How quickly December has come upon us and how quickly the New Year will be here! For some of us, the end of December means our dear friend, the Elf on the Shelf, will depart from our homes and return to Santa's workshop. Then again, for some of us, our elf never leaves! Ours hangs out all year! One of the greatest request I have had since beginning the Elf on the Shelf Jesus Style is a … [Read more...] about Elf on the Shelf Jesus Style Farewell Letter
At Christmas time, it is easy to focus on getting rather than gifting, especially when you are a child who just can't wait to tear into the Christmas presents on Christmas morning. Some of us adults are like that too...ahem... I want my children to learn that the gift of Christmas is not in the presents, but in the presence of Christ in our lives. Each of you should give what you have decided … [Read more...] about Elf on the Shelf Gracious Giving Printable Pack
Imagine God listening to you talk to yourself. What would He hear? What does He hear? Imagine God looking back at you as you stare at yourself in the mirror. What do you see? What does He see? Imagine God looking into your heart. You see something faulty. You see something imperfect. You see someone with a history of mistakes. You see broken. You see wounded. He sees His own … [Read more...] about Who defines you? The Word or the World?
Satan is just as real as God. He battles with God within our souls. Satan knows that it hurts God when we believe in the untruthful labels we give ourselves. Satan encourages us to meditate on those words. He rejoices when we fall into that pit of despair. He rejoices when we hurt because when Satan hurts us, he hurts the One who created us. “Satan is the father of lies, and … [Read more...] about 5 Labels God Gives You that You MUST Believe
My imperfections will never override God’s promises. God’s promises are not dependent on my ability to always choose well, but rather on His ability to use well. –Lysa TerKeurst Do you struggle with making decisions? Is there an easier way to make a decision without all the stress and anxiety? Over the past few years, a lot has changed for us. A new home in … [Read more...] about 7 Things to Remember when Making a Big Decision