Purposeful Faith

Selfishness to Selflessness

Ever had an epiphany? An “aha” moment that seemingly comes out of nowhere {sometimes when you should really be focusing on something else?} That’s what happened to me last Sunday morning in church. As I sat with my three children, one of whom was fidgeting with her dress, one who was absorbed in his Bible’s […] Read more…

Temporary Fame, Eternal Glory: A Story of My Weekend

The excitement in the room was contagious. Students, coaches and parents chattered nervously as everyone waited for the awards ceremony to begin. Then one by one, each category’s finalists were called to the stage and the countdown began: from ninth place to first place, the state champion in each event.So was the flurry of activity I […] Read more…

Cherishing Our Children

Here is the second of two beautiful guest posts from Marci of Thankful Homemaker. (You can read Communicating Biblically With Our Children if you missed it!) “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.Blessed is the man […] Read more…

What Does it Mean to be a Purposeful Mom?

So I changed the name of my blog some time ago to “The Purposeful Mom“. I still have yet to do many of the things I’ve set out to do here but one thing that got me thinking the other day was this:  What does it mean to be a “purposeful mom”?  We only have […] Read more…

Does Doctrine Really Matter? Ephesians Chapter 4

We’re moving into week 8 in our Ephesians study through Good Morning Girls!  photo credit Throughout the first part of this epistle, we learn how we are saved and now in the later chapters, Paul talks about the effects of that saving faith. As I read verses 11-16 of chapter 4, some of the phrases […] Read more…

When It’s Hard to Trust God

I’m sitting on my bed, Bible in my lap. My husband is gone at a meeting and the children are in bed. I sigh, consumed with thoughts of a situation that has proven to be too difficult for me to handle. There are no easy answers to my questions and things just don’t make sense. […] Read more…

When You Wish You Were Everybody Else (Part 4)

In this series we’ve talked about how easy it is to compare yourself to others, how you can combat comparison by finding your gifts and how you can put your gifts into practice for the benefit of others. In this final post, I’d like to look at verses 6 and 7 of 1 Corinthians 12: […] Read more…

When You Wish You Were Everybody Else (Part 3)

It’s much easier to stop comparing yourself to others once you discover how God has gifted you for service. Everyone is unique and we each have a special combination of gifts that the Spirit works in us in order to encourage and build up the people in your life! Let’s look at verse 5 of […] Read more…

When You Wish You Were Everybody Else (Part 2)

Yesterday I shared how constantly playing the comparison game causes me to feel dissatisfied and insignificant. I love what Anna said in the comments: “comparison robs us of joy and the ability to fully follow the path God laid out for us.” How do we combat these feelings of discouragement and just enjoy being ourselves? […] Read more…

Destroying the Barrier – Ephesians 2:14-18

photo credit   I’ve really been enjoying my Good Morning Girls Ephesians study! This past week as we studied the remainder of chapter 2, verses 14-18 caught my attention. For He himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside […] Read more…

7 Truths About the Grace of God

These seven truths about God’s grace are comforting and meaningful for the Christian who is struggling under the weight of sorrow and sin. Take a look at the Biblical meaning of God’s grace. From the time I was a young college student and God really started to work on my life, I’ve been truly blessed […] Read more…

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