April 2018 Posts

The Mom Project book review

Book Review: The Mom Project


April 1, 2018

You've Invested a Lot in Being a Good Mom...

Your kids are in school, doing their chores, and cleaning just enough to keep their rooms from being condemned by the Board of Health. But do you want to connect with your children outside your regular routine and find ways to understand, enjoy, and learn more about them?

This handy guide offers a straightforward, workable plan to do just that! Including special tips for single moms, blended families, and moms of teens, you will find inspiration to try simple ideas such as

planning a family fun night

sharing with your child what you like about them

surprising them with a special treat

Living Your Faith book review

 Book Review Living Your Faith 


April 5, 2018

Help Your Tween Become a Girl Who Lives Her Faith

Bestselling author and trusted Bible teacher Elizabeth George wants to help your tween daughter, age 8-12, understand what God's Word is saying and how it applies to everyday life. In this interactive and guided study of the book of James, your tween daughter will discover short chapters with helpful sections, such as:

Heart Check-up—a series of insightful prompts designed to help her write about and internalize what she's learned from each day's devotion

A Prayer to Pray—heartfelt words she can use when she talks to God

Gems from James—powerful Scripture verses from the book of James she can study, memorize, and apply to her life. Read more...

Wisdom Whispers Online Bible Study review

7 Things I Learned from Wisdom Whispers Bible Study


April 5, 2018

According to the Oxford Dictionary, wisdom is the the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.

In other words, wisdom is what happens when the things we know and the experiences we have help us to make good “common sense” choices. But as we all know common sense isn’t really as common as it ought to be. Read more...

5 Reasons for Self Reflection

5 Reasons for Self Reflection


April 12, 2018

Do you ever find yourself going through the motions? You wake up, have devotion (maybe), rush through your morning routine. You go to work, come home, rush through your evening chores, and go to bed.

Rinse and repeat.

Each day feels much the same and nothing is distinct. If that’s you, it may be time for some self-reflection. Read more...

3 Lessons on Commitment from the Woman with the Issue of Blood

April 13, 2018

What are you willing to risk in order to have the desires of your heart? The story of the woman with the issue of blood is one that has been used over the years to show how powerful one’s faith…


What’s Your Attitude Towards Service?

April 18, 2018

If the Bible were a movie, her total time on screen would have been less than 5 minutes. Yet what little we know about her life screamed service. In Matthew 8:14-15 we read three sentences about Peter’s mother-in-law:


Proverbs 16:3

Proverbs 16:3


April 19, 2018

A lot of Christians love this verse. We love it because we think it means that we can have whatever we want as long as we share our plans with the Lord:

"Share your plans with the LORD, and you will succeed."(Contemporary English Version)

If we ask God to bless our plans, all will be well:

"Ask the LORD to bless your plans, and you will be successful in carrying them out. " (Good New Translation).

But what is this verse really saying? What does it mean for us today? Read more...

Daily Wisdom for the Mommy to Be book review

Book Review: Daily Wisdom for the Mommy to Be


April 19, 2018

Daily encouragement and spiritual refreshment for expectant moms.

There are few things more exciting in life than the nine months that lead up to the birth of a baby. God’s miracle of creation is happening less than a heartbeat away, and mommies are looking for encouragement and celebration at this joyous expecting time!

This daily devotional will lead you through the forty weeks of a full-term pregnancy, each week focusing on a specific topic/reminder: that you are accepted, called, treasured, renewed, strengthened, supported, and more. Read more...

Who is Your Hero?

Who is Your Hero?


April 26, 2018

I love superhero movies. I like watching these men and women use their otherworldly powers to save humanity over and over again. Yet there are some things that have always bothered me about these superheroes:

  • In the beginning the bad guy beats them up.
  • There is some flaw in the hero or there’s this one thing that can result in their destruction. 

Yet invariably there’s a disaster and everyone starts clamoring for the hero. The comic book industry did much to popularize the concept of hero and villain. But I believe that humanity has always looked for someone to save them. Read more...