Monday, January 21, 2008
Good Morning everyone! I hope everyone had a blessed weekend. I sit here looking at chores that need to be done and making a mental list of what to do first. My topic for today is how to live on this planet we call earth yet not be of it. How do we live in the world but not be of the world? The Lord has blessed this nation with so many things so much prosperity. So many conveniences that we just take for granted. Should we blend in like everyone else christian and non christian alike or should it be in our actions and words that make us different? What are your thoughts? Should we be just like everyone else participate in the same activities dress in the styles that are most popular. Watch the same movies, read the same books. What sets us apart what makes us different what makes us a peculiar people? How do we set our selves apart and not become legalistic as some would say? I think about this topic alot. I know that just having the Holy Spirit indwelling in us makes us different but why is it that so many unbelievers cannot see enough of a differnce in our lives to want what we have. Why are we so critical of others when we are not any different then them. I feel we make a choice daily do I fit in or do I die to my desires and live the way God would have me live today. I want to please God not the world. I know this can be hard at times but if we just trust the Lord I believe he will bring into our lives other people of like minds. Please let me know what your feelings are on this subject.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I hope everyone has had a really good Sunday. It has been a little bit chillier today. My youngest son & I went for a walk around the neighborhood around 4:00p.m. and we felt like our faces were frozen from the cold wind. I had a good day at church to be honest I missed the service but I did go to Sunday School we are finishing up a study in the book of James. We talked about not judging people and how God is the ultimate judge. I am afraid that sometimes we as christians or at least me I know I have a tendency to judge others if they might not believe the same way I do or on a number of different issues. I am going to be saying some prayers that God would convict me when I do this and help me to be more accepting of the person. I am taking a dvd course on learning how to sew. I have sewn before but was only instructed a little bit and there always seems to be something that doesn't come out just right when I try to make garments. Our first assignment is to make a skirt with an elastic waiste all one piece. I cut it out today so maybe in the next couple of days I will have it complete. I made some white chili and cornbread for tonights dinner. I love to have soups on cool evenings. I hope everyone curls up and stays warm for the night. If there are any topics you would like to address please leave a comment. I hope everyone has a good week.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Hi everybody I hope you have all had a good first of the week. We have had a pretty quiet one here. We are supposed to be getting some heavy rain in tonight. I feel like I accomplished at least one task today I got quite a bit of laundry finished and I steamed all the clothes I had on hangers. I still have 2 baskets well really 1 1/2 baskets of clean clothes that need to be steamed:( I made a really good chicken and stuffing casserole I got off Copperswife Xanga blog. I do enjoy reading blogs from women of like minds. I am really determined to get my house organized this year and get rid of the junk and the extra's that just seem to take up space. I have a home management binder I just have not really used it yet. I also have a binder filled with the flylady tips but I don't really use it either and I myself have no plan. What I need to do is to take bits and pieces of all of these and arrange them to fit my life. Will I ever do it who knows. I hope everyone has a blessed evening and a good Wednesday.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
This new year there are several things I would personally like to incorporate into my life. I would like to get on some type of a schedule of waking up at a certain time everyday having a quiet time with God ( not rushed), exercise, eat breakfast and feel I have accomplished some important things by lunch. I would like to get my children to be more responsible and have specific chores that are theirs. I would like to get them to do them daily where it just becomes a habit and I don't have to remind or ask them to do it. I have a home management binder that I started but I really don't follow it I almost need someone to come in and say you will do this on this day and this on that day etc. The same with my weight I want to lose between 20 - 25 pds. Somedays I do pretty good but I always snack before bed and I don't always do really well at dinner especially. Sometimes I think I want to do Weight Watchers but then I think well I'll just eat healthier and smaller portions I have a ton of weight loss books and ultimately they all come down to the same thing don't take in more then you need or more than you can work off. I become very overwhelmed because I believe I am a mindless eater and I would just like to have some clarity as to what to do. Anyway thanks for letting me vent. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a wonderful day in Gods house.
Friday, January 4, 2008
I have really been convicted the last year or so with becoming more feminine in my dress, speech, and also to become more modest. I believe we are to be set apart and different from the world. Yes, we do live in this world with all the wonders God has provided for us but this is not our home. I don't want to dress in the latest fashion and be a carbon copy of every other women out there. I want to be different. There is a part of me that is still pulled in by what this star is wearing or her tips on beauty ( I am a sucker for any beauty tip) I also am very interested in dressing the best way for my body type. I want to look nice for my husband but not necessarily trendy, or in a way that would draw attention to me or to parts of my body that should not be emphasized. I constantly have this war going on inside my head but I know ultimately I should dress to please God and my husband. There are definetly going to be some changes in me and in my family in 2008. What about you are you planning to implement some changes in your life for 2008?