六月30

欢乐之路

2011年11:42下午由Carolyn Mahaney创作 Filed under圣经中的女性身份|欢乐|母性

-从档案馆套用简短的问答题的第一个宏伟答案:母亲的主要目的是荣耀上帝,永远享受上帝。And isn't it interesting to note,as J.一。帕克在他的新书中指出,, 祈祷上帝的祈祷,这个理论陈述使用了‘end,'不'结束,“因为这两项活动(荣耀和享受上帝)是一体的。”博士。封隔器仍在继续:

上帝的主宰,他所做的一切都是有目的的,是他的荣耀,他使我们在赞美中尊他的名为圣,我们就寻得自己最大的满足和最大的喜乐。submission,和服务。

Christians get so hung up with the pagan idea (very dishonoring to God,顺便说一下,上帝的意志总是令人不快的,so that one is rather a martyr to be doing it,他们一开始几乎没有注意到他们的经历是如何证明基督教生活中的责任和快乐是一致的。但他们做到了!And this will be even clearer in the life to come.把自己献给神圣的上帝的名字作为一个人的生命任务意味着活着,虽然从来没有过快乐的旅程,将越来越成为一条快乐之路。

In other words,当我们继续“卢布配音“我喜欢这个表情!和学习contentment作为上帝荣耀的母亲,caring for our children will increasingly become a joyful experience.这并不意味着这很容易,或者joyride"作为博士Packer says.But if our highest fulfillment is found in worshipping and obeying God,那么做母亲无疑是快乐road."如果这就是上帝所召唤我们的,then there is no other road we would rather be on.

六月29

计划的一部分

2011 at 6:08 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under母性|采用

““Waiting on God不是关于意义18luck外围投注和目的的中止。这是上帝赋予我生命的意义和目的的一部分。等待上帝不会被视为计划中的障碍。Waiting is an essential part of the plan.为了上帝的孩子,等待并不仅仅是我等待结束时会收到什么。18luck外围投注不,等待更有目的性,efficient,and practical than that.Waiting is fundamentally 18luck外围投注about what I'll become as I wait.God is using the wait to do in and through me exactly what He's promised.Through the wait He's changing me.通过等待,他改变了我思想和欲望的结构。通过等待,他让我看到并体验到他和他的王国的新事物。18luck外围投注所有这些都让我变得敏锐,enabling me to be a more useful tool in His redemptive hands"(强调我的)。保罗特里普

六月二十八

我们的收养之旅。二

2011 at 10:52 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under母性|采用

我们仍然等待电话that we are going to be parents again.与此同时,新利18luckIM电竞牛在我们的收养故事中,我会把你带到现在。

对我们来说,收养实际上是一个简单的决定。Once we determined that our desire for more children was from the Lord—but that it wasn't wise for me to give birth to more children—adoption was simply the next step.

在开始祈祷领养的几天内,18luck外围投注several women separately came to us and told us they had been praying for us of late and wondered how they could pray more specifically.Their kindness was yet another reminder of God's personal care for our little,but expanding,家庭。

我们继续向家人和教会的密友寻求建议,他们都非常支持我们,并为我们寻求领养而兴奋。But once we had decided to adopt,there were a whole host of other decisions to be made: domestic or international,代理或私人,boy or girl,infant or toddler or school age child?So we widened our circle of counselors,新利18app苹果下载contacting friends near and far who had adopted or who had some connection to adoption.

珍妮尔首先提出了收养接近杰克和托里年龄的孩子的想法,我们越想,我们就越兴奋。18luck外围投注Having all our kids close in age would allow us to do things together as a family instead of our attention being divided between older and younger children.

As we asked around,one particular international adoption agency kept coming up.每个人都有美好的事情要说他们对上帝的爱,18luck外围投注孤儿之心,and commitment to integrity.我们认为这是我们的合适代理。

On a getaway for our tenth anniversary we got the first of what we hope will be several more happy phone calls: we had been accepted by the agency and were beginning our adoption journey.We couldn't have received a better anniversary gift.

When we reviewed the countries available through this adoption agency,我们首先认为,特别是一个亚洲国家是最合适的,但几个月后,我们发现有一些实际障碍,特别是不能同时收养两个大一点的孩子。新利18luckIM电竞牛Our 新利18app苹果下载contact at the adoption agency confirmed what we had already begun to think,我们应该祈祷转向埃塞俄比亚。18luck外围投注“Take the weekend to pray"she encouraged us.

在上帝的仁慈上帝的保佑下,我们已经邀请了好朋友来吃午饭,以及他们最近从埃塞俄比亚收养的四个孩子。When we planned the lunch,我们不知道我们会考虑改变国家。但上帝知道。

我们朋友的明智建议,它们的美丽,快乐的,children only served to increase our faith and desire.家庭的大力支持进一步鼓励和肯定。我们申请了埃塞俄比亚项目,and began the paper-chase.

So that brings us to the present.等待。I sit each morning in my blue chair to meet with God and I see our family picture on the wall across the room.I try to imagine two new faces there.上帝愿意,很快。

六月二十七

吉尔塔克链接

2011年下午7:21,Nicole Whitacre Filed under圣经中的女性身份

听到爸爸在学校的最后一节课上讲道Resolved conference今晚太平洋标准时间下午7点。或收听录制的音频解决问题

Kevin Deyoung在他的文章中为基督教徒提供了如何就中学问题(比如私立、公立或家庭学校)相互交流的建议。18luck外围投注“完全疯了。”“

Watch大卫·鲍利森对一个女人问题的圣经般温柔的回答:作为一个基督徒女人,how do I think rightly 18luck外围投注about recurrent miscarriages?““

六月二十四

Friday Favorites

2011 at 11:40 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney Filed under圣经中的女性身份|书评和音乐评论

与天使摔跤:爱情故事,残疾,以及恩典的教训

Greg Lucas

摔跤

“我不想读这本书。我知道这些泪痕斑斑,但充满希望的书页会把我挤出我的舒适区,让我振作起来。C.S.刘易斯写道他自相矛盾地爱着The Lord of the Rings因为它“伤了他的心”——格雷格·卢卡斯的写作对我也是如此。And it's for that reason that I heartily commend this book—especially for dads.This is just the book many of us need to taste afresh the goodness of God and the grace of the gospel even as we long for the day when this broken world will be made right."“-贾斯汀·泰勒