The Lie of Feminism

Rejoicing In The Lord

Titus 2: 2-5, “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”

“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of christian,But the fact that I am a christian does make me a different kind of woman.” — Elisabeth Elliot

Feminist Vivian Gornick, had this to say about being a homemaker: “Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession… The choice to serve and be protected and plan towards being a family-maker is a choice that shouldn’t be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that.”

The world no longer values…

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No Room For Grey

Why is modesty such a difficult thing for so many of us? Why do we say such phrases as, “Just as long as it covers everything”? Why do we ask questions such as, “How short is too short?’, or “How far can I go before I cross ‘the line’?” Shouldn’t the question be, “How much can I honor You with my body, Lord?” Let’s back up here…

People have opinions, and they are going to try to force their opinions down your throat; mostly good and well-meaning opinions. Even most prominent people in Christian circles do this, and we have the tendency to run after “the popular crowd” (yes, even in Christian circles!), and follow their rules on modesty and so on. We like to “impress the best”, so we take on a bunch of man-made rules, in this case: modesty defined by a bunch of legalistic Christians (pardon me, but that…

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Dear 16-year-old Me {30 Chances to Get to Know Me Series}

I found this article on another blog and I LOVED it. Older women, let’s wake up and be the kind of woman who will say what needs to be said, in the way that it needs to be said, for Christ’s glory and for the good of our younger sisters. Can I get an AMEN?:)

Drawn From The Mire

{Note: This is a slightly updated version of a post originally published in January 2014 on another blog I had formerly.}

This is post #4 in the 30 Chances list. The assignment is: List 10 things you would tell your 16-year-old self, if you could.

I truly believe it would do young women a lot of good if more older women were willing to speak the hard truths that need to be spoken into a young lady’s life.

When I was 16 I was a mess, even by the world’s standards. I began imploding at about 14, a while after my parent’s divorce and in the midst of some other trials. I had no real faith, no foundation, and no basic reason for believing that my life or anything I did really mattered. Because I lacked a solid foundation, I sought my pleasure, fulfillment, and worth in idols…

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By Dr. Stephen Kim

Divorce for Christians (except for 1 reason) is never permitted by God. Hence, you must choose well. Outside of your decision to follow Jesus, marriage will be your 2nd greatest decision in life. So, here’s my take on a paramount issue.

10 Men Christian Women Should Not Marry:

1. The Unbeliever. Seems quite simple, but I’ve met too many who’ve married unbelievers thinking that they’ll change them. Rarely happens. “Missionary Dating” is unbiblical and will only rob you of true marital bliss. Remember that God forbids it: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.” (2 Cor 6:14)

What then, is a believer?  A Christian essentially is someone who believes in the gospel of Jesus Christ.  What then, is the gospel?  The gospel is: 1. God is holy, loving, and just.  He therefore, must condemn all sinners to punishment in the flames of eternal hell;  2. You…

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Elisabeth Elliot on Womanhood


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“We are called to be women. The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman. For I have accepted God’s idea of me, and my whole life is an offering back to Him of all that I am and all that He wants me to be.” 

“God has set no traps for us. Quite the contrary. He has summoned us to the only true and full freedom. The woman who defines her liberation as doing what she wants…is, in the first place, evading responsibility. Evasion of responsibility is the mark of immaturity. The Women’s Liberation Movement is characterized, it appears, by this very immaturity. While telling themselves that they’ve come a long way, that they are actually coming of age, they have retreated to a partial humanity, one which refused to acknowledge the vast significance of the sexual differentiation. (I do not say that they always ignore sexual differentiation itself, but that they significance of it escapes them entirely.) And….by refusing to fulfill the whole vocation of womanhood she settles for a caricature, a pseudo-personhood.”

Modesty is everyone’s issue


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Luke 6: 46, “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”

John 14: 15, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

What do you think of when you hear the word modesty? Most likely it’s rules about dressing that comes to mind: how short, how low, how tight, how sheer. But modesty is more than just our choices of clothing. Modesty is about living in a way that Christ is magnified and we aren’t.

