Feb27

Friday Funnies

2009年晚上10:49,珍妮尔·布拉德肖 根据Fun & Encouragement|Friday Funnies

我的卡莉女孩上星期刚满3岁。她喜欢书,她的生日礼物之一就是那孩子的经典之作,,If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.It has already been read many 下载兴发pt首页登录times over.

为了我们周五的娱乐活动,我想你可能会喜欢妈妈版本”关于这个故事。Chances are,你可能已经读了一段时间了。you can relate.

Have a great weekend!!
卡莉的妈妈,for her Aunts and Mom-Mom

If You Give A Mom A Muffin

Original Author Unknown

如果你给妈妈一个松饼,,
她要一杯咖啡。
她会给自己倒一些。
她三岁的孩子会把咖啡弄洒的。
她会把它擦干净的。
擦地板,she'll find dirty socks.
She'll remember she has to do laundry.
When she puts the laundry in the washer,,
She'll trip over boots and bump into the freezer.
Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan for supper.
She will get out a pound of hamburger.
她会找她的食谱的。101一磅汉堡包的事”)
食谱放在一堆邮件下面。
She will see the phone bill,which is due tomorrow.
她要找她的支票簿。
The check book is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two-year-old.
她会闻到有趣的味道。
She'll change the two year old's diaper.
While she is changing the diaper,the phone will ring.
她五岁的孩子会接电话挂断。
她会记得她想给朋友打电话喝咖啡。
想到咖啡会提醒她要喝一杯。
机会是…
If she has a cup of coffee,,
她的孩子们会吃到跟它一起吃的松饼。

by Kathy Fictorie

Feb二十六

养育孩子

2009 at 11:57 am   |   by Carolyn Mahaney 根据Singleness

In the past week,we've considered the single woman's relationships to men and what kind of friends she should pursue.但在一个季节里,还有一种关系是非常重要的:孩子。

你可以通过养育孩子来表达你的女性气质。在创世记1中,我们看到男性和女性被创造出来是为了繁衍后代。As women we are created to be life-bearers.我们的身体被设计成具有母亲接受的能力,to carry and bear children,母乳喂养。Our body prepares itself repeatedly to conceive and bear young.

所以,how does a single woman enter into the meaning of motherhood if she doesn't have children of her own?How does she express her femininity as life-bearer,作为养育者??

伊丽莎白·埃利奥特回答了这个问题:

"A single woman can have children!She may be a spiritual mother,as was Amy Carmichael [missionary to orphans in India],通过她单身的表现,为了孩子的利益而改造的孩子远远超过了自然母亲所能生产的。”"

单身女性,你可以通过养育别人的孩子来表达你生命中这个季节的女性气质。

When you babysit,you are giving expression to your femininity.When you take an interest and reach out to children in your sphere of relationships,you are displaying your God-given gift of femininity.

And may I say"谢谢你”代表我们所有的母亲!Thank you for the way you nurture our children.Thank you for the countless 下载兴发pt首页登录times you have served us through babysitting.Thank you for the way you have loved our children as if they were your very own.It means so much to us!!

然而,你做的不仅仅是祝福我们,你是通过表达你女性气质中的教养来尊重上帝的。

Feb二十五

需要拯救的朋友

2009年下午6:09,珍妮尔·布拉德肖 根据圣经中的女性身份|友谊|Singleness

Today we conclude our discussion on friendships for the single woman by taking a look at Colossians 4:5-6.这首诗告诉我们,,"Walk in wisdom towards outsiders,充分利用时间。下载兴发pt首页登录让你的演讲总是亲切的,加盐调味,好叫你们知道怎样回答各人。」"One application from this verse is our conduct with unbelievers.Obviously,保罗在写这节经文时,假定我们与信仰以外的人有接触。兴发娱乐热门老虎机所以如果你所有的朋友都是在基督教家庭长大的,或者都是基督徒20年,you're missing someone—friends who need salvation.对于我们这些女人来说,常常很容易被学校或工作所吞噬,而我们忽视了福音派的优先地位。就像我们在校园里走来走去,through the office cubicles,进出商店,and across the street with our head down and blinders on.但我们应该伸出手来,和蔼可亲,gospel-motivated conversations with non-Christians.You don't know any?They are not that hard to find.Maybe all you have to do is look up!所以,我们考虑过:朋友sharpen朋友们导师.朋友们need a friend.需要拯救的朋友。May all these friends be found in your network of relationships.When we choose friends according to God's criteria,much blessing will result

Feb24

Choosing Friends

2009 at 3:51 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw 根据圣经中的女性身份|友谊|Singleness

