Deceitful hearts and our duties as women

Both men and women ought to put the pursuit of, and preparation for, family above the pursuit of worldly success. While men must plan to be able to provide for a family, they should never put such a pursuit above their purpose as a husband and father. To do so ensures failure in their God-given duties. Just as this is true, it is also true that women must put the pursuit of the preparation to be a wife and a mother ahead of worldly goals and desires.

An estranged mother, yes, but also a Christian one

I am an estranged mother. It’s not my desire but it is my life. I gave birth to nine wonderful babies. Four of them, now adults, have bought into lies told by my abuser and his family, chosen to believe the worst, and have estranged themselves from me, one only from time to time, the …

Children in the kitchen: a throwback article

Children in the kitchen~a look back Mama, do you bring your little ones into your kitchen to let them help you cook? I hope you do. I always did. My mother wouldn’t let me help her to cook and as a result, when I married I could barely cook. I wrote this article for an …

A gift of rocks–and so much more

Several years back, I wrote an article on an old blog which I called Rocks in my windowsill. It was a simple post about the ebb and flow of a mother’s life, a tiny post in the midst of longer, more complex ones that dealt with more theological issues women faced. I liked to write …