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?”
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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...