How To Do Devotions: Understanding the Meaning of Devotion Changes Everything

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How to do Devotions

Sometimes the idea of there being a right and wrong way how to do devotions can be so intimidating! But it doesn’t have to be. I think we’ve both overcomplicated the idea of devotions and also reduced it so it became a 5-15 minute checkbox on our to-do list. But the meaning of devotion is so much richer and more amazing than that. After all, we’ve been invited to draw near, to be still, and rest in Him. What is the Meaning of Devotion? What is the Meaning of Devotion? I’m glad you asked 😉 I want to start with … Read More

Free Ephesians Bible Study: Walk Worthy of the Calling

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Walk Worthy of the Calling, a Free Ephesians Bible study

I do not always walk Worthy of the Calling God has called me to. I do not always see myself as Valuable. Or Worthy. So many of us struggle with feeling unworthy. But that is SO not true! You, me, that difficult person in your life, we are worthy-we have value- because we are God’s creation. Learning that, getting it deep down in your heart is absolutely life changing. It effects how we treat ourselves, and how we treat our family, neighbors, strangers at the store, and that person whose driving is more thoughtless (Wreckless?) than it should be. When … Read More

6 Best Devotionals for Homeschool Moms to Keep Jesus Close

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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

Say & Pray: Easy to Read Book of Baby First Bible Stories

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Baby's First Bible Stories

Bible stories for baby may seem a little silly, but these youngest kiddos are sponges! And a Baby first Bible is a precious gift. When my first baby was born, I just read whatever book I was reading out loud. Got a lot of reading done while he was nursing and playing. But with my second, that wasn’t going to work. So I started being more intentional. And reading today’s tour book, I must say it was a great experience. I have several toddler storybook Bibles, but hadn’t really ventured into “Baby First Bible Stories” kind of books. Until Now… … Read More

Bible Characters and Their Stories: 7 Reasons We Need to Know Them

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Bible Characters and their stories

Today, let’s welcome Katrina D Hamel, as she introduces us to some amazing Bible Characters and their stories. Then, we’ll get started on her book, As the Stars, for our first book club read! Chances are, if you’re here on Aryn’s site, you’re a Christian fiction lover. If we were sitting over coffee right now, we’d have so much to chat about! That’s one of the best things about books—we can share adventures and experiences even if we can’t meet face-to-face. On top of this, we travel the same pages yet each reader takes away something unique. I think this … Read More

A Great Bedtime Bible Stories Book: God’s Words to Dream On

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Bedtime is an EVENT around here. Snack, Teeth, Books, One more drink of water… I’m always on the lookout for another great bedtime Bible stories book to read with the boys. So when Celebrate Lit offered a couple on tour, I signed up! (The second one is a Baby’s First Bible Stories book!) Why I Like This Bedtime Bible Stories Book The illustrations are beautiful, the stories short enough to keep kids focused, and each story has a blessing, a prayer, and a scripture. The verse may or may not come directly from the story, but it applies well, reminding … Read More

5 Star Galatians Study Guide: Letter from Paul

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Okay, I’ve been eager to share this 5* Book of 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 Book of 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 Book of Galatians Study Guide: Letter from Paul Book: Letter from Paul Author: Mary Weins … Read More

Living The Battle of the Bathsheba Bible Story Here and Now

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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

Before Christmas: Journey Back to the Beginning

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I can’t quite believe that today’s the last day of #ChristianBooktober!! And we’re celebrating with “Before Christmas” which I’m very excited about! I love the fact that someone has written an ‘Advent’ book, that begins at the beginning of the Adventure. It’s traditional to begin in Nazareth, or even in Jerusalem with Zacheriah. But there’s so much that comes before that, that sets the stage for Christmas. Christ With Us. (In case you were wondering, Christmas is my favorite season!!!) About Before Christmas Book: Before Christmas Author: Bill Crowder Genre: RELIGION / Holidays/Christmas & Advent Release Date: October 2019 Embrace the majesty of the Messiah … Read More