Category: Her Wisdom

Scrubbing The Competition

Ishshah’s Story is delighted to present an insightful guest post today from Tiffany Clark.  Tiffany teaches (and is taught) Spiritual Formation in an M.A. program offered for Christian leaders throughout Africa and Asia. In her various writing projects, Tiffany prefers grappling with the Scriptures in the context of messy life struggles to tidy, simplistic answers. Her current office…

In Whose Image?

One of the most common accusations levelled at women by those who advocate male leadership in church and home (and some would add society in general), is that Eve (Ishshah) disobeyed God and led Adam into sin. For this reason, they say, God ordained that ‘her husband would rule over her’ (Gen. 3:16). In fact,…

Are Women Also Sons?

Recently someone expressed concern when I posted a scripture reference to Galatians 3:26 on the Ishshah’s Story Facebook page. The verse says: ‘For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.’ (NASB) Some translations use ‘children’ rather than ‘sons’, but I deliberately chose that particular translation in an attempt to open up…

Complementarianism: Three Great Weaknesses

Ishshah’s Story is pleased to share this guest post from Jory Micah of Pittsburgh, USA.  Jory Micah is a Bible teacher, preacher, and writer at http://www.jorymicah.com. She has obtained an AA in Practical Theology (Christ for the Nations Bible Institute), a BS in Church Ministries (Southwestern Assemblies of God University), and an MA in Christian Doctrine…

The Personhood of Ishshah

The struggle is as ancient as the Fall: the need of woman to be viewed first and foremost as a person. The solution from a fallen world has been to classify her in roles that designate her perceived value and in functions that define her limit and scope of interactions. For the female heart that…

The Reluctant Bride

Author’s Note: The following was recently published on Wellspring of Life in a continuing series entitled Vineyard Days, featuring teaching posts from the Song of Songs and John 15 – Jesus and His church, the Bride of Christ. Until when does the day blow, and the shadows flee away? Turn, my Beloved, and be like…

Cute Imperfections

Ishshah’s Story is pleased to welcome once again the writings of Virginia of Nairobi, Kenya. A wife and mother of two sons, Virginia has graced us with two previous submissions – Running for Cover and Steadfast in the Dark Night of the Soul *** When our first baby was born we were no doubt at…

Mary’s Struggle

In just a few more days we will celebrate the birth of our Lord.  What a time of joy—it is not happy holidays or season’s greetings, it is Merry Christmas and my heart dances as we celebrate the holy gift—I love it!  Over the years traditions have developed and are anticipated and enjoyed.  For me,…

Her Perfect Work

An Endurance Award is not what I had in mind When my heart longed for more and quickly, but to find You assigned me Patience as companion for the daily grind “Let Patience have her perfect work,” You said Leaving it up to me to allow, ignore or dread On what laborious lessons her white…

Steadfast in The Dark Night of the Soul

Ishshah’s Story is pleased to share with you this sensitively written post from guest contributor, Virginia, who lives in Nairobi, Kenya.  Thankyou Virginia! I know all the sisters and brothers reading this post have at one time or another felt that God is distant due to the things that we are going through. In such…