God Is A God of Multiplication ~ Part 2

Remember the post from June 25, 2010? Okay, it’s no surprise if you said no.
In that post, I was expressing distress over some bad financial news.* (See https://presentufaultless.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/god-is-a-god-of-multiplication/ )

I was reading the bible recently and came across a  scripture which made me think of that post.
Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

If God is our portion or “our allotment” surely we will not do without. (And if by chance there are some material things that He does not allow us to have,  it will be okay.  Trusting Him as our personal God and Father We solidify our resolve to  know that He does not withhold from us that which we truly need!

* No God has not resolved the issue yet, so I am still waiting for Him to work things out for me. 🙂

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Feminism: Secular and Biblical Concepts ~ Part 3

Hello all:

I am performing more research over here. After I posted that last subgroup list regarding feminism, it dawned me that there was no subgroup showing the bible and feminism. I wondered was there such a subgroup. Sure enough, there is!

The subgroup is Biblical Feminism or Christian Feminism. A little searching has led me to opposing view points regarding if today’s Christian woman should be interested in or supportive of feminism.  Note: Presently, I am not giving my view, just supplying you with the research I find.

So here is it!

A supporter of Christian woman accepting feminism is Paul King Jewett http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_King_Jewett
A major work of his on the subject of feminism is Man as Male and Female: A Study in Sexual Relationships from a Theological Point of View.
You can see a book review at http://www.amazon.com/Man-Male-Female-Relationships-Theological/dp/0802815979

To read a presentation against Christian women accepting feminism — Go to http://www.gotquestions.org/feminism-Christian-feminist.html

Feminism: Secular and Biblical Concepts ~ Part 2

Well all–

There is much to learn about feminism– I did more searching about feminism and found (via Wikipedia at : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminist_theory) that there are many subsets of feminist theory.  See the list below.

Feminism: Secular and Biblical Concepts

In mid-May 2010 I did a short post of feminism. A viewer of that post wanted me to expound more on how I thought feminism integrated or could be discussed with respect to the bible.

My initial comments in that post stemmed  from a superficial understanding of the topic. To oblige my viewer and because I like learning I will spend more time analyzing the subject.  As I learn you,  I’ll share my education and insights with you all. Eventually this series will come full circle and tie into the original post where I ask, “Does Feminism Integrate With The Bible?” (May 16, 2010)

So let’s move on. First I went to Wikipedia* to see what was already presented about feminism  Excerpts from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminism gives:

Feminism refers to political, cultural, and economic movements aimed at establishing greater rights, legal protection for women, and/or women’s liberation. Feminism includes some of the sociological theories and philosophies concerned with issues of gender difference. It is also a movement that campaigns for women’s rights and interests.[1][2][3][4][5] Nancy Cott defines feminism as the belief in the importance of gender equality, invalidating the idea of gender hierarchy as a socially constructed concept.[6]

According to Maggie Humm and Rebecca Walker, the history of feminism can be divided into three waves.[4][7] The first wave transpired in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the second occurred in the 1960s and 1970s, and the third extends from the 1990s to the present.[8] Feminist theory emerged from these feminist movements.[9][10] It is manifest in a variety of disciplines such as feminist geography, feminist history, feminist theology, and feminist literary criticism.

Feminism has changed traditional perspectives on a wide range of areas in human life, from culture to law. Feminist activists have campaigned for women’s legal rights—such as rights of contract, property rights, and voting rights—while also promoting women’s rights to bodily integrity and autonomy, abortion rights, and reproductive rights. They have struggled to protect women and girls from domestic violence, sexual harassment, and rape.[1][11][12] On economic matters, feminists have advocated for workplace rights, including maternity leave and equal pay, and against other forms of gender-specific discrimination against women.[13][14][15] Although the terms feminism and feminist did not gain widespread use until the 1970s, they were already being used in public parlance much earlier; for instance, Katharine Hepburn speaks of the “feminist movement” in the 1942 film Woman of the Year.

Even in just a few paragraphs there is so much here for a rich, engaging discussion!

Concepts to ponder
1. Via the feminism definition from above which stands for  political, cultural, and economic movements aimed at establishing greater rights, legal protection for women, and/or women’s liberation, I ask,  What woman finds time to do all this and still be wife, mother, and career woman?”

2. All this progress sounds like a monumental task! And while women haven’t necessarily expected men to forge and/or enhance the feminism movement shouldn’t we? Can women truly expect to make such comprehensive  gender equality inroads without the male who is the head of our society?

Well enough for now…

(*I love Wikipedia! And yes, I know that it is not counted as the most credible by some but it can usually give you a basic start of understanding on so many subjects!  :-)

Will His Eyes Stop On You?

Hello all:

I was contemplating on our love for the Lord. Let me be more personal: I was contemplating on my love for the Lord.

Was my love for the Lord getting stronger as the days pass? Would God say that I love Him more than the “things of this world”? I was reasoning that if my love for Him is deepening, then my heart would be right in His sight as well.
The scripture* came to mind that “the eyes of the Lord are looking throughout the earth to do exploits for those whose hearts are perfect toward him”.

So I asked myself would His eyes stop on me?

Would His eyes stop on you?

* II Chronicles 16:9a For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.

Do You Hear The Love?

Hello all:
I came across a terrific post today by a Jason S. (See his post at http://inlieuofeyecontact.blogspot.com/2010/05/dairy-princess.html.)

Jason tells a cute “going-on-a-date-with-his-5 year old niece” story.
By the blog’s end, he ties together trusting in God’s love + relying on God’s abundance = the provisions needed for where you are going have already been provided.

And if you’re thinking that your situation is too big: that maybe God would not  provide for it, then think again. Jason has words of encouragement for that too.  He says  “Love always speaks louder than impossible.”

(Shouldn’t that line become an instant classic for encouragement!)
So let us think of how God has echoed His love to us by doing for us what has looked impossible!

This thought is bringing peace to my mind.
Is this thought bringing peace to your mind as well?

Have You Gained A New Kind of Freedom?

Hello all:

As we think of the United States’ Independence Day and the freedom that it represents, think too of eternity. As a country we are free to live as we choose.  Think also of a freedom or independence that will last for more than the years we can count.

Independence from another country’s rule is noble.  Freedom from Satan’s torment and freedom from eternal punishment is stupendous!

Grab your new freedom today!
— See Romans 8:2
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.