Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Huge Giveaway!

One of my favorite blogs, The Modest Mom, has renamed her store (because it is so much more than just for mothers!) and created a new website to go along with the "new" store. The new site is much easier to navigate and still has all the same, great products!

Head over to The Modest Mom and enter to win the huge giveaway she is doing to promote the "new" website.

You can also take a look around the site and see other great giveaways she is doing as well.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

14 Things I’ve Learned During 14 Years of Marriage

In no particular order!
  1. It is better to submit than to push my own way.
  2. It’s better to stay up late to spend time with my husband and then just take a short nap during the day.
  3. Some men just won’t learn how to cook.
  4. I enjoy my husband doing the “man’s work” and me doing the “women’s work”.
  5. We can accomplish so much more when we work together.
  6. Sex gets better the longer you’ve been married.
  7. Becoming parents made us less selfish which improved our marriage.
  8. Enduring difficult times together made our marriage stronger.
  9. Forgiveness is key!
  10. Men need respect more than sex.
  11. Watching my husband being a great father is sexy.
  12. God’s plans are so much better than anything we could have imagined.
  13. Becoming a keeper of the home improved our marriage 100%.
  14. Waiting for God to change my husband works so much better than me trying to change him (or waiting for God to change me because my husband doesn’t need to change)!

Happy Anniversary, Chad! 
I pray God bless us with 50 more wonderful years!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

I feel so bad that I haven't posted much lately. We returned home late last Saturday night from our 1 1/2 week vacation to Texas. I've been playing catch-up since. It is my hope to be able to sit and write at some point this week, but we just got 250 lbs of potatoes that need to be canned, apples should be arriving any day, and I was asked to make and can sauerkraut for a friend (of course this is all on top of home school, laundry, etc). I figure if the Lord has something important to say through me, He'll give me the time to write!

I hope everyone is having a blessed month so far!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." ~ Proverbs 4:7

"As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams." ~ Daniel 1:17

I'm studying the difference and significance of knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Why did God put them in that order? What is the difference between them?

I stumbled upon another blog (The Agapegeek Blog) that had an interesting post on the difference between them. I'm not saying this is accurate (because I just read it and need to do more research), but it is definitely something to think about and he makes some profound statements such as:
We can begin to see why understanding is so critical, without understanding all you have is a religion and religious people with a bunch of random facts.   This was an example of the Jewish leadership of Jesus’ day.  These men knew a lot of facts written in their law, but understood practically none of them.  Too many so called Christian are just people with some knowledge of some random facts.  They do not understand how they fit together, or how they work, or why they are in the Bible, how they relate to God, how they relate to them, why they are important to know and on and on I could go.  The Bible is so much more complex than you just reading a verse and you thinking that you got it and know everything you need to know.  So getting understanding is a critical piece of the bigger puzzle.  Start by learning the facts and then grow to understand what each of them mean and how they relate together.  Continue to grow and understand how they apply to you specifically.  Only by understanding who you are in Christ, why Jesus died on the cross, who Jesus was, and all of the other important subjects in the Bible will you ever be able to achieve to the wisdom of God.
 I would love for you to read the post and share your thoughts here! I think much can be gained by discussion of scripture and we may all grow in understanding by sharing with one another our interpretations.

I hope to continue posting my thoughts on the subject (and maybe more thoughts from others), so keep checking back and sharing your thoughts!