As a little girl growing up in the beautiful green southern state of Georgia, all I wanted when I grew up was to have a big family. Well, as you can see, my desires have been granted and our immediate family numbers 22. The photographer of this picture was on the roof looking down as he instructed, “Group hug, everyone.” That caused a smile on everyone’s face as we leaned in to hug each other.
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I teach that women are teacup vessels. Through my collection of teacups, I illustrate our differences as specially created and uniquely gifted women. I teach women about relationships and the importance of building character. My message is for young and old.
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TODAY December 7, 2013
1 Corinthinas 13 Revised (Author Unknown)
If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator.
If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another cook.
If I can work at a soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity but do not show love to my family, It profits me nothing.
If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir’s cantata, buy do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.
Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the spouse.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love does not envy another’s home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.
Love does not yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful that they are there to be in the way.
Love does not give only to those who are able to give in return, but rejoices in giving to those who cannot.
Love bear all things, believes in all things, hopes all things and endures all things.
Love never fails.
Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of love will endure forever.
Marriage through the Psalms (Brides of all ages)
Psalm 9:1, 2 A thankful heart
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart: I will tell of Your wonders. I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
We brides have a choice to have a thankful heart or a bitter and resentful heart. It is impossible to have an overly grateful heart. God is with the bride who has a thankful heart. Sometimes gratefulness flows from a heart of spontaneous joy in response to a blessing. Other times a thankful heart is out a more disciplined and measured act of our will. We choose to have a thankful heart.
Proverbs 18:21 tells us that death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge it shall eat the fruit of it for death or life. Words of thanks cannot come from a heart of bitterness. As we focus on thanking God for our husbands, we portray an attitude of joy for our marriage as an example of the church.
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This weekend I returned from a speaking engagement in Hutchinson, Ks hosted by Grace Bible Church (GBC). It was one of the most elaborate, beautiful events I have ever attended. The decorations were over-the-top lovely. I had the privilege of sitting with my granddaughter Kaci Weins. The men of the church served over 300 ladies.
GBC’s hospitality was demonstrated from the moment we (my husband and I) arrived in town. On the bed pillows in the hotel was a red metal box for each of us housing all types of goodies for snacks and reading material, and even my favorite candy and a ball hat for him.
The challenge to create memories and leaving a legacy was accepted graciously and with enthusiasm. Everything during the event was lovely and performed to perfection. The day after we arrived home a beautiful Christmas floral arrangement was delivered. Again over-the-top.
I went to minister to these ladies and I was ministered to.
I ask you, What is in your cup? Are you making character decisions that will be in your legacy to be remembered by?
Whatever is on the inside is what affects others around us.
Many wives do not have a clue what biblical submission means and what it does not mean. The world has developed a mindset of abuse around submission. I wrote this booklet to encourage wives that biblical submission is having the freedom to be all that God created us to be. It will help clarify how valuable women are to Christ and discard the “door mat” mentality of wives. It is $3.50 on Amazon.com. Enjoy.
Gracious Girls Course!
Welcome to the wonderful world of etiquette and manners for gracious girls! This eight-week course is based around character building, etiquette, and manners. The brochure details the topics covered and can be viewed under Resources.
Please call (661) 713-5900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Updates in subjects discussed along with recipes and stories of practical application of material taught in the course is updated regularly. Click on Gracious Girls and feel free to ask questions or comment!
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Today there are two Gracious Girls courses being taught in Sun Valley and one in MI. I am so grateful that young women are being reached with the joy and pleasure of learning how to be women. In our society of “entitlement” and equality in male/female identity, women aren’t sure how to act and men don’t have a clue as to how to be a gentleman. I am looking into developing a complementary course for young men. Iwill keep you posted. If you have an interest just click on Gracious Girls under menu and enjoy. One of the things that really bugs me is how women shake hands. There is actually a proper way to do this and I talk about that in the course and on the GG page herein.
I look forward to meeting you one day.