→ Strengthening the Bow

He trains my hands for battle
so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
·   2 Samuel 22:35   ·


In · strengthening the bow · our aim is to give spiritual strength and encouragement  to women as they serve their Savior, family, church, and community.

> Recent posts

Fail-Proof Ways to Enjoy the Holiday of Our Dreams [ by Leigh Ann Thomas ] → The season of extra is upon us: extra cooking, extra spending, extra planning. Is it possible to not only survive but thrive?

How to Encourage a Mother Raising a Child with Special Needs [ by Marcy Martin ] → Gracious speech can earn the favor of the king, but even more importantly it can be used to encourage and win the favor of the fainthearted.

Unappreciated [ by Leigh Ann Thomas ] → Standing in the kitchen, taking in the chaos before me, I wondered, How can one family create such a mess?

5 Power-Verses to Tuck in Our Hearts [ by Leigh Ann Thomas ] → Life can be, um…busy. And chaotic. And stressful. So it’s easy to run out of fuel. But for long-lasting re-fueling we can check out a few key go-to Scriptures.

Interruptions or Opportunities? [ by Marcy Martin ] →  My jaw dropped a little when I heard my husband’s reply to the man on the phone…

What’s the Big Deal about Being a Teacher? [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → I am a teacher and a mom. And most days that does not seem like a big deal.

Stand Back & Watch! [ by Leigh Ann Thomas ] → I take the biblical approach to laundry—we have what we need, when we need it.

One Day When: Tackling 3 Obstacles to Living in the Here & Now [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → Autumn is a time for getting back into the swing of things–it is also a time for for setting goals and mapping out schedules.

Mission Extraordinaire [ by Leigh Ann Thomas ] → As a young wife and mother, mired in the day to day, I sometimes wondered if I was doing and being all God wanted or expected…

graphic • it is for freedom • Galatians 5:1 [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → Print or share this typographic illustration of Galatians 5:1 in honor of the Fourth of July!

Just a Mermaid’s Tail [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → The story of one mother’s emotional breakdown at a drive-thru when confronted with the question, “If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?”

A Prayer for Our Beloved Country [ by Leigh Ann Thomas ] → On this day of remembrance, we lift our hearts to God, asking Him to continue to bring hope from the ashes of pain and devastation.

> Guest posts

Enough [ by Megan Hogg · guest post ] → Sometimes I wonder if I will ever feel like I am finally enough…

Dressed for Success [ by Helen Lynn · guest post ] → Do you ever search for just the right thing to put on? Or maybe, like Gideon, clothes are the last thing on your mind.