Monday, March 29, 2010
Shine, Jesus, shine! Flood the nations!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I’ve been reading Created to be His Help Meet. It’s a fairly opinionated and ultra-conservative book with some outdated language, but I’ve been gleaning some very insightful and helpful thoughts from it.
While being careful not to put Josh (or other men) into an assuming stereotype, I’ve found the author’s (Debi Pearl) “Three Kinds of Men” chapter helpful in understanding and relating to Josh.
This man is typically a dominant and is born to be a leader (e.g. Winston Churchill, George Patton, Ronald Reagan). He is compared to God the Father. A wife would do well to be his queen, “ruling/leading” at his side, obeying, honoring, and revering.
He is creative and spontaneous shaker, changer, and dreamer (e.g. prophets of the Old Testament, Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers). He is compared to the Holy Spirit. A wife would do well to enjoy the ride with enthusiasm through failures and successes of dreams and visions.
He is a caring, providing, and gentle servant. He is compared to Jesus Christ. A wife would do well to express gratitude often and be diligent and productive in tasks alongside her husband.
Each role contains different aspects of God’s character. Most men are dominant in one while having traces of the other two. Josh and I had a helpful discussion last night about the three, and I learned better ways to relate to him and the way God created Him as sort of a Steady Visionary. I’m so excited about our discovery and the way the Lord teaches us each day. Thank you, Lord!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Our niece Lily is four going on fifteen. She can carry on a conversation while using words like "actually" and "intelligent." Unbelievable! She takes good care of her little sister and loves to play mommy with here little siblings. She's super excited about kindergarten, a Barbie lunch box, and recess. I was amazed when she was interested in my explaining Communion to her. She just asked Josh and me to be the ring bearer and flower girl in her wedding! We're super excited!
Jacob is three and all boy. He's super excited about having a baby brother "Jakey-Baby." Mary's pregnant! He's relieved that it's not another sister. Hopefully the ultrasound isn't wrong. :) He's super sweet but a terror. He loves to be chased around the hall and living room (A.K.A "the race track"). Wow.
Hannah is one and loves puppies, dolls, and being Lily. She reminds me of myself. She definitely has another world that she spends a lot of her day. She desperately wants to be like Lily. I feel for her since I was a little Mary for half my life. :)
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Last night I laid down to take a 20 minute nap. I had a dream/nightmare that included carnivorous killer manatees swimming in my flooded apartment...
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
4. Pray for language learning, cultural adjustment and identification with the people we serve.
“Missionaries are given the early and important assignment to . . . acquire the local language and constantly use it, by pursuing a definite course of study; and understanding and appreciating the culture in which they are living.”
(To see first post and description click here.)