Spending time with Glenys
poems and compositions from the heart
new articles and additions on this page ~ January 12, 2007

    The older women should teach the younger women - before it’s too late. 

I feel that feminism has shot all women in the foot- even those of us who are anti-feminism.  I also blame younger women (generally- I have to be careful because I am not blaming ALL young women) but younger women who dress, act, talk and smoke and cuss like men. They seem to drive aggressively and act aggressive.  I don't relate very well to them as women- so how would the men?  I think we have all seen these strident females who seem to bristle at the mere suggestion that they aren't as good as or better than men! Over here, they even have tattoos and nose piercing!   I think that this must influence their behaviour. Any tougher and they'd rust! These women are now bringing up the younger generation- our grandchildren. It is a fearful thing that they are not teaching their daughters to be modest, demure, homemakers, sweet and loving. And by their actions, they are showing disrespect to their husbands. Often in today's world, today's wives and mothers do not have the back up of extended family like in the past.  Their mothers are usually working outside the home or are far away from the things of the LORD. Unless we older women intervene and teach them, what hope have the next generation got?  Let us take up the challenge of teaching the younger women to love and respect their husbands, and to love their children. God demands it, and commonsense dictates it.   

©  Glenys Robyn Hicks  

 ”The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed”.     Titus 2:3-5


poems and messages
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from Glenys to you






Can You Imagine? (mothers) 


Dinner's ready and the table's set!!  


A Moment of Truth - a wake-up call to mothers


An Unborn Baby's Prayer


Let's Be There For Our Kids


The Joy Of Being A Spirit-Led Woman  


 Some Things I Wish I Knew Back Then
Passing The Baton....embracing godly womanhood! 


Letter To A Mother-to-be


Way Beyond Blue  (post natal depression)


An Embarrassing And Very Confronting Moment
(dealing with homosxlty and ramifications)


 Ode To My Unborn Child 


Are Material Things Your Only Source Of Happiness?


Marriage, motherhood and home


A Poem For My Dad and a letter to Fathers 


A Letter To Sufferers Of Chronic Pain  


There are no unwanted children in God’s sight   
a study on the blessing of children


When The Mother Of A Prodigal Prays   


Forgiveness Is A Sacrifice  


Idealistic or faithful? 


An Unending Story   ~  NEW!


Calling All Gossips


A Letter To A Feminist (a new article is added below this letter)


The Family Tradition
& There Is No Better Place Than Home
(a couple of new articles are added below this letter)


Let's Wear Our "Sunday Bonnets" every day!


Who gets the first-fruits of you?


Jesus really does love all the little children of the world 


But By God's Grace


The Foolishness of Man - childcare and feeding



Your Daddy Is Always Your Daddy



In Praise Of Dorcas  


You are so much more than a housekeeper…


Emulating The Proverbs 31 woman…


What Can I Do After The Cleaning's Done? 


Making Your Husband Chief Among Ten Thousand


Without Spot Or Blemish 


Let's Talk Hospitality -and- Servant hood is for All    


A Home Is A Haven 


May Your Hope Chest Be Filled With Hope & Wisdom 

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance

It is said that all work and no play make Jack a dull boy. I believe that is true. As wives and mothers we can get so involved with taking care of others that we forget to take care of ourselves. We need to take time to smell the roses and we need to watch our children at play and learn to play again. Adulthood shouldn't be the end of play and laughter. The scriptures teach us that a merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken (Proverbs 15:13) It is hard to be cheerful some days and certainly work overload can break one's spirit- if we let it.

I have found that a smile actually promotes a cheerful spirit and gets a positive response. So how does one create a cheerful enough spirit to raise a smile? I believe it is by a few things:

1) The Psalms and Ephesians tell us to develop an attitude of gratitude. Just thank God continually with songs of praise and thanks. Start to see beyond the diapers and try to catch a glimpse of the beauty of motherhood. There are many many women who would long to be mothers- that's a reason to be thankful.

2) Develop a plan to organize your home and life into manageable portions so as not to become overwhelmed. Don't procrastinate around the home but roll up your sleeves and get going and do it! Nothing robs us of joy like procrastination! And get your work done as quickly as you can and as well as you can in order to do the things you like to do- I love to surf the Net and write. Whatever it is that you enjoy, get your work out of the way and then enjoy yourself.

