Category Archives: Living the Christian Life

Making Your Home A Haven

Wisdom is:  Making your home the place where God’s love and grace abounds.  12659800_s

It’s back again: Women Living Well’s Annual Making your Home A Haven for October.  This is my favorite annual thing that Courtney does and my kids love it too.
Please check out her site for all the details and join the challenge.

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“By wisdom a house is built, & through understanding it is established.”
Proverbs 24:3

Week One starts Oct 7.  Light a candle in your home daily and when your eye catches the flickering flames, let it remind you to pray for peace to abound in your home. Read the rest of this entry

Measuring Up

Wisdom is Realizing The God Given Value Of Being Uniquely YOU!15038359_s

“If I was the only one I wouldn’t be littler or bigger, would I? I’d be just me, wouldn’t I?”
 ― Fynn, Mister God, This Is Anna

It’s back to school time, and unfortunately, that also means the return of many children to an unfair world of comparison and peer pressure.  For those who are not considered one of the “in crowd” this can be a tough time, and the devil uses such opportunities to bring our children into the bondage of insecurity, and possibly even self-hate.  How do we help our children keep the right perspective on their value and keep their God -given potential from being tarnished? Read the rest of this entry

Keeping The Faith

Wisdom is Having A Relationship With Jesus As The Foundation Of Your Faith!

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“Being satisfied in God (or anything) always seems easier when all is going well. But when things you love are being stripped out of your hands, then the test is real. If God remains precious in those moments, then his supreme worth shines more brightly. He is most glorified.” — John Piper

My mother used to say, “If nothing bad or difficult ever happened to Christians, then every one would want to be a Christian.” 
That resonates within me when I see suffering.  God never promised that Christians would always be blessed with prosperity, excellent health, or every prayer magically answered to keep us out of difficulty, hardship or distress.  In fact, after Jesus tells the disciples about his departure from this world to go to the Father, he says:  “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Read the rest of this entry

Got Enemies?

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Do you grow weary with the drama, the ridicule, the manipulations, the plots and slander that plague your life?   Do you have people that come against your marriage, your family, your goals and ambitions with the intent of harm and not good?

David had enemies too.  In fact, David had to spend a lot of time on the run and hiding because he was pursued with the intent of being killed.  Reflect on David’s attitude toward being hounded by the enemy in Psalm 27. Read the rest of this entry

The Right Choice

Wisdom is Making The Right Choice!14746177_s

Why Do The Right Thing?
*For Recognition?
*To Ease Your Conscience?
*To Look Good?
*To Gain Favor?
*To Look Superior?
*To Earn Brownie Points?
*To Get Into Heaven?
How Do You Think God Would View These Reasons? 

Let’s Admit:  It’s easy to do the right thing when it’s easy to do the right thing…..Right?
And it’s easy to do the right thing when we gain something from it.

But what about when it isn’t easy or isn’t going to help us out?  What about if it might even cost us or be hard on us to do?  Then what?
Why Do The Right Thing Then? Read the rest of this entry

Under The Dogwood Tree

When I was a little girl, I remember playing under the dogwood trees in my grandmother’s yard.  12825772_s

Every spring, they would bloom so beautifully.  My grandmother was a kindergarten teacher and so she would always find teachable moments.  The dogwood blossom was the opportunity to remind us of the true meaning of Easter….Christ’s death and resurrection.

The white blossom has 4 petals in the shape of a cross.
The petals have blood colored stains at each tip and a marking like the nail prints in the hands and feet of Jesus.
The crown of green buds in the center of the blossom represents the crown of thorns placed upon Jesus head. Read the rest of this entry

A Valentine For Your Man

Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.15887297_s
1 Thessalonians 5:11

Women are easy to satisfy on Valentine’s Day because we love cards, candy, jewelry, dinner out, flowers,etc.
But what does a man want?  What  makes him feel special?

A Clue: Listen to your man this week, and see how many times he seeks your appreciation. Read the rest of this entry

A Vintage Love

Wisdom is protecting the sanctity of your marriage and making it a Vintage Love.17211944_s

Vintage: Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.

Feb 8th I will celebrate my 21st Anniversary to my beloved.  His parents just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and some day I hope that we will also reach that important milestone.  I don’t want to be “just married”, however.  I want to be “happily married”.

As I reminisce through early dating memories, I recall the one thing my husband did that truly won my heart.  He committed to me through 3 months of being very far apart.  In that day, there was no internet, cell phones, texting, etc. and long distance calls were very expensive.  To keep the romance alive, he sent me at least 2 cards a week.  Some were funny, some were cute, and some were serious.  I loved them all, and to this day I have kept every one of them. Read the rest of this entry

Just Dust

WISDOM IS KNOWING THAT WE ARE JUST DUST

For He knows our frame;dirt-pile

He remembers that

we are dust.  -Psalm 103:14

When I fail to meet your expectations….remember that I am dust.
When I cause you heartache and sorrow…..remember that I am dust.
When you are lonely and I am not there….remember that I am dust. Read the rest of this entry

Watch Over Me

Wisdom is……being diligent to watch over and protect what is entrusted to you.

It was busy this weekend in the grocery store.  I sat in my car waiting for the cars behind me to clear. 13140028_s When my car is in reverse, my bumper camera comes on and a beeping sound is emitted if  something is detected behind my car.  The beeping was getting annoying because cars were behind me and not moving anytime soon.  I decided to just put my car in park and wait patiently… Read the rest of this entry

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