Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wise Woman Linkup!

 

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

We would love for you to link up with us---share your posts on  building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Mom's Heart Prayer to Another



I stumbled upon a lovely article yesterday that I wanted to share with you all that I believe will definitely bless you about a mom praying for the mom of her future son or daughter in law. Here is an excerpt:


"If my child marries yours...


I just want you to know that I'm praying for you.



When I'm awake at night - feeding babies, burping babies, giving tylenol to a feverish toddler, covering up chilly toes, tucking green monkeys under little arms - I think of you. Because chances are, you're awake too, doing the same sorts of things. Taking care of tiny children that I already love because they will someday hold the hearts that are beating against my chest tonight.



I'm praying that you'll stand firm against the pressures to overcommit and hyper-schedule, that you'll shut out the voices that tell you you're not doing enough, that your kids aren't doing enough."






Read the rest HERE.










If You Don't Disciple Your Children, Someone Else (Satanists) Will



What is your child learning?

Do you know? Do you care?

 Awhile back I shared in my ebook, True Christian Motherhood,  about the importance about teaching your child all that they need to know in life and actively discipling them.

I also emphasized the fact that if you did not teach them what they needed to know that someone else  would definitely come along and do that for you - people who did not share your same values or faith. It was a warning to all of the harsh reality of parenting, that our time is limited,  and that we needed to be aware - not just taking for granted the responsibility and importance of the discipling and shepherding of our children.

If you are taking this warning lightly, here is just a quick glimpse of the reality of our world today - World magazine has recently covered a story where Satanists are threatening to share their "educational materials" to distribute at a Florida school:


"On Religious Freedom Day in January, faith-based groups have been giving Bibles to public school students in Florida. In response, atheists and agnostics distributed their literature as well, and now The Satanic Temple says it will do the same. 


An activity book prompting kids to color a “study filled with satanic literature” and to connect the dots making an inverted pentagram is one of the items listed under “religious literature for schools” on the group’s website."




This is no joke, folks.

Times have changed and we need to be serious about discipling our children for the Lord.

Read the rest of the story and view the inside of the activity book  HERE.












Thursday, September 25, 2014

Homeschool Wooden Animal Block Project

Since we are a homeschooling family we especially like when Fridays roll around because for us that means Friday Fun Day!

We like to use that day for crafts, projects, or outings--all of which the kids just love. Last week we put together robot, car, and plane kits for the boys and my girls made a special kit of paintable wooden animal blocks.

I chose the animal blocks for them because we planned to give them as a Christmas gift to their new little baby sister Isabella when the holidays roll around. I have been thinking about what kinds of projects we should do and I think it is wiser to get things that can be reused or gifted to someone special once they are done and not just for the sake of "craft day" so that way you get more for your money, time and effort.

Here is a picture of Isabella in case you haven't seen her, she will be seven months when she gets these blocks:




So I picked the Animal Adventure Block Kit at Target. I love wooden anything so I was quickly drawn to these.



What is nice about this kit is that you can paint both sides a different pattern!


So we chose a normal pattern for one side.



And then a colorful pattern for the other side. I think that it is cute because when she gets tired of one side the other is bright and eye catching.





Here they below are about to be packaged and wrapped. The girls were so excited about this project and I am so glad we got a chance to do something special like this. I think that we will plan to make many  more homemade Christmas gifts in the future.







 We hope you enjoyed our Friday Fun Day pictures!




What homemade Christmas gifts or special crafts do you like to make with your children for others?










Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wise Woman Linkup!

 

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

We would love for you to link up with us---share your posts on  building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!


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Monday, September 22, 2014

A Lovely Barn Wedding

I was honored to be able to attend a beautiful barn wedding this past weekend.


I got to capture a couple of pictures with my phone, and although they aren't the highest quality I still wanted to share them with you!

As you can see the inside of the barn was simply and elegantly decorated with white sparkling lights and during the entire ceremony a loud thunderstorm rolled on by, but the happy couple did not seem to mind at all--this was their special day and they were too in love to notice!

I know you can't see the brides dress very clearly but from what I understand they used some material from both the groom's and the brides mother's wedding dresses to make hers.


In one corner of the barn they had it set up with pictures of the bride and groom for all to see.



This is Mackenzie, a sweet gal who attends our church and sister to the bride--she makes a great bridesmaid!


A quick glimpse of her bouquet!



I absolutely loved this idea--they used an antique typewriter as the guest book
 for friends and family to sign in!


How neat is that?



A quick shot of the wedding gift table for you and  they even had a pie table where guests contributed their homemades pies for the special occasion.




The dinner tables were outside on the lawn under a big tent and had little flowers and boxes as centerpieces with the brides and grooms initials on them. I should have turned the little sign around because on the sign it had the names of different kinds of trees so you could see them.


The reason they had that was because you see these little flags above? That is how you would find out what table you were sitting at. You had to find the flag that had you name on it, like the lady above is doing,  and match it to the table.



The party favors were nice too--these were little cans of organic tea with a small bag inside to put them in hot water. I got the Organic Earl Grey Tea and can't wait to try it.  Later that evening they had a speech and dancing but we missed this because we had to leave early. All in all, it was a lovely day and we wish the newlyweds many wonderful blessings as they start their new life together!





I hope you enjoyed our pictures!





Friday, September 19, 2014

Turn Our Eyes Away






"It is ever the Holy Spirit's work

 to turn our eyes away from self

to Jesus,




 but it is Satan's work

to do just the opposite."




-Charles Spurgeon










Thanks for sharing, Pamela!