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TThe LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?

(Psalms 27:1 – NASB)

A little late...

A few posts ago lovedbygod2 asked us if we were going to do the one word challenge. And if so what would that one word be for your marriage. I had never heard of the one word challenge before and thank lovedbygod2 for the wonderful introduction to it. (Missed her post check it out here.) This got my thinking. I have a lot going on in my personal life and at times things seem to be crazy. I am a "recovering control freak" who likes to fall back into hold habits of trying to not allow anyone else including God, but me, run the show. Obviously this hasn't worked out so well. Then I remembered a quote from the movie "Facing the Giants."
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It was a conversation between a Pastor who prayed for every student in the school, he would place his hand on each child's locker as he passed it, and the head football couch. It hit me so much that I even put up this quote as my facebook status today. Why am I posting about all this which seems to be totally unrelated. Because I realized something, I am a person of habits. I get up every morning and expect there to be change. But until I open myself up to change it will never happen. I mean that literally is the definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. I'm not sure why I felt so compelled to admit this here, instead of my personal journal. So I'm sorry if this is a no, no and please feel free to delete if need be. But I felt God's 2x4. Yep me and that 2x4 are really good friends after all.

So I'm guess I'm posting this as accountability. I cannot control everything, and have to be open to the small changes in life. Because when I'm not I'm don't see what He wants of me till He sends me his 2x4. Yeah and I'm not so much a fan of the 2x4. So standing here battered and bruised (figuratively not literally) I have finally picked my one word. My one word that not only applies to my marriage but to all aspects of my life. Habits. I'm placing tools in my life now to allow me to recognize all of my habits the good and the bad. I'm going to work on changing them. Adding new ones. We found a church we really like, I just can never seem to get up early enough to go. Silly things like that. But me being the control freak, excuse me "recovering" control freak I am if I allow God to make small changes in my now, the bigger ones just might be easier. So yeah, sorry if I bored ya'll I just needed to talk about it. I'm preparing my fields for rain by changing my habits.

Edited: due to not reading this first and realizing I had some misspelled words and other nonsense when my brain works faster than my hands.
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Marriage Tweet

@themarriagebed: Ask your spouse what one word s/he does not want to hear in 2014, then make that happen. #MarriageTip

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pregnancy mentioned

So I'm asking for you wonderful ladies to pray for us. I'm going to put this under a cut in case any of you ladies are dealing with infertility and find pregnancy post hard to read.

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Baby and money related.

I'm looking for ball-park numbers on what to have saved up before having our first child. This is behind a cut, because it includes my monthly 'budget.' This will probably get long.

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Rules - Comment Here to be Added

You must comment here to be approved for membership -
I just want to know that you read the rules and are ready to interact!

The rules are going to be short, sweet, and simple! 

1. [info]keepers_at_home is a Christian community of wives who are in a monogamous relationship with their husband. 

Be respectful of each other – we’re Christian women of all denominations, races, ages, ect. Needless to say there may be differing views on birth control, election, and red lipstick. Realize this now, and leave the drama outside of the community.

Have an established personal Live Journal. If you're new to LJ, you can still be considered, but will not immediately be granted posting access. 

 Please use tags – I love tags! All users will tag their entries with * + their user-name - it will look a like this *lovedbyGod2. You can also add any other tags you find appropriate that helps the members find what they are looking for. Let’s try to use general ones, I.e.: 'recipe’ in place of specific ones like ‘pot roast.’

5. Please reference every post you make that is not your own. If you’re posting an article from a website or a book (and you’re more than welcome to) please be honest and give credit to the author. I’m not talking about APA style or anything too formal; list the author and where you found it.

6. Please make all posts Members Only.
Those are the rules... here's how you comment. This affirmation form is simple. Copy the two bullets below and paste as a comment. Read the two short affirmations, and if you find this to be true for you - title your subject "I affirm" (if you actually do) and make sure you request to join the community! See - simple! 
  • I am a Christian (no matter how new or seasoned)
  • I am married to one man (and sleeping with that man only)
I think that’s it. Please follow the rules. I’ll try to do private warnings, before I take drastic steps, but I want this to be a safe place for everyone, so some of these will just NOT be tolerated!

Now let’s get this party started! Comments are screened.

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Community Introduction

The name Keepers At Home came from the following verse:

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
(Titus 2: 5 – KJV)
This community is for you. Wives! Christian women who are seeking to create godly homes. It’s not about stay at home moms, women who work at home, or women who work outside the home. It’s about women, families, and most of all God. We’re women seeking to create a home that glorifies our Father, in order, under budget, and with as little stress as possible.

Needless to say, I’m struggling at that, therefore I created this community, so we can help each other. It’s brand new as of June 2010, so help make this a place you feel comfortable. A place you want to let you hair down!




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