I'm so sorry Bekah. How hurtful and disrespectful. :hugs:
I'm so sorry Bekah. How hurtful and disrespectful. :hugs:
Oh Bekeh I am so sorry :hugs:
On another note - congratulations! I didn't know you had Shiloh! Boy am I out of the loop! I'm so happy you are both home healthy!
Bekah, I'm so sorry :hugs: But, congratulations on your sweet baby daughter :)
Sorry you girls are going through these trials. I know we all have issues but these are particular hurtful. I wish I had some advice, but you are in my thoughts and prayers. :hugs:
Bekah~Just wanted to congratulate you on Shiloh's birth. She is beautiful. I am praying for you; that God would help you to focus on celebrating this wonderful time in your life (thinking on things that are pure and noble and of good report) and that He would comfort and strengthen you during this time. It is understandable that you're upset and hurt. I pray that God would take that pain away and replace it with His perfect peace in knowing that He has it all under control. All you have to do is cast all your cares on Him and let Him take it from there. :hugs:
Carrie~Thank you; how are you doing this week? I have been praying for you :hugs:
Ladies~I want to share a testimony. God protected us from what could have been a terrible accident earlier today. I was at a traffic light intersection in the left turn lane and the light turned yellow, I started to turn after what I thought was the last car went by but someone turned from the opposite end and sped up to try to make the light before it turned red. Needless to say that could have been a terrible accident but I turned to my left immediately which would be the incoming traffice on the street I turned into but thankfully there were no cars coming. While I was turning DH screamed "NO BABY DON'T TURN" but it was kind of that split second thing--I had already started turning and had I not kept going I would have definitely hit the oncoming car. That woke Adriel up and he started screaming so I had to pull over and get in the back to calm him down. I am so thankful to God for His ministering angels that were surrounding us. I know it was only by His grace and mercy and protection that we did not get hit/hurt. Praise God.
Oh and please pray that DH would show grace when I go to pick him up. My DH has always been very fearful of accidents after having been in so many. It took him months in our relationship to not transfer that fear to me while I'm driving and be critical of every move and I am praying that this doesn't change it all. He used to think he was the best driver on the planet but God has worked on his heart in that area and he hasn't been critical for months praise God. I just pray that he is able to show love and grace and realize that I already feel bad about it and that I'm human and it could have happened to anyone (including him). He did give us both a kiss before he went inside and apologized for yelling so that is a good sign, I guess?
Anyway praise the Lord. I am still a bit shaken up.
Do you guys ever feel indecisive about how much to explain your beliefs on things in other rooms? With threads that ask opinions where your answer is directly related to your Christianity?
Sometimes I want to explain more in depth because the short answer sounds trite and cliche. But I also feel that going more in depth with sound preachy. I dunno. Have you guys experienced this?
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Ayles - I'm so glad you are ok! :hugs:
Tracilyn, Caligirl, and KC's Wifey, ya'll are doing a lovely job in that thread in random. :wub:
I am purposely not joining that discussion. :winks:
I am so glad I found you guys. I want you to know that I was reading about the Proverbs 31 journey and I sat down and read it.. Man I just don't think I am anywhere close to touching that definition. I have to stop and think about where I am and where I should be. So not there yet.
My church is doing the Breaking Free bible study by Beth Moore and I am loving that. I am going to have to sit with the Proverbs 31 thing. All I know is for me to get there it could never be me... It would have to be ALL GOD!
Tracilyn - I'm glad you found us, too. :)
Proverbs 31 is almost cliche it is so quoted. But there is definitely a reason for that. There is so much to learn from it. I don't know if it was a real woman or not, but it shows us what we should be striving to be like as a wife/mother.
I'm not even close. lol
Its interesting. I posted that poll under General Religion asking what religion/worldview everyone holds and Christians hold a majority at just over 50%. But I don't think we have the loudest voice. Not sure why that is.
I think that a lot of people claim to be Christians but it is more of a cultural christianity and not one of I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior and want to live my life to please Him and God.
Ayles- I am so glad that you are okay!
And now I am heading over to random bc you girls have piqued my interest...sorry being nosy!
Thanks for your concern and hugs, ladies. I am thankful too. DH didn't say anything although he did ask me never to put my fate in someone else's hands which irritated me a little :pokey: especially since it wasn't even me doing that; I genuinely didn't see the car but I know he meant well and I got over it.
I haven't seen the thread everyone's talking about but as far as being 'vocal' in a predominantly unbelieving thread my personal opinion is that you have to use a lot of wisdom and allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in your response--for me this means not responding right in the moment to something that I have an issue with because more likely than not I am responding with my feelings not my spirit. After some time to hear and receive what the HS has to say, depending on whether or not He wants me to respond, I will respond.
Sometimes it's not worth the argument. You can't reason with unreasonable people and the Word certainly does not advocate senseless arguing/bickering which is happening when neither are clearly going to change their minds. Especially with unbelievers I have learned that sometimes it's better to walk away; to agree to disagree. In most cases staying quiet isn't going to keep them away from Christ any more than they have made up their mind to and arguing or enforcing my point isn't going to draw them to Christ either.
I do believe in standing for the truth and being ambassadors but I do believe discernment comes with that so that you're not in a worse off place yourself (spiritually being frustrated, annoyed, judgmental, resentful etc.) and you don't end up ruining your witness to the other by your response.
I am currently doing a Proverbs 31 woman challenge. I absolutely love that chapter and really believe that it's meant to help us understand how wonderful and fruitful of a standard He has set for His daughters. One of the things I've been reminded of by the Holy Spirit that it's not a standard of perfection meant to set us up for failure but rather an expression of how much God values us and believs in us as women of God to reach those levels of maturity in our faith and in our relationships especially with our husbands and children.
I can't get over how Adriel looks so much older than he is. He seriously looks like such a precious little boy.
Eh, originally it was a "What would YOU do in this situation" thread question. You'd think that means we can all say what we each believe on the issue and what we would do. But it seems to be "everyone who agrees with the majority is welcome to share, you other people are just judgmental."
That's the point when I should just back away from the keyboard. lol. I think the feeling of "unfairness" is a big issue of mine. It pops up everywhere, especially my marriage. Something I definitely need to work on.
Do any of you watch Glenn Beck (fox news?) Dh is watching right now and Im listening in the back ground...:shocker: ssscccarrry! He is way out there usually, but tonight even im like :shocker: (can't belive I just addmitted on the internet that I have watched... :laugh: )