Housewife Theologian

The Gospel Interrupting the Ordinary

Again?

Do you get tired of marketing emails filling up your inbox? The unsolicited ones really bother me, but I don’t mind when Boden informs me of their 20% off sale. In fact, I get excited. When Athleta is adding more inventory to their clearance section, by all means let me know! My brother and I […]

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My Side of the Story

My husband, Matt, and I had a busy weekend. Friday night we went on a double date, and Saturday evening our family had dinner at a friend’s home. Do you ever find yourselves repeating some of your same stories when out with friends?  Some of them may be defining moments in your marriage, and some […]

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Wrong Expectations

I listen to the local talk radio station every morning while driving my kids to school—that is, I try to listen while the kids are machine-gunning a cacophony of chatter my way. Actually, it is my hometown’s local station, which I am close enough to receive. One of the news blurbs the other morning was […]

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Tell Me Again!

There seems to be a human built-in trait that thrives on repetition. We can track it all the way back to infancy, when a baby that can’t even speak knows how to make that anticipatory face for you to hide behind your hands for the thousandth time so they can crack up laughing at another […]

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Reading Reflection

I read a blog today that had a great point. The title: Don’t Preach Santa to Yourself, written by Gloria Furman. With the stores getting all their Christmas on already, Gloria realizes how we sometimes treat our spiritual lives like our relationship with Santa Claus. Sometimes we fall into the trap of keeping a tally […]

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The Awkward Years

My oldest daughter, Solanna, is in the seventh grade. Do you remember the seventh grade? Middle school in general is just a strange period. Especially in our age, where the whole decade of your twenties is considered as glorified adolescence, what is the role of a middle-schooler? These poor kids are pretty confused about that. […]

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Book Recommendation:

Awaiting a Savior, Aaron Armstrong (CruciformPress, 2011)    This is Cruciform’s book for October, and definitely one of my favorites from them so far. The subtitle, The Gospel, the New Creation and the End of Poverty, is a bit of a hot topic in the whole study of Christ and culture right now. I really loved […]

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Mr. Nice Guy

In my last article, I talked about how one attribute of God can be so inflated above all others that he becomes a whole different God all together.  I showed how sometimes people take his omniscience to mean that God is always watching us in the manner that he is waiting for us to mess […]

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The Man-Child and the Man-Eater

In my last two articles I have been discussing a proper understanding of our sexuality.    I have been working from Eph. 5:22-33 , highlighting how our roles point to Christ and his love for the church.  Today’s title represents two casualties of an improper understanding (or flat out rebellion) of our sexuality.  We may be familiar […]

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Walking Stories

What eternal value does our sexuality have?  While we know that the supreme expression of our sexuality is shared in a covenantal marriage, Scripture points us in the direction that we will not be partaking in the act of sex in heaven. This may be hard for us to imagine.  Picturing sex as the ultimate […]

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