Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:7
Wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 1 Peter 3:1-2
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24
So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate." Matthew 19:6
For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you." Ruth 1:16-17
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Review of the DVD, "The State of Parental Rights in America" by Don Hart. This video provides very insightful information concerning the state of parental rights. Don presents information concerning contemporary and historical court cases involving children being taken from their parents by Child Protective Services and other state agencies. These agencies have been given such power and absolute authority in these issues that parent's rights are being trampled in the name of 'the government knows what's best for your children'. Don does an excellent job of delineating what Scripture clearly demands of parents and what the courts in America now allow these various agencies to get away with under the guise of "protection of the children". A startling, eye-opening presentation of information that all parents should be aware of.
Monday, October 5, 2009
"Our country is in the grip of a fear crisis. The tension because of this fear is almost palpable. There is fear over the election, fear over the economy, and fear over hundreds of other issues ranging from the environment to terrorism.The one fear that America is missing is a fear of the Lord. As a people, we no longer fear God. Because we do not fear God, we no longer hate evil (Proverbs 8:13).Instead of hating evil, Americans toy with it. We toy with holidays like Halloween that were conceived in evil and that promote the “cute-ification” of evil, whether that evil takes the form of witchcraft, sorcery, ghoulishness, or some other form of malevolent imagery paraded before our children. We laugh at the very things that the Lord describes as “abominations”, and we find ourselves obsessively fascinated by, and attracted to, all things dark.Yet we do not fear the Lord.Those who “hate evil” are very scary to a secular society that fears man more than God. They are scary because, they dare to declare that there are absolute standards by which society must be governed. They are scary because if they are successful, industries like Hollywood that make billions off an industry promoting ungodly fear will lose their influence. They are scary because such people will not be swayed by political candidates who use fear as a tool for manipulation.With this in mind, I offer you the five ”scariest” things you can do this Halloween:1. The scariest thing you can do this Halloween is to not make light of evil. Halloween was conceived in evil and has remained a celebration that uses children to promote a fascination with darkness and superstitious fear. Simultaneously, it makes light of things that the Bible describes as evil. Stand against such things, and the world will find you very scary indeed. The fear of the Lord makes men turn from evil (Proverbs 16:6).2. The scariest thing you can do this Halloween is to not be fearful. The media wants you to be afraid of everything from overpopulation to global warming. The politicians want you to be afraid of the economy and the election. God wants you to do what is morally right, trust Him completely, and never be gripped by an ungodly spirit of fear. That is why one of the scariest thing you can do this Halloween is to reject the spirit of fear overcoming many Christians pertaining to next Tuesday’s national election and wholeheartedly purpose to vote your conscience and act with principled conviction, placing your trust and hope for thisnation in the King of Kings, not the presidential candidates. Jesus said: “And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him” (Luke 12:4-5). Believe this, and you will be light to the world.3. The scariest thing you can do this Halloween is to completely skip Halloween and remember Reformation Day. It was 491 years ago today that Martin Luther nailed his world-changing 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg church. These theses included rebukes to ungodly fear and superstition. Five hundred years ago, sometime near October 31, a baby named John Calvin was conceived who would dedicate his life to eradicating an ungodly fear of superstitious beliefs and proclaiming the gospel of grace. His emphasis on reformation, revival, and the sufficiency of Scripture had such far-reaching implications for nations like the United States that he has been described by Christian and secular scholars alike as the true founding father of America. The Reformers did something that was very scary to the world of their day. They stood against all forms of dark superstitions which grip the minds and souls of men. It was their emphasis on the fear of the Lord and the wisdom of Holy Scripture that was used of God to liberate untold numbers of men and women. But, to remember the Reformers instead of Halloween is very scary to the world. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10).4. The scariest thing you can do this Halloween is to refuse to watch or allow your children to watch any of the toxic Halloween and Horror films emerging from Hollywood. America’s fascination with ungodly fear has made Horror the most popular and fastest-growing film genre amoung youth. When parents allow their children to toy with this genre, they promote ungodly fear, and they contribute to the fear-factories in Hollywood that prey upon the youth of our culture. Say “no” to Hollywood horror and youwill be dangerously scary to the media elite. “Fear ye not me? saith the Lord: will ye not tremble at my presence....?” (Jeremiah 5:22).5. The scariest thing you can do this Halloween is to get on your knees as a mother and father and pray that the Lord will send you many, many children who will fear God, not man — children who will especially shun the glorification of witchcraft, the bondage of ungodly fear, and the “cute-ification” of evil that is promoted through holidays like Halloween. Cultures that toy with evil end up being cultures of death. The Christian response is to be a people of life. That means babies. Lots of them. It means fearing God by honoring His command to “be fruitful and multiply.”It means remembering that the Scripture describes children as a “blessing” and a “reward.” Raise children that fear God more than man, and that will be answer enough to our Halloween- and darkness-obsessed culture; for if you trust God over your womb and commit your children to a holy education, you will be very, very scary to the modern world “Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord” (Psalm 34:11)."
