I was in junior high school, once. Don't laugh. I studied homemaking (how to make fluffy biscuits, sew a blouse, decorate an interior, and manage a budget), all things many women now wish they knew how to do. The goal was to be able to provide the support system for a man. The man, it … Continue reading Wives and Lovers?
. Don't you cherish listening to people who share awe-inspiring stories about the beginnings of home schooling their children? I do! Each account reveals the precise guiding hand of God on each family’s decision to home school. Each tells of joy that has come because of the benefits. The opposite story is true, for some, … Continue reading Homebound Education
My daughter-in-law is an avid fisher. One day, I watched her teaching her three-year-old how to find earthworms. She was about to show him the most exciting thing he had ever seen. But she wants to teach him to come to her without fanfare. So, in a normal tone of voice, she told my grandson … Continue reading Smarter than a worm? Hmmm?
I have been moving some mulch, from a storage pile to our flowerbeds. It had been a deep pile of decomposing pine needles. Under it, in place of the grass, was mellow topsoil, the stuff gardeners dream about. Evidently, earthworms consider it the stuff of dreams, too, because as I bustled about, I discovered several … Continue reading Smarter than a Worm? Let’s See…
Today while I was tidying the kitchen, I made fresh coffee in my favorite two-cup pot. It’s an old-time drip-through I found at a garage sale, stocky and leaky, but it makes the best couple o’ cups around. It made me think of me: not as shiny as I used to be, out of order, … Continue reading Grandmother’s Wisdom: Are We Disposable?
Reason #3 He Is in Bondage What does this mean? Just as it sounds, he has cords, chains tied around his life and he is unable to escape from his sins. They pursue him, overtake him, enslave him. He tries to understand. He explains to himself, rehearsing what he will say if confronted, all to … Continue reading Seven Reasons Your Christian Husband Can’t Do Better – Part 3
Reason #2 – He Has Been Cursed I’m sticking my neck out, here. Stay with me. The truth is that our husbands face many draining words in the course of a normal day; Those nagging words you speak: “Why can’t you remember a thing I say?!” Those foretelling words his mother always spoke: “Darling, you … Continue reading Seven Reasons Your Christian Husband Cannot Do Better – Part 2
After all, what IS a Christian?
It's about freedom.
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?