"A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband..." Proverbs 12:4
A very special greeting to you ladies!
My husband thought it would be a great idea to have a few pages set aside especially for women, and has asked me to prayerfully put together a few things that would edify and be an encouragement to you.
The scripture is filled with women who have done wonderful and mighty things in the Lord. Perhaps the greatest testimony was from the lips of Mary, the mother of Jesus, when she proclaimed, "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word" (Luke 1:38). A total surrender to the mind and will of God.
Women have always had a very special place in God's plan, each according to her gifts (Romans 11:29). As for me, my special place is at the side of my husband, where I have never felt a fuller sense of the ministry.
Please feel free to drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, I'd love to hear from you.
— Yours in Christ, Wanette Munter
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"A women should be so hid in Christ that only a man seeking God's face can find her."
"...thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." Luke 1:28
"Comfort the Feebleminded"
Before World War II I started a work to bring the Gospel to feeble-minded people who were not in institutions. They were not able to go to church: they could not understand the sermon. But did they not need the Lord Jesus, just like you and I? We learn from the Bible that the Lord Jesus has a great love and concern for everyone who is in need. — By Corrie Ten Boom
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"Counsels To Christian Mothers"
Piety is like light which cannot be hidden. The more it seeks concealment, and retires from public notice, the more brightly it shines. Female influence only ceases, or operates unfavorably, when women depart from their own proper sphere; or when they endeavor to obtrude themselves upon the notice and admiration of the public. — By Archibald Alexander
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"What is Repentance?"
He would not put His loving arms around you this moment if you would only come to His feet, and confess you wrong, and seek His pardon. He cannot. The laws of His universe are against His doing so. He dare not and cannot until there is a change of mind in you. You must repent, "Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." — By Catherine Booth
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"I Was in the Great Revival"
Pentecost was their need, Pentecost was what they asked for, and it was Pentecost they received. In a little Chapel where a few Christians were gathered for prayer, they suddenly felt an Unseen Power, and all went down in His Presence. "What was this power?" they asked. — By Mary Warburton Booth
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"A Woman to Be Remembered"
She left Sodom with him on the day when Sodom was destroyed; she looked back toward the city from behind her husband, against God's express command; she was struck dead at once and turned into a pillar of salt. And the Lord Jesus Christ holds her up as a beacon to His church; He says, "Remember Lot's wife." — By J. C. Ryle
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Treasures in the Darkness
Do not be afraid to enter the cloud that is settling down on your life. God is in it. The other side is radiant with His glory. "Think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you; but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings." — By Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
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"The Sure Afterward"
If we set ourselves to watch the Lord's dealings with us, we shall often be able to detect a most beautiful correspondence and proportion between each individual 'chastening' and its own resulting 'afterward'. The habit of thus watching and expecting will be very comforting, and a great help to quiet trust when some new chastening is sent: for then we shall simply consider it as the herald and earnest of a new 'afterward'. — By Frances Ridley Havergal
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Not until 1860 did Catherine Booth first start to preach. One day in Gateshead Bethseda Chapel, a strange compulsion seized her and she felt she must rise and speak. Later she recalled how an inner voice taunted her: "You will look like a fool and have nothing to say." Catherine decided that this was the Devil's voice: "That's just the point," she retorted, "I have never yet been willing to be a fool for Christ. Now I will be one." — By Catherine Booth
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"A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband..." Proverbs 12:4
"The Works of Catherine Booth"
Resolve to obey the call of God and the command of Jesus, and He will fill you with His Spirit. Do it. Never mind thinking He might ask you to do something that chokes you. Declare, "I will die in obedience rather than live in disobedience." — By Catherine Booth
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"A Woman's Rules to Live By"
Rules for the Wife at Home, Rules for the Mother at Home in Training Her Children, and Children's Rules — Source Unknown
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Children must be taught the immense importance of always speaking the truth. They must see that love, confidence, and honor, or disgust, distrust, and disgrace will follow them as they let either truth or lies lead them. — By Gardiner Spring
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"For the Glory of God"
We know quite well, but it may be as well if we remind ourselves, that in this Gospel there is brought out the one thing which governs all the interests and activities of God - namely, His glory, and His glory in the face of Jesus Christ: so that the one thing in view, giving meaning to everything, is the glory of God through the Lord Jesus. — By T. Austin-Sparks
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"How to Bear Sorrow"
