Use your story to encourage someone else

2017-02-16T00:44:57+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Encouragement, Sharing Your Faith, Testimony|Tags: , , |

It's your story, your life, your pain, but it could also be someone else’s strength, someone’s gift. Blue, pink, red and yellow. I wonder what colour I will get next year? These are paper bags I have collected over the years of going to the Beauty for Ashes women’s conference. My husband has had many ideas: The [...]

Chocolate eggs

2017-09-22T00:59:05+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Grace, Lent & Easter, Sharing Your Faith, Testimony|Tags: , , , |

It was a Kodak moment Eleven adorable children waiting with baited breath for me to countdown to the start of a hunt for little chocolate eggs. It was an Easter Sunday afternoon when the children were very young. Frank and I decided to invite both “sides” of the family and some church friends. This was [...]

5 exercises to help build your spiritual muscles

2016-08-10T18:22:42+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Christian Service, Devotionals, Goals, Heart Issues, Mentoring, Ministry, Prayer, Serving, Sharing Your Faith, Spiritual Growth, Time with God, Waiting on God|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“I’m beginning to think it’s impossible to live a successful Christian life!” Jennifer exclaimed after a long, stressful day. “I get so discouraged. When I worship with other believers, I feel joyful and right with God. Then a new week begins with work, kids, problems, and ‘poof!’ – I’m back to the old Jennifer. Why [...]

Risking your heart!

2016-07-12T23:05:56+00:00 February 1st, 2015|Categories: Christian Service, Faith, Heart Issues, Overcoming Fear, Relationships, Serving, Sharing Your Faith, Trusting God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , , , , |

If we open our hearts to anyone, we risk being hurt.  When you open your heart you become vulnerable because you are exposing a part of your inner self.  The truth is, there is nothing more wonderful in the entire world than opening up your heart to others.  But, let me be honest and say, [...]

“Grand” kids

2016-07-23T19:21:13+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Categories: Parenting, Seasons of Life, Sharing Your Faith|Tags: , , , |

Our son and his wife asked if we could take care of our grandsons, aged three and five, for a week while they traveled. “Of course,” we said. What could be more simple? We raised four children of our own and I’m a pre-school teacher. We holiday with the family and see them most weekends. [...]

Evangelism, anyone?

2016-07-21T23:17:51+00:00 June 3rd, 2014|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Bible Study, Sharing Your Faith|Tags: , , |

There are so many “isms” in this modern world. Some are glorious. Others are evil. Many are misunderstood. There is one particular “ism” that seems to strike a raw nerve amongst many Christians. I’m speaking of “evangelism.” Webster (a fine Christian fellow), tells us that evangelism is n. the preaching or promulgation of the Christian [...]

Take up the challenge: Be a woman of influence

2016-07-20T20:57:04+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Friendship, Sharing Your Faith, Testimony|Tags: , , , , , |

Women have this intrinsic ability to influence.  We see it in our roles as wives and mothers, and in our friendships. We see this influence in the life of Timothy, where his mother, Eunice, and grandmother, Lois, communicated their faith to him so that he became a valuable member of the Apostle Paul’s team. A [...]

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