Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I am back

Hello dear friends, yes I am back.  I really enjoyed reading over my last post.  Wow that seems like years ago. 

We are now at our little farm. All moved in.  And preparing for winter. 

We have added 4 kitties to our family.


They are Callie, Sophie, Mistie and Bandie.  And they are farm cats! 


I hope to update the blog more often with the blessing of farm life.

Blessings,  Tracylea

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lainey


Hello sweet friends. This is the newest member of our family, Lainey. She is a joy, and minus the kitty chasing, fun to have around.

Other than filling out paper work and having homes inspected we are still waiting to move. We went to the farm yesterday to see if it was cooler, it was not.

High yesterday 98, high today 99 equals dogs in the garage all day. I really want to go to Target, but it is too hot. What a baby. I had a friend post that we should remember the wonderful folks in the military. I will stop whining now and be humbled.

I look forward to being at the farm all the time. My current home is a mess and I hate it. I like order, well my version of order. Possibly 25 days until the move. Hmmmm, better get packing!

Blessings, Tracylea

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lots going on




Hello dear friends. We have a lot going on around the homestead this week and month! I am sorry I have been AWOL~!

As a few of you know we put our home on the market and sold it in the same week. We then bid on a house in the "country" with 4 acres and got it. So we have been in the hurry up and wait process of buying a house. (Sisters, when I say we, I mean The Lord leading the family)

The change of scenery for my family will also be signaling a change here at A Mother's Apron. I am going to try to follow our ups and well ups of moving from the suburbs to the country. I currently have 1/3 of my yard in gardens, 1/3 in animals and 1/3 in home and buildings. This is easy when you only have 1/3 of an acre. When we move I will have 4 acres and I have big plans. Yes, a 1 acre garden of flowers, berries and vegetables, 1 acre of animals and 1 acre of homestead! We will see!

Please plan on joining me!

Oh, and I will be updating here more often. I have left facebook, future blog post, and will be keeping in touch here. Also the format will change some, but I will still be posting on all topics.

Blessings, Tracylea

Monday, June 6, 2011

Perspective


Hello sweet ladies and good Monday morning. I am starting a new series for Monday mornings called "Perspective". This will be an attempt, by me, to settle some things from my different perspective. Or, to try to convict some of the error in their ways, lol, without punching them in the face.


Time magazine has 25 million subscribers

Ladies, would you like Time magazine put a picture of your daughter on the cover? In her bathing suit? How about your son without his shirt? Or in the bathtub?


Facebook has 250 million subscribers

Let me say that again, 250 million men, women and perverts.

Get the idea?

Think over the pictures you post to your facebook account. Look through your child's facebook pictures. Eliminate anything you wouldn't want 250 million people to see. Do not become complacent with your child's innocence. Do not sell your child's virtue for a "awww isn't she cute in her skin tight bikini" moment.

Blessings, Tracylea

(this is a small part of the "radical" I took the poll about, lol)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Blogs I visit daily: Blessed Homemaking

Hello friends. How are you? We are busy here in the Slinkard household. Weddings, graduations and possibilities!

I have been wanting to direct you to a friends blog, Blessed Homemaking, for some time! It truly is one of the prettiest around, her writing is God centered and Mrs. Q is an inspiration to me! Here is some info about her and her blog:




~Hello! Thank you for stopping by to visit me here on Blessed Homemaking. The purpose of this blog is to encourage you in the role of being a keeper at home. I hope you will stay awhile and take a little rest here with me. Enjoy your visit and please drop me a line to let me know you were here.~

I am a homemaker, wife, & homeschooling mom of 6 wonderful children here on earth and two in Heaven with Jesus. We have 5 girls and 1 boy. They are a source of great joy for me. I am by no means an expert on homemaking, but I love the title "Keeper at Home" that God has given me and would love to share my adventures and learning experiences I have with you along the way on this most sacred journey.



I love to draw and paint when I have time, as well as make other things by hand. You may find some of my artwork at my art blog Art for the King. I also have an Etsy shop and a few things for sale on Zazzle.

If you need to contact me, you may email me at blessedhomemaking@gmail.com.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share with me and for stopping by to say hello. I do love my readers' comments. May God bless you.

Mrs. Q


Thank God, O women for the quietude of your home, and that you are queen in it. Men come at eventide to the home; but all day long you are there, beautifying it, sanctifying it, adorning it, blessing it.

