What the Mark Droscoll Mess Tells Us About Marriage
August 28, 2014

“Jesus gave respect and honor to all–to women, to children, to different races. We should, too. That protects others from being mistreated, and it protects our hearts from becoming so proud that we would mistreat others.”

I was cheering through this whole article. You can read it HERE.

Work-Life Balance

Michael Hyatt
July 14, 2014

“A few years ago I took my mentoring group on a ropes course. For one of the challenges, we walked a long stretch of rope that wound around several trees. We had to hold onto each other as we worked our way across the line.

Here’s what I remember most of all: When we were balanced, it never really felt like we were. Our legs constantly moved and wobbled, and we strained to grip each other and the nearest tree. But we stayed on that line a long time, making little corrections, adjusting our weight, and trying to stay upright. It didn’t feel like balance, but it was.

That’s exactly how life is, right?”

Read the rest of What No One Ever Told You About Work-Life Balance.

Sam and Tess Cutting the Cake

Sam and Tess Cutting the Cake

My two sisters, my mom, and myself

My two sisters, my mom, and myself

Jennie and Joe

My daughter, Jennie, was the flower girl. Here she is with Joe, the little ring bearer. She told me after the wedding that she plans to marry him.

The Wedding Dance

Here I am dancing with my oldest son, the groom. My youngest son is trying to cut in.

The Limp

Practical Theology for Women
August 14, 2014

“As I was walking today, I noted that, given the pain and rawness of the wound on my knee, I was much more cautious with my steps. My physical limp slowed me down and made me pay attention to the cracks in the sidewalk. It made me more aware of the potential ways I could fall. Similarly, my emotional and spiritual scars make me pay attention to my own heart and to zealously guard it. I watch closely for the ways that Satan tempts me to react to my pain that will actually harm me more. I pray diligently that the Lord would keep me from the evil one and help me obey.”

One of the first “things as they are” facts you need to learn is that it is impossible to correct, change, alter, redefine, censure, sweet-talk, or reason with a fool. Let me say that again: It is impossible. If you take nothing else away from this chapter, then at least hang on to this truth: If you try to change your fool, you will fail! Get that, my friend, and get it well. If you do, then you will be able to successfully foolproof your life.

The Bible says, “Understanding is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the discipline of fools is folly” (Proverbs 16:22, NASB). In other words, any attempt to correct a fool is useless because “discipline” is foolishness to one who despises wisdom, mocks at guilt, and starts quarrels. This is the great dividing line: If discipline does nothing to change the fool, then your focus must be on you and your “understanding.” Wisdom must become your goal and your hope. It must be your safe haven and your delight.

Jan Silvious
Foolproofing Your Life: How to Deal Effectively with the Impossible People in Your Life (The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, 2009-09-11), p. 125

Confused About Submission? Some Clarification!

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In a cut and dried world of blue skies and straightforward rules, the answer to misogyny is to cheerfully encourage women to suck it up and suffer like Christ. Problem solved with deeply ingrained theological beliefs still intact. It’s challenging to leave your spoon feeders behind you and sit down with just the Bible and your questions.