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Who Does God Say I Am? 20 Biblical Truths & Affirmations For Every Christian

Who does God say I am? Who you are in Christ Jesus is not a secret. The Lord tells us in scripture many examples of characteristics from life and the Bible. These words are so true and helpful especially when your heart is heavy. Free printable.

What does the little voice in your head tell you? Mine often says things like, no one likes you and there isn’t enough for you and you can’t do that. But the biggest, the one I hear most often, is you’re not good enough. You’re not a good enough mother. You’re not a good enough wife. You’re not a good enough employee. You’re not a good enough person. You’re just not good enough. None of these things are true. In fact, these are all the lies of the enemy, planted in my head and yours to throw us off our games. It’s unsettling, at least to me. I … Read more

Mama, You Are Doing a Great Job With Those Children

Encouragement quotes for women and moms. This inspiration was the words of God said through an elderly woman at the thrift store. Truths about life as a Christian mom with kids. Thoughts on the heart and children.

I have been doing some behind the scenes work on my blog, and I found this post buried among numbered lists and recipes. Reading it warmed my soul and reminded me that what I do every day matters. It matters a lot, in the broken world and in the kingdom of God and in the hearts of my children. It matters. I matter, and you matter, too, my sweet friend. I originally published the following blog post on October 14, 2013, but it is every bit as relevant today as it was then. I had completely forgotten about the incident, … Read more

Free Printable Christ-Centered Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt

Free printable Christ-Centered Easter basket scavenger hunt for Easter morning - A treasure hunt is a great way to find your Easter basket. This hunt for kids, tweens, or teens uses the main points of the Easter story of Jesus as clues. Awesome Christian fun in riddles. Great for families at home. Religious and Bible-based. Easy clues using both indoor and outdoor spots.

I didn’t know what to call this Easter basket scavenger hunt. The clues follow the basic Easter story with Jesus washing the disciples’ feet, getting arrested in the garden, being beaten and mocked, and so on. So it is Christ-centered. I debated about calling it religious or Christian but ended up with Christ-centered. I created this other Easter basket scavenger hunt in 2016 and changed the clues around for my kids in 2017, but I wanted something fresh this year. Even though they’re now 7 and 10, they still talk about it and look forward to their Easter morning hunt, so dropping it … Read more

17 Bible Verses about Miracles & 16 Real Miracles from the Bible

Over the last two weeks or so, I have had three very challenging situations in my life. The first was that my dad was in the intensive care unit on a ventilator. The doctors were telling my sister and I that there was a high likelihood that he would never be able to come off the ventilator, and we were looking at options like a tracheotomy and long-term care. The second was an issue at work that I can’t really discuss, but suffice it to say that it was very distressing and left me anxious and stressed out and angry. The … Read more

10 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas

  I have said often that I am okay having Santa Claus deliver big piles of gifts on Christmas Eve because I am confident that my kids know why we’re celebrating to begin with. But how do they know? It’s not like any child pauses in the middle of tearing wrapping paper to reflect on Jesus and the gift of His birth. Let’s get real. It takes conscious effort, continual reinforcement, and intentional activities on my part for my kids to understand and remember that Jesus IS The Gift. It doesn’t just happen. My pastor’s sermon last week was about … Read more

10 Ways to Count Down to Christmas

Do you know what Advent is? It officially begins this coming Sunday, November 29. Advent is the season of waiting for Christmas. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve, but some people celebrate it just from December 1 to 24. No matter when you observe it, Advent is a time of happiness, celebration, and hopeful anticipation of the birth of Jesus Christ. Whether you are young or old, waiting is hard. I personally hate to wait. Counting down helps the time to pass. It gives us something to look forward to every day, and … Read more