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, […]

Botkin Sisters: Should I Keep Preparing for Marriage?

| February 16, 2017

“I thought marriage was coming, and soon. I thought I gave up the worldly approach to womanhood in exchange for a beautiful biblical picture that included husband, children, a home to be a homemaker in. And something went wrong. I gave up the world’s picture in exchange for nothing. I have nothing to show for […]

She’s Called Homemaker For A Reason

| July 14, 2015

“She’s called “homemaker” for a reason…she isn’t someone who keeps the basics of house upkeep. She isn’t a maid; she doesn’t just attend to the logistics. She keeps a HOME and all of the aesthetic, comfort-giving, sanctuary-like properties involved. This is one reason I think that so many Americans are unhappy. They focus on the […]

On Motherhood and Profanity – Elisabeth Elliot

| June 15, 2015

[Editor’s Note: Previously published here May 25, 2011. This devotional appeared on Elisabeth Elliot’s website. I would link to it, but the devos rotate and do not stay up on the main page for more than a day. This is such an important topic that I just had to pass her wise words along. Thank […]

The Simple Cook

| May 5, 2014

Pinterest is driving me insane. Seriously. Between the food artistry “pinned” and available for anytime viewing and the large variety of food blogs at my disposal – I’m going nuts.

Homemakers Are Happier

| March 5, 2014

The News Story – Biden’s politically incorrect – but correct – assumptions Joe Biden infuriated feminists this week when, in an appearance on The View, he touted the Affordable Care Act as a way for women to forego a career and stay home with their children. Asked Biden, “How many of you are single women with […]

Queen of the Home Giveaway!

| January 8, 2013

Could you use some fresh vision and encouragement as a wife, mother and homemaker this year? I’m giving away five copies of  my book  Queen of the Home: Essays, Poetry and Quotes on the Honor, Power and Nobility of Biblical Womanhood In past generations, the role of wife and mother was viewed as a sacred calling. […]

Diapers, Dishes, and Dominion: How Christian Housewives Can Change the World (Interview with Author and a Giveaway)

| May 2, 2012

Visionary Womanhood is sponsoring a giveaway of an excellent new book! To kick off the month of May and our theme of Women and Dominion, I’m really excited to introduce you all to a book I’ve been waiting for MONTHS to be released.  It’s finally here!  And Leah Smith’s Diapers, Dishes and Dominion: How Christian Housewives […]

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, […]

A Maiden Going to the Sacrifice

| December 13, 2011

I have been reading through J.R. Miller’s Homemaking lately, and I must say that it is one of the most poetically written books on the function of the home that I have ever read. The words in it are precious, and it makes my heart swell to feel the attitude of love this book was […]

Daughters: Are You Joyfully Serving?

| December 12, 2011

What a beautiful season we have been given, as daughters and sisters at home, to serve others through the resources God has given us. Ecclesiastes reminds us of the brevity of each season in chapter three, verse one: “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” We are […]

How do we love thee? Let me count some ways…

| November 29, 2011

And here’s a superb follow-up to Dennis Prager’s piece — this from Femina: I have always found it remarkable that sometimes people think that being a homemaker is a somehow limiting occupation. Like there isn’t enough to do. Before I go on to some specific ideas, I’d like to just say a little something about […]

Does a full-time homemaker swap her mind for a mop?

| November 29, 2011

Dennis Prager wrote a great piece earlier this month about the myth that homemakers are trapped in narrow, confined, and intellectually limited lives: [J]ust a few weeks ago, the [Daily Kos] declared me a misogynist for my column on what I believe to have been four negative legacies of feminism for women. I actually wrote […]

Announcing Queen of the Home! (And a Giveaway)

| October 11, 2011

I am thrilled to announce the completion of a book project that has spanned the past four years! Queen of the Home: Essays, Poetry and Quotes on the Honor, Power and Nobility of Biblical Womanhood is now available from Amazon! In past generations, the role of wife and mother was viewed as a sacred calling. […]