Living Room Sanctuary | The Value of Prayer

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I’m terrible at prayer. Actually, it’s the discipline of prayer—setting aside time, focusing and making it a priority—at that, I am terrible. I talk to God all the time as I come and go in my day-to-day life—from ramblings in the car to inner dialogues as I ride the elevator at work. I am talking to God each day, but as for quality time—it’s skimpy. And life is hard. This week a dear … [Read more...]

Worship as a Spiritual Discipline

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A couple of months ago I heard a worship song that I have since played over and over and over and over again (you can ask my roommate and my friends—they’ll tell you). It’s “Good, Good Father” by Housefires, and I think I’ve finally realized why I love the song so much. It’s because it declares who God is. It declares His goodness to His people, and because of His goodness, we see who we are in … [Read more...]

Surprise! We All Need Jesus | Compassion International

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I have a pen-pal. I know, right? Who has a pen pal these days? Well I do. Her name is Clare and she is the most adorable 10-year-old girl on the face of the planet. Ever. We don’t speak the same language, but with the help of my friends at Compassion International, I’m able to write letters to Clare and maintain this special friendship from over 7,000 miles away. I am Clare’s sponsor—meaning I … [Read more...]

No Such Thing as Childless | Compassion International

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I’m 48 years old, single, and have never had children of my own. I’ve never been pregnant. This was a shock to the beautiful women I met in Uganda in late January. We were all sharing testimonies. Mine was simple. Divorced, no children, but God has been faithful. Theirs were much more difficult and heartbreaking; husbands kicking them out for only having female children, children with HIV, … [Read more...]

Q&A with Beth Moore [part 3]

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Because it’s the 20th Anniversary of LifeWay Women’s partnership with Beth Moore, we thought it would be a great opportunity to ask her some questions. And we’d love to share her answers with you! This is part two of a three-part series. Click here to see Part 1 and Part 2.   You've done Living Proof Live for 17 years. What keeps you motivated to keep going? In God’s unfathomable … [Read more...]

Q&A with Beth Moore [part 2]

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Because it’s the 20th Anniversary of LifeWay Women’s partnership with Beth Moore, we thought it would be a great opportunity to ask her some questions. And we’d love to share her answers with you! This is part two of a three-part series. Click here to see Part 1. Was there a turning point in your spiritual journey?  The huge turning point in my spiritual journey was at 27 when I took my … [Read more...]

BeachReach

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This week, while many in the country are bracing for even more winter weather, Panama City Beach is bracing for Spring Break. The sun and sand become scattered with college students, rowdy, reckless, and rebelling. The locals prepare for the invasion and disruption they've come to know as March and quiet forces make their way south. The Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Team links arms with … [Read more...]

One Verse | Psalm 112:7

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This summer, we asked women to share with us about one verse from Scripture and how it has impacted their journey. We’ll be posting some of their answers here on the blog. We pray you’ll be encouraged in your own journey as you read about those of others.  This testimony is from Sara in Vancleave, MS.  They will have no fear of bad news;     their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the … [Read more...]

One Verse | Proverbs 3:5

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  This summer, we asked women to share with us about one verse from Scripture and how it has impacted their journey. We’ll be posting some of their answers here on the blog. We pray you’ll be encouraged in your own journey as you read about those of others.  This testimony is from Karen in Biloxi, MS.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. - … [Read more...]

Women’s Events for Every Generation

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I was just 20 years old, a college student, when I walked into Suzanne’s living room for the first women’s Bible study I would attend. In the company of women who spanned generations, Suzanne popped in the VHS tape, and we watched the first video segment from Beth Moore. A Woman’s Heart remains one of my favorite studies. Years later (almost 20 years later), I’m not surprised to find women of … [Read more...]