Sunday, May 15, 2011

Good Morning Girls Summer Reading Club

Welcome! Let’s Get Started!

Welcome to the Summer 2011 Good Morning Girls Session!  Today we begin.
We are at over 1,000 Girls and 122 groups!    If you have not enrolled – please take a minute to click on the message board button and leave your name, city, state and number of girls in your group!  Angela and I are so excited to see what God has planned for our summer together!
Please take 2 minutes to watch the welcome video below!

If you are joining us for our summer reading plan – click here for all the downloadable documents!  And join us this Wednesday for our first Women In The Word Wednesday link-up.  We invite all bloggers who are writing on what they have learned during their quiet times with the GMG’s to link-up with us!  We hope you will consider visiting each other.
Also, if you are on twitter, we encourage you to use the #GoodMorningGirls hashtag.  We’ll be looking for you!
Have a great session everyone and feel free to leave comments below or on our facebook page with any questions you have.  We’ll help you iron out any first week kinks you are having.
 Angela and I are praying for you!  Walk with the King!

Ministry of Motherhood Documents To Download

I can’t believe we are starting Good Morning Girls this coming MONDAY! For those of you who like to get organized, I’ve provided a few documents which will help you prepare for our upcoming Ministry of Motherhood Book Club! All the documents are saved as PDF files. This past winter session we created 3-ringed binders for the James Study that looked something like this:

Today you have the option of 3 DIFFERENT covers for your binder. Please make sure to download the Week 1 S.O.A.P. Print-Out for your binders as well as the Ministry of Motherhood Reading Plan if you haven’t done so already.

Documents To Download
Cover Sheet 1
Cover Sheet 2
Cover Sheet 3
Week 1 S.O.A.P Print-Out
Ministry of Motherhood Reading Plan
(Note: If you would like to put our book club button on your blog please do so! Simply right-click on the image and choose Save As. Then save the image to your computer. Once the image is saved, upload it to your blog and link it to our site.)
On Monday you will start Week 1 of our Ministry of Motherhood Reading Plan. This coming week we will spend time getting use to using the S.O.A.P. method as well as communicating with our group members. Courtney and I have some fun questions you can ask each other in order to get to know everyone in your group a little better. Then the following Monday, May 23rd we will start reading the introduction of Ministry of Motherhood! We CAN’T WAIT to get started with each of you!
Hope you have fun downloading and preparing your Ministry of Motherhood binders this weekend!
For those of you who do not have a group yet don’t worry there is still time! Go to our Message Board located here on our blog and click “If you do not have a group- form groups here.” There you can find other women who are looking to form a group!
As always, please feel free to contact us on our Good Morning Girls Facebook page or on Twitter if you have any questions!
Love God Greatly!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Idolatry In The Christian Home

The title of this blog sounds like an oxymoron and it is as it sounds. But it is a struggle nonetheless. Through a variety of circumstances this week the Lord has opened my eyes to something very real that is often so prevalent in the Christian home. What a struggle it is to balance the life of who you are with what you are.

I am first and foremost a child of God, washed in the blood of the Lamb, reconciled to to the Father by the Great High Priest, Jesus Christ. However, what I do, on a daily basis, is clean, cook, wash and fold clothes, teach grammar, phonics, and any other subject that a kindergartner and first grader might encounter.  I am a wife and a mom. The problem here is that sometimes I put the "what I do" before the "who I am." As wives and mothers it is so easy to worship those we serve instead of the One who we were created to serve. The difficult thing is that there is no compromise, there should be no balancing.

When we put our calling above the One who calls then we are no better than the idolatrous Israelites of the Old Testament that we are so quick to condemn . As homemakers with the demands of life all around us, how do we make Christ the center of our lives? How do we fix our eyes on Jesus without neglecting our calling as keepers of our homes? As fellow believers we are to encourage each other and lift one another up...please, as the Lord leads, I, as well as others that follow this blog, would appreciate any thoughts  that you may have in this area...

How do we combat this?  Is this something that you struggle with?  For too long I have suffered in silence, not wanting to admit with my mouth what I have known to be true in the depths of my heart. 

Sincerely, I would love is this dealt with? 

"Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17

For God's Glory!!!