Friday, September 2, 2011

Musings From Loretta

  Good Day to All, hope your morning has been a delight, but if not, there's always tomorrow...and a brighter day! This year is almost gone...the months seem to have slipped by. Fall is just around the corner and I know we will see an array of autumn colors, decor' and other changes on your blogs; also, ideas and of course, creativity will flow naturally.  
    I'm excited about the seasons changing because that means we will get to see your new dolls, quilts, stitching, fall floral and new recipes, just to name a few. I will be right in the mix, trying to add my 10 cent worth. LOL.
    Seriously, do you know why we love blogging? It is really quite simple. In God's infinite, perfect wisdom, He made us to need each other's creativity! I truly believe this! We aren't self-sufficient...but, I know we are mutually dependent. Look at it this way: I may need your sewing and stitching skills; then, maybe you can use my food prep and illustrations. We all need the other. We glean ideas by sight and with our perceptive powers.
 Becca: grows a beautiful garden.  Vanessa's: dolls and stories are very creative. Marydon: is wise and quite articulate (or shall I say, quite glib). Karen: is mild in spirited. Janet's: need-to-know blog.  Lisa's: motherly love. Christina's decor'. and Lady Jane's creativity. (You can find all of these unique  ladies in my follower's list). Included in this list, are all the many friends and other followers that I so admire. You all should celebrate your uniqueness and your creativity...even if you don't feel as if you are needed by your blogging are indispensable!

  Did you know you really do inspire others? Well, yes, you do, all of you! You are the only one who can give us your creativity! So, don't hold back...don't stop creating. Your can-do spirit inspires us...we need you! All of you have touched me in your special ways, and let me tell you...I could never put into words how much I need you and your creative self...and I thank you!

  So, the next time you post your work and you don't think it is worthy and want to delete it, think about how much you will inspire...Someone, Somewhere, Somehow with your uniqueness!

Wishing you a wonderful, peaceful and productive full week! Love


Monday, August 29, 2011

How Does Our God and His Son View Women

Good Evening Friends, this is my 100th post! I am elated and look forward to another good year! I could not have done it without your help. You are all truly fabulous!

  This is one of my newspaper articles that I want to share with you and would love to get as many of you as possible to respond. I always give feedback to the paper from you.

  Look at this picture. Would you say this man is a good who loves, cares and honor his wife? Hardly not! What a public display of his violence against her. His fists are doubled and he strikes her in the face... awful brutility!
 The sign behind them only adds insults to her humiliation! It states: "Cover your ears, domestic violence zone"! How crude and inhumane. In many cultures today regardless to their race, ethnicity, social origin, birth or other status, women are viewed and treated as inferior or, second-class citizens. But, what is the true God's attitude toward women?
  Jesus Christ, who is the image of His Father, reflects perfectly God's view of this matter. Jesus' dealings with all women during his ministry was that of respect. Consider for example, after his resurrection, his first appearance was to Mary Magdalene. He could have appeared to any disciple, instead, he dignified women by allowing them to be the first eye-witness of his resurrection.
  The Bible was written in a time when women were almost put on the same level as slaves. Even so, divine law expressed in Scriptures showed a high regard for women, unlike the ancient cultures. Several instances show us: He protected Sarah from being violated. (Genesis 12:14-20; 20:1-7); (Genesis 29:31-32).
  However, the most appropriate view we have is given in Proverbs 31st chapter. This is a beautiful description of the role and status of a "capable wife"! Surely the Lord approved of these writings and view women with respect, appreciation and trust. Too, the inspired writer Peter at 1Peter 3:7 urges husbands to "assign women honor". This implies that man value and respect his wife highly. Thus, if he honors her, he does not humiliate, down grade, or treat her violently. Rather, he demonstrates by his words and his public and in private...that he cherishes and love her.
  Yes, women in many cultures have been treated dishonorably, and sad to say, some have/are being physically, mentally and sexually abused. Certainly not the treatment our loving God intended for women.
All women should be treated with honor and respect. It is their God given due. To the abuser, if this is the case, what will be your punishment from God for violating it?
  Wishing you all a peaceful and restful evening/week. stormy weather is over, but some of us are dealing with storms in our, loss, daily crisis and others, but you must pray for endurance. Reach out to friends and family for love and assistance. Trying to go it alone doesn't work in some hard tmes or crisis. Let's love one another and reach out to your neighbor. You will be surprised how comforting some   can  be. I'm an early to bed person, so, say your prayers and,"Good night to all...pleasant dreams!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

About that Post

I came back to view my blog and found, for some reason, blogger took away my post. I'm sorry, but just like some of you, I've had trouble with posting and seeing my post in the reader. This just started lately. If you tried to get this post earlier, and couldn't, please try again. Luv...Loretta

Good Sunday Morning to All!

Hello Friends. Wishing everyone a safe, productive day. I have added a new post to our other blog, At Home with Loretta Online. At the top of this page, far right, click on it to carry you there. Hope you enjoy your Sunday afternoon and Eve.
Love to everyone...Loretta
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