Sunday, December 21, 2014

T2W 2015 Bible Study - One Year Bible

2015 Bible Study - The One Year Bible


Join us in 2015 as we read through 
The One Year Bible
Encouraging posts for you each Sunday 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Man in the Mirror


Man in the Mirror

All our relationships will naturally improve when we stop pointing the finger at others. As I've always told my children, then one day God reminded me that, “We are only responsible for our behavior.”

“He who covers over an offense promotes love..” Proverbs 17:9

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December Praying God's Word


Heavenly Father,
Blessed be the name of Your precious Son, Jesus Christ!

Help us to recognize the Majesty of our Savior and the 
sweet celebration of His birth.  

May we fall to our knees in admiration and praise.

In His Name, The Name above every name,
Amen

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Casserole

Easy and Delicious Christmas Breakfast Casserole



So easy! Prepare the night before, refrigerate, bake Christmas morning and its ready in 25 minutes!

Ingredients:
6 slices thick bread
1 roll of breakfast sausage
2 cups shredded cheese
1 dozen eggs
2 cups half & half






Directions: Brown the breakfast sausage. Place 6 slices of bread in bottom of baking dish. Layer sausage over bread, then cheese. Whip eggs with half & half and pour on top. Cover with aluminum foil and put in the fridge for 8 - 12 hours. Preheat oven to 350 when ready to cook. Bake for 25 minutes.



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Purposeful Pinterest: A Wonderful Gift Idea with a Powerful Message


PURPOSEFUL PINTEREST

We HIGHLY recommend this book for your children, grandchildren, and in your classrooms! This children’s book should be at the very top of your shopping list. It’s a definite must read! 


This Book is about how each and every person is wonderfully and fearfully made. Words are so powerful (see the book of James) and people all too often wrongly label or flatter (favoritism is wrong) one another. This book perfectly illustrates how words stick to us and affect us long term. We learn through this wonderful children's tale, how God should be the only one who tells us who we are.
  
Click below to read a Pinterest Pin and blog post wonderfully written about this delightful book.



Friday, December 12, 2014

Blessed Assurance


Blessed Assurance

A Census from Caesar Augustus
Travel by Donkey
Virgin Birth
Humble Stable
Swaddling Clothes
North Star
Wise men
Prophecy Fulfilled

ALL THIS WAS FOR YOU!

Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3

Friday, December 5, 2014

Relationship Restoration


Relationship Restoration

Do you have hurts/anger between you and your husband or your child? It is most likely hindering the unity of relationship. In every circumstance, every moment--there is an opportunity for restoration.

Here’s the secret: THE RELATIONSHIP IS FIRST. In all your words, tone, attitude, and body language put the relationship above all. When you feel the need to be right or make a point, instead put the relationship tops. 

When your top priority is guarding the relationship, your words and actions should speak unity. The current issue will soon be forgotten, and if not careful, your reaction could cause more hurt. 

Be purposeful. Be loving. Be tender.

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1

Friday, November 28, 2014

Good Clean Tips

Good Clean Tips
We all know to wash our hands thoroughly with soap after using the bathroom and before eating is much needed, but….
Cell phones are large host to bacteria, especially women’s. Clean regularly with antibacterial wipes.

Toothbrushes can either be changed out every 3 months or put through a dishwasher cycle.
Wash hands after blowing/wiping noses, after handling dirty laundry and before unloading the dishwasher.
To avoid a serious eye infection, wash hands before contact lenses are put in or removed.
(P.S. Please conserve water by not letting unused water run while scrubbing up) J

“Let all things be done decently and in order.” 1 Corinthians 14:40

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Saving the Home for the Holidays


By Kim Hawkins

A house is not a home without family. What’s the point of a big spread of food, a beautifully adorned tree with perfectly wrapped presents, without a family?
Now imagine the home is not broken by divorce, but the marriage is so strained that the husband and wife, if they speak to each other at all, are bitter, mean, and resentful in all action, tone, and speech while leaving a trail of hurting hearts.
There’s been so much hard work and effort to make the home ready for a beautiful holiday and many, mostly un-needed gifts (and all too often charged to a credit card) that are under the tree. 


The time, energy, and expense that is already being spent on numbing oneself or trying to fill the void could be spent to save the marriage.
 I would venture to guess that any child from a home life that’s suffering would not only understand but welcome much less for the holidays in exchange for his/her parents getting professional help.



If your marriage is suffering, even in the least, please read the article in the above link.

 Here’s an excerpt:
 “Social scientists first started studying marriages by observing them in action in the 1970s in response to a crisis: Married couples were divorcing at unprecedented rates. Worried about the impact these divorces would have on the children of the broken marriages, psychologists decided to cast their scientific net on couples, bringing them into the lab to observe them and determine what the ingredients of a healthy, lasting relationship were.
Was each unhappy family unhappy in its own way, as Tolstoy claimed, or did the miserable marriages all share something toxic in common?”

"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth. It always protects, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." 
1 Corinthians 13:6-8





Sunday, November 23, 2014

T2W Book Club



Lies Women Believe & the TRUTH that sets them FREE  
by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

CORAM DEO
“Living all of life
In the presence of God
Under the authority of God
And to the glory of God.” (231)
 
This week read chapter 9: Lies Women Believe … 
                                              About Cirumstances


Countering Lies with the TRUTH . . .

36.    Lie:           If my circumstances were different, I would be different
        Truth:        My circumstances do not make me what I am
        Verse:       Philippians 4:11-12

37.    Lie:           I shouldn’t have to suffer
        Truth:        Suffering is a pathway to sanctification
        Verse:       James 1:2-5

38.    Lie:           My circumstances will never change
        Truth:        My suffering will not last forever
Verse:      Psalm 30:5

39.    Lie:           I just can’t take it anymore
        Truth:        God will never give me more than I can bear
        Verse:       2 Corinthians 11:22-30

40.    Lie:           It’s all about me
        Truth:        I was created for God’s glory and pleasure
        Verse:       Revelation 4:11

Friday, November 21, 2014

Oh, To Be Delightful


Oh, To Be Delightful

Ladies, we tell our husband and children who they are, and in turn who they become.

“You’re a man.” And not: “Be a man!”
or
“I believe in you.” And not: “You'll never amount to anything.”

Just remember your own childhood and how the words and support of your parents molded you. Also, when your husband speaks well of you, how motivating it is.

“Blessed is the (wo)man who…..” Psalm 1:1



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Scattering Seeds



Scattering Seeds . . . Samaritan’s Purse Shoeboxes
Carri Pratt


One of my children’s greatest joys at Christmas time is to pack the Samaritan’s Purse shoeboxes. It has become a family tradition for them to select items for the boy or girl for whom they are packing the box. It is an awesome way to remind them of the “giving” aspect of Christmas as well as being thankful for the great blessings they personally enjoy.

This week is “National Shoebox Collection Week” for Operation Christmas Child. Every box packed will receive a tract explaining who Jesus Christ is and how a person can be saved. 


 Share an amazing video titled GOOD NEWS. GREAT JOY. 2014  with your child about the joy they can bring to a child for Christmas at: