Suffering isn’t easy. Pain isn’t comfortable. Disappointment isn’t ideal. But it doesn’t mean that it can’t be beautiful. On this side of eternity, we have the chance to choose to worship through it all. In Heaven, tears will be wiped away, and our natural response will be to bow down and worship Him. What a privilege it is to be able to worship and choose Jesus when all we feel is disappointment.
THE GREATEST STORY
My challenge for us today is this: do not succumb to blindness in a world which is predominately overtaken with it. Be the person who sits down with Scripture, who sits down with Jesus, and allow it to awaken your wonder anew. Allow it to shape you into a person who simply will not fit the mold of society, and who dares break the mold with their heroic courage in continuing the greatest Story ever told.
GRIEF & LOVE GREATER THAN OURS
Aslan doesn’t go on to explain why Digory’s mother is sick or what the purpose of it all is. Neither does he promise to heal her in that moment, but what He asks Digory to do is trust Him. He does not act as if he doesn’t care, in fact, Digory felt as if Aslan cared more about his mother than he did. And the truth is, Aslan did.
A CHRISTIAN WOMAN’S THOUGHTS REGARDING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
The world is NOT celebrating Biblical womanhood. It’s celebrating a sinful, sexualized, and perverted version of womanhood that it believes will truly satisfy us and make us better individuals. Here's the thing, though. It’s not what God intended for women, and we will never be truly satisfied until we are surrendered to His design.
SEVEN QUOTES ON PRAYER THAT HAVE CHANGED MY PRAYER LIFE
There are many quotes, which, over the years, have changed my way of thinking and challenged me spiritually. I must say that it has to be the most difficult thing in the world to choose a few favorites, let alone a single favorite! However, there are seven quotes regarding prayer that have changed my prayer life, and I am very much looking forward to sharing those with you today. Naturally, these quotes are by Leonard Ravenhill, A. W. Tozer, C. S. Lewis, as well as Charles Spurgeon.
The Lord has reminded me through Torrey’s wonderful old book that power and personal revival is attainable. Our lack of it, is because of our neglect of the tools and resources the Lord has provided for us.
SOMETHING OR SOMEONE?
For Jesus, it wasn’t about religion, it was about being obedient to His Father for the sake of winning souls and indwelling them with the same Spirit He had. After all, where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17). Are you getting this? The last thing Christians should be doing is living domesticated lives if we are indwelled with the same Spirit Jesus had and came to give us.
BUT IF NOT
The story of Dunkirk has always inspired me, but I just recently discovered the power of this message that was sent. This message was so incredible because the army at Dunkirk was saying simply that they REFUSED to let the tyrant that was Adolf Hitler, force them into submission and worship of the diabolical group that was the Nazi’s. They pleaded for the British government to help rescue them, ‘But if Not’, they would fight, and they would go on fighting, until the destruction of every last soldier.
GET IN THE WAY OF ME
What I have found is that God uses those things in powerful ways to not only get in our way, but to show us a much better way. Don’t think that the Lord won’t wreck your plans before they wreck you.
LIFE/MINISTRY UPDATE – JANUARY 2023
We’re doing a something a little different today. Instead of a typical blog post like we publish every Thursday, we are going to share some behind-the-scenes of our personal lives, along with some cool memories/moments from 2022, and finally what the beginning of 2023 has been like for us personally, as well as The Few!
EVEN IF YOU DON’T FEEL VERY BRAVE
When you believe the lie that living in a state of fear is “normal”, it gives you the perfect excuse to not do brave things. If the enemy can use the world to get us to react and live our lives in fear, then it’s almost a guarantee that we won’t do anything about the evil they are promoting because we are inward focused.
TWENTY-THREE THINGS CHRISTIANS SHOULD DO IN 2023
So many of you loved last year’s post, Twenty-Two Things Christians Should Do In 2022, so much so that we have been itching to post another one for 2023! I love reading through a good list or “idea” type post and have found them to be very helpful when trying to be creatively intentional about living a deep and meaningful Christian life.
NEW OR OLD; YOUR CHOICE
This Jesus thing works. It's not crazy. Maybe 2023 is your year to make Him the priority and allow Him to help you begin to heal your shot foot.
THE ARROGANCE OF MAN
You see, Church happens in places like the Bailey’s living room, on Christmas Eve, with a multitude of people who have hardly anything to give, but they give it with such joy. Such love. Such surrender.
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2023
Though today and tomorrow conclude Blogmas 2022, we know that the journey does not end. Preparing our hearts for Christ, surrendering all that we are to Him, and serving Him are all daily tasks we, as Christians, get to partake in!
To be truthful, I suppose I am a bit fearful of what 2023 may bring, and at the same time what it may not bring. I guess you could say I currently find myself “world weary”.
CHANGED YOUR MIND?
You ask; Scott, what are you saying I need to change? Why do you assume I have no room for change? In answer, I would say that I have no idea what you need to change. But you do; and it probably is that thing you thought of as you read that question.
