Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

On my bedside table: Sometimes I don't have a single book apart from my Bible, but now I'm reading several books at the same time: «Mulheres que tiveram um encontro pessoal com Jesus», Wanda de Assumpção; «Maria Adelaide Coelho da Cunha: Doida Não e Não!», Manuela Gonzaga; «Everybody's normal till you get to know them», John Ortberg and «The case for faith», Lee Strobel.
On my TV: Nothing
On the menu for tonight: Soup
On my To Do List: Laundry, ironing, homeschooling, vacuuming...
New Recipe I tried last week: Nothing new
In the craft basket: Nothing
Looking forward to: Next weekend: our church will celebrate its 28th anniversary.
Homemaking Tip for this week: No tips
Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other): She was the most influential woman in my life!, by Sandra
Favorite photo from last week: No photos last week!

Lesson learned the past few days: That when someone hurts you, you should always tell that person what you're feeling because often that person doesn't even know that she has hurt you. I like people to do that with me but sometimes I'm not very good at doing it.
On my Prayer List: My family and all families
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses: Romans 12: 1I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but continually be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is—what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.
3For by the grace given to me I ask every one of you not to think of yourself more highly than you should think, rather to think of yourself with sober judgment on the measure of faith that God has assigned each of you. 4For we have many parts in one body, but these parts do not all have the same function. 5In the same way, even though we are many people, we are one body in the Messiah and individual parts connected to each other. 6We have different gifts based on the grace that was given to us. So if your gift is prophecy, use your gift in proportion to your faith. 7If your gift is serving, devote yourself to serving others. If it is teaching, devote yourself to teaching others. 8If it is encourag­ing, devote yourself to encouraging others. If it is sharing, share generously. If it is leading, lead enthusiastically. If it is helping, help cheerfully.9Your love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10Be devoted to each other with mutual affection. Excel at showing respect for each other. 11Never be lazy in showing such devotion. Be on fire with the Spirit. Serve the Lord. 12Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer. 13Supply the needs of the saints. Extend hospitality to strangers.
14Bless those who persecute you. Keep on blessing them, and never curse them. 15Rejoice with those who are rejoicing. Cry with those who are crying. 16Live in harmony with each other. Do not be arrogant, but associate with humble people. Do not think that you are wiser than you really are.
17Do not pay anyone back evil for evil, but focus your thoughts on what is right in the sight of all people. 18If possible, so far as it depends on you, live in peace with all people. 19Do not take revenge, dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to me. I will pay them back, declares the Lord.” 20But “if your enemy is hungry, feed him. For if he is thirsty, give him a drink. If you do this, you will pile burning coals on his head.” 21Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

2 comments:

Blessings each day said...

Very nice and thoughtful post and it is so sweet to be let into the little details of your life...I enjoyed my visit as always.

blessings,

marcy

Gi said...

Thank you very much for your concern Lara;)
Concerning Romans 12 it so true that we should care about each other, specially with our enemies or the ones that we don't like very much!
God Bless you:)