Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mad Housewife

I'm mad alright--as a hornet!  And I'm hoping writing this blog will help me calm down a bit.

So first I'm desperate--now I'm mad!  Why are housewives getting picked on so much?

You see, I'm standing in line at the grocery store this evening, and right on the end cap of the candy rack is...I'm not kidding you...a wine being showcased called "Mad Housewife." And it's not just at the end of my row, it's at the end of every row! 

What's up with that?

You know, it's high time housewives started standing up for ourselves. Why does the media company think we're so unhappy that we need to have a show about us desperately reaching out to all kinds of sinful habits to be happy again? Why does a winery think that we're so unhappy or "mad" that we'll buy their product to solve our problems?

Aaaaahhhhh!  Just makes me so mad!

My prayer is that as housewives--or family managers or whatever new title we have come up with to bring dignity back to our position--would begin to show the world what we're made of. By being God-strong, God-confident, God-sufficient and God-consuming, we can take back our name. One of two things will happen. Either they'll all leave us alone because they know they can't win or they'll fight harder.

I'm calming down now, and I'm reminded in my spirit that the battle belongs to the Lord. It will be fought on my knees, in my mind and through my words and actions.  I only hope that some other mad housewives will join me along the way...

Ephesians 6:11-13 (The Message)

And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. 
So take everything the Master has set out for you, 
well-made weapons of the best materials. 
And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything 
the Devil throws your way. 
This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from 
and forget about in a couple of hours. 
This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil 
and all his angels.
Be prepared. You're up against far more than you can handle on your own. 
Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, 
so that when it's all over but the shouting you'll still be on your feet. 
Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. 
Learn how to apply them. You'll need them throughout your life. 
God's Word is an indispensable weapon. 
In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. 
Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other's spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.

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Patty Wysong said...

So true, Laura! I love this line: 'By being God-strong, God-confident, God-sufficient and God-consuming, we can take back our name.' That's where it's at--with and in God. Yup. It's time to take a stand.

Laury said...

I'll be a mad-housewise alongside you, Laura. I'll take a stand with you. Thank you for sharing this scripture. Awesome! Thank you!

Josh said...

Well I wasn't created to be a housewife LOL, but I do understand what you are saying about the media and how they capitalize on sterotypes. I'm glad that there are woman like you and the other woman at FaithWriters that are showing people that there are housewives that are a different kind of mad - MADly in love with God that is.