Better be there than wear a queen's coronet. Better be there than carry the purse of a princess. It may be a very humble home. There may be no carpet on the floor. There may be no pictures on the wall. There may be no silks in the wardrobe; but, by your faith in God, and your cheerful demeanor, you may garniture that place with more splendor than the upholsterer's hand ever kindled.

~ T. DeWitt Talmage


Christian motherhood means dedicating your entire life in service of others. It means standing beside your husband, following him, and investing in the lives of children whom you hope will both survive you and surpass you. It means forgoing present satisfaction for eternal rewards. It means investing in the lives of others who may never fully appreciate your sacrifice or comprehend the depth of your love. And it means doing all these things, not because you will receive the praise of man — for you will not — but because God made you to be a woman and a mother, and there is great contentment in that biblical calling.
~Doug Phillips


I work for a King. He has put me in charge of his home. When He comes to see how I have managed His possessions and His children, I do not want to be found wanting. I want to do my best. Everything I have is on loan from Him. I have room and board and a job to do, but it is all for Him. Therefore I want to dress my best and do my best in all my work. I also want to be creative, for this is a sincere attempt to glorify Him and His beautiful creation. How I manage my home is a form of worship to Him.

~Lydia Sherman




Please visit her here and let her know I sent you!




Blessings, Tracylea

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Favorite Blogs



Hello sweet friends. Hope this day is sunny where you are. It is cloudy and rainy here, but to have a garden and flowers we must have rain, right???





I wanted to remind you that I have a passion for blogs. And because of this I like to keep a long list of my favorite blogs, they are listed here to the left. Please feel free to click on any. And because I love you and blogs both, please add your favorite to comments and I will try to highlight a few in the next weeks.



Blessings, Tracylea

Friday, May 20, 2011

His Servant




I want to be the type of Christin that not only speaks my beliefs, but lives them out fully as well. I have a passion for Christ and living like Him. I believe that my spirituality requires a soldier's discipline and not just a bunch of fish stickers in my car windows. I hope by meeting me, talking to me and reading my work that you see how wonderful being a servant of the Most High God is.

This is what I want to be.......................I am not quite there yet.

What do you want to be for Him? And how can you get there?

Blessings, Tracylea

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Blog going radical ????





Hello sweet friends and how are you today? I am doing well. Right now we are overwhelmed with the way the Lord is working in our lives. YAHOO~! But maybe more on that later, :).




I am going to be posting a survey for you ladies to fill out. It pertains to the content here at A Mother's Apron. I have been holding some, well alot, of blogs back from posting because I am concerned they they would be considered "radical" and offend. By offend I hope I mean convict. The bible is clear in spelling out our roles as wives, mothers and keepers of our homes. I have felt the Lord leading me to post these blogs and let the comments fly, lol. But I would love to know what you think. Are you open to taking a look at your role, in the Lords eyes? Or should I just keep AMA as is and not stir your hearts? I would appreciate any comments.






Blessings sweet ones, Tracylea

Monday, May 16, 2011

Increasing




2 Peter 1:5-8 (English Standard Version)
5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Blessings, Tracylea

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Favorite Blogs



Here is one of my all time favorite blogs: Two Maids A Milking

I was thinking that today would be a good day to do some baking! And tada the Maids have a recipe just for me! Enjoy!


http://twomaidsamilking.blogspot.com/2011/05/yeast-rolls-two-maids-baking.html

And if you are lucky enough to call Indiana your home please consider visiting the maids at Kelsay Farms this fall!

Blessings, Tracylea

Thursday, May 5, 2011



"This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience - it looks for a way of being constructive.
Love is not possessive.
Love is not anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own ideas.
Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage.
Love is not touchy.
Love does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.
Love knows no limits to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that stands when all else has fallen."
— Elisabeth Elliot (Let Me Be a Woman)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Donations





Please consider donating. Even 5 dollars to each family can make a huge difference!



http://www.bradrick.org/helpalfamilies/

Blessings, Tracylea

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Storms

Hello sweet friends. I am coming to you with a heavy heart. So many lives lost and so much damage done by the weather this week. Kelly Crawford of Generation Cedar has lost her home and many of her friends and neighbors worse. Please read the following and pray!










