March 29, 2010

There is so much more to life...

Being a daughter under your father's protection is such a blessing. And being a daughter in that position you can be a blessing to others, more specifically, your father. I have been reading the book "So Much More" by Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin and also recently watched "Return of the Daughters". I have been greatly encouraged by both, as they have really challenged me to look at some things a little deeper or in a different way. Our fathers are our God given authority, and we should treat it that way. It is our duty as daughters to be our father's helpers, which will help us train to later be our husband's helpmeets.

Home is our training ground, and we need to take advantage of that! In no way does this limit opportunities, in fact, it opens up a whole new world of options! We can use our single years to further our father's vision, equipping us to someday further our husband's vision. As put in the book "So Much More":
"A young woman will seek to discover her father's vision and goal and life work, and will embrace it as her own. She will devote herself to his ministry, to make it as fruitful as possible. A father is most fruitful when he has the help of his children (in addition to his wife, his helpmeet), and a daughter is most fruitful when she is making her father successful in this way."
(So Much More, page 47)
How neat is that? We as daughters can be a blessing to our father and his vision! My family is in the process of starting a home business, and it has been neat to see the opportunities that the Lord lays before me to help my father. I'll admit, sometimes it can be hard to remember (and to put into practice!) to be joyful always and in everything, especially when we may be asked to do things that we don't feel like doing. But God has given us as daughters this wonderful opportunity and duty that we may glorify Him in and through our lives, which is our highest calling.

"Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God."
Titus 2:4-5

March 5, 2010


Welcome to the Beautiful Gems Blog! I'm a homeschooled farm-girl who loves horses, photography, and working outdoors :) But most of all, I want my life to bring glory to my heavenly Father.

My main goal with this blog is to encourage daughters of the King in their relationship with Him. I also write a newsletter called Beautiful Gems, which I started in January of 2007. I wanted to have a place where I could post favorite Beautiful Gems articles and other things that could be of encouragement to young ladies, which is the reason I started this blog. I also want to be able to keep the girls who subscribe to Beautiful Gems up-to-date on what the topics for the next issue are, when the next issue will be sent out, and other stuff about the newsletter.

If you have any ideas or questions, let me know either by comment or e-mail! I'd love to hear from you! I'll also warn you ahead of time that the layout of this blog may be changing every now and then, as I'm still in the process of editing it :)

I can't guarantee how often I'll update this blog, but I hope you'll visit again soon!

For His Glory,
~ Rebekah