Introverted Moms, Gender-Reveal Parties, and Overlooking Offenses

Women, We Need His Word

“We want to become women of His word, not women who dabble in it occasionally,” Rachel Jankovic writes. You may given up because you “lost track, fell behind in a plan, didn’t understand, not good enough, forgot.” But Rachel says you don’t have to wait for a new year to begin again: “Lay down your pride, and take up your fork. This is the continuing feast. The feast you should never leave, and that is yours to enjoy forever. You are never behind if you are eating today.” Read this post.

For the Introverted Mom

Allyson Reid confesses, “Chaotic days as a stay-at-home mom overwhelmed my introverted personality. My head spun and my body tensed when I looked at the pile of dishes and mountain of laundry . . . The desire to retreat consumed me, so I lashed out in anger, my voice drowning out the noises of my son’s tantrum.” If you’re an introverted mom struggling like Allyson, where can you find true rest? Read this post.

Hope When It Hurts with Sarah Walton

On this week’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, True Woman blogger and author Sarah Walton talks about her experience with suffering and how we can remind ourselves of the gospel in the midst of pain. When we look at our circumstances, it may seem “like God is cruel, like God is not at all listening or aware, or that He doesn’t care, or that He’s not sovereign,” but as Sarah says, the way things appear do not always tell what is true in the kingdom of God. Listen to this episode.

The Joy of Overlooking an Offense

“What should a follower of Jesus do in response to everything from normal life-in-a-fallen-world brokenness, to encounters with irritating people and provoking circumstances, to intentional insults and mean-spirited slights?” Scotty Smith says that by God’s grace, we can learn to steward the full range of disappointments and emotions rather than live as slaves to them, and we can actually find joy when we “overlook an offense.” Read this post.

The Audacity of Gender-Reveal Parties: Another Step Towards Cultural Insanity

If you’ve attended a gender-reveal party, you know the joy of finding out whether a baby will be a boy or a girl, yet the leaders of the transgender revolution revile this celebrated declaration. In this article, Dr. Albert Mohler discusses the moral revolution that considers gender-reveal parties to be morally averse. How should Christians respond in the midst of such cultural confusion? Read this post.

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Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep is a hospital teacher, a seminary student, and a Lyme patient living in Texas, where God continuously sustains her through Scripture, dry shampoo, and Mexican food. She blogs her journey through medical treatment at with the hope that her words will be a picture of the Lord’s perfect faithfulness in chronic pain; for even in suffering, God is good.

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