So my children just woke up and they haven't presented me with a parenting delemma to blog about yet and hopefully there isn't one in the near future. Ther are a few things that I want to share, and as much as I'd like to combine them, I think I'll just stick with one. Are you ready for pictures?? Hope so!
Saturday, April 28th we celebrated the end of our Purity Study with our youth group girls!! It was a really sweet way to end the journey, which really isn't the end, but just the beginning. We had a "PuriTEA" (thanks to my friend Angie for that name)
Who can have a tea party without beautiful tea cups?
I feared that we wouldn't have enough food. Did I need to fear? The challenge: to not fear what the Lord has for us, even though it may require hard lines to be drawn and hard decisions to be made....He always prepares more than enough for us, if we wait <3
From top left to right
Kelli, Emily, Me, Tanya Martie
Angie and Briana
Living a life of purity is not just about remaining sexually pure until marriage. (although that was a very strong point that ran through the study) It is something that needs to encompass our entire life. The lesson isn't just for teenagers, it's for all of us, from the youngest of young to the oldest of old. Purity in thought, speech and deed. When Christ is our filter, everything comes out Pure. What areas could you use a pure cleansing in? Do you harbor ill thoughts towards certain situations or people? Do you have a "dirty mouth"? What words roll across your lips, are they words that curse or bless? Do you take the things that God intends to be perfect and pure and muddy them up with ideals that world offers? All of these things and more can be given over to Him, He will cleanse you from the inside out. Don't wait any longer.....run to Him and recieve the gifts that He has prepared for you <3