Thursday, November 25, 2010


Nothing can match the feeling of thankfulness.

Look around at your family, your friends, where you've come from, how God is opening doors for the future...and then feel it, sing about it and send up a heartfelt prayer of thanks.

"Lord of all, to Thee we raise, songs of gratitude and praise."

p.s. There was a rainbow over our house this thanksgiving. It was so beautiful! I was thankful for it.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Woman of God

What does it mean to be a woman of God?

I think it means embodying an almost impossible balance.

Sensitive: Listens patiently, cuddles children, in tune to feelings, tender, delicate
Strong: anchor in crisis, capable, supports, pulls weight, bridges gaps, volunteers

Friendly: Warm, interested, welcoming, encouraging, genuine, causes smiles
Guarded: Vigilant, veiled, guards the sacred, "feminine mystique"

Humble: Soft-spoken, doesn't seek attention, praises others, thinks then speaks
Brave: Speaks truth, resolves conflict, advises, corrects, valiant, determined

Beautiful: sweet disposition, elegant, classic style, little attentions to appearance
Modest: appropriate, Biblical, natural, pure, beyond reproach, not given to self focus

Sounds impossible. Perfection, godliness, righteousness, holiness...they all sound impossible in human strength. However God enables the called and He has called for godly women.

Higher than the highest human thought can reach is God's ideal for His daughters. I haven't even come close to living up to this ideal,but it is my aim.