Faith and Trust in God: An Adoption Story of Surrendered Hearts

Hi! I am so glad you are here sitting with me at our friendship table! It’s an exciting day as we review a brand new book written by Lori Schumacher. You may have heard of it or read other book reviews but I’d love to share my perspective on this amazing story of faith and trust in God who makes all things possible. Surrendered hearts, what do you think about when you hear those words? Lori’s story will reveal what it means to her family.

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How a Simple Bible Reading Plan Can Get You in the Word Every Day

Hey! I’m so glad you are here with us today as we join hands and hearts around the friendship table! Let me ask you, does the idea of a one year Bible Reading Plan seem daunting to you? If you could find a reading plan that is longer yet shorter, would you go for it? I know you want to read your Bible every day but with kids, housework, after school activities, babies, mealtimes, and everything else, it’s just overwhelming and you can’t seem to get it done. I have something you may be interested in. It is a simple Bible Reading Plan that will get you in the Word every day. 

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Why We No Longer Celebrate Halloween

I gotta tell ya, we no longer celebrate Halloween. We used to, back when we thought it was a harmless activity, a fun thing for the kids, but not any longer. This is a divisive topic, I know, even among believers. We are not experts on this subject but we do know one thing: the Bible. And so, my sister, let me tell you our story of the decision we made. We are not pushing our beliefs on anyone but simply telling you why we no longer celebrate a day that is intended for evil.

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October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Oh my! It’s that time of year again when many of us remember at the last minute that it is Pastor Appreciation Month. That means it is October. For us Canadians, it is also Thanksgiving. I love October with the leaves changing colour, the spectacular scenery in neighbourhood gardens and yards and the back mountain roads too. It’s a great time to express thanksgiving for everything we have including our church leadership.

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Expecting Hate but Received Love: Marital Abuse

My heart was breaking as the tears flowed freely. I found it hard to believe that I was in this place, the place I never wanted to be in. I cried out to God with a single question, “God, do you still love me?” Really, I expected that He would hate me for what I had done, but instead, He showed me love, genuine, agape love. I can still see that moment as I was finally free from the abuse.

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Why We Should Handwrite the Bible

The scribes have been handwriting the Word of God for thousands of years. I can just imagine what it must have been like to carefully write out the words as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit. So, with all the hard copies and digital versions of the Bible available today, why should we handwrite the Bible ourselves?

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