Monday, October 16, 2017

Week 5 Chapter 5 A Wife's Secret to Happiness - Encouragement

Hey there friends I am glad you came over to my blog for your weekly encouragement.

Can you believe it! We are on Week 5 of our bible study A Wife's Secret to Happiness and we are reading Chapter 5 "The Blessing of a Provider"

Our verse for this week is 2 Corinthians 9:11


Here is your encouragement video for this week.



                                    


I hope you get in your workbook and read the sheet entitled "12 Healthy Habits of Constructive Communicators"

Are you a "Demand" wife or a "Supply" wife?
How are you #wifestylin today?



Don't forget that I typed up a page in your workbook that has all the key verses on it that Jen talks about in this chapter. Read through them again, I think you will understand some of the things she talks about in this chapter if you do.





If you missed any of the encouragement post for this bible study find the links below.

A Wife's Secret to Happiness 
Week 1 Chapter One
Week 2 Chapter Two
Week 3 Chapter Three
Week 4 Chapter Four
Week 5 Chapter Five (You are HERE)

I hope you all have a great week. I will see you on Thursday night.



Monday, October 9, 2017

Week 4 Chapter 4 A Wife's Secret to Happiness - Encouragement

Hey there friends I'm glad you came over to my blog for your weekly encouragement. 

This week our verse is 1 Peter 3:6




Here is the video for encouragement.  








In the video I just simply encourage you to go through the "Working through Relationship Winters" worksheet. You will find Jared's (Jen's husband) perspective as well as Jen's perspective.

Relationship winters are hard! And if one or both of you decide that you had rather give up than find out the cause of the problem it can bring about the end of your marriage.  

Sweet sister's I hope that you will stick it out and work it out with your husband.

So come on.....let's put on our coat, hat, scarf, gloves, and maybe even our pair of snow boots and get to work digging into God's word to get out of that relationship winter!

I also said that today was my husband Darren and my 25th wedding anniversary. So I just wanted to show you something that he made for me. 

This is an actual Fly that he tied for me. I haven't seen it in person yet but I can't wait to.

See it is able to be used (I'm not going to) to fish with, complete with hook and all.

If you have missed any of the encouragement videos and blog postes I will link them below.

Week One is Here
Week Two is Here
Week Three is Here
Week Four you are Here.

I hope you have a very blessed week.
See you soon,


Monday, October 2, 2017

Week 3 Chapter 3 A Wife's Secret to Happiness--Encouragement

Hey Friends,

So glad you stopped by for weekly encouragement.
This week we are in Chapter Three in A Wife's Secret to Happiness.
The title of this chapter is: The Blessing of Unity

The verse of the week.

"For I too am a {woman} man under authority"....Matthew 8:9


As I talk about our verse of the week in the video below I ask you to read more about it in the bible. You might want to read the Centurion's whole story and not just this one sentence. Read Matthew 8:5-13

Here is the Video for this week.

                            


This one is very short and there is a reason for that friends. I would like for you to go over to Heidi St. John's website and listen to two podcasts.
I know what you are thinking "I really don't have time for that" friends I get it we are all busy. Hand Raised "Me Too" But, I listen while washing dishes and folding laundry and sweeping and moping floors. You can download it to your phone or ipod and pop your ear buds in and away you go cleaning and taking care of business. If you are lucky like me and have a husband that buys you a car with Apple Car play you can listen while driving too. If you have an android device I think you can download the "Stitcher" app and listen just like us apple users. If however you don't want to do any of those you can listen straight from Heidi's website. Here are the direct links to the two episodes.



I hope you have time to listen. If not maybe another time then.



I will see you Thursday night October 5th at 5:30p.m. at the clubhouse.

I hope you have a great week.
Love you and I will see you soon friends,



Monday, September 25, 2017

Bible Study Week Two Encouragement

Hey There Friends,

I'm glad you stopped by for some encouragement. This is for week two of bible study, if you missed week one's encouragement video you can find it Here


In the video I talk about our verse of the week Ephesians 5:25. Pictured above is the scripture card I gave out in class this week to help you with this weeks verse. This happens to be mine hanging out on my desk in my pen/pencil jar. 

