God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature so they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, and, yes, earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of the earth.” (Genesis 1:26, The Message) Dominion. What does … Continue reading Join Our Stewardship Challenge!
They gather around the table, these three girls of mine. It's the thing that pulls us together in the morning—a spread of mismatched china plates, usually bearing artfully arranged finger foods. There is always some sort of fruit, and often there are cucumber slices and carrots, crackers and cheese, kielbasa and treats. Sometimes I gently … Continue reading The Quiet Art of Morning Time
“Older women … are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” (Titus 2:3-5, NIV) I feel it acutely. There’s my mom, of course. She is an … Continue reading To the moms whose kids are grown…
She dipped her little mop in the red bucket and smiled brightly as she slopped the water on the floor. I cringed at the size of the puddle on the hardwood, but bit my tongue. After all, she was helping. That’s something that should be encouraged. Even if I do have to follow behind her, sopping … Continue reading Mops and Marinade – Growing Through Mess
My husband called home on his lunch break yesterday while I was making dinner. "What are you making?" he asked. I'll be darned if I had a clue. Quite frankly, I was throwing a bunch of random things in a casserole dish and praying for a miracle. The day started off with my older daughter … Continue reading Stress Casserole – Let’s Just Laugh at That!
I read a gazillion DIY blogs and am always impressed by the things that people have made. Beautiful things. Crafty things. These people write about their projects using words like "vintage chic" and "repurposed" and "upcycled". It's sort of hippie, but also posh. And I'm sort of hippie and I want to be posh, so … Continue reading Lucy Moment #246: I’m Sew Not Cut Out for This!
"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." (Col. 3:23, NLT) About a year ago, I had tea with a dear, sweet stay-at-home mom. During the course of our visit, my friend began telling me how much she loves being a homemaker. After expounding on … Continue reading One Motivated Mom