His Wisdom for Her World


The Lasagna Bomb

By on February 19, 2013 in Ministry with 0 Comments

I was telling a friend today that, even though I’ve been cooking for my family for almost 35 years, every now and then I still lay an egg. My latest bomb was about six months ago when we had company over for dinner and I overcooked the chicken and vegetables so we had to chisel […]

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The Unspoken Hurt of Miscarriage

By on October 25, 2012 in Biblical Womanhood, Ministry with 0 Comments

A few months ago I got a phone call from a dear friend. I knew that she and her husband were excited about starting a family, and she was praying God would grant her the request. It had been a couple of months since we had last spoken, and I was anxious and excited to […]

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Amanda's Practical Modesty Tips

Dressing modestly is not as difficult as you first might think. First, in order to be fashionably modern but modest, you must know your body type. For example, I am pretty short, so I do not have problems finding shorts or skirts that are long enough. But, I have taller friends who constantly struggle with […]

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What Is My Worth After All?

By on September 27, 2012 in Biblical Womanhood, Ministry, Sexuality with 0 Comments

God has given my husband and me the amazing privilege of being involved in university ministry. My husband is the College Pastor at our church, and I get to serve as his helper and ministry partner. Over the last several months, I’ve had a recurring conversation with many of the girls. And, as a woman, […]

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How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) in Seminary

By on September 25, 2012 in Education, Ministry with 0 Comments

A little over eleven years ago, I began my seminary journey as a master’s student with great enthusiasm and anticipation to see what God had in store for me. After spending four years at a secular university where my faith was often ridiculed by professors, seminary was a welcome breath of fresh air. I had […]

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Simple Acts of Love to Serve a Hurting Heart

By on September 13, 2012 in Ministry with 0 Comments

They were beautiful.  Adorned with a tattered piece of twine and arranged in an old mason jar, the tiny bouquet of blooming pink peonies and budding green hydrangeas was the sweetest gesture.  Adding to the sweetness, the flowers were accompanied by a little note that read, “I’m here, I care, and sweet thing—you are loved.” […]

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Serving Friends Through Food

By on September 4, 2012 in House and Home, Ministry with 0 Comments

I will never forget the kindness of my friend Debbie Rambaum. She was a neighbor who lived across the street from us in Largo, Florida, when we were in those early child-rearing years. Debbie was not a believer at the time, but she brought a meal to us the day we brought our son Jared […]

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Does a Woman Belong in Seminary?

By on August 21, 2012 in Ministry with 0 Comments

I remember my first day at seminary. Walking into that first class, I was excited. It was Biblical Hermeneutics. (I didn’t even know what “hermeneutics” meant.)  When I finally found the classroom I was one of the last to arrive. I quickly scanned the room to find that the room was full of men and […]

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Cooking for the Culinary-Challenged

By on August 2, 2012 in Ministry, Relationships with 0 Comments

You don’t have to be a fabulous cook to practice hospitality! Quite frankly, most people you invite into your home aren’t going to care what you serve. They will just be thrilled with an invitation into someone else’s home. The opportunity to establish connections with others is one of the greatest needs of our society […]

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Passing the Baton: From One Generation to Another

By on July 26, 2012 in Ministry with 0 Comments

Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him . . . Then he (Elisha) arose and followed Elijah . . . (1 Kings 19:19b, 21b) It was four years ago at the summer Olympics in Beijing that both the U.S. men’ and women’s teams were expected to medal in the track and field 4×100 […]

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