light a pretty candle,
brew some tea
& lets talk
I seek to
encourage you to
modest in word,
in deed in dress
and in manner of
encourage you to
husband and to
and delight in
gift the LORD
creating you to
be a woman and
calling you as
one of His dear
I pray that you
will honour the
will of God and
seek to emulate
He's given in
His Word and
in all manner of
you guide the
home and serve
your family and
guests who come
to your table.
for encouragement and inspiration for the Christian mother at home.
letters are much like
to send to
share, I share with you because The LORD has
been very merciful to me and He is
trustworthy. He is my Rock and my
Redeemer, He is my Strength, my Source and
my Shield. He's brought me through
many trials, has carried me through dark
days and hopeless seasons---He's given me
light and He's given me hope. That's
the reason this whole website exists... to
share help and hope for women and
families... and it's my prayer to inspire
and encourage you to be the woman God's
designed *you* to be. The advice given
is peer advice and there is no intent to be
the "final authority" on any matter shared.
Trust the LORD, talk with your husband about
anything you read here. I have no
intention to be the "last word" --- I do not
think I know everything and pray to not come
across that way. God bless you in your
home. The plate's been dished up; take
what you want and leave the rest.
Pregnancy and Birth record page;
write us and
know your "due-date"
join in prayer for you.
Prayer requests for the blessing of
Conception & Pregnancy
Do The Next Thing
a poem quoted
by Elisabeth Elliot
have a number of pages that might be helpful to
you if you're struggling with some different
areas of life. Many of the articles and
links listed below might help you in whatever
area you're facing difficulties
or maybe you just need
Time Online will take you away
from your husband and family and
Every time you face the screen,
you will have your back to them.
Every minute you spend online
will be a minute
you do not
spend in homemaking.
Be careful to watch your time
Set boundaries for your time
and stick to them.
God's Plan for Younger Women - part one; John MacArthur
God's Plan for Younger Women - part two; John MacArthur
Here is a sweet new article I just received. I
think it will very much, both bless and instruct mothers...
specifically mothers of daughters.
Gift of Little Girls Jana Taft
Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood - Carolyn Mahaney
and weightloss and "Low-carb"
you're struggling in your marriage, I have
several articles below
in addition to
messages I have written
on the subject of marriage; Sisters,
please work at making marriage work---it really
is so worth it! I have discovered in
thirty years of marriage that one of the greatest gifts and
blessings God has ever allowed me is the gift of long marriage! O,
how I treasure the gift of long love. I have seen countless
times that the enemy will stop at
nothing in an attempt to destroy
marriages, homes and godly
seed. The power of God
will keep you from the snares of
the devil. BUT! You must yield
to that power and truth and not
to the wiles of the devil.
You MUST remain faithful, guarded, watchful, loyal and vigilant to
protect the precious gift of marriage and fidelity. You MUST
fend off the attacks of the enemy by guarding your heart, keeping
short accounts, trusting and being trustworthy and a whole lot
more... be a faithful woman of the Word... obey the Lord and walk in
also have a page that's being developed that
specifically to marriage--- I just need more
add material to it---linked from there
is a recommendation for going on
dates and "romantic getaways."
you can't seem to get organized and it's
plaguing you, then take a look at some ideas in
Homemaking section---also in my "Good
Things and Recipes" section.
women struggle with decisions they've made in
the past, failures or sins that they feel they
One such "failure" is
that of abortion. If you have had an
abortion and are struggling with how to deal
guilt or regrets, there is help and
hope. Others can help you come to a place
of forgiveness and healing---though
continue to struggle with past decisions.
Don't "muddle" through life...
there is help and hope...
your tomorrows do not have to be
like your yesterdays.
You can make it. You can
and carry through with them.
You don't have to go it alone.
Seek the LORD and seek wisdom.
You will find Him and you
will find peace and joy.
life will not always be the same
as it is today;
There will be another
originally written in 1894
and contains some thoughts that still permeate the
thinking of wives in their marriages today. Pray,
work with your husband, Perhaps seek help from an older, trusted Christian woman
if you're having difficulty in the area of the marriage
You can work through troubles and have a very fulfilling
love-life with your husband.
Wives, this letter, a reprint from an
article (by a sadly misguided wife)
You might like to use the
study in the
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
23 week Bible study guide
A Titus 2 Journey
My name is Pride. I
am a cheater.
I cheat you of your God-given
destiny... because you demand your
I cheat you of contentment...
because you "deserve better than
I cheat you of knowledge...
because you already know it all.
