Have you ever needed a quick encouraging word? These Pocket Prayers from popular author Max Lucado are a dose of refreshment when you most need it.
Your Legacy: The Greatest Gift by Dr. James Dobson (Book Review)
In this book, Dr. Dobson uses personal examples to show how this looked in his own family, and Scriptural examples of fathers who were great men of the faith—but failed to pass it on to their children.
What Infertility Feels Like
Infertility is a — well, I was going to say a not-nice word. That’s because infertility is a not-nice thing. And I wonder if it’s something that most people don’t even consider. What Is Infertility? According to medicinenet.com, infertility is defined as “Diminished or absent ability to conceive and bear offspring. A couple is considered […]
His Grace is Enough- Book Review
As God’s children, we are not promised a life free of pain, struggle, or sorrow. Rather, we are promised that He will walk through the pain with us and carry us if need be. In His Grace Is Enough, author Kelli Hays shares women’s true tales of what at first glance seem to be ones […]
Choosing an Optimistic Life
Life is a choice. We must remember to remind ourselves of this daily.
Grown-Up Girlfriends and Lessons in True Friendship
We’ve all experienced the ups and downs of friendship. Beginning when we were little girls, we’ve bonded with others over shared interests and have been devastated when certain friendships didn’t work out, whether due to arguments or simply drifting apart over time. We cherished the good and learned from the bad. Now that we’re adults […]
Finding Love Within and Without
February is relationship month and has Valentine’s Day right in the middle of it. A time to give love to those special people in our lives. But a prerequisite to loving others is to love ourselves first. As women, we can be very hard on ourselves; no need to make a list, we all know them. […]
Broken by Default
May I just say – using the term “fix up” for applying makeup or styling hair is a term I passionately loathe. Despise even. Why?
Finding the Light in the Dark
If you receive the Untrained Housewife newsletter, you know that there is a call for you to hit reply if you want to share what you’re struggling with right now. The struggles can range from an angry chicken to a recipe that fails time and time again – sometimes, it’s a deep personal struggle. Not […]
Including Faith in Home School Plans
For those of us who home educate because our faith is important, we have concerns that God’s word has been removed from the school setting and value the Bible becoming a key factor in the lives of our children. As Martin Luther has been credited with saying, “I am afraid that the schools will prove […]
I’m Home! – Fostering Family Bonds and a Sense of Home
“Mommy, I’m home!” two-year-old Ethan hollered. He had just been to Sunday School and was returning to the class room where is own mother was the teacher. Considering where Ethan had just been, where he was and where he was going, perhaps those words are more profound than we realize. Home is Where the Family […]
Getting Prepared – Focusing on Spirituality
It hit me in Sunday School this week. . . . How important faith is! I thought I had covered every possible aspect of being prepared for the unexpected. But I missed one, perhaps the most important: Living in such a way that God is able to pour blessings down from heaven. For example, medical preparation […]