Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

Christmas Considerations: These are a few of My Favorite Things

This Christmas I wanted to share what tools I use to study the Bible, books I recommend, and resources for Christian living. Many items on the list below I have received as gifts, or they are on my current wish list. I also wanted to include some of my favorites for letter writing, hosting/hostess gifts, and organization. ( plus a few extra items if you need to give your hubby a hint! I pray that we give generously, serve selflessly, host happily, and above all, remember Jesus is the reason for Season! Merry Christmas!

Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

Do Our Actions Reflect or Reject the Gospel?

My heartbeat quickened. I peered at my brother, desperately hoping that I had imagined that sickening sound while my shaking hand grasped my car door. My legs felt like pillars of cement, unable to move. No need to get out to look at the damage because my brother’s expression told me everything....... Read More on the blog.

Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

Are You Watering Your Weeds?

Rest assured, we have thousands of weeds vying for our attention and affection, summoning us for water by falsely promising the fulfillment we seek. But the best thing we can possibly do for ourselves is to allow God’s living water to drench our hearts and minds each day. It’s the only way we can effectively fight the lies our enemy constantly speaks to us.

Equip our Minds, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle, Missional Motherhood

Why the Most Important School Supplies Are Not on Any School’s Lists

In a few weeks my first child starts kindergarten. I am giddy with excitement and anticipation, but not for reasons one might expect, like one less, small human constantly expressing boredom or a dozen fewer fights to settle between siblings throughout the day. Nope. “Back to school” translates into NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES!

Equip our Minds, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle, Missional Motherhood

Are you SURE there are no more Gifts?

Twirling in her white dress as the sun caught every highlight of blonde hair, my oldest daughter looked radiant. Her dress mirrored that of a young bride’s, and the joy emanating from her deep dimpled cheeks, exuberant. Today, her birthday, was about her, so we catered to her as if she were a bride, too. Surrounded by plenty of friends and family, she would celebrate in style. She had the dress, the party, and the gifts to enjoy. What more could a five-year-old want?

Awaken Our Hearts, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

Lord, that was supposed be MY Blessing

“Seriously, they chose HER to be the next director?” I thought while walking into the breakroom after learning this news. Once there, it was like being back in high school where the popular girls, my so-called friends, dissected their latest victim, not much differently from the frog we had just left displayed in the science lab. Although I knew this was wrong, I kept my mouth shut, thankful not to be the subject of their venomous remarks. I figured that teenage girls naturally outgrew this kind of catty talk only to discover that women elevated it into full-blown verbal assaults.

Awaken Our Hearts, Equip our Minds, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

Remaining in Jesus from Dawn to Dusk

Guest Post by Jennifer H. Yates @ www.JenniferHYates.com I’ve never been much for wearing hats. Don’t get me wrong; I like hats. They look great on other people. Me—not so much. But truthfully, I wear a lot of hats. I bet you do, too. As women, we often serve many roles: wife, mother, daughter, sister,… Continue reading Remaining in Jesus from Dawn to Dusk

Equip our Minds, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

Want to host a Bible Study but don’t know where to start?

You feel that God has called you to lead or host a Bible study. But, you have no idea where to start! Join me on the blog where I help answer some of the questions around choosing a Bible study as well as provide a review of my favorite books and guides.

Awaken Our Hearts, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle, Identity in Christ

You can Run, but You can’t Hide

Where is he? I thought his plane landed thirty minutes ago. Why is he not at the arrival gate? I frantically paced in front of the ARRIVALS sign.Finally, I caught a wave of copper hair and my brother's wide, dimpled smile. “Hey, Sis, have you been waiting long?” LOADED QUESTION. Read More on the Blog....

Fulfill our Calling, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle, Missional Motherhood

Sometimes it’s worth the Fight

Flopping onto my bed, I began my nightly ritual of critiquing my day’s parenting performance. How do I know I am making the right choices for my girls? Am I going to mess them up? Will they still love me, even when they don’t always like me, like today? Read More on the Blog......