September 16, 2013

Even as a Christian, it’s easy to be swayed by the messages of every health article under the sun. But as I’ve read the Bible this year, I’ve noticed that there are an astonishing number of promises from God (you know—the One who made our bodies in the first place?) that have to do with health and strength and long life. And yet I haven’t come across a single one of those promises that hinges on nutrition or exercise or… Read more

September 14, 2013

LINK: Why Modesty, Why? from Femina Amen! It is vitally important when addressing the topic of modesty to find the narrow path. You know, the one that has the two ditches on either side named Frumpy and Skanky. There is a way to be completely beautiful and God glorifying without going to one extreme or the other. I’d argue that sliding into either ditch is (at the very least) flirting with sin. God created beauty. It is a gift, there… Read more

September 11, 2013

In response to this: http://www.feminagirls.com/2013/09/11/indulge-me-in-a-parable/ I agree that there are some Miss Hypocritical pants out there (and Cranky Fun-Busters although I’d be inclined to call them Mrs. Hypocritical pants given the frequency of this behavior manifested by married women). However, I also know that there are a lot more women out there who aren’t being cared for in the manner God created them to be.  All of the afore-mentioned types of women seem to misunderstand who God is and reveal a… Read more

August 19, 2013

This year, I have two of my littles in school. My oldest is entering 2nd grade. She loves learning new things and the routine of a formal education compliments her natural tendencies. The routine, the structure, even the busy work….this kid loves it all! My second daughter is beginning pre-school. She has watched, somewhat longingly, since her big sis started kindergarten. Our second daughter is excited, but a little apprehensive. She isn’t as big a fan of schedules and sitting… Read more

August 16, 2013

Some trust in midwives, tinctures and organic foods. Others trust in medical doctors, science and industrialization. But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.   Read more

August 15, 2013

I overheard my 4 year old and my 7 year old daughters talking to one another today: M: “How are we going to make these bees go away?!” O: “The Lord will make them go away when He is ready.” My kids have been stung a lot this year. We’ve sprayed hives and knocked down their homes, but the yard still buzzes ominously. It amazes me to hear the joyful contentment in my daughter’s voice. She sees the affliction, and… Read more

August 14, 2013

Are You Generous and Holy in Bed?  The post linked above was written by a woman, but I think it applies to husbands and wives equally. I can’t count the times women have told me that they just aren’t interested in having sex as frequently as their husband is. When I hear that, it isn’t a surprise. Historically, this is a common problem. God made men and women gloriously different and women are (generally) fulfilled in a much more time… Read more

August 1, 2013

I know it is in style to fight for our “right” to have our birth — our way — right away — all the way and at a cost that requires no real sacrifice on our part and I get that preferences are nice…I enjoy them myself…but then I read stories about prisoners who labor with their feet in cuffs. I talk to women who know what it is like to give birth to a still-born child or in a… Read more

July 27, 2013

One of the weaknesses that may come from communicating via social media is that we not only speak in short hand, but react in short hand. That is, our answers haven’t the time or characters to be nuanced, and so neither is the thought that goes into them. Our minds are less a well-ordered shelf of careful books, more a stack of broad-brushed memes. See the whole article here: http://www.ligonier.org/blog/sinner-hand-angry-saints/ Read more

July 24, 2013

Yesterday evening my husband came home to find a frazzled wife. It was too hot for me to keep up with my household chores while he was at work (my body faints easily in this fallen world). I’m a textbook introvert so a week and a half of daily (wonderful) socializing had left me feeling claustrophobic. The children were hot and testy (partially due to my attitude, no doubt). The toilets had both overflowed and clogged. My floor was sticky… Read more

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