“The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands” (Proverbs 14:1).
There is a very big privilege God gave exclusively to man; the power of communicating through words. Words reflect what is in our heart, and as we use them, they paint a picture in our soul. With our words, we can create a beautiful painting or a completely atrocious display, there is no mid-point. Proverbs 18:21 says: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit”. The contrast is very noticeable: life or death. Our words have the power to bring comfort and healing, or destruction and cause wounds. Everything that comes out from our mouth produces hope or despair, blessing or curse.
God gave my husband, Rich, and I three beautiful children. Every day I have the choice to edify and bring out the best in them, or discourage them and bring bitterness to their lives. I have determined to always choose the...
God gave the woman something unique, especially as the mother of a home. She is the one who determines the nature of her home.
“But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.” (1 Timothy 2:15 NIV)
What does this mean? The best way we can invest our time and lives is in raising children and a generation for God. This is the best way. God gave every mom the ability to influence and shape her children; we can have either a positive or negative effect on their lives. When we do this work, our own lives will be restored. This passage gives us a few basics on how to raise a home in the fear of God.
I think the foundation for love is denying oneself. Every mom knows that from the moment the baby arrives, their personal needs are no longer a priority. We need to be willing to let go of our own plans....