Fruit of the Spirit Study Series: Peace

I know I said I probably would not write this post on finding peace, but we all know what happens when we say we aren’t going to do something. Right? God Steps In!

So here is how it came about. And let me tell you, I honestly had no intentions of writing this post.

Finding Peace Through Others

First – We had a guest speaker at church yesterday, Brother Reno Likins. He is an awesome Preacher! Brother Reno is the Director of Indian Creek Baptist Camp, and he is an Evangelist.

During morning services, Brother Reno made a statement that stuck with me. Continue reading “Fruit of the Spirit Study Series: Peace”

Fruit of the Spirit Study Series: Joy

This is the second post in the Fruit of the Spirit Study Series.  If you missed the first post you can find it here.   This study series has been such a blessing to me.  Going through Scripture, there’s just so much to Continue reading “Fruit of the Spirit Study Series: Joy”

Fruit of the Spirit Study Series: Love

As I mentioned in The Choice to be Fruitful, I have begun my study series of the individual fruit of the Spirit, beginning with love.

Our definition of love must come from God, Who is Continue reading “Fruit of the Spirit Study Series: Love”

The Choice to be Fruitful

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As I mentioned in Owl Pellets and My Walk with the Lord, the desire of my heart is to draw closer to God.  If you haven’t read that post, you can find it here.

One way for me to draw closer to God is to grow in my knowledge of God. And a way to grow in my knowledge of God is to Continue reading “The Choice to be Fruitful”

Praying for Your Missionary Wife

Our Preacher’s daughter is married to a missionary to Nauru.  While their family was home on furlough, Christina spoke at one of our Joy Fellowship Ladies meetings.  Her topic was “What Every Missionary Wish You Knew“, which included a list of things that we might not have considered concerning missionaries. Continue reading “Praying for Your Missionary Wife”

The Treasure of God’s Promises

So literally the day after I wrote about getting intentionally closer to God and actively pursuing a thriving relationship with my Savior in Owl Pellets and My Walk with the Lord MY PIPES FROZE, or so I thought. Turns out the compressor went bad AGAIN!

Yep it was Sunday morning and I had nursery duty!  I knew Satan would show up and try to discourage me.  That old devil doesn’t have any new tricks.  He is actually quite predictable! Continue reading “The Treasure of God’s Promises”

Owl Pellets and My Walk with the Lord

I know, I know, what do Owl pellets have to do with my walk with the Lord you ask?  Well let me explain where I’m coming from 🙂

A pellet, in ornithology, is the mass of undigested parts of an owl’s food that some owl species occasionally regurgitate. The contents of an owl’s pellet depend on its diet.

Did you catch the part about the contents of an owl’s pellet depend on its diet? How’s your diet?  What’s in your pellet?  Of course I am speaking Spiritually. Continue reading “Owl Pellets and My Walk with the Lord”

Breathe, Step Back, and Focus on Christ

With Christmas upon us I’m sure I’m not the only homeschooling mom who feels stress and anxiety creeping in.  Christmas is such a wonderful time full of opportunities to be a blessing to others!  I have determined that I will not let stress and anxiety get the best of me this year.

Instead I plan to breathe, step back, and focus on Christ.

Continue reading “Breathe, Step Back, and Focus on Christ”

Learning Thankfulness Through the Bible, Crafts, and Art

With Thanksgiving being celebrated this week I thought I would jump on the activities train, toot toot!  Following are some ideas for teaching thankfulness from the Bible and some other fun stuff: Continue reading “Learning Thankfulness Through the Bible, Crafts, and Art”

When Expectations Leave You Feeling Defeated

Do you ever feel defeated?  Defeated because of expectations, or should I say unmet expectations, whether it’s expectations for your spouse, your children, your homeschool, your church, or your friends.  The feeling of defeat is an awful feeling!  It can get you discouraged to the point of wanting to give up.  It can affect your health.  It can affect the way you treat others.  It can affect your homeschool and the way you teach or not teach.  It can affect relationships. Most importantly it can affect your walk with the Lord! Continue reading “When Expectations Leave You Feeling Defeated”