Charity begins at home.
Before ranging far afield to acknowledge the accomplishments of ladies who, while I admire them and have learned from them, aren’t actually on the list of people I could call for advice, I’d better first tip my hat to a real friend. While many women are struggling with being at home without any real feminine role models in this feminist world, I’m blessed to have someone who fits the Titus 2 bill nicely right here at home. She is reverent in the way she lives, not a slanderer, definitely not addicted to much wine, and she has a heart for teaching what is good, both to her children and to others. And, most importantly, she has a blog to which I can link.
Meet Tina Jobe, who blogs at The Jobe Journal. I told Jesse a few weeks ago that if Tina knew what I really thought of her, modest soul that she is, she’d probably die of embarrassment. I’m about to kill one of my favorite women in the whole world for you people. You’re welcome.
I love this lady.
Tina is one of the few ladies in my life who can opine wisely on practically anything, if I can just catch her standing still long enough to ask her a question. True to the Titus 2 model, she is one busy lady. She never seems to be too busy to help others, though, especially younger or less spiritually mature women who need a helping hand or a kind word. Or a whole lot of kind words. She is rather chatty and very extroverted, so once you catch her, you can usually keep her for a minute.
Between helping run a Tapestry of Grace co-op, homeschooling six active children of widely diverse ages and interests, and being a beloved friend to, oh, a gazillion or so local people, I honestly don’t know how she has time to sleep. And she still looks better rested than I do. Sigh.
If you’re at all interested in classical home education, the Tapestry of Grace curriculum, or just raising good kids (and those are some awesome kids), Tina’s blog posts–which I hope to convince her to write more often, because she’s obviously not busy enough–are a gold mine of information. I want to be Tina when I grow up. Alas, there can only be one, so run on over and bookmark or subscribe to The Jobe Journal.
As I said before, we’re all Titus 2 “older” women in some way, no matter how old or young we may be. You just need to be a step ahead of somebody! Some of us are just two-er than others, I guess. You, blogging moms and grandmothers, are invited to link up with your own contributions to the Christian homemaking community’s stores of information so that we can all learn from each other. Click the little blue “add your link” button at the bottom of this post to participate. There are only two rules:
- Your post must be related to our roles as wives, mothers, and/or homemakers. Topics can include advice, encouragement, recipes, sermonettes, or anything else you can think of that fits the theme.
- You must include either the T2T button, or a link to my home page or this post somewhere on your own home page or post so that everyone can see that you’re linked up.