Women Preachers are “Deeply Scriptural”?

Women Preachers are “Deeply Scriptural”?

Yes, according to Halee Gray Scott, a researcher focused on evangelical women in leadership, women being in leadership positions in the church “is a model of leadership that is deeply scriptural, built not on personality nor an individual’s personal charisma, but on partnership,” she said. “It is a model that reflects the fullness of humankind, both male and female.” Thus, Willow Creek Church has chosen a man and woman to be their co-ed pastors.

Is it deeply scriptural?  Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence (1 Timothy 2:11, 12). Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church (1 Corinthians 14:34, 35). A qualification for an elder or deacon in the churches is to be the “husband of one wife.” No, it’s NOT deeply scriptural. It’s clearly unscriptural and against God’s will for churches.

Steve Carter, the new male pastor, is quoted in a book he wrote, “My advice for those who want to live an invitational life is to show up with expectancy, with one ear attuned to heaven, so that when God whispers you’ll be ready to respond. God’s heartbeat is for humanity and He is inviting us to be ministers of reconciliation. He has given us a story of reconciliation and we are His ambassadors as if God was making his appeal through us. He wants to use you. When the spirit whispers, please say yes!”

This is dangerous teaching, my sisters in Christ, and it’s becoming all too common among female and male preachers/teachers and books like Jesus Calling. Everything we need for life and godliness are in God’s perfect LIVING Word. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).

Dan DeWitt responds to the notion that God speaks or whispers to us personally apart from His Word: “You see, the truth is that God has spoken to you. He has preserved his Word. It has been written down by multiple authors across generations communicating one over arching story, providing you with an external reference point to know what God has to say to you today.

‘For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man,’ the Apostle Peter wrote, ‘but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit’ (2 Peter 1:21). Instead of a subjective experience where God ‘speaks’ to you, you have the objective words of God, passed down through the ages, affirmed by the church, and applied by the Spirit.”

According to the Christianity Today article, “About a decade ago, the booming Chicago-area megachurch (Willow Creek) pivoted from what had been deemed a ‘seeker sensitive’ approach’ to explicitly focus more on Christian growth and discipleship among its members.” On the contrary, they’ve pivoted to a lukewarm, non-biblical church as stated in Revelation 3:15, 16.

I have a wonderful study for those of you who are interested. Read slowly through Psalm 119 and list all the things that this chapter has to say about God’s Word and how we are to relate to it. Verse 1: Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Verse 2: Blessed are they that keep His testimonies. Verse 3: They walk in His ways. Verse 4: Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. Verse 5: O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes. These are just the first five verses 176 verses!

Every verse explains the importance of God’s Word. His will for us is to walk in obedience to what He has clearly commanded to us and then rest in Him. We don’t twist the Word of God to make it say what we want it to say. We don’t hear a “new and improved” word from the Lord. No, our delight is in His Word.

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.
Hebrews 1:1, 2

Find Contentment in Christ!

Find Contentment in Christ!

From The End Time Blog

Lysa TerKeurst wrote a book called Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl. In one of the chapters the question is posed, Is Something Missing in Your Life? The synopsis states:

Lysa TerKeurst knows what it’s like to consider God just another thing on her to-do list. For years she went through the motions of a Christian life: Go to church. Pray. Be nice.

Longing for a deeper connection between what she knew in her head and her everyday reality, she wanted to personally experience God’s presence. Source: Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl, Amazon book blurb.

Why is there a disconnect between what TerKeurst knew in her head and what she experienced every day? Why is she seeking an experience over that which she knows to be true? Isn’t what we know from the Bible, enough? Not for these women. And these women teach.

The issue of discontent is also rooted in a forgetfulness of who we are in Christ. Who are we? What is our purpose? Are we forgotten? Do we matter? Key questions, all!

“In Christ” is a key phrase. Our identity is “in Christ.” Paul write the phrase ‘in Christ’ about 83 times! Here is a great example from Ephesians.

