Take Refuge: Seeing Our Trustworthy God in the Story of Ruth

By | Motivation | 32 Comments

Announcing the Bible study for the next HelloMornings challenge! We’ll be diving into the book of Ruth, with a new study method to learn along the way. Lara and I are so excited for this study to launch. It might just be our favorite study yet! Will you be studying Ruth with us? It will be available as a FREE download for all HelloMornings participants. Open registration for the next challenge starts this Monday, February 17th. UPDATE: Registration is NOW OPEN! See you then, and be sure to invite your friends! Space is limited and groups fill up FAST!

Read More

Time of Silence {And a Time to Pray!}

By | Motivation, This and That | 9 Comments

We are busy, busy bees behind the HelloMornings scene. I cannot tell you how excited I am to show you our new site! In fact, we’re going to be a bit quiet around here while we get everything ready for the next challenge. While we take a break here on the blog, let’s take time to pray in the weeks to come. Here are several request we are trusting God for in the weeks ahead: Provision of time and energy to work through the details of the new site. Endurance for our leaders who are giving their leftover time each…

Read More

Exercise Mini-Challenge

By | Move | 36 Comments

We’ve had a great few weeks together so far and today we kick off our last mini-challenge: MOVE. MOVE MINI-CHALLENGE DETAILS: January 20th (today!) – January 24th Hosted by Alisha Gratehouse and Candice Clem 5 days of easy assignments. Biblical foundation for working out. Tips to help you plan for success. Help setting your exercise goals for the year. Move Assignment #1 This week we want you to put exercise on your daily list. Make it one of your “three things” and once you do, choose your “when.” And, we’ll take it a day at a time. Starting with today….

Read More

A Simple Start to Planning Your Days

By | Motivation, Plan

It’s time for a planning spark. Yep, you know that jump-start you need to actually complete those goals you’ve set for 2014? Well, we’ve got just the thing. We’ll lead you through simple yet effective planning tips you can use in your everyday life. Planning doesn’t have to be overwhelming or intimidating. So, whether you’re new to planning or need some tips to refine your efforts, all you’ll need are some 3×5 cards and a willingness to try things out! PLAN MINI-CHALLENGE DETAILS: Monday, January 13th – Friday, January 17th Hosted by  Christie and Melissa. A chance to try out simple planning tools for daily planning….

Read More

FREE Colossians Bible Study

By | God, Motivation | 304 Comments

The first mini-challenge of 2014 is here! We’ll be studying the book of Colossians together through a quick, yet intentional look at this letter. GOD Mini-Challenge Details: Monday, 1/6 – Friday, 1/10 Hosted by Denise Hughes 5-Day study of Colossians Additional commentary here on the blog Includes a free PDF study guide (UPDATE: You can catch the commentary posts HERE, HERE, and HERE.) Reading Schedule MONDAY:  Experiencing the Power of Prayer  ~  Colossians 1:1-14 TUESDAY:  Understanding the Fullness of Christ’s Deity  ~  Colossians 1:15-2:5 WEDNESDAY:  Knowing the Truth of God’s Word  ~  Colossians 2:6-23 THURSDAY:  Putting on the New Self  ~…

Read More

The #1 Killer of a Goal

By | Motivation | 9 Comments

Want to know what the #1 killer of momentum is for me? Perfectionism. In fact, perfectionism is not only a momentum sucker, it’s a road-blocker. Oftentimes, I find myself, ready to start on a goal, all set with my tools and awesome pinterest boards, and then . . . nothing. Afraid to fail, I never give it a chance. This time of year, I am about ready to dive deeper in the the Bible than ever before, exercise everyday, start cooking every night, spend hours of quality time with each of my family members . . .  you get the picture….

Read More

Get Set

By | Motivation | 14 Comments

Happy New Year!! Today begins a fresh start to our race of faith. Exciting, isn’t it?! We’ve READIED our hearts through prayer and now its time SET ourselves up for a successful year. I’m a researcher by nature and before I dive in too deep, I like to read and prepare for whatever I set my mind to do. So, today I thought we could share with each other our favorite resources and tools to help set us up for a successful year of early mornings. Resources for an Early Morning Maximize Your Mornings blog series and ebook by Kat Lee….

Read More

Looking Back {and giving forward}

By | This and That | 3 Comments

You and I have chosen the hard road. Getting up early is not an easy task or a one-time deal. It is a decision we make again and again to live better, value the eternal, and desire God’s presence more than our comfort.  God started a great work in each of us and continues that work every day. For many of us, God has used the ministry of HelloMornings as a catalyst to bring His purpose in our lives to completion. As the director of this ministry, it’s an incredible honor to be a part of His transformational work. The Fruit…

Read More

Get Ready {5 Prayers for the New Year}

By | Motivation | 27 Comments

Well, ladies, it’s here. 2014. I don’t feel ready for it — at all. The last few months of 2013 have left me derailed, tired, and depleted. The thought of ramping up for a new year of planning, goals, and rising early leaves me overwhelmed. Yet, I know that the planning, goal setting, and re-establishing an awesome morning routine is exactly what I need to move forward and find a new-normal. This girl needs a kick-start before 2014 arrives, and the best sort of kick-starts comes from the One who is the only true and reliable source of power and…

Read More

Ready for an incredible 2014?

By | Motivation | 51 Comments

2014 January Challenge Dates Week of 12/30 – READY (with a FREE prayer printable!), SET, GO Kick-off Week of 1/6 – GOD Mini-Challenge Week of 1/13 – PLAN Mini-Challenge Week of 1/20 – MOVE Mini-Challenge Mark your calendars, ladies. January is going to be awesome. We hope you will find these week-long challenges a great way to kick-start the year and gear up for the next “real” HelloMornings challenge coming in February. There will be no formal sign-ups or group formation for these mini-challenges, and you can pick and choose one, two, or all three to be a part of! Which challenge do you feel…

Read More