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A Knight and His Maiden

Welcome back to the book club! We are reading through the book Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph. Chapter 6 The Time Warp Wife As a wife you were created to be the helper. That Knight in Shining Armor you live with? Yep. You were created to help him. Created to help and called to respect and follow, as well. To some women that sounds like the dark ages and even seems repressive. But it’s right there in scripture and when we live God’s way, it’s anything but repressive. It’s actually freeing and fulfilling. To live the role you were created for. This helping, respecting and following (aka submitting- didn’t want to scare you!) are not what many picture. It is not barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen. It is not being a servant and staying silent.It’s actually more like you and your Knight are on the same team, you have the supporting role and when one wins, you both win. Much too often instead of trusting God that His way is right and embracing this role, we attempt to take the lead …

Online, Offline Walking Together

Howdy! I'm so glad you joined us for the Women Living WellBook Club! This week we are reading chapters 4&5. If you are reading the book with us, leave a comment with your thoughts from this week's reading. I LOVE HEARING FROM YOU!
Chapter 4 “The Effects of the Media Revolution” is such a good reminder about social media. What we say, how we say it, and the attitudes radiating from it have an impact on others. That impact reaches beyond our own friends to the friends of friends. As daughters of the King, our online presence isn’t just about us. It is also a reflection of the King. I want my online presence to give a good impression of the King and be an encouragement to my sisters as they walk with me.
I love to listen to messages, read blog posts and listen to podcasts and e-books by Christian leaders. They have so much knowledge and wisdom. But as awesome as the internet is, as much knowledge I can find there, it can’t replace my time in God’s word. Reading my bible myself…

Tune Out The Voices

I’m reading the book “Women Living Well” byCourtney Joseph. The book is biblically solid and a good read for every Christian woman.Good news for moms of young children …it is a short book so you will be able to get through it before its time to plan any graduation open houses. 


The first three chapters offer guidance and reminders to ignore the voices that steer you away from being a Godly wife and mom, build a daily time with God.


I cannot emphasize how important it is to ignore those voices. Voices that constantly tell you who you should be send what you should do. Voices that say you need a “real” career…that you don’t have time for bible study…that you need to be yourself at the expense of allowing Christ to live through you.


Courtney tells of her appearance on The Rachel Ray Show. “How exciting!” I thought. But after reading the story, not so exciting, actually it is rather discouraging. (you can read her story in chapter one). Her walk with the King was edited right out of her …

The Mother-in-Law.

My heart is filled with pride as I have watched my sons, now grown, stepping into new chapters of their lives and forming the bond of marriage and starting families.

This puts me into a category of women that many times is not highly looked upon.I am now the Mother-in-Law. The sad reality is that most of our society views the in-laws as annoying and difficult to get along with, like in the TV show “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
We welcomed these 2 wonderful young women into our family and I feel blessed to call them my daughters.In-law carries too many negative vibes so I prefer using “daughter” and “mom”. And I am rebelling from the societal norm.I am going to work to give the whole in-law relationship a makeover with a positive twist.
Actually, that line of thinking came straight from my mother-in-law who, by the way, is a bright spot in my life rather than the stereotypical difficult-to-get-along-with-mother-in-law.She told me a long time ago that she preferred to be my second mom and I …

Wedding Bells, Warm Fuzzies and Real Committment

I intended to post this two weeks ago just before the festivities began. But somewhere in the whirlwind of activity, I forgot. Don't ask me how I could forget something so exciting, even important things get forgotten in the midst of life. It was a wintry zero degrees outdoors, yet there was a warm excitement indoors. The decorations were beautiful…The bride looked like a princess…My Knight looked particularly handsome in his black suit and I believe his eyes even teared a bit.

Our daughter said her vows. And a godly young man did too. They committed themselves to each other before God. Til death. This is a couple who truly seeks to honor God in their relationship. A rare jewel in our society. Watching them has been such a joy to my soul.

Weddings can bring about such warm fuzzy feelings about happily ever after, but marriage is so much more than that. Marriage is about commitment. Commitment to act in a loving way each day no matter how the other acts. And no matter how I feel. It …

Happy New {Thankful} Year

I have been very distracted the past 4 months, to say the least.In that time span, I packed in a trip to Montana (my Knight went bear hunting and I played with the grandbaby), remodeled our basement (with our own bare hands plus a few manly power tools), got my creative juices going and had a booth at not one but two craft shows, worked a lot of extra hours at work, shopped for Christmas gifts, and planned a wedding. Whew! In with all that, I got back to blogging a bit and wrote some simple posts on being thankful. Thankfilled Thursdays. Except that I completely forgot to post the last two… I even had them written, so I don’t even have a good excuse. Other than being busy, but you are busy, too and you manage to get things done…. So, without further ado, here are the last two Thankfilled posts I neglected to give you.

A City Prepared For Me
I am thankful that there is a city being prepared for me.Hebrews chapter 11, the Faith Hall of Fame, tells us those faith warriors were longing for …