Venting To Well Meaning Friends

Written by Starla, Contributing Writer It's important to seek God first in all we do. I enjoy the fact that God gives us best friends, because there is nothing better than a girls day out luncheon. Time alone with my best friend, lunch and hot tea. They are far and few between, so I cherish each of those moments. It's a time to talk, laugh and encourage one another.  During my daily bible reading and prayer time this morning, I was brought to Psalm 19:14. "Let the words of my mouth … [Read more...]

Being A Blessing to Others

Written by Christine @ So Domestically Challenged, Contributing Writer Tis the season!  Thanksgiving is just four days away and the season of caring has begun.  this is the time of year that we not only think about giving gifts to people we appreciate, but also the time when performing acts of kindness come back into our consciousness. Hebrews 13:16 says "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." In the spirit of this scripture, … [Read more...]

Are You A Health Warrior?

Written by Kari @ Living Strong, Health & Wellness , Contributing Writer We're in a battle right now. Many of you might not understand what I mean, but each day we wake up, we are faced with decisions that will ultimately affect our health - now and for years to come. A battle we face everyday is our food and nutrition. Eating healthy isn't as simple as it used to be; going to our garden, picking apples off a tree or collecting eggs from our backyard chickens. With all the changes … [Read more...]

Being Thankful in Hard Times

  Written by Christy @ Fresh Fix Momma, Contributing Writer Hello November! It’s a beautiful time of year! A time of wonderful holidays, great food, family, friends and a time to reflect on everything that has happened over the past year. This time of year can bring so much joy to people but it can also bring up a lot of stress on people. Money issues, loss of family member or friends, maybe a hard time at work; there can be a lot that stresses people out and can be very … [Read more...]

Leading Little Ones To Love God’s Word

Written by Contributing Writer, Kelly @ Eyes On The Source In a recent series at church, our pastor taught on the greatest gift we can bestow upon our children..."The Blessing."  He spoke on ways to work through things we may or may have not received from our parents and how to bless our own children.  Simple really, but sometimes the words may not come as easily as they should.  What our children really need to hear is that we LOVE them and that we are PROUD of them.  No. matter. what.  And … [Read more...]

You ARE Enough

Written by Jenny, Contributing Writer There's a recurring theme in my life, and I suspect that I'm not the only parent, or adult for that matter, who struggles with it.  Feelings of inadequacy.  Never being able to do enough, to be enough, to give enough, to help enough.  Never being able to be everything to everyone in my life.  Sound familiar?  I think it's a common thread that weaves most of us parents together. We find out that this sweet little life is going to be entrusted to us, and … [Read more...]

God’s Word in My Heart: A Scripture Learning Guide with Memory Verses {Plus a Giveaway}

Written by Jenn, Contributing WriterOne of the things I remember most from my childhood are the Bible verses and songs I learned in Sunday School, VBS and at home. In Bible college, I committed many Scripture verses to memory and they still come back to me, especially in the difficult times, when the Spirit brings them to my mind. At the same time, I wish I'd had the opportunity for more intensive Scripture study as a child, not only memorizing verses but understanding them in context and … [Read more...]

Dealing with Discouragement

The bad news came out of the blue one afternoon. It was nothing I was expecting, but it crushed my spirit. And then it multiplied. Discouragement was all around me. What could I do?   At the moment, I didn't want to do what I knew I should--turn to the Word. But the Spirit compelled me. So I took a deep breath and opened my Bible. What followed was passage after passage about the hope that we have when dealing with discouragement! photo credit So many of the … [Read more...]

Children {a Burden or a Blessing?}

Written by Jenn, Contributing Writer Do you ever feel as though your children are a burden? That they are keeping you from doing the many things you used to do before you were a mother? Do you ever ponder how much free time you'd have if you didn't have kids (although you'd probably fill it up with something else)? photo credit  As Mother's Day approaches, we see plenty of Hallmark cards thanking us moms for all the sacrifices we make and the love we give to our children. When I ponder … [Read more...]

Waiting on God {our story and things to do}

Please join me over at Keeper of the Home for a post about waiting on God.sneak peak:For months I've had just the title of this post in my drafts but a blank canvas so to speak. I wanted what I write to be God breathed because in fact we have been waiting on God. photo credit We are all waiting on God at different times in our lives. For you, it could be that baby you have been longing to hold in your arms, an illness to be healed, a family member or friend to come to the Lord, a break-through … [Read more...]