Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Faith of Mary and The Duties of Martha

Only a privileged few were considered true friends of Christ when He lived on earth and Mary, Martha and their brother Lazarus were amongst the few.  They lived in a town a bit east of Jerusalem called Bethany.  Their friendship provided Christ with solace and love, especially when the hour of His death was nigh.  And though their story is short, it holds weighty wisdom, especially for us who desire to be hospitable servants of the Lord.   Our sister Martha learned the heart of hospitality one-on-one with Christ when He was a guest in their home.  Being the gracious hostess that she was, Martha busied herself with the cooking and the serving of the food.   Mary, on the other hand, whose belief and faith waxed very strong, chose to listen to Christ’s teachings instead of helping her sister in the kitchen.  Martha grew...

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  2 Esdras 8:10 “For thou hast commanded out of the parts of the body, that is to say, out of the breasts, milk to be given, which is the fruit of the breasts,  (11) That the thing which is fashioned may be nourished for a time, till thou disposest it to thy mercy.”   Breastfeeding is not just feeding time for your baby, it creates a great bond between your baby and yourself.  It has many health benefits for the both of you.  Breastfeeding may seem difficult to do at first but it will get better with practice.  Whatever you do, DON’T give up.  It is such a beautiful experience to know that the life that the Most High has blessed you with is latched on to you and you are nursing and nurturing it.  You don’t always have to have them latched on...

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Don’t Look Back

“Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.”  ~Satchel Paige If you look back for too long, you will fall back and then you may not come back.  When the Most High called Lot and his family out of Sodom, he specifically instructed them to “…look not behind thee…” (Genesis 19:17).  And though Lot’s wife followed her husband out of the city, evidently her spirit was not convinced that the city was evil enough to leave.  She “looked back” (Genesis 19:26) because she valued her old life of unrighteousness.  In Hebrew, “looked back” means more than to simply glance over one’s shoulder.  It means “to look at intently; to regard with pleasure; have respect for.  She blatantly disobeyed the Most High’s commandment to not look back, and was rebellious as she longed for her old life, instead of looking forward and being relieved, like her husband was, that...

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