Unique Ministries Homemakers Can Support

Unique Ministries Homemakers Can Support

By Erin, Contributing Writer As the mom of three very young children, I’ve often struggled with how outside ministry has taken a backseat during this very busy season of motherhood. Before  becoming a mother, I truly had no clue how demanding (albeit fulfilling) of a job raising young children is. And simply put, my children are my ministry, and I believe that is how it should be. I am thankful for a mentor who admonished me when I was expecting our first: Your children are […]

Rising Above Food Wars: Eat for God’s Glory

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Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer A question – “How do I keep the issue of personal food choices in godly perspective?” A few weeks ago, I received an email from a young woman asking me how to avoid alienating people who choose not to eat a diet of whole foods. Here, in part, is her email to me: I wanted to know your thoughts about living a lifestyle of eating optimum whole foods and avoiding processed foods.   I’ve been trying to refrain from telling people what […]

Christ in My Kitchen

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Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer A Divine Calling Recently, while junking at my favorite thrift store, I found a kitchen blessing written on an old wall hanging. (Oh…the joys of thrifting!) I did edit it a little and added the last few verses. There was no name to identify its author. But the poem reminds me why God has ordained the wonderful sphere of the home as the wife’s occupation in life. What better place could we be? It is a heavenly and high […]

The Terrible Thirst of Depression

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Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer An Unquenchable Thirst Several weeks ago, in a conversation over lunch, a younger woman (mid-thirties) confided to me how severely depressed she has been in past months. I empathized with her, “I know what that feels like. I was depressed, until recently, for about four years.” This woman – I’ll call her Liz – responded, “YOU!? I never would have guessed it!” She and many others never knew because I had covered it up. You know, Christians are not […]

An Update on Our GAPS Diet and Related Q&A

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Last week I shared why our family is doing the GAPS diet and what it is all about. We actually began this Monday morning. We haven’t seen any amazing results come out of the first 4 days, but we are definitely noticing some die-off symptoms from the toxins being released (so far, only mild, but it’s a good sign). Some upset tummies, slightly more eczema, a grouchy little boy, a really grouchy mama, some flushed cheeks. I think this diet is really doing something, though. […]