When Hurricane Irma comes to town; comfort for waiting out the storm. For Florida families, and loved ones awaiting news. #comfort #Hurricane

When Hurricane Irma comes to town; comfort for waiting out the storm

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Twenty-one million people in Florida await the hour when Hurricane Irma comes to town, and I happen to be one of them.  From the tip of southern Florida to the northernmost regions, each county anticipates high winds, heavy rains, storm surge, tornadoes, or all of the above.   I’m not even from Florida – I’m a West Virginian. (Where there …

One advent devotional that boosts year-round Bible study; a devotional app for busy moms, delivering daily, bite-sized truths. #devotionalapp #momapp

One advent devotional that boosts year-round Bible study

Ruthie Bible Study, Christian living 2 Comments

Each year I search for the perfect Advent devotional to use throughout the Christmas season.  I love centering my mind on nuggets of truth surrounding Christ’s birth – truths I’ve never considered before.  Questions, like “Why did God announce Christ’s birth to Shepherds”, and the analogy of sheer darkness with the blinding light of the angel’s announcement.  Or why faithful …

Scripture meditation for busy moms; 10 ways to gain strength and courage

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Have you ever thought, “I don’t have time for Scripture meditation!  Let’s get real here – I don’t even have time to sit down, much less think in complete sentences!” Yeah.  Me too. *This post contains affiliate links.  You may view my policies here. So is it really necessary for moms to meditate on God’s Word?  How important is it …

One breakthrough strategy that will revive your War Room today. After I started this one simple thing, my prayer life was deepened, expanded, and empowered.

One Breakthrough Strategy that will revive your War Room today

Ruthie character building, Christian living, Rearing 7 Comments

Last week I shared my new prayer strategy with a friend over lunch. It’s nothing fancy.  People have been doing it for hundreds of years. But when I described its powerful effect not only on my life, but other moms as well, my friend nearly leaped out of her Cracker Barrel chair. “I’m in.  Count me in.  I’m doing this. …

Dear Mom of grown children, leave the past behind.  Positive advice and Scripture for "mom guilt". How to make peace with parenting fails - real or imagined

Dear mom of grown children: leave your regrets behind

Ruthie character building, Christian living, Clutter-free mind, Empty nesting, encouragement, Regrouping 10 Comments

Dear mom, I know you wish you could leave your regrets behind. You should have spent more time reading Dr. Seuss and Goodnight Moon. You should have been a stay-at-home mom You should have spoken softer (as in – not yelled) You should have made them stick with piano You should have let them quit piano You should have home …

How to make a decision when you're paralyzed by fear. Stop analyzing about making a wrong decision and start moving with these truths from God's Word.

How to make a decision when you’re paralyzed by fear

Ruthie character building, Christian living, encouragement 34 Comments

  Hi mama.  I have one thing I really want to tell you today. It’s this:  make a decision. Stop worrying, stop analyzing, and stop fearing. Nip it in the bud, Ange. “It’s better to go through the wrong door with your best self than the best door with your wrong self.  Sometimes the way in which I go through …