Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We are semi-officially Arkansawyers. I say that because we don't have an address that is actually our own:) I have been working down here for about 2 months for an awesome Christian remodeling company.
That is a testimony in itself. Last winter when we heard the call to move to Arkansas, I started searching online for a job. The Company that was at the top of my list to work for after all the research is the one I now work for. However, I had my own method, and my way of getting a job soon got tiring and overwhelming, and finally, I let go and gave it to Yahweh. Well, months later, in feb, I am in Arkansas, looking for work, and through referrals, ended up with an interview with the Very company I had wanted to work for. Amazingly, the week prior, a guy had left the company, which opened up a spot for me. HUGE story short, I got that job. I am so excited to be working for a super company that is meticulous, family oriented, that will give me Sabbaths and feasts off. It will keep teaching me about construction and remodeling and I am excited about that. I was ready to give that up, but saw Yahweh had given me a desire and ability that needed to be cultivated. Please pray for me to be a light to my supervisors and coworkers, and for me to be faithful in the little and big jobs alike.
Sady and the children have been down here for almost one month. The month apart was so hard, we went through many trials. I would have been happy to skip that chapter, but we know Yahweh's Character Building School has no free days. Just a weekly rest day! HalleluYah. I thought I had found the home for our family, but once Sady got down, and we talked and prayed, we realized it wasn't the place for our family. So we spent 4 nights in a Hotel and looked for a place to stay. Some dear friends opened up their home to us and for almost a month now we have been staying in their master bedroom, with our "own" bathroom and closet. It's a big adventure to have 2 dads, 2 moms, and 9 children in a 4 bedroom house. But, it's 2 families who are all part of one spiritual family. You grow so much closer to folks when your laughing, smiling, learning, struggling, or crying together in a small space. So much more closer than when you just see them for a few hours every week or so. I was blessed to have a room to stay with another family the first month I was down here. Yahweh's people are so kind and generous.
Pray for our vehical situation. Our one van needs many repairs. I am not sure if it's better to fix things as we are able to, or to give up on it. Thankfully it runs. And so somedays I drive it to work, and other days, we load up everybody and Sady drops me off at work and picks me up in the afternoon. Depending on if she needs to go anywhere or not. If we keep it, gradually fixing parts would certainly be a better option than a loan. ( we havent had a loan in 4 years and want to keep it that way. )I just don't know if it's wise, to keep putting money in it. We have contemplated getting a well maintained older economy car that would get 40+mpg. I had a older civic that did that. Then we could save money for a larger vehicle that could transport our family and luggage or bulk grocery shopping. we prefer to do more monthly shopping trips than weekly shopping. The lumina van doesn't have that kind of cargo room. It certainly isnt a bad secondary vehicle. If any has wisdom, or advice on what we should do please share. I am at my end.
For all the prayers, gifts, texts, emails and phone calls, we thank you. Thank you for your encouragement, Thank you for even those who have been searching long distance for a place for us to live. :)
We are excited about raising our family to garden and care for animals and learn a way of life many are too busy for. I was. I was too busy for my family having my own business.
Everyone is telling us to buy, but I don't want to be a slave to the lender. I know its hard to find rentals, but that is the vision I have for my family. I don't know how it will happen, it seems we are at the Red Sea. And the waves are crashing, and the enemy is drawing close, we can even hear the Chariot wheels in the distance. Despair is looming. BUT I KNOW MY YAHWEH is bigger. He is greater, He is stronger. So as our needs seem insurmountable, Yahweh will be the victor! He is our provider. We are seeing an amazing testimony as we see the doors close and paths He doesn't want us to travel.
My vision for my family is To raise them in the country. In a set apart refuge. So we have a place to come back to after we have been in the world. I believe it is vital at their young age to have a refuge for them, no matter how small. A place, for praise, and worship, for gathering, for rejoicing, for adventures, for training, for giving, for teaching, to learn all we can about living off the land, to teach others as the opportunity arises.
To have a place to record Yahweh's praises, and if possible allow others to do the same. A place for quiet reflection, and communion with Abba Yah!
