The work of His hands

By |2019-11-20T16:09:01+00:00November 20th, 2019|Heart of Womanhood|

A powerfully bold brushstroke within the Heart of Womanhood ministry is HOW God has designed us to learn FROM each other. To learn WITH each other. Our creative God knew from the beginning that we are better together. We need each other in order to make disciples who make disciples. Through our Portraits Bible Studies, [...]

Trophy life

By |2019-11-20T16:12:01+00:00October 15th, 2019|Heart of Womanhood|

What a creative Halloween costume! Our friend began with a can of gold, high-gloss spray paint covering a tennis outfit, tennis shoes, visor, and tennis racquet. Gold skin makeup and gold hairspray completed the winning costume. Her daughter struck a “tennis pose.” Everyone applauded. Like magic, my neighbor had created her own perfect “trophy child.” [...]

Chicken casserole for a mom’s soul

By |2019-09-19T15:55:36+00:00September 19th, 2019|Heart of Womanhood|

The grandparents would be here in one hour for a family Labor Day dinner. With the beginning of September, my taste buds turned to fall foods despite the outside temperature remaining hotter than my preheating oven. My plan? To serve my mom’s famous Chicken Casserole. So, I prepare the rice, then the broccoli, then the [...]

Home Stretch

By |2019-08-23T19:27:21+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Heart of Womanhood|

No bones about it. I was a non-athletic girl. Have you ever heard someone say, “Well, I don’t have an athletic bone in my body”? Yep. That was me. Ironically, God’s sense of humor included match-making this artsy, musical, studious gal with a superb athlete. My hubby was even a man called into a life-time [...]

Pardon our dust

By |2019-07-24T12:26:37+00:00July 24th, 2019|Heart of Womanhood|

Whether I see one in a hotel, a restaurant or a retail store, my creative mind appreciates clever construction signs. It’s a common sight. When undertaking a renovation project, businesses display posters that communicate the motivation behind their mess. The dream behind their dust. Here are just a few of the construction signs that have [...]

Father, May I?

By |2019-07-22T15:42:14+00:00May 31st, 2019|Heart of Womanhood|

Remember the childhood game of Mother, may I? It’s an activity where one child plays “Mother” while all the other children position themselves on the opposite side of the room or yard. Each playmate takes turns asking “Mother, may I take three large hops?” OR “Mother, may I take five giant steps?” etc. With each [...]

Visionary Moms

By |2019-07-22T15:42:56+00:00May 14th, 2019|Heart of Womanhood|

I was 35,000 feet up in the air when it happened the first time. While flying to speak at a church my gaze shifted from the clouds around the aircraft to the open Bible in my lap. As I began to review the passage for the “Chalk Talk” that night, I noticed that God’s Word [...]

If you see something, say something

By |2019-07-22T15:50:08+00:00April 9th, 2019|Heart of Womanhood|

I know that the hours before us will be filled with chaos and craziness, with the hard and the hilarious, with stressing and with blessing. But I look forward to the third Saturday morning in April every year. A team of volunteers from across the city combine forces in the pre-dawn hours to prepare for [...]

Shine Like Diamonds

By |2019-07-22T15:50:38+00:00March 6th, 2019|Heart of Womanhood|

Years ago, for a splash of pizazz, I added a black chalkboard paint border close to the ceiling in our Kentucky kitchen. On this border encircling our hub of family activity, my husband suggested that we write each family member’s name, birthdate, and favorite Bible verse. That night at the dinner table we asked our [...]

Happy Heart Day

By |2019-07-22T15:53:31+00:00February 14th, 2019|Heart of Womanhood|

I’ve always had a heart for Valentine’s Day! I remember with a big smile the excitement building the week leading up to February 14th each year. Afternoons were filled with Valentine preparation. First there was the official Valentine BOX. Before gift bags, back in my elementary era, shoeboxes with a hole cut in the top [...]

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