Winds of Change

I’m not like my husband who only orders soft tacos when we eat Mexican food. I like to change my food up a bit. But when it comes to life changes, even GOOD change can be stressful and hard for me.

Change. I’m finding I’m not a lover of change.

But change happens. LIFE happens. And one of the things I promised you, Readers, was that, if you joined the FFS Community, I would be real with you. So I’m gonna lay it all out for you. Continue reading

Which One? I Want Your Input!

Bible Study

Hello FFS Readers!! I put a message out on Facebook one day this past week asking for some input. I’d like to do another online Bible Study like we did with Pursuing Godliness and Made to Crave.

So I wanted to know what YOU all would like to study. And I greatly appreciate the ideas you all gave me.

Here are three choices.

Leave a comment below voting for the choice you are most interested in.

1. 30 Life Principles by Charles Stanley: Dr. Charles Stanley has faithfully highlighted the 30 Life Principles that have guided his life, empowered his ministry, and helped him to grow in his knowledge, service, and love of God. Now, these 30 Life Principles are available for your study and meditation.

2. James: Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore: James, Jesus’ own brother, started out as a skeptic. See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever into a disciple. Bible scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. In other ways, James more closely resembles the Book of Proverbs than any other New Testament book. Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer. {I DO NOT have the DVDs for this study. SO it would only be the book…unless I find the DVDs. :)}

3. Enhancing Your Marriage by Judy Rossi: Being in a love-relationship with Jesus Christ can’t help but influence our love-relationship with our spouses. Jesus will see to that. He calls us to Himself and lovingly begins to retool our souls. Much of this work takes place in the workshop of our marriages. This book encourages married women to examine where they really stand regarding the commitment made to their two covenant partners–Jesus Christ and their husbands. Women who read this book will also discover the Creator’s intent for the holy institution of marriage; what His definition of love is and how that compares to what they have been taught about love. Frank talk about sex and sexuality is addressed, and advice is given for rekindling flames of romance in seasoned marriages. Through this challenging Bible study, wives of all ages are called to examine their attitudes about love and marriage as the relate to truth found in God’s Word.

Read through the info, click on the links, if you like, to see the covers and reviews, then comment below and let me know which study you are interested in. I’ll let you know next week which study we’ll be doing. Yea!


Drawing the Bible: The New Testament

This is the last portion of Drawing the Bible. If you missed Part 1 (Genesis through Deuteronomy), or Part 2 (Joshua through Esther) be sure to check them out.

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Draw the Bible

Materials: a white board, or something to draw on; the Awana lesson that goes with each picture {The links for each are with the explanation of the picture(s) they match.} Continue reading

God’s Wisdom for Mothers: Launching Our Kids Toward Their God-given Dreams

Be sure to check out Week 6: You’ve Got a Friend

What do your kids want to be when they grow up? Probably they will change their minds 3 to 4…6 or 7, times before they settle on something. What are you doing to help prepare them for God’s future? How are you helping your children to identify their dreams? Are you encouraging them to live for an audience of One?

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What is a lesson you have learned about yourself since you became a mom? For me, I have learned how selfish I really am. I have also become more aware of my rebelliousness toward God and how amazing it is that God is patient and loving towards me. It is our job as parents to represent the character of God to our children. Through our guidance and training we want our children to grow in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:40) What dreams did you have as a child? What dreams are your children dreaming? “The most important thing I want for my children is for them to be holy. Happiness will follow if their hearts are right.” (114) Continue reading

Drawing the Bible: Books of History (Joshua-Esther)

I am excited to bring you Part 2 of Drawing the Bible. If you missed Part 1 (Genesis through Deuteronomy), please check it out.

**Be sure to PIN this page so others might have this free resource. Thank you!!

Draw the Bible

Materials: a white board, or something to draw on; the Awana lesson that goes with each picture {The links for each are with the explanation of the picture(s) they match.}

Drawing the Bible: Joshua Through Esther

drawing the old testament

After the Israelites wandered in the desert, they crossed the Jordan River on the right side of the land. Continue reading

God’s Wisdom for Mothers: You’ve Got a Friend

Be sure to check out Week 5: Discipline – Growing Christlike Character

This week was a hard lesson for me. This hits an area of my life where I have many insecurities. Friendship. It’s something we all treasure, yet when dealing with people, friendships can be the most complicated, messy things in our lives. But it is nice to know that whatever issues we might have with others, there will ALWAYS be One person on your side: God.

Mom Time: Who are your friends?

Abraham is known as “The friend of God.” That is so neat to me. I can just picture Abraham and God sitting under the tree outside the tent eating lunch and talking about all kinds of life issues. The Bible tells us this happened at least once, so the picture in my head isn’t without some truth. And if we have Jesus, if He lives inside of us, then we are considered His friends. He no longer calls us His servants, but His friends. God is your friend. He is on your side. He provides joy (Nehemiah 8:10) and we know that He is in charge of everything (Psalm 139:16). We are commanded to pray without ceasing because God wants constant fellowship with us. Continue reading

God’s Wisdom for Mothers: Growing Christlike Character

Be sure to check out Week 4: Disciplinpencilse – Do the Right Thing.

When was the last time your kids did something and you thought, Oh no! I do that!! Our kids watch everything we do, especially when we don’t realize it. Growing Christlike character in our own lives is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our kids.

Mom Time:

Choose to love selflessly – Read 1 John 3:16-18. These verses give great guidelines for loving others. What activities do you do, or involve your family in, to show love to others? “Talk is easy. Love-in-action takes effort…Jesus didn’t just talk about His love for us; He died on the cross to make sure we understood.” (82) Continue reading

God’s Wisdom for Mothers: Discipline – Do The Right Thing

Be sure to check out Week 3: Being Obedient – And Teaching Obedience.right-way-wrong-way1

Whether you like it or not, discipline is needed in life. “Discipline is the ability to do the right thing at the right time for the right reasons. Whether we’re talking about God’s discipline, a parent’s discipline, or self discipline, it really is a very good thing.” (61) Have you been disciplined by God recently? What about disciplining your kids? Are you lacking in the self discipline category? Continue reading

God’s Wisdom for Mothers: Being Obedient – And Teaching Obedience

Be sure to check out Week 2 – Praying for Our Kids.

Introduction: When was the last time you showed your kids that you were being obedient to the Lord? Have you talked to them about the choice you are making? Sometimes teaching by example is the best way to teach. Obedience is for all of us! Continue reading

God’s Wisdom for Mothers: Praying For Our Kids

Praying woman handsBe sure to check out Week 1 – A Mom’s Priorities.

Introduction: Think. What do your kids need from you today? Clean clothes? Dinner? Help with homework? “Are you willing to spend as much time praying for your children as you do making their lunch or reviewing this week’s spelling words?” Let’s get serious about praying. But how? Continue reading