My Prayer Life is a Mess: 3 Ways I’m Seeking to Improve

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My prayer life needs improvement. Prayer has always been a struggle for me. As a mom of young children, tips like "pray at the same time every day" or "review your note cards throughout the day" or "don't think you need to pray long prayers" just discourage me. Because the truth is I want to pray at the same time every day, but I never know if I will be up all night or have little visitors Continue Reading

5 Things I’ve Learned About Pursuing a Dream

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I believe each of us is made for a purpose, and if we would only allow ourselves to dream, we might discover a path that we didn't even know existed right at our finger tips. My husband and I have always talked about traveling, but until now, we've never really done it. We've always had one hundred and one reasons why it wasn't a good idea right now. We don't have enough money. We don't Continue Reading

5 Reasons We Don’t Pray the Way We Should

5 Reasons We Don't Pray When We Should- Intentional By Grace

Prayer is an intimate part of a Christian's life. Prayer is the way we communicate with God. Yet ask most any Christian to rate her prayer life and she's likely to respond: "needs improvement." We all know the importance of prayer, but yet we fail to make prayer a priority. Why? 5 Reasons We Don't Pray 1. Prayer is not planned Prayer requires us to slow down our busy lives and make time for Continue Reading

Building the Family: Living the Gospel at Home on a Daily Basis

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Post by contributing writer, Victoria Growing up I wanted to be three things when I became an adult: a teacher, a wife and a mother. Those were the desires of my heart and for reasons unknown to me, God blessed me with all three of those desires. While I’m not a teacher in terms of having a profession anymore, I view my call to motherhood and teaching my own children as one in the same. You Continue Reading

How to Create a Family Mission Statement

How to create a family mission statement with free printables. | IntentionalByGrace.com

When it comes to living the Gospel at home, not only do you need to know why God saved you, but your family needs to understand its God-given purpose as well. Your God-given purpose as a family will be a result of your individual life stories. In other words, your story will influence your God-given mission as a family. In addition, your family mission statement will help you determine your Continue Reading

What Is Your Story?

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By contributing writer, Mark Each and everyone of us has a story. The big and the small events, people, and circumstances that have shaped our lives, our character, and our beliefs stand as landmarks in our lives. There is a reason for our story. We have a God who loves us and is so involved in the little details of our lives that we will never fully grasp the glory of His power, love, and Continue Reading

The Character of a Christian Man Matters

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By contributing writer, Mark This one's for the men. Leigh Ann wrote to the women yesterday. While I realize that I am writing this on a blog pretty much exclusively for women, I am writing this post in the hopes that it will be shared with the men in your life. Ladies, this isn't going to put anyone straight or fix those pesky little habits of your men, but it will bring encouragement to Continue Reading

Our Great Need as We Live the Gospel at Home

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I think yesterday's post left something to be desired. Do I profess to know God but deny Him by my works? Do I live the Gospel at home? Better yet ... How can the Word of God fill my home when I don't know but a handful of scriptures from memory? How can I lead my children when I don't even understand the entire Bible myself? What if I'm still figuring out this whole Christianity Continue Reading

Do You Profess to Know God But Deny Him By Your Works?

Do you profess to know God but deny Him by your works? | IntentionalByGrace.com

Our children are leaving the faith in greater proportion as they exit our homes and begin anew in the enormous world set before them. They head off to college with a head knowledge of who Jesus is and what He has done, but nothing more, nothing lasting. As parents, I think we've done a pretty cruddy job at putting action to our faith. We glorify the text that salvation is a free gift of God and Continue Reading

Why Did God Save You?

Every moment of your life has been ordained by God to make up your mission and purpose here on earth. Why did God save you? | IntentionalByGrace.com

  What are you living for? Or a bigger question. Why did God save you? Do you know? How can the reality of God be seen in your everyday life? God calls, enables, empowers, and invites you to live on mission right where He has you. Right in your own home, marriage, church, community, and job. Living life on mission isn't a position or calling for someone else. It's your Continue Reading