Monday, April 24, 2017

Motherhood That Changes the World





There's no love like a mother's
Her heart is filled with care,
With Christ as her example,
Her Savior's love she'll share.

A mother's love is endless,
Not changing for all time.
When needed by her children,
A mother's love will shine.

God bless these special mothers,
God bless them everyone,
For all their tears and heartaches,
And special work they've done.

When days on earth are over,
 A mother's love lives on,
Through many generations,
God's blessings on each one.

Be thankful for our mothers,
Who love with higher love,
From power God has given,
And strength from up above.


~Anonymous



Here are a few Bible verses on motherhood to encourage you:

"Behold, Children are a gift of the Lord;
The fruit of the womb is a reward." Psalm 127:3

"He makes the barren woman abide in the house, 
As a joyful mother of children." ~Psalm 113:9

"Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her saying, 
"Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all." -Proverbs 31:28-9

"But women shall be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint."  -1 Timothy 2:15




Would you like to be encouraged more on this topic? We highly recommend A Mom After God's Own Heart Devotional by Elizabeth George:


Moms with children of all ages will delight in Elizabeth's personal experience and understanding of Scripture as they...
  • refuel with the power of God's Word
  • tap into Scripture's wisdom for parenting
  • get a better picture of God's purposes for moms
  • trust Him with their child's safety and future
  • make big and little moments count for their families
  • find hope and courage in God's promises
These upbeat and to-the-point offerings give moms daily direction and confidence for the amazing privilege of loving and raising children.



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Friday, April 21, 2017

How to Become a Titus 2 Woman




There is a great need for women to mentor other women in today's church. Women need guidance from firmly planted woman who know God's Word, who are steadfast in their faith, and are not afraid to lovingly share it.

They also need women who will be willing to share their time to reach out to these women in their lives to make a difference.

I know for me that every time I prayed for a Titus 2 mentor the Lord brought one. Sometimes He made me wait though, and that waiting period was good because it taught me to rely on Him and not put someone else on a pedestal. He also brought online mentors and mentors through books as well. What a blessing it was!

If you are interested in growing into becoming a Titus 2 woman take time to read your Bible, understand it, and serve others with a heart of love and humility. Love your husband and family so that you are doing exactly what you would want other women to do and do not neglect them for sake of ministry.

There are so many great stories of women in the Bible who used what they had to minister to others, I encourage you to study them first and let God show you through His Word what He values!

Throughout my journey I have also found several other helpful books on this topic. Here are some that might be an encouragement to you as well:




1. Becoming a Titus 2 Woman by Martha Peace

It has been 17 years since this book has challenged mature Christian women to mentor younger wives and mothers. This expanded version includes valuable Appendices that will give the mentoring relationship eternal significance. It is still popular as an individual study or in small groups.





2. Spiritual Mothering by Susan Hunt


This book presents a fully biblical and extremely practical vision for intergenerational ministry so that women of all ages can know the blessing of spiritual mother-daughter relationships.
For many churches, women's ministries, and women's Bible study groups, the missing element of discipleship is the interpersonal aspect. Titus 2:3-5 clarifies what mature spiritual relationships between generations of women should look like. Susan Hunt unveils how to put that model into action with stories of biblical and contemporary women who have responded to God's call, as well as page after page of personal encouragement, practical insight, and ministry-tested how-to's.
Through this wisdom-packed book, churches, groups, and individuals will be equipped to reach across generational lines-and inspired to experience the blessing of nurturing, godly relationships so that every Christian woman may flourish in her faith.





3. Adorned by Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth


Woman to woman. Older to younger. Day to day. Life to life.This is God’s beautiful plan.
The Titus 2 model of older women living out the gospel alongside younger women is vital for us all to thrive. It is mutually strengthening, glorifies God, and makes His truth believable to our world.
Imagine older women investing themselves in the lives of younger women, blessing whole families and churches. Imagine young wives, moms, and singles gaining wisdom and encouragement from women who’ve been there and have found God’s ways to be true and good. Imagine all women—from older women to young girls—living out His transforming gospel together, growing the entire body of Christ to be more beautiful.
This is Christian community as God designed it. Read this book and take your relationships to new depths, that your life might find its fullest meaning as you adorn the gospel of Christ.


