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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pixel perfect photography contest

 Pixel perfect is holding a photo contest

The one  and only – in a house full of all boys this developing  young lady is the only thing that keeps each of my young men on their toes. She is sweet, and loving, firm and honest.  She is truly someone very special to me! As she grows and changes I often wonder how empty my life would  be with her sparkling eyes and smiling face. I know one day she will leave to be married, but I find myself often praying that she won’t  go too far. ;-)

 

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wordless Wednesday

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Are you a crown or a Rotting to his bones? Part 2

Continuance from yesterdays post…..

What does it mean to be a crown?

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To crown means to bestow upon as a mark of honor or dignity

A crown honors the person who is wearing it. A crown is an identifying object that “honors” or is a testimony. When you see a crown upon someone's head you know they are special.

The Word speaks of crowns for a reward to those who are faithful to the Lord Jesus: crowns of rejoicing, crowns of righteousness.

A wife is an identifying entity for her husband.

What conclusion do people come to when they see you with your husband or when they hear you speak about your husband?

 

Proverbs 31:23
(23)  Her husband  is known  in the gates, when he sitteth among  the elders  of the land.

This verse implies that part of the reason her husband is known is because of her faithfulness to her calling. She was honored by others and her attitude brought blessings unto her husband.

 

How can a wife   be a crown to her husband?

Proverbs 18:22

[Whoso] findeth a wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

 

Do you want to be a good thing to your husband?

Do you want to obtain favor of the Lord?

 

Proverbs 19:14

House and riches [are] the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife [is] from the LORD.

 

A women who is a crown to her husband blesses her home by being frugal and thoughtful of finances.

 

Each letter of the Word CROWN- will be used to explain how a wife can be a crown to her husband.

 

C-      1. chaste conversation

          A chaste conversation is pure and no one can find fault in it

        2. content

           1 Timothy 6:6-But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Philippians 4:11-Not that I speak in respect of want: for I      have  learned, in  whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be  content

What is your attitude towards what God has called you to be?

3.  Countenance

   Proverb 15:13-

        A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by   sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

             Your countenance is a reflection of your husband. Do not act defeated and exhausted all the time.

 

    Psalm 16:9-Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

 

R -   1. Reverence

                        Ephesians 5:33 -Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.

 

   What does reverence mean?

  •            to be frighten of
  •           to be alarmed
  •          to be in ah
  •         to revere

 

We are to show reverence to our husbands not because he does anything but because of the position he holds.

We are to reverence even if he is not living for the Lord.

 

O-  1. Obedience

               Titus 2:5 -

[To be] discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

     Ephesians 5:22-Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

    Colossians 3:18-Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

 

What does this mean?

  • things your husband prefers should be done.

example- if he prefers the AC at 60 and you prefer it at 80- you should honor his preference not yours.

  • Honor his requests

example: Maybe he has asked you not to spend money but you think to yourself “ I work”, “ I contribute to the budget. I should be able to do whatever I want” . That is NOT honoring or obeying nor submitting to your husband and his authority.

 

  2. Outward appearance

      1 Peter 3:3-4-

Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

  1. We should have a right HEART first! No matter of attention we pay to the outside will not change what is in your heart.
  2. We should be lovely inwardly and outwardly bringing honor   to Christ and our husbands.
  3. We are to be modestly dressed
  4. we are to be clean and neat
  5. Our children should be clean and neat
  6. We should take very good care of our husband’s(ironing, and laundry clean)

 

3.  Others

            John 13:34-35-

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

 

John 15: 11-12

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and [that] your joy might be full.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

 

1 John 3:11-

For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

 

We should be willing to become involved in others lives!

Proverb 31:20

She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

 

W- 1. Wisdom

We must have wisdom to do what is required of us. We must seek God daily. We must have wisdom to train our children, to show love and honor and to accomplish that calling as a Godly Woman.

 

    2. Working willing with your hands

Proverbs 31:13-She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands

When we do things we should do them with a willing spirit to serve, and love our families. Remember you are an example to your children. If you complain every time you have to do something, so will they.

Colossians 3:17-And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

 

N- Nagging

We should not be nagging, causing discord, strife or be discontent.

There are a number of scriptures for this…

  1. Proverb 21:19-[It is] better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman
  2. Proverb 19:13-A foolish son [is] the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping.
  3. Proverb 27:15-A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
  4. Proverb 25:24-[It is] better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
  5. Proverb 30:21-23-

    For three [things] the earth is disquieted, and for four [which] it cannot bear:
    For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;
    For an odious [woman] when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

  6. Proverb 13:10-Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised [is] wisdom.

Strife and discord are disorder!!!!

