How to Respond to the Labels – Intolerant, Judgmental, Hater

Impossible to please everybody J C Ryle quote

 Some might think I live in a bubble because I’ve homeschooled my kids for the last 5 years…they’d be wrong.  For the first 18 years of my life, I attended public schools.  I also worked in the “real world” as a waitress for many years and later as a receptionist, Administrative Assistant and Business Sales Rep.  During those years, I made friends with all sorts – gay and straight, Mormon, Jehovah Witness, Muslim, Buddhist, Atheist and every denomination from Charismatic to Fundamentalist to Methodist and Presbyterian. I sincerely enjoy people and anyone who is kind to me, I quickly adopt […]

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The Women Living Well Book Club – Chapter 1

John Piper Quote

Welcome to the Women Living Well book club! Today’s reading assignment was the Introduction and Chapter 1. The book opens and closes pointing to the fact that we have to INTENTIONALLY shut out the clamor of this world so we can hear the voice of God. My daughter was sick this past week – throwing up! Blak!  I knew she was sick the minute she lost her appetite. And I wonder – Have you lost your appetite for God’s word?  Is your soul sick?  Has another voice crowded out the voice of God in your life? The key to being […]

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5 Steps For Determining God’s Will

Whoa

Lately, I have wrestled with trying to figure out God’s will for some areas in my life.  Two weeks ago, my pastor gave this 5 step process for determining God’s will: 1. God’s will is revealed in his written word – the Bible. 2. God often uses wise people in our lives to advise us and help us determine God’s will.    3. God reveals his will through open and closed doors. 4.  God reveals his will through inner peace or turmoil. 5.  God uses our obedience for his glory. Number 5 resonates with me during this holiday season…because Mary the mother of […]

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Comparing Myself to a REAL1950’s Wife

On the Rachael Ray Show I was dubbed a “1950’s Wife“. But my grandmother, a mother of 4, is the REAL 1950’s wife. She is ALSO a Proverbs 31 woman. On Mother’s Day we sat in the Cheesecake Factory and I had my notebook and pen in hand and I wrote and wrote and wrote about what life was like in the 1950’s. Here’s some of what I learned. My grandma had a weekly schedule that my mother rattled off as quickly as my grandmother did!! So this must be where I get my scheduling tendencies – it’s in my […]

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Welcome New Readers

In the past day or two, there’s been rumblings of anger from some who oppose the Summer Marriage Challenge. First, something popped up on youtube, then on twitter, then on a blog post (that received over 200 comments from women – most were displeased) and on blogfrog. As news spread about this challenge, some women were displeased that other women would actually pursue such a challenge. I have seen my visitor numbers sky rocket as a result of this controversy and I know some of these women are reading this post so “welcome to Women Living Well!”. I am honestly […]

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Teaching Our Children to Do Chores

I was at my friend Jen’s home, when I caught sight of this gem box! I had to take a photo and share it with you!!!  In our home we use chore packs which I blogged about earlier. I copied this method from the Duggar’s Show (the Duggar’s use the Maxwell’s system from Managers of Their Chores).But in my friend Jen’s home, they are using the gem method! Here’s the box she has made of gems and this is how it works: Each time she sees something that needs to be done – she asks one of her girls to […]

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A Good Reputation: Ecclesiastes 7

Wednesday in the Word: Ecclesiastes 7:1 “A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.” When you think of these names what do you think of? Mary Mother of Jesus Britney Mother Theresa Beth Moore Hillary Madonna Angelina I am sure that each name evoked an emotion within you based on their reputation. If your name was in that list would it be a “good name?” Ecclesiastes says that “a good name is better than fine perfume”. When someone is wearing fine perfume and you sit down beside them – […]

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A Lesson Learned from Chef Mesnier

Yesterday I met Chef Roland Mesnier, the retired Master Pastry Chef of the White House. He worked at the White House for 25 years and served 5 Presidents – Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton and Bush Jr. He told stories of serving the Queens, Heads of State, Senators, Congress Men and parties where over 800 were invited for dinner at the White House. What impacted me the most about him was his desire to please each President he served. He was meticulous about every detail that left his kitchen and did it with excellence for the approval of the President […]

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