Weekend Prayers and Links

Weekend Prayers and Links for Single Women

Okay everyone, so August is here and Weekend Prayers and Links is back! I took a small break from this series over the summer, but I will tell you, and I’m so honest and sincere when I say it, YOU have not left my mind! I think about my readers every single day, and I pray for you.

Here’s a glimpse into the past few months with a cool God moment at the beach. I just love when God shows up so boldly. This picture was taken on Fripp Island in South Carolina. We went there in June with our family. Fripp Island is only six miles long and is still well preserved. The deer know whose home it really is, and they will walk right up to you.Continue Reading

When I Thought Motherhood Would Bring Me Everything

It’s no secret that all I ever wanted to do was be a wife and mother. I mean, so much that when my mom asked me at five-years-old what I wanted to be when I grew up, I told her “a mommy.” That never changed.

When I Though Motherhood Would Bring Me Everything

It took me a long time to get there, though. I did not get married right after college. And I did not have babies in my twenties. I was single for a long time. However, now I see a glimpse of why. Of course, I do not know God’s exact thoughts, nor will I ever until I see Him face-to-face, but I see that God was preparing me during my singleness for something He wants me to do now. That is write and mentor all of you – my readers who are single (and the ones who may want to mentor singles or disciple their daughters well).Continue Reading

Pulling Back the Shades {Combatting Fifty Shades of Grey} :: A Book Review

It’s been two years since I wrote the post How to Talk about Fifty Shades of Grey and then the follow-up post about a reader’s experience - Fifty Shades of Grey – A True Story. Without being able to verbalize the theology or biology behind our sexuality and how it is affected by books like this, I knew Fifty Shades of Grey was destructive. All you have to do is read the words of the woman who wrote me right after my first post published. She knows firsthand.

Pulling Back the Shades

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The Conclusion of Lies Women Believe :: Summer Online Bible Study

We’re at the end of our Summer Online Bible Study of Lies Women Believe. It’s funny how even though this was a long study – 10 weeks – it went by quickly all the same. If you missed any of the posts, be sure to read them here.

The Truth Has the Power

Let’s remember that even though we are leaving this study, we are not leaving the mandatory diligence it takes to stay victorious over the lies of the enemy.  He is continuously at work to keep in bondage to old lies and introduce new ones. Each and every day we must talk to God through pray and read and study our Bible. Did you notice I said “each and every day”? A relationship with Jesus is just that – a relationship. If we do not talk to Him and learn about Him through His living and active Word, then how can we expect to have a relationship with Him?

Chapters 10 and 11 of Lies Women Believe sum up everything we’ve been learning in the other chapters. Let’s review:

This is the progression of bondage (Lies Women Believe, p. 244):

1. We listen to Satan’s lies.

2. We dwell on those lies.

3. We believe those lies.

4. We act on those lies.

This is the pathway from bondage to freedom (Lies Women Believe, p. 246):

1. Identify the area(s) of bondage or sinful behavior.

2. Identify the lie(s) at the root of that bondage or behavior.

3. Replace the lie(s) with the Truth.

“If we want to know Him, if we want to know the Truth, we must devote ourselves to the reading, study, and meditation of His Word. But it is not enough to know the Truth. We must also surrender to the Truth.” (Lies Women Believe, p. 250)

Download a free printable of these steps here: Lies Women Believe Going Forward Conclusion Printable

Yes, every lie! For now on, when you find yourself dwelling on a lie, turn to God’s truth. Here is another free printable of a list of Truths for you to study. This is not every Truth in the Bible, but it is a good list to get started.

Download a free printable here: Lies Women Believe Truth to Replace Lies Handout

I don’t know about you, but this is a daily struggle for me. It comes down to taking every thought captive, and when I say every, some days it is literally every! But we must not let the enemy tell us that we cannot be free. If we can’t be free, the Cross of Jesus was in vain.

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Did you participate in our summer online Bible study? How has it helped you this summer?

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