A Picture of Thankfulness

Thanksgiving provides an interlude to the busyness; the hustle and bustle of life. A time for reflection, a shift in thinking that looks backward rather than forward. A reflection of gratitude for the good God has provided and worked into our lives in a multitude of...

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Counting Blessings

As November 2017 takes it's place on the shelves of good memories, I'm thankful for friends and family who've encouraged me to be thankful. Thankfulness has changed my life because it has changed my perspective. When I focus on all that God has done and is doing, I'm...

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Announcing…

Announcing…

So excited to share with you today a new series of posts coming to Lifestyle!! Are you ready?!? Drumroll please....our new series is going to be on the topic of our relationships with our... Sisters!  This fall my sisters and I celebrate 25 years as 'sisters-three'....

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When Going Gets Tough…

When the going gets tough, when we get sick, when trials or tests come our way, does our spiritual vitality disappear under the tissue box? Do we figure we just don't have time or energy, skip our time with God and then wonder why we're so miserable? Or does having a...

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An Afternoon Meditation

An Afternoon Meditation

When people you know are flying the skies, this verse is a beautiful one to remember: "If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast." Psalm...

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Who Has Your Heart?

Who Has Your Heart?

Around ten years ago I read something that started me thinking. A woman shared online about finding Christ to be the 'Love of our Hearts'. Being the granddaughter of a man who said 'What does the Bible say?' to my mother when she was young, I wondered if such a...

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Challenge 1 | Discipleship

Challenge 1 | Discipleship

Leader's Challenge: Saying what we shouldn't - or just plain talking too much! Leader's Solution: I've found it helps tremendously to pray just before a discipleship session for the Lord's hand on the conversation. And, I've enlisted little Gertie Mousie to hop onto...

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Practical Tool | Discipleship

Practical Tool | Discipleship

  Practical Tool: Discipleship Planner! Last year I started using a notebook as a planner for discipleship sessions. On a certain day of the week I often take time to write down specifics to keep me on track during upcoming one-on-one meetings: How have I seen...

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Step 4 | Discipleship

Step 4 | Discipleship

Once the Lord has brought a girl into our lives to invest in, what do we do next? A great next step is to look for ways to show her Christ’s love and build a friendship of trust. Wait on the Lord for the open door to more specific discipleship. "And walk in love, as...

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Step 3 | Discipleship

Step 3 | Discipleship

Third step: Pray for a girl to invest in who is faithful (2 Timothy 2:2), available (Matthew 4:20), and teachable (Proverbs 19:20). "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways  acknowledge him, and he shall...

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