Golden and Noble Works

“A wife too should regard her duties in the same light, as she suckles the child, rocks and bathes it, and cares for it in other ways; and as she busies herself with other duties and renders help and obedience to her husband. These are truly golden and noble works."
Martin Luther

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Marriage By God's Design

We all know that in our day, marriage is so misunderstood, undermined, despised and taken for granted. You look around and if you're like me, you start to feel like defending it is a "loosing battle". This morning I listened to an interview with Rev. Robert Baker on Marriage and I encourage all of you to listen as well.

Find it HERE.

And while I'm on the subject, HERE is another presentation on Marriage and Family that I enjoyed listening to some time ago from the late Rev. Robert Preus who, along with his wife Donna, "were asked to give a presentation to the seminarians and their wives on the subject of marriage and family - especially as it relates to life in the parish." I couldn't remember if I've posted it here before, if so, sorry, listen again!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pastor's Wife - Perk #18

Kristi L. writes:

Funeral flowers.  That’s right, I said funeral flowers.

Several floral arrangements were delivered to our church this past week.  Two individuals, whose relatives belong to our church, died.  The outpouring of flowers enabled our church to be the recipient of some of those pretty blooms. One bouquet made the trip from Colorado to Nebraska.  It didn’t look quite right in a bouquet anymore – kinda wilty in places. Rather than throw the entire thing out, I got two nice floral arrangements.

See?  There are perks to being a pastor’s wife.  Yes, I know - they’re funeral flowers.  They’re beautiful in color, smell lovely, and I love them.  Now you’re wishing you had some, aren’t you?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New To GNW?

For any of you who are just beginning to read Golden and Noble Works (GNW) WELCOME! The purpose of this blog is to get to know each other better through encouragement in our vocations as pastor's wives and mothers and as children of God. If you would like to write up and "Introduction" of yourself and family please do and email it to me. My email address can be found on the side menu.

If you would like to make a post here, you can send it to me in an email as well. Anything goes with the posts. If you have a recipe to share, a prayer request, an issue you're struggling with (please try to keep these as "general" as you can), a great book review, an upcoming event, a super craft you want to brag about, whatever, feel free to pass it along here.

I wanted to point out a few things that I have added here that may be useful.

First, if you'll look to the right there is now a "Follow by Email" option. If you enter your email address there you will receive an email each time a new post is made on the blog. That way you don't have to come to the site every so often "just to see" if there's anything new.

Also, there are several new links to some resources that you may like. If you have anything you would like to add to our list (books, CDs, blogs, resource sites) please let me know! If you have a personal blog you would like to share here send me the address and I will add it to the "Our Blogs" list.

If there is anything else you would like to see here I am always open to suggestions!

*And I know you're wondering why there's a picture of a pineapple up there. Clicking HERE should hopefully explain that. It won't however explain why there's Pina Colada inside it...but the reason for that should be obvious.