Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Role of women Part 2

Part 2 sees the history of women.  Over the years, what is viewed commonly as the role of women has changed as cultures and countries have changed.

Bible times/several thousand years ago:
Women were viewed as inferior to men.  A son was desired, not a daughter.  Now, it's not that women were looked at as slaves.  They were still highly regarded by their husbands and children (Proverbs 31:28).  They were the silent warriors for the family.  They receive little credit but were some of the greatest people in our history. 

Medieval Times:
Women were still inferior to men, but some became queens or well known individuals such as Joan of Arc or Jane Shore.

Civil War era:
These women were considered gems and something every man held close in his home.  Their roles however varied depending on their life situation.  Women down south were treated like queens but did very little.  Women out west/in any pioneer land worked right along side their husbands clearing land and creating a new life for their families.  Up north, well it was a little bit of everything. :)

This is where women began working outside of the homes, since many of the men were gone and the ladies needed an income and jobs were available all over. 

Women are generally looked at as strong and work outside of the home.  Though much money is raised, very few children are.

Note:  This was/is not an exact case for every individual.  Just an overall view.

Because of these changes in views and culture, many of the roles change constantly.  Yet the bible still holds true today and we will be looking at verses on these roles next.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Here are some edited photos I took last night of some roses that my dad bought my mom and posted them on facebook this morning. :)

For those who are waiting......

For those who are keeping themselves pure for marriage......

For those who are fighting.......
And for those who have a wonderful relationship.....

......Have a wonderfully amazing valentines day!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Role of Women Part 1

So you are probably all thinking that I have once again procrastinated and am dropping the whole Role of Women topic again. :)  You are all wrong. :D  I have just been very busy with my Ag Issues team.  Remember THIS post about our team?  I was praying for rain?  Well let's just say last night was our district competition and we pulled out with a victory unanimous from the judges.  It was the most amazing night with my wonderful team EVER!

Our topic is:
Food Safety; What Changes With New Legislation

Anyway...getting serious.  
I will start at the beginning.  In Genesis.  

Genesis 1:27 - So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female  created he them. 

Genesis 2:20-25 - "And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."
Several thousand years ago God created this world.  We don't know when or why exactly.  Have any of you ever wondered if there was another world before us?  God has been around literally forever.  Maybe we're not the first world He created.  Perhaps we were the first one that sinned.  Or, maybe there are more worlds now!  We don't know any of this.  Someday that's one of those first questions I'm going to ask when I get to heaven.  I think when we get there someday, we will see how foolish we were here on earth.  

Back to the role of women however......

So God created Man in his image.  Then He created woman.  Why?  Because there was no help meet for the man.  A helper, someone who was capable of standing beside him, helping him, and encouraging him.  This was not a slave, nor was it a person who would oversee the man.  She was a help meet.  

So in the beginning, "the man was not of the woman, but the woman of the man.  Neither was the man created for the woman:  but the woman for the man."  (1 Corinthians  11:8-9)

Christ's humble servant,

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The role of women....I want to hear from YOU!

So I am finally going to address the topic of the role of women.  Remember me saying I was going to do this a LONG time ago?  Like last spring I think it was.  Then something called summer came to my door and I got busy.  :D 

So now I actually have some time and I am going to go forward with this topic.  I'm hoping to get some good interaction here because this is a topic which is high controversial in our world today.  For right now, I want everyone to do some homework.  Please post some verse references that you would like to see me address related to this topic and post any questions you have.  I am hoping to start this topic sometime this week. :) 

Looking forward to hearing from everyone!!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Me w/ Straight Hair

Have you ever wondered what I look like with straight hair?  lol

Well this is it. :D


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Living for Jesus

Last night my family and I watched a movie called "Letters to God" which was based on a true story.  If you haven't watched it yet, you must.

A brief summary of the movie:

A young boy of about 10 years old has a rare form of brain cancer but has tremendous faith in God.  Every day he puts a letter addressed to God in the mailbox.  Within a short amount of time, most of the people in the community knew about these letters to God.  Young Tyler's life was a testimony of faith.  Though he died, everyone who had known him became a better person for it and grew closer to God.

This got me thinking.  Here is a young boy who changed his world by just spreading God's love.  He was an advocate for Christ.  He had cancer, was a weak in body and yet changed the world.  Am I, a simple young girl doing the same?  I am even healthy!  I should be.

In conclusion, I was encouraged to look around me and  be an advocate for Christ and help change my world.  Whether it be making cookies for a neighbor, helping make dinner, read a book to a sibling, or encouraging others to come to Christ.

Let us live for Jesus!