Monday, April 30, 2012

Feminine Appeal

Titus 2:   1 But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. 2 Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.

      3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, 4 so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands,

 Why does God ask older women to teach "good" things to younger women?  So young women will be happy? So young women will be successful? So young women will earn lots of money. 

No. Actually these verses have nothing to do with being happy but everything to do with pleasing God, to bringing Glory to God.

Titus 2:5 continues, " so that the word of God will not be dishonored". That is why.

Titus 2:10 continues, " .....that they will adorn the Doctrine of God    

What does it mean to adorn the doctrine of God? Can we make Jesus more beautiful than he already is? 

In the book Feminine Appeal, Carolyn Mahaney writes:

     " To "adorn" means to put something beautiful or attractive on display - like placing a flawless gemstone in a setting that uniquely shows off its brilliance. The gospel is like the most valuable of jewels. It is the pearl of great price. 
      Make no mistake, by adorning the gospel, we are not enhancing or improving it. The gospel cannot be improved! But by cultivating the feminine qualities listed in Titus 2, we can present the gospel as attractive, impressive, and pleasing to a watching world."

To make attractive the teaching that God save sinners.

Is there anything more worth living for?

All to Him I Owe


When God Writes Your Love Story

Saturday, April 28, 2012

$60 FREE Giveaway for the Wynn's

The Wynn Family 
James 1:27 "This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit  orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world"
To visit means more than just drop by an orphanage and say "Hi". To visit in this verse is from the Greek word "episketomal" which means to look upon with mercy, favor or regard, to look after, take care of, tend. 
 In response to the command in James 1:27 I have setup an online fundraising party to help the Wynn family raise money to bring their son, Caleb home.
You can click HERE  to learn more about the WYNN family and their heart for adoption.
Because this is such a special fundraiser, 
we have also added a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY 
at the close of the party where we will draw a winner from 
those who have helped promote, donate or made
a purchase to support the WYNN ADOPTION FUND.

Details about this are at the bottom of this post. 
I am a Lilla Rose consultant.

All earnings from this online party will go to the Wynn Family Adoption Fund.
If you are new to Lilla Rose 
and do not know what a Flexi-Clip is,
I have provided a description
to help you understand them a little better.
"The Flexi-Clip is amazing . . . 
it is a beautiful one-piece hair clip with an attached locking, sliding
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It comes in 7 sizes, and enables you 
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It is also very comfortable, and ends the "ponytail headache!" 
It really is a life-saver for busy women, moms and girls, because you can still beautifully do your hair in seconds."

Here are the details so you can help:
As an Independent consultant I have set up an
online fundraising party to help bring Caleb home! 

All proceeds from purchases made through 
this special party link will go to the Wynn Adoption Fund! 

All orders will also placed will be shipped to your home! 


This fundraising party will be open from now,
May  2-23
 and orders will be shipped out at the close of the party.
All items come with a one-year guarantee.
To shop at the party, click on the link below.

You can watch the styling/sizing videos (click here) first, to determine 
your perfect size, then click on your size to find your perfect flexi! 
 Make sure you come back here to order through the above link,
so you and the Wynn Family can get credit for your purchase.


Here is the information on the BONUS
Give-A-Way to all of those who have
helped support the Wynn’s through this 
special fundraiser.   

This one special person will win the items below:

One copy of June Fuentes's Book 

($7.00 value)

One Free LillaRose Flexi Clip
($15.00 value) 

One Free $30.00 It's Blessing Gifts to Bless

($30.00 value)

One Free $10 Bag of Java Joe Pumpkin Spice Coffee
($10.00 value)

a Rafflecopter giveaway I want to thank all of you that donated your time, blog space, Facebook page, and made special donations for the give-a-way.  You all made this Adoption Fundraiser a special event for our family.  It was so special to our children.  They loved knowing that others were supporting us as we try to grow our family. 