Jesus Christ Himself trod this difficult path, leaving traces of His blood on its flints; and apostles, prophets, confessors, and martyrs have passed by the same way. It is comforting to know that others have traversed the same dark valley, and that the great multitudes which stand before the Lamb, wearing palms of victory, came out of great tribulation. — By F. B. Meyer
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But the most important attainment of woman is personal piety. Though in adverting to the peculiarities of woman, we have remarked that she presents the fairer side of human apostasy, we are not to forget that she is one for whom there is no redemption but through Him who "came to call, not the righteous, but sinners to repentance." — By Gardiner Spring
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Humility and Success
Elijah Passed the Test of Success – The prophet had won a great victory on Mount Carmel. The fire had fallen, he had been vindicated and honored by God, the people were convinced, and the prophets of Baal had been slain by the hundreds. Through all this amazing success he kept in his proper place before God. — By Beverly Carradine
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We Christians profess to have in the Gospel of Christ a mighty lever which, rightly and universally applied, would lift the entire burden of sin and misery from the shoulders (that is from the souls) of our fellow man - a total remedy for all the moral and spiritual woes of humanity. We all profess to believe this - Christians have professed to believe this for generations - and yet look at the world, look at so-called "Christian England and America. — By Catherine Booth
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"Common Sense Not Needed"
In this booklet I tell something of what I learned and experienced during the five years I carried on this small work. It was perhaps unimportant in the eyes of the world, but not worthless in God's eyes. No effort can be valueless when it is in obedience to the command of Jesus, "You must go out to the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature" — By Corrie Ten Boom
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"The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life"
In order to enter into a practical experience of this interior life, the soul must be in a receptive attitude, fully recognizing the fact that the higher Christian life is God's gift in Christ Jesus, and that it cannot be gained by any efforts or works of our own. This will greatly simplify the matter. — By Hannah Whitall Smith
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"The Christian Mother"
The object of this book is practical utility, not literary effect. It was written for mothers in the common walks of life. There are many mothers, in every village of our land, who are looking eagerly for information respecting the government of their children. It is hoped that the following treatise may render them some assistance. — By John Abbott
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Teaching Series by Catherine Booth
"The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness... that they may teach the young women..." Titus 2:3-4
"Its False Christs Compared With The Christ Of God"
I will now try to give to you, as I perceive them, those modern representations of Christ which, instead of drawing all men unto Him, have driven the great mass away from Him, and disgusted many of the ablest minds with the whole system of existing Christianity. — By Catherine Booth
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"Its Sham Compassion vs. The Dying Love Of Christ"
Benevolence has come somewhat into fashion of late. It has become the correct thing to do the slums, since the Prince of Wales did them; and this general idea of caring in some way or degree for the poor and wretched has extended itself even into the region of creeds, so that we have now many schemes for the salvation of mankind without a real Saviour. — By Catherine Booth
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"Its Sham Judgment in Contrast With The Great White Throne"
God has reared a judgment seat in every man's conscience, which in some slight measure answers to, and prefigures the sentence which He declares He will pronounce on every man's action, whether it be good or bad. — By Catherine Booth
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"Its Mock Salvation vs. A Real Deliverance From Sin"
Even infidels, when you face them with the question, "Are you right? are you living according to the dictates of your judgment and conscience?" dare not say that they are. The universal cry of our poor humanity is, "Oh, wretched man that I am" whether it be looking for any Divine deliverance or not. — By Catherine Booth
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"Its Cowardly Service vs. The Real Warfare"
The very essence of the spirit of evil is antagonistic to the spirit of good. Good and evil are as diametrically opposed to each other as ever; therefore they can never be brought into contact without conflict, without war, and sometimes of the most deadly kind, ending in the death and martyrdom of the saints. — By Catherine Booth
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"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Once more Mary Dyer put her life on the line. For the fourth time she defied the Massachusetts law. She was arrested and condemned to death, all pleas by family proving ineffectual. The authorities would not agree to let her go unless she swore never to return.Read More About "Mary Dyer"
The Young Girl Rose Allen
When in the house the soldiers accosted Rose, and one named Tyrell of St. Osyth told her to persuade her parents to recant, and then all would be well. "Sir," she said, "they have a better Master than I, for the Holy Ghost doth teach them, Who I trust will not suffer them to err." What a brave girl she was to answer a rough and burly soldier like that.
