My name is Nicole, and I hope that this site is an encouragement to you. My greatest desire is to share the absolute joy and blessing that motherhood brings. Being a wife and mother is an incredible calling that is often somewhat looked down upon in today’s society. Regardless of your circumstances in life, if you are expecting, God has called you to be a mother. Hopefully when you read from this site you will become refreshed and desire to serve your family at home.
Although I still have so much to learn myself about raising a family for God’s glory, I hope that this blog, in a sense, offers Titus 2 encouragement.
The older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
While I’m by no means an old woman, (I’m 33), my heart is to share pertaining these things. I know that I will learn so much from you also! There are many opinions about whether biblically the Lord would like ladies to teach men. I tend to believe that God’s plan for women is to teach other women, and as such, my goal is to reach out to other ladies like myself. Our focus in the home should be to compliment our husband’s biblical leadership, to build a home for God’s glory, and to raise children with a heart for God. As it has been said before, the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
Prior to my 25th birthday, I completed an associates degree in Early Childhood Education, a bachelors degree in Psychology, and was working towards a masters degree in Early Childhood Education. Around the time my fourth child was born I came to my senses. These degrees did nothing but keep me from focusing on my children, and accrue debt for my family. I would like to shout from the rooftops that raising your children is much more important than a degree or career will ever be.
I also hope to share information about birth control from a biblical viewpoint, as well as helps to young mothers who face an unplanned pregnancy. I was a teen mother myself, and would love to share with you.
I’m a sinner who’s been saved by grace and am the mother to six precious children on this earth, and two in Heaven whom we lost through miscarriage. Jesus Christ is my Lord, and I am but His humble servant. What a joy, and an honor it is to serve Him!
My family and I are Reformed Baptists, and we hold to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.
I live with my husband and children in the beautiful rolling hills of northwest Georgia. We are a homeschooling family, and absolutely love it!
*This photo was taken at a special event facility just a hop, skip, and a jump from our home. We love living here with our babies. *
These are my sweet children! Their ages range from 13 to 1 year of age. I’m so blessed to be their mother!
Join us on Thursdays for the Growing in Grace Link-Up! All posts pertaining to Biblical Womanhood are welcome.
Please take a look at the Shop section of our site for homeschooling resources.
In my spare time (cough), I love to craft. Please take a peek at my etsy shop, Joyfully Made!
*¨¨*:•..•:*¨¨*:•. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious JOY, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9 *¨¨*:•..•:*¨¨*:•.
Also, Approximately 10% of the profits received through the sale of these items goes to purchase baby supplies for my local crisis pregnancy center. This center is a pro-life, Christ-based organization, and such a good cause. Thank you so much for helping purchase diapers, wipes, and other goods for these precious babies.
I love to meet fellow mothers, please feel free to introduce yourself! If you have any questions, please use the contact form found in either the right sidebar or menu tab.
May I introduce you to my Savior?
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(Pastor of Preaching Voddie Baucham)
Voddie Baucham wears many hats. He is a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker and church planter. He currently serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, TX. He has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, TX, and Union University in Jackson, TN. He has also lectured at Southern Seminary.
Voddie makes the Bible clear and demonstrates the relevance of God’s word to everyday life. However, he does so without compromising the centrality of Christ and the gospel. Those who hear him preach find themselves both challenged and encouraged.
Voddie’s area of emphasis is Cultural Apologetics. Whether teaching on classical apologetic issues like the validity and historicity of the Bible, or the resurrection of Christ; or teaching on biblical manhood/womanhood, marriage and family, he helps ordinary people understand the significance of thinking and living biblically in every area of life.
It is impossible to understand Voddie’s approach to the Bible without first understanding the path he has walked. Raised in a non-Christian, single-parent home, Voddie did not hear the gospel until he was in college. His journey to faith was a very unusual and intellectual one. Consequently, he understands what it means to be a skeptic, and knows what it’s like to try to figure out the Christian life without relying on the traditions of men. As a result, he speaks to ‘outsiders’ in ways few Bible teachers can.
Voddie Baucham holds degrees from Houston Baptist University (BA in Christianity/BA in Sociology), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.), an honorary degree from Southern California Seminary (D.D.), and additional post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, England (Regent’s Park College).
Voddie and his wife, Bridget have been married since 1989. They have eight children, Jasmine, Trey (Voddie, III), Elijah, Asher, Judah, Micah, Safya and Amos. They are committed home educators.
(Pastor-teacher Tom Pennington)
Tom Pennington has served as Pastor-Teacher at Countryside Bible Church since October 2003. Prior to arriving in Texas, he served 16 years at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, including as an elder. He spent his last four years there as Senior Associate Pastor and as personal assistant to John MacArthur. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director of Grace to You, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the international radio, tape, publications, and internet ministry. Tom completed his B.A. and M.A. at Bob Jones University and served as a member of the faculty while taking additional Ph.D. classes in New Testament Interpretation. In 2013, he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from The Master’s College.