To The Mama With A Newborn In Church

You’re nervous, I know. Your baby is still unpredictable. Sometimes she sleeps for 2 hours, but sometimes it’s only 15 minutes and she wakes up screaming. He went 3 hours without eating the other day, but other times, he’s hungry every 30 minutes. “I don’t want to feed him all during church,” you’ve said. You’re scared to feed with all those people around (“what if she pulls the blanket off?”), but you don’t want to be exiled to the nursery, either. And on that note, there are so many people around. What if he gets sick? His immune system is still so new. Or what if her diaper leaks and I don’t realize it before it’s too late? Do I need to take a change of clothes? What if he cries? What if she screams? Should I just leave him in the nursery? Will people judge me if I bring her into the sanctuary? How do I take care of a newborn in church? Maybe we should just stay home.

To The Mama With A Newborn In Church

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3 Life-Changing Books For The Christian Mom-To-Be

I’ve always been an avid reader, and once I became pregnant, I knew that I wanted to focus on reading books that would prepare me for childbirth and parenthood. However, I also wanted to spend most of my time on books that would do so from a Christian perspective. These books touched my heart deeply as they revealed God’s heart for pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood, and I know that they’ll touch your heart, as well. Keep reading as I share with you my top 3 life-changing books for the Christian mom-to-be.

3 Life-Changing Books For The Christian Mom-To-Be

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Why I’m Still Boycotting Target (A Year Later)

In April 2016, Target came out with a controversial policy that allowed transgender individuals to use the restroom and fitting room of the gender that they identify with. Millions of Christians were outraged, signed petitions, and boycotted Target. I was one of those. A few months later, many of these people returned to Target when the store began installing family restrooms. I was not one of those. I believe that this issue goes deeper than just having a private restroom to use, and I want to explore that together. Let me share with you why I’m still boycotting Target (a year later).

Why I'm Still Boycotting Target (A Year Later)

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7 Inspirational Worship Songs For Easter

Easter is a beautiful time to focus solely on Christ and what He has done for us. He came as a man, died on a cross, and rose from the dead 3 days later to redeem us. Without Christ, we are dead in our sins, eternally condemned. But by the grace of God, with Christ, we are free, loved, and made alive again, just as He was. He deserves our praise, adoration, and worship, and I hope you’ll join me in worshiping our Savior. To prepare your heart, here are 7 inspirational worship songs for Easter.

7 Inspirational Worship Songs For Easter

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8 Powerful Verses To Pray Over Your Unborn Baby

Prayer is one of the most powerful tools that God has given us. It has the power to move mountains and to break strongholds, and that is the kind of power I long for in each of my children. Praying over our babies when they are in the womb is powerful because it places God’s Spirit upon them before they are faced with the evil of the world. I’m praying each of these over our little one, and I hope you’ll join me in lifting up these 8 powerful verses to pray over your unborn baby.

8 Powerful Verses To Pray Over Your Unborn Baby

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How Self-Employment Strengthened My Faith

Self-employment is the dream for many people. “I want to be my own boss,” they say. And that’s a great dream, until work slows down or something stands between them and a job. Self-employment is hard. It means long hours, sometimes not being able to pay yourself adequately, and wondering where your next job will come from. Over the past few months, it has tested me and my husband in many ways. But you want to know something beautiful? It has also strengthened our faith. Isn’t it funny how God works? He uses things that stress us to draw us closer to Him and build our faith. Self-employment strengthened my faith, and I want to share that story with you.

How Self-Employment Strengthened My Faith

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It’s All Gonna Be Okay

“Fear not,” said the angel to the shepherds in the field. “Be strong and courageous,” said the Lord to David. “Peace I leave with you,” said Jesus to His disciples. God calls us to a calmness, a peace, and yet all too often, we choose chaos and fear. I’ve seen it far too much in America over the past few months. When the presidential election was looming back in November, I felt a complete peace. When Donald Trump was elected, that peace stayed. And as he is inaugurated and our nation begins to change, I still feel a peace. Why? Because I know it’s all gonna be okay.

It's All Gonna Be Okay

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13 Verses To Pray Over The New Year

Welcome to 2017! It’s a new year, full of new dreams, new goals, and new adventures! 🙂 I started many new adventures in 2016: marriage, homemaking, pregnancy, and home-ownership, just to name a few. Though each adventure had its own beginnings, one thing that each of them had in common was that we started them with prayer and Scripture, and I believe that is what made each of them wonderful. To start 2017 in the best way, let’s follow the lead of our 2016 adventures and start it with prayer and Scripture. I want to share with you 13 verses to pray over the new year.

13 Verses To Pray Over The New Year

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How And Why We Are Living Intentional In 2017

I’ve never been a New Year’s Resolutions kind of person. I tried calling them goals one year; I set 3 goals, accomplished 1, and threw the paper away sometime around June. 😉 As I was thinking about the coming year, one that will be filled with new adventures and excitement, I came across an idea that I like much better than resolutions: a focus word of the year. After talking to my husband and praying over it, we chose a word for 2017: intentional. Let me tell you a little bit about why we chose this word, how we’ll live it out, and how you can join us in living intentional in 2017!

How And Why We Are Living Intentional In 2017

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