Martha Peace is a wonderful author for women’s issues, not the least of which is her book, “The Excellent Wife“.  She teams up with Pastor Kent Keller to bring us a book solely devoted to the topic of modesty.  The book is geared toward young women in particular, but I think women of all ages can benefit from it.   The emphasis on the heart issues is so refreshing.  Although details about specific items of clothing are addressed, by...

 Honour widows that are widows indeed …she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.   (1 Timothy 5:3, 5). Widows were a prominent figure in the epistles as well as the early apostolic churches of the 1st through 3rd centuries.  The Bible encourages special honor be given to these godly women of the church, and their role became more and more organized and formalized in the early...

This is one of our favorites!  My hubby approves and asks for it often.    It’s a great crowd pleaser, and the leftovers (if there are any) are awesome the next day.  Because there is so much meat with the salami and the bacon, this pasta salad is hearty enough as a meal in itself.  I’ve served this as a side to some grilling favorites, and also as a beautiful salad for a ladies’ dinner or buffet.  The portions here are quite large...

Personal separation is a sticky issue in Independent Baptist circles.   We live “in the world, but not of the world” (Phil. 2:15; 1 John 2:16).  Some social issues are getting less easy to categorize with the encroaching acceptance of social drinking, dancing, going to movie theaters, length of skirts and necklines, even marijuana use. We mock the old adage “I don’t drink, smoke, or chew and I don’t go with girls that do.” We...

I added Warren Wiesbe’s bundle of commentaries on The Gospels in his “Be Series” books to my Kindle.  Each book is named for its accompanying virtue that the Bible is calling us to display.  “Be Loyal” is the commentary on Matthew, for instance.  “Be Dilligent” is Mark.  “Be Compassionate” is the first  part of Luke, and “Be Courageous” is the second part of Luke.  “Be...

Edges of Truth is a true story of a woman falsely convicted of murder. I love real life crime stories, and this really satisfied my appetite for it.  I was swept up in the story of injustice and redemption and couldn’t put the book down!   The issue of shaken baby syndrome is explored as well as the difficulties of the legal system.  Although there are a lot of legal and medical details, Deb Brammer brings the reader along easily.  I thoroughly...

Agnes Sligh Turnbull’s stories have become popular among traditional women.  Some groups even have used the title of this book to encourage ladies in home-making, and really that is the value of this book.  Critics have called her old-fashioned, but that’s not a deterrent for me!   This is a short story about a woman and her husband who are trying to make a go of their small farm.  Their arduous work in the fields has begun to affect the peacefulness...

Scripture gives us this juxtaposition of getting out our telescopes and viewing the vastness of His Word and yet using the microscope to really investigate the nitty gritty details.   The great constellations of foundational doctrines are so plain for all the world to see.  It is like coming across the wide plain and seeing the whole mountain range before you.  Viewing those mighty vistas of great truths.  You gaze in awe at one huge mountain, then shift...

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