• 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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,  Singleness

    I Want To Be A Slave

    “I wanna be a new man and set aside my old skin cause as hard as I’ve been trying I can stop wounding Yours I wanna be a slave and surrender all my dreams then forget I ever had them and live inside of Yours I want to be forgotten and be fully eclipsed in just the gospel and its sweetness that and nothing more I wanna be a dead man just a body You can live in I wanna be Your prized possession that and nothing more” These are the lyrics of a 1 minute and 43-second song. It’s a very short song, but the lyrics get me every…

  • 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…

  • Conformity to Christ,  Singleness,  Womanhood

    When The Enemy Gets Loud

    We live in a time where the Enemy is really loud and seems to be triumphing in our land. He is spreading lies, we are listening and the result… Marriage is degraded. Motherhood is lame and despised. Mothers kill their babies every day. Life holds no value. Women are abandoning femininity. Men are abandoning masculinity. Nothing is sacred anymore. Much filth, sin, unrighteousness, and hate consume our country. Selfishness and a lack of love for the truth are visibly seen. Truth has indeed fallen in the streets. Christ, His Gospel and His Kingdom of holy living are laughed at in scorn. “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth…

  • Conformity to Christ,  Singleness,  Womanhood

    Resist.

    The opposite of a wimpy woman is not a brash, pushy, loud, controlling, sassy, uppity, arrogant Amazon. The opposite of a wimpy woman is fourteen-year-old Marie Durant, a French Christian in the 17th century who was arrested for being a Protestant and told she could be released if she said one phrase: “I abjure.” Instead, wrote on the wall of her cell, “Resist,” and stayed there 38 years. -John Piper (below is an actual photo of the “REGISTER” [resist] etched in stone) The first time I read the above quote, I was amazed. I decided to do some more research on Marie and below is what I found. “Depite her…

  • 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…