Monday, July 30, 2012

Grave site

So, today was the first day I went to the grave site of my daddy.  Momma had asked me a couple of times that we had been in the car if I had been, and I told her not yet.  I don't know why I hadn't gone yet, but I'm glad I finally did.  I sat there for a few minutes and just said..."I miss you...and I love you."  It's tough a lot of times, but I know where he is...he is with Jesus...and I can't wait to see him again.

I hope to go back again soon.

Friday, July 27, 2012

week in review

Okay...so this past week was the first week being at home with just me and momma.  I worked 4 10-hour shifts this week and had Wednesday off for an eye appointment.  The week went well.

Momma and I got a really pampered evening last night.  A friend of the family, Beth, came by to give us a spa evening of relaxation.  It was heaven on earth.  God is precious to have given people in our lives to dote on us.  I was feeling good most of the day too :)  Momma said she would like to have another evening like that :)  I think it was good for her and me too. 


VBS clean-up is finished.  I mopped the fellowship hall on Wednesday.  Next we will be getting ready for our church anniversary day in August.  I will be working on places in the Sanctuary to get it prepared.  


Until next time...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Resolution for Women

Well, I have met with my accountability partner in my study of the Resolution for Women.  We are just in the second resolution which is...
2. I WILL CHAMPION God's model for womanhood in the face of a profeminist culture.  I will teach it to my daughters and encourage its support by my sons.


I received a comment on the original post where I listed the 13 different resolutions.  At that time, I hadn't actually read and studied them yet, just listed those listed in the introductory chapter.  Well...I did receive a comment from a guy who stated the following...

This resolution is very self oriented. I would be saddened if this caught on and would considered in the same breath as the resolution. You get to number 10 before mentioning your husband. The resolution puts God, wife, and family in number 1. I dont think that is biblically sound. Sorry for a negative review but I don't like the selfish, feminist spin poured on this. God bless...


I understand where he is coming from...from the sound of them they do look like the wife is put first in the statements, but as I have been studying them, I have found that we have to build a foundation of what God expects of women before we can relate to our husband (future husband in my case).  The first resolution stated that I resolve to be content in the season that God has placed me.  This sounds like it's just between God and wife, but actually when we understand that God has placed us in situations and seasons where things are not on our time table we are able to roll with the punches...thus being able to fulfill our duties to the husband.

The second resolution talks about champion God's model for womanhood in the face of a profeminist culture.  This is how we are to be submissive to the husband.  God has placed the home to be God, husband, then wife.  Women in the profeminist culture think it's beneath a women to be submissive to the husband, but God has placed this unit for our good. Not to demean us...God values a woman as a treasure, a precious jewel.  It may not say anything about the husband until resolution 10, but he is showing up in every resolution ... if studied deeply.

This explanation may not change the persons mind...but I felt it important to explain on my behalf and since this is MY blog to help me in my growth as a Christian woman, I felt I needed to track it.  I thank God that He is using this book to help me...but our number one source is the Bible.  God has given us His Word guide us in our life.



Friday, July 20, 2012

a few thoughts....

So I just ended VBS week 2012.  As I sat in the VBS dedication service, my thoughts were ... "I can't believe I made it here.  I can't believe I'm actually able to work with these kids for a week."  Most of this year, during the prep time, I was spending at the hospital with  my dad.  On Sunday during VBS dedication service, I realized it had been a month since my daddy went to be with Jesus.  He lived his life in a way that pointed people to Jesus...and here I was about to begin this week working with kids and pointing them to Jesus.  Now I get to pass along what I learned from my daddy and see his testimony reach even more people.  What a blessing!

I have such a great Christian heritage. My dad was unsaved when he married my momma.  She was not living for the Lord at that time either.  But a man of God who worked with  my daddy, witnessed to him and pointed him to Jesus.  Daddy didn't know how to pray, so he simply said, "Lord, help me!" and He did.  Daddy spent the rest of his life proclaiming the word of God, showing how we can live as Christ lived, and especially teaching me about forgiving others.


I have something else special...I have a pastor who learned from my daddy.  I can't tell you how special it is to sit under the teaching of Pastor Scott Jenkins...sometimes I can tell he learned from daddy because his outlines are simple, yet profound.  My daddy didn't try to be over the top with flashy sermons.  He was simple, but knowledgeable.  He knew God's word.  He could quote so many passages of Scripture.  Something that my momma and I prayed for was that Daddy wouldn't lose his knowledge of the Scripture...and our prayer was answered.  He was able to talk with fellow pastors during his last week with us about future events in the Bible and other passages.  


I am so thankful that my daddy taught me who Jesus is...I'm also thankful that my momma led me to Jesus on Tuesday night in December.  I know I have never been the same and now I'm impacting lives of children ... hoping to point them to Jesus too.


Please be praying about the impact in these kids lives.  They are so important to Jesus...AND to me :) 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Emotional

I have been very emotional this week.  It's not just vacation Bible school this week, but this past Sunday was  a month after my daddy entered Heaven.  I know he's in a better place.  I miss him dearly.

During our VBS dedication, I was sitting there thinking...I can't believe we made it (ahead of schedule at that).  I wasn't even sure if I would have been able to work VBS two months ago, but God allowed for me the opportunity to share in these kids lives.

I got the opportunity to sit with three brothers last night.  They are a little wild, but if you just sit and talk to them, they can settle down.  I love how they were sharing with me about what they were learning this week.  I thanked them for coming and I hope they get to come back during our regular Sunday school classes.

This year we are using Answers in Genesis "IncrediWorld Amazement Park."  I am working with the music department.  The kids will be having their program tomorrow night. I pray they will not be shy and be able to sing loudly and for the glory of the Lord!

Praise God for the work He is doing in my life this week. He has shown me new ways to reach kids and help them to behave :)