Scrooge’s hard heart was beginning to soften through the power of hospitality. Through the reminder of how Mr. Fezziwig made work enjoyable, even if it was the same hard work Scrooge is doing now. He had the power, through his leadership and attitude, to make people feel welcome, comfortable, at home.
As Lucy explains to her older brother, Edmund, what she had encountered while in Narnia, she says something that intrigues me. She says, “It’s always winter, but never gets to Christmas.”
THE KING HAS COME
The King has come! We celebrate this Christmas Day for that reason. No longer is our world grey and grim. No, it is now bursting with hope and joy because the Light has come into our darkness in the most powerful way. What an adventure this has been! Have a very Merry Christmas, y’all! We thank God for each and every one of you!
EVEN DRAGONS HAVE THEIR ENDING
Though dragons have always been a part of our world, we know that the endings of dragons have also echoed through the pages of history. Let us remember that our Knight is no longer a babe in a manger, but is grown, into the Heavenly Warrior He was always meant to become, and His sword is now drawn.
THE OTHER CHRISTMAS STORY
When you pause to give thanks for baby Jesus, remember to give thanks for our King doing battle with a dragon. And this year, when you place your manger scene on the mantle, look for the red dragon. He’s there in the hay.
ODE TO EBENEZER SCROOGE
Scrooge examined his life, his heart, against God’s standard and found himself lacking. He knew that he could not change on his own but called on the Spirit to strive within him. You and I have a wonderful opportunity to ask the Holy Spirit to live within us this Christmas day and every day, friend!
I wonder how many Christmases Fred had invited his uncle over to join in the celebration and joy. I wonder if he ever found himself distraught over the fact that Scrooge would most likely refuse to accept the invitation, and then remembered the hope he had in Christ, the reason for Christmas, and began his trek to old Ebenezer Scrooge’s without a hint of hesitation.
THE GREATEST QUESTION OF ALL TIME
If your perception of Jesus is askew, then you will live a life accordingly. If you are willing to claim Jesus as Lord this Christmas season, and submit yourself to Him, you are invited to live with Him forever.
HOW ARE YOUR SPIRITS DRESSED?
You see, I believe that Scrooge’s story is so powerful because it can so closely relate to us and our present lives. I want you to think back over your life. Think about the past, about your innocence. Think about your present, the things you most want. Think about what your future may be, about whether your eternity will be dark as Scrooge’s was once bound to be.
THE HOUSE OF CHRISTMAS
Happy Sunday! We are so enjoying Blogmas, and pray y'all are as well! This has become one of my favorite poems this season. Enjoy! - L
JESUS, LORD AT THY BIRTH
Not many are crowned much of anything at birth, except maybe to be called first born, middle daughter, or maybe even an unexpected surprise! Even in the families of royalty, children have to wait their turn to be called king or queen. Not Jesus. He was Lord at birth.
EXCITED ABOUT HIM
Our Savior is one who desires every part of your heart, and mind, and speech, and yet we rob Him of the power to display Himself through these things around the people we may very well have the greatest influence over.
THE BITTER MADE SWEET (PART TWO)
And to what does it compare? To His suffering? To the pain He took on His back. That He took on His head. That He took in His hands. That He took in His feet. That He took in His side. That He took until His last breath was drawn. To what does it compare?
THE BITTER MADE SWEET (PART ONE)
This was the day that those colors of the current season were making their last fade. The new ones were officially settling in, brushing over what was, on an eight hour drive from central Texas to Hot Springs, Arkansas. This change would remind me that to love Him is to obey Him. No matter the cost.
This is what the American Church is saying today. We have the same desire to rule over ourselves and imitate the world around us. We are selfish, have turned away from God countless times, and worshiped false idols whenever we have had the chance. Just like He did with the Israelites, God will say to us, you get what you ask for. He will remove His mighty hand from us and allow us to suffer in our rebellion against His perfect plan.
God and I wrestled back and forth about whether or not I was to change jobs. The conflict was so great because a co-worker and I had started a Monday morning prayer group that eventually led to most of the employees attending. For some of them, this would be the only Jesus that they would get for the remainder of the week. So, it was important to me that I knew for sure that God wanted me to move on.
Today is the second Sunday of Blogmas! Enjoy this beautiful poem this evening.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE PREPOSITIONS
God’s grace is not a license to sin. As a matter of fact, according to Paul it’s a deterrent.
“CAN’T” WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
By doing what he said he couldn’t do, Trigger saved the rest of his crew, and their mission to capture the Enigma and bring it back to America was ultimately successful. I believe "can’t" is the most dangerous word that could ever come out of any of our mouths.
IF IT’S ALL TRUE
Maybe you share some similarities with Thomas as well. You might be skeptical, a bit unsure of your faith. You may have more questions than you can count. Jesus has something for you. He can turn your skepticism into belief.
