When Life Knocks You Down. Get Up! {Leviticus 1-5}

When Life Knocks You Down Get Up

When I was a child, one of our favorite family dinners was my mom’s BBQ Beef Stew.  I remember my dad would come through the door from work and say the smell made his mouth water.  It was that good!  I always make mine in the crock pot and as it cooks all day – the house is filled with this amazing aroma. What is your favorite smell?  Perhaps a rose or fresh baked bread, pine trees, a camp fire or your husband’s cologne. In Leviticus chapters 1-5,  we see this phrase repeated over and over in every chapter: “it […]

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How To Live Your Priorities

How to Live Your Priorities - blog

{Cue the Confetti!} It’s our very first Q & A Wednesday! Over 2,000 of you took a survey last week and the #1 question you all asked was: How do you juggle it all? I know your life is very full just like mine.  Every woman I talk to is SO busy. Sometimes we can look into someone else’s life and feel like we are not measuring up or like we must be doing something wrong, because we are just so exhausted. Watch this video below to find out how I juggle my responsibilities (and my exhaustion) and how YOU can live […]

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Easy & Sweet – Garlic Glazed Chicken

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Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen is here today with the perfect family dinner.  Just add baked beans and cucumber salad and you are all set! Janelle writes: My mom forwarded me this recipe and my, oh, my is it a keeper! As you know, I’m a huge fan of sweet and savory dishes- this one is no exception! Enjoy! Chop fresh garlic – it’s gotta be fresh for this recipe {I know, I know- I don’t like the smell of it on my hands for days either….but it’s worth it for this one}. In a small/medium pan add olive oil […]

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Introduction to Leviticus {Resources for Chapters 1-5}

1 Leviticus It's all about worship

Welcome to the Introduction of the Book of Leviticus. This is going to be a challenging book to study but we cannot skip it. For those who were with us for our study in the book of Exodus, you may well remember reading chapter after chapter after chapter of God’s commands to Israel on how to build the tabernacle. Leviticus picks up right where the book of Exodus ended, so chronologically, we must do Leviticus next. The title “Leviticus” means, matters of the Levites.  The Tribe of Levi (also known as Levites) were the priestly tribe of Israel. Leviticus is […]

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4 Announcements

WLW and GMG Are On Spring Break!

Announcement #1 Celebrate! Announcement #2 Our next GMG study is the book of Leviticus! I’ll be back on Monday, April 20th to kick off our Bible Study! I know this is one of the least popular books of the Bible. Reading the Ceremonial, Civil and Moral Law is not an easy read.  But you are intelligent women – and with the help of the Holy Spirit, we are capable of reading and wrestling through God’s Word. You are not walking this road alone – the Good Morning Girls community is a vibrant group of women who are serious about walking […]

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Good Morning Girls Resources {Matthew 26-28} and the Resurrection!

GMG Resources Matthew 26 - 28

I hope you had a special weekend with you family. Here’s our family photo from Easter Sunday. This week we will read about Jesus dying on the cross and rising again. These are such powerful chapters in God’s Word.  I pray you finish well. Here’s my reflections on the Resurrection of Jesus and of us – Believers!  I answer the question…what will our bodies be like. (if you can’t see this video – click here) Here’s this week’s Bible Reading Plan: This week’s Group Discussion (and personal reflection) Questions {A special thank you to the GMG leadership team who created […]

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It’s Friday…But Sunday’s Coming {Reflections on the Cross}

It's Friday but Sunday's Coming

{For those following this week’s Good Morning Girls Bible Reading plan – I am skipping ahead to next week’s reading in Matthew because of Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday this weekend.} We have come to a place of holy ground. (Exodus 3:5) A time to quiet our souls. The cross is the ONLY reason I blog, pin, youtube, tweet, instragram and facebook. Because Jesus shed His blood for me and He shed His blood for you. And so as I read of Jesus going before Pilate and Herod – I am simply still – in awe of how Jesus stood […]

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Meaningful Easter Traditions for Kids

Easter Collage

I LOVE celebrating Easter – the Resurrection of Jesus my Savior and Lord!   Here are some of our spiritual – and not so spiritual traditions! First, the not so spiritual…matching clothes. I have no idea why I ever started this tradition but I started it and I guess I’ll do it until the kids complain. Lol! So you may wonder, what’s the clothing plan for this year…the theme is navy and yellow (as a Buckeye fan this poses a minor problem for my husband but he’s cooperating ). The color choice is based off of Lexi’s Easter dress below: Now […]

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Good Morning Girls Resources {Matthew 21-25} & What’s Next…

Good Morning Girls Resources Matthew 21-25 and What's next

We are nearing the end of Matthew and I know what you are wondering… What’s next? Next – is a spring break for the GMG’s.  We will complete Matthew next Wednesday, April 8th. Spring break is from April 9th until Monday, April 20th. On Monday, April 20th we begin…one of the hardest books in the Bible. Are you up for a challenge? Then join us as we study the Book of Leviticus – one chapter a day from April 20th until May 26th. This book of the Bible is where most people… quit. Don’t quit. Don’t give up. This is a […]

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When No One Notices or Says Thank You {Matthew 20}

When No one notices or says thank you

  As I walk into my daughter’s bedroom, I pick up dirty laundry from the floor. I carry it to the bathroom chute and drop it in, then hang some towels and wipe up a toothpaste mess. I proceed into my son’s room for some straightening and then to my own. Downstairs, I empty 2 trashcans and a laundry basket and a suitcase from my husband’s business trip that week. Thousands of times, I’ve picked up dirty laundry, straightened towels and emptied trash cans – virtually unseen. Of course when I don’t do these things – everyone sees the overflowing […]

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When Your Church Splits and Your Heart Breaks

When your church splits and your heart breaks

It was 1995.  I was away at college when my mom said on the other end of the line – “there’s trouble at church.  We might be leaving.” WHAT? My beloved church? The one where I had spent all my Jr. High and Sr.High Years learning and growing in Christ. Basically – my most profound years of growth in my spiritual walk that led me to to Bible college. Leaving??? My safe haven away from public school. The place where I sang songs of worship with my best friends, went on missions trips yearly and learned how to share my faith. The […]

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Good Morning Girls Resources {Matthew 16-20}

GMG Resources Matthew 16-20

We have passed the half-way point of Matthew! Can you believe it? And wow – what an amazing book packed with so much love and truth! Here’s this week’s Bible Reading Plan: This week’s Group Discussion (and personal reflection) Questions {A special thank you to the GMG leadership team who created these for us – Misty, Mandy, Rosilind and Bridget}: {Per your request – the Discussion Questions are now printable!}  This week’s Meditation & Memorization Verse:   Print just 1 copy (pictured above) or print 4 copies (pictured below) on one page. Join Us! EVERY weekday morning at 7:45am on Facebook to discuss […]

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