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Category: Graceful Things

Blogs on how to handle all things with grace.

Cracked Eggs, Part 2

Without going into a big lesson about whether God really commands wives to submit to their husbands (hint- He really does), I want to take a moment to talk about what that submission looks like. In the Bible passage that we all love to hate (as we argue that if we want eggshell curtains and our husband wants cream colored curtains that we have to go with cream—and that just isn’t fair), Ephesians 5:22-33 commands wives to submit to their husbands. This passage also says a lot to husbands about the responsibilities that come with heading a family, but let’s stick with our part for now. “Submit.” It is ok; say it out loud.

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O’ Be Careful Little Eyes, 3 Common Sense Ministry Tips for the Work Place

I am a writer, and so I love stories. I may not always add to the gossip, but sometimes I am tempted to listen to it. With God’s help, I am learning to walk away from all ugly talk (no matter how juicy it may be), AND doing that in a discreet manner rather than casting judgment on the ones who are participating, because let’s face it—I really want to hear the dirt. Father, God—Give me the patience to listen to and care for others as Jesus does. Let me not be tempted to join in with gossip and tarnish my testimony. Rather than New Year’s resolutions this year, I chose a Bible verse to shape my year. Considering the challenges I would face with my new position at work, it seems obvious that God gave it to me. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Eph 4:29, NIV).