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Mary and Martha

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Do you remember the iconic story of Mary and Martha?
Mary who sat at Jesus feet soaking up Jesus' words, while Martha fretted about the house cleaning to prepare to welcome Jesus and the disciples in their home. Mary and Martha, sisters of Lazarus whom Jesus loved. 
Well oftentimes we women get caught up in being either or. Either we're stuck in the Martha (worrying about our homes, keeping it clean,) and we neglect the Mary (spending time with Jesus). OR we're stuck in the Mary and neglect the Martha. And as wives and moms, as women in general, have to learn to balance both. Especially when we get married and have children, and have more Martha duties pressed upon us. 

And that is where this book comes in at. Sarah Mae, the author, is one of those women (by her own admission) that is often in the Mary only to neglect the Martha. This book started as a challenge to help women see the godliness and beauty in cleaning their home. And it's blossomed into this book helpin…

Living A Mighty Faith

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Isn't that what we all want?
To live a mighty faith before a mighty God. I seriously enjoy this devotional as it prompts us to a mightier faith. It starts with a verse, then the devotional, and ends with a prayer prompt (which for those who are new to praying, this can be a simple prayer to aid in getting in the habit of praying.
For example today's verse (4/29) is John 6:28 "Then they said to Him what shall we do, that we may work the works of God?" 
I love that today's devotional reminds me that nothing I do can get me salvation. Salvation is a GIFT from God, perfect in its own and it cannot be bought or earned. That I can rest in that my mistakes do not disqualify me from salvation. That I have a Jesus that understands me and forgives me.
And today's devotional ends with a simple prayer:  Lord, I just keep falling short. Thank You for bringing me to You through Your Spirit and faith, rather than based on my perfection. That's the only way I could ever k…