13 Ways to Stay Godly During College

This post is important. It's important to me because each and every part of the list comes from something I've experienced firsthand, and I want to use that to help other current or soon-to-be college students. So, if you're in that season of life, and you want more tips for remaining pleasing to God, this …

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The Sword of the Spirit + Prayer

"Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet …

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The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace

"Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace..." Ephesians 6:14-15 What are the shoes of the gospel of peace? Roman armor footware consisted of heavy-soled, sandal-like shoes. Ironically, they looked similar to what girls wear …

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The Breastplate of Righteousness

"Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness," (Ephesians 6:14) What is the breastplate of righteousness? According to Merriam-Webster, a breastplate is a piece of metal that covers a person's chest and was part of the protective clothing that soldiers wore in the past. Although it's only called a …

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The Armor of God + Resisting the Devil

This post is the preface to my series about the full armor of God. Resisting the devil is a constant, 24/7, never-ending spiritual fight. We have to protect ourselves against the many different strategies the devil uses because he's constantly seeking to tear us away from God. He'll use relationships, entertainment, social activities, and any temptation we …

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How To Be Productive If You Stay At Home

Being a stay-at-home or work-at-home wife isn't about Netflix binging or nap taking. A big challenge for stay/work-at-home wives or really anyone who does the majority of work inside her own home is how to stay productive. It can be easy to spend the majority of your time on the couch, watching TV or doing …

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Reading Your Bible For Profit

The Bible is a guide for your soul, so it's meant to be studied, not skimmed. How you read your Bible is as important as actually reading the Bible. In order to gain more knowledge and understanding of God's word, you have to read it and understand it, right? That's how learning works with any …

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How I Use My Simplified Planner

I've been using my Simplified Planner for almost a year now, and I LOVE it. It's helped me sort out my thoughts and plans and lists and generally just kept me more sane than I was before I had it. (By the way, her 2017 planners just debuted, so check them out!) I've thought about writing …

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9 Ways to Be a Careful Listener

Romans 12:15-16 says, "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion." So, in order to be followers of Christ we need to know how to listen to other people, and bear their burdens and their joys.