Praising and Raising “Glory Monsters” Part 2

We've been talking about how excessive praising produces "glory monsters." If that's true, how do we avoid raising our children to crave praise? We have to start with ourselves. Our own craving must be addressed before we can help our…

Praising and Raising “Glory Monsters” Part 1

In a world of selfies, how can we avoid raising little "glory monsters"? Should we mute the praise button? If not, how can our praise fill up rather than puff up our children? The morning we picked up our grandchildren from their summer…
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Glory Hunger? Me Too.

  Glory hunger can strike without warning, causing us to hide and stuff our faces with glory junk food. Feeling empty we check FaceBook. An hour later we don't know where the time went, we just know we still feel empty. What were…

Hungry Bible Study Resource: An Interview with enCourage Blog

Good Monday morning to each of you. If you're looking for a Bible study option this fall or spring, read this.... And take advantage of the 50% discount on Hungry until the end of August! I was thankful for the opportunity to do this recent…

Day 18: Spiritual Junk Food

Welcome back to the 31 day meditation, Hungry Souls, True Food, used by permission of Haven Ministries/Anchor Devotional. Today we're going to talk about junk food. Day 11 sent us off on a discussion of the Wilderness. To continue…
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The Hungry Bookmark

No, I haven't written a children's book...though I could picture a bookmark wiggling along a leaf eating various goodies. No, this is a real bookmark. It has questions on it to help you see Jesus in your Bible. There are more questions…

Found In Him: When Hide & Seek Is No Longer a Game

Photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem on Unsplash I love to play hide and seek. Yep. Even now as a grandmother, it's my go to game for my grandkids. Maybe even for my dog. There are so many versions. Peek-a-boo with the toddler in the high chair.…
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Hear Good News: The Preached Word

Photo by Dr Josiah Sarpong on Unsplash   See. Taste. Hear. God is so eager to give us the good news about Jesus that he uses all of our senses to do it. Reading our Bibles privately is one crucial way to take in his message.…
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Grace For the Mess

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash   When do you need grace for the mess in  your life? Almost anytime, I'm sure. But for me it's Christmas. This year Christmas was crazy. Fun. Busy. But not pretty. I definitely needed God's grace…
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Hungry For Change

Photo by Geert Pieters on Unsplash   I'm bracing myself for the crowds this morning at my local YMCA. I'd better get there early if I expect to get a bike for spin class. This time of year the sign up list is mandatory and usually…