Posts belonging to Category Women

A Mother’s Work and God

Ann Voskamp offers this thoughtful reflection on a mother’s work and God:

All work is sacred work, worthy of the diligence, the effort. I pick up lost legos, dry the pots, whish the toilets and this serves God. For if I can’t meet God in my work, where do I meet Him? If I don’t serve Him here, where do I serve Him? Are we not called to serve God in the work – not merely in some imagined, mirage place outside of work?

In a model of Christian work, we live one-piece lives, all weaving together into a sacred cloth as unto the Lord with no false seams between God and our days.

And in our work, sacred work because there is no such thing as secular work, we first serve God. I’ll put away the laundry, sweep the crumbs, polish the windows not to serve my family primarily, but to serve God.

If you are a mother, or even if you are not, I encourage you to go to Ann’s site, read the whole article, and enjoy the music and pictures.

You Might Be a Pastor’s Wife If …

Here is a follow-up to yesterday’s post on You Might Be a Pastor.

You might be a pastor’s wife if …

  • Every summer you counsel at teen camp for your vacation.
  • You have shaken as many hands as a politician.
  • People think your husband works only three hours a week.
  • You can teach Sunday School and nurse your baby at the same time.
  • You can sincerely pray for someone’s dog!
  • You spend more time visiting in hospitals than doctors do.
  • People consider you a walking phone book for church members.
  • You sing in the choir, teach Sunday School, and host a missionary family all in the same day.
  • You’re expected to be a piano player … actually, a “spiritual gift!”

Source: You Might Be a Pastor’s Wife If, by Kathy Slamp

Related posts:
    • You Might Be a Pastor If …
    • The Pastor’s Dog

What If the Wise Men Were Women?

What if, instead of God sending three wise men at our Savior’s birth, He had sent three wise women?

  1. They would have stopped to ask for directions.
  2. They would have been on time.
  3. They would have prepared the stable.
  4. They would have helped deliver the baby.
  5. They would have made a casserole.
  6. And they would have brought diapers as a gift rather than perfume.

HT: Pastor’s Weekly Briefing

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What Men and Women Want

What Women Want:
To be loved, to be listened to,
    to be desired, to be respected,
    to be needed, to be trusted,
    and sometimes, just to be held.

What Men Want:
Tickets for the World Series.
                            – DAVE BARRY

Girl Talk Interview with Mary Mohler

The women of Girl Talk just completed a series of interviews with Mary Mohler. Mary is the wife of Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the mother of their two children. She also serves as the Director of Seminary Wives Institute at Southern Seminary. Here are the links to the interviews. I think you will enjoy them!

Women’s Clothing That is Modest and Trendy

Who says modesty can’t be cute and trendy? That’s the question Christa Taylor asks at her website for women and girls that are looking for fashionable yet modest clothing.

Our Mission: At Christa Taylor we’re pioneering a modest clothing revolution. Our team is committed to designing trendy and modest clothes that match your unique style. We are fashions for the empowered traditionalist; offering chic, feminine, and modern modest clothing options that are carefully selected to bring you premium quality and a totally modish [chic+modest=modish] flair that allows you to keep up with all the latest trends. We love creating those modest skirts, trendy tops, modest dresses, modest swimwear, and accessories that you had previously only dreamed about.

Okay, I am way out of my area of expertise here. I am not even going to attempt to tell you whether this site has good clothing for women or not. I only know that as a pastor, whenever I speak about issues of modesty, mothers and teens always tell me that, yes, they would like to adhere to biblical principles of modesty, but it is just so hard to find nice clothing today that is also modest.

So, I am glad that someone out there is at least designing clothes with modesty in mind. I will have to let my female readers visit the site and evaluate the clothing for themselves. Let us know what you think in the comments section. (HT: Tim Challies)

See related post: Guidelines for Modesty

Reading the Bible with Non-Christian Friends

Here is a great article on a simple idea: getting together to read the Bible with your non-Christian friends. In her article Back to the Bible, author Laura T. De Gomez shares how she got started:

I’d heard through the grapevine that two coworkers . . . had expressed some interest in spiritual things. So I dropped by their office one day and said, “Hi! I’ve been meaning to ask you both: Would you be interested in reading the Bible with me?” They looked at each other, then back at me, and said yes.

I was surprised by their enthusiasm. When I didn’t get back to them as soon as they expected, they called me to find out when we could start!

From the beginning, they loved it. Their initial nervousness evolved into excitement as they discovered the Bible is relevant to everyday life. By the second or third week, they were captivated by Jesus. Within about eight weeks, they had a clear understanding of salvation by faith. That was eight years ago. Both continue to walk with Jesus today and remain my friends. And it all started with a simple invitation to read the Bible together.

De Gomez goes on to share some of the main lessons she has learned about reading the Bible with her nonbelieving friends:


My Three Sons

My wife, Rose, lives in a house full of men. So, when I saw this article, The Daughter I Never Had, I immediately thought of her. Honestly, I don’t know how she puts up with us at times. Even one of our dogs is a boy.

Of course, I would love to have a daughter. But I would not trade our family of three boys. Neither would Rose. Our family of all boys is full of high energy, lots of laughter, lots of Star Wars, lots of competition, lots of fun.

There is something special about every family – whether it is all boys, all girls, one child, or any mixture of the two. As someone once said to me when Rose was expecting, “It doesn’t matter if it is a boy or a girl, as long as it’s wealthy!”

What is your family like? Do you have any thoughts on the makeup of different families?