from Virtuous Daughters, April 2011~Volume 11, Number 1
Besides being an excellent ministry opportunity, hospitality provides a great foundation for building healthy Have you ever wanted to have a family ministry that was based in your own home? Look no further than your own front door! Hospitality is a fantastic way to bless others while still being able to stay at home and work together as a family. Galatians 6:10 says: “Therefore as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those of the household of faith.”
from Virtuous Daughters, March 2011~Volume 10, Number 12
Hospitality is a powerful witnessing tool. When a family invites others into their home and offers their time, love, and service in the name of Christ, they are offering a glimpse of their Christian life. In fact, a biblical guideline for a church elder is that he be a lover of hospitality: 1 Timothy 13:2 reads, “A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach."
from Virtuous Daughters, October 2007~Volume 7, Number 7
The word etiquette is not in the Bible. However, there are some Biblical principles we can apply to this subject. Etiquette has to do with how we treat others. The basis of etiquette is love—love for God first then love for others. How can we show etiquette to others?
by Tiffany S.
from Virtuous Daughters, March 2008~Volume 7, Number 12
Peer pressure has a powerful influence on young people especially. Although it can be positive, the phrase usually gives a negative connotation. Because this is a prevalent force, we must learn how to defend our faith and convictions without compromising, even in “little” things.
In a way, peer pressure has been a common thing for many years. Trends in clothing, accessories, and attitudes are a classic example. Laura Ingalls Wilder implied in her book, Little Town on the Prairie, that she buckled under peer pressure. She wore the clothing in style (because it was in style), despite the fact that it did not match her personal tastes.
by Brittany S.
from Virtuous Daughters, August/September 2019~Volume 19, Number 3
Michael Faraday was a great scientist who dedicated his life to exploring the mystery of electricity. Among his accomplishments was the invention of the first electric motor. Yet Faraday was also devoted to unveiling the mysteries of God's Word, which he read and memorized every morning and evening and preached on Sundays.
from Virtuous Daughters, August 2007~Volume 7, Number 5
I enjoy playing instruments and I’m sure many of you do too. I play mostly flute, but I also play piano and enjoy them both!
I take flute lessons along with several other girls from a young lady in our church. She has taught us many things over the years, but one of the main things she has taught us is to keep our focus on God, and to give Him the glory. After all, God is the One Who gave us the talent and skill to play, but it’s just so easy to forget that and take the credit ourselves! I find that when I play for others, I think more about them and their needs instead of myself.
from Virtuous Daughters, August 2008~Volume 8, Number 5
It’s true. Whether or not you like it, or whether or not you are even aware of it, YOU are being watched. Which means, of course, that you are setting an example. The question is, what kind of example are you setting? As Christians, we need to be sure that we are being a good testimony to the world. That way, our unsaved neighbors, relatives, or acquaintances won’t look at us and say, “They say that they’re Christians, but look at what they do!” This is probably one of the easier and more obvious areas in which we are to be an example.
from Virtuous Daughters, September 2005~Volume 5, Number 6
If I had to tell you the number one reason I give, it is in response to all that God has given me. Because everything I have is a gift from God. Therefore I feel motivated to give back to God by giving to my neighbor, my church, and people in need. God calls us to take care of those in need. He calls us to care for the sick, the lonely, the hungry, the homeless, and the hopeless.
from Virtuous Daughters, March 2015~Volume 14, Number 12
I walked into the health foods store and saw a young ‘earthy-looking’ employee in the produce section. It was a normal outing to the store, but then the thought, “Why don’t you witness to her?” Me: “Oh…no…well…what would I say? I can’t just walk up to her and say Jesus died for her sins!” That would be quite the first impression! God had been working in my heart to be bold in witnessing, but…Here? Now? What if I say the wrong thing? God’s grace prevailed and I found myself in front of this unsuspecting worker asking, “If you were to die tonight, do you know where you would go?” I waited for her reaction…she actually was looking very contemplative; she wasn’t even yelling angry words at me! She replied to my strange question by listing off several exotic countries that she would really like to visit before she died! Surprised by her answer, I said, “Actually, I meant, where do you think you would go after you died?” This time she looked very contemplative. She did not know what happens after this life, and I had the opportunity to explain the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She did not fall on the ground in repentance or even seem very responsive, but I had obeyed, and I walked away with a great sense of joy and fulfillment.
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