5 War Room prayers for strong-willed children. How to pray daily for kids when you're at a loss because it seems you're not getting through.

War Room Prayers for Strong-Willed Children

Ruthie Prayer 6 Comments

Do you ever wonder what to say in your prayers for strong-willed children?  Defeated, I sat on the kitchen floor in a pile of tears.  Our day, which was supposed to be a fun time together, was reduced to tantrums, yelling, and lots of tears. Yet if I am honest, I recognize that this place of frustration and heartbreak is …

Make family prayer central in 3 practical and simple ways. Do you find it hard to fit in prayer time with your kids? Teaching children to pray isn't hard!

Make family prayer central in 3 simple ways

Ruthie family, Prayer, Rearing 4 Comments

We all want to make family prayer central, right? We want our kids to grow up praying naturally and feeling the closeness of Jesus. But wanting it and making it happen are two very different things. It’s normal to want our kids to turn to Jesus naturally and to know His comfort. But life is so busy. It’s hard enough …

Seeking God's will for your life

Seeking God’s will for your life and how to find it

Ruthie Gray character building, Christian living, encouragement, faith, Prayer 8 Comments

Are you seeking God’s will for your life? A mom often finds herself in seasons of transition, wondering what to do.  Worry over questions like, “How do I rear my child in this phase?”, “Should I homeschool?”, and, “What can I do to help with income” leap to the foreground.  So what’s the best way to decide? Seeking God’s will …

5 wisdom verses to pray for decision making.Grab hold of these life truths from Scripture and choose God's best pathway for you. Grow our faith, Lord!

5 wisdom verses to pray for decision making

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Wisdom verses. There are specific Scriptures we can pray that point to the answers we seek. I’m so excited to welcome my good friend Deb back to the blog.  Deb is like a mentor to me.  She’s an inspiring mama, lover of words, God, and people.  And one thing I love about her is the wisdom she imparts. In this …

Daily Encouragement: 3 “joy sparks” to revive your spirit

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For after you’ve yelled at the kids, berated the dog, and cracked your favorite coffee mug slamming it into the kitchen sink (instead of setting it down – you know, because that coffee is COLD now due to the kids, the dog, and the time it took to yell at the kids and the dog). How do I know? Been there. So has my friend, Marva, from SunSparkleShine (who incidentally lived through last fall’s horrendous hurricanes in the BVI). Girlfriend knows a thing or two about joy. 🙂

One simple tip to improve your prayer life now. Do you find the wheels spinning when you sit down to pray for five or 10 minutes? Here's help.

One simple acrostic to improve your prayer life now

Ruthie faith, Prayer 4 Comments

How are you doing with your prayer life, mom? Do you find the wheels spinning when you sit down to pray for five or 10 minutes? Are you distracted, thinking of other things? Or do you stare at the four walls, wondering what it is you should pray about? Here is a simple acrostic to help keep you on track and it’s so easy to remember, you’re not going to ever forget it!

How to make time for a consistent prayer life; for busy moms. You can maintain a consistent prayer life and ministry, even on limited time - here's how.

How to make time for a consistent prayer life

Ruthie Prayer, Rearing 12 Comments

Beginning today, for the next three Mondays in a row, I’ll be doing a prayer series designed to help pattern your daily time with the Lord! We moms have a way of charging through our day lickity split from the moment our feet hit the floor.Come on, admit it – how many times have you thought to yourself, “I don’t have time for prayer!” Here are 4 simple tips for finding time to enrich your prayer life.