October 10, 2019

25 Gift Ideas for Christian Women

October 10, 2019
Discover over 25 gift ideas for someone special in your life in need of spiritual encouragement. These gift are perfect for birthdays, Christmas, or just because.

Although it's not quite Christmas time you maybe in search of a gift. Finding a meaningful gift for someone you love can be difficult. So I thought it would be fun to share gift ideas for Christian women.

After all it doesn't have to be a special occasion to give a gift to someone you care about. You never know how something as simple as a journal can show someone just how much you care.

My mother in law and husband are both great at just because gifts. I can't begin to tell you how many journals, devotionals, and books my mother in law has gifted me over the years.

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She is always encouraging me to keep going on my spiritual journey. Although I still have not finished reading all the books.

It gives me hope to know that there in someone in my life who is just as invested in my relationship with Christ as I am. Hopefully this list will encourage you to be a spiritual mentor to someone you love.

These gift ideas are perfect for the person in your life who seems to have everything. She maybe looking for a way to improve her relationship with Christ. Or just in need of some new tools to reignite her faith.

Gift Ideas for Christian Women




It's amazing to see the amount of faith fueled items available. I'm so thankful to see there are so many Christ warriors. Let's spread the word and invite Him into every part of our life.

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September 26, 2019

NIV Quest Study Bible Review

September 26, 2019
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As someone who is far from a biblical scholar. I depended heavily on my study bible to read and comprehend the book of revelations.

But as I have grown in my personal bible studies and prayer life I have learned that the best understanding you will ever receive from the bible is through the Holy Spirit.

Which is why it is so important to pray before you begin your bible study. The Lord will fill you with the Holy Spirit and ensure you receive the message he has in store for you.

As an advocate for bible study beginners I think its important to make clear that study bibles are simply a resource to help you gain deeper insight into the bible. But it does not take the place of the gospel.

Which is why I find it important  to dig deeper into the word exploring different resources to gather a better understanding of what you have read.

I think it important to note that study bible compile and include Bible commentary which are explanations and interpretations of Bible verses from biblical scholars. With that being said let's hop into the review of the NIV Quest Study Bible.


Pros of the NIV Quest Study Bible
  • I like the size of the font.
  • Surprisingly enough I like the Q&A format. It makes the notes easy to read.
  • I really like the way they introduce each book and answer the common questions like who, what, where, why, when.
  • I love that they have a prayers and promises of the bible section.
  • I think most beginners would enjoy the perspectives section that provides bible verses for different things you may experience in life (i.e. anger, hopelessness, pride, or just in need of comfort, etc.)


Cons of NIV Quest Study Bible
  • When I compare the NIV Study Bible to the ESV Study Bible I wish they provided more cross reference verses. I have found that the longer you read the bible the more you begin to try to connect the different books together. 
  • Although the Q & A is extensive I don't it answers every question you may have which could be frustration for the cost. Especially if your a beginner and have not figured out how to find all the different resources available for studying the bible.

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Description of NIV Quest Study Bible
  • Over 7,000 insightful notes arranged in a unique question and answer format
  • Nearly 350 articles investigate the most asked questions about the Bible
  • Article index and expanded subject index
  • Single-column Scripture text arranged in a modern, two-color page design
  • Over 150 charts, timelines, and maps
  • A reading plan with three distinct tracks to follow
  • NIV Dictionary-Concordance
  • 16-page full-color map section

Overall Thoughts of the NIV Quest Study Bible
I think this is a great study bible for beginners whom enjoy reading the NIV translation. Although I don't personally believe this is the most comprehensive study bible. I do believe it is a great starting place for beginners.

One of the things I appreciate most about this study bible is that the present there commentaries in a way that the audience understand they are not offering facts but hypothesis based on their research.


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September 12, 2019

A Season of Waiting

September 12, 2019

Throughout your life you will often find yourself experiencing different spiritual seasons. No one season is alike but they all have one thing in common. If you cling closely to God's word you will come out of that season better than how you entered it.

Not all the seasons are difficult. But nonetheless in every season we must acknowledge, praise, and honor God. So whether you are experiencing a season of abundance, grinding, test and trials, happiness, spiritual warfare, or waiting.

With prayer and God's guidance, you can overcome any season. I challenge you to examine yourself in every season looking for the areas in which God is trying to help you to grow. 

Below you will find a prayer to help you Trust God during your difficult seasons and 3 journaling prompts for a season of waiting. Hopefully if you find yourself in a season of waiting you will take a moment to reflect on the lessons that God is trying to show you.

Prayer to Trust God
Dear Heavenly Father, help me to truly trust you. Help me to stay focused on just how mighty of a God you are. Instead of focusing on my trials and tribulations.

Father I pray that with every obstacle I face that I draw closer to you. Remembering that you created the entire universe with just an utter of a word. 

Believing that any problem that may arise you will use it for my good in the end. Help me to recognize during those difficult times that If you could create this would in just an utter. That I can't begin to imagine the things you can do to change my circumstances. 

I know that Jesus too conquered this world. And so shall I because I trust you and I believe your word is the truth. 

Father enable me to move mountains with mustard seed sized faith. I believe that my faith can change my circumstances. 


I ask that you remove anything in my life or mind that causes me to think otherwise. Strengthen me so that these words that I pray may become who I am in my actions. Give me the faith to act as though my circumstances have already changed. Because I know they will. In Jesus name we pray Amen.

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3 Journal Prompts for a Season of Waiting
  1. Write 3 verses that affirm the importance of waiting on God's timing.
  2. Write down a prayer asking God for your heart's desires.
  3. What bitterness are you currently holding onto within your heart? Write down a prayer asking God for forgiveness and help releasing your bitterness.

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