When you are checking out at Wal-Mart, where are your eyes automatically drawn? If you are like me, you can’t help but notice the magazine racks. You have US Weekly, Star, National Enquirer, and of course, Cosmopolitan. These are naturally in the most conspicuous places, but if your eyes keep roaming down you find magazines such as: Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, and O magazine. While there is nothing innately wrong with some of these publications, they are all full of worldly advertisements, models, and expectations. They will do nothing for your Christianity and spiritual well-being, & some of them would in fact be very detrimental to your walk with Christ.
Thankfully, we have sisters who love the Lord, & in their efforts to serve Him have created wonderful, encouraging, GODLY publications. The newest of these is Queenly Quest, A Christian Home Magazine. The editor, Beth Zamfir has done an excellent job with this new quarterly publication designed for Christian women.
When I first learned of this publication, I really wasn’t sure what to expect but I was very excited about the idea behind it. Queenly Quest has more than exceeded my expectations! The primary focus of this magazine is to edify, uplift, and encourage Christian women as they go about the daily task of getting their family to Heaven. Sister Zamfir has accomplished exactly that!
In November of this year the very first issue of Queenly Quest was released, & it was so full of wonderful articles it is hard to know where to begin. It was 50 pages of practical, down-to-earth articles, poems, songs, and recipes. There were articles on how to improve your personal spiritual life, modesty, hospitality, marriage and motherhood. There are also advertisements & a list of resources from other brethren for services or opportunities that are available within the brotherhood.
As a mother with four young children, one of my favorite articles from this issue was entitled, “Children in Worship,” by Thora Whittington. This particular article had 4 very practical tips on ways to train my children during worship, and 6 very practical tips on how NOT to train my children during worship. Sister Whittington has done an excellent job of getting to the heart of struggles parents have with getting their children to behave during worship services, and how to overcome those struggles.
Queenly Quest’s editor, Beth Zamfir has had the privilege of serving the Lord in her native Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, China, and now makes her earthly home here in the US with her Romanian born husband and their four American born children. She’s a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University. Her favorite thing to do is to cook meals and share them with friends old or new, especially those of the household of faith. She has certainly brought her vast array of knowledge and experience to bear in this encouraging publication.
If you are a frequent follower of Come Fill Your Cup, you will find many familiar names as several of CFYC’s regular contributing authors will also be found in Queenly Quest. In addition, there are several other authors who contribute very knowledgeable, applicable articles that will enrich your daily life.
If you are searching for that perfect, last-minute gift for a woman you care about, I would highly recommend Queenly Quest. There are articles that everyone can learn and grow from, whether a teen girl or a grandma, & I believe it is particularly applicable to young wives and mothers.
I want to personally thank Sister Zamfir for all of the time and effort she has already put into this fantastic publication, & I cannot wait to see what’s coming in the next edition!
by Lacy Crowell
Lacy and her husband Jonathan are both graduates of the Bear Valley Bible Institute. They currently live in Coweta, Oklahoma, where Jonathan serves as an area evangelist, working with and strengthening area congregations. Lacy enjoys writing and speaking for ladies’ days. She spends her days at home caring for her husband and her three daughters and 1-year-old son.
- a quarterly magazine
- about 50 pages (one page ad’s from Christians)
- geared toward young women & mothers
- To subscribe…
send your address to QueenlyQuest@gmail.com
send $35/ year to address provided via email from Beth