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This segment of “God’s Got This!” will be geared towards all those “What If” questions.

1. What IfYou never get married?

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If I never marry, then I will continue to diligently serve the Lord in my father’s house. I find more ways to be active in my church. (… And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.
~1 Corinthians 7:34-35 ESV)

 

2. What If…You marry but your husband dies? (How will you support yourself and possible children?)

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My fathers says, “A man of God will make sure his wife and children would be taken care of if he were to unexpectedly pass away. However, ultimately if my future husband were to die that is when my faith in God and his providence should increase, not decrease. As Christians we are supposed to trust God with our futures, come what may.

 

3. What If… You can’t have children?

 

If I cannot physically bear children, then my future husband and I will consider adoption. (He gives the barren woman a home,making her the joyous mother of children.Praise the LORD! ~Psalm 113:9 ESV)

4.What if…Your husband can’t provide?

My future husband and I will trust God and do what needs to be done in accordance with God’s will and His standards.  (You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield. ~Psalm 115:11 ESV)

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Conclusion: What happens in our lives are no surprise to an omnipotent God. He knows our pasts, presents, and our futures. The eleventh shorter catechism question reads:

Question: What is God’s Providence?

Answer: God’s providence is His completely holy, wise, powerful and preserving every creature and every action.

How could you or I not trust in the very God who created the universe in just six days, to be there for us in our times of need?

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

(Matthew 6:25-34 ESV)

God’s Got This! Thus, I’ve decided not to worry about my tomorrow, because I know I’m in good hands. ;-)

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,  Because He lives, all fear is gone;  Because I know He holds the future,  And life is worth the living,  Just because He lives!

 

~Mekenna

 

 

 

 

 

Mekenna:

This post brought me soooo much peace. Please read it and be blessed by it.

Originally posted on Joseph's Arrows:

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A print like the one above was hung up in my brothers’ room when I was growing up.  I remember wishing so badly for that print to also be in my room, feeling somehow my brothers were more protected than I was.  As a child, it comforted me seeing those little children crossing that horrible bridge safely, and I imagined them getting home swiftly into their mother’s arms.

This image remained with me into adulthood, and it speaks to me even more during uncertain times like the ones we’re facing now.  It reminds me we are not alone, that the Lord God is with us at our most insecure and scary moments.  He is with our children as they cross dark paths on broken bridges.

Hearing the frightening news of Ebola reaching the US, the enterovirus D68 taking the life of a 3-year old, the ISIS beheadings – a mother’s heart…

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So I decided I wanted to do a post on my homeschool experience. What I loved most about it. ;-)

I didn’t want to go to high school in the first place. So the thought of being homeschooled wasn’t much of a “shocker to the system” for me. I began my homeschool journey in the ninth grade and it wasn’t hard coping with the reality that I would not be attending a public school anymore. I didn’t want to attend public school anymore anyway because of how I was treated. Now don’t get me wrong I wasn’t “bullied” (habitually badgered and intimidated) in school. However, when you put a mass group of immature children together they behave like immature children. I was childishly teased for absurd and ridiculous reasons. (Some reasons I couldn’t’ help.) And I knew it would only get worse in high school. Thus, when my parents told me I was going to homeschooled my outside reaction was:

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But on the inside it was:

Anyways, like I said, my homeschool journey began when I was in the 9th grade and I enjoyed it. I’ve enjoyed every bit of the three years I spent learning from my mother and from myself during independent learning. Even when times got rough and my mom and I bumped heads…I wouldn’t trade it for anything public school could ever offer.

Another aspect of homeschooling that I enjoyed (continue to enjoy), is being able to hang out with my other homeschooled friends during the week instead of on Saturdays when everything and everywhere is crowded. Places like the mall, restaurants, the movies, the park– well actually the park is crowded sometimes with stay-at-home moms and their young children. ;-)

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  • If the weather was bad I was glad I didn’t have to be outside waiting for a bus.
  • No more getting picked on because my only other classmate was my best friend–my sister. ;-)
  • The way we homeschool involves a very flexible schedule. Our flexibility made it possible for us to be able to help others during the day.
  • Our flexibility also made it possible for any one of us to take a much needed nap. One time I took some allergy medicine before we started Math and I just couldn’t stay awake so I told my Mom, “Mom, I jus-I just need to go lay down for a little bit ok?” And that was a school day for me.  I also learned to never take a drowsy allergy medicine with the intentions of getting any accomplished, because you will not! :-D

So, these are few of the reasons why I loved being homeschooled, besides the biblical/spiritual reasons. That’s a whole ‘nother post! :-D Thanks for reading!

~Mekenna

 

 

Hi there! Hi there!

 

 

It’s September 15th, 2014. Another homeschool year in effect today for my family. I’m teaching my sister her English subjects and my mom will take care of the rest ;-)

And Fall is almost here! Time for sweaters, coats, boots, tights, scarves (oh the scarves!) hats and anything else you can thing of for fall\winter fashion. :-D


I am so ready for the Christmas season again!

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But anyway, I have another “God’s Got This” post coming up. I’ve been taking a short break I guess from blogging.But I’ll try to get back into it! Welp that’s that here are a few Pinterest laughs.

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Can somebody explain this?

~Mekenna

 

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Welcome to the “God’s Got This!” Series. You’ve just stumbled upon part one: Education & Employment. To read my announcement of this series click here.

Question 1: Are you going to college?

Answer: here.

Question 2: Then what are you going to do?

Answer: I am going to be a stay-at-home daughter.

Question 3: What is that?

Answer: For me a stay-at-home daughter is a young lady who aspires to spend her single years, as Jasmine Baucham put it, “in the beautiful environment of the home, under the wise guidance, counsel [and protection] of her father and mother.” (Quoted from “Joyfully at Home” by Jasmine Baucham)

Question 4: Are you planning to work anywhere? Oh wait–you can’t because you didn’t go to college? :?

Answer: First of all,

A high school graduate+ a college education does not = a guaranteed job.

Let’s be realistic please! Second, yes I will be working but not outside the home. I aim to stay home and serve my parents. I cannot do this whole-heartedly if my attention is divided between home life and the outside workforce. (This does not mean  however, that I will not take part in “in-home” money-making activities such as selling items I make or baked goods.)

 Question 5: What will you be doing while you’re at home?

Answer: My goal, “what I want to be when I grow up” is a submissive wife and a nurturing mother to many children. The time I spend at home is meant to be a training ground. Sure, I believe in feminine instincts, but women are not born knowing how to biblically love and serve their husbands and children. That’s why in the book of Titus older women are instructed to,

“…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.”(Titus 2:4-5 ESV)

Conclusion:

Ultimately when I look in the future I’m not looking at 5 years from now or even 10.  I’m focused on my grandchildren and my great-grandchildren. That’s called a multi-generational vision. How I prepare myself for married life and being a mother is sooo important! The saying, “the children are our future,” is a very true saying indeed. How I will parent my children will affect the future.

So, instead of spending MY single years pursing a career, doing missions trips in another country, or 4-6 years away at some institution, I have chosen to make a difference for Christ, right at home.

Thanks for reading! ~Mekenna 

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.

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