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Marie Dentiere—The Woman on the Reformation Wall

October 29, 2017 | Author:

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Guest Contributor, Annie Leavitt.

There is one woman’s name on the famous Reformation Wall in Geneva. She is Marie Dentiere, and she has become a somewhat controversial figure in the story of the reformation. Some have labeled her an early feminist and suggest she was a nuisance to Calvin. Others see a bold and passionate woman who used the means available to her to spread the gospel, and who ended up writing the preface to one of Calvin’s books as a result.

Marie was a French noblewoman who joined an Augustinian convent in her mid-twenties. In the convent she studied some of Luther’s writings, and as a result, left the convent within three years of her arrival. Soon after, Marie met and married another monastical escapee, Simon Robert, who was active in the reformation movement. Together they moved on a pastoral assignment to Valais, where William Farel was a missionary at the time. This was the first time a married couple, not just a solo pastor, had accepted a pastoral assignment for the French reformed church, and people began to take notice of Marie’s active involvement in many aspects of the ministry. She learned Hebrew and Latin, and helped her husband translate a Bible. She also accompanied her husband on many of his evangelistic trips. Eventually, her husband, Simon, died. She married her husband’s good friend, Antoine Froment, and together they moved to Geneva. (more…)

Harrhof: How Christians Should View Halloween

October 28, 2017 | Author:

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“Beloved, do not IMITATE evil but IMITATE good.” — 3 John 1:11a

Guest contributor, Kristine Harrhof

When my kids put on their cow costume from our dress-up box,
what’s the first thing they do?

They get down on all fours and “moooo” like a cow.

When they put on their astronaut costume,
what’s the first move they make?

They climb up high on the couch, land on the “moon,” and tell all family members that they now need to be addressed as “Mr. Astronaut” for the rest of the day.

Likewise, when our kids/teens dress up —
for Halloween or Fall Festivals or Trunk or Treats or a costume birthday party in July —
like devils, witches, demons, prostitutes, zombies, ghosts, Playboy bunnies, demon-possessed people, or axe-murderers,… (more…)

Are You Wasting Your Life at Home?

October 26, 2017 | Author:

So when you hear the voices echoing in your mind, voices saying that you are wasting your life, say this: “Just because I am being poured out does not mean I’m being wasted.” But make sure that what is being poured out of you is costly perfume. When we do our work with faithfulness and humility, for the purpose of eternity and not the purpose of a clean house and presentable children, then it is a beautiful fragrance that spreads, even to those shaking their heads.

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Kay: Have we Christians made Marriage too Complicated?

October 16, 2017 | Author:

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This is an excellent piece, perfect for where our christian community is at right now. There has been far too much binding of the conscience to social spheres, even christian ones, which has undermined Christ sovereignty over our lives including our marriages. Well done Kimberly!

It was a late Saturday morning. After a big pot of coffee and a lot of talking the two of us were making the bed together. As he tucked in the sheets and I fluffed the pillows we were still agonizing over the decision to sell our house and move down the street into a bigger place that we recently found out was for sale.

As we went through the pro/con lists again, I told my husband that I just wasn’t ready to make a decision yet. There was something that wasn’t sitting right with me.

He responded confidently, ‘Well then…we won’t make any decisions until both of us are comfortable with it.’

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How did making a sandwich become a crime against women?

October 13, 2017 | Author:

WHEN young Sydney mother Maddie asked her closed Facebook group of 26,186 mothers for some tasty alternatives to sandwiches for her husband’s lunches, she wasn’t expecting the backlash.

“I would love to hear what other mums make their hubbies for lunch and snacks throughout the work day,” she posted on Tuesday. “We are getting over sandwiches.”

You would think she’d asked for a hemlock recipe, judging by the torrent of scolding which erupted.

She was nothing but a “slave” and a “1950s housewife”.

She was “weird” and no one in their right mind or a “pink fit” would do something so demeaning as make their husband lunch. Let alone snacks.

“Your husband is a grown up and you’re not his mother”, wrote one member of the North Shore Mums Facebook group.

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LIVE NOW: Gianna Jessen poses questions to feminists

September 23, 2017 | Author:

Gianna Jessen addressing Governing God’s Way conference attendees.

Feminists, “If it’s all about women’s rights, where were mine? Why don’t you invite ME to your march on Washington?”

Governing God’s Way Live Stream

September 23, 2017 | Author:

Live steaming will be broadcast all day through Facebook. Join attendees and speakers, from home, for free.

Governing God’s Way presents Fighting the American Holocaust, an event to encourage Christians to join in the fight to end the American Holocaust of abortion in Texas.

Exposing the LEGAL fallacies on Roe v. Wade

Exposing the MEDICAL fallacies on exceptions

Charting the path to LEGISLATIVE victory

We will cut through the confusion behind the legal obstacles of the Supreme Court, the medical necessity for abortion in some cases, and chart the path forward to make legal abortions a sad part of our history. On September 23, 2017 we are bringing in experts from across the nation to inform, encourage, and equip the body of Christ to engage the culture on this issue. Join State Representative Tony Tinderholt, Matthew Harrison M.D., Attorney Bradley Pierce, and saline abortion survivor Gianna Jessen for a groundbreaking event that is sure to challenge your thoughts and move your spirit to action. Sign up today to reserve your seats. Our keynote speaker, Gianna Jessen, is a popular speaker that is sure to sell out this event.

