I’ve always thought of Thanksgiving as a time for family, but families often have squabbles. My guest, Meredith Kendall, talked about her husband’s family who have kept the tradition of getting together. Plus, they still get along. Her ideas might help you!
Cancer. The word brings fear. Whenever a doctor gives that diagnosis, the individual and the family have a rough road to walk. My guest this week, Ginny Brant, overcame an aggressive breast cancer. She and her oncologist worked together on her book, Unleash Your God-Given Healing. She offered tips on healthy living she learned from her journey.
My parents left a legacy for my by having a wonderful marriage. I’m so thankful.
You can also leave a legacy in other ways, like being creative. You don’t have to be wealthy either. Author Mary Potter Kenyon told about her mother’s gift for creativity. Listen and learn how to reignite your creative juices and guide your children too.
“Dear Father, I’m overwhelmed with praise for all that you are and all that you have done. You spoke the world into existence and hold all things together by your power. You oversee the workings of this vast universe yet you take the time to care about me. You gave me life and breath and know every time a hair of mine falls. Oh, Lord, I worship you for your steadfast love. May I treasure you all the more this month we celebrate Thanksgiving, and freedom within our nation. In the name of Jesus, Amen.”
In this month of continued uncertainty and yes, politcal chaos, Jehovah Shalom, The One, is certain. May the below Others Centered Calendar Challenge be an encouragement to you and those around you. My team and I pray these prompts get you one step closer toward our God, the Ultimate Father, who controls ALL things, including justice and peace.
To download, the November 2020 Others Centered Calendar Challenge, click here.
The Senate just confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as justice to the Supreme Court. When she interviewed for a lower court position, a senator said, “The dogma lives loudly within you.” That statement got everyone’s attention, and now you can find it on tee shirts and mugs.
All of us need to live out our faith 24/7, so we need to be like Mrs. Barrett.
My guest this week, Sharon Elliot, gave tips from her new book on how to be a woman God can bless.
Mom used to say her children never did… and then she listed a bunch of naughty things. I had five kids, and I told Mother my children did all those things on her list even thought I tried hard to be perfect.
Jill Savage was my guest this week. She said life is messy and talked about getting over the perfection infection and realizing life is messy. #parenting #momlife
2020 has been challenging and continues to bring the unexpected: Covid 19, mask or no mask, social distancing, riots, statues removed, political tension, hurricanes. How easy it is to be tense.
My guest this week was Julie Gillies, who wrote Prayers to Calm Your Anxious Heart. She talked about finding peace.
The Proverbs 31 woman stayed busy. She arose while it was still dark to give food to her maidens, brought food from afar, stretched out her hands to the poor, taught kindness, made sure her family had proper clothing for the weather, and she ran several businesses.
Tara Royer Steele has lived out Proverbs 31 by starting a business baking pies and giving away food to the needy. Learn her secret in this interview.
William Wilberforce, the man who ended slavery in England, met Queen Victoria when she was a child. He got in the floor to play with her, which was unheard of in Victorian times.
Author Laurie Sargent dipped into her grandmother’s letters to illustrate childrearing from the past. She also divulged cute ways to make learning fun.
There’s a curious connection between Halloween and Reformation Day, and it’s more than just proximity on the calendar. Why did Martin Luther nail his famous 95 Theses to the Wittenberg church door on October 31, 1517? Answer: He was confronting two religious observances that promoted false saintliness and exploited people’s fear of judgment and purgatory. Why should we celebrate Reformation Day? Instead of the treasury of merit that was for sale, Luther protested, “The true treasure of the Church is the Most Holy Gospel of the glory and the grace of God” (Thesis 62). This was Luther’s desire for Reformation day. Let’s acknowledge it as we keep on clinging to Jesus…
“Father, I long for your blessing, not the blessings of this material world… Instead “your blessing” which promise me the assurance of being under your wing, regardless of what this world chooses and regardless of the direction it leads. Keep me delighted and hungry for your words. It’s too easy for my focus to shift to the world around me and all its frustrations, but I need to know that my hope lies in you and the eternal blessings you promise. Keep me closer to you and help me meditate on your truths. In the Jesus Name, Amen.”
In this month of continued uncertainty and yes, chaos, Jehovah Shalom, The One, is certain. May the below Others Centered Calendar Challenge be an encouragement to you and those around you. My team and I pray these prompts get you one step closer toward our God, the Ultimate Father, who controls ALL things, including justice and peace.
To download, the October 2020 Others Centered Calendar Challenge, click here.