Monday, August 31, 2009

Notes on Ephesians 1

So, I a verse that 'stuck out' to me is verses 4-6,
Ephesians chapter 1
4.Before the creation of the world, He chose us through Christ to be holy and perfect in His presence.
5.Because of His love He had already decided to adopt us through Jesus Christ. He freely chose to do this that the kindness He had given us in His dear Son would be praised and given glory.

I was reading other translations and the Gods Word Translation seemed to me the easiest to understand. :-P In a different translation it said that it was predestined. He choose me, and you. Will you accept his invitation, or decline, to do your own fleshly desires?
Some people give into the worldly temptations, which could be doing, what you want and what you want only.

So leave a comment and tell me what 'stuck out' to you in that chapter. :-)

Dedicated Daughter,

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bad Manners are closer then you think...

Here is a quote taken from Tea Party Girl

If you ever break bread with others outside of your immediate family, it is possible you have been offended by others’ table manners, or they have been offended by yours. In the age of eating in the car, while standing up, and on the couch one might argue table manners are obsolete. But this is far from the case. Do you think about your table manners when you eat with others? In restaurants, when we have to share close proximity with other tables, are we aware of how we act affecting those around us?

Let’s face it, eating with someone is an intimate act. And there’s ways to make the act more attractive and less attractive. Which category do you fall in?

Here’s a list of six bad manners that are incredibly common. Do you recognize yourself or your loved ones in this list?

1. Drinking before finishing the bite in one’s mouth.
2. Putting food in or taking the silverware out with the inside curve of the utensil instead of the outside curve.
3. Placing personal items on the table such as keys, cell phone, or purse.
4. Touching your head or face while eating.
5. Talking about your food preferences (likes or dislikes) during the meal.
6. Leaning on the table with your various body parts, including arms, elbows, or chest.

The majority of the above bad manners involve issues of hygiene. After all, imagine accepting the bread basket from the person who just ran their hand through their hair or itched their ear? And most likely, that purse set on the table was just on the car floor.

Other table manners involve how we appear to the ones having to watch us eat. When we wash our food down with our water or chew with our mouth open, it means we are oblivious to the person sitting across from us. Remember, the purpose of etiquette is for the respect of others, showing we are aware of those we are with over ourselves.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Join an on-line Bible study of Ephesians

I'm going to start a quick and easy bible study on Ephesians Monday, August 31 st.
Sometime after you read your chapter, come and leave a comment on my blog saying what stuck out to you in that chapter, or a verse you liked.
Dedicated Daughter,


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I thought I'd tell you..

The reasons for this blog is to:

Honor God and my parents.

Encourage other girls.

To start a book/bible study.

Stay connected.

Improve my writing. (BTW my mom just bought a new writing program I'm SO excited!!)

Share my favorite books.

All right, dose everyone like my background? If not I can easily change it. Plus I like to change it often. :D

(I ask that because I'm not sure if I like it!)

Here are links to other templates I like.

Button Tree link:

Earth laughs with flowers link:

Sweet springs link:

Leave a comment and I will pick the one everyone likes the most!

Dedicated Daughter...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Art of Breadmaking Giveaway

Hello Everyone!
Just wanted to let you know that
Jenna is having a giveaway for "Homestead Blessings: The Art of Breadmaking" DVD by Franklin Springs. Go over to her blog and check it out!

Dedicated Daughter...

My new blog!