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3 Ways to Be Present for Your Own Life – #HeartEncouragement

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10, NIV) Are you present for your own life? It’s been about three months since I returned from my time offline. Three months since I quieted my world to hear God’s heart. Stepping away was an answer to God’s call to be.

Marriage Encouragement

Taste and See, Submission is Good!

Today I’ve invited my friend Jen Weaver to share with us about the blessings of godly submission in marriage. Her book, The Wife’s Secret to Happiness, made my list of recommended marriage reads—in case you missed all the times I’ve mentioned it. : ) The first time I gave my son ice cream, he refused it. One tiny taste proved the substance too cold and flavor too sweet,

A Prayer for the Wife Who Desires to Submit to Her Husband’s Leading

“Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:22, HCSB) “as to the Lord” … What does it mean to submit to your husband as to the Lord? As a wife who desires to submit to her husband’s leading, I’ve been leaning into that question. Tim and I selected Hacksaw Ridge for a recent at-home movie night. A truly inspirational movie. But be

Sundays Shouldn’t Be This Hard

For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ. (Galatians 1:10, HCSB) Have you ever said to yourself, “Sundays shouldn’t be this hard”? Some days everything feels like a struggle, a battle really. One reason is we live in

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Heart Encouragement

3 Ways to Be Present for Your Own Life – #HeartEncouragement

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10, NIV) Are you present for your own life? It’s been about three months since I returned from my time offline. Three months since I quieted my world to hear God’s heart. Stepping away was an answer to God’s call to be.

How a Peaceful Heart Will Give You a Peaceful Home

“A good [woman] produces good deeds from a good heart. … Whatever is in the heart overflows into speech.” (Luke 6:45, TLB) What have you stored in your heart? What is in our hearts will flow into everything we do—the words we speak and the atmosphere we create. A peaceful home starts with a peaceful heart. That truth comforts me when I fill my heart with

3 Ways to Fill Up On Jesus So We Can Spill Out His Love – #HeartEncouragement

And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8, HCSB) Do you look to God to fill you up so you can pour out His love? Sounds like a good plan; right? But what if it isn’t? That’s how I approached my time

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