Thursday, September 27, 2012

F.A.Q. Part two

Hey there, Thanks for stopping by!

Today I am giving you Part two of Our Church's FAQ series.
See Part One here.

Video of Week Two.

Week Two Questions: - Should Christians have Tattoos? - Is it okay for people to live together without being married? - Is Gambling a sin? - Are Ghost real? - Why do I feel overwhelmed when God says He won't give me more than I can handle? - If God forgives your sins, why is He going to judge us for our sins after we die? - Who do I vote for with Obama being Muslim and Romney being a cultist? - Does the Bible forbid interracial marriages? - Do pets go to heaven? - Why would God allow bad things happen to good people?

Scripture References: Should Christians have Tattoos? - Leviticus 19:28 - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - Romans 8:11 - John 3-5 - 1 John 2:27 - Acts 2:17-41 - Micah 3:8 - Romans 15:16 - John 14:16-26 - Romans 14:17 - 1 Corinthians 2:10-16 - Galatians 5:22-23 - 1 Corinthians 12: 3-11 Is it okay to live together without being married? - Hebrews 13:4 Is Gambling a sin? - Matthew 25 Why do I feel overwhelmed when God says He won't give me more than I can handle? - 1 Corinthians 10:13 If God forgives your sins, why is He going to judge us for our sins after we die? - Revelation 20 - 2 Corinthians 5:10 Why would God allow bad things happen to good people? - John 16:33

Key principal: when you read something out of the old testament interpret it through the new testament.

Should a Christian have tattoo's? Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:28 From that scripture its pretty clear that you should not. BUT Leviticus also says not to cut your hair on the sides or the end of your beard...Bottom line if you have a tattoo or piercing, God and his people love you. A tattoo is FOREVER, just remember that. Whatever you do to your body, eating, exercising, piercing, cosmetic surgeries....etc....or whatever you don't do for your body, remember its not only your body, your body was bought by the blood of Christ. "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20  He lives inside of you!

Living together before married, is it OK? 'Marriage is just a piece of Paper' 'Its just a contract'.....Marriage is a covenant! This is a FOREVER commitment. "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral." Hebrews 13:4  .... If you are a Christian you should honor this.  ( I was present for this sermon, but it is hysterical the way he preaches! His facial expressions and jokes!)  If your acting like your married and your not its the sexual act that is immoral.......

Bonus round:
Is Gambling a sin? Matthew 25  Be careful with frequency and intensity.

Are ghosts real? If by ghosts you mean demons, then yes. The Bible says 1/3 of the demons fell with Lucifer, that they are loose on the earth, that they will only be taken care of completely at the final judgement.

Why do I feel overwhelmed when God said that he won't give me more than I can Handle? 1 Corinthians 10:13 , We're all tempted but He will always give us a window to escape from it - This was based on sexual temptations, He will give you circumstances in your life that are way bigger than you can understand or handle - sometimes they are designed for us to fall to our knees and go to Him and need him as our Saviour.

If God forgives us for our sins, then why is he going to Judge us for them when we die? Revelations 20 , The great white throne judgement, If you are a non believer (you reject God, you do not accept him as your saviour) your name will not be in his book and it will separate you from Him for all of eternity. That judgement is for the non believers, there is another one, its called the Bema (sp?) judgement, its for believers, they are not judged on their sins, because in Christ you are freed of them, but its more like a commendation service...Jesus is handing out gifts to people who have served him...."You did an awesome job, here is your key to the mansion, thank you for serving me". 1 Corinthians 5:12 'For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.'

True Question asked exactly how it was said: Who do I vote for with Obama being a Muslim and Romney being a cultess? (Pastor's Reaction: "Sweeeet" (LOL)) He can tell anyone ever who to vote for I am here to tell you HOW to vote. Persons and people and Parties and platforms don't last, follow the Lord, vote for whats in the Bible...or civilization will end. Harsh but true. Make it known! The Bible will not go anywhere, it is fixed in eternity. Vote based on the Bible not on Man, Follow Jesus.

Does the Bible forbid interracial marriages? No it does not, the issue for God is not color, its whether or not you believe in Him.  (Prayer pastor said, its kinda like having two shades of chocolate in the same box (LOL).

Do pets go to Heaven? AGAIN he teases us, OK next week.