To get and stay out of debt, to save money and building materials, and eventually, if Yahweh leads to build our own home and shop. However, if we never ever build or have "our own place" that is ok, cause it's all Yahweh's anyway. I know he will do the best.
there is a lot more, esspessially in the area of teaching our children about our creator, and to lead them in developing personal relationships with Him, through our Messiah Yahushua. I desire through our refuge, to give them their own missions and responsibilities in their areas of interest. Pray that we would know how to do that, and not hinder them through our own ideas of how to raise them. Pray that we would train them up in the way that (Yahweh wants) they should go, so that when they are old, they won't depart from it. A path of life, without the rebellion of the world.
1Pe 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a people for a possession, that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light,
1Pe 2:10 who once were not a people, but now the people of Elohim; who had not obtained compassion, but now obtained compassion.
1Pe 2:11 Beloved ones, I appeal to you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts which battle against the life,
1Pe 2:12 having your behaviour among the gentiles good so that when they speak against you as evil-doers, let them, by observing your good works, esteem Elohim in a day of visitation.
If we are a royal priesthood and a set-apart nation, Our children are as well. We have got to raise them in a set-apart (kodesh/holy) way. Verse 12 is really the culmination of what will happen as we do our part in raising our children. If for the rest of their childhood, we raise them nurture them, challenge them, disciple them, exort them, encourage them, Love them, discipline them, our children, your children and if Yahweh's timeline permits, their generations, will be the ones, the WARRIORS winning souls.(not that we won't, but we see if our children are properly equipped, they can do more than we can)
That is our vision for our family, and the Home and Property Yahweh will provide us in His time.
Please pray for us to expect Yahweh's best for us, and to not get stuck in making our own ways. Pray for our home, our refuge, that we will do what Yahweh wants in that regard.
2Co 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but even if our outward man is perishing, the inward man is being renewed day by day. 2Co 4:17 For this slight momentary pressure, is working for us a far more exceeding and everlasting weight of esteem. 2Co 4:18 We are not looking on what is seen, but on what is not seen. For what is seen passes away, but what is not seen is everlasting
Many times it doesn't feel like slight, or momentary pressure. I am sure many of you are also feeling overwhelmed, worn out, hopeless, discouraged, or frustrated.
2Co 4:7 And we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the excellence of the power might be of Elohim, and not of us – 2Co 4:8 being hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; being perplexed, but not in despair;2Co 4:9 being persecuted, but not forsaken; being thrown down, but not destroyed
We are all earthen vessels. May we all allow Abba Yah to deliver a message to our hearts, and flow through us as a conduit. Take courage, were all going through crazyness and uncertainty together.
Joh 16:33 “These words I have spoken to you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world you have pressure, but take courage, I have overcome the world.”
2Co 5:7 for we walk by belief, not by sight.
Ex 14:13 And Mosheh said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the deliverance of יהוה, which He does for you today. For the Mitsrites whom you see today, you are never, never to see again.
Exo 14:14 “יהוה does fight for you, and you keep still.”
So we each stand before a "red sea" today in one way or another. Trust that Yah will make a may, where there seems to be no way. Be faithfull in the little things, and don't neglect today's responsibilities and opportunities.
Mat 6:33 “But seek first the reign of Elohim, and His righteousness, and all these matters shall be added to you. Mat 6:34 “Do not, then, worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow shall have its own worries. Each day has enough evil of itself.
We thank you for standing together with us. We all need each other, and esspessially our Father. Take a moment today, now even to talk to you Abba, your Daddy, and let Him have your worries, and thank Him for His marvelous works. Psa 139:14 I give thanks to You, For I am awesomely and wondrously made! Wondrous are Your works, And my being knows it well.
Shalom from our "home" :) to yours,
Gabriel, Sady, Shiloh, Silas, Lily and Samuel
Num 6:24 “יהוה bless you and guard you;
Num 6:25 יהוה make His face shine upon you, and show favour to you;
Num 6:26 יהוה lift up His face upon you, and give you peace.”
P.S. Please forward this to anyone that we may have missed.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
We desire to expand Spice tree music and Integrity Carpentry but we are in need of some things; a great used camera (for pictures and video taking) our phones just can’t cut it, we desire to be able to post great photos and videos of work and music (and our growing family)! Also two 2 drawer filing cabinets and shelving to get our office organized. A laptop or PC to get more things done! Hard to help Gabe when he needs the computer and so do I. If it is reasonably priced we can pay cash or trade work (painting or maintenance) or if you know of someone getting rid of stuff for free, we could sure use it.
Thank you so much!
