Archives For A Confident Heart

#MovingForward

Stephanie Raquel  —  October 31, 2013 — 6 Comments

 Welcome, Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Studies Blog Hop friends!  Thanks for stopping by!  =)

 

(c) 2011 Stephanie Raquel

(c) 2011 Stephanie Raquel

In our study this week of Renee Swope’s book, A Confident Heart, we’ve been examining reasons for #movingforward from the pain and doubts of our past, toward God’s plans and hopes for our future.

Sometimes, these are what I call “the biggies.”  Continue Reading…

Created by the fabulous Debbie Williams!

Created by the fabulous Debbie Williams. =)

Oh, how I’m thankful God can use misfits!!

That we don’t need to be perfect or always “have it together” to serve in ministry.  No, miraculously the God of the Universe can, and does, use the ordinary to extract the extraordinary!

And he doesn’t even use animals (save for a significant whale and a key donkey mentioned in the bible) to accomplish great things.  Amazingly enough, God uses people.  Sinful, fallen, humans, but nonetheless — PEOPLE! Continue Reading…

#APerfectLove

Stephanie Raquel  —  October 17, 2013 — 3 Comments

{Note: Today’s post is part of a blog hop through Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Online Bible Study of Renee Swope’s A Confident Heart.  If you’re joining me from there, welcome!  ~Steph}

 

Mountains

He was a used car salesman … named Lennie … who smoked cigarettes.

Definitely an unlikely hero for a bunch of teenagers in a small town church youth group.

But that’s exactly what Lennie was.  A hero, who showed us what unconditional love really looked like.  In his own cantankerous but selfless style, Lennie demonstrated what #APerfectLove (to use a term from Renee Swope’s book, A Confident Heart) truly meant. Continue Reading…