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How to do a Prayer Walk through Your Home

As a wife, mom, and homemaker, there are so many things that I desire to have in my home: Service to God, love, peace, safety, hospitality, and grace, just to name a few. Before we go out into the world each day, our home is our starting point. I want this place to be so saturated with prayer, Scripture, and service that evil has no opportunity to invade. When my husband comes home each evening, I want him to be greeted with an abundance of peace and love. I want to be able to sense God’s presence here every single day. Talk about homemaking goals, right? If you’re anything like me, a house like that sounds like a dream come true! So how do we begin to cultivate a home full of God’s goodness? One way is to saturate your home with prayer through regular prayers walks. Use this time to…

5 Ways to Truly Savor Your Quiet Time with God

When I think of things that I savor, I’m filled with feelings of warmth, contentment, and peace: A kiss from my husband Snuggles from my daughter A hot cup of coffee A piece of dark chocolate Watching a sunset Going to bed early Hearing my favorite song A few minutes of free time Time is a precious thing, right? We’re all so busy it seems like there’s just never enough time in a day. We rush from task to task, feeling like we accomplish little, always striving for more. These moments, though, oh these moments when we really stop all the distractions to savor something that is simply lovely. And we are able to just savor them and forget about the world for a little while. And the most precious time, the moments to savor above all others, are the moments we spend with our Lord studying His Word, talking…

Taking Time to Focus on What Really Matters Today

This past week, my entire family came down with a terrible stomach virus. Needless to say, it was a tough week all around. While we were sick, my thoughts and prayers were filled with concern for my family, especially our young daughter, who we worried would need to go to the hospital (thankfully, she bounced back quickly!). Once we were all on the mend, my thoughts quickly turned to everything that was sorely neglected during those days of sickness: The housework, this blog, appointments that were missed, and so on. My to-do list quickly grew, and I felt exhausted trying to catch up on everything, or at least not get further behind. I didn’t prioritize prayer or Bible study time. I found myself making a mental grocery list during play time with my daughter. I started thinking about Faithfully Committed while my husband was trying to have a conversation with…

20 Random Acts of Kindness You Can Do Today

When we look around at all the need that exists in this world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. We think that making an impact is impossible. How can I possibly help? How can God possibly use me for His good and glory? And so we do nothing. But what if we’re thinking about this all wrong? What if instead trying to create large-scale, elaborate change, we start with small, simple acts of kindness to those around us? What if we just start by reaching out a hand to someone in need? Letting someone know they’re on our minds and that we care? What if we start giving our time, energy, and love more freely? A simple word. A small gesture. A loving action. God will use, bless, and multiply these beyond our wildest dreams. All we have to do is act. Here are 20 small and simple random acts of…

16 Bible Verses For Wives And Moms Who Are Fighting For Their Families

As a Christian wife and mom, it seems like there’s always room for improvement, doesn’t it? We read about ways to improve our marriages, our homes, our families, and ourselves. We add some things here and take away some things there, trying to find that perfect balance in the many areas that need our daily attention: Faith, marriage, children, homemaking, ministry, health, work, friends, and so on. We strive, we fight, we work, always seeking to do our absolute best each day. We hear messages geared toward Christian women that are meant to be helpful but sometimes sound- to our ears- like we’re just not trying hard enough and we’re just not doing enough, because if we tried hard enough and did enough, our families would be thriving. Most of the time we welcome the helpful words but, sometimes, the amount of advice and tips and checklists can feel overwhelming.…

8 Simple Ways to Share God’s Love with Your Little Ones All Day Long

While I was pregnant with my daughter, I found it so easy to share with her about God. I would read my Bible to her and pray all during the day. I listened to worship music and sang to her (not exactly my strong point, but I did it anyway!). She was never more active than when we were at church! She’d “dance” inside of me while the worship music played. It seemed like she loved Jesus before she was even born! I thought that teaching her about God and His love for her would be the easiest thing in the world. But, after I had her, things got harder. In the midst of sleep deprivation and transition, I forgot to tell her about God. I wasn’t reading my Bible regularly. I wasn’t listening to worship music. I wasn’t talking to her about God. My husband, thankfully, is a wonderful…