I pray that you are all well. If you have been touched by this horrible weather, please, please leave a comment for me and I will pray for you.




Blessings, Tracylea

Monday, April 25, 2011

Stay At Home Daughter





I have often said that I wish I had a daughter. I love the Lord and his blessings of a son, but to be able to pass on the "homekeeping" skills to a daughter would be nice. But our wonderful Lord has other things in mind for me, :)~! And I love me my boys!



I do spend a good deal of time thinking about my future daughter in law, praying actually. I pray the Lord blesses my son with a bride who wants to please her Lord, first. I also pray that I am an example to this d-i-l and not a hindrance, lol.



Here is a wonderful example of a, God pleasing, stay at home daughters day! Enjoy!







And after you are done here go here and here to see the wonderful works of Breezy Brookshire and her sweet sister Emily Rose Brookshire.




Blessings, Tracylea






Saturday, April 23, 2011

Face-Lift



Have a wonderful Easter!!



Hello friends, A Mother's Apron is getting a face-lift! We are also going to facebook so more ladies can join us. Please like A Mother's Apron on facebook.

Blessing and Happy Easter, Tracylea

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lemons, Lemons


(Just a note: I am noticing a problem with my blog background. Hopefully it will work itself out. I am sorry.)



Hello sweet friends. Today I just wanted to drop in and give you a link to some wonderful lemon recipes. Here at our home we are planning for Easter dinner and these cupcakes will be on the menu for sure, have a great day!

http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/lemon-curd-cupcakes-with-lemon-cream-cheese-frosting/

Enjoy~!

Blessings, Tracylea

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stewards of His property


"Mankind is still a steward over the ground just like the first man, Adam. Due to sin, however, mankind has the added task of using our bodies as instruments of righteousness. Responsibly, tending the earth and conscientiously feeding our appetites are two ways to serve God as stewards of His property. As God cares well for the earth, His people should do likewise." Health for Godly Generations by Renee DeGroot

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Deep Roots At Home Blog

Hello sweet friends, I pray this day is finding you all well. I have another wonderful blog to introduce : Deep Roots at Home .

Here is a little about it:

My name is Jacqueline.


Thanks for coming over – I desire to serve you and your family with information that I have gleaned over many years in the area of healthy living and preventative medicinals , going green, organic gardening, and creative home-making. There is still much more to discover, but I hope it is a help to you as we are living in an increasingly complex and confusing world. I look forward to the journey with you!

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I am only able to grow at all because He feeds me like rich, fertile soil feeds and supports the vitality of a growing plant. I feel His embrace and the warm sunshine of His grace.

For many years now, I have been first a wife, but also a teacher of our children in the home. Now a new season is coming, and with the blessing of my husband, I know it is time to discover His continuing purpose for my life. What better way than to share some of the interesting things I have learned along the way. What I share will be varied and practical…focused on being a good steward of the earth, our time, and finances…but I also love to do things that bring beauty and order to our hectic lives and reflect God’s creativity. I will capture as much as I can through photography so you can ‘see’ it as if right here.

Home is where I love to be. We all desire our homes to be safe and clean, full of nurture and beauty (not the impersonal decorator magazine kind), and savory aromas from the kitchen. There is no greater place to incubate souls!

I am as uncomfortable as a size 9 foot in a size 8 shoe…there are so many interesting ideas I want to share; I have no idea where to start. I just think I will let the seasons be much of my guide. Spring and summer-planting, berries, flowers, fresh food. Fall and winter- dehydrating, cooking, decorating, storing. All year round-music and nature! “God ordained the moon to rule the seasons.” Psalm 104:19

The habits of the home in one generation become the morals of society in the next. As William Ross Wallace said: “The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.”

10 May, 1996 Washington Times


Please visit this wonderful blog and let Mrs. Line know how wonderful it is!

Blessings, Tracylea

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sale!!!! At Vision Forum

Vision Forum is having an amazing sale.

Large Family Logistics for $10.80 and Joyfully At Home for $3.60. (Joyfully At Home is only on sale today, 3/28 for that price)

Click here to see what else is on sale, over 400 + items.

I just love a sale!

Blessings, Tracylea

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Let Him Lead




Hello sweet girlfriends. I pray this wonderful spring day is productive and God pleasing for you. This morning I was reading some of my favorite blogs and came across this one at Women Living Well. Mmm, mmm, that Courtney is right on.~!

