Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Muffins (Gluten Free)

2 Eggs
1/4 C. Canola Oil
1/2 C. honey
1/4 C. yogurt or sour cream
1 C. mashed pumpkin
1 1/2 C. brown rice flour
1/4 C. corn flour
1/4 C. oat bran
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C. raisins
1/2 C. nuts

Beat eggs well. Add wet ingredients and mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in raisins and nuts. Bake 350' 20 minutes.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Evenings With Victoria Botkin

How does a wife help her husband be the man Christ wants him to be? How can she inspire him to love her? How can she discover the forgotten joys of being the helper God designed her to be? Beginning March 1, Victoria, beloved wife to Geoffrey Botkin, will host weekly online mentoring sessions for women as a homemaker's... resource to the worldwide Christian community. Mother to five boys and two girls, Victoria draws insight from 30 years of applying Scripture to marriage with one of America's most visionary men.

Join Victoria as she discusses subjects such as woman's great power, sinful tendencies, obedience vs. submission, independence vs. submission, freedom vs. submission, beauty, dress, makeup, respect, women's rights, hospitality, speaking words of life, managing with grace, pitfalls of perfectionism in homemaking, Hollywood expectations, trials, trust, and cultivating personality. Victoria will begin each session by responding to pressing, appropriate questions from participants. Topic headings include:

All about Eve
All about Sarah
The Proverbs 31 wife
About love
How to help your husband love you
How to become a wise woman

Sessions will take place Monday evenings from 8 to 9 p.m., Central Time, March 1 through April 26, 2010. The cost for these nine sessions is $49 per woman, and daughters may listen in with their mothers. The sessions will also be recorded and MP3s made freely available to participants shortly after each session, so that any who cannot join all nine sessions live may still hear what was discussed. Interaction will take place via the GoToWebinar® interface, which works in-browser on almost any PC or Mac. Mrs. Botkin will have a live audio feed. A faster-than-dial-up Internet connection is best, but it is possible to connect to audio by long-distance telephone, provided simultaneous Internet access is also available. Complete information on how to access the sessions will be sent to registered attendees by email. Direct questions, including from husbands or pastors seeking theological clarification, to titus2@westernconservatory.com.

You can go here to register: http://www.westernconservatory.com/evb

This is done within the jurisdictional framework of Titus 2. Not only does Titus chapter 2 instruct experienced older women to teach younger women, it gives the syllabus—"to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands"—and the purpose: "that the word of God be not blasphemed." As a woman under authority, Victoria will not infringe on the authority of husbands and pastors, but serve as a careful, supportive resource on issues of home and family life.
"Victoria is my beloved friend, my trusted mentor, and my wise counselor! Every young woman and mother would be wise to set aside the time to hear godly instruction from this precious woman of God. I treasure every conversation with her...and so should you..." --Beall Phillips, wife to Doug Phillips

"Victoria is real, practical, biblical, and refreshingly frank. It was easier for me to have my daughter Kelly so far away from me during her first year of marriage because Victoria was there and she understood her role in Kelly's life as an older woman. The same kind of life-giving counsel Kelly received at that time, you will receive during these sessions.” — Deborah Brown, wife to Scott Brown

"A vision of loveliness and strength, strong character combined with compassion, unmitigated courage built on a rock-solid testimony of reliance on God, an underlying sense of humor and broad intelligence, true love that grows only stronger despite difficulties . . . Victoria Botkin is all those things and so much more. She offers us as women not only a humble testimony to her faith in God, but the example of a life committed to serving Him through her joyful, studied service as wife and mother to exceptional people. I and my daughters are very excited about sitting at her feet and drinking in her wisdom through "Evenings with Victoria Botkin." I can hardly wait! Please, come sit beside me . . . bring your embroidery or mending . . . It will be wonderful.” — Becky Morecraft, wife to Dr. Joe Morecraft

