Monday, February 9, 2015

THM Lemon Cake

This is one of our new family favorite desserts so I wanted to share it with you. This recipe is also a hit with our bible study group that is not sugar free or Trim Healthy Mama followers. It's that good!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I've Been Doing it Wrong

How do I teach them to be godly but not judge?

How do I teach them to obey His words but understand grace?

How do I convict them to be holy?

I don't. He does.

I teach them the Word.

He convicts their hearts.

I've been going about this all wrong. I'm trying to be their conscience - but I'm not.

I'm trying to change them- 
but I can't.

My job is to train and equip them.

God will do the rest.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A quarrelsome wife

I was reading today's Proverb and thought I should share these two verses. 

Proverbs 21:9, 19 NLT

(9) It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home. 
(19) It’s better to live alone in the desert than with a quarrelsome, complaining wife.

I think God is trying to tell us something and if He feels the need to say it twice in one Proverb, we must need to really hear it. We are not our husband's conscience nor are we his mother, so let's not act like it. Let's make certain we are encouraging, not criticizing. Let's make sure we are letting him be who God created him to be, not trying to make him into our twin. Our husbands have their own ways of doing things and that's okay; not everything has to be done just the way WE want it. I pray we are not quarrelsome or complaining wives.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Being a Godly Wife

A couple weeks ago I started a Facebook group for the Christian wives I know, a group to encourage each other in being godly wives. The group is doing great and we are learning what scripture says to wives and how to apply it in practical ways. I thought I might just start copying some of those posts to my blog and maybe encourage some of you to strengthen your marriages. So, here ya go-

I think it is very important for us to realize and remember that Satan does not want our marriages to work. He wants to destroy our families. We cannot let him; we must do everything in our power to keep our marriages strong, they are the backbones of our families. We are in a war and to be passive and do nothing means defeat, we must fight - we must actively work on our marriages.
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:10-12