Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Welcome to Special Moments

I’m excited to introduce “Special Moments.” It’s my desire to reach out and touch the hearts of women of all ages and walks of life by sharing words of encouragement, helping the reader lead a balanced lifestyle in  the home, workplace, community, church and personal life.

Titus 2:2-5 is my motivation

“…the older women…give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble, so they will wisely train the young women to be sane and Sober of mind (temperate, disciplined) and love husband and children. To be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured…” 

(excerpts from Amplified Bible)

As a young wife and mother I found myself trying to be everything to everyone and fit into the “mold” and fulfill the expectations of others. I was frustrated and felt like a hypocrite for allowing standards of to control me – at the same time looking for some peace and stability in my life – while getting caught up in the “feel sorry for me” attitude. Then one day I read Romans 12:2 “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold.” (Phillips). I was following the world’s plan not God’s (I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jer. 29:11). Ladies, don’t allow yourself to be influenced by the world’s behavior and customs. I urge you to meditate on these two verses and allow God to revel his plan to you. You will be set free to be yourself.

Tips and Quips:
Having a patio party? Line picnic basket with colorful cloth napkins, tip on side and have rolls/bread spilling out. Line a large flower basket with foil and fill with your lovely fresh green salad.