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 9

Proverbs 3:5-6 ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, he will show you which path to take.’ These words are packed full of difficult tasks: 1)      Trust – to trust here means to place our confidence in God. A GodRead more

Prayerful Parenting – Day 8

Philippians 4:13 ‘For I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength.’ We’re stepping into Day 8 of our prayerful sendoff back to school 2018. I fell in love with this verse after my husband and I welcomed one of our children into this world. After being released to live life as usualRead 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 2

Yesterday we prayed that God would help our students choose obedience to their parents, today our scripture of focus is Philippians 4:6-7 which instructs – ‘Do not worry,’ leading us perfectly into today’s focus as we acknowledge that sometimes choosing the obedience we prayed for creates worry in our child’s mind as they consider, ‘whatRead more

Prayerful Parenting – Day 1

Colossians 3:20 ‘Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord.’ I love this scripture’s placement in God’s word…and yes, I throw it to the kids when I see that rebellious spirit rise up in them. All joking aside though, it’s placement in the Bible is purposeful as it leads to  pleasing our Lord,Read 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

5 ways to add Jesus to your day

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I’ve found it to be an evolution of sorts – this living life surrendered to Jesus. Sure, there are areas I’ve handed over without much hesitation, but I confess there are others that I’ve had quite the hold on requiring the Lord’s scrubbing away at finger by finger in an effort to release my ironRead more

Why I focus on what my husband can’t do

Marriage is tough. Anyone that tells you different is NOT being truthful. Think otherwise? Check out what statistics say…we are just as likely to fail as we are to succeed. Join me over on Her View today as I discuss my own struggle, and how I have found that focusing on what my husband isn’tRead more

Sustained in the Wilderness

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Hungry is a powerful state. It changes our mood, physically weakens us, causes us to be tired, and throws off our mental capacity. Reading: Exodus 16 In this story, we see that the Israelites are in physical need. They’re hungry – so hungry in fact, that we find them wishing themselves back into the bondageRead more