What do I do after the cleaning's done?
the years I have found ways that I can work from my home and serve
Christ and others. Now I realize that there are many home-based
businesses you can do, but I am specifically talking about
ministry--acts of charity and kindness one can do from home. With small
children at your feet, and suppers baking in ovens and simmering in
crockpots, laundry tumbling happily in the laundry room, and no need to
leave home. As Keepers of the Home, it is to our advantage to be at
home--for then people will know where to find us.
Dec 8, 2008 - 11:00:00 PM
Daddy--the man who raised me
As the saying goes, any man can be a father but it takes a special man to be a daddy. [Not for young readers.]
Aug 10, 2004 - 9:57:00 AM
A Change of Plans: A Lesson in Priorities
One of the tremendous responsibilities laying on the shoulders of women today is the responsibility to prioritize. At the banquet table of seemingly endless possibilities, how do we keep from overindulging? How do we ensure that we do not leave the table hungry or in some other way unsatisfied? How do we know what to choose?
The testimony of a young wife and mother who found herself torn between
what the world is offering and what God has called her to.
Testimony from Africa
A reader from South Africa shares her testimony of coming out of feminism and embracing God's Word.
Dec 7, 2008 - 10:25:45 PM
Being a Stay at Home Mom Was My First Career Choice
I decided to become a stay at home mother long before having children was even a thought for me. I made the decision while still a child myself, because, even then, I realized the importance of a mother being in the home to care for her own children.
Coping With Infertility
I’ve often said that infertility is the worst thing that can happen to a woman. And only those who’ve had their hearts broken every month by a negative pregnancy test or who have conceived only to miscarry know that I’m speaking the truth.
Sep 29, 2006 - 9:53:00 PM
A devotional on writing for the glory of God.
Mar 31, 2006 - 12:39:00 PM
Supposed to fail! Phew! What a relief!
I finally came to the conclusion that God never intended for me to succeed on every mission. He actually put me in over my head on purpose, so I would have to rely on Him or fail....
A Prayer For Little Angels: A message of hope for you who have lost a baby…
We recently went to see our granddaughter, Rachel, in the hospital. She was born at 32 weeks like my still-born identical twin girls, Sarah and Ruth. They would have been 35 years old. I stood transfixed at the humidicrib, looking at Rachel's tiny features, envisioning my babies who I didn't even see, let alone hold.
Dec 10, 2005 - 2:33:00 PM
Follow Up to Perils of My Public School Education
Mrs. S. offers a follow-up to her article on public education in response to a reader's concerns.
Aug 7, 2005 - 10:12:00 PM
The Perils of my Public School Education
I want to start off by saying that many Christian families have their children in public school. What their exact situations are and the reasons for doing this are not things I wish to judge. What I want to share is my personal experience with public school in order that parents who are either on the fence about the issue or who think it's harmless, might have another vantage point to consider.
Aug 4, 2005 - 8:52:00 PM
My Barreness Experience
God's people are commanded to care for the widows and orphans; there are thousands and thousands of kids in foster care. These kids need parents; they need a safe place to be cared for by people who can shower them with love and attention.
May 7, 2005 - 8:54:00 AM
A Mother’s Pain
Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Once again, I am preparing to go through all the expected motions of the day. I will honor my mother, which I want to do with great fervor. I will recognize the mothers in my church family with the customary “Happy Mother’s Day.” And while I am doing this, I will have a smile on my face. After worship, dinner, and celebration, I will quietly seek the privacy of my own room and weep for the unborn child I miscarried so many years ago. Blinded with tears, my eyes will reread yet another letter I’ve written to my child. [Not for young readers.]
May 3, 2005 - 1:47:00 PM
My Fruitful Barrenness
Many women who marry will enjoy the blessed treasure of bearing children. Children are a heritage of the Lord and are certainly a tremendous blessing. In our churches and neighborhoods, however, there is a segment of married women who have not been given the gift of children. I find myself in this group.
Jan 19, 2005 - 11:27:00 PM
Abortion broke into my heart
Just before Christmas in 2001, the reality of abortion broke into my heart. When I think of that day, it still chills me.
Sep 27, 2004 - 12:34:00 PM
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