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:17-19

Women, sisters, wives, moms, grandmoms, we are IN Christ. He is the pinnacle of all the universe. He is the apex, the majestic mountaintop, the perfect image of God. Jesus is pre-eminent. And we are IN Him.

As Wills concluded his article, he wrote, “Self-identity comes through surrender. This way of contentment really is plausible.”

Yes, it is. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, including living a contented life for His glory as a wife, mother, woman, in Christ. It’s who we are. I pray you are satisfied in the knowledge of our identity in Christ, and that it fills your heart as well as fill your head. Don’t let the fake Bible teachers inspire discontent in you. Don’t let your own flesh spark discontent in you, either. 🙂 Our identity is In Christ, and He is sufficient.

How the Amish Take Care of Their Widows

How the Amish Take Care of Their Widows

As shared on Our Simple Homestead

Last week, a young Amish man named Steven Yoder was killed in a mill accident here in New Wilmington, Pa. Steven left behind a wife named Mary, and five children under the age of 13, and one on the way. I asked my Amish friend Teena what would happen to the family. “How will they financially make it, since the Amish do not carry insurance?” Teena answered, “The church will take care of them.” The church, in an Old World Order Amish group, is the entire community. “We are the church! We will all pitch in and help her until her sons are grown and can financially support her. If everybody gives a little, she will have a lot.”

Today, I stopped by Teena’s, and she asked me what the weather is supposed to be like on Saturday. I said it was going to be cool, but dry. Teena said, “Good because at least ten teams of men are going to Mary’s house to plow her fields, winterize her home and barn, get her a winter’s supply of coal (to heat her home) and wood (for her to cook with). The women are all going to cook and bake to help feed the men, who are taking care of Mary’s farm, and bring food for Mary to have all winter long. I’m glad it will be nice for them.”

This is a community.
This is the church.
When there is a need, it is taken care of. Not by a few, but by all.
Lord help us to be a better community and a better church.
Let our eyes see the needs. Let our ears hear the cries. Let our hands pitch in to do the dirty work. Many hands do light work.

They don’t expect this widow with five children and another one coming soon to go out into the workforce to make a living and have strangers raise her children. No, they rally around her and support her so she can stay home with her children, exactly where she is supposed to be and how God has commanded the Church to do.

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
James 1:27

Younger Women Need More Than Sermons

Younger Women Need More Than Sermons

Younger women are listening to a lot of sermons by women preachers/teachers these days. Unfortunately, most of these women preachers/teachers aren’t teaching younger women what they need to learn. God is clear in His Word what older women are to teach younger women. They desperately need to be learning to submit to their husbands, how to properly discipline their children, to be sober, discreet, modest, chaste, good, and keepers at home since many younger women who claim to be Christians don’t look or act any differently than worldly women.

What does “teach” mean in this verse Titus 2:2, “that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,…”? How involved in the younger women’s lives should the older women be?

Elliott’s Commentary stated that the word teach called not only for more practical and homely, but also for more individual exhortations. So here this special work was left for the elder women among the faithful to carry out. Such a reformation, not only in the discipline of the Church, but also in the individual life and conversation, as St. Paul desired to see in Crete, would never be brought about by a sermon, or even by many sermons, however eloquent and earnest, from Titus. It would be a matter requiring long time and patience, and would, as observed above, rather follow as the result of patient individual effort and holy example.”

Do you notice the word exhortations? Exhort means to “to advise, to warn, and to caution.” Most young women don’t want to be advised about anything unless they ask but this isn’t biblical. As godly young women, they should want to learn and be exhorted by the older women who have wisdom and experience.

The Apostle Paul didn’t believe that sermons about this topic would be enough for the young women just as sermons to children about being godly children aren’t enough. It would make it a lot easier for us older women if the younger women were hearing a few sermons from the pulpits (male preachers) about their role in life, however! As children need to be trained consistently in the ways of godliness, so do younger women by older women. They need to see older women in action loving and serving their husbands and children, and working hard at home since most are not given any example of this as they are growing up with so many being raised by strangers as their mothers go off to work each day.

