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  • Daughters Eve'n (a poem, free to distribute)

    O Hushhhhh, ye Daughters Eve'n -- Now come!, Draw close., Now closer 'till,
    gathering 'round about Me, being reverent, finding quiet – still …

    Now well hearken to My prudent words, to the silver-aged counsel of thy Mother – “Wisdom - wise”;
    Take stock., Be sure. Seeing alway, that ye are ne'er sage, not clean, nor righteous, “in thine own eyes”.

    For all such vainglory is e'er unbecoming; yet now mindfully keep foremost the one encompassing, yea, all-important thing,
    'tis that Christ Jesus, upon the cross, died for precious you – Wonder and Marvel! at such unfathomable love that God has toward the sinful being.

    Behold now your Saviour - the Lamb Victorious!!!, Conqueror over the foul dominion of Satan – sin, selfishness - death and the grave;
    Amidst innumerable angelic throngs, ascended to the Holy Hill, His Father on High, whom it was to the world forever, His Son, He gave.

    O, ye shoots of Miriam, take up in thine instruments the Redeeming strain! sing praises, hallelujahs and amens, praying for His Kingdom come;
    for thine own triumph is also assured when thy heart is submitted to His, saying, “God, thy will be done.”

    Faithful Children -- Now careful!, Be watchful., lest ye soon forget to heed the Spirit that ye ought “Remember, Lot's Wife”, that pillar of salt;
    so therefore, keep close the promises of God, who being utmost able to present thee before His throne - without fault.

    So, take up thy Bible, thy daily duties, thy church family, thy husband, thy children, with prayer;
    lifting up thy voice unto God, e'er with cheerfulness, thanksgiving, compassion and care.

    I charge thee now beloved, most sacredly solemn, that ye keep to the Way, cease not also in Jesus to believe in; ...Yea, take the time to remember that ye are His… Daughters Eve'n.

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    [The Oral Recitation] Daughters Eve'n

    [smooth voice, one of the Lord's peace, tone of reverence, prayerful motherhood's rule of her children]

    O Hushhhhh [draw out the “sh”], ye Daughters Eve'n -- Now come! [now, motioning as a mother to children], Draw close. [as a mother hen gathers her children about her, speaking as of great importance/significance is about to be said], Now closer 'till [motion, to come even closer, that the attention may be fixated upon one goal of listening], gathering 'round about Me, [look to and address left-side audience] being reverent, [pause] [look to and address right-side audience] finding quiet [pause, holding up hand to cease action] – [look to and address center audience] still ...

    Now well hearken to My prudent words, to the silver-aged counsel of mother – “Wisdom - wise”;
    [Serious, yet firm, but gentle] Take stock., [Admonishing as a mother cares, positively with single finger wave to all audience] Be sure. [woefully shake head side to side, as if thinking of such a particular foolish one] Seeing alway, that ye are ne'er sage, not clean, nor righteous, “in thine own eyes” …

    For all such vainglory is e'er unbecoming; [lean in while speaking, for the greatest secret of life is to be made known] yet now mindfully keep foremost the one encompassing, yea, all-important thing, [solemnly, looking and pointing upwards at the Heavens] 'tis that Christ Jesus, [serious importance, pause] upon the cross, died for precious you – [stunned!!!] Wonder and Marvel! [let this thought sink in] at such unfathomable love that God has toward the sinful being.

    [Triumphant voice of God's Wisdom over men's] Behold now your Saviour - the Lamb Victorious!!!, [Joyous voice, recounting a great and mighty deliverance] Conqueror over the foul dominion of Satan – sin, selfishness - death and the grave; [Looking upwards and pointing to the Heavens with your hands] Amidst innumerable angelic throngs, ascended to the Holy Hill, His Father on High, [precious voice, tender and awe at something we will never fully fathom, even in eternity] whom it was to the world forever, His Son, He gave.

    [Mothers's firm and joyous command] O, ye shoots of Miriam, take up in thine instruments the Redeeming strain! sing praises, hallelujahs and amens, [hands of prayer] praying for His Kingdom come; [pointing to the women audience] for thine own triumph is also assured when [pointing to your heart] thy heart is submitted to His, saying, [looking upward] “God, thy will be done.”

    [Gentle, kind voice of concern] Faithful Children – [cautious of danger] Now careful!, Be watchful., lest ye soon forget to heed the Spirit that ye ought “Remember, Lot's Wife”, [sadness of a daughter lost, mournful] that pillar of salt; [back to reasoning with the will of children] so therefore, keep close the promises of God, [promises assured, He cannot fail, cannot lie, confirmed by two immutable things] who being utmost able to present thee before His throne - without fault.

