Encouraging others says a lot about someone. Are you someone who can be counted on to edify others? Or are you the type of person who brings others down? As Christians, we want to serve others and behave as Christlike as we possibly can. That means showing love wherever we can. It’s our job to… Continue reading 15 Powerful Bible Verses About Encouraging Others
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
Overwhelmed? Anxious? Trying to tame the beast? Feel like your life is out of control? 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 all the time. My house in… Continue reading Anxiety controlling you?
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
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
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
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? How to Be a Wise Woman
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?
What Fruit of the Spirit are You Cultivating? 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… Continue reading What Fruit of the Spirit are You Cultivating?
*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