Looking for a creative and unique Christian gift?
Check out MINISTRY GIFT SHOP, owned by my friend Wendy Pryne. A few years ago, she left a lucrative career in the corporate world to follow the Lord’s leading to launch her own business. MINISTRY GIFT SHOP offers hundreds of beautiful and original Christian products, such as t-shirts, jewelry, candles, purses and much more!
I especially love the gifts that are hand-made by people involved in missions-based ministries. Wendy does a great job in bringing joy to people through divinely inspired jewelry and gifts!
One of the greatest things that I like about MINISTRY GIFT SHOP is that Wendy offers small More >
I want to introduce you to an amazing friend of mine, Kristen, co-founder of blog “Moms Sharpening Moms“. She and her fellow mommies-turned-writers are working hard to encourage and strengthen moms around the world in their relationship with Christ. I met Kristen through a mutual friend, Jen, who is a precious friend from my home church. As I got to know Jen, and love her sweet spirit, I knew any friend of hers was a friend I wanted to have. So, over the past six months, Kristen and I took took turns visiting each other’s blogs, commenting, and sharing our hearts–a virtual More >
Two years had passed since I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a crippling autoimmune disease which causes painful hardening of the spine, joints, and major organs. My life prior to disease was a faint memory, hardly recognizable after More >
The Bible teaches us to keep our thoughts focused on Christ.
What does that mean? How do we do that in real life?
Every time worrisome thoughts creep up TRY THIS:
- IMMEDIATELY talk to God about it. Tell Him what’s going on.
- ASK Him to guard your thoughts and help you trust in Him.
- FOCUS your attention on His Word. Keep your Bible nearby. Read it.
- REPEAT throughout the day!
…and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5
Carrying a handful of papers, my son races into the living room. ?Mom, I need some help with my homework.?
Gingerly, I pull myself up from my usual position on the sofa. However, any movement, no matter how gentle or slight, sparks a raging fire in every joint in my body. Ankylosing Spondylitis, an autoimmune disease which hardens the spine, joints and major organs, had transformed my healthy, vibrant body to diseased mess. Pain and immobility kept me land-locked on the couch or bed most days.
Fighting back tears?not wanting him to see my pain?I pick up the papers he dropped on More >
?Let me tell you a secret,? I whispered to my six year old niece, Sophia. I pulled her close and cupped my hand beside her ear, ?I?m not just your aunt and you?re no longer just my niece. Now we are sisters in Christ. We are both part of God?s FAMILY.? As she turned her head in surprise, big smiles spread across our faces. ?I?m really proud of your decision to ask Jesus to be the boss of your life.? With a nod, she responded quietly, ?Me too.?
That little secret must have made a huge impact on Sophia?s heart. Over More >