“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and… Continue reading Breaking bread together
by Nancy H. It had been a Christmas gift from my husband back in 1986, and had been particularly meaningful to me since his death. Not just because Rich had been the giver, but beyond that, I had many underlined passages of scripture and short notes in my beloved Bible. The back was a treasury of… Continue reading Finding faith in a lost Bible
Our 2015 Women’s Conference left us encouraged and equipped to answer some tough questions the world asks about Christianity and the Biblical worldview, and our ladies were drawn into deeper worship of God as their minds learned more about his. Keynote speaker Megan Almon walked us through Paul’s words of wisdom to Timothy, and the 60+ women in attendance walked away with a deeper understanding of theology and faith.
Almon’s sessions offered an abundance of tools, wisdom, and resources we can use as we face a culture that thinks truth is up for grabs. Some of the books she mentioned or used in preparation for our conference are listed below.
guest post by Megan Almon Here’s the deal… It’s Christmas (as if the post-Halloween tsunami of red and green didn’t give that away). And if those around you know that you love Jesus, they’re expecting you to talk about him. Actually—counter-intuitive though it may seem for those who try so hard to be spiritually “normal”—for… Continue reading Seize the Season
by Christina F. I don’t remember much of those first few days of motherhood. But there are a few things I recall with a good bit of clarity. I remember being very, very hungry. And I remember being very, very tired. And I remember the parade of women who marched in through my front door,… Continue reading Fresh-baked blessing
by Maryanne H. Summer is fast approaching, and with it a change in scheduling. Kids will be out of school, families will be traveling. And in all of the fun disruption, devotional time will require its own flexibility. The long and free weeks of summer are a great opportunity to re-group and gain new direction.… Continue reading Excellent summer studies for you and a friend
by Christa G. Father for Thy promised blessing, Still we plead before Thy throne For the times of sweet refreshing, Which can come from Thee alone Blessed earnests Thou hast given, But in these we would not rest Blessings still with Thee are hidden, Pour them forth and make us blest! Give reviving, give refreshing,… Continue reading Refreshing reminder
by Rebecca G. As I sit here writing about quiet times I am having the ultimate of quiet times. I am in a warm, fire-lit house in a village in Slovakia on a personal retreat: 24 hours away from my dear husband and seven precious children. To be alone with my thoughts, my Bible, my… Continue reading Present in the chaos
by Cameron H. I have never had a regular “place” to meet with God, which may be unusual, and that’s okay. I’m at a stage of life where I can usually remain uninterrupted for fairly long periods of time most days, so in some sense, I am not as disciplined in my time with Jesus… Continue reading Wherever and whenever
Find rest in God alone; your hope comes from Him. –Psalm 62:5 Where does your soul find rest? Do you have a particular place in your home to which you regularly retreat for time with the Lord? Do you draw near to Him through music, journaling, or simply by opening His word? Give us a… Continue reading Taking time out