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I found this quote on Mary Kassian's website and thought it was such a beautiful picture of a Godly woman.
"How beautiful are the arms, which have embraced Christ-the eyes which have gazed upon Christ, the lips which have spoken with Christ, the feet which have followed Christ. How beautiful are the hands which have worked the works of Christ, the feet which are treading in His footsteps have gone about doing good, the lips which have spread abroad His Name, the lives which have been counted for Him."
Christina Rosetti 1880
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Shall we begin, ladies?.......
We need to remember that these subjects are not neutral. In what way does this reveal how society values women? What does this communicate to our daughters?
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
I love when the Lord uses the simplest of things to reveal the profoundest of truths…as He did this morning while visiting my parents’ church.
A man sang a beautiful, solemn version of The Lord’s Prayer–one of my favorite songs–familiar words we’ve spoken thousands of times. And yet, as soon as he sang the words, “Give us this day, our daily bread”…tears welled up in my eyes.
“How often I’m not content with daily bread?”
Click here to read the rest: http://www.generationcedar.com/main/2009/06/dont-spend-todays-bread-on-tomorrow.html
Sunday, June 21, 2009
"I work for a King. He has put me in charge of his home. When He comes to see how I have managed His possessions and His children, I do not want to be found wanting. I want to do my best. Everything I have is on loan from Him. I have room and board and a job to do, but it is all for Him. Therefore I want to dress my best and do my best in all my work. I also want to be creative, for this is a sincere attempt to glorify Him and His beautiful creation. How I manage my home is a form of worship to Him." --
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
What is your salad dressing of choice? RANCH
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? MARIE LIVINGSTON'S (TALLAHASSEE), PERICOS (WIGGINS), MIKE ANDERSON'S (GONZALES)
What are your pizza toppings of choice? CANADIAN BACON, ITALIAN SAUSAGE, GRILLED CHICKEN
What do you like on your toast? BUTTER OR PEANUT BUTTER
How many televisions are in your house? TWO
What color cell phone do you have? REDDISH
Are you right-handed or left-handed? RIGHT
Have you ever had anything removed from your body? TONSIL ES, WARTS, MOLES
What is the last heavy item you lifted? WAL-MART BAGS
Have you ever been knocked unconscious? NEVER
How many pairs of flip-flops do you own? 2
Last person you talked to on the phone? HUBBY
Last person you hugged? HUBBY
Day of the week? SUNDAY
Month? NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
Missing someone? MY FRIEND GWYNNE
What are you listening to? HUBBY
Watching? COMPUTER SCREEN
Worrying about? PERSONAL
First place you went this morning? BATHROOM
What's the last movie you saw? THE ADVENTURES OF OCIEE NASH
Do you smile often? YES
Do you always answer your phone? ONLY IF I KNOW WHO IS CALLING
If you could change your eye color what would it be? GREEN
What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? NONE
Do you own a digital camera? YES
Have you ever had a pet fish? YES
Favorite Christmas song(s)? OH, HOLY NIGHT AND TOO MANY OTHERS
Can you do push-ups? PROBABLY NOT
Can you do a chin up? PROBABLY NOT
Do you have any saved texts? YES
Ever been in a car wreck? A FEW
Do you have an accent? I DON'T THINK SO, BUT HAVE BEEN TOLD SO
What was the last song to make you cry? CAN'T REMEMBER
Plans tonight? STAY HOME, MY FAVORITE PLACE
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? YES
Have you ever been given roses? YES
How did you bring in the new year? AT OUR HOUSE WITH NEARLY OUR ENTIRE CHURCH FAMILY; IT WAS AWESOME!
What song represents you? THIS ONE WILL TAKE SOME MORE THOUGHT
Would you go back in time if you were given a chance? I THINK SO...ONLY IF I COULD COME BACK.