    [Time to get to the work of the Lord, Finish the work] So, [holding up the Bible] take up thy [KJV; :) ] Bible, thy daily duties, thy church family, thy husband, thy children, with prayer; [cheerfulness] lifting up thy voice unto God, e'er with cheerfulness, thanksgiving, compassion and care.

    [Solemnly charging a sacred duty, the Commission from God/Jesus] I charge thee now beloved, most sacredly solemn, that ye keep to the Way, cease not also in Jesus to believe in; ...Yea [pause], take the time to remember that ye are His… Daughters Eve'n.
  • The Woman's “Woman”:

    There are many women in the Bible in which to learn from, in order to understand what Character it is that pleases God, so that they (we) will be ready to meet Him.

    There are the notables, like Eve, the mother of all living (Genesis 3:20), that is to say, the 'living' would be those of faith who would accept the promise of God, in the Everlasting Gospel (Genesis 3:15, 'seed'), even as she repented of her sin and believed (Genesis 4:1, 'a man from the LORD'). She lost two of her own dear children, and thus came to know somewhat of the heart suffering of God Himself (for all those who will be lost because of sin), the one (Abel) to murder by his brother, the other (Cain), the brother, to selfishness and so having murdered Abel, fled, yet she was still willing to believe God in His promise, of the Redeemer to come through her, and so Seth was born to her.

    There is also the beautiful wife of Abraham, Sarah, who repented of her sin of disbelief, and believed, of whom the scripture (Hebrews 11:11) says, “Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.” It was also said of her, that she in true love, reverenced her house-band, calling him “lord” (Ephesians 5:33; 1 Peter 3:5-6), and so much so, that in her early mistaken unbelief of God's promise, loved and esteemed Abraham far and above herself (Philippians 2:3), that she was willing to give him her handmaiden, Hagar, that Abraham could have a child, which she, seemingly, could not bear him. What was the true beauty of the woman, more precious than gold, even the gold of Ophir (Job 28:16)?

    There is also the precious Hannah, the wife of Elkanah, the mother of Samuel, whom steadfast in faith, persevering in prayer (1 Samuel 1:18,20,27) and faithful in her vows and promises to God (who had always and ever been loving and faithful to her), gave her firstfruits, her only and best, of her womb, to God's service (1 Samuel 1:22-28). If after we have received our petition from God, will we keep our vows to Him, and changeth not (Psalms 15:4; Matthew 5:17; James 5:12)?

    While there are many other precious notables, there are also many others who are not even mentioned by name, and yet are worth the time in thought and consideration, like the wife of Noah, who stood by him, for hundreds of years, believing that God had spoken to him of the destruction of the world, and acting upon her faith, hope and love of God, going through it all (with mockings) him, losing what seemed like all things, and yet coming out the other side of great tribulation, inheriting all things with him. In believing, and working by that belief, as a living example, were not her children brought through with her?

    Others for consideration would be Manoah's wife (Judges 13), or Peter's wife (Matthew 8:14), or even those which are single or virgins, like the little maid that served Naaman's wife (2 Kings 5:2).

    We could even consider that woman above, even the “mother of us all”, New Jerusalem (Galatians 4:26), therefore consider that commandment to “Honour thy father and thy mother” again in a new light.

    Yet, let us consider someone, whom the mother of King Lemuel called, “Wisdom”, above even these. Turn to Proverbs 1 and afterward Proverbs 31:

    It is written that this “woman”, “Wisdom”, cries outside to be heard in the streets, that her children may be eternally safe, showing forth that 'her' instruction is life eternal, and 'her' name 'Wisdom' being true to the character (for as the name is, so the character; 1 Samuel 25:25), as it is written, (Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:35) “Wisdom is justified of her children.”:

    Proverbs 1:20 - Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

    Proverbs 1:21 - She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

    Proverbs 1:22 - How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

    Proverbs 1:23 - Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

    Proverbs 1:24 - Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

    Proverbs 1:25 - But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

    Proverbs 1:26 - I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

    Proverbs 1:27 - When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

    Proverbs 1:28 - Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

    Proverbs 1:29 - For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

    Proverbs 1:30 - They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

    Proverbs 1:31 - Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

    Proverbs 1:32 - For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

    Proverbs 1:33 - But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

    Wisdom, speaks through Lemuel's mother, and says:

    Proverbs 31:10 - Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

    Proverbs 31:11 - The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

    Proverbs 31:12 - She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

    Proverbs 31:13 - She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

    Yes, even the natural things (wool and linen), not the unnatural things (perverse mixtures) … and she is her house-band's cheerful, loving, and edifying help-meet (Genesis 2:18,20), yea, his precious “second self”.

    Proverbs 31:14 - She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

    Yea, her food, is to do the will of Him that sent her, and to finish His work (John 4:34).

    Proverbs 31:15 - She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

    Yes, even 'meat' in due season … (Matthew 24:45; Luke 12:42), and early morning prayer with her family, taking time in prayer, supplication and devotion with God.

