Sharing stories with our children

This week in our Proverbs 31 online Bible study, I especially appreciated Lysa Terkeurst's questions and suggestions at the end of Chapter 24: Do They See Jesus in Me? Here's a summary for your benefit: Think back over your life and pinpoint some specific moments that made your heart leap for … [Read more...]

Encouragement to Persevere

This is week 5 in our Made to Crave Action Plan study. Here are some great quotes from Lysa Terkeurst: "Our goal is not a number on the scale. Our goal is to be absolutely at peace—emotionally, physicallyand spiritually." "Our scale can measure what our body weighs, but it can never measure our … [Read more...]

3 Essentials on the journey to fitness

The road to fitness and eating well has many potholes that can easily trip us, make us detour from our original plans, or even make us totally give up. Some weeks the numbers on the scale will mock us. Some days our schedule will squeeze out our time for exercise. What will keep us moving towards … [Read more...]

Pursuing Holiness, One choice at a time

This morning I read Ephesians 4:14-24. Here are a few thoughts that "jumped out" at me as I read: I am not to be like a child who is easily tricked and led astray (vs. 14) I am to allow God's truth to ground me (like an anchor) and help me mature in my faith (vs. 15) I need to choose to reject … [Read more...]

Delighting in Obedience: Redefining Success

How do you define success? This is a question we need to answer for ourselves and revisit on a regular basis. Our definition of success will affect how we act and react to life and what it brings. Let's see what the Bible has to say about "success": Psalm 62:7 (Living Bible) "My protection and … [Read more...]

3 Things I’m #Determined to Do

This week in our Proverbs 31 study of Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food, by Lysa Terkeurst, our key word was "Determined". Our key verse was: 1 Peter 5:7-8a, "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert."   NIV1984 There are … [Read more...]

#Empowered by trusting God

I've started another Proverbs 31 online Bible study. Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa Terkeurst is the book we're using. One of the questions Lysa asks early on in the book is: "Is it possible we LOVE and RELY on food more than we love and rely on God?" One of … [Read more...]

Saying Yes to God Every Morning

Lysa TerKeurst says, "...Satan hates the radically obedient soul. He hates it when a person jumps off the fence of complacency and into the center of God's will. There is a spiritual battle raging around us and, because of that, life can be hard. While saying yes to God does bring blessing, it's … [Read more...]

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