Housekeeper ~

What is a “keeper at home”? In many Christian circles today, this phrase has been passed around numerous times and translated to mean many different things to many different people.

The Greek definition for this phrase is “guardian of the home.” In 1 Tim. 5:14, Paul says, “I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house….” The Greek word for “guide” means to “rule a household; manage family affairs.”

~ Crystal Paine, October 2004

“A woman cannot be the ruler of her home if she is rarely there or if her chief concerns lie in a career that requires her to give her children to someone else to raise, neglect her role as helper to her husband, and let the culture of the home be guided by others (pop culture, peers, television, etc…)”

~ Jennie Chancey , August 2004

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Sound Doctrine ~

Titus 2 :1,3-5

“But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine.
the aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women :
1. to be sober
2. to love their husbands
3. to love their children
4. to be discreet
5. to be chaste
6. to be keepers at home
7. to be obedient to their own husbands

…… that the Word of God be not blasphemed.”

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Biblical Motherhood ~

Biblical Motherhood~

The truth is that biblical motherhood doesn’t mean we’re promised postcard – perfect days where we lounge together with our little ones on the porch swing in white starched dresses sipping lemonade and singing in harmony.
Homegrown children take a lot of work – and sometimes “it ain’t pretty.” Other times, it’s breathtaking.

It means starting every morning on our face in repentance and thanksgiving, pleading for His grace and for the strength to glorify Him in our daily endeavors.

It means impacting future generations by our faithfulness now !!!!

~This was taken today from my book ” Passionate Housewives” by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald . I highly recommend this book !!!

Your friend,
Teresa

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Mother Dearest ~

Mother Dearest~
My teacher, friend, wise role model! My super model of femininity! Faithful example of truth and prayer! May you always know that I love you! I wrote this poem for you. You are my sunshine and I want to give some back to you!

Love Always,Ya Girl !
~Heather

~To My Mother ~

Life is a delicate balancing act,

So easy to lose tract,

The things you want to do,

Crowd the things you ought to,

And loving words that should be said,

Often float through my head,

But lately I have caught myself,

Pushing them like on a shelf,

Always to the back of my mind,

Waiting to for a better time,

But now the kind thoughts come less often and slow,

And I hope that I haven’t lost my inner, happy glow,

Bringing smiles from heaven to earth,

(Myself) This vessel the Lord to me did intrust,

Should be used for bring blessings,

Encouraging thoughts, words that are uplifting.

Forgive me mom, for being absorbed so,

In my own life that I don’t give off that inner glow,

Which God gave daughters the ability to show,

This is a gift, that is a choice I know,

For I have chosen to use it and to hide it,

But from now on I hope to shine with it,

For the glory of my King,

Let His praises ring!

The world tries to replicate the glories of holiness,

But first hand I have seen the difference!

May I dedicate this vessel for authenticity,

Only pure, holy, clean and lovely!

Be on heart, mind and lips,

For God’s consent, may all might and soul be His!

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Training sons ~

PERSONAL HELP FOR BOYS

Do you have young men in your family who are in need of some encouraging help in regards to Character Building? Personal Help for Boys is designed to help boys who are nine (9) and older with Biblical perspectives toward life and those who are around them. It is a wonderful tool to use with a group of boys, a father and son, or for a young man to sit alone and complete as a character study! It will definitely aid in building a firm foundation that will help them grow from today’s boys into tomorrow’s Godly men!

Personal Help for Boys gives firm counsel in the areas of:

* Boys Make Men
* Dangers of Influence
* Appearances Deceptive
* True Young Knights
* Battle With Self
* A Successful Life Plan
* The Surrendered Life
* Ideal Boyhood
* Father, Priest in the Home
* Honoring Mother
* Politeness
* A Boy’s Taste in Reading
* Writing
* Seven Guidepost
* The Need for Christ
* A Few By-Laws for Living
* Character
* Indolence
* Industry
* Integrity
* Influence
* Choosing a Vocation

And More!…

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For ages 9 and up.

