Ryan and I are coming up on our 15 year wedding anniversary: years packed with happy memories full of laughter, intimacy, service, growth, dreams, wackiness, and adventure. I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that our journey has also included many dark valleys. We’ve struggled through infertility, the struggle against sin and heartache from the past, intense arguments, pre-term labor, … Read More
“An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.” Proverbs 12:4. A friend asked me to tackle this question on my blog, “How can I be a “crown” to my husband?” She’s been thinking about Proverbs 12:4 and wants to figure this wife-thing out. (This is the essence of a … Read More
‘Remember when you were a little girl and daydreamed about holding your own little baby? With your dolly, you practiced washing her, dressing her, putting her in that little high chair, and feeding her? You didn’t realize it then, but you were dreaming of laying your life down for a child. And now, you are living the dream. ‘Remember when … Read More
At weddings we hear these words from Scripture, “a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” We remind one another that a husband and a wife must partner with God and all three of them must work together as the threefold cord. Intertwined together in marriage, these three beings will create a strong bond that can endure life’s ups and downs. … Read More
When our home bubbles over with laughter – and I’m glad to say it often does – we are rich and strong together. The very pillars and foundation of our home are strengthened by our children, who create and share laughter so easily. After all, it’s their mother tongue: they’ve been laughing since before they could speak, or walk, or run.
(“Women’s Ministry”.) For years, I’ve aspired to be like the faithful Sunday School teacher who serves her post for 50 years, loving generations of children, sharing the gospel with countless young people who gather at her table week after week. I’ve day-dreamed about looking back over the years and noticing that my faithful involvement in a community, or a person, … Read More
To complement my post at Revive Our Hearts True Woman Blog today, I thought I’d write about a way in which God has used biblical mentoring in my life. Many, many women have enriched my life over the years – my own mother being at the very top of the list – but I thought that today, I’d share one … Read More
Here’s the mystery that I am counting on: by walking away from a busy, accomplishment-oriented lifestyle into a quiet world of deep relationships, service, and home-life, I will establish a far-reaching legacy that extends throughout many generations. I don’t want this conviction to fade from my daily choices. So, if I must quit or drastically change something in order to protect my relationship with God, I hope I will. At the same time, if I need to grow and increase my responsibilities in order to obey God, I hope I will.
How can women learn to live godly, Christian lives? Scripture tells us that we are to teach one another. The beloved model in the book of Titus is that older women should teach younger women how to live and love. But that model is sometimes difficult to achieve. In reality, the teaching and learning amongst women in the church does … Read More
This evening, some friends gathered around the fireplace. We opened our Bibles together and talked about how God provided abundantly for Ruth through Boaz. She was the poor, hungry, foreigner who received loads of grain, enthusiastic acceptance into the Israelite community, and an inheritance that resulted in eternal salvation. Amazing! That’s just God’s style, isn’t it? When He provides, He … Read More