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A Psalm for the Lord’s Day

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salm 15

Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

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A Psalm for the Lord’s Day

My favorite bible.

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salm 14

1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

2The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

3They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

4Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

5There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

6Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.

7Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

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A Psalm for the Lord’s Day

My favorite bible.

Psalm 13

How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

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Bless your man this weekend!

“The “virtuous Woman” will study to do her husband good, and to avoid doing him harm, all the days of her life. She will be inventive, ingenious, and laborious to promote his comfort, his health, and his interest; will smooth by her sweet words his brow, when wrinkled with care; hush the sigh that misfortune extorts from his bosom; will answer with gentleness the sharp words that in moments of irritation drop from his lips, and will do all this, not by fits and starts when in congenial moods, but continually….

By the happiness which she imparts to him at their own fireside she sends him abroad, not with a downcast look, as if he had left a heavy trouble at home, or carried it everywhere with him; but with a cheerful countenance, as though he had just come from the scene and seat of his chief earthly bliss…”

Dear sisters, may you study and seek to fill your homes with the sweet aroma of love to your husbands this weekend!

Female Piety—The Young Woman’s Guide Through Life to Immortality   John Angell James, (1785—1859)

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10 ways we can prepare for the Lord’s Day


Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.

We have all learned this verse possibly since childhood when we memorized the Ten Commandments. But, how much thought do we give to the Lord’s Day in our homes? Since it is our Lord’s day, and not our own day it should cause us to rethink how we spend it.
This would include adequate preparation for that high day of the week!

“If a prince were to come to your house, what preparation would you make for his entertainment! You would sweep the house, wash the floor, adorn the room with the richest tapestry and hangings, that there might be something suitable to the state and dignity of so great a person. On the blessed Sabbath, God intends to have sweet communion with you; he seems to say to you, as Christ to Zacchaeus, ‘Make haste and come down, for this day I must abide at thy house.’ Luke 19: 5. Now, what preparation should you make for entertaining this King of glory? When Saturday evening approaches, sound a retreat; call your minds off from the world and summon your thoughts together, to think of the great work of the approaching day. Purge out all unclean affections, which may indispose you for the work of the Sabbath. Evening preparation will be like the tuning of an instrument, it will fit the heart better for the duties of the ensuing Sabbath.”

– Thomas Watson, The Ten Commandments

Here are a few practical suggestions for Saturday evening preparations for the Lord’s day…

1. Saturday night baths
This might go without saying but most children by the end of a busy Saturday have enough grime on them to look like something the cat dragged in. Sending them into the tub for a quick dip does amazing things to bring them back to the beautiful little children that they are.

2. Lay out clothes for the morning
If you can do everything from the outfits, belts, shoes, socks it makes the next morning so much easier!

3. Iron any clothes and shine any shoes that need it.

4. Check or pack your church bag (with your Bible’s notebooks, etc).

5. If you carry a diaper bag, refill and get it ready as well.

6.  Prepare your main meal for tomorrow. We eat at church and all share what we bring, so usually our dish is chicken that has cooked all night to be savory by the next day.

7. Set your table for breakfast the next morning. Last week we were so rushed that we had yogurt in paper cups and bagels for the children to eat on the way. If you have a long drive, this might be an option as well.

8. Tidy up at least the main areas of the house. Everyone feels better with a straightened up house. Set the tone for the day by having it as orderly as possible. When all our children were little, every Sat. night after the children went to bed, dh and I went through the house like bulldozers doing massive cleanup! Now that our children are getting older, they can all pitch in and it is so much easier.

9. End the day with family worship. If you know what your pastor will be preaching on, it is a blessing to read that passage and have some family discussion on it. You will be amazed at how your children will pick up things the next day. Sometimes our children will look at us knowingly during a sermon remembering what we talked about in that passage.

10. Go to bed at a decent time. This is one of our biggest downfalls. We tend to push it too late and are sleepy the next day. But, we cannot bring the Lord our leftovers.

Does our family practice everyone of these? No.  And some weeks we do better than others. We are constantly seeking to be sanctified as a family, just like you. But, even employing a few of these things will be a step towards the right keeping of the best day of the week!

So how do you prepare in your home?

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Happy Mother’s Day!


Many people have said to me ‘What a pity you had such a big family to raise. Think of the novels and the short stories and the poems you never had time to write because of that.’ And I looked at my children and I said ‘These are my poems. These are my short stories.” Olga Masters

Cornelia, the mother of the Gracchi, once entertained a woman from Campania at her house. Since the woman made a great show of her jewels, which were among the most beautiful of the time, Cornelia detained her conversation until her children came home from school. Then, pointing to her children, she said, ‘These are my jewels’.” Valerius Maximus

How blessed my husband and I have been to have our wonderful mothers. Happy Mothers Day to you both…
And Happy Mothers Day to all of you Mamas!

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Are We Loving Ourselves or Our Children?

‘Parents who love themselves more than they love their children are not parenting the way God intends. How you spend your money, how you discipline your children, and how you use your time all reveal whether you make sacrifices for your children or offer them up as sacrifices for yourself’ P. Ryken

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