Prayerful Parenting – Day 11

1 Samuel 16:7 ‘But the Lord said unto Samuel, ‘Don’t judge by his appearance or height.’…The Lord doesn’t look at things the way you see them. People judge by the outward appearance. But the Lord looks at the heart.’ Let’s be honest – adult or student, no matter the age or setting – there isRead more

Prayerful Parenting – Day 6

Today’s verse of focus is one of my favorites! Joshua 1:9 – ‘This is my command – Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ God speaks these words to Joshua as he steps up to lead the Israelites following the deathRead more

Prayerful Parenting – Day 5

Philippians 4:19 In this verse, Paul speaks to the Philippians a word of encouragement telling them the same God that takes care of him is going to take care of all of their needs. Looking to the life of Paul, it is jam packed full of proof of the truth in this statement. God usedRead more

Prayerful Parenting – Day 4

Proverbs 15:5 Let’s face it mom and dad, there is going to come a point during the school year ahead (maybe even before the end of this day) when our kiddo’s are going to need some discipline. This hard to accept verse speaks to us as adults that are still children (to our parents, andRead more

Prayerful Parenting – Day 3

Prayerful Parenting – Day 3 The past two days we’ve spent time in focused prayer asking God to do something in our kids, today we shift that focus as we turn to Proverbs 22:6 with its instruction toward us as parents. Training our kids is the most rewarding, important, and difficult job we’ll ever takeRead more

How an outward focus leads to unrealized opportunities

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I have this plant in the landscape around our home… My husband knows my love for flowers so for Mother’s Day this year, off to a local garden center we went. There we loaded up on gorgeous plants possessing exquisite pops of color that were just what I wanted to spice up our landscape. UponRead more

‘Come as you are’ – He meant it

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I heard of a man once that stood outside of a church. As he stood there, a church congregant walked outside to invite him in. When asked the question, the man replied, ‘I’m an alcoholic. I’ve been drinking. I can’t go in there,’ then he turned and walked away. If only that man knew howRead more

When we let God be GOD

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‘Take these feelings away.’ That was the prayer racing through my mind as I lay awake in bed that night. Now on night two of these frustrated words rattling me from sleep, I desperately wanted this feeling to leave, yet there it was again, and I couldn’t shake it. Giving up on my seemingly unansweredRead more

Modern Day Good Samaritan

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Reading: Luke 10:30-37 You ever run across a bible lesson thinking it basic in nature only to have a point in life that takes you back to its words making you feel as if it has hit you over the top of the head, forcing realization that there is way more to it than originallyRead more

Raising Chickens / Training Children

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As parents we are called to train our children, not asked to raise them. Psalms 127:3 tells us that, ‘Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.’ They are a God given gift presented to us with the instruction we find in Proverbs 22:6 telling us to ‘Train up aRead more