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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What Kind of Wife Do You Want to Be?

I am currently attending women's marriage classes at my church. I have to tell you that these meetings and the topics have made me really have to think.  We've had questions like :

What is it like to be married to you?

and


In 30 years, if your husband was speaking at your funeral... 
what would he say about you?
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     To be honest, questions like these have shaken me.  They've made me question what kind of wife I REALLY am... not just the wife I think I am.  I've had to open up some closets that I had stuffed and shut years ago.  

     These two questions by themselves are powerful and they should make you take a look at yourself... maybe a look in the mirror you don't want to take right now.  Now there is no condemnation or guilt here.  We have to remember that God's not finished with any of us yet.  This is just an honest look to see if anything needs to be changed.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Come Join In : A Post For Pure Fun

OK.... so..... CELEBRATION ! !!! !! !!!



I just recently passed the mark of having over 5,000 views of my blog since I started it. 
( as of the date of this post it's now over 5,200)

So I thought I'd put something together just for the fun of it.  Below I'm going to list all the states (within the U.S) and all the countries that I know I've been seen from.  I would love to have each of you (when you see this post) no matter where you come from (or how long after it's posted) leave me a comment stating ...
  1. Where you're from (country name is great... if inside U.S. please give the state)
  2. Whether you're on the list or whether you're adding a new country or state name to it

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

It's Not My JOB !

     Over the last 10 to 12 years that I've been raising my children and making them do chores, one of the most annoying things that my kids could ever say to me is...

It's not my job!

     It has driven me crazy!  This shirking of any responsibility unless it has been specifically written and detailed out.  And you see, with 5 kids to raise... I did specifically write it out.  They could go to where the chore cards were and figure out what was expected of them on any given day but I never expected them to think this was ALL that was expected of them.  NO... this was the least!  As a participating part of the team, the team we call our family, everyone needs to pull some weight.  Everyone needs to share in taking care of the needs of the family.  This teaches them more than responsibility, it teaches them to not expect everyone else to do for them and prepares them for life on their own... when everything WILL be their responsibility.  Understand, I love my children but when they leave the nest... I don't really want them coming back asking me to do their laundry because they still don't know how.  Nor do I want them to think mom is going to come to their home or apartment and cook and clean for them.  So, after having spent all the time I've spent working on them being responsible for the chores on their cards... I'm now having to re-teach them... or at least that's how it feels.  Teaching them that they need to go above that card, above what is written.      


     I mean....it's just crazy.... how can you see a mess or something that needs to be done and just walk around it expecting someone else to do it?  And yet, the kids aren't the only ones that do it, are they?  No, they aren't! They learn this very well from us.  How many times do we see something that needs to be done but we leave it to someone else to do because...
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It's not my job!

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