Monday, July 27, 2009

A Must See Documentary

Yesterday we watched a documentary called "America's Godly Heritage: Wallbuilders" (1995). I'd found this by searching for some of the highest rated documentaries on Netflix, figuring some of these would be good homeschooling tools. Homeschooling or not, this is a must-see. Mark and I were fascinated to learn things we'd never even heard of before. My mind went to how history has been 'edited' in other countries to cover things up... how sad to see that happening in America.

One of the most interesting parts of the documentary was learning the original intentions of the founding fathers regarding concepts such as separation of church and state. It was shocking to see how that concept has been totally re-defined, to the point where it is now counter to their intentions. The documentary did an excellent job revealing how this redefinition (re-defined primarily by new policies starting in the 1960's) has had grave consequences for America. A must see!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find Out What It Means to Him

I'm sharing a daily message from Dunford Family Ministries that I appreciated. THIS DEVO WAS WRITTEN WITH WOMEN IN MIND…

"However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." Ephesians 5:33 The Message Bible

My husband has always said, “Men are simple.” After a short thirteen years of learning many things about being his wife, I have to emphatically agree! Three very enlightening areas have become highlighted for me when it comes to “seeing eye to eye” with him. And these three things are so simple, we women can totally miss them. Let’s count them down, and they are not necessarily always in this order!

Number Three: Food! No matter what your responsibilities are during the day, (and they are undoubtedly numerous!), not many things speak love to your hubby more than the smell of a nice meal wafting through the front door. I have never been an aspiring gourmet cook—I observed my grandma and mom quite a lot but spent more time during my childhood reading books. In fact, the standing joke with my two sisters when we were growing up was that I couldn’t even make rice krispie treats! :) Since I have delegated some our meal planning to our eager thirteen-year old daughter, I’m starting to get off the hook again occasionally! But, whatever the state of your abilities, even a sandwich and a bowl of soup can speak thoughtfulness to your man!

Number Two: Sex! Let’s face it. Our world is screaming out degrading information on every street corner about this precious area, and God’s people should be the ones enjoying His gift to us, and talking about it with clarity and honor. Our husbands need our intimacy, body AND soul, without feeling like they are just another thing to check off of our lists. My response and my receptiveness speaks volumes to the very core of who my husband is, and I can reap untold blessing by putting his need above my own. In fact, everyone in the family can sense the confidence of a husband and daddy who experiences “a bowl full” of good loving. We are wise wives to chase that hubby down!

Number Three: Respect! Every man longs for the respect of his wife. Respect comes in many forms, but as women, we can give it or take it away with just a glance of our eyes! I have felt the “wine press” of learning and practicing this so many times! True to our heritage from Eve, we can decide in a moment to give our husbands a “piece of our mind,” because “who does he think he is!” But the “office” he holds was given by God, and we walked down an aisle to demonstrate our allegiance to him. Call on God’s wisdom and strength to respect your husband, with kind words, kind gestures, and kind thoughts, even when he doesn’t deserve it!

Jennifer from