Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Good Wife

I thought this was so neat. Taken from a news article from the 1950's this tells about what they thought being a good wife was. I retyped it so it was readable. I really enjoyed it and though I don't think everyone needs to do all the recommended I think it is worth looking at to prepare for our husbands even in 2008 where women give little thought to how the please their husband. I mean can you imagine this being in a newspaper today? It's so sad how far America had come in only 50 years. Hope you enjoy.

1. Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.

2. Prepare yourself. Take 15 minuets to rest so you’ll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He had just been with a lot of work-weary people.

3. Be gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.

4. Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.

5. Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper, etc and then run a dust cloth over the tables.

6. Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he had reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.

7. Prepare the children. Take a few minuets to wash the children’s hands and faces (if they are small), comb their hair and, if necessary, change their clothes. They are treasures and he would like to see them playing the part. Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer, or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.

8. Be happy to see him.

9. Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.

10. Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first – remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.

11. Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax.

12. Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquility where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.

13. Don’t greet him with complaints and problems.

14. Don’t complain if he’s late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as a minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.

15. Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready fro him.

16. Arrange his pillows and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in low, soothing and pleasant voice.

17. Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with truthfulness. You have no right to question him.

18. A good wife always knows her place.

Monday, October 20, 2008

D- Now

This weekend we had a youth event called D-Now or (disciple now) We got to go to host homes, our house was one for girls. We had teaching, games, and went to a couple's house in our church and cleaned their yard. The teaching was about sharing your faith and was really good. The college group is the one who set everything up for us and I want to say a big thank you.

one of my best friends Hannah and my sister Naomi at the work sight. I love the gloves in their back pockets.

all three of us

this is a shot of our group. It might be hard to tell but my sister and I are in the back. She had sunglasses and my head is turned sideways.

this was our band. They led us in some cools songs. Thank you.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

His Number by Janet Carlton

I can't remember where but my sister and I found this poem on another blog and loved it so much I wanted to share it. It's words are so sweet and such a dear promise to girls who commit their future to God's hands.

While waiting
As a bride-to-be
I heard God firmly speak to me
To cast aside the world’s device
And become a living sacrifice
Namely, that my womb should bear
The ones He planned to cradle there
And that no humanistic creed
Should limit my fertility.
Oh, how I wrestled with that word-
So unusual,
So absurd!
Could God?
Would God take control?
And what would His requirements hold?
After much debate and doubt
I threw my own decisions out;
If God can measure earth and sea,
Can He not chart a family?
And if He names and numbers stars
Then in His book is each of ours.
We therefore gave to Him the right
To build the house and take the charge.
A mother now
With nine on hand
By faith and grace I have no plan
But cast aside the things that kill
To let His number be fulfilled.

Monday, October 6, 2008

My Papa

Check out my dad's blog. His newest post is about casting a vision for the next ten years of your life. It's for youth and teens. Tell him what you think! I promised him readers.


First time TAGGED!
I got tagged for the very first time by Maiden of Purity.

1. Link to the person(s) who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag sixish people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know he or she has been tagged.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up

Ok...I know I have six random things about myself!

1. i am terrified of heights
2. i only like ice cream with stuff like nuts, cookie dough, chocolate chips, it.
3. as a child i ran after any creature that moved from dogs to frogs(that is no longer true.)
4. my favorite tv show is 'i love lucy.'
5. i hate playing the piano but love the flute
6. i get very bad grades in algebra

now here is who i tagged...

Jarrod (not that he will answer. he is my youth pastor)

i don't really have anyone else but here it goes.