Friday, August 27, 2010


And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15

We are to go and tell everybody and everything about God and our Savior Jesus Christ. The only question is how we go about it, my personal suggestion is that "you catch more flies with honey". If you want others to know the love of God, you have to allow God's love to come through you. 

The same goes with your children. If your desire is that your family grows to love God, they have to see the example of God's love in you.

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:13-16

We as Christians if we are doing what we are supposed to cannot be hidden we are to make the difference. This means that the way we talk, the things we involve ourselves in, EVERYTHING about us points back to who we serve. If we serve God, then the love we show goes back to God. 

When the salvation of Christ is within you, you can't help but be a light shining before others.

Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Our children are to be taught of God and the Bible. If parents instill the love of God into their children when they are young; they are likely to follow the Lord as adults. Just as parents teach their children to be independent by learning how to take care of themselves, children should be taught of God.

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:16-18

Simply put, walk the talk. Parents can not expect their children to live godly lives and be obedient, if they themselves do not do the same. As a parent, your authority is God.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

All About Survival...

After checking some of the blogs we follow, we found this wonderful idea! It's Back to School Survival Kit with Scripture. (

It's really cute and through the eleven years we have had a child in school we have seen secular variations. This is the first time we have seen it with scripture! Our family wishes we saw this about a month ago since the kids have been in school for three weeks now. The awesome thing about these though is that it doesn't have to be just for back to school. You can do them whenever you want!

Enjoy surprising your children with the goodies and bless them with the scripture!

(We saw the link over at ModSquadMoms. The link for this is at Executive Homemaker)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Divided We Fall

Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. Matthew 12:25

Hmmm... Divided we fall... United we stand. Our marriages and our families are included in that. A house can not be divided; because if it is, it will fall.

This doesn't mean that husband and wife agree on everything. There will be times when you just completely disagree. That does not mean that you can not be united.

To give an example from our own family, we have learned as a blended family that the show of solidarity is more important now than ever. We (Jeff and I) have to be on the same page with the kids. If not what ends up happening is the comedic "go ask your mother/go ask your father" and the children end up playing the game until they get the answer they want.

As parents, we have to communicate with each other so that we know what is going on with each child. We have to be on the same page and we have to show a united front. If there are disagreements, they are behind closed doors away from the kids.

As spouses, this comes into the "unequally yoked" clause. (2 Corinthians 6:14) The scripture specifies believers and unbelievers should not be yoked together. (married) I have also seen this scripture used in terms of the spouses have to be on the same page. It is difficult for people of different denominations to come together in agreement. I am not saying that it can not be done. I am saying that before one marries, there needs to be communication and understanding. Marriage is not to be taken lightly.

If you find yourself in marriage where you and your spouse are "divided", pray. Pray for the Lord to bring you the wisdom you need, pray for the Lord to open the eyes of your spouse. And most importantly, be open to what the Lord brings to you when you pray. Be willing to change yourself.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Marriage Monday

Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.
Proverbs 31:10-12

Powerful scripture, this passage is. Do you and your spouse have a relationship where you fully trust each other? Do you really trust each other? 

There is an old Bryan Adams song entitled "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You". In that song it goes on to say they die for you, they'd walk the world for you, everything they do, they do it for you. That is quite a commitment! Could you imagine loving your spouse so much that everything you did would be for them? Or, can you imagine your spouse doing everything they did for you?

The scripture above describes how a virtuous wife does her husband good all the days of her life. She never has ill will towards him, never does anything that is malicious towards him. The wonderful thing about this is that when a wife shows no evil towards her husband, he holds that in his heart and develops a magnificent trust in her. 

For the husband, knowing that his wife will always back him up and always be there for him, that empowers him to be able to do what is needed for the family. It can be as simple as the husband works his 40 hours and has the trust that things are taken care of at home. It can also be that husband and wife share tasks around the home and both bring in income. It's not a matter of who brings in the money and who keeps things in order, it's a matter of trust between the spouses that is gets done.