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Friday, August 24, 2007
Stay at Home Mum's DO Contribute to Society!!!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Return to Righteousness, Australia
Well, it's an election year for Australians again, and I really want to urge my Christian readers to pray for our leaders at this time and for righteousness to reign in our land. We need the convicting rain of The Holy Spirit just as much as we need rain of the wet sort to soak our parched land.
We have 2 men vying for top job as Prime Minister, both claiming to be Christian. Unfortunately, I'm sure many of you have heard of Opposition leader Kevin Rudd's embarrassing episode in a New York strip club, while intoxicated, while on a tax payer funded trip to the States. Now normally I wouldn't mention something this unsavoury on my blog, but I've been so dissappointed by the Australian voice in response to this on many of our talkback news programs- so many Aussie's are simply laughing it off! Now, I'm not having a shot at Rudd personally here. It would have been very embarrassing for him & his family, & if he has sincerely repented of this before the Lord, then he'll be forgiven. But from a professional point of view, this should never have happened. If it had happened to some one with a lesser political position , I wonder if he would have been sacked from the job, if not severely rebuked.
Australia needs a leader willing to stand up for righteousness- willing to uphold personally & professionally the Christian Heritage & values on which this nation was founded.
By the way, every Australian needs to read the book pictured at the top of this page! It will challenge much of what you may have learned in history at school, especially if you are under 45 years old! I would like to see "Discovering Australia's Christian Heritage" by Col Stringer in every school library across this land!
Returning to the Kevin Rudd incident, I was most impressed by Prime Minister John Howard's quiet refusal to comment on it, as he was asked during a typical busy day running our country.
I will finish with 2 scriptures to contemplate:
PROVERBS 31:3 " Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings."
1 THESSALONIANS 5:22 " Abstain from all appearance of evil."
Friday, August 17, 2007
You Know Your 5 Year Old is Bright When...
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Take My Life and Let it Be...
Take my life, and let it be consecrated Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.
Take my voice, and let me sing, always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withold.
Take my intellect, and use ev'ry pow'r as Thou should choose,
Ev'ry pow'r as Thou shall choose.
Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love; my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure-store.
Take my self, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.
This beautiful hymn of consecration was written by Frances Ridley Havergal. (1836-1878)
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Visit the "Maiden's of Worth"
I would really like to recommend this website http://maidensofworth.org/ for youth, or for parents of teens. Anna & Miriam are still in their teens & busy studying, but have taken the time with the blessing of their families to set up this website to encourage others in their age group, especially young ladies, to pursue useful godly lives.
Miriam is a talented musician & Anna has a passion for praise ballet & they both use their giftings to the glory of God. Some of the links on their sidebar are worth checking out too.
If you scroll down a little you'll see a recent article on the girls' purity rings, and they each give their testimonies of why they wear them. I often show our little girls some of the pictures on this blog of some of the activities the girls have done. It's important in this day & age to find godly role models for our children to look up to. If you have older children, then a bit of "positive peer pressure" won't go astray.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
A Wife's Ten Commandments
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
I recommend... The John Bunyan Story
With the Children & I being a direct descendants of John Bunyan, it's important for us to pass on the knowledge of this to our children. We are very much interested in passing our heritage down to our children. So when we saw this at our local Christian Bookshop a couple of weeks ago- we grabbed it- & it's fantastic!
Our children both love it , especially 3 year old Zara, who keeps asking to watch it & who now shows visitors John Bunyan's picture on one of his biographies we have. The DVD is not just for the littlies. As well as the half-hour cartoon, it has a very lengthy interesting documentary for grown-ups as well. In a day when so much of the kid's stuff in the Christian Bookshops is a bit silly & fluffy, this is a standout. The other Torchlighter DVD's sound pretty good too.
We've been collecting some John Bunyan books to share with the girls when they are older & so far have Pilgrims Progress, The Holy War, a beautiful picture book my auntie gave me with a summary of the Pilgrim's Progress in it from the John Bunyan Museum in Bedford, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners & 2 biographies.
Every Christian today needs to read Pilgrims Progress & other historic Christian works. They will strengthen your faith in a way that a lot of modern stuff won't.
I'm just waiting for my little ones to start playing Pilgrims Progress, just like Meg, Jo, Beth & Amy in the "Little Women" series. ( Yes, I'm a Louisa May Alcott fan too!). They love to play out the stories we read.