Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Story Behind "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus"

My brother came across this and shared it with me. It gives a whole new meaning to the song. May it bless you as it has blessed me.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Peter Marshall on Godly Womanhood

"Godly womanhood ... the very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other type of women: beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career women, talented women, divorced women. But so seldom do we hear of a godly woman - or of a godly man either, for that matter.We believe women come nearer to fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife, than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far, far better thing in the realms of morals to be old-fashioned, than to be ultra-modern. The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct."
Peter Marshall

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Watermelon Days

We had a watermelon the other day and Esther, always ready to do some creative thing with food, made this watermelon basket.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Monarch Butterfly

The butterfly in its chrysalis. 
Shortly after it came out. Unfortunately, we missed the exciting event.

I wish I had thought to take a picture of it in its caterpillar stage. It is a beautiful representation of Christ taking us sinful, selfish, ugly creatures and making us beautiful in Him. I had to think of how the caterpillar had to "die to self" in order to become the beauty it did. Isn't that the way it is with us? Once we die to self, Christ can give us a beautiful spirit that can't be compared to outward beauty!