Alicia Bruxvoort | Proverbs 31 Ministries “But the LORD said to Samuel, 'Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have re-jected him. The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by out-ward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.’” 1 Samuel 16:7 (NLT) “See me, Mommy! See me!” … Continue reading The Fix for Our Faulty Vision
Karen Ehman | Proverbs 31 Ministries “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 (NIV) My friend and her husband were embarking on quite … Continue reading Pleasing God, Not Them
Nicki Koziarz | Proverbs 31 Ministries “Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?” James 3:11 (NIV) At some point, our children make decisions that leave us feeling puzzled and possibly paranoid that the next wrong decision is around the corner. And that’s what I felt like I was facing that … Continue reading The Words I Want To Speak
Meredith Houston Carr | Proverbs 31 Ministries “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 (ESV) … Continue reading What if I Don’t Feel Like Laying Down My Rights?
Christine Caine | Proverbs 31 Ministries “Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” Hebrews 2:1 (ESV) As a kid, I knew about drifting. My dad drilled in to me the dangers of it. Every year when I was growing up, my dad and mum … Continue reading It’s So Easy to Drift
Kayla Ferris | Proverbs 31 Ministries “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 (ESV) “Mom! I need help!” my daughter shouted from the kitchen. Sure enough, when I walked in, I found her covered … Continue reading Your Powerhouse Prayer Team
Alicia Bruxvoort | Proverbs 31 Ministries "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) I was elbow-deep in soapsuds on a … Continue reading If You’re Tired of Coloring in the Lines
Kristi Gaultiere | Proverbs 31 Ministries “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 (ESV) A few years ago, my husband Bill and I set out on a hike to a … Continue reading Is There More to the Christian Life?
Jasmine Williams | Proverbs 31 Ministries “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV) Have you ever noticed the beautiful rhythm of Olympic runners? Their mechanical strides are so impressive that it’s … Continue reading The Antidote for Procrastination: Godly Grit
Corrie Gerbatz | Proverbs 31 Ministries “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) She wasn’t talking about me. In fact, her story had nothing to do with me. But I … Continue reading The Practice of Trusting God More Fully