Give your husband room and time to mature. Pray for his leadership rather than criticize it. Take note when he does do something right. Your husband is in a place of inescapable leadership. That is a tremendous burden to carry. Lighten his load, step back and let your husband lead.~ Women Living Well Blog

Do you have a mental checklist? I sure did. My husband is reserved and quiet by nature and I am loud and demanding, lol. We are complete opposites, as the Lord knew, and therefore our styles of living life are different.

Over the years I have learned, often the hard way, to respect my husbands leadership by using my personality to lighten his load not to cause him burdens. This did not come easy and I don't always do it right. But through much trail and many errors I have learned the the role of leadership in our home is not one I want, nor am equipped, to have. And I praise our Lord for that.

The Lord created us to be different. Your husband was created to be the leader in your home, you were created to be his helpmeet. Do you have a mental list? If you do, pray about it, seek God's word, learn your role and throw the list out. Sit down with you husband and see how you can help him most today. Pray for him, pray for yourself. Praise God for making your husband who he is.

Ladies, let you husband lead, that is what he was created to do.



Blessings, Tracylea

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easy Peasy Table Decorations for Spring

This one you will always see at my home. It is one of my favorites. This is a ball jar kerosene light with a place-mat helper. The light gives a soft warm glow to the room on a cloudy day or in the evening. It makes your room feel so homey!


Easy ideas for spring decorations for your table! This one is a scarf and a canister. Each purchased for a quarter at a rummage sale.


Just a sweet table runner from Target, on clearance for Christmas, and a mason jar with wooden spoons. Less than $3.00 for all three.


A $5.00 flower will brighten any table. This is a bargain tablecloth, a place-mat and a hyacinth. Total for this is $10.00, a bit high for me.

This is a tablecloth and two cake stands topped on each other with the flower just sitting pretty on top. These cake stands are antiques found at antique stores. I have done this for parties and put cupcakes on the plates or even a cake. Food can really make a pretty table decoration!

Just a basic flower and place-mat. This can be done with a nice napkin or piece of cloth.

The easiest one of all. This just makes my kitchen look cherry all by itself, doesn't it look clean too? Wonder what is going on behind the camera, lol? I always open my back blinds but for the pictures had to shut them to help with the picture quality.

I hope you enjoyed a look into my home.

Blessings, Tracylea

Monday, March 21, 2011

Circling The Wagons


circle the wagons :
To take a defensive position; become defensive.

We are circling the wagons at our place this week. What does that involve you ask? Well it sure doesn't meant to be defensive as the above definition shows. But it does mean to defend. Last night DH and I talked about bringing the family in, circling the wagons as such. For the last 6 or so months it seems we are going in 100 different directions, some of them good most of them not so good. We have become busy, short sighted and we are all lacking drive. Our service to the Lord is slowing and we are getting luke warm, and we all know that aint good! Actually I am getting down right discouraged and that just isn't normal for me.

So then what is this circling the wagons all about, you ask? Well we are going to start today with some home cleaning and organizing. I already have a large bag ready for the thrift store. We are going to eat every meal this week at home, make from scratch and made by mom. No more eating out every day, sometimes twice a day. We aren't going to go, just to go, this week, we are staying home. We are going to sit as a family each night and study His word, we will discuss it until we are done, not until something comes up. We are going to spend time as a family and enjoy this wonderful world the Lord has provided. Home is going to be our center, and we are staying there.

The world can come in to our lives in many ways: tv, computer, reading, friends, family, church, work, clubs. This week we are going to take a step back and stop the world from leaking in. We are going to defend our camp, we are going to take a defensive position for our home.

What about you sweet friend, is it time to circle the wagons at your place? Take a look around: are people arguing, is your home out of sorts, are you and dh simply passing in the night, was dinner last night, and the night before and so on fast food? Is your bible getting dusty? Hmmm, might be time.

Blessings, Tracylea

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bible reading for 3/19/11

Isaiah 5:20-21 (King James Version)

20Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Helping or hurting?


John 5:19 (King James Version)

19Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.


My spiritual gift is the gift of encouragement. I am drawn to encourage, lift-up and praise. I cannot help myself. One of the side effects of this gift is the need to help; solve problems, loan money and give time I don't have. Lately I have been reading alot about "helping" others. And I have learned that I need to determine, with prayer, weather I am really helping or getting in God's way. Am I assuming I am the only "one" who can help when I know God is truly the only one to help. He may and can use me, but He is the giver of all help. I must seek His will.

