Friday, April 21, 2017

How to Become a Titus 2 Woman




There is a great need for women to mentor other women in today's church. Women need guidance from firmly planted woman who know God's Word, who are steadfast in their faith, and are not afraid to lovingly share it.

They also need women who will be willing to share their time to reach out to these women in their lives to make a difference.

I know for me that every time I prayed for a Titus 2 mentor the Lord brought one. Sometimes He made me wait though, and that waiting period was good because it taught me to rely on Him and not put someone else on a pedestal. He also brought online mentors and mentors through books as well. What a blessing it was!

If you are interested in growing into becoming a Titus 2 woman take time to read your Bible, understand it, and serve others with a heart of love and humility. Love your husband and family so that you are doing exactly what you would want other women to do and do not neglect them for sake of ministry.

There are so many great stories of women in the Bible who used what they had to minister to others, I encourage you to study them first and let God show you through His Word what He values!

Throughout my journey I have also found several other helpful books on this topic. Here are some that might be an encouragement to you as well:




1. Becoming a Titus 2 Woman by Martha Peace

It has been 17 years since this book has challenged mature Christian women to mentor younger wives and mothers. This expanded version includes valuable Appendices that will give the mentoring relationship eternal significance. It is still popular as an individual study or in small groups.





2. Spiritual Mothering by Susan Hunt


This book presents a fully biblical and extremely practical vision for intergenerational ministry so that women of all ages can know the blessing of spiritual mother-daughter relationships.
For many churches, women's ministries, and women's Bible study groups, the missing element of discipleship is the interpersonal aspect. Titus 2:3-5 clarifies what mature spiritual relationships between generations of women should look like. Susan Hunt unveils how to put that model into action with stories of biblical and contemporary women who have responded to God's call, as well as page after page of personal encouragement, practical insight, and ministry-tested how-to's.
Through this wisdom-packed book, churches, groups, and individuals will be equipped to reach across generational lines-and inspired to experience the blessing of nurturing, godly relationships so that every Christian woman may flourish in her faith.





3. Adorned by Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth


Woman to woman. Older to younger. Day to day. Life to life.This is God’s beautiful plan.
The Titus 2 model of older women living out the gospel alongside younger women is vital for us all to thrive. It is mutually strengthening, glorifies God, and makes His truth believable to our world.
Imagine older women investing themselves in the lives of younger women, blessing whole families and churches. Imagine young wives, moms, and singles gaining wisdom and encouragement from women who’ve been there and have found God’s ways to be true and good. Imagine all women—from older women to young girls—living out His transforming gospel together, growing the entire body of Christ to be more beautiful.
This is Christian community as God designed it. Read this book and take your relationships to new depths, that your life might find its fullest meaning as you adorn the gospel of Christ.


I hope these books are a blessing to you like they were to me!

BONUS BLESSING--->

We would love to invite you to our Wise Woman Builds Titus 2 Facebook Group! 





Whether you are looking for a mentor, need godly advice or want to give it and share your experiences to bless others by being an older woman there we would love for you to join and be blessed & encouraged in our special community.







We look forward to seeing you over there!













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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wise Woman Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

We would love for you to link up with us! Come and share your posts on building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

A quick reminder to join our NEW Wise Woman Builds Titus 2 Group! It has been so much fun to meet all of you and connect on a deeper level! If you haven't joined yet, we warmly welcome you to be a part of our vibrant, encouraging community--you can join HERE. And don't forget to invite your friends!





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Monday, April 17, 2017

Let us Have Homes of Love




"Let us have homes crowned with clambering vine, amid the cooling shade of trees, surrounded with the verdant lawn, with pendant berries, with golden fruits, and clusters of purple grapes.

Homes graced with pictures, refined by books, and gladdened with song.

Homes in which here shall be no scorching blasts of anger, no polar storms of coldness and hate.

Homes in which the wife and mother shall not lose all her attractive charms by unremittingly drudgery and toil, nor the father starve his brain and dwarf his soul by hours of over-work.

Homes in which happy children shall ever see the beauty of love, and the beauty of holiness. Homes of plenty, homes of sympathy, homes of self-sacrifice, homes of devotion, homes or culture, homes of love."








~Samuel Fallows (a minister), 












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Friday, April 7, 2017

Feminine Favorites - Florals are Back for Spring!

Don't you love how if you wait long enough what was in fashion before comes back?

I am not a fashionista by any means but I do love all the florals that have made a comeback now online and in stores.








(These would look great with a light spring cardigan!)





These floral skirts are nice for spring if you are a fan of these colors.





But I really love anything pink and with roses!





