I am excited to kick-off the Holy Housewives book club, co-hosted by Betty from Peace Creek on the Prairie. Betty and I share a love for Jesus and a desire for women to understand His word and His will. But, we are also very different. Betty homeschools, my children attend public school. She is a much better homemaker than I, being that I can’t sew, I have a black thumb and God laughs when I attempt to cook beyond a recipe. I feel blessed that we will be able to bring two varied outlooks to this book club and hopefully provide insight to women in all stages of their Christian walk.
I chose the name Holy Housewives because I love to be reminded of the fact that, through the sacrafice of the body of Jesus Christ, we are made holy (Hebrews 10: 4-10). We don’t have to strive to be holy, we don’t have to do things a certain way to be holy. We are holy simply because Jesus is our Redeemer. Please remember that as we discuss the truths in our first book choice, Passionate Housewives Desperate for God. The truths we will discover may be convicting but should never be felt as condemning. Remember the words of Romans 8:1 anytime that you begin to feel condemned.
Betty has created a forum so that we can get to know each other better through this process and continue discussions that may begin each week as we read the assignments. Each week, we will post our thoughts on the assignments and host a linky for you to link up your thoughts as well. I am so excited to learn and grow alongside you.
Week one assignment: Read the preface and chapter one of Passionate Housewives Desperate for God. If you have a blog, write a post about what you discovered, learned, etc. in the reading. If you do not have your own blog feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments of my blog or Betty’s. We will post our thoughts next Monday, June 28th.
Discussions will also take place on twitter using the hashtag #holyhousewives. Happy reading!