Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Question....???




It has been a bit quiet here at the Dutch Treat... as for the Holland House, it is never quiet with Dutch Jr. and now the Dutchess being vocal and active. Thus the quietness here, we have been busy with our new arrival, adjusting to new schedules, less sleep, enjoying the newness of a newborn again and marveling at how a three year old adjusts to his new little sister.

The question mark above, yes it does have meaning. I have a question for you... all two of you that may read this at any given time... what would you like to read about? There is much that goes on with two kids in the house as well as with Dutch Jr. and the Dutchess, so there should be many topics that can be covered.

Also, another question for both of you, why no comments? This is Dutch Treat, you should leave a comment and get this thing rolling.

Oh yeah, Mrs. Dutch will be posting, I promise. She just needs some encouragement and the masses to request her presence!

Until next time...

4 Comments:

Blogger justin said...

We want to hear about God's grace in the Dutch house. How is He revealing Himself? What is He teaching you? Where do you see Him at work?

Thu May 18, 09:31:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Dutch said...

Good questions Justin! I will post answers soon. Sorry for the late reply, I have been very busy at work and when I get home family comes before the cyber world!

Thanks for the visit!

Fri May 26, 08:27:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mimi(raised in the Dark Ages)just figured out how to find "Dutch Treat" and then comment!!! Now I will check it out more often and comment! I'd like to hear your comments on the "paper" the Presbyterian church body voted to "accept" on making God gender neutral!!!

Tue Jun 27, 10:41:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Manifestations of Humility

Stuart Scott serves us by listing (and describing) 24 manifestations of humility in his book, The Exemplary Husband. Please identify one or two that you want to see more of in your life in the coming days. Inform a spouse, parent, or close friend so that they can pray with you.

1. Recognizing and trusting God's character.
2. Seeing yourself as having no right to question or judge an Almighty and Perfect God.
3. Focusing on Christ.
4. Biblical praying and a great deal of it.
5. Being overwhelmed with God's undeserved grace and goodness.
6. Being thankful and grateful in general toward others.
7. Being gentle and patient.
8. Seeing yourself as no better than others.
9. Having an accurate view of your gifts and abilities.
10. Being a good listener.
11. Talking about others only if it is good or for their good.
12. Being gladly submissive and obedient to those in authority.
13. Preferring others over yourself.
14. Being thankful for criticism or reproof.
15. Having a teachable spirit.
16. Seeking always to build up others.
17. Serving.
18. A quickness in admitting when you are wrong.
19. A quickness in granting and asking for forgiveness.
20. Repenting of sin as a way of life.
21. Minimizing other' sins or shortcomings in comparison to your own.
22. Being genuinely glad for others.
23. Being honest and open about who they are and the areas in which they need growth.
24. Possessing close relationships.


Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Manifestations of Pride

Stuart Scott serves us by listing (and describing) 30 manifestations of pride in his book, The Exemplary Husband. EVERYONE who reads this: please consider these carefully, and choose one or two that are evident in your life. Then, go back and pick one or two more that you left out the first time due to pride. Please comment so that we can discuss this important issue.

1. Complaining against or passing judgment on God.
2. A lack of gratitude in general.
3. Anger.
4. Seeing yourself as better than others.
5. Having an inflated view of your importance, gifts, and abilities.
6. Being focused on the lack of your gifts and abilities.
7. Perfectionism.
8. Talking too much.
9. Talking too much about yourslef.
10. Seeking independence or control.
11. Being consumed with what others think.
12. Being devastated or angered by criticism.
13. Being unteachable.
14. Being sarcastic, hurtful, or degrading.
15. A lack of service.
16. A lack of compassion.
17. Being defensive or blame-shifting.
18. A lack of admitting when you are wrong.
19. A lack of asking forgiveness.
20. A lack of Biblical prayer.
21. Resisting authority or being disrespectful.
22. Voicing preferences or opinions when not asked.
23. Minimizing your own sin and shortcomings.
24. Maximizing others' sin and shortcomings.
25. Being impatient or irritable with others.
26. Being jealous or envious.
27. Using others.
28. Being deceitful by covering up sins, faults, and mistakes.
29. Using attention-getting tactics.
30. Not having close relationships.

Sun Jul 02, 11:09:00 PM PDT  

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