Erica Layne: In Defense of the Small Life

| March 20, 2017

We know the name of every pet in our neighborhood. (The bunnies down the street are practically celebrities around here.) The local grocery clerks notice when our kids get haircuts. The UPS guy, whom my kids revere on a Santa Claus level, talks to them by name every time we see him. Our best afternoons involve lightsabers, Tinkerbelle dresses, […]

The History of Feminism

| March 24, 2012

From Visionary Womanhood: There isn’t a woman alive today who has not been impacted and affected by the philosophy of feminism.  Feminism began as a small movement of radical extremists sharing their viewpoint on what they believe is true feminism.  Their view has become the norm in our culture today and has worked its way […]

Devoted to The Lord

| February 8, 2012

1 Corinthians 7:34-35: “An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the things of this world – how she can please her husband. I am saying this for your own good, […]

Growth with a Purpose: Why Policymakers Should Grow the Family, Not Just GDP

| August 13, 2011

Robert W. Patterson of The Family in America has a fantastic, thought-provoking article up about how we cannot grow the economy without restoring marriage and the family first. Families produce wealth and grow nations. [W]hat does it mean to “grow” the economy? The growth that the typical American family wants to see is the kind […]

Excellent articles on the importance of the family

| August 6, 2011

Mercatornet has been on a roll this week with fabulous pieces on the family as society’s foundation. First, there’s Sergio Belardinelli’s presentation about the influence of the home, recently given at the third annual conference of the Home Renaissance Foundation in London: The great challenges we face – from bioethics to biopolitics, from problems of […]

Sewing Love: The Full Report!

| July 30, 2011

I’ve just gotten the photos from our friend in Alabama who helped pull off this huge surprise for the Crawford and Lee ladies–the families who lost everything in the tornadoes that tore through Alabama in April. Once again, a huge, huge thank-you to everyone who sent physical donations. Such an abundance of sewing notions, fabrics, […]

Please Don’t Say This To Me

| June 1, 2011

It’s meant as a compliment. I know that. I really, truly know that. I know that, having blogged as much as I did, having written a book, being the daughter of a prominent pastor, and just being an older girl, I’m going to get things like that. And yet, whenever someone looks at me and says, “I […]

Latest update from Sherry Lee

| May 16, 2011

The phone company provided internet service for us today, and I wanted to post a quick update. I haven’t had time or access in recent days, but I have a few minutes to post before doing the next thing! Read all the prayer requests and praises HERE.

4 Moms practice hospitality, and YOU are invited!

| May 12, 2011

Kim over at Life in a Shoe has an excellent post about practicing hospitality: This week the 4 Moms are talking about having guests for dinner.  Not in a cannibalistic way – which would be forbidden in the Bible – but in a hospitality way, which is actually commanded in the Bible. Show hospitality to […]

A letter from Sherry Lee

| May 9, 2011

Just as Kelly Crawford wrote words of encouragement after the tornado destroyed their home, Sherry Lee has written a lovely post on her blog about how they are doing: Words simply cannot express how full of gratitude our hearts are right now. We have been sustained by our loving Heavenly Father’s mighty hand and overwhelmed […]

Wonderful words from Kelly Crawford

| May 3, 2011

Kelly, whose family lost their home in the recent tornadoes, has written a beautiful update on her blog: I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to you, to our church family, to our friends and family abroad, to complete strangers, to friends we haven’t seen in years, to the surrounding churches and communities, to […]

Partial truths from family research

| April 13, 2011

Respected US research organisation Child Trends has published a study showing that children tend to do well when their parents have a happy relationship — and vice-versa. So far, so good. In more detail the researchers claim: Almost without exception, the lowest levels of positive child outcomes are found among children in families where the […]

Redeeming Our Time as Daughters at Home

| November 30, 2010

What are practical ways we can redeem the years following the completion of our formal education and prior to marriage? How can we be extremely intentional as we prepare to be “keepers at home” (Titus 2:5); young women entering marriage capable of efficiently managing the affairs of our homes so that it can be said […]

Advice for the Newly Joyfully at Home

| August 4, 2010

I used to have nightmares about mannequins when I was a little girl. Seriously. They creeped me out. No matter where the dream started, I always ended up running from an army of mannequins, gasping for air as I finally made it to Daddy’s office, tentatively calling out his name, my eyes pinned to the […]

The Exquisite Home Culture

| July 16, 2010

What is home culture, you ask? Home culture is the atmosphere that is purposefully and intentionally cultivated within the four walls of your home. It is the music when you walk in the door, it is the conversation at the dinner table, it is games played by the fireside, it is the singing when your […]