Housewife Theologian

The Gospel Interrupting the Ordinary

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Written By: Aimee Byrd

i-bXvQD5w-MHey all you invisible people!  My name is Aimee Byrd and this blog is about the gospel interrupting the ordinary.  Join me in learning more about God and examining whether our knowledge of Him is congruent with our thinking and everyday living.  And please forgive all of my virgin efforts in blogging!  If computers were really smart, they would let me draw a picture of how I want everything formated and translate it for me.  But, dare to look past all my awkward attempts at building a blog, and read my stuff–you might like it!

Also, you might like to know my theological beliefs.  I am a member of Pilgrim Presbyterian Church (PCA), and therefore reformed in my theology. I was raised in a Southern Baptist church and am very thankful to have grown up with a strong teaching on the inerrancy of God’s Word.  For that reason, I found the reformed confessions of faith to be more in line with the Bible’s teachings.  With that being said, I very much enjoy all of my brothers and sisters in the faith and hope everyone can benefit from my reflections on how the gospel interrupts the ordinary.

I’m also excited to share the news of my first book, Housewife Theologian (P&R, 2013) that should be available this July. It is a discipling tool for women, examining how our theology affects our everyday lives.

You can email me at mail@housewifetheologian.com

31 Comments

  1. Matt says:

    Wow, I’ve been looking for a real person sharing real good stuff!

  2. Brenda Jung says:

    Aimee, I am happy to bump into another “freshman blogger” in cyberspace! I want to ask you, as a mother of three myself, HOW DO YOU MAKE TIME TO WRITE?? If you visit my blog, you’ll immediately see that I have not posted since Christmas! :( I’m encouraged by your appreciation for theology and books (and COFFEE, my drug of choice too!)–especially as a busy mom. Keep writing.

    • Aimee Byrd says:

      Thank you, Brenda. To answer your question, I don’t know if it keeps me sane or drives me crazy?! But, I don’t have a schedule, I just work it in when I can. I’ll stop over and check out your blog, thanks!

  3. Brenda Jung says:

    Aimee, do you have a “love/hate” relationship with writing, too? The desire to write is a blessing and a curse, isn’t it? :)

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  5. Anonymous says:

    I so love and appreciate your blog. Can you set up a Facebook page people can follow that posts your entries?

    • Aimee Byrd says:

      Thank you, I guess I should do that. I promote it on my personal page, but I guess I’ve felt weird making a HWT Facebook page and asking people to join. I have issues with the “like” button, but I know I just need to get over it. If I take your advice I will let my readers know…but you can subscribe to receive email notifications for each new post. In general, I try to post on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

  6. sam says:

    I appreciate your blog. My family & I have had a similar experience as you: we were raised in a fundamental independent church, then moved to a PCA church because of the reformed theology & the emphasis on grace (legalism was killing us! It was a bitter experience). Now, it seems that the gospel is having a greater impact in our daily lives…we’re more aware of it. So, thanks for your blog, and keep up the good writing!

  7. Stuart says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog. The only other lady authored blog I follow is my wife’s but I just added yours to the feedler. Great insights and writing style. I am recommending your blog to my friends and family.

  8. RubeRad says:

    Hi Aimee, got here via heidelblog — I’m curious about which Pilgrim Presbyterian (PCA) you go to — the one I know is a local plant, pastored by a friend of mine who until recently (perhaps even still) has a day job of running a coffee shop.

    • Aimee Byrd says:

      Well that is certainly ironic, considering my comment over on the heidelblog. My church is in Martinsburg,WV: http://www.pilgrimpca.org. I love my pastor and all, but can’t count on him to make me a good cup of coffee, ha, ha. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Carol Byrd Farmer says:

    Aimee, Have you ever lived in Arizona? Could you tell me what your mother’s name is?

  10. gina davis says:

    So thankful for your blog.

  11. My husband stumbled upon your book from The Gospel Coalition this week and told me about it immediately! I’ve been praying for more reformed women to read as I myself am a stay-at-home/work-from-home mother/housewife thirsting for Gospel-centered truth. I’ve found throughout the years that my taste for puritan reads and theological discussion have proved uncommon among women surrounding me, so I am again SO thankful to God for seeing fit to use you. I look forward to reading your blog and book!

    (I’m totally an amateur blogger as well by the way) hehe

  12. Kathleen says:

    Aimee, I have been enjoying your blog for about a year now. Thank you for all that you share. I wanted to pass on a Liebster Award to you in order to continue to encourage you as you write. You may have way too many followers to officially qualify, but I don’t think that really matters. If you would like to know more about this, you can see my post for today at coming2him.wordpress.com. Blessings to you!

  13. Hey Aimee! I read your book recently and it was like having a sister come along side me and just really encourage me. My husband and I owned a set of designer consignment boutiques. We had just made the transition from business owners to the employed and the housewife when my husband found your book. It was encouraging, convicting, and helped me through a very difficult decision about my writing. I just can’t say thank you enough. I did fill your book with lots of highlights and plan to read it again soon and write a blog review about it. :-)

    • Aimee Byrd says:

      This is very encouraging, thank you for introducing yourself and sharing that with me! I am so glad that my book was helpful.

  14. Billie Carol Bandstra says:

    I will be looking forward to reading “Housewife Theologian” when it is published. Who will be the publisher? I too am someone who grew up as a So. Baptist, but found the beautiful Reformed faith when I met my husband. I love the Puritans and reformed writers today. Thanks for being a sister in Christ.

    • Aimee Byrd says:

      Thank you, Billie. Housewife Theologian has already been published (P&R, Aug/2013). I have another book coming out next year called Theological Fitness, Holding Fast to Our Confession of Hope.

  15. Sandra K says:

    I loved reading your interview in Table Talk. I will be ordering your book and I’m looking forward to your new one. I love Reformed Theology, so I will be visiting your site often. Thank you for your time blogging.

  16. denisecbc@yahoo.com says:

    I’m reading “Housewife Theologian” right now and love it! Can you tell us more about your next book “Theological Fitness”?????

    • Aimee Byrd says:

      Thank you, Denise. Theological Fitness is really about Christian perseverance. I zone in on Heb. 10:23, “Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful,” to talk about how we are exhorted to hold fast to our God’s promises in Christ to the end to persevere in the Christian life. This involves a persistent fight to exercise our faith by actively engaging in the gospel truth revealed in Gods Word. So I talk about how we hold on to the confession of our hope in the covenant community of the church (Let Us), what it actually means to hold fast, define our confession of hope in the person and work of Jesus Christ, I get into all those warnings about our assurance (without wavering), and close with resting in God’s promises. I am very excited about it!

  17. denisecbc@yahoo.com says:

    Can’t wait! I appreciate your winsome way of writing on topics so serious as the gospel. :)

  18. janakyoung says:

    Really liked your comment on Challies’ post about sleepovers…esp “ultimately, we want to prepare them for college (and life), where they will have roommates, peer pressure, and all kinds of other issues to discern.” YES. Just wanted you to know :)

  19. Jero says:

    Looking forward to read your blogs. I am from the Philippines, raised as Southern Baptist. Molded in Weslyan – Armininian Church but then got converted to Reformed faith since 2014.

  20. Jeff Strand says:

    Aimee, you refer to yourself as a “bride of Christ”. I didn’t know you were a nun, as you actually state you are married with children. You do realize that “bride of Christ” is a reference to those women who are vowed religious, right?

What do you think?