JESUS, PEARL HARBOR, AND BLOGMAS (REPUBLISHED)
As I have listened to stories today from some of my favorite historians, and pondered the commitment of the greatest generation of Americans on the heels of Pearl Harbor, I am left wondering if we presently have any real understanding of that type of sacrifice.
SALVATION IS NIGH
What I wanted to share with y’all on this very special day is that “Salvation to all that will is nigh.” Meaning, if you desire salvation, a personal relationship with Jesus, He is near to you at this very moment. All you have to do is reach out, call out for Him.
I ask you to please begin each day this holiday season alone in the presence of our heavenly Father. Focus on the Lord. Focus on His attributes, and His precious Word to you. Ask Him to open up your way as you journey through your day with the Prince of Peace beside you.
WHAT THE BIRD SAID EARLY IN THE YEAR
Happy Sunday! Enjoy this rich and meaningful poem by our most beloved Lewis today.
OUR DEATH-DEFYING HERO
Did you catch it, friends? Not only did Aslan leap over the Table, representing death, but Lucy scrambled over it too! This is what our death-defying hero has done for you and for me. He has made a way for us to scramble over death and get to Him, never to be separated from God; to have everlasting life! Hallelujah and Amen!
BEHOLD THE MAN
Now, take courage, dear heart, for suffering is no longer meant to produce only misery. Because Christ has assumed human suffering, that means we can also be confident that He has healed and restored it to its most divine form.
ATTENDING WELL TO WHAT MATTERS
The attending process begins when we sort through the things that distract us, and intentionally do away with them as best we can with Jesus’ help. We must make room in our hearts for the light when darkness attempts to fill it daily.
ARE YOU READY? PART TWO
This is what has been rolling around of late in my, saved by a miracle, head. Assuming we are ready for eternity because we have followed Jesus, He has saved us from our sin, and we have the confidence of Heaven; then there is a second question to ponder. Are we ready to live like we have made that decision?
ARE YOU READY? PART ONE
Here's the bottom line. For me, and I don’t know fully why just yet, Jesus lifted the trailer and pulled me out. I walked away with minor injuries and still have trouble believing that I am alive. Only He could have saved me; there is no explanation other than I am living proof our God still does miracles as He sees fit.
A QUIET REVOLUTION
Do not allow your quiet personality to hinder you from doing the powerful things the Lord calls you to. But go on boldly, more boldly, in making your mark for the Kingdom of Heaven. Allow God to do His best work in you, and hand your passions over to Him, so they may be used to their fullest extent.
A Poem By: Esther M. Clark
WHAT HEAVEN DESIRES AND HELL FEARS
God has nothing to offer us except Himself, and that He does. Will we not have Him? Do we not long, with every fiber of our being, to just take hold of Him?
A MAN IN A MILLION
The Lord has used my father, and Atticus Finch, to teach me that just because what is right may often earn you the hatred of lesser men, and may cost you everything you hold dear, it does not make it any less valuable.
What Does True, Biblical Submission Look Like? – S3:EP46
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jqsy3-13bfb07 Submission tends to get a REALLY BAD wrap, doesn't it? We've listened to countless sermons and talks regarding submission, marriage, etc. and today, we're challenging much of what the culture, and even many churches believe regarding this topic. This is a deep and beautiful topic if discussed from a Biblical worldview, and that's the... Continue Reading →
Grief & Love Greater Than Ours – Blog Post Read Aloud
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-akbpg-13bc93a Do you need to be reminded today that Jesus knows and cares about the concerns weighing on your heart? Last week we published a new blog post titled, "Grief & Love Greater Than Ours" and we hope that this read aloud of that post is an encouragement to you. Click that play button to... Continue Reading →
How The Classics Ultimately Mirror The Gospel – S3:EP44
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-nep57-13b5a1b Are you filling your mind with true, good, and beautiful things? On today's episode, Madie and Mom discuss how classic literature far outweighs modern novels in moral lessons and character building stories. We must guard our minds and hearts against the worldly agenda by carefully selecting what we read, watch, and listen to. Let's... Continue Reading →
Reminiscing About The Past Year & Describing It With One Word – S3:EP43
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-h97s4-13ac696 Do you take the time to reminisce around your birthday each year? We both just had birthdays, and we are sitting down today to chat with y'all about our 16th & 18th years. It's an honest heart-to-heart conversation we hope will leave you inspired to live life unto the Lord! Let's get into it!... Continue Reading →
The Number One Thing That’s Disrupting Your Peace – S3:EP42
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6b8fm-13a1b2e Are you being consumed by the things of the world, and beginning to feel fearful and overwhelmed? Today, we're here to chat about the number one thing that is disrupting our peace, and how it keeps us from being truly free. Grab your popcorn and buckle up, this is a fast-paced episode! Let's get... Continue Reading →
Preparing Dinner Tables Or Bomb Shelters? – S3:EP40
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vb4w6-1398c44 Do you sometimes lose sight of what the end times really point us towards? We live in a day and age where it has never been so necessary to imitate the men of Issachar and put in the work to not only understand the times we're living in, but also live in light of... Continue Reading →