    Proverbs 31:16 - She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

    Yea, she is joyful in working in the garden, and gathering the food of the earth as God intended, the very place which her own fore-parents and fore-mother Eve delighted in.

    Proverbs 31:17 - She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

    She takes up the strength, which God giveth as a gift, even Christ Jesus, who is truly “Wisdom” (Proverbs 8:12-31, etc) and “Power” (1 Corinthians 1:24) and “Strength” (Romans 5:6; Revelation 12:10).

    Proverbs 31:18 - She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

    Yea, that which she truly has, is worth more than gold, for the Everlasting Gospel is with her, but more than this, she works with her hands, not being idle, or busybody, but instead providing sacrificially for her family, showing her faith in God in action.

    Proverbs 31:19 - She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

    She takes hold of that which is upright, and righteous in the word of God, leaning not on her own understanding, and sees all the threads of truth come together in the word of God, and places the scarlet thread of the sacrifice of Christ in all she does.

    Proverbs 31:20 - She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

    Yea, she is a living example of the Christian life, even as found in Job 29 and Isaiah 58, demonstrating the Everlasting Gospel (Revelation 14:6) in verity, for she does not merely talk the heavenly doctrine, her life is given in showing forth that example of it for all the world to know.

    Proverbs 31:21 - She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

    Yea, she does not rest, until all her family is clothed with the crimson (scarlet) blood of the Lamb (1 Peter 1:19; Revelation 12:11).

    Proverbs 31:22 - She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

    Yea, her clothing and her daughters (and even sons), are truly “coverings”, covering their physical nakedness, and she teacheth (by word and example) many girls and women (who ignorantly) walk about in their (unknowing) shame, being no more tender and delicate, lifted up in high-exalted heels (like Judas, Psalms 41:9; John 13:18), upon their foot of pride (Isaiah 2:12; Psalms 36:11), wearing only fig-leaves of “aprons” (Genesis 3:7) leaving exposed their backs parts and chest), who leave exposed also their legs and thighs (Isaiah 47:1-3), not following the true “Pattern”, who wears garments “down to the foot” (Revelation 1:13), for she knows no one is more modest than Jesus her Lord, and whose Temple gave also the true pattern (Psalms 77:13), in its outward adornment, likewise plain, simple and down to the foot of the base, covering all.

    She understands the support that her feet need in order to serve (Psalms 119:59,101; Song of Solomon 7:1; Isaiah 3:16, 6:2; Acts 3:7, 13:25; Ephesians 6:15; Hebrews 12:13) and walk in the way of life everlasting. Her covering is truly thick, woven and rich, not only in the natural, but so also in the spiritual, being covered not in self-righteousness, but in Christ's righteousness (His right doing), spun from the loom of heaven, without a stitch of human devising, and no matter what others may say openly or secretly of her, for her foundation is grounded and rooted in His pleasure of her.

    Yea, her (spiritual) clothing is purple (the color of (red) blood sacrfice and (blue; Numbers 15:38) obedience blended), even fit for the highest places of royalty, for she knows that she is the daughter of the Heavenly King and Father of lights.

    Yea, she understand dress-reform, and its purpose in health, ministry, service, practicality, simplicity and the Everlasting Gospel, in victory over sin, not only for herself, her family, but so that others, men and women, may not stumble because of her and lose their way, for her heart is toward all of these, even before herself.

    Proverbs 31:23 - Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

    Yea, those that know her, know “her husband”, even Christ Jesus, and they can see it from afar, in her life, family, children, manner, speech, house, clothing, diet, choices, prayers, sacrifices,

    Proverbs 31:24 - She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

    The "fine linen" woven in the loom of Heaven, Christ's righteousness, even the righteousness of the saints.  To all without price, trading in the filthy rags for the glories of God's character.  The heart dress reform.

    Proverbs 31:25 - Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

    Yea, this strength and honour come from Christ Jesus, even as He is found in the Sanctuary (Psalms 96:6) and being found faithful in these talents, she will be found to be praising God in all eternity in the New Heaven and New Earth,

    Proverbs 31:26 - She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

    Yea, kindness and not bitterness, not vengeful, not storing up wrongs, even very forgiving as God forgave her in Christ Jesus. She knoweth that her voice is a stringed instrument, even the wind instrument to sing forth the gospel call to all, and the LORD is her song and praise all the day long.

    Proverbs 31:27 - She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

    Yea, she is “in deed” faithful, being “espoused” to one husband (2 Corinthians 11:2), untiring in demonstrating the charity/love of God (1 Corinthians 13).