One more thing: please pray for our family as we try to expand the gifts Yahweh has given to us, that we would be focused, disciplined and enjoy the task at hand. HalleluYAH!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Friday, February 10, 2012
We are learning week by week how to do things better and do them differently and to make it a day to look forward too and enjoy, while resting and rejoicing!! We pray as you settle down with the ones you love, may it be priceless and memorable. May it be a time like none other day..... Set-Apart and Kodesh! the 7th day.... The Sabbath.
Shabbat Shalom my friends and my family..... May you find strength in the shadow of His wings!
Thank You Yah for my many many many Blessings! Yahushua thank you for being an amazing example, thank you that you have given so much for us to look forward too... It is in YOU I find my strength and it is in YOU that all can be done! Praise YOU YAHWEH!
for the DeLapp crew!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I am in need of you prayers, yesterday I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth extracted and I am in need of your prayers for I am very very sore and swollen today! Yahweh has been merciful and I am very thankful to be able to have this opportunity for them to be taken out, I have battled with some very painful mouth problems. I am forever grateful for Yahweh's mercy and bring the right Dentist in my life to help. We have even been able to be a huge light to those in the dentist office and have moments to talk about our music and faith. Praying Yahweh sows seeds that will reap a great harvest!
Yahweh bless you and thank you for your prayers!
Monday, January 16, 2012
We the DeLapp's are in quite a season, a season of learning and growing, getting rid of and falling to our knees! Yahweh is so good to be there in those moments to teach us we have more to learn and even more to unlearn. So thankful He never gives up on us!
|On your marks, get set, GO!!|
|My tiny Kitchen the book nook!|
Here lately we have been going through once again a transformation in Health! In what we eat and in what buy and how it is made. Been an amazing journey since we are a family that is living off of beans, peas and rice for the most part, times our tight here but it has not stopped Yahweh's full throttle plan for our family. Seriously think that is the best part... We are learning to thrive on what we have or need and not on what we want and Oh, how our wants can eat us alive! It becomes very easy to slip back into a gluttonous way of eating with making more delights then making more nutrient packed foods. You can make a lot of good stuff and different stuff out of beans and peas!! If you'd like to check out my (Sady) other blog about my weight journey check out Note the Lilies.... It is a blog in the making about our home life, health, homesteading (not much on that just yet) and recipes I have been finding, and of course the many fun loving stories of our family and our children and their great adventures and creativity! I pray it blesses you and inspires you to overcome whatever is going on in you, that through our Messiah Yahuhsua we can overcome all that besets us.
Heb 12:1 We too, then, having so great a cloud of witnesses all around us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race set before us,
Heb 12:2 looking to the Princely Leader and Perfecter of our belief, יהושע, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the stake, having despised the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of Elohim.
HalleluYAH! Isn't that awesome!!
Gabriel has begun his own business called "Integrity Carpentry" I am so proud of him, he works hard and does an amazing job! We have had rough moments but Yahweh has seen to our need and has supplied it abundantly. HalleluYAH! We do ask for your prayers for this is a new venture so with it comes a lot of the stress of doing things yourself, like paperwork, shopping, ordering and the list goes on. If you have any great idea's for organizing or just have a word of encouragement for him or for me to be an encouragement and support in those stressful times, or a story about starting fresh and seeing the hand of Yah move PLEASE PLEASE comment or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. We could use all the prayers and support needed! Thank you so much!
Music is slow at this point but our Cd is still thriving, plus we may have some new stuff up on the horizon. We are also still praying to record a new album but desire to make it sound professional and clear, so we are needing to save up for that opportunity and then pray that Yahweh would send us to the right recording studio to do such a thing! Please be in prayer with us, for we know He has a plan we just need to wait and be patient.
Jer 29:11 ‘For I know the plans I am planning for you,’ declares יהוה, ‘plans of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and an expectancy.
Isa 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares יהוה.
Isa 55:9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Donations are always a blessing but not asked of, so please if there is a need for music in your home or homes of others let us know!! We would love to ship some out to you. Right now we are completely out of burned copies but do hope to make up some more in the next few days to come. So let us know we so can put you on the list! you may send your address to email@example.com.
Well that is it for now, I hope to keep up with our blog more so keep your eyes peeled!! haha...
Be Blessed and Yahweh be praised!
Sady for the whole DeLapp Clan!