Devotional Mundane

Only One More Day Left for Domestic Kingdom!

April 14, 2014 Devotional Mundane

The time has finally come! Domestic Kingdom will be taken offline starting on Tuesday. (Is this announcement confusing? See this post for a brief explanation.) Quick! One last time- check out all the outstanding content on applying the gospel to the mundane from a few dozen contributors!

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From Swaddling Cloth to Grave Clothes to a Golden-Belted Robe

December 23, 2013 Devotional Mundane

There’s a line in the Christmas song “Away in a Manger” that says of the little Lord Jesus, “No crying he makes.” Now, anyone who has been around a newborn baby who hears this song says with a smirky, knowing smile, “Ha! No crying?” Newborn babies cry and Jesus was not likely the exception. We […]

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Don’t Preach Santa To Yourself

December 14, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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[This article is a re-post from November 2011] by Gloria Furman My mother-in-law sent me this photo of a Christmas tree in her neighborhood in California. Christmas is seven weeks away! Thinking about Christmas was a good reminder to me to preach the gospel to myself, instead of preaching Santa to myself, which I sometimes […]

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Pass the Truth, Please

November 5, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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A conversation with my friend Melanie over four and a half years ago left a mark on me that I will not forget. “I remember how Melanie empathized with me. She understood; she was also a busy young mom with a lot on her plate. But she also said these words:….” Read more on the […]

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If I Have to Repeat Myself

October 28, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Alisa Luciano “Stop it, get down, take that out of your mouth, don’t blow bubbles with your milk, stop climbing on that, take the string off of your neck, stand still, sit still, talk quietly, don’t stare, please don’t eat dirt, don’t pick up the baby…” “Yes, of course you can have a snack, […]

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When My Heart Is Discouraged

October 22, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Christina Fox I sit at the beach watching the boys and their friends play in the sand. The rhythmic sound of the waves crashing on the shore is soothing to my weary heart. It’s ironic how relaxing the roar of the waves is on this side of the water. Yet I know if I […]

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What A Friend

October 13, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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It’s so hard for us to accept help from people, isn’t it? For various reasons, the physical logistics of getting our daughter to and from school were overwhelming. When school started this semester someone proposed a plan to help make our school drop-offs and pick-ups a lot easier. It was a good plan to fill […]

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The Gospel of Simplicity

October 9, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Melissa McDonald The world has spread a feast for us. The dishes laid out are innumerable. And each year we perfect a dozen or so new recipes to add to this gospel-alternative menu. Of course no one thinks everything on the table looks good. I don’t like black olives and finding my identity in […]

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Articles on Coffee, Cowper, Captivity, and Christ

October 8, 2013 Devotional Mundane

God’s Bright Design for Your Bitter Providences “When we want God to start giving us some answers, we need the Bible to help us get our heads out of the claustrophobic confines of our private worlds and into the galactic greatness of what God is allowing us to be a part of. We need to […]

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On a Christ-centered faith

October 5, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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“Our faith is a person; the gospel that we have to preach is a person; and go wherever we may, we have something solid and tangible to preach, for our gospel is a person. If you had asked the twelve Apostles in their day, ‘What do you believe in?’ they would not have stopped to […]

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Messages for Moms in “Glimpses of Grace” – Interview with Haven Today

September 21, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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The lovely people at Haven Today interviewed me about the book Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home. They asked some great questions, a few of which had me mulling over answers for days and days! Here are a few examples: What messages do you think moms—both working outside and inside the home—need […]

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Mummy, If You’re Not Too Busy…

September 18, 2013 Devotional Mundane

That’s how my young children address me when they need something. Totally kidding. But really, if you’re not too busy, I recommend checking out these links related to the subject of busyness. There’s some great stuff in here about perspective and priorities: 1) Read this insightful infographic– it might be a good one to print […]

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