Here is the SCOOP:
October 19- 20, 2012
Friday night starting at 7 pm.
We will all meet under a big tent in a GORGEOUS setting to find out what the Bible says about sex, dating, marriage, motherhood, forgiveness, and how to know if a guy is the "One the Lord has Chosen" for your running mate in ministry.
We will study John 3:16 (The Greatest Love Story Ever Told), How to serve God while single, Isaac and Rebekah, Can you truly be forgiven?, Panel of godly guys answering your questions, 'Who's your Daddy?' (Names of God), awesome live worship, yummy food and MORE.
Space is limited this year so IF YOU WANT TO COME, you will have to reserve your spot. You will need to send $30 to:
3309 Cummings Hwy Suite F
Chattanooga, Tn 37419
When I receive your money (to cover the cost for food, notebooks, and location), I will reserve your spot and send you a packet with information and directions. Just make sure and include your return address. The conference will be in Rising Fawn, Georgia. It is about 25 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.
Speakers: Stephanie Blackiston, Mellette Chatham, Jennie Edwards
"My beloved speaks and says to me: "Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and COME AWAY" Song of Songs 2:10
Conference Call Biblestudy on the book of JOHN, starting Sunday, September 9th.
More details to come.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
My girls hear people everyday exclaim, 'Wow, you've got your hands full.' Carlisle hears it so often that sometimes she says it to me. 'Mom, you've got your hands full.' Usually we hear it at the book store, or the post office...or places where everyone is unusually quiet...except us. But people don't end there. They continue to marvel at the fact that they are all girls. Then, they tell me how awful it's going to be for us when they are all teenagers, or getting married.
Yuck. I don't like that.
My hands are FULL! I am thankful for that.
This is motherhood. It is a CALLING. It's not the cool thing to do. Or a hobby you can pick up or put down. It's constant. And it is no joking matter. It's a laying-down of life. If you are a Mother of one or twelve, you know.
I just was talking with a new young mother this weekend. She's in the trenches, two little ones, 2 and under. I told her now, for me, it is easier to have 4 children than to have 2. Because when I had two, I was still a little bit selfish. I fought for 'me' time. It was when I learned to truly die to self that I truly learned to LIVE.
If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Romans 14:8
Another friend, asked for my parenting tips. I texted her back:
Rule #1: Seek HIM first
Rule #2: Die to self
I've heard it said, 'Live the gospel when no one sees.' But, there are some that see. Our children. Sacrifice for your children in ways only they know. Treat them carefully. Stop living for yourself and live for HIM, which spills over to them. Give of yourself with JOY. It isn't easy. But it's right.
When it's hard, which is always, cling to the CROSS.
Homeschool is back in session. Year #2.
We started August 6th. Another year has begun. One 1st grader. One Kindergartner. I am already enjoying it so much. Even more than last year. The fact that I have two students instead of one. That I seek HIM in the morning, and then everything else falls in behind that. It's tough work. One of my BFFs and I talk about the tilling that is involved in Homeschooling.
I? The farmer.
Sweat on her brow, dirt under her nails, sunburnt from all day working and working. Head bent, tilling the soil. Back killing her from all of the days of repetitive work.
'Jesus said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.' Matthew 9:37
They? The tiny little seeds.
The seeds all look the same. They all start out the same. Small. No sign of life. Yet, with proper water and sun, they will flourish and grow.
I water my little seeds. Everyday. I am sure to give the little seeds sunshine. And good soil. (God's word + scripture memory)
And for now, I wait for the sprouts.
Our school days start with this verse on my heart:
'But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.' Matthew 6:33
The best children's bible. With audio.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
It was a wild hair.
I thought... I want a new look for the night. I'll just trim up my bangs.
I am the girl who donated 12 inches to locks of love....and so did my 3 year old. :)
'Every Mama does it.... once.'
My peace is from the Father.
Nothing affects me without my heavenly Father's permission. Whatever He allows to happen becomes, For ME, His will for me. If God allows it to affect me, He wills it for me, out of His great love for me, to draw me to Himself.
He is the key to peace in this life. God is the only way to feel calm. Trust Him in everything.