June 30, 2011

Grace Widows: The Attack on Godly Seed (Part 3)

Continued from Part 2, Grace Widows: A Scarlet Letter

“My people are bent on backsliding from Me. Though they call to the Most High, none at all exalt Him.” (Hosea 11:7)

This verse should get our attention. Those of us who call on the name of the Lord, are we faithful? Do we truly exalt him in word and deed? In the second chapter of Malachi, the Israelites weep and groan …

March 7, 2011

Are You Losing Your Real Treasure?

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19–21

Not too long ago, I received an email from a pastor’s wife whose husband …

February 4, 2011

How to Tear Down Your Own House…

In 12 Easy Steps!

The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands. (Proverbs 14:1)

I spoke last weekend at a retreat in Chicago for 400 mothers and daughters. I found it interesting the number of women who requested afterward the following list that appeared on one of my slides. It seems we all have this tendency to tear down, rather than build up, …

November 11, 2010

Should “She, Obey Him?”

By James McDonald

God’s Word inevitably conflicts with the plans of man. For instance, the Word directs us to acknowledge the God of the Bible as the One True God—we are to have no other gods but Him. Yet the sinful heart of man is inclined to persistent idolatry, seeking to satisfy our need to worship and find assurance in anything and everything but the God of the Bible.

God’s Word tells …

August 27, 2010

Gender, Morality, and Modesty

I realize this is a very backwards way to post an article, or even link to someone else’s article; but, sometimes I do things backwards. Maybe it’s rebellion. Or maybe it’s because Gender, Morality, and Modesty: Liberated into Bondage by Robin Phillips is so good that I’m hoping you’ll want to read the whole thing once you read Part Six. It’s an excellent read, and the series is …

February 3, 2010

Television, Movies, and Men

Failing to guard the eyes by watching movies that are specifically designed to stir up lust, or that focus on the sensuality of the (many times airbrushed) actress (not your wife) or the physical passion of the actor (not your husband) are likely to violate the purity and oneness of marriage that should be fiercely …

November 17, 2009

The Beauty of Courtship


As I consider the lessons God has taught me over the years, through the brambles and tares of life, I wonder when I’ll learn that I have so much left to learn! The journey each Christian takes has many ups and downs—many twists and turns; and, often, we begin to think we understand the way, without knowing what lies ahead. It’s an exciting journey and we …

February 12, 2009

Book Recommendation: When Two Become One

Yesterday, while the children finished their math assignments, I thumbed through a few unread books on my shelf that I thought might help me in some research I was doing. The lovely cover …

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July 1, 2008

Redefining Marriage

I really wanted to post and tell you all about the Ladies Tea on Saturday, but I’m still waiting for some last minute photos; so while I’m waiting, I thought I’d update you on some things that we all need to be praying about. Things that are far more important than teas…

From MSNBC today:

The Rev. Neil Thomas, the senior pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church in West Hollywood, has officiated 15 same-sex wedding ceremonies in the …

March 7, 2008

"Is Singleness Always a ‘Gift?’"

I ran across some really good articles recently on boundless.org and wanted to make sure my readers had a chance to check them out.

Rethinking the Gift of Singleness

by Debbie Maken

Is singleness really a “gift”?Singles live in a time when their church leaders and friends have told them that their state of singleness should be considered a “gift” from the Lord, …

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