The Hidden Beauty in Modesty

1 Timothy 2:9-10 English Standard Version (ESV)

9 likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10 but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.

Let us examine a Biblical woman who embodies this verse: Queen Esther.

The Hebrew translation of Esther is Hester and it means “hidden.”

After reading the entire book of Esther, I compiled some adjectives to describe her character:

• Modest

• Reserved

• Humble

• Self-controlled  Read More

From Paper Bag Princess to Paperback Mom

“Why did I drink all that juice for lunch?” I thought to myself, sitting there in the girl’s restroom stall at school. “Maybe I wouldn’t have to go to the bathroom so much if I drank less. Just maybe she won’t come this time.” CLANK! CLANK! CLANK! Breathe Arlene. Breathe. Read More

Was there a woman in science like Albert Einstein?

Since my eldest son loves math and science, I made it a goal to introduce books that convey the struggles that scientists often face. On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne, is a brilliant introduction to a man who never ceased to question. It is beautifully written and illustrated.

Instantly, my son aligned himself to Mr. Einstein. “Mom, we both love numbers and use them to figure things out. When we can’t solve a problem, we use music to help us think better. Albert plays the violin and I play the cello. Oh, and we NEVER stop asking questions!”

 When my son asked me, “Was there a woman in science like Albert Einstein?”; I became inspired to learn and teach him about women of science.

Cue the book Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky!  Read More