Kids of the King

My life as a kid of the King


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Something I’ve been thinking about.

I went to a children’s ministry conference a few months ago. It was the second year I’ve attended and it did not disappoint! So many different things were spoken about (it was awesome!) but one thing that was mentioned has been rolling around in my head for the last week or so. 

I need to be the parent to my children – that I want them to be to theirs.

I need to be the woman – that I want my daughter to become to be.

I need to be the wife to my husband – that I want my son to marry and my daughter to be.

I need to be the leader in my community and church – that I want my children to become.

I NEED to be the christian – that I want my children to be!

There are so many influences on our kids that are NOT OKAY! There are so many people and other things telling. and showing our kids what they need to become, how they need to think and what their value is. THAT’S MY JOB!

I want my children to become the best possible versions of themselves. I want my children to be amazing spouses and in turn HAVE amazing spouses, but how will they know unless I try to be the best wife I can be? How will my daughter learn to love herself, to love Jesus and show love to others unless she is shown it everyday by me? How will my children know what is possible for those who honour and love the Lord – unless I am stepping out in faith and going there myself?

So this is more than a challenge for myself, it is a life change. Join me if you want – or don’t, it’s up to you.

Be the change you want to see in the world. Be the change you want your family to follow.

“but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity”

1 Timothy 4:12

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

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New Girls Quotes!

For those of you who love Zooey Deshanels show “New Girl” here are some LOL quotes for you:

Jess: “That’s where I live, and those are my friends, and that wasn’t even the first stabbing this month. Russell, my life is just as important as your life, and if you want to get with me, you have to get with my friends. And that is a Spice Girls song”

 

Nick: “Russell, hey. I can show around, I can show you our world. Way up here, it’s crystal-clear.”
Jess: “Nick, you’re doing Aladdin.”
Nick: “Again?”

Nick: “They don’t know what Saved by the Bell is and they’ve never felt pain.”

Nick: “I want to sit at that desk and veto a law. You smell that? It smells like leather, Teddy Roosevelt, and wistfulness.”

Jess: What’s going on? Why is the cast of The Social Network in our apartment?

Nick: “Where are you guys? Could I have walked out to the mountains? When does a hill become a mountain? I’m so cold” ~ (FYI I cry-laughed at this scene!)

Nick: “He smells of strong coffee and going to see a man about a horse”

Schmidt: “I’m gonna go take a shower with Nick’s bar soap like a common ranch hand.”

Jess [to Nick]: “Are you sure you’re okay? You’re walking like a Disney witch. Let me drive you to your doctor.”

Jess: “I saw Nick’s pipi. And his bubbles”

Nick: “I could pretend to be more like you, Jess, and live on a sparkly rainbow and drive a unicorn around and just sing all the time”


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Charlie Brown… Quotes.

I love quotes, I love Charlie Brown (Snoopy most of all!!) Here are some quotes from our favorite “optimistic” cartoon boy!

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any love letters . . . I could be their leader.

 

Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, “Why me?”, then a voice answers “Nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.


If I stand here, I can see the Little Red Haired girl when she comes out of her house… Of course, if she sees me peeking around this tree, she’ll think I’m the dumbest person in the world… But if I don’t peek around the tree, I’ll never see her… Which means I probably AM the dumbest person in the world… which explains why I’m standing in a batch of poison oak.

It always looks darkest just before it gets totally black.

And last but not least

Good grief


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What is love?

I just watched the movie “Paperheart” where the main charactor dosn’t beleive Love is real, or that she can feel that emotion. It was a neat movie because it was a documentry and fictional story meshed together. Well.. it got me thinking about love. Here are some famous quotes about LOVE:

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts

Charles Dickens

Love never claims, it ever gives.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

Emily Bronte

“When you are in Love you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.”

Dr Seuss

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 3:16-17

 


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Florence Nightingale

I have been reading a book called “Compassion – A call to take action” by James and Michal Ann Goll. It is part of their “Women on the front line series. It is amazing! One of the chapters is about Florence Nightingale. Most people have heard of Florence Nightingale. But I doubt they know how awesome of a woman she was. I sure didn’t know. I didn’t even know she was a christian! Here is a little back story.

She was born to a wealthy english family. She was well-bred, attractive, educated and was expected to marry early and well. In 1837 she heard the Lord call her to ministry. She felt the Lord wanted her to help others. So without the support of her family, she served wherever and whomever she could. She turned down many suitors (even one who she loved) and would study health books instead to going to parties. In her time, the act of nursing was done by prostitutes, drunks and others, NOT women of Florence’s status. In 1844 she was convinced that her call was to help the sick and become a nurse. She had some health issues and was sent to Egypt to recuperate. While she was there she wrote many journal entries about her encounters with God.

From there she went to school to learn all she could about the health professions. Women nurses were not openly accepted, even at hospitals, but she pressed on and made so many life-saving changes to hospital protocols. In 1854 she volunteered to nurse in a Turkish hospital during the Crimean war. She wrote that the conditions were appalling. There were sick, dying and dead everywhere! They were dirty, unfed and had no access to clean water! No wonder more men were dying of disease than of their war injuries! Florence changed so much (not without opposition from the doctors, who still didn’t want them there) She used her own money to buy clean gowns, socks, blankets, utensils, plates and more. She and the other nurses scrubbed to wards, washed and fed the men, read them letters and books and even looked after their families by ensuring their wages were sent to them. She worked herself into exhaustion and illness in the most appalling and disgusting conditions. There are so many things I could write about her! She changed so much in the health profession that we benefit from today.

When she returned home after the war, she was asked about her service in the war, and about longevity, her reply was this:

“It matters little provided we spend our lives to God, whether like our blessed Lord’s they are concluded in three and thirty years, or whether they are prolonged to old age”

She lived until she was 90 years old! And most of her life she was quite ill. She truly loved the Lord and served Him in every way that she could. She believed that everyone needed to set apart times to pray, that was her strength. She is an inspiration to everyone on how we need to be. Put ourselves aside and answer the call. This is the quote that inspired me to write this post:

“Life is a hard fight, a struggle, a wrestling with the Principle of Evil, hand to hand, foot to foot. Every inch of the way must be disputed. The night is given to us to take breath, to pray, to drink deep at the fountain of power. The day, to use the strength which has been given to us, to go forth to work with it till the evening” 

 

 


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Quotes from Audrey Hepburn

Has anyone ever asked you the question “if you could meet anyone, alive or dead – who would it be?” ? Well I think my answer would be Audrey Hepburn …. and Snoopy of course.  So I thought that since I focused on her fashion in my last post, I would blog about some of my favourite quotes from Audrey:

If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.

Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

So who would you want to meet?