• How to Set Up a Prayer Journal - different ways to have a prayer journal or prayer binder
    BIBLE,  FAITH,  LIVING

    Different Ways to Set Up a Prayer Journal

    I’ve kept a prayer journal for a number of years though the exact layout/”system” I use has varied over time so I thought I would share a few different ways I’ve laid out my prayer journal. I find that writing down things I am praying for helps me to remember it. If a prayer request comes up I try to write it in my prayer journal as soon as I can otherwise I will forget it. I know many people don’t keep a prayer journal or list of things they are praying for, they must just have better memories than I do (it wouldn’t take much). Unfortunately, for those who…

  • On Marriage
    BIBLE,  FAITH,  MARRIAGE,  SCRIPTURE WRITING

    Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge: Love & Marriage

    Marriage is not a topic I have written a whole lot about, if you compare the amount of times I write about marriage versus the times I write about parenting you’ll see parenting is a much more written about topic. That’s not because I prefer parenting over marriage but because marriage has been quite easy compared to parenting and I guess I generally write about hard things (case in point). I thought I would change things up during the month of February and share a little about marriage, I currently have zero specific ideas on this so hopefully some come to me. But I am going to kick things off…

  • Generosity Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge - Bible verses about giving, money and generosity
    FAITH,  LIVING,  SCRIPTURE WRITING

    Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge: Generosity

    I started the practice of trying to write a verse or few verses from the Bible back in July and it is a practice I want to try to continue in 2020. I haven’t been successful every day (especially this last month where I missed more days than I actually completed) but I want to keep trying. For the foreseeable future I plan on continuing to make my own monthly Scripture Writing Challenges. This month the theme is generosity. A topic I will be writing about more in the next little bit. I also have ideas for the next two months as well, February will probably be love and then for March I…

  • FAITH,  LIVING

    Advent Resources for Families

    One of my goals for December is to put most of our emphasis on Advent and the Reason for the Christmas season. I asked on Instagram last week if my followers had any good Advent resources to share and I’ve been doing some research myself and I wanted to share some of the resources I came across. Many of these I have not used myself yet but they have been recommended by trusted sources or come from reputable sites so I feel confident in sharing them.     FOR THE FAMILY     JESUS STORYBOOK BIBLE READING PLAN This is so easy and one of the things I plan on…

  • Advent Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge
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    Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge: Advent

    I am really excited that it is finally time to share the Advent Scripture Writing Challenge! To be honest, I’ve never really done much in the way of Advent devotionals either on my own or with my kids and I want to change that this year, starting with this challenge. I purposefully made the passages short (or broke them up over a number of days if they were longer) because I also want my kids to copy at least some of the verses. You can see all my Scripture Writing Challenges here. Remember, don’t get hung up if you miss a day, don’t focus on the missed days, focus on…

  • ADOPTION,  FAITH,  FOSTER CARE,  LIVING,  SCRIPTURE WRITING

    Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge: Orphan Care

    With November being Adoption Awareness Month and Ephraim’s adoption anniversary it seems like the perfect month for an orphan care Scripture writing challenge. I don’t think that every Christian needs to adopt or foster (but I’m not opposed to the idea either!) but we are all called to help the fatherless and needy. You’ll notice that the verses for this challenge are not all orphan specific, there are a lot of verses about doing good that don’t specifically point out orphan care. It plainly says in the Bible that people will know we are Christians by the way we treat those around us and one of the ways we can do…