Look at your possessions, believer, and compare your portion with the circumstances of your friends. Some of them have their portion in the field; they are rich, and their harvests yield them a golden increase; but what are harvests compared with your God, who is the God of harvests?
I often hear 1 Corinthians 13 recited at weddings, but not often as it applies specifically to motherhood. The truth is, 1 Corinthians 13 is an extremely important passage for moms.
I just love how this look turned out! I fell in love with this houndstooth midi skirt when I saw it on Apostolic Clothing‘s website (a modest skirt/dress shop!). The bold, oversize houndstooth pattern is stunning and a fun twist on a traditional houndstooth print. I love the length of this skirt too, modestly hitting just below my knee.
I just love how this look turned out! I fell in love with this houndstooth midi skirt when I saw it on Apostolic Clothing‘s website (a modest skirt/dress shop!). The bold, oversize houndstooth pattern is stunning and and a fun twist on a traditional houndstooth print. I love the length of this skirt too, modestly hitting just below my knee.
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Three weeks prior to the end of 2014 (good riddance, you crazy year, I am so glad you are well into my rearview mirror) I had no clue I would be spending the first weekend of January in southeast Pennsylvania, just outside of Philly,
Let’s have some context first; Jesus had been walking through towns preaching and teaching, but there are only so many places he can be. He saw the crowds that gathered to hear him, yet he knew there were many, many more, and he felt compassionate towards them and even thought of them as “sheep without a shepherd”. I believe Jesus knew he’d die and rise again eventually, which meant he could no longer interact with people face to face. In Matthew 9:37 he was preparing his disciples for...
He could have filled his Word with awe-inspiring men and women who selflessly gave their lives to Him without a single struggle or doubt. But that’s definitely not what he did. Why? Because He knows us and knows we need to hear about Eve’s struggle with telling the truth in the garden, Sarah’s struggle with doubt about having a child, and Lot’s wife’s struggle with having enough faith to not turn around.
Due to the recent election, I started thinking about what our year has been like. Our country has seen some intense sorrow and pain. We have suffered from malice and vengeance. Bother hurting brother in the name of something they believe in. When did believing in something mean a person needed to take someone’s life to get their point across? My heart was aching over my fellow Americans but then God brought this verse to my attention.
It was a little over a year ago that I was diagnosed with cancer, and only a little while after that that I announced becoming cancer free. I’ll admit, even though it was a short time that I had cancer, that time was the scariest and most upturned times in my life.
Another way of describing “respecting ourselves” that may be even more accurate is “to think rightly about ourselves” or to “live in holiness in regard to how we think about and treat ourselves.” Disrespect is really another word for “sin” in a lot of ways. If I disrespect myself or someone else, my motives, thinking, attitudes, words and/or actions toward that person are hurtful and destructive.
As I read through Ruth recently, I saw a beautiful picture of Psalm 37:4 displayed: “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Ruth is four chapters long, and easy to read in one sitting. We get the whole picture: her bereavement, her move, her work, her betrothal, her marriage, her motherhood. And in seeing this whole picture, it is easy to see how God blessed her.