Tag: motherhood

Mothers and Daughters

In the family tree, there is no relationship quite like that of mother and daughter. As ishshahs, we are not all a mother, but we are all someone’s daughter. No two – or two million – mother-daughter relationships are alike. They cannot be nor should they try to be. But it certainly raises the question…

Another look at Genesis 3:16

One of the problems we all have when reading familiar scripture is not really paying attention to what the well known verses say.  I’d like to challenge you to read carefully Genesis 3:11-16 along with me.  For ease of understanding we’ll break it into relevant sections. Genesis 3:11 And He said, “Who told you that…

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…

Joy Comes in the Morning

Weeping may endure in the evening, but joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5 – LITV In this particular case, joy arrived at precisely 3:52 a.m. The new little life you see in the inset photograph breathed his first breath on Sunday, the 9th of November before even the sun was up. The night of…

Her Voice

Her voice is petalled purest pink, It gives her hearers thoughts to drink, It binds the wounds of tattered hearts With woman’s ways and woman’s arts. Her voice names Truth and calls it out When others’ souls begin to doubt; And tender as a flower’s face, Her voice breathes hope, and light, and grace. Her…