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Stephanie Raquel  —  November 21, 2013 — 2 Comments

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As I looked at the topics for today’s Blog Hop with Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies, I have to admit I didn’t want to “go there.” Continue Reading…

This week in our study of A Confident Heart by Renee Swope, we’re discussing Chapter 6, “When Doubt Whispers … I’m Not Good Enough.”

Oh sweet friends, my heart desperately wishes this chapter weren’t so applicable in my life.  But it is.  (I wrote more on that earlier in the week as we introduced this chapter.)

One area, especially, where doubt whispers “Not good enough” to me is in the area of motherhood.

It’s so common for moms to question themselves and their parenting abilities.  Yet today, as I celebrate the birthday of my youngest daughter, I’m very aware that just like a corporate employee can improve in her job skills, moms can gain skills and confidence in our roles as well.  Moms can, and do, get better through the years.  (Separately … maybe there needs to be some kind of an “It Gets Better Project” for young moms??!  We’ll save that for another day.) Continue Reading…


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…

New video from Cru explains what Easter's all about.

New video from Cru explains what Easter’s all about.











It’s Good Friday. Two days before Easter.

Some of us think of Good Friday as just another day off school or work. For some of us it’s a religious observance, recognizing the death of Jesus, God’s only son. Have you ever wondered about the real meaning of Easter? And why Jesus had to die in the first place?

These are legitimate questions and I’m thankful that God loves to hear us ask them.  He is big enough to handle our doubts, and since He already knows we have them, it’s probably a good idea to just be honest and admit them.

Some of you might want to see what God’s love-letter to humanity, a.k.a. the Bible, has to say by reading the book of Luke in the New Testament.  Others only have a time for a four-minute clip to get the gist.  Thankfully, our friends at Cru have come up with this catchy little video called Falling Plates to help explain more of what Easter is all about. Take a look-see, and let me know what you think!