    Proverbs 31:28 - Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

    Her, children are resurrected from being dead in tresspasses and in sins, and have awaked to righteousness, thrown off the night's clothes of darkness, wearing the clothes of the light of the day spring on High.  She is blessed, having turned away from sin (Acts 3:26).  Christ has called her to be blessed (Matthew 5:3-16).  Thus her children walk in the light, even as she herself reflects the light of the glory of God in her own life/face (as it is in Jesus' 2 Corinthians 4:4-6).

    Proverbs 31:29 - Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

    Proverbs 31:30 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

    Proverbs 31:31 - Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

    Yea, and like Tabitha (Dorcas; Acts 9:36,39), she will be sorely missed if gone too long, and so a reward from her Father in Heaven will be given her (Acts 9:40).

    Yes, great will be her reward in heaven, for the “treasure”, to be given her, are all of the poor that, by the grace of God, accepted the Gospel through her faithful life's witness and her children raised (her fruit), being utilized of God, showing forth the character of her Father in Heaven.  She was faithful in that which was least, she shall be given more abundantly.
  • This group, Daughters of the King, needs a new group leader. Sister Terri resigned and the position is open for any woman who's interested, just send Pastor Rolf a message.
  • Can you believe that we are all this way through February???!!! I sure am looking forward to seeing GREEN though it may still be 3 months away. How is everyone doing? My crew and I are busy transforming our school room (homeschooling for 25 plus years) into a library/guest room. PHEW!!!!!!
  • A New Year ladies! How is everyone doing? Are you a goal setter? What is the Lord doing in your life these days?
    • I know that this year some of my goals are to get my body stronger through exercise, weight lifting, stretching, yoga and meditation. I am also getting together with other artists to learn new crafts for recreation and blow off stress in a fun way! It is so nice to get those hands creating new things! Last week I learned the craft of glass etching. It was great fun. I also took a yoga class two days ago for the first time in years--oh, my aching bones! But it was fun and refreshing.
    • Love your thoughts and intentions Terri. What a neat way to get next to others too! I love setting goals with the Lord and watching Him work. I want to find ways here to get next to others. It's one of the downsides to living away from town.
  • Dear sisters in Christ. It is hard to believe that it is time to bring in a New Year! When I think ahead and pray for the new year the word "courage" keeps coming to mind. So often we think of the word courage to mean the absence of fear. But in reality it really means moving forward in faith despite how we feel knowing our God walks with us and before us preparing the ways for us. When I did my doctoral dissertation while in seminary I looked up the Greek root of the word courage. In Greek in translated "to mend, to heal, rebuild, rejuvenate, restore, to strengthen. This noun acts more like a verb and signifies transformation.

    As we walk in courage as the Lord directs us a transformation happens in our lives and in the lives of those around us. It means more than just getting through challenging circumstances. We change because of the mighty working of God's grace in our lives. I pray as you move into 2019 that the transformative power of our Lord would embrace you step by step and day by day. Please reach out and share your stories of courage and faith so that we may support and encourage each other. God's richest blessings to you today and throughout the coming year.
    • I seriously don't know how I missed this post Terri, even when I posted yesterday I did not see it. Anyway, COURAGE is a great word! I feel like a scared little girl as I consider what the Lord may have for me this year but I am so thankful that even in that I can walk in CONFIDENCE and FREEDOM (my two words for this year) as beloved daughter of the King. I had a meeting last night in an attempt to try and narrow down the thoughts I have been given for women's ministry in my church and it was exciting. So grateful for the encouragements along the journey!!!!
  • I would like to welcome all of the women of Christians Like Me to Daughters of the King Group. My name is Terri Etier and I will be assisting with this group as the group leader. For all of you who are members of this group I would love for you to reach out to me and let me know what you would like to get out of this fellowship of women. I would greatly value you ideas, thoughts and suggestions. I hope that DOK will be a warm and welcoming space for new women to CLM to come and get to know other members for support, encouragement and friendship as well as an avenue of connection and community for existing members

    Here is a little background about me. I am 60 and live in Natick, Massachusetts. I am involved in a wonderful Christian church near where I live. I have been a Christian since 1975. For 4 different years I lived in Spain while studying in school. What an adventure that was! After college I graduated from two different seminaries to prepare for the mission field. My goal was to get a Phd in anthropology and teach behind the iron curtain in the late 1980s by day and assist smuggling Bibles into the underground churches by night and on weekends. After my masters program my thyroid went haywire and I was unable to live oversees. God graciously opened up other avenues for meaningful ministry.

    Eighteen years I worked with persons with disabilities and for 10 years also gave health and wellness seminars as a bilingual health educator. The last 5 years I have care for my 96 year old Mother so that she would not have to go into a nursing home. I love animals, do chocolate sculpting and jewelry design for hobbies and also am a certified personal trainer. The greatest desire of my heart is to encourage and support others in their walk of faith and to reach out to others who need the saving message of Christ.

    Most sincerely in Christ, Terri
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