Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
God called Moses, He invited him to join Him...
When God is about to do something, He reveals it to His people. He wants to accomplish His work through His people. When He's about to do something through you, He need to get you from where you are to where He is - NOT the other way around - so He tells you what He's doing ... Join Him
The Bible is designed to help us understand Him. Then when God starts to act in your life, you will recognize that it's Him...Accept the invitation!
Are you in?!?
Change is necessary...You cannot stay who you are and join Him.
God uses the insignificant to accomplish SIGNIFICANT things...think Moses, Elijah, Mary, the boy with the fish and bread....it goes on and on....
"When you believe nothing significant can happen through you, you have said more about your belief in God than you have declared about yourself." --Blackaby
You see, my dear sisters--- You are not being humble you are being disrespectful and unbelieving! Yikes!!
Father, Thank you for revealing to me what You are about to do. I accept your invitation to join You where You are. I realize I can't stay where I am and go with You and I know You can do anything with an ordinary person who is consecrated to You. Here I am!...I am so thankful Your standards are different from the world's. I wholly yield to Your invitation to be pleasing to You even if it means being insignificant in the eye's of the world. Amen.
Many blessings to you all--Beth
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Always go to the Bible and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth of your situation to you.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Thanks for stopping by--- Elizabeth
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
Monday, June 15, 2009
My church is holding weekly Bible study on the Blackaby series -
I have provided a link for these, and I thought we could share this study with you :
I was so excited to get these. They arrived in 2 days and I didn't even use express shipping!
I also bought the workbook "damaged" and the only thing wrong was some rubbing marks on the spine!
So, while I was saving all that cash on damaged items I got the Youth Edition for my 14 year-old. I'm not sure if our youth pastor is going to take them on this or if he will just study independently with us.
I will be sure to devote at least one day a week to this study! Adult and Youth. I hope everyone is up for it - I've heard it's wonderful:)
Here is a site from my mom. It is just a bunch of pictures of retro items - and by retro I mean 50s-60s not 70s all you young girls! LOL
I think you will enjoy looking at them - I did! Those kitchens looked just like ours and I can still remember going to Woolworth's for a hot cocoa on special days, TV dinners, drive-in movies, of coarse, I was just a baby then...... - Wow, takes me back!
Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks for stopping by---
Friday, June 12, 2009
Flag Day is this Sunday. I always remember this because it's my parent's Anniversary (51 years!!)
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!!
Home school Helper offers a free mini unit study on the flag.
Here is a USA flag fact sheet.
Here is a Pledge of Allegiance activity sheet.
US flag.org offers a lesson in folding the flag.
You can take a virtual tour of the Betsy Ross House at this link.
Read about Betsy Ross's life here.
Did you know you can cut a star in one snip? Betsy Ross did, and you can learn how here.
Here is a really great timeline of the American flag.
Learn about flag rules and regulations.
Sage in full bloom. Yes, it really is this color!
Stop by Everything Sage for information and recipes using Sage!
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Saturday/June 6, 2009: Daily Focus
"I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep" (John 10:11).
The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He maketh me to live on less sleep:
He leadeth me through the noise of many voices.
He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me to teach
The right lessons each day, for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of undone
Laundry and kitchen messes, I will fear no evil:
For thou art with me, my teacher's guides and
Answer keys, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence
Of threatening school officials and critical family members:
Thou anointest my head with heavenly wisdom, my cup runneth over.
Surely educated and godly children shall follow after me
All the days of my life: and I will dwell again one day
In a clean house with the Lord forevermore.
Praise God, we do have a good Shepherd who leads us through every homeschooling problem and provides for our every need. Best of all, our Shepherd knows us and promises never to desert us when the wolf comes seeking to destroy (John 10:11-13). As we listen to the Shepherd's voice and follow Him, we are sure to receive a great reward, as we reach the peaceful green pastures of Christ-like, educated children. "And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away" (1 Peter 5:4).
Father, how I praise You for leading my children and me in the path of homeschooling. Without You, we surely would be confused and lost. We come to You again this day and pray for Your continued blessings as we follow You. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Day 1 - Godly vs. Gaudy
Day 2 - The Great Closet Clean-Out
Day 3 - The Great MIND Clean-Out
Romans 12:1,2 gives us sure guidelines to what should enter our bodies...
