Purposeful Faith

8 simple ideas for helping the child who is hesitant to pray out loud!

Helping the Child Who is Hesitant to Pray Out Loud

“Dear Lord, ummm….” Do your children’s prayers ever begin this way? I know my seven-year-old son’s prayers do! Several months ago, he really started struggling with praying out loud. Previously, he had prayed fairly easily so we weren’t sure what to think! Was it a discipline issue? Was he “bored” during devotions? While I don’t […] Read more…

Are Christians Allowed to Worry?

Tonight I heard something that’s making me worry, big time. It’s a situation that’s been developing for a long time and after what I heard, I’m not sure what the Lord is doing. My natural instinct is to worry, fret, think of all sorts of bad scenarios in which I will be incredibly disappointed by […] Read more…

Because Christians Don’t Have all the Answers {My Thoughts on the Newtown Tragedy}

Newtown, Connecticut. This image portrays a picturesque view of a peaceful northeastern town. We grieved as we saw this peaceful picture shattered last Friday, when 20 children and 6 adults were mercilessly gunned down, their lives ended without cause. What has come of our world? we cry. Our spirits are crushed. Where was God? we ask. Our […] Read more…

November Highlights: Truth in the Tinsel Giveaway, Cultivating Gratitude in our Kids and More!

Tomorrow we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with my parents, some other relatives and my grandparents, who are in their 80s. I’m so blessed that they are still with us! We’ll be eating lots of yummy food and our kids will even have a little poem they’ll read for the fam. :) I’ll be taking the rest […] Read more…

For the Crafty and Not-so-Crafty Momma (an Invitation to Join Me for Truth in the Tinsel)

Pinterest has become a slight addiction for me, even though I’m pretty sure I’m pronouncing it incorrectly. There are days when I completely ignore it, but then on some random Saturday afternoon I go crazy pinning DIY ideas, kids activities, inspiring quotes and the like. But you know what really gets me? That I have […] Read more…

Two Issues to Consider Before You Vote

If you asked me in good Thanksgiving fashion what I’m thankful for this year, I’d say that I am incredibly grateful that the election season is coming to a close! I don’t know about you, but I grew weary long ago of the negative attacks and outrageous claims from both sides as candidates clamor to […] Read more…

Winning the Battle Against Evil

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 The first thing that pops into my head when I read this verse is actually a song from Steve Green’s “Hide ‘Em in Your Heart”.  The second thing that I’ve been thinking about lately is that the act of doing good to […] Read more…

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