Believers Are To Think and Live Commendable Lives

“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. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4: 8-9 Some parents don’t set worthy examples for their children to follow and expect them not to live as they do but as told to live. That is not a commendable way for parents to raise children. It isn’t always true, but most children imitate the lifestyle to …

A New Tradition

A tradition is simply the transmission of beliefs from generation to generation.  We have to be careful that we do not get caught in them and undermine the authority of our creator, but rather bring Him pleasure by remembering Him in all that we do.  Such traditions that bring Him pleasure are saying grace before we eat or the taking of the Lords Supper.  As we do this, we quote “…Do this to call me (affectionately) to remembrance.” I Cor. 11: 24 AMP  I am always amazed at the various types of family traditions that I hear about during Christmas …

Thankfulness is Best Lived Forward

  When I think of the word thankfulness I get a picture myself as a young mother. I’m wiping the sweat from my brow and the hair from my eyes. Whew!  I was not sure how I could get it all done. But thankfully, God made a way. Most of the time I was waltzing somewhere between flustered and flabbergasted. I’ll admit that a lot of the time I was overwhelmed with things instead of thankful for them. One day I was standing on my porch watching one little daughter go down the street to play and another little daughter …

Train Up A Child

Challenge from the Book of Judges: Train Up A Child         “After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel.”  Judges 2: 10 The new generation neither knew God nor what he had done for Israel. The new generation not only does not know God — no personal relationship – but they do not even know about Him. Learning about God – factual information – can draw others in. We can think of it as tilling up the soil of …

The Prayer of a Father-to-Be

    The Prayer of a Father-to-Be       “Oh Lord I beg you.  Let the Man of God You sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born.” Judges 13: 8 Isaac. Samson. Jesus. The miraculous announcement of each baby was provided in advance.  The response by Manoah, the father of Samson, is recorded in Judges 13:8. When told of God’s plans for Samson, Manoah responded in prayer. Two key points in his prayer provide prayer prompts for us. First of all — He begs the Lord.  Do …

Making Marriage Matter with Leah Heffner

Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 31:02 volume Making Marriage Matter with Leah Heffner iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreAlthough she is off caffeine for a season, you can’t tell it by her contagious energy. Leah Heffner blogs about marriage, parenting and faith. Her passion will inspire you to live intentionally. Don’t miss her online course, “Making Marriage Matter” which she describes: “Breathing Life Into Your Marriage through a Heart Attitude of Thankfulness was created to encourage you in your right now of …