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Life is busy. The laundry cycle never ends. Kids seem to contract the stomach bug at the least convenient times. There’s often a key ingredient missing for the recipe I need to make tonight!

That’s why I want Dishes & Doctrine to come to you! I know you don’t always have time to read an email or sit down to read a post at your leisure.

During our Galatians series, I decided to offer audio versions of each post and response was very positive. It was a huge help to busy moms to listen while literally washing the dishes or sweeping the floor!

That’s why I’m excited to announce that for the foreseeable future the Dishes & Doctrine Audio Blog is here to stay!

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In fact, we’re even officially on iTunes now so you can subscribe to automatically receive new episodes there.

So the basics:

  • Each week you’ll still find a new post here on on the blog.
  • It’s your choice if you want to read or listen. Just click the button at the top of each post to pop over to iTunes to listen.
  • Find any posts/episodes that you’ve missed on the Audio Blog tab or by searching on iTunes.

I really hope this is a help to you as you join me in seeking to know our God more through His word! “Talk” to you soon!

I don’t know everything and a blog launch giveaway for you!

UPDATE: The winner has been picked!! Check out the Rafflecopter box below to see if it’s you!

As I forge forward with this new blog, I want you to know one major thing! I DON’T have all the answers! Not.even.close! So along with sharing things that I have learned personally in Scripture and study, I’ll be sharing links and resources for you on a regular basis.

There are 3 places to find that content:

  1. Right here at Dishes & Doctrine on our Resources page. This will be updated as I finish great books or find new podcasts!
  2. Over at our Dishes & Doctrine Facebook page where I will be posting links and videos that I come across in blogland.
  3. Every other month in The Kitchen Table Newsletter. You must subscribe to get this newsletter in your email. I’ll be including exclusive content and resources that you won’t find on the blog.

Finally, I don’t plan for this to be a giveaway/review site primarily, but I may be contacted to read a book for an author and love it so much that I just have to give it away to you! So, you may find occasional giveaways like this one!

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Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below (or click here)

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I will announce the winner next Sunday! Thanks for entering and for joining me on this new journey!

Why Dishes & Doctrine….

If you’re anything like me, your days consist of the mundane duties of a housewife – cooking, kissing boo-boo’s, cleaning toilets, breaking up sibling fights, and dishes…..lots of dishes. 
Doctrine and theology seems better left to the pastors and seminary professors. After all, as busy moms we need “in the trenches” help, encouragement, and advice. The study of eschatology seems too ethereal for our crazy lives.

 

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A few weeks ago, a man in our church family invited us to fly with him in his 1979 Cessna. As we climbed to 3500 feet above the earth, I was in awe. The noise and traffic of life below ceased. All we could hear was the rumble of the plane (and a couple cute co-pilot voices). What struck me as we flew over the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon and gazed out over the horizon was the change in our perspective. The places I go to every day were still there. The geography hadn’t changed a bit, but from above I saw our county in a whole new light. Where I would usually see roads and trees, I saw rolling mountains. Where I would usually cross a little bridge, I could now see an endless river. It was breathtaking.
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Theology (the study of the nature of God and his relation to the world) is one of the most practical things we can do as busy moms because just like our plane flight, it causes us to look at life in a different way. Knowing my God has forgiven me of a debt that I could never repay on my own gives me the perspective to forgive my spouse once again. Knowing that the Bible is a story of God’s pursuit and redemption of His people helps me when I read a Bible story to my kids before bed. Knowing that Christ will be returning for His Church one day gives me hope that the nastiness and pain of this world will one day be gone.
There are thousands of things about theology that I will never know or understand, but the older I get the more I am realizing that God wants me to study Him because the more I know Him the more I will love Him. Theology can’t just be for the men. Our children desperately need us to be grounded in Scripture and devoted to knowing our Father. 
I hope that this blog will be a journey of growing and maturing in doctrine and the tougher things of our faith. My hope and prayer is that we’ll find that sweet spot where motherhood and theology collide!

 

Join me on that journey?

 

 

This post is linked to Reflect, the Titus 2sDay Link-up, and the Titus 2 Tuesday Link-up.