 

Topics Covered:

Gianna Jessen: The Story of an Abortion Survivor

The Medical Unnecessity of Abortion

Legislative Path to Abolish Abortion in Texas (HB948)

Abortion, Supreme Court, and Equal Justice

The Christian’s Response to Abortion

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With a Sex Change Comes a Change of National Culture & Law

September 11, 2017 | Author:

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The sexual revolution championed by feminists changed so much in our own country. Principally speaking, we’ve birthed this current tide of moral depravity. Here’s is what it will look like in future. Lord bless this nation and all nations with faithful women.

“Four years ago, amid much uncertainty, 400 British members of parliament voted to redefine marriage in the United Kingdom.

Then prime minister David Cameron announced that, despite having made no mention of the issue in his party’s pre-election manifesto, it would be MP’s who decided the fate of marriage.

Now, it’s Australia’s turn to choose. There’s one key difference. Unlike in Britain, it will be the people who decide.

Everyone agrees, whether they admit it or not. This is a decision of enormous significance.

Therefore, it seems sensible to analyse the consequences of the potential change, within nations in which redefinition has previously been carried out.”

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TGC: When Kids Won’t Bow to Your Idols

September 5, 2017 | Author:

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The most profound parenting quote I’ve ever heard is from Dan Allender: “One of the biggest sources of conflict between you and your kids is when they refuse to bow down to your idols.”

I dare you to cross-stitch that and give it to a friend at her baby shower.

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Hurricane Harvey: Cajun Navy to the Rescue

August 30, 2017 | Author:

We’ve read about it again and again, honorable, self-sacrificing men hearing the call, who come in a time of need. The Cajun Navy is getting it’s well deserved press and we’d like to highlight them as well, especially since as one facebook user pointed out, this is the very thing feminists would have us consider to be toxic masculinity.

The Washington Post’s article, “In crises such as Harvey, you want outdoorsmen on your side” is a nice change to the the constant drivel, dishonoring otherwise quiet laboring supportive men who make this world a better place. Enjoy and retell the tale of good men in our time, growing in numbers, inspiring men to rise up and lead, protect, and provide. God bless them all.

Hurricane Harvey: God’s Faithfulness to a Courageous Mother

August 30, 2017 | Author:

Toddler Found Clinging to Dead Mother in Flood
A heartbreaking scene in Beaumont, Texas, where a shivering little girl was found clinging to her dead mother in floodwaters.

“…and they say [her pink backpack] sticking above the water and were able to get to them and pull them into the boat just before they went under that trestle. Had it been a few moments later they would of been sucked under and the boat wouldn’t have been able to get to them.”

A Texas toddler is stable condition after her mother sacrificed her life to keep her child from harm. Providentially, the toddler was found clinging to her mother and not a moment too soon. 41-year old Colette Sulcer died Tuesday after exiting her car that stalled in floodwaters; both she and her daughter were swept away, the Beaumont Police Department said in a statement.

There are so many heartbreaking stories coming out of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. This one touched us, as have many, in that we can see once again God’s faithfulness to work out that end to which Colette Sulcer was fighting for. Life. Her daughter was spared by the merciful intervention of rescuers.

None can be plucked from His hand without His knowledge.

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Recommended Resources

Mystery of Providence

Providence and Common Grace

 

Desiring God: Should Moms Stay Home?

August 26, 2017 | Author:

I was a woman succeeding in a man’s world. I was very much “living the dream.” I loved Jesus and being a Christian, but my primary identity was “successful professional.” My work was the main source of my personal sense of affirmation and accomplishment. I could exercise control, see results on a regular basis, and be rewarded for it, both with recognition and compensation.

Many years later, it embarrasses me to see how much value I placed on man-centered achievement and applause. I was a sincere Christian with a growing relationship with Jesus, I was teaching my children about him with joy, but I had not yet learned to find my value and worth in him. And I had not yet learned which things have eternal value, and which will soon be forgotten.

…if you are working outside the home mainly because it makes you feel good about yourself, or because you really enjoy it, or because it seems more interesting, you may need to pray about whether this is really God’s call on your life — or whether selfish interests are guiding your decisions.

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Lori Alexander: Does Your Home Look Loved?

August 26, 2017 | Author:

“…We finally met the man who owned this home and he said his mother used to live there but it was a rental now and the renters had destroyed it. He said there was an inch of mold in the refrigerator, they stole some of the carpet, and left the home a wreck. He told us that they were drug and alcohol addicts. Sin and Satan does this. They make things ugly and ruined.

God makes things beautiful and orderly. He makes us into new creatures and clothes us with white robes of righteousness. It’s our responsibility, women, to make our homes places of beauty and order.”

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Raise Awareness for Contention Prevention! Enjoy & Share!!!

August 17, 2017 | Author:

Music and performance ministry, Forever Be Sure performs for you, “The Drip Drip Song” Please help us raise awareness about contention prevention. Watch, enjoy, and share!

Mercatornet: How Women’s Equality becomes a pawn in workforce policy

August 12, 2017 | Author:

In Women Are Key for Future Growth: Evidence from Canada the International Monetary Fund recommends that Canada spend eight billion dollars annually on a daycare program that would pay for itself. The catch? Mothers must be forced to work. The authors reveal their political leanings early on, and hence their framing of the research.

In so many words, they are saying: Our purpose as human beings is not to find our own way, to make choices that serve our own objectives and to pursue personal self-fulfillment. Rather, our purpose is to work; earn an income; and to pay taxes to feed the Leviathan (to use Hobbes’ accurate term for the State). Oh, and most of us have one other function – as reproducers. That function is particularly important because it provides to the system ever more future workers who will pay more taxes to fatten up the already obese and highly intrusive State.

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