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What Exactly is a Scoffer?

What's your go-to response when you come across an unfamiliar word? Do you skip over it or pause to determine its meaning from contextual clues? Or perhaps you actually take a minute or two to look up the definition. When reading works of fiction or certain non-fiction pieces, it may suffice to ignore or speculate… Continue reading What Exactly is a Scoffer?

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Can A Stay at Home Mom Have a Say in the Budget?

A clear call from the Lord to leave corporate America to be at home with my girls left me feeling unsure about how to engage in our family's budget. Would I completely lose all financial freedom now that I didn't have income-producing work? What if I wanted to purchase new clothes, items for the house,… Continue reading Can A Stay at Home Mom Have a Say in the Budget?

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Same Team: The Gift of the Church Body

Devotional Originally appeared on Proverb's 31 Encouragement for Today “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:27 (NIV) “Same team! The SAME team,” I yelled with hands cupped around my mouth, willing my voice to reach the ears of the peewee players on… Continue reading Same Team: The Gift of the Church Body

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2 Truths and Lie: Southern Baptist

Today, in the United States, there exist over nineteen Baptist denominations. Not only is the Southern Baptist denomination the most prominent, in recent years it has become the most "controversial," at least through the lens of the media.  I've been affiliated with Southern Baptist churches and their convention (SBC) most of my life. I've attended… Continue reading 2 Truths and Lie: Southern Baptist

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Moving Past Shame Into A New Life

ENTER HERE for a chance to win my "Move Past Shame" Resource Bundle: ( contest closes on 4/25/22, winner will be announced by e-mail) Grace by Max Lucado Making All Things News by David Powlison The Story of Everything by Jared Wilson Moving Past Shame Into A New Life “So now there is no condemnation… Continue reading Moving Past Shame Into A New Life

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5 Ways for Christians to Move Past Divisiveness

I'd just returned home from a meeting at church where the tension was high, tempers were hot, and the conversation was heated. On the ride home, I'd convinced myself that the only solution was to separate the team, proceed with opposing plans, and hope for the best.  As I shared my thoughts with my husband,… Continue reading 5 Ways for Christians to Move Past Divisiveness

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How To Evangelize: A Generational Breakdown

The Gospel message is timeless (Hebrews 13:8). We don't need to add or subtract its eternal truth. However, as co-laborers with God in the work of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:11-21), we can be prudent on how we present the message. No matter your age or season, each day is an opportunity to share the Gospel.… Continue reading How To Evangelize: A Generational Breakdown

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Eternity Changes Everything

Hello Friends, I am so glad you are joining me today from Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today Devotions. I am excited to share with you my 10- week Bible Study on Ecclesiastes: Life Filtered Through the Lens of Eternity. Download Here  Do you strive to find meaning in your identity, career, family, or possessions but still… Continue reading Eternity Changes Everything

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5 Tips for a Calm Calendar

Every year I look forward to the blank boxes of an obligation-free calendar. The new year greets me with time slots itching to be filled, appointments, activities, and social engagements begging to consume the pages.  Until March 2020, like the rest of the world, my curated calendar with its perfectly laid plans, color-coded chaos, and… Continue reading 5 Tips for a Calm Calendar

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How to Slow Down Your Soul When Your Week is Non-Stop

One unexpected “benefit” of the global pandemic became undeniable: life slowed down. Cleared calendars led to family dinners around the table, tackling that home improvement project, rest, and relaxation without the FOMO (fear of missing out).  While I readily acknowledge working from home, homeschooling, and a health crisis provided unique challenges and stresses, many still… Continue reading How to Slow Down Your Soul When Your Week is Non-Stop