Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Purple Cellar

I'd encourage my female readers to have a look at a new blog, The Purple Cellar, run by my friend and colleague, Lydia Brownback. (Lydia is the author of two books: Legacy of Faith: From Women of the Bible to Women of Today [P&R, 2002] and Fine China Is for Single Women Too [P&R, 2003].

Here was her opening post, which explains the name and purpose of the blog:
Lydia, a seller of an expensive clothing dye called purple, came to know the Lord through the ministry of the apostle Paul (Acts 16). In addition to managing a business and household, this zealous convert opened her home to the apostles in loving hospitality. So often the Proverbs 31 wife is the paradigmatic biblical female model, yet women living in today's culture can find equally as much to emulate in Lydia. Although caught in the whirl of what surely was a hectic schedule, Lydia opened her heart to the Lord and her home to the saints with no ambivalence. The Purple Cellar is, therefore, named for her.