Saturday, May 29, 2010

Need Parenting Encouragement?

Great Encouragement for stay at home Moms...
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The sermon I have posted here was on this week and I thought it was wonderful.

Moms, we have a high calling. Let's not allow the culture and society to dictate to us what is important, don't buy the lie. We may have to stand alone even in the church at times. I would venture to say even in homeschool support groups where convictions are very different we may have to stand alone many, many times. Make sure and remind your children that they too may need to stand alone at times.

You are not alone though, you have the Lord by your side.

The most beautiful hands are not the well manicured, they are the hands who have loved their children and with joy and contentment washed the dishes, in joy and contentment showed by example the art of homemaking, eager to learn homemaking skills and pass these skills and traditions on to their children no matter how imperfect their skill may be.

To listen with kind listening ears and heart, this is the calling of a mother. If you're not a sensitive person by nature please pray you will become one in order to hear with your heart the needs of your children. Oh Lord give us sensitive parents, sensitive to their children's hearts. Sometimes I will notice young people who seem so cold, so full of themselves and many times I will observe one or both of the parents are also full of themselves as well.

The gift of homemaking and mothering are the best things, certainly not the least even though the world may say otherwise. Whose voice are we listening to?

Remember the narrow less trodden path to the Lord, let's always view things in perspective to the Lord not popular opinion.

Enjoy, and please be encouraged and blessed:
Biblical Principles for Parenting

For some wonderful wholesome entertainment suggestions very appropriate for this week feel free to come visit my other blog at: thats-italian.blogspot

EDIT 6.29.10: I have a great recipe for a Swedish Pineapple cake on the above link as well. : )

You may also enjoy this book as an interesting encouragment: The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer

Be blessed, have fun making beautiful music in your home... ~Amelia

Remember our wonderful vets who gave their all. God bless America. God bless our vets and soldiers and may God be with them always. May we hold our country up in prayer.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Seek. His. Face.

God wants a people who... Seek. His. Face.

Well, well worth the listen...

Seek My Face by Richard Owen Roberts

Description: Richard Owen Roberts speaks of the lofty and majestic God that we are to seek with all our hearts. He paints a tremendous picture of man and how seeking after God is an humbling task. This is an all important subject and worthy of a listen.

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"God dwells with those who are broken and contrite."

"God holds the proud in heart at arms length."

This sermon-great classic is found from recommended sermons on

Friday, May 14, 2010

Precious- Red Skelton on The Pledge of Allegiance

This is delightful...and sobering, oh my how far we have gone as a country.
Oh American Church, awake from your slumber. Some may say or think..."Oh I love God but I love the world too." Let's love God and hate sin. Some may think they may know better and try to defy God even in seemingly small ways but that is like jumping out of a window, thinking they may defy gravity.

Let's love God and others.

I received this dandy from media causes.

Edit. 5.21.10: I have a an easy family Italian recipe posted on thats-italian.blogspot Enjoy!

Monday, May 3, 2010

God is in the Arts, and Manners too!

loading ... Recently our youngest daughter, Rebecca attended a class for photography, one of which she greatly enjoyed and gleaned so much from by the way...A Christ centered photography class. Praise God for those sweet young teachers who lived their faith out before the students. Oh that we would have more Christians in the Arts today, those who will stand for faith, modesty and what is right and good unabashedly. We do not have to compromise our faith. God made the Arts. We should glorify Him in the Arts!

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom right? That is what my Bible tells me and from watching and living life, I can testify to the truth in that! : )

The week before Rebecca left for her classes, my dad had sent her a notebook she had left at his home....To me? A thank you note was in timely and swift order before Rebecca was to leave for her classes out of town. My dad is 80 years old and really can't see as well as he once did. Those sparkling blue eyes have macular degeneration and I know it was a labor of love for him to promptly get to the post office with her notebook.

My dad has written a handwritten note in response to Rebecca's little thank you letter to him... And I just loved it. I loved the respect he exhorted her to have.

Here is a very small excerpt of the letter as follows....

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for the letter. Are you going to San Antonio by yourself?

If you go to the Alamo remember it is still a church and I think it was 187 men died there in 1836 fighting...

I was so blessed by the respect my father exhorted Rebecca to have at the tourist filled mission. In this age of baseball caps at the dinner table... The national anthem being sung, many times we are hardpressed to find a hand on a heart. Even when the American flag goes by in a parade, it's very few who even know to put their hand over their heart...I find his loving grandfatherly exhortation refreshing.

You know, social graces and manners are very important as I'm sure you'll agree and it has been said, that good manners are simply putting other people first and making them feel at ease and valued. As Christians, shouldn't this be the most important thing in teaching our children besides the utmost importance of a personal relationship with the Lord?

Manners are important, they help others to feel appreciated and give us self confidence in a good and godly way.

I hope to share soon some of the tips from my father's manners book I now have from when he was in private military school... Oh the tales he tells of those days! The young military school men crossing the Missippi river in dress uniform, white gloved to attend the party at the girl's school there. Oh my.

I also look forward to seeing the wonderful handwritten correspondence that will start between Rebecca and my dad.

Let's expect much in the way of courtesy and do much, let's put others first, let's not allow people to feel used, let's bless them with appreciation without motive. Isn't that what Jesus would do? Sounds simplistic? It is. : )

People may not remember what you said but they will remember how you made them to feel. ~My Dad

A nice tried & true recipe plus easy cotton napkins you can make on my thats-italian.blogspot
Feel free to stop by...Stay sweet, remember...Our actions or lack of, will affect others good or bad. Let's be found blameless. : )