Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Excellent Wife

Okay, so lately I have been convicted of studying more on how to be a better wife (I can hear the gasps – slight sarcasm there). While the Bible is ALWAYS the first place you should go I wanted a “guide” to help me pull together all the great verses and explain to my stubborn self some of the, hard to wrap my tiny head around, verses. I have read reviews on books, briefly skimmed some that were borrowed about being a good wife, and none really grabbed my attention until this one. She immediately got me when in the first chapter she said “Submissive!? Me, be a submission wife? With an angry yell, I picked up the Bible and threw it directly at my friends who had been witnessing to me.” Okay, if this lady can get it together surely there is hope for me. I am not going to recommend it until I completely finish it yet but it is jam packed with scripture and she isn’t preaching to me about how far from the Proverbs 31 woman I am she is guiding me in the right direction to getting to a comfortable place AS A Proverbs 31 woman. My favorite thing, so far, that she has said is “Many women have a desire to be the excellent wife of Proverbs 31 they just don’t think it is possible, at least not for them.” Yes!! Yes!!! That is what I needed. So remember my Proverbs 31 friends and Titus 2 sisters we can do all things through Christ, remember!

“Teach older women to be holy in the way they live. . . They should teach what is good. In that way they can teach younger women to love their husbands and children. They can teach younger women to be wise and pure, to take care of their homes, to be kind, and to obey their husbands. Then no one will be able to criticize the teaching God gave us.” Titus 2:3-5

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Okay, so a very good friend of my gently suggested I might want to update my blog. So, here it goes.

I love to plan and I love to help others plan things, especially home school. I especially get drawn into any Charlotte Mason teaching books. I imagine my home filled with children reading on the floor, couches, beds, chairs (you get the picture right).

I love books, so naturally when I start planning the home school year I am simply drawn into the love of learning and what books we can read (notice I said “we” because the best part of home school is you get to learn too.) I also just received my new planner for the school year. Gang, it is the best! It is called The Well-Planned Day and it simply has everything you need for up to 4 children to plan their days, as well as yours. So I know that it is okay to plan ahead and be prepared, but what I fall short of doing is forgetting to actually live out and implement the things I have so meticulously planned for. It seems that I am always living in the future but never living through the day. I sometimes look at the clock and think the day has flown by. I forget to just relax and live in the moment, letting God guide me through the day instead of forcing the day. I know you mom’s know what I mean.

“God wants us to live today while today is here, without worrying about the past or future. He wants to us to wait on him for direction. So, planning is okay, but we must make sure that our plans follow God’s path for us and our family.”

Psalm 27:14 – “Wait for the Lord’s help. Be strong and brave and wait for the Lord’s help.”

My I-story

Okay, okay. Some of my team members have asked me, what is an I-story and why is it so important to write one down and share it? Well, gang, here it is. Your I-story is really just a little peek at how and why you started selling Mary Kay. It is important because ladies think they cannot do this because they are busy, or invested a lot in education, or etc., etc. when really ANYBODY can do this. So here it is my story . . . .

I want to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me and how I got started in Mary Kay. My name is Christy Weems Hill and this is my third year in Mary Kay. I started my Mary Kay business in May 2006 and I have loved every minute of it. I started my business because I wanted to stay home with my two children. I had left a job as a litigation paralegal in Birmingham making pretty good money and I needed to replace at least some of that income. I still had bills that I was responsible for that were not going to pay themselves. I even tried my hand at medical transcription, for which I had to obtain more training because my Bachelor’s Degree from Samford University was not enough to earn me the job, but I was sorely disappointed at the pay and there really wasn’t much flexibility because reports had to be done quickly and on the doctor’s schedule not mine. Then one day, while shopping at a children’s store, I entered a drawing for a free facial. Well, I had just had my son six months prior to that and a facial sounded pretty good to me. Now, please keep in mind I was 30 plus years old and had never even tried Mary Kay before this but I thought why not. I deserve a little pampering and thank goodness I did. While my son slept in the other room, the consultant gave me a facial and my skin felt great! I loved the products! But what really surprised me was what she went on to tell me after my facial. Because she was a good consultant and didn’t prejudge me (remember I was a stay-at-home mom who had recently had a baby – what was makeup???) she went on to tell me how I too could have my own Mary Kay business for just $100. Well, as I told you I had spent money on college, lots of money, and I had spent more money on a medical transcription certificate and none of them gave me the flexibility that I needed. $100, I could do $100! So I said sign me up! And I have never looked back. I am now able to stay-at-home and home school my two children with a peace that if we need a little extra money I can go out and make a little extra money.