Book Review

When we just need hope as mothers.

Eight years ago my life changed in the most unexpected way. I grew up with dreams, such as becoming a missionary, becoming a writer, maybe being a musician and I hoped I might be a librarian one day. I lived as a single woman for several years. During that time I learned to be thankful for that life even with…

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Bible Study

What if the Bible study is just too hard?

We have finally completed our study in the book of Job! This is certainly something to celebrate. I have struggled getting through this book. It has been discouraging for me as we sloughed through this depressing book during the gray months of the year. I have been thinking about how to conclude our study in Job. I could easily talk…

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Bible Study

Who do you believe?

It seems like everywhere you look there is someone else who is teaching a new idea. Every day there is a new book, a magazine article, and even a celebrity on TV who is teaching a new idea or spiritual belief. There seem to be many television preachers who are sharing a form of the gospel that at times appears…

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Bible Study

What are you looking at?

During difficult times what do you find yourself looking at or thinking about? Is your vision filled with the pain and struggle of your circumstances? Or do you make an intentional effort to put your eyes on Jesus? This past week we have been reading through Job chapters 27-31. In these chapters Job is expressing his struggle. He describes his…

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Book Review

Can I have a Life Giving Home?

Can I have a LIfe Giving Home?

What comes to your mind when you think of home? For me the word has many connotations. Feelings of safety, protection, quiet, a place of refuge are all ideas that come quickly to mind. For me my home is the primary place where I feel the most comfortable, and because of this, it is the primary place where my body…

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Bible Study

Life in the Midst of Testing

Are you going through a time of testing? It can be hard to know sometimes if the struggles that we are facing each day are because of the sin in the world or because God is testing us. How are you handling this difficult time in your life? Do you find that you handle it well with faith and trust…

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Bible Study

Are you making God in your own image?

Is my view of God what it should be?

Are you making God in your own image? That is a big statement I know, but it is something that we really need to consider. This week we have been reading in Job chapters 16 through 20. The first time I read through these chapters I was feeling a little underwhelmed. It is again Job and his friends going back…

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Intentional Living, Spiritual health

Compassion Bloggers Trip

Did you know that Compassion International has bloggers go along with them on some of their trips to visit the Compassion children? I first learned about this several years ago when I saw a blog post from the Money Saving Mom about her trip to visit her compassion child. About a year ago I began sponsoring a Compassion child. My…

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Bible Study

Is God Good?

Is God Good?

Is God good? Just last weekend we watched as the news outlets reported to us about another terrorist bombing. We have connections there in Burkina Faso. A woman has lost her husband. Children have lost a father. This man was serving Jesus working to tell the people of Burkina Faso how much God loves them. Now he is gone. Here…

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Habits, Spiritual health

Ten Ways Prayer Helps Us.

Prayer has a lot to give us, if we are willing to develop the discipline.

We have made it though have way through our January Prayer challenge. I am so proud of everyone. I have been learning though so much through this process including how prayer has helped me in many ways. I am so glad for what the Lord has been teaching me. I have felt the need for more prayer in my life…

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Book Review

Trim Healthy Mama Plan, the Book

Trim Healthy Mama Plan

A few weeks ago I did a review on the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison. Today I have the opportunity to share with you about the book, Trim Healthy Mama Plan also by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison. I really enjoyed the cookbook, and I am still using the recipes from that cookbook to work…

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