After all, what IS a Christian?
This week my husband walks in the door after a long day at work to find: dishes piled in the sink, laundry all over the living room, the beef for dinner still in a frozen block, and me…looking like Frump Queen. He is gracious. And tells me to take a nap. I instantly obey. (Inwardly rejoicing.) … Continue reading Have You Ever Read Anything So Beautiful?
Okay, so why is the goal of marital faithfulness so universal? Or: Why did God build this program into all people? It is because His Son is a Bridegroom, waiting for a pure bride. A good marriage pictures nearly everything that happens in the heavenlies. Some do not think of marriage as God’s idea. They … Continue reading About Dating, part 2
Humans have been practicing dating on a large scale for around, oh, 50 to 75 years or so. Before that, no one dated. Oh, some snuck around, but that wasn’t dating, either. The very idea of two unmarried people of the opposite gender spending any time together, alone, was unthinkable, once upon a time. Why? … Continue reading About Dating
Men. Really. Why do we women want a man? And why do we think, FINALLY, we have found a good man? And why do we think finding a good man means finding a perfect one? It all began in the mind of God. He set it up in the first place. Really. From the outset, … Continue reading Why We Do This – Men
Dearest Angela, So, what do we make of it? Jesus forgave when He was crucified. So did Stephen, when he was stoned. So did Corrie ten Boom regarding the murder of her sister. In each case, if you study it, you will see the act of forgiveness connected to the imparting of Spiritual life and … Continue reading CONCESSIONS – Sent on Saturday Letter #3, part 2
" . . . I believe that each work of art, whether it is a work of great genius, or something very small, comes to the artist and says, “Here I am. Enflesh me. Give birth to me.” And the artist either says, “Be it unto me according to Thy word,” and willingly becomes the … Continue reading The Woman as Artist
I raised six children. All that work? WHY?! It is real. Maybe that is the only reason, I don't know, but I do know raising children is good because it is real. It is the most awesome privilege. Nothing compares to molding a human being. What could be more significant than the forming of someone, of … Continue reading A Mother’s Cry