My dear sister-
You have been on my heart the last few days, I just have not had the opportunity to write with our schedule.
Now that you mention it, I do recall our discussion previously on this. Please forgive the forgetful mind of a mom with 5 kids! Whew! I tell ya, these days, I'm meeting myself coming and going!
I believe it was just a few months ago that I told my husband I was questioning whether we should participate in Halloween at all. I did not feel the deep conviction of God's voice saying, "DO NOT", but I began questioning.
My husband is a God-fearing, God-ordained leader of our home. I have absolutely no qualms in submitting to him, because he truly is a Godly man leading our home. I do not recall his exact words, but at the time he basically said exactly what you said, "Do not allow Satan to take what God has created."
I knew that he did not mean God created Halloween- but just as you said, that Satan has taken this day of the year that God created and perverted it. My husband's stand was and is to not allow Satan to have it and claim it as his, but to take it back, re-claim it in victory as a day that the Lord has made.
So, as the months have passed, and we came closer to Halloween, I did not feel the unsettledness in my heart that I had previously. While I did not spend devoted time in prayer about this, I knew that I wanted it to be different for us this year.
As I said in my previous letter, when I found the Pumpkin Prayer, I became a bit giddy! THIS is our family's way of of reclaiming this day that The Lord has made! It is our plan to go get a pumpkin tomorrow from one of the local churches pumpkin patch. I am so looking forward to carving out our pumpkin- not as a Jack-O-Lantern, but with message of God's Love, so that the candles light will shine through the carvings for all the world to see The Light of the world- Jesus Christ! I truly believe this will be a HARVEST season with celebrations that my children will never forget!
If we are not raptured , this will indeed become a family tradition for us.
Suzi- on another note- I must say you are truly a beautiful person- not just in heart, soul and spirit, but physically as well. I honestly do not know what I was expecting, because I do not put "expectations" on people I meet in reality or virtually, but your beauty is very stunning! Maybe it is because I've gotten to know you somewhat through your letters here, but it's almost as if your picure just put the icing on the cake for me. Maybe it's the whole "putting a face with a name"- I don't know. Now I will recognize you when we get to heaven! LOL I'm teasing- I do believe we will ALL know each other as The Body of Christ- seperate but equally important parts.
I also think it is really amazing what you and your daughters do together, in the costumes and plays. I wish I had the time, energy and creativity to do something like that! It sounds like TONS of fun! I am "crafty" in many ways- and have actually started to make a few quilts. I've made all of the curtains in our home except for our bedroom, and I've done other crafty type things. However, seeing your creations and hearing of the fun you guys have together is somethings to treasure!
One last note- I know I do not often get to write, but I am here reading on Five Doves almost every day now. While I read many of the letters- I must say I have to "skim" some, because the information is WAY over my head and tends to overwhelm me! Oh, how I wish math was one of my passions! But, unfortunately, it is not. I find the mathematical equations and such that are applied Biblically and prophetically so interesting, but so overwhelming as well because I just do not understand the information. But Suzi- my dear sister- I always make sure you read your letters. You are one of the most sincere, most down to earth people I have come in contact with virtually.
I pray many blessings on your day, my dear sister in Christ!
In Our Lord's Love,