Friday, August 31, 2012

Her Glory

Long hair has long been a signet identifying the consecration of Pentecostal girls. Paul referred to a woman's long hair as her glory in a letter he wrote to the Corinthian church (1 Corinthians 11:15 Holy Bible). Although, many women today prefer the shorter, freshly cut styles, these Pentecostal girls don't take a back seat to fashion and beauty. We can debate how long is long and discuss for hours if it is a "salvation issue" or not, but the cold hard facts are the symbol she wears on her head by leaving her hair uncut is a sign to the angels that she is in submission not only to her spiritual authority but to her Heavenly Father. What better way to advertise our devotion to God. You go girl!

For more information on this subject read Paul's first letter to the Corinthian Church.

10 Good Reasons to Make Your Bed

My dad insisted that we make our bed every morning! Really, Dad, really? Even when our traveling family band was housed in a 32-ft motorhome, we were forced to make our beds (never mind that my bed was disguised as our breakfast table during the day)! Now that I'm a mom, wife, and grandmother with a very sensitive nose, I see great value in the daily chore of making my bed. So, let me share with you a few words of wisdom from the "bed"of my father's teaching garden.

10 Good Reasons to Make Your Bed
  1. Since the bed is the largest thing in your room, it makes the whole room look tidier.
  2. It creates a feeling of accomplishment. It only takes about 10 seconds to make the bed; an easy chore to check off your daily to-do list. 
  3. You are less likely to jump back in bed if it is made.
  4. You can proudly give tours through your house at any time. Every girl longs for that "model home" feel...but model homes don't display unmade beds.
  5. It makes the house smell better, especially at the end of the week before sheet changing time. No one wants her house to smell like a men's locker room! You can leave the bedroom door open if your bed is made, airing out the room with fresh air every day.
  6. A made bed is a great place to fold laundry.
  7. It seems more fresh to turn down a neatly made bed at night than to crawl into a disheveled mass of sheets and blankets.
  8. You can teach your children to make their beds, if you are a good example.
  9. You can show off that beautiful bedspread or comforter you bought with the matching throw where are they? Oh, there they are under the bed! Really? No one will see them there!
  10. It is more fun to jump on a freshly made bed (Just kidding). Kids are less apt to jump on a made bed. Really, no kidding.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Today I just had to take a moment and thank God for bringing my Prodigal son home. There he was, sharing the Bible story of the Prodigal Son in a dramatic sermon. As he talked, I looked over at my husband. There were tears in his eyes. I knew he was remembering the hours we paced the floor, praying that our son would come back safe; believing that this journey he was on would soon bring him back home. We prayed that the wounds sin left would be treatable and leave minimal scarring. Yes, we prayed and we believed and we cried and we paced. Today, I'm reminded of the words he said that gave me hope. "It's time for me to get back in church." I will cherish those moments as we sat across from him in a small Mexican restaurant. Tears streaming down our cheeks, he began a journey back home.

Today he stood on the platform of our church with great passion touched the heart of those who had wondered away from God's house. His portrayal of The Prodigal Son was like none I've ever seen. And I cried...touched and thankful!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bimbos cause Bumbo Recall

There is a re-call on the Bumbo baby seats. I really don't see the problem. Any sane person would not put a child in a Bumbo Seat, set the child on an uneven surface (like a table top!) and leave said child unattended! Really folks! How can a child fall out of a Bumbo Seat when a parent, guardian, or attentive baby sitter is near by? In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with the's the Bimbos neglecting the children in them that are at fault.

Just Sayin'