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Chasten thy son ~

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.” Proverbs 19:18

Begin young enough. Neglected too long, it may be too late. If the child grows up getting his own way, never learning to love to submit to God and his parents and the church, he will be a rebel and a wayward son.
Generally, loud crying and screaming during a punishment indicate unbrokenness. A broken, submitted child will not do much crying, usually, even though it is punished rather severely. Loud , wild crying is a tool of the flesh; it is rebellion pleading for survival.
When a child has had sufficient to break his stubbornness, he can be told to be quiet and he will obey and stop crying and sobbing,
Begin as soon as the infant stiffens itself in resistance to what you expect of him. Restraining him to be uncomfortable until he stops resisting you can be a very effective method of correction at this age. But it must be done consistently every time the stiffening occurs, and promptly so the child understands. Or perhaps a few smacks on the seat just hard enough to communicate your displeasure can be effective. But, again, they must be applied promptly and faithfully every time resistance occurs.

taken from the tract: The Responsibility of Parents in Teaching and Training their Children,
Rod and Staff Publishers

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Needing Him ~


I need thee, oh I need thee, every hour I need thee…..
Oh bless me now my savior… I come to thee
~ hymn

“Ye shall … find me, when ye shall search for me
with all your heart.”
~ Jeremiah 29:13

The first and the decisive battle in connection with prayer is the conflict which arises when we are to make arrangements to be alone with God every day.

If the battle is lost for any length of time at this point, the enemy has already won the first skirmish.

~ O. Hallesby

The more helpless you are, the better you are fitted to pray, and the more answers to prayer you will experience.

~ O. Hallesby

To pray is to let Jesus into our lives. He knocks and seeks admittance, not only in the solemn hours of secret prayer. He knocks in the midst of your daily work, your daily struggles, your daily “grind”. That is when you need Him most.

~ O. Hallesby

No Time For Prayer:
I woke up late, no time to pray, I hurried off to school.

I failed to take advantage of this important tool.

Throughout the day I ran about, I had no time to kneel.

When dinner came, I failed again, to thank God for my meal.

When day was done, I went to bed, to get the rest I needed.

But once again the Bible’s call for prayer was left unheeded.

One busy day my soul was called, to answer for my deeds;

And as I stood, I realized I had denied its needs.

My name was called, and I stepped up to hear my sentence quote;

Yet all I got, to my surprise, was a little paper note;

And on this parchment God had written a message, oh, so true.

“You always failed to talk to me, why should I speak to you?”

~ Anonymous

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The Housewife ~

The Housewife Poem

Jesus, teach me how to be
Proud of my simplicity.

Sweep the floors, wash the clothes,
Gather for each vase a rose.

Iron and mend a tiny frock,
Taking notice of the clock.

Always having time kept free,
For childish questions asked of me.

Grant me wisdom Mary had,
When she taught her little lad.

~ Catherine Cate Coblentz

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Successful woman~

1. A woman’s foremost responsibility is in the home, making a success of marriage and family.
2. A woman can best serve her country by rearing a successful family.
3. The best workshop for training children in moral and spiritual values is in the home. The mother is the master teacher.
4. It requires the very best of a woman’s mental capacity to be an ideal wife and raise a successful family.
5.. A woman’s glory is the esteem of her husband, the happiness of her children, and the overall success in the home.

Helen Andelin 1969

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Building character ~


As we devote ourselves to our daily duty, the mother caring for her family, and the father providing a living for them, we grow in character. Such patient devotion to duty builds strong character traits – self-control, unselfishness, patience, diligence, dependability, moral courage, and a keen sense of responsibility.

” The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.” Gal. 5:22

To Build Character: draw close to God, live a righteous life.
When you do, you bring the Spirit of God into your life, and with it, the fruits of the Spirit.

~ Fascinating Womanhood, lesson seven

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