You Nailed It!

You nailed it. Two weeks ago, I wrote a post applauding Miss California Carrie Prejean for taking a stance for biblical marriage in the Miss USA Pageant. Many of you commented that while you appreciated Miss Cali’s public stand for Truth you couldn’t help but notice a disconnect between her statement and the immodest clothing she sported on stage.

And then . . . Carrie found herself in the center of a new storm.

Biblical Womanhood: A Young Woman’s Perspective

We’re talking about Biblical womanhood this month on
As we examine God’s vision for your future, I see the value in
highlighting the perspective if individual’s who are in a similar stage
of life as most of you. While you will be hearing from lots of “older”
women on this topic this month, I also wanted you to hear from someone
who is young and unmarried and actively pursuing to live out God’s
design for womanhood.

Dannah’s NYC Romance Continues…

If you posted for our giveaway, you may have guessed that Meg Ryan
was the actress (opposite Tom Hanks) in ‘You’ve Got Mail,” my favorite
romantic comedy. However, that is not Meg Ryan or Tom Hanks in the
picture to the left. It’s me and Bob! He had a friend Photoshop us into
the DVD cover art. He even had our friend take the movies starring
canine, “Brinkley,” out of the photo and added my own labradoodle,
“Stormie!” Our winner of the contest posted for a copy of And the Bride
Wore White and a $10 card for Starbucks, selected by random drawing, is
Jessica Baarbe.  

And now you know that my 20th anniversary celebration was a
three-day trip to New York City with a “You’ve Got Mail” theme. Can you
think of anything more romantic?

In 2009, is it okay to want to be a wife and mom?

This is Rachel. She’s bright. And beautiful. And talented. She loves
Jesus and wants to pursue His plan for her life. But, she’s also torn.
In one ear she hears the messages of the culture telling her to order
her life so that pursing a career is clearly her first priority.
Marriage and motherhood should not be her focus. “That’s so
old fashioned.” But, in the other ear (and in the depths of her heart)
she hears another voice. That voice says that she was created with the
roles of wife and mother in mind.  When she reads the account of the
Garden of Eden she sees that Eve was made to be a helper to the man and
the mother of children, and she wonders what that means about her purpose.

Can Pencils Be Romantic?

I got a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils for my twentieth wedding
anniversary. It was one of the most romantic gifts my husband has ever
given to me. In fact, I wish every single one of you a twentieth
wedding anniversary celebration half as romantic. I believe God dreams
for marriages to be this sweet twenty years after they begin.