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~Elsie, The Poor Fiddler Girl~
Oct 13, 2010
"Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise-- "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."
Did you just sigh? This is one of those verses that sometimes we would rather just ignore, right? Well, we can't do that. This is part of God's Word, and all of God's Word is important. Plus, this is the first commandment with a promise! The first four commandments don't have promises (that's just the way it is), but when we get to this one, God tells us that if we follow this, that we will enjoy life. Why is that? For one thing, if we obey our parents, life at home will be a lot more pleasing! They will be happier, thus we will be happier. It might not be fun to clean our room, or fold the laundry, but we can do these things with a happy heart because we know that doing them not only pleases our parents, but pleases God too!
Honoring our father and mother is more than just doing what they say. It also means that we don't talk bad about them to our friends, or yell at them. We need to remember that our words are powerful, and God only wants us to say things that are beneficial to those around us (Eph. 4:29). We also need to remember that we are to be content in every circumstance (Phi. 4:11), and always willing to go the extra mile (Matt. 5:41).
Do you honor your parents with your actions, words, and heart?
Today, work at honoring your parents. Don't talk back, do what they say, and smile at them. Pray for them that they can be the parents that God wants them to be (and if they aren't believers, pray for their salvation!). Try to something today that you know will make your parents happy without them having to tell you.
Father God, thank you for my parents. Thank you that they work so hard for me, help me to honor them. Help me to love them. Please bless them and help them to be the parents that you want them to be. Help me to respect them, and be a blessing to them. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Oct 12, 2010
Miss Sarah is a very sweet-spirited young lady, whom plays the fiddle (one of our things in common:), and loves knitting. I do not recall how I stumbled upon her blog; however, I am very grateful I did. It is such a blessing to visit her!
Grace: What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
Miss Sarah: Well, My mom actually started up our family blog five years ago. She would post every once in a while, and then when my sister and I got old enough to post things, we joined in. I believe mom started the blog to keep far away family members updated on what ‘the herd’ was up to. (living on a cattle ranch, we lovingly call our family ‘the herd’)
Grace: What is perhaps your favourite thing about blogging?
Miss Sarah: Well, I absolutely LOVE comments!! They definitely make my day. J I like being able to share my thoughts about different things and get feedback from readers. It is always nice to see what other Christian young ladies are doing and what their thoughts are on different subjects. I also like putting up different kinds of back grounds and making the blog something that is pretty.
Grace: What are readers most likely to find at your blog?
Miss Sarah: Readers will find a wide range of things. Cattle ranching up dates, sewing posts, thoughts on different things from the Bible, pictures, and lots of humorous stories of what goes on at the ranch.
Grace: One word that would describe your personality and why?
Miss Sarah: Well, as one friend described me once “Bubbly”. I love to laugh-and if you have never heard or believed the saying “laughter is the best medicine”, well it is! I hardly get sick.. lol! I love to live life to it’s fullest and to God’s glory. I am very outgoing and love to meet new people and make new friends. (And don't say creative cause we have too many of those. Just teasing, you can say whatever you want:) (ha, I didn’t say creative!!! Lol!!! Yeah, you have gotten lots of those!)
Grace: Give us a little insight into your life.
Miss Sarah: Well, let’s see…. I am the second eldest daughter, and sister to three fun loving siblings; one older sister and two younger brothers. We live on a ranch with my wonderful parents whom God has totally blessed me with. I don’t know what I would do without them! I am finishing up my last year of high school with my favorite teacher, being my dear mom. Ranch life has it’s ups and downs, but we have learned to grow closer to each other. You will usually find me hanging out with one of my siblings laughing, talking, and just enjoying the great out doors.
Grace:What are some of your interests/hobbies?
Miss Sarah: I love sewing, cooking, baking, crafting, spending time with little kid friends of mine, spending time with my family and friends, laughing, riding horses, riding cows, and doing different competitions with my brothers (as in, seeing who can run the fastest- I always lose now…-, or who can go hand over hand across the high pole-I always lose at that one too..-, etc, etc.)
Grace: Tell us a bit about your walk with Christ.
Miss Sarah: I have had an amazing experience in my walk with the Lord. He has blessed me with so much grace and mercy that I do not deserve. When I was younger, maybe 7, I gave my life to Christ. Being little, I didn’t really understand much about the responsibility to that commitment. In fact, I think I wanted to become a Christian so that I could have the yummy communion- hey, I liked grape juice. ;-) Since then I have changed a lot, I hope! A couple years after, when I was 9-10, my sister and I were left home alone while mom did grocery shopping. This was nothing really new, as we were both old enough to kind of take care of our selves. In the part of the country where I live, we get lots of wind. It is pretty dry and dusty here, too. Well, on this particular day, the wind was blowing really hard and had picked up a wall of dirt on the other side of the road. The dirt around the house was so thick at times that you couldn’t see to the end of the yard! Well, I was alone, my sister being in the shower, and was scared to death that our house would blow away. I tried calling mom, but the line wouldn’t go through. Finally, I had to resort to praying. This thought had never occurred to me much. I prayed before meals and that was it. It wasn’t like I was in rebellion, but I certainly wasn’t developing in my relationship. I prayed that God would make the wind stop. As I was praying, I was watching the big wall of dirt. It is building higher! I prayed even harder and suddenly… the wind stopped. The wall of dirt came down and I was awed beyond anything, as you can imagine. Since that time, I have really developed a wonderful relationship with my Lord and Savior. I hope to continue to grow in Him as He teaches me new things. I am always so excited (well, on most days!) to learn new things from Him. Often times the lessons are painful ones, but I know that He knows best for me and will help me to reach whatever point I need to get to. Thanks so much for interviewing me, Sweet Grace!!!
Dearest Sarah, It was my pleasure to interview you! You are such a sweet girl, and I am very thankful for our friendship. May the Lord bless you and all that are dear to your heart.
Oct 8, 2010