Ephesians 2

How to Manage a Home by Faith

May 3, 2013 Inspiring Homemaking
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by Melissa McDonald I sat on my dirty kitchen floor scrubbing the latest crayon mural off the garbage can. My thoughts flitted between a beautiful wedding I witnessed a few days before, my own pre-marriage anticipation once upon a time, and my surprise that the brown scribbles came off easier than the blue ones. I […]

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How Jesus Frees Us to Love Our Neighbor

November 7, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman A few years ago our family stayed in a church’s guesthouse for two wonderful, jet-lagged, rainy weeks. We always enjoy our visits to that city and look forward to the refreshing fellowship we have with our friends. Plus the tamales at the restaurant down the road from the church are to die […]

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Sharing is caring

March 9, 2012 Showing Hospitality
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by Gloria Furman “Someday when we have a guest room,” I used to say to myself, “we’ll be able to take care of people.” But then God used some new friends to help change my paradigm for hospitality. These new friends heard that we would be traveling up to their city on a regular basis. […]

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Walk his way

March 7, 2012 Devotional Mundane

by Gloria Furman My youngest kiddo started walking this week. I am so proud of him even though his “walk” is more like a cross between a duck waddle and a gorilla charge with his arms in the air! All of this enthusiasm over walking reminded me of how the Book of Ephesians traces the […]

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The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift

February 13, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships

by Kristen Narara Where I live, the grocery stores are attached to shopping malls. With this setup, the only time I go browsing in the mall is after grocery shopping and during the baby’s naptime. This time is only really good for window shopping (you can’t try on clothes with an 11 kg baby strapped […]

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The “good work” of raising children, part 2

November 24, 2011 Intentional Motherhood
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by Priya Samuel Have you ever felt inadequate for the good work of raising your children? Have you ever been in a place where you felt like you were “not ready” to be a mom or that being a mom was “not for you?” If so, there is encouragement in the Scriptures for you! This […]

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Ask good questions: How is your heart?

September 19, 2011 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Kristen Narara The last weeks of my pregnancy were tedious. I would be lying if I said I was a little impatient during that time. I had convinced myself that my baby would be at least one week early and I planned everything around that expectation. But he didn’t come early. He came two […]

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What to do when you’re dragging

June 22, 2011 Devotional Mundane
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Do you ever feel like you’re just dragging? Dragging physically, emotionally, spiritually… Grumpy, tired, bummed-out, cantankerous, totally self-focused. Do you know what I mean? That’s me nearly every single day, but some days I feel it more than others. I noticed this wilting, struggling tree in the side yard of our villa and actually said […]

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