I cheat you of healing... because
you're too full of me to forgive.
I cheat you of holiness... because
you refuse to admit when you're
I cheat you of vision... because
you'd rather look in the mirror than
out a window.
I cheat you of genuine friendship...
because nobody's going to know the
I cheat you of love...because real
romance demands sacrifice.
I cheat you of greatness in
heaven... because you refuse to wash
another's feet on earth.
I cheat you of God's glory...
because I convince you to seek your
My name is Pride. I am a cheater.
You like me because you think I'm
always looking out for you. Untrue.
God has so much for you, I admit.
But don't worry...
If you stick with me, you'll never
-from Beth Moore's Praying God's
You will never regret
doing these pelvic exercises---
but you will regret it if you don't.
Website Links, Articles & Messages:
|Georgene's beautiful site
That Fears The Lord
she also has a wonderful blog
her writings will sure encourage you.
Georgene's xanga blog
…to bring glory
to God by making Him more accurately known so that
He is praised and celebrated;
…to remind ourselves of God's truth that we may walk
in it; …to encourage our children on their journey
with the Lord and give them tools to help train
…to exhort the Body of Christ and share ideas and
resources; …to entreat those who have yet to meet
the wonderful Savior to be reconciled to God
The Blog and Website of
author of countless articles,
columns and books for families
wife who writes letters &
articles relevant to wives,
mothers, Christian women
Encouragement and inspiration in any
area a woman faces. I think
it's especially geared to encourage
women facing difficult issues---articles
to inspire those with grief, past
hurts and difficult situations.
Please see Michelle Haynes'
a faithful student of the Word!
How To Really Love Your Husband
Gail Dunbar's site for insight and
understanding of the ways marriage
for marriage to be deeply satisfying.
Another author of very helpful women's
You'll find great help at her website
where you can take a look at available
books, and Bible Studies.
A Woman of Value Ministries
with Norma Daulton
sends beautiful and informative
newsletters by email subscription
also well informed on matters
of healthy choices
difficulties? Heavy burdens? Here's a site that
is filled to the brim with encouraging articles that will
you to press on
"This website is dedicated to
proclaiming the nobility of the home
and reclaiming the lost arts of
homemaking. While the role of the keeper
at home was once much honored and
revered, over the last several
generations it has become a position now
mocked and looked down upon by most of
you a strong willed woman??
sometimes difficult for you to
communicate ideas or feel like
being an effective teacher? Maybe
there is nothing wrong...
just a matter of style.
and/or listen to Cynthia Tobias and
learn new ways of teaching and
Anne Elliott is the owner of
focus of her site is to help Christian
women grow in 5 key relationships:
to God, to their husband, to their
to their home & to the world.
This was one of the very first sites I
linked to some 12-13 years ago... Anne's
Homey Place became simply Anne Elliot
and now you'll see it as Anne's Coffee
these books and more
can be found at:
Christian Book Distributors.com
addition to being a wonderful retreat
speaker, Cynthia Heald is one of my
favourite authors. She has written numerous Bible
studies, prayer guides and a
wonderful book on marriage.
you're looking for a study to do with a
small group of women, I'd encourage you
to look into her work... an excellent
wife is careful to be an obedient
wife... we learn obedience through
prayer and careful study of the Word of
a wonderful website:
Happiness is a verb
Book and Study Guide by Martha Peace
Books and devotionals
Malachi 3:3 says:
"He will sit as a refiner and
purifier of silver."
This verse puzzled some women in a
Bible study and they wondered what
this statement meant about the
character and nature of God. One of
the women offered to find out the
process of refining silver and get
back to the group at their next
Bible Study. That week, the woman
called a silversmith and made an
appointment to watch him at work.
She didn't mention anything about
the reason for her interest beyond
her curiosity about the process of
refining silver. As she watched the
silversmith, he held a piece of
silver over the fire and let it heat
up. He explained that in refining
silver, one needed to hold the
silver in the middle of the fire
where the flames were hottest as to
burn away all the impurities. The
woman thought about God holding us
in such a hot spot; then she thought
again about the verse that says: "He
sits as a refiner and purifier of
silver." She asked the silversmith
if it was true that he had to sit
there in front of the fire the whole
time the silver was being refined.
The man answered that yes, he not
only had to sit there holding the
silver, but he had to keep his eyes
on the silver the entire time it was
in the fire. If the silver was left
a moment too long in the flames, it
would be destroyed. The woman was
silent for a moment. Then she asked
the silversmith, "How do you know
when the silver is fully refined?"
