The most asked question at this time in my life is: “What’s the next step?” or “What are your plans now?”  Now, meaning, “now that I have graduated.” When I confidently tell them I plan to be at home they typically come back with, “You’re not going to college?” I reply, “No I’ll be at home.” (This is so out of the ordinary to a lot of people.) My reasons for not going to college are posted here.

Once we get past the shock and flabbergasted-ness of my choosing not to go to college, the conversation usually leads to follow-up questions such as:

Since you’re not going to college;

  • Are you going to get a job?
  • What are you going to do then?
  • You just want to be a wife and mother–
  • What if you never marry?
  • What if your husband dies?
  • What if your husband can’t provide?
  • Since you won’t have a college education how will you get a job?
  • What if you never have children?

Oh the questions! I plan to give detailed explanations to all these questions for all those “concerned” about my future. However, the common denominator to all the questions is a lack of trust in God. I am not opposed to  anyone who has asked me these questions. A lack of knowledge about something stirs up curiosity depending on what it is I would say. It is amazing to see the looks of unbelief that I get from people who just don’t understand.

But anyhow, you can expect to see a new series on these questions coming soon. I hope that it will clear up misconceptions that feminism has blanketed over truths that I plan to uncover. The series will be called: Gods Got This!

Look for it on a blogosphere near you……….. or you can just come here and read it.  ;-)

Now to leave you with a good laugh.

Dying.

Uh oh

Grandparents be like..

See ya!

Mekenna :D

 

Today is a post shared from Raising Homemakers.

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Summer is the time for graduations. Many, many girls will be graduating from high school this season. Most with the plans of becoming a successful career woman making her first step onto the “ladder of success” with the hopes of one day ending up on top. But, there are a few……. 

There are a few who have chosen a path less traveled; a path that isn’t popular; a path that won’t get the applause from the audience or a standing ovation from the crowd; a path that is counter-cultural. There are a few who have chosen stay-at-home daughterhood.

Today I wanted to offer some words of encouragement to the girl stepping onto this path; embarking on this journey (and to those of us who have been walking this journey already).

To read more click here.

Before graduation I was like:

Excitement

 

Now I’m like:

My fellow graduates of 2014:

Pre-Graduation pic with my little sister.

Each graduate had a table where we could display a different things about ourselves.

Grad & Table

I wanted my school colors to be purple and gold.

Congrats Grad

After it was all said and done my mom and I stayed up to about 2 a.m. reflecting on the day.

Not a good idea when you have church the next morning but we made it. ;-)

I am so grateful to God for His grace and mercy that has kept me thus far. I pray he continues to keep me as I strive to “glorify Him and enjoy Him forever.” Thanks for reading!

~Mekenna

See ya later!

 

 

 

Unspoken.

I fell in love with this group when I heard their song “Who You Are.” But then it seemed to me that they disappeared from the radio world for a while and reappeared when they came out with another hit song “Lift My Life Up.” To here the ridiculously awesome acoustic performance click here. ;-) Anyway, I subscribed to their YouTube channel and I cannot get enough of the acoustic versions of the songs from their new debut album “Unspoken.” (Their previous album was called “Get to Me.”) My favorite one now is “Call it Grace.” The acoustic video and lyrics are below.

It’s the light that pierces through you
To the darkest hidden place
It knows your deepest secrets
But it never looks away
It’s the gentle hand that pulls you
From the judgement of the crowd
When you stand before them guilty
And you got no way out

Chorus:

Some may call it foolish and impossible
But for every heart it rescues, it’s a miracle
It’s nothing less than scandalous
This love that took our place
Just call it what it is, call it grace
Call it grace

It’s the breath that’s breathing new life
Into what we thought was dead
It’s the favor that takes orphans
Placing crowns upon their heads
It’s the hope for our tomorrows
The rock on which we stand
It’s a strong and mighty fortress
Even Hell can’t stand against

Chorus

Amazing, unshaking
This is grace, this is grace
Unchanging, unfailing
This is grace, this is grace

Chorus

 

I hope you enjoyed this! I’m a big fan of their music. Thanks for reading!

Good punishment for a OCD person

Good punishment for a OCD person. That would drive me insane. I’d probably have to throw out the whole computer. :D

Congration!!...

Hilariously, Mekenna :-P

 

This is a very good article on a womans’ journey to obeying God’s command in the Scripture 1 Corinthians 11:3-16.  When she made this statement I totally identified with her.

 

What was hard for me was to hear that God was asking me to put something on my head when I prayed.  I didn’t want to.  It was weird.  I didn’t see anyone else doing it.   (Well, maybe a few ladies at my large church wear hats, but only a handful out of over 2000 people.)  I didn’t want to look weird.  It was inconvenient.  It was uncultural these days.  YUCK.  “Do I really have to, God?  That is going to be such a pain!”

