Thursday, February 5, 2009

HOMEMAKER MOMENTS!



It's Friday...time for the homemaker moments. Ladies don't forget to share your moments with others. I find it very encouraging to read how the Lord is working in your life to build your home. Lots of ideas come from these moments. You can click on title to go to Angie's blog the originator of Homemaker Moments!

Here are my moments...
This week was rough because I had to work through some really hard things with my children. Okay moms let be honest. You know how, we understand that our children are foolish, sinful, and will do things wrong in our mind. But in our heart we feel they can do no wrong? There was a situation an old one but I just found out about it. My kid was the rotten child. And I found out in front of another adult. Oh, how my heart sank to the ground! My child foolish...couldn't be...but it was! I was thankful that my child told the truth even with the knowlegde of consiquences. We have taught our children that we don't expect them to be perfect and we know from the starting block they will get it wrong. That is fine, but we encourage them to run to Jesus! Repent, Believe, and turn from sin then fall at the feet of Jesus. So here it was...the rubber hitting the road. Can I in this frustrating and disappointing moment display what we have taught?

Praise God! He gave me the strength to be firm, discipline, instruct, forgive, and love. I took that child to Christ. It was awesome at the end. Note, I said at the end, because getting to the end was really rough. My child said to me Christ is the only thing good in me. I thought okay you are on to something! Then I went on to share that you are correct. At the same time those who the Holy Spirit of God dwells in are made righteous and good. Child, you will error and fall short of God's glory daily. He knows that and choose you anyway. It is He who is perfect and He dwells in you, so rejoice and receive the forgiveness of God. Don't bind yourself with a bondage that was not given to you by God. This is how I talk to my kids. If they don't understand they will tell me but more often then not they get it. So the short version is that there was peace and restoration. My pride was crushed and that was a good thing.

On another note...
My daughters started a business with a friend. The daughter of Angie (homemaker chronicle lady). They are so excited and I am too. We have talked about all kinds of wonderful things. This was an awesome intro to home school for me. With this one concept we are able to cover math, economics, design, writing, advertising...the list goes on. We will showcase their work on the blog soon. They have decided to give 5% of their profit to help child in need of educational supplies. They came up with their own percentages and organization to give to. I thought it was wonderful. They are being responsible with finances. They report to one another their income and calculate the % and proper distribution. We have really spent quality time getting this off the ground. So get ready to order from Glamour Glare Jewels by NRN Jewelers. There work is awesome!

Finally...
My husband I are working on hard core open honest communication. Oh buddy! It is hard but we have greatly benefited from it. You know when you and your husband are discussing an issue and you both conclude the conversation but it isn't truly finished. We are going beyond that point. I mean really seeing the heart of matters..whether it be pride, selfishness, or misunderstnading. God is loving us through this process and again we are better for it!

Praise the Lord for His work in my home this week!

5 comments:

Vicky said...

Your moments are awesome and encouraging, Nicolle! Exciting about the girls' business too! Praise the Lord for what He's done/doing/going to do in your family!

Vicky said...

Nicolle, I forgot to mention that I know first-hand what it is to have the "rotten child" except he is ALWAYS confessing...telling on himself at random in front of everybody ALL DAY LONG! =)

It is just a part of his Asperger's Syndrome. AS kids are notorious for being concrete thinkers (everything is black and white; no shades of grey) and since lying is abstract in theory ("Why would someone lie?" he asks), he just can't wrap his mind around the concept thus he is constantly confessing EVERYTHING he does.

Don't get me wrong, this is GREAT but one down side is that he's tactlessly blunt about his downfalls which can be quite embarrassing in mixed company at times! Another down side; he's also tactlessly blunt about everyone else's short-comings...OUCH!

homemakerchronicles said...

Halelujah!! To all of it... Great things going on the the Fletcher household!

homemakerchronicles said...

Oh yes, and I LOVE the new sidebar pics- cuter than the old one!

Holly said...

I love what you are doing but can't help but feel like we're falling so far short of that!

Homeschool??? Did you decide to bite the bullet? Last we talked you weren't....

Love you! Hugs and smooches...