Sheep are not known to be terribly fierce. They’re not frightful beasts. And where the popular culture paints children as terrors to be cordoned off, caged or relegated to “the kids’ table”, Jesus regards them as important members of His flock. While the Bible teaches us “spare the rod; spoil the child”, it also tells us not to provoke them to wrath. So, what do we do? Continue reading “A Father’s Take on Shepherding His Children”
Character training is a main vein that runs through the thread of our parenting style. In being a Godly mother and father, we understand the value of raising children for the Kingdom who will exemplify Christ to everyone they meet. This is the very reason why we take the time to passionately pour into them. As parents, my husband and I believe God’s divine plan means that we should have the most influence over our children. This is a major undertaking which encompasses teaching, training and mentoring our son and daughters on how to follow the Lord wholeheartedly. Continue reading “Character for the Kingdom!”
Moving from “over it” to “overjoyed” is the difference between trusting in self and trusting in the Lord! With the combined roles of Daughter, Godly wife and homeschooling mom, I’ve come to recognize how my sole source of pure joy is from Christ alone and not self! Experientially, I’ve also learned that there’s no possible way for me deliver my duties with diligence without a keen insight into what my Heavenly Father’s desires are for me and my household. Moreover, there’s the added responsibility in upholding the position of friend, loving neighbor and faithful witness. Yes, we women wear many hats and that could seem overwhelming at times. Yet we can rejoice knowing we’re not left on our own! God’s Spirit instructs us in how to order your days aright while providing all we need to carry out those plans! And that is where genuine joy is found! Not that I follow every instruction perfectly, of course, but I can verify how peace is present when I do adhere to the Shepherd’s voice! Listening to Him over what I think best brings such simplicity and the utmost joy to life! Continue reading “Over It to Overjoyed!”
Nothing compares to a sacred, God-ordained marriage where God is your first love and your husband is your second. It is a true blessing from above. And did you know that your marriage is your ministry? Being a Godly spouse is your God-given commission to give Him Glory as well as make you more like Him through the sanctification of the one-flesh union. Below I will share how I was taught this Truth by watching the actions of my husband towards me in the worst of times. And if anyone knows how much time, energy and effort goes into such a sacrifice, it is my husband!
Discipleship. This has been MAJOR in my life. A disciple is a student. In this case, I’m referring to being a follower of Jesus. Nothing compares to our relationship with God and the unquenchable longing to draw nearer still. The Holy Spirit is our Teacher. If you grant Him room, our Rabboni will lovingly instruct you. (This is the Hebrew word the first disciples used to call Yahushua their Teacher). Jesus desires for you to yearn for Him as to learn from Him. Matthew 11 says: “…learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart.” Continue reading “Discipleship”
This special blessing of a read is from my darling Sister in Christ and friend, Amy Benham. She is sharing such vulnerability and sincerity in this post that I told her I could have written this one myself since I can relate so much! Amy’s blog is www.thequiethomemaker.com. I do hope and pray you would check out her site, read her other blogs, subscribe, comment & share because this is clearly the ministry granted to her by God where women may be ministered to through her heartfelt writings! Enjoy!!!
Continue reading “Fearful and Alone”
Honestly, it has been a life-long battle of mine to stay focused on the process opposed to the progress of life! The truth is, I am an executer by nature so I’m always aiming to accomplish good results in any given situation. It is pretty much the exact opposite of a procrastinator. And where that can be a positive virtue, where people know they can rely on me to complete my work and do it with excellence, it has its downfalls, too. The negative side of being the perfect soldier is that it’s caused me to put results above relationships more often than I would like to admit. Continue reading “Focus on the Process Not The Progress”
“…and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God…
One of the most precious things happened yesterday. I made some sort of cool pipe cleaner flower craft. My eight-year-old says “Mommy, wow! How did you do that?” I said “Oh, yeah… wow, Jesus must have taught me!” (Featured in photo is Presleigh’s version.) So, later this wise observer of mine and I were playing soccer when I said “Wow! Great kick! How’d you learn how to kick like that?” She replied “Jesus taught me!” This is an old post but it is extremely relevant to today. The point is that children are watching more of what we do than what we say. Continue reading “They See More Than They Hear”