Equip our Minds

Why Does God Hate These 7 Things?

Have you ever wondered if God hates certain sins more than others? The Scriptures clearly express God’s disdain for sin. Sin entered the world through the rebellion of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Consequently, we are born sinners. We find redemption through Christ’s atoning work on the cross and placing our faith… Continue reading Why Does God Hate These 7 Things?

Equip our Minds, Missional Motherhood

10 Prayers of Protection for Children Returning to School

As a student, I looked forward to the start of a new school year. I am obsessed with school supplies, welcome new beginnings, and am always eager to fill my brain with information. In my youth, it never occurred to me that returning to the classroom brought dread, anxiousness, and worry for many students, especially… Continue reading 10 Prayers of Protection for Children Returning to School

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5 Things the Bible Says About God’s Punishment

Nestled in fiery colored flames, the bold, uppercase words on the highway's billboard, "TURN BEFORE YOU BURN," caught my attention. I understood the intent—to provoke an intense sense of urgency to accept Christ or spend eternity in Hell. Although the message was sincere, the approach didn't sit well with me. Shouldn't God's love, not His… Continue reading 5 Things the Bible Says About God’s Punishment

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Praying with the Bible- How to Pray Using God’s Word

I listened intently as beautiful words of praise and adoration flowed from the gentlemen's lips. His prayer was seamless, natural, as easy as talking to an old friend.  Why can't I pray like that? Why is my prayer such a struggle for me? When I come before God, my heart weighs heavy but my head… Continue reading Praying with the Bible- How to Pray Using God’s Word

Equip our Minds, Missional Motherhood

5 Things to Remember When Your Children Ask Tough Questions

I recently read that the average American spends about an hour a day in the car. For mothers of school-aged children, the amount doubled. And in some cases, the amount of time tripled, which led me to question if I was making the most of "car time" with my children. Answer: not often enough, so… Continue reading 5 Things to Remember When Your Children Ask Tough Questions

Equip our Minds, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

Uncomplicating your Prayer Life

Hello! Thank you for joining me today, as we discuss how to uncomplicate our prayer lives. ( full devotion below) I've created this free PDF of the Lord's Prayer, I hope you enjoy! Click here to download. DOWNLOAD PRINT "Uncomplicated Your Prayer Life" Proverb's 31 Encouragement for Today. “One day Jesus was praying in a… Continue reading Uncomplicating your Prayer Life

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Resources to Grow Your Faith

I recently read the article by Brett McCracken, “ The Wisdom Pyramid,” and it challenged me to think about the information I consume. Does this steady stream of content fuel a God-honoring lifestyle, or does it offer a detour from my personal Bible study priority? We have an unlimited amount of content right at our… Continue reading Resources to Grow Your Faith

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Does God Play Favorites?

One early evening while preparing supper, I overheard an exchange of whispers coming from the family room. My two oldest girls were discussing which one of them should come to me to “plead their case.” "No, you go ask Momma; she always says yes to you." "Is that so?" I asked as I sprang into… Continue reading Does God Play Favorites?

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The Power of A Faithful Friend

This devotion originally appeared on http://www.christianwomenliving.com My husband rolled his eyes and said in jest, “he was going upstairs to pack my bagsbecause I was surely going to need them for my trip down memory lane.” A very close friend from childhood was in town visiting, and I was excited about seeingher again. Although outwardly,… Continue reading The Power of A Faithful Friend

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The Devil is in The Details

To quote A. W. Tozer, “The best way to keep the enemy out is to keep Christ in. The sheep need not be terrified by the wolf; they have but to stay close to the Shepherd. It is not the praying sheep Satan fears but the presence of the Shepherd.” By the power of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, ceaseless prayer and constant abiding in Christ we can fend off the evil one’s attacks.