Have you ever dated someone longer than a year? UNFORTUNATELY MORE THAN ONE PERSON
What songs do you sing in the shower? DON'T
Ever had someone sing to you? YES
Do you like to cuddle? YES
How fast can you run? NO
Have you held hands with anyone today? NO
Who was the last person you took a picture of? HOME SCHOOL FIELD TRIP GROUP
What kind of music did you sing in elementary school? THAT WAS TOO LONG AGO TO REMEMBER
Are most of the friends in your life new or old? A GOOD MIX OF BOTH
Do you like pulpy orange juice? OH YEAH
Have you ever ridden a elephant? NO
Do you like to play Scrabble? YES
What are you saving your money up for right now? FAMILY VACATION
When is the last time you ate peanut butter & jelly? HAD PB & J TOAST A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO
What were you doing at 12am last night? SNOOZING
What was the first thing you thought when you woke up? IS THAT REALLY THE ALARM CLOCK I HEAR
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Here’s the question:
I was wondering how you view the Bible’s take on modesty? I was raised very conservative and still dress alot differently than the world, but it seems like so many Christian women don’t think that’s important anymore. Alot of people I know say it’s just a difference of opinion or a personal standard, but that doesn’t make much sense to me really. And I also struggle with knowing that it makes it more difficult for my husband when women in the church are dressed indecently. It’s bad enough that there’s so much temptation out there anyway but it seems like the men should get a break from that when they’re around fellow Christians. And unfortunately it’s not just the younger ones either, but alot of the older women that dress badly…ones that could be setting a better example. I’ve enjoyed reading all the posts on different topics and would love to hear someone else’s thoughts on this subject, according to what you think is right by the Bible and what the Lord would be pleased with us doing. I want to be someone who not only sets an example by my actions in this area, but also someone whose able to give a reason for why it’s the right thing to do when questioned.
And here’s my take on it:
Modesty is one of those Jell-O concepts. You try to pick it up, and it squishes fiendishly out between your fingers. 1 Timothy 2:9 commands women to dress modestly, but what does that actually mean when we’re getting dressed in the morning? How many inches long do our skirts really have to be? Some people have a hunch that there’s a cultural element in there somewhere. After all, in the Victorian era it was scandalous to let your ankles show, which makes the average Amish woman scandalous by Victorian standards. And then there’s our “freedom in Christ.” Modesty rules so often smack of legalism that a lot of people would like to throw them out completely. But then there’s that pesky 1 Timothy 2:9 again, commanding us to dress modestly.
What to do? What to do?
I believe the answer is: Be loving.
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. –Galatians 5:13-14
Women’s bodies were designed to excite and delight men. It’s pretty simple biology: woman shows her body off, man notices it’s getting a little warm in here. But here’s the thing we all need to remember: God made women that way to bless our marriages, not to give men a constant buffet of lust-provoking eye candy.
Now for the love part. If the way I’m dressing is causing a man to take his eyes and mind off of his wife and put them on me, then I’m not being loving. Actually, I’m being selfish. I’m putting my own desire to be stylish, or to get attention, or to show off my cute figure above my brother’s purity or my sister’s marriage.
And it’s true that exactly where the line is will vary by culture, but since I’m a part of my culture, I really don’t have an excuse. I know what’s sexy in my sphere, and if I’m going to be loving, I had better save it for my husband alone and not flaunt it on the streets, or in the pew, or at my neighbor’s open house.
So when I’m getting dressed in the morning, I need to check my modesty level with my mirror, not my tape measure. It’s not really important how many inches my skirt is. What matters is whether my total package is “shamefacedness and sobriety” (1 Timothy 2:9) or “steamy little sex toy”. Guidelines may change, but our motivation should not. In our dress as well as in everything else, as Christian women, we should be ruled by love.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
They are your legacy, your testimony, and your contribution to mankind. Don't let some other woman steal your influence. Remember, 'The hand that rock the cradle is the hand that rules the world.' That saying didn't just show up one day. That proverb is the result of centuries of observation. A mother's influence is unmatched."
-Voddie Bauchaum, Family Driven Faith
Pro 1:8 Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching...
Saturday, May 9, 2009
At every level of government, our rights as citizens and parents are ignored and usurped by power-hungry politicians. Our news media, universities, and entertainers actively wage war against God’s Word and those who live by it. And our children are confronted daily by the lies of evolution and the horrific realities of its “survival of the fittest” ideology.
In an effort to provide encouragement, hope, and practical instruction to Christian families, Vision Forum is pleased to release five new DVDs. These timely presentations will equip your family to understand our culture’s most critical battles and biblically fight for the rights granted to us by God, rights recognized and preserved for us by our Founding Fathers.
You May Not Take Our Guns (DVD)
The Devolution of Law (DVD)
Top Ten Questions About Genesis & Creation (DVD)
The State of Parental Rights in America (DVD)
Christianity & Science Fiction: Reclaiming the Genre for Christ (1 DVD & 2 CDs)
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