Wednesday, February 27, 2013

March Prayer Journal Page

It's that time!  I can't believe it's almost March!

Here is March's prayer journal page, and I hope you are finding them helping your prayer life.

March will be filled with warmer weather, outside fun time, and working on our Garden! I can't wait to share it with all of you! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Why I Let Her Play...

So, yes, this is a picture of me actually letting my daughter play washing dishes in the kitchen.  Eventually (after an hour) this turned into her "baking" a cake. I know, I am insane, and I created another mess to clean up in my kitchen, but my hope by allowing her the freedom to do this, will create in her a heart for home making that I never had growing up.

She is still at the age where she loves helping me do laundry, and wash dishes and cook supper.  I want her to want to do it for her husband one day.  I didn't grow up with a love or passion for home making.  I looked at it as a means to an end (allowance), or getting something done so I can do what I want.  I never understood what the Lord had to say about home making.

As I grow spiritually, I see the importance of letting her play... because one day it won't be play.  One day it will be for her family.  One day it could be for making a living.  What ever the reason... I want it to be because there is joy in her heart to do it for the glory of God.

I want her to be industrious (Proverbs 31:13), prepared (Proverbs 31:21), ready to serve God by serving others (Proverbs 31:20), hardy (Proverbs 31:17), cherished by her husband (Proverbs 31:11), and serving and fearing a wonderful God (Proverbs 31:30).

Nowhere in the Proverbs 31 passage does it describe a weak woman.  She works hard, she provides for the needs of not only her own family, but the needy.  She seeks ways to make life better for her family.  She takes the time to prepare (remember, Christians, we watch the ant, not the grasshopper!) her family for the coming seasons.  She is loved and cherished by her children and husband.  But she fears the Lord and trusts in Him.

So, for now, I let her play...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Love Doesn't Have To Be A Battlefield- Valentine Idea with Printable!

Focus.  Yes, that is what I am doing!

Over on my Stampin' Up Blog, I am focusing on posting more.  So, I started doing a Valentine Series.  I found some great ideas on Pinterest, and changed them to what I wanted.

Today's was great, because I changed it and used some scripture.  I know that most business advisers tell you to stay away from religion, but I have to be true to me.

The original idea was found Here.  She has a montage of 50 valentine ideas.  Super cute stuff.  Anyway.  The original had an army man with a tag that said Love Is A Battlefield.  Cute, right?  Until you start thinking about it.  God doesn't want Love to be a battlefield.  Brotherly love, romantic love, and love in general is going to have it's ups and downs, yes.  But we are commanded to love one another.  So, in that spirit, I created this....

And, I am offering a free PDF file for both Scriptures.  You print the PDF files, and do a little trimming, and staple to the top of a treat baggy with army men in it.  What a great way to give the gospel, and a valentine! 

Have a blessed day, and remember, Love Doesn't have to be a battlefield...