Our big news today is that Nate’s Death By Living, his first non-fiction book since Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl, was released today! This book makes me laugh out loud on one page and wipe my eyes on the next. It’s glorious and inspiring and makes me want to live harder. Where can you get a copy? From Canon Press of course!
One of the really great things about my life is that I have four daughters. Count ’em, four. That’s a lot of little hairdos, and purses, and doll clothes, and chapstick. It’s a lot of wonderful. But one thing that cannot be denied is that it is also seriously difficult to sew for them. Want to make Easter dresses? Just start at Thanksgiving. They are so fun to sew for, and they love it so much. But it is so hard to make that much of anything. Combine that with my love of cozy jammies for all and you have a problem. Read More
I did what I said I would and picked some winners! Congrats to Marci S., Kathryn A., and Rebekah Priscilla! I will email you for your address and we will get some books in the mail for you! Thanks to all for entering!
The older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).
Think of the things that women generally work hard to keep: the house clean, the laundry done, the kids in order. Women also work hard to keep their figure, their job, their budget, their husband…you get the idea. We all work hard at keeping many things.
This proverb tells us be “keeping” our hearts because our hearts are where the action is. All we say and do (“the issues of life”) comes right out of our hearts. And if our hearts are not doing well, our lives won’t be doing well either.
The trouble is that our hearts are a whole lot more difficult to monitor than our weight or our job performance or our love life. Our hearts can deceive us (Jer. 17:9), and James warns us (1:26) not to deceive ourselves. This requires wisdom.
So how do we keep our hearts? Clearly we need God’s help, and obviously He has provided a Read More