Babies, Bullets and Bee Stings is a book written by a missionary midwife. Her life has been a path meant for God’s use from the very beginning. She grew up in a Christian home which influenced her heavily. She also had a Bible College schooling. From their God opened door after door which would lead her to impact many lives for Christ. The name of the missionary was Hannah Ruth Kaufman. She married a man named Rex McDowell who would be her companion, her stay, and her support. She wrote story after story what missionary life was and is like. Babies, Bullets and Bee Stings is some of the memories of a beloved wife, mother, friend, and midwife/nurse who is still doing her best to be an example to everyone around her.
Hannah Kaufman grew …show more content…
This love would lead to God calling her to be a missionary one day. One of her Christmas gifts was ten books on missionaries. She read and read them. From those books she knew that God had set her apart to be a missionary for the Lord. From then on her course was set. She would be a missionary. The next open door that continue her life toward becoming a missionary was Bible College. It was her that she would meet her husband-to-be, Rex McDowell. Unbeknownst to them God led both of them to the same church, where they were the only two students that went. Rex McDowell did not like her at all, in fact he thought that she was pretty plain and cross-eyed. God did not change his mind until he heard her sing and then Rex started to see the beauty her, even though there were times he told himself he was not attracted. Several months passed and on November 11, 1977. That evening he wrote her a little letter on the back of his picture that read, “Dear Hannah, this is the beginning of which we don’t know the ending; but I pray that as we acknowledge Him in all our ways, He shall direct our paths.” (pg.15) God would continue to lead them together even though Rex did not have a missionary call. They knew that God wanted them together. On July 4, 1980 they said, “I do”, ready to do whatever God would lead them to do. Little did they know that it would be eight years before they would get the privilege to …show more content…
This book is a challenge for me to strive to get closer to God and make him the path maker in everything I do. I want to be the missionary wife that supports her husband as he leads the family. I want to be the mother who establishes a love for doing God’s work in her children. I want to be the woman who shows so much God in my life that the ladies around me can see his love. This book really challenged me to really work at doing just that. I want to go out of my comfort zone if that is what God wants. I want to be the missionary women that God
While comparing her time, theology and spiritual practice we realize she lived during the time of immense change, similarly we are living on the edge of a challenged modernity. Her spiritual direction allows us to recognize and develop further abilities in our pastoral ministries of caring for one another as participants within the corporate communities as well as within the mission fields.
I believe the most important concept that I gained from reading the book was to remain faithful, in good times and in bad. Walking blindly can be very terrifying, but God always has a plan for each and every one of us. At times, the plan remains unseen, and that should not deter or slow me on the path that my heart is yearning
Mary learned to read at an early age, probably from her grandmother also. Soon she was using this new-found ability to teach a favorite servant to read. It was illegal in South Carolina to teach a slave to read or write, but Mary was a favored grandchild and her grandmother was proud of her ability. In 1831, however, her grandmother died. Mary was twelve years old when the entire family moved to Mississippi, where they owned some other plantations. Most of the family fell ill, however, and within a year the family had returned to the South Carolina plantation to resume their lives there. Shortly after their return, the family was visited by Mr. Chesnut, owner of a nearby plantation, and his son James. James was twenty-one and had just graduated from Princeton. James and Mary began a courtship that ended with James proposing to Mary when she was fifteen years old. Her mother and father d...
Deborah Lamb can relate to the young women and the ladies that come into Stand at the Crossroads Ministry. Ms. Lamb said, “I have walked the same roads as many of the women, so I can be an encouragement to them. I can share with them, not only will one day be doing well on their own , they will be able to encouragement and help others”. Deborah Lamb said “I had a desire to help women because of the hard times I went through as a young woman raising four children on my own. If it were not for God and the people at my church, who come along side me to help, I don’t know where I would be today”.
Throughout her early life, Dorothy has been confused about her call of being a Christian. As a little girl, Dorothy was always taught things about Christianity, whether that meant how to behave, how to pray, or even how to think. The reason she began to lose trust in her faith is because no one ever told her why she was doing things a certain way. For her, one of the greatest source of inspiration was the Psalms. “...through these Psalms and canticles I called on all creation to join with me in blessing the Lord. I thanked him for creating me, saving me from all evils, filling me with all good things” (29). Dorothy felt connected to God by reading the Psalms. She felt joyous and enthusiastic to communicate with God in such a way. Another religious influence she had was a volume of John Wesley’s sermons in her early teens. As she grew older and more attached to the materialistic world, her faith slowly became a part of her life that held little or no importance to her.
