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Passing Down Important Teachings

We have an enormous debt of gratitude to those whose faith has provided the foundation for our Christian lives today. Numerous men and women through their prayer, witness and worship have ensured that the faith is handed down to the next generations.

The Proverbs 31 Women Forum is asking
'What were the most important teachings which were passed on to you?'

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Wed, May 23rd - 9:40AM






What Do You Do When You Are Offended?
by Ann Stewart

How do you respond when you're offended? Why is it that one word, a look or even a perceived snub can suddenly change your happy mood into an overwhelming feeling of hurtful indignation? More often than not offence starts with the notion that you were wrongfully hurt and, therefore, have the right to feel resentment towards the perpetrator.

Offence is always directed at yourself. It's all about your feelings. Thoughts racing through your head may go something like this: "how dare he/she do that to me," "what did I do to deserve this?" and "I will never trust him/her again!"

Let's have a look at what the Bible has to say about offence. In Luke 4: 16-30 we see that when Jesus ministered the first time in his hometown, the people there "were filled with wrath" to the point of wanting to kill him. Why? Because he had grown up among them and their pride did not want to believe him when he said that He was the subject of the scriptures he was reading! Instead of allowing the Word to open their spiritual ears, their erroneous judgments based on feelings of offence kept them from receiving salvation, healing and joy. While the crowd was pushing Jesus towards the cliff to his death, he "passing through the midst of them went away."

If you read through this account in Luke you will notice that Jesus told the crowd that the scripture he was reading was being fulfilled in their ears! Most chose not to believe it and murmured among themselves.

Jesus gave you a great example of dealing with offence. He squashed it right in the bud by telling them that no prophet was ever accepted in his own country and that he was not unique. In other words, he acknowledged being aware of their evil thoughts directed at him and, like the prophets, he came only for a few. He then slipped right through the midst of an angry crowd.

Let his actions be your example. He did not go about telling his disciples and others about his hurt. Angry words expressed by a hurtful person to any number of people have the power to evoke similar attitudes in the listeners. As you keep repeating your hurtful incident to others and constantly thinking about it with bitterness, you will cause it to become a festering wound that will hold you bound. Your anguish will rob you of your joy and well-being, and affect all those around you as well.

"Be ye angry and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil. Let no corrupt communication come out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." (Eph. 5: 26-32)

You are the one in control of your feelings. Do not give into the devil's evil whisperings in your ear. His scheme is to harp on your feelings. Just as Jesus did, respond to the person as soon as possible. If the issue is not resolved, then forgive and walk away. Slip through the barrage of angry words and/or feelings and let your joy return. Don't allow anyone to steal your joy!

No amount of anger and retaliation can right a wrong. "Bless them which persecute you: bless and curse not. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." (Rom. 12: 14-21)

Author Resource:-> Ann Stewart, author of With Wings as Eagles, aims to encourage and inspire you to become the person God has purposed you to be.

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Thu, May 17th - 4:23AM






Chocolate Chip Shower
A personal true story by Pat Murray

"Do it again, Mamaw, Do it again!" I was laughing so hard at that point that I could not have done anything else, much less repeating that.

It all started when I had a real "grandmother moment" and felt I should be baking cookies with my four grandchildren. At that time they were ages six through nine. We gathered all of the necessary ingredients and placed everything in perfect order on the counter to begin our work. The older children also "helped" by reading aloud the recipe. Things were mixed and measured with meticulous care making sure that everyone had an equal part in the procedure. Of course, we were baking chocolate chip cookies and the much anticipated moment had arrived to add the chips. Everyone knew that even though the chips were going into the batter there would still be a few extra to munch on.

You can probably see what is coming. I picked up the bag and for some unknown reason (it must have been their prayers), I decided to pull apart the bag instead of cutting it open. The bag broke open and at least half of them "showered" onto the floor. Those four children moved so fast like little ants on a picnic and were on their hands and knees eating the chips. I was laughing so hard that I could not stop them. With four children running around I was sure the floor was not clean enough to eat off of.

Upon stuffing the last chip in their mouth, they exclaimed, "Do it again, Mamaw, Do it again!"

Thank you God for those precious children and the times I can share with them.

By Pat Murray - www.harvestladiesministry.com






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Fri, May 11th - 5:36AM



Church Nursery by Mrs. Liberty Baker

My husband and I took a very small church in May of 1999. At that time I was the only nursery worker our church had. There were rarely children present every Sunday, but once a faithful family that had children began attending, I worked in the nursery regularly. I was the nursery director for about 7 yrs before that job was handed to another of our faithful ladies in the church.

But I continue to work in the nursery! I believe that the many hours I have sat in the nursery with children under four years old has afforded me much time to dwell on the purpose of what I was doing. Yes, it is very important to run a nursery to keep down distractions in the service, but my thoughts go a little deeper.

I remember back to when I myself was a child in the church nursery. I was maybe 3 or 4 years old when we first stepped foot into the church that we became faithful members of. I loved it and loved learning everything those dear Christian ladies taught, me. (I particularly remember asking if they had any dolls the first time we visited!)

Now that I am a Mom and Pastor's wife in my 30's I can look back to those days in the nursery and see where the foundation of my Christian life began. In the nursery!

This is one reason I view my job as a nursery worker as so very important. God has given me the opportunity to build some of the first pieces on the foundations of these future Christians and servants of God. They are not just babies and children in the "terrible two's" stage. They are future adults.

I would hope that every child in our nursery will someday grow to be important adults in our society. I would like to see them choosing to serve God with their lives. These things cannot be done by any Christian without a foundation to stand on. The truths of Jesus Christ and the Bible are vital, even to our little ones in the nursery.

Of course most of what is in the Bible is far beyond their comprehension, but every child can learn about Jesus and his love for them, and there is no foundational truth more important to mankind than the love of Jesus! What an important and rewarding opportunity to serve God in the nursery!

Author Resource:-> Liberty Baker is a pastor's wife, teacher, and pianist in the Church. She home-schools her children and loves to teach others what she has learned.
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Sat, May 5th - 4:20AM



Margaret of Scotland

Margaret (c.1045 16 November 1093) married Malcolm III, King of Scots, becoming his Queen consort. She was canonized in 1205.

She was a member of Anglo-Saxon royalty. With the Norman conquest her family tried to escape to the continent but a storm drove their ship to Scotland. There, they sought the protection of King Malcolm III. He was beguiled by Margaret and married her in 1069.

Margaret's Christian devotion inspired her to revive the Church in Scotland, which had declined since the Celtic heyday of St Columba of Iona and St Aidan. She reformed the abbey at Iona and encouraged pilgimages and the building of monasteries. Margaret built Dunfermline church to be the burial place for the Scottish royal family.

Margaret and Malcolm had eight children, six sons and two daughters. Three of her sons became kings of Scotland and her daughter married King Henry I of England. Margaret died shortly after hearing of the death of her husband and son in battle.

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