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It's Called Parenting!

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A lady that was in the same store as me and my daughter had been listening to my 3yr old daughter sing Jesus Loves Me, sing her ABC's and talk to others around us while we shopped. Come to find out she was a Kindergarten teacher and she was amazed my daughter knew her ABC's among many other things she could sing several songs, quote the fruits of the spirit, tell Bible stories and tell someone about Jesus. She thought this was some extraordinary child and gifted and told me she will go far. It was sad.....you might be saying "Why would that be sad?" Well, it is sad because all it is, is simply PARENTING!!!! Spending time with your child, teaching them the Bible and things they need to learn. Constantly talking with them and letting them help in the house, etc. However in today's society it is not so popular to really raise your children. Send them to daycare.....send them off to preschool to let someone else teach them what you YOURSELF could teach them in tho

Discipline

Just what is discipline? Discipline - training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character; control gained by enforcing obedience or order; orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior; SELF CONTROL I also looked up the definition of self control and it is defined as restraint exercised over one's own impulses, emotions, or desires! That is exactly what I need......some restraint exercised!! Also in my daily life with home things and cleaning and cooking, etc. Even spiritual.......we all need more discipline and self control somewhere in our lives. Or maybe I'm talking to an elite group of readers who are the epitome of discipline and self control. Discipline makes your flesh do what it doesn't want to do and restrains your flesh from doing things that would cause undesirable consequences. It is biblical as well! How about these verses, do they not display the discipline and self control quality? Romans 6:19 I speak after

A Man's Needs

Below is a list from men around the country that either spoke or sent the comments in to Dr. Laura. They are great and every married woman should strive to meet her husband's needs! We are selfish when we constantly think about our needs and our feelings and forget that MEN have feelings and needs too and in reality.......if you meet his needs, yours will be met in return. ; ) A Man's Needs A man needs to feel strong and needed as a protector for women - basically, to conquer the beast and rescue the fair maiden. What every man wants is for his woman to make him feel that he is strong and the head of the household. I am not talking caveman-style, dragging the woman around by her hair, but just as the leader of the family. A man wants respect, kindness, and love from his woman. A man wants to be put on a pedestal, not so that he can look down on everyone, but to show him that he is the most important thing to his woman. A man needs his woman to show him that she needs his str

Our Words; Conclusion

I hope you all enjoyed the study, here is the last part and this will finish it up! The Power Of Words To Hurt And To Heal Have you ever heard the expression: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." Is this really true? Of course words will not break your bones or hurt you in a physical way, but can words really harm and hurt a person? Let’s see what the book of Proverbs says. What damage can words do according to Proverbs 11:9? ______________________________________ According to Proverbs 11:11? ____________________ Do you think you would be hurt if someone pierced you with a sword? _______ Can the wrong kind of words hurt a person (Proverbs 12:18)? _______ (It’s possible for a person to speak daggers!) According to Proverbs 16:27, in the lips of the ungodly man there is as a _______________________ (scorching) fire. A fire brings destruction everywhere it goes (think of a forest fire). So also the words of the ungodly bring destructi

Wrong and Wicked Words; Part 5

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Slanderous Words A person who slanders is one who makes false charges or false statements (or half-true statements) about another person, and these statements are meant to do harm! See Proverbs 16:28. Did Joseph and Potiphar enjoy a good friendship (Genesis 39:1-6)?________ Did a slanderous woman ruin this relationship (Genesis 39:7-20)? ______ May we be careful to never accuse someone falsely. Would you want someone to attack you with words? If not, then don’t do this to others (see Matthew 7:12)! Excessive Words There is a real danger in the use of too many words: In the ______________________ of words there wanteth (lacketh) not ______but he that refraineth his lips is__________ (Proverbs 10:19). The wise man learns to S________________ his words (Proverbs 17:27). The wise man learns to close his mouth (see Proverbs 17:28). HE IS A FOOL, NOT WHO HAS UNWISE THOUGHTS, BUT WHO UTTERS THEM. If you close your mouth they might think you are a fool but if you open your mouth you

Wrong and Wicked Words; Part 4

Boastful Words Boasting is telling how great someone is. There is nothing wrong with boasting in and of itself. For example, we can boast in the Lord and tell how great He is! The problem comes when we use words to praise ourselves and tell others how great we are! This is sinful pride! Some very helpful advice about boasting is found in Proverbs 27:2 Let another man _______thee, and not thine own _____________. Praise is a beautiful garment, but though you may wear it, ANOTHER MUST PUT IT ON! Here is an example from the New Testament. Humble John the Baptist called himself "UNWORTHY" (Matthew 3:11) but Jesus called him the "GREATEST" (Matthew 11:11). John wore the garment of greatness, but he did not put this garment on himself. The Lord Jesus put this garment on him! Flattering Words What is better and more needful, rebuke or flattery (Proverbs 28:23)? _____________ The person who flatters always says nice things. He says things that a person wants

