No, Not One

  1 John 1:8-10 (ESV) “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from al...

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A Woman, A Homemaker

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” ESV

As I get ready to write in my blog, I remember simple words that won a homemaker a contest back in the 50's and still rings true today...Contest question: what would you do if you were President? She wrote (I wish I knew her name...this is from memory of what my mom told me, not verbatim):

"If I were President of the United States, I would administer to the office as a housewife to her home...throw out what is not usable, mend what is broken, and do the best with what I have!"

I've never been one of those "women's libbers". No, I'm not "a woman, hear me roar" from the 70's! However, I do believe in equal rights in the workplace for men and women doing the same job. If a woman believes it's necessary to work outside the home, that's fine. Although, it did appear during the 1950's and 60's when women stayed home as homemakers, life seemed better for most families. I know I liked it that my mom was there when I came home from school.

When I remarried, I tried to work part-time when my son was in school, but couldn't find a part-time job with the right hours or one where I would be off during the summer. Of course, when I was a single mom, I needed to work full-time and was fortunate enough to have my parents oversee the care of my son.

Back to the issue of a president, I think a president should be a man and have his wife be someone who is complementary to him, much like Rosalynn Carter was to Jimmy and Nancy Reagan to Ronald. Recently, I lost my head and made comments about our current president, it had nothing to do with politics (republican, democrat, or independent). I just wish things in life were like the words in this essay, maybe once they were. Striving to stay in a positive mind set about life and the world around me is very difficult! 

Maybe a woman who's a great homemaker is what this country needs as president. What do you think?

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A Ladies Gift Exchange Coming Up?

Romans 15:13 (NIV) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Wondering what to give someone in your C...

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What is Your Drive in Life?

Colossians 3:4 (Contemporary English Version) “Christ gives meaning to your life, and when he appears, you will also appear with him in glory.” What is it about an automobile that people seem to have ...

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The Beginning: A Vision Board Worthy

Psalms 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well.” In a few Hallmark movies, they featured a “memory board” or “vision board”. A...

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Accessorize Life

Proverbs 31:30 “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting: but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”Isn’t it true that some women seem to have it all, no matter what their age? They got style...

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In Every Season

Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Well, the leaves have turned beautiful shades of orange, red and yellow. It’s a beautiful season, ...

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Friday Afternoons with Carolyn

Proverbs 27 9 "Oil and perfume make the heart glad; so a man's counsel is sweet to his friend." (NASV) Sweet friendships refresh the soul and awaken our hearts with joy, for good friends are like the ...

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Life Lessons

What’s in a title? Surely, Lynn or I have written about this subject, “Life Lessons”. Looking back on our devotional titles, it looks like we danced around it, but never had a devotion titled “Life Le...

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It Is Really Not About the Numbers

Matthew 18:12 NIV “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?” Are aud...

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God Confident

Matthew 19:26 “…with God all things are possible.” Lynn has been under the weather the last few Mondays. But the writing continues. It's times like these we need to fill in for one another and call on...

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Friends Who Are There for Me

Yeah, I’ve been fortunate to have friends who encourage me. I also enjoy the writings of an encourager Liz Curtis Higgs. On Facebook Liz has a podcast, “Grace Every Monday” which I enjoy very much. Yo...

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My Thoughts About Book

Lynn Berna and I have a devotional coloring book available online at Amazon. We placed some of our devotions here from the Blog and added some new ones. We hope that you take the opportunity to purcha...

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God Will Handle It

All these scriptures shared help me with my sinful nature. I pray that God directs me so I try not to repeat. Romans 7:16 “For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do no...

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Time for a Spiritual Checkup

“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know tha...

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FLAME Continues to Spread

Here is the story of Kailas and Jay Chinta and the Ark ministries / FLAME (Family Life And Marriage Enrichment Institute) India Ephesians 6:18 NKJV  "praying always with all prayer and ...

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Getting Reacquainted

"For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfil...

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Life After 70...Just Fly Away

Psalms 90:10  The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. I read somewhere that life afte...

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Following the Rules

It’s been said one needs to follow the rules. If one breaks the rules, there are consequences. Recently, I broke the rule of trying to regain my old cell phone after the 14-day deadline for exchanging...

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For the Love of God

       1 John 4:16 “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” I love commercial jingles ...

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