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    Asking For A Friend : How To Thrive Being Single

    Have you ever felt singled out when you have gone to church? Asking for a friend. I walked into church today feeling singled out, because normally just me and my daughter go to church. Most everyone there is happily married with children or have been married for years. There are people who have been going to that church since they were little kids. I already feel like an outsider most of the time, but more or less being single and going to church is hard. Last Sunday, the preacher told us they were starting a new series: about questions you have always wanted the answers to and the first one…

  • 3 Ways Forgiveness Will Change Your Life Forever
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    3 Ways Forgiveness Will Change Your Life Forever

    What is forgiveness? The action or process of forgiving or being forgiven. Sounds easy right? What if I told you, it wasn’t that easy. I’ve had my struggles with it, I won’t lie to you. But what if I told you, I found so much freedom in forgiveness. It didn’t just happen one day, there was a lot of faith searching that I had to do before I got to a place where I was completely broken and the only way to free myself of that burden was to forgive that person. In Genesis 42 – 45 — Joseph talks about how he forgives his brothers for what they did…

  • The Purpose of Pain is Transformation, Not Deliverance
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    The Purpose of Pain is Transformation, Not Deliverance

    The first step of getting through the season you’re currently struggling with is the purpose of pain that God has put into your life. Sometimes we have to take a moment and realize that the thing that’s going on in our lives, there’s a purpose in all of it. Always trust God when finding your purpose in pain. It first won’t make any sense, why things happen for the reasons they do, but God wouldn’t put you through anything, he didn’t think you could survive. That’s when I tell myself, “He must think I’m strong, for the things I’ve gone through.” Trust God When Life Happens ─ Genesis 39:1-23 ▬…

  • God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible illustrates the child-friendly language, engaging illustrations, and a chronological approach. #RickWarren #FlyBy
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    God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible | #RickWarren #FlyBy

    I’ve been on the hunt for bible stories to read to the kids when I get to call or Skype them while they live at their dad’s. When I was given the chance to read Rick Warren’s book, God’s Big Plans for Me. I was pretty excited this would be the perfect for short bible stories and it has some amazing pictures as well. It would make a perfect a great Christmas gift guide item for children. God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible illustrates the 40 foundational principles written in the #1 New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life (What on Earth Am I Here For?) by Pastor Rick Warren. With child-friendly language,…

  • Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women
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    Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women | #AdoredByGod #FlyBy

    Whether your a teenager or an adult, everyone could use a good devotional book for the good and the bad days. The Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women book, I thought would be perfect for myself and my 13 year old daughter. In an ever-changing world, we can be certain of one thing: we are beloved by God. Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women tackles tough topics girls face, from bullying and social media to friendships and dating, all the while showing readers how infinitely precious they are in God’s sight. Each day features an easy-to-read, relevant devotion paired with a scripture verse and journaling space to help readers reflect on…

  • God Loves Mommy & Me - THREE
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    God Loves Mommy & Me | Story Time Via Skype

    I got this book, God Loves Mommy & Me came in the mail today, so I Skype the kids while they were on Spring Break. When we packed everything up and put it all into storage, I had a bunch of books for the kids. Since the kids live in Virginia with their dad, I’ve been collecting books for them for the last two years. I would read them the books via Skype chats, it’s the little things like that – for that brief moment, everything feels normal. So I thought I would try to reach the kids, I was able to get a hold of Jacob & Jr –…