Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Proverbs 28:4
They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

The few commentaries I have read on this verse speak in reference to the laws of the land. While I agree that that might fit this proverb, I also believe it speaks of God's law. Those of us who have a relationship with Christ should not sit quietly by as others forsake God's law. By doing so, we would be condoning the behavior. This verse says we should "contend" which means to stand against and fight. We can not be pacifists. We must stand for God's law.

Romans 12:9 says, "Abhor that which is evil". You can not sit quietly by if you truly abhor the evil being committed.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Random Acts of Kindness

I love hearing stories about Random Acts of Kindness. I also like seeing an opportunity to teach my children about serving others and being kind so a few times a year, I challenge them to show kindness and serve others. In November, we focused on serving those in our own immediate family. For December, I am going to do the same thing I did last year.

Christmas Bingo!

I believe I found this background in a Focus on the family magazine or website. I then personalized it for things that our family could do (some options weren't possible living out in the country and rarely making trips to town, budget restraints, etc.).

I would like to challenge you to maybe do something similar with your family. I have seen an Advent of Kindness floating around on facebook and I am sure if you searched Pinterest, you would come up with different variations. See what works for your family and give it a try.

For our Christmas Bingo, I believe I gave a small gift for each row they completed and then something larger if they completed the who sheet when we did it last year. I am not sure what I will do this year. Things I am considering are they get to pick a dinner, a "date" with mom, they can pick the movie for family night, etc.

If you decide to give this a try with your family, let me know! I love hearing about spreading kindness!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Proverbs 27:17
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

I have spoken about accountability partners often in the past. Accountability partners are biblical! We need people in our lives who will tell us what we need to hear and who are open to hear from us what they need. We need to be open to helping others with their walk in this world.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

What is in Your Cup?

I've read this before, but I needed to be reminded of it again today. Maybe someone else does, too.

You are holding a cup of coffee  when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere.
Why did you spill the coffee? 🤔
"Well because someone bumped into me, of course!"
Wrong answer.
You spilled the coffee because there was COFFEE in your cup.
Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled TEA.
*Whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out.*
Matthew 15:11 says, "It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth.”
Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which WILL happen), whatever is inside you will come out. It's easy to fake it, until you get rattled.
*So we have to ask ourselves... “what's in my cup?"
When life gets tough, what spills over?
Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility?
Or anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?
You choose! 
Today let's work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation, kindness, gentleness and love for others.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Words of Wisdom Wednesdays

Proverbs 26:18-19 KJV 

18 As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, 19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

I still remember the first time I read these verses. I was convicted! How many times had I said something to someone and then said, "Just joking!"? Ever time I did that, I was acting like a mad man! Truth is always supposed to be on our lips and if we say something with the intent of saying, "Just joking," them we are lying in the first place. Be truthful always and don't be like a mad man.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Marriage Moment Monday

I have been reading, Becoming the Woman of His Dreams, by Sharon Jaynes and came across this in chapter 14. So far, I am really enjoying this book and recommend it.

Have you lost that lovin' feelin'?

Friday, October 26, 2018

Pink Isn't Only for Women

I'm here to tell you that the pink drink isn't only for women! Men can enjoy the drink and its benefits, too.

I've discovered that my little guy doesn't handle stevia very well right now so that means that I can't enjoy Plexus Slim and all it's benefits. So, since I can't take it, I started giving it to my husband.

From day one, he commented about how he couldn't eat as much as normal. For example, he went to Chinese Buffet for lunch with a coworker and he usually will go up for at least four plates, but could barely finish two.

If you have been following me for a while, you have read before that when I started my husband on the BioCleanse and the ProBio5, we saw his need for the herbs he has been taking for years go down. Well, since starting the Slim, it has gone down even more! In fact, there are a couple of herbs he doesn't need at all anymore and another that he is down to only one a day (at one point he was taking six a day!).

He is enjoying Slim so much that he asks for it before leaving for work if myself or one of the girls don't have it prepared for him when he is ready to leave!

I am so excited to see how much Plexus is helping my family!

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