Sunday, April 29, 2007

"Whisper Sweet Deceptions in My Ear....

all the while I sin against God". Interesting statement, huh? That's what us Christians do everyday. We pretend not to notice a friend is sinning, we don't want to hurt their feelings. Or we really want to say something but we know they'll say, Who are you to tell me what I'm doing is wrong. My favorite, "I'm finding myself, who are you to judge me?" Comments like this make me want to laugh, then cry. When I point something out to a fellow "believer" in Christ, usually a Sister, it almost never turns out good, as I am "judging". Truth is, if a friend (Brother or Sister in Christ), is sinning, we need to say something. Proverbs 27:5-6:

"Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful."

Our friends should be the ones we can count on to show us where we mess up, we have to hear it! In order to grow we need to be reproved.

The other day I came across a very good blog entry at The Isle of Hope. The gentleman that this blog belongs to said in his post "Judge Not", everything I've been trying to say, but he says it best (he seems to be a solid writer). Check out this post, it'll make you say, "That's a good point," it did me!

"Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid."
Proverbs 12:1 (yes, NKJ version said, "Stupid" )

I don't remember where the above photo came from, if it is yours...please let me know. Thanks!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Want a New Family?

Tune into ABC Family Channel! What do you get when you watch this channel, exactly what it advertises, "A New Kind of Family." You can get cocky children, who don't mind seeing "teenagers" in their underwear, children who see nothing wrong with drinking, smoking and dressing sexy.

And that's not all, because ABC Family Channel will also throw in examples who teach your children how to talk to you like you're nothing! Tune in now and you might just catch parents fighting and mothers putting down their husbands! All of this, in just one channel! How about it?

No? Good for you! Don't be fooled because it says "Family". Educate yourself .

Romans 12:4 "Do not be conformed to this world..."

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Christianity Interview

It's only 4 minutes long, but will have you thinking for hours. Turn on volume and watch until the end of video.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Pray for the VT Family.....

And you think your day was bad.....

Pray for the Virginia Tech family and friends of the victims.

"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." Romans 8:18

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Another Way the World deceives us..

How many times do we tell our children how special they are because God created them unlike anyone else? A lot, right? Then why do we spend so much time being hypocrites and comparing ourselves to others? I have a problem, and that's comparing myself to other women, especially those who appear to be in shape, because I want to be in shape. Here's the problem, I'm breaking one of God's Ten Commandments, "Thou Shalt Not Covet." The media, through television and magazines, constantly slams beauty in our faces. It's all about "the look", "the shape", "the latest/newest". But who should we base our standard of beauty on? The magazines, or what the Bible says?

1 Peter 3:3-4 is one of my favorite versus of scripture. Here Peter is saying that beauty shouldn't just come from the outward, but it should be found inside of us, in the "hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." I'm so glad that my inward self doesn't show too much from the outside, or I'd look like a monster! But praise God that He creates us precious to Himself! Another passage in the Bible tells us that "beauty is passing" (Proverbs 31:30), or fleeting. The outside of us ages, and becomes wrinkled; however, the inside is "incorruptible", and can grow more beautiful as the years go on.

One thing that worries me is that I might not be a good example to my daughter concerning true beauty. I must always remember to watch the kind of example I put before her and how it could effect her, like the things I say, and the things I do. God does not make mistakes. When we focus on our flaws, sometimes we ought to just be saying, "God made a mistake, my hips are to big." I'm going to start evaluating how I say things concerning my body. For example: Instead of, "My hips are so big", I might say, "God gave me wider hips, but it sure does make carrying children a lot easier." There is a difference in the healthy aspects of our bodies, and unhealthy. Sometimes we know within ourselves that we need to lose a few extra pounds in order to keep ourselves healthy, and there's nothing wrong with it. It's all in the way we say it, and think it, that make us self-conscious.

God did give me wide hips; however, they do make it easier to carry things on them, and they will always be there (no matter how much I diet), and I love them!

With all that being said, as you squeeze your little one, or older one, and tell him or her how beautiful he or she is, remind them and yourself that true beauty comes from the inside. God wants us to take good care of the outside of our bodies, but our hearts are much more important.

Please look at the link below. Although I'm not a fan of their commercials of underwear clad women, I do like the meaning of their promotion.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Thursday, April 05, 2007

To Blow, or Not To Blow....

Don’t pick your nose, scratch yourself, or blow your nose in public (wiping your nose is okay).”

FEEDBACK NEEDED: Okay ladies, this one wasn’t too hard for me for the most part. Since a small child I was told never to pick my noise in public, I mean really, who does that? And the scratching in public, I can see where I should probably be careful not to scratch my head, arms and elsewhere in public. However, blowing my nose?? What if a lady just has to!?! Here’s what I’m getting at:

You have a cold, you have allergies, or you just happen to be in the

South during spring time (think yellow car, covered in pollen), and

Your nose is out of control and no privacy is available! Do you:

A. Sniff and sniff until you can reach a private place to blow your nose.

B. Wipe your nose constantly with a wadded tissue in hand.

C. Say, “Pardon me,” to anyone close enough to care, before quietly, and discreetly turning away and blowing your nose. Remember, quietly!

Please answer which you think is the most ladylike. I would appreciate any opinions on this topic.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

What was your favorite childhood toy?

What is was your favorite childhood toy? This is a photo of my nephew, Shane, 10, with a toy from McDonald's. This Ninja Turtle made a previous appearance thirteen years ago as my brothers' favorite toys.