How to Set Goals: Understanding God’s Grace is Key

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Understanding God's Grace: How to set goals and achieve them

Okay, so this is a little hard to write. I’ve been ‘in church’ since well before I was born. But in over 30 years, I was still childlike in understanding God’s grace and favor. I’ve had the Sunday School answer, a simple, childish acceptance, which is great, but we’re called to a combination of childlike faith and spiritual maturity. (Matthew 18:2-4, Ephesians 4:11-16, Hebrews 6) I didn’t know what I didn’t know. But now I’m excited. Every time I do learn the Biblical or historical meaning of a word, I find my Bible reading time so much richer. It’s something … Read More

6 Helpful Facts About Christian Healthcare Ministries That Changed My Life

ArynFamily, Faith, Health and Fitness13 Comments

Christian Healthcare Ministries

I discovered Healthcare Freedom about 3 years ago. And I have not looked back! I found CHM Christian Healthcare Ministries when I was in a bad spot, and needed something quality yet affordable.  I checked 3 different options and prayed before making my decision. Samaritan Ministries, Medi-Share, and CHM. Christian Healthcare Ministries won hands down. I’m not one who likes secrets, so when I find something really cool, I have to share it (hence all the book reviews!). My experience over the last several months has me eager to talk about this with everyone, so here goes! 6 Facts About CHM: Christian … Read More

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

Awesome Devotional About Humility in the Bible and Today

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humility in the Bible

Hey, I’m glad you’re here! Today I want to share an awesome devotional about humility in the Bible and today. It’s a combination of contemporary Christian fiction and a devotional inspired by First Corinthians 13. Because the essence of the ‘love chapter’ really is humility, isn’t it? Definition of Humility in the Bible 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 (deference)   Basically, not considering yourself “too important” … Read More

Top 10 Faith and Fitness Workouts & Devotions Full of Grace

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Faith and Fitness Devotions full of Grace

If you’re anything like me, being active with faith and fitness can be a struggle. We get busy with all the ‘urgent responsibilities’ of life, and as Mark Batterson would say, become irresponsibly responsible, with an improper balance of our responsibilities. You know, if we don’t wash the laundry, shop, and make dinner, who will? But today, let’s challenge the assumption that our faith and fitness are lower priorities, shall we? Let’s see just how awesome our God is, and find a fitness devotional that is inspired by Grace, and faithful workout programs that are more than a bunch of … Read More

40+ Short Inspirational Devotions You’ll Love

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Short Inspirational Devotions

Short inspirational devotions 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 short devotionals with you, some of my favorites and some that have made me curious. 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 the lesson or encouragement than with a direct approach. If that’s you also, or if you’d like to try it, then … Read More

10 Biblical Convictions To Live By In Everyday Life

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Biblical Convictions: When God Convicts Your Heart

How do you live your Biblical Convictions? When God convicts your heart of something in particular, whether he wants you to stop doing something, or maybe step up and act, do you follow Him? I have to admit I don’t, always, but I’m doing better. And the book we’re going to highlight today, well, it’s a ton of fun, but it will absolutely challenge you to stand up and act on some of your Biblical convictions. When God Convicts Your Heart: Biblical Convictions To Live By When God convicts your heart, whether it’s something big or small, you’ll regret it … Read More

Best Biblical Fiction Authors + 6 Reasons to Read Their Books

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Best Biblical Fiction Authors and 6 Reasons to Read Their Books

In this post: 8 Biblical Fiction Authors, and Why I Read Them! Some Friends and I were out for a Girls I mean Mom’s afternoon recently when the topic of Biblical Fiction came up. Now if you know me at all, you know I read a lot. My favorite categories are historical and Biblical fiction. I was surprised by how many of my friends were afraid, or at least nervous, about reading Biblical Fiction. I certainly understood their reasons. Primarily it was not wanting to get the Truth and a fictional account confused and mixed up in their minds. Combine … Read More

17 Best Christian Fantasy Books to Enjoy Right Now

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Best Christian Fantasy Books

Fantasy, by definition, is imagining something impossible, or improbable. Christians, by definition, are followers, disciples, of Jesus Christ. A very real, possible and amazing Savior. At first glance, these two don’t really have much in common, do they? But we’re here discussing the intersection of these two topics anyway. So what are Christian Fantasy Books, and why should you read them? Why Read Christian Fantasy Books? So what are Christian fantasy books, and why on earth would a disciple of Jesus spend time reading them? Very good questions. The ability of good Christian fantasy authors to draw imaginary impossibilities that … Read More