Why blog about the gospel and the mundane?

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Domestic Kingdom launched in September 2011.

My friend Samantha and I were knee-deep in avalanches tumbling down off of Mount Laundry so we took up the task of intentionally encouraging one another in the gospel. Our goal was to create a place online where women could come to be encouraged by how the gospel is relevant to their daily lives– in particular, to their lives in the home.

Here at Domestic Kingdom we’re discussing how the gospel intersects, informs, and directs our every day lives. The topic we keep coming back to is how we need to see the eternal significance of what we do in the everyday “normal” of our lives.

John Piper’s Future Grace and God is the Gospel, Staci Eastin’s The Organized Heart, and [all of] Paul Tripp’s books played an important role in developing the desire to blog about this specific content. You’ll also notice the influence of the Puritans and Reformers, “old dead guys” who had quite a bit to say about how the gospel gives motivation and power for every day life.

While I (Gloria) write most of the articles that you read here, you’ll also find contributions from many other women. I’m in that season of life where you need to wear a poncho inside. Like every other season, this is a great time to have my hope “built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”

My husband is a church planter and we live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. We worship at Redeemer Church of Dubai, an evangelical international church where my life intersects with gospel-treasuring sisters in Christ who are from all over the world.

The content of this blog inspired me to write Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home (Crossway 2013) and another forthcoming book from Crossway on treasuring Christ “when your hands are full.”

I really hope you’ll join this conversation as we seek to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus.

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18

It’s nice to meet you.


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1 Danielle Vargas April 12, 2012 at 1:18 am

Hi! I came across your article in Desiring God and was greatly encouraged! On top of that, I am involved at Garden City Church in San Jose and realized that we pray for you and your family all the time! Looking forward to reading more of your God-given insight on this blog!

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