3) When you work- work hard! When you play- play hard! But don't play when you work and don't work when you play! Just get your work done and then have a ball! Just enjoy doing what you love to do and don't feel guilty- God doesn't make us feel guilty- we make ourselves feel guilty! We must remember we must live our lives in balance: relaxation and enjoyment are a part of that balance! Enjoyment of life is critical to giving the best of yourself to your husband, your children, and your friends. Of all the species on earth, we are just about the only ones to forget to play daily. Unless you take time to recharge your batteries, even your relationship with God will become stale!

4) Try to think of those things that are positive, praiseworthy, pure and think only of those things. Phil 4:8 Remember that all we have is today- don't worry about yesterday, do your best today, and leave tomorrow in God's Hands.

© Glenys Robyn Hicks

Don't Be Afraid To Be A Mother

The scriptures tell us to train up our child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) But how many of us are afraid or unwilling to train our children? We are afraid that we will lose our children's affections if we restrain them- we are afraid to be mothers! Some of us don't train our children because we are too lazy- it is always easier to just let them go- it takes too much effort to harness them and direct them in the right direction. Some of us do a half-hearted training of our children- because they bug us, we make them toe the line! I suppose that is better than no training at all.

What are the consequences of us not training our children? At the very most rebellious young adults who have no respect for authority- yours or anyone else's. At the very least, young adults who cannot restrain themselves or their moods and who have no respect for property or other people's feelings. Definitely on both counts, we will have bred unhappy young adults.

A lot of mothers are so afraid of harming their children's psyche that they become the child's servant eventually, doting on them and spoiling them until they are insufferable to bear. Mothers, you cannot be your child's best buddy or friend. You have to train your child well and be a mother who is not afraid to enforce her God-given authority as Mother. Your children will respect you for it- they certainly won't respect you for trying to be their friend.

If we don't train our children well we are asking for rottenness to come into their character. A mother who trains and disciplines her children in a loving way will never lose her children's respect or love. Even from early childhood we intuitively know that Mother is our teacher and protector. We may not verbalise it as children but we all know we need a Mother's input in our formative years. However we train our children we can be assured that the results will reach into eternity.

© Glenys Robyn Hicks

An Age-old Question- where have all the years gone?

O My, where have all the years gone?? Today is my darling eldest daughter, Sonia's 32nd birthday! I remember the five hour labour, her little red face on my tummy staring at me in awe with a "where am I?" look on her tiny face! I remember them taking her to get washed and weighed and how I ached to hold her longer! Was it 32 years ago that I unwrapped the tiny dolly for the first time and checked out her little fingers and toes? And marveled at the beauty of the gift God had given me whilst watching her little banana top curl pulsate over her fontanel? Such beauty and perfection in a neat little 18" long x 5lbs 15oz package! Was it 28 years ago that I made a cubby house for her with an old blanket tied to the rails of my back porch steps. I can still see her setting up her dollies and teapots and making me a cup of tea! And hear her cries as her brother played Superman and jumped on top of her! Surely it hasn't been 27 years since I took her to school that first day where she cried and I crouched under the classroom window waiting for her to stop before I could go home in peace. And not rush in and cry with her and rush her home with me! It hasn't been 16 years since I watched her make her debut and curtsy gracefully in her grandmother's beautiful lace and satin wedding dress! Surely not- it was only yesterday- my heart says it was yesterday- my head says not! For I see her in her own two children now- and I ask myself again, where have all the years gone?? And as I kissed her for her birthday, I found a lump had formed in my throat- I am getting old. And she is starting to ask for the first time that age old question- where have all the years gone?   

Happy Birthday Sonia
© Glenys Robyn Hicks

A tribute to a real servant of God

I once read the life story of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. I recall that he used to make constant kidney stones. He was diagnosed as having a stag horn kidney stone which basically filled the whole pelvis of his kidney. He was advised to have risky surgery to remove the kidney. However, Spurgeon resisted the surgeon’s pleas and asserted that the LORD would heal him or he would die uncut. As a chronic maker of kidney stones and knowing the agony each one brings, it was with great awe and admiration that I read that the LORD caused the stag horn stone to slowly disintegrate and Spurgeon passed BOTTLES of stones over a few years! He would travel to a prayer meeting or rally shivering and vomiting with pain, yet when he started to preach, his words were strong and delivered with such conviction that many were convicted of their sin and saved without even suspecting that Spurgeon was passing blood and in constant agony! When questioned by those close to him, he was quoted as saying that his sufferings were nothing compared to what Christ had done for him! I wish I could remember the name of the book- it is something that has stayed in my mind over many years of passing bi-lateral stones myself. Most of the world doesn’t even know what a hero and wonderful servant of God he was!

© Glenys Robyn Hicks 


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