When We Need A Name Change: The Story of Jacob

Sometimes, we just need a change to get us going in the right direction.

There is so much meaning in a name. My name means “worthy of love.” In Biblical days, names were given – and more often than not, the person the name was given to lived up to their name. This week, we are talking about Jacob who God changed to Israel-  and how important his name was. When we first meet Jacob, we find him wrestling in the womb with his … Continue reading

Bible Journaling: Worship Through Scripture Art

  Colored pencils, watercolors, washi tape, gelatos, and…worship? What in the world do these things have to do with one another? (And what on earth are gelatos, anyway? No, we aren’t talking about the ice cream! Here’s an explanation of color gelatos, if you’re interested.)  These and other arts and crafts supplies are part of an exciting form of worship through Scripture art: Bible journaling. I’ve always written in my … Continue reading

Exchanging Perfection for Contentment

It must be the fact that I only get to see my parents once every two or three years that causes me to build up such an expectation of what I want our visits to be like that I sometimes come away feeling like I didn’t do everything I could to make the visit live up to my expectations. I am a die-hard perfectionist. This is likely one of many … Continue reading

To Further The Gospel (With Link UP!)

What would you do in order to further the gospel?

What would you do in order to further the gospel? Many of us think we would do anything. The ultimate example of spreading the gospel might be found in the apostle Paul (outside of Christ himself of course!) However, we see as we look through the epistles, that it didn’t always equal a pleasurable journey for Paul – but almost always led to others coming to know Christ. So, today … Continue reading

Be The One, While You Wait For The One.

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Outside of our decision to surrender our lives to Christ, the next most important decision we make is who we will marry. As a younger girl, I dreamed of my wedding day. God redesigned my dream – and I did not get married until I was 29. Now, I am the mother to three, almost four, children. I pray daily for their spouses. I am thankful for the years I … Continue reading

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