• 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,  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…

  • 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,…

  • Womanhood

    A Story Of Bold Women

    Thinking of bold and courageous women…here is a true story. In the latter days of the Holocaust, there was a group of Jewish men that were targeted by Hitler for their extermination. The Gestapo called it the “Final Roundup”. Initially, both Hitler and another Nazi party leader had worried about the reaction of the German spouses if they were to be forcibly removed from the Jewish spouse. So, instead, they resorted to social pressure to force a divorce, so that the Jewish spouse could then easily be sent to the death camps. Consequently, those men whose wives gave in and divorced them WERE killed! This plan didn’t totally succeed though…

  • 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,  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

    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…