Friday, August 23, 2013

Daddy Time

Things have been a little hectic around our place the last week. Daddy T has been working crazy hours and we have seen very little of him. I have had a very rough time dealing with the extended hours and so have the kiddos. Last night I was reduced to tears over the whole situation. I was crying out to God for relief. I was exhausted from taking care of the 3 littles and heartbroken hearing them cry, yet again, at another day without seeing their daddy. With Mr Popper's sensory disorder, it takes a major toll on him when he doesn't have a semi routine. Throw in not seeing Dad in 3 days, you have a breeding ground for nightmarish meltdowns. Needless to say, I was at my breaking point.

 I put the kids in bed around 730. At 8, when Dad finally made it home, the boys were still awake. He went in for some kisses and hugs. He quickly returned  to the living room with both boys in tow and a very mischievous grin on his face. He told me that he wanted to take the boys for ice cream. About that time Sister heard her daddy's voice and decided that she needed to join in the fun.

We quickly changed clothes and loaded up. We went to have ice cream at 9 pm! Even though it wasn't how I had expected it, the Lord has heard my cries and answered my prayers!

The kids loved it!
 They thought it was so cool that they got a special treat 
and special daddy time!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Deal Finder!

This deal is AMAZING!!!

I found this homeschool deal! 
Over at Generation Cedar they are basically giving away 90 e-books. It's 28 cents a book, only $25, but only until Sunday the 25th!
 Hurry, you do not want to miss out!!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Becoming His Help Meet Week 3

I have had some very interesting opinions and questions presented to me since I began this study. I thought that I was just going to lead, through scripture, how I made changes in my marriage. This week I feel led to dig into scripture and 'back-up' my beliefs, if you will. I think it will help before we continue on.

With that said, here goes!

Genesis 2:18-20 
"18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

Here we find that God says that man needs a help meet. There are a lot of opinions on what the original translation is of the words help meet. I have dug and found many different explanations. Here is my personal opinion (please hang with me on this) 

Help:  Merriam-Webster :to give assistance or support to
Meet: Merriam-Webster: to come together for a common purpose.
          several commentaries define this as 'like or same'

I believe that in the beginning, God did create us to assist and support our husband and that we were created alike or the same. I believe in the beginning that it was an even companionship. 

However, the submission part comes later on. Look with me in Genesis 3:16. Adam and Eve have eaten of the fruit and God is disciplining them. This is for Eve, "16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."

Did you catch that? Read it again! There it is! That is where the submission, in which the man is over the wife, came into play. As part of the punishment or curse that God gave Eve, he made her husband to rule over her! 

There is more! The phrase of the song "Trading My Sorrows" came to mind that says "I am blessed beyond the curse." The Spirit spoke to me in that moment. It was like a light bulb went off! Even though it was part of Eve's discipline, a curse if you will, we can be blessed by it!!!

Just like when we submit our will to God's will, we end up with great rewards because He knows best. The same with marriage, God blesses us with a happier marriage, family, and life when we get in line with His will by submitting to our husbands.

Isn't our God amazing! 

"the Lord thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the Lord thy God loved thee." Deuteronomy 23:5

I pray that you have the same enlightenment that I did when I found this. I pray that the Spirit will move in you to understand that God's plan is always best. 
See you next week!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Monday Already!?!

I can't believe that it is already Monday! Where did the weekend go. In our ever-busy-life I struggle to find the balance of enjoying life one day at a time. My mind is already racing to the week ahead, which is very busy. I am challenged yet again to focus on today, and am passing on that challenge to you as well.

As we begin another new week, let's do our best to focus on today. Enjoy our kiddos and husbands and just relax in the fact that tomorrow is just that, tomorrow! Like the verse says, it will worry about itself.