I write a post almost every day. My aim is to exhort younger women daily in the ways of godly womanhood. I do what I can to answer emails and private messages to me about individual circumstances and give individual instruction. I encourage women to keep their homes clean and tidy, fix nourishing meals for their families, discipline and train their children, and be submissive and godly help meets to their husbands but it’s far better if the older women of all  the churches around the world took up the task of teaching the younger women. Nothing can compare to a real-life example. Once in a while, I am blessed to watch a godly, submissive woman with her husband and it teaches and encourages me to be likewise. I am always learning and watching because I desire to obey the Lord in everything.

Jamieson-Fausset Brown Commentary wrote this about the word ‘teach’: “It was judicious that Titus, a young man, should admonish the young women, not directly, but through the older women.” Admonish means to “to warn or notify of a fault; to counsel against wrong practices.” Do you know how difficult this is to carry out these day? Most young women don’t want to be warned about anything or counseled against wrong practices. Thankfully, I have my blog in which I do admonish women against various destructive habits and things they are learning from our culture.

I admonish them against peaceful parenting when parents don’t say “no” to their children or set any type of boundaries with them or discipline them in a biblical fashion. I admonish them about being angry and upset with their husbands. I spend a lot of time warning women about the destructiveness of feminism on their marriage and home life. I encourage women to be submissive to their husbands and keepers at home since I know that no one can take the place of a mother in a child’s life or a wife in a husband’s life.

As Annie McGuire wrote so beautifully on my Facebook page yesterday: “The Christian life is one of surrender, sacrifice, and submission; following in the footsteps of our Savior. Submission needs to be taught and modeled for women so they can see it in action. They also need to bathe it in prayer; asking for a humble heart and the grace they need to be a submissive wife regardless of their husband’s behavior. Abigail is a fantastic example of this in 1 Samuel 25! There’s blessings of peace, joy, and security in submission. We have to lay down our will and way, not as a doormat but as a partner in ministry, keeping rank, and following our husband’s lead.”

Then Candis P. wrote right underneath her comment, “Yes, yes, yes…wish I was around more like minded woman like you ladies. I need help. I need role models.”

Yes, older women need to step up to the plate and model and teach the younger women around them. Then the younger women need to be open to learning from the older women

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Proverbs 9:9

Our Obedience Never Depends on His Obedience

Our Obedience Never Depends on His Obedience

There is a false and destructive teaching about submission that is prevalent in our day and age as this one woman stated: “Women do not want to submit because they don’t feel safe and they don’t feel that they can depend on the man. If men want women to submit, they need to make her feel safe (physically and emotionally) and they also need to be dependable in areas such as family income and finances. When these happen, a woman will naturally.”

Our obedience NEVER depends upon someone else obeying the Lord. Never. As Theresa responded to this woman’s comment: “A woman should submit to her husband because she loves God and is obeying Him and not live in disobedience to the word of God until she thinks her husband meets her requirements. Oh how I wish people could see and understand the beauty of submission in faith and obedience to God!”

Then KB responded: “‘When these happen, a woman will naturally submit to her husband.’ There is simply no evidence or basis to this statement. Should men also love their wives ONLY if they meet certain criteria? Point is, love and submission to our spouses are both done because of obedience to God’s word – and not because the other party deserves it, or does something to ‘earn’ it.”

Ken has mentored men who have rebellious wives and he teaches them to only act in a Christian way towards their wives. We have yet to see one of these women submit or begin to be kind to their hard-working, kind husbands. Unless a woman decides to soften her heart and become the wife the Lord has called her to become, there isn’t much a husband can do about it. A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself” (Proverbs 27:15, 16). What does the second part of this verse mean? 

 “Whoever attempts to stop her brawls and contentions, to repress and restrain them, and hinder her voice being heard in the streets, and endeavours to hide the shame that comes upon herself and family, attempts a thing as impossible as to hide the wind in the palm of a man’s hand, or to stop it from blowing…all attempts to stop the mouth of a brawling woman does but cause her to brawl the louder” (Gill’s Exposition).

