Lord, Open My Mouth — by Priscilla Shirer
I’ve run into several people lately who have spoken words of life over me. They were insightful and encouraging and seemed to have the inside scoop on what I needed to hear. I walked away refreshed and grateful. Grateful that the Lord would take the time to put His words in their mouths for me. It was an answer to my prayer.
That’s why I want His words in my mouth for others.
12 Questions to Ask for a Six-Month Spiritual Checkup — by Chuck Lawless
If you haven’t done a spiritual self-reflection yet this year, I encourage you to take time to read those previous questions and analyze your spiritual life today. Then, review the questions in this post to look at your life at an even deeper level.
Elisabeth Elliot: A Third Way Woman — by Anne Chamberlin
Elisabeth Elliot has died. I didn’t know her, but this feels personal. Her books were influential to me as a young single woman in the early 1990s, particularly Passion and Purity and Let Me Be a Woman. At a time in my life when I had become weary of worldly pursuits, aside from the example and words of my own mom, Elliot’s words most shaped for me a vision of what biblical womanhood could look like.
What to Do When Those You Lead Argue and Complain — by Jeni Catron
I’ve been reading through the book of Exodus again. When I look at all that Moses went through as a leader, it tends to make me feel a bit better about my own challenges.
This time as I read I paid close attention to every time the Israelites grumbled against or quarreled with Moses in the early days of their exodus from Egypt… and it was a lot!
But here is what is curious to me… each time they grumbled or quarreled with him, Moses went to God.
Teaching Teenagers to Manage Invisible Money — by Cherie Lowe
The TV flashes with bright images of smiling kids playing with the latest happy-making item: Stompeez, Flipeez, Flashlight Friends, Juggle Bubbles, or Hide Away Pets. As the earworm of a jingle gears up, I scramble for the remote. I know they’re already coming for my 7-year-old daughter.
My soon to be 13-year-old is less enthralled with toys advertised on TV and more concerned with the potential of finally getting her own phone. She numbers among the few in her class who don’t already have a smartphone at their disposal, each laden with apps containing specialized ads for the so-called “selfie” generation.