Archive for the Character Category

The Other Side of Service

The Other Side of Service   by Niccole Perrine   For those of us who find pure joy in giving blessings to others- it’s a burden to accept someone’s help. It’s acutely painful to watch others step in and take on our needs. If you’re like me-

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Prayer Journaling for Teens

Teens—A Rich Way to Record 2017 (Prayer Journaling)   As we settle into 2017 with goal lists and good intentions, we already have stacks of memories and most of us enjoy reviewing them at the end of the year. Instagram, blogs, diaries, scrapbooks and bullet journals all

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The Root of Patience

The Root of Patience By Audra Talley   Last year my kinesthetic, can’t-sit-still, son started kindergarten. Things went remarkably well; except for handwriting. His precise, but impatient nature gets easily overwhelmed. I could see the end coming, but pushed him to continue. Finally, patience worn thin, I

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Serving with Love

  Serving with Love: An Exercise for the Whole Family   “And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind and

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Be Connected Stay Connected

Be Connected, Stay Connected   by Audra Talley   As part of a small group of homeschooling moms who take turns hosting monthly get-togethers, I am constantly blessed by the ministering hearts of other moms in the group. In October, when my friend Kathy hosted, it was

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Mary vs Martha

Mary vs Martha and Not Becoming a Hot Mess By Niccole Perrine   As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s

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Finding Ways to Serve as a Family

Finding Ways to Serve as a Family by Niccole Perrine   As I find myself discussing the art of serving with those around me, one of the questions I run into most frequently is “Where can I serve?”. It seems that most folks are interested in the

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Questions to Ask about Service

Pondering Jonah: Questions to Ask About Service   by Niccole Perrine   As I was doing devotions recently I found myself thinking about Biblical examples of serving. Many Christians wonder whether it is possible to gain direction from God’s Word when it comes to today’s culture. Shockingly,

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Pink   by Elise Hooper If we don’t find Him in the small things, how will we ever find Him in the big ones? ~Elisabeth Elliot     Eliana, come look!   I called to her from my seemingly perpetual post at the kitchen sink.   And she’d heard

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Serving with Margins

Serving with Margins   by Niccole Perrine   “So…what do you think?” My friend inquired.   I paused before responding. 

My heart ached for my friend. I desperately wanted to help. This was an opportunity to serve! I love to serve. And I love my friend. I

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