Me? A Titus 2 Woman?

Tracy / February 20, 2006

What a wonderful day! We have a brand new 4 year old in our

My three year old’s (well, four year old’s) birthday is today. We’ve had fun visiting with his Grandmother and celebrating his special day.

He is such a sweet little boy! I think of all my children,
he is by far the most tender hearted. It’s such a joy to see
the wonderful little boy that he is becoming.

Things I am thankful for today:

  • Of course, my sweet little son. I’m so grateful that the Lord
    allowed me to carry him and bring him into the world safely.
    My pregnancy with him was “iffy” at best. I remember so well
    the day that my Dr. told me that he had done all he could do…
    it was in the hands of the Lord now as to whether I would
    carry my son or not. I cried out to God on my drive home that
    day. I asked him to please allow me to have this child that
    I had already become so attached to. How thankful I was the
    first day that I held his sweet little body in my arms. What
    a blessing!
  • I’m thankful that my husband in learning to care for our home,
    is beginning to learn to do small repairs himself. I don’t know
    how much a service call would have been but my husband is able
    to fix a problem with our hot water heater for $9.00! PTL!!
  • I’m thankful for my Mom. We enjoyed her visit very much today.
    Aside from just sharing her company, she is always willing to
    share her latest art lessons with my children. Today was water-
    coloring winter landscapes. They were so beautiful! I didn’t know
    that you could paint something so beautiful with a child’s water
    color set!
  • (O.K., this one isn’t the most important thing in the world, but…)
    I’m thankful for chocolate milk!! My Mom brought us this
    little goodie out today and YUM-YUM! I’ll be back to eating
    healthy tomorrow, but what an awesome indulgence today!!
  • I’m thankful for my oldest son and his willingness and excitement
    to learn computer skills. I watched him today trying to solve
    his Grandmother’s printer problems and was in awe over the
    skills at 12 that he has already gained. (He reminds me so much
    of his Dad! I love to see these glimpses of my dear hubby in
    my children!)

Things I’ve learned:

That I really, REALLY need to start only one home improvement
project at a time.

How to tile a hallway with Vinyl Composite Tile…this is my
latest home project. I decided to bite the bullet and install
VCP. Yes, this is the same stuff they put down in supermarkets,
Dr. offices, and yes, daycare. I don’t care anymore. It’s easy
to clean, easy to install, inexpensive, more durable than any
of the alternatives, asbestos free(!), and I must say, doesn’t look
half bad. When we are finished with the project, I’ll post some

One of the things that the Lord has been showing me lately is
the importance of a Titus 2 ministry in a woman’s life.

I’ve always looked around and wondered where all the women are
that are supposed to be these Titus 2 women for me. They seem
to be no where to be found. As I was praying about this, the
Lord brought this verse to mind:

Matthew 7:3
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”

I’m also supposed to have a Titus 2 ministry!

I’m hoping that the direction that the Lord is leading me in this area
will be of benefit to other women. I’ll post more on this
topic as it develops.

Until then this is today’s Scripture meditation:

Titus 2:3-5

“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be
slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4Then they can train
the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure,
to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands,
so that no one will malign the word of God. ”

Here’s another one:

Job 8:8-11

“Ask the former generations
and find out what their fathers learned,

for we were born only yesterday and know nothing,
and our days on earth are but a shadow.

Will they not instruct you and tell you?
Will they not bring forth words from their understanding?

Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh?
Can reeds thrive without water? “

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