6 Best Devotionals for Homeschool Moms to Keep Jesus Close

ArynChristian Nonfiction, Faith, Family9 Comments

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Today, let’s talk devotionals for homeschool moms. We get overwhelmed, and we don’t need to be! There is a certain pressure in life, that we’ve gotta do it all. Keep a well-run house, play with the kids, educate them both academically, spiritually, and with morals and life skills, take care of our husbands and extended families, and have a rich spiritual life at the same time. We feel responsible for maintaining balance, being ‘all-in’ where we are in the moment, and juggling everything.  But we can’t. We can’t do it all. Be all. That’s Jesus’ job. And if we keep … Read More

But God: Choose Faith Over Fear and Rejoice!

ArynFamily, Christian Nonfiction, Faith20 Comments

Life can be scary and full of stressful things, whether natural like hurricanes and tornadoes and viruses, or manmade like terrorist activities and wars. But the God who created the world HAS NOT ABANDONED US! I’ve always been fascinated by the many times in Scripture where something awful is happening and then, my 2 favorite words:   But God (But The Lord)   But Jesus   Then the whole story changes. There is rescue. There is hope. A miracle. We can choose Faith over Fear, and REJOICE   What does that mean, though? Well, let’s look at a few of my favorite scriptures, … Read More

5 Star Galatians Study Guide: Letter from Paul

ArynFaith, Christian Nonfiction9 Comments

Okay, I’ve been eager to share this Galatians study guide with you since September! Letter from Paul answers questions about the purpose of Galatians. It also sheds light on the Galatian Church problems, shared by too many churches today! I thoroughly enjoyed this Galatians study guide. The combination of a fictional introductory story, the study, and then some pointed questions to help apply everything. Celebrate Lit’s Christian Book Publicity has so many amazing tours! I hope you enjoy today’s destination! About this Galatians Study Guide: Book: Letter from Paul Author: Mary Weins Genre:  Christian Non-Fiction, Bible study Release Date: April 5, 2019 “A devotional workbook … Read More

Living The Battle of the Bathsheba Bible Story Here and Now

ArynFaith, Christian Nonfiction16 Comments

Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to understand them. Dive deep into the Bathsheba Bible Story and walk away with new understanding! Bathsheba in the Bible does seem to be a battleground story. You could argue about whether she was innocent as a lamb or guilty of every sin in the book. There’s also all of those crossroads David ignored, where he chose not to fight his desires. But take the time to get to know more than just the Bathsheba Bible story, but also the woman behind them. See yourself in her, and wow!! I was a little … Read More

Top 10 books that Show Christian Fatherhood at its Best

ArynFamily23 Comments

Christian Fatherhood, Biblical Fatherhood is not automatic. There is work and Sacrifice. Failure and fun. Hope and prayers and perseverance. Knowing what that actually means and seeing what it looks like in today’s world go a long way toward making Christian Fatherhood possible. So let’s review what the Bible says about Fatherhood, and then check out some great books with good Christian dads!  The Biblical Definition of a Father I would say the biblical definition of a father, a good one at least, has to begin with some of the more general instructions to all believers: 1 John 4:7 NIV — Dear friends, let … Read More

40+ Short Inspirational Devotionals You’ll Love

ArynFaith28 Comments

Short inspirational devotionals are great for sparking meditation and study. They’re also great at being a touchstone to recenter your day. I want to share some great Devotionals with you, some of my favorites and some that have made me curious. They are by no means meant to be our only exposure to the Word or our only communication with the Lord. I often find devotional inspiration while enjoying Christian fiction. I have found this an excellent touchstone. When I’m out of sorts, a well-written novel that points to God without ‘preaching’ at me helps. I’m more likely to accept … Read More

The Essence of Humility in the Bible and Today

ArynFaith11 Comments

If we are going to talk about humility in the Bible, we should start with a definition. What is humility? According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, Definition of humility: freedom from pride or arrogance the quality or state of being humble Basically, not considering yourself “too important” to: get involved and help others Do ‘servants work’ Step out of your comfort zone for someone else’s benefit Ask for help Trust God Sounds simple enough, right? (ahem..famous last words, anyone?) ? Please note that I received an advance copy from Celebrate Lit, though all thoughts are my own. I have also included affiliate links for … Read More

Forever Loved: The First Father – Daughter Relationship

ArynFaith9 Comments

Forever Loved, Eve’s Story is one book I won’t soon forget. I am a big fan of Biblical Fiction as you probably already know, and this one having a definite devotional feel to it makes it even better. Thank you, Celebrate Lit, for the opportunity to read this book. Helping me reframe my thoughts and understanding with fresh perspective. ? Please note that I received an advance copy from Celebrate Lit, though all thoughts are my own. I have also included affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through one, I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you. You … Read More

Pruning in the Bible: 1 Important but Challenging Topic

ArynFaith28 Comments

Have you ever wondered about those verses on pruning in the Bible? I have. I’ve heard messages explaining it. Trying to help us understand. What does prune mean in the Bible? They make me curious. Because I have not spent any time in a vineyard, what I know is only through reading about it.   According to several dictionaries, the answer is to: cut, shape, smooth, trim, to cleanse or purify   Sounds painful. I mean who really wants to be cut and trimmed? But the benefits sound very good! Shaping and smoothing, cleansing and purification are all good things!   … Read More

How Are You Leaving a Spiritual Legacy?

ArynFamily, Faith31 Comments

Are you being intentional about leaving a legacy of faith for your kids? Living your legacy in front of your Grandkids? Leaving a spiritual legacy is a priceless gift that takes intentional effort! My Mom, Granny, and 2 Great Grandmas were there when I was baptized at age 17. These ladies have been very intentional in leaving a spiritual legacy for me and my brothers and cousins. The impact is Huge. Their faith in hard times, and their daily habits show us just how living your legacy looks, which will have an impact for generations to come. And family memories, … Read More