Wednesday, November 12, 2008

On Being A Godly Parent

I am in need of prayer. I feel as if I have done a disservice to my youngest son in that I don't feel I have parented him the way in which I parented my two older children. There is a 10 year difference in age between him and my oldest son. He was an after vasectomy baby a total suprise gift. I feel I have not emersed him enough in Gods word. I have not always shown him a good example of Christ and how to treat others with love and acceptance. He is my responsibility and I have not gone about raising him with the same drive I did my others. He has a very controlling personality and he can be very loving when he wants to. He is very guarded with his emotions when around others unless it is dislike or disdain he seems to show that very clearly to others. I am going to start today praying for him trying to be a better example. I am going to try to find a good Bible Study that we can do together that teaches love of others. I need to be more disciplined with him in what he is allowing into his mind. I myself need to do the same for myself. I love all my children and I want to raise them in a way that pleases my Heavenly Father.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Laundry Detergent

Can you believe it I have just gotten finished making my first 5 gallon bucket of homemade laundry detergent. I got the recipe off youtube from the christian homemaker. It was really easy and all the post I have read said it cleans really well. So if it all works out like I hope it does tomorrow at this time I should be washing some clothes with it. It is really very inexpensive to make and the hardest part is grinding the one bar of soap that you put into it other than that it was really easy. The duggars also have the recipe listed on their blog.

On Losing Weight

I need to lose some weight about 34 pds to be exact. It is all in my stomach area which is the bad place to have it. I do have high blood pressure, and the past spring I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Both the hypertension, and hypothyroidism run in my immediate family. I know at least the hypertension would get better if I lost some of my weight. I am also sugar sensitive I crave it justlike a drug addict craves his drug of choice. I am trying to once again go low carb and little to know sugar. I am still sneaking in some semisweet chocolate chips. Are they really bad? If any of you know of a more healthful way to lose weight please let me know I am wanting to incorporate more veggies and fruits into my diet, when I eat meat it is usually always low fat. Pray for me pray that the Lord would help me to make wiser choices in my eating. Pray I stick with it. I am not doing Adkins, Somersize, or South Beach just trying to incorporate the bottom line of these diets into my daily eating. I hope all of you have a blessed day.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Child of the King should bear some family resemblence.

Hi Guys I read this on a church sign that I pass daily. Do we as christians bear any family resemblence to our father? It really made me stop and think. I have been passing by it daily for about a week now and it stops me in my tracks every time I read it. Do I bear a family resemblence could anyone pick me out of a crowd and just know I am a daughter of the king. Is there anything about me that makes me a little bit different from the world or do I just blend in with everyone else? These are questions I ask myself and I am sad to say I don't know if people could pick me out of the crowd and know that I am a child of the king of kings. I know I do not always react and act in a way that would please the Lord. As far as outward appearance do I resemble the world I don't want to I want to be set apart different in my actions, what I say, what I do, how I act, how I look. I want there to be no question as to whose family I belong. What about you do you ever think about these things? I believe God knows who his children are but I also believe we owe to him to stand out before a lost world and proclaim who we belong to without being ashamed of not being accepted or included. Let our lights shine for the Lord today. Lets show love and forgiveness to others. Let us not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of our minds daily, hourly, every minute. Just somthing to think about.