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Category: Home Front
Get out your briners, injectors, basters, and butter! Mary gives her best turkey and dinner tips so you can add some flavor and zing to your Thanksgiving.
Actress Barbara Billingsley, best known for portraying the quintessential supermom on the television comedy ”Leave It to Beaver,” died recently at age 94. In her signature role as June Cleaver, Billingsley personified the ideal middle-class mother and housewife in an era when relatively few American women with children worked outside the home. June Cleaver was [...]
I left the Ft. Worth conference thinking about something Dannah Gresh said during our panel discussion. She encouraged us to begin teaching our girls at a young age—and not to wait to guide them in forming godly values.
“Barefoot, pregnant, and tied to the kitchen sink” is a popular phrase that depicts the sorry state of the traditional housewife. Feminism liberated women from these supposed “shackles” and encouraged us to get out of the house. But the Bible says that constantly being “out and about” is a mark of a Girl Gone Wild…”her [...]
OK, I admit it I’m a John Piper groupie. Love everything he writes, says, thinks. Been like this since I discovered Desiring God. (Was it over a decade ago?) Two years ago, I met his wife Noel. We kinda had dinner. (Not name dropping. It’s true. One of the greatest honors of my life. I [...]
I came across this poem this morning that reminded me of the significance of the simple. In the economy of the Kingdom, the “what” always takes back seat to the “why.” What I do is not as important as why I do it.Â Giving someone a cup of cold water out of obedience to Christ is [...]
In the late sixties, budding feminist sociologist Ann Oakley embarked on a study of the attitudes and work satisfaction of British housewives. She endeavored to statistically reveal the appalling nature of women’s working conditions in the home…According to Oakley, “Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.”
Several months ago, I ran into Zellers to buy a few things for the house. I rounded the corner from the aisle containing pillows and blankets into the next aisle, where I expected to find candles, vases, and home decor. But what I saw stopped me dead in my tracks.
If you and/or your local church are looking for ways to evangelize, opening your home is one of the best methods for reaching the lost. Most of us, however, are not using our homes as we should to reach our neighbors, friends, and relatives. Tragically, many of us don’t even know our neighbors. Yet through hospitality, we can meet our neighbors and be a lighthouse in spiritually dark neighborhoods.
Lydia was a single woman, head of a household consisting mainly of servants. It was probably in her house that the first church in Philippi began to meet. Perhaps it was in her house that the church gathered to take up a collection to send Paul as he endured house arrest in Rome…It’s hard to know what precisely happened in Lydia’s home, except for this fact — her first act of ministry as a believer was to offer her home and hospitality.