The Quarrelsome Wife

Sharon Marriage, Self-control 5 Comments

Every time I read through Proverbs there are a few select proverbs that, as a wife, I read with fear and trembling. Proverbs 27:15-16 is one of them: A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand. Doesn’t that description sound awful? I never want …

Why Celebrate Christmas?

Sharon Church, Seasonal 1 Comment

I know this sounds like a ridiculous question. The answer should be pretty obvious, especially for a Christian. But before you assume that you already know the answer, and before you click out of the window because Christmas is over and this post seems a little late in coming, you should know that I have a reason for posting this …

Taking Off Your Makeup

Sharon Beauty, Body Image, Self-esteem 5 Comments

When it comes to makeup, I’m the kind of girl who has managed to get by with the most meager knowledge of how to wear it. I know the basics, but anything venturing near the realm of real makeup competence is beyond my skill level. I wear just enough to cover up the circles under my eyes without flirting with …

Is Cleanliness Really Next to Godliness?

Sharon Family, Ministry, Parenting 1 Comment

The only reason my apartment is clean right now is because my parents came to visit this weekend. About 12 hours prior to their arrival there were books strewn across every table surface, and dishes piled up in the sink. And while I normally HATE to live that way, it was the end of the semester and my husband and …

To Santa or Not to Santa

Sharon Parenting, Seasonal 9 Comments

Last year I wrote a post that opened the debate about whether or not to tell your kids about Santa Claus. The topic was actually just a minor part of the post itself, but in that short paragraph I managed to totally scandalize my parents, who later left me sarcastic voicemails about how unfortunate my chidlhood must have been. Apparently …

The Faith and Fear in Mary’s Song

Sharon Seasonal Leave a Comment

Well it’s the end of the semester which means it’s crunch time for my school work! I had fully intended to sit down and write a new post tonight, but about 60 seconds after opening my lap top I realized that wouldn’t be possible. I have got to go to bed! Instead, I am re-posting a blog I wrote this …

Speaking of Hoochie Mamas

Sharon Girl Stuff, Gossip, Jealousy, Self-esteem 7 Comments

Alright, it’s honesty time. In the spirit of being transparent about my own short-comings I hope you don’t think I’m a big fat jerk! So here goes… One of the things that I have to actively resist doing on a fairly regular basis is criticizing other women who dress inappropriately. It’s so tempting to snicker in my husband’s ear whenever …

Christmas and Atheism

Sharon Apologetics, Evangelism, Seasonal 1 Comment

This week I happened upon a news story about the above billboard–posted in New Jersey by the atheist advocacy group American Atheists–and the subsequent backlash that ensued. As you look at this billboard (you can click on it for a larger view), I want you to pause for a moment and reflect on your feelings about it. What kind of a …