He smiled at her and answered, "Oh,
that's easy ----when I see my image
If today you are feeling the heat of
the fire, remember that God has his
eye on you and will keep watching
you until He sees His image in you.
Oh to be more like Him ~ Love,
Angela (Thank you,
Angela, for sending this in)
‘A True Blessing’
Showing him God’s marriage plan by being a true blessing.
Ever since that wonderful day my love and I became as one,
I realized that our married life’s journey had only just begun.
I asked the Lord to show me how my joy could be complete,
And He brought to mind His Holy Word as I sat at His feet.
He told me that I would have to be willing to lay down my life
In showing the sacrificial loving that befits a godly wife.
He told me if I surrendered to His great marriage plan,
I would be forever blessed with a very happy man.
For I was born a woman who was called to be a wife,
A woman of great value and a pearl of great price.
I was called to be a helper to a man I call my own,
To lovingly care for him and make for us a home.
To always be thinking of him and how to please him best,
And to be a shoulder to lean on if he should need to rest.
I’d be someone he could talk to without fear of betrayal,
A listener and confidante not given to telling tales.
I decided I would seek the Lord daily and ask for His direction
In making me an instrument of His peace and affection.
A wife and treasure who would bless her man all her days,
In meeting all of his needs through learning of his ways.
So I will learn by prayerful watching and I will take every measure
To be a willing helper who brings her man much gain and pleasure
In putting him above all else except for our God in Heaven,
Glenys Robin Hicks
A Study of Feminine Loveliness
for Mothers and Daughters
Maidens of Virtue:
by Stacy McDonald
Read a Sample Chapter from this
not too late for a hope chest...
read about the inspiring life of the author
of the book:
The Hope Chest: A Legacy of Love,
browse the site about hope chests and
traditions, where you'll gather ideas
and patterns for sewing for your
~ Soon many products and patterns will
be added to this site:
Hope Chest Legacy
The Hope Chest: A Legacy
a book by
Hope Chests and related sites
Kentucky Hills Cedar
What a Godly Man Should Look
"I would use these words to describe this wonderful
man of virtue....
Noble, chivalrous, courageous, fun, true, wise,
loyal, passionate, protector, gentle, humble,
strong, self-sacrificial, adventurous, patient,
loving, kind, serving, intelligent, polite, family
centered, lover of truth, steeped in the Word of
God, prayerful and hospitable.
These are not the kind of guys that you always
notice first in a crowd. But they are the ones that
you admire most once you do notice them. They are
the ones who go to the person sitting on the side of
the church looking left out, and shake hands with a
smile. They are the ones that you will find at home
instead of in youth group. You will see them sitting
with their folks rather than passing notes in the
back of church with their friends. You will find
them helping in the kitchen or taking out the trash,
walking the ladies to their cars and carrying diaper
bags even if they don't belong to them.
You'll find them with other guys, in deep
discussions about theology, worldview philosophies,
politics, and books rather than just talking about
the latest football games, computer games and girls.
Yet, they can converse on these topics too when
needed :- ) . These are the guys who walk on the
outside of the sidewalk to protect the lady whom
they might be with, and are always watching for ways
to take care of her as a sister. When looking for a
mate, they want the one who is at home (or wants to
be) and "hangs out" with her mom and siblings more
than her buddies.
They love a good time, but it usually entails sword
fighting, ultimate Frisbee, board games, hiking,
touch football, night tag, water balloon fights and
G rated movies rather than sports teams, dancing at
the bar or movies with violence and sex-who cares if
they are in their 20's! A big night on the town
includes taking the siblings to the grocery store,
the library or out for miniature golf. They are
passionate about the things of God and they do not
bend on their convictions, no matter what others may
say or do. They don't care that some might see them
as "goody-goody" or strange for not dating or for
spending so much time with their family-they are
proud of it!
You might see them on the road at 6:30am rushing to
get to a 7:00am catechism class, even though no one
is making him go. You will find them in family
worship, singing or playing the piano, teaching
God's word to his family or sitting at his fathers
feet. They write marvelous heart felt letters of
encouragement when needed and yet might not say too
much by way of personal stuff to many. They keep
confidences. You might easily see him with a crowd
of little ones about him as he helps to teach them
something or play with them. He will watch an old
movie and play cards with his siblings or parents
,even when he would rather be playing "Stronghold
Crusader" on his laptop.
