Friday, January 23, 2009

Pictures Of The Week :)

Coffee Gatherings :) We often will meet friends at the Local Coffee shop . Austen, Blake & Austen's best friend Caleb.

April ( a sweet young lady from our church) tutoring Austen in Saxon Math

Today was a blessing! We went into town for Austen's tutoring and I also had a great time of fellowship with some sisters in Christ!

Love Ya....sister April, sister Vada, and sister Carey!!!

Happily Married~ Respect

Study 1 Peter3:1; Proverbs 31:23

Mothers and wives do more to discourage the development of leadership qualities in men than any other person or factor.

No man acquires the confidence or ability to lead until he has someone who will cheerfully follow him. In fact, it isn't until a husband knows his wife will follow whether she agrees with him or not that he really does learn to take his leadership seriously. Graciously complying with requests your husband makes that you do not like actually provides the very best opportunities to demonstrate love and cultivate your husband's desire to lead well. A wise wife is careful to view submission from a husband's perspective and not her own.

Do we CHEERFULLY follow, or do we constantly disagree with our husbands? Do we GRACIOUSLY comply?

This gives us something to chew on today, it's a BIG OUCH for me. I was raised in a home where my step mom basically ran our home. It wasn't until I started learning about submission to my husband that my marriage changed (still a work in progress). Ladies we do have the power to CHANGE our marriages. But we must learn how to submit and follow our husbands before we will see change!

God rewards a woman who honors her husband's right to lead, whether her husband deserves the honor or not.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Made These...Snag If You Would like!

I need to go through my files and share more but here are a few I recently made.
All you need to do is right click and save as...into your file :)

The Proof Is In The Pudding

I take a strong stand in the beliefs I hold about homeschooling. Perhaps after twenty-five years of educating my children at home, I have earned the right to stand on my soap box and state clearly why I know homeschooling works. I know it works because my children have proved it works. They have graduated from college with honors, they know how to socialize, and they are able to function well in the work world and in their community. More importantly, each of them knows the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and the truths of His Word.

Anyone is capable of teaching his children at home if he really wants to. I have found that if you really want to follow the Lord and do what He asks, He will even overcome homeschooling obstacles like being a single parent, financial limitations, or a physical handicap. As God's Word says in Romans 8:31, "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"Are you questioning today whether or not to continue homeschooling? Perhaps you are in your first or second year of schooling and thinking, "Maybe there's something better that I could be doing with my life?" I encourage you to remain faithful in homeschooling. You are making a difference in this world-you're loving your family and teaching them to follow Christ. Your purpose for being a homeschooling parent is treasured by God. The rewards will come, but you must be faithful. Don't give up!

"Therefore, my beloved (homeschoolers), be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord" (1 Corinthians 15:58).

Jesus, just getting through this homeschooling day, let alone the year, seems like an enormous task. Please empower me again by the Holy Spirit to stand firm in what You have shown me to do. In Your name I pray, Amen.

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Blessings 1-22-09


We got out taxes back :)

Yesterday's Mid Week Church Service - "Grace"

I made it through a tough day of homeschool yesterday Bouncy 7

The kids and I worked to sort out some drawers and to deep clean ....

My sweet church family.......I love them! It's a Beautiful Thing

My husband~ He works so hard to provide for us, and he is the BEST dad!

Blake's morning snuggles.......they make my day.

Austen, he has been diligent in getting up early in the am (5:30)and getting his school work done.

My B I B L E~ Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth~ Psalm 119

Quote~ Fear

To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.

~Better Than Gold

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I will keep it short and sweet :)

My favorite verse in the Bible is Proverbs 3:5-6
but today as I read through Proverbs 3 , verse 7 stuck out.
The Bible tells us that we are not to be wise in our own eyes. See our
vision in this life is limited. We do not see the whole picture, only God does.
There are days I struggle with letting the Spirit lead me through my day.
The Flesh gets the best of me and I flounder trying to analyze "why".
We need to seek God dear friends. Satan will throw his fiery darts at us.
God has a plan but he sees the whole plan.....not just the small pathway.
May we remember today to 'walk in the spirit' and let God be our guide.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Marriage: Ways To Encourage Your Husband To Lead

How To Encourage Your Husband To Better Leaders
*Learn how to disagree or appeal to your husband in a respectful way.
* Allow your husband to make mistakes without making him dread your reaction or correction. Never make him feel inadequate or stupid.
*Develop good communication skills, and see yourself as your husband's helper.
*Be concerned enough to ask if he has a preference and then honor it.
* Express admiration and respect for good character traits.
* Cheerfully follow your husband.
* Realize your need for your husband. Value his opinions and leadership.
*Encourage leadership in other areas of daily life (sports, church,family)
*Quietly withdraw rather than push or take over.

This Weeks Deep Cleaning

Monday: Desk

Tuesday: Bedroom Dresser Drawers # 1,2,3

Wednesday: Kitchen Cabinets

Thursday: Go Through Blake's Clothes

Friday: Bathroom 1 Under sink & Drawers

A Simple Womens Day Book

(Simple Womens Daybook)FOR TODAY (1-19-09)...Outside my window..

I am thinking... about getting ready to make out Austen's school schedule for the week
I am thankful grandma, I really wish I could spend more time with her!
From the learning rooms...(if this applies) No school work today :)
From the kitchen... BBQ chicken, Veggies, Toast
I am wearing... Jeans & Black N White top
I am creating...working on scrapbook
I am going...SHOPPING & To the doctor today
I am reading... BIBLE Proverbs 19, Psalms 119
I am hoping...I can stay on track this week with my schedule
I am hearing...Austen talking to Blake about Angel, his friend
Around the house...MESS, I need to write my deep cleaning list out for the week, and STICK to it!
One of my favorite things... BLOGGING!!!
A few plans for the rest of the week: Austen's Dentist apt 8:30 am 1-20-09
Here is picture thought I am sharing...(At The Top)Mention my blog and offer a link back to the main page of my blog.