Tag: women

Goody Two-Shoes

👠 It is high time to step out of those STILETTOS 👠 Let your hair down. Leave off the makeup and put on something comfortable, then carefully consider what I am about to say. While dressing up is fun on occasion, spending way too much time trying to impress will WEAR.YOU.OUT. I know that sometimes you just wanna…

4 Ways Being Modest is a Gift to Your Husband

You don’t have to agree with me on this, and yes, I am well aware that this road has not only been well-travelled, but that most women have chosen a different path.  Stay with me–you might not see it the same way I do, as I’m sure many won’t, but consider this: Your husband just might see…

Throwing in the Towel is Not an Option

I am a wife.  A mom.  A nana. Sister, daughter, friend, barber, cook, dishwasher, housecleaner, writer, leader, teacher, baby-sitter– clothes washing, bill paying, record keeping, dog bathing, shopping ninja… And that was just today.  Tomorrow is another story. And there are those days, I admit, that I am tempted to throw in the towel. But…

The Proverbial Problem–Scripture Challenge: Proverbs

I love the book of Proverbs. I really do, BUT… I have a little question I’ve been asking myself. Why in the world does the writer choose to the female imperative when referring to WISDOM? I have never claimed to be a “wise guy”, and don’t want to start now, but I’m not sure that…

Playing Defense When We Should Be On the Offense

This is the topic no one seems to want to talk about–Girls or Guys.  Moms or Dads.  Parents or teenagers. Girls get defensive and guys run. I know I’m tackling this at my own risk, but this is a topic that, the more I study Scripture and research the topic, the more passionate I’ve become.…

Purging with Purpose

Understand from the beginning that I am not in any way talking about food! These are my thoughts on scaling down and simplifying my life… It’s not just children who struggle with the “need” versus “want” concept.  I grew up in an average middle class family with four children, both parents, and usually a pet or…

Fireplace Mantle Redo

It’s been awhile since I posted a DIY, and since much of my decorating involves shifting things around to make them look different, I thought I’d share how I do it with a before and after: I simply took some pieces from my Thanksgiving mantel… …a simple twig wreath that I purchased several months ago for less…

The Value of the Unlikely

At the risk of sounding like I’m plugging my husband’s book, “Warriors in Hiding”, I HAVE to say that this principle of God using UNLIKELY people has been filling my mind lately. After witnessing the incredible life and death of my sweet father-in-law, I was again reminded that it’s often the humble and unlikely person…

DIY Quick and Easy Pillow Cover

I have always said, SIMPLE is best, and when it comes to furniture, I LOVE my leather. It’s easy to clean, lasts long, and since NEUTRAL is always my first choice for big items, and you can change the pillows to change the look any time you want with little investment. This summer I saw a DIY on…