Is Neutrality Even An Option For Christians? – S3:EP40
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-v479k-138cecc Do you struggle to be bold and fight the cultural norms and woke ideologies that are facing us today? Our conversation this week is focused on the topic of neutrality and whether or not it is a position Christians should take, and what the future could hold for America based on the decision we... Continue Reading →
The Power In Strategically Planning To Beat The Enemy – S3:EP39
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4ckqe-13832d2 You want to kick the devil in the teeth daily, right? Good, because we do too. This episode is just what you need to start your week off right. We're talking about practical ways to guard yourself against sin and temptation, as well as how to prepare yourself for the battle Jesus asks us... Continue Reading →
Practical Ways To Invite Restful Learning Into Your Every Day Life – S3:EP38
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ya7qk-137891a Does your life currently seem/feel a bit overcrowded, a little rushed, full of lots of chaos? That state of living is what is generally accepted as "normal" these days, however, we'd like to challenge that. What would happen to our little corners of the world if we prioritized restful learning daily? Is it even... Continue Reading →
The Shocking Statistic Of How Many Christians Have Read The Entire Bible – S3:EP37
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3fkam-136f379 Have you read the entire Bible before? Is it one of your goals for 2023? In today's episode, we're chatting all about our experiences of reading the Bible in a year, the shocking statistic of how many Christians have, and why the Bible is so foundational to our faith! It's an episode you won't... Continue Reading →
How The Public Education System Is Destroying The Soul Of America – 9,000 Download Special
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8y4hq-1364f21 Do you know the history of standardized testing and why the public school system is still testing today? We have always been passionate about education and it's true purpose, and believe that Christians should be informed about what is taking place in the education system today. If we don't know the purpose of education,... Continue Reading →
Even Dragons Have Their Ending Blogmas Day Twenty-Four Reading
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kbzpc-135ebd0 Do you love a good fairy-story? This is our last Blogmas reading to share with you here on the show, but you are always welcome to go to our Blog (click here) and read any you may have missed! LINKS... Find our Christian Resources Page HERE: https://thefew.blog/resources/ Listen and like our NEW Spotify Worship Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4oWFSPV8NuxwD7yscL2mZO?si=eZmKLjZVSEWrGWo0p4w7IQ Podbean... Continue Reading →
How To Set Boundaries That Are ACTUALLY Healthy (Christian Edition) – S3:EP34
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7h6vw-135b56a Do healthy boundaries include cutting everyone out of our lives and labeling them "toxic"? The world seems to think so, but as always, we are looking at this from a Christian perspective and wading through the many different layers and going down all the rabbit holes to find the truth. How do we set... Continue Reading →
Fellow Passengers Blogmas Day Twenty-One Reading
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-a56me-1357fe8 Did you read this blog post while Blogmas was going on?! Blogmas may be over, but we still have a few readings to share with y'all here on the show! The truth is, Blogmas posts are good year-round! 🙂 LINKS... Find our Christian Resources Page HERE: https://thefew.blog/resources/ Listen and like our NEW Spotify Worship Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4oWFSPV8NuxwD7yscL2mZO?si=eZmKLjZVSEWrGWo0p4w7IQ Podbean... Continue Reading →
An Honest Review Of 2022, And Our Hopes For 2023 – S3:EP32
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-73rtg-1351801 Is it really 2023 already?! What a year 2022 was, and we're doing quite a bit of reflecting on the show today as we enter a brand new year. We discuss some of our personal feelings regarding 2022, the goals we had and what we did/didn't accomplish, as well as what we are wanting... Continue Reading →
Christmas Day Special 2022 -S3:EP31
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hcyhj-1347fb6 Do you know what our absolute favorite Christmas poem is? It's Christmas day, and we are thrilled to celebrate with you here on the show! Let's take some time to slow down, and savor the wonder of this day because of what Jesus did for us. After all, today is all about Him! Merry... Continue Reading →
Can’t Will Not Be Tolerated Blogmas Day Nine Reading
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-9aex4-1345ba0 Is the word "can't" a part of your vocabulary? I encourage you today, dear reader, to never partake in uttering the crippling word of “can’t,” but rather go on more boldly in your pursuit of Christ this Christmas Season. LINKS... Find our Christian Resources Page HERE: https://thefew.blog/resources/ Listen and like our NEW Spotify Worship Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4oWFSPV8NuxwD7yscL2mZO?si=eZmKLjZVSEWrGWo0p4w7IQ Podbean Affiliate Link: https://www.podbean.com/thefew Our... Continue Reading →
Christmas Week Special – S3:EP29
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-c5iuv-1340dc9 Do you have the courage to stand up and sing? Today on the show, we're discussing the ordinary, simple work of the shepherds, and how every now and then one of them would break through the darkness with the sound of a flute and joyous song. It's Christmas week, friends! Let us praise our... Continue Reading →
