Bible Verses for Joylessness

Joyless. I've been there many times, and it is a difficult season to be in. But Scripture promises that, "His mercies are new every morning" (Lamentations 3:23), so we can find peace in knowing that promise is true. He will, "restore you to the joy of your salvation" (Psalm 51:12). I've listed a few verses... Continue Reading →

A Prayer for Mothers | Fortitude

"She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks."Proverbs 31:17 Fortitude: : "strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage" (as defined by Merriam-Webster). Heavenly Father, I thank You for the fortitude You weave into the intricate being of a mother. Because of this... Continue Reading →

Gardener of Souls

The following thoughts are inspired by the eighth chapter of "The Mission of Motherhood" by Sally Clarkson. "By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches." Proverbs 24:3-4 Children are like a bare garden plot just waiting to be... Continue Reading →

Commit Your Plans to the Lord

The following is a devotional, written by Oswald Chambers, that I found particularly inspiring and wanted to share with you today. May these words that he wrote challenge and encourage as you take a moment to ponder them. "Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass"Psalm... Continue Reading →

In the Matter of Drudgery | Oswald Chambers

The following is a devotional, written by Oswald Chambers, that I found particularly inspiring and wanted to share with you today. May these words that he wrote challenge and encourage as you take a moment to ponder them. "Also...add to your faith..."2 Peter 1:5 "In the matter of drudgery. Peter said in this passage that... Continue Reading →

Clothed in Strength

"She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong." Proverbs 31:17 The day at hand holds many things: joyful encounters, enduring trials, mundane tasks, exciting adventures, and everything in between. I encourage you, friend, to prepare yourself for the day at hand. Be ready for every kind of work that may present itself to... Continue Reading →

Gird Yourself With Joy

"The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy, the meadows clothes themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy."Psalm 65:12-13 I read Psalm 65 a few weeks ago and was particularly struck by the wording found in verse 12: "...the hills gird themselves... Continue Reading →

God’s Call to Home-Making

"She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness."Proverbs 31:27 Homemaking is an art that seems to be going out of style in our modern day. Though culture deems the work of a homemaker as insignificant, I believe it's eternal value remains very high. A home is... Continue Reading →

Quiet Spring Beauty

"...and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you..."1 Thessalonians 4:11 I've noticed something as spring begins to emerge this year: many of the changes that take place during springtime are quiet. Quite a few don't make a... Continue Reading →

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