Pressures, demands, expectations, and tasks push in from all sides and assault our schedules. Do this! Be there! Finish that! Call them! It seems as though everyone wants something from us—family, friends, employer, school, church, clubs. Soon there is little left to give, as we run out of energy and time. We find ourselves rushing … More Wake-Up Call
I’ve always asked my children to tell the truth. It’s amazing how our little bundles of joy have the innate tendency to sin by lying since birth. I encourage them by saying that no matter what, their consequence will be less severe if they admit the truth. I’ve also told them there is nothing that … More Walking in Truth
What do you think about when you see or hear the words, “What is Love?” Does a song pop into your head like, “What is Love? By Haddaway, or “L.O.V.E.” by Nat King Cole. Maybe it is the tune, “I Want to Know What Love Is?” by Foreigner for those from the 1980s or the … More What is Love?
The more I read from the apostle John, the more I am truly terrified of meeting him in heaven. The groundbreaking wisdom he offers in a matter of sentences, the mind bending truth he reveals throughout his writings, the difficult conviction he brings forth as a result of his revelations…I imagine a sit down conversation … More The Black and White of the Gospel
Have you experienced the blessing of spending time with friends – perhaps in your ABF or Life Group? These conversations can be encouraging and minister deeply to our hearts. I also love those informal gatherings when a group of friends spends time together. Recently, we spent an evening with friends and all of us took … More Fellowship & Love
Somehow I think I am able to control all the details in my life. I make lists. I organize my calendar and schedule appointments, I stress over all the pieces and work hard to keep everything in the right place. In all of my frantic activity, I picture God sitting on His heavenly throne, patiently … More Control
In the month of September, we are reading through the book of Genesis. Nicole introduced us to the book and directed us to four theological themes present in the familiar stories we may be familiar with and will read this month – https://waysidewomen.com/2018/08/29/a-new-beginning/ God is Creator Sin and Its Implications for Creation God’s Unavoidable Judgment God’s … More Surrender Your Isaac
In last week’s blog post, Nicole introduced Genesis and directed our attention to four theological themes that unfold in this book. You can read it here – https://waysidewomen.com/2018/08/29/a-new-beginning/ God is Creator Sin and Its Implications For Creation God’s Unavoidable Judgment God’s Preserving Grace Let’s take a closer look at Genesis 2 this week. We could … More His Design & Purpose
The New Year, that first scoop of peanut butter, starting on the first page of a brand new book, the start of a brand new school year. Don’t we all just love beginnings? It feels so fresh, so full of hope, it’s a time where anything could happen and there is so much to look … More A New Beginning
This final chapter in Proverbs presents the virtuous woman and we need not be intimidated or run away from this impressive list of accomplishments. You may say, “But I’m a single woman – not married. I don’t have children.” These verses are for you as well. Why, you may ask? Because of the bottom line … More Who is the Proverbs 31 Woman?