If It’s All True Blogmas Day Eight Reading
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2r2xr-133ebd3 Maybe you share some similarities with doubting Thomas as well? You might be skeptical, a bit unsure of your faith. You may have more questions than you can count. Jesus has something for you. He can turn your skepticism into belief. LINKS... Find our Christian Resources Page HERE: https://thefew.blog/resources/ Listen and like our NEW Spotify Worship Playlist... Continue Reading →
Jesus, Pearl Harbor, And Blogmas Day Seven Reading
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-a5mr5-133ad01 Did you read this Blogmas post that we republished last week?! Take some time today to listen to our dad read it! 🙂 LINKS... Find our Christian Resources Page HERE: https://thefew.blog/resources/ Listen and like our NEW Spotify Worship Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4oWFSPV8NuxwD7yscL2mZO?si=eZmKLjZVSEWrGWo0p4w7IQ Podbean Affiliate Link: https://www.podbean.com/thefew Our link gets you one month FREE of Podcasting with Podbean! 🙂 Have a topic or question... Continue Reading →
How To Have A Merrier World – S3:EP26
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-z88pw-13386ac Is it possible to live in a merry world again? In the midst of so much darkness and evil, how does one celebrate Christmas well and keep it all year long? Lets chat about a brilliant quote by Tolkien, The Christmas Carol, and what just might be able to change our little corners of... Continue Reading →
Behold The Man – Blogmas Day Two Reading
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5bqpe-1334ada Have you joined us for Blogmas yet this year? A new Christmas themed post will be published every day in December on our Blog (link below)! Enjoy Madie reading her post, Behold the Man. LINKS... Find our Christian Resources Page HERE: https://thefew.blog/resources/ Listen and like our NEW Spotify Worship Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4oWFSPV8NuxwD7yscL2mZO?si=eZmKLjZVSEWrGWo0p4w7IQ Podbean Affiliate Link: https://www.podbean.com/thefew Our link gets you... Continue Reading →
Our Annual Christmas Q&A – S3:EP24
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gzfhn-132f67e Are y'all ready for the Christmas episodes? We certainly are, and we're kicking off the season with a festive Q & A! Join us as we reminisce about past Christmas's, discuss family traditions, and reveal some of our holiday pet-peeves! We hope you enjoy listening to this super fun, conversational episode that is sure... Continue Reading →
Attending Well To What Matters – Blogmas Day One Reading
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pyqk2-132d654 Is it your desire to make the most of this Christmas season? We are publishing new blog posts every day in December, and decided we'd like to read some for you here on the show! More Blogmas readings to come! LINKS... Find our Christian Resources Page HERE: https://thefew.blog/resources/ Listen and like our NEW Spotify Worship Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4oWFSPV8NuxwD7yscL2mZO?si=eZmKLjZVSEWrGWo0p4w7IQ ... Continue Reading →
Is Loneliness Greatly Affecting Your Life? – S3:EP22
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-28cxq-131d27e Has your loneliness ever pushed you into desperation for a true connection with someone? For many of us, though we may not like to admit it, the answer is probably yes. In this episode, we dive into the perilous waters of loneliness, and discuss our true need to have deep, meaningful, and fulfilling relationships... Continue Reading →
Come As You Are And Leave Changed – S3:EP21
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-iy98u-131415b Can we really encounter Jesus and His great love and go on living the same way we were prior? Modern Christianity (fake Christianity) seems to believe and preach that we can stay the same and just go from religious experience to religious experience. What does real Christianity believe and preach, though? Is it the... Continue Reading →
Profound Thoughts From Lilly’s Current Read – S3:EP20
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bwqar-1308e66 Can one choice really make all the difference in life? Today on the show, we are diving right into the very last chapter of C. S. Lewis' book, "The Weight of Glory", which contains such profound spiritual truths that were exactly what we needed to be reminded of this week! Take a few minutes... Continue Reading →
Profound Thoughts From Madie’s Current Read – S3:EP19
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6vkrr-12ffb0d Have you ever thought about how a child's innocence is really a part of their child-like faith? However, when we look around at our culture today, it is evident that destroying children's innocence and faith is one of the world's greatest ambitions. Is there anything Christians can do to influence/change this issue? Could we... Continue Reading →
What We Loved About Colonial Williamsburg – 8,000 Download Special!
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5pr2u-12edafd Who doesn't love a good family road trip?! We took the last week of September to roam the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, VA for a fun, historical vacation, and we're chatting all about it on the show today! It's the start of a brand new week. We have a new podcast picture, and y'all... Continue Reading →
HOW TO NOT BECOME NUMB WHILE THE CHURCH IS
Yes, the American Church is numb, but you don’t have to be. Feeling numb is merely a symptom of not living the way that we were made to. If you love Jesus and live for Him, numbness won’t be an issue of concern.