Why do bad things happen to good people? WHY??? God says he will be with you and present in your time of needs. Life is better with Jesus Christ. Define Better the right way, Better is not being the one to always be promoted or never getting sick, never having money troubles, if you define it that way you will be let down...God says be patient and I will walk with you and explain it to you in Heaven.  1 John 3:15   Four things: Free Will, without free will you wouldn't have the ability to love. If you were God, would you create a Truman like world? Where everyone loves you and its 'boring' (my word) or would you let them choose? One: Choosing to love God. Two: Testing us, its because your loved and your to play a great role. Three: If your a Christian you do have an enemy, Satan. Four: Because our world is stained with sin and death. We all inherit a sin, nature, if we got what we deserve we wouldn't spend eternity with Christ. Jesus dies for our sins, a man who NEVER sinned, paid with his life to Free us of our sins, that's NOT fair. God Loves YOU.

Again, I totally recommend viewing this...He goes fast but he's good!

Next Week: Masturbation, Social Drinking, Abortion, Dinosaurs....Pretty light topics right?


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sassy Lacquer Reviews

Hey there guys!

Today I have a few reviews for ya.

Two reviews over on Mommy Does Her Nails, by Candice. (PS, she also designs my labels)
     Yeti Yeti Yet
     Wizards Fire  (my personal favorite!)
    Older ones: Exotic Energy Trio  ,  Utopia , Ice Princess

Two Reviews over on Jen's Nail Files
     Mulled Cider and Burgermeister and Meisterburger

Southern Sister Polish
     Pumpkin Spice and Pick a Pumpkin

My Life in Polish
     Pick a Pumpkin

Neverland Nail Blog
     Wizard's Fire and All Hallows Eve

Love for Lacquer
     Autumn Harvest

Thanks girls for the time you took to review!! :D

Check out the store here: Sassy Lacquer

~ Carrie

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A New Challenge...

Hey Ya'll! I never did finish the 15 week challenge I started last year! I got caught up in stuff and never really got back into it. Oops.

Bec over at Lacquer Dreams has come up with a great little Halloween challenge. I'll be putting a little spin on some of mine though ;)

Another "Challenge" I am working on right now is a Strict military diet. Its for three days, you can repeat as often as you like....I'm on day one (Day two when you read this) and so far so good. Its very bland though...But I am so motivated right now. In a month I will be 30 :/  and I am no where near my goal weight! BUT like I said I am SUPER motivated!
Here's the three day diet and am currently doing.

Funny: While typing this...I got a call from the school...the receptionist and I are pretty close she has called so many time this year already for numerous amounts of stupid things that oldest has done, I won't go there :/ ..... anyways, I was so focused on getting caught up...that I forgot it was early release day today....whoopsie daisie! :P

Anyone gonna do the Halloween Challenge with me?

Have you checked out the Halloween/Fall colors in my line yet? Sassy Lacquer. Winter is up also, and up for pre-order!


Monday, September 24, 2012


Hey guys! New series at my Church, F.A.Q.
I still need to update you all with the last two Unstoppable series. (coming soon)

At Church they are taking the most FAQ and answering them, short and simple.

Video of week one

Week one: Is homosexuality a sin? - Aren't people born gay? - What about same sex marriage? - Can those who struggle with homosexuality be a Christian? - Can a person who has chosen homosexuality change? Is it OK to be cremated? Heaven - Will we be married in heaven? - Will we recognize each other in heaven? - Can people see us from heaven? - Do pets go to heaven? If a person commits suicide do they automatically go to hell? What happens to someone who commits suicide eternally?

Scripture reference: Homosexuality - Leviticus 18:22 - Romans 1:24, 26-27 - Genesis 1:27 - 1 Corinthians 6: 9-12 Cremation - Genesis 3:19 Heaven - Matthew 22:30 - Luke 16 - 1 Corinthians 13:12 Suicide - 1 John 3:15 - Romans 5: 1-2

Pastor Dumas says that whatever is taken from the old testament is interpreted through the new testament. Bible says, The truth sets us FREE.