He would give up his very life for his savior, his
ideals and his family. He makes ice cream floats of
all kinds-even strange concoctions- and gives his
mom tea in bed. He bakes birthday cakes for his
friends with his sister's recipes. He learns follow
a recipe and make things in the crock-pot because he
wants to be able to at least take care of his wife
when the baby comes. You are likely to find him
under a car, on top of a roof, mowing a lawn,
mending the fence, writing a book, working the night
shift to help the family-anywhere that will require
hard work, initiative and drive-but not for his own
They are so admired and dearly loved by their
families because they are an indispensable source of
joy and encouragement, strength of character and
servitude. They are never truly independent, because
they have come to that wonderful place in the
Christian life where they realize, that they must be
dependent on God alone in His sovereignty, and the
people that He has placed in his life.
Therefore, he is a true man's man. A giant. One to
look up to. A hero. A leader among his peers.
Strong, steady, dependable and one that you could
place your life and the lives of your children into
his capable and loving hands-with no regrets or
Kathy Gruben 2006
Gifts for any occasion
of ideas for you...
original site, Sisters in Christ, was one of
the first sites I found early on in my
search for Christian studies. The
owner has been
such a special blessing in my life as I
have learned many valuable lessons from her.
As Safe Haven, it's filled with helpful
articles, ideas, character and Bible
studies. I pray you will find the answers to
your questions here. Just click:
A Special Friend
A friend joyfully sings with you
on the mountaintop
Silently walks beside you
through the valley
Warms you by her presence
Trusts you with a secret
And remembers you in prayer
Christians in Conflict
This is a copy of
a Mary Engelbreit card that my
husband gave me for our
anniversary a few years ago.
I have some of her books, stamps
and calendars. I just
wanted to share this with you...
the sentiment is so precious,
and needful when you may feel
like times are hard... resolve
to stay the course, purpose to
love your husband and care for
Grow old along with him! The
best is yet to be...
And you can take a look at her
magazines and ordering
with anything, "Christian" or
"non-Christian" please use
discretion and understand that
share these links as ideas...
not to endorse everything on the
sites, the ideas, or all of the
When you eat a
watermelon, eat the fruit and
spit out the seeds.
Excerpt from St. Elmo
(pg. 467, 468) written by Augusta Jane Evans-Wilson (1866):
"Jealously she contended for every woman's right which God
and nature had decreed the sex. The right to be learned,
wise, noble, useful, in woman's divinely limited sphere; the
right to influence and exalt the circle in which she moved;
the right to mount the sanctified bema of her own quiet
hearthstone; the right to modify and direct her husband's
opinions, if he considered her worthy and competent to guide
him; the right to make her children ornaments to their
nation, and a crown of glory to their race; the right to
advise, to plead, to pray; the right to make her desk a
Delphi if God so permitted; the right to be all that the
phrase "noble, Christian woman" means."
To the Women in my life----Love you one and
When I was little, I used to believe in the
concept of one best friend,
and then I started to become
And then I found out that if you allow your
heart to open up,
God would show you the best in many
One friend's best is needed when you're going
through things with your children.
Another friend's best
is needed when you're going through things with your Mom.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or
One friend will say let's pray together,
another let's cry together,
another let's fight together,
another let's walk away together.
One friend will meet your spiritual need,
your shoe fetish,
another your love for movies,
another will be with you in your season of confusion,
another will be your clarifier,
another the wind beneath
But whatever their assignment in your life,
whatever the occasion, on whatever the day,
you need them to meet you with their
gym shoes on and
hair pulled back
or to hold you back from making a
complete fool of yourself...
those are your friends.
It may all be wrapped up in one woman,
but for many it's
wrapped up in several...
one from 3rd grade, one from
from the college years, a couple from old
several from church, on some days your mother, on
others your sisters,
and on some days it's the one that
you needed just for that day
or week that you needed
someone with a fresh perspective,
or the one who didn't
know all your baggage,
or the one who would just listen
those are good girlfriends/best
I thank my girlfriends, those who honor intimacy,
those who hold trust, and those who hold me up when life is
just too heavy!
The special bond we share is unique.
Thanks for the
words we've shared.
The prayers we've sent up.
laughs, the tears, the phone calls, the emails,
shopping, the movies, the lunches, the dinners,
talking, talking, talking and the listening, listening,
So whether you've been there 20 minutes
or 20 years + +,
I love you!
I'll pass this on to the women that
has placed in my life to make a difference.
is not measured by the number of years in our life...
by the lives in our years.
(I do not know who authored this
I wish it had been me
You will never regret doing these pelvic
but you will
regret it if you don't.