We are so excited to be able to provide so many ways for you to be able to enter this special give-a-way.  Thank you for coming by and considering supporting our family as we embark on this very special adventure of adoption.  One last thing we ask, that you would pray for us.  There is still much to walk through before Caleb is in our arms and much wisdom in needed from the Lord.  If you would please pray for our family, we would so appreciate it.  Thank you so much.

With very special Love and Hearts full of Gratefulness,

The Wynn Family

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Biblical Womanhood Defined

The best definition of Biblical Womanhood can be found in Titus 2:3 " 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, 4 so that they may [a]encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. "

As and older woman, I am to encourage younger women to:

1. Love your husbands
2. Love your children
3. To be sensible
4. Pure
5. Workers at home
6. Kind
7. Subject to your own husbands

In today's society this seems old-fashioned, irrelevant. Our culture praises women who have careers, pursue degrees, success and money. Our culture makes fun of women who are submissive to their own husbands, women who stay at home and raise a family. Why? Because we have believed a lie rather to than the truth of God's word. We have replaced clear Biblical commands with the wisdom of the world. According to God, these are 'good' things I am commanded to teach to younger women.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

All to Him I Owe,


When God Writes Your Love Story

Pyromaniacs: Sister Show Mercy (Repost)

The Bride


As I wrote about in a blog last week, one of our 24 year old twin daughters Meg, became engaged to Chad . As I have watched their courtship blossom over the passed months, and their love for each other grow, I have been reminded of a greater love. Just as Chad sought Meg out and pursued her as his chosen Bride, Jesus sought us, pursued us and purchased us to be his Bride. As I see Chad look into Meg's eyes with adoration and affection, I am reminded of the great Love our Savior has for us His chosen Bride. Chad has taken precaution after precaution to protect his Bride and to present her pure without spot or blemish on the day of their wedding.

That is the same desire our Bridegroom has for His Bride, the church, to be presented "holy and without blemish"? How do we present ourselves holy without blemish? How does sanctification take place. There is only one way to do that. We must spend time with our Bridegroom. We must fellowship with Him daily. We must read His words. We must mediate on His words. We must obey His words. He will lavish His love on us and the more He loves us, the more we love Him. The more we love Him, the more we want to do what pleases Him. The more we do what pleases Him, the more we will become holy and without spot or blemish.

Spend time with THE Bridegroom today!

All to Him I owe!


Would you like to Earn Money Blogging?

 If so, have you ever consider blogging but just don't know where to start? If that has been the desire of your heart and you have prayed and sought the Lord and your husband approves, there is help available.

Today I would like to introduce you to a wise Christian woman. Her name is June Fuentes. She is the creator of Wise Woman Consulting. Mrs. Fuentes is a stay -at- home- mom and author. Mrs. Fuentes is author of the blog: A Wise Women Builds Her Home and a professional web designer. Last month alone, she earned $3000.00 from her blog.

                                                      Click HERE to visit Mrs. June Fuentes.


All to Him I Owe,


What Kind of Woman Does God Judge

In my last post I quoted from Isaiah 3. We will continue in that chapter. God is judging Israel because they have turned their back on God's ways. I am skipping over the part where God is judging the elders. This blog is for women not men.
Isaiah 3:17 Moreover, the LORD said, “Because the daughters of Zion are proud
And walk with heads held high and seductive eyes,
And go along with mincing steps
And tinkle the bangles on their feet,
Therefore the Lord will afflict the scalp of the daughters of Zion with scabs,
And the LORD will make their foreheads bare.”

Is this the description of women you know? Maybe of yourself? Maybe of women in your church? If the answer is yes to any of these questions is the God of the Bible pleased?

Well, you might excuse these verses because they are from the Old Testament.
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 2 Timothy 3:16, NASB.

All to Him I Owe,

When Women Rule

Is Biblical Womanhood a term you are familiar with? If not, you will become familiar with it as you read my blog. Biblical womanhood is a term that describes a woman who wants to live her life based on the biblical principals for women found in the Bible. I can tell you that it is not a very popular term today. Why? Because we have been brainwashed by the world. We have been conformed to this world instead of being transformed by the renewing of our mind.