Obey the word for we are to be his glory and his crown even if he is difficult or unloving.

Think dear sisters in Christ are you a crown to your beloved or rottingness to his bones?

May these words embed themselves in our hearts that we may pressed in towards the mark!

 

Love you all-

Angie

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Are you a crown or a rotting to His bones? Part 1

I listened to a message done by Mrs. Britt Williams-

The information was such a treasure to me and a challenge that I thought I would share what I wrote down.

As Mothers and wives we must hold true to the word of God and be obedient to what God has command of us.

What kind of Testimony are you and your family? What do people see when they look upon you and your family?

Do they see Biblical order?

ponder these questions- think of what others might say of you.

Ok-

what kind of testimony are you to your husband? How do we represent him and his leadership?

Proverbs 12:4
(4)  A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed  is as rottenness  in his bones.

What Kind of Crown have you adorned your husband with?

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Is it sparkling with:

- contentment

- obedience

- love

-reverence

or is it missing jewels, bent and tarnished?

-nagging

- grief

-bitterness

A women who maketh him ashamed is

-not content

-nagging

- disobedient

- argumentative  is rottenness to his bones.

Bones support our body and if there is rottenness in them there is serious trouble.

rottenness causes the bones to be

- weak

So when a wife is rottenness to the bones she weakens him, his testimony and his influence.

A few ways a wife weakens her husband:

  1. Talks about him in a negative way

  2. Fails to be a helpmeet to him, but rather expects him to be a helpmeet to her.

          Does this mean he can’t help you? No- but if you believe that you can’t accomplish what you need to without his help it is wrong. We are to be a helpmeet to him, not the other way around. We were created to help them accomplish what God has called of them.

   3. Talk down to him

      - to point out every time he makes a mistake

    - to talk to him like he is a 5 year old

   - focus on his failures instead of his success.

4. Keep your home in a way that would be unfit for him to be hospitable to others

5. You dress in way that would bring him shame

6. You could encourage a disrespectful attitude towards him in the children.

……. to be continued……..

This information is so rich- I thought it best to put it two parts.. ponder these words. I would love to hear from you how these words spoke to you.

Angie

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Dash (of Life)

Sermon By Pastor Persinger-

 

Psa 90:1-12

[[A Prayer of Moses the man of God.]]

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.


Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou [art] God.


Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.


For a thousand years in thy sight [are but] as yesterday when it is past, and [as] a watch in the night.


Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are [as] a sleep: in the morning [they are] like grass [which] groweth up.


In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.


For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.


Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret [sins] in the light of thy countenance.


For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale [that is told].


The days of our years [are] threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength [they be] fourscore years, yet [is] their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.


Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, [so is] thy wrath.

So teach [us] to number our days, that we may apply [our] hearts unto wisdom.

This life, right now, is your only opportunity to invest in your eternity.

Do you know why people squander their lives in things of this world?

 because they Truly do not believe what the Word says.

- if you believed the Word, then you know that you will give an account for every idle word that comes out of your mouth

- if you believed the Word, then you know you are to love your neighbors, and  love the brethren

-if you believed the Word, then you know you are to forgive all trespasses as Christ has forgiven your trespasses.

-if you believed the Word, you know that the life you live today will effect your eternity.

 

James 4:14

Whereas ye know not what [shall be] on the morrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

 

Don’t live your life in a way that would be displeasing to our Savior. Live your life knowing that you will face eternity sooner than you anticipated. Be ready to give an account. Be ready- so you may hear those sweet words “ Well done good and faithful Servant”.

 

Lord

Help us to see. Guide us through your Word. Speak to us and show us what has no value in eternity so we may live for you today, and not wait for tomorrow!

Thank you Jesus

Amen

 

Angie

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Birthday my Sweet BABY

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My baby is now three.. it is so sad for me to think about or even say… The time goes so fast. I cherish each second and accomplishment he has. He truly is a joy to me and our family. We adore him tremendously! If you spend a minute in our house, you know who holds our hearts!

 

I love you my gift from God!

Mom/Angie

Friday, November 13, 2009

overwhelmed and Blessed

 

Yesterday was my birthday. It started out early, my beloved did not get up as he normally would. His alarm went off and I awoke realizing he had turned it off. I turned and was encouraging him to get up or he was going to be late. He rolled over gave me a kiss and said Happy Birthday.I thanked him and still encouraged him to get up. He looked at me and said “ do you want your birthday present now” and I said “if you want” . He looked at me and said “ ok, happy birthday”, and then snuggled closer to me. I looked at him a bit confused at first and realized he was not going to work. I was overjoyed.  I was going to have day with my beloved.

