I have been reading a book "Hearts of Fire" put out by the Voice of the Martyrs. It is about women who have been persecuted for their faith but are standing strong in the Lord. I really admire those who are faithful under persecution. So, I knew that this week's black history lesson on heroes of the faith had to be about the first black martyr. And, to my surprise, I found two of them were women!!
Catherine (Katy) Ferguson (?-1854) Katy Ferguson was born a slave in New York and separated from her mother at the age of eight. This experience along with other tragedies in her life gave her a compassionate heart for orphans and children in need. She would give her life to serving the children of New York …
George Liele was born into slavery in Virginia in 1752. He was separated from his parents at a young age and sold to a plantation owner in Georgia. Although unlearned and considered less than human by most at the time, he established the first African American Church and became a church planter in Jamaica. He was born a slave to men but gave himself as a slave to the gospel.
alize none of us are raising the Son of God. But, we all have a serious calling as mothers to raise image barers of Jesus. So, what kinds of things should Christian mothers wanting to raise godly children ponder in their hearts and what is the benefit? Well, after praying through this and searching the word, I've come up with the following.
Nothing on this earth lasts forever. Our bodies get old; we die. Friendships fade. Trends come and go. Even the soil is eroding away and the stars fall. So, what can we count on in a body and world that are slowly passing away? What kind of good things last forever??
I recently took a poll on my instagram account about how moms feel about making new friendships. The results show while we desire to make new friends but some of us feel stuck on how to do it and are not convinced of the value in putting our time into new friendships. So, I would like to submit to you some reasons that I have found why mom friendships are important and how we can work at making them. This isn't a sure fire formula or anything profound but its something that I am working on improving at and hopefully can be of value to other Moms.
Just as the Christian’s life is likened to a race (1 Corinthians 9:24-27), motherhood is its own race too. It’s a marathon! And in this marathon, we must map out a plan and pace ourselves. There are no shortcuts!
My kids recently found the show "Undercover Boss" on Youtube. I remember watching it way back when and got sucked into it with them again. Anyway, if you don't remember or have never seen it, the whole premise is that a big whig or CEO of a well known company will get a makeover and …
Stories are a big part of who we are as people. Even with out being able to read or write, a people group can communicate to the next generation through the stories they tell. It's how we get to know others well. Not just those "hey, how are ya?" type aquaintances but really knowing some one involves knowing their past, their pain, their struggles, their joys, their dreams, and what they want for the future. You hear some one's heart beat through the stories they tell.
EEEK! This is an exciting blog post for me. First, because it's by my long time friend of almost 25 years. Second, because I am excited to share with you her neat little "screen time rules" chart at the end (Don't forget to look for the downloadable pdf after the author bio.). And finally, because …