Biblical Womanhood · victory over sin

Power Over My Irritants

I’ll never forget one problem we had with our kitchen sink that I thought would drive me nuts!  The faucet leaked, and though the water was turned off, one drop after another made its way downward into the sink.

**Plink**Plink**Plink**Plink.  All day.
All night.  **Plink **Plink**Plink.

The wonderful man in my house went to Lowe’s and bought a washer for the spigot and fixed the irritant.  Hallelujah!

Do you ever hear irritating words pouring out your mouth as I do?  Proverbs 19:13 says that the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.  Yes, just like the **Plink**Plink****Plink in my kitchen sink, the frustrations that cause me to be contentious make me that irritating.
What a blessing to remember that Christ died for all those irritants and Christ died for my contentious spirit and ugly words!  The second verse to The Power of the Cross says:
Oh, to see the pain
Written on Your face,
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Ev’ry bitter thought,
 
Ev’ry evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow.
Wow.  Every ugly thought I’ve had caused the Lord to have to die.  Every wicked word passed over my lips He paid for! My sin was fixed by a different kind of “washer!”  It was taken care of by the Blood of the Lamb of God!
CHORUS:
This, the pow’r of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath—
We stand forgiven at the cross.
Thank the Lord for the power of the cross.  It paid for my contentious spirit and sinful words.  I’m undeserving.  He is wonderful!
We can live guilt-free, victorious lives because of the power of the cross!

Biblical Womanhood · Christian growth

Three Ways To Make the Most of a Retreat

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The theme for my fall is “Retreat!” I will have participated in five of them by the time Thanksgiving arrives, and I love it!!  I’ll be on the giving end of each of these retreats, but I’ve had the blessing of being on the receiving end MANY times!  I know that to attend a retreat: Continue reading “Three Ways To Make the Most of a Retreat”

Biblical Womanhood · Family life · home · refreshment at home

Inside Out Family

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I’m really embarrassed to say this, but the picture above was me one day this week!  Yes, my shirt was inside out…and I discovered it just after returning home from a time out with my husband.  We’d been to

Cracker Barrel,

TJ Maxx,

Target and

Sam’s Club!

If it wasn’t bad enough that I’d been that many places wearing my shirt the wrong side Continue reading “Inside Out Family”

Biblical Womanhood · Wife's Role · womanhood · Women's roles

“Just a Housewife”

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This past week I had two conversations that stuck in my mind and heart.  One was when  dear lady told me that after holding many responsibilities with titles, she was now “Just a housewife.” The other woman told me she was a part-time housewife and wished it was full-time.

Every woman probably has her own definition of what a housewife does and how she Continue reading ““Just a Housewife””

Biblical Womanhood · Church · expectations

What Are You Looking For At Church?

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My love-hate relationship with Walmart started after a couple of “bad experiences.”  Irritable employees, obnoxious stock carts blocking the aisles, and a failure to meet what I thought they should do for their customers led me to constantly be frustrated when I endeavored to shop!  Each time I went it was almost as though I went looking for the irritants that just didn’t meet my standard for a pleasant shopping experience. Guess what?  When I went looking for those things, I always found them!  I’d point the accusing finger and say,

“See?!!!  There they are doing it again!!!”   

All this eventually caused me to leave Walmart for good and find another grocery store where I could shop and love it!

My grocery shopping experience/expectations can be a good illustration for our churches, too.  Continue reading “What Are You Looking For At Church?”