The Habit Of Attention Is The Heart Of Prayer – S3:EP17
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jnjig-12e4195 Have you cultivated the habit of attention in your life? With the way our world operates nowadays, it's difficult to stay focused and prioritize moments of quiet and prayer each day. The world's expectations are extremely low, but what if ours were not? Our mom is joining me (Lilly) today on the show to... Continue Reading →
A COMMON CAUSE
In order to make people hate America, you have to make America hate-able. This is exactly what the Left does day in and day out. Why is this their aim? Because America was founded upon Biblical principles that have guided us for the last 230+ years. They know it is especially difficult to fight for a common cause when you don’t have a common identity.
What Really Is The Pinnacle Of Life? – S3:EP16
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jeshb-12db484 Have you ever waited expectantly for a particular season of life, so much so that you were convinced it would be the pinnacle? That's exactly what we're talking all about in this episode. Is there a pinnacle? Should we hang all of our hopes and dreams on a "season" that can quickly end and... Continue Reading →
DEFEAT BY KAHLIL GIBRAN
A Poem By Kahlil Gibran
MEET HIM AT THE HELM
Sure, Jesus wants us to surrender the helm to Him knowing He will do a much better job than we ever could, but He still wants us along for the adventure.
Are We Our Own Problem? – S3:EP15
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7ahvr-12c8f6b What do you believe about yourself? In this episode, we are discussing some of the basic life questions we all must know the answers to, and how our beliefs directly impact our actions. We can either be the problem or the hero in our own story, but what we must understand is that this... Continue Reading →
THAT LITTLE PRAYING PASTOR
You are powerful through the blood of Christ, dear Christian. But remember, that blood was not shed for you to sit back and do nothing. It was shed for you to overcome the principalities of this present darkness.
Accountability Does Not Equal Church Hurt – S3:EP14
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-buduf-12c09f0 Do we have a tendency to label Biblical accountability as church hurt? We are diving DEEP into this topic on the show today, asking the hard questions and discussing one of the greatest needs our culture currently has. Whether you are discipling a fellow Christian or feel as if you have been hurt by... Continue Reading →
Far be it from me that I should receive a crown of worldly honor, when my King was given a crown of thorns.
How To Deal With Enneagram Types – S3:EP13
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-wsrfc-12b6b01 Have you taken a test to see what your enneagram type is? We're chatting all about how to deal with enneagram types, specifically as Christians! Is it helpful to know what type you are? Can it be a major cause of division within the Church? Click the play button to join the conversation this... Continue Reading →
TO ONE STATE OR THE OTHER
With every day that passes, we are becoming what we will be. So, I ask you, what will you be in the end? What will it take for you to come to the realization that the central part of you, that is becoming either a heavenly creature or a hellish creature, is all you will be left with in eternity?
Deep Questions To Start Meaningful Conversations With Friends – S3:EP12
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5ekw5-12ae239 Do you have a desire to get past the fluffy small talk and have genuine, meaningful conversations with your friends, family, and others you meet? Today we are sharing FOUR questions we ask some of our friends quite often, and that always make for a great discussion no matter if there's two of you... Continue Reading →
Hope Beauty Promo & Discount Code!
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-59iy8-12aaf25 Where are all of our ladies at?! We are so excited to partner with Hope Beauty and tell y'all about their makeup products that are inspired by women of the Bible! We might just be a tad-bit obsessed with their lip kits and radiant sticks, haha! Who doesn't love supporting Christian, pro-life, and pro-America... Continue Reading →
EVIL CAN ONLY DESTROY ITSELF
Instead of looking at the failure the tortured heroines and persecuted heroes had to suffer through as setbacks, he was taught to look at them as inevitable events which would ultimately bring about that radical, joyful victory of those same weary heroes. He learned to draw one line between Good and Evil, and not allow room for any sort of grey area. Greatest of all these, however, he learned the light always wins, even if it takes a little longer than we want it to.
What Are We All So Afraid Of? – S3:EP11
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ptxvs-12a5643 Do you know what Google says our number one fear is? Abandonment. Today on the show, we're going all the way down to the root of that fear, as well as some other prevalent fears we notice people struggling with. This is a BIG topic to tackle, but we're ready for it! Click that... Continue Reading →
BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY
As much as I would like to pat Christians on the back and tell them it’s perfectly fine to retreat when the days are dark and evil, I can’t. We may be living in a post Roe America, and praise the Lord for it, but it is in large part due to the five Justice’s that didn’t go stick their heads in the sand and ignore this crucial, heartbreaking, unlawful issue.