In most situations before I would go ahead and give, and give. But lately I have stepped back and prayed and prayed. Seeking Gods will in these things. And you know what, it is working. I no longer go stumbling in where God is disciplining or helping a person grow. I feel good and encouraged about my helping. All this by simply seeking the Lords will. Easy!

Blessings, Tracylea




Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Facebook break update~~~!


Hello and good day dear sweet friends. I wanted to stop in and give a quick update on my facebook "break". Things are going great. Many thought I had broken it when my last blog showed up, but my blogs automatically post to facebook. So, still going strong. I did want to add a funny, we also are without cable this week. Not a good idea to loose two media sources in one week. But I am doing grand, and feel like I am getting alot more done. Which means...........facebook may be gone for good. Someone suggested that I may want to block facebook from comments, mean and nasty people everywhere. And I think I am going to, if you have the desire to contact me please do here at A Mother's Apron or on my yahoo group A Mother's Apron or via e-mail.



Blessings sweet friends! Tracylea

Monday, March 7, 2011

Facebook

Proverbs 25:28

28He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.


Remember the good old days when you never heard of the word facebook? I used to get it confused with my space and call it myface or spacebook~! Oh the good old days.......... Well this week my dear husband asked me to take a break from Facebook. And it has been hard, really hard. I think I am addicted. But I am doing it (Well not until I caved after 24 hours the first time.) But really it should be ok, right?...Right?....RIGHT????!



We all have our things we really enjoy. Things we just can't live without. But a social media site really should not be one of them. I am embarrassed to admit, even to you dear friends, how often in a day I get on to check things out. I am embarrassed to admit the number of things, INCLUDING COOKIES, that I have burned "playing" on facebook. It is terribly embarrassing to tell you of my total lack of self-control in this area.




Sisters am I preaching to the choir about this? Do you have a little harmless addiction that you could stand to take a break from? Then I want to encourage you to do just that. Ask this one question, "Am I honoring God with my time?"




I think dear husband has it right. This week I am going to step back and see how truly addicted to facebook I am. Can I live a healthy, God honoring life without it. We will see. I imagine I can, but at this point I am that fool in Proverbs 25:28 and have no rule over my own spirit and my city is getting broken down or in our case my cookies are getting burned.

Blessings, Tracylea

(Update: for those of you who see my post via facebook, no I haven't already broken down, this automatically post there!)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Shocking or not


Hello sweet ladies. I pray your day is going right. We are doing our house keeping today, so I thought I would take a little break and stop by.

I don't know how many of you were able to catch the morning news show that "highlighted" a guest who decided to leave her family and walk away from being a mom. I did and I was shocked, not so much by her selfishness, but by the justification and support she is receiving. Have we really come to this in our society? A mother abandoning her God given responsibilities to pursue her own selfish goals, applauded and supported on national television?

You can see the interview at Your Sacred Calling . Mrs. McDonald sums up my thoughts on this situation with more elegance than I can muster at this time.

Ladies, you are given a Biblical mandate in Titus 2:5. A life "description". Varying from this mandate will only cause you shame and unhappiness. Use this lady as an example to remove the plank from our own eye. Do not let society determine your value, let the Lord.


Blessings, Tracylea

Monday, February 28, 2011

Enough Said

James 4:4 (King James Version)

4Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Starting your day right with the minimum


Starting your day with the minimum~!

Just to make things clear sweet sisters, I know the only way to start your day right is to start it with the Lord. So do that, everyday, without a reminder from your sister Tracylea. But today's topic is doing the minimum, just for today, to start your day right. There are three minimum things you need to do each day.

1.) Make your bed the moment you wake up. YES. All the way. Clear everything off and make it neatly. Your bedroom may be a mess, but make the bed. When the littles, or bigs in my case, wake up, have them make their beds too. Nice huh? Next:

2.) Go through your house and open all the curtains and blinds, even in the rooms where there are sleepers. If you live in a warm climate open at least one window. Let the sunshine in, or the clouds for that matter. Next:

3.) Go to your kitchen. Take everything off the kitchen table. EVERYTHING. Put it away, throw it away or find it a home. Next....are you ready.....put on a tablecloth. Yes, I mean it. I know it will get spilled on, it will get messy, do it anyway, just please trust me on this one. If you don't have a tablecloth use a pretty towel, sheet or piece of material, anything that may brighten the room. Look for tablecloths on sale or at the thrift store. At the end of your day, take the table cover off and put in the wash and find one for the next day. I have 10, crazy!!!, but have bought them over the years at less than $5.00 each (on a personal preference note here, I like all cotton ones, not the flannel backed kind, but that is up to you).

