lifted up

January 21, 2010

“When you have lifted up the Son of Man on the cross, then you will understand that I AM He.” John 8:28 This is true in our lives as well. Until every other exalted thing in my life is torn down, leaving Christ alone lifted up to His rightful place of supremacy, I will never [...]

Tight Fists & Prayer

January 16, 2010
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“If anyone shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.” Proverbs 21:13   R.A. Torrey in his book How to Pray says this in regards to our attitude of giving and it’s relation to prayer: “There is perhaps no greater hindrance to prayer than stinginess, [...]

The Influence of a Mother

January 15, 2010
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How can eternity influence a mother’s daily tasks? I think you’ll enjoy this 2-minute clip from John Piper. So so very good:

What is Your Quest?

January 10, 2010

“Nothing can replace the confidence and authority that comes from hearing from God. Hearing God’s voice has become the singular quest of my heart, the sole pursuit that alone satisfies the great longings of my heart.” (Bob Sorge: Secrets of the Secret Place)

Aim for Heaven

December 10, 2009
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Hope is one of the theological virtues. This means that a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not… a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is. If you [...]

Voice of the Martyrs

December 7, 2009

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For [...]

The Groaning in the Waiting

December 3, 2009
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As I woke this morning, snuggled up with little child, my heart felt strangely heavy within. I couldn’t put my finger on it. As I scanned our day and the joy of the upcoming weekend, I could not for the life of me understand the tension & frustration within my spirit. The joy that I [...]

Giving & Prayer

December 1, 2009

As I am reading How to Pray (R. A. Torrey), he goes through several hindrances to our prayers being heard & answered. Proverbs 21: 13 says “Whoever stops his ear at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.”Torrey goes on to say that “there is perhaps no [...]

Jesse Tree

November 21, 2009

Looking for a family Christmas tradition? This is one we started with our family last December and loved it. It is called a Jesse Tree & is THE best advent waiting calendar I have yet to see. This advent calendar starts in Genesis with the story of creation (on December 1st) and goes through the [...]

Right Action Follows Right Thinking

November 17, 2009

There is a dynamic principle shown throughout God’s Word, and no person will ever walk in victory unless he understands and operates in it: Right action follows right thinking. Where your mind goes, your life follows.-Joyce MeyerAnd be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may [...]