Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I have been listening to a fabulous series on modesty at www.reviveourhearts.com

Nancy Leigh DeMoss is doing a beautiful job of conveying the truth that modesty starts first in our hearts and then overflows into the visible way that we dress. She is not just laying out a dress code but is addressing the heart attitude behind how we dress. She is challenging christian women to evaluate the message their clothing is sending to those around them. She read this the other day. It was written by an anonymous man to try to help christian women understand how important modesty is in helping our brothers to not fall into sin. It is called The Sin of Bathsheba: One Man's Appeal.

“Your brethren in Christ may be weak, and the devil does all he can do to weaken them further. They’re forced to live in a world where they are continually bombarded with sights, which are designed by the enemy of their souls to weaken their morals and destroy their purity of heart, and must Christian women help the devil to do his work? Must they make themselves a temptation to their brethren, even in the congregation of God?

“Oh that you women could understand the fierce and bitter conflict in the souls of your brethren when you arouse their desires by the careless display of your feminine beauty. Never again would you plead for your right to dress as you please.

The fact is you have no such right. You have no right to destroy by your careless dress, the brother for whom Christ died. “You were bought with a price and are not your own” (see 1 Corinthians 6:20).

You are duty bound to glorify God in your body, to clothe that body not as you will but as God wills, and a little love for the souls of your brethren would remove forever from your heart the desire to dress as you please.”

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Whole Family on Easter

To add to my last post here is a picture of our whole family including my brother and his wife and my parents. We are all standing inside the new building where my dad is the pastor of Fellowship Bible Church. My dad moved our family to Houston when I was eight and a half years old. I have watched him and my mom faithfully serve the Lord all these years. The whole time the church has either met in our home, rented rental spaces, or met in schools, etc. The Lord has blessed these many years of labor in ministry and provided for a beautiful new building. I am so happy for them!

"I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad." - Psalm 34:1-2

Easter Sunday

Here is a picture of us right before we left for church on Easter Sunday. We ended up going to my parent's church and meeting my brother and his wife there. It was a planned surprise that we all show up and surprise my parents. It was our first time to see the new church building that Fellowship Bible Church just moved into. We were so happy to see the way the Lord has blessed the church with a beautiful facility after many years of meeting in rented spaces. It was good to see family and see how the Lord is blessing and growing Fellowship Bible Church.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Strawberry Picking Time!

Who is that cute boy in the red cap? It is hard to believe, but our one and only son is seven years old now!!! How can seven years go by so fast?

We had the opportunity to take a family field trip to King's Orchard on Good Friday. The kids had a blast picking juicy, red strawberries.

It was fun to walk the long rows between the patches of strawberries.

Abbie Joy even joined in on the fun. We were supposed to wait until we purchased to eat any, but I must admit Abigail could not help herself. I did catch her take a bite out of one!

Here we are at the end of the row ready to go eat our picnic lunch. This was a really great family outing.