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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No More Obstacles, Barriers, Suspicion, Distrust, or Grudges

October 1, 2013 Good Reading
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Because of Christ, nothing can separate you from the love of God. We can have fellowship with God forever– forever baffled by the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. In the following list of obstacles from this excerpt of Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Fellowship With God, consider all the ways Jesus […]

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Talking Horses, Marsh Wiggles, and Discipleship

September 24, 2013 Good Reading
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I’ll never forget the far off look in my Arabic tutor’s eyes when he told me his thoughts on the latest Narnia book he had read. Someone had loaned him the first book and he was on the third or fourth book. He said this: I keep reading. And I keep thinking. I think: These […]

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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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Jesus Blesses Loaves and Fishes… and Brownies.

September 16, 2013 Devotional Mundane

Take a few minutes to hear Jason Meyer encourage you in your work of doing “little things” as he points you to the sufficiency of the Holy Spirit for your ministry. HT: Timmy Brister

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Wave kissing

September 11, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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When the waves of trials are crashing all around us, there’s a quote from Charles Spurgeon that my husband and I remember. The message is weighty, heart-anchoring truth, but the quote is simple. So simple that sometimes the only words that can be whispered through tears are these: Kiss the wave. You can read about […]

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Run Like a Child

September 9, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Beverly Chao Berrus My daughter and I recently read the story of when the children happily come to Jesus and his disciples try to shoo them away. The story reads like this in The Jesus Storybook Bible: “Now if you had been there, what do you think—would you have had to line up quietly […]

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One of the Most Important Things to Remember

September 6, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Christina Fox There is something about being a mother that brings on bouts of forgetfulness. It’s as though the wiring in our brain gets twisted and tangled once we have children. Almost every day I walk into a room and can’t remember why I did so. I forget doctor’s appointments even though I’ve written […]

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The All-Better Kiss

September 2, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Britney Hamm I jokingly told one of our college students recently, “You get the power of the all-better kiss when you become a parent,” after she witnessed me put that power into action. Anytime my 2-year-old daughter gets an owie, she runs to me for an all-better kiss. She may be on the verge […]

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Worry Weekend Links

August 31, 2013 Devotional Mundane

I consider myself very blessed to have godly, encouraging friends who write down their encouragements for me to read. I know these blogs I’m about to list are available for anyone to read and benefit from. But this week as I was scrolling through my blog reader I felt like these ladies were writing especially […]

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