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On any given day Eowyn or Elastigirl

My friend Kristen had a fun interview post on her blog a couple weeks back. As one of the email responders, I now have the pleasure of answering Kristen's interview questions of me.



Read the instructions at the end and I'll "interview" you too! :)



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First off... this is fun!
Tell us, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Good question, since I still feel like I'm sixteen. When I was sixteen I wanted to be an archeologist when I grew up. Now that I'm 30 something... I still want to be an archeologist! I'm totally fasinated with history, science... God's creation.


If you could choose one fictional character to best portray you, who would you choose and why? Two characters come to mind. The wife on The Incredibles- Elastigirl.
And Eowyn, the niece of Theoden in Lord of the Rings Return of the King. I'll elaborate on Eowyn.
First of all I LOVE THE LORD OF THE RINGS MOVIES!!! I feel like in each movie I i…

To Work or Not to Work? That is not the question

A couple years ago my heart was stirred to ask my husband to consider supporting me in staying home full-time. He graciously agreed to do so.
During these years at home, I have experienced sweet fellowship with Christ in doing the unrecognized, unfinished, servant-like, foot-washing tasks that involve keeping up a home. I've come to see the home as a foundational testimony of God in society. I've developed a heart for the simple, priceless things like eating a meal together and being here when my husband comes home. God has also wooed my husband's heart through me being home. But during this time I've clung to the false-doctrine that being a homemaker meant I could not, or should not, work outside my home. I believed that's what being a homemaker meant... not working outside your home.
This past year I have had to humble myself and confess that I've been wrong both in believing and teaching that dogma to others when it's just not what God's Word says! I…

John Piper- This is powerful!

Let me not forget Your Word God! Let it be a sweet lozenge, releasing sweet, soothing, truth into my soul all day long!!!Thanks Layla for sharing this!
So glad He found me , Isaiah 51:3

Meet the house I'm building

My Family from WiddlyTinks.com

I so love the part in Ruth where the elders of Israel get together to bless Boaz. They say:
May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the house of Israel... - Ruth 4:11 NKJV


The "house" Rachel and Leah built was not made of brick, wood or stucco in my case :). The house they built was a nation of people who came through the children they bore and raised.

Here's the house I'm building:





Meet Mr. C. Mr. C is my oldest son. He's gonna be six in a month! Man the time flies fast!!! He's the spice of life in this house. He's my little BMXer. He's super competative and physically active. He keeps me on my toes and appreciating the fingerprints of God I see through the eyes of my Mr. C.
Meet Mr. R. Mr. R is my second and last child. He's the baby even though he's 4 and would say, "Nuh uh mom! I'm not a baby!" if he read that. :) If Mr. C. is the performer …

About Sheila- A Woman Found

I am a redeemed, 30 something, wife and mom working as a school nurse.  

Sheila's experienced the pain of divorce, the fragileness of reconciliation, and the loneliness of being unequally yoked in her own marriage. She knows first hand that though giants loom in the land of marriage, our God is bigger, able, and willing to walk us through in victory over them all. Because she's been there, Sheila has a heart for all women to know that their worth is found in Christ. She also has a passion for God to be honored in marriage, and for wives to find great satisfaction in their part in displaying God's glory.
Sheila clings to God's Word like a drowning woman and has a desire to draw others to God's word. She does not consider herself a writer, but has a need to write, feeling "woe is me" if she doesn't share her life and what she's learning from God's word through writing. You can find her doing just that here at her blog.
For more about Sheila a…

I changed the title but it's still me :)

Just an FYI...

I changed the title of the blog to Meditations and Confessions of A Woman Found {a homemaker looks at life through the eyes of her Redeemer} because it more accurately reflects the truth about me.

Before I am a homemaker, wife, mom, neighbor, sister or friend, I am a woman found by Christ the Redeemer. Homemaker still ranks up there in the top three titles I am glad to go by, but I wouldn't be much of a home maker if Christ hadn't redeemed me and if I hadn't first found my worth in Him.

The term homemaker is dear to my heart. But being a woman found is even dearer!


So glad He found me,

This is what happens when you're home sick

I'm passing the time with dayquil, hot tea, lots of tissue, photobucket, istock photo and paint... all of which I know NOTHING about. This could be dangerous!!!

Redeeming the time

Sin

I'm over at Exemplify today.

Sin is the LOGOS for the day. I know, that probably doesn't make you want to speed over there and read. Just come on over... I think you'll be encouraged!

