FREE Printable February Bible Reading Plan

February Bible Reading Plan

Tomorrow’s a new month and what better time to commit to reading your Bible daily?

No matter what season of life you are in you should be able to read at least one Bible verse a day.

If you are too busy to read your Bible, you are far busier than God ever intended (Tweet This)

The easiest way to build the habit of reading your Bible daily is to start small. Reading one to three verses per day is a great way to get in the word daily but in a way that won’t seem overwhelming.

To make it even easier, I created this printable February Bible Reading plan.

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FREE Printable January 2013 Bible Reading Plan

January Bible Reading Plan

FREE Printable January 2013 Bible Reading Plan

Tomorrow’s a new month and what better time to commit to reading your Bible daily?

No matter what season of life you are in you should be able to read at least one Bible verse a day.

If you are too busy to read your Bible, you are far busier than God ever intended (Tweet This)

The easiest way to build the habit of reading your Bible daily is to start small. Reading one verse per day is a great way to get in the word daily but in a way that won’t seem overwhelming.

To make it even easier, I created this printable January 2013 Bible Reading Plan. You can click on the following link to download it.

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FREE Printable December Bible Reading Plan

December Bible Reading Calendar

Printable December Bible Reading Plan

In a couple of hours it will be  a new month and what better time to commit to reading your Bible daily?

No matter what season of life you are in you should be able to read at least one Bible verse a day.

If you are too busy to read your Bible, you are far busier than God ever intended (Tweet This)

The easiest way to build the habit of reading your Bible daily is to start small. Reading one verse per day is a great way to get in the word daily but in a way that won’t seem overwhelming.

To make it even easier, I created this printable December Bible Reading plan. You can click on the image above and re-size to fit a sheet of paper, or you can download it here.

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Why Does Modesty Lie On The Shoulders of Women?

Why does it seem as if modesty lies upon the shoulders of women?

I had a hard time getting my thoughts about this topic written out in a easy to read post. I struggled first because I believe that faith is a personal walk that involves actively seeking Gods direction. As each of us seek after God we receive revelation and understanding which allows us to accept and apply His word to our lives despite any persecution we might face.

I dress modestly because I believe the entire Bible and seek to apply all things that are revealed in it to my everyday life. I believe that women have the power to influence men with their bodies. I also believe that the influence can be used for good or for evil like anything else. As Christian men and women we must make a decision to either follow Gods word concerning modesty and lust or not.

In general, men are more prone to the lust of the flesh which is something we see addressed in several places of the Bible including Matthew 5:28 which says, “But I say to you, that whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart“. In the case of lusting after the flesh or tempting one to do so, each gender plays a role.

We are given specific gender related instruction throughout the Bible regarding attire that is pleasing to God. From what I understand of clothing and attraction is that men can be stimulated by what they see. I am equally aware that the female body was created for man’s enjoyment and vice versa. We can read Song of Solomon to understand the delight that a man receives from looking upon and interacting with the female body.

In a marriage between a husband and wife, it is completely lawful for a man to become excited and aroused when he gazes upon his wife. It is God’s desire that he experience these affection in this context. It is equally lawful for a women to stimulate these desires in her husband. What is not lawful is for a man to gaze on a women lustfully who is not his wife, even so that the Bible provides a remedy for those who are not able to withhold themselves from doing so.

Matthew 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

God did not miss the mark in regards to how we ought to deal with our gender specific temptations. He gave specific instructions to men and specific instructions to women. God created man to have a visual and physical attraction to women just as he created women to have a desire to be noticed and appreciated. In an effort to get noticed women have forsaken the precepts of God.

Dressing modestly is a command given by God and directed toward women specifically because He already knew that as a direct result of our sinful nature, we would try and use our physical attributes to fulfill our desire for attention. Satan is crafty and knows of the sinful nature that resides within each of us. He knows about the desires within us and his primary goal is to take those desires and use them for evil.

I’m not writing to condemn or convince anyone today — what you wear is your business! If you do dress immodestly here are some thing that I’d like for you to consider.

The decision to dress modestly goes far beyond what we wear on the outside. Dressing modestly is merely an outward expression of a inward decision to live a life set apart for God. Women who choose to dress modestly have made a choice that expresses God’s desire.

  • Christian women who dress immodestly either don’t know what message they are conveying or they don’t care.

  • Christian women who dress immodestly either don’t know that they are assisting men in sin or they don’t care.

I have been guilty of this myself both knowingly and unknowingly. You can read about when I made my choice to dress modestly.

So to answer the question at hand — the reason it seems as though the responsibility of modesty lies on the shoulders of women is because it does. We as women are more susceptible to using or sexuality or body parts to get attention. We see it every day in the media. It is the women who primarily way more immodest than men. We see 90% more nude or inappropriately dressed women on television than men and the same is true in real life.

Each of us has to make an individual choice to live modest lives. Men must choose to turn away from that which is immodest and women must refrain from dressing immodestly.

 

Pesto from the Garden

I made some pesto this week using up, what I thought would be he last of my garden basil and oregano. However after cutting it all back, the parsley has grown back lusher than ever.
My recipe for pesto is really simple. I use it to add flavor to soups stews and pasta dishes.

The Proverbs Wife Pesto2 cups basil
1-2 parsley
1/4Olive Oil
(I use X-tra Virgin)
1 t-spn salt
1/2 cup pine nuts (optional)

Run everything through the blender or food processor. Add EVOO until you archive desired consistency. Pour into ice trays and freeze or store in airtight container in fridge for 7-10 days.
Making pesto allows me to still enjoy the taste of herbs from my garden during the winter months. Basil and Parsley are two of the easiest herbs to grow. They are virtually maintenance free and can grow in the ground or in a pot.

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How to Make Dried Herbs

If you have an abundance of herbs in your garden and you don’t want them to go to waste, here’s how you can create dried herbs using your oven.

Place leaves or seeds on a cookie sheet or shallow pan not more than 1 inch deep in an open oven at low heat less than 180oF for about 2 to 4 hours.

After they are dried, remove them from the oven and let cool. Once they are cool you can crumple them by rubing them between your fingers.

 Store them in an airtight container.