Encouragement

The Power of Forgiveness

We have been forgiven. The price has been paid. We are called to forgive others as well. But do you forgive yourself? Whoa? What? Forgive ourselves? For past mistakes and sins. If you have asked forgiveness the slate has been wiped clean. But have you forgiven yourself? Do you live in tormented by some long… Continue reading The Power of Forgiveness

Encouragement

Anxiety controlling you?

Overwhelmed? Anxious? Trying to tame the beast? Feel like your life is out of control? Trust me I have been there. You are not alone. Life gets that way. At least for me it does.  I feel like I have somewhat borderline OCDish (that’s a word, right?)  tendencies because I like to have things perfect… Continue reading Anxiety controlling you?

Encouragement · Homemaking · Parenting

Glory in the midst of the chaos

We are on day three of dealing with sick children. Sickness from both ends. Middle of the night vomiting. Dirty sheets, numerous baths, and stained pillows. My washing machine has been running non-stop for three days.  One urgent care visit. Antibiotics and painkillers for one child. Only one child attended school today, while five are… Continue reading Glory in the midst of the chaos

Marriage

Biblical Marriage: Four Ways to Show Respect to Your Husband

Respect is to be in awe of, to revere, to reverence or treat someone special. Respect in Marriage In Ephesians 5:33 Paul wrote about respect, stating that “…..the wife (must see to it) that she respects, and delights in her husband (that she notices and prefers him and treats him with loving concern, treasuring him,… Continue reading Biblical Marriage: Four Ways to Show Respect to Your Husband

Health · Marriage · Uncategorized

Trusting God When Things Don’t Go Your Way

Follow Your Heart My husband told me many years ago that I was a ‘control freak’  because I would try to fix everything. When he told me that I remember being deeply offended. Did he not know that I knew what was best for everybody (insert sarcasm)? Because of how I felt, I believed I… Continue reading Trusting God When Things Don’t Go Your Way

Biblical womanhood · Marriage

Proverbs 14:1: Home Builder or Home Wrecker?

As mothers and wives, and the keepers of our home, we hold the heart of our home in our hands.  Through our prayers, actions, and guidance we help shape and mold who lives within the four walls of our home. We must also remember that even though we can have a lot of influence, that… Continue reading Proverbs 14:1: Home Builder or Home Wrecker?

Marriage

War Room: Where Do You Pray?

Prayer You probably have seen the movie War Room and are familiar with its theme on the power of prayer. In the movie, Miss Clara (one of the main characters) shows Elizabeth a special closet she has dedicated to praying and calls it her “War Room” because as she puts it, “In order to stand up… Continue reading War Room: Where Do You Pray?

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Rotten Fruit and the Fruits of the Spirit: It’s Your Choice

Confession time: A while back, I noticed that I had been cultivating a very bitter angry spirit deep within my soul.  My heart had been heavy and I didn’t know why. I was been fruitless. There had been no joy. Have I been depressed? No, I do not believe so. Depression was something different than this.… Continue reading Rotten Fruit and the Fruits of the Spirit: It’s Your Choice

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Why We Don’t Celebrate Santa Claus

*This post may contain affiliate ads Christmas Time It really is a magical time of year, isn’t it? What is there not to love about all the garland and boughs of holly strung up everywhere? Houses are decorated so beautifully and at night entire neighborhoods are lit up from one end to another. Stores keep… Continue reading Why We Don’t Celebrate Santa Claus

Health · Marriage

Scriptural Truths on Why We Need God

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate ads Why We Need God By loving God and reading His Word daily we will prevent spiritual hunger. Spiritual hunger is the act of starving ourselves from the truths that we need in order to know that God loves us. If we are in a drought we will be… Continue reading Scriptural Truths on Why We Need God