Archives for May 2012

I want to be a dangerous woman!

A few months ago, I discovered Lynne Hybels and she has quickly become a woman that I greatly admire. You probably have heard of her husband, Bill, who is the senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, which happens to be one of the 10 largest churches in the United States. I can only imagine the pressures and expectations placed on her as the pastor's wife of such a large congregation. She actually writes about her struggles of living a life she thought God demanded, her husband wanted, … [Read more...]

What Exactly Does a Godly Woman Look Like?

For as long as I can remember, I have prayed "Lord, make me into the woman that you want me to be." And for as long as I can remember, I have tried to make myself into the woman that I thought the Lord wanted me to be. And for as long as I can remember, I have felt like a failure at being the woman that He wants me to be. And I have recently figured out why that is. This "godly woman" image that I had in my head, wasn't based on the the Word of God as much as it was based on the … [Read more...]

Sow. Weed. Water. Wait.

As mother’s, we have a tremendous responsibility before us in raising our children. When they are babies, it seems so simple. Hold them, feed them, change them, love them. As they get older, we have to start teaching them right from wrong. Figure out what behaviors we will allow and which ones we won’t allow, and choose how we are going to discipline them for the latter. We start to think about what and how much media we are going to let them be exposed to, and worry about the values we may be … [Read more...]

Safe Jesus…An Oxymoron?

You may be wondering what it is that I have been talking about when I have been saying things like "surrender every area of my life to His Kingdom." What? Aren't you already a Christian? Isn't your husband a Youth Pastor? Aren't you the Director of Ladies' Ministries at your church? So what big, bad things have you been doing that you need to surrender? And that's where it gets a little fuzzy in the Christian community. You see, I haven't been doing anything that one would consider bad or … [Read more...]

The Time Has Come….Go!

I grew up watching old reruns of "I Love Lucy" on Nick at Nite. One of my favorite episodes was the one where Lucy is due to give birth to Little Ricky and while she resting in her room not yet ready to go to the hospital, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel are in the living room practicing what they will each do when she announces that she is ready to leave. Ricky starts every practice sequence with, "The time has come...go!" and then each of them calmly proceeds with their part of seeing her off to the … [Read more...]