Katherine Hudson was a normal girl living in California… She grew up in a Christian home with her little brother and older sister. Her dad was a pastor and her mother was involved in the ministry as well. Katherine loved music. She loved singing and she loved hearing new music-especially secular music which was not allowed in her home. Katherine knew that when she grew up she wanted to be a singer. She planned on it her whole life growing up.
When Katherine was 13 her parents gave her a guitar. She practiced as much as she could until she was really good. Something happened within the next 5 years of her life. Katherine began sneaking secular music into her room. She broke her parents rules. The more sneaking she did the more she slipped into a secular lifestyle.
When we look around at the circumstances of people in the world today, we discover that there is a vast amount of suffering and pain being endured. Many different people struggle with many different types of suffering. Hospitals are full of horrible diseases and injuries, parents are getting divorces, babies are being aborted, war is raging, people are being sold into slavery, drug abuse and..
The other day I was listening to a conversation between my youngest sister and youngest brother. As I sat there (harmlessly) listening to this conversation I heard my sister mimic something I had said earlier that day. I had no idea that Cali had been in the room when I said it but apparently she was and had just repeated me. Same tone of voice and everything!
This got me thinking. It just goes..
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
The topic of this article is having patience in tribulation. I would like to share a personal experience with you to start things off. When I was 16 I was moving some very heavy furniture by myself. (I’ve never been the one to wait for the man power!) Well the next day my lower back was in terrible pain. I didn’t know what was wrong with it at the time but after several cat scans, x-rays, and..
Cooking, cleaning, dishes, laundry, children and chores day in and day out can get discouraging and tiresome. We wake up everyday and are faced with all of the same duties as yesterday. This makes it even easier to lose the vision of virtuous, beautiful, homemakers. We forget why we do what we do. Our mission here at A Lovely Calling is to keep that vision alive and refreshed. Our homes and all..
Proverbs 31…We know it like the back of our hand. We’ve read, studied and dissected this lone chapter of the Bible set apart specifically for women. I personally grew up listening to my mom read this chapter over and over and listened to her teach it to women. I’ve done countless studies on the “Proverbs 31 Woman” and tried earnestly to meet the expectations set for women in this..
“I don’t know whats wrong with me.” “I feel so bad about it that I can’t tell anyone.” “Why did I have to do that?” “I feel like such a wicked person.”
All of these statements and more have been felt and said by everyone. We all have messed up, said and done things we wish we hadn’t. Sweet girl, I want to help you if you feel this way! I know how it feels to feel condemned and angry at..
Goals for Girls is a once a month event for a year… Goals for Girls 2013 is a special online Facebook devotional for girls. It will be a short bible study going through 5 key verses. Romans 12:9-13 Each month we will discuss and study one special phrase in those verses: ex. “Let love be without hypocrisy” ect. we will be hosting the next devotional. Join us or follow along on our Facebook page..
Lately I’ve been doing an incredible Bible study by Beth Moore called Stepping Up. It is a devotional studying the Psalms of Accent. I absolutely love it, so I thought I’d share a little of what I’ve learned with you.
In almost every Psalm we notice a consistent way of entering Gods presence (that is the opening of the Psalm) and of leaving (the ending). If you read through the Psalms most of..