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Let’s Pray

Do you need to reboot some of your spiritual disciplines? I’ve got a great resource to recommend. My husband and I have been leading the youth of our church through the book Habits of Grace by David Mathis. Mr. Mathis walks you through the disciplines by placing them in three (extremely helpful) categories: Hear His […]

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This is a great time of year to teach older children (and remind ourselves) how to meditate on Scripture. Try the “40 Days of Lent” readings at bible.com. And if you need more help, follow the steps below from John Ortberg. “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”   Suggestions for Meditating on Scripture 1. […]

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I May Have a Map for You

Did you intend to start your adventure through the Bible this year? Do you have the sinking feeling that you’ve missed your opportunity? Well, it’s not, I repeat  it’s NOT, too late. Bible reading is as good an idea on January 31 as it was on January 1. Perhaps what you need is a map, […]

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Let the Journey Begin

Have you ever planned a trip through unfamiliar territory, taking a route you’ve never truly explored before? Maybe you flew over the area a couple of times and were captivated by the rugged landscape as you peered from high above. You might have even driven through at midnight, when you were tired and groggy. You […]

A Prayer for Everyday Moms (from an Everyday Dad)

Father, Lord, I am here asking that you would be very real to “everyday” Christ-following moms all over this planet. Meet them in their very real fatigue. We believe that you have come to give us life and give it to us abundantly, but for some women what a hard week this week has been […]

My Best Advice to You

This question I get a lot . . . What is the most important advice you would give to a mom who wants to begin reading the Bible with her kids? My best advice?

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She Was Staring At Us

Not too long ago my family and I stumbled into the grocery store for another adventure in shopping for food. I sent our oldest son to retrieve a “buggy” while the rest of us stood there getting our bearings. I looked up to see a young woman holding onto a cart with a baby in […]

My Tribute to Mrs. Blackburn

When I was nine, I had a Sunday School teacher named Mrs. Blackburn. (Funny, I still don’t know her first name.) On Sunday morning, Mrs. Blackburn would enter a cramped classroom with a handful of bouncy little girls. My friends and I would take our seats on the cold metal folding chairs with our backs […]

Busy Mom, Know: Listening to the Bible is Not “Cheating”

Together: Growing Appetites for God has a primary focus of reading the Bible with your children. However, if you’re one exhausted mom you may be thinking, “How can I possibly do this? Get real, Carrie!” You may be a working mom, a single mom, or a just plain busy mom. Whatever your circumstances, you know that your schedule […]