Remembering Mandy Kelly from Worshipful Living

Tuesday, March 21, started like any other day around our house. I got the kids off to school and came home to do some work.  Around 9:30 a member of our Facebook Mastermind Group (a group of about 10 Christian women bloggers that support one another through blogging and life) posted that she'd seen some chatter on Mandy's Facebook profile and wanted to see how we could pray for her.  It wasn't 20 minutes later that we all realized what was going on... Mandy, her husband Scott, and their … {Read More}

4 Practical Ways to Guard Your Thoughts

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” –Philippians 4:8 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and … {Read More}

3 Keys to a Powerful Prayer Life

  Are there really keys to having a more powerful prayer life?  I think there are.  I have found that by doing the things listed below my prayer life has blossomed, I am more in tune with Holy Spirit, and my heart is more thankful. 1. Write it Down.  I cannot say enough how this revolutionized my prayer life.  My dad started writing down his prayer requests in his Bible while my … {Read More}

Marriage: Nobody’s Perfect

She was such a sweet lady-- soft-spoken, kind, and genteel. A pastor's wife. A long time friend of my husband's family, I got to know her better when I was a young mother and we moved into a house near hers. She and her husband, both now retired, had not been blessed with children, but she doted on mine and became a mentor to me for the short time we lived there. I always admired the way she … {Read More}

Being Loved Well

So, I have this friend. Her name is Christy and we have been friends for about 15 years. Our friendship is not and has never been one where we see each other every day or talk to each other every day. She has lived in many different states over the past several years so our time together has been more about quality than quantity. Although she has been a tremendous influence and mentor in my … {Read More}

The Measure of Success

The Measure of Success – Uncovering the Biblical perspective on women, work & the home Written by Carolyn McCulley and Nora Shank:   This is a wonderfully written book that simply does NOT give into the “Mommy Wars.”  This book takes a practical look at what everyone misses about success because they are focused on who is right. This book is for women.  All Women, including … {Read More}