Welcome to Little Red Parkas

Little Red Parkas,

here to bring resources, guidance and support for mothers of young children as based on a poem from the Bible about a Virtuous Woman.

Looking for the Cloth Diapers from the demo class? check out the "Cloth Diapering" page below.


If you read the poem about the Virtuous Woman, you are probably thinking, I can never do all of that! and you would be right.  On our own, this poem is just too lofty for us to grasp or attempt.  We may be able to do a few things, but we will never be able to do it all on our own. 
In the same way, we can never get to Heaven to be with God forever on our own works.  No matter how hard we try, we cannot be good enough for God and his heaven.  It is written: "Be holy, because I am holy." (1 Peter 1:15).  We all say, do and think things that are sinful and break God's law.  All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).  Our sins separate us from God.  The payment for sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life (Romans 6:23).  God does not want us to die in our sins, He made a way for us through the life, death and resurection of His Son Jesus Christ.  It is a a free gift, Jesus willingly paid for our sins.  God demonstrated His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).
We can now have access to God and eternal life with Him in heaven someday.  One must first confess your sins to God; If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).    Believe that Jesus died on the cross to take the punishment for your sins.  For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, (1 Peter 3:18).  Then commit your life to Jesus, ask Him to be your Lord and Savior.  If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10).

Here is a sample prayer you can say to God.

Father God,
I admit that I am a sinner and deserve to be separated from you.  Please forgive me of my sins.
I believe that you sent Jesus to die and rose back to life to pay for my sins.
I choose to follow Jesus and want Him to be Lord of my life.

Did you talk to God?  Horray!

Now what?  To all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God (John1:12).  You are now a child of God.  This does not mean that life gets all easy and you never struggle with sin again.  But it does mean you have someone to turn to in times of need.  Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are-yet was without sin.  Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.  (Hebrews 4:14-16).  This means that Jesus can understand our struggles and we can turn to Him for comfort and strength.
As a child of God, you should read His word, the Bible and talk to God (pray) everyday.  In the Bible, the book of John is a good place to start.  Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path (Psalms 119:105).
Find a church that can help and support you.  Fellowship with others who believe in Jesus is very important.  Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.  Let us not give up meeting together, ... but let us encourage one another (Hebrews 10:24, 25a). 

There will be more information to come here.  For now, if you made this decision to follow Jesus, be sure to share that news with someone you trust and find a good, supportive church family.