Redeeming the time

Timothy Mom Thoughts: Learning about The Lamb through Passover

****WARNING! THIS POST HAS SOME IMAGES THAT YOU MIGHT FIND OFFENSIVE OF A SLAIN LAMB****
(image found here)


"1 Now the LORD gave the following instructions to Moses and Aaron while they were still in the land of Egypt... 3 Announce to the whole community that on the tenth day of this month each family just choose a lamb or a young goat for a sacrifice... 5 This animal must be a one-year-old male, either a sheep or a goat, with no physical defects. 6 "Take special care of these lambs until the evening of the fourteenth day of this first month. Then each family in the community must slaughter its lamb. 7 They are to take some of the lamb's blood and smear it on the top and sides of the doorframe of the house where the lamb will be eaten. 8 That evening everyone must eat roast lamb with bitter herbs and bread made without yeast... 14 You must remember this day forever. Each year you will celebrate it as a special festival to the LORD... 26 Then your children will ask, 'Wh…

A piece of my heart...

I've had a million posts floating around in my head. I've wanted to share with you all about how God's redefined homemaking for me (I think that could be a series!). I've wanted to explain to some of you who've followed me because I homeschool why I'm now taking my son to public school. I've wanted to share more of my love dare journey with you, and I have about 12 different LOGOS posts going through my head that I want to get written down.

But for now, can I just share a piece of my heart with you?

I read this in Amy Charmichael's book The Edges of His Ways the other day:

"It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom." -Luke 12:32

These words have been life to me many a time, and have held me steadfast. Not the devices of the enemy, but our Father's good pleasure must be accomplished. That word was rock. So when we are facing the impossible, we can count upon the God of the Impossible.


I have been reassuring myself with th…

today's the big day

Today is the first day of school in this house!

I know, you're wondering where we live that the 1st day of school begins in February. We live here, in America, but we've been walking a different path. The Spirit's led us down a path of homeschooling this past year, requiring faith and obedience on my part. And now He's leading us down the path of public schooling, requiring faith and obedience on my part too!

Today I'm trusting in these promises:

The LORD is building this house and my children are a gift from HIM, so I can trust Him even when I'm not present and I don't need to eat the bread of sorrows. Psalm 127I am a servant of the Lord, my righteousness is from Him, and He promises that some of my heritage from Him is that He will be my children's teacher and their peace. Isaiah 54:13 and 17I don't have to pretend that I'm not concerned or don't have complaints about the way things are going, instead I can pour them out to the One who create…

Where I'm at today and What I'm learning

Where I'm at


I'm over at Exemplify Online's blog today with my LOGOS series, talking about longsuffering. Come visit me and the other ladies at Exemplify!

Oh, and be sure to download your FREE copy of February's Exemplify e-zine. It's loaded with love and lovely articles!!




Look for my article at Exemplify in February

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What I'm LearningGina is the hostess for What are YOU learning? at her blog Chats With an "Old Lady". Be sure to head over and read what she and others are learning, and even join in by sharing what you're learning too!Thanks to all you who answered my little prayer and fasting poll.

Looks like most of us are like me, we fast and pray when there's a need or a crisis.

I wanted to share some of what God is teaching me personally about prayer and fasting since I recently (at the start of this year) began dedicating some time to regularly doing just that, rather than only resorting to prayer and fasting in a crisis.

Over the nex…

Just praise Him

Over the past three or four years one refrain has been continually spoken by the Spirit to me, "Just praise Him."

"Just praise Him," when you're sick and can't do your household stuff.
"Just praise Him," when you're well and could easily forget what a gift that is.
"Just praise Him," when your husband doesn't respond the way you desire.
"Just praise Him," when your husband treats you like a queen, taking you out for an expensive meal, while the enemy's there accusing you of betraying Christ for enjoying such a delacacy, reminding you that there's only a few bucks left in checking.
"Just praise Him," when your kids roll their eyes, growl and fuss that they don't want to go to church and just want to stay home with daddy.
"Just praise Him," when your kids run up to daddy and tell him that Jesus died so they can be with God forever.
"Just praise HIm," when you get to be home though…

can i just ask for your prayers

There's a big disconnect between what I share here and what's going on with me lately. I feel like I've gotten to know so many of you via this blog thing and I'm so grateful. So can I just ask for your prayers.

So many things are changing for me right now, and with my recent revival in desire to abandon myself to return to being a vessel of daring love to my husband, it seems all hell is rising up to oppose me!

Today I'll be making daycare arrangements with a woman who is practically a stranger to me (we have no family here to trust with our kids when there's a need) and enrolling my kindergartner in the public school right in the middle of this year/term, all because I have to go find a part-time job that will still allow me to watch over this home I've been entrusted with.

I've been doing as much of the looking as I can from home, but because I haven't landed a part-time job yet, I need to go do some face to face talking with people.

None of this is w…