"The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:3-5

About Me

Oregon, United States
I am a happy, Christian, wife and post-homeschooling mother. I have spent the last several years homeschooling and now I am "adjusting" to a new season of life as "empty nester". In 2010 we moved to be Host/Caretakers at a Bible Camp. We look at our ministry here as preparing the way for the gospel to be shared as well as encouraging believers in their daily walk. I am a farmgirl at heart and love the country, I love gardening and food preserving. I also, love tea parties!! I also have a Titus 2 heart and want to share with anyone willing to listen and learn. I love having friends over and teaching them how to make bread or put up pickles. And as we work, I love to encourage them to love their husbands and their children and to be Keepers at Home and all that implies and I love that you let me do that here!! Hope you enjoy visiting my farm and walking through a journey in life with me.......I hope at some point in time I can encourage you in your walk and in your home..........

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pondering our words............

Proverbs 16:23 says.....
"The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips."

or another version says it this way.........

"From a wise mind comes careful and persuasive speech."

Going backwards up the list......the last point yesterday said, "be quiet".........if we are tired. Hmmmm, not always easy is it?

I have always compared the above verse to thought out, meditated words. Not just saying the first thing that pops into our minds all the time....pondering..........
purposing to think through what we are about to say..........
practicing careful speech.

Then, we will not have to go back and
fix it later..... :)

More than once the Bible tells us to speak kind words.......loving, encouraging, helping to build up each other..........even in our families.

"Pleasant (kind) words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and health to the bones."
Proverbs 16:24

Idea: I know many families already do this, but have you ever tried reading Proverbs every day? There is a chapter for every day of the month......I still like to read it on my own and just pick out a couple things to take with me through a day. It is my opinion, that if Proverbs was all I had for instruction, I would know how to behave in any situation. Of course, we would still need other accounts for salvation, etc., but Proverbs is jam packed with advice and
rules for everyday living.

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