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The Lord Mayor of London, asked her, "You foolish woman, do you say that the priests cannot make the body of Christ?" Anne replied, "I say so, my Lord; for I have read that God made man; but that man can make God, I never read, nor, I suppose, ever shall read." For this she was burned.
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"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies." Proverbs 31:10
When she went into the fields which were white unto harvest, there were signs and wonders which followed immediately and these became the marks of her ministry. Signs and wonders too numerous too mention followed her preaching of the word.
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A fire had been started on their lot and hundreds of people turned out to see the spectacle. The Shirleys make use of the opportunity and began to sing and preach. After the sermon, a drunken man known as Reddy came forward and asked if God would even forgive a drunk like him. Yes, even him, the Shirleys explained. So, at that moment, Reddy gave his life to the Lord and his life was changed.
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While Susannah Spurgeon (1832-1892) will always be remembered as the faithful wife and encourager of the great preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon, she deserves recognition in her own right by the Christian Church in connection with her fund for supplying theological books to clergymen and ministers too poor to buy them.
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Corrie Ten Boom
"‘Follow me,’ a young girl in an officer's uniform said to me. I walked slowly through the gate, never looking back. Behind me I heard the hinges squeak as the gate swung shut. I was free, and flooding through my mind were the words of Jesus to the church at Philadelphia: ‘Behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it...’" Revelation 3:8
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For three years I had been hopelessly in love with Peter Marshall and now had come the biggest moment in my life, a proposal from the man of my dreams. And I hesitated. Why? At that moment I became aware in a new way of how God operates in human lives, and in that moment of awareness, I did a lot of growing up.
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Susanna Wesley lived just long enough to see the fruits of her work; two months before she died in July 1742, her son John preached a series of revival messages in their home town of Epworth, England, to the biggest crowds that area had ever seen. The blossoming ministry of John and Charles would impact generations to come for the Gospel of Christ.
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Great Women Missionaries
"The angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified." Matthew 28:5
Missionary to the Congo. Helen was well aware of her danger. Many mission women had been raped by the marauding rebel armies. She stayed on, believing that "If Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for him." That was the mission motto.
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Ann Hasseltine Judson and her husband Adoniram Judson, were the first Americans to establish a mission in the Far East . More than a missionary's wife, Ann herself felt the call to the mission field before marrying Mr. Judson. She gave her life to God for service wherever He might call her.
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Aylward learned the Chinese language, a feat she called "one of God's great miracles." Sharing the Gospel in the villages around Yangchen, she began to take in unwanted children. Before long she had twenty little ones under her roof, these in addition to the thirty or forty wounded soldiers that she cared for at any given time.
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Her God was with her in Calabar, West Africa, in 1876 as He had been during her dreary upbringing in Scotland. Surrounded by warring tribes that were governed by witchcraft and barbaric rites, Mary Slessor nonetheless went where few dared to bring hope and light to the once Dark Continent.
