THANK YOU! The Morning Center won!

| November 3, 2012

From The Morning Center’s blog: It’s amazing the difference one person can make. Let me back up. The Morning Center just won a $50,000 grant from Cultivate Wines.  This particular grant is won by gathering a tribe to vote daily at the Cultivate Wines website.  Every person over 21 can vote once per day, and the […]

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 […]

My Father’s Story: How a Small Kindness Can Make a Lifelong Impact

| December 7, 2011

Michelle Duggar has a great post up over at Parentables: There are a lot of reasons why serving the community is important to me, but one of them has to do with my father. His father died when he was 4 years old and my father’s mother had four babies all under the age of […]

Social Media – Inspiration for Finding Your Balance

| August 11, 2011

Trina Holden has a wonderful “confession” up at Passionate Homemaking: My addiction was out of hand. Though I knew it was unhealthy, I indulged multiple times a day, couldn’t go 24 hours without withdrawal symptoms, and constantly made excuses for my habit. My vice? Social Media. This tool – wonderful for networking, business, and ministry […]

An Open Letter to Mark Young, President of Denver Seminary

| June 3, 2011

Do not be bound together with unbelievers, for what partnership have righteousness and lawlesness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?  Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?  Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols?  For we are the temple of the […]

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

| May 16, 2011

From Kelly Crawford: Personal trials always push us to answer theological questions–to unpack the character of God and to wrestle with the hard facts. Is suffering the judgement of God?  Is it meant for me personally, or is it a corporate judgement? Does God allow it or cause it? Is God testing my faith or […]

“Sewing Love” for the Lee and Crawford ladies

| May 10, 2011

[Note: This post will remain “topped” until the 31st. Look for new articles below this one. Thanks!] If you’ve been following LAF’s posts for the past ten days, you know all about the devastating losses experienced due to the tornadoes in Alabama and other states. LAF writer Kelly Crawford and her family lost their home, […]

Update and How to Help

| May 1, 2011

Far across the ocean in East Africa and without Internet for a week, I got the news about the terrible tragedies in Alabama second-hand. My husband had gone out to send some email Thursday at a local cafe’ and called me with the news he’d just received. I gathered our children around to tell them […]

Expectations and broken people

| April 1, 2011

Amy over at Humble Musings has had marvelous posts over the years. This one she put up yesterday is just an example of her straightforward, biblical thinking and loving application of God’s Word. Beautiful. Ah, realistic expectations. Pesky little things. When I floated an idea to my husband yesterday, which may or may not have […]

The Flour is Almost Gone

| March 3, 2011

The flour is almost gone, and I’m weary of pancakes. Single-parent families are struggling in this economy just like our married friends. We will not tell you how bad it is, but this article is intended to give the Body a glimpse of what it is like in our homes. Please do not judge. We […]

A Place in the Paradigm

| June 15, 2010

Some time ago, a mutual friend shared with me some tragic news about a girl (I will call her Hannah) whom I had been friends with but had lost track of in recent years as our paths had diverged. I knew Hannah to be a committed Christian. She had graduated from a prominent conservative Christian college, was extremely involved in her church, was passionate about evangelism and service to the poor, and was in an active Bible study with our mutual friend when she, Hannah, announced that she was expecting her boyfriend to propose within the month. What’s so tragic about that? you ask. What’s tragic is that Hannah, my Christ-loving sister, was planning to wed a non-believer.

Mommy Likes Me Better: A Parable About Serving God in the Church

| May 26, 2010

It seems to me that a lot of conservative Christian women these days are suffering from a lack of vision. For many of us, things have begun to improve, but there’s been a lot of poison in our perspectives–a feeling that if we couldn’t do what the men were doing, then maybe God had nothing […]

Pick a Little Talk a Little

| April 27, 2010

I am a huge fan of musicals. Despite the fact that, on the whole, they have a reputation for being plotless movies dedicated solely to the brilliance of technicolor, the choreography, and, at times, the singing, that particular brand of film really appeals to me. In spite of their faults, my favorite actor is Gene […]

A Ministry of Muffins

| April 19, 2010

There is a homeless man who lives in our town… well, at least I think he’s homeless. Most people say that he is. Although someone told me he has an attic room somewhere on the east side of town, and that may be true. Someone else who knows someone who works in the bank says […]

Fine Linen and Purple: Sewing as a Ministry by Miss Rebecca Newton with Miss Rachel Franklin

| March 23, 2010

Some Biblical characters are so vivid it seems I know them personally. Acts 9 records the miraculous resurrection of Dorcas, also known as Tabitha. Through her kindness, Dorcas endeared herself to the church in Joppa. Every time I read the passage, it jumps off the page at me! The kinship I feel with Dorcas is […]