Domitila Ayot is a humble heroine of the slums. All Anne* wanted when she left her poor home in rural Kenya after finishing high school in 2014 was to make some money in Nairobi so she could go back, clear her fees, and redeem her certificate so she could apply for college. But in late 2016, she hadn’t made enough money yet. She was still … Continue reading Mercatornet: How one Nairobi woman saves young mothers from the pressure to abort
When you are drop-dead tired and your child is sick and your husband is out of town for work and you don’t think you can make it until he returns, it is your theology that tells you that God will provide you with the grace you need in the moment (1 Corinthians 10:13). It is your theology that reminds you that you can’t do life … Continue reading Desiring God: Moms Need Theology Too
We know the name of every pet in our neighborhood. (The bunnies down the street are practically celebrities around here.) The local grocery clerks notice when our kids get haircuts. The UPS guy, whom my kids revere on a Santa Claus level, talks to them by name every time we see him. Our best afternoons involve lightsabers, Tinkerbelle dresses, Netflix, and our front lawn. And our very best afternoons … Continue reading Erica Layne: In Defense of the Small Life
Like unsuspecting characters in an Agatha Christie novel, we are all witnesses to the commission of a murder still in progress, carried out in slow motion. It is happening so slowly, and its ongoing occurrence is so protracted, so pervasive, and so familiar that we haven’t sensed the magnitude of the violence being done or the loss we’re incurring. The victim is unconditional love. All of … Continue reading Mercatornet: The Death of Unconditional Love
To be a godly wife, we must first consider what the word godly means. In 1 Timothy 2:2, Paul uses the word in conjunction with being “peaceful,” “quiet,” and “dignified.” The Bible says the Spirit, who is in every believer, produces visible and invisible acts of godliness, “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness” (Galatians 5:22). The decisive definition of godliness would be “Christlikeness.” … Continue reading What does it mean to be a godly wife?
Are you a proud woman or a broken woman? Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth helps you honestly examine your heart with a series of penetrating comparisons of proud women vs. broken women. “Broken women continually sense their need for a fresh encounter with God and a fresh filling of His Holy Spirit,” Nancy says. Watch and ask yourself if you reflect the characteristics of a proud woman … Continue reading Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Proud Women and Broken Women
Trevaris Tutt writing for American Vision has an answer for us on how to turn the tide of Feminism’s government-funded social programs. There’s much we can do. Well, said, Trevaris. Thank you. So what would happen if brothers and sisters would open their hands in such a way not just to meet emergency needs, but with the goal to pull people out of the cycle … Continue reading How can you turn the tide of Feminism’s social programs?
…Lastly, (and which was not least,) a great hope and inward zeal [the Pilgrims] had of laying some good foundation, or at least to make some way thereunto, for the propagating and advancing the gospel of the kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world; yea, though they should be but even as stepping-stones unto others for the performing of so great a … Continue reading For This We Give Thanks
Father, we are an anxious and fearful people. For all of our bluster and bragging, we are so easily shaken. We are anxious about money, anxious about the future, anxious about the economy, anxious about the election, anxious about our enemies, anxious about food, anxious about health, anxious about safety, anxious about everything under the sun. We live in so much fear. And we confess … Continue reading Desiring God: 7 Ways To Pray On Election Day
“Strong women are integral to building a godly culture. However, many Christian circles are riddled with unsound doctrines, humanistic stereotypes, and hidden abuses that cripple the influence of women in their homes, churches, and communities. In these essays, Andrea Schwartz explores how Christ’s absolute authority, the protection of the trustee family, the justice of God’s law in abuse cases, and the careful study of Scripture … Continue reading Empowered – Developing Strong Women for Kingdom Service