Wednesday, May 15, 2019

BLESSED




Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...


2585. A lovely Mother's Day weekend with my family.


2586. Lunch dates with my husband.

2587. God's hand on my family during a car accident. It was bad, but could have been a lot worse.

2588. Story time at the library with my nephews.

2589. Sunshine.

It's your turn! Share something you are praising God for. I would love to rejoice with you.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

How To Encourage Your Children To Go To Church From A Young Age

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One of the hardest things to get your children to do from a young age is to attend church. Whether it’s something they don’t enjoy or none of their friends attend, if it is something that is important to you, you need to ensure they are excited to come along with you. Whilst it might seem impossible to get them excited now, there are lots of things you can do to help them learn to love church. With that in mind, here are several ways to encourage your children to go to church from a young age: 
  • Instil It In Them From A Young Age
The earlier you start taking your children to church, the more they will get used to it. Whether that means taking them as soon as they’re born or starting them at around the age of one, you want them to feel as though church is a normal part of their routine. Of course, it is a normal part of their routine, but if you start taking them as they grow older and their friends aren’t doing the same, they will start to question things.
  • Get Them Excited An Hour Before
If it is the build-up to going to church that your children don’t like, try getting them excited an hour or so before. Whether this means letting them choose what they get to wear or giving them choice over the music you play on the way, they will feel excited about the little things you’re letting them do and associate church with some of their favourite things. For a guide to getting children to enjoy going out, you can visit this site here. 
  • Take Them To All Of The Church Activities And Social Events
One of the best ways to get them excited about going to church is to show them just how exciting it can be. Your local church will always be putting on activities and social events, so attending these could help reinforce the positive impact the church can have. With activities geared towards younger children, they will absolutely love attending church before you know it. For a guide, you can visit The Universal Church here. 
  • EncourageThem To Make Friends
Another great way to get them excited for church is to encourage them to make friends. If they’re excited to visit their friends each time you visit, you will probably find that eventually, they’re asking you if they can go to church. 
  • Let Them Choose Where You Go Afterwards
Finally, if you let your children choose where you visit after you go to church, you will be able to encourage them to behave throughout the whole experience. Whilst you can’t say yes to every suggestion they give, you can allow them to think they have control of the situation. 
Are you struggling to get your children to go to church? What could you do to convince them otherwise? Let me know in the comments section below.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

UNSHAMED

My family loves going to the Christian bookstore. Loves it. Every single one of us can literally spend hours in a Christian bookstore and not regret it. I remember one visit to our local Christian bookstore as a young teenager. My parents purchased a cassette tape of Christian comedian Chonda Pierce. As soon as we got into the car my dad popped the cassette into the player and we listen on the drive home. Oh the laughs! I have loved Chonda ever since.

If you haven't heard of Chonda, let me tell you friend, she will have you laughing so hard you can't breathe one minute, crying and saying amen the next. Chonda has faced quite a life. She openly shares her experiences and channels them into positivity, bringing laughter to audiences around the world.



Chonda's newest adventure is a new movie, Chonda Pierce Unashamed, and it's in select theaters Mother's Day weekend. Chonda meets with Danny Gokey, Mike Huckabee, Michael Tait, Jeff Allen, and the Benham brothers. They talk about living unashamed for Jesus Christ.


This Mother’s Day week grab your mom, sister, daughter, girlfriend's, pastor's wife, all the ladies, and enjoy a night of laughter and truth as only Chonda can deliver. Chonda will make you laugh and think as she boldly proclaims the truth of the Gospel to a hurting world. Only Chonda can communicate deep and meaningful truth and make you laugh at the same time.  Chonda is unchained, unrestrained and UNASHAMED!

To find out where Unashamed is playing, click HERE. To enter to win an 8 disc collection of Chonda's comedy, click the image below.




Monday, May 6, 2019

BLESSED AND JOYFUL




Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...


2580. Watching my daughter graduate Bible college.


2581. Surviving the college years with my girl away from home.

2582. My daughter and her fiance` finding their first home.

2583. Rain.

2584. Funny puppy antics.

It's your turn! Share something you are praising God for. I would love to rejoice with you.


Monday, April 29, 2019

BLESSED




Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...


2575. Much needed rain.


2576. A new bbq grill.

2577. Starting puppy obedience training with our pups.

2578. Talking about reading the Bible with sisters in Christ.

2579. Fresh flowers for the front porch.

It's your turn! Share something you are praising God for. I would love to rejoice with you.