“If he tries to hold or stop his wife, she escapes him like the oil which you try in vain to keep in your hand…An old adage says that there are three things which cannot be hidden, but always betray themselves, viz. a woman, the wind, and ointment” (Pulpit Commentary).

It’s impossible to stop a woman who decides to be contentious (given to angry debate; quarrelsome, perverse) no matter how badly she is destroying her family. Yes, there are many women who are choosing to live in rebellion to God’s plan for them and will often use the excuse that their husbands aren’t loving them as Christ loved the Church.

Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands (Proverbs 14:1) If you want to be a wise woman, obey the Lord and begin living in submission to your husband’s leadership. Don’t wait until he’s the perfect husband that you believe he should be; for you will one day stand in the presence of the Lord to give an account for how you lived your life, not how your husband lived his.

Saved in Childbearing

Saved in Childbearing

Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
1 Timothy 2:15

Does this verse mean that only women who have children will be saved or does it mean that all women will be saved because of the Christ’s birth or does it mean something different? Let’s see how the commentaries of old interpreted this verse which follows the verses that command women to “learn in silence with all subjection…not to teach nor usurp authority over the man but to be in silence for Adam was first formed…and Adam was not deceived…”

St. Paul, now anxious lest he had wounded with his severe words and stern precepts his Ephesian sisters in Christ, closes his charge to women with a few touching words, bright with the glorious promise they contained. Though their life duties must be different from those of men—yet for them, too, as for men, there was one glorious goal; but for them—the women of Christ—the only road to the goal was the faithful, true carrying out of the quiet home duties he had just sketched out for them. In other words, women will win the great salvation; but if they would win it, they must fulfill their destiny; they must acquiesce in all the conditions of a woman’s life—in the forefront of which St. Paul places the all-important functions and duties of a mother” (Ellicot’s Commentary).

Yes, women, our “life duties must be different from those of men” contrary to popular opinion today.  The “quiet home duties” is exactly where the Lord wants our work to be done. This is the “destiny” the Lord has called us to and it’s a good one! Of course, we know that salvation only comes by believing in Jesus Christ and not in anything we do but once we believe, He does require us to walk in obedience to what He has called us to do. This is where we will be the most effective for His Kingdom!

 No, it doesn’t mean that we will ever be perfect but we no longer live lifestyles of sin and rebellion. When we are convicted of something, we do everything we can with Christ’s power working mightily within us to repent (turn from) the sin. Awake to righteousness, and sin not (1 Corinthians 15:34).

“The apostle means to show this – that in all her pain and sorrow; amidst all the evidence of apostasy, and all that reminds her that she was ‘first’ in the transgression, she may look up to God as her Friend and strength, and may hope for acceptance and salvation… The object of the apostle evidently is, to show that woman must continue in the faithful service of God if she would be saved – a doctrine everywhere insisted on in the New Testament in reference to all persons. She must not imitate the example of the mother of mankind, but she must faithfully yield obedience to the laws of God until death” (Barnes’ Notes).

The “mother of mankind” rebelled against her role as help meet and being under the authority of the Lord. We are instructed to not do the same but instead, obey what God has commanded for us to do. In Hebrews, we are warned that we must believe until the end. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God (Hebrews 3:12). In 1 John, we are commanded to obey the Lord. And he that keepeth His commandments dwelleth in Him and He in him (1 John 3:24).

“Moreover, I think it is implied indirectly that the very curse will be turned into a condition favorable to her salvation, by her faithfully performing her part in doing and suffering what God has assigned to her, namely, child-bearing and home duties, her sphere, as distinguished from public teaching, which is not hers, but man’s (1 Timothy 2:11, 12). In this home sphere, not ordinarily in one of active duty for advancing the kingdom of God, which contradicts the position assigned to her by God, she will be saved on the same terms as all others, namely, by living faith” (Jamieson-Fausset-Brown).

