Peaceful Parenting: Peaceful Family Devotions

Throughout our parenting journey we have many opportunities to cultivate peace in our parenting and in our homes. One area of our parenting that must be filled with peace is our time for family devotions. This is key no matter what your family devotion time looks like, how often it happens or what study your family is using during family devotions. Peace must be present during family devotions.   How … Continue reading

The Importance of Family Fun with Kindness and Joy (With Link Up!)

Family fun is important in making our home a haven - but we need to be careful that we use kindness and point our kids to joy instead of just simple happiness.

As we continue on to week three in this journey of “Making Your Home A Haven”, we look at having family time. Family time can bring out the best- and the worst- in each of us. Yup, being honest here. If we are not careful, a well planned family night of fun can turn from happiness to craziness in the blink of an eye! That is why it is so … Continue reading

Discontentment Breeds Fear (With Link Up!)

Discontentment often breeds fear in our lives- but we don't need to be afraid. God is our helper. Get Biblical Wisdom on how to control fear with contentment

What is the root of fear? Often, it is the unknown, or not being in control. If we get down to the basics  – discontentment can often breed fear. However, in Hebrews, we learn a thing or two about contentment, and how it can conquer our fear. We fear the things we don’t know. We fear the things that we can’t control. Often, those same things bring discontentment in our … Continue reading

A Woman of Faith And Me

I relate to Sarah- she struggled in her wait- and so do I. Yet, she was known as a woman of Faith

This week, as we are reading in the book of Genesis, we come across one of my favorite women in the Bible – Sarah. I don’t know of many who would call her their favorite. The reason I like her is because she is flawed – and scripture doesn’t hide those. I used to want to be known as a Mary from the Mary and Martha story- she sat at … Continue reading

Mission Possible: Adoption

Adoption is part of the mission of God.

So many people ask me why we want  adopt- what makes us feel so strongly about this call? Well, for us, we see so much in the Bible that points to adoption, and we are reminded about our own adoption through Jesus Christ! I believe it is a HUGE part in fulfilling the great commission – the mission we are left on the planet to do! There are so many … Continue reading

Peaceful Parenting: Peaceful Family Meetings

I believe an important part of parenting is remembering that our children won’t be kids forever. More than likely someday (unless Jesus returns) they will be all grown up and have families of their own. It is our responsibility to ensure we’ve been faithful in preparing them to be the husbands/fathers and wives/mothers that God calls them to be. In order to prepare them to be adults we have to … Continue reading

A Life Full Of Love (Adoption Journey: Week 33)

Mandy shares about how life is full of love- and how that is connected with their adoption!

October 15th. This day has had a lot of meaning for me over the years. It all started 32 years ago – that was the day I was born! My birthday isn’t the reason for this post though…. it is much more than that. I was born to a single mom. She choose life – when she didn’t have to. She choose not to go to college, and to work … Continue reading

Hospitality: Did I have a small home or a small heart?

Hospitality: Did I Have A Small Home, or A Small Heart?

I’ve entertained many excuses to shutting our door to hospitality instead of obeying God’s Word and enriching my life with open doors. I was convicted, realizing my small heart was the problem not my small home. I hadn’t opened my heart in love to the family of Christ, my neighbors or the stranger. My heart was selfish as I’d prefer to rest after a long day of running the home, … Continue reading

The Music of Gentleness – and How Self-Control Plays a Part! (With Link Up!)

We need to have the melody of gentleness playing in our lives- which means self -control has to be a main part of the song. Play List to play in your home, and link up for bloggers!

We are on week two of the Making Your Home a Haven Challenge! Last week, we lit a candle and prayed for peace in our home. As we prayed for peace, we learned how when we have peace, patience is easier. When peace controls our hearts- it will ooze out into our homes as well. This week, we are going to keep that candle lit… but we are going to add … Continue reading