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Amy Carmichael's life is a model of selfless dedication to the Savior, a life of discipleship and abandonment. She lived for one reason, and that was to make God's love known to those trapped in utter darkness.
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Women of the Bible
"...a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised." Proverbs 31:30
Phoebe is called a "servant" of the church, but the word in the original language is "diakonos" from which we get our word deacon. So, while she is called a "servant" of the church, it truly should be translated a "deacon" of the church.
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We may be shocked when we see both Judah and Tamar listed in the genealogy of Jesus Christ, but we cannot presume to question God's ways. Judah was a Jew. Tamar was a gentile. Perhaps their union was a foreshadowing of the fact that both Jews and Gentiles were to share in the blessings of the Gospel.
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Lydia was a business woman, dealing in colored material, or more likely goods already died. The color purple was highly prized among the ancients and Lydia was a merchant that sold purple cloth. Given the circumstances revealed in the Bible, it's safe to assume she was a very successful entrepreneur.
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The Scripture record of Dorcas is limited to a few verses in the ninth chapter of Acts, but her name to this day stands for the benevolent use of the needle. Her example has been an inspiration to women throughout church history.
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1 Samuel 25 chronicles a time in her life when a potentially lethal crisis sparked by her harsh and evil husband accentuated her patience, loyalty and humility and ultimately helped shape a nation.
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The name "Mary" occurs 51 times in the New Testament and is taken from the Old Testaments names of Miriam and Mara, which mean "bitter". The root of the name "Mary" is derived from the notion of trouble and sorrow. Being a common name during this time period, this Mary was distinguished from all others...
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Great Women in the Bible
There are over one hundred sixty women mentioned in the Bible. Although not all of their names were written down, their deeds were, thus showing us the part they, too, played in history.
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Deborah, the Judge of Israel
We meet Deborah in the Book of Judges, in an account of a battle which occurred around 1050 BC. She is a true heroine in the Lord who can show many of us just how to answer the Lord's call on our lives. Careful attention to her story may challenge our assumptions about what and who we can be, and more what God gifts us to do and be.
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"She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness." Proverbs 31:26
"How I Know God Answers Prayer" By Rosalind Goforth
"Prayer has been hedged about with too many man-made rules. I am convinced that God has intended prayer to be as simple and natural, and as constant a part of our spiritual life as the intercourse between a child and his parent in the home. And as a large part of that intercourse between child and parent is simply asking and receiving, just so is it with us and our heavenly Parent."
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"Anne Dutton's Letters on Spiritual Subjects"
"Here is a feast for souls who desire to feed on Christ; to have His glories opened out before them, and the riches of divine grace in all their fullness and freeness set forth. Here, too, is food for the 'lambs of the flock,' comfort for the sorrowing, and encouragement for the weak and trembling ones. There is in these letters a union of doctrinal, experimental, and practical teaching, rarely found in combination."
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"Encouraging Words" By Elisabeth Elliot
Lord, deliver me from the urge to open my mouth when I should shut it. Give me the wisdom to keep silence where silence is wise. Remind me that not everything needs to be said, and that there are very few things that need to be said by me. — Read all the articles
"I Left My Joy Behind" By Patti Gardner
Although I had been very happy serving my family, I was taught that it was really not "ministry", that "real" ministry had to be outside the home. It wasn't considered "God's work" if it didn't involve church programs and activities... As I grew more involved in church activities, I had less and less time for my precious family. What had once been a source of joy for me, I now looked at as an intrusion on my "work for God." — Read the entire article
In Case Your Interested:
Most recent numbers indicate that 52 percent of all marriages end in divorce.
The divorce rate for FIRST marriages is about 37 percent.
The divorce rate for SECOND marriages is about 63 percent.
The divorce rate for THIRD marriages is about 78 percent.
Your odds of succeeding are far greater if you stick it out with the one you got.
NOTE: The divorce rate for couples who "pray together regularly" is ONE out of 152.