Below is a devotional from our book "Devotions for Moms: Thirty-Seven Devotionals for Moms." You can purchase your copy here. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. - 1 Corinthians 15:58 Vain: Producing no result; useless When I first started online with the desire to make a difference and serve the Lord through my writing, I often held onto the scripture
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. 3 John 1:2 Between the stress in our personal lives and the chaotic world around it is easy to get sucked into a feeling of doom and gloom. Tune into the news for a little while and it seems not a day goes by without some sort of disaster striking. Add to that the usual politicking and it’s no wonder we feel like there isn’t a lot to smile about these days. Yet, at the same time
Today I'm thankful for God's Word because without it I wouldn't know the magnitude of God's love, grace, & mercy He has towards me and everyone else in this world. Reading God's Word and knowing God's Word are two different things. When we know God's Word we live out His Word. When we know God's Word then we know not only what it says but we also know His heart behind every word and every action. Every Word has a purpose and there is so much more to be learned and known through
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow let's go into this city, and spend a year there, trade, and make a profit."Whereas you don't know what your life will be like tomorrow. For what is your life? For you are a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away. For you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will both live, and do this or that." But now you glory in your boasting. All such boasting is evil. To him therefore who knows to do good, and doesn't do it, to him it is sin.
The other day I spoke to a therapist and she recommended our family put together a hope box, a memory box, or even a prayer box. She said this could be something where we write down our memories of a person we have lost, or we could write down our prayers or hopes about our future. I thought it was such a great idea. Sometimes when life gets you down, or you are unable to explain some of the most heartbreaking things in your life, hope seems to be the very thing we lose in those
Learning that ashes can cleanse you and that rejoicing can come from the ashes. Why? Because all the sinfulness has been burned away and we have been purified by the refiners fire. Also learning grace for the weary heart, how to rest, take care of responsibilities, love our enemies, how to forgive, and how not to grow bitter. Enjoying this season of lent and receiving the Lord's invitation to be purified through the burning away of what idols have set themselves up in my