"My sweet sister in Christ, Victoria Botkin, is a loving and kind woman who exudes what the Word describes in Proverbs 31. What an incredible blessing it is to know her, for to know her tender persona is to truly love her. I so admire her obedience to the Lord. Victoria is most ardently a Titus 2 woman. She can always be caught affectionately and tenderly guiding some younger woman, and on occasion an older woman, right back to the unfailing Word of God. I admire this woman of bountiful wisdom and pray God's richest blessings on her and her beautiful family. These sessions will encourage and benefit any woman who partakes of them. You don't want to miss this amazing opportunity to hear the timeless wisdom of my dear sister.” — Bridget Baucham, wife to Dr. Voddie Baucham

"Victoria is not just wise and kind — she is fun! Her gentle sense of humor always comes in at just the right moment to remind us not to take ourselves too seriously even as we focus on the important work at hand. I know that listening to Victoria teach online is going to be a marvelous experience. You won't get to enjoy her delicious bread, but the savory goodness of her words and the kindness of her voice will surely bring a smile to your face and encourage your heart. I look forward to these sessions as a way to renew my own vision and learn new ways to bless my family. What a delight!” — Jennie Chancey, wife to Matt Chancey

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I know how to abound

Morning and Evening February 10th

There are many who know "how to be abased" who have not learned "how to abound." When they are set upon the top of a pinnacle their heads grow dizzy, and they are ready to fall. The Christian far oftener disgraces his profession in prosperity than in adversity. It is a dangerous thing to be prosperous. The crucible of adversity is a less severe trial to the Christian than the fining-pot of prosperity. Oh, what leanness of soul and neglect of spiritual things have been brought on through the very mercies and bounties of God! Yet this is not a matter of necessity, for the apostle tells us that he knew how to abound.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Arise You Men Of Texas!

Based on Pastor Bacon's sermon last week on Romans 13:1-7 I came up with this concept. In his sermon he gave excellent points for building this design.
  • Two goals of government are to maintain peace and virtue
  • Legislating morality
  • Reward Virtue
  • Plunder of land, wealth, life
  • Non-resistance of the constitution
  • Current responsibilities that are under attack: self defense, life of the unborn, establishing an estate, submission to authority.
Matthew Henry states on Romans 13 that Christians are known as a sect that turned the world upside down. In reality they righted it and they do so out of a love for peace and virtue which is the reality of our religion.

  • fore father looking into the future which is dark
  • husband leaving family to defend liberty and restore peace and order. We have many history lessons in this regard
  • path leading away from the 'O' shows men leaving to restore order.
  • the 'O' creates a mini world and symbolizes the coveted jurisdiction of the current administration
  • open carry firearms represented
  • land, property, life represented
  • historical lessons Alamo (seen in the patriarch and the very top line) & liberty tree
  • family order established in patriarchal orthopraxy
  • anti-egalitarian in dress and demeanor
  • supporting verse with an equally inspiring address
  • liberty tree outgrowing the confines of the "o"
  • a picture that speaks that we must be subject not out of fear but out of a love of virtue
  • Wife and children wearing red and pink reflect the ideals of a man's heart turned toward home.
Listen to the sermon here.
Or purchase when available here.

Recommended Resources:
Boone & Crockett set
You May Not Take Our Guns
The State of Parental Rights in America
The Widow's Might
How To Draw God's Amazing Creation Collection

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Orphaned kids going home – to America

Port-au-Prince, HAITI – Pat Leyndecker is a happy man.

Just days ago, he received word from the State Department that the decks had finally been cleared to go to Haiti and retrieve three children who had been matched with his family for adoption.

He gathers with his children at the Haiti Children Rescue Mission outside of Port-au-Prince and prepares them to leave the country. The children say goodbye to their fellow orphans. If all goes well the next morning at the United States Embassy, they will be on a jet for America by evening time.

It has been a long three-year journey for Pat, a journey dominated by waiting, green lights, red lights and never-ending bureaucratic red tape. Prayer and confidence in God's will has sustained his family through this unprecedented emotional roller coaster.

One of the most draconian of the Haitian adoption measures Pat has encountered during his adoption pursuit is the requirement that, because he already has biological children, the president of Haiti himself has to sign-off on the papers before the adoptive children are permitted to leave the country.

Read the rest here.