Can’t believe it’s been five years since I began blogging. August 31, 2008.
I can still see myself sitting at the dining room table trying to figure out Blogger/Blogspot. What I don’t remember is why I was led to blog, but wanted to communicate to the women of our church, my extended family and friends far and near. Most of all I have a
compulsion to write.
My writing will take you on adventures of my life as a wife/pastor’s wife, mother, coffee drinker and walks through our local park. At the center of my adventures of this great life will be the God I love and His Word that directs me everyday.
Looking forward to the next adventure.
You can read previous posts on blogging here.
Why I Tell The World is a favorite and a summary of why I blog.
A beautiful Friday, sunny with fluffy clouds dotting the sky. Heading to the deck this weekend to read this book again. Have any of read it? I would love to hear what you think of it. Happy Friday.
Reading Fierce Women twice in the span of two weeks has got to be a first. I felt like the author was sitting on my deck, coffee cup in hand encouraging me to be a soft warrior and not an aggressive fierce woman. As the author says “Fierceness can become an asset or a detriment in marriage. She admits fierceness became a source of conflict in her marriage.”
As I began reading, not able to put the book down I realized I had been not been the soft warrior addressed so well in this book. Kimberly weaves her own story through the pages with transparency and authenticity writing it because of the destruction taking place in her own marriage. “Lord, change him,” was her prayer. She didn’t realize that ingratitude, pride and fear were leading her down a “lonely, cruel path.”
“grabbing onto the hem of God’s will, not letting go; not ugly, raw aggression.”
God’s glory is the purpose of marriage and Kimberly has given women a tool to pursue that purpose. With honesty and humility her story is told as God brings her to her knees in a cabin in the woods.
I appreciated her chapter on There’s No One Else Like My Man! Stating emphatically that men and women are different, which is a good thing. The line has been blurred in our culture today and she explains well how that came to be and how we as women of God can encourage our men to be MEN. I also enjoyed the chapter What’s The Big Deal About Marriage Anyway? Explaining God’s intention for marriage.
Kimberly does comment several times in the book that bad marriages don’t just happen, nor are they the fault of just the wife. This book written to women is Christ-centered and full of the Word of God, the only place where answers to all of life can be found. Honesty and humility are the foundation of getting back onto the path of glorifying God in your marriage along with the Word of God lighting our path.