Tag Archives: Jeremiah 29:11

Redeeming the Years Spent in the Pit

Redeeming the Years Spent in the Pit

Lord, I’m choosing to believe that You can and will redeem the years I have spent in my pit. In our Christian subculture, we think a pit of sin is the only kind of pit there is. But we have to think much more broadly. For starters, I see in God’s Word three ways we

Life-Changing Prayer: The Throne of Grace

The throne of grace is a spiritual place. It’s not a location geographically that you can visit, but the promises concerning it are so immense that they’re almost beyond belief. God has so much to say about the throne of grace and what will happen in our lives to change them for the better when

Raising Kids to be Super Heroes for God

Before we were born, God lovingly envisioned us in His mind’s eye. He created us for a purpose. He crafted special plans for each of our lives (Jeremiah 1:5, 29:11; Ephesians 2:10). Although we live in a broken world that constantly tempts us to forget who we are, to set aside our spiritual gifts, and

What God Really Thinks About You

Many times in my life, I’ve come back to the promise in Jeremiah 29:11: ‘I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ This had been my favorite verse for some time. It helped me when

God the Planner (And Why I Need To Get Organized!)

Are you a planner? I have never been one of those moms who make lunches the night before, lays out clothes for the following day, or starts a project ahead of time. On the occasions I do plan ahead, I feel great. My mind is at peace; I am not overwhelmed or stressed out. I

The Other Side of Beauty: Ditching Comparison

I’ve never had more friends today that I don’t really know, yet these “friends” can still affect me. I scroll through their highlight reels of life on social media, and without much effort at all, I begin to compare. I compare my marriage, my kids, my house decor (or lack thereof), my cooking, my vacations.

Is Your Family Parenting Out of Faith, or Out of Fear?

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. — 2 Timothy 1:7 By all accounts, Shiloh was the perfect teen. She earned excellent grades, avoided dating, and never missed youth group. She came from the perfect Christian family — two hard-working parents who set up their home

The Bible – God’s Love Letter To Our Kids

Recently, as a young mom and I were bonding over dinner, my friend shared that she was planning to dedicate her children to the Lord in our church’s next child dedication service. To prepare for the ceremony, she excitedly described how she was going through the process of picking a personal life verse for her

Finding True Fulfillment In Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl

In this six session video-based bible study, Lysa TerKeurst encourages participants to trade going through the motions for the spiritually exciting life for which we long. Below is an excerpt from her book, Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl. Also, make sure to watch the free first session of Lysa’s study toward the end

Do Your Children Know Just How Special They Are?

One of the most important things we can do as parents is to give our children a strong spiritual foundation to stand upon. From the moment our children are conceived to the moment they make their miraculous entry into this world, we can begin praying for and speaking words of life over them. And these

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