ABC's of Being a Helpmeet

A - Admit when you are wrong B - Be positive C - Cuddle D - Do it his way E - Encourage him F - Fix his breakfast G - Give back rubs H - Hug often I - "I love you" should be said many times daily J - Joke around in a playful manner K - Know his needs L - Listen to him M - Manage your home well N - Never hold grudges O - Open your eyes in the morning and smile P - Pray for him Q - Quit nagging him R - Reminisce about good times S - Show respect and honor T - Trust, and earn his trust U - Understand his need for reverence V - Vulnerability is a feminine trait; cultivate it W - Wink at him X - X is for private times Y - Yearn to please him Z - Zealously guard him with your love This list was sent to me, by my friend Shannon. Author is unknown.

Wrong and Wicked Words; Part 3

Today's interactive Bible study is going to be on Gossip! This is one area, where women especially, will need help on and prayer for. I started a study on Gossip a few posts ago and you can find it here: http://christianhomekeeper.blogspot.com/2007/08/gossip-study.html Before we start this study, I think it should be added a very valuable truth. If you pray a guard about your mouth daily, with the Lord's help you can keep your tongue in control! Not only will you not be guilty of the SIN of gossip, but your house will be cleaner and more organized, simply because you won't have much to gad around town about! What a concept.......mind your own business and do your work. (1 Thess 4:11) Gossipy Words Gossip is a terrible weapon of destruction. The person who uses this weapon loves to reveal very personal or sensational facts about a person (and of course this person is never present when the gossiper spreads these rumors). The gossiper loves to do anything except mind

Wrong and WIcked Words; Part 2

This is the continuation in our interactive Bible study. Perverse (Filthy) Words The person who is P_________ in his lips is described as a _________ (Proverbs 19:1). What kind of words flow out of your mouth? corrupt words? improper words? swear words? rotten words? Do you swear and use filthy language in public? in private? Do you copy the language of your unsaved friends or are you a testimony to them by the words which you use and which you do not use? In the New Testament God tells us that no C________________ (Ephesians 4:29) or F_______________ (Colossians 3:8) communication should come out of the believer’s mouth! Don’t let the garbage and filth fly all over the place! Remember, our language reveals our heart! Filthy words come out of a filthy heart. Have you ever allowed God to do a "heart-cleansing" job within you (compare Isaiah 1:18 and 1 John 1:7)? Harsh and Angry Words Have you ever seen a person EXPLODE like a volcano in a fit of anger? When the hu

Wrong and Wicked Words; Part 1

Words are important. How much can you say in a three-minute phone call? Much can be said! In three short minutes slow talkers can get in about 450 words. It is possible to whiz through 750 words in three minutes. How many words do you think come out of your mouth during an average day? _____________________ Words are powerful. Words can create close friendships or destroy friendships. They can prompt laughter or motivate tears. Words can hurt and harm and words can heal and help. Let us now consider how words can be used in the wrong way. False Words What does the Lord think of a lying tongue (Proverbs 6:16-17; 12:22)? ________________________________________________ This sin caused Ananias and Sapphira to be hurried away into eternity (Acts 5:1-10). Who is the liar’s parent (John 8:44)? ______________________ Will the liar be punished (Proverbs 19:5,9)? How will he be punished (Revelation 21:8)? __________________________________________________________ Those who love lie

Our Words; Introduction

This is the start of an interactive Bible study. The information provided is free to print but should not be taken over as ownership or changed. It is provided by a group who wishes to help others and edify the body of believers, and is free to distrubute. That which comes out of the mouth is an expression of what is really in the heart. In Matthew 12:34 the Lord Jesus clearly stated that it is not really a MOUTH PROBLEM, but it is a HEART PROBLEM: for out of the abundance of the _____________ the _____________ speaketh. See also Matthew 12:35. Words are like FRUIT ("the fruit of our lips"). If the fruit is bad, something must be wrong with the root (MAN’S HEART). Remember, when wrong or filthy words flow out of a person's mouth, he is showing everyone a picture of his heart. The words that a person speaks reveal much about the state of that person’s heart. The book of James has a great deal to say about the tongue and especially how important it is to "bridl