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Blog-land Spirit of Elitism

It is amazing that when you roam the "blogging world" that you see people adopt beliefs, ideas or opinions of others as their own.  If one person says it is ok to do this or that - next thing you know, other bloggers are joining in, even though they had to push against their own consciences.  They make something "ok", simply because someone else is doing it or says it is ok. I think this is where I differ from the majority of women in blog-land.  I've refused invitations, advertising and allowing my writings to be used in other blogs because I couldn't support the belief system with which they upheld.  I guess it boils down to this - I can't be BOUGHT! You don't see advertisements and money-making gimmicks on my blog because I'm not here for what I can get out of it.....financially speaking.  I'm not here to change my values, beliefs and "go with the flow" and become part of the elite in blog-land.  I'm not even here to be t

10 Year Anniversary Letter

Hubby said I could post this and thought it worthy to share with others.  After being married for ten years, I could say that we know a thing or two about marriage!  It takes work and love, but above all - it takes GOD!  Nate's letter to me really sums it all up and how we have made it through the storms and come out stronger.  We have been through so much that would have broken many couples bond but somehow we made it through and God mended our hearts.  What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. ~Mark 10:9 Dear Beverly,      When you get married, you really are only thinking of the here and now.  It's not apparent what the next year, 5 years or whatever amount of time, will bring.  Expectation is always roses and ease in the honeymoon hours and days.  The world seems to only care about those things - always for themselves - and maybe for the spouse.  When adversity or disagreements come - it appears that those tests are not desired - and it all ends.

God's Standards for Women

(Proverbs 31:10-31) Morally perfect (v.10) Invaluable (v.10) Trustworthy (v.11) Inherently good and true (v.12) Ingenious - proficient (v.13) Thrifty - laborious (v.14) Dutiful - considerate (v.15) Versatile - judicious (v.16) Tireless -healthy (v.17)  Joyful - efficient (v.18)  Watchful - cautious (v.18)  Skillful (v.19)  Charitable - benevolent (v.20)  Generous - merciful (v.20)  Fearless - provident (v.21)  Clever at decorating - furnishing (v.22)  Refined in taste (v.22)  Respected (v.23)  Industrious - prosperous (v.24)  Dependable - honest (v.25)  Confident - hopeful (v.25)  Wise - discreet (v.26)  Kind - understanding (v.26)  Prudent - practical (v.27)  Energetic - ever active (v.27)  An ideal wife and mother (v.28)  Honored by her family (v.27-28)  Excels in virtue (v.29)  God fearing - humble (v.30)  Deserving - successful (v.31)  Honored by the public (v.31) Finis Jennings Dake

Anxiety Quotes

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. - George Mueller How much have cost us the evils that never happened! - T. Jefferson Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all others thoughts are drained. - Arthur Somers Roche An average person’s anxiety is focused on: 40% -- things that will never happen 30% -- things about the past that can’t be changed 12% -- things about criticism by others, mostly untrue 10% -- about health, which gets worse with stress 8% -- about real problems that will be faced

A Mother's Love

A Mother's Love by Helen Steiner Rice A Mother's love is something that no on can explain, It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain, It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may For nothing can destroy it or take that love away . . . It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking . .  It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns, And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems . .  It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation, And it still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation . .  A many splendoured miracle man cannot understand And another wondrous evidence of God's tender guiding hand.

Attention Hogs

I was listening to "Biblical Womanhood" audio today and a question was posed to women: "To what aspect of my person am I drawing attention?" This is a powerful question!  As humans, we all want attention.  We all may use some way to get it and some even go the extra mile to KEEP it on them.  Either by being loud and boisterous or dressing in ways so they can make sure the attention rests on them and no one else.  You know what I'm talking about ladies - the woman who, when she is in a room has to be the loudest and raises her voice to hopefully draw the attention of others in the room.  Then there is the woman that, even though claims to be a Christian, wears tight, revealing clothing because she wants to tell the world "Look at me!"  There is a name for those that want excessive attention and I won't say it here but rather call them "Attention Hogs". We should constantly examine ourselves, our motives and intents of the heart.  In o

Our Beliefs in a Nutshell

The Basics - Trinitarian - God the Father, God the Son & God the Holy Spirit - Salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ, not works - Holy Spirit baptism is subsequent to the new birth and evidenced by speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance - Water baptism is to show an outward reflection of an inward work - We must live holy lives and continue in the faith - Our good works show others our walk with God (fruit tells you what kind of tree), not that works make us saved The Family Unit - Women's role is to be a keeper at home - Husband is the leader or head of the home - Marriage is for 2 to become one in a perfect union and for procreation to raise up children in the Lord (they are HIS reward) - Keep our children unspotted from the world by training them up in the way they should go - we homeschool to instill these Godly values - Abortion or devices that mimic it are murder in the sight of the Lord Finances - A tenth of ALL our increase goes to God; w