Sunday, January 13, 2013

A retreat, deep thoughts, and... a GIVEAWAY

Last weekend I was able to hang out with some awesome people. Leaders, students, teachers. We had a great retreat and I cannot tell you enough how much I love this group.
The Lord taught me several mini-lessons while on this retreat and I was blessed and encouraged to see my senior girls stand up and take leadership. We are so thankful for our local church body. :) The weekend also may or may not have included stair surfing.

Deep thoughts.
Yesterday I read an article on moralistic parenting, put out by Resurgence. Wow. It has been on my heart and mind ever since. I might do a whole post about thoughts on this sometime this week - seems like something I'm battling with, and couldn't put a name on it. It has now been named. CONVICTED. If you haven't taken the time to read it - let me encourage you to do so. Our children NEED us to teach truth to them - not a morality based gospel. Check out "The Danger of Moralistic Parenting" here. Seriously. Do it.

Last, I have a lil' giveaway planned for sometime this week. :)
It's been A-while and I'm excited to bless some reader with TWO fun things. On a personal note - I've been having a difficult time getting into a good 2013 groove. I had high hopes and plans of how to revamp my prayer life, deepen devotional time, etc. All my plans have failed as we battled traveling, sickness, chaos and just the general start of a new year.  {my tree just came down this week} But, the Lords mercies are new EACH day and I'll start again anew tomorrow. My point is this - sometimes we have all these grand plans and even the really great ones fall flat. I'd like to encourage one of you with some tools I think aid in a good quiet time during your day. :) Hint - music might be included!
So, stay tuned. And, do share how you are going deeper in your walk with the Lord.


Angie said...

I've just started on my journey to try and walk with the Lord. I've been attending a really amazing revival BUT I'm struggling a lot. If you would, keep me in your prayers.

Mandi said...

Angie, Yes! I will be praying for you by name. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can recommend any reading resources :)