The Ugly Truth


I want to be real honest with you today. Sometimes life really sucks. As a woman who is on the other side of complete burn out and has learned to enjoy life again, I can honestly say that at least six years of my life - 2007 to 2013 - were really, really hard. And sometimes I wanted to tell someone how I felt, but saying it out loud sounded horrible. selfish. wrong. [Tweet "The truth is, sometimes life deals us a hand we didn't ask for. Read THE UGLY TRUTH:"] But the truth is, … [Read more...]

The Everlasting Gospel

The Everlasting Gospel | A Virtuous Woman

The Book of Revelation I remember the very first verse I memorized as a child. Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Right there in those few words we are given a choice. Life or death. Sin entered this world in the midst of  a beautiful garden. A place that was perfect in every way, free from pain and sorrow. The first three chapters of the Bible tells us the story of how sin entered the world. We learn how it changed … [Read more...]

Ideas for Spring and Easter

Ideas to Celebrate Spring | A Virtuous Woman

I woke up this morning to sunshine... something that's been severely lacking in my neck of the woods... all winter long. And the weather. Oh, it feels like spring! I love spring time. My yard fills with blooms, we like to do school outside on blankets, we can enjoy riding the horses again. As Easter or (as I prefer to call it) Resurrection Day approaches, I thought it would be fun to share some great resources with you that you can use this Spring to celebrate all that He has done for … [Read more...]

Pray for your Enemies

Know, Love, and Pray for Your Enemies @

 This is a guest post by Monica Cane. Welcome, Monica! Love Your Enemies Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. – Mathew 5:44   To love and pray for our enemies can seem like a pretty steep request, don’t you think?  After all, when someone we love tramples on our heart or when we are betrayed by a so-called friend, our first reaction is not necessarily to love and pray for them. On the contrary we might feel more inclined to put on a pair of steel-toed boots and give … [Read more...]

Trusting God Through the Loss of a Child

Trusting God Through the Loss of a Child @

  This beautiful guest post has been written by my friend, Juliet van Heerden.    I mailed her a card today. Haven’t heard from her in a while. Five months to be exact. “Just want to say, hello.” I pen the words carefully. Prayerfully. I never want to be “too much.” But something within me desperately wants to keep our silken thread of communication intact. When half a year passes, my heart knows she’s grown half a head taller, a whole lot smarter, and is now, … [Read more...]