ASHAMED

Then I realized how incredibly shallow I must have sounded to God.  Christ was willing to die a very humiliating and excruciating death in my place.  If it brings glory to Christ and honor to my husband somehow for the angels and for Him to see me pray with a hat or a scarf or something on my head – then who am I to say to God, “I won’t make that sacrifice for You.  You’re not worth it to me.  My faith in You doesn’t go far enough for me to be willing to do what You ask – even if it is something as simple as putting a hat or scarf on my head.”

To read more click the link below.

A Long-Lost Secret of God to Strengthen Our Prayer Lives and Marriages.

 

So I know I haven’t posted anything since April 29th. I’ve been slacking lately.

I been busy preparing for graduation and because I will be graduating as a homeschooler, my graduation will be very different from a typical high school graduation. My parents and I have a lot more freedom and a we can express a lot more creativity with the ceremony. I won’t be graduating alone though, there are three other homeschoolers and I’ll be graduating with.  All of our moms have been meeting up discussing, planning, exchanging, arranging, choosing, rearranging, exciting and laughing for months.

 

I’m really looking forward to the big day.

I’ve also been busy working on a dance routine. My mother, sister and I participated in a flash mob this past Saturday in Hampton. Before we began we passed out tracks to those nearby in the shopping area. Then when the time came we danced and praised the Lord right out in open.

(My sister and I are wearing white shirts. I’m the one without the jean jacket. I know we look like twins.)

Also about two weeks ago, my Bishop preached on 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. Yep, the passage about head coverings.  To watch the sermon and read the notes click here and here.

head scarf + round sunnies.

At the end of his message his conclusion was this:

1. The biblical tradition/ordinance of head coverings is rooted in God’s government, creation order, angelic observance, creation itself (nature), and normative church practice.
 
2. Symbols are important as visible, outward signs of internal realities (ex., the Lord’s Supper and Baptism).
 
3. Although many hold to a cultural hermeneutic, it’s hard to make that case from Scripture alone, especially when eternal and spiritual reasons for the practice are given by Paul in the text.
 
4. As a result of this text, which is actually reasonably straightforward, Christian women (not just wives) covered their heads during worship for the entire history of the church until very recently, and many in the world still do.Nice!
 
5. As a result, we affirm the practice as honorable and biblical.  No CRCC woman should feel ashamed to wear a head covering, and none should malign or criticize said sister if her family chooses head coverings.  We also affirm men not covering their heads in worship, which as we’ve said is much less controversial, and just looks….WRONG! Smile
Headscarf meets natural hair! 
6. However, given the newness of this doctrine to many of you, we do not feel we should attempt to mandate the practice for the greater good of the unity of this local body, and therefore leave it to each household to wrestle with the Scriptures and come to their own conclusions.
 
7. We pray that our attempt to simply be honest with the Scripture is a blessing to you, even if the conclusions run contrary to cultural norms.
 
8. We also pray to Christ that Satan, who is the father of rebellion, would not be allowed to use a passage of Scripture that teaches AGAINST rebellion in the church, to CAUSE rebellion in the church!  Either in word, deed, or attitude.  ;)
  Amen.
In my home, my family has decided that my mother, sister and I will be covering our heads during service on the Lord’s Day. My mother covers her head to honor her husband and my sister and I cover our heads to honor our father.
A point that my Bishop made that really sold me on wearing a head covering was this:
 “Remember, according to Scripture, even before the fall woman was created for the man (Gen 2:20), from the man (Gen 2:21), brought to the man (Gen 2:22), and named by the man (Gen 2:23).  Yes, I know this sounds horrible to many modern ears; it just happens to be true. 
· And she is beautiful!  She is man’s glory!  God’s design is perfect!  She isn’t inferior; she is created with divine purpose!
· However, in worship, that glory must be veiled, symbolically, that only God’s glory shows.  For a woman to be uncovered or to otherwise flaunt herself was to cast off the authority over her, place herself in man’s place, be immodest, and promote man’s glory.” ~Bishop C. McLeod
 

Since that message (two Sundays later) my mother, sister and I have been covering our heads, so that we can obey God’s Word.
Well that was a few highlights of what I’ve been up to lately. I can’t guarantee continuous posting again just yet. But I think once this graduation dust clears along with some other things I should be back to posting regularly.
Thanks for reading! Leaving you with a Pinterest laugh again ;-)
love it lolMerica!
Mekenna XD

Jimmy Needham is a Christian artist. He’s been out for a while but I’m just now getting into his music and I love it! My most beloved song so far is “Clear the Stage.” which is not his song. It’s a song that he says impacted him greatly when he first started out and so he asked the author of the song, Ross King, for permission to add his version of the song to his CD titled “Clear the Stage.” I just wanted to share this song with you if you’ve never heard it. The lyrics are great, and I love his voice! Also his wife Kelly Needham, has a blog and an amazing testimony about their struggle with three miscarriages. Jimmy wrote a song about that struggle called “In the Middle.”

Below is the “Clear the Stage” lyric video and his video of the background of the song. Enjoy!

 

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