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We Either Run with the Pack or We Run to Win!

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. (1 Corinthians 9:24, NASB). I am what some might call a “football mom.”  I have four boys who play the sport, and although it doesn’t define our… [Continue Reading]

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Make Love AND War!

“Make Love, Not War” is an iconic Vietnam-era slogan that is still used in protests today.  It speaks to our desire to live at peace and to lead quiet lives with those we love. It is also a mutually exclusive statement.  “Making War” is the opposite of “Making Love” in the view of the radicals… [Continue Reading]

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Choosing Which Hills to Die On

This week’s posts over at Visionary Womanhood touched on some hot button issues including  current trends in the American evangelical subculture,  higher education, vocation, and living “off the grid.” Unfortunately, there are no debate-ending proof texts on any of these issues that clearly tell us which choices are “the biblical ones.” In her post about college yesterday Natalie Klejwa went… [Continue Reading]

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Are We Persecuting Ourselves?

“The serpent is more crafty than any of the beasts of the field. He attacks while retreating, retreating while attacking. He concedes this point, all the while making that point. He is both a tar baby and quicksilver. And we are fools for forgetting it.”–R. C. Sproul, Jr. During my newlywed years my husband and… [Continue Reading]

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Raising Sons to Be Men

Our county Chamber of Commerce runs a teen leadership program every year, inducting nominees from each of the local high schools.  This year two home schooled students were also selected, including my oldest son. We were surprised to learn that this group of 30 future community leaders is 2/3 women.  I’m sure those girls worked… [Continue Reading]

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The Puritans on Breastfeeding

Our secular history books have falsely taught us that the Puritans were dour faced, uptight, prudish people.  Far from “uptight,” our Puritan forefathers actually preached with candor on topics most present day ministers would blanch at. Puritan pastor William Gouge, writing in the 1600s, included 7 pages about breastfeeding in his treatise on Domestical Duties… [Continue Reading]

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Showering the Bride With Prayer

A bridal shower is a special opportunity to cover a new bride with loving prayer.  My church holds a bridal prayer shower whenever someone is getting married. Ask the bride for any specific requests she has.  Then read each of the following prayer points aloud, and ask for a volunteer to pray for each request.  [...]

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The Power of Appreciative Words

This guest post was written by my husband, David “It was really sweet of you to plan this get away!”  Such lovely words my wife Molly spoke to me as I got dressed this morning! I think we men long to hear such words from the women in our lives.  They need not be great, [...]

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Make Love AND War!

“Make Love, Not War” is an iconic Vietnam-era slogan that is still used in protests today.  It speaks to our desire to live at peace and to lead quiet lives with those we love. It is also a mutually exclusive statement.  “Making War” is the opposite of “Making Love” in the view of the radicals [...]

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Christian Marriage

  “…So ought it to be with all Christian husbands and wives. They ought to help one another in spiritual things, and to encourage one another in the service of God. Marriage, unquestionably, is not a sacrament, as the Romish Church vainly asserts. But marriage is a state of life which has the greatest effect [...]

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Sarah’s Daughters

When my husband and I got married 18 years ago I proclaimed in my vows, “I joyfully submit my life to yours”. I know I raised my voice a few decibels so everyone in the church would hear my intentions! At 20 years of age, I didn’t understand the full ramifications of what I was [...]

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Baccalaureate lessons for us all

Guest post from my husband, David Evert My family thoroughly enjoyed attending our first graduation event of the year last night. I found the parental exhortations to the graduates to be quite interesting. Many parents spoke of the need to find friends who truly love Christ and the graduates were encouraged to get involved in [...]

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Choosing Which Hills to Die On

This week’s posts over at Visionary Womanhood touched on some hot button issues including  current trends in the American evangelical subculture,  higher education, vocation, and living “off the grid.” Unfortunately, there are no debate-ending proof texts on any of these issues that clearly tell us which choices are “the biblical ones.” In her post about college yesterday Natalie Klejwa went [...]

The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Friendships

Visionary Womanhood recently launched a new series called “Just ask the Wemmicks!” to address reader questions. If you don’t know what a Wemmick is, you can check that out here. For now, suffice it to say that YOU are a Wemmick–and so am I. The Question: I’m looking for wisdom in maintaining friendships for myself while homeschooling. What [...]

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Raising Sons to Be Men

Our county Chamber of Commerce runs a teen leadership program every year, inducting nominees from each of the local high schools.  This year two home schooled students were also selected, including my oldest son. We were surprised to learn that this group of 30 future community leaders is 2/3 women.  I’m sure those girls worked [...]

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Providence in Life and Death

We marked two important events in the life of our family today. Today is the first birthday of our soon-to-be-adopted daughter. It is also the second anniversary of my dad’s home-going to heaven. In the aftermath of dad’s accident the Lord ministered to us through tender mercies. And today marks another example of His kindness [...]

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Choosing Which Hills to Die On

This week’s posts over at Visionary Womanhood touched on some hot button issues including  current trends in the American evangelical subculture,  higher education, vocation, and living “off the grid.” Unfortunately, there are no debate-ending proof texts on any of these issues that clearly tell us which choices are “the biblical ones.” In her post about college yesterday Natalie Klejwa went [...]

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Let Me Be a Woman!

Two hundred years ago Elizabeth Elliot may have been considered to be in the mainstream of acceptable thought when it comes to women’s issues. Nowadays, however, she represents a traditional view of biblical womanhood which some would seek to put down at all costs, for surely, they say, it is born of men. In her [...]

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The Puritans on Breastfeeding

Our secular history books have falsely taught us that the Puritans were dour faced, uptight, prudish people.  Far from “uptight,” our Puritan forefathers actually preached with candor on topics most present day ministers would blanch at. Puritan pastor William Gouge, writing in the 1600s, included 7 pages about breastfeeding in his treatise on Domestical Duties [...]

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Visionary Womanhood eBook

Do you seek to expand your vision beyond the walls of your own home and the confines of your time in history? The Best of Visionary Womanhood Volume I is now available and I have to say that WOW, it knocked my socks off!  I was a contributing writer for this book, and I am [...]

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We Either Run with the Pack or We Run to Win!

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. (1 Corinthians 9:24, NASB). I am what some might call a “football mom.”  I have four boys who play the sport, and although it doesn’t define our [...]

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