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A Home School Mommy

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Many have asked me; “So what do you do?” And my reply has most always been; “I home school my kids.” And sure enough the response on their end is; “WOW! How many do you have?” Yet again, “I have four.”  ……
You can imagine how it goes from there as I’m sure many of you have had a variation of responses yourselves. Most often we get bombarded with one of two directions: 1 – either more questions which lean to negative ‘poking’ or very rarely sincere inquest with the desire to truly understand what it’s all about and sometimes out of a need to see if it might become a very real option for them due to struggles and frustrations in their current form of schooling/education; or 2 – the insincere praise which is a failed attempt at hiding their criticism due to being completely ignorant of what home schooling or home education truly is or entails, or maybe they had really negative encounters with others who home school, who knows?  But then we also have, less of late, the blatant “attack” o…

The Essence of Me

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If I had to ask you, to tell me what the essence of you might be, how would you describe it? Would you look up the Oxford or Webster dictionary description, or maybe a concordance of sorts or even a Thesaurus? Or would you be able to take a moment, become completely still and then from deep within bring forth your own definition of who you are at your essence?
I have come to understand over the course of about 20 years, that to be able to be true to myself, I first need to accept myself, and in order to accept myself I first need to explore getting to know myself -  and in getting to know myself I need to humble myself in order to have a sane estimation of who I am, not too little and not too much, or as the ILS Coaches term it – become equal to all of who I am. Accepting and embracing myself warts and all, knowing that I am on this transitory journey of continual change, of continual reformation and transformation and it is a beautiful process and an absolute privilege.
Having said …

Beauty of Marriage

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[1]“A husbands’ love awakens a response of submission in his wife;
The more the wife submits, the more it draws her husband’s heart to love her. In other words it is a cycle, formulating a bond of trust with equal responsibility. The one can’t go without the other”.

Another picture of God’s love toward us is depicted in Eph.5 from v25 to 33 where the Apostle Paul writes on the resemblance between husband and wife – Christ and His church. When we read the whole chapter we see that in verse one the Apostle Paul commands us to imitate God and live a life filled with love by following the example of Christ. It’s a beautiful book to meditate through but especially chapter five, it is so rich. So now here in the section from v25 to v33 we read about marriage. When we look at Phil.2 we see how Jesus emptied Himself of all His royal privileges and comfort, and not only took on the form of man, but the lowliest of forms, that of a servant – someone everybody looks down on because all we hear and …

Identity

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This is something that has become an issue of much debate in our new world order. Everywhere we look there is a struggle for identity almost as desperate as a fight for survival, even in the church some find it hard to discover the ‘I am’ principle which leads to cementing the ‘who I am’. Because of this I asked myself; ·“Where then do I find my identity?” ·“Who gets to have a say regarding it?” ·“What defines it?” ·“How do I know it is who I am?” The simplest answer is usually the right one, and the most contested one – I find my identity in Christ. It is theonly place I’ll learn the truth and it is the onlyplace where it will not be shaken but rather sure and steadfast. “How do I do this? How do I find my identity in Christ?” The first step would be salvation, then baptism in water and in the Holy Spirit, and then continual meditation and study in the Word of the Lord as it is the Word that transforms us from within.
Rom.12v1-2 I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God …