For the single woman,朋友是你这个季节最划算的交易之一。As it says in Proverbs 12:26,"义人要谨慎选择朋友。”(NKJV)。昨天我们考虑过朋友,他们磨砺我们,激励我们走向虔诚。Today we want to look at two more friends that Scripture exhorts us to pursue.首先,我们应该追求那个导师的朋友。提多书2:3-5吩咐老年人训练年轻人。We should all be aggressively seeking out other women to help us grow in the admirable qualities of biblical femininity.And if you are that older woman,I want to encourage you to consider passing on your experience and wisdom to those behind you.We need it!所以,stop a moment and consider your friends.年轻女性,we should ask ourselves:"我有没有一个朋友,从他身上我学到了圣经女性的某些方面?"And older women,问这个问题:“Am I faithfully imparting biblical womanhood to at least one friend?"其次,我们去找需要朋友的朋友。It's so easy,不是吗?和我们的亲密朋友相处得愉快吗?While long下载兴发pt首页登录time friends are a huge blessing from the Lord,我们也被召唤去接触新的人和孤独的人。"让兄弟之爱继续下去。不要忽视对陌生人的好客,"exhorts Hebrews 13:1-2.还记得新的或不认识任何人的感觉吗?看到其他女人兴奋地聊天,没有人可以和她交谈?To choose our friends carefully means we must guard against selfishness and laziness.让我们看看周围的情况吧:“Who is one woman I should reach out to?"It can be as simple as introducing ourselves to a visitor at church,或者邀请一个安静的女人出去喝咖啡,或者在我们每周的午餐会上邀请新来的朋友。May we all commit to helping new friends not feel new for very long.Let's not miss out on these two great friendship opportunities.不知怎的,我想我们都会惊讶地发现,我们是最终达成交易的人。

Feb23

Friends Who Sharpen

2009 at 1:55 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw 根据圣经中的女性身份|友谊|Singleness

How 兴发xf881手机版about our friendships?除了家庭之外,我们要追求谁?谚语12:26告诉我们:义人要谨慎选择朋友。”(NKJV)。What does that mean?A brief look at Scripture gives us a good grid whereby we can evaluate our friendships.It tells us exactly what kind of friends we are to have.Stockxpertcom_id29505751_jpg_f657050a64cfbca44ecea617cfdb4d4b第一,我们应该有朋友锐化。”Our idea of a best friend might be someone who's easy to get along with,shares our opinions on fashion and food,完成我们的句子,sticks by us in the rough 下载兴发pt首页登录times,星期五晚上可以自由的出去玩。All plus-points of course (especially the food part) but Scripture says there's a friend quality of much greater value.一个没有朋友我们无法承受。The best of friends,according to Proverbs 27:17,是一个磨练我们的人铁磨铁”(NKJV)。希伯来书10:24告诉我们,这个朋友是[激起我们]…爱和善行。”我们需要至少有一个,最好是很多朋友来激励我们去服务,provoke us to love,help us to grow in godliness,correct us,加强我们的信仰,激发我们对救世主的热情。Got any friends like this?也许你只需要把当前的关系带到一个新的方向。邀请你的朋友指出你的罪行,在福音中鼓励你们,激起你的爱和善行。Ask them to become friends that sharpen.但也许,当我们评估我们朋友的精神成熟度时,我们意识到我们需要增加一些虔诚的朋友。这可能需要在旧的舒适区外迈出一两步。But even if it's a little awkward at first,我们需要与我们有信心的人建立友谊,这会让我们变得更加坚强。明天,我们将看一个赛季更多的友谊交易。

Feb20个

Help the Men

2009年下午2:13,卡罗琳·玛哈尼 根据Singleness

女性气质不是结婚礼物;it's how we were created.Equal in worth and dignity to men,但是我们有不同的,神指定的角色。当上帝创造了夏娃,He assigned her,每一个在她之后的女人,the honorable task of helper (Gen.1:27,2:18).

卡罗琳·麦卡利explains the implications for single women:

"The Bible makes it clear in numerous passages that as Christians we are all here to serve.但在《圣经》中有一个特别的应用,即妻子是丈夫的帮手。甚至在丈夫的恩赐还没有到来之前,there are ways for the faint echoes of"helpmate"在单身女性的生活中是可以辨别的。”"


When we consider the best deals of the single season,"helper"is near the top of the list.How can you make these"faint echoes"discernible in your life and more specifically,in your relationships with men??

当然,这是一个很大的主题,太大了,无法在这篇小文章中涵盖。但是让我做一个简单的建议:你可以helpby encouraging godly men to lead.You can display your femininity by making room for godly men to practice servant leadership.

现在,这并不意味着你应该听从任何人的领导。当然,你决不能让一个人把你引到罪里,或者让你远离上帝对你生活的优先考虑。

但如果可能的话,in your relationships with godly men in the church and in your life,尽你所能鼓励他们采取主动。

授予,this is not always easy.And I am not promising you that all men will automatically lead in response to your encouragement.What matters is that you are cultivating the habit of making room for the leadership of men in your life.

