Housewife Theologian

The Gospel Interrupting the Ordinary

Redemption at the Hilton

This is a story about redemption and two very different dinners. There are four main restaurants at the Hilton in Orlando. For fine dining, you would go to the steakhouse. The Bistro offers a nice menu as well, at a more affordable price. The Grille is more like your basic bar/restaurant menu. And the Marketplace […]

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Book Review:

The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness, Timothy Keller (10Publishiung, 2012) Would you rather be puffed up or filled up? The answer seems obvious, but Keller argues that as a culture we are constantly trying to puff up our egos. This 46 page book (with rather large print) is actually a sermon that Keller gave 10 years ago. […]

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Strength to Prevail

Think of someone in your life that you revere as strong. They may be someone you would like to emulate; someone who seems to face each circumstance in their life with courage and vitality; someone who you may not even pray for much because, well, they’re strong. I received a prayer request from a person just […]

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Reading Reflection:

Maria Lin, “The Hidden Cost of Counterfeit Goods.” Real Simple May 2012: p.146 The Confessions, Augustine, Translated and Edited by Philip Burton (Alfred Knopf, 2001) Counterfeit Gods, Tim Keller (Dutton, 2009) I was reading my Real Simple magazine the other day and found this very short article to be noteworthy. Although the knockoff business is […]

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Reading Reflection:

The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller, with Kathy Keller (Dutton, 2011) My husband and I are reading through this wonderful book together. It is filled with so much truth and wisdom. For Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share an excerpt about truly loving your spouse: Romance, sex, laughter, and plain fun are the by-products of […]

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The Oldest Trick in the Book

I came across a Tim Keller sermon this weekend that’s got me thinking like crazy.  You can listen to it here. **It’s awesome.** I stumbled upon it on Carolyn McCulley’s blog.  The whole theology behind our eternal rest has been an interest of mine lately, so I was eager to hear Keller’s teaching on work […]

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