April 19, 2014 by Stacy McDonald

Something to think about…

What exactly is it that causes that perverse glee to spring up in the heart of man when he sees another person fail? It’s evident on the front of every tabloid. We love to see someone else fatter than us, dumber than us, or seemingly more wicked than us.

We compare our strengths to someone else’s weaknesses and we pat our back pockets…the one containing those stones.

Sadly, the same thing happens …


February 3, 2014 by Stacy McDonald

Awakening Love with Essential Oils

 

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WARNING: The intended audience for this post is married women. While I have attempted to present the topic of intimacy and essential oils with discretion, please enter at your own risk.

Do Not Awaken Love Before its Time…

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
By the gazelles or by the does of the field,
Do not stir up nor awaken love
Until it pleases. (Song …


December 24, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

Spinach Seafood Bisque

This has become a favorite side dish to complement a special meal. Depending upon where you live and what is easily accessible (and affordable), you may choose shrimp, crawfish, or lump crab meat for this dish. Or you could combine all three! Now that we live in the midwest, fresh seafood, “imported” from the Gulf Coast, is our Christmas-time treat!


December 14, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

A Spiritual Stress Test

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“Afflictions do us good likewise, as they make us more acquainted with what is in our own hearts and thereby promote humiliation and self-abasement. There are abominations which, like nests of vipers, lie so quietly within, that we hardly suspect they are there till the rod of affliction rouses them; then they hiss and show their venom. This discovery is …


December 1, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

Grace Widows: Hope and Healing for the Forsaken (Part 1)


 

“The Lord has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, with whom you have dealt treacherously; yet she is your companion and your wife by covenant.” (Malachi 2:14)

As she rolled away from the invading sunlight that announced morning, Shelly closed her eyes in protest. Out of habit, her hand stroked the spot where her husband, Carl, used …


November 25, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

Papa’s Cajun Oyster Dressing


PaPa’s Cajun Oyster Dressing

(Secret Family Recipe)

Growing up, my grandfather was the “oyster dressing maker” in our family. I still remember the old-fashioned double stove and all the dreamy scents that would come out of it at Thanksgiving! Even when I was a kid, …


October 22, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

Why We Wear Skirts…

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Edited and updated from an article originally posted June 26, 2007. If you choose to comment on this article, please make sure you’ve read the whole thing first.

I received the following comment from a reader on my blog and decided it was important enough to address here as it’s own post. Here is her question:

Can’t “modest” be pants (not …


October 21, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

Three Signs that Christians have been Desensitized by Feminism

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I’ve been thinking about the way we’re all so prone to acclimate to our surroundings. We are indoctrinated on a daily basis, often, without knowing it. That’s why it’s so important to stay in the Word of God. But it’s more than just reading it; we also need to absorb it, and apply it to every area of life. We need …


September 23, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

To God be all the glory and honor and praise…

 

Sadly, this advertisement is set up in front of a cathedral in Vienna. Consider this when you prepare for worship on Sunday mornings.

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September 6, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

Living out Biblical Principles: A Young Woman’s Prayer of Chastity

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 Admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste… that the word of God may not be blasphemed. (Titus 2:4–6)

I have made a covenant with my body to be discreet and chaste; why then should I flaunt myself before men? Does God not see my ways and count all my steps (Job 31:1,4)?

Has He not …