Five Places to Find Spiritual Refreshment

Every journey requires times of rest to regroup and restore physically and mentally. As homeschoolers, we know this all to well: It’s easy to burn out when we don’t pace ourselves and take necessary breaks. It’s no different with our spiritual journey. If we’re running full steam ahead ourselves and constantly pouring out to others…

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My New Year’s Resolution: Seek Him First in 2014

Have you ever anxiously awaited the arrival of a New Year — hoping for that all-important fresh start — only to be sorely disappointed when your resolutions go nowhere? Or have you ever achieved a major milestone, only to find that the pure bliss you expected to experience upon its completion was short-lived? Are we…

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Making Time for Personal Daily Bible Reading

Earlier this summer, I shared what God has shown me about spending time with Him every morning — even though I’m not a morning person. My morning Bible reading time doesn’t have the same purpose as reading for a Bible study — it’s about filling my mind with God’s word so that my thoughts turn…

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Sing a New Song: The Importance of Worship

Music has always been important to me. Whether it’s a message communicated to me, a melody that captures a memory, or an expression of my own heart, music speaks to me louder than words. That’s why I think it’s really important to worship God with music and why I’ve made worship a regular part of…

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Why God Wants You and I to Be Morning People

I am not a morning person: Waking up early has never come naturally to me. But I’m convinced that God must be a morning “person” — and that He wants us to become morning people, too. I’ve fought the concept of morning devotions for many years and convinced myself that no matter when I made…

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