Category Archives: women’s issues

What if we stopped being offended?

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.”  Ephesians 4:1 Yesterday I read a great piece written by one of my favorite bloggers, Sarah Bessey.  The article was titled “The Invisible Generation: Youth-focused Christianity may be sidelining the gifts of older women” […]

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Hallmark doesn’t make a Mother’s Day card for those who hurt

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”  Psalm 34:18 Ah yes, Mothers’ Day.  The day of flowers, candy, cards, phone calls, and breakfast in bed.  For some of us, it’s a wonderful day of being pampered and appreciated by our families. For others, the day is difficult and filled […]

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To worry or not to worry, that is the question

This post is for mothers only. (Let’s see how well behaved my readership is.) This is an open discussion on something we moms often struggle with, or at least I do. The topic at hand: worry. Recently, I’ve had a few mothers say things to me like, “You’re a mom. You’ll worry for the rest […]

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Cinderella gets her man

“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalm 37:4 Volunteering in youth work the past 15 years, I’ve seen my fair share of Cinderellas.  Girls who are broken…emotionally and/or physically abandoned and poor in spirit.  Girls who don’t think much of themselves and can’t see their own beauty. […]

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Should Christian women vent?

As Christian women, we’ve all done it.  We do it on a regular basis.  It feels great, both during and after.  No, I’m not talking about sex…and shame on you for thinking that!   I’m talking about venting – you know, releasing frustrations and anger and saying what you REALLY think or really wanted to […]

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Church ladies

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.  For if they fall, one will lift up the other.”  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NRSV) I grew up in a Christian home and attended a small, conservative church.  My perception of “church ladies” was that they each had a signature dish to bring […]

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