But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. 1 Peter 3: 14-16
When I was growing up, music technology was at an in-between state: between records and cassette tapes. You could go to the music store and choose whether you wanted to buy your music on a record or on a cassette.
Popular singles were available on a record for $0.99. I would save my allowance and...
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It’s a question I’ve been asked at about the exact pace my oldest daughter’s been asked, “Where are you going to college?” (I’m thankful her answer is UNC!)
The answer to the question directed my way feels more complicated. I’m not sure...
I love giving gifts. I also love books. So, I thought I’d put them together and share ten of my favorite books to give as gifts. I like to think of these as gifts that keep on giving, because their effect doesn’t just delight for a day or two—some of these books are written to be...
North Carolina winters are often filled with the delightful hope of snow succumbing to the disappointing reality called freezing rain. It leaves the roads dangerously slick and it coats every surface with a layer of ice, especially trees. As the sunlight shines through the ice laden branches, the...
Years ago, I watched as my daughter careened down the hill on her bike, going too fast and not stable enough to remain upright. As she crashed to the ground I felt the urge to look away. Bare skin meeting pavement is always painful—especially when you’re six years old. Tears welled as...
As we sit on the beach, I watch my youngest as she hunts for shells. She races up to me, sharing her finds. Over and over she brings them to me, delighting in each of them as treasure:
“Mom, isn’t that orange color beautiful?”
“Look at the curves of this one, aren’t they pretty?
“Feel how smooth this shell
I like to be asked thought-provoking questions. However, in our busy lives it is difficult to take time to still our minds and follow Paul’s simple instruction to Timothy, “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching” (1 Tim. 4:16). Jesus also instructed his disciples, “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be
The following article is a guest post from Winfree Brisley:
The Christian life is meant to be lived in community. We are encouraged, challenged, and sanctified through relationships with other believers. But many Christians find themselves feeling isolated and unsure about how to connect with others. Perhaps you had great
At TGCW16, I told the women in my sessions I’d post some of the resources we discussed here at Wit’s End. I’ve included the links to the talks, along with the outlines and resources mentioned. Hopefully, these will help as you listen along. You can find all of the talks from the conference here. I’ve
I just finished unpacking my bags from The Gospel Coalition 2016 National Women’s Conference (TGCW16), but my mind is still unpacking a variety of things: excellent teaching, thought-provoking conversations, and the whirlwind of interactions that happen at a conference that includes 7200 women who love Jesus.
Just as my desk is full of books
This Thursday, I’m looking forward to being on a panel with Christine Hoover, Irene Sun, and Beth Urton at The Gospel Coalition 2016 National Women’s Conference (TGCW16). We’ll be discussing the topic “Teaching Theology to Children” and I thought I’d share about one of the resources I’m thankful we used
One of my favorite ways to enjoy summer is to sit and savor a good book. While I often read theological or devotional books, sometimes it’s nice to relax and read a good story or biography that’s well told. I always ask friends for recommendations, so today I’m sharing some of their picks that I enjoyed this
In June of 2015, about 20 women gathered in London for a meeting to discuss women’s ministries in complementarian contexts around the world. Our hope was to learn from one another and encourage each other in our task.
We heard from women in Australia, South Africa, Europe, UAE, and the USA. Led by the Proclamation Trust, we first met at
One of my regular encouragements to new moms is to find a mom in the season just ahead of her to ask specific questions about nursing, sleep schedules, and potty training. The reason? Now that my children are in the middle years (8, 12, 15), I cannot remember most of the answers to those questions myself! I spent multiple years vacillating
I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Courtney Doctor’s new Bible study, From Garden to Glory; a Bible Study on the Bible’s Story (CDM 2016) just released this spring and I hope you’ll take a look. Courtney guides her
I feel weary when I read the news these days. There’s no one I want to vote for nationally. My state is in turmoil over House Bill 2 (AKA “the bathroom bill”). I hear stories about life on college campuses, both academically and morally, and I’m deeply concerned. There’s so much brokenness in families,
Last week my daughter came home with a question about her math homework. For some, math questions might be more dreaded than having The Talk, but for me these discussions are usually a delight. After years of being the mom who has no idea how to make crafty designs for elementary school projects, I’m finally in my comfort zone. I’ve
Every year at Uptown Church, our Women’s Care Team (WCT) has an in-town planning retreat. We have two purposes in gathering:
1) to fellowship with one another 2) to spend time reflecting upon the past year and planning for the upcoming year.
Our retreat helps us to catch up with one another, as well as provide an
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