Is the light of Jesus that we shine before people growing dark? Has a storm cut us off from our power source? Is the church of Christ disappearing into a dark night? Those three questions on the back cover of Storm by Jim Cymbala caught my eye. Our local Christian bookstore was going out of… Continue reading Review of Storm by Jim Cymbala
Best Laid Plans I had an entire blog post written out. It was all about how lately I’ve been feeling a tad underappreciated as a mom. It was about the need to ask for help and how important the word no is – even when that no is to your family. It was a pretty… Continue reading How to Truly Celebrate Mother’s Day
Remembering the Early Days It’s been a long time since I had a baby. My youngest will be 16 in a few weeks (and just got his driving permit today – yikes!). So why I decided to pick up a book my son Brock was reading to complete an assignment in one of his education… Continue reading Review of Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
It’s Okay If You Haven’t Been Stellar At Praying I’ll be honest. I have not always been consistent in my prayer life, particularly when my children were tiny. There were times when I would forget to pray for them for days at a time. Often, I wasn’t sure exactly WHAT to pray for them either.… Continue reading Praying God’s Word Over Our Kids
Today, I’m back over at Kate Motaung’s blog, Heading Home for 5 Minute Fridays. If you are unfamiliar, 5 Minute Fridays are where women from all over write for 5 minutes on one word. No editing, no second -guessing – just writing for 5 minutes and hitting the publish button. You can come check it… Continue reading 5 Minute Friday: Should
Persistence is Modeled in the Bible I was reading through Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge, and the reading for the day was the story of the persistent widow. In Luke 18:1, Jesus shares a parable of how a widow comes before a judge with bad character. At first he ignores her, but the… Continue reading Prayer Requires Persistence
Lately, I’ve been feeling stretched way too thin. I signed up to be an affiliate for the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and I had big plans (even though I was a bit late joining the party – yes, I signed up 2 days before the sale started. Oops!). And yes, there are affiliate links in this… Continue reading Are You Stretched Too Thin?
Do You Find it Hard to Pray? Maybe it’s just me, but have you ever noticed that when you start to pray, your focus tends to desert you? Suddenly, your mind wanders to your to do list or what you’re having for dinner or that disagreement you had with your child. Instead of praying, you… Continue reading Prayer Is Hard And That’s Okay
Parents Need to Be Informed As a parent, my goal has always been to work myself out of a job. As parents, we spend 18 or 19 years preparing our kids to step out into the world, to live out the beliefs we’ve instilled and to make good decisions. However, a lot of the… Continue reading The Book That Terrified Me!
Who I Am Lies In Who God Is This year, I have been praying that God would show me what it truly means to be His child. It’s always interesting to me how God answers my prayers. It’s never in the way that I expect! First, He led me to a book about who He is.… Continue reading The Importance of Prayer