Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Becoming a Titus 2 Chick

My time has come. My roll is changing. I don't have a need to be sexy, to be skinny, to be the girl looking to keep a guy.  I am the wifeypoo who has been in love with the same guy going on 25yrs. 

All marriages go through ups and downs, mine has been no different. Except Jesus came and resides in my heart, my mind, and my marriage.  You may say, how can that be if your dear hubby is not a believer?  He lives in me. If I am living unto Him and not unto man, I am on the right side of life!

Living a selfish life does not make a good relationship saved or not.  I tend to be selfish in my mind, but my husband is not.  We have a good balance. We know our rolls.  In faith I treat him as a godly man.  Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.  

If you are married, and you are having a hard time, I hope to encourage you not to give up. You probably know God hates divorce, so why would you think about doing something the Heavenly Father grieves?  

I know  I don't know your story, but there is NOTHING new under the sun, and there is NOTHING to hard for God to change, even an unwilling heart can be softened.  Look up to the hills where your help comes from. He will meet you right where you are. Let Him comfort you through your trial.

 the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things--  that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,  to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.Titus 2:3-5

I love them madly. I am so thankful for the gift God had given me in being the wifeypoo and mom.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A New Adventure Going into 4th Grade

We are trying a new approach this year. Ditching the traditional textbooks, some of you may say finally!
Over the summer we "unschooled". If you don't know what that means, it is mostly child led learning.  The concept of delight directed learning leans toward educating to a child's interest, whereas child led learning, the child is doing what they want and learning from life through playing games, exploring, other interests, tv, whatever means they choose. 

As I prayed and watched my son over the summer, I felt like there was not enough biblical training in this method. Even though we read the bible, and have a chore list in place.
I felt in my spirit that even though I want my child to play freely, I cannot let my biblical duties and desires to train up a child to be left into my child's hands. This is my responsibility. Just like I will not turn my child over the the school system, I will not leave him alone.  The bible says in Prov 29:15
But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.   There are many scriptures that speak of training children, so the idea of radical Unschooling is not for me.  
Educating children is the parents choice, the parents responsibility to chose the how, the what, the where.  I would hope you seek the Lord for what is best for your child and your family. God has given each child his own bent, prayerfully ask the Lord what is your child's bent and how to go about what works best in your situation.
With that in mind I was blessed by my local home school groups used sale and got Joe Teaching Textbooks Math. It is on the computer, and he loves it.  We are also doing some notebooking with timelines on the subjects he chose for 4th grade.  I will be at the library lots this year.   
 God bless you as your journey takes twists and turns. Enjoy the moments of unwrapping your children as the gifts they are.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

She Makes Linen Garments & Sell Them

I feel like I don't have a marketable talent.  In this season of my life, me & dh have always felt while there are children in the home mom takes care.

I really don't think a woman can be everything to everyone, and also get what she needs, if she is burning out at both ends. G*d made us the weaker vessel.  We have to remember He is our provider. We have to trust He will give us what we need.

Are we wanting to get the "extras" to keep up with Jone's?  Does the Father want us to go through a valley to refine our hearts, to learn how to trust Him and NOT self? 

The P31 woman was NOT the provider, she was a helpmeet, she was smart, she did have slaves.  My tools help, but I still have to push the vac, dust, do the windows, etc.

They learned the skills of weaving and sewing because they needed clothes, she was talented enough and smart enough to sell also, while her home was cared for by slaves. 

If she was not a woman of means, with slaves, she would just be working at home to get the job done, she would never be hired. 

Her husband was known in the gates, I am sure his signet was upon her merchandise.

I don't think we can just say my husband is okay with working, if the Lord has convicted us in His word. If your husband said I hate the neighbor kill him for me, would we? No!

The Word says seek first the kingdom, we are the weaker vessel , we are to be chaste home keepers,  mans curse is to toil.  He made us different to complement each other, for two different roles.

Financial trials like all trials is to test us, for the perfecting of our faith.  To really submit to His will when everyone else says something different is where we have our victories in the spirit.
Where are we going to stand? 

I do believe we have different seasons in our lives where we are open to the Lord's teachings.

He will deal with each of us how He chooses in His time.  Once He gets a hold of your heart, you will be putty!



Monday, July 2, 2012

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Being the Crown of My Husband

Like no wife is perfect, no husband is either.
Marriage is hard if you have stuck around any length of time you know this. There are deep valleys along the way.

I try not to complain about my husband, especially to people I hardly know. Have you ever met someone who does nothing but air there dirty laundry?  I was shocked to hear this from a "churched" lady. I took note, never to do that.  I went through stages of thinking, now I just accept her and love her and pray for her. We all have issues.

When we lived in a big house on the water, everyone's free vaca spot. I tried to be a generous host, but there was one guy I was less then thrilled with. He came often. He got on every last nerve.

As I was walking through to my bedroom, I heard G*d tell me to "honor Eddie & his friend."  I said out loud no. Foolish woman! He said it two more times before I believed it was G*d.

I had to repent for telling Him no, then I made up the bed nice and served him like a king. MY heart was forever changed.

We can be crowns to our husbands if we lift them up when we are out with people. That goes along way for a mans ego, just see how his heart towards you turns. I lift my hubby up as much as I can to others, but I also tell myself always. It keeps me appreciative of the man he is, not to take for granted that I am a stay home wife n mom. Lots of people think women should work outside the home and put us down like dirt. That has never bothered me because I have learned this is the will of G*d, to be a chaste homekeeper to love my husband and children, even homeschooling and now I answer the phone for our family biz at home. I don't get paid. Some women think that too, if you work for your fam biz you should get paid. I am not one of them. I do this to be a helpmet to dh.

In The Excellent Wife she says to ask our husbands what we could do to help. Yes it will add to our load but He who is faithful will help.

Husbands have lots of needs, I really want to be there for mine so he doesn't want to find someone else who will.

I ask him lots of annoying questions. I am not a mind reader and yes after almost 25 yrs, I still want to know what he wants, what he hopes for, what he needs. Growing older is painful for us, our bodies have been banged up. I untie his boots and take them off for him when he is hurting. Some might think I am a doormat or crazy, I say, yes, I am crazy about a man that works that hard for his family!

 So I say thank you Lord, Eddie is known in the gates, he is a man of integrity & honor! You are his shield and tower of strength. I bless your Holy name, Eddie is a blessing to others. Thank you Lord with long life You will satisfy Eddie and show him Your salvation.

 I believe in Prophetic praise, I believe the word of the Lord is active and living.  I believe His word will not return void, but it will accomplish what He sent it to do. 

I want to be the crown of my husband, I want to be like Ester who believed well.

 This is my once dried up lake after TS Debby, this is pretty. Please consider prayerfully giving to my Pastor's daughter who is widowed with 4 children whose home was badly flooded.  He home was the only one on the block that was damaged.  We know this is a test and God will be glorified in the testimony.   Jenny is a dear sister in the Lord and a good friend who lives the gospel in her own giving unconditionally. Jenny home birthed all her children with her husband and I bore witness. Jenny also home schools, she is a stay home mom who works diligently buying and selling dresses to help provide for her family. Jenny knows G*d is her provider, she is resting in that right now has she faces this next trial. 

This was earlier in the TS when they had to leave, it got worse. FEMA cannot help yet as the Prez has to declare it a state of emergency, even though our Gov has, we still have to wait.  You can help by donating here.