Biblical Womanhood · refreshing others

The Waterfall of Ministry

Continuing in our review and series of A Woman After God’s Own Heart

Every hard thing you’re going through or have been through, God, in His infinite wisdom and providence wants to take and make it useful in your life, and in the lives of others. He does that by giving us opportunities to apply and sometimes also share what we’ve learned. It’s some kind of ministry, though it may not be given in a “ministry setting.” It often happens life on life as God brings people to us with whom we can pour ourselves with compassion, grace and mercy. We suddenly realize that the Lord has a ministry for us and we are awestruck at the opportunity to serve him.

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Biblical Womanhood · Home making

The “I Will’s” of Homemaking

I’m the kind of person who needs a picture drawn in order to understand things better. Anyone else like that? Being a homemaker is drawn out so well in God’s Word, and it reveals that it’s more about who we are than what we do. It can seem overwhelming, but it’s really not as hard as we make it.

As a follow-up on my post on Wednesday about weaving a tapestry of beauty in our home, I”d like to offer two suggestions that will help us know how to implement those truths in God’s Word. My suggestions are regarding the list of “I will’s” that Elizabeth wrote in her book (A Woman After God’s Own Heart). My suggestions are given with a desire for all of us to implement these disciplines into our daily lives. How can we do that?

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home · Home making · Women's roles

Homemaking – A Tapestry of Beauty

If you’ve ever done cross stitch, or embroidery you know that to create  anything that turns into something beautiful takes planning.  It takes time.  It takes instruction.  It takes intentionality. So when we think about weaving a tapestry in our home, we know that none of these steps can be avoided.  The ultimate Guide is God’s Word.  He tells us what it should look like.  Then it’s up to us to take the needle in hand, and begin the tedious day-to-day work that is necessary.

Let’s look into God’s Word to get more instruction.  Titus 2 says 

Admonish the young women to be homemakers.  (Verse 5)

If that word brings to mind the dull, boring task of mundane chores, I ask you to read carefully and let your heart be encouraged about this important role.

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Biblical Womanhood · Time management

Twelve Tips for Time Management

You have so much on your plate! It’s easy to feel so stressed by it, that it is counterproductive. Instead of pushing us forward, we are so overwhelmed we give up before we ever get started. In her book, A Woman After God’s Own Heart, Elizabeth George shares Twelve tips to help manage our time better. These are simple to implement, and are so effective I think you’ll be blown away at the results!

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Biblical Womanhood · Home making · refreshment at home · Wife's Role

Keep on Building

A wise woman knows that building her home has many faces.

  1. When she stopped to play baseball with the children in the backyard, she was building into the life of her child.
  2. When she spent time scouring the pantry and freezer, then made a menu for the week using those items, she was building her family.
  3. When she took time to organize the closets,, she was building her home.
  4. When she left that little note on her husband’s pillow, she was building her marriage.
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