Monday, August 25, 2014

Head-coverings! Is the topic.

Head-coverings. This has been a topic laying on my heart for a long time now and it just keeps growing. In the bible, in the book of  

1 Corinthians 11: 5  But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.


So you see Paul is speaking here about how a woman should cover her head when she prays or prophesies or she should be shaven.   But then, 


1 Corinthians 11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?

Paul is asking a question here also about head-coverings.  He asks is it comely?  Lets see what that word "Comely" means.  Lets look to the Strong's Concordance for what the Greek word is for "Comely" in this question.  The Greek word is πρέπω meaning prepó (prep'-o) a verb meaning "tower up," "be conspicuous," – properly, stand out, be conspicuous, especially in a way that is suitable ("fitting").

So Paul is saying,, "Is it proper, or fitting for a woman to pray uncovered?"   So you see here it suggest that we as women should cover our heads when we are praying or prophesies. But then he goes on to say in 

1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.  

Paul tells us here that her hair is "given her for a covering." In the Greek the word is περιβόλαιον, ου, τό meaning peribolaion  (per-ib-ol'-ah-yon) a noun meaning "a wrapper, mantle, veil, cloak, covering". 

So if our hair means that we are covered and when I pray my hair falls down around my face and I am covered, does that mean that I still need something other than my hair to also cover my head?  You see I have been struggling with this for sometime.  I do not always wear my hair down, so when I pray at times my face is not covered. I am bowed with my face down but not covered.

I have friends that wear coverings and they do it because it is God's calling not only from this passage of scripture but because God has called them to do so, or because it is what is done by women in their families (their Belief).  They are beautiful in their coverings but is it what the Lord wants from all women?

Praying the Lord will show me the way on this, as He always leads me.

Peggy McCoyle
SAHWM and Homeschool Supporter



 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Field Trips this Summer

Me and my little boy have been on a few trips this summer.  All of them day trips and mostly free.  Exploring is what we do the best.  He has such a since of freedom in the great outdoors.  The bible tells us to raise them in the way they should go. So I am hoping that I will be able to do that. His father and I are sure trying our best to accomplish this by showing him different things around us and having him to appreciate all that God has to offer.  Here are a few pictures of the day trips this summer.

Crabtree Falls in Mitchell County, NC




The falls here are beautiful. The hike down to the falls, depending on which way you go in to them will determine your hike.  There is two trails that lead down to the falls.  One of the trails is rocky and not so flat, but its always been the best one for us to travel. The other trail is flat until you come to the end of it and then its a downward hike off the side of the mountain, with not much of a trail.  We had a great day and enjoyed the trail and waterfall.










 Grandfather Mountain in NC

This is not a free trip but is was to me because of group rates and homeschooling.  So glad we are blessed that way. Anyways, this is a beautiful place to visit.  The views are amazing as you can see from the pictures. The bridge you see here is one mile high in the air.  Scary, yes it is scary to cross it but worth it.


One of the views  from the mountain.  Isn't it gorgeous? 


This is a tree cyst, after they took it off one of the trees on the mountain and cleaned it up this is what it looked like inside.  I thought it was beautiful.

So there you have it, just a couple of the trips that we have taken this summer.  It may not look like much to some but to us, it was a lot.  Enjoy what the Lord has for you in each and every day. I urge you to get out and enjoy his beauty that is around you.  You'll be surprised in what you ay discover.

My prayer is that you will be challenged to get out and explore the world around you and enjoy time with your family as long as you have it.

Peggy McCoyle
SAHWM and Homeschool Supporter














Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blessings

Well here I am at it again.  I don't write often but when I do its because I have something that I need to share. Today I am  going to be writing about blessings.  I go through everyday and don't even realize what blessing are being bestowed upon me daily.  I don't go throughout the day looking for them, that is for sure.  But I see them when my day is done and thank the Lord for giving them to me. 

What is a blessing? Merriam-Websters defines it as....
: approval that allows or helps you to do something
: help and approval from God
: something that helps you or brings happiness

Blessings can come in all shapes and forms.  It can come in as praise, devotion, worship, grace, mercy, a divine gift, or even a special favor.  

One of my favorite bible verses is this Philippians: 4:19 But MY God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Jesus Christ.

Our every need has been supplied throughout every day. There has been nothing that hasn't been taken care of.  We worry about things and then the Lord works them out for us.  We have often wanted for more, but always received exactly what we needed, nothing less and nothing more, Except what he has blessed us with.  

This morning I read this:: When we remember that our strength is a result of God’s grace, that keeps us humble. It went along with my blessings, for his grace is one of those blessings.  When I think back on my day and see that it's by his grace that I am alive, it's by his riches I am fed (physical and spiritual), It is then that I see just how many blessing I do receive. 

When your down and out, sit back, and look at what is around you and what your being blessed with.  It's those little things that you don't realize that matters the most when you see them.

My prayer is that your home will be filled with many blessings, in an abundance, through HIS riches by Jesus Christ.

Peggy McCoyle
SAHWM and Homeschool Supporter