Friday, June 28, 2013

BIG NEWS

So I have huge news. I just got a position at Best Buy as a Microsoft Specialist. I'm uber excited about this position. This is huge for our family because this is a position I want, that I hope to retain for a while. The awesome thing about this position is that I will be trained in store and out of store by a corporate trainer. I will also become certified in pretty much everything Microsoft, which I think will help in some capacity in the long run.

And YES, we will still be homeschooling. Our children will just alternate between mommy and daddy this school year. My only concern is seeing how they will react to me working because before, they were not okay with me working.

I will still be posting and reviewing books. As a matter of a fact...I just got an awesome leadership bible (NIV) in the mail to review. Be on the lookout!




So quick word:
In this generation we seem to be so ill prepared for life. Many of us don't take our jobs seriously as parents. Many of us don't know how to. And many a times, that's not your fault. You won't know a thing unless you are taught.
I read a blog today by a sister in Christ and she addressed something, the beginning of a series, that's very important. The Titus 2 woman. Many of us know the Proverbs 31 woman, she's what so many of us aspire to be, she's perfection. Yet not so many of us are acquainted with the Titus 2 woman, who goes back and helps the next woman "get it together." 

Titus 2:3-5

New International Version (NIV)
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.


The Titus 2 woman is aware that her godly advice and guidance is needed and she seeks to give it generously. Mrs. Rich, addresses the fact that so many of us are misguided, as we don't quite have the best counsel. We don't anyone who has an active relationship with the Lord advising us, pushing us to get closer in our walk with the Lord. As women, it is important that whether you are married or not, that you receive this level of guidance. As a wife, it is imperative that you receive this guidance. I wouldn't say over emphasize this because then you become too focused on just this one area of life. But place just enough emphasis so that the the necessary learning takes place.

This is important to me because I didn't get this prior to getting married. I kind of learned as I went along, taking time to study the bible and connect with a couple different wives on Twitter (Mrs. Rich, being one of them) who are excellent examples and give great advice. But more than that they reverence God with their lives and in everything they do. 

I will leave this warning though: Don't take advice from just anyone. Look at their life. Look at the fruit they are producing. I.e. a single person cannot give me marital advice. There is a reason they are still single. Another example taking finance advice from a person in debt or bankrupt. The point is not to judge them but to see for yourself if they take the advice they dish out. To see if the knowledge they have works for them because if it don't, if is not of God, you need to move on to godly counsel.

Check out Mrs. Rich's blog for this new series as well as her other posts. She lives what she blogs.


 
 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Quick Update

Sorry I have not been blogging as much. There has been so much going on, I will share some of it at a later date (when I'm more comfortable). One thing I can tell you is that, Kaylee finished Kindergarten with a 96% and she starts First Grade in August. So we are excited about that. Caleb is starting to add new words to his vocabulary and we have plans to start working with him this fall. {Insert koolaid smile}

I am still reviewing books and will have a new review posting in a couple days.

For the summer break, there won't be much schooling, however Kaylee is reading a few times a week, trying to bump that up to every single day. On top of that we bought a reading workbook, so she can work on reading but also writing. There is a workbook I saw in Target that I want to purchase, its about $10, it has worksheets for all subjects in it. I'd like to use it for the summer months to keep her up to date for when class starts back in August.

Currently, I am taking it one day at time. I had a job working outside of the home however, I'm off until July and I honestly wish I could find something working from home to help out with our family finances but still be able to take care of my own children.

I just finished a study on the book of Titus and I think I will do one on the books of Timothy and maybe Colossians. I also have been going through Divine Design: True Woman 101 an 8 week study on biblical womanhood.

 
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What bible studies have you done or plan on doing this summer??

Love to you all!

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