Jun28

Friday Funnies

2013年下午6:43,Nicole Whitacre 归档下Fun & EncouragementγFriday Funnies

本周的周五娱乐活动来自黛布拉。Too cute!Enjoy your weekend everyone!妮可为吉尔塔克夫妇

When my granddaughter Sophia,age 2,had been moved out of her crib and into a big girl bed,one of her rules for nap 下载兴发pt首页登录time was that she had to stay in bed and not look at books.她在过渡期做得很好,通常都呆在床上。But one day when her mom went to check on her,she found her sound asleep out of her bed and on top of a book.The name of the book was"Hoorah,I Obeyed!""

Jun27

What to Wear This Summer

2013 at 7:09 am   |   by Carolyn Mahaney 归档下Biblical WomanhoodγModesty

Have you ever worn the wrong clothes to an event?我听说过一个女人被邀请到白宫参加一个她认为是正式的活动,only to find out that it was business casual and she was the only one wearing a gown.How embarrassing.

毫无疑问,我们都有她的故事,although they probably didn't happen at the White House!But the most concerning wardrobe-fail of all is when a Christian woman wears the wrong clothes.

Thankfully,we know the dress code.上帝为我们提供了一个非常清晰的基督教妇女的服装图案。他不仅告诉了我们什么to wear but he has also told us what we应该wear.

The Apostle Paul sums up the Christian woman's style:"I desire then…that women should adorn themselves inrespectable apparel,,with谦虚andself-control""(1 Tim.来到)。

第一,注意命令:"women应该adorn themselves""(emphasis mine).In warning against excess,保罗没有说,"忘记你的外表。兴发xf881手机版一个基督徒女人不应该关心自己的长相。”"

恰恰相反,我们的长相非常重要。我们没有忽视我们的外表;instead,我们要有意识地去装饰自己,看起来很有吸引力。

The Christian woman does this by clothing herself"穿着体面的衣服。”This doesn't harken back to your grandmother's dress code;更确切地说,这意味着我们要刻意地穿上适合于被福音改变了生活的女人的衣服和配饰。

We take great care to dress in a way that honors the Savior.

我们穿的应该和speak to,与我们的信仰职业保持一致。Our dress should intentionally and carefully show our desire to glorify God in all things.And it should display the power of the gospel we have received to do just that.

So just as we would choose a summer dress and not a ball gown for an afternoon picnic,so a Christian woman should only wear clothing that is appropriate to a gospel-centered life.

(adapted fromTrue Beauty)

Jun24

Planning My Children's Summer

2013 at 10:52 am   |   by Nicole Whitacre 归档下Homemakingγ假期γMotherhood

As a mom with young kids,summer is full of endless possibilities and countless hours to fill,取决于你如何看待它。我对我们能做的所有记忆感到兴兴发xf881手机版奋,并被我认为我真正需要完成的一切所压倒。成功的“summer.I've got to go berry picking and set reading goals and make popsicles and get out the sprinkler,and the list goes on.

I'm trying to learn from my mistakes.如果我想做太多的事,我最终没能做到大部分。所以我想从最重要的暑期育儿目标开始:训练我的孩子"in the discipline and instruction of the Lord""(Eph.6:4).

Teaching and training our children in the ways of the Lord requires intentionality.And so,in addition to the daily devotions my husband leads at breakfast,我决定选择一个我想和孩子们一起关注的领域。Thus,我已经为Summer of Kindness.""

我的目标,在这个夏天结束的时候和我核对一下!—is to focus on this one area for the next two months,希望能在我的四个孩子中间培养一种更大的善良文化。

I am going to try to lead the children to memorize at least one verse 兴发xf881手机版about kindness together,to talk to them 兴发xf881手机版about kindness in Scripture,promote kindness through encouragement and even a kindness contest,忠心为不友善带来适当的后果。

现在我确信我的计划会在接下来的八周左右改变,甚至可能会脱轨。我没有任何不切实际的期望,在这之后我的孩子会对彼此非常好。但正如一位智者曾经说过的,如果我从未尝试过,我会取得更大的进步。

And by targeting this one area for growth,I know it will help with all the other areas.So,我举起一杯柠檬水,and more than a few prayers to a summer of kindness.

Jun二十一

Friday Funnies

2013 at 3:18 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre 归档下Fun & EncouragementγFriday Funnies

Here is one of the honorable mentions from our recent Friday Funnies contest…love it!祝大家周末愉快!妮可的女发言人

来自马斯聪:

One evening,我丈夫正在向我们5岁的儿子和3岁的女儿解释被诱惑意味着什么。他问他们,"Are you guys supposed to jump on beds?"他们都回答说,"No!"他接着问,"艾莉如果米迦对你说,嘿,艾莉!Let's go jump on mommy and daddy's bed!在这里,I'll even go first to show you.' What would you say?"我们女儿埃莉的眼睛亮了起来,她惊叫道,"Yeah!Let's do it!""

很高兴知道。

Jun十九

夏季蒸粗麦粉沙拉

2013年10:18,珍妮尔·布拉德肖 归档下Homemakingγ食谱

Here is our new favorite side dish that we served with brats as part of this past Sunday's Father's Day menu.应该注意的是,妮可和妈妈更喜欢用(多余的)香菜代替欧芹。Oh,你可以加入鸡丝,把它做成主菜。Add yummy rolls and it makes a perfect summer meal!!

Ingredients

  • 1盒蒸粗麦粉,cooked
  • 1个红椒,finely chopped
  • 1/2 Vidalia onion,切碎
  • 1 English cucumber,去皮,seeded,and finely chopped
  • 1 tomato,切碎
  • 2瓣新鲜蒜茸
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves,切碎
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 盐和现磨黑胡椒粉
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 to 3 limes,果汁

Directions

在一个大碗里,toss all the ingredients except the olive oil and lime juice.上菜前加入橄榄油和酸橙汁。