I hope these books are a blessing to you like they were to me!

BONUS BLESSING--->

We would love to invite you to our Wise Woman Builds Titus 2 Facebook Group! 





Whether you are looking for a mentor, need godly advice or want to give it and share your experiences to bless others by being an older woman there we would love for you to join and be blessed & encouraged in our special community.







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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wise Woman Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

We would love for you to link up with us! Come and share your posts on building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

A quick reminder to join our NEW Wise Woman Builds Titus 2 Group! It has been so much fun to meet all of you and connect on a deeper level! If you haven't joined yet, we warmly welcome you to be a part of our vibrant, encouraging community--you can join HERE. And don't forget to invite your friends!





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Monday, April 17, 2017

Let us Have Homes of Love




"Let us have homes crowned with clambering vine, amid the cooling shade of trees, surrounded with the verdant lawn, with pendant berries, with golden fruits, and clusters of purple grapes.

Homes graced with pictures, refined by books, and gladdened with song.

Homes in which here shall be no scorching blasts of anger, no polar storms of coldness and hate.

Homes in which the wife and mother shall not lose all her attractive charms by unremittingly drudgery and toil, nor the father starve his brain and dwarf his soul by hours of over-work.

Homes in which happy children shall ever see the beauty of love, and the beauty of holiness. Homes of plenty, homes of sympathy, homes of self-sacrifice, homes of devotion, homes or culture, homes of love."








~Samuel Fallows (a minister), 












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Friday, April 7, 2017

Feminine Favorites - Florals are Back for Spring!

Don't you love how if you wait long enough what was in fashion before comes back?

I am not a fashionista by any means but I do love all the florals that have made a comeback now online and in stores.








(These would look great with a light spring cardigan!)





These floral skirts are nice for spring if you are a fan of these colors.





But I really love anything pink and with roses!





I was at the mall and found purses, wallets, glass cases, and so many other floral accessories as well!

You can find these florals over at Jane.com!





Enjoy!








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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wise Woman Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

We would love for you to link up with us! Come and share your posts on building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

A quick reminder to join our NEW Wise Woman Builds Titus 2 Group! It has been so much fun to meet all of you and connect on a deeper level! If you haven't joined yet, we warmly welcome you to be a part of our vibrant, encouraging community--you can join HERE. And don't forget to invite your friends!





Now back to the linkup-- if you do join our link up we only require one thing-- PLEASE share the image below on your blog and link back so that others can find us and join in the fun or just simply paste and copy the code into your blog sidebar or at the bottom of the post that you shared here:









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Monday, April 3, 2017

10 Helpful Books for Raising Sons



"I'm looking for book recommendations on the subject of raising boys, specifically dealing with the pre-teen/teen years. Thanks!"

A sweet gal from our Titus 2 Facebook Group recently asked this question, and what a great one it is!  Of course, the Bible is always the FIRST book we would recommend. So dig your Bibles out and see what it has to say about raising children. And if you still want some extra encouragement after that here are a few that might help!


1. BOYHOOD AND BEYOND



2. CREATED FOR WORK



3. FUTURE MEN




4. BRINGING UP BOYS





5. RAISING REAL MEN



6. RAISING A MODERN DAY KNIGHT





7. THOUGHTS FOR YOUNG MEN



8. DO HARD THINGS



9, CHRISTIAN MANHOOD: A GUIDE FOR TRAINING BOYS TO BE SPIRITUALLY STRONG MEN



10. PLANTS GROWN UP - PROJECTS FOR SONS ON THE ROAD TO MANHOOD




And just a friendly note: we don't necessarily share every viewpoint of the authors, but there is a TON of good and encouragement that can be gleaned from these. Ask the Lord to give you wisdom with how you raise and parent your son(s). What works for one might not work for another!

A few other books were recommended like this one, this and this one too. But I have not had a chance to check those out yet. If you have, let us know what you think of them!



If your son struggles with anger (or you)--we highly recommend this book. 

And if they struggle with how they respond to conflict this is a good one too.



What other books would you recommend?

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