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Titus 2 says: Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to 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.
I have missed a couple of installments of Titus 2 Tuesday, but I wanted to jump on again.
I want to tell you about a woman I know named Cindy Balmain. I thought this was perfect, because today is Ms. Cindy's birthday!
Cindy and her husband, Gary, were our Sunday school teachers in College Station and we loved them so much! They became somewhat like second parents to us (as they have to many).
Cindy is so wise and one of the most faithful women I know. She teaches 5th grade in College Station and I know she is admired for her work. But more than that, I admire her heart for Jesus.
A few years back she fought a very, hard and scary battle with cancer, which she will tell you about if you ask her. She shares her story of faith and survival because she gives all credit to God her Father and she glorifies Him in her life because she realizes how precious it is.
Cindy and Gary have two children and lived for 10 years in Costa Rica and Argentina as missionaries.
I always loved Sunday school with them, because they took turns teaching the lesson. So, when Ms. Cindy was teaching, she was the typical elementary teacher...she split us into learning groups and we answered questions and took turns reading. When Mr. Gary would teach, we had a very detailed history lesson, and intriguing opinions and thoughts about the subject.
More than anything, Cindy has taken her love for Jesus and has shown it to the world. She is the kind of person you just want to be with all of the time because she loves on you just by looking at you!
I love you, Ms. Cindy and I miss you so much! Happy Birthday!