Monday, May 9, 2011

The goings on.....

Hello fabulous friends, I pray you have all been well in my lengthy absence! Things have just been so crazy around here. I have a wonderful true story to tell you and I'll give you an update about what's been going on 'round here! First's blistering hot already in the deep south and we are in desperate need of rain! I'm almost thankful that we moved too late for me to start a garden. It's just so dry...the water bill would be outrageous and I don't know if the crops would have survived anyway. We haven't had a single drop of rain since sometime before April...if you think about it, pray for rain for us. The spreading of fires is a scary thing! So if you have followed by blog for any length of time then you surely have read about an issue that I was going through at my church. It has been a very sad time for me....but at the ladies retreat that I was at this past weekend there has been answer to my ferverant prayers! The Lord showed Himself Mighty and defended me! I have been clinging to His promises in Psalm 35 that the Lord WILL defend the righteous and He did! Oh boy did He ever! Such a faith building experience with the Lord! Not just when I got an answer but the quality time that I have spent with Him in prayer! So yay!
As I mentioned before I was at a ladies retreat for our church this weekend and it was amazing! We left Thursday and returned Saturday so I got spend Mother's Day with my amazing family and my wonderful Moma! I just have to say I'm so glad that my mom is still here on earth with me! I don't know what I would do without her!
My hubby has been experiencing some medical issues but the Lord is working those out and we found out today that the issues were not nearly as huge as we had ourselves worked up for! Praise the Lord.
On another note my oldest darling is done with high school! I did! Well we did it! The Lord, me and Kimberly! But I have my first homeschool graduate! And she's smart! She graduating knowing stuff! Lol! :-) He diploma arrived Friday and I'm just beside myself with joy!
I have been thinking about revamping Danae's homeschool curriculm and I can't wait to sit down and put it on pen and paper! Oh and I met a fabulous lady at the retreat that is going to go with me to the Homeschool Convention this summer! I don't have to go alone and I'm really looking forward to spending time with this gal! She's full of spunk and love for the Lord and her family!
I'm happy right now. I know that sounds kind of wierd to just write but I am! I feel this inner joy and peace that I know is coming from Jesus! I'm really enjoying our fruitful relationship!
Tomorrow will be fun and exciting as well! My dear friend and I are attending a homeschool group meeting that is in our area! We are hopefully going to be getting to know some other homeschool families is our area to hang out with! Ahhh!!.... So exciting!
Have a restful, blessed evening my friends! Seek out people to share Jesus with this week!


Monday, May 2, 2011

A hairy situation.....

Hello there lady friends!

I thought I would stop in and let you guys here a little lesson that the Lord is teaching me and let you glean from up what you need. :-)

For those of you who don't know me I have really long hair. Its almost to my waist and I rarely cut fact my first hair cut in three years was just a couple of months ago and that was merely a small trim...I do have bangs now which was a huge scary thing for me. You see I use to have short spiky hair and the Lord began to speak to my heart about femininity and long hair is wear He led....besides my hubby loves long hair. But all that would be a whole other post this is about a lesson learned.

Long hair is beautiful and most maybe even the majority of men are attracted to it. Therefor long hair comes with responsibility in not causing our brothers to stumble with lustful thoughts. I have known this for quite awhile. I typically where my hair up as it is hot down in the deep south and my hair is quite thick. But on occasion that the humidity isn't trying to kill us I will where it half up and half down. This particular Wednesday I wore my hair half up and half down to church. About mid service I had grown quite warm and I took my hair down to wind it up in a bun and get it off my neck...that was when the Lord stopped me in my tracks. As I was twirling my hair around my hair to pin it up the Lord very clearly told me,
" Take your hands out of your hair." I also very clearly understood why He wanted me to stop "messing" with my hair. I sit on the front row at church therefor every man behind me was able to see my long hair being twisted up into a bun. I'm very conscientious about this as my dear hubby has talked to me about the efforts that hair had on a man. In fact my darling used to have me wear my hair up if I was out of the house for modesty sake..he has since relaxed a little as my dress and my attitude are modest and I don't go swinging my hair around. Anyway...I immediantly slapped my hair up and didn't touch it again. Now for all of you who are saying," Come on! It's just hair and it's my hair for that matter." Well...if it causes my brother to stumble then I shouldn't be doing and my hubby who is very much a man assured me that it can and will cause a man to stumble. How could I have avoided this...well I could have gotten up quietly and gone to the ladies room to adjust my hair or if I didn't want to get up then I could have just left alone. I'm glad the Lord spoke to me about this...I want Him to tell me to get back in line. I don't want to have to find out in Heaven who I caused to stumble!!! The Lord is faithful about keeping me in line...sometimes I will hear Him gently whisper....stop wagging those hips so much....for those of you that don't know me well, I used to be a very unmodest, sassy, loud women. It is my journey and desire to be a meek, gentle, classy LADY! Also, my daughter learned something from my lesson that I shared with them. After the Lord spoke to me, I talked with my girls about their own hair responsibilities as they have long hair too. My youngest, She's 9....was fiddling with her hair in Sunday school recently and remembered what the Lord had told me and she stopped playing with her hair and put it up! Makes me proud when my girls learn from me! I love it even more when they share it with me too!

Just a little reminder to go easy on those men out there! They have enough trouble wtihout us adding anymore to it! God bless you!

Joyfully, Kathy