I had the opportunity to partner with echurch giving and participate in an book project with over 25 other Christian innovators.
The final product is ready and here it is!
Prolific (adj.): producing much fruit, producing many works, high-scoring, plentiful, abundant, creative, productive, inventive.
All the Things we Don’t Have – New Year’s Resolutions are typically the time of year to reflect on the things we don’t have or don’t do. Don’t eat out so much. Do more exercise. Don’t be so negative and depressed, etc. More often than not, these resolutions are woven together with complicated emotions such as guilt, regret, and shame. The result is that, through great self-control, we keep our new promises for 30 days or so, and then go back to our old routines, still carrying along our companions of guilt, shame, and the like.
It was Always Meant to Be Excess – We’re turning the tables for 2015, choosing to emphasize our excess rather than our lack. The best single word we found to describe this perspective is prolific. It’s a word that contains elements of abundance, creativity, productivity, plenty, and just general excess.
Isn’t Excess a Dirty Word? – Excess can be a strange word to accept, as it has been used in a derogatory manner, especially as it relates to our American way of life. However, we’re reclaiming the definition. Our cups were meant to run over, not with material goods necessarily, but with action-values such as generosity, gratitude, compassion, and celebration. Powerful words that prompt a way of life, prompt community engagement, and shift our perspective to our blessings rather than our lack.
It’s Time to Do Success Different! – We gave the above text as a writing prompt to over 25 of our favorite Christian innovators, writers, thinkers, and doers. What you’re about to read are their unfiltered responses. Be inspired!
Wait, Isn’t That a Grammar Mistake? – It’s true, grammatically the sentence should read, “Do Success Differently,” but we were trying to make a subtle and artistic point that we mean business. We’re serious about doing things differently, so much so that we’re willing to break grammar rules to do it.
Get your free download here: Be Prolific
Each of us were to keep our article between 300 and 500 words, and well if you read my blog you realize that is very difficult for me. Therefore I wrote the article and handed it over with free reign to edit as needed, lol :-).
Here’s my full post: Sheep Without a Shepherd.
On two separate occasions I had the opportunity to share on the subject of prayer. Here are the PDF copies that I handed out to those that were at each event.
You can find the posts that developed as I processed through this study beginning here: God Forbid It
You can find the posts that go deeper into the message that the Lord laid on my heart to share beginning here: Praying for Our Children
Here is the PDF download of the Preschool Catechisms with Proofs
I put this together from an internet search into catechisms for kids. I could not find a kid friendly current language of catechisms that also had proofs, so I compiled my own.
This is a whole year of catechisms. There are 52 catechisms in this PDF download. I would recommend exploring deeper into each catechism throughout the whole week. For example, when the week 2 catechism is:
Question: What else did God make?
Answer: God made all things.
Read Acts 17:25; Colossians 1:16; Psalm 33:6-7
Have your child memorize the catechism, but also spend the week digging deeper into Genesis 1-2.
Also please note that these are not built around a denominational persuasion. They are catechisms based on the foundation of the common Christian confession that Jesus is Lord and the only way to salvation.
May these be a blessing within your home!
Click here to get your free download: Preschool Catechism with Proofs
Here is the official ebook:
I wrote this study through the book of Colossians as I was teaching through this book when my husband and I led the College and Career at our church. This study is written to take you through the book of Colossians verse by verse. It is written to help you dig into the book yourself. There is no denominational persuasion pushed within this study. The study is written to simply help you ask questions of the text as you dig into the Scriptures. There are suggestions for cross-references and word studies included.
Here are some sites I have found helpful as I study through the Word of God…
As a reminder this study is written with the NASB translation. Below is your free downloadable copy…
May the Lord bless you in the study of His Word!
Here are the downloadable pdf files for the Romans Study For Kids Part One, Two, Three, Four and Five.
These cover the entire book of Romans verse by verse, precept upon precept.
Please excuse any typo’s and/or misspelled words. I honestly have not went back through these and edited them.
May these be a blessing for your family!
It is finished