The way we live our lives prove our faith. “Child-bearing and home duties” are the sphere of women’s work. As C.S. Lewis wrote, “The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.” Yes, by far the majority of Christian women will marry and bear children but then women naturally ask about those who don’t marry or can’t have children.

Does this give them the green light to go to college and get a career? I don’t know. Most colleges and universities are godless institutions that teach worldly wisdom which is something we are warned to avoid in the Bible; for bad company corrupts good morals. This is going to have to be something they prayerfully consider, especially since they may get married some day. They don’t want their career and debt to interfere with their potential future marriage, bearing children, and home duties.

Now, remember, these verses and mandates are for Christian women, not secular ones. Women who don’t love the Lord can do whatever they want because they aren’t living to please the God who created them.

In the Bible, there were some women who worked from their homes. Lydia made purple material. The Proverbs 31 woman made sashes and girdles in her home. Priscilla was a tentmaker with her husband and most likely made them in their home. Rachel was a “shepherd” but I’m sure she was close to her home since she was still living with her father. There’s no mention of this being a “job” for Rachel but something she did to help the family until she got married but not ONE of them was submissive to a man that wasn’t their husband (a boss) nor did they leave their children in the care of strangers for hours every day.

I enjoy watching the Duggar show Counting On. The oldest daughter, Jana, is 27 years old and still living at home. I see her doing home and decorating projects, helping around the home and with the children, enjoying time with her siblings, going on missions trips, and all kinds of various things. I also watch Hallmark movies. All the women are career women and there is never a woman in the home with babies and caring for them. Jana’s life seems a lot closer to what the Lord would have single women doing rather than pursuing careers, in my opinion. She is waiting on the Lord’s timing to bring a man into her life. All of the older Duggar daughters stayed busy around the home before marriage, then married, and began having children, if they were blessed with them.

Some of Nancy Campbell’s and Debi Pearl’s daughters have businesses out of their homes. I know women who sell makeup, nutritional products, cleaning products, hair accessories, clothing, and other things from their homes so they can still be home with their children and husbands. If women in the Bible could do it, so can you, if you need the extra income.

Being in the home and attending to it and to children is so much more feminine and what godly women were created to do! Even married women without children can find many things to do in and around the home to keep themselves busy instead of going to a job all day and working in submission to a boss. The Duggar women were never pushed to get higher education and find careers. Home is what God created women for physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.
Psalm 113:9

*Painting by Daniel Gerhartz

Raising the Most Overweight, Addicted, Medicated Generation in History

Raising the Most Overweight, Addicted, Medicated Generation in History

Country Living did an article called Why Parents Today Aren’t Strict Enough“Children were treated like pets or — worse — release-valves for their parents’ stresses and fears, then expected to magically transform into healthy, functional adults. Which is why we’re the most overweight, addicted, medicated generation in history.”

I visited with a neighbor yesterday who raised one son. He was never given any boundaries. He ate what he wanted, when he wanted, watched what he wanted, and went to bed when he wanted. He is in high school now and she is ashamed of him. He has brought so much pain and suffering into their lives. She looked at me and said, “You did it right. You were black and white parents; ‘yes’ meant ‘yes’ and ‘no’ meant ‘no.’ We were gray parents and we are now paying the price.”

We raised our children with a lot of boundaries. We were considered strict parents. They didn’t get to choose what and when they ate, what they watched, and when they went to bed. We decided these for them when they were young. I made most of their food from scratch and made sure they ate a lot of fruits, vegetables, and healthy foods. They weren’t allowed to watch much television but spent a lot of time outside playing and reading, instead. They were given clear boundaries and disciplined for disobedience. Child raising was a pleasure for us but it took a lot of time and energy when they were very young. It became easier as they got older.

Most parents have no idea how to raise children anymore. They don’t discipline them or give them boundaries but allow them to run their homes. Children have become their parents’ oppressors. As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths (Isaiah 3:12).