耶和华使你们的生命中有几个人作你们的祖宗,老板们,朋友们,他们需要知道你倾向于跟随他们神圣的领导,而不是抵制它。

例如,如果你要做一个重大的决定,那就去找你的父亲、牧师或者你的小组长的建议。不要独立地认为没有明智的领导你就能做到。相反,给这些虔诚的人一个领导的机会。

In your small group or with friends,don't always be the one to initiate activities and plan events.卡罗琳·麦卡利建议把你的想法传给你的一个朋友,让他领导你的团队,但你可以用任何方式提供帮助。

And whenever you observe a godly man step up to lead a group activity,voice your appreciation and display a willingness to follow.Even if their leadership is not perfectly executed (and it probably won't be!)your encouragement will spur them on fulfill their God-given role.

Feb19

关系优先级

2009年下午5:42,珍妮尔·布拉德肖 根据圣经中的女性身份|友谊|Singleness

It's 下载兴发pt首页登录time to take a look at the second great deal of the single season: Relationships.Women are,大多数情况下,关系型生物。Our world is often centered on family and friends.然而,在我们的关系中,我们往往比有意和有目的的更被动和更容易接受。我们可以允许人们在生活中进进出出。我们通常不会放慢脚步去考虑为什么我们会追求某些友谊或忽视其他人。Emotions and feelings often dictate the way we go 兴发xf881手机版about our relationships.如果人们如此重要,消耗了我们如此多的时间,下载兴发pt首页登录然后,我们必须停下来,祈祷地根据上帝的优先次序来考虑我们的关系优先次序。我们与他人相处的时间是否给上帝带来荣耀?下载兴发pt首页登录我们是把生命投资在神召我们去爱和服事的人身上吗??明天我们将考虑这个问题:"How does the single woman display her God-given femininity in her relationships with men?""

Feb18

世界学校

2009年上午10:16由Carolyn Mahaney拍摄 根据Singleness

At one 下载兴发pt首页登录time or another,我们都是被下一次考试的仁慈阴影驱使去吸收知识的学生。减去外部压力,though,我们的学习经常慢到涓涓细流。

But our student-mindset shouldn't end with the diploma or degree.我们应该是终身的学生,首先是神的道。

正如我昨天所说,单季是你一生中最值得学习的时光之一。下载兴发pt首页登录stockxpertcom_id27755_jpg_8aab57ed7afaa300eda60710b23fcf9教条。But we don't drift into God's Word naturally.Beneficial study of doctrine will only become a reality if we have a plan and when necessary,一些责任。

没有一刀切的计划。让我鼓励你先向你的牧师征求意见。我向你保证,他会很乐意在这里帮忙的!告诉他你想更仔细地学习上帝的话语,并请他为你推荐一个计划。这可能包括圣经评注,关于神学或基督教生活的书籍。首先,你可以看到CJ给我的必读书目清单a while ago.有些研讨会甚至提供课程来帮助你学习上帝的话语。

下一步,carve out some 下载兴发pt首页登录time—in addition to your daily devotions—for study.也许这是一个星期六的早晨,当你很新鲜的时候,or a great Sabbath activity.But if you don't put it on the schedule,many other options will compete successfully for your attention.

Finally,请一个朋友做你的”教授。”Maybe you turn in a paper to them,总结你所学到的,or maybe they just check in to see how you're progressing.

要成为一名神学家,你必须保持学生的心态,all life long.

Feb17

利用这个时间下载兴发pt首页登录

2009年下午2:12由Carolyn Mahaney拍摄 根据Singleness

每个基督徒都是神学家;but as a single woman you have a unique opportunity to study doctrine.我不想让你错过。

我可以给你一些母性的(或姐妹性的)建议吗??

我今天坐在这里,是一个五十三岁的妻子和四个孩子的母亲。我最小的儿子在高中,三十多年来第一次,下载兴发pt首页登录我的时间越来越多了”下载兴发pt首页登录my own."在过去的三十年里,我几乎没有自由支配的时间,当我的孩子还很小的时候,下载兴发pt首页登录almost none at all.当我仍然把学习学说作为优先考虑的时候,the reality is that my 下载兴发pt首页登录time was severely limited.

stockxpertcom_id574592_jpg_9951f6d8772f9f88ce32cbb5673601f5作为一个单身女人,你可能很忙。You may be in school,有一份工作,serve in the church,maintain relationships,care for family…whew!I'm tired just thinking 兴发xf881手机版about your hectic life.

但不管你是否喜欢,you have a distinct advantage over the mom with small children: your 下载兴发pt首页登录time is your own.Despite the many,legitimate,demands on your life,you have great freedom to choose how you spend your 下载兴发pt首页登录time.

请不要浪费这个宝贵而有限的季节。Be a student of God's Word.急切地学习,study deliberately,study faithfully.

When you dedicate your 下载兴发pt首页登录time to growing in your knowledge of God,你将把存款存入你未来的生活中,这将在祝福中带来祝福。