Here is the video I hope this helps


Here is a link to explain who Matthew Henry is. You can click HERE to get to his complete commentary. 

I want you to know that I use a Study Bible and that is where I get a lot of my information. It helps me to not only understand who wrote the book of the bible I am reading from but, also why they wrote it and who it was addressed to. The current bible I am using is this one. Now, this bible is Hardback and LARGE print. (very thick and heavy) I don't take it to bible study classes much. You can buy this bible in the Olive Tree app. I also have other study bibles I use and just regular bibles as well.
If you would like for me to write another post on what Printed Bibles as well as Digital Bibles I use I would be happy to do that. Just leave a comment in the comments section below if you would like to know.


Remember we are #wifestylin so is your Wifestyle Short or Venti?


Don't worry we can work to have a better Wifestyle as we learn and grow together!

Some of you asked about the podcast I mentioned at our last class so I wrote up a blog post outlining my favorites and some that I pick and choose what I listen to. (complete with links) If you missed that post you can find it Here

I have enjoyed our bible study class and getting to know all of you.
I hope you have a great rest of your week.

  

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Encouragement Via a Podcast

Hey there, I'm glad you stopped by.

I really enjoyed our Bible Study Class on Thursday night. From what I can tell by the comments I have received you seem to have enjoyed yourself too! 

I thought I would write up a post on some of the Podcasts that I listen to so you all can see if you would like to listen too. So here we go!

(don't let the Titles of these Podcasts fool you)


My all time favorite Podcast is:


  • "The Marriage Mentor Podcast"
Hosted by, Eric and Jolene Engle
The Website for the Podcast is Here 
Do you want a better marriage? Join Eric and Jolene Engle as they give practical and biblical advice for common marital concerns. You'll find real life questions answered with biblical truth.
Her website is a Must visit for any wife. Don't worry she also addresses Single Women as well. 
And by all means Eric and Jolene don't leave the husbands out either you can visit Eric's website that has a tab just for husbands you can find it here: ericandjolene.com


Some other podcasts that I like are:


  • "The Busy Mom Podcast"
Hosted by Heidi St. John
The website for the podcast is Here
Author and speaker Heidi St. John brings encouraging, relevant, Biblical truth to women. Heidi releases episodes anywhere from 2 to 3 times a week so she has a lot of episodes. She also just started Mailbox Monday where she answers or address a listener question. 


  • "Feathers: Faith in Flight"
Hosted by Amy J. Bennett 
Amy's website is Here
However Amy has moved the podcast to it's own website here: http://abidingministries.net/
"Feathers" is now a part of Amy's ministry called Abiding Ministries 
Feathers is the podcast I was talking about in class on Thursday night. It was Season 7 Episode 3 if you would like to listen.


  • "Cultivating the Lovely"
Hosted by MacKenzie Monroe

MacKenzie's website Here
Pouring the labor, care and study into the roles that God has given us as wives, moms, women, homemakers and His children.


Those are the ones I listen to the most and the ones I think you will find more about marriage and family related content on.
However here are some more christian pod-casters that I listen to.




  • "The Happy Hour"
Hosted by Jamie Ivey
Jamie's website is Here
Jamie loves to connect with women and encourage them as they journey through life.  


  • "God Centered Mom Podcast"
Hosted by Heather MacFadyen
Heather's website is Here
Heather is a mom to four boy's, so she understands the wild ride. In this podcast she interviews guests about staying God-centered in a shaky mom world. Reminding us of our position--centered in God's presence and love.


  • "Inspired to Action"
Hosted by Kat Lee
Kat's website is Here
It's like a little pep talk for Mom's. You're a mom. You're totally a big deal.


  • "Mom Struggling Well"
Hosted by Emily Thomas
Emily's website is Here
It's not ALL about kids or sadness. It's funny too.


  • "The Homemaking Foundations Podcast"
Hosted by Jami Balmet
Jami's website is https://youngwifesguide.com/
Helping you craft a Gospel-Centered Home.