The article gives a few explanations of why children are out of control today. If you don’t read it carefully, you will miss one of the reasons that are mentioned. “As parents today, increasingly in dual-income homes, we are stretched thin.” It takes a mother home full time to teach, train, nurture, and discipline her children. Children need their mothers to do this job because teachers, nannies, and daycare providers aren’t going to do this for them. It takes a lot of work and this job is given to mothers.

Mothers who are home full time should make sure they aren’t being stretched too thin by getting involved in a lot of activities outside of the home. Raising children to be godly, hard-working adults needs to be their main priority.

“They (children) crave boundaries. They repeat unwanted behavior, like tantrums and violence, because they’re escalating it, waiting for someone to care enough to tell them no.” When children are allowed to get away with temper tantrums, they are essentially unloved. God disciplines us because He loves us in the same way we discipline our children.

I know that there are some parenting practices being taught today to never say “no” to your children. This seems like one of the most foolish things parents can do. All throughout life, we will be told “no.” God tells us “no” about many things in His Word. Why should we do no less with our own children? The sooner they learn that they won’t always get their way in life, the better off they will be.

Denny Kenaston preached a sermon on the Sin of Gluttony and it is a gift to teach your children self-control and disciplining their flesh and its lusts in ALL areas. Your children will have much less chance of being overweight, struggle with addictions, or need medications if they are taught the truth of God’s Word, the importance of renewing their minds with truth, and being in control of their thoughts and appetites.

If you raise your children properly, you will enjoy them! God calls children a blessings and so should we. This nation needs godly offspring to spread the light and love of Jesus more than it needs anything else. As Al Mohler said, “Couples are not given the option of chosen childlessness in the biblical revelation. To the contrary, we are commanded to receive children with joy as God’s gifts, and to raise them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We are to find many of our deepest joys and satisfactions in the raising of children within the context of the family.”

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Hebrews 12:11

Bashing Men is Fine and Dandy?

Bashing Men is Fine and Dandy?

Yesterday morning, a woman shared this picture in the chat room that was going around Facebook.

Can you imagine what the outcry from women would be if it read: “Women are Like Fine Wine; they start out as grapes and it’s up to men to stomp the c*** out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with”? Of course, no one would put up with that but neither should we put up with the way men are continually being bashed in our culture. The reason women get away with bashing men and men can’t is because most women are ruled by their emotions and feelings and most men are not. Women would be screaming bloody murder if men wrote the same things about women.

There is an article called When making a sandwich is a crime against feminism. A woman wanted suggestions for what to make her husband for lunch and the outcry was fierce against doing any such thing. They called her a “slave” and a “1950s housewife” along with many other cruel things. “Any woman who would dare make a sandwich for her husband is not fit to be a feminist,” they cry!

These reasons are why my viral posts keeps going viral. Women today HATE the thought of serving their husbands. They believe it’s their duty to set the men in their lives straight and their desire shall be to rule their husbands (Genesis 3:16) just as God said from the beginning. They hearken to the voice of the Serpent of old and eat the forbidden fruit of selfishness and control, thus losing their femininity and what God has called them to be and do.

As long as women are angry and bitter, they will not be attractive to men. Feminism makes women angry and bitter because life has become all about them and what they want. Tim Keller wrote, “Seek to serve one another rather than to be happy, and you will find a new and deeper happiness” (Tim Keller). Christ came to serve and set us from from sin and selfishness. He has told us that the greatest of all is the servant of all. Women will never be happy if they continue down the path that they are on. Marriages will continue to fall apart, divorces will be rampant, and children’s childhood will be broken and stolen.

Learn to have meek and quiet spirits, women, and live in submission to your husbands; for this is how the women of old adorned themselves (1 Peter 3:5). This is what makes us beautiful and brings joy into our lives and those around us. It is the narrow path that leads to life.

