Take a walk with me. Place yourself in the shoes of a home schooling mother named Jane, from long ago. You remember the time when the Liberty Bell rang out the good news of freedom in the Americas. Mozart and Beethoven are enjoying their years of fame. Imagine, if you can, Jane, beginning to raise … Continue reading Just Another Mom – 2
I wish I could know if your questions were for “maybe someday” or if you are actually experiencing real danger. There is such a huge difference. If you think your husband might soon kill you or your child, you must get yourselves out of danger and seek guidance from strong Christians in your area. Let … Continue reading Tired, Alone, and Scared Half to Death.
How quickly solitude can flip, can convert to loneliness! No one else you know has just delivered a baby, at your age, right? Where can you find support? No one else you know lives with quite such a quarrelsome husband, right? To whom would you dare confess? You are not all alone, though, if you … Continue reading Tired and All, All Alone.
Love. It's time we realize the love a man feels for a woman differs from what we experience in return. Before we go further, let's define love. I will not use a dictionary here, because I want us to work from a Biblical definition of love, which includes the following qualities: patience kindness not envying … Continue reading When a Man Loves a Woman
It happens. Twice in history it has happened. Sort of. I mean, twice in history, a man looked around, could find no suitable partner for life, and his side was opened, and gave rise to the existence of another “one” who was like him, suitable for him. Okay, we know the Bible, in the book … Continue reading When a Man Gives Birth
The Bible gives one big, perfect example of life as a wife, in the life of Abraham’s wife, Sarah. We find a pithy mention of her in 1 Peter 3:4-6, where it talks about the “inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For … Continue reading The Exceptions to “Yes, Sir!” — part 2
How fast does sin spread? Fast. They've still got apple skin bits stuck in their teeth, juice on their chins, and they are in denial about blame. The woman made me do it. The devil made me do it. My past made me do it, my parents made me do it, my teacher made me … Continue reading Passing the Buck
He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11
Okay, so Adam was there and he was watching. And he knew; he’d heard the voice of God, really and truly, telling him exactly what was the score with that one tree in the middle of the garden. He listened while the enemy fiddled around with Eve’s brain. He watched her tremblingly take the fruit … Continue reading He DID Eat. Part 2
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Genesis 3:6 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. … Continue reading He DID Eat. Part 1