Our Favorite Places, Books, And College Classes – S3:EP10
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hxj9w-129c22d Are you excited to jump into a brand new week? We thought it would be fun to upload a lighthearted Q&A on the show today! We share about some of our favorite places we've traveled, some amazing book recommendations, and Madie shares about a crazy dream she has! Trust me, there's so much in... Continue Reading →
A LIVING HOUSE
He will take care of the restoration process, and just remember that when it hurts, He’s doing a new thing in you that won’t just make an impact in your life, but other’s lives as well.
Either He’s Enough Or You Are – S3:EP9
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vnb8g-1292865 Do we really have what it takes to handle all that we face in life? In this episode, we are chatting about the extremely loved statement, "I am enough", and whether or not Christians should subscribe to this idea/mindset that we are all that we need. Could this statement encourage us to have an... Continue Reading →
AIR BRAKES AND DEEP THOUGHTS
Something the Lord has been convicting me of a lot lately is what I’m consuming my mind with. What I’m watching, reading, listening to, thinking about. Most of us want to ignore the way Jesus is really supposed to affect all these aspects of our lives, and we want to believe He’s only supposed to help us with the “big” things.
Are These The Most Spiritually Fulfilling Days Of Your Life? Minisode!
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8mpp3-1289b69 Did you know we are each as spiritual as we want to be?! Join Lilly as she reads through, and comments on, one of her favorite blog posts that she hopes is an inspiration to you today! No matter your circumstance or where you currently are spiritually, it's a brand new week and one... Continue Reading →
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN POEM
A Poem By Robert Frost
2021s MOST Googled Question Reveals A Major Societal Problem – S3:EP7
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tuewp-1281bc4 Do families sit down and watch good movies together anymore? It sure doesn't seem like it, so what's replacing that time? A subscriber recently sent us a question asking what our views are on TV shows and what Christians should/shouldn't watch, and we thought we'd share our thoughts with y'all! We have a few... Continue Reading →
Pay attention, Church. The good in this world is quickly slipping away, and if we don’t fight for it, then who will? Now is the time to take action, because every good thing is being distorted.
How To Do A Few Things Well – S3:EP6
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-c7h59-1277246 Did you know that it's a dangerous place to be when we're not asking the Lord what He has for us each day? It's true that no one can do a million things well, and that's why it's of upmost importance that we know what work is valuable and what the Lord has for... Continue Reading →
OUR NEW CHRISTIAN RESOURCE PAGE & LIFE UPDATE!
Madie and I have been so pumped and thankful this week because our Podcast, A Few Minutes With The Few, hit 7,000 downloads and we released our new, free, Christian Resource Page that we have been working on for the last couple of months! It is available to download and print right here from the Blog on our resource tab!
Christian Resources That Will Help You Live Wholeheartedly For Jesus – 7,000 Download Special!
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-j32ev-126ef60 Are you looking for Christian resources that will ACTUALLY help you get serious about living for Jesus daily? If you said yes, we have exciting news for you! We have some of the very best podcast listeners, and y'all have helped us reach SEVEN THOUSAND DOWNLOADS! To celebrate, we have released a free Christian... Continue Reading →
DOES FREE REALLY MEAN FREE?
We must come to the realization that God’s ways bring freedom, not when we simply believe that they do, but when we implement them and live by them daily, knowing that it is for our own good and ultimately God’s glory.
Pt. 2 Questions To Ask After A First Date – S3:EP4
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4ithd-1267a5f Wondering what you should think through after going on a first or second date to make sure you're following the Lord's lead and pursuing the right guy or girl? Who you marry is the second most important decision you will ever make (the first being to follow Jesus), so it is crucial that we... Continue Reading →
WHAT WE’VE BEEN USED TO
This week, I challenge you to not be like Ruby Gillis. Don’t chase after trivial, unimportant, and wind carried tasks and attitudes until you are faced with death. Live in a way that reflects Jesus in everything you do, and in a way that brings a little slice of heaven down here to earth.
Pt. 1 Questions To Ask Early On In A Relationship – S3:EP3
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bpduc-125f2db Have you ever thought about the top three questions you should ask on a first date to really get to know someone's heart? We have thought through what we would ask on a first date, and want to share those questions with you as well! Our goal is to date/court godly men who love... Continue Reading →
THESE ARE THE DAYS!
You see, when I look back at the days that I would say are the most spiritually fulfilling days of my life, they are the days when I was willing to put a lot of effort into my relationship with Christ. I was praying, studying, and serving every day. They were the days when I learned how to pray with people and share the Gospel with them, and I actually went out and did that on a regular basis. They were the days when I saw the truth being ignored and injustice being accepted, and I spoke out, in love, against it.
Our Fun, Summer Priorities (Minisode) – S3:EP2
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-t5iec-1254e41 Are you being intentional with your time this summer? We asked y'all what your TOP summer priorities are on Instagram a couple weeks ago, and in this episode, we share the responses you sent in, as well as what our top summer priorities are! Madie also tells a very interesting story about a bee... Continue Reading →
TO THE DISCOURAGED CHRISTIAN…
It is true that the Christian life is not a constant high, and what matters more than anything else is where we run when we have feelings we can’t deal with on our own. You see, discouragement is a beautiful part of the Christian life only because God uses it to bring us closer to Himself. He helps soften our hearts to feel what He feels, and it is in that moment, when we feel what He feels, that we can best care, love, and serve.
