Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lies Women Believe

Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
T2W Book Club

“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:8-9

This week read chapter 4: Lies Women Believe about Sin

Countering Lies with the TRUTH about Sin. . .

13.    Lie:           I can sin and get away with it
        Truth:        The choices I make today will have consequences.
        Verse:       Galations 6:7-8

14.    Lie:           My sin isn’t really that bad
        Truth:        Every act of sin is a rebellion against God
        Verse:       1John 1:5-10

15.    Lie:           God can’t forgive what I have done
        Truth:        There is NO sin too great for God to forgive!
Verse:       Psalm 130:3-4

16.    Lie:           I am not fully responsible for my actions
        Truth:        I am responsible for my own choices
        Verse:       Colossians 3:1-17

17.    Lie:           I cannot walk in consistent victory over sin
        Truth:        Through Christ I have been set free from sin
        Verse:       Romans 6:6-7


Friday, October 17, 2014

Two Things That Will Make or Break You

Two Things That Will Make or Break You

Controlling Your Thoughts

Choosing Faith over Fear

“Choose this day whom you will serve..” Joshua 24:14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Purposeful Pinterest for Fun Fall Ideas

Purposeful Pinterest

Who doesn’t love Autumn? There are so many ways to enjoy this glorious and cooler season. There are endless pumpkin recipes and crafts, the children just LOVE dressing up in their costumes, and the great weather gets everyone outside to enjoy all these fall pleasures.  

Here are a few fun ideas to try this season!

Fall is our favorite time to have family pics made each year! Click the link under each picture for more ideas and instruction..

Healthy, Fun Foods!

 Look how easy these Ninja Pumpkins would be to paint, and they will definitely make your little guy so proud to display!

Painted Pumpkin Rocks are sure to “Rock” that play-date! Maybe Spray the rocks orange before the kids arrive then offer them markers to personalize their fun faces.

I personally prefer homemade costumes to the store bought kind.

How cute are these easy & fun ideas? There’s not much that you can’t make with some fabric or old sweatshirt, spray paint, hot glue, and a little creativity. 

Being purposeful takes a little more focus, but the results far outweigh the effort. My children always notice and thank me when we do crafts and make an everyday meal special with small details.

May your family and home be the center of your attention this season as you seek ways to have fun together and make them feel as special as they certainly are!

Monday, October 13, 2014

GENESIS Bible Study Chapter 40

“Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God?...”” (vs.8)

 Anytime we try to examine our dreams, our thought, or our motives we must always filter them through what God says.  How do you do that, you ask? We must filter through God’s Word and pray and ask for the Spirit to give you discernment in that matter.  

“This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.” 1 Corinthians 2:13

Friday, October 10, 2014

Just Believe

Just Believe

Speak to your situation the truth of God.
 No more “I can’t trust ____.”, “We can’t afford____.”, and other faithless speech. Speak and believe with a faith that can move mountains. Speak over that which appears to be wrong and BELIEVE in the unseen.

“So we fix our eyes on not what is seen, but what is unseen.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Retro Wednesday October 2012

A Matter of the Heart

By Amy Gentry


“My beloved is mine, and I am his…”

Song of Songs 2:16



From boy meets girl to homecoming and prom dates.


Have you given any thought to the dating parameters for you own children. When I was growing up the magic age was 16.  But aren’t we tempted to start the whole male/female thing a lot earlier than that.  On a play date we see 2 toddlers holding hands and trip over our purse trying to reach our iphone to snap a picture to post on our Facebook wall for all to ohh and ahh.  Then our little sweetie gets into elementary school and has a BFF who is the opposite sex – I can hear “…sittin’ in a tree k.i.s.s.i.n.g…” ringing in my ears.  During the middle school years, the “dating” begins, although they never actually go out on dates.  Finally, in high school, group dating then one on one car dates.  What has your little precious gained through this process?


Unfortunately, the whole process could be counterproductive.  What happens is our children make heart connections to person after person and they give pieces of their heart away, little by little.  Eventually they find “the one” and enter into a marriage without a whole heart, because parts of it have been given away one by one.  The bible says, “…not to awaken love until the time is right.”  (Song of Songs 2:7, 3:5, and 8:4)


Have we lost sight of why our children date?  What should dating for a Christian teen look like?  These are questions that you and your husband need to define early.  But make sure that all parameters are made with the goal of guarding you child’s heart, not from a place of not trusting you child or their date.


The goal of guarding your child’s heart –


“I am my beloved’s, and his desire is for me.”

Song of Songs 7:10




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pumpkin Muffins Recipe


1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 1/2 tsp Allspice Spice
3 1/2 cups flour, sifted
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
1 can of pumpkin
Nuts to taste (optional)

Sift all the dry ingredients together. Then add the oil. Next add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Follow with water.  Finally add the pumpkin and nuts, beating after each. Pour into greased muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees preheated oven for 20 minutes. Till toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Genesis Bible Study

Genesis Bible Study – Chapter 39
By Carri Pratt

“After some time his master’s wife looked longingly at Joseph and said, “Sleep with me.” Genesis 39:7

No matter how much you love God, or how hard you try to live a good life, there is always someone, or something, ready to steal your joy. (or in Joseph’s case, your coat)

When we look at Joseph we see a boy becoming the man God created him to be. Here is an example of someone trying to make a stand and a moral decision to say “No” to sin. However, when we do this the world will push us back and attempt to get rid of us.

Why? Because as my twelve year old son exclaimed to me the other day, “Mom, I just want to do what I want to do, when I want to do it, and that should be okay!” I was actually speechless after he said this and had to marinate for a few minutes over this truly selfish remark.

Potipher’s wife was very selfish in her desires to go against her husband and to sleep with Joseph. Fortunately, Joseph saw the situation for what it was, a sin against a Holy God. And how did he handle it? He ran! What a wonderful example, flee so that we “may not enter into temptation.” Luke 22:40

Life is full of challenges and many Christians know it is no easier for believers in Christ Jesus, it is actually usually much harder; but we know that our only true hope is Jesus, our comforter and redeemer.

Joseph may have been thrown into prison for doing what was right, but he made the better choice and God was with him.

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape so that you are able to bear it.”  1 Corinthians 10:13

Challenge: We may not understand the trials and temptations we face, but know this; do what is pleasing to the Lord and He will never forsake you and He will NEVER leave you! Hallelujah!