God Has Got My Back Printable

I can be a little radical sometimes about certain things and Thanksgiving is one of those things.  I love to celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s one of my most favorite holidays, but I’m a radical proponent of having a thankful heart and giving thanks 24/7 ~ 365 days a year. Read more...

The Best Untapped Sticky Faith Resource in Your Church

Every kid needs a Ruth. Every family needs a Ruth. Every church needs a Ruth. Even though I spent only a few minutes with Ruth, she permanently colored my picture of senior adults’ impact in faith-pursuing families. Read more...

Day 3: Praying Over Your Children

Holy and Gracious Father, Today I bring my children to you by name _______________________. I believe that you are a good and righteous Father who delights in bringing good gifts to your children (Matt 7:11). God you know that this is true for me also. God would you shower my kids with these specific gifts Read more...

Stephanie's Be Still Challenge

My days are filled with noise. Kids, co-workers, phone notifications, my own noises as I type email after email after email. Have you ever thought about just how noise filled your day is? Think about it the next time you have a moment of silence before the kids hop into the car from school or you finally lay in bed after another long day. Those moments we have come to think about as silent are actually filled with noise. Quiet moments end up with our heads spinning as we think about what we are making for dinner, how stressed we are that the kids are going to be late to soccer practice, that deadline looming over us. Read more...

Day 2: Praying Over Your Husband

Dear Father, Today God, I bring to you my husband. I know that the most powerful thing I can do for my husband is to pray for him. I pray that I would have the patience and courage to understand him and partner with him in the raising our children as well as the management and ministry of our household. Read more...

Ann's Be Still Challenge

We all have reasons for living our lives in fast gear.  Some of our reasons are really good ones too.  We may have a house full of kids, a busy work and social life, or just brains that don’t ever turn off.  Somehow, we seem to have gotten it into our heads that those who are the busiest win somehow.  But, what do we win?  Is it worth it? Read more...

Week 1 Mom Picks from the SPIRIT e-Auction

Do you love saving money? WE DO! The SPIRIT e-auction is back and we have chosen our favorite mom picks! Save some money this holiday season at the auction by snatching up some great finds! Read more...

Day 1: Praying for Your Life & Purpose

Abba Father, I come to you today and present my purpose to you. I release the hold of having to perform or live up to the expectations others have on me. What you have called me to is a yoke that is easy and its burden light (Matt 11:30) when you are at the center of it. Read more...

Affordable Christmas Fun in Puget Sound

Affordable Christmas Fun in Puget Sound The holiday season will be in full swing in just a few more weeks and here in the Puget Sound area, we are blessed with a wide variety of family fun to be found all around Western Washington. Whether it be a day in the city of Seattle enjoying the holiday festivities or heading out for an adventure in the mountains to pick out your Christmas tree, there are plenty of options for families to choose from and make special memories with your family this Christmas season. Find a big list of Christmas Festivals and events, Holiday bazaars and Christmas tree farms to provide some inspiration as you plan your holiday festivities and we'd love for you to share some of your favorite Christmas events, too. Here are some of our favorite affordable holiday fun ideas for families! Read more...

The Still Small Voice

Kristina's Be Still Challenge

As much as I love solitude, I don’t love silence. Anything but silence. Please. It’s deafening. It’s unfamiliar. It’s uncomfortable. This week we’re doing the “Be Still” Challenge, and the timing was perfect. I went away for the night to rejuvenate my mama-soul. And because I was away from the fray of everyday life I was able to listen to the entire 49-minute talk about sacred downtime on my phone while I settled into my room. Read more...
  • Verse of the Day - 11-25-2014

    Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Read More

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