Prayer for the Nation (excerpt from Pastor Nancy Dufresne) "1 Timothy 2:1-4 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all (make it a priority), supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all [...]
Ever feel SHAME over NOT feeling full of JOY & PEACE?
ONE: Remember that God made us overcomers and that means that we WILL have things to OVERCOME, right? TWO: We shouldn't feel guilt or shame over experiencing sadness, anxiety, or despair as there are plenty of examples in the Word that speak to this. THREE: The key is that God doesn't want us to stay [...]
Believe God’s Words
Living on this earth means that there will be plenty of situations that arise that try to get you to change what you believe. In the face of every situation, we are to ask ourselves, “what does God say about this?”. That’s why it’s so important to know what the Word of God says. It’s [...]
Back to School Declarations for Kids
-God has a GOOD plan for me & my future is BRIGHT! (Jer. 29:11) -I learn QUICKLY & EASILY! (Dan. 1:17) -I am increasing in WISDOM & FAVOR! (LUKE 2:52) -Angels are around me & I am SAFE! (Psalm 91:10,11) -I am HEALTHY, WHOLE, & STRONG! (Matt. 8:17) -The Holy Spirit NEVER leaves me! I [...]
You Can Know the Heart of God
Have you ever wondered what God has in store for you or what He thinks about your life? I don't think God is as mysterious as people claim He is. Sure, there are some things we might not understand this side of heaven, but I don't think He's as much a keeper of secrets as [...]
When You Tell Yourself You’re Not Interested in Sex
I showed my husband the title of this new post and his response was “What? Why would you ever tell yourself that? God created us to want sex.” But, I’m sure you’ve been there, Sis. I have, too. Because we all have human brains that try to convince us of things that are just not [...]
Do Not Be Afraid
The Lord never promised us that this life would be easy or free of hardships and difficulties. While we are not OF this world, we do live IN this world, and it is a broken world. There is plenty of beauty and plenty of terrible to be witnessed. I believe it is the stark contrast [...]
Need A Reboot?
It's been a busy couple weeks of nanny life. One of my little guys has had an appointment at the house two mornings a week and we were in the car two hours each afternoon for a drop-off/pick-up science camp in the city for my big guy. Carting a toddler and a preschooler means implementing [...]
What’s Your Focus?
The more we focus on what WE are called to do, the less we worry about what OTHERS are doing or not doing. We can spend much of our day unconsciously judging everyone around us, physically present, or through the online lens. I'm sure there was a time when life seemed much simpler and we [...]
Thoughts Are Optional
Did you know that your thoughts are optional? I once heard Candas Jackson say, "I used to think, I had to think, every thought, I thought." Wow! Do you mean we don't? That seems too good to be true, right? But it is definitely true. Whether it's our brain telling us something it is picking [...]