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.
Anyone else's children ask hard questions? Feeling hopeless because you don't have all the answers right now? Check out the post below for some encouragement.
Over the last couple of weeks, the Holy Spirit has led me to put aside many responsibilities that do not include my family, especially my husband, which is one of the hardest things for me to do. I am of the mindset that my husband is a grown man who doesn’t really need me, but will always be there should I ever need him. Besides, I have other things to do.
Is your marriage just “okay”? What is keeping it from being good or even great? Often the answer is found in our priorities
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 “Momma, today I am going to give you a little grace,” announced my carefree, rapidly approaching five-year-old. She was painting a rainbow, too consumed by… Continue reading Sometimes, we just need a little Grace
“I’ve wanted to tell you this -- honestly, I can’t remember the last time I read my Bible, and I forgot to pray for my child on the first day of school, like it never even crossed my mind. Now you must think I am a really bad Christian,” a friend confessed. Quite the opposite,… Continue reading If I Am honest: Ten Lies that Keep us in the Shadows
Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So, they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there. Joshua 2:1 7:55 a.m.: Already? Great, I must have slept through my alarm. Again. That makes two straight weeks of… Continue reading The Weight of Worthlessness
Confession: staying at home everyday with my children, aka “motherhood,” is difficult for me. Oh, my -- did I really just type that for everyone to read? Truth is, my OCD nature clashes with an unstructured, que sera, sera lifestyle, which varies daily, based on the needs and demands of the small humans in… Continue reading Selfless? I don’t think that’s me.
While I was growing up, my parents constantly reminded me to remember my manners and to mind my attitude. Attitude. See, I’ve been “attitude - challenged” since an early age. When things go MY way I am as happy as a clam, but when things go differently or someone steps in my way, I get… Continue reading Attitude is Everything
During a recent conversation with a friend, she lamented, “I feel so out of whack; I just can’t seem to get myself or my children on a schedule.” Chuckling, I replied, “I can’t seem to get myself off of a schedule.” My love for all things structured and pre-planned comes honestly, for I come from… Continue reading Manage Your Schedule before it Manages You