Monday, April 16, 2012

Journal Entry [Poem]

abide
Chelsea Mills | Apr 15, 2012

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"I in You, and You in Me,"
Jesus to the Father said. 
Leaving heaven willingly
He was welcomed by a manger bed. 

"I in You, and You in Me,"
Jesus to the Father said. 
Though bound by flesh, while abiding free,
Better did Son know than any scholar had. 

"I in You, and You in Me,"
Jesus to the Father said. 
All of God in all of man, saw we,
Yet nothing on His own He did. 

"I in You, and You in Me,"
Jesus to the Father said. 
"For kingdom and the glory
I know what must be had."

"I in You, and You in Me,"
Jesus to the Father said. 
"Depraved man I will bring
To abide with the God-head."

"I in You, and You in Me,"
Jesus to the Father said. 
"Such a price to redeem 
A people who may not be led."

"I in You, and You in Me,"
Jesus to the Father wept. 
Surrendering oneness upon Gethsemane. 
The promise would be kept. 

"Why hast Thou forsaken  Me?"
Jesus to the Father cried. 
"Man's sin has separated Him from Me."
And without His Life, He died. 

"I in You, and You in Me,"
Jesus to the Father said. 
Rising up in victory,
The Spirit now could be sent. 

"I in You, and You in Me,"
Jesus to the Father said. 
Now I can live as I was meant. 
The Trinity invites, "Abide in Me."



Monday, April 2, 2012

I've been thinking...

Lately I have been thinking about:

- Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
- Hope Chests
- The Lost Arts of Dinner Parties, Sewing, and Gardening (to name a few)
- Homeschooling and Classic Literature
- Preparing to be a Wife (not because there is someone pursuing me but because its a good employment in singleness -- part of doing him good all my days!)
- Living in the Country
- Raising Children
- Dressing with Elegance and Modesty (and some ladies, and gents too, who did/do it well!)
- Keeping House
- Learning from the Christian Men and Women of the Past
- Nobility and Dignity

Pinterest


Ladies, what do you think? Does the idea of keeping a house and entertaining and raising children on a farm the way it used to be sound refreshing or dreary to you? What women in history have inspired you as examples of godly femininity?
Gentlemen, if you've dropped by for a visit, what are your thoughts? Who are the men in history whose godly manhood inspires you to greater heights?
Feel free to offer suggestions for good books, etc if you'd like. Erika, I'd love to pick your brain! :)

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