Are American Youth Groups & Sunday Schools Helping The Youth Of Our Generation? – S3:EP1
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gsa4f-124ca49 What do the young people of our generation truly desire and need from their local churches? We have traveled the U.S. visiting and helping churches, speaking to youth groups, and hosting bible studies within our home each week, and what we have heard from the majority of youth we connect with is that they... Continue Reading →
GRIEF EVERYWHERE, EVERYWHERE TERROR, AND ALL SHAPES OF DEATH
My prayer is that we live our lives so well we can truly look ourselves in the mirror and admit with confidence that we are so much different than every other bundle of bones on this planet.
This Blog Post is going to look a little bit different than it usually does, but I am excited to update you on all the awesome things God has been doing in our little corner of the world recently!
Rebellion To Tyrants Is Obedience To God – Season 2 FINALE & Memorial Day Special!
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bkx86-123a8e5 Why is America the greatest country on earth? We're glad you asked, because we could talk for hours about the Revolutionary War and all things American history, but for your sake, we packed a lot of awesome stories and content into a 40 minute episode! We want to thank every one of the men... Continue Reading →
WHEN THE WORLD STOPPED TURNING
When our world stops turning, I can only pray that we move past our petty grievances, and stand as one nation under God, the One who enables our world to begin spinning again and causes the sun to rise anew over this blessed land.
What To Do When Life Feels Boring – S2:EP54
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-25cer-1232295 Do you feel at times that your everyday life just isn't all that exciting and that maybe, just maybe, you aren't getting anywhere fast spiritually? Good, because we are right there with you! Sometimes guilt can even creep in because you feel like you aren't doing all that God wants you to be doing,... Continue Reading →
WE HAVE THE ADVANTAGE
None of us may be a “master detective” such as Hercules Poirot. However, God has given Christians, who have the Holy Spirit within them, the incredible ability to see the world as it should be (some to a lesser or greater degree). To see a world in which everything is just, and right, and true because we function as we were intended to all along.
Compassion And Critical Thinking… Are They Compatible? – S2:EP53
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-39n57-12293d5 Is it compassionate to think critically and educate/inform those within your sphere of influence? In the American Church today, most people feel as if they shouldn't think or do any kind of research because they are told not to have an opinion or "push" anything on anyone because it's not compassionate. Just maybe, we've... Continue Reading →
A HERO ALWAYS KNOWS (PART THREE)
I'm reminded of an old movie line when the captain of a submarine was asked a question and said he didn’t know. His second in command pulled him aside and rebuked him. "The captain always knows what to do; whether he does or not." It seems like that is often the esteem our children hold us in. As dads, we are always supposed to know. We are to be their heroes.
Four Spiritual Goals You Can Implement Into Your Life Today (Minisode) – S2:EP52
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5zdz6-12207f7 What are your current spiritual goals? In this new minisode, we're jumping right in with four spiritual goals you can implement into your life, especially if you feel like you might be in limbo. These are goals that we have implemented, and are still implementing in our lives currently to help us get serious... Continue Reading →
ARE YOU THE HERO OF YOUR OWN STORY? (PART TWO)
My question to you, this week, is: Are you the hero of your own story? Have you thought of your life as a story; one that could impact those around you now and the generations that will come after you? Living in light of eternity demands that you think of your life this way.
Bible Apps And The Danger They Have Caused – S2:EP51
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-d3w7g-12168c1 Is the Bible app a sufficient substitute for reading the Word in physical form every day? Let's tackle this question together on the show today, and examine the pros and cons of using Bible apps! We have a lot to say (as usual, haha) about the "verse of the day" becoming an excuse, and... Continue Reading →
EVERY STORY HAS A MONSTER (PART ONE)
As Christians, we need to know that the monster in our story exists and is savagely fierce, cruel, and violent. His name is Satan, and he is our enemy. However, we also need to know that the monster can be overcome.
In The Midst Of Despair, We Hope – S2:EP50
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-nz33p-120ce8c Are you starting the day feeling a bit overwhelmed and/or saddened by what is taking place around the world and in America today? In this episode, Lilly & Madie share about two people who have been a huge inspiration to them, and who cultivated beauty in their corners of the world in the middle... Continue Reading →
Church, we do not need “Christianity And”. Only one thing is needful. So, come and lay down the “Fashion of Christian coloring” at the cross and be made whole, so that we may experience true happiness and joy.
WITHOUT THIS WEEK
Without this week, I wouldn’t be writing to you about hope, about beauty, and about the light breaking into our darkness. Yet here we are, because of what our Lord Jesus has done.