, but I had never felt conviction, just someone asking me to repeat after their parayer and BAM! you’re in. I was also in an English class with a new teacher who made fun of Christians. She actually requested that the class hel her make fun of Christians one day. I was under conviction…. if you’ve ever been there, you know what I’m taking about.

I questioned the very existance of God. I wondered if these teachers were right while simultaneously being scared to death that I would die at any given moment. If I were to die I would inevitably lift my eyes in a firey Hell, because nothing I had ever done could warrant going to Heaven. I had nightmares for a week. I was afraid to sleep for fear I wouldn’t awaken. I sat through church that Wednesday night scared and what I thought at the time ‘confused’. Sunday morning was no different. By the time sunday night rolled around, I was a nervous wreck. I dont remember what the preacher preached on. All I remember was them singing “I’ll be waiting at the River for You”. I tried and tried to visualize that river, but nothing….My heart was beating out of my chest and I knew it was the Holy Spirit telling me I was lost and I had to be saved. It felt like an eternity standing there gripping the back of that pew. The first step to that alter was the hardest to make. After the first step I really couldnt tell you how I got there. But I did. I knelt in the alter and begged God to save me. (I dont know about you but Heaven was just a plus for me at the time all I wanted to do was avoid Hell).On that Sunday night in the Spring, Jesus saved me. This is the greatest gift I have ever recieved in my life. It didnt cost me a dime, and no one can take it away. Without my Jesus I would have no hope and no purpose for my life!

Since this wonderful night, there have been ups and downs in my life. God has blessed me with a Husband and a wonderful little boy (years later of course).  We go through hard times just like everyone else, the only difference is, we have the Lord to help us through it all. He has never let me down!

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