Anddddddd new "kid" on the podcasting block is:


  • "Chatologie"
Hosted by Angie Elkins
Angie's website is Here
Angie chats with a special guest for about an hour, and hears how God has made a difference in their stories.


By the way I do listen to other podcastes the "just for fun" ones. But they all have to do with crafting, sewing or scrapbooking so I will forgo listing them here.

You can listen to these podcasts directly from their respective webpages or you can download them onto your device like I do. I hope some of these podcasts give you inspiration or answer some unanswered question you might have on a particular topic.




One last thing.

This is a Photo of a illustration I was going to show you in class on Thursday but I was talking way too much and we ran out of time. Our verse last week Ecclesiastes 4:12b It is a great example of "Frayed" verses "Braided" wifestyles that Jen talked about in the book. This visual helped me a lot! 


I hope you have a great week and I hope to see you soon.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Chapter One Of A Wife's Secret to Happiness - Encouragement

First let me say it has been a very long time sense I have used my blog. But, hey if I can write to you and encourage you through my old blog I'll give it a go. (please forgive me some of the information on here is out dated I will do my best to update it soon)



I know some of you were unable to make it on Sept. 14 to pick up your book. That is O.K.
There is still time to get a book and study guide and just start. That's right friends sometimes we have to just start. We start and let God lead. 

Hang in here with me.....
God would have us do our best at anything we do but when it comes to bible study I have learned over the years no matter how tired I am or how much I feel like "I can't possibly do one more thing." God will speak to you through the pages of his word and someone in a class.
I have been in bible study classes before where I thought "What could I possibly learn from this!" Then a few days later and sometimes not that long BAM it hits you like a ton of bricks and the Lord is speaking directly to you through the bible verse you are studying, the book you are using, or someone in class says something and you think "God is speaking to me through them" 
Yes, yes and yes sweet sister I have had it happen to me!

That is why I'm writing this today to you. I don't want you to miss out on the refreshment you can get from studying God's word with your fellow sisters in Christ. 

Our next Bible Study Class will be September 21, 2017 try to arrive between 5:30-6:00pm
(if you can't get there by then get there when you can, but we will start as soon as we can)
We are meeting at the Chipley Hellfighters Clubhouse: 884 Usery Road, Chipley
Be ready to discuss Chapter One in the book as well as study guide material.
Our verse for this week is:



Here is the video I promised. (please disregard all the um's I did this in one take) 



If you are coming to my blog and have no idea what I am talking about here are some basics.

The Bible Study we are using is by: Jen Weaver
You can buy the bible study book: Here , Here , Here , Here
Her Video Promo:







You can find my husband Darren and myself on Facebook: Here
You can find my Personal/Ministry Instagram: Here
You can find my Crafty Instagam: Here

You can find our F.A.I.T.H. Riders Chapter Page on Facebook: Here
F.A.I.T.H. Riders National Website: Here
Our Churches website: Here

Again let me say, this is Not: a "motorcycle ministry thing", a "Baptist, Assembly, Methodist" thing or affiliated with any church.

This Is: Ladies who want to study God's word (the Bible) to find out how God would direct us to be the best Wives we can be in a marriage between two imperfect people. 


I hope you have a great week my sweet sister!



Friday, October 16, 2015

Another Skirt Finished

Hi friends!

I did tell you on my last post that I was sewing up a skirt for myself. I have been on vacation and am now back and have finished my skirt.

So first I'm going to tell you a little about the pattern. I got this FREE skirt pattern from craftsy

There is a link on the designers web site. http://so-sew-easy.com/


You can search her website for: Flouncy Bouncy Skirt
On the tutorial page there is the link to the craftsy pattern. 

 

This is a PDF pattern you can print and tape together yourself. It has multiple sizes.


I used a knit. And I need to add here that I bought the material at a big box store for 2 bucks a yard. So let me also say you get what you pay for. That being said I have not sewn garments very much so I did not want a lot of money in this skirt just in case it didn't work out. 

 


I do like the skirt and the fit is pretty good for me so I will buy some better quality fabric and make this skirt again. 



I hope this helps some of you who are considering garment sewing to step out and try something new.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Hugs and best stitches to you,
Michelle
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew