• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,  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.…

  • Motherhood

    I Am Guilty Of Abortion.

    I’ve never walked into an abortion clinic. I would never consider letting a doctor take the life of my unborn child, but I am guilty of putting my own desires before God’s and before another human.  One day I fell into a pit of fear—gut-clenching panic, a debilitating numbness in my limbs, stark terror rushing through my brain. I checked and rechecked the test strip in my hands before finally assuring myself that it was all right. I wasn’t pregnant. But if I had been? A kid would cramp my style. It would change the life I’ve made for myself: a comfortable, good life. I have a husband who loves me, friends, work,…

  • Motherhood

    Value

    Before I was born, the doctors told my parents that I would have down syndrome. My parents, being unwed, were definitely not ready for a baby. They weren’t financially ready. They weren’t emotionally ready. My mom wasn’t physically ready as she was only seventeen. Yet, they saw my value. They had everything against them, and they still saw the value of my life and refused to abort me. My ministry is clearly women and their wombs. God has placed a truth in my heart that I believe needs to be spread. The truth of trusting God with our wombs. I used to say this truth was only for Christian women.…

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

    I want to tell you a story.

    Years ago an Englishman had gone out to California, made his fortune in the gold fields and wanted to go back and live with his own people. So he sent his money back by check to England and then he came overland, through Santa Fe trail, Kansas City, into Missouri and then down the Mississippi and ended up in New Orleans where he was going to take a ship to New York and from there to England. As a tourist in New Orleans, he did what most tourists do, he went down to the slave market and there in the early 1850’s were slaves still being sold. As he went…

  • Motherhood,  Singleness,  Womanhood

    Are You Thankful For Your Womb?

    This may sound like a strange question. Perhaps it has never been asked of you, but really, have you ever thought about it? When God created woman, He placed within her a womb. A very special and unique feature that sets apart woman from man. A place where miracles happen. A place where a life is created by the hand of God himself kept and nourished until completion. It is quite amazing! I do not think we fully grasp the wonder of being able to conceive, nourish and bear a life. I want to and I hope you do too! In Psalms 139:13-16, David talks of the wonder of God…

  • Motherhood,  Singleness,  Womanhood

    Be A Life Loving Woman

    Standing outside a Planned Parenthood clinic, I watched the faces that passed by. I saw the happy smiles, thumbs up and honks; and for those I’m grateful, but even among those there were evil and sad reactions. People yell cuss words, throw their hands up with disgust, and shake their heads no; but flipping you off is the most common negative response. I look down at the sign in my hands and it reads…”Your baby is not the enemy. Life is a gift.” I ask myself, why does my sign cause so much anger and hate? I look over at my brother’s sign that reads…”Please don’t hurt your baby, we’ll…