Purposeful Faith

7 Truths About the Grace of God

From the time I was a young college student and God really started to work on my life, I’ve been truly blessed and amazed by the truths in the book of Ephesians. I’ve shared a bit here at the blog on some of these truths from this Scripture about who we are in Christ and what God has […] Read more…

Ephesians Bible Study – Week 2 Wrap-Up

photo credit The first fourteen verses of Ephesians chapter one tells us who we are in Christ; verses 15-23 show us more of what God has done for us and gives to us through Christ.  God showed his mighty strength when He seated Christ above all things, giving Him absolute power and authority for all […] Read more…

Ephesians Bible Study – Week 1 Wrap-Up

I’m doing another Good Morning Girls study, this time in the book of Ephesians with a wonderful group of bloggers. It’s been very encouraging to read the thoughts of others on the first 14 verses of this New Testament epistle written by the Apostle Paul.    There are some beautiful words found in this portion […] Read more…

1 John Week 12

Our Good Morning Girls study on 1 John is coming to a close. This study has been such a blessing to me, giving me the accountability to do my devotions each morning (although sometimes it became early afternoon!). This week we’re reflecting on the entire book of 1 John and as I flipped through my […] Read more…

Our Favorite Christmas Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

It’s been so fun for us to create Christmas traditions with our children and of course some of these traditions include our favorite books! Every December the kids are excited to pull them out. Here are five Christmas books that we love, great for toddlers and preschoolers! The illustrations in Room for a Little One are beautiful and our whole family […] Read more…

1 John Week 10, Chapter 5

The 1 John Study will soon be drawing to a close! I’ve been growing so much in my faith as I’ve studied this book and exchanged observations and ideas with my Good Morning Girls group. I want to share just one truth today about the verses in 1 John 5 that I’ve been meditating on […] Read more…

Ideas for Celebrating Advent with Your Kids

As we come into the season of Advent, my family seeks out resources we can use to share the message of the coming Messiah with our kids. Here are some ideas for celebrating Advent that we love! Advent Devotional – This “Christmas Stories for Bedtime” book is one we enjoyed using last year during December. […] Read more…

Is My Patience Really a Virtue?

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “patience is a virtue.” A virtue is defined as “a particular moral excellence” and “a good or admirable quality.”  Which makes me think: Is my patience really a virtue?  Many times my grasps at patience are anything but excellent or admirable. Whether it’s waiting for the water to boil […] Read more…

The Strength of Gentleness

Thriving Family is a magazine for Christian families put out by Focus on the Family that we receive on a monthly basis. It contains lots of spiritual and practical living advice as well as suggestions on how to teach your children Biblical principles. Last month the magazine had a series called “The Strength of Gentleness“. […] Read more…

Five Tips for Reading the Bible

Are you someone who struggles in reading the Bible? If so, you certainly aren’t alone! Many people who want to grow in their faith have difficulty getting into the Word for various reasons. Some feel as though they cannot understand the Bible. Others think that they are not “intelligent” enough to read it and that it is best […] Read more…

Peace in All Circumstances

Do you have peace? Or are you finding it hard to rest in the Lord and let God’s peace comfort and sustain you? Lately I have been feeling much unrest about different situations in my life. Since I don’t know the future, the only choice I have is to pray for the peace of God, […] Read more…

Monday’s Meditation – The Usefulness of the Bible for Gaining Wisdom

After a long hiatus due to illness and traveling, I am back at my blog! I’m sharing today on how the Bible is useful in the pursuit of wisdom. Many people long to be wise and to make the right decisions (myself included) and the Bible gives us a great guide on how to obtain […] Read more…

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