From Our Hearts

Facing Your Giants

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DEVOTION:  Whether we're facing a flooded kitchen, a distressing medical diagnosis, or a challenge at work ... there is one thing that gives us the ability to think straight and face our giants. 

Opening Your Home at Thanksgiving

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Do you see your home as a gift from God to be used for the comfort and well-being of others? A question to ask ourselves in this holiday season is, “Who can I open my arms and my heart and my home to?” Here are helpful hints on how to open your home on Thanksgiving.

Managing Emotions

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During Operation Desert Storm, my husband Jim’s Army unit began preparing to go to war.  As we finalized our will, discussed with our daughters the possibility Jim may not come home, and updated insurance forms, I tried to cope with fear, anxiety, & uncertainty. Here's what I learned about managing emotions. 

Watching Out for False Teachers

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As we pray against the ungodly influences that could cast darkness over our families, our children, and our hearts, here are three scriptural ways to watch out for false teachers.

Starting Your Day with God

Starting Your Day with God
If you’re rushing in all directions at once, stop. Breathe. Have you included any time with God? Starting our day with God changes our priorities and offers us peace.

Loving Your Neighbor

Loving Your Neighbor
Have you noticed how few people know their neighbors these days? It might seem convenient to not be overly involved with other people around you, but Jesus calls us to a deeper relationship with others. Here are some practical ideas on how to do that.

Help for Overwhelmed Moms

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If you're an overwhelmed mom, may I encourage you? Spend time finding comfort through your Bible and prayer. Make this time a priority — and a necessity. Ask for God’s grace to just stop, leave the messes alone, and look to Him for His patience and for a quiet spirit. 

Titus 2 Women

Titus 2 Women
Titus 2 says older women are to teach younger women. And those of us who have daughters must realize the priority to be “teachers of good things" to our daughters and granddaughters. 

Seasons of Change

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One day it hit me hard just how many life-altering events could happen in a person’s near and distant future. What a relief to know that God's grace will prepare and accompany us through whatever comes.

Doing Good

Doing Good
We’re all busy, but may the Lord help us to never be too busy for doing good! Here's how to plan to do a kindness sooner than later (because you never know when it will be too late to carry out that deed). 

When God Answers "No"

When God Answers "No"
DEVOTION: Take an inventory of your life and review how God has shown you His will through the years. Do you see how when God answers “no” to one thing, He answers “yes” to another? God, ever faithful to His promise, works all things together for good for those who love Him.

Christian Retirement

Christian Retirement
Retirement. It seems like people’s entire lives center around this word. However, by God’s grace, we can make a difference for His kingdom right up until the day we go to be with Him.