It did not quite turn out that way, instead it turned out to be a VERY busy day. I was so overwhelmed with the calls, and people who wanted to stop over to give me a card, or gift. My birthday is normally uneventful and quiet. With a call from my sister and maybe a call from my mother if she remembers, but for the most part quiet only celebrated by my beloved and my children. So to have so many want to come and bless me was shocking to say the least.  I felt loved by all! Thank you!

 

some of my cards

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One of my gifts- thank you sister Jaquitta

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A Pen set- anyone who knows me knows I love pens!

 

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Angie

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

First time for everything


My baby no longer looks like a baby but a boy. It makes me sad but had to be done

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

To Be One-Review

To Be One- Three couples journey to Be One.


 

 

As we watched this movie/documentary my heart grieved because I can not say that this was my testimony when I found my husband/beloved and through years of stumbling around, God has been merciful to me and my beloved. He has protected us, our marriage and our children in spite of our ignorance and sin in the past.

Hsa 4:6

The children are growing and as we have grown in the Lord- and we (my beloved and I) have tried to show them that only through Christ do all things come including a spouse. 

Humans are followers doing as they see others do- in society it teaches our children to try as many as you can try before settling your heart on one. We believe that is a lie, that teaches the heart never to be satisfied, to always to be displeased and to trust emotions to mandate their relationship. As we all know our emotions can be deceiving and lead us in a way that would not be God honoring.

This film is 3 couples lives who are completely guided by the Lord Jesus Christ, using the authorities(parents) as guides to the path that God would have each of them go. In the end the Lord was reverenced and each spoke deeply into the hearts of my young people that through obedience to the Word, and to their authorities they are honoring God and their parents. What a great testimony and example.

Here are their comments:

 

Paul 19 years old

“ This film reminded me of the choices I have made in the past that have left scars. Coming to Christ in a real way and finding the “narrow” way is the really the PERFECT WAY!  I find myself questioning how courtship is going to work for me. I find myself praying that the Lord do a work in my heart to prepare me.  Watching those testimonies, God gave me an assurance what He did for them He will do for me.”

 

Alexander 18 years old

“ The thing that stood out the most for me is the part about the Lord’s Supper. How the Lord’s supper is a reminder of the betrothal we have with Christ. I think when I get a hold of that in my heart I will be ready for courtship and marriage. I will be able to appreciate what courtship means.”

 

Samuel 16 years old and Maria 14 years old

“ What pressed on our heats was watching how they did it correctly in a God honoring way. How God blessed them through their courtships because they honored God and how they honored their parents the way the bible states.”

 

Joseph 13 years old

“ What pressed on my heart was seeing how God does bring wives to you and blesses you for waiting. It makes me want to wait and have my parents help guard my heart so that they can help me look for a wife through God’s guidance.”

 

This film is a must have for every Christian home, especially those whose hearts is for their children to be pure till marriage!!! To purchase go to the website  To Be One

Angie

Monday, November 9, 2009

Words of Wisdom:

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What one generation does in moderation the next generation will do in EXCESS!

We do not consider this statement in raising our children. Often times we tell them “do as I say, not as I do” but that philosophy has not worked to keep our children safe from sin or going the way of the world, instead of living on the path of righteousness.

 

They watch mom and dad drink “socially”, so they become alcoholics. They watch mom and dad smoke an occasional cigarette, and their smoking habits are far worse. They watch mom and dad sink into fleshly sin, and their appetites for satisfying the flesh far surpass those of their parents.

 

Reality is the bible was Breathed into existence as a living example for us to follow because humans are creatures that tend to follow each other.

Example a famous actor or singer starts wearing their pants backwards, with the buckle in the back and how many people do you see doing the EXACT same thing??

As parents how do we expect our children to NOT walk as we walk, or do as we do?

I challenge you to examine yourself to be sure that all things will bring glory to Our Lord!

1Cr 6:19-20
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

May we seek you Lord in all we do- and bring you Glory!!

 

Angie

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Loving our church

The wonderful thing about being part of the body of Christ is blessing and laboring in love.

Here my men preparing the concrete for new lines in the parking lot.


















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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Guest Blogger at Pixel Perfect

Ok you all I was contacted a few weeks ago by Monica asking me to be a guest blogger on her blog. It was an incredible privilege to this homeschool mom. The post came out yesterday if you all want to jump over and check it out!

Pixel Perfect Blog

 

See you there!

Angie

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