Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hello and Welcome!

It's a Blog Party!
Hello, and Welcome! What is a way back woman? Well, when I think of the term I think of Caroline Ingals (little house on the prairie). Who was Caroline Ingals? She was a strong woman. She stayed home and raised her kids. She cooked all the family meals. She watched over the kids school work. She did the wash. She even took up a job now and then to help the family out in hard times. She adored, respected and supported her husband at all times. And she was always there when you needed her. Really reminds me of a Proverbs 31 kinda gal. That's my kinda woman! This is who I strive to be. To serve my family and the Lord.
In our world today, There is a desire for titles, money, and material things. There is depression, crime and lack of morals. In this scary world, I want to be like Carolyn Ingals to my husband and kids. The Mom who is always there for her kids. Who is always ready to listen, and always ready to help. The wife who supports, respects and loves her husband unconditionally. Standing by him at all times, letting him be the head of the household and me the strength behind him. The woman who makes her household a warm and welcoming place.  Who makes her family a strong community. A family who works together, and respects one another and lives a Godly life. I'm not worried any longer about titles or status. About feminists and what societies ideas of a woman have become. I want to be who the Lord designed me to be. Who I am meant to be, and where it feels good to be! To fulfill my true calling. It may not be your calling, or her calling. We all have different callings. But it is my destiny. I have known this for many years!
You know what is a feminist in my opinion? A woman strong enough to choose to stay home, if she can. A woman confident enough to raise her children all day, every day. To make sure they turn out to be good, strong people that she can be proud of. To do the necessary chores at the house to make it a warm, safe haven for her family to come home to. To be in isolation most of her day cleaning and cooking. To give up this over rated title and status in the world to be the backbone of her family unit. The strength the holds up the family.To be the most important, sought after person in the house. To be the support to her husband. The woman behind the man. THAT my fellow women is a feminist to me. Let's take back our role as housewife and stay at home Mom with pride! Let's know we are raising well adjusted, happy children. Let's know our husbands are happy at home! Let's serve our family so that it flourishes. Let's serve the Lord, and teach our kids to live by his laws and word! Let's build a strong and moral generation of kids. We need to turn this broken world of ours around!

Proverbs 31
10 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

16 comments:

  1. Great post. I am here from the Blog Party going on.

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  2. Beautiful post. I love that passage! Blog Party on! :)

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  3. Stopping from the UBP '11! What a wonderful introduction! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  4. It's been fun to meet you. Thank you for sharing about your vision for your family. It was an encouragement to me.

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  5. Stopping by from the blog party! It is so nice to meet you!

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  6. Stopping by from the UBP and it is great to meet you :-)

    joy & blessings,
    Alida

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  7. Dropping in for the party!! Looks like you've got it off to a wonderful start!! Though I may never get there, the Proverbs 31 woman is who I long to be!! Can't wait to read more insight from you!

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  8. Hi,
    I love this post! I'm single, but hope and pray to be the kind of wife and mom you described...someday. In the meantime I like what you said,
    "I'm not worried any longer about titles or status. About feminists and what societies ideas of a woman have become. I want to be who the Lord designed me to be. Who I am meant to be, and where it feels good to be! To fulfill my true calling."
    Thanks,
    Stefanie

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  9. Hello and nice to meet you all! This is the first time I saw anything like this (the blog party). What a great idea! I can't wait to check out all your blogs as well!

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  10. Stopping by from the UBP! Such a great and true post. I love being home and know that this is what I have been called to do. I am now following you and am looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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  11. I'm following you now, visiting for the party!

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  12. Lovely to meet you and your blog through UPB. This is my first year and I am finding many wonderful blogs, like yours.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    Gg - Notes on the Journey # 269

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  13. Dropping by to say "Hi"!
    Blessings,
    Char from UBP #372
    http://1epicmom.com/2011/04/07/ultimate-blog-party-2011/

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  14. I’m a new follower from UBP11. I just wanted to say hello.

    Lisa
    www.LisaBlogs.com

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  15. great post!!! i appreciate that you stand firm on biblical principles and write in an engaging way, looking forward to reading more!

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  16. Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP – trying to visit all on the link for Christian blogs by the end of the day (I've not been going straight down the list…but I'm now on my last round!). I'm #73 (Being Made New – http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com). I LOVE your definition of a feminist; after recovering from being society's definition of that, I am now all about what you describe. :^)I hope you might be able to pop in at my place sometime soon.

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