His Wisdom for Her World

BW Reads: Understanding Ms. Understood

By on May 1, 2012 in Education with 0 Comments

“Who does God say you are?”  asks Jen Hatmaker in Ms. Understood: Rebuilding the Feminine Equation.  As women, we must look to Scripture for purpose and meaning and Hatmaker attempts to answer this very question by exploring the women in the lineage of Christ –their lives, faith, and how God used them. Hatmaker highlights aspects […]

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When God Says, "No Ma'am!"

By on April 26, 2012 in Personal Growth with 0 Comments

My daughter, Makaylan, is days away from turning a year old. As a result, my husband and I have entered a new phase of parenting – the discipline stage. Right now her biggest temptation is the electrical sockets. Though we have them covered, we still do not want her to play with them. We know […]

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A Faith-Changing Vacation

By on April 24, 2012 in Education with 0 Comments

Spring is well under way, and soon summer will be here – Vacation time!  Some of my favorite vacations have been visiting historic places, especially places associated with Christian history.  Seeing the church in Wittenberg where Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door, symbolically beginning the Reformation, somehow makes the event more real.  Visiting […]

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Set-Apart in a “Sex is Power” World

By on April 19, 2012 in Feminism, Sexuality, Women's Issues with 2 Comments

At the end of the 30-second commercial I wasn’t sure whether I should be laughing or blushing! As the on-screen ladies witnessed the dramatic duels of flying samurais and jousting knights, I heard: It’s the cradle of life. It’s the center of civilization. Men have fought for it, even died for it. One might say […]

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Decorating for Real Life

By on April 12, 2012 in House and Home with 2 Comments

A home straight from the pages of House Beautiful.  I had just moved into my first apartment and I could not wait to start decorating.  Never mind that the space was only 492 square feet with retro fixtures, century-old appliances, and…wait for it…mustard tile.  It was all mine and I had big plans for my […]

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The Glory of the Mundane

Hear, O Israel.  The Lord our God, the Lord is one!  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk […]

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Should You Teach a Mixed Bible Study?

By on April 4, 2012 in Biblical Womanhood, Ministry with 18 Comments

Should A Woman Teach a Mixed Adult Bible Study? Over the last few years, I have heard many different variations of the question about whether a woman should teach adult men and women in Bible study: Should a woman teach a mixed adult Bible study – a Sunday school class, Bible study, or small group? […]

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Confessions of a Shopping Addict

By on March 29, 2012 in Personal Growth with 8 Comments

Hi. My name is Katie and I’m a shopaholic. It’s been 12 days since I last used my store card. It all started so innocently, really. “Would you like to save an additional 15 percent today? You know the more you spend with us, the more you’ll save!” After years of avoiding credit cards, I […]

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Seasons of Mentoring

By on March 27, 2012 in Ministry with 0 Comments

It’s spring! The trees are budding, the grass is greening, flowers are bursting forth with color – allergies are afflicting those who are sensitive to pollen!  As a new Texas resident this spring I experienced allergies for the first time.  I don’t care for them but I do love spring and summer!  However, like the […]

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Body Image and The Baby Bump

Body Image. What woman does not struggle with these two words!? Over the past two years, I have found myself struggling with this issue in a way that I have not struggled since I was a teenager. My twenties was a period of intense spiritual growth, and, by God’s grace, I began to find contentment […]

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