Women were not created like men. They were created with a womb, with breasts, with softness. Men do not have these attributes. Women were created from men and for men, to help men with their God given role of provider and protector.

Because of sin, the beautiful plan God created has been replaced with lies from the enemy. Divorce is rampant. Homosexuality is rampant. God's judgement has fallen on America because we have chosen to believe the god of this world, Satan, instead of the truth of God's word. It all started in the garden. Satan deceived the woman and sin entered the world. Satan continues to deceive women and we choose to believe the lies. (I am just talking to women on this blog, passive men is for another time).

The world suggest that women can live without men, women can rule and reign and dominate society without consequences. Read God's word. Read what God's word states about judgement when women rule. "My people, children are their oppressors and women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths, Isaiah 3:12.

What is this verse saying? Part of God's judgement on Israel was women ruling over men. That was not a part of God's plan. Israel is being judged not blessed in these verses.

To the church Paul states in 1 Tim 2:12, " But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet".

Biblical Womanhood is not for sissies......

to be contd....

My Testimony

I was raised in a religious family. We attended church once a week. When I started school as a fist grader, inside of me was a feeling of being lonely and unloved. These same feelings of emptiness and loneliness followed me to high school. I hated who I was. I tried food, sex alcohol, and drugs to deaden the pain. By the time I graduated from college, I was addicted to food, alcohol, and sex. My life continued a downward spiral throughout my twenties. At the age of thirty, while working as a Computer System Analyst at Robins AFB, I married the “perfect” man. Several months after our twins were born I was escorted off Robins AFB into Houston County jail. My “perfect” husband was a con artist. I was in financial ruin. I filed for divorce and bankruptcy in the same week. A few weeks later, I discovered I was pregnant again. This time I didn’t want his child. I went to Atlanta and had my baby aborted. I was distraught. For Christmas that year, I received a gift certificate from my Mother for financial counseling. My financial adviser, Bruce Farman, was a Godly man full of the Holy Spirit. He realized I had a greater need that financial help. He shared his testimony with me. He told me how Jesus had saved his life. Bruce invited me to church.
The following Sunday I met Bruce and his wife and two children at Green Acres Baptist Church. Brother Steve Scoggins was the pastor. Brother Steve preached from Romans Chapter 1. I was amazed. I had never heard Truth before. Monday night Brother Steve made a visit to my house. He asked me if I died that night would I go to Heaven. My immediate response was yes. He asked me how I knew? I responded that I had been a good person and that I had kept the Ten Commandments. He looked at me with kindness and Grace and said the Bible states in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For my Grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man boast.” I spent many a restless night thinking about what Brother Steve had said. I continued going to church.
About three months later on Wednesday night in March, 1989, I was at a revival service. There was a preacher there from Texas, with cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. He preached about sin and hell. For the first time in my life, I realized I was a sinner condemned to hell. I cried out to Jesus and ask him to save me. I immediately felt a burden lifted from me. I had been set free from the bondage of guilt and sin. I realized Jesus had died for me. I realized I was loved unconditionally. I ran down to the front of the church, tears pouring from my face. The first person I saw was Brother Steve. He grabbed me and hugged me. I will never forget his words and kind smile. He said Paige, I have been praying for you to be saved. I was so full of joy I couldn’t stop crying. I now knew Jesus as my savior. Jesus saved my life that night. March 1989, Jesus gave me a new life. Jesus gave me a love for God, a love for His word and a love for His church. He replaced my sinfulness with HIS righteousness. Jesus gave me a purpose for living: THE GLORY of God. I now have a Godly husband and three Godly children. I will close with this verse…. 1 Corinthians 1:18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. Hallelujah

All to Him I Owe

Did God Really Mean That?

Do you ever get discouraged when your read Proverbs 31? Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you think you will never measure up? The good thing is we don't have to measure up. Our righteousness is in Jesus Christ. However, part of living out our Set Apart life, is obedience to the Word of God. And because of our great love for our Savior, we want to honor him by living by the principles in the Bible, especially the ones in Proverbs 31. We must remember that the Holy Spirit is our guide, "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you". John 14:26. If we don't depend on the Holy Spirit to guide our steps, "the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord" Psalms 37:23, we will become anxious, frustrated and overwhelmed. We must wait on the Lord to guide lead and direct us as we seek him daily.

