Thursday, March 25, 2021

Created by God

 

"The rest of the populace is more wicked than even the heathen themselves. For most married people do not desire offspring. Indeed, they turn away from it and consider it better to live without children, because they are poor and do not have the means with which to support a household. But this is especially true of those who are devoted to idleness and laziness and shun the sweat and the toil of marriage. But the purpose of marriage is not to have pleasure and to be idle but to procreate and bring up children, to support a household. This, of course, is a huge burden full of great cares and toils. But you have been created by God to be a husband or a wife and that you may learn to bear these troubles. Those who have no love for children are swine, stocks, and logs unworthy of being called men or women; for they despise the blessing of God, the Creator and Author of marriage." 
~ Martin Luther

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Women in Public Worship

 

It was the common usage of the churches for women to appear in public assemblies, & join in public worship veiled; & it was manifestly decent that they should do so. Those must be very contentious indeed who would quarrel with this or lay it aside. 
~Matthew Henry (1662-1714 AD)

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

The Meaning of Christian Motherhood

 

Christian motherhood means dedicating your entire life in service of others. It means standing beside your husband, following him, and investing in the lives of children whom you hope will both survive you and surpass you. It means forgoing present satisfaction for eternal rewards. It means investing in the lives of others who may never fully appreciate your sacrifice or comprehend the depth of your love And it means doing all these things, not because you will receive the praise of man — for you will not — but because God made you to be a woman and a mother, and there is great contentment in that biblical calling 
~D. Phillips

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Our Children are Treasures

 

An interesting thought "So why must we pray about whether or not to send our kids away to be trained by institutions for the best forty hours of every week? Most parents won't share their car keys or pin numbers with anyone, yet they'll give strangers complete, unsupervised access to their most valuable treasures--their offspring--without a second thought."

excerpt from the Old Schoolhouse magazine article "The Princess or the Pack Mule" by Denise Mira

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Not Enough Money to Have Children?

 

"Those that trust in God, though they have great families and small incomes, can cheerfully hope that He who sends mouths will send meat. He who feeds the brood of the ravens, will not starve the seed of the righteous." 
~Matthew Henry, comment on Genesis 30:25-26
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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

A Blessing and a Duty



 

"When a woman, considering to what she has been called, does not refuse to endure the pains, or rather the fearful anguish, of parturition, or anxiety about anything else that belongs to her duty, God values this obedience more highly than if, in some other manner, she made a great display of heroic virtues, while she refused to obey the calling of God.” 
~John Calvin

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Monday, January 25, 2021

What Led to Abortion


 
Family planning is the mother of abortion. A generation had to be indoctrinated in the ideal of planning children around personal convenience before abortion could become popular. We Christians raise an outcry against abortion today, and rightly so. But THE REASON WE HAVE TO FIGHT THOSE BATTLES TODAY IS BECAUSE WE LOST THEM 30 YEARS AGO. Once couples began to look upon children as creatures of their own making, who they could plan into their lives as they chose or not, all reverence for human life was lost. Children as God's gifts whom we humbly receive are one thing; children as articles of our own manufacturing are another. You can do anything you like with what you yourself have made. 
~Mary Pride

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The True Wife's Kingdom


 

Home is the true wife's kingdom. Very largely does the wife hold in her hands, as a sacred trust, the happiness and the highest good of the hearts that nestle there. In the last analysis, home happiness depends on the wife.  
Her spirit gives the home its atmosphere. 
Her hands fashion its beauty.  
Her heart makes its love.  
And the end is so worthy, so noble, so divine, that no woman who has been called to be a wife, and has listened to the call, should consider any price too great to pay, to be the light, the joy, the blessing, the inspiration of a home.  
The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies. 
A true mother is one of the holiest secrets of home happiness. God sends many beautiful things to this world, many noble gifts; but no blessing is richer than that which He bestows in a mother who has learned love's lessons well, and has realized something of the meaning of her sacred calling. 
~ James Russell Miller (1840 - 1912)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Today's Evangelists


The nature of Christ's salvation is woefully misrepresented by the present-day evangelist. He announces a Savior from hell rather than a Savior from sin. And that is why so many are fatally deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of Fire who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and worldliness. 
~A.W. Pink

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Who Should Teach Our Children?


O
ur responsibility to teach our children their moral & spiritual values cannot be delegated. Both Deuteronomy 6:7 & Deuteronomy 11:19 make it clear that this training must occur AT HOME, throughout the course of the family's day together. No school teacher, no Sunday school teacher is there to teach your child when he lies down for sleep & when he gets up in the morning & when when he sits at home in between. Nor are they usually available for lessons as he walks along the road. IF WE WANT TO RAISE GODLY CHILDREN, WE HAVE TO TAKE THIS RESPONSIBILITY BACK.

~Mary Pride

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