Ok, so take a look around. Looks better huh. At least a little~! Try doing this "minimum" for the next week, everyday. Let me know how it worked out. I will pray that this brings about a "minimum" amount of change in your keeping of your home. Ask your husband or children what they think. I imagine it will make a surprising difference.

And sweet friends, back to my original thought. Sisters if you are not meeting with the Lord first thing in the morning, all this will be for nothing. Take a few minutes and seek His will for your day. You won't regret it!@!

Blessings, Tracylea


Today I am linking up with {TITUS 2}SDAYS over at Time-Warp Wife

Monday, February 21, 2011

Laundry Day

Ladies, Monday is laundry day at our house. Is it at yours? Don't be lazy on laundry day, get it all done. Today take the time to read your labels on your softener and detergent. Don't use too much of either, this can be wasteful and bad for your clothing. If you need to start your day earlier, then get up, eat a good breakfast and start. Get the whole gang involved. Let's wash, fold and put away everything by the time our dh gets home. Now get busy.

Proverbs 31:27
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.


For more wonderful advice please read Large Family Logistics: The Art and Science of Managing the Large Family (really any family) by Kim Brenneman



Blessings, Tracylea

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Boasting




Today I heard a most interesting thing. An acquaintance of mine was boasting about something they are doing. Where is concerns me is that the something they were boasting about has caused them to be sinful. I think so, but do they? No, this person isn't one to take sin lightly. But wrapped in the gold bowed package of modern living what they were boasting about is often admired, yet it is sinful. Sisters sin is sin, even in a beautifully wrapped package. So don't boast about it. There is only one thing that the bible says we are to boast on:

Romans 15:17
Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.

But there are many admonishments against boasting:

Jeremiah 23:32
"Behold, I am against those who have prophesied false dreams," declares the LORD, "and related them and led My people astray by their falsehoods and reckless boasting; yet I did not send them or command them, nor do they furnish this people the slightest benefit," declares the LORD.

1 Corinthians 5:6
Your boasting is not good Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough?

And our wonderful bible is pretty clear on what to do with sin:

Romans 7:13
But how can that be? Did the law, which is good, cause my death? Of course not! Sin used what was good to bring about my condemnation to death. So we can see how terrible sin really is. It uses God's good commands for its own evil purposes.

1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

Oh dear sisters, we must always watch our words. For the evil one is only looking for a small crack to come in.

Blessings, Tracylea

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Crown Him

Crown Him With Many Crowns Hymn

Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne.
Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

Crown Him the virgin’s Son, the God incarnate born,
Whose arm those crimson trophies won which now His brow adorn;
Fruit of the mystic rose, as of that rose the stem;
The root whence mercy ever flows, the Babe of Bethlehem.

Crown Him the Son of God, before the worlds began,
And ye who tread where He hath trod, crown Him the Son of Man;
Who every grief hath known that wrings the human breast,
And takes and bears them for His own, that all in Him may rest.

Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed over the grave,
And rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save.
His glories now we sing, Who died, and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.

Crown Him the Lord of peace, Whose power a scepter sways
From pole to pole, that wars may cease, and all be prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end, and round His pierc├Ęd feet
Fair flowers of paradise extend their fragrance ever sweet.

Crown Him the Lord of love, behold His hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his burning eye at mysteries so bright.

Crown Him the Lord of Heaven, enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the King to Whom is given the wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns, as thrones before Him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns, for He is King of all.

Crown Him the Lord of lords, who over all doth reign,
Who once on earth, the incarnate Word, for ransomed sinners slain,
Now lives in realms of light, where saints with angels sing
Their songs before Him day and night, their God, Redeemer, King.

Crown Him the Lord of years, the Potentate of time,
Creator of the rolling spheres, ineffably sublime.
All hail, Redeemer, hail! For Thou has died for me;
Thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.

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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.