I Need This! {HelloPlanning Resource for 99¢}

By | Plan Time | 3 Comments

I’m sending out a quick note to let you all know about a great deal starting NOW. My friend Stephanie has written a great resource on meal planning, and it is on sale this week. Now through Monday, Sept.9, Plan It, Don’t Panic: Everything You Need to Successfully Create and Use a Meal Plan is just 99¢ on Amazon (for Kindle readers). Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can get Kindle reader app on just about any computer and mobile device. (Learn more here.) Also, all links in the post are affiliate links for the HelloMornings challenge. Any purchase…

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Getting to Know Paul

By | Book Clubs, God Time | 6 Comments

“Paul. If there ever was a passionate, sold-out, follower of Jesus, it was Paul.” — Glorious Grace  This week we studied Paul, his conversion, and his purpose in writing Ephesians. His is a powerful story of God’s intervening grace and incredible redemption of even the greatest of evils. ‘); // ]]>

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Praying for Diane

By | Motivation | 30 Comments

One of our dear HelloMornings leaders is very, very ill. Diane is in surgery this evening and has fought an long, hard physical battle these last few months. Ladies, will you commit to praying for Diane during your HelloMornings time this week? We don’t need all the details, as the Lord knows exactly what she needs. I have created an image as a reminder to ask the Lord to bring healing as He wills, and for His glory to be displayed in these difficult days. You can post this as your Facebook image, or on your blog. Wherever it will help…

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Why we choose to say hello to an early morning.

By | Motivation | 24 Comments

Well, it’s here. Day 1 of 91. Day 1 of many days to come of making the hard choice. The choice to go to bed a little bit earlier so the morning alarm is not quite so, well, alarming. The choice to heed said alarm and get vertical. The choice to ignore the urgent tasks and opt for the necessary portion. The choice to honor our God, through saying “hello” to our early mornings. All because we want to hear of His love  . . . Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know…

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Glorious Grace Fridays!

By | Book Clubs, God Time | 9 Comments

Every Friday this fall we will be hosting a Glorious Grace link-up. This will be the place for you to share your posts, Instagram photos, or anything else with a URL to share what you are learning through this 13-week study of Ephesians. Alternately, you can also leave a comment to share what you are learning or ask a question about the passage. So get your posts ready, and we’ll see you back here each Friday throughout the HelloMornings fall challenge. (You do not have to be a part of the HelloMornings challenge to join in the Bible study with…

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A Reality Check for Those on the HelloMornings Fence

By | Motivation | 2 Comments

Reality is, none of us can do this early-morning thing. Not one of us is disciplined enough, strong enough, or spiritual enough to get up and make the most of our mornings every day. We are all in need of help and lots of it. Change does not come solely through our efforts. Our only hope for change comes from God, by His Spirit, and through His Word and His people! That’s where HelloMornings comes in. We want to come alongside of you and point you to your need for Jesus and time in the Bible. We also want to help you experience…

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A HelloMornings Photo Challenge

By | Motivation | 15 Comments

Wow! Registration is in full swing and groups are filling up. If you have your eye on a group be sure to grab a spot while you can. Don’t forget the Help Desk if you run into any problems. Today’s post is from Melissa Langford, who is an AC and on our community team. She’s cooked up a super-fun challenge for us to help prepare for the HelloMornings Challenge. Do you ever have trouble squeezing all you want to say about #hellomornings into 140 characters on Twitter? Problem solved! A picture is worth a thousand words. A fun new “beta”…

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How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

By | God Time | 2 Comments

This week’s study is full of glorious truths, all which point to the love God has for each of us! One of my favorite songs portrays His love in Words I never could: How Deep the Father’s Love for Us by Stuart Townend How deep the Father’s love for us, How vast beyond all measure, That He should give His only Son To make a wretch His treasure. How great the pain of searing loss – The Father turns His face away, As wounds which mar the Chosen One Bring many sons to glory. Behold the man upon a cross, My…

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Jesus Chose the Pain

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 Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward… (John 18:4, ESV) Have you ever used those sticky hair-removal wax strips? I tried this once way-back-when and well … let’s just say ouch. That first wax strip was no big deal to do. The second one? I think I tried it six times before I could muster up enough courage to follow through with the big pull. My nineteen-year-old mind was naive to the pain caused by these horrible sticky strips; I didn’t know the pain that was to come. It wasn’t until I knew what was coming did carrying…

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5 Tips for a Great Fitness Plan

By | Motivation, Move Time | One Comment

I must say all your pictures on Instagram for our picture of the day challenge have been awesome! Keep ’em coming. Here’s Coach Michelle with some mid-month motivation for us!  I am a BIG planner…like if it existed, I would probably be categorized as Type A+! But over time, I’ve learned if it’s important to me, I have to have a plan. Fitness is no different – we have to have a plan! Here are a few tips that will help you brainstorm a fitness plan that will work for you: 1. Be realistic. If you don’t have two hours a…

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