Friday, March 30, 2007


Do you know what I think is funny? People who put a link to their blog on their blog.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Learning Modesty

Remember the scene from Little Women when Jo wanted to invite "Teddy" to be a part of the girl's 'theatrical society'? Being more proper than their sister, Meg, Amy and Beth gasped at the thought and immediately objected. "Nay!" says Amy, "...we bear our souls and tell our most appalling secrets."

Would women today, specifically Christian women, have the same response? I recently read a post by Lydia Brownback entitled Modesty and Other Women's Husbands where she addresses the "modesty of our person". Lydia shows us that being modest is not just about proper clothing but about setting boundaries in our relationships with married men. Her thoughts were challenging and convicting, leading me to examine my behavior with male friends (both past and present). God has graciously allowed me to glean wisdom from a much (much) wiser woman and it would be wrong for me not to apply it to my life and then pass the wisdom along to others.

In light of Lydia’s post (as well as recent personal experiences) I have been considering how 'modesty of our person' also applies to our friendships with single men. Being 'best buds' with the opposite sex can often lead to confusing emotions and hurt feelings. Not just for those involved but also for their future spouses. For example, when I am tempted to pour my heart out to a male friend I need to stop and think, "Is this a situation that he would be ashamed to someday share with his wife? Is this something I would want my future husband to do with his friend?" Inappropriate behavior with the opposite sex involves more than just physical intimacy. We cross the line when we spend large amounts of time together, connecting emotionally to a degree that has been reserved only for a mate.

I see a lot of young, Christian women who push themselves into close friendships with men. You know, the guy and the girl who are always together and everyone assumes they are dating. Many girls give the impression with their behavior (though they deny it with their words) that they are interested in more than friendship. I have been on mission teams with women who can't seem to get enough attention from our male team members. Not only would it make others uncomfortable, but it often became a distraction that hindered the ministry.

I am not saying that we should avoid friendships with the opposite sex. Fellowship is a rich blessing as well as a command for the Church, allowing us to encourage and sharpen one another as believers. What I am saying is that being involved in the lives of our Christian brothers should aid in our (and their) sanctification, not hinder it. Our friendships should edify and build up the body, not confuse and frustrate other church members. Setting appropriate boundaries is not about limiting fellowship, but about achieving, maintaining and protecting true fellowship.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Not so original...

I have been trying to think of something more original than the 'coffee theme' for my blog. I tried to think of something with my middle name, Lisanne, since that is kind of different. I even thought of something like Kellog (you know, Kellye+blog=Kellog) but, that is not original and probably not legal either. Since I am known at work as the girl who drinks one cup of coffee after another...I think I will just stick with Coffee Refills until something better comes to mind!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

In a typical day at the CP Center...

...I talk on the phone,

I talk to Carla, and Ben eats donuts!
I love my job!!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Have Fun and Support the Cerebral Palsy Center!

The Henry County Gun Club
1st Annual Trap Shoot
(To benefit the West TN Cerebral Palsy Center)

When: Saturday, March 31st
(Rain Date April 14th)
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Where: Henry County Gun Club
Puryear, TN (off Hwy 641 North)

Details: Trap & Skeet Shooting
Pistol & Rifle Ranges

Food Concessions provided by Mr. Garfield’s BBQ
Silent Auction from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Items given by The Great Outdoor Store, Hulmes Sporting Goods, & US Security Services
No Admission Fee / 1 Round of Skeet = $5.00
For more information, call 731-668-3322

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day