Weâ€™ve probably all heard the story of the man who drank socially but â€œwas able to control it well.â€Â It seems his teenage child was killed in a car accident and when it was found that they had been drinking, the Dad vowed to kill whoever had given them the alcohol.Â Upon arriving at home [...]
Do you ever cringe when you hear a parent announce that their child is/is going to be jealous of their new sibling?Â Or what about, â€œShe is SO BAD!â€Â Have you heard, â€œI canâ€™t wait for my kids to go back to schoolâ€ or â€œwhen theyâ€™re 18 theyâ€™re out of here!â€Â One I have often [...]
Time fies, as they say, but one day in the last year or two I had the awesome opportunity to be used of God in one of those divine appointments you hear about but never dream of experiencing.Â We had made the acquaintance of a coworker of a church member, and she had asked my husband [...]
Recently I was asked to blog about ways our family economizes.Â We are presently a family of eight, and have been as large as ten plus extended guests.Â I am sure many of you have some excellent ideas as well and I hope you will log in and post those ideas.Â Letâ€™s be a help [...]
While Pastor Creed was in Israel, his father, Dr. Creed, preached a message entitled â€œWhat If Your Marriage Was Not Designed Primarily For Your Happiness, But Your Holiness?â€.Â Tonight at our churchâ€™s jail ministry banquet Bro. Dove applied that same thought to other areas.Â The principle was brought home for me in a rather humbling [...]
The last few days I have been remembering various times God has answered our quick intense cries. One such time in particular continues to play over in my mind. We were living in Mississippi at the time, and the children and I were burning trash in a barrel in the back yard. [...]
For our 25th anniversary in 2007 our children surprised their Daddy and me with new laptops.Â My husband had wanted one for some time, but I hadn’t even dreamed of owning one myself.Â Quickly the computer and I bonded.Â Â This blog Steven created was a major factor in that.Â Fast forward to the [...]
Have you ever felt the stress of knowing that some day you will have to give an account of every idle word youâ€™ve ever spoken? Have you ever experienced the guilt of Satanâ€™s accusations concerning sins you have already confessed and forsaken? Have you ever wondered about the sins you have committed since [...]
You remember that the virtuous woman’s husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land. If we revere our husband others will too. If we revere him in the home, our children will. If we treat him as though he knows what he is talking about [...]
As a mother of seven, ages 14-24 I often have one-on-one talks with young people.Â This morning I talked with a young person who could be said to be gently pushing the boundaries in the areas of dress, music and hairstyle.Â As I talked a clear analogy came to mind.We often ask our young people [...]
There are many reasons to teach but the one I am concentrating on today is a benefit for the teacher.Â Â Today is the last of a 13 lesson series of Bible studies for ladies and I realize that one of the greatest benefits for me has been that I am forced to think about the inconsistencies [...]
“Remove not the ancient landmark which thy fathers have set.”Â Â I’ve read that lots of times but this morning the verse speaks to me.Â Â In the past I’ve read the verse and thought about the landmarks that divided property.Â Â Of course it would be wrong for a person to arbitrarily move the property line, stealing [...]
As I was reading in 1 Samuel chapter 13 the LORD revealed one way I could eliminate a good sized chunk of stress in my life. Saul was waiting on the prophet Samuel. The prophet was to offer a sacrifice before Saul could proceed with his battle plans. Things were looking rather [...]
We have been set up! Donâ€™t be alarmed. God did it! God loves to set his people up to let their light shine and glorify their Father in Heaven. This happens repeatedly in our lives. In some way God sees to it that the going gets tough for us and [...]
Train up a child in the way he should go, or the way he is bent.Â Do not try to re-bend him in a direction of your own choosing. When Steven was small he showed obvious tenderness toward all living things.Â It was painful to him to kill even a bug.Â We knew we had some [...]
This morning a friend emailed asking for scriptures to use in teaching her son about the appearance of a Christian young man. I thought others might be interested as well. In 1 Corinthians 11:14 we find that it is a shame for a man to have long hair.Â In 1 Thessalonians 5:22 we are told to [...]
Have you noticed lately how scruffy many of our young men prefer to look? Youâ€™ve seen them. Their hair looks like it should have been cut just a week or 3 ago. They havenâ€™t shaved in a week. When you mention a shave or a haircut they are evasive. You may be [...]
As Mommies we love our children. Â Occasionally we find ourselves dragging along, doing nothing particularly well, with no one especially happy with us. Â This can be a signal that there is a need for some “Mommy Time!” What is Mommy Time? Â Mommy time is a regularly scheduled (as much as is possible) daily [...]
As a full time wife and mother, money is NOT one of my biggest resources. So when I do get some I can immediately think of something to do with it! Are you where I am? Recently I was thinking of oh so many things I [...]
Sometimes it’s good to ask why we do things the way we do them. When I was growing up in a pastor’s home, going to every activity the church offered, helping on the bus, teaching in classes, going to camps, cheering at sports events, I was absorbing ideas about how things are to be [...]
People are gifted at different things and we tend to think that what is easy for us is easy for most. I know a lady who is faithful to send encouraging cards to people. It is difficult for her to understand why everyone doesn’t send cards because she finds it to be extremely [...]
Have you ever prayed for something and seemed to be ignored? We’ve heard many times that the Bible is its own best commentary. When our prayers seem unanswered we need go no farther than the Word for understanding (James 4:3; Psalm 66:18; Proverbs 1:22-33; 1 John 5:16; Hebrews 12:8 plus all of the verses instructing […]The post The Gift of Weakness appeared first on Mom's Blog.
Some time ago a sweet friend and pastor’s wife asked me if I had any ideas for church hospitality. I’ve thought about it. What is it? Is it wanted? Is it effective? The best church hospitality I ever experienced was about 30 plus years ago. My husband and infant son and I were looking for […]The post Church Hospitality appeared first on Mom's Blog.
In Matthew 7:7,8 we read, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for everyone that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.” But what about those prayers you prayed and didn’t receive what […]The post I Asked But Didn’t Receive appeared first on Mom's Blog.
Do you believe in heroes? Are there any anymore? Yes, there are. Uh, I mean, no there are not. Well, maybe. It depends. It depends on what you are looking for in a hero. There ARE people who do heroic deeds, save people from imminent danger or death. There are people who give their own […]The post Heroes Part Two–Are There Any? appeared first on Mom's Blog.