Ephesians 5:33b: And the wife should respect her husband.
Respect is his primary need, his deepest desire.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Finer Things Friday

I’ve joined a new (to me) blog hop today called “Finer Things Friday”.   The instructions are simple.  The question to be answered is “What Finer Things are you celebrating this week?”

I finally got the ingredients to make homemade ice cream with my brand new Tupperware Quick Chef last Saturday!  I used one cup very cold heavy whipping cream; one cup of frozen Dole® Mixed Berries w/Pomegranate; 3 tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.  Then cranked by hand for about one minute and VOILA; awesome, decadent, delightful dessert.  I later revised the recipe and used yogurt with active cultures rather than heavy cream.  Tart and sweet and OH So FINE!

I took a 5 mile walk in 55 degree air one morning this week.  SO fine!

I connected with my daughter, my big brother and my uncle this week.   Connecting with family is always a fine thing.

I was inspired to create a new card this week titled Synergy.   That got my mother and me to talking (what doesn’t?) of how women deceive themselves into feeling minimized rather than empowered by  becoming submissive. 

We were talking about the photograph on the Synergy card that shows two gears, one larger, which we likened to the husband, and one smaller, which we likened to the wife.  We considered how the movement of the smaller gear causing the reaction of the larger would easily power the entire mechanism.  Hmmm?  The smaller motivates and moves the larger that, in turn, then powers the whole thing.  

We marveled at the failure of women to recognize the full measure of their own worth as the smaller, submissive or “weaker” sex.   It is a much finer thing to consider the true worth of fulfilling the role that God defined for us as women.

Speaking of fulfilling the role and the rules that God defines for me, as a human.  Personal obedience has been a struggle all of my life.  (Wow!  You too?  Must be a human thing.)  I came across a blog post by Mark Gungor entitled "Christians Think Too Much" and found clarity concerning obedience, submission and following the commandments of God.   

"Here is a news flash for you: God loves you but doesn’t give a rat’s butt what you think. He is not sitting up in heaven taking a poll on the public opinion here on Earth trying to decide if he should alter his rules based on what you or anyone else thinks.

Mark Gungor is a pretty awesome Christian pastor/comedian.  I have often thought those things - but never had the nerve to say them.  He just blurts ‘em right out there.

"God is actually God and he has thoughts, ways and standards that are His and His alone. He tells us in scripture what to do and how to behave, and your opinion on it is irrelevant. I don’t even care what I think because it simply doesn’t matter."

When I say it out loud I emphasize the word “what” with a devil-may-care nose-in-the-air stare.  I don't care what I think on the matter of obedience, because it simply doesn't matter.  Finer words have never been uttered.

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Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Amen! Connecting with family is definitely a finer thing as is obedience to Christ. :D

Sjn said...

Nice to meet you and thanks for the honor of being my 100th follower!

Mommy2Four said...

Hi there! Thanks for commenting on my blog! I figured I'd better answer your questions here!

I don't have a dslr yet (I'm working on it!) I have a super zoom though, which has threads that allow me to use adapter lenses and filters. So...to get those super, extra close up Macro shots, I put my camera in Automatic Focus - Marco mode, and then use stackable Marco filters (10X, 4X, 2X, and 1X) It is VERY difficult to focus....very small margin of error, But, it leads to some extremely close up shots! The toy car, and the other shots were taken with only the 10X filter on.

Thanks so much for all your kinda words! I really like your post, and what you had to say about being submissive. It took me a long time to get it out of my head that submissive = being a doormat. Love the quote about God not polling us to get our opinions too....really great post!

Lisa♥H said...

Hi Sharon! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I'm so glad that you love the "Daily Boxer Brief!" I love sharing pics of my sweet boy.
And if that gets more people to my blog & they get to learn a little bit about Christ then I'm super excited!!!
Be blessed my sweet friend!!

Jenny said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really like your post. I will definately be back to your blog!

Can I get an Amen?