That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” - Titus 2:4,5
Lord, My child barks...is that ok? Our dog Nikitta is Aaliyah's best friend. Whatever Niki is doing, Alliyah HAS to do...and I do mean everything. When I take the dog out to "do her business" Ally follows right behind her and when the dog squats, Aaliyah squats. You get the picture. When Daddy comes home, Niki is on the alert and she goes to the window and starts wagging her tail and barking; then Alliyah goes to the window and starts barking (she tried the wagging her tail; but wasn't too successful). Above is a picture of Niki and Alliyah relaxing. In case you were wondering, Niki is pretty patient with Aaliyah. The only things that seem to bother Niki about Alliyah is when she is to close when she does her "solid business" and when she takes her bone and starts to chew it (we try to keep them separated when Niki has her bone because the best dog is still a dog at best!). I asked the Lord about this. I didn't think it was too healthy for a child to think she is a dog; but He said it was ok. When number two FINALLY does show up Aaliyah will have a new friend and I think we all will be glad...including Niki!>
Well...no baby yet. I am patiently waiting to meet this little one. My husband thinks it will be some time next week, which is when I am due; but I was so convinced that he or she would come early. We have everything prepared and the Lord willing I will have a water birth. My wonderful midwife dropped the tub by our place last week and my hubby set it up for me. (I will post pictures of the setup when I remember to bring my camera!) I am really excited about becoming a mommy again and I REALLY can't wait to find out if I will be the mother of two princesses or a princess and a prince. With Aaliyah I woke up on the day she was due at four in the morning and started cleaning the carpets in our house, then I scrubbed the couches, then I walked three miles...finally my contractions started and she was born at two the following morning. Maybe I should go find something to do instead of blogging and this little one would come!
I. Hebrews 4:12, 13
The word of God shows us what is in our heart, and sometimes what is in the heart of others we deal with.
II. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
a. doctrine: truth, instruction
b. reproof: what is wrong, chiding
c. correction: chastise, how to get it right
d. instruction in righteousness: how to keep it right
III. Psalm 119:11, 16, 42, 50
a. Keeps us from sin
b. our defense 1 Tim. 5:14
c. our encouragement
reproach: to rail, chide, taunt, insult, disgrace, scorn - Ps. 119:161-165
d. our comfort
This is just a little nugget that I enjoyed and am preparing to share with our ladies.