Whether in apparel, in word, in attitude, or anything else, immodesty reigns. We love to draw attention to ourselves, flaunt our bodies, flaunt our money, and flaunt our style. Those actions are just as immodest as dressing in tight, see-through, or low-cut clothing. Modesty, in all areas of our lives, has fallen out of style because the church is nearly indistinguishable from the world. Even among so-called Christians, being like our friends is often more important to us than what our Lord commands. Modesty is a commandment but how many of us care?

If we want to be pleasing to the Lord, we must begin to care. If our lives center on Him, our choices will too. One of the areas that many of us need to work on is dressing in a way that pleases the Lord–without falling into the trap of legalism. I’ve heard young women say that if they were wearing a bikini and a guy lusted after them, it was his problem and his alone. Yes, men have to take responsibility for their actions and if they give into lust, God holds them accountable. However, if a woman has dressed in such a way as to cause a man to lust, God will hold her accountable, also. The same, however, is also true of men. Some guys go around with their shirt open down to there or with no shirt on or in tight pants. For some women, these are stumbling blocks just as much as a woman’s immodest apparel is a stumbling block to men. Other men might flaunt their wealth, or dress in a way that he knows is attractive to women in order to draw attention to himself–even if he is fully covered, these actions are still proof of an immodest heart. It matters not if we are covered, if our desire is to draw attention to ourselves rather than to our Lord, we are immodest–and we are sinning.

Lust isn’t just a guy’s issue. Modesty isn’t just a woman’s issue. Guys can be just as immodest as girls and women can lust just as much as a man. Because men are visual and their minds complete the pattern their eyes see, immodesty among women is, overall, a greater stumbling block to a male than a guy’s immodesty is to women. That’s overall. But I’ve known women who lusted greatly and boasted greatly about their lust. Both are wrong to lust, and both are wrong to dress in a way that leads others to lust.

Luke 17: 1- 2, “Then he said unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than he should offend one of these little ones.” .

I Corinthians 6: 20, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

We do not belong to ourselves, we belong to God. It is God alone that we must please. Everything about our lives should glorify our Savior. If we either dress in an immodest fashion or allow our children to, the witness that we are giving to the lost says, “My God doesn’t have any standards. Just come to Him and you can do what you want.” God has standards so high that, were it not for the blood of Christ and the grace of God none of us would be able to stand before Him. When we ignore His commands in order to do what we want, we are sinning.

Modesty begins in the heart. A modest man or woman will exhibit qualities such as gentleness and humility (Colossians 3: 12).They will not strive to be “front and center” and gather attention for themselves. Their clothing, like everything about them, will point to God.

This message could have been for me about 30 years ago. No one told me I was being immodest in my choices of clothing or in my attitudes. It took the grace of God in opening my eyes for me to realize it. I don’t say what I’ve said out of malice or a holier-than-thou attitude. I wish someone had told me what I’m telling you. May God be glorified by our desire to honor Him in every single aspect of our lives.

Soli Deo gloria!

Leaning Against A Thorn [Repost]

This Thing Called Life . . .

Today’s post is something I shared with you several years ago that definitely bears repeating. It was written by my wonderful writer friend,Lynn Mosher. This was first published on herblogand it made such a huge impact on me that I asked Lynn if I could share it with you and she agreed. Here it is again.

Leaning Against a Thorn

 Thorns of trials.

Thorns of affliction.

Thorns of adversity.

Thorns of all kinds.

 Thorns pricking. Briers sticking. Thistles piercing.

Pricking thorns of…

  •  abuse
  • divorce
  • addiction
  • a lost job
  • failing health
  • loss of a home
  • financial disaster
  • a friend’s betrayal
  • a teen making bad choices

The enemy stands ready to prick us at any time with adverse circumstances.

However, sometimes we find ourselves being pricked with the barbs of consequences when we lean into an avoidable situation, something God’s Word clearly states that we are to shun.

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Spurgeon: A godly mother…can any man estimate what he owes her?

A Twisted Crown of Thorns ®

“Fathers and mothers are the most natural agents for God to use in the salvation of their children. I am sure that, in my early youth, no teaching ever made such an impression upon my mind as the instruction of my mother.
Neither can I conceive that, to any child, there can be one who will have such influence over the young heart as the mother who has so tenderly cared for her offspring. A man with a soul so dead as not to be moved by the sacred name of ‘mother’ is creation’s blot.

