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Modesty: Humility in Dress

“…in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation…which is proper for women professing godliness…”                                                    I Timothy 2: 9-10
 

Modesty is not a popular topic these days. I personally don’t like conflict, so I’m certainly not posting these thoughts with the intention of stirring up controversy.  But ladies, biblical…

What’s a Woman to Do?

“I write to you so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God.”          I Timothy 3:15
 

My last blog post was on a very important issue that seems to have become somewhat of a hot topic. The recent controversy in the Southern Baptist Convention over women filling pulpits and being ordained as pastors and elders prompted me to write about the biblical prohibition on women teaching men and holding…

What’s the Big Deal About Women Preaching?

“…I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man…”   I Timothy 2:12                                                   It seems that the role women are to play in the church was a hot topic at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention a few weeks ago.  After perusing blog posts, listening to sermons, skimming…

Life is Brief and Christ is Precious

“…you do not know what will happen tomorrow.  For what is your life?  It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”  James 4:14
 

A few weeks ago my youngest daughter went to bed on a Sunday evening feeling perfectly fine, only to wake up at 5:45 the next morning in excruciating pain.  By the time I arrived, my baby girl was delirious, vomiting, and running a very high fever.  After some blood work…

Her Children Rise Up and Call Her Blessed

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies…Her children arise up, and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:10, 28
 

There are some lovely, old-fashioned words that I am sorry to see go out of vogue. One of those delightful words is virtuous.  For many Christian women the term virtuous woman is synonymous with Proverbs 31.  This seems appropriate, since the last twenty-two verses of that familiar chapter of Scripture give us a beautiful description of a virtuous, or…

Aging Gracefully and Full of Grace

“Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.”  Psalm 71:18
I recently celebrated yet another birthday.  I remember as a little girl thinking my next birthday would never arrive, but now each one seems to roll around more quickly than the last. As I pondered the passing of another year, I began to wonder how I’m managing at…

Should Women Study Theology?

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15
There are groups of Christians who would consider this to be a silly question.  In fact, some would think the notion of women studying theology to be absolutely ridiculous.  Yes, there are actually people who would tell you that a female doesn’t need to know doctrine in order to clean house, do laundry, and change diapers. …

The Tapestry

“But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in Your hand…”       Psalm 31:14-15a
 I’m excited about my new website and blog, and I truly appreciate you taking the time to check it out. Although, from time to time I’ve made a stab at writing consistently, I have never been successful at it. However, a few people have encouraged me to write regularly, and I’ve even received some requests from young…

Love for a Lifetime

THE BEAUTY OF A MARRIAGE THAT ENDURES

“…rejoice in the wife of your youth…” Proverbs 5:18

I can hardly believe that forty years ago today I was preparing for one of the most exciting and life changing days of my life. Forty years! That’s a really long time! Is there any way I could convince you that we were only twelve and sixteen? In all seriousness, I remember our wedding rehearsal the night before I became Mrs. Don Currin. I was…