Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Femininity




“Why do women want to dress like men when they’re fortunate enough to be women? Why lose femininity, which is one of our greatest charms? We get more accomplished by being charming than we would be flaunting around in pants and smoking. I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error.” 

~ Tasha Tudor

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Ambition


 

"As for her, like most women, she had but one ambition. To be a good wife and a good mother, and to be beloved by her husband and children, was all she asked. [She was] a busy, affectionate, cheerful little housewife, whose voice would never be heard in the streets, but whose memory would always live in a few faithful hearts."


~Elizabeth Prentiss

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

A Wise Young Man



A young man I know was recently telling me of a wife who was going to work against her husband's wishes.  We were discussing praying for that family in that situation, but this boy, who is entering into his young manhood, wisely observed a couple of things.  

He said, "I don't even understand why women go to work when their husbands work anyways.  Whenever I see women working at their jobs, they always seem so stressed out, but not so with the men--they are mostly cheerful."

How observant is this!  He is being so honest about the state of most women today--trying to fill a role they were never meant to fill, and taking upon them Adam's curse (Genesis 3:17) and also his duty to provide.  It goes against a woman's nature to provide, unless she is in a true emergency situation, such as the death of her husband when no one is providing for her (by the way, the Bible prescribes a remedy for this as well).

I hope no one steals this young man's astute understanding away, and that he will always trust in what God's Word says, including the roles of men and women.

Also, I pray that more Christian women will return home to where they belong, guarding, guiding, and keeping the home, as the Bible prescribes.  The world is in a dire situation, and a great deal of it is because Christian women have abandoned the home.

If you know of some good blogs that encourage women to be keepers at home (along with other Biblical things), would you leave them in the comments below?  I'm sure we all could use some encouragement.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Home is Where the Answer Is

 


"The youth minister, trying to think about what's wrong with youth ministry, is a classic case of the fox guarding the hen house. The fox is not going to say, 'I need to not be here.' The fox is going to try to figure out how he can devour fewer hens so that you'll be happy with him for awhile. Youth ministers are not going to say, 'Parents need to be doing what we're doing. We need to not have this job.' They're going to try to preserve the institution. Now, does that mean that they're evil, and that they're scheming, and conniving? No, but they wouldn't be there if they didn't believe, fundamentally, that it was their job to do what they're doing. And that it was essential, and that they were the answer. They wouldn't be there if they didn't believe that. So they're going to give you those answers. But it's ironic that what the youth minister says is, 'If we're going to reach these kids, number one, we need to know them better.' Well guess what? Parents know them better. 'Number two, we need to have a relational ministry where we're involved in their lives.' Guess what? God's designed a relational ministry to be involved in their lives; it's called their parents. 'Number three, we need to be more consistent in our teaching.' Guess what? God's given them a place where they wake up every morning where they can have consistent teaching. Everything that youth ministers say is the answer already exists in the home. But what they will not say is, 'The home is where the answer lies.' They can't, because the moment they say that, they admit that they shouldn't be in their position." 
—Voddie Baucham

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Monday, May 10, 2021

The Importance of Family

 


"The family was God's first earthly institution. Before there was a government, and long before God instituted the church, He ordained marriage and the family as the basic building block of society. The destruction of the family we are witnessing today is, I believe, a harbinger of the ultimate collapse of our entire society. The more the family is threatened, the more society itself is in danger of extinction. We're living in the last days, and nothing shows that more graphically than the deterioration of the family."  
—John MacArthur

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Happy Mother's Day 2021 ❤️



Dear Christian Mothers at Home,

I hope you all have a blessed Mother's Day.  It is such a blessing to be a mother, isn't it?  Some days and seasons are hard, but we do our work for the Lord.  Just remember that even if your husband doesn't give you special honor on this day, or if your children forget, the Lord sees your toil day after day.  Our work at home taking care of home, husband, and children, is so important!  Just remember it is pleasing to the Lord.

Below is one of my favorite quotes:

"I work for a King. He has put me in charge of his home. When He comes to see how I have managed His possessions and His children, I do not want to be found wanting. I want to do my best. Everything I have is on loan from Him. I have room and board and a job to do, but it is all for Him. Therefore I want to dress my best and do my best in all my work. I also want to be creative, for this is a sincere attempt to glorify Him and His beautiful creation. How I manage my home is a form of worship to Him." 

--Lydia Sherman

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

This is Not Love

 

This is not love, when you neglect each other’s soul. Do you believe that you have immortal souls, and an endless life of joy or misery to live? Then you MUST know that your great concern and business is, to care for those souls, and for the endless life. Therefore if your love does not help one another in this which is your main concern, it is of little worth, and of little use. 
~Rev. Richard Baxter (1615­-1691)

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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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