By Jarrid Wilson
Greater than something, our God desires us to spend time with Him. He desires to be in courting with us, yet for a few cause, we can't locate the time. In a tradition of rapid downloads and drive-through lattes, we examine that speedier is best and that slowing down isn't really an choice. but when we glance rigorously at Scripture, we see that this can be the complete opposite of the way God has known as us to live.
In 30 phrases, you'll locate encouragement to open your center, brain, and soul to God. on a daily basis you'll specialise in a unmarried be aware approximately God and our dating with Him. jam-packed with key verses to meditate on, in addition to costs and teachings from Christian leaders, 30 phrases can assist you are making a behavior of non secular development—one that might remodel you from the interior out.
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Room makeovers are on the horizon, and you remember how I feel about those—better than cute shoes. Seriously. I already offered some ideas in chapter 1 to jump-start your makeovers, and maybe that’s all you needed. Sometimes decluttering and rearranging the furniture is all a space requires, and a clean canvas can get the creative wheels turning. But for some people and some perplexing spaces, a little more inspiration is required. Using a few room transformations in my own house as examples, we’ll walk through some high-style, minimal-cost ideas you can implement in your own rooms.
Isn’t it so easy to get preoccupied with our homes (and our lives) needing to be perfect or at least appearing that way? The idea of perfection is in our faces and shoved down our throats regularly in the form of images that have been edited to attain a level of perfection not possible in real life. This pursuit of impossible perfection can easily overshadow the things in life that should be more important, like our families and our faith. I have to remind myself (on many occasions) that there are more valuable pursuits than clutter-free counters, perfectly fluffed pillows, and spot-free slipcovers.
Look for pieces that are multifunctional and provide lots of storage. Ultimately, I feel like the family room is one of those rooms you just have to “go with” or go crazy. Some of you may have the luxury of a bonus room or playroom, so your oversized recliners, sports-themed fleece blankets, treadmills, and stacks of magazines might have another home; but for a good number of us, this room is it, and that’s okay. Remember how I was never going to have a bouncy seat in my house? Well, I not only ended up with a bouncy seat but also a Jumperoo, ExerSaucer, walker, and—for good measure—play gym.