Add Peace to Your Christmas List This Year

We all need some reminders about Christ’s peace and how to attain it. In the craziness of this holiday season with dinner parties, Santa events, and of course shopping, let’s dig a bit further into peace and what God’s word says about it. Let’s make peace with others. To have a more righteous character, God asks us to be the sowers of peace. Try your best to get along with others in peace today and always. Pray to God for help with this. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness (James 3:18). If you want more peace …

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Happy Thanksgiving

We at TMI are so thankful to God for all that He does through this ministry to touch MOMs and their families in the USA and all over the world. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with blessings. A prayer of Thanksgiving: Dear Father God, We are so thankful to you for your love, goodness, kindness, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. Help us to remember You more in thanksgiving, not just today, but every single day. We are so thankful for the salvation you have given to us when you gave your son up for our sins. We love …

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Faith is Just a Trust Walk with God

I admit it. I have trust issues. When I’m faced with the difficulties of life, the thought have faith runs through my mind. Easier said than done, right? Or what about that sweet well-meaning friend who says in the midst of your struggle, “just have more faith.” That can be frustrating because it seems so simple to them, yet it is not easy for me to WALK OUT. As I was praying the other day, God showed me why I have a hard time with my faith. It’s not that I can’t see the actual physical form of God, it’s …

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When You Feel Like a Failure

We all feel like we have failed at something at one time or another in our lives. And that can be hard to process. But, if we can remember that our identity lies in Christ and not in the things of this world, we really do ourselves a favor. Our identity is not in being the best at something, in our job, or in another person. Our identity lies squarely in who God says we are. We also need to acknowledge that these failure feelings are not from God. The devil would like to keep us in a state of …

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The Power of Prayer

I’d been having major writer’s block. I was praying to God to show me His topic for today’s blog and nothing was coming. Time was running out for the publish date… I had just spent the morning at my Holy yoga class and was driving home. I was thinking about how precious life is, and I was thanking God for letting me do yoga with friends in Christ. Life had been really tough lately for me and my husband, and I’d been having a hard time experiencing God’s joy and peace. As I was driving home, there was a truck in …

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Let’s Say Grace: Skillet Salisbury Steak Meatballs

This is one of my favorite meatball recipes. The flavor is divine. Everyone likes them – even kids! The best part is that you can prepare them ahead of time and freeze for later use. Check out this downloadable recipe by beth-bergren.   SKILLET SALISBURY STEAK MEATBALLS INGREDIENTS • 8 oz. package egg noodles • 1-pound ground beef • 1/3 cup Italian style bread crumbs • 2 Tablespoons ketchup • 2 Tablespoons mustard • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce • 2 large egg yolks • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter FOR THE …

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How to Find Significant Purpose in Your Grandparenting by Lillian Penner

I received the special gift of grandparenting as I approached my midlife season. It was exciting to become a grandparent! However, I learned that along with this gift came a sacred trust to imprint another generation with the message of God’s faithfulness. Reflecting on my new responsibility, I realized my prayers were too general and vague and I became frustrated with how I was praying for my grandchildren. After I asked God for wisdom and read several books about prayer, my praying changed dramatically. I discovered God’s Word was a great resource to help me with my praying, not only …

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Lavish Grace Week 3: Acts of Love, Humility and Selflessness Create Graceful Relationships

Welcome to Week 3 of  The Mom Initiative’s Lavish Grace Bible Study! Today, we’re going to look at ways to lavish grace onto friends, family and even strangers. Do you need a fresh awareness of  God’s lavish grace? If so, you’re in the right place! This is the third week of our new Bible study based on Kathy Howard’s book, Lavish Grace. This study will help you recognize, rest in, and share the glorious grace of God.  We have built in four levels of involvement, so you can participate as much or as little as you are able. (See this previous post for a full explanation.) Here’s the …

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How to Combat Sleepless Nights

I just love the 90’s romantic movie Sleepless in Seattle, the one with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. They both have sleepless nights while thinking about finding true love. Well, I don’t know about you but my sleepless nights are kind of different in hot, muggy Florida this time of the year. They aren’t romantic in the slightest, and they usually have something to do with a snoring husband or an over-active bladder. Have you ever spent most of the night awake, wishing you could just go back to sleep? Whether it’s your crying baby, the obnoxious cat, your anxious mind, or …

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Every Woman Needs a Tribe by Tamika Guillebeaux

For quite some time, society has been telling us women that we could and should be as independent as possible. That we shouldn’t be dependent on another human, whether it is our spouse or fickle friends. However, I have come to find that it is imperative that we reject that notion. God has created us to be relational. Just as there is the perfect balance in the relationship between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we are also meant to be in relationship with others. It is an integral part of who we were created to be. For that reason, …

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