Earlier this month I shared a section from a seminar I did on feminism a few years ago (Does the Answer to a Woman’s Identity Crisis Lie in Her Career?). To answer another controversial question – should mamas stay home with their babies? – here’s the next section from that seminar. What Adds Real… Continue reading Should Mamas Stay Home with their Babies?
No one can steal the beauty Of a woman Who knows who she is And Whose she is. She steps forward With quiet confidence Because what other women have Doesn’t threaten her. Her eyes glow With both passion and compassion As she lives out her calling And her care for others. Her… Continue reading No One Can Steal Her Beauty
I found this quote on Pinterest one time that said, “Stop for just one second. Think about all the people you’ve secretly had a crush on. All the people you’ve found attractive, but never said anything to. Every stranger you’ve temporarily fallen in love with on public transportation. All the people you’ve dreamt of and… Continue reading The Secret, Inner Life of the Human Experience
Recently I let the realization sink in that I have bought into the culture’s idols of romanticism and individualism for far too long. I’ve let them become my default, along with the idol of marriage that often shows up in the church, and have encouraged and fed them by filtering my life’s story around them.… Continue reading Turning Off the Romantic Default Switch
“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in… Continue reading The Resistance and the Refuge
I’ve heard guys say before, “I just wish women would tell us what they want and stop expecting us to just know!” So I am here today to help you all out and give you a short list of what women want. Not all women want all of these things. I doubt that every woman… Continue reading 40-Some Things that Women Want
(Much of this content first appeared in a seminar I gave in spring 2018 entitled “Redeemed Womanhood: An Alternative to Cultural Feminism.”) I think all of us – men and women – go through some kind of “identity crisis” in our lives. Maybe “crisis” is too strong of a descriptor, but certainly some kind of… Continue reading Does the Answer to a Woman’s Identity Crisis Lie in Her Career?
Dear friend, I see you sitting there At the crossroads Of weariness and discouragement. I see the tears that gather and fall As you try to be so brave, Bearing the pain of your loneliness. And I long for the day When the one will appear Whose eyes will light up When you… Continue reading He Has Not Abandoned Us
Summers for teachers are a blessed gift. They’re a time to regain a little sanity before starting the craziness all over a couple months later. And for married teachers, it’s extra time to spend with their spouses and families. But for single teachers, the open, quiet days of summer can present torture if not managed… Continue reading A Prayer for the Summer – Embracing Ease, Form, Beauty & a Sense of the Whole
“I feel foolish,” she said, “trying to write words That others have already said – And far better than I.” “But don’t feel foolish,” He answered back. “Because your words Will become the melody of a song Someone else has longed to hear. “They will strike a chord At just the right time… Continue reading Those Foolish Words