Proverbs 31:30

Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Proverbs 31:1 Prayer Lord, I am so thankful that you are showing me that what’s in my heart is what matters most. In my life, I’ve spent so much time trying to be charming and beautiful, yet the times I feel truly loved is when I’m still in your presence with the promises from your Word open before me. Today, {Read More}

When God Asks You to Return to Your Darkest Place

Do you have a dark place in your life? A place of heartache or even sin? Without a doubt my darkest place was when I walked away from God during my teen years. I became sexually active at a young age, and I chose to have an abortion at age 15. I found myself pregnant again—by the same boyfriend—at age 17 and the second time I chose life. From the moment after I walked out of the clinic after by {Read More}

Your Prayers DO Impact Generations {And 5 Things to Pray}

Do your prayers matter—not just for today or this year—but for generations? Can the prayers you pray today and the faith steps you take this week impact your descendants 100 years from now? Yes, they can! We all want to know our prayers matter, but sometimes our greatest prayers may not be answered until our life on earth is done. In fact, you may think you’re praying about one thing, but God might use those prayers greater in the lives {Read More}

Mealtime Devotions | Lost and Found {Plus a Giveaway!}

Mealtime Prayer Tell God how thankful you are that he takes care of you like a shepherd cares and watches over his sheep. Appetizer: Sheep are curious but dumb animals. Did you know that sheep are often unable to find their way home even if the sheepfold is within sight? Knowing this, the sheperd never takes his eyes off his wandering sheep. Read Psalm 32:8. Main Course: Set the table with one less plate than needed. Hide the plate, and {Read More}

Mealtime Devotions | Attitude of Gratitude {Plus a Giveaway!}

Mealtime Prayer What are some things that your family members have done for each other today? Thank God for your family and the ways you can help each other. Appetizer: How do you feel when you do something nice for someone else and he or she doesn’t thank you for what you’ve done? Have you ever forgotten to thank someone for doing something nice for you? Main Course: The Bible tells us that, one day, Jesus healed ten men who {Read More}

Mealtime Devotions | Water, Water Everywhere {Plus a Giveaway!}

Mealtime Prayer After the leader prays each phrase, everyone says, “We thank You, dear Lord.” Leader: For food to eat and water to drink, For healthy bodies and minds that think, For all that we have and all we enjoy, For every girl and every boy. Appetizer: Try to come up with ten uses for water. Go! Main Course: Eat as much of your dinner as you can without taking a drink. How long could you last? Why do we {Read More}

How Your Prayers Change the Future

How Your Prayer Change the Future I’d like to think I’m an expert pray-er. I can clearly see how my prayers changed things. For example, I have three little kids—not birthed from me—running around my house who are examples of that. Yet the way that my prayers changed the future is different than you think. God is not a genie in a bottle. My prayers weren’t effective because I figured out the right words to make God do what I {Read More}

7 Prayers to Say for Your Children

7 Prayers to Say for Your Children So many times I find myself praying for the same things for my children. That they are healthy. They they are safe. That they are obedient. The other day I was reading the Bible, and I came upon Philippians 1:9-11: I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you {Read More}

16 Short {and Repeatable!} Prayers for Homeschooling Parents

16 Short {and Repeatable!} Prayers for Homeschooling Parents   I’ve been a homeschooling mom for twenty-one years. I started homeschooling when my oldest son was four years old in 1993. Now, all these years later — through adoption — I’m homeschooling another four-year-old, a three-year-old, and a six-year-old, too. The best thing about starting over again is realizing where to place my priorities. Looking back, I now see that all the little things that I stressed about (not coloring in {Read More}

Podcast: Living Inspired: Lindy Boone Michaelis and Amanda Jenkins

To listen to the interview: go here and click on the player in the upper right corner of the screen. Thursday at 3:00 pm Central. This week on Living Inspired I’m thrilled to be talking to two fantastic ladies. Lindy Boone Michaelis, author of new memoir Heaven Hears (Tyndale House, 2013) was born into the entertainment business as the second daughter of singer and entertainment icon Pat Boone. Along with her sisters Cherry, Debby, and Laury, Lindy sang with her family {Read More}

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