Everyday Happenings Of A Wife And Mother

Thursday, January 17, 2013

-I think this is a great idea for us as wives!  We women, tend to view Valentines Day as a day ONLY for us.  This challenge turns that around......make it about your husband!  Not just a day......but the weeks leading up to Valentines day.  Show your husband how much you appreciate him by joining me and many other wives on this Valentines Challenge.

(This is from the blog WomenLivingWell.org)

“Be My Valentine” ~ Marriage Challenge

  
There are 4 weeks until Valentine’s Day so I thought it might be fun to do a little -
 ”Be My Valentine” ~ Marriage Challenge!  
Each week the challenge will be the same – to praise, encourage, inspire, admire, build up, thank and appreciate your husband. But each week I will give you different ways to express your praise. Feel free to tweak it for what you think is best for your husband.
JR Miller writes “So it is in the dark hours of a man’s life, when burdens press, when sorrows weigh like mountains upon his soul, when adversities have left him crushed and broken, or when he is in the midst of fierce struggles which try the strength of every fibre of his manhood, that all the radiance and glory of a true wife’s strengthful love shine out before his eyes. Only then does he recognize in her God’s angel of mercy.”
 Let’s be angels of mercy to our husbands. We may think they are filled with confidence and strength but they are only human. They have insecurities, fears, failures, burdens and cares that we do not always slow down to recognize. We lose our tenderness in the hustle and bustle of life and this month let’s slow down and really see our husband’s with fresh eyes.
It’s tempting to make Valentine’s Day all about ourselves – but let’s pursue selfless living  as Philippians 2:3-4 says “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”(NIV)

Week 1 starts this Monday!


Week 1 January 21st - Look for ways to praise your husband verbally. Praise him in front of the kids, friends, family, co-workers, on facebook, tweet it – get praise out anyway you can! Try to mention something noteworthy he has done – in his role as provider, father, husband, lover, or friend. If the thought of trying to come up with one terrifies you, then pray right now that God will give you new eyes to see your husband as God does. Then open your mouth and say something kind and uplifting to your husband today and tomorrow and the next day until Valentine’s Day arrives!
 Week 2  January 28th – This week we will be a little more creative with our praise. I will give you many ideas of fun things you can do to praise your husband such as surprising him with a love message on the mirror, using sidewalk chalk to write on the driveway, making a toast to him at dinner with friends etc. Get creative with your selflessness!
Week 3 February 4th – Pursue intimacy and place the intimate needs of your man above your own. Seek to “kiss him like you mean it” every single day this week! Solomon 5:16 says “His mouth is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely.” Paula Rinehart says that for many men, “Sex is like a silent cheer.” Our men feel stronger, more capable, and built up when we respond to their advances with a smile. Give a Foot massage, back rub, shower together, be creative!
Week 4 February 11th – Women love romance, chocolate and flowers on Valentines Day. Do you know what your husband wants? Ask him! I’ll give you some ideas of what I have planned later :) !
“When you touch your husband’s deepest need something good almost always happens!”
~ Dr. Emerson Eggerich
So I challenge you today to join us and show your husband you like him!!!
  

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Making Your House A Home - Part 4 - Decor, Organizing, Cleaning






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*Scriptures, Quotes, Sayings and Flowers*




*(A Cheap DIY) Get a dollar store picture frame, scrapbook paper, and a dry erase marker...then you have a dry erase picture frame - write out quotes or reminders on it*



*Pictures of loved ones through out the house to remind you of all you are thankful for.*



*Candles along with index cards (with scripture, words of inspiration) put around the house.*




Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Making Your House A Home - Part 3 - Children

*As i was preparing to blog, a friend had sent me this video on motherhood to me.  It's sweet and encouraging....know that YOU MATTER AS A MOM!*

http://vimeo.com/allanspiers/momheart


*In the video i said "James got his first tooth," i meant ADAM! (shesh i need more sleep haha! Hence, why i look so tired)


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*Book Reference: "Power of a Praying Parent" by Stormie Omartian



SCRIPTURES:


Psalm 139:13-16

New Living Translation (NLT)
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
    Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
    as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed.

Jeremiah 29:11

New Living Translation (NLT)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.


Psalm 127:3

New Living Translation (NLT)
Children are a gift from the Lord;
    they are a reward from him.


Proverbs 22:6

New Living Translation (NLT)
Direct your children onto the right path,
    and when they are older, they will not leave it.