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I Have A Voice- Guest Post

Today I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap. You’ll find me posting over at  Impress Your Kids about teaching our children the art of hospitality and I’m excited to welcome Jasmine from Far Above Rubies to A Mothers Heritage:

There is no subject in the Bible that we should take more seriously than the mouth. It has the power to bring blessings or destruction – not only to our lives, but the lives of many others (Proverbs 18:21).
Our mouth gives expression to what we think, feel, and want, but it does not always communicate according to God’s word.
A woman can do a great deal of harm or a great deal of good according to the use she makes of her tongue.

5 Biblical Principles for Communication:

Lovingly
A woman can speak in various languages, and that with the greatest elegance and fluency, and it would neither profit nor delight if she is void of holy love. (1 Cor. 13).
Softly
A right cause is better pleaded with meekness than with passion. Peace in our home can be kept by soft words. When husbands, children, and friends are provoked, speak gently to them, and give them good words, and they will be pacified (Proverbs 15:1).
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
God’s women have reason to rejoice, and to sing for joy. We are to sing and to make melody in our hearts, not only with our voices, but with inward affection.  A thankful heart turns away a complaining spirit. Our inward joy shines forth outwardly in conduct and attitude promoting God’s glory.
We are appointed to sing psalms for the expression of our thankfulness to God (Eph 5:19).
Fountain of Life
If a woman is filled with God’s word, then she is able to inject others with life giving words. How industrious a woman is by communicating her goodness. A woman’s mouth, the outlet of her mind, is a well of life; it is a constant spring, quenching the thirst of the weary.
Submissively
Sara’s expression in calling her husband, Abraham, lord was one of submission and servitude; showing him reverence and acknowledging his superiority over her. And all this though she was declared a princess by God from heaven, by the change of her name (I Peter 3:6).

We must understand that true power and beauty comes in our willingness to submit to God-given authority. There is no greater feminine virtue than a woman who chooses to come under a husband in submission to a glorious and all knowing God.

Have a blessed day building up your families.

Jasmine is the author and writer of Far Above Rubies, a ministry dedicated to promoting biblical womanhood.
You are welcome to join her on Facebook and Twitter.

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My Cup Runneth Over

the day is rainy and drizzly

gray clouds, dreary skies

the house has clutter all around

paper, pens, books, toys

I hear children whining

the calling of “mama” swirls around me hitting me from all sides

multitasking takes on a new meaning as I try and handle many things at once

“watch you do cartwheels?” sure

“help you with math?” sure

“bandage your sliced open finger? of course

…and don’t forget the baby’s diaper

I hear bickering and am the referee…again.

my head swirls

I am so fatigued…

where do I look?

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121: 1-4

where will I choose to look?

within or upward?

when I look upward I see…

signs of learning and vibrant life everywhere

sweet, beautiful children loving their mama so much they want to be with her

one brother making the other brother a gift as a surprise, which results in smiles and hugs

a daughter that shames me by her humble diligence in her daily tasks

sweet kisses, muddy toes, precious noises of joyful activity

siblings that can’t wait to have their turn holding and caring for their newborn brother

and the conclusion is undeniable–

truly, my cup runneth over

today, dear sister you have fresh mercies filling your cup

may you have a blessed day!

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16 Years!

On this day, 16 years ago, two lovers and best friends were married. We have had a journey that has been specially designed by the Lord for us. We have had sweet love, tears, struggles, trials, but just as many memories, blessings, joys and laughter together. The Lord has made us more humble, wiser, older, and much richer. He has enlarged our tent and now we have gone from a home of two, to a home of 9. Thank you Lord for your blessing. I love you, Steven!  I am so privileged to journey through life together with you.  I love being your wife!

This picture speaks for itself…

Taken during our courtship…to read our story go to my courtship tab at the top of the page.

Taken last winter while I was still pregnant and my husband still had his manly beard!

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