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The Distaff: A Little Leaven Leaveneth the Whole Lump

There are so many directions we could go in covering the subject of influence, but we will concentrate on those areas which affect women the most. Whether we realize it or not, we are influencing someone every day of our lives. Let’s examine some of the ways we influence others.

First, right in our own homes. We certainly exert an influence on our husbands. Suppose year after year our husbands see the first day of the week pass by while we take that time to read our paper and pour over the great ads, or maybe we use that day to do our baking for the week ahead. After all, we reason, that’s the only free time we have. But, we’re showing where our priorities lie and what comes first in our lives. How can we think about teaching someone the truth when we fail to practice it ourselves? Paul said, in 1 Corinthians 7:16, “For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? … “ Also, Peter said, “Like wise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear” (1 Peter 3:1-2). Continue reading » The Distaff: A Little Leaven Leaveneth the Whole Lump

The Distaff: A Talebearer Revealeth Secrets

The World Book Encyclopedia Dictionary defines gossip as 1. idle talk, not always true, about other people and their affairs; 2. light familiar talk or writing; 3. a person who gossips a great deal. As a verb: to repeat what one knows, or the idle talk that one hears, about other people and their affairs.

 

How does God feel about gossip?
God has always forbidden gossip. Continue reading » The Distaff: A Talebearer Revealeth Secrets