I wasn't saved until I was 30 years old. Because of that I had many strongholds in my life. Many of the enemies lies I have believed for years. One of the great lies was from the feminist movement, that we could have it all, career, money, success. That a woman didn't need a man, much less submit to one. That is why we have to believe the whole counsel of the word of God, starting in Genesis to understand Biblical Womanhood.

By the Grace of God, he has gently and lovingly removed stronghold after stronghold in my life. He has replaced the lies of the enemy with His truth, "do not be conformed to this world be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2.

In Proverbs 31 you see a woman who does her husband good not evil all the days of her life. I must confess that I haven't always been this kind of a wife. Once the Holy Spirit revealed sin in my life I confessed it and replaced my sinful habits with Biblical habits. One day at a time. One step at a time. I am doing that is by replacing laziness with diligence.

All to Him I Owe,

Congratulations to Meg and Chad

At this point you know very little about me and my family. I am married to Randy Coogle. We live in a small rural town in South Georgia.We have three children. Twin daughters who are 24 and an 18 year old son. Last night around 9:00 EST we received a text that our daughter Meg was engaged. We were not surprised; however Meg was. Even though she and Chad had discussed marriage, she didn't know that he was going to pop the question yesterday on an outing to Amelia Island, Florida.

Chad and Meg are two Godly young adults who have allowed God to write their love story, just like the book, "When God Writes Your Love Story". I have prayed for Chad since Meg was two years old. I just didn't know his name.

God brought them together in way that only He could. They have glorified God through each phase of their courtship. Yes, I did say courtship. I know it sounds old fashioned but I believe God approves.They both love the Lord with all their heart. They have chosen to keep their relationship pure until after the wedding. Their first kiss will be after they are pronounced man and wife on their wedding day. I am so proud of their stand for purity.

Chad approached this relationship on the basis of his understanding of Biblical Manhood. Chad was the initiator and pursuer through this entire relationship. He discussed each decision with Meg's father before he proceeded.If you have children, I highly recommend you read the book, "What He Must Be If He Wants to Marry My Daughter", by Voddie Baucham, Jr. The wisdom and insight shared by Pastor Baucham is much needed today.

Congratulations Meg and Chad.

I love you both very much.

All to Him I owe,


A Little More About Me

I am 54 years old. I don't own a beautiful house, in fact we don't own a house at all. I am not a successful entrepreneur. I am not a published author or an acclaimed artist. So why am I writing this blog? Why should you want to read my blog? These are the questions I am asking myself. The only answer I can come up with is "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding", Proverbs 3:5.

My life is a life of Faith. I am trusting the Lord to guide me, lead me and direct me each step of the way. He has been faithful to do that these past 22 years, as I have walked with Him. As it states on my blog page, I am an older women desiring to train young women. Why do I desire this? Because my Lord has commanded me to do this. Titus 2:3-5 states that older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. I must trust His wisdom. He always knows best.

The Bible states in James 1:22 "But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves". I don't want to delude myself. So as we take this journey together, I trust God will teach us great and wonderful things about Biblical Womanhood, Himself, and His word. He always honors obedience.

All to Him I owe,

Welcome to My Blog

I would like to introduce myself. I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. I was saved at the age of 30 over 24 years ago. God delivered me death and hell and gave me eternal life. The first verse I learned as a 30 year old new believer was "be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2) Wow! All my life I had been trying to be conformed to this world. Trying to be accepted, trying to be beautiful, trying to be skinny, trying to be successful, which only lead to destruction. What freedom I found at the foot of the cross. There I found unconditional love. I no longer needed the world's approval, I had met the Love of my life, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In Him I was loved, accepted, given worth because of His great love for me. I now have love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, kindness, gentleness, self-control. A gift from my Savior through the Holy Spirit that has sealed my destiny.