Thursday, September 30, 2010

No Longer 18

Laurel, as of Sep. 29, has turned 19!
Happy Birthday!
Sorry I did not get around to it yesterday, but we have been having a lot of trouble with blogger ever since Caitlin moved out and changed her email slightly. The rest of us were not able to sign in!
Anyway, Laurel, I love you, and hope your birthday was fun.
Laurel made a scrumptious dinner last night of tea soaked chicken, fresh fettucine Alfredo, and green beans, with a chocolate ice cream pie with Orea crust for dessert. It was so good!
Lets all wish her a happy birthday!

In Christ,

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Here we Go!

(Not my picture)

As of this afternoon and especially tomorrow, aunts, uncles, Grandmas, Grandpas, and friends will start coming through our door. Some to stay at our house, others to say hi and give us all big hugs.

And were sick.

Its not that bad, just a very annoying cold and cough, but at a time like this, lets just say we really did not need it. We all feel a little tired, and the real excitement is just beginning. And we don't want the bride to be sick on her honeymoon. But thankfully she seems to be getting better.

So, Please pray that we would all feel better...and soon!
See you after the Wedding!

In Christ,


Friday, September 10, 2010


"I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith, which was once delivered for all the saints."
Jude 3
The calling of any Christian is to live in such a way as to stand out from the world, and to walk as a Christ walked. For Christian women it is set forth that we are to represent the Bride of Christ. In this capacity we are to contend for the faith. Our faith is that Christ will return and take us to live with Him, that we will attain the fullness of the salvation of God. Then He will judge if we have lived in such a way that He was the center of every action, every decision, every area of life. He will judge if we have contended for the faith.

As a single young woman it has been my goal to glorify God in every thing I do, and to follow the instructions of 1 Corinthians 7 that young women be concerned about the things of the Lord, that they may be holy in body and in spirit. (verse 34) I have spent time studying His Creation through gardening, studying different theology books available that I may have a ready answer for those who ask about why I do what I do. I have endeavored to proclaim the gospel to the employs of my work, and share the beauty of music in praising God. with piano students. I have sought to learn more of the history of the world by pursuing a college degree in history, and this has brought new areas of study and ministry to me. In all this I have never left my parents home. Never went on a mission, never stayed in a dorm, never had a boyfriend. I simply tried to contend for the faith in the areas of my daily life. In doing laundry, weeding, planning costume parties, and working in a restaurant. The Lord calls us to do it all for Him.

Next week my life will change to a new direction. I will no longer be single, but the wife of Roman Mallery. I will have a new way to contend for the faith. To honour marriage in a culture where it is slighted. To love a husband in an active and real way, not based on feelings, but a daily decision of the will. I have been prepared by my mother to be a homemaker, and by my father to be a faith contender, and by my Lord to take all these duties into the building of a new family.
To all other handmaidens out there, singleness is not a time for inactivity. Marriage does not mean greater ministry. We are all in unique circumstances, but the one thing that is the same is our calling to contend for the faith. To give an answer for the hope that lies within us. May each young lady see that she is doing well, when she is doing daily what God has asked her, cook a meal, write a paper, play an instrument, or change a diaper. May you all contend for the faith by daily seeking to glorify God.
The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.
~George MacDonald

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 30

My last Day! I had so much fun with this! A motto or philosophy: I had a hard time with this one...I asked mother and she said "Chocolate chocolate, always chocolate." That is an interesting philosophy! ;)

But I think I'll do this:

I'll keep posting a lot, although maybe not daily: Coming next "I'm a woman, not a noodle"
Inspired by Caitlin

In Christ,