She believed that: "1.One can feel one's salvation and is filled with the spirit of God after conversion. 2.One needn't be learned in the Bible or in the Puritan writers in order to be saved. 3.The ministers are all under the covenant of works, except John Cotton, who is under the covenant of grace.4. Inner light is the guarantee of salvation.5. All responsibility for salvation is placed on Christ. 6.Every person has the ear of God if only he or she would ask for it, and listen to the answer. 7.Indian slavery is wrong - people of all skin colors are of one blood. 8.Sunday shouldn't be set aside as the Lord's Day because every day is the Lord's day. 9.Christians will have new bodies when they get to heaven.10.Predestination is unfounded.11.Prayers should not be memorized, but inspired by love for God, waiting on Him.12.Holy Spirit dwells within each Christian like a personal union.
1. Anne Hutchinson was a daughter of clergyman and was very smart person because she had been educated by her father. She participated in childbirth and became a midwife in Boston society. That was a beginning point to spread her own ideas, which god directly spoke to her, to the other women. This is important because it is about salvation and colony society.
I found the book to be a thought provoking and fascinating narrative, that was easy to get into. Author Beck's story of his spiritual journey made for worthy reading, especially, with his grounded, detailed recollections and comfortable writing style that flows fluently in an easy going conversational tone that invites you to read on. At times gritty, sometimes impassioned, and tangibly emotional this memoir of a young man looking to find his place in the world and finding it through the awakening of his faith and love for Jesus Christ was a worthwhile
Through the many years of her life she did many things and the first was assisting with World War one. While being mute in her early years Winford helped as a nurse assistance aid during WWI. Day by day she help young black men and every day she watched someone die. In those dark days love was hard to picture, but every day Winford woke up and prayed and still gave thanks to God. It must had been hard seeing so much blood and death but Winford became the image of love through prayer. This was the second hardest thing Winford had seen in her life, but all of her praying finally paid off when she got a job working in an elementary and got
This was a story about a man named Mike, and how he found God all over again. Though you may or may not believe in God himself, I believe this book would touch your heart regardless. Mike had been an upper class college student who was doing very well in his life. He had, money, an education, respect and overall he had a great life. He was considered a Christian and even attended a Christian collage. He had grown up in the church, and was what most people viewed as the perfect American citizen. Yet one day, while attending a church service themed of being the kind of person you say you are, he began to question himself. Was he actually being the person he said he was? Or was he just going on with life, and only focusing on what makes him happy? Is being a “good” Christian simply mean to go to a church and listen? To invest your money into different “Christian” organizations and to judge those that are different from you? Or is being the Cristian you say you are, mean to help out the people that we all ignore, and to actually rely on God, as opposed to going to him when you've ran out of choices? Those are just few of many things that Mike had began to question about his life.
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is a realistic fiction novel that tells the story of Lily Owens, a 14 year old girl living in South Carolina, in 1964 with her father; T. Raye, and her housekeeper, Rosaleen. Lily and Rosalyn get into an argument with a couple white men. Rosaleen pours her chew on one of the white men because of their obscure comments. Times being how they were in 1964 Rosaleen was put in jail for spitting on a white man. Lily decides she needs to break Rosaleen out. I will present to you the main character’s personality, the main idea of this novel, and how I personally related to the main character.
Newsom, Carol A., and Sharon H. Ringe. Women's Bible Commentary. expanded ed. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1998.
Honey bees are interesting and work very hard during their lifetime. Some say we owe our survival to the honey bee. They help pollinate everything from ornamental flowers to our food supply. They have become very efficient and effective at pollination unfortunately, honey bees face many dangers in their daily life to survive. They have to defend from predators in flight as well as in their hive, not to mention the wide use of pesticides. Honey bees also produce delicious honey that some use for medicinal purpose and human and animal food production. Honey bees are important to our society, from evolution through the pollination process. Unfortunately, the bees face many dangers, however, humans need them to help pollinate crops and assist