The Truth Shall Set You Free, Even From Yourself

Do you ever feel like you’re bombarded by lies? I have, lately. After reacting wrongly in a situation that I actually cared about a great deal, the enemy jumped right on it. “You’re a terrible Christian,” he sneered. “And you think you can do some good as a Christian blogger?! Ha, what a farce!”  Continue reading “The Truth Shall Set You Free, Even From Yourself”

God’s Sense of Humor {And Practicing his Presence}

How can we effectively deepen communion with God with the TV or other distractions blaring in the background?

I think God has a sense of humor, no irreverence intended. Not only have I seen it displayed in my own life many a time, but I believe Scripture shows this too. First because we have one and we are created in his image!  Continue reading “God’s Sense of Humor {And Practicing his Presence}”

Longing for Home {Do we Miss it Enough?}

After a month long absence Hubby and I are at long last home! (HOME. Isn’t that a beautiful word?)

To say that we missed it would be a gross understatement. We spent all of September in the States, traveling a total of 13,202 miles, hitting Rome, Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Michigan, the Bronx, and Rome again. And while greatly appreciative of all hospitality offered, as miles and days passed our longing for home steadily increased. Though blessed to see family and friends after many years, our hearts longed for home.  Continue reading “Longing for Home {Do we Miss it Enough?}”

Some Beauty Never Fades [Virtuous Woman Part 4]

As we take our last look at the virtuous woman, it’s interesting to note that her description consists of 22 verses, each beginning with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. We could call it the ABC of a virtuous woman’s character. Some scholars seem to think it was often repeated among the pious Jews. A task made easier due to its alphabetical order. Perhaps in our western nations, we need just such a version.  Continue reading “Some Beauty Never Fades [Virtuous Woman Part 4]”

She Ages Gracefully [Virtuous Woman Part 3]

The virtuous woman ages gracefully. Unlike some women we’ve probably all known, who seemed as if they didn’t want to grow up. Although perhaps they were really only afraid of aging and death.

My school teacher husband took a job one summer at a beach-side coffee bar. And many evenings he would come home perplexed and saddened by the behavior of some of the older clients. Women, no longer young, wearing more make-up than swimwear, yet still striving to look young and sexy.  Continue reading “She Ages Gracefully [Virtuous Woman Part 3]”

Even With Servants [Virtuous Woman Part 2]

As a young person, did you (like so many young girls) dream about the man you would marry? My best friend and I sure did! And he would, of course, be dashing and debonair, romantic and good-looking. Why, he would all but nobly rush in on a prancing charger!

But he would also be rich. And we dreamed of huge, luxurious mansions. Of jet-setting around the world. Or graciously presiding over formal dinners, our every need catered to by many servants.  Continue reading “Even With Servants [Virtuous Woman Part 2]”

That Perfect Woman [Virtuous Woman, Part 1]

Woman writes

As we are traveling quite a bit for ministry this summer, we’ll be posting this series on the virtuous woman from an older blog we had. We hope you enjoy it and that it will be a blessing to you!

I’ve concluded that the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31 was like Carolyn Ingalls (of Little House on the Prairie), Mary Kay Ash (of the cosmetics), and Cindy Crawford (one of the top models of all time) all rolled into one.  Continue reading “That Perfect Woman [Virtuous Woman, Part 1]”