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The Proverbs 31 Woman: How Not to Do It All

Key Scripture: Proverbs 31:10-31 Meeting the Proverbs 31 Woman This woman is unreal! Literally. All of the other women you will meet in this twelve-session study are captured in a real place and time. Each of their stories comes from a particular context and setting in biblical history. But not the woman portrayed in Proverbs 31. While she may be based on an actual person, the collection of her qualities and attributes are gathered from a...

Hoodwinked: Building Bridges, Not Fences When Others Mother Differently

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. — Ephesians 4:2-3 Watch the Video Play the video teaching segment for session one. As you watch, record any thoughts or concepts that stand out to you. Notes Piece by piece we have crafted in our imagination a stunning mosaic of just what a mom should be — one who does things right and...

What Would Jesus Say on Social Media?

What Would Jesus Say on Social Media?

If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth! – Proverbs 30:32 Here it is, translated for social media: “If you are tempted to slam someone online or brag on Facebook or send off a nasty tweet, turn off the screen and walk away!” That’s it in a nutshell, but maybe we should spell out some rules of thumb that might keep our thumbs and fingers from wandering off into slander, arrogance, or...

Something to Talk About

Wonderful Ways to Use Your Words A word fitly spoken and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver. — Proverbs 25:11 Words matter. [tweet this] They can build up or tear down. They can impart wisdom or bring shame. They can deliver encouragement or deflate the spirit. Words can be a weapon or a healing balm. A welcome sound or a dreaded racket. And words can even change the world. Who knows just how many pivotal points in...

Forget Supermom, Just Be a Super Mom

There is no such thing as a superhero mother. No Supermom. No Wonder Woman. But there are ways to still be a super mom — the best mom you can be for your particular children. Here are eight ways to stop trying to do it all and start learning to be you. After all, we are human beings, not human doings. Maybe if we focused less on what we do and more on who — and whose — we are, we can find that super mom status we are really longing for. 1....

Family Fume: Speaking in Love

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman; a perfect reading to help us remember to be patient and respectful toward our loved ones. Listen on the blog or on your Alexa device by enabling the skill and then prompting, “Alexa, ask devotionals to read today’s devotion.” One spring day, I sat in my backyard with my friend Suzy and our...

How to Stop Gossiping

I’ve tried all kinds of things to try to keep myself from talking about others when I shouldn’t. Sometimes my methods worked. Other times I just kept yacking. And when gossiping with others, I mistakenly felt secure in thinking that the person I was talking to would not tell the little morsels to the person being gossiped about. Boy, was I wrong! In fact, I can say with almost absolute certainty that if a person is willing to listen to gossip...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king. — 1 Peter 2:17 NLT It was a rainy winter afternoon. Our youngest son was in middle school and I was walking down the school hallway following a meeting. As I opened my umbrella to ward off the chilly shower, I heard a woman’s voice pipe up. “Hello? Excuse me. May I ask you a question?” I turned to see one of the lunchroom workers. “Are you Spencer’s mother?”...

The Secret of Every Happy Marriage

I have conducted marriage seminars all over the world for many years. In my talks I often ask a question that gets the same response wherever I ask it. There are actually two questions I ask. The first is: “How many of you grew up in a home where one parent was clearly dominant over the other parent?” Immediately 70 to 80 percent of the people in the room put their hands up. Then I ask my second question: “How many of you who just put your...

Finding Your Big “Why?”

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven. — Matthew 5:16 Video: Finding Your Big “Why?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajTA-iO–K4&feature=youtu.be Play the video teaching segment for session one. As you watch, record any thoughts or concepts that stand out to you in the outline that follows. Notes One of the oldest questions known to humans might very...

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