The Shulammite Woman

The Shulammite Woman is part of an ongoing series, Portrait of a Godly Wife. The Song of Songs is a saucy book of the Bible.  It contains the romantic, intimate exchange between King Solomon and his beloved Shulammite woman.  Through their flirting, love making, and pillow talk, we can explore ways to honor God through our sexuality within marriage. This is a topic we don’t visit often on [Read more...]

Obeying God for the Wrong Reasons

The idea of obeying God has been rattling around in my soul for the past week. I knew I wanted to add this topic to the MrsDisciple 101 library, but it is such a huge concept, I wasn’t sure where to go with it. I am a recovering Pharisee.  Obedience, or rule-following as I like to think of it, is a part of my DNA.  I want to know the rules and see the boundaries.  I stop and read the [Read more...]

Meeting Goals and Setting February Goals

After much reading and soul-searching, I started 2015 with a list of goals. Hopefully you took a few minutes to write down your goals for 2015.  Research reveals that about 36% of goal-setters will abandon their goals by Jan 31.  In an effort to encourage us along, I thought I would stop in from time-to-time and let you know how I am doing on my goals.  I always find strength in [Read more...]

14 in February

Let’s play a word association game.  I say February, you think ______.  (I hope it’s not Presidents Day or we have bigger problems here!). You think Valentine’s Day, right?  When I say Valentine’s, you think ______.  Love.  Chocolate. Shoe boxes covered in construction paper. What about sex?  What words come to mind?  Oh yeah! Oh no! Don’t remind me.  Sleep. [Read more...]

Proverbs for Kids

An introduction to an open, ongoing letter to my children. I have always admired the silvery hair that frames the soft, lined faces of older men and women.  It is like a shining crown of wisdom atop their head.  Sit and talk to one of these royals and you will find they are, indeed, full of wisdom.  The lessons they have learned through success and failure are etched in their heart like the [Read more...]

Mrs. Disciple 101: Prayer

Years ago I took a spiritual gifts survey.  I scored high on administration and teaching–no surprise for me there.  My lowest “gift”?  Prayer.  Ouch!  That discouraged me.  Isn’t prayer one of the primary practices of a Christian?  I wondered if God heard the prayers I have prayed through the years. Learning that prayer was my “un-gift” also caused me to [Read more...]

A Clutter Free Giveaway!

There are a few books that I revisit often.  The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges.  Don’t Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Plowman.  The Very Busy Spider, just because I like to hear my baby bark, moo, and cock-a-doodle-doo.  Kathi Lipp’s book, Clutter Free has joined the list! Kathi has given us an easy-to-read guide to deal with clutter.  She not only provides methods to [Read more...]

Goal Update

After much reading and soul-searching, I started 2015 with a list of goals.  We are about half-way through the first month.  Just enough time for all of us to be a bit discouraged by our resolution to abstain from sugar and run 3 miles a day.  Maybe you finished the Christmas candy in the decorative tin on the kitchen counter while trying to declutter your kitchen.  Not that I did that.  [Read more...]

Servant Messiah

As an occupational therapist serving the older adult population, I have washed my fair share of feet over the last 15 years.  Feet have never been my favorite thing (except sweet, chubby baby feet).  I don’t even like my own feet!  All adult feet are kind of gross, if you ask me.  The longer we have our feet, the more age they show.  I will stop there and spare you the graphic details. [Read more...]

Prayers in Ghana

Yesterday I posted a journal entry from my first mission trip to Aflao, Ghana.  As I prepare for a Mrs Disciple 101 post on prayer, these journal pages seem fitting to share with you.   I am going back and inviting you along for the journey! August 3, 2011 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us [Read more...]