Homosexuality: "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable." Leviticus 18:22
 "Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations with unnatural ones. In the same way men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion." Romans 1: 24-27  The Bible is VERY clear that it is a sin. Are people born this way? As a Pastor not a scientist, he says people are born with sin IE: unfaithfulness, deceit, depression and diseases that are carried through the family...He says whatever your proclivity you were born with you DON'T have to live it. The proclivity in his family is for the men in his family to become violent and go into prison. He is glad he is preaching and not in prison. (HeHe) EVERY person on the planet has the power to live in the fullness of Christs redemption! AMEN

Same Sex Marriage: No. It undefines what God has defined. "So God created Man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27 God Created Adam and Eve, not Adam and 'Steve'. If we were to say yes to gay marriage, where would we say no? Its bad for civilization. Its the wrong decision. But the church doesn't want to hate it, they want to have a relationship with them, they can lead them to the throne of Christ. Inalienable rights and Civil rights. Just because you can, doesn't mean its right for civilization. You can drink but it doesn't mean you can drink and drive. Polygamy. A person marrying an animal. In other words: If God gives a definition, lets NOT redefine it. 

Can a person who struggles with homosexuality be a Christian? Undoubtedly YES. Key word: Struggles. Can a person who struggles with homosexuality change? YES. ANYONE can change with the grace of GOD. 1 Corinthians 6: 9-12  Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men  nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.  “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.

What Pastor Dumas calls the bonus round:
Is it OK to be cremated? Yes, Genesis 3:19
Will we be married in Heaven? No, Matthew 22
Will we recognize each other in Heaven? Yes, 1 Corinthians 13:12
Can People in Heaven see us on Earth? No,  Luke 16

Question for the Pastor specifically: Do you and your family trick or treat on Halloween? Yes, but first they go to a Friends house, eat Chili and Pray, then they go and hand out tracks and get lots of candy!

Does 'Fluffy' go to Heaven? Well he teased with that question, answer next week he said.....

If someone commits suicide do they go to hell? Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him. 1 John 3:15.... There is only one unforgivable sin, In which you eternally shut off the invitation of Jesus Christ. Suicide is not that sin, however it IS very sinful and very selfish. "Therefore,, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace through God with our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2 ...Pastor Dumas's advice, Don't make a permanent decision on temporary circumstances. There IS hope in Jesus Christ. Do you agree? I do. AMEN!

Really recommend viewing this sermon. I might have missed something you need to hear. And some of the humor of our Pastor.

Week two: shacking up, tattoo's....

<3 carrie="carrie" p="p"> 

Monday, September 17, 2012


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Saturday, September 8, 2012

GIVEAWAY!!! Its going to be FUNNY!!!

Ok here it goes....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Unstoppable, part 2

So I told you last Sunday that I was going to come here and tell you about my Church service...this past week we ended up not making it into Church, we had a birthday party and welcome home party for my Grandma. A couple months back she fell and broke her hip and has been in rehab and a nursing home since. She has Alzheimer's as well, and most patients that break a hip and have Alzheimer's do not learn to walk again, Praise God Grandma did! She is doing so well, I am so grateful! We had a great little family gathering this past Sunday, got a chance to meet my cousins 2 week old and hold him, his name is Herk, isn't that adorable? His great grandpa's name is Hercules, seriously, then his grandpa's name is Herk, such a neat name!

Right now I am listening in on our Churches Wed Worship service. Its amazing to be able to attend live via Internet, esp having children....and when we are sick we can still view online. So great. Tonight Gateway Church is leading Worship.

So last last Sunday was part two of the Unstoppable series that Pastor Greg is teaching...
He was saying that we need to be inviting. Invite everyone you see to Church. It starts with Me/You. We need to lead people back to Christ...
(I went so long without writing this that I have sorry)

So here are some things from the service:

Video of service

Declaration: God chose to save me before I ever responded to His call. I am exceptionally gifted and designed to make a difference in this world. I am called, blessed, and anointed with Christ’s power, more than that, I am submitted to His will. I am here to make a difference! I am ready to see my country come back to faith in Christ. I love my home state and I will be a part of seeing the city of Tampa Bay transformed for the cause of Christ. I know it starts with me! I am ready to serve my church, the bride of Christ, she is the hope of the world.

The Big Idea: The vision of The Crossing Church has everything to do with leading people into God’s design, which is the doorway to a life of destiny!

Scripture: Acts 2:37-41 NIV
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call." With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

Prayer: Thank you for calling me and equipping me to do you work in the world. I see your vision for my life and I am leaning into that calling. I am learning to follow you and trust you, as I do, things around me are becoming clearer. You know the way and you are the life giver. I trust your vision for my life and I am investing everything I have in that plan. I am committed to my church, your bride, and realize that my destiny is best served in serving.

I have to go watch Week Three and report back to you, but until then, love to you all and I invite all of you to go to your Friends and invite them to Church this Sunday!

Love, Carrie