1 "...by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Here are 10 things you can fix right now that will increase modesty in your walk today-I could blog a week on each of these.....
- Guard your wallet. When it comes to purchases watch out for excessive purchases of makeup, hair products, etc. Who are you impressing??
- Guard your mirror. Would you wear that outfit at the gates of Heaven? Would you wear that wedding dress to be married to Jesus?
- Guard your coffee table. Throw out any magazines whose main focus is on celebrities, gossip, sex, or all-about-me articles.
- Guard your TV. Turn off TV shows you would not watch if Jesus was sitting next to you (because He is).
- Guard your personal reading time. Toss all fantasy and romance novels, even Christian ones that motivate you to daydream and covet another's life.
- Guard your computer. Stop visiting and Delete any Internet sites in your favorites that are not godly or promote ungodly behavior.
- Guard your relationships. Stop building relationships on-line and off-line that take you away from your family duties. It's fine to comment or discuss with a nice group or on blogs or join a pray group, but it should not provide an 'escape' from your daily life or encourage ungodly behavior like gossip, nagging spouses, or coveting.
- Guard your thoughts. That means staying busy! Idle hands definitely the devil's tool.
- Guard your mouth. Watch what you say. That doesn't just mean gossip, it means foul language and ungodly topics, laughing at jokes made in poor humor, and forwarding ungodly e-mails to un-believing friends.
- Guard your heart. That means renewing your mind constantly and without ceasing. This can only be accomplished on way - by being IN THE WORD every day!
An immodest mind shows a heart willing to flirt with the world.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 reminds us of some very important things:
19Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
Waiting at the door---Elizabeth
A little something extra....
Trouble with math??
Here's a simple trick for learning the 9's times table:
9 times table tricks
Monday, June 8, 2009
Ready for the next challenge - today we prepare for :
The Great Mind Clean-Out!!
Challenge 3 will be easier for some than others. Parts of it will take no time at all, but some parts may take a lot of time. It all depends how many bad habits, my dear reader, that you have! And, since we are dealing with your MIND you are the only one who knows what's really in there.
Take a moment and read on to see if you are hiding any "dirty laundry" or "out-of-style" behaviors in the closet of your mind....
Colossians 3:2 and 5 tells us:
"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things...
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly
nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. "
You may take a quick glance and think you've got no worries, but let's dig a little deeper and see if there are areas that need addressing...
"It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."
The trouble is what happens after it enters you, gets processed and comes out. That is is what Paul is warning us about. But we all know that what we hear and see stays with us, good or bad, and it is up to us as PROVERBS 31 WOMEN to guard what is in front of our eyes and ears and that of our families.
Everything that goes into through the eyes or ears runs through the same simple process...it all starts with...
1. What goes into the mind - via books, TV, radio, Internet, talking with others
2. What is within the mind - What you meditate on, think about, dwell on
3. What comes out of the mind - your attitude, conduct, demeanor and of coarse, the words you speak
Your CHALLENGE today and for the better part of this week is to look at what is around you, and take note of what influences your decisions for TV, radio, Internet, books, magazines. What are your family members devoting their time to???
*Do you read romance novels or watch afternoon (or evening) dramas and soap operas?
*Do you spend huge amounts of time building relationships on-line that are not with Christians?
*Do you read magazines that promote idolatry of money and fame?
*Do you enjoy "reality shows" that use profanity, encourage hateful behavior, and gossip...and promote cheering for someone to get "fired", all for ratings?
*Do you watch shows that promote a "view" point that is not Christian?
*Do you listen to music that has profanity, violence, or bad behavior promoted through out it?
If you find that you have slipped in some of these areas, don't be too hard on yourself.
One book that helped us clarify what is "of the world" was:
Take note and we will continue this closet-cleaning tomorrow with a TOP 10 list you won't want to miss....
Meanwhile, drop me a comment and let me know how it's going. Are you taking the modesty challenge, have you neglected any areas in the past that are now clean??
Thanks for stopping by------
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
But, psssst… let me whisper so that your kids won’t hear… modesty has made a comeback in our culture and this year it’s likely to make a parent’s job at least a bit easier.
Read the article in full at Modesty Makes a Comeback
not gaudy women!
Read my full article on this at Proverbs31 Wisdom
Monday, June 1, 2009
Titus 2:4-5 tells us:
4 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.