Never could it be possible for any man to estimate what he owes to a godly mother.

Certainly I have not the powers of speech with which to set forth my valuation of the choice blessing which the Lord bestowed on me in making me the son of one who prayed for me, and prayed

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Fudge, Punch, and Trusting God


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We put up our Christmas tree just a few days ago. Decorations abound. Little hands are fashioning cards and drawings. Christmas is in the air. Sometimes, I get caught up in the light shining in my children’s eyes and I love every single moment of Christmas preparation. Other times, I’m far too concerned about how to pull it all off. There’s been nothing but bad news financially this year and, as we face the new year, there’s little hope that things will get better. I want to do for my children; I just don’t always know how. But, sometimes I forget–Christmas isn’t about having enough money, about getting things, it’s not about a tree, shiny lights or toys. It’s about our Lord, rejoicing that He came. Being amazed became He came for me. It’s about trusting Him. If He can save me, He can provide for my family, plain and simple. He isn’t up to one but unable to do the other. Christmas is also about my family. My beautiful, precious, family. God’s grace and my loves, they are my greatest gifts.

Even though money is beyond tight, like most Moms I like to do things for my family. I may not always be able to do what I want to do but, whatever it is, it’s always done with love. One of the ways I like to do for them at Christmas is by making them a special treat or two. We love fudge and through the years, I’ve made all kinds. On the stove top, with velveeta, chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla and on and on. One of the easiest ones I’ve ever made has to be the one I’ve included here. If you don’t think you can make fudge, guess what? You can. And it won’t burn, it won’t fail, ever. It’s all done in the microwave and it just couldn’t be easier. Sometimes, when time is short, I still turn to this recipe. My family still loves it, even after all these years. After you’ve looked over the fudge, scroll on down and read the Cappuccino punch recipe. We don’t make it every year but when we do, they love this also. Try it, I think you’ll like it also.

***Microwave Never-Fail Fudge***

If you follow directions, it will never fail. While not completely classic, it’s both easy and good. Everybody that I have ever served it to loved it. My children think it’s great that they can make fudge “all by myself.”

3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Place chocolate chips, condensed milk and butter or margarine in a large microwavable bowl. Microwave about 3 minutes (until the chips are melted). Stir once every minute as it melts. When melted, stir in the chopped nuts, if desired. Pour into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish. Refrigerate until set.

***Cappuccino Punch***

This makes a fantastic Christmas punch!

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup instant coffee granules
1 cup boiling water
2 quarts milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
1 quart chocolate ice cream, softened
Combine the sugar and the coffee granules and add to the boiling water stirring well until both are dissolved. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Just before you are ready to serve, pour the coffee syrup into a large punch bowl; add the milk and scoops of both ice creams and stir until the ice cream is melted. Makes about 1 gallon.
Merry Christmas!

Until next time,


Soli Deo gloria!

Thanksgiving Yummies


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Cranberry Walnut Breakfast Pie

This is our annual Thanksgiving breakfast treat. Often we serve sausage links along side of it. Delicious with coffee!! This is easily doubled and you can leave the walnuts out if someone doesn’t like them. Just add a few more cranberries to the mix. We always make one pie with walnuts and one without so everyone is satisfied. Enjoy! And Happy Thanksgiving!!

(Preheat oven to 350 degrees)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cup cranberries

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 eggs, well beaten

1/2 teaspoon almond extract (can use vanilla if out of almond)

Combine flour, sugar and salt. Add nuts and cranberries and mix well. Mix the beaten eggs, melted butter and extract together and then add into flour mixture. Stir well. Spread into pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Spiced Corn Muffins

If you want something other than a traditional roll for Thanksgiving, these are very good. Of course, you could do both! Be a bit careful with these, as they are tender. Do not use low-fat items.

(Preheat oven to 350 degrees)

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

1/3 cup sour cream

1/3 cup milk

1 egg

1 cup biscuit mix

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

4 tablespoons cornmeal

6 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

In a bowl, stir together the melted butter or margarine, sour cream, milk and egg. Blend well. Add the biscuit mix, baking soda, cornmeal, sugar and spice. Stir until blended. Scoop into greased muffin tin (or use liners). Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Wishing you God’s greatest blessings,

Until next time,

‘bye, ya’ll!



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