I was at the mall and found purses, wallets, glass cases, and so many other floral accessories as well!

You can find these florals over at Jane.com!





Enjoy!








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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wise Woman Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

We would love for you to link up with us! Come and share your posts on building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

A quick reminder to join our NEW Wise Woman Builds Titus 2 Group! It has been so much fun to meet all of you and connect on a deeper level! If you haven't joined yet, we warmly welcome you to be a part of our vibrant, encouraging community--you can join HERE. And don't forget to invite your friends!





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Monday, April 3, 2017

10 Helpful Books for Raising Sons



"I'm looking for book recommendations on the subject of raising boys, specifically dealing with the pre-teen/teen years. Thanks!"

A sweet gal from our Titus 2 Facebook Group recently asked this question, and what a great one it is!  Of course, the Bible is always the FIRST book we would recommend. So dig your Bibles out and see what it has to say about raising children. And if you still want some extra encouragement after that here are a few that might help!


1. BOYHOOD AND BEYOND



2. CREATED FOR WORK



3. FUTURE MEN




4. BRINGING UP BOYS





5. RAISING REAL MEN



6. RAISING A MODERN DAY KNIGHT





7. THOUGHTS FOR YOUNG MEN



8. DO HARD THINGS



9, CHRISTIAN MANHOOD: A GUIDE FOR TRAINING BOYS TO BE SPIRITUALLY STRONG MEN



10. PLANTS GROWN UP - PROJECTS FOR SONS ON THE ROAD TO MANHOOD




And just a friendly note: we don't necessarily share every viewpoint of the authors, but there is a TON of good and encouragement that can be gleaned from these. Ask the Lord to give you wisdom with how you raise and parent your son(s). What works for one might not work for another!

A few other books were recommended like this one, this and this one too. But I have not had a chance to check those out yet. If you have, let us know what you think of them!



If your son struggles with anger (or you)--we highly recommend this book. 

And if they struggle with how they respond to conflict this is a good one too.



What other books would you recommend?

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Meal Ideas to Take to a Needy Family




Maybe you know a mom who just had a baby, miscarriage, a friend who just had surgery, death, an elderly friend or couple, or someone who has fallen on hard times.  You want to bless them with a meal but you need some inspiration. Many churches and women like to do this on a regular basis as a ministry to others and it is also a great way to bless others. Our family has not only made meals but also have been on the receiving end of that blessing and we have been so grateful for friends and family who have cared for us.

So today we wanted to share a few meal ideas to get your juices flowing--they were shared in our Wise Woman Builds {Titus 2} Facebook Group recently.




 The women there are amazing and shared so many great and helpful ideas!


Here they are:


1. Baked Spaghetti

2. Tuna Noodle Casserole

3. Homemade Soup and garlic bread

4. Breakfast casserole

5. Lasagna

6. Meatloaf

7. Chili

8. Enchiladas

9. Baked chicken, rice pilaf

10. Meatball subs

11. Tater tot Casserole

12. White Chicken Chili

13. Baked Minute Steak

14. Chicken Fajita Casserole

15. Shepherd Pie

16. Pizza

17. Chicken Tortilla Soups with avocado, lime, and chips

18. Lemon Garlic Dump Chicken

19. Baked Ziti

20. Sloppy Joes (send buns separately)

21. Chicken Pot Pie

22. Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

23. Taco Salad/ Taco Nachos/ Tacos Salad Bar

24. Pulled Pork Sandwiches

25. Roast

26. Stew or soups

27. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

28. Chicken Tettrazini

29. Pizza Bagels

30. Pesto Chicken/ BBQ Chicken

31. Smothered Hamburger Steaks

32. Potato Hash mixed with onions and veggies


 *Assuming there are no food allergies and many of the dishes can be adapted if needed! Don't forget to find out first!


If you join our group you can find some instructions to a few of the recipes and extra recipe links too!

Don't forget to add a side--most of the dishes go well with rolls (french or garlic bread) and a salad!



Dessert ideas can include:


  • fruit


  • fruit salad


  • cookies (or bars)


  • brownies


  • dump cake


  • banana bread


  • cupcakes


  • chocolate pudding pie


  • blondies




Here are a few breakfast ideas (breakfast is sometimes forgotten but still very helpful):

bagels
homemade waffles
homemade pancakes
egg scramble (mixed with veggies or not)
homemade egg muffins
muffins
fruit


A good meal calendar planner website to organize meals online is Mealtrain.com. 



Important note: Don't forget to put items in disposable containers to make it easy on the recipient! Sometimes when you are a new mom or recovering from something it can be hard trying to clean dishes and return them to the correct family. 



What ideas would you add?

Share them in the comments below!