Make your husband his meals and give thanks for the food you have been blessed with. Do all of the housework and be thankful that you have a home to clean and a hard-working husband, if you have one. Don’t stomp the c*** out of your husband if he is disobedient to the Word but win him without the word by living in subjection to him with godly behavior. Never be ashamed of being a homemaker and serving your husband. Seek to be feminine, kind, gentle, and a woman who only seeks to please her Savior; for in this there is great reward.

 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Psalm 19:9-11

We Are to Be Set Apart

We Are to Be Set Apart

This was written by a seventeen year old young woman who has a mother who is a drug addict and her father died a few years ago but she is strong in the Lord! I pray this will encourage all of you young women who have had troubled childhoods and to know that you are more than conquerors through Christ who loves you! You may not have all of her convictions but I deeply admire those who have strong convictions and live them out for all the world to see.

My heart hurts and I’m mourning for those who don’t see wrong where wrong is present.

I don’t only think, but KNOW God has placed a standard for Christians to live by.

Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to hear him.
Deuteronomy 8:6

When you know to do right, but override the conviction of the action, you’re sinning. It then goes into willfully sinning when you know it’s wrong but do it anyway.

So many have fallen in love with the sin, the things the world is providing them, that they’ve now forgotten God is still a JUST God and you WILL face the consequences. Especially those who know what’s right but have found pleasure in going out into the world again, to do whatever they want do.

 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1 John 2:15

Y’all, when did you lose respect for yourself and forget we’re to be set apart? The night club atmosphere is not for Christians. The inappropriate clothing (tight/”showy”) IS NOT FOR CHRISTIANS. We ARE TO BE SET APART! Is it that hard to understand? The dancing… Not for Christians. The cussing, not for Christians. Drinking, not for Christians. Drugs, obviously not for Christians. I can give you scripture all day, but when you’re doing wrong – you don’t wanna hear it.

WE SHOULD BE SET APART.

As I walk into a room, I want EVERY person to see God through me. I’m not perfect, Lord knows, but I can tell you, you won’t find me doing these things. Christ says to strive to be as Him, perfect. That’s what we need to do. Shine your light and don’t forget where He’s brought you from. Don’t go back out into sin; there’s nothing but anguish there. Jesus is coming soon. Be ready. I want you to go with me when He comes.

Dogged Determination to Stay at Home

Dogged Determination to Stay at Home

Written by a woman who wants to remain anonymous who was determined to stay home with her children.

In order for me to stay home with my children, I grew a lot of my food and I taught myself to can it. I bought fabric at the thrift store and taught myself how to make my clothes and my children’s clothes. I hung my clothes on a clothesline to dry. We installed a wood stove in our fireplace and heated our home with a wood stove instead of paying a expensive power bill. I drove an older car. I learned to sew and made craft items to sell at local craft shows to contribute to my husbands income. I found a bent can grocery store and bought my grocery items there. I gleaned lots of information from the older women in my church on how they saved money. I turned the air conditioner off in my home and used a fan until my children became too uncomfortable then I turned it back on only during the hottest months. I prayed for wisdom and knowledge and for God’s provision.

During this time, God blessed us with two new homes that we had built and provided all our needs. When God saw that I was willing to work hard and say “no” to worldly things, He blessed us continually. I refused to leave my babies in the care of others because I wanted to be the one that cared for them.

Many mothers want a easy way to stay home by just laying on the couch all day. That is not possible! It is a big commitment and takes dogged determination to learn things to be able to stay home. It is not for lazy mothers. It is much easier in my opinion to go to work than to teach and train your own children and cook healthy meals every day.

It IS possible for everyone but it takes a lot of work. I worked from early morning getting up to nurse my baby and worked until sometime 11:00 pm before I went to bed. I remember canning my garden vegetables after my children went down for the night. I also baked my own healthy bread for my family.

I was a 21 year old mother at the time with a newborn and a three year old! Being young is not a excuse to not learn to do things. I would be happy to help anyone that wants any advice on how to save money to stay home. I did all if this with four people living on one income and my husband did NOT have a college education and did not make a lot of money.

The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
Proverbs 31:11

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