Friday, 13 July 2012

Faithful Friday~Home Life

Sorry I haven't been posting very much. My grandparents came here on Sunday and they stay till Tuesday or Wednesday.
 Faithful Fridays is a day where christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, a bible study that you are working thourgh or anything that God has put on your heart to share. You can go to Joy's blog Doodle Bug to get the rules and picture.
 My mom and I are going thourgh a bible study called Beautiful Girlhood by Mabel Hale. We are also working through the companion guide by Shelley Noonan and Kimberly Zach. You can listen to Beautiful Girlhood on Books Should Be Free and read it on Timeless Truths.
 Today I learned about home life. I learned about...
  • Obeying your father and mother
  • Spending more time with your father
  • And being a better sibling
Here are some ideas about the stuff above.
Spending time with your father: Well for me my dad changed jobs and he will be hauling grain. And a bunch of the days he is only gone for a couple of hours and sometimes I can go with him. Or if your dad is just going to town ask if you can go with him.
Being a better sibling: Well for me I have 2 little annoying brothers and I get mad at them right away after they did something to annoy me. So I have to learn how to be patient with them. And probably if I am kinder to them, they will be kinder to me.

Here are some bible verses about the 3 things above.

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”
Ephesians 6:1-3

Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;
My ears You have opened.
Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.
Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart.”

Psalms 40:6-8

P.S. My mom and I didn't agree with this whole chapter, so I didn't post all of it.
Home Life
Beautiful Girlhood by Mabel Hale, chapter 18

“Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all

A girl and her father should be good comrades. Too often this is not the case, but they live lives entirely apart from each other in interest and enjoyment. This is not always altogether the girl’s fault, but it is a condition she can remedy to a great extent by a little thoughtful kindness. Father very often has been too busy to keep acquainted with his growing daughters, and finds them rather out of his range. They seem as much strangers to him as are their young friends whom he meets in the home. He thinks they do not care to have him about, and takes himself off to his room or chair or on the porch and leaves them to themselves. One girl who found herself thus a stranger to her father formed the habit of going to meet him each evening she could get off. She was either at the corner, or, at least at the door when he came, and when she could she was at his office, so that they might have the whole way home together. It was only a little while until this homecoming was the happiest part of both their days, and many loving confidences were exchanged, which would never have been possible without her first step. Another family had the “father’s hour,” as they called it, the first hour after supper, and both he and the others planned their day to have this hour together. Fathers do like to be counted in. Any girl who will speak disrespectfully either to or of her father is lacking in one of the first principles of real womanhood. She should always remember that Father has the right to direct her life, to say what she shall and shall not do, to forbid her to go anywhere that is not proper. His word to her should be final. His approval to her should mean much.
One of the sweetest places a young girl may have in any home is that of big sister. What a field of happiness and usefulness is open to the girl with little brothers and sisters! They are ready to look up to her as a guide and a pattern in everything. If she manages rightly, she can have unlimited influence with them.
Have you seen her, the ideal big sister? She is ever ready to kiss away the bumps and bruises of little heads and hearts, she knows just how to mend broken dolls and balls, she likes to pop corn and make candy for little people to eat, she knows such wonderful stories to tell or read, she will pick up and put out of sight those evidences of childish neglect that might bring little people into trouble, she understands and is a companion for everyone of them. Yes, many homes have just such older daughters as that.
The girl who is learning day by day to be a good daughter at home and a good sister to the young children, is also learning day by day how to make in time a good wife and a good mother. She is getting ready for the greatest work a woman can do. It was a woman who had given her life for a noble and far-reaching work, and who had never married, who when commended for the much that she had accomplished said, “I would give it all for a pair of baby hands.” There is no work so good for any woman as making a good, true home for somebody. Every truly beautiful character is at its best at home. Let us never neglect the home life.

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful post, Rebekah! Thank you for participating! :)

    God bless you!
    Joy :)

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    1. Thank you Joy!!!
      God bless,
      Rebekah

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  2. Rebekah,

    Thank you for participating in Faithful Friday! I really enjoyed your post. (I'm Joy's mom).

    It's so refreshing to see young ladies desiring to live their lives in a way pleasing to the Lord. This sounds like a very wise Bible Study. We have gone through Beautiful Girlhood by Karen Andreola.

    There was alot of wisdom in your words.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Ms. Tammy

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    1. Thank you Ms. Tammy! I love to participate! Joy had a wonderful idea to start Faithful Fridays.
      God bless,
      Rebekah

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  3. Rebekah, you are a wonderful older sister and you do have lot's of patience for your little brothers. I have seen how good you are with them.
    I took the time to get to know my Dad better a long time ago, just like Joy suggests and it made such a wonderful difference to our relationship. I know you always find ways to get that special time with your Dad to.

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    1. Thank you Grandma!
      God bless,
      Rebekah

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God bless,
Rebekah