True love isn't proud. True love serves and wants the best for the other.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
My flowers are my Husband and my children. I water, weed and tend them every day. With God's grace they will be a beautiful aroma first to Him and then to all who will see. God help me to be faithful and a blessing to those around me.
I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
As a godly woman, much of how I walk will involve how I "wife". My attitude will either bless our home or divide it.
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the : but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him. In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
As Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, notice lower case "l" - we submit to our Husband not as though he is God but in reverence to God. So when our Husband disappoints us, lets us down or even leads us into sin - perhaps by just what he doesn't say or do, we can obey in reverence and because of our faith in our Lord God.
One disclaimer right here, our Lord doesn't require His child, me, to endure abuse whether physical or emotional.
He requires I worship Him alone and if a conflict arises, with much thought and prayer to each individual circumstance, along with godly counsel, I understand I am to choose God and His law. I would choose this in a respectful way, with humility and meekness before my Husband.
The story of Nabal and Abigail paraphrased here illustrates a godly woman and the husband who she clearly reverences, letting her down.
Abigail doesn't criticise him, she doesn't have attitude and pout throughout the house for a few days although she has good reason to, she doesn't even mention his indiscretion, instead
she pulls up her skirts and worships King David as is right and good.
Abigail intrigues me and so often encourages me on how I should act, obey and think on the things in my marriage that are less than true and right.
My focus needs to be on my role as his wife rather than how he is performing his role.
My hope is in God and this hope sets me apart for Him. As 1 Peter 3:6 (summarised here) says,
My hope sets me free to be fearless and as such, inexplicable to this world.
My hope gives me a life overflowing with good deeds which in turns provides a consistent testimony to this hope, this God.
My witness, my testimony and as such my mission field, isn't only but is largely, my role as wife and mother.
So when he "isn't all that .." let me remember nor am I. Let me love him, forgive him, do the next right thing and move on. Chances are inside Christ, he will see his error. That's between him and his Lord.
Let me be concerned with me and let me hope in Him.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
We packed our bags for a getaway night in town this past week. We had a special Groupon deal at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Brisbane.
This is the breakfast eatery. All you can eat. It's a highlight. The ultimate start to our new day together.
The valet takes the car and we don't have to worry about it.
Time for long talks, hot chocolates and chocolate. Feet up, fun and easy conversation even though some of the current topics on the agenda were pretty heavy. We have an agenda that seems to build itself when we know a getaway is in the making .. life throws up issues not all of them bad but needing to be discussed and decided upon, fleshed out, aired between us.
The rules are easy conversation, forgiveness, honesty, heart on the shoulder type words with a view to answers, closure, decisions and the commitment to stick to it and remain a united front.
Dinner is always a highlight. We went for Mexican this time. We sat down at Eagle Street Pier. After we had a slow walk back to our room via the river edge and the northern tip of the Botanical Gardens.
We travelled home the next day via a new cafe Oliver Brown's at North Lakes. Nice. The best dark chocolate mocha I've had. McCafe is kicked off the top rung yet at second place it's still pretty good.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
At the shopping centre this morning, these two baby fawns. So cute!
Our holiday food order arrived.
Mathew is home for two weeks! So nice to have him home.
Loving pretty decorations on our family meal table. This ornament is made from mismatched cup and saucer sets from my Grandmother from England. Rather than let them sit unused in our sideboard, I took a tip from Pinterest and glued them together in this way to make a cup cake stand. This way I get to enjoy them much more often and let their story be told.
Our tree this year. I leave the curtain open at night and turn the lights on. Gives those coming in late from work a nice welcome home feeling.
In the fear of the is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD ..
Jeremiah 9:24 excerpt