A Reverent Woman Walks in the Fear of God

A Reverent Woman Walks in the Fear of God

Even uttering the words “the fear of the Lord” brings a negative reaction rather than being appealing. The fear of God, though, is actually a protection, something to be cultivated and practiced which leads to spiritual health and maturity. When we talk about “the fear of God” I think it’s necessary to define what we mean by that. The Protestant Reformer, Martin Luther distinguished between what he called a servile fear and a filial fear.

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Living in Sacred Realities

Living in Sacred Realities

Adorned (week 4) In a conversation with a couple of teens several years ago, I used the word “sacred” in talking about the marriage relationship, as a sacred covenant before God, and they looked shocked. They seemed startled by the idea, then one said, “Sacred—what a cool word. But I never would’ve thought to put that word together with marriage.” The idea that there are “sacred realities” is not just a mystical romantic notion. To live as a “reverent” woman is to live in the awareness of the sacred and adjust your life accordingly.

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Growing Old and Learning Together

Growing Old and Learning Together

Adorned (week 3) Lindsey was eighteen when I first met her. I listened as she spoke about her grandmother and other elderly women from her church that she loved to be around. Her admiration for women in a much different season of life was surprising and refreshing. Today, in America, that kind of appreciation for the older generation is uncommon . . . Old age falls into a negative category in the American culture.

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Hypocrites and Sound Doctrine

Hypocrites and Sound Doctrine

Adorned (week 2) Last week, I invited you to join me (and the women from my church) as we work through a life-changing book by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. It’s not too late to dig in with us! Just start with last week’s study notes, the assignment, and the Adorned book!

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Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together

Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together

It’s June, so this will be an out of season question, but what’s your favorite Christmas movie? One of my favorites is Charlie Brown’s Christmas movie, you know, the one where Charlie Brown chooses that pitiful needleless Christmas tree? It’s nothing to be admired or treasured, but he loves the little tree and chooses it for the Christmas program. Everyone rejects the tree, thinks it’s worthless, demeans it . . . but later they “adorn” it with decorations and lights, it becomes a beautiful Christmas display. I love that picture because it’s such an example of us. We are pitiful, needy, nothing to be desired, and then the Savior chooses us for His treasured possession! And He “adorns” us with the beauty of the gospel, that others would be attracted to Him!

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