• Conformity to Christ,  Motherhood

    Addressing the fear that surrounds childbirth.

    Every woman alive, single or married, most likely have had fear of childbirth in some form or another. Fear is natural with the thought of pain or of the unknown, but often it can turn into morbid fear that paralyzes us. I would like to talk about that kind of fear. Although we are subject to natural fears of this fallen world, we should not be in bondage to them. It is my desire to not only encourage my sisters in birthing babies but I also want to encourage them to live in the reality of the truth.  God is the standard of all truth and without Him we have…

  • Conformity to Christ,  Singleness

    Oh Abba, let Thy Will become my dream.

    How so often we put things in two separate boxes and then feel they are unreconcilable. God’s will is in one box and our dreams are in another. We cling to our dreams but yet at the same time still want God’s will. Then struggle begins because we feel like we can’t have both, and partly, it’s true.  But perhaps there is another way to sort out this dilemma.  It is true that if the Lord Jesus has bought you with His blood, He owns you and you are not your own. This includes your dreams, plans, and wishes. When you come to Christ you must lay down YOUR dreams, but…

  • Motherhood,  Womanhood

    Perhaps homemaking is not an insignificant occupation after all.

    Home. The place where families dwell. A place of rest. A place of work. A place that’s safe. A place of growth and learning. A place where minds are shaped and disciplined. A place of sharing. A place of serving. A place where creativity can run wild. A place where God can be worshiped. A place of discipleship. A place of repenting of sin and trying again. A place of ministry. A place of hospitality. A place of loving your people that God gave to you. This is what home is meant to be.  But, when the people are gone from the home, we miss getting to practice what a home…

  • Conformity to Christ,  Singleness

    Abstinence Until Marriage is Not an Impossibility, it is a Choice.

    I recently watched a video of a person talking to college students on their campus of political and moral issues of our day. They were discussing abortion and a young girl was telling how many girls find themselves pregnant and abortion is their only option because their future is at stake. To whom the man replied that abstinence was one of many options that could be practiced in order to avoid pregnancy and also abortion. The girl begin to argue that teen pregnancy rates are through the roof and that just won’t work, they must keep abortion available for them. She begin to act like practicing abstinence was impossible. To…

  • Helpmeet,  Motherhood,  Singleness,  Womanhood

    Are You Willing to Be Nameless?

    This story that I’m about to share is allegory excerpt from a book called, “Sir Knight of the Splendid Way”. It is an allegory story of the Christian life and of the different battles Christians fight with along the way toward home. May this little bit encourage your heart as it did mine. “Hear the wonder of the story of Sir Nameless. When he was a young knight he was eager-hearted as the youth should be, fired with the hope of youth and fortified by the courage of faith. He dreamed of high adventure, yet not for his own glory, but for the King’s. What men dared, he could dare,…

  • Motherhood

    Thoughts From An Older Mother

    In Titus 2:3-5, we read of the words of our Lord in commanding women to teach other women several different concepts. The one that is of interest today in my blog is the command for women to teach other women to love their children. The Lord tells us that this issue should be taught so that the Word of God would not be blasphemed. Pretty important stuff! So here is my story. After our 3rd child was born, I began telling others, with great surety, that this would be our last child. We had named our precious little boy Zachary and I laughingly spoke of how he was our last…

  • Conformity to Christ,  Womanhood

    Self Confidence = Virture & Immodesty?

    There is a lie that has been floating around for a long, long time in the culture and also in the church and I would like to make a stab at it with the Sword of Truth. In our long quest to help women with being confident in their own skin and bodies, we have picked up this lie of what being confident actually looks like. This lie is that when one finally achieves confidence in their body, they will have the freedom to dress however they wish. You and I have all seen the fashion shows that “help” women to dress confident and it always results in showing off…

  • Conformity to Christ,  Womanhood

    Simple Modesty

    Yes, I know this is a huge topic that most tend to just leave alone, but since I find it in scripture and I wholly want to please my Lord and Savior, I must be concerned with it. First, I would like to point out that there is far left and far right on this issue. There are so many voices and opinions and lines and degrees of what people deem modest that it can get real confusing real fast. Since it seems confusing most just throw up their hands and say forget it, I’ll just dress in what I feel is best. But that also doesn’t work because we…

  • Conformity to Christ,  Helpmeet,  Motherhood,  Singleness,  Womanhood

    Women Are Insecure Of Their Own Femininity

    I recently heard someone make this comment and it struck me. Could this really be the case? What is the definition of insecure? 1. not confident or assured; uncertain and anxious. 2. not firm or set; unsafe. So are women really uncertain and not firm or set in femininity? Yes, I believe so and we can see it in our culture around us. Women have been told that their femininity is not good enough. We are told that to have worth and value and live significant lives, we must take on masculinity. These ideas have been pushed in our culture for a while now. Women are feeling uncertain as women.…

  • Conformity to Christ

    But What If…

    We love to play this game. We make decisions on it. We give up because of it. We allow fear and doubt to win because of it. We miss out on victory because of it. It is the “what if” game. What if I don’t receive healing? What if I have another miscarriage? What if I am consumed with bitterness after I forgive? What if they think I condone it? What if I tithe and then can’t pay my bills? What if I can’t support my family? What if I have another child and can’t give them what they need? What if my health declines? What if my children grow…