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Saturday, May 10, 2008

May 10, 2008

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WELCOME TO CAFE CHAT

Café Chat is The Internet Café's weekly meme! On Saturday of every week there will be a new open ended question for us to chat about and your objective is to write a response to the question of the week and then post it on your blog! The question for this week is below.

"What is the greatest lesson you learned from your mother or a mom like figure in your life?"

If you are participating this week, leave your link~we'd love to see what you are 'chatting' about!



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11 Comments:

Blogger IRENE said...

I am glad to join your believing community. God bless you.

May 10, 2008 at 4:35 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

This is such a great Saturday idea! Thank you!

Becki
BlogMommas.com

May 10, 2008 at 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Christy said...

Happy to be doing a non-homeschool meme ;)

May 10, 2008 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

I really love this meme.

May 10, 2008 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Mae said...

I am enjoying reading your post.

May 10, 2008 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Mark & Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

These meme -s are encouraging me to blog more! Thank you. And I love reading others' responses. Happy Mother's Day to All Moms!

May 10, 2008 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I love this...it was the perfect opportunity to honor my mother who reads my blog!

May 10, 2008 at 7:44 PM  
Anonymous annie said...

This was a great question.

May 10, 2008 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger skoots1mom said...

My Granny lived alone the last 35 years of her life; my Papa died at 52yo. Throughout the remainder of her life when I would visit her, she would talk throughout the day and evening with Jesus. He met her every need and was such comfort to her in her loneliness, but it made me realize He does want relationship with us in ALL things, big and small. He helped her decide what pie to take to a sick neighbor, what time to get her laundry done so she had more time later in the evening for her choir practice with her Cokesbury hymnal. I remember hearing her talking over conversations with Him prior to having to say some of the "difficult" things to friends if they were struggling with decisions. I have the precious memories of her "whispering with Jesus" and hearing her loving prayers at bedtime. I saw her faith every time I was with her and am so blessed to have had her in my life. I miss you, Granny! : ) (Now I'm whispering, too!)

May 11, 2008 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Raine said...

i have just finished answering this meme. i so love this site! :)

May 17, 2008 at 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Robin @ Heart of Wisdom said...

Recently my grandmother was on her deathbed unable to lift her head or speak. She could not drink, eat, or even take an IV. I watched her spiral downhill quickly. I prayed. She slowly began to take small sips of water. Each day she took a little more. Within a week she was sitting up talking, laughing, and reading her Bible. It was a miracle.

It was powerful lesson for me I have thought of daily since.

Her lack of nutrition was completely responsible for her physical weakness. If we did not take the time to encourage her to sip water she would be dead. Our spiritual walk is the same. I have seen it over and over in my life and watched it in my children’s lives. When I fail to take in spiritual nutrition, DAILY Bread, I walk in my flesh, I am too weak to battle the fiery darts, I am too weak to take every thought captive. But when I take the time to read God’s powerful Word I get strength (stronger than a locomotive) and wisdom. It is only though this essential two-way communication—prayer and Bible study—that we build our relationship with God. And only then do we get the strength my walk in His ways, resist temptations, and gain the wisdom to make the right choices that will affect our entire lives (and our children’s and grand children’s lives).

Are you “run ragged” with urgent matters? When all else is hectic and you feel tempted to put aside Bible study recognize this as a signal (A LOUD ALARM, think of it like recognizing hunger pain as a signal to eat) to you to realize it is TIME for Bible study and prayer–time is limited–it is like a bandwith. Use it well. “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful” (1 Corinthians4:2). If you were to die right now, could you say, “I didn’t neglect the most important things in my life”?

Max Anders said, “It matters to God how we use our time. It is something which He has given us. We don’t own it. We are responsible to manage it for Him. It doesn’t mean we must always work. Part of our time should be used in recreation and rest, the development and enjoyment of relationships. But we must be aware of how we use our
time, and use it wisely” (”30 Days to Understanding the Bible”).

In our flesh, we think phonics, spelling, math, or history is the most important accomplishment of the homeschool day. When in reality, it is Jesus, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Paul that will teach our children far greater things than any thing in any public school text book. Don’t allow the world or satan to take away the correct perspective.

This note is my encouraging you to take sips and don’t stop drinking. Make time to read your Bible daily. To borrow Nike’s slogan, “Just Do It!”

June 2, 2008 at 11:15 PM  

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