7 Best Devotionals for Homeschool Moms to Keep Jesus Close

ArynChristian Nonfiction, Faith, Family8 Comments

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

Managing Expectations in Relationships: 8 Great Christian Books That Help

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Managing expections in relationships and the Christian books that can help.

My small group did a study on the book The Bait of Satan by John Bevere a couple of years ago. It went a long way towards helping me in managing my expectations in relationships with others. The subtitle of the book is “Living Free from the Deadly Trap of Offense.” When you think about it, we tend to get offended most when our expectations aren’t lived up to. We take it as a personal affront. If your baby pulled your hair or throws food, you do not take offense. You don’t expect them to behave any other way, they … Read More

What is Lent? Plus 12 Best Books For Lent Season

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Best Books for Lent: Easter Books for adults

What is Lent? As a Southern Baptist from before I was born, I didn’t really get it. I mean, why do we celebrate Lent? Isn’t Lent season a Catholic thing? But my current church home isn’t Baptist. And a very dear friend is a Methodist. So I’ve had more exposure to Lent in recent years. And the more I’ve pressed in to the question of what is Lent, the more I value many aspects of the lent season. And of course, I had to come up with a solid list of books for Lent, because that’s who I am. A … Read More

How to Teach The Real Easter Story For Kids: 10 Best Easter Story Books

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children reading, Best Easter Story books

The Real Easter Story is so special. I don’t think we truly grasp just how privileged we are, to have such free access to forgiveness and love. And if we as adults struggle with wrapping our minds around it, then we need to think about our kids. The meaning of Easter for kids can be overwhelming. But, between the ages of 4-14, they are far more likely to understand and accept the truth, and run with it their whole lives, than if we wait until “they’re old enough to understand” or some such sentiment. That is exactly why I love … Read More

How to Set Christian 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

3 Top Christian Resources Full of Hope, Science and Scripture for Depression

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Science and Scripture for Depression

If you, or someone you love, is struggling to overcome depression, whether it’s a small thing or a major issue, you need more than just Christian platitudes. Even depression scripture can be misused and misapplied by well meaning people in a most unhelpful way. There is power and hope in trusting Scripture for depression coping strategy. Science and scripture can work together in practical ways to overcome depression and other issues. Today, I would like to share 3 top Christian resources to combat depression scripture based, scientifically proven, and worth your time! The Book that Links Science and Scripture For … 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

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