Tuesday, July 20, 2010


A dear sister wanted to let me know that a site I had linked to did not seem to align with my Christian beliefs. I feel so blessed to have a sister in Christ that cares enough about me to mention this to me. So I have been thinking and praying about how to address this and have come up with the following statement.

A Mother's Apron contains links to many sites, most of whom I agree with, but a few that are not necessarily Christian sites. Some I agree with on some matters, and differ on others. Just because I link to them, or speak about something on their site, it should not be construed as an endorsement of all that is written on the website or their belief statement .

While I certainly will not lead you to a site that is sinful, I do not and can not check everything on each site. And while some sites I link to are members of a religion/no religion that I do not align myself with, the information that is contained on that site has some Christian value to me and I hope you.

Again, I will not ever purposely lead you to a site that is not good for you or me. But I may link to a site, owned by a group that shares a different religion/belief than I do, solely because of an article or information the site contains that may help us in our Christian walk.

And please, in the future, if you feel like something posted here is not a good fit, please let me know like this sweet sister did!

Blessings, Tracylea

Saturday, July 17, 2010

(My beautiful son at his Baptism (2007), HE REIGNS)

He Reigns~Newsboys

It’s the song of the redeemed
Rising from the African plain
It’s the song of the forgiven
Drowning out the Amazon rain
The song of Asian believers
Filled with God’s holy fire
It’s every tribe, every tongue, every nation
A love song born of a grateful choir

It’s all God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns
It’s all God’s children singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns

Let it rise about the four winds
Caught up in the heavenly sound
Let praises echo from the towers of cathedrals
To the faithful gathered underground
Of all the songs sung from the dawn of creation
Some were meant to persist
Of all the bells rung from a thousand steeples
None rings truer than this

And all the powers of darkness
Tremble at what they’ve just heard
‘Cause all the powers of darkness
Can’t drown out a single word

When all God’s children sing out
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns
All God’s people singing
Glory, glory, hallelujah
He reigns, He reigns

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Godlessness in the Last Days

2 Timothy 3

Godlessness in the Last Days
1But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

6They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth. 8Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth—men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.

Blessings, Tracylea

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Communication and time management

Hello dear friends. I pray today is going well for you.

I was reading over at Women Living Well and came across a wonderful article about communication on time management in marriage. Courtney is correct when she says:

A lot of quarrels can be kept at bay if we are willing to ask our husbands their preferences and then be mindful of them.

I want to encourage you to follow her suggestion for week 5 of the Completing Him Challenge:

Week #5 Challenge: Make a list of 5 things you currently do and ask your husband to prioritize them for you of what is important to him. For example - a clean home, home cooked dinner, coupon clipping, service at church, having friends over for dinner, watching/doing sports with him, etc.

Read the full article here.

I am anxious to hear back how this works out. Please drop me a comment and let me know. I will post in the future my dh's responses. Blessings, Tracylea

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Godly Direction

I have two wonderful books that I like to read yearly. Each for their own reasons give me a sense of direction of who I am and Whose I am, they are: Becoming A Woman Who Pleases God and Designing A Lifestyle That Pleases God by Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock

Here is an excerpt, on fear, from Pat Ennis' blog Unfading Beauty :

As you multi-task today consider memorizing and meditating upon these truths:

God is with you and will keep you wherever you go (Genesis 28:15).

You should not fear or be dismayed for the Lord goes before you; He will not leave you or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6, 8).

God will provide divine power for the tasks He calls you to accomplish (Joshua 1:5).

God will be with you throughout the assignment He has commissioned you to undertake (1 Chronicles 28:20).

When God calls you into a difficult situation, you are to recall that the battle is not yours, but His (2 Chronicles 20:15).

When you are protected by your Savior’s rod and staff you do not need to fear any potentially threatening environment—even death (Psalm 23:4).

Because the Lord is your light, salvation, and the strength of your life you have no need to fear (Psalm 27:1).

When you are afraid you are to trust in God—an act of the will, not the emotions

(Psalm 56:3-4).

No person can subvert God’s protection of you (Psalm 56:11).

God has provided an intimate place of divine protection for you (Psalm 91:1-7).

If you delight in God’s commandments you do not need to fear evil tidings

(Psalm 112:1, 7).

Fear is removed when you reside in God’s wisdom (Proverbs 3:25-26).

You need not fear if you are God’s child because He is faithful to sustain you (Isaiah 41:10-13).

Your sovereign heavenly Father controls even the most mundane events—therefore you can have confidence that He will care for you (Matthew 10:29; Luke 12:6-7).

The peace that your heavenly Father gives provides comfort in the midst of turmoil (John 14:27).

If you are a child of God, you do not have need to fear death or final punishment (Romans 8:14-16).

Spiritual resources, seeking the welfare of others rather than your own, and a properly prioritized mind, not a spirit of fear, is a gift from your heavenly Father (2 Timothy 1:7).

He who fears has not been made perfect in love (1 John 4:17-18).

The only positive fear recorded in Scripture is the fear of God. This fear is a reverence of God’s majesty, power, and greatness; as you embrace the biblical definition of fear you will most likely find the influence of the fear of man dissipating—thus increasing your ability to multi-task with greater proficiency.

Fear can truly overtake our daily lives, can't it? In this we learn that fear truly should be. But we are encouraged, aren't we sisters, by the Lords words. He teaches us that He is with us during all and we should only fear Him and not man.

To read this entire article by Pat Ennis at Unfading Beauty go here.

Blessings, Tracylea

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Just as God leads me I would go;

I would not ask to choose my way;

Content with what He will bestow,

Assured He will not let me stray.

So as He leads, my path I make,

And step by step I gladly take,

A child in Him confiding.

~Lampertus Gedicke

Monday, July 5, 2010

Skip to my Lou

This is the blog I visit when I need inspiration and I am never let down!

Here is a little about the creator of these creations!

Welcome to Skip to my Lou!

From hosting a shrimp boil, celebrating holidays, making homemade scratch art paper, sewing gifts and throwing parties to cooking delicious food, you will find it all here at Skip To My Lou. The site is full of free patterns, downloads and I hope plenty of inspiration. Please hang out with me awhile and check it out!

Using my knowledge of arts and crafts (Bachelors Degree in Art Education) along with my practical experience (mother to children ages 17, 13 and 5), I love sharing my ideas so that so that you can make memories with your family and friends. I hope something you find here will help you experience the satisfaction of creating and the joy of celebrating.

Craft, Create, Celebrate… Skip To My Lou is a place to fulfill the passion for sharing the best in life.

Thank you for stopping by!


Now go and vist! Skip to my Lou~!


About Me

A Keeper of My Home, a wife, a mother, a friend, A God lover, Christ worshipper. I am wife of one really